Benny Gene Stone, 86, of Monticello, passed away on June 22, 2017 at Life Touch Hospice in El Dorado.

He was born on December 31, 1930 in Cleveland County and was the son of the late Lee Roy Stone and Elsie Wilson Culpepper Stone.

Mr. Stone was a farmer, former employee of Federal Compress and a self-employed businessman in Monticello for many years. He was a member of the Center Missionary Baptist Church where he served as deacon. He was also a Master Mason and an avid hunter and fisherman.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a half-sister, Beatrice Duncan; a brother, George Stone; and a granddaughter, Jennifer Robinson.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Bell Porter Stone of Monticello; two sons, David Stone and wife Jessica of Magnolia and Matt Stone and wife Jenny of Camden; a daughter Karen Robinson and husband Kenneth of Pine Bluff; six grandchildren, Laci Baugh, Silas Robinson, Jon Rocklan Stone, Kelly Garner, Mason Stone and Hillary Stone; and three great grandchildren, Peyton Baugh, Brooklyn Baugh and Lincoln Matthew Garner.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 25, at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Chapel with Rev. Donnie Blackerby and Rev. Buddy Lemons officiating.

Visitation will be Saturday evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Center Church Building Fund, 60 Cole Road, Rison, Arkansas 71665.

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