AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest November 26, 2009, Mr. Joe A. "Shine" Jones, 86, formerly of Lincolnton, GA. He was the son of the late Issac Joe Jones and Minnie Leverett Jones. Mr. Jones was a former owner of a Sawmill, Cafe', Grocery Store, Laundromat, Jones and Son Trucking & Construction Company, Jones Monuments and co-owner of Wright and Jones Funeral Home. He was a Truck Driver for Murray Biscuit Cookie Company where he retired after twenty-nine years of service. He was preceded in death by his late wife, Mary Emma Hawes Jones of 49 years and daughter, Vivian "Bay" Jones. He leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife, Arlena Stewart Jones; children, Henry "Peter" (Hartent) Jones of Washington, GA, Joe Junior "Reindeer" (Lizzie) Jones, Harriet Jones Casemere, Samuel (Laverne) Jones, Gary (Patricia) Jones all of Augusta, GA and Cary (Vickie) Jones of Atlanta, GA; stepchildren, Barbara Thomas, Anthony Stewart and Gloria Stewart all of Augusta, GA; sister, Bessie Williams of Morrow, GA; brothers, William "Cap" Jones and Isaac "Red" (Daisy) Jones all of Lincolnton, GA; sisters-in-law, Mariah Jones, Arlesia Hawes and Ella Hamp all of Lincolnton, GA, Blanche Jones of Cappella, CA, Louise Scott of Augusta, GA and Roberta (Norman) Shoemake of Philadelphia, PA; brothers-in-law, Joe Otis Hawes of Lincolnton, GA and Albert Hamp of Augusta, GA; twenty grandchildren, six-step grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; nine step great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. from Mulberry Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, 5129 Double Branches Road, Lincolnton, Georgia where Reverend George M. Glenn is pastor and Reverend Larry Fryer eulogist. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at W. H. Mays Mortuary Chapel from 6:30p.m. to 7:30p.m. and Wednesday, December 2, 2009 from Wright and Jones Funeral Home, 111 N. Washington Street, Lincolnton, Georgia from 7:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. Friends may call the residence or W. H. Mays Mortuary, 1221 James Brown Boulevard, Augusta, GA 30901 (706) 722-6401.
The Augusta Chronicle-December 1, 2009