Submitted by Edgar on Tue, 04/15/2014 - 9:06pm
Mellie Stone was born September 24, 1914, at Erick, Oklahoma, to Ollie Mae and Vernon Richard Grover. She passed away April 11, 2014, at Elk City, Oklahoma, at the age of 99 years, 6 months and 17 days. As a small child, Mellie moved with her family to Colorado, where they filed a claim in Springfield, Colorado, and lived in a half dug out. The family later returned to Oklahoma, and lived in Erick until moving to Sweetwater. It was there she met Leo Stone and they were married on September 24, 1933, at Mayfield, Oklahoma. They made their home near Sweetwater, where they farmed and raised their family. After Leo's passing, she remained on the farm until 2001, then moved to Burns Flat to be near her daughter. Mellie was a long time member of the Buffalo Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a daughter, Vina Pearl Davis, and a son, Ivan Ray Stone, two grandsons, Paul Davis and Keith Stone, two sisters and four brothers. She is survived by her daughter, Reva Greer and husband, John, Burns Flat, Oklahoma; two sisters, Roberta May, Waterloo, Alabama, and Colleene Tharp, Ft. Worth, Texas; seven grandchildren, Debra Davis Townsend and husband, Jerry, Rae Lynn Stone, Johnnie Greer, Jerry Stone, Rocky Greer and wife, Coletta, Darla Davis McDowell and husband, Mark, and Randy Greer and wife, Karen; 13 great grandchildren; 15 great great grandchildren; a special friend, Debbie McManaman; and a host of other relatives and friends. Services were held Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at 2:00 p.m., at the Buffalo Baptist Church. Burial followed at the Buffalo Cemetery, under the direction of Whinery-Savage Funeral Service. Condolences can be made online at www.whineryfs.com.
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