The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

September 16, 2013

Mary Frances Stone


— The funeral for Mary Frances Stone, 92, will be at noon Wednesday, Sept.18, at McConnell Funeral Home with Dr. Fred Lackey officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.

Mrs. Stone died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at Limestone Health Facility.

She was born June 25, 1921, in Limestone County to Vance Elmore and Evie May McBay Elmore. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Athens for 76 years, where she was a member of the WMU. She was a member of the American Legion and VFW.

Mrs. Stone was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Eugene Stone; one son, Gilbert Newby; two grandsons, Benjamin Newby and Michael Brandon Newby; three brothers and one sister.

She is survived by her three sons, Paul Newby and wife, June, of Decatur, Billy Wayne Newby of Huntsville, and Mike Newby and wife, Brenda, of Athens three daughters, Mary Jean Duncan of Harvest, Claudine Newby Dean of Athens, and Carolyn Barley and husband, Billy Ray, of Jacksonville, Fla.; one stepson, Randy Stone of Hartselle; 15 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Victor Duncan, Tim Dean, Brett Barley, Josh Newby, Chris Newby, and Keith Newby.

Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Fain, Ken Newby, Rodney Newby, David Shelton, and R.B. Newby.


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