Mrs. Doris Ruth Dasher Stone, 81 of Blackshear, passed away late Friday evening, September 13, 2019, at Harborview – Pierce County.
Born in Lowndes County, Georgia on September 15, 1937, she had lived in Valdosta for several years prior to moving to Waycross in 1956 where she would live until moving to Pierce County in 1970. Mrs. Stone had worked in a sewing factory for many years before retiring in 1996 to take care of her mother and husband until their deaths. She was a member of Youmans Chapel Baptist Church where she was in the Senior Adult Sunday school class and loved her church and all her family very much. Mrs. Stone was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.
She was a daughter of the late Gilbert Lamar & Ruth Sevilla Hughes Dasher and step-daughter to the late Walter Remer Dasher. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 50 ½ years, James Melton Stone; a great granddaughter, Lelia Olivia Denmark; and a sister, Elizabeth Dasher King.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Deborah & Gary Carter of Blackshear; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Harley Gerald Stone and James Stanley & Sandy Stone all of Blackshear; her brother, Edward Lamar Dasher of Waycross; 9 grandchildren, James (Heather) Dixon of Blackshear, Sarah (Wayland) Daniels of Offerman, Matthew (Amanda) Stone of Waycross, Brandon (Michelle) Stone of Blackshear, Brandi (Jack) Burke of Waycross, Dustin (Kindol) Stone of Richmond Hill, Jenna Woodard of Jesup, Lori Beth Stone of Blackshear, and Tiffany Miles of Waycross; 20 great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Funeral services for Mrs. Stone will be held Tuesday morning, September 17, 2019, at 11:00 o’clock from the Youmans Chapel Baptist Church.
Visitation will be held Monday evening from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.
Interment will be in the Waters Cemetery.
Mrs. Stone’s wishes were for memorials to be made to the building fund at Youmans Chapel Baptist Church (3497 Dean Still Road, Blackshear, GA 31516) in lieu of flowers.
The family kindly requests members of the Senior Adult Sunday school class to serve as honorary pallbearers. Please meet at the church by 10:30 Tuesday morning.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.