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Lester B. Stone


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Lester B. Stone Obituary

Lester B. Stone, 84, passed away suddenly on March 15, 2016, at Providence Sierra Hospital in El Paso, Texas. He was born on Oct. 20, 1931, in Cottonwood, New Mexico to Claude and Ruby (Donaghee) Stone.

In his early years, Lester served in the US Navy. He was a pastor for over 50 years for numerous churches beginning at Mayhill Baptist Church in the early 1960's to most recently at Boles Acres Baptist Church at the time of his death.

Survivors include one brother, Ernest Stone (Helen) of Alamogordo and children, Bobby Stone (Darlene) of Rogers, Ark., Sheryl Stone of Alamogordo, David Stone (Cathy) of Lawton, Okla., Glenn Stone (Shawn) of Lewiston, Idaho, Carolyn Stuve (Mark) of Las Cruces, and Bobby Manthei (Margie) of Aledo, Texas; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren; and special friend, Mary Dell Jones of Alamogordo, N.M.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Mae "Gerry" Stone, father, Claude Stone, mother, Ruby Stone and sister, Lera Beanblossom.

The family will greet friends from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., on Monday, March 21, 2016, at Bethel Baptist Church in Alamogordo.
The funeral service for Lester Stone will be held at 2 p.m., Monday March 21, 2016, at Bethel Baptist Church in Alamogordo with Rev. Bart Montgomery and Pastor Howell Scott officiating.
Burial will follow at Angus Cemetery near Ruidoso on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at 11 a.m.

Pallbearers include Jason Carr, Brian Stone, Joshua Stone, Chase Stone, Sean Stone, Todd Stuve and Wes Smith. Honorary bearers will be Shayne Stone, Jacob Stone, Karen Lynn Stone, Kara Stuve, Bob Manthei, Sarah Manthei, and Ryan Manthei.

Should friends desire, contributions may be made to Boles Acres Baptist Church, PO Box 3657, Boles Acres, NM 88311.

The Stone family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home to direct the funeral services.
To sign the online register book, please visit www.hamiltonodell.com.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Mar. 20 to Apr. 19, 2016
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