Larry E. Stone, age 56 of Oakwood, GA, passed away on September 10, 2006, after a brave battle of recuperating from an auto accident. A beloved father, son, and brother, Larry is survived by only son Chad, sisters Barbara Reinhardt of Laurinburg, NC and Becky Lowery of McColl, SC. He is also survived by his father, Irvin Stone and stepmother Eula Mae of McColl, SC. Larry was also a beloved uncle to Jennifer McKenzie of Laurinburg, NC, Courtney, Jonathan, and Deanna Lowery of McColl, SC. Through the years, Larry followed his dream and passion of being an educator and earned a Bachelors Degree from East Tennessee State University, Masters Degree from Oglethorpe University and a PhD from Indiana University. For many years he taught school in NC and GA and eventually was promoted to principal of several different Gwinnett County Schools. Through his career he enjoyed great success in every school he was a part of but his greatest joy was being involved with his students and seeing them grow and learn. Larry enjoyed his personal time working out and running and ran in the Peachtree Road Race eight times. He loved his church, Free Chapel of Gainesville, GA and spending time with friends there. Larry was a true inspiration to “his kids” in school and family and will be deeply missed. A celebration of Larry's life will be held Thursday, September 14, 2006 at 11:00 A.M. at Wages Lawrenceville Chapel with Rev. Ron Westbury officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Out of state arrangements will be handled by Richard Boles Funeral Home in Laurinburg, NC 910/291-0066. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation, http://www.foundation.choa.org/donations/donate.asp. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Lawrenceville Chapel, 120 Scenic Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30045 770/963-2411. www.wagesfuneralhome.com