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Obituaries

June 10, 2013

Beverly J. Stone and Carl H. Stone

Beverly J. Stone and Carl H. Stone

BINGHAMTON/ROXBURY — Beverly J. Stone died Feb. 16, 2013, and her husband, Carl H. Stone died Feb. 18, 2013, residents of Binghamton for 53 years.

Beverly Jane Bales was born on Dec.12, 1930, in West Colesville. Carl Hubert Stone was born Oct. 31, 1924, in Bainbridge, and lived in the Harpursville area most of his early life. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He married Beverly on May 15, 1949. Daughter Joanne Marie was born Feb. 15, 1950.

A grandson, Bradley Cook, preceded their passing in 1993.

They bought their first home on Colesville Road, Binghamton, in October 1956, and lived there for 53 years. For many years Carl served as deacon at Harpursville Baptist Church and Grace Baptist Church in Binghamton. Beverly taught Sunday School and loved singing in the choir. They often provided transportation to children and elders needing rides to church services.

In November 2008, they moved to Charlotte, N.C., and lived next door to their daughter and son-in-law, Joanne and Robert Cook. Grandson, Christopher Cook and his family live in Davidson, N.C. Carl and Beverly loved watching their three great granddaughters learn to walk, talk and grow.

They joined Northside Baptist Church and Homemakers Sunday School class in Charlotte. They loved to entertain, camp, hike, bicycle, cross country ski, roller skate, chop and split wood for enjoying camp fires.

First and foremost in their lives was their relationship with Jesus Christ, followed by their

unconditional love and devotion to each other for the past 63 years. They will be greatly missed by all those who knew them and experienced their genuine caring.

Memorial services will be held at the Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church, Roxbury, at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2013, with the Rev. Richard Dykstra, officiating. Committal services will follow in the Roxbury Cemetery.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Miller Funeral Home, Roxbury.

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