Statesboro, Ga., March 19 - John Jones, 88, died early this afternoon after an illness of several months. He was a native of Bulloch County and had lived in the Brooklet community most of his life. He was widely known throughout the county as a successful farmer up until his retirement a few years ago.
Survivors include one son, Rufus Jones, Savannah; two daughters, Mrs. T.J. Hagin of Statesboro, and Mrs. W.J. Richter, Savannah; one sister, Mrs. Nicie O'Quinn, Savannah; four brothers, J.M.D. Jones, Cyler Jones and Rafe Jones, all of Statesboro; and Jake Jones of Port Wentworth; seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Monday from the Brooklet Primitive Baptist Church with the Rev. W.H. Evans officiating. Burial will be in the Brooklet Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the home of his daughter, Mrs. T.J. Hagin, in Statesboro, until the hour of the funeral. Barnes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.