July 7, 1930- Feb. 19, 2019
Walter Littleton “Pep” Stone, of Greensboro, died Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at Augusta University Medical Center. He was 88.
Funeral service was held on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, at the First United Methodist Church North Campus, 202 W. Broad Street, Greensboro with Reverend Ed Nelson and Reverend Mike Morgan officiating.
Graveside service with Masonic Rites followed in the Greensboro City Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Greensboro. Serving as pallbearers were Jason Jordan, Jason Green, Charles Crumbley, Richard Tolbert, Ken Cawthon, Jimmy Edmonds and Sam Roper.
Members of the San Marino Lodge No. 34 also served as honorary pallbearers.
A lifelong resident of Greene County, Pep was born on July 7, 1930, to the late Joseph Ellison Stone and Nellie Evelyn Little Stone.
He attended Greensboro High School and left in the ninth grade after his father died.
He was one of six children and went to work to help support the family.
On July 29, 1951, he married the former Geraldine “Jerry” Hussey of Sparta who passed away in 1994 after more than 43 years of marriage.
For 26 years, Pep operated a dairy farm working hard from sun up to sun down.
He also ran a service station during the day going back and forth to the farm.
He was very knowledgeable about Greene County history and enjoyed sharing it with others.
Pep was a member of the San Marino Lodge No.34 where he received his 50 year apron in 2017.
He also served as treasurer for 45 years. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Greensboro, where his mother was a longtime Sunday School teacher, but also attended Wesley Chapel Wesleyan Church.
He served as a Greene County Commissioner for 10 years.
Pep was generous and caring and loved to help people anyway he could.
In addition to his wife, Jerry Stone, and parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Eva Lois Griffith, Josephine Clifton and Shirley Walden; one brother, Clifford Stone; and good friend Rebecca Higdon.
He is survived by his daughters, Yvonne Stone of Greensboro, and Kay Von Alt of Monroe; two grandchildren, Megan Green and husband Jason of Eatonton and Jason Jordan and wife Hannah of Monroe; three great grandchildren, Jase and Charlotte Green and Weston Jordan; one brother, Ed Stone and wife Fran of Estero, Fla.; five nieces; one nephew; great nieces and nephews; good friend, Jeanne Reynolds; a number of other relatives and a host of friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorials be made to the Masonic Children’s Home, 1417 Nottingham Drive in Macon or the Greene Area Cattleman’s Association located at 1180 C. Weldon Drive, Suite 110 in Greensboro.
McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., in Greensboro, is in charge of arrangements.