Kendell Stone, 81, of Hazlehurst, died Monday, August 15, 2011 at Community Hospice in Vidalia. Mr. Stone was born Feb. 16, 1930 in Appling County to the late Jesse Thomas Stone and the late Lillie Mae Reeves Stone. He was a retired supervisor of Hazlehurst Mills with 39 years of service. Mr. Stone was a member of First Baptist Church, a veteran of the United States Army and a recipient of the Citizen of the Year award. He was preceded in death by a son, Barry Stone.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Vivian Stone of Hazlehurst; one daughter and son-in-law, Vicky (Bobby) Varnadoe of Hazlehurst; grandchildren, Kyle (Kellie) Varnadoe of Gardendale, AL and Chase (Stephani) Varnadoe of Hazlehurst; one brother, Charles G. Stone of Enterprise, AL and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. August 18 at First Baptist Church with Dr. Ben Glosson officiating. Interment followed in Palms Memorial Gardens.
Active pallbearers were Vernon Stone, Jr., Randy Stone, Ronnie Stone, Timothy Stone, Jesse Stone, Thomas Stone, Stacy Stone and Mickey Stone.
Honorary pallbearers were all family and friends in attendance.
Musical selections were rendered by Bridgett Corbin and Judd Greer.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 30 N. Tallahassee Street, Hazlehurst, GA 31539 or Community Hospice, 904 Mount Vernon Road, Vidalia, GA 30475.
Arrangements were under the direction of Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home, Hazlehurst.