Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Jones


The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, September 12, 2003
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Robert D. Jones, 75, of Shelbyville, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003.
Born Oct. 8, 1927, in Indianapolis, s/o  Floyd and Hazel (Nail) Jones Sr.
Survivors include one brother, Richard W. Jones of Shelbyville.
Preceded in death by one brother, Floyd Jones Jr. Attorney and former deputy prosecutor pro tem, in Shelbyville, retiring in 2000. Practiced law in Indiana, New York, California and Washington.
Graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1945 and from Indiana University, New York University of Law and Vanderbilt University, on a Root-Tilden Scholarship.
U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Carmony-Ewing Broadway Street Funeral Home, 232 W. Broadway St.
Funeral services will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Robert Campbell officiating.
Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Shelby County, 110 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, May 16, 2002
Ruby D. Jones
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Ruby Dolly Jones, 67, of Shelbyville, died Wednesday, May 15, 2002.
Born Jan. 17, 1935, in Moral Township, she was the d/o  Kenneth Coffey  and  Elizabeth (Morris) Blocher.  Married  Marvin L. Jones  Dec. 11, 1957;he preceded her in death Aug. 22, 1995.
Survivors:  seven sons, Terry Jones,  Robert Jones,  Mike Jones,  Larry Jones,  Jimmie Jones  and  Randy Jones, all of Shelbyville, and  David Jones  of Marietta;  five daughters, Mrs. Hobert (Debra) Hurley II,  Mrs. Richard (Beverly) Smith,  Mrs. Jerry (Cinda) Killey  and  Mrs. Tony (Elizabeth) McClain, all of Shelbyville, and  Tammy Brown  of Greenwood;  seven brothers, Kenneth Coffey,  Charles Coffey,  Jerry Coffey,  Larry Coffey  and  Ronnie Coffey, all of Shelbyville, Harry Coffey  of Marietta and  Jimmy Coffey  of Indianapolis;  three sisters, Sharon Kidwell  of Martinsville, Margaret Poe  of Indianapolis and  Sarah Loveless  of Shelbyville; 32 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by one daughter, one son, one brother, one sister, stepfather  Arthur H. Blocher  and two grandchildren.
Employed by Southwestern High School for several years.
Member of Norristown Community Church in Norristown.
Burial will be in Miller Cemetery in Shelby County.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming



The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday October 27, 1998
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Ercel Mae (Bennington) Jones, 88, Shelbyville, died Monday, Major Hospital. 
Born March 28, 1910, Decatur County, to  Levi and M. (Brunner) Bennington.
Married  Isaac L. Jones  on June 9, 1928;  he preceded her in death November 12, 1990.
Homemaker.
Survivors:  Charlotte Rose Holt  and  Karen Jones, both of Indianapolis, and  Wanda Faye Rogers, Goodyear, Arizona; 28 grandchildren.
Preceded in death by one son and two grandchildren. 
Murphy-Parks Funeral Service.
Burial will be in Miller Cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming



The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday August 22, 1995
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Marvin L. Jones, 61, 111 East Hendricks Street, died Tuesday August 22, at his home.
Born November 28, 1933, Rushville, to  Isaac and  Ercel Jones. His mother survives in Shelbyville.
Married December 11, 1956, to  Ruby Dolly Coffey, who survives.
Retired in April 1995 after five years as a lawnmower manufacturer with Great States Corp.
Served in the U.S. Air Force.
Survivors are seven sons,  Terry Jones,  Robert Jones,  Larry Jones,  Jimmie Jones  and  Randy Jones, Shelbyville, and  Mike Jones  and David Jones, Marietta; five daughters,  Mrs. Hobert (Debra) Hurley Jr.,  Mrs. Richard (Beverly) Smith,  Mrs. Jerry (Cinda) Killey, and  Elizabeth Jones, Shelbyville, and  Tammy Moore, Greenwood; three sisters; 25 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A son, two daughters and two grandchildren preceded him in death.
Murphy Funeral home, the Rev. LeRoy Reed officiating. 
Burial will be at Miller Cemetery, Shelby County. Graveside military rites.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shares, Inc.
Contributed by Barb Huff
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming



The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday November 13, 1990
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Isaac L. Jones, 82, 50 West Franklin Street, died Monday November 13 at Major Hospital.
Son of  Elliott and  Fannie (Biggs) Jones, born in Greensburg, March 12, 1908
His wife,  Ercel M. (Bennington) Jones, whom he married June 9, 1928, survives.
Self-employed as a carpenter.
Other survivors:  son, Marvin L. Jones, Shelbyville; daughters,  Charlotte Rose Holt, Indianapolis,  Wanda Faye Rogers, Buckeye, Arizona, and  Karen Jones, Indianapolis; 28 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were a sister, a brother and two grandchildren.
Murphy Funeral Home, with the Rev. Donald G. Bradley, officiating. 
Burial will be at Miller Cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming



