Robert “Bob” David Stone age 86 of Sanford died Friday, September 15, 2017, at Sanford Health & Rehab in Sanford.


Graveside services will be 2:00 PM Sunday at Center United Methodist Church Cemetery.


A native of Lee County he was a son of the late James David and Lula Mae Parrish Stone and was preceded in death by a brother Malcolm Stone.


He was survived by brothers Jack Stone of Supply, Jerry Stone and Nick Stone of Sanford and sister Priscilla Parrish of Sanford; a special niece and caretaker Susan Patterson as well as other nieces and nephews.


Robert worked many years for A&P Grocery in Sanford, Carthage, and Fayetteville, and later worked for Kerr Drug in Carthage.


Fry & Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage will be serving the family.




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  1. Sorry for the loss of your loved one. John 5:28, 29 assures Jesus will restore life to those who has died. Revelation 21:3, 4 gives further assurance death will be swallowed up forever. This is a comforting thought knowing your loved one is in God’s memor

  2. Nick and family,

    We were saddened to read of the passing of your brother. He was always so kind when we saw him and always smiling. We are keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

    John, Rhonda and Celine Bullock

  3. Offering our sincere condolences to the Stone family. I am so very sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. No doubt this is a very difficult time for the family. Please find comfort in knowing that soon our Heavenly Father (Psalm 83:18) will give those

  4. I am sorry for your loss. Bob was a great man. I worked with him for a few years at Kerr Drug in Carthage. Even after I had left there, I would stop in to see him when I was down that way. I enjoyed our little chats throughout the years. I am sorry to hea

  5. I had the privilege and honor to work with Mr. Stone at one of the grocery stores in Carthage many years ago while I was waiting to join my husband overseas. He had such a gentle spirit and was always so kind. When I would come home to visit I would drop

  6. Jack and I want to send our condolences to all of you in the family. We are

    so sorry for your loss. I got to know David at Kerr Drug Store. I thought

    a lot of him.. was trying to keep up with the burial and didn’t look last night and missed i

  7. I worked with Bob at the local grocery store quite a few years ago and he was one of the kindest, sweetest gentlemen that I have encountered. May God give his family peace in the days ahead . God Bless you all.

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