Wilma Craven Stone, 85, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2012 in the Pavilion. Mrs. Stone was born Aug. 11, 1926 in Appling County to the late George Craven, Sr. and the late Dealdia Carter Craven. She was a retired hospital switchboard operator in Macon and co-owner of Busy Point Café. Wilma was preceded in death by her husbands, C. P. Coleman, Roy C. Stone, five brothers, Bill, Frank, George, Jr., Sephus and H. C. Craven and four sisters, Alice Dean, Sallie Mae Beecher, Bessie Hicks and Juanita Buffkin.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Keith Alich of Alexandria, VA; two sisters-in-law, Grace Craven of Baxley and Peggy Craven of Valdosta; one grandson, Philip “Andy” Henderson of Las Vegas, NV and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb. 9 at Ten Mile Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy Daniels officiating. Interment followed in church cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Greg Mann, Steve Craven, Glenn Johnson, Joey Duncan, Russ Carter, GW Dean and Stacey Carter.
Honorary pallbearers were all friends in attendance.
Musical selections were rendered by Samantha Carter, Kim Hall and Vic Brantley.
Arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.