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Featuring the Cobb-Reyes-Bauer-Woodson families and their relations.

Person Page 927

Helen Louise McNAULL1,2,3

born 24 January 1928, died 5 December 2009

Family: William Haywood Stone, Junior, (born 13 September 1921, died 14 April 2002)

Facts and Notes

  • Birth: 24 January 19284,5,2,3
  • Residence: 1930; Congaree, Lexington County, South Carolina, USAB; Age: 2; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Daughter6
  • Residence: 1935; Canton, Haywood County, North Carolina, USAB2
  • Residence: 1 April 1940; Canton, Haywood County, North Carolina, USAB; Age: 12; Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Daughter2
  • Marriage: 25 June 1949; William Haywood Stone, Junior; Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USAB3
  • Death: 5 December 2009; Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, USAB7,5
  • Note: GREENSBORO - Helen Louise McNaull Stone, widow of Mr. William H. Stone Jr., died Saturday, December 5, 2009, at her home.

    A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, December 8, at First Presbyterian Church Chapel, 617 N. Elm Street. The family will receive friends following the service, in the Blair Hagan Parlor.

    Helen was the daughter of the late Thad Weatherly McNaull and Margaret Woodson McNaull. A graduate of the University of North Carolina, earning a degree in chemistry, Mrs. Stone worked at Mills Laboratories as a chemist. An unexpected request for her to substitute teach led to a mid-career change. She became a teacher at Ben L. Smith High School in Greensboro for nearly a quarter century. In earning her certification at Duke University to teach advanced placement chemistry, Mrs. Stone drew the attention of the prestigious College Board and they asked her to become an exam reader for AP chemistry. She later became a College Board representative, instructing teachers on methodologies for teaching chemistry. In recognition of her work in education, the State of North Carolina presented Mrs. Stone with its Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching in 1987.

    Mrs. Stone was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Greensboro. She had an unquenchable zest for life, loved to laugh with her many friends and students, and enjoyed time with her family, especially her trips to the North Carolina coast.

    Mrs. Stone is survived by her son, Bill, of Franklin, and Cindy; son, Reed, of Greensboro; daughter, Dianne Norton of Lexington, S.C., and her husband, Doug; and daughter, Lynn Chafin of Greensboro and husband, David. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, William Stone of Asheville, Andy Nesbit of Columbia, S.C., Steffi Norton Hiltgen of Chesness, S.C., and husband, John, Nick Norton of Lexington, S.C., and Mark Chafin, Chris Chafin, and Sam Chafin, all of Greensboro, Laura Stone Petrovich and husband, Michael, of San Diego, Calif., and Chris Norton of New York City; and great-grandson, Copeland Petrovich.

    Mrs. Stone was also indebted to her caretakers, Sugar Dunlap and Debbie Stewart and to her doctor, Walter Pharr, a former student.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the UNCG Chemistry Department, 1000 Spring Garden Street, Greensboro, NC 27403.

    Hanes Lineberry N. Elm Chapel is assisting the Stone family.

    Online condolences may be made at


  1. [S435] , Woodson, Robert S., Family Record
  2. [S390], 1940 United States Federal Census, Year: 1940; Census Place: Canton, Haywood, North Carolina; Roll: T627_2927; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 44-2, Record for Margaret McNaul
  3. [S615], North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011, Record for Helen Louise McNaull
  4. [S62] Lynn Chafin, Chafin, Lynn, E-mail to Robert Reyes, Subject: Marshall Scott Woodson, 29 Jan 2008
  5. [S175], Social Security Death Index, Subject: Helen McNaull Stone, Series: Online Database, File Number: 242-34-8253
  6. [S447], 1930 United States Federal Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Congaree, Lexington, South Carolina; Roll: 2204; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0015; Image: 900.0; FHL microfilm: 2341938, Record for Thad W McNaull
  7. [S159], News & Record: Helen Louise McNaull Stone Obituary, Location: Greensboro, North Carolina