William Nelson Jones, age 78 of Ellenboro died Saturday at his residence. He was born February 22, 1939 in Ellenboro and was a son of the late William Claudus Jones and Ruth Hughes Jones. Nelson was a member of Corinth Baptist Church and was a member and past president of the Woodmen of the World, Camp No. 925, Ellenboro. He also worked in the mechanic shop at the North Carolina Department of Transportation where he retired.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Judy Robinson Jones, a daughter, Tammy Watts of Mill Spring, NC, two sisters, Judy Kay Bowman of Kings Mountain and Barbara Harrison of Ellenboro, a granddaughter, Jamie Moss and husband Chris of Mill Spring, two great-grandchildren, Brantley and Andy Moss as well as a niece, Tara Toney and her husband, Jason and their son, Isaac Toney, nephews, Jamie Harrison, Johnny Harrison and Aaron Belt all of Ellenboro, and special friends, Gail, Jimmy, and April Holden also of Ellenboro.
The funeral service will be held at four o'clock Tuesday in the Corinth Baptist Church with Reverend Mike Conner and Reverend Dr. David Jendry officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from six until eight o'clock Monday evening at Padgett and King.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, Post Office Box 336, Forest City, North Carolina 28043. The Padgett and King Mortuary & Crematory is in charge of arrangements and an online guest registry is available at www.padgettking.com
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