|Birth: ||Oct. 3, 1926|
|Death: ||Nov. 24, 2012|
Annie Anderson Jones
Macon, GA- Annie Anderson Jones, age 86, of Macon, died following a sudden illness on November 24, 2012. She is the widow of Frank Cater Jones, also of Macon, who died on August 29, 2012. She is survived by her four children, seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren and a sister.
Mrs. Jones was born Annie Gantt Anderson in Macon on October 3, 1926. Her parents were Dr. James C. Anderson of Madison, Georgia and Annie Eugenia Gantt Anderson of Macon. She was the youngest of three daughters. Her oldest sister, Eugenia Anderson Ramsey (Mrs. Bernard B. Ramsey), preceded her in death. She is survived by her sister, Mary High Anderson Comer (Mrs. John D. Comer), also of Macon.
She was educated in the public schools of Bibb County and graduated from Miller High School in 1944, where she was president of the graduating class and an honor student. She had the distinction of being a ROTC sponsor for all four years of high school.
She received her undergraduate degree in mathematics at Wesleyan College in 1948, where her mother and two older sisters also graduated. She was chosen the Wesleyan "May Queen" during her senior year. After graduation from Wesleyan, she briefly taught physical education in the Bibb County school system.
On March 31, 1951, she married Frank Cater Jones, a Macon native and lawyer with the firm now known as Jones, Cork and Miller, LLP. Mr. and Mrs. Jones had known each other since childhood and were married for 61 years. Mrs. Jones was a stalwart of the Macon community and served in numerous civic and community clubs and organizations throughout her lifetime, including serving as President of the Junior League of Macon as well as a board member of the Town and Country Garden Club of Macon and of Rose Hill Cemetery. She was a longtime member of the Macon History Club and The National Society of Colonial Dames (Macon Town Committee).
She was a dedicated member of Vineville United Methodist Church, where she served as a member of the flower guild and in various capacities with the United Methodist Women.
Mrs. Jones moved to Atlanta in 1977 when Mr. Jones accepted an invitation to become a partner in the firm of King and Spalding, LLP, and they lived in Atlanta for the next twenty five years. While living in Atlanta, Mrs. Jones enthusiastically served in numerous civic and community organizations including serving as President of the Peachtree Garden Club, and as a board member of the Atlanta Opera Guild, the Wesley Woods Center, the Atlanta Flower Show Committee, the Swan Woods Foundation, and the Gardens for Peace. In 1991, she traveled to Spain to present the Gardens for Peace designation to the Royal Botanical Garden in Madrid.
Mrs. Jones traveled extensively with her husband throughout his professional career. An article recently published by the American College of Trial Lawyers following Mr. Jones's death, stated: "Frank and Annie... were the classic southern couple, gregarious, radiating warmth and humor, ever optimistic." They also enjoyed international travel, often with various family members and lifelong friends. They hosted countless family vacations with their children and grandchildren in many locations throughout the country and abroad, as well as at their mountain home in Cashiers, North Carolina.
In addition to her sister, Mrs. Jones is survived by four children: Eugenia Jones Henderson (Mrs. Samuel J. Henderson); Annie Gantt Jones Blattner; Carolyn Jones Corley (Mrs. James W. Corley, III); and Frank C. Jones, Jr.; by seven grandchildren: Ramsey Henderson Bridges (Mrs. Alvin Lester Bridges,III), Samuel James Henderson, Jr., Mary Elizabeth Rossetti, Annie Eugenia Rossetti, James W. Corley, IV, Carolyn Cater Corley, and Lily Rebecca Blattner ; and by two great grandchildren: Eugenia Roberta Bridges and Ford James Bridges.
A funeral service will be held at Vineville United Methodist Church on Wednesday, November 28th at 11:00 am, with Dr. Marcus Tripp presiding. Burial at Rose Hill Cemetery will be private. Following the private graveside service, the family will greet friends at the Grand Ballroom at Carlyle Place, 5300 Zebulon Road, in Macon. There will be a visitation period on Tuesday, November 27th, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at Hart's at the Cupola, 6324 Peake Road.
In lieu of flowers, persons who wish to do so are invited to make contributions either to Rose Hill Cemetery through Historic Macon Foundation, P. O. Box 13358, Macon, Georgia 31208 or to the Annie Anderson Jones Endowed Scholarship at Wesleyan College, Advancement Office, 4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, Georgia.
Register online at www.hartsmort.com.
Hart's Mortuary and Crematory at the Cupola has charge of arrangements.
Published in The Telegraph from November 26 to November 28, 2012
Frank Cater Jones (1925 - 2012)
Rose Hill Cemetery
Created by: Loree Beacham
Record added: Nov 27, 2012
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