The  Shelbyville  News
Monday March 5, 1984
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Jerry L. Jones, 26, Indianapolis, former Shelbyville resident, died Friday, Indianapolis, apparent heart attack.
Employed as a cook at the Ground Round restaurant, Indianapolis.
Born July 2, 1957, in Peru, to  Marvin and Ruby (Dolly) Jones, Shelbyville, who survive.
Also surviving are grandparents,  Isaac and Ercel Jones  and  Mrs. Elizabeth Blotcher; brothers,  Terry L. Jones,  Robert L. Jones,  Michael W. Jones,  Larry D. Jones,  David A. Jones,  Jimmy E. Jones  and  Randy W. Jones; and sisters,  Deborah Hurley,  Beverly A. Jones,  Cindy L. Jones,  Elizabeth D. Jones  and  Tammy Moore
Two sisters preceded in death.
Murphy Mortuary with the Rev. Edward Dennis officiating. 
Burial will be in Miller Cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming



The  Shelbyville  News
Monday July 24, 1966
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DEATH  CLAIMS        
        MRS. JONES,  88
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Rites Wednesday For
Lifelong City Resident
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          Mrs. Mary Jones, 88, 129 West Hendricks street, died Sunday at 9:30 a.m. at the Ace Placid Nursing Home. Mrs. Jones had been ill several years.
          A lifelong resident of Shelbyville, Mrs. Jones was born here on August 27, 1877, the daughter of John M. and Thankful Ann (Bassett) Kennedy. She was married to Fred Jones on May 18, 1898, and he preceded in death in 1965.
          Surviving are three nieces and nephews, Mrs. Lucille Pence, Shelbyville, Capt. W. K. Rhodes, Jacksonville, Florida, and Mrs. Charles (Mary Nell) Fowler, Detroit.
          Mrs. Jones was a member of the First Methodist Church.
          Services will be Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at the Sleeth Funeral Home, with burial in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  News
April 3, 1965
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RITES  SET  FOR        
        MR. JONES,  90
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          Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday at the Sleeth Funeral Home for Fred Jones, 90, who died at 7:00 a.m. Friday at the Conover Nursing Home in Morristown. Mr. Jones formerly resided at 129 West Hendricks street. He had been ill for several years and had been a patient at the home a short time.
Rev. Lewis Wilson will conduct the services and burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
          Mr. Jones was born at Hope on July 3, 1874, the son of Benoni and Margaret (Saye) Jones. He married Mary Kennedy on May 18, 1898, and she survives with two nieces, Mrs. Lucille K. Pence of this city, and Mrs. Charles (Mary Nell) Fowler of Detroit, Michigan, and a nephew, USS Capt. Ret. W. K. Rhodes of Jacksonville, Florida.
          Mr. Jones had lived in Shelbyville most of his life and operated the former Golden Glow Tea Room from 1927 to 1942. He was a member of the First Methodist Church.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, December 17, 1958
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DEATH  CLAIMS  ORAL  H.  JONES
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Services Friday For Retired Mail Carrier
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          Oral H. Jones, 85, a retired Shelbyville mail carrier and lifelong city resident except for the last five years when he was a patient at a Fountaintown nursing home, died at the nursing home at 10 a.m. today.  Death was attributed to complications.
          Mr. Jones was born in Shelbyville April 12, 1873, the son of  Samuel W. and  Ellen (Parrish) Jones.  He was never married.  He was employed as a mail carrier here for 21 years and retired in 1921.  Surviving are two cousins, Henry T. Crane  and  Mrs. Ida O. White, both of Shelbyville.
          Funeral services will be held at the Ewing Mortuary at 10 a.m. Friday with Dr. H. R. Page officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 7 p.m. Thursday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, August 14, 1952
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“Mrs. Jones Dies at Son's Home
Former St. Paul Resident Succumbs After Long Illness
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          In ill health for three years …Mrs. Flora B. Jones, 80, former St. Paul resident, died Wednesday … at the home of a son, Ben Weidner  at 408 Walker St. … The daughter of  Jack and  Polly Anne (Mitchell) Shipp, she was born in Decatur county on May 8, 1872.  She first was married to  William Weidner  whose death occurred in 1902.  Four children were born to this union and two survive, the son Ben at whose home she died and  John J. Weidner  of New Jersey.  In 1903 she was married to  John P. Jones  who preceded her in death in 1944.  Five of six children survive from this marriage,  Merle,  Orville  and  Forrest Jones  of Indianapolis, Mrs. Dora Monroe, Shelby County, and  Mrs. Naomi Trietsch  of Anderson.  Also surviving are four step-children, Mrs. Ethel McDonald  and  Mrs. Martha Greeson of St. Paul, Roy Jones  of Milford and  Mrs. Zella Paul  of St. Omer … Mrs. Jones was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church.  Funeral rites will be conducted Saturday … Rev. C. M. Hager  will be in charge.  Interment will be in the VanPelt cemetery…”
Submitted and summarized by Don T. Mitchell


