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Carter Stone

AGE: 32 •

A beautiful life cut short way too soon, Carter Armour Stone, passed away on September 26th from a drug overdose. He was 32 years old.

To know Carter, was to love Carter. His beautiful smile and baby blue eyes would warm your heart in an instant. He always showed acts of kindness, was compassionate, happy, gentle and loving. He loved to cook, golf, go to the gym, listen to country music, spend time at the beach, ride his bike on the boardwalk, spend time with his family and friends and had tremendous passion for the Ohio State Buckeyes. He was a son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, Godfather, cousin and grandson.

Unfortunately, in the last year of Carter's life, he used prescription opioids to cope with some stressful situations. Following a car accident and a back-injury, things took a sad turn for the worse. When prescription opioids run out, many turn to heroin. In a matter of a couple months, heroin took a hold of Carter and never let go.

Knowing he was better than the addiction and wanting a better life, with the love and support of his family, Carter sought professional treatment and was doing well. He was excited to be back in the car business, employed at a local car dealership in Atlantic City as the Manager of the Internet Sales Department. He was living one day at a time and was incredibly proud of his hard work. He dreamed of having a family, working hard and living life to the fullest. He felt happier than he had been in a long time.

Sadly, a momentary lapse of judgement, resulted in a relapse that took Carters life from him in an instant. If you know someone who is suffering from addiction, please seek out resources to help. If something doesn't seem right with a friend or loved one, listen to your intuition and speak up. Please don't wait. It could mean the difference of life or death. Most importantly, always tell your loved ones how much you love them.

Carter was preceded in death by his Grandmothers, Lois Anne Galbraith and Iris McComas, Grandfather Duane Stone and Uncle Terry Galbraith.

He is survived by his parents-Wendy Galbraith, James Stone, brother Christopher Stone, sister and brother-in-law, Lauren and Jordan Wright, nephews and niece, Rocco, Duke and Presley; maternal grandfather Arnold Galbraith; Aunt Donna and Uncle Harry; cousins Robin, Brian and Michelle; Aunt Paula and Uncle Tim; cousins Blakely and Dylan; Aunt Rita and Uncle Peter; cousins Hunter and Peter Jr; Aunt Pam and Uncle Al; cousins Christine, Steven and Ryan.

A Memorial Service will be held at Tower Hill Church, 255 Harding Road, Redbank, NJ 07701 at 1PM on Tuesday, October 10th. All family and friends are welcome to attend and celebrate the life of Carter Stone.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make a donation to Surfside Structured Sober Living. Checks can be made out to Surfside Recovery Services and mailed to 3 Edgewood Drive, Somers Point, NJ 08244. Please note in the memo: "Scholarship Fund," as we would like to help someone who does not have the financial means for addiction support.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Oct. 4, 2017
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