Funeral arrangements announced for beloved former Darlington fire chief

Funeral arrangements announced for beloved former Darlington fire chief
Chief Jimmy Stone

DARLINGTON, SC (WMBF) – A former Darlington mayor, city councilman and fire chief has died.

Jimmy Stone passed away Thursday night. Stone had been in the Intensive Care Unit after being ill and having surgery at the end of January.

Former Mayor Tony Watkins said Stone was a larger than life type of person who you can call a legend and person with a big personality.

The Darlington Fire Department posted Stone’s funeral arrangements on its Facebook page.

The viewing will be Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Darlington County Courthouse from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. The funeral will be held Sunday, Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church on South Main Street in Darlington. Burial services will immediately follow at Grove Hill Cemetery.

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