May 14, 2013

Fred L. Stone

— Mr. Fred L. Stone, 85, of Dalton, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at Hamilton Medical Center.

He was the son of the late David and Mary Anna Swafford Stone and was preceded in death by his six brothers and sisters.

Fred was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served two tours of duty in the Korean War.

He attended Valley Baptist Church and was retired from Shaw Industries.

Fred loved his pet cat, Tom.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Pauline Gates Stone of Dalton; daughter and son-in-law, Freida and Alan Talley of Dalton; grandsons, Ryan (Allison), and Seth Talley and fiance Alisha Cooper, all of Canton; great-granddaughters, Rylan Reese Talley and Emery Elise Talley; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Friday at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Love Funeral Home with the Rev. Charlie Hamm officiating.

The family will receive friends Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Love Funeral Home.

Words of comfort may be sent to the family at

Love Funeral Home, 1402 N. Thornton Ave., Dalton (across from Hamilton Medical Center), is in charge of arrangements.