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First Presbyterian Church Colonnade
Wednesday November 1st, 2017

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Trinity Lutheran Curch
Wednesday November 1st, 2017
11:45am - 1:00pm

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Robert O'Briant Stone

Robert O’Briant Stone, 83 of Sanford passed away Friday October 27, 2017. A Memorial service will be held at 11:00am Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in the Church Columbarium.


Mr. Stone was born in Sanford, NC, son of the late William Warren Stone and Leona Holt Stone. He is preceded in death by a grandson Christopher Lattanzio; brothers William Monroe, Garland Lewis, Albert Archie, and Raymond Lee Stone; sisters Mary Frances Brown, Peggy Joyce Stone and Margie Ann Stone. Mr. Stone was an Army Veteran and a retired sports writer with the Sanford Herald.


Mr. Stone is survived by his wife Mary Ruth Allen Stone; daughter Kelli Stone Beckham (Walter) of Raleigh, Stephanie Robin Wilson (Robert) of Sanford, son Greg Joseph Stone of Sanford; step children, Rita Lattanzio of East Palistine, Ohio, Ralph Lattanzio (Terri), Audrey Macklin (Troy), Veronica Hughs (Wayne) of East Palistine, Ohio; Albert Lattanzio (Rhonda) of Columbia Ohio, Juan Vayas, exchange brother of Miami Florida; 26 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.


The family will greet friends follow the memorial service in the Church Fellowship Hall.


Memorial contributions can be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 525 Carthage St, Sanford, NC 27330; or to the Democratic Party.

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Dear Stone Family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Times like this can be very difficult to deal with. At times, you may feel like there is no one to turn to. You may even feel like no one understands your pain. But there is one person we can turn to that can help us through all of our trials. Yes, God can help you during this difficult time. Pray to him constantly and he will help you. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4 Isa. 26:19)

M.W. Nov 13 2017 12:00 AM

2 Corinthians 1:3,4 gives us the assurance that "the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies" is "the God of all comfort" and he "comforts us in all our trials". James 5:11b God "is very tender in affection and merciful". Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 86:15; Romans 15:4) jw.org

Rachel Morton Nov 7 2017 12:00 AM

I count it a Blessing to have known not only Robert, but also his parents & siblings. They were all very special!

T. Duren Nance Nov 2 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Stone

Ike and carol godfrey Nov 1 2017 12:00 AM

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A Monet's Garden Table Basket was ordered on October 30, 2017

Expression of Sympathy Oct 30 2017 12:00 AM

Our sincere condolences. Robert was a good man who had good children in Kelli, Stephanie and Greg.

Doyle and Peggy Gaines Oct 30 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Stone

Doyle Gaines Oct 30 2017 12:00 AM

Robert was a co-worker and a great friend for many years. My deepest sympathy to Ruth and all the family.

Judy McNeill Oct 30 2017 12:00 AM

Robert was a very valued member of The Herald's family and a great friend to my father and grandfather for many decades. Rest in peace, ROS.

Bill Horner III Oct 29 2017 12:00 AM

Robert has been a friend and neighbor to the Cashion family for many years. He was a wonderful man who loved his family dearly. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Jackie Frie

Jackie Cashion Frie Oct 28 2017 12:00 AM

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