Don "Stoney" Stonecypher

Mr. Don "Stoney" Stonecypher, age 87, of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.

Mr. Stonecypher was born in Winder, Georgia, to the late Spurgeon and Altha Rutledge Stonecypher.  He served in the United States Air Force, and deployed to Korea during the Korean War.  Mr. Stonecypher survived a 1952 plane crash while in the Air Force.  He was a working cowboy, working at numerous farms across White County taking care of livestock and land.  Mr. Stonecypher also worked at the White County Recreation Department.

Mr. Stonecypher is preceded in death by wife, Patricia Jane Stonecypher; daughter-in-law, Eddie Stonecypher; and brother, Jerry Stonecypher.

Survivors include his daughter, Brenda Stonecypher, Cleveland, Georgia; daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Gregg Dickerson, Peachtree City, Georgia; son, Patrick Stonecypher, Cleveland, Georgia; and sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Lucy Stonecypher, St. Louis, Missouri, and Pete and Marty Stonecypher, Cleveland, Georgia; grandchildren, Sarah Newton Wright, Daniel Paul Stonecypher, Meechie Alice Dickerson, Mattie Allison Dickerson, Wil Perkins Stonecypher, and Seth Henry Stonecypher; and ten great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at the Chapel of Barrett Funeral Home. The Rev. Chris Anderson and Rev. Wayne Wilkes officiated. Interment followed in Yonah View Memorial Gardens.

The family received friends Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, and Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 1355 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 600, Atlanta, GA 30309.

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