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Claude Stone, Jr., 77

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Claude Stone, Jr., age 77, of Denton, Georgia passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2023, at his residence. Mr. Stone was born on December 9, 1945, in Denton, GA to the late Claude Stone Sr., and the late Addie Wooten Stone.



Mr. Stone and his wife Connie were the entrepreneurs of Southern Vault Company for 39 years. He was also retired from the United States Army.

One of his mottos was: “If a job is worth doing, it’s worth doing right.”  He was loyal and devoted to his family and friends.  



Survivors include: Wife of 53 years, Connie Beall Stone of Denton, GA, Three Sisters, Shirley Stone (Johnny) Caves of West Green, GA, Linda Stone Smith of Hazlehurst, GA, Sandra Stone (Lonnie) Moody of Hazlehurst, GA, Special Niece, Jennifer Stone McCullar (Carl B. McCullar, III) of Hazlehurst, GA. Two Godsons, Carl Clyde McCullar, Matthew Claude McCullar of Hazlehurst, GA.  He was preceded in death by: Father, Claude Stone Sr.; Mother, Addie Wooten Stone; Four brothers:  Harvey Stone, Jimmy Stone, Vyrlin Stone and Emory Stone. Two sisters: Iva Stone King, Doris Stone Fletcher.



The family will receive friends Tuesday, January 31, 2023 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Sims Funeral Home.



Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at 11:00 am, at Mount Pleasant (Byrd) Church in Jeff Davis County, with Jerry Wooten officiating.



Active Pallbearers will be: Larry Dale King, Ronnie Stone, Robert Rivers, Carl Clyde McCullar, Matthew Claude McCullar, and Jerry Wooten.



In Lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to the Gideon's or your choice of charity.



Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.simsfuneralhome.org.



Sims Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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