Hartwell Family Practice, P.C.

Edward Wysong, M.D.    E. Wade Walker, M.D.
  JoDon Garringer, M.D.   B. Jamison White, D.O. 




David A. Stone, M.D. Memorial Scholarship

David Stone, M.D. came to work with Hartwell Family Practice in 1984. With him he brought his own special approach to treating patients. He was a straight forward, no sugar coating doctor who firmly believed laughter is the best medicine. He utilized character ears to make children laugh as he knew they were afraid because they didn’t understand what was happening. As best stated by David Seagraves, CEO of Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center, “He has demonstrated an enduring commitment to addressing the physical needs of his patients while providing encouragement and wise council along the way.”

Being a physician was Dr. Stone’s choice of professions but it was such a small part of who he was as a person. He loved people but more than that, he loved helping people. For many years, Dr. Stone provided volunteer medical care to citizens of impoverished nations around the world with the organization Doctors Without Borders and constructed numerous homes while serving as a volunteer with Hart County Habitat for Humanity. 

Dr. Stone left us in June of 2015 after a gallant yet heartbreaking fight against ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) known to many as Lou Gerhrig’s Disease. Not only was this a huge loss to the medical profession, it was an enormous loss to Hart County and surrounding communities. “I know [David] left the world a better place than he found it through the commitment and service that he gave others.” -C. Jay Moss, III, Physical Therapist.

As a special tribute to David Stone, M.D., the physicians of Hartwell Family Practice have created this scholarship fund in order to help with the financial demands of medical school. Please review the criteria below before applying. Click on “Application” to download the application form.


Specific Scholarship Criteria:


  • $2500 scholarship will be distributed once. 
  • $2500 scholarship may not be awarded to an individual more than one time. 
  • Applicant must be a Medical Student. 
  • Applicant must be community service oriented. 
  • Applicant must be a resident of Hart, Franklin, Elbert or Stephens county in the state of Georgia.
  • Applicant must submit a 500 word essay describing why they should be awarded this scholarship. Personal interest and work in the community should be included.
  • Applicant must include a letter from the school’s registrar stating they are a student in good standing. 
  • Application must be submitted between March 1st – April 30th.




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