Jesse R. Jones: Obituary


Jesse R. Jones

MARCH 17, 1932 ~ NOVEMBER 28, 2018 (AGE 86)

Jesse R. Jones age 86 of Chatsworth, passed away Wednesday, November 28th 2018 at his home.

Jesse was the founder of Jones Funeral Homes of Chatsworth and Tunnel Hill. In 1950 when he received his Georgia Funeral Directors license, he was the youngest person in the state of Georgia to have been licensed.

He was a member of Chatsworth First Baptist Church, The Murray County Gideon Camp, Chatsworth Lodge # 664 and for many years, served as their secretary. He was a member of the Berry Alumni Association Carpet Capital Chapter and the Spring Place Ruritan Club.

He was a veteran of the United States Army. He served as a Supply Sergeant in Korea for two years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James R. and Clemmie Jones; grandson, Zeth Baird, and a brother, James G. Jones.

He is survived by his wife, Geneva Jones; son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Allison Jones; daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Guy Baird; grandson, Tyler Jones; granddaughter, Sarah and Drew Callaway; great-granddaughter, Greylynn Callaway; step great-granddaughter, McKenlie Callaway; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ben and Glenda Jones and Wink and Sally Jones; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ona and Robert Hamilton and Ruth Ellis; sisters-in-law, Trilba Beavers and Beatrice Walls; many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Jesse Jones will be 2:00 pm Saturday, December 1st 2018 from the Chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Chatsworth with Rev. George Ross and Rev. Dewey E. Boyd officiating. Burial will be in Holly Creek Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm Friday, November 30th 2018.

In lieu of flowers, Jesse had requested that memorials be made to the Murray County Gideon Camp P.O. Box 44 Chatsworth, Georgia 30705, the Berry Alumni Association Scholarship Fund Carpet Capital Chapter P.O. Box 490069 Mount Berry, Georgia 30149, or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital Zeth Baird Memorial 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, Tennessee 38105.

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Jones Funeral Home of Chatsworth is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

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