Modestine Jones


ASHEVILLE - Modestine "Mot" Jones died Monday, November 5, 2012. A life long resident of Asheville she was a daughter of Whitemore and Emma Wells Oliver. Both parents preceded her in death.

Surviving are her daughters, Caretha Bates and Teressa Searles of Asheville; son, Michael Bates of Asheville; 3 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 12 great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Hart Funeral Service, Dr. S.A. Almalik will officiate, burial will be in Violet Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at 3-C Hillcrest Apts. An online memorial register is available at


Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Nov. 9, 2012