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WWII Vet MSgt. Harry Gene Tonne, 86, Dies

The Funeral Service in Georgia will be held Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 at 6 p.m. from Hightower’s Memorial Chapel in Douglasville with Full Military Honors.

MSgt. Harry Gene Toone
MSgt. Harry Gene Toone

MSgt. Harry Gene Toone U.S. Army (Retired), 86 of Douglasville, passed away, Dec. 25. He was born on March 16, 1927 in Limestone County, AL., son of the late Joseph “Joe” Toone and Myrtle Tillery Toone. He was a retired Master Sergeant, having served for nearly 27 years with the United States Army during World War II, the Korean conflict, and twice during the Vietnam War. He served as the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Instructor for the Cobb County School System at Pebblebrook and South Cobb High Schools, and also at McEachern High School and Columbus College. He was a Baptist by faith.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Audry May Ervin Toone (who was affectionately called “Pat”); brothers: Elbert Toone, Donald Toone, R.B. Toone, and Wendell Toone; sister: Bug Toone.

Survivors are his daughter, Trina Morin of Douglasville; son and daughter-in-law, Keith J. and Tammy L. Toone of Carrollton; grandchildren: Kevin Toone and his wife, Jennifer Denney Toone, Shanna Walker, and Sean Luke Morin; great grandchildren: Hayden Glassco, Cade Walker, Audrey Toone, Emily Denney, and Ivy Denney; close cousins: Rex and Shirley Toone of Alabama, and Dolores Schaffer of Nashville, TN.

The Funeral Service in Georgia will be held Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 at 6 p.m. from Hightower’s Memorial Chapel in Douglasville with Full Military Honors.

The family will receive friends at Hightower’s Memorial Chapel on Monday, Dec. 30, from 6 to 9 p.m.

The Funeral Service in Alabama will be held on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 at 3 p.m. CST from Ardmore Chapel, 27186 Main Street, Ardmore, AL. 35739.  The family will receive friends at Ardmore Chapel from 2 p.m. CST until the funeral hour.

Interment will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Ardmore, Alabama with Full Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations to the St. Jude’s Children Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or by visiting www.stjude.org.

You may share your thoughts and memories in the online guestbook at www.hightowersmemorial.com.

Arrangements are entrusted to Hightower’s Memorial Chapel and Cremation Service, Douglasville, 770-489-2818.

 

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