Louis Tennyson Jones, 98, of Daytona Beach, FL, and Newland, NC, died peacefully Sunday, October 7, 2012 at the Laurels of Green Tree Ridge, Asheville, NC. Louis served in the U.S. Army during World War II and later was a building contractor and a musician. He was a member of the Miami Federation of Musicians at that time. During his retirement years he enjoyed playing bridge and was a Silver Life Master of the American Contract Bridge League. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn Spain Jones; his parents, William and Euphania Jones; his brother, John and William; his sisters, Marion and Jean; and his nephew, Col. Marvin Jones. His survivors include Donald and Gladys Jones of Asheville, NC; Jo Burleson of Gainesville, GA; Bill and Pat Jones of Ellicott City, MD; Anne Jones of Merritt Island, FL; and several great nieces and great nephews. Private graveside services will be held in Salem, VA. Memorials may be made to Linville United Methodist Church, PO Box 445, Newland, NC 28657 or to First United Methodist Church, 336 S. Halifax Dr., Ormand Beach, FL 32176. Groce Funeral Home of Asheville, NC and Oakey Funeral Home of Salem, VA are in charge of arrangements.
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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Oct. 9, 2012