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, March 27, 1950
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JONES  RITES  ARE  ARRANGED
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          Last rites have been arranged for  Mrs. Sarah Jones, of 738 W. Franklin St. who died Saturday at the W. S. Major Hospital.
          Mrs. Jones, who was 25 years of age, was the wife of  Billie Jones, an employee of the Carney Hatchery.  She had been undergoing treatment for a rheumatic heart disorder.
          Mrs. Jones had resided in this city for the past three years.  Surviving with the husband are a three-year-old daughter and her parents who reside in Philadelphia, Pa.
          Funeral services, which are in charge of the Murphy Mortuary, will be held at the Green Funeral Home in Maringo Tuesday at 2:00 p.m.  Burial will be in the Maringo cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, March 4, 1946
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DEATH  CLAIMS  MRS. JONES, 97
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          Mrs. Cynthia A. Jones, 97, died at 3:20 o'clock Sunday morning, at the home of  Mrs. Gordon Thurston, a niece, 513 south West St., following a brief illness.  Mrs. Jones was born in the south part of Addison township, now Shelby township, Shelby county, December 18, 1848.  She was the first of a family of nine children born to  Andrew J.  and  Catherine (Larrison) Cherry, pioneer residents of Shelby county, and was the last member of the family.  She was the widow of  George S. Jones, a veteran of the Civil War, who was a teacher in the schools of Shelby county in his early years, and their marriage took place at the Cherry home.  Two children were born to them, Marcus A. and  Thomas H. Jones, who had preceded her in death.  Near surviving relatives of Mrs. Jones are two granddaughters, Mrs. Gladys Eschmeyer, of Phoenix, Arizona, and  Mrs. Jean Ann Craig, of Indianapolis; four great-grandchildren, Elisha Sexton, of Shelbyville, and  Miss Sue Eschmeyer, of Phoenix, and  Stephen  and  Sallie Craig, of Indianapolis, and a number of nephews and nieces in Shelby and adjoining counties.  Mrs. Jones had been a member of the Fenns Christian Church since her girlhood days, which were spent in the Fenns vicinity.  After her marriage to Mr. Jones they lived at Fairland, Manilla and Indianapolis.  Following the death of her son, Thomas H. Jones, in 1929, she came to Shelbyville to make her home.  She lived with her granddaughter, Mrs. Ray Sexton, until the latter's death a few years ago, and after that with Mr. Sexton until his death recently.  Her home was in the Stephan Bros. apartments and following the heavy damage by fire to the apartment two weeks ago she had been with Mrs. Thurston.  Her death was hastened by shock from the fire, as she had been remarkably active and in excellent health for one of her advanced years until a few days ago.  Funeral arrangements will be announced by Charles M. Ewing.
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The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, March 5, 1946
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JONES  FUNERAL  TO  BE  ON  WEDNESDAY  MORNING
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          Funeral services for Mrs. Cynthia A. Jones, 97, who died Sunday, will be conducted at the Ewing mortuary at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Ernest L. Ford, pastor of the First Christian Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Crown Hill cemetery in Indianapolis.  Friends may call at the mortuary at any time.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, October 26, 1944
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ST. PAUL  RESIDENT  SUCCUMBS  AT  HOME
Funeral Services for John P. Jones,
Retired County Farmer, to be Saturday
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          John Preston Jones, 81 year old retired Shelby county farmer, died at his home in St. Paul, at 8:00 o'clock this morning after having been ill with a complication of diseases since August.  His condition had been serious for the past two years.  Born in Shelby county on December 25, 1862, the son of  Charles and  Martha Jones, he was the last of a family of 13 children.  He had been a farmer all his life until he retired and moved to St. Paul several years ago.  On November 3, 1903, he was married to  Flora B. Weidner, who survives with the nine children.  They are  Mrs. Dora Monroe  of near Wilson Corner;  Mrs. Martha Greeson,  Mrs. Ethel McDonald  and  Merle Jones  of St. Paul;  Ray Jones  of Milford;  Mrs. Zella Paul  of St. Omer;  Forrest  and  Orvil Jones  of Indianapolis and  Mrs. Naomi Tibbetts  of Anderson, also surviving are 28 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.  Mr. Jones was a member of the Bethel Separate Baptist Church south of St. Paul where funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. McCorkle former pastor of the church officiating.  Burial will be made in the Copeland cemetery in charge of D. E. Carmony, of St. Paul.  Friends may call at the late home after noon Thursday.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday February 28, 1942
Page 1 column 2
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RAYS  CROSSING  RESIDENT  DIES
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          Mrs. Grace Jones, wife of  W. A. Jones, died at the home of a sister, Mrs. A. F. Schuler, at 27 North Holmes Avenue, Indianapolis, Friday evening at 9:45 o'clock.  The family lives near Rays Crossing, but Mrs. Jones, who had been ill for some time, was under the care of her sister.
          Born in Shelby county, March 29, 1875, was married in 1912 to Mr. Jones, who with the son, Julian, and the step-son Captain Clifford Jones, of the united States Army, survives.
          In addition, there are three grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Anna Schuler  and  Miss Katherine Ensminger, of Indianapolis and a brother, John Ensminger, of Waldron.
          The body will be brought to the Morris H. Sleeth funeral establishment here, where short services will be held Monday afternoon at 1:15 o'clock, with regular services to follow at 2:00 o'clock at the Rays Crossing C.U. church.  Burial will be in the Vienna cemetery, in Rush county in charge of Morris H. Sleeth.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie


