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Sept. 11, 1919-Jan. 6, 2008

MOUNT OLIVE -- Preston L. Jones, 88, died Sunday. He was son of the late Herman Guy Jones Sr. and Charlie Lee Waterfield Jones, and husband of the late Marie Holmes Jones.

He was a member of Knotts Island United Methodist Church, member of Mount Olive Masonic Lodge 208, member of Khedine Shrine Temple in Norfolk, Va., member of Arab Patrol of Khedine Temple and member of Mount Olive Chamber of Commerce. He owned and operated Jones Grocery and Supply on Knotts Island for over 40 years before moving to Mount Olive.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews including Gary W. Jones Sr. of Knotts Island. In addition to his parents and wife, he is predeceased by a brother, Herman Guy Jones Jr.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Tyndall Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Rose and Dr. Dennis Draper officiating. Burial with Masonic Rites will be in Maplewood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to Shriner's Hospital for Children, P.O. Box 490, New Bern, N.C. 28563-0490.


Published in Obituaries on January 7, 2008 2:42 PM