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William 'Bill' Stone

February 27, 1934 — February 7, 2024

Abbeville, SC

William 'Bill' Stone

William Curtis ‘Bill’ Stone, 89, of Abbeville, husband of Joannah Crittendon Stone, died Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at the Abbeville Nursing Home.  He was born in Abbeville February 27,1934 to the late James Elbert and Eva Strawhorn Stone.   

Bill was a dedicated public servant and former Abbeville County Sheriff who honorably served his country in the United States Army, 101st Airborne Division.  He was a Master Mason, York Rite Mason and a Shriner.  Bill had a long career in law enforcement.  In 1985, he became the Abbeville County Sheriff, a position he held with distinction until his retirement in 1989.  Following retirement, Bill enjoyed his love of old cars, fishing and carpentry work.  He was one of the original members of the ‘Wheels of Time’ car club and a member of Little Mountain Presbyterian Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded death by his first wife, Sybaline Simpson Stone; an infant son, James Robert Stone; five brothers, James ‘Otis’ Stone, Howard ‘Buddy’ Stone, Marion Stone, Lowry Stone and George Stone; five sisters, Inez Stone Thomas, Margaret Betty Stone Boyd, Joann Stone Nabors, Louise Stone Farmer and Doris Stone Hodges.

Bill is survived by his wife of 52 years, Joannah, of the home; seven children, Charles (Ira Dean) Stone, Donnie (Joann) Stone, Glen (Wanda) Stone, Brenda Barnes, Anna (Kevin) Benson, Mark (Linda) Crittendon and Amy Crittendon; thirteen grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2:00PM, Saturday, February 10, 2024, in Little Mountain Presbyterian Church with Rev. Darrell Fetzer officiating.   Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends following the graveside.

Memorial contributions, in memory of Mr. Stone, may be sent to Little Mountain Presbyterian Church – Building Fund, 3836 Hwy 28 North, Abbeville, SC 29620

The family is at their respective homes.

A message of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.harrisfuneral.com.

Harris Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Abbeville is assisting the Stone family.

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Funeral Service

Saturday, February 10, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Little Mountain Presbyterian Church

3836 Hwy 28 North, Abbeville, SC 29620

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Saturday, February 10, 2024

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3836 Hwy 28 North, Abbeville, SC 29620

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Burial

Saturday, February 10, 2024

Little Mountain Presbyterian Church Cemetery

3836 Hwy 28 S, Abbeville, SC 29620

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