JONES, Mr. Albert E.Age 85, passed on to his reward from his home in Franklin, TN on Thursday, April 4, 2013. Mr. Jones is survived by his loving wife of over 59 years, Ruby Jackson Jones; daughters, Rebecca Jones Kent (Mike), Suzanne Jones Cothern (Dennis); and son, Mark Edward Jones (Danielle). He is also survived by six grandchildren, Rebecca Langley Willis (James), Jonathan Langley (Tabitha), Drew Konig, Ben Konig, Carmen Jones and Daniel David Jones; great-grandson, Henry Willis and nephew, Paul Ogle. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mamie McPherson Jones and his father, Francis Paul Jones of Leiper's Fork, TN; son, David A. Jones of Franklin and sister, Pauline Jones Ogle of Hendersonville, TN. A private celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Southern Hills Church of Christ Missionary Fund, 2508 Goose Creek By-Pass, Franklin, TN 37064. Mr. Jones grew up in Leiper's Fork, TN on the family farm. He attended Franklin High School, graduating in the class of 1946. He attended David Lipscomb College and received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1956. He earned a Master's Degree from Middle Tennessee State University and also studied at Peabody and Vanderbilt Universities. Mr. Jones served 4 years in the U.S. Air Force, including tour of duty in the Korean Conflict. Mr. Jones was an educator for 34 years, working with both the Wayne County Schools, Waynesboro, TN and the Metro Board of Education in Nashville. He devoted his life to sharing the Gospel of Christ. He led singing, preached and taught Bible classes throughout his life, baptizing many into Christ. Mr. Jones was a member of Southern Hills Church of Christ in Franklin, TN. Special thanks to the staff at Guardian Hospice and caregivers at NHC Cool Springs. You may share condolences with the family at the Heritage Funeral Home website: www.TnFunerals.com. HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME, (615) 472-8581.
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Published in The Tennessean on Apr. 7, 2013