The  Shelbyville  Republican
December 12, 1941
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CITY  MAN,  75
DIES  SUNDAY
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          George H. Jones,  widely known resident, died at Madison Sunday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock.
          Mr. Jones was born in Corinth, Ky., March of 1865.  He came to Shelbyville when a young man.  He was formerly employed as a furniture worker for the D. L. Conrey Furniture Co.
          Survivors are an adopted daughter,  Mrs. Mabel Green,  of Second street;  Joseph Green,  of the Boggstown road, and two grandsons,  Jack  and  Gene Green,  of Shelbyville.
          He was a member of the Mt. Pisgah Baptist church and of the Red Men's lodge.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Loren H. Murphy funeral home.  Burial will be in the Mt. Pisgah cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday June 7, 1930
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WILLIAM  JONES  DIED  YESTERDAY
Well Known Waldron Resident Succumbs After Illness of Several Years
FUNERAL  SERVICES  SUNDAY
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          William Carl Jones, well known resident of Waldron, died Friday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock at his home at the age of fifty years.  He had been in ill health for the past several years.
          Mr. Jones was born in Shelby county on July 31, 1879 and was the son of  Mr. and Mrs. Amos L. Jones.  All of his life had been spent in this county.  He was a member of the Bethel Baptist church and the Masonic order at Milford.
          He leaves the widow, Mrs. Bertha Jones;  two sons,  Bernard,  at home, and  Melvin,  of this city; and two daughters,  Jennie Elizabeth  and  Marjorie, at home.  The aged mother,  Mrs. Permelia Elizabeth Jones, of Waldron; three brothers,  Austin, of Decatur county;  Claude,  of this county, and Forest Jones, of Waldron; one sister,  Mrs. E. R. Lemmons,  of Waldron, and four grandchildren also survive.
          Funeral services will be held at the Waldron Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock with the Rev. C. B. Atkinson, pastor of the church, officiating.  Burial will be in the Ogden cemetery, Charles M. Ewing in charge.  The Masons will have charge of the services at the grave.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, September 19, 1928 (daily paper)
THOMAS JONES DEAD
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          Thomas Jones, age fifty-two, a former resident of Shelby and Rush counties, died Tuesday night at 11 o'clock at his home in Chicago, according to messages which were received today by relatives in this county.  Mr. Jones had always been a resident of Shelby and Rush counties until recently when he moved to Indianapolis.  About six months ago he went to Chicago.  His death was caused by a complication of diseases.  He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Verna Jones; a daughter, Jean, age ten years; his mother, Mrs. Cynthia Jones, all of Chicago.  Mr. Jones was a nephew of  James L. Cherry,  Frank Cherry,  Mrs. Fannie Drager, and  Mrs. Phoebe Drager, all of Shelby county.  Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, September 20, 1928
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FUNERAL SERVICE FRIDAY
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          Funeral services for  Thomas Jones, former resident of Shelby county who died Tuesday at his home in Chicago, will be conducted Friday morning at ten o'clock, daylight saving time, at McNeeley Brothers funeral home 1828 North Meridian street, Indianapolis.  Burial will be made in Crown Hill cemetery.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, November 24, 1927
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MRS.  ANNE  JONES
DIED  THIS  MORNING
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          Mrs. Anna Jones, wife of  George Jones  and widely known resident of the Mt. Pisgah neighborhood, died at 8:10 o'clock this morning at her home northeast of this city following a long illness due to arthritis and oraemic poisoning.
          Mrs. Jones had been in ill health over a period of three years and for the past several days her condition had been extremely critical with little hope for her recovery.  Although her death was not unexpected, the announcement comes as a severe shock to her many friends in the community.
          Funeral services are to be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the late home with the Rev. Mr. Sifer, pastor of the Mt. Pisgah Baptist church, officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Pisgah cemetery with Morris H. Sleeth, undertaker, in charge.
          Mrs. Jones was a daughter of the late  Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ross  and was born near Smithland, in Shelby county, Jan. 4, 1868, being at the time of death, fifty-nine years, ten months and eight days old.  Her marriage to George Jones took place on Nov. 17, 1887.
          Mrs. Jones had been a member of the Mt. Pisgah Baptist church for many years and had always been devoted to the church and affairs of her community.  She was also a member of the local Pocahontas lodge.
          She is survived by the husband; an adopted daughter,  Mrs. Lowell Green,  of this city; a step-son,  Joseph Jones,  of near Shelbyville; four sisters,  Mrs. Ernest Fortune,  of this city;  Miss Dora Ross,  of Oklahoma;  Mrs. Ida Moore,  of Mt. Auburn, and  Mrs. Henry Myers, of Illinois, and five brothers, Charles Ross, of Peru, Ind.;  Fred Ross,  of Clayton, Ind.;  Joseph,  Leonard  and  Clarence Ross,  all of this city.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, November 22, 1927
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DEATH  FOLLOWS
LONG  ILLNESS
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Mrs. George Jones, Age 59 Dies
At Home in Mt. Pisgah Community
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FUNERAL  TO  BE  FRIDAY
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          The death of  Mrs. Anna Jones, age 59, wife of  George Jones,  occurred at 8:10 o'clock this morning at their home hear the Mt. Pisgah church, following an illness of three years.  Death was due to artritis[sic] and uremic poisoning.
          Born in Shelby county near Smithland, January 4, 1868, Mrs. JOnes was the daughter of the late  Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ross.  She was married to Mr. Jones, November 17, 1887.  Mrs. Jones was a member of the Mt. Pisgah Baptist church and the Wheat Chief Council, Degree of Pocahontas of this city.
          Besides the husband, Mrs. Jones is survived by an adopted daughter,  Mrs. Lowell Green  of Shelbyville; a step-son,  Joseph Jones,  at home; four sisters,  Mrs. Ernest Fortune  of this city,  Mrs. Dora Ross  of Oklahoma,  Mrs. Ida Moore,  of Mt. Auburn, and  Mrs. Henry Myers  of Illinois, and five brothers,  Charles Ross,  Peru, Ind.,  Fred Ross  of Clayton, Ind.,  James,  Leonard  and  Clarence Ross  of this city.
          Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Friday afternoon at the Mt. Pisgah Baptist church with the pastor, the Rev. Mr. Slifer, officiating.  Interment will be in the church cemetery in charge of Morris Sleeth.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Thursday, December 24, 1925
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FUNERAL  SERVICES
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          Funeral services for  Mrs. Leah Jones,  whose body was brought here following her death at Foley, Ala., was held this afternoon at one-thrity o'clock at the Fix funeral chapel, Rev. R. R. Cross, pastor of the West street M. E. church officiating.  Interment was made in the family lot in the Ogden cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, April 1, 1924
Page 1, column 3
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DIED  YESTERDAY  IN  RUSH  COUNTY
Isaac R. Jones, Aged Resident
Succumbed At Daughter's Home Near Carthage
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NATIVE  OF  SHELBY  COUNTY
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          Isaac R. Jones, former resident of Shelby county, died Monday evening at seven o'clock, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Samuel Martin, near Carthage, in Rush county. Death was caused from a complication of diseases and senility.  Mr. Jones was born in Addison township on February 4, 1834, his age being 90 years, one month and twenty-seven days.  He was a member of the Mt. Pisgah Baptist church for many years.  Mr. Jones was married to  Miss Mary Tillison  during the year 1856.  To this union were born five children, four sons and one daughter, who besides the widow survive. They are  Mrs. Samuel Martin, at whose home he passed away, William  of Hancock county;  Stephen  and  Jess,  of Shelby county, and  Frank,  of Indianapolis.  Also five grandchildren and six great grandchildren are left to mourn his loss.  Funeral services will be conducted at the Liberty United Brethern church, in Marion township on Wednesday morning at ten-thirty o'clock, the Rev. J. L. Lewis, of Gwynneville, officiating.  Interment in the church cemetery, M. H. Sleeth in charge.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Indianapolis  Star
October 4, 1923
Page 5
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          Morristown--- Ezekiel Jones, 60 years old, is dead from a complication of diseases at his home four and one half miles northeast of here.  He is survived by the widow.  Burial in the Arlington cemetery.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
September 30, 1923
Page 1
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NONAGENARIAN  IS  DEAD  AT  HOME  HERE
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Mrs. Parthenia Jones, 93 Years Old,
Died At Home of Her Daughter
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          Mrs. Parthenia Jones, one of the oldest residents of this city, who had lived in Shelby county for more than 85 years, died at 3:15 o’clock Friday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dora Turner, 831 Meridian street. Her death was caused from a general complication of ailments brought on by her advanced age.
          Becoming a resident of Shelby county 14 years after the county was established, Mrs. Jones was one of the few persons who could lately recall personal experiences in the growth and progress of the community. She was born July 13, 1830 in the state of Virginia and came to Shelby county when she was six years old. At her death she was ninety-three years, two months and sixteen days old. Her home had been in Shelby county ever since she moved here when a child.
          Mrs. Jones was widely known and beloved by many. Her associations with the early history of the county gave her a place of distinction and honor and her death removed one of the fast disappearing links between the present and past generations.
          Her nearest surviving relative is the daughter, Mrs. Dora Turner, with whom Mrs. Jones made her home. She also leaves four granddaughters, Mrs. W.J. Smith, of Connersville; Mrs. Rex Mood, of Kansas City, Kansas; Mrs. Earl Tadlock, of Richmond, Indiana, and Miss Florence Jones, of Albany, Indiana; one grandson, Howard Turner, of this city, eight great grandchildren. There is one great-great grandchild, Charles Howard Beckman, of Richmond.
          Funeral services will be held at 2:00 o’clock Monday afternoon at the home. The Rev. L.C. Murr will officiate and burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday, February 25, 1922
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MRS.  SENA  JONES
DIED  ON  SATURDAY
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Aged Resident of County
Passed Away -- Funeral
Held Tuesday.
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          Mrs. Sena Jones,  87 years, 1 month and 8 days old, widow of  William C. Jones,  died at the home of her son,  John Jones,  one and a half miles east of this city, Saturday evening at 7 o'clock, of a complication of diseases from which she had suffered for several months.  Funeral services will be held at the Mt. Pisgah Baptist church, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock and the burial will be made in the church cemetery in charge of R. T. Stewart, funeral director.
          Mrs. Jones was born in Estel county, Kentucky, Jan. 17, 1835, and at the age of 14 years came to this county where she had since resided.  On March 22, 1853, she was united in marriage to Mr. Jones.  To this union seven children were born, three of whom passed away several years ago.  Two sons,  John  and  James L. Jones  and two daughters,  Mrs. Rebecca Stillwell,  of Flint, Mich., and  Mrs. Isabell Paul,  of this city, survive their mother.  Mrs. Jones was a member of the M. E. church.  She was a woman of admirable character and was favorably known thuout the county.  Her husband preceded her 58 years ago.
          Besides the children mentioned, she is survived by three brothers, namely,  Taylor Walton,  of Lebanon, Ind.,  Jefferson Walton,  of this city, and  Gabriel Walton.  of Kokomo, Ind., and two sisters,  Mrs. Rebecca Stroup,  of Indianapolis, and  Mrs. Kate Kney,  of Lebanon.  She is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Kansas  City  Star
January 13, 1921
Page 6
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          JONES---Joshua Albert Jones,  77 years old, a retired millwright, died today at the home of his daughter,  Mrs. Joseph J.Hennessy,  2407 Bales avenue.  He was born in Shelby County, Indiana.  He was a member of the Farragut-Thomas post, G.A.R.  He leaves besides Mrs. Hennessy, two other daughters,  Mrs. J. W. Arrington,  Parkville, Mo.;  Mrs. H. A. Brown,  122 Park avenue, and a son,  Melford Jones,  1917 Lexington avenue.
Contributed by John Addison Ballard


