Conway Cone, 92, of Minerva died Thursday, July 12, 2018, at Little River Hospital in Rockdale.

Funeral services were held Monday, July 16, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with Pastor Luther Shelander of Mt. Zion Baptist Church officiating. Burial was at Minerva Cemetery.

Mr. Cone was born July 1, 1926, in Minerva to Ryan Graftin and Winnie Elizabeth (Dyer) Cone.

He was a lifelong Minerva resident.

On March 2, 1951, he married Emma Nowlin in Milam County.

Mr. Cone worked 35 years with Lone Star Gas in construction, retiring in 1985.

He enjoyed hunting.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Emma Cone on Sept. 6, 2015; a son, Larry Cone on April 15, 1972; his parents; six brothers and two sisters.

Survivors are a daughter, Connie Cone Hamilton and husband David of Rockdale; two grandchildren, Katherine Tuttle and John Tuttle, both of Union Grove; and a special niece, Debra Barratt of Temple.

Pallbearers were Nig Moody, Bubba Moody, Wesley Henson, Calvin Whiteley, Paul Jenkins and Harvey Dean.

Rockdale Reporter

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