George William "G.W." Jones, Sr., age 84 of Ellenboro died Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Fairhaven of Forest City. G.W. was born on August 14, 1932 in Rutherford County and was a son of the late Thomas Odell Jones and Louise Smart Jones. He was a member of Corinth Baptist Church and he retired from Dover Textiles. He also served in the United States Navy during the Korean War on the USS Salem and the USS Iowa. G.W. was a member of the Woodmen of the World, Ellenboro Camp. His wife Syble Walker Jones preceded him in death in 2006.
Survivors include his son, Junior Jones of Ellenboro, a daughter, Debra Jones Brown and husband Donald of Ellenboro, a brother, Clyde Jones of Cliffside and a sister, Donnis Smith of Ellenboro. There are four grandchildren, Curtis Jones and wife Michelle of Summerville, SC, Kelly Joyce and husband Anthony of Ellenboro, Chris Edwards and Adam Edwards both of Ellenboro. There are also eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Wednesday in the Corinth Baptist Church with Reverend Mike Conner and Reverend Ad Hopper officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with military honors accorded by the Rutherford County Honor Guard. Visitation will be from six until eight o'clock Tuesday evening at Padgett and King. Memorials may be made to Corinth Baptist Church, 767 Pinehurst Road, Ellenboro, NC 28040. The Padgett and King Mortuary is in charge of arrangements and an online guest registry is available at www.padgettking.com
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