The  Indianapolis  News
March 17, 1919
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          Theresa Marie Jones, daughter of  Lillian Dailey  and   Schuyler C. Jones,  passed away Thursday, March 12, at the residence of her mother, 516 E. St. Clair.  Funeral the home followed by services in St. Mary’s church Monday.  Burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.  Friends invited.
Contributed by Charlene Hoff
[Note from Charlene: She was 17 years old and died of pulmonary tuberculosis, according to the death return that I found in the paper. Obit was very hard to read, but I could figure out most of it.]


The  Indianapolis  Star
Friday, September 24, 1915
Page 4   Column 8
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          SHELBYVILLE -- Newton L. Jones,  85 years old, is dead in Jackson Township.  He is survived by his widow, a brother,  John L. Jones  of Columbus, and four children,  Mrs. Elijah S. Carter of Columbus,  Mrs. Edward Chambers  of Rushville and  Mrs. Emma Burnett  and  Percy Jones,  at home.
Contributed by Virginia Latta Curulla


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, January 16, 1913
(weekly paper) from Wednesday's daily
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GEORGE  SMYTH  JONES
DEAD  AT  INDIANAPOLIS
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          George Smyth Jones, seventy years old, formerly a resident of this city and county, is dead at his home in Indianapolis, word of his passing away having been received here Tuesday night in a telegram to his brother-in-law, Harvey Cherry, south of the city.  The telegram stated that the end came at the Deaconess hospital, where he had been a patient for the past three weeks.  He had suffered for the past year from cancer of the face and his death was caused by complications brought on by the affliction.  Mr. Jones had an extensive acquaintance in this city and county, where the earlier years of his active life were spent.  He was a native of Kentucky but had come to Shelby county while still a young man.  He taught school for several years in this county and was a man of splendid education.  For some time he was prominent in the newspaper world locally and at one time was the editor of an independent paper in this city.  He also published a small paper for a few years at Manilla.  During his residence in this county he married  Cynthia Cherry, daughter of the late  Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Cherry.  She survives him and he also leaves a son, Thomas, of Chicago, and two grandchildren, Misses Marie  and  Gladys Jones, daughters of  Mrs. Charles Moberly, east of this city, and the late  Marshall Jones.  He has a number of brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law living in this county.  Mr. Jones had been a resident of Indianapolis for the past twenty years and had been employed as a meat inspector in the large packing houses at that place.  He was a veteran of the civil war.  He drew a pension of considerable size on account of poor health that resulted from exposure while in the service of his country.  In addition to this he commanded a good salary as an expert in the packing business and had accumulated valuable property in the capital city.  The funeral services will be held at the house at two o'clock Friday afternoon and the interment will be made in Crown Hill cemetery.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, September 17, 1908
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    DEATHS -- FUNERALS   
          Miss Mary Jones,  aged 72, died at the home of her sister,  Mrs. James Tillison,  at Blue Ridge, Wednesday morning at 11:45 o'clock.  She had been ill many months of dropsy and her death was not unexpected.
          Miss Jones is survived by two sisters -- Mrs. Tillison, at whose home she died,  Mrs. Rebecca Marshall,  also of Blue Ridge -- and one brother,  Harrison Jones, of Rays Crossing.
          She was a member of the M. E. church at Blue Ridge where the funeral services will be conducted Friday morning at ten o'clock,  Rev. Cordey  officiating.  Interment will be in Blue Ridge cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, February 15, 1906
page 1
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DEATH  OF  MRS.  JONES

