Dale M. Stone, Jr., 78


 Dale M. Stone, Jr., age 78, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dale M. Stone, Sr. and Lula Faith Terrell Stone. He is survived by his wife of twenty-one years, Barbara Lord Stone, Buford, GA; children, Jeffrey Dale Stone and wife, Deanna, Bremen, GA and Lori Stone, Cumming, GA; step children,  Brian Lord, Flowery Branch, GA, Kim and Peter Knutzen, Blue Ridge, GA and Kelly and Renee Lord, Statham, GA; grandchildren, Taylor Stone and Jacie Stone; step grandchildren, Stephanie, Bradley, Kevin, Zack, Greg, Ashton, Helmut and Ava; great grandchildren, Austin, Lillian, Braylen and Emma; sisters and brother-in-law, Terri and John Whittenburg, Cartersville, GA and Diane Stone, Rome, GA; niece, Anne Vaughan and husband, Darrell; nephew, Jack Whittenburg; and several great nieces, great nephews and cousins.   Dale attended college on a baseball scholarship. He was self taught musician and played the organ by ear as he could not read a note. He put many of his own touches to his songs. He was the revered organist at the North Carolina State Fair, Syracuse, Bonnie Blue, J.D. Massey and ASAC to name a few.


 A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to C.A.R.E.S., Cedartown Animal Rescue, Education & Sterilization, https://donorbox.org/cares-donations, in memory of Dale M. Stone, Jr.