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Carpenter & Minister
LAKELAND - Willie T. Jones, 92, passed away July 12, 2011 in Lakeland due to natural causes.
He was born in Wadley, GA, and moved to Sebring in 1945, then to Lakeland in 1955. He was a retired carpenter and minister, and a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America.
Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his wife, Ocie Lee Jones, his second wife, Elizabeth Jones, and a son Norman Jones. He is survived by: four children: Cecil (Lora) Jones, Carolyn Harris, Leon (Anita) Jones, and Linda Newberry, a sister Doris (Jr.) Ellis, 11 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and 6 great-great grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday, July 15, from 10-11 with services following at 11, both at Bethany Free Will Baptist Church. Condolences may be left online at
Published in Ledger on July 15, 2011