Williams Stone (Mrs. Fred B. Stone Sr.) passed away on Monday,
June 26, 2017, at the age of 90.
She was born December 18, 1926, at home in Clark County,
Arkansas. She was the daughter of Susie Digby Williams and
Randolph Williams. She married Dr. Fred B. Stone Sr. on February
After moving to Stuttgart in 1952 with her husband, she served
in various positions on the following: Stuttgart Hospital
Auxiliary, Youth Center Board, Grand Prairie War Memorial
Auditorium, Arkansas Hospital Auxiliary and Athletics Parents
Association. She was named Citizen of the Year in 1971 and was
the first woman elected to the Stuttgart School Board and
Stuttgart City Council. She was named one of the Ten Outstanding
Women in Arkansas in the 1970s. But most of all, she will be
fondly remembered for her love of cooking and entertaining
friends and family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband who passed
away in 1976; her infant son, Barry Bailey; her brother, Arlen
Williams; and household assistant, Dorothy Garrett.
Survivors are her brother, Jerry (Linda) Williams; her children,
Fred (Cathy) Stone, Gary (Teresa) Stone, Fonda Scherm and Suzy
(Jon Mark) Erstine; grandchildren, Payton (Scott) Johnson,
Maggie Blair Stone, Whitney (Trey) Yarbrough, Ashley Gardner,
Heather Blazer, Ashley (Brent) Bowie, Jamie Scherm, Kelly
Scherm, Katy (Eric) Reabe and Patrick Erstine; and
great-grandchildren, Sadie and Ella Yarbrough, Mary Mac Bowie,
Jett Johnson, Kale Turley and Kayley, Aidan and Buckley; and
with much love and devotion, Maeola Flournoy, a special family
member for over 50 years.
There will be a graveside service Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at Lone
Tree Cemetery, 1740 Hwy. 79B in Stuttgart. Immediately following
the service, a celebration of life will be at Turpin Funeral
Home, 1107 W. 22nd St. in Stuttgart. Father Clayton
Gould will preside over the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Dr.
Jerry Morgan Scholarship Fund, c/o Stuttgart Memorial Hospital
Foundation, P.O. Box 1905, Stuttgart, Ark. 72160.
The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to her
longtime physicians, Dr. Chris Morgan and Dr. Noble Daniel, all
the caregivers and staff at Crestpark Nursing Home, and a very
special thanks to Brittany Looper. You will forever be held
close to our hearts.