Rena Carlson Stone, a longtime resident of Fourmile Community in Shelby County, passed away at her home Monday, Jan. 4, 2010. She was born Aug. 30, 1932 in Lake County, Mich. and loved to return there on many occasions to visit family and friends.
Mrs. Stone was a Charter Member of the Baptist Church at Lay Lake. She graduated from Shelby County High School and from the University of Montevallo. She was a teacher in Shelby County for many years.
Mrs. Stone was preceded in death by her loving husband of 52 years, Kelly E. Stone. She is survived by her sisters, Brenda Bourbon and Sandra Morris; brothers, Walter Carlson, Lloyd Carlson; her sons, David (Jane) Stone of Alabaster, Mark (Rebekah) Stone of Mansfield, GA, Jim (Julia) Stone of Modesta, CA; daughter, Susan (Dylan) Wilbanks of Seattle, WA; 7 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral Service will be held Friday, Jan. 8, 2010 at 1 p.m. at the Baptist Church at Lay Lake near Wilsonville, with burial at the Fourmile Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Lee Walton officiating. The family will receive friends at Bolton Funeral Home in Columbiana from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 7.
The family wishes to express their gratitude and appreciation to the kind staff of Hope Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Baptist Church at Lay Lake, PO Box 288, Shelby, AL 35143. Please sign online condolences at www.boltonfuneralhome.com.