Doris Ruth Dasher Stone, 81, of Blackshear, passed away late Friday evening, September 13, 2019, at Harborview – Pierce County.

Born in Lowndes County, September 15, 1937, she had lived in Valdosta for several years prior to moving to Waycross in 1956 where she would live until moving to Pierce County in 1970. She had worked in a sewing factory for many years before retiring in 1996 to take care of her mother and husband until their deaths. She was a member of Youmans Chapel Baptist Church where she was in the Senior Adult Sunday school class and loved her church and all her family very much. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was a daughter of the late Gilbert Lamar and Ruth Sevilla Hughes Dasher and step-daughter to the late Walter Remer Dasher. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 50 ½ years, James Melton Stone; a great-granddaughter, Lelia Olivia Denmark and a sister, Elizabeth Dasher King.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Gary Carter, Blackshear; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Harley Gerald Stone and James Stanley and Sandy Stone, all of Blackshear; her brother, Edward Lamar Dasher, Waycross; nine grandchildren, James (Heather) Dixon, Blackshear, Sarah (Wayland) Daniels, Offerman, Matthew (Amanda) Stone, Waycross, Brandon (Michelle) Stone, Blackshear, Brandi (Jack) Burke, Waycross, Dustin (Kindol) Stone, Richmond Hill, Jenna Woodard, Jesup, Lori Beth Stone, Blackshear and Tiffany Miles, Waycross; 20 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Visitation will take place from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, from the Youmans Chapel Baptist Church.

Interment will be in the Waters Cemetery.

The family kindly requests members of the Senior Adult Sunday school class to serve as honorary pallbearers. Please meet at the church by 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, she requested memorials be made to the building fund at Youmans Chapel Baptist Church, 3497 Dean Still Road, Blackshear, GA  31516.

Sympathy may be  expressed by signing the online register at

Pearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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