OBITUARY

Ralph B. Stone

August 26, 1927August 3, 2021

Ralph Blanton Stone, 93, of Fieldale, Virginia, passed away August 3, 2021 at Sovah Health, Martinsville, Virginia. Born on August 26, 1927 in Fieldale, Virginia, he was the son of the late Frank Hobson Stone and Winsie Stanley Stone. Ralph “Doc” was a lifelong resident of Fieldale and a 1945 graduate of Fieldale High School. He was a 1950 graduate of Perry Business School with a concentration in Accounting. Mr. Stone served in the United States Army during World War II. Ralph retired from Hooker Furniture Corporation as Secretary-Assistant Treasurer and Senior Credit Manager with over 40 years of service. Ralph was a member of Fieldale Baptist Church for 73 years and served in various positions including Deacon, Sunday School Teacher and Chancel Choir Member. In addition to his parents and step-father Albert E. Stone, Ralph was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Wells Stone, one son, Frank Edwin Stone and one sister, Ethel Stone Few. Surviving are one daughter, Elizabeth Donnan Stone, of Greensboro, North Carolina; two sons, Robert Blanton Stone of Fieldale, Virginia and John Carlton Stone of Roanoke, Virginia. One granddaughter, Melissa S. Jones and husband Eric of Moseley, Virginia, one great-grandson Landon Riley Jones, one sister Jewel S. Wigginton and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Monday, August 9, 2021 at Collins Funeral Services, 30 Riverside Drive, Bassett, Virginia at 1:00 PM with Rev. Allen Jackson officiating. Interment with military rites to follow at Roselawn Burial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral at 12:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fieldale Baptist Church, P.O. Box 98, Fieldale, Virginia 24089. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.collinsmckeestonebassett.com for the Stone family. Arrangements are by Collins Funeral Services, Bassett, Virginia.

  • DONATIONS

  • Fieldale Baptist Church

Services

  • Visitation at Collins Funeral Home

    Monday, August 9, 2021

  • Funeral Service at Collins Funeral Home

    Monday, August 9, 2021

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Katherine Boaz

August 13, 2021

My father Clyde Hooker always spoke highly of Ralph. He chuckled about how tough Ralph was about getting in the money owed to Hooker Furniture. They spent many years working together. My thoughts are with you your family.
Sincerely,
Katherine Hooker Boaz

Paul Toms

August 6, 2021

What a fine individual, good friend and great co-worker to so many at Hooker Furniture. Ralph had a great sense of humor and a kind heart. Those of us who knew him will miss him immensely. We offer our deepest condolences to his family. RIP my dear friend.

Richard/ Judith Montgomery

August 6, 2021

We never had the opportunity to meet Elizabeth's father, but we have heard many wonderful things about him through our cousin Elizabeth.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family.
We hope many wonderful memories will help to support the family during this time of grief and the years to come.

Sherry Quinley

August 5, 2021

Elizabeth, John & Robert,

Keeping you all in my prayers! Your parents were such an important part of my childhood at Fieldale Baptist Church. They loved you all fiercely and helped to make our community a better place. Love to you all---your Daddy is gone, but never forgotten.

Love,
Sherry Quinley

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