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Mr. J. R. Jones age 80, of Creston, NC died on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at Watauga Medical Center. Mr. Jones was born August 26, 1930 in Ashe County to the late Ralston and Verda Allen Jones. In addition to his parents Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his brother, Farris Jones. Mr. Jones retired from Burlington Industries and also worked at Tweetsie Railroad. He enjoyed playing pool and was an avid racecar fan.
Funeral services were held on Friday, February 18, 2011 at 2:00 PM at the Badger Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Tommy Worth. Burial followed in Jones-Lewis Cemetery.
The family received friends from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM prior to the service.
Mr. Jones is survived by: 7 Sisters: Bonnie Lewis, Mae Johnson & Arzella Roush all of Mountain City, TN, Barbara Roush, Kathleen Roush & Patsy Lewis all of Creston & Mary Blevins of Lansing; 2 Brothers: J. D. Jones of Creston & Johnny Jones of Mountain City, TN; a stepdaughter, Edith Garris; Special Friend: Talia Rominger; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
The family request that memorials be made to Pine Mountain Baptist Church.
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Badger Funeral Home was entrusted with Mr. Jones's arrangements.