Memorial Biographies of General Baptist Ministers
Rev. W. W. Stone
The Rev. W. W. Stone was born in 1862. He professed faith in Christ at Star Hope church of General Baptist when he was 29 years of age, and announced his call to preach the same night; preached his first sermon the next night at Star Hope church.
He moved to Poole, Ky., and entered the Poole Academy, and completed the course at that place. He was a great reader, and left a fine library of books.
He pastored the following churches: Shady Grove, Pleasant Hope, Sebree, Corydon, free Union, Little Zion, and Pleasant Grove, and others that we have no record of. He loved to administer the ordinance of baptism, even cutting ice to do so.
Rev. W. W. Stone was one of the most brilliant and promising young ministers of the Union Association, and his death was a great loss to the denomination.
On August 5th, 1900 God said, "It is enough; come up higher." The funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. B. Stone, Rev. J. F. Bumpus, and Rev. D. L. Fraser.
He was 28 years old when he passed away. he had been a faithful and efficient minister of the Gospel in the General Baptist church for eight years.