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JONES, Deacon Forace age 92, was called home on Thursday, October 31, 2013. A lifelong, faithful member and Deacon of Mount Enon Baptist Church for over 50 years. Retiree of General Motors-Delco Products and founder of The Spirit of Zion Gospel Singers. He was truly a man of God who always sang praises. He served in the U.S. Army then relocated to Dayton, Ohio and married the love of his life, his devoted wife of 58 years, Earline Marie Jones, who proceded him in death. Proceded in death by his dear and youngest son, Mark Anthony Jones, a sister, 4 brothers and beloved nephew Albert Jones. Survivors include beloved sons Royce Jones, Los Angeles, CA; Karl Jones, Allen Jones, Dayton, OH; his cherished, loving & devoted daughter Sheila Jones Bates Watts, Inglewood, CA; daughter-in-law Peggy Jones, Los Angeles, CA; 6 granddaughters Reagan Jones, Ashely Jones, Shasen Bates, Bree Jones, Tinielle Jones and SheMya Watts; great grandson Mason Neguail Woolens; brothers Austin Jones (Bessie), Dayton, Raymond Jones (Elizabeth), Atlanta, GA; special nieces Janet Jones, Regina Clay, Cynthia Miller-Cole; best friend Lee Russell Brown and dearly devoted family friend "nurse" Marchelle Ellison. Host of nieces, nephews, brother and sisters-in-law, cousins, many loving & devoted friends. Funeral services will be 11 A.M., Friday, November 8, 2013 at Mt. Enon Baptist Church, 1501 W. Third St. Pastor Cory J. Pruitt officiating. The family will receive friends 10- 11 A.M. Interment West Memory Gardens. HHRoberts.com
Published in Dayton Daily News on Nov. 7, 2013