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George & Beverly Stone

January 23, 2024
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George & Beverly Stone Obituary

George Eldon Stone and Beverly Lou (Peters) Stone went to rest in the arms of their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 23, 2024. They met in Miami, FL and the two were wed April 2, 1952, in Gulfport, MS.  They enjoyed 71 years of marriage, united by their faith in God and a commitment to love one another for eternity. They entered hospice care together on January 18, 2024, after falling ill at the beginning of the year. Their love for God and each other was on full display throughout their last days. Like a true gentleman, George ensured his sweetheart Beverly arrived safely at her heavenly home before he joined her a few hours later.  

 

George was preceded in death by his parents Samuel and Miriam Stone formerly of Orange City, and all of his siblings. He was the sixth of ten children born to that union. Elsie (Jim) Douglass, Albert (Louise) Stone, Reid (Sylvia) Stone, Wayne (Louise) Stone, Samuel (Doris) Stone, Nellie Irene Stone, Duke (Betty) Stone, Bruce (Myra) Stone, and Christine (Jack) Hoisington. Beverly was preceded in death by her parents Margaret and James Peters formerly of Miami, FL.     

 

They are survived by a daughter Catherine Stone (John Rethwill) of Deltona and son Peter Stone of Ormond Beach. They have five grandchildren Joel (Tanya) Ahmann of Gainesville, FL, Jeremy (Angelica) Ahmann of DeLand, Melanie (Christopher) Brooks of Orange City, Kimberly (Mike) Reading of Enterprise, and Meghan Stone (Orange City). They have seventeen great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. Beverly is also survived by her son Scott (Karen) Little of Mead, NE, along with three bonus grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren.  

 

Master Sergeant George Stone retired from the US Air Force in 1972 where he served as a jet fighter aircraft mechanic, draftsman and graphics illustrator. His foreign tours included England, Turkey, Korea, and Guam. He earned the Air Force Commendation Medal in 1969. George also retired from Sherwin Williams Paints in DeLand (1972-1992). He worked at the Orange City Scotty’s Hardware before joining the paint department at Home Depot when it opened in 1999.  In 2017, he finally hung up his paintbrush at the age of 87. He proudly gave 25 years of consecutive voluntary service to the City of Orange City from 1991- 2016 where he served on the Leisure Services Board, Planning and Zoning Board, Board of Adjustment, and City Council. 

 

Beverly Stone opened her heart and home to dozens of foster children while she and George lived in Omaha, Nebraska. After moving to Orange City in 1976, Bev taught at First Presbyterian Church DeLand, Douglass Ferneries in Orange City, and for Roger Accardi’s pharmacy in Orange City.  She was a former member of the Orange City Sorosis Club. She studied accounting and loved to toil in her garden.   

 

Both Beverly and George gave their life to Jesus. George, supported by his wife, joined the service Gideons International where he fulfilled their mission every day to tell others about Jesus. In 1980, George and Beverly became active members in the local Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. George was recently awarded Elder Emeritus from the Deltona Alliance Church. 

 

A memorial service will be held on February 3, 2024, at 11:00 am at the Deltona Alliance Church, 921 Deltona Blvd, in Deltona. Their ashes will be laid to rest at Hollywood Cemetery, Orange City. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to support the mission of Gideons International at gideons.org.  

 

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Memorial Service
Saturday
February 3, 2024

11:00 AM
Deltona Alliance Church
921 Deltona Blvd
Deltona, FL 32725

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