J.M. "Buddy" Jones, 77 of Graceville, Poplar Springs Community, passed away Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 at Southeast Alabama Medical Center. Buddy was born in Black, Ala., on Nov. 27, 1935 to the late John Sollie and Daisy Evada Miles Jones. Although blind, Buddy was a strong man enjoying life, working in the garden and fixing things. He loved spending time with his family and to fish every chance he could.
Proceeded in death by his wife, Betty Jones; two brothers, Jimmy and Donald, and one sister, Dorothy "Dot" Roberts.
Survived by three sons, Bobby Jones (Brenda), Graceville, John Allen Jones, and John Paul Jones both of Panama City; three sisters, Mincie Carnley (R.J.), Bonifay, Doris Owens (Presley), Graceville, and Virginia "Tom" Smith, Hiawassee, Ga., and two grandsons.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 at Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Edwin Bell and the Rev. Seabron "Buddy" Pennington officiating. Burial followed in Christian Home FWB Cemetery with James & Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville directing. Family received friends at Bethel Baptist Church Monday, 6 to 8 p.m. Expressions of sympathy can be made at http://www.jamesandlipford.com/