Stone, Nyoka Renea (Benton)

Saturday, December 2, 2017
Nyoka Renea Stone, 56, of Benton, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at her residence. She was born in Rushville, In., but lived in Polk County for 24 years, and she called it “home”.  She loved and enjoyed living by the Ocoee River.  Renea cared for everyone else before herself.  She was a member of Benton United Methodist Church. 
 
She was preceded in death by her father, James Roy. 
 
She is survived by her husband of 21 years, Robert Edward Stone, Jr.; daughter, Angela Michelle Perry;  grandson, Malako Ferrer; mother, Carolyn Keaton; sisters, Lisa Shaw, Tonya Roy, Donna Alexander, Yvonne Blackwell; brothers, Kenny (Jennifer) Blackwell, Tim Blackwell, Michael (Rita) Blackwell, Darryl (Kay) Blackwell.   
 
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2 in the chapel of Higgins Funeral Home with Reverend David Whaley officiating.  Interment will follow in Greenhill Cemetery, Etowah. 
 
The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2 at the funeral home prior to the service.
 
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Stone family guest book at www.higginsfuneral.com.

Wilcox, Emmalene McNabb (Trenton)

Owens, Lowana Lura (Benton)

King, Jeffrey Lynn (Cleveland)


Emmalene McNabb Wilcox, 89, of Trenton, passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2018. She was retired from Simco of Chattanooga, and a member of the Kelly’s Ferry Church of God. She was preceded ... (click for more)

Luwana Lura Owens, 90, of Benton, and formerly of Greasy Creek, passed away Sunday, October 21, 2018. She loved to quilt, watch her garden grow, humming birds and word search books. Her “grands” ... (click for more)

Jeffrey Lynn King, 54, a lifelong resident of Cleveland, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday morning, October 21, 2018, at his home. He was born on Nov. 13, 1963. Jeffrey was a gifted mechanic ... (click for more)


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Wilcox, Emmalene McNabb (Trenton)

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Owens, Lowana Lura (Benton)

Luwana Lura Owens, 90, of Benton, and formerly of Greasy Creek, passed away Sunday, October 21, 2018. She loved to quilt, watch her garden grow, humming birds and word search books. Her “grands” were the love of her life and she brightened up when they came to visit. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Reverend George Andrew ... (click for more)

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J.L. Perry

J. L. Perry, 71, of Hixson, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2018. Jerry was born in Pleasant Hill, Tn., to the late Jimmy and Ruth Perry. He served our country in the Air Force and retired from the Air National Guard with over 33 years of service. Jerry retired from Erlanger Hospital as an electrician, with over 25 years of employment. He was of the Methodist faith. ... (click for more)

James "Al" Smith

Proud submarine veteran, James 'Al' Smith died on October 11, 2018, in Hixson. He served on the USS Carbonero and USS Cochino. The Carbonero completed two patrols in World War II. Al became a Baptist minister after injury ended his career in paper mills. He also umpired youth leagues around Chattanooga. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna who passed in 1996. Survivors ... (click for more)

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