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Richard JONES

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Family-Placed Death Notice

JONES, Richard A memorial service will be held June 30th at 1:00pm at Pine Grove Baptist Church for Richard (Dick) Potter Jones, 85, Cedar Bluff, AL, who died June 21st at Floyd Medical Center, Rome, GA. Rev. Ricky Pollard will officiate at the celebration of Mr. Jones life. Mr. Jones was born in Columbus, North Carolina, but spent the majority of his life in South Fulton County (Ben Hill, GA) before moving to Cedar Bluff, AL, in 2005. He was an Elder at Mableton Community Church before moving to Alabama. He was currently a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church in Centre, AL. Mr. Jones was a 30 + year employee of the Georgia Department of Transportation in the Atlanta area as a Surveyor and Utilities Inspector before retiring. He served as a Scout Master for many years and loved working with the Boy Scouts of America. He was preceded in death by his wife, Melba Read Jones of Atlanta, his parents, Ora Potter Jones and Waid Allan Jones, Sr. of Atlanta, brother Waid Allan (AI) Jones, Jr. of Carrollton GA, and nephew Waid Allan Jones of Bowden, GA. Survivors include his sister, Nan and Luther Herman of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, his son Rick and Allene Jones of Fayetteville, GA, his daughter Cindy and John Davis, Cedar Bluff, AL, his granddaughter Kelley and Mike Meyers of Newnan, GA, his grandson Daniel and Caroline Jones of Marietta, GA, soon to be born great granddaughter Katelyn Grace Meyers and several nieces and nephews. Interment will be at a later date beside his wife at St. Andrews- in-the-Pines Episcopal Church in Fayetteville, GA. Gammage Funeral Home, Cedartown, GA, will be in charge of the cremation arrangements.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on June 28, 2012