Benjamin E. "Ben" Jones

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SMYRNA - Benjamin E. "Mr. Ben" Jones of died quietly at his home on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Jones was born in Millington, Md. the son of the late George B. and Sarah Duling Jones. Mr. Jones had a long career with the Pennsylvania Railroad, working as a fireman, and engineer. But for many of his working years he was probably known more for his painting and home building expertise. As a self-proclaimed part time builder, he managed to construct 18 homes which continue to be wonderful structures. After high school, Mr. Ben enterer the United States Army and served proudly in Europe during WWII where he received the Bronze Star for Heroic service as well as several other service ribbons issued during the war. Mr. Jones was also a 70 plus year member of Chester Masonic Lodge 115, AF&AM, Chestertown, Md., VFW Post 652, Millington, Md. and American Legion Department of Maryland Post 0297. He was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church, Millington, Md. and the Marshallton United Methodist Church, Marshallton.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Jones was also predeceased by his 1st wife, Ruth Joanna Seamans; and his 2nd wife, Kathryn Murray. Brothers, Charles Jones and George B. Jones Jr., Albert VanSant, William VanSant Edward VanSant and Ellen Spence also predecease him. He was also predeceased by his two children, Benjamin Earl Jones, Jr. and Sara Elizabeth Jones; and two grandchildren, Donna Hill and Ricky Clough.
He is survived by son, Howard Ronald Jones of Smyrna; daughters, Ruth Ann Bentley and Edna Mae Boutwell both of Smyrna, and Hope Morton, of Gettysburg, Pa. Nine grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and 19 great great grandchildren also survive him.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 at 12 p.m. in the Fellows Family Funeral Home, 370 Cypress St. Millington, Md. where friends and family may call one hour prior. Friends and family are also invited to visit with the family at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. where a Masonic service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Interment with Military Honors will be in the Asbury Cemetery in Millington, Md.
In Lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Compassionate Care Hospice, 20165 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947

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Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home Pa
370 Cypress St
Millington, MD 21651
(410) 928-5311
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Published in NewsZapDE on Dec. 5, 2017
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