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.