Valdosta Daily Times

Obituaries

March 12, 2014

Claudean B. (Deanie) Stone

VALDOSTA — Claudean B. (Deanie) Stone, 95, of Valdosta, died on Sunday, March 9, 2014, at the Presbyterian Home in Quitman. Born in Hartwell, Ga., on June 19, 1918, she was a daughter of the late William Howard and Lois Cook Brown. Deanie grew up in Hartwell and graduated from high school in Hart County, where she was very athletic and played basketball. She met her future husband, Wilton E. Stone, in Hartwell and they were married on Christmas Eve, 1935.  The Stones made their home in Swainsboro for several years before moving to Lakeland in 1951, when Mr. Stone became principal at Lanier County High School. Deanie soon started working on her teaching degree at Valdosta State College and went on to teach school in Lanier County until her retirement in the late 1970s. She enjoyed the game of golf and played frequently after moving to Valdosta in the early 1980s. They were members of the Valdosta Country Club and played golf everyday, weather permitting. Having grown up singing with her family, she had a lifelong love of music and playing the piano. Deanie truly enjoyed working in her yard and with her flowers. She was also devoted to her family, traveling to visit her siblings and she especially treasured the time spent with her grandchildren. She was famous with her family for her fried chicken and french fries, and she was a member of First Baptist Church and the Delta Kappa Gamma Education Society.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Pete and Ann Stone of Valdosta; a daughter and son-in-law, Deanna and Doug Clepper of Augusta; grandchildren, Karen (Peter) Parviainen of Augusta, Andy (Amanda) Stone of Valdosta, Greg (Yen-Wen Yu) Clepper of Augusta, Katie (Brook) Bearden of Valdosta; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Miriam Moore of Statesboro, Lou Nell (J.D.) Corbitt of Guyton, Ellen (Carlton) Purvis of Watkinsville, Patsy Brown Howard of Westchester, Ohio; brothers, Sanford V. (Bobbie) Brown of Savannah, Jule (Mervin) Brown of Americus, Paul G. Brown of Orange Park, Fla.; numerous nieces and nephews.

Deanie was preceded in death by her husband, Wilton E. Stone; one sister and four brothers.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 15, 2014, in McLane Riverview Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. The Rev. Mac Weaver will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service at the mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church for the Family-Life Center.

Condolences may be conveyed online at www.mclanecares.com. — Carson McLane Funeral Home

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