Obituary Donated by Joyce Collins


From the Barbourville Mountain Advocates March 5, 2009


RALPH JONES
Ralph JONES, age 66, of Girdler, was born at Greenroad, Kentucky on August 25, 1942. He was a son of the late Chester Jones and Ethel Messer Jones. Mr. Jones died, Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at his home. He was a member of Horn Branch Baptist Church. Mr. Jones was a well known Knox County Carpenter and Painter. On December 14, 1963, he united in marriage to Irene Mills and to this union a beloved daughter, Lisa was born.

He is survived by his loving wife, Irene Mills Jones of Girdler; his daughter, Lisa Rice and husband, Amos of Bimble; his grandchildren; Jessica McBee and Alex Rice; his sisters; Isabelle Barker and husband, Dr. Ken Barker of Texas; Phyllis Jeanette Hubbard and husband, Mike of Bimble; his brothers; Bill Jones and wife, Margie; Ted Jones and wife, Louise; Terrell Jones and wife, Lorene all of Girdler; Robert Jones and wife, Cheryl of McKinley, Illinois; sisters-in-law; Raylene Jones of London; Eliza Smith, Cleda Smith and husband, Golden all of Woollum; brothers-in-law; Jim Mills of Girdler; Enos Mills of Woollum; Dallas and wife, Vivlee of Crane Nest; Otis Mills and wife, Irene of Ohio; special friends; Cheryl Hembree, Robert Wyatt, Lee Reeder, Sheila Brown, Diane Thomas and husband, Mike and many other dear and loving extended family and friends. Mr. Jones was preceded in death by; a sister; Hattie Rowland; brothers; Denver and McKinley Jones;his In-laws; Jim and Dora Mills; sister-in-law; Nannie Mills; and brother-in-law; Dexter Mills.

Funeral Services for Ralph Jones will be conducted in the Hopper Funeral Home Chapel, Saturday, February 14, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Owen Smith and Dr. Ken Barker officiating. Burial will follow in the Nan-Riley Cemetery at Woollum with Teddy Jones, Phillip Jones, McKinley Jones Jr., Dennis Smith, Eric Hubbard, Alvin Gambrel, and Mark Medlin, serving as pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Rev. Dexter Smith and James Smith. Friends will be received at the Hopper Funeral Home Friday, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and after 10:00 a.m. Saturday until the funeral hour at 11:00 a.m. Hopper Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

He will be missed by his wife, daughter, two granddaughters and all family and friends.



     

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