Russel B. Jones

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Russel B. Jones, 85, of Muir, died Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey.

Born in Rife, Oct. 21, 1928, he was a son of the late Glenn and Abbie Mc-Cready Jones.

He was a graduate of Porter Township High School and was a retired carpenter from Building and Trade Union.

Russ was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II.

He was a licensed lay minister with the Evangelical Congregation Church. He served as pastor at many local EC churches, retiring from Ebenezer EC Church, Williamstown, where he was a very active member. He was very involved with the Global Ministry Short Term Missions, where he was chairman of the mission teams.

He was a member of Williams Valley Ministerium, often referred to as the "Bishop" of the valley. He was the chaplain of Muir Fire Company.

Russ's life revolved around his faith and family. He was an avid outdoorsman and also was a fan of the Philadelphia Phillies.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Fay Bettinger Jones, on Feb. 8; two sisters, Mae Lins and Eveline Hunt.

Surviving are two daughters, Sandra Hand and her husband, Ronald, Florida, and Brenda Cody and her husband, Thomas, Indiana; son, Russel R. Jones and his wife, Beatrice, Wernersville; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Dale Jones, Muir, and Robert Jones, North Carolina; nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at Faith Evangelical Congregational Church, Wiconisco. Private interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Muir.

In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to EC Church, Global Ministries, 100 W. Park Ave., Myerstown PA 17067, Attn: Missions.

Dimon Funeral Homes Inc., Tower City, is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The News Item on July 10, 2014
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