|Birth: ||Dec. 6, 1909|
|Death: ||Aug. 30, 1963|
The following was provided by Beth Austin:
B. M. Jones rites Saturday in Jackson
Civic and business leader, Bernard Montfort Jones, 53, of 3615 Hawthorne Drive, Jackson, died early Friday at the University Hospital after a six-weeks' illness.
Prayer services for the family and interment were conducted by the Rev. J. Price Brock of Prentiss. A memorial service for friends was held at Woodland Hills Baptist Church at 5 p. m. Saturday, Dr. Fuller B. Saunders officiating.
A native of Kosciusko, Jones was a former resident of Pickens and had had a successful career as planter, attorney and real estate executive. He was well known in Jackson as the developer of Meadowbrook Mart. shopping Center.
He was the son of the late Stokes and Etta H. Jones of Good Hope Plantation, Mileston, Miss., and grandson of Dr. Montfort and Sally Field Jones of Kosciusko.
He attended Bristow, Okla., public schools, Culver Military Academy, the University of Oklahoma, Georgetown University law School, and the University of Michigan and New York University law schools.
He had operated plantations in the Delta und was a member of the Delta Council.
He attained the rank of lieutenant colonel during four years’ service in World War II, and was retired to service in the Judge Advocate General’s Department.
He was on the board of directors of Mississippi Baptist Hospital, the Field Cooperative Association, the Foundation for Independent colleges and the Jackson symphony orchestra.
He was a member of Woodland Hills Baptist Church, the North Jackson Kiwanis Club, and the Jackson Chamber of Commerce.
He leaves his widow, Mrs. Fannie Whitworth Jones; a daughter, Miss Fitzhugh Lee Jones, student at Rice; a son, Bernard Whitworth Jones, student at Culver Academy; two Sisters, Mrs. Boyd Caves of Bristow, Okla. and Mrs. George Ray of Savannah, Ga.; a brother, F. E. Jones; and a number of cousins in Jackson.
His aunt, Mrs. Everarde Jones, is a resident of Tchula.
The Holmes County Herald – Page 1
September 5, 1963
Stokes Jones (1871 - 1934)
Etta Harton Jones (1882 - 1952)
Fannie Elizabeth Whitworth Payne (1919 - 2006)*
Bernard John Whitworth Jones (1947 - 1964)*
Canton City Cemetery
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Record added: Jul 16, 2007
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