Marvin E. "Skip" Stone passed away this morning, January 8, in Fortuna after a brief illness. A memorial gathering in his memory will be held on Saturday, January 12, at 2:00 pm at the Fortuna Fire Department Hall at 320 So. Fortuna Blvd., Fortuna. Skip was the publisher for a few years and helped start the Redwood Times newspaper in Garberville in 2004. A full obituary will follow.