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Garry Jones

New Albany - Garry Jones, a sports photojournalist and Associated Press freelancer, died Jan. 3, 2019, at Baptist Health Floyd Hospital in New Albany, after suffering a heart attack. He was 64.

Garry Lee Jones was born April 17, 1954, to the late William Ray Jones and Juanita Hanger Jones, and spent most of his life in his Clarksville home town. He was a member of Howard Park Christian Church, a 1972 graduate of Clarksville High School and attended Indiana University.

In the 1970s, Jones was a correspondent for the Louisville Times and Courier-Journal. He later was sports editor of the New Albany Tribune and Jeffersonville Evening News, and assistant editor of Scorecard, a Falsoft publication about University of Louisville athletics. He also was a contributing photographer for Voice-Tribune and a longtime associate at Murphy's Camera.

A scan of the more than 6,000 photos on the AP Images site shows that Jones captured champions from American Pharoah to Muhammad Ali. He photographed a First Lady (Laura Bush), tornado damage, NASCAR and NCAA tournament games. For the past four years, Jones worked for Bellarmine University's sports information office, covering Knights home games.

Services will be on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 3:30 p.m. at Howard Park Christian Church. A memorial service is planned for spring.
Published in The Courier-Journal on Jan. 13, 2019
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