Ann Stone Cleveland

May 5, 1926April 3, 2021

The eternal gardener has left the garden. 3 April 2021, Ann Stone Cleveland of Cedar Mountain, NC went to her eternal rest leaving multitudes upon multitudes of family and lifelong friends.

Ann was born on 5 May 1926 in the front room of the Stone Family farm outside of Marietta, SC. She attended school in Greenville, SC and Clearwater, FL, graduating from Clearwater High School in 1943. She attended UNC Greensboro and the University of South Carolina before marrying Elliott Padgett (Tuttie) Cleveland at Faith Memorial Chapel in Cedar Mountain in 1947, becoming the first couple to be married in the Chapel, which was founded by her grandfather, the Rev Alexander Mitchell.

She began her married life and started a family in Laurens, SC and in 1953 she and Tuttie built their Beechwood house on her corner of the Stone Family farm. Embracing life’s adventure, and supporting Tuttie’s textile engineering career, she moved with her five children and her mother to Tehran, Iran in 1958. After two years they returned to the States and lived in Marietta and then NC for several years. In 1962, now with six children, she returned to Beechwood, where the family expanded to a seventh child.

After the children finished school at Slater-Marietta and Travelers Rest, she and Tuttie returned to traveling the world. She brought smiles and laughter to her sons and daughter, making visits to California, Washington, Florida, Idaho, Mississippi, Wisconsin, Boston, New York, Germany, Austria, Spain, Portugal, Okinawa, Australia, Singapore and Thailand.

Moving permanently to Cedar Mountain in 1994, she renovated the While-A-Way house on Stone’s Lake road and began to realize her gardening vocation, creating bounties of gorgeous plants and flowers. She lived for the time she could spend outdoors in the peace and quiet of God's creation where she tended her plants and paths over her five acres.

Kind, generous, forgiving, compassionate, considerate and most loving with her gentle and gracious manner, her smile was always bright, warm and welcoming, and she never met a stranger. Hers was an incredibly wonderful life, generously and unreservedly shared. We are broken hearted.

Ann was predeceased by her husband Tuttie and a grandson, Walter Rivers Chandler. She is blessed by all seven of her children, Padgett (Sue), Scott (Marcia), Ann Chandler (Walt), Rivers (Barb), Suzi Andracchi (Jim), Ben (Karen) and Peyre, and her sister Hallie Maxon (102) of Bellair, Florida, nineteen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Ann's heartstring, Faith Memorial Chapel, Cedar Mountain, NC, or the charity of your choice.

Funeral and memorial service information will be provided at a later date.

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William Southerlin

April 11, 2021

Our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy are with you and your family. May our friendship and prayers ease you through this challenging time.
Billy and Sharon Southerlin

Jane Landreth

April 9, 2021

As our fellow SMHS classmates have mentioned, we have such fond memories of our time together...classmates and their families as well. May God's peace sustain you all. With love from the Reynolds and Landreth families.

Debbie Dugas

April 9, 2021

A very special lady who made those she met feel special. Many fond memories of the years at Slater Marietta. Thoughts and prayers with the family.

Peachie MoodyBuzbee

April 7, 2021

Prayers and Love..So very sorry!
RIP lovely lady...

Sandra Crain

April 7, 2021

She was such a special lady. I knew and loved all her children. Many memories from Slater Marietta. She always had a smile for you. She will be missed.

Carol Vickery

April 7, 2021

Such a beautiful lady. All of us were so fortunate to have been part of her life. And Ann's beautiful family - so blessed to have had her for so long. This world will miss dear Ann, such a special part of our Cedar Mountain Community.

Janet Stone

April 7, 2021

Aunt Ann made me feel special, as I'm sure she did others. Love flowed from her smile and eyes. I shall miss our conversations.
I will always think of her when I am in my garden of plants she shared with me.

Shandi Stevenson

April 7, 2021

One of the most special people I have ever met--gracious, warm, kind, patient, and generous, always serving, welcoming, and building up those around her. Her legacy in the way she raised children and grandchildren to lead and bless those around them is priceless. She knew how to make a mark on the world in all the right ways, not by putting herself forward but by touching the lives of others through her humility and kindness. She will be missed every day because there is nobody quite like her!

Mickey Gardner

April 6, 2021

Our prayers are with the family in this loss of a beautiful loving mother. Great memories about the love she had for her family and close friends. She had such a way to let those she met know they were important in the way she showed them genuine compassion. She was responsible for touching so many lives through the way she taught her children to be respectful leaders in their years at Slater Marietta High School. God has blessed Ann with a long full life. She will be missed by all who knew her. She is now in a place we all hope to join her with her Lord and Savior.