DANBY - Pastor Ralph D. Stone, 74, died Nov. 1, 2013, at Dartmouth--Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., following a brief illness.
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He was born March 4, 1939, in Danby, the son of Violet Mae (Corey) and George Eugene Stone Sr.
He married Gloria Harrington July 14, 1956.
Pastor Stone attended the Bible Institute of New England, and graduated with a B.A. from Pensacola Christian College and an M.S. from Liberty University.
He was the Mountain View Baptist Church pastor for over 40 years and, with his wife, operated Chipman Lake Bible Camp for 16 years.
He enjoyed gardening, beekeeping, hunting, fishing, trapping and producing maple syrup.
Survivors include his wife, three daughters, Melody Greene, Roxanne Aubrey, Nancy McLellan, and two brothers, George Jr. and Felix "John" Stone, all of Danby; five sisters, Lucille Edmunds, Janice Corey, Jane Harrington, Candace Brown, all of Danby, and Imogene Drabble of Antrim, N.H.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Pastor Stone was predeceased by a brother, Maurice, in 2010.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, at Mountain View Baptist Church in Danby Four Corners, where friends may call from 9 a.m. prior to the service.
Burial will follow in Danby Scottsville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain View Baptist Church, in care of Aldous Funeral Home, 44 North Main St., Rutland, VT 05701.
Published in Rutland Herald from Nov. 3 to Nov. 4, 2013
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44 North Main Street Rutland, VT 05701