|Birth: ||Jan. 27, 1927|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Jul. 19, 2007|
Jone Harold Debnam was born January 7, 1927, in Wendell, North Carolina. His mother was the late Alease Davis. Two aunts, Virginia Mitchell, Frances Debnam, and his grandfather, Jone Henry Debnam, were instrumental in raising him. He departed this life on July 19, 1927, at the age of 80. Jone was a veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fayetteville State Teachers' College in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and a Master of Arts Degree and a Six-Year Certificate from New York University. His 36 year career as a dedicated educator began in l950,when he moved to Troup County. Jone was a teacher and later principal at several schools. They were Davis School, Pleasant Hill and Mount Pleasant Elementary Schools, and Ethel W. Kight and Troup High Schools. He retired in 1986. Students throughout the decades remember him fondly as a 1986. Students throughout the decades remember him fondly as a disciplinarian with a big heart. He felt his job was never work, it was his calling. As a faithful member of Saint James C.M.E. Church for many years, he was on the Board of Trustees. After retirement, Jone also seved his community in several capacities. He was a founding member of 100 Black Men of West Georgia, Inc., a member of the West Georgia Medical Center Board of Trustees and the Troup County Animal Control Board, a tax appraiser, a voting precinct manager for the Cit of LaGrange, a member of the American Legion and of the Free masons. In addition, he participated in the annual summer West Georgia football camp. In addition, he participated in the annual summer West Georgia football camp. In addition to taking care of his family, supporting his church, and serving his community, sports were Jone's passion. During his time in the school system, he enjoyed developing and promoting athletic programs. Often, he could be found riding the bus with the plalyers in the early days, sitting in the press box calling the games for Troup High or transporting cheerleaders. jone was also a talented and knowledgeable sportsman, enjoying fishing, hunting and golfing with his friends. He also was an excellent baseball player for the City Cats in the Negro League. Jones Debnam was the husband of the late Lois Wilson Debnam. Loved by many, he is survived by daughter, Carlotta colquitt(Houston, Texas); son, Jone H. Debnam III and wife, Sheryl(Peachtree City, Ga);daughter, Marcia Debnam (Bloomington, Ind.); granddaughter, Joye Giddings(Houston, Texas);granddaughter, Andrianna Debnam and great granddaughter, Cerin King (Dallas, Texas);sisters, Betty Jefferson and Geraldine Banks(Atlanta, Ga); sister, Carolyn Richardson(Zebulon, N.C.);sister, Kay Dawson and husband, James(Brooklyn, N.Y.);sister, Karen Taybron(Raleigh, N.C.);brother, Dave Davis(Portsmouth, Va.) brother, Carol Davis(Wendell, N.C.);cousin, Thomas Mitchell and wife, Claudia(Wendell, N.C.);sister in law, Barbara Carson(Macon, Ga.); brother in law, Charles Wilson and wife, Mattie(Carrollton, Ga.); and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and "Colonel," his notorious chilhuahua. The celebration of life service will be Tuesday at 1:00 PM at the Warren Temple United Methodist Church, East Depot Street. Rev. L.K. Allen, Presiding Officiant and Rev. Carl Von Epps, Eulogist. Entombment will be in Shadowlawn Mausoleum. The body will lie in repose on Tuesday at the church from 11:00AM until the funeral hour. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on this evening from 7 until 8. Lakes Dunson Robertson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Vera Alease Debnam Davis (1911 - 2003)
Lois Wilson Debnam (1932 - 2006)
Jone Harold Debnam (1927 - 2007)
Doris Davis Stone (1929 - 1991)*
Jimmie Rollins Davis (1932 - 1943)*
Eddie Howard Davis (1936 - 1957)*
Jerry Davis (1941 - 1942)*
Created by: Brenda Witherspoon Taylo...
Record added: Jul 24, 2007
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