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Annie M. Stone “Polly”

May 26, 1926 – July 9, 2018


Saturday, July 14, 2018
Family Visitation: 1:00 P.M.
Funeral Service: 2:00 P.M.

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church
305 Maple Street West
Fayetteville, Tennessee

Sulphur Springs Cemetery
Fayetteville, Tennessee

Annie Murtis Simpson Stone, affectionately nicknamed Polly, was born in McBurg, Tennessee on May 25, 1926 to the late Alonzo Simpson and Minnie Wright Simpson.  She was one of 11 children and all have preceded her in death except one.  She departed this life in the early hours of Monday, July 9th, 2018.

At an early age, Polly professed a hope in Christ and joined Old Haysland Missionary Baptist Church which later became the current New Haysland Missionary Baptist Church.  The evidence of her love for Christ was apparent in all she did and she served Him with her whole heart.  She served the Lord in Spirit and in Truth all the days of her life here on earth.  She was the Sunday School teacher at New Haysland for over 60 years, a member of the choir, as well as President of the Mother Board while her health allowed.  In years past, she served as corresponding secretary of the Elk River District Association for several years.

She was united in Holy Matrimony to Arthur Elmore Stone on May 22, 1948.  When he went to be with the Lord in 2007, they had been married almost 59 years.  To this union three daughters were born:  Gladys, Louise, and Margaret.

During her lifetime, Polly was a hard worker who had cooked and cared for her own father and brothers after the passing of her mother during her teens.  After marrying, she was a devoted wife and loving mother to her three girls.  She worked as a domestic housekeeper, as a machine operator at Petersburg Shirt Factory, as a operator at The Shelbyville Chicken Factory, and finally as a machine operator at Cosmo lab in Lewisburg, Tennessee, from which she retired at the age of 65.  She lived a happy life and enjoyed her family, church family and friends.  Wonderful family time was had after church on Sunday’s at her home as she cooked nutritious meals for all.  She was known for her delicious fried chicken, pinto beans, and peach and blackberry cobbler.

She is preceded in death by her husband Arthur Stone and daughter Louise Stone Sherrill. 

She leaves to cherish her memory two daughters, Gladys Askins of Petersburg, TN and Margaret (Orestes) Meeks of Norcross, GA,; adopted daughter, Janice Williams (Carl) of Lorraine, OH; five grandchildren, LaTonya Askins of Murfreesboro, TN,  Mekesha Askins of Petersburg, TN,  Jodie Meeks of Johns Creek, GA/Washington, DC, Brianna Meeks of Washington, DC, and Kolby Meeks of Cary, NC; one great granddaughter, Chelsea Nobles of Murfreesboro, TN; one brother, Robert Simpson of Louisville, KY; devoted friends in Fayetteville who checked on her regularly, John Barron & sisters, Mattie Mae Edmiston, Charlotte Hawk Eddings, Sammy Hampton, Vickie Kline, Freddie McKinney, Mary Margaret Parks, Katherine Porter, her faithful Pastor and wife – Rev. Wayne Jones and his lovely wife Ann; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends who cared deeply for her whether it was a visit or phone call.

Blessed are those that mourn, for they shall be comforted.  -Matthew 5:4

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