This Morning in San Antonio, Texas, After Lingering Illness.
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From Monday's Daily.
          Mrs. Catherine Jones, widow of the late  Dr. T. S. Jones,  died at San Antonio, Texas, this morning at 8:30 o'clock, surrounded by her three children,  Ethel M.,  William S.  and  Herbert C.  Mrs. Jones has been in poor health for several years and since the death of her husband about three years ago, her health has steadily declined.  Last fall she decided to go south to spend the winter in the hope that a change of climate would benefit her, but the king of terrors was not to be denied and, as above stated, death claimed her as his own this morning.  Her daughter, Ethel, with all the love, and fidelity of a devoted daughter, gave up her position in the public schools in Shelbyville and went South with her mother to care for her and minister to her wants.  The remains will be brought back here by the children and they expect to arrive here Wednesday and the funeral will probably occur on Thursday.  The remains will be taken to her late residence, 112 south Harrison street, on arrival here.
          Her maiden name was Catherine Struble.  She was married to Dr. T. S. Jones at her home in Bartholomew county in 1878 and of this union three children are living, all of whom were with her at the time of her death.  She was a member of the First M. E. church in this city and was a refined and lovely Christian woman.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Republican
Tuesday, February 13, 1906
Page 1
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DIES  IN  TEXAS
Mrs. Catherine  Jones  Dies  After  Three  Months  in  Texas
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(From Monday's Daily.)
          Mrs. Catherine Jones, who left Shelbyville three months ago and went to San Antonio, Tex., for her health, died this morning.  Her sons  Stanley  and  Herbert Jones had just arrived at ther bedside shortly before her death.  The former left here Wednesday and the latter Friday.  Miss Ethel Jones, daughter, was at the bedside of Mrs. Jones when she died, having been with her constantly during her sojourn in Texas.  The cause of her death was tuberculosis.  She leaves three children, Stanley, Herbert and Miss Ethel Jones.  Her husband Dr. Jones died three years ago.  The body will be brought from Texas immediately, arriving here Wednesday and the funeral services will be conducted Thursday.  Further details will be given later.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Republican
Tuesday December 3, 1901
Page 3 column 2
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          Paul C., son of  Mr. and Mrs. Ora Jones, died at their home in Noble township, Wednesday, November 27, at two a.m., aged two months and twelve days.  Funeral services were held at Winchester church Thursday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. J. T. Anthony officiating.  Interment in charge of Stewart & Hand.
[Buried Winchester Cemetery]
For more information on this family, please contact  Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
December 24, 1891
Page 4   Column 3
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LOCAL  NEWS.
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          Armita Jones  died at the residence of her uncle,  Henry T. Crane,  at No. 148 East Franklin st., at 5 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 23, of consumption, aged 17 years.  Funeral services will be held at the residence at 9 a.m. to-morrow, Rev. Charles Tinsley officiating, interment at city cemetery by Cummin & Edwards, funeral directors.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
December 31, 1891
Page 3
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          Arminta Jones  died at the residence of her uncle,  Henry T. Crane,  at No. 148 East Franklin st. at 5 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 23, of consumption, aged 17 years.&nbnsp; Funeral services were held at the residence at 9 a.m. to-morrow[sic], Rev. Charles Tinsley officiating, interment at city cemetery by Cummins & Edwards, funeral directors..
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday June 6, 1889
Page 3 column 2
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          Mrs. Jane Jones, died at the residence of  William Monroe, in Washington township, Thursday, [May 30] age eighty-one years.  The funeral services were held at the Pleasant Valley church at three o'clock Friday afternoon, Rev. Wickoff officiating.  Interment in the Ogden cemetery.  D. B. Wilson funeral director.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
March 22, 1888
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          Andrew Jones died at his home one half miles east of this city at five o'clock Tuesday morning of paralysis, age seventy- seven years.  The remains were interred at the Nave cemetery at three o'clock Wednesday afternoon.  Deceased was born in Monroe county, West Virginia January 13, 1811 and came to this County in the fall of 1833.  He was married to  Mary E. Gatewood  December 28, 1845.  He was an upright, honorable man and leaves many friends.  Cummins and Edwards funeral directors.
Submitted by Barb Huff


Jones, Alfred (of Shelby County) / Death of, N. 10-21-1885 p3 c2.
From the Indianapolis Newspapers Database, 1848-1991


