ELDER EULIS SLONE
    Eulis Slone was born into this world on November 7, 1922 and departed this world on May 25, 2001.

    Eulis often said God had blessed him in life above anything he could possibly deserve.  As the youngest son
of Monroe Slone and Josephine Gibson Slone, he grew up under the watchful and loving eyes of his brothers,
Julius Stone, Eunice Slone Akers, and Verbel Slone Gardner, all deceased, and Gracie Slone Waddles, who
deeply mourns his passing.

    He served in the United States Army during World War II and returned home to work in auto body repair and
later in the coal mines.

    Eulis married Wanda Lee Hall Slone, now deceased, and they were blessed with three children, Darrell
Slone, Charlotte Slone Harris and Darlene Slone Gibson.  Eulis and Wanda gave their life to God and joined the
church in 1974, shortly before Wanda’s death.  They enjoyed the last part of their marriage with a love that only
God could give.  It took only a few minutes of talking to Eulis about family to see how much he loved his children
unconditionally.

    Eulis later married his second wife, Anna Slone Gibson Slone, and was blessed with a Christian wife.  He had
one stepson, Phillip Gibson, three stepdaughters, Brenda Gibson Cox, Geraldine Gibson Stamper, and
Clementine Gibson McDaniels.  Eulis thought the world of his stepchildren, and I’m sure they know he loved them.

    Eulis leaves behind to mourn his loss five grandchildren, three great grandchildren, seven step grandchildren,
and three step great grandchildren.  They all had a special place in Eulis’s heart, and he would talk to them to try
to keep them from making the mistakes he had made when he way young.  He also leaves behind 1 brother-in-
law, Tom Waddles, 2 sisters-in-law, Irene Martin Slone and Norma Jean Hall.

    Eulis is in God’s hands, but the family has suffered a double loss.  We have lost someone who truly loved us,
and we have lost someone to love.

    The Rock Fork Old Regular Baptist Church was in need of a father in the church and God sent Brother Eulis
to us.  He was gifted to lead and guide the church in the direction it needed to go.  Even with his oxygen on him,
he was blessed to preach the word to us.  We love him and miss him and our church will miss him.

    Friendship is a treasure and he found that in his special friend, Hillis Slone.
    
Elder Eulis Slone