Lawrence C. Stone, 81, died Jan. 15, 2006. He was born in Ashland, Okla. and had resided in Arizona for 77 years.
Mr. Stone farmed cotton in the Mesa and Chandler area many years before moving to Payson in 1977, where he became active in real estate. He owned and operated Diamond Point Realty for 15 years before retiring. He loved the Payson area and felt it was the perfect place to live.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Bonnie; son, David Stone of Glendale; brother, Ted Stone of Mesa; sisters, Eunice Chandler of Tempe, Gladys Henderson of California and Nadine Jackson of Washington. He is also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his daughters, Becky Waterman and Linda Durst.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Crossroads Church, 114 E. Cedar in Payson.