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Dr. Oliver H. Jones passed away quietly Thursday, October 10th, 2019 in the comfort of his home. He was the son of A. Quinn Jones, Sr. and Agnes M. Smith Jones. Mr. Jones was a 1937 graduate of Lincoln High School, receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida A&M University, Master of Science degree from Tuskegee Institute, Doctoral degree from Nova University. Dr. Jones was a member of Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church where he served in Choir #3. He was also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and a founding member of Nu Eta Lambda Chapter. He served with the: Alachua County Retired Educators Association, life member of Florida Retired Educators Association, and a member of the National Retired Educators.
He was preceded in death by his father; A. Quinn Jones, Sr, mother; Agnes M. Jones, siblings; A. Quinn Jones, Jr., Vera J. Rogers, and Lydia Martin.

His memory will live on in the hearts of his wife; Katie M. Jones, Gainesville, FL, sister-in-law and brother-in-law; Curlease Clifton (Rev. Frank), Alachua, FL, two step-grandchildren; five step-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; Antoinette Pauline, Marion Trawick, both of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Arnett Rogers, Jr., Carolyn Shepperd, both of Jacksonville, FL, Ulysses Martin, Washington, DC, cousins and caring friends.
Funeral Services for Dr. Jones will be held at 11:00am, Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 at Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church, Rev. Karl V. Smith, Pastor. Interment will follow in Forest Meadows East Memorial Park under the care of Chestnut Funeral Home, Inc., 18 N.W. 8th Avenue, Gainesville, FL.
Visitation for Dr. Jones will be held Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 from 2:00pm until 4:00pm in the Chestnut Memorial Chapel. From 6:00pm until 7:00pm at Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church. Omega Service by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity will be held at 7:06pm promptly. The Cortege will form at the family home, 1445 N.W. 100th Gainesville, at 10:00am on Wednesday.
Published in Gainesville Sun from Oct. 13 to Oct. 16, 2019
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