Robert Bobby Slone
Grace Hall Slone


      Robert Bobby Slone, of Garner, Kentucky, the son of
Reese and Dora Bell Slone and husband of Grace Hall
Slone, was born on February 4, 1908, and passed
away on May 14, 1975, at the age of 67. He was a retired
coal miner and a security guard at Alice Lloyd College. He also
ran a taxi service for many years. He was a wonderful husband, father
and grandfather. He was an outstanding story teller, keeping the
family spellbound with his stories of the old times and of relatives in
the Civil War. He was a victim of the black lung disease. On his
deathbed, he told family members that the Lord forgave him for every
little thing he had ever done wrong. Funeral services were held at
the New Home Old Regular Baptist Church in Leburn, Kentucky.

Grace Hall Slone, 94, of Garner in Knott County Kentucky, passed
away on Friday, June 24, 2005 at the Hazard Appalachian Medical
Center in Hazard, Kentucky. She was a member of the New Home
Old Regular Baptist Church in Leburn, Kentucky. She was born in
Lothair, Kentucky on July 16, 1910 to Walter Hall and Louetta Watts
Hall. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Bobby Slone,
and three daughters: Flossie Nickles, Mildred Smith, and Betty
Thacker. She is survived by 2 sons and 4 daughters: Burtrom Slone,
Worley Slone, Anna Lee Staup, Ora Dean Smith, Arnetta Stewart,
and Kathryn Slone. She also leaves to mourn her passing 22 grandchildren,
28 great grandchildren, and 28 great-great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 2 sisters, and is
survived by 3 brothers and 3 sisters. She was a wonderful wife, mother,
and grandmother who showed her love for all of us. A visitor or family
member could not come to see her without being offered a meal,
and it was hard to refuse her fried chicken and fresh cooked green
beans, peas or soup beans and cornbread. She knew the favorite foods
of each of us and made plans to cook them when she heard we were
coming to visit her. She always had, with the help of her son, Worley,
a large garden where she grew peas, green beans, tomatoes, corn,
and other vegetables. She was also well known for her quilts, some
being simple patchwork quilts and others in the fanciest of patterns.
We do not know how many quilts she made, but she made many,
both full size quilts and baby quilts. She also made dolls and fancy
pillows. All of us cherish the memories of her on the front porch,
swinging in the swing, breaking green beans or sewing on something,
while telling stories and laughing about the amusing things
her grandchildren had done when they were little. She will be greatly
missed by many, but we are comforted by the knowledge that she no
longer suffers worldly pain. She has been called home by her Maker
to join the Lord’s quilting circle.

     Written by grandson,
     Larry Hicks (son of Anna Lee), Lima, Ohio.


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