James Benjamin Jones
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James Benjamin Jones (Ben Jones), passed away Thursday morning, October 17th at 4:40 a.m.
Ben was an adventurous soul and a world traveler. He loved greatly and was greatly loved.
Ben was preceded in death by his father, Sam Jones; his mother, Edna McFarlin Jones; his brother, Truman Jones and sister, Marjorie Jones Sims.
Ben has four additional sisters, Nancy McNabb, Jane Goodwin and Sarah Jackson, all residing in Murfreesboro, TN and Mary Schultz of Winston-Salem, NC. Ben has two children, Keith Vestal Jones of Knoxville, TN and Elizabeth McFarlin Jones who resides in Pleasanton, CA. Ben is also survived by four grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
There will be a potluck family gathering at Ben's home on Friday, October 18th from 5-8 p.m., and a gathering for friends and family at Five Senses (1602 W. Northfield Blvd., Murfreesboro) on Saturday afternoon from 12-2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to one of Ben's favorite local organizations, the Cheekwood Botanical Gardens (www.cheekwood.org); or the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville (http://fristcenter.org).
Published in The Daily News Journal on Oct. 18, 2013