2009-11-13 / Obits

Susie Tapley Stone


Susie Tapley Stone, 86, a longtime Rockaway resident, died November 1.

Stone was born November 26, 1923, in Davisboro, Georgia but has lived in Rockaway since 1961. She was involved in the First Baptist Church, Rockaway, and was a member of the choir, Women's Workers League, Missionary Board, and other auxiliaries.

Tapley Stone is preceded in death by her parents James and Dorothy Tapley; husband, Booker T. Stone; three brothers, Thomas Tapley, Erving Tapley, and Mannie Tapley; and one sister, Pecolia Salter.

She is survived by her sister, Juanita Sanders of Georgia; two brothers, James (Ann) Tapley Jr., and Walter (Petenia) Tapley Sr.; grandniece, Twana (Skip) Stanley; nephew, Robert (Linda) Mitchell; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Friendship Chapel, Inwood, New York. A memorial service was held at Pine Hill Baptist Church, Davisboro, Georgia. Inter - ment took place at Pine Hill Baptist Church, Davisboro, Georgia.

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