Thomas Stone

Mr. Thomas “Stoney” Foy Stone, 80 of Winder, Ga., affectionately known as “Stoney” passed away quietly at his son’s home, on Friday, January 17, 2020 in Winder, GA where he lived for the past 8 years.

The graveside service was held at 2:00 PM on Saturday January 25, 2020 at Pine Forest Church Cemetery with military honors. The Rev. Terry Hawkins and Rev. Brian Bailey officiated.

Mr. Stone was born on October 14, 1939 in Tifton, Ga., to the late Dewey Malone and Mary Olive Eubanks Stone. He was an only child where he lived in Tifton GA, until his parents moved to Miami, FL where he graduated from Miami Central High School. All through high school, he worked at Puritan Dairy. After graduation, he worked at Channel 4. Mr. Stone loved the military so he joined the United States Marine Corps for the next 4 years, until being honorably discharged on a hardship due to his father’s illness. After his father’s death, Mr. Stone and his mother moved to Albany, GA where he went to work at Carlton Company Caterpillar. He retired on November 30, 2001 after 36 years of service. During his tenure at Carlton, Mr. Stone missed the military so he joined the Georgia Army National Guard in Dawson, GA staying 17 years, retiring as E-7 on February 23, 1996 with 21 years of military service.

Mr. Stone is survived by his wife, Carylon Annette Willis Stone of nearly 47 years of Winder, Ga; son, Robert Jess Burnett (Rhonda), daughter Kimberley Shannon Stone Waskiewicz (Andrew); grandchildren, Christopher Ferrell (Kaci) of Leesburg, GA, Casey Malone Burnett stationed with the US Navy in VA, Allison Leigh Burnett of Winder, GA, Joshua Stone Waskiewicz and Ava Rose Waskiewicz of Watkinsville, GA, two Great Grandchildren Emily Juanita Ferrell of Leesburg, GA and Gunner Payne Sweet of Winder, GA. He is preceded in death by a Great Grandchild Avery Justice Ferrell.

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