Elizabeth Swartout Stone














Elizabeth Swartout Stone, 100, of Etowah, TN passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens. She was the daughter of the late Albert and Ida Swartout and a member of North Etowah Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, M.L. Stone; son and daughter-in-law, Don and Margaret Stone; granddaughter, Rhonda Stone; great-granddaughter, Cayci Cheek; 5 brothers, Leonard, Clyde, Richard, Hoyt and Lavern; 2 sisters, Myrtle and Edna.

Survivors include 1 daughter and son-in-law, Margaret Ann and Jerry Cheek of Etowah; grandchildren and spouses, Michael Cheek of Etowah, Donna Cheek of Etowah, Bobby and Sherry Stone Stair of Knoxville, Darin and Lisa Stone of Cleveland; great-grandchildren, Laura and Hayden Cheek of Etowah; and sisters-in-law, Oletta Swartout of Etowah, Anna Mae Studdard of Etowah, Eva Jean Stone of Etowah; bothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Kenny and Mary Stone of Etowah, Roy Stone of Etowah, Ray and Hazel Stone of Delano, and Parnick and Paula Stone of Knoxville.

Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Green Hill Cemetery with Bobby Stair officiating.  Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12 noon to 12:45.

Mike Cheek, Hayden Cheek, Darin Stone, Frank Massingale, L.W. Smith and Johnny Solsbee will serve as pallbearers. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the McMinn County Humane Society, P.O. Box 7, Athens, TN 37371.


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  1. Emmitt & Deloris Hunt July 21, 2014

    Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
    Emmitt (former UPS driver in Etowah) & Deloris

  2. Meredith Long Altman July 19, 2014

    My family has known her family for many years,
    my uncle was her,brother(Richard Swartout)

  3. Sandra Patrick July 19, 2014

    So saddened to hear of the loss of a beautiful, kind and caring lady, Elizabeth Stone. She will be greatly missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

    Sandra and Jerry Patrick
    DeVota Mills

  4. Harold Masengil July 18, 2014

    Mike Cheek and the Stone Family. I was saddened to hear about the death of Mrs. Stone. It appears she lived a long and happy life. While I did not know her personally, I am sure she will be missed greatly by all of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

    Harold Masengil

  5. Gary & Sandy Cline July 18, 2014

    Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with all the family.

  6. Gail Johnston Guinn July 18, 2014

    Sorry for your loss of your Matriarch, Elizabeth Swartout Stone. I have known her forever and have fond memories her, M.L. and Don. My prayers are with you all.
    Gail Johnston

  7. Sandra Watts Nolen July 18, 2014

    Margret Ann I’m so sorry to heat about your mom. I’m sure there is o e big reunion going on in heavan. I have a lot of for d memories of Elizabeth and mimma as they roomed together. I’m sorry for your loss and will have your family in my prayers.


  8. Glenda Rowland July 17, 2014

    My condolences to the family of Elizabeth Stone.

    “May your strength prevail to help you through this difficult time. Remember too, that Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. “

  9. Luther & Debbie Starkey July 17, 2014

    So sorry for the loss of Elizabeth. She was a very sweet woman and every bit a lady. She had a good long life. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family.


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