Chapel Hill – Mr. James Cecil Stone, 87, husband of the late Alice Marie Britt Stone, and father of the late Carl Stone, died July 11, 2019 at his home.
Mr. Stone was born December 9, 1931, in Lumberton, NC to the late Sadie Lee and Palmer Stone. Mr. Stone was born December 9, 1931, in Lumberton, NC, to the late Sadie Lee and Palmer Stone. He attended UNC-Chapel Hill, and graduated from Elon University. After his graduation, he was employed for many years with Golden Belt Manufacturing Co. He then was employed with Cameron Brown in Raleigh before starting his own accounting firm, McGowan-Stone Accountants which eventually became Barber-Stone & Vaughn, retiring in 1996. Cecil enjoyed his grandchildren, fishing, landscaping, and his previous home in Swansboro, NC.
Cecil is survived by his children, Sharon Dail, and her husband, Tony, of Chapel Hill, Linda “BeBe” Casanta Roberts, of Chapel Hill, Steve Stone, and his wife, Debbie of Ayden, NC; companion, Ruby Jackson; grandchildren, Keith Dail, Kimberly Wood, and her husband, Josh, Erica Sanders, and her husband, Mark, Elizabeth Parrish, and her husband, Brian, Eric Stone; great-grandchildren, Kaitlin Dail, Tanner Dail, Jonah Wood, Jackson Wood, Jake Wood, Judson Wood, Kinley Sanders, Sylvie Sanders, and Matthew Parrish.
In addition to his wife, son, and parents, Mr. Stone was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Thomas Eugene Roberts.
A graveside service was held on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 3:00pm at Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery, Legion Road. Officiating was Rev. Odell Link.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made online at go.unc.edu/unchospice, or checks made payable to the Medical Foundation of NC may be mailed to 123 West Franklin Street, Suite 510, Chapel Hill NC 27516.
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