Thursday, August 18, 2005

Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2005 16:13:49 -0400
From: Bill Knowlton
Subject: Last Stoneman Son Dies (From Eddie Stubbs)

Gene Stoneman, the last surviving son of country music pioneer Ernest Stoneman, died Monday August 15, 2005 at the age of 75. The cause of death appears to be a heart attack.

Gene Stoneman had played guitar and sang some with the Stoneman Family back in the 1940's and early 1950's in the Washington, D.C. area, but drifted away from performing professionally. He became a painter for Prince Georges County Maryland painting high rise office buildings.

Gene did participate in the Stoneman Family's reunion double album set for CMH back in the late 1970's.

Stoneman lived in Edgewater, Maryland where the family will receive friends on Thursday at a local funeral home. The funeral will be held on Friday with burial taking place in the Veteran's Cemetery in Cheltenham, Maryland.

Gene Stoneman is survived by his wife of 53 years and other family members which include his three musically talented sisters, Patsy, Donna, and Ronnie.

Eddie Stubbs


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