2008-08-21 / Obituaries


Ethel Kelley Jones, 92, of Opelika died Aug. 18, 2008 at the East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika.

She was a native of Thomasville. She was a former sales person and in her younger years worked in Thomasville, and Grove Hill. In 1946 she married Robert A. Jones and moved to Livingston. Later moves carried the family to Tuscaloosa, Boligee and Demopolis. For many years before retiring she and her husband were caretakers of the Shady Grove Farm near Demopolis. For the last several years she had made her home with her daughter in Opelika.

Survivors include her daughter Jean Helms of Opelika and one son Robert A. "Buddy" Jones Jr. of Corpus Christi, Texas, a brother in-law LaVerne Mott, five grandsons, two granddaughters and a number of great grand children.

A graveside service is planned for Thursday (today), Aug. 21 at the Camp Ground Cemetery near the Samantha Community in North Tuscaloosa County.

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