Jones, John (of Shelbyville) / Accidental death of, N. 6-12-1885 p1 c3.
From the Indianapolis Newspapers Database, 1848-1991


The  Daily  Republican
Saturday, June 14, 1884
Page 1, column 6
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THE  LATE  THOMAS  JONES
Interesting Sketch of a Shelby County Pioneer, Recently Departed
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          Thomas J. Jones, a pioneer of Noble township, Shelby county, was born in Monroe county, West Virginia on the 12th day of October, 1815.  A few months later his father moved to Lewisburg, the county seat of Greenbrier county, and in the fall of 1828 he came with his father to Hamilton, Ohio, where he remained a few months.  He then came with his father to Noble township, in this county, landing there during the early part of March 1829, and has lived in that township ever since, except a few months in Waldron.  He remained with his father until his twenty-fourth year and helped on his father's farm.  He then married  Elizabeth Marsh  on February 21, 1839 and settled in the woods to clear a farm for himself.  In the fall of 1832 he joined the Newlight Church, and remained with that church until about ten years, after which he united with the Missionary Baptist church, and remained with it until his death on or about 51 years.  Since he first joined church, he has had the settling of forty estates, twenty-three in Shelby, sixteen in Decatur, and one in Tipton county; has been guardian of twenty three wards; has served as justice of the peace sixteen and one-half years in Noble, and was re-elected in the spring of 1878, but in the fall of that year resigned the office.  During the many years that he acted as justice of the peace, be had only one jury.  The health of Mr. Jones had been declining for several years, but with remarkable fortitude and perserverance he bore up, though it was only with great effort that he could attend to his business affairs at times.  On June 9th he was returning from his day's duties, when death met him very suddenly as he was riding by the residence of Thomas J. Mount in Noble township.  He dropped dead suddenly in his buggy.  This happened about 6 o'clock in the afternoon, and at the close of his valuable life he was exactly sixty-eight years, seven months and seventeen days old.  He was a pure and self-sacrificing Christian throughout life, a kind and most affectionate husband and father, and was highly esteemed by all for his integrity and upright character.  The church, the Sunday school and a wide circle of friends mourn his departure.  Mr. Jones was the father of twelve children, of whom only three survive, these being one son and two daughters.  Noble township never had a better citizen than "Uncle" Tommy Jones and it will be dificult to supply his place in business and social circles.
[Buried Jones Cemetery]
page 4, column 3
          Elsewhere will be found a biographical sketch of the late Thomas J. Jones, who died suddenly in Noble township last Tuesday.  A mournful interest will attach to this article when his friends learn that the first part was written before his death by Mr. Jones himself.  It is as modest in its statements as Mr. Jones himself was in all his life work, and shows in few and simple words the industrious career of one of Shelby county's worthiest citizens.  The part of the obituary notice written by Mr. Jones is reproduced in the Republican just as it came from his pen, with only a few verbal alterations.  The last paragraph describing the time and manner of his death is furnished by one of his intimate friends.  The editor of this paper was proud to number Mr. Jones among his warm friends and sincerely regrets his sudden taking off.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, August 3, 1882
Page 3, column 2
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          The death of Mrs. Elizabeth Jones, formerly of this city, took place at her home in Clark County, Illinois, on the 26th inst.  She was one of the pioneer women of Shelby county, and had many friends here who will regret to hear of her demise.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, June 15, 1882
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-- Obituary --
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          Henry Jones, after an illness of a week's duration with typhoid pneumonia, died at his residence in Washington township, Shelby county, Indiana, on Friday, the 9th day of June 1882, aged 49 years, four months and ten days.  Henry Jones was born in Becke County, Pennsylvania, January 29th 1833; moved to Bartholomew County, Indiana, in the year 1852; was married in 1855 to Jeannette Scudder.  He leaves a wife and five children to mourn his loss; another child has gone on before.  He, by his industry and frugality, made himself and family a comfortable home.  He was a man of good morals, and was respected by all his neighbors.  He was a kind and loving husband; a kind and considerate father.  He was buried at St. George's Lutheran Church in Jackson township on Sunday, the llth instant.  Notwithstanding it rained during the whole of the forenoon, his remains were followed to the tomb by quite a number of friends and relatives.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Kuhn, of Edinburg.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, March 3, 1881
Page 2, column 7
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          DIED  JONES  -- On Monday night, February 28, 1881, at eight o'clock, Mrs. Mary E. (Gatewood) Jones,  wife of  Andrew Jones,  of this township, aged 61 years.   Funeral Wednesday, March 2, at Pleasant Hill Church yard.  Deceased was born in Floyd county, Kentucky.  Moved to this State in October, 1820.  She united with the Baptist Church in this city in 1846, and was highly esteemed by all for her sweet, Christian character.  She was an affectionate wife, and indulgent and tender mother.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, September 11, 1879
Page 3, column 4
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CRADLE -- ALTAR -- TOMB.
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Died.
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          JONES -- On September 6, 1879, infant of  Mr. and Mrs. George Jones,  of West South street.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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