Eupearl Cunningham Stone

April 9, 1930February 21, 2013

Mrs. Eupearl Cunningham Stone, 82, of Fuquay-Varina, NC, passed away on February 21, 2013, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Dementia.

Eupearl was born April 9, 1930, in Zebulon, NC. She was the youngest of six children born to the late Edwin and Essie Sherron Cunningham. Eupearl graduated from Wakelon High School in 1948 and lived in Raleigh and Cary for most of her adult life before moving to Windsor Point Retirement Center. She married Paul Stone in October 1954.

In addition to her parents, Eupearl was preceded in death by brothers Joseph, Reginald, and J. W. (Pete) Cunningham of Zebulon and a sister, Juliette Lee of Raleigh.

Eupearl is survived by her husband of 58 years, Dr. Paul S. Stone; daughters and sons-in-law, Paula and Richard Rosen of Cary and Sheila and David Abercrombie of Apex; grandson, Scott Rosen of Cary; sister, Ethel Marie Wall of Salisbury; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Eupearl worked in the agency department at Occidental Life Insurance Company in Raleigh from 1949 to 1960, and in the bond department at US Fidelity & Guaranty Company from 1970 to 1987.

She was a long-time member of St. John’s Baptist Church where she served as Sunday School Secretary and was involved in many other church activities. She has been a member of Hayes Barton Baptist Church for the past five years. Eupearl was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed walking, reading the newspaper, cooking, playing cards—especially canasta, attending NC State sports events, and spending time with her family.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at Hayes Barton Baptist Church, 1800 Glenwood Avenue (Five Points), Raleigh, with Dr. David Hailey, pastor, officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 – 2:30 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Burial will be immediately after the funeral at Raleigh Memorial Park, 7501 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh.

Memorials may be made to the Hayes Barton Baptist Church Television Ministry, 1800 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27608, or to Alzheimers North Carolina, Inc., 1305 Navaho Dr. Suite 101, Raleigh, NC 27609.

The support of friends and family during her extended illness has been greatly appreciated.


  • Visitation Sunday, February 24, 2013
  • Funeral Service Sunday, February 24, 2013

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Donna Baker

February 25, 2013

I just found out from my mom. I know you all had a tough battle with the dementia. Please know that I am thinking of your family with fondest memories and loving thoughts. Peace to you all.

Debbie Leggett

February 25, 2013

Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. We will always remember the sweet and kind lady that Mrs. Stone was. Sincerely, Debbie Leggett and Staff, State Farm, Cary, NC

Faye Hobbs

February 25, 2013

I met Eupearl at USF&G where we both worked. After that we would see one another at NCSU Basketball games (at Reynolds) and football games and catch up on the latest news in our lives. She was such a nice and caring lady. My sympathy to all her family.

February 24, 2013

Steve and I were so sorry to hear of Eupearl's death. We have many fond memories and especially the weddings of Paula an Shelia! I do remember all the good food she prepared. We are sorry we missed the funeral but please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. With love and sympathy, Steve and Pepper Blankinship

February 23, 2013

Paul and family, We fondly remember seeing you and Eupearl walk Fincastle Dr in Cary when we lived there, and you always so kindly appreciated our landscaping. We send you our deepest sympathy and hope your cherished memories bring you comfort and peace.
Gwen & Michael (now in N Raleigh)

February 23, 2013

Paul and family,
Bill and I have such sweet memories of Eupearl from our years on Robbie Dr. Our deepest sympathy.
Nancy Kasior, Afton, Tn.

February 23, 2013

Paul and family,
Bill and I have many sweet memories of Eupearl from our years on Robbie Dr. Our deepest sympathy.
Nancy Kasior, Afton, Tn.

February 23, 2013

Paul, our deepest sympathy to you and your family in the loss of Eupearl.

Dalton and Ruby Proctor, Cary, NC

Beverly Bartholomew

February 22, 2013

Paula and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of loss. Eupearl will be missed very much, but remembered in your hearts always.

February 22, 2013

Paula and family,
You are all in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time of loss..

Gail Dunn