Stone Jr., John Paul

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John Paul Stone, Jr., 66, passed away Sunday, December 17, 2006 at his home. Mr. Stone was born on September 11, 1940 in Hinton , WV and was the only son of John Paul Stone, Sr. and ImoJean Boyer Stone.

Mr. Stone was a retired millwright from the Celanese Corp. in Narrows, VA, a member of the First United Methodist Church in Pearisburg, a member of the Giles Lodge #106 A.F.&A.M., a past member of the Kazim Temple in Roanoke, Scottish Rite of Roanoke, past member and long time Secretary-Treasurer of the Giles Shrine Club and past member of the Giles Shrine Misfits Clown Unit.

He is survived by his wife Patricia Ratcliffe Stone of Pearisburg, two sons, John Paul Stone, III of Pearisburg, Greg L. Stone, Sr. of Hickory, NC, three grandchildren, Cosbi, Ashly, Gregory L. of Hickory, NC, on great grandchild, Clayton Partin, a very special lady, mother-in-law, (my second mother), Marguerite (Tootsie) A. Ratcliffe of Pearisburg, sister-in-law and her husband, Judy & Jack Corell of Pearisburg, one nephew, Rick Corell and wife Vicky of Salem, nieces, Paula Robertson and husband Joe of Pearisburg, Barbie Tate and husband Ken of Roanoke, Jill Grubbs and husband Eddie of Lynchburg and grandnieces, Michelle Stowe and Husband of Roanoke and Kelly Bostic and husband Peter of Pearisburg.

A memorial service will be held Friday, December 29, 2006 at 5:00pm at the First United Methodist Church in Pearisburg the Rev Ronnie Mutter and Dr. Fred L. Austin officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Shriner’s Crippled Childrens Hospital , Greenville , SC Unit or to the First United Methodist Church Needy Fund, 1110 Valleyview Dr. , Pearisburg , VA 24134 .