Margaret Juanita Lane Jones

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Margaret L. Jones


Margaret Juanita Lane Jones, born June 30, 1918 in Greenville, SC, entered the church triumphant on March 28, 2014 after a brief illness. She lived an active life almost through her 95th year. She was the widow of J. D. (also known as Jack Dudley) Jones, her beloved husband of 36 years. They met when he took her photograph in the lobby of the Ottaray Hotel on Main Street Greenville. Six weeks later she rode a train to join him in Clovis, NM, where they were married in 1938. An active partner in his photography business, she was a talented color portrait artist. After their studio closed she worked in sales demonstration for several companies, for the Senior Action Center and for the SC Employment Security Commission Unemployment Division, where she retired in 1992.

She was a 1935 graduate of Greenville High School and attended Limestone College for two years. A woman of deep faith, her late parents Claude T. and Juanita Evangeline Brown Lane were founding members of Triune Methodist Church, where she served as a Sunday School teacher, was active in the 39ers class, served on the administrative board and sang in the choir. She was active in several community organizations, including the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, and served as an honorary grandmother, mother, sister and mentor to many friends with whom she enjoyed special fellowship and Bingo nights.

She was predeceased by her first child, Dudley Lane Jones, just before his third birthday. She is survived by two daughters, Linda Margaret Jones DuRant and husband Billy DuRant of Chapin, SC, and Judy Lane Jones Cannon and husband Gary M. Cannon of Columbia, SC. She is also survived by her granddaughter, Jaclin Alexandra DuRant and partner Dave Sheppard of Greenville, SC.

Funeral services will be held Monday, March 31, 2014 at 2:30pm at The Mackey Mortuary. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends Sunday, March 30, 2014 from 4:00 - 6:00pm at the mortuary.

In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial to The Alano Club, 111 Catalina Dr., Greenville, SC 29609 or The Triune Mercy Center, 222 Rutherford St., Greenville, SC 29609 or the Jones-DuRant-Cannon Scholarship at Columbia College, 1301 Columbia College Dr., Columbia, SC 29203 or the .

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Published in The Greenville News on Mar. 30, 2014