Charles Leon Stone, Sr. Manning Obituary

Charles Leon Stone, Sr.

<p>SUMTER – Charles Leon Stone, Sr., 91, husband of Bessie Jackson Stone, died Sunday, February 11, 2024, at his home.</p><p><br></p><p>Born October 31, 1932, in Manning, he was a son of the late Charles Wilbur Stone and the late Cora Geddings Stone. He was a US Army veteran of the Korean War, a retired accountant, and a member of Home Branch Baptist Church.</p><p><br></p><p>He is survived by his wife of 67 years of Sumter; a son, Charles Leon “Chuck” Stone, Jr. of Sumter; an adopted daughter, Andrea Stone of Norfolk, VA; four grandchildren, Andrew Stone (Macye) of Manning, Matthew Stone (Kelly) of New Zion, Amanda Pelfrey (Brad) of Alcolu and Samantha Hodge (Chris) of Sumter; seven great grandchildren, Grayson Stone, Hayden Stone, Collins Stone, Eli Stone, Ellie Kate Stone, Brayden Pelfrey and Colten Pelfrey; special niece, Ann Waters Parrish; great nephew, Riley Parrish, both of Sumter; and several other nieces and nephews.</p><p><br></p><p>In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Julia S. Waters and Janie S. McLeod.</p><p><br></p><p>A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 15, 2024, in the chapel of Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home, 515 Miller Road, Sumter, with the Rev. Allan Glass officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.</p><p><br></p><p>Pallbearers will be Andrew Stone, Matthew Stone, Brad Pelfrey, Chris Hodge, Tim Korn, Riley Parrish, Mike Anderson and Jason Floyd.</p><p><br></p><p>Visitation will be one hour prior to the service from 1 to 2 p.m. at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and other times at the residence, 2367 Highway 521 South, Sumter.</p><p><br></p><p>The family would like to thank Prisma Health Tuomey Hospice for their loving care and compassion during this time.&nbsp;</p><p><br></p><p>Memorials may be made to Home Branch Baptist Church, 2398 Home Branch Road, Manning, SC 29102.</p><p><br></p><p>Stephens Funeral Home &amp; Crematory, 304 N. Church Street, Manning, is in charge of arrangements, (803) 435-2179.</p><p><br></p>
October 31, 1932 - February 11, 202410/31/193202/11/2024
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