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Claude Evert Jones

Poplar Bluff, Butler County, Missouri, USA
Death 6 May 2003 (aged 78)
Jonesboro, Craighead County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Piggott, Clay County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 101025632 · View Source
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Clay County Times-Democrat

Claude Jones, 78, of Piggott died Wednesday, May 7, 2003, in the St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro.

He was born Jan. 30, 1925, in Poplar Bluff, the son of the late Thomas and Alice Marie Parsons Jones.

He was united in marriage to Dorthy Souders on March 19, 1946. To this union two children were born.

Mr. Jones was a member and a deacon of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Piggott. He and his wife, Dorthy, owned and operated the A&W Root Beer, then changing the name to, Jones Restaurant for several years in Piggott. He served in the Navy during World War II.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorthy on Dec. 18, 2001; and one brother, Clois Willard "Bill" Jones.

He is survived by one son, John Jones of Malden; one daughter, Janet Byrd of Tallahassee, Fla.; six grandchildren, Richard Byrd, III, Shane Byrd, Stephanie McManus, Christine Garner, Rhonda Woodruff and Vickie Yarnell; 11 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ada McCarter of Warrensburg, Mich., Glida McCarter of Pheonix, Az., and Patsy Dunkin of Jacksonville, Fla.; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2003, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Kevin Murray officiating. Burial followed in the Piggott Cemetery in Piggott. Pallbearers were Lambert Williams, Tim Boyd, Mike Slaughter, Bill Mayo, Larry Massey and Jonathan Moody. Honorary pallbearers were Frank Green and Edgar Baker.

Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott was in charge of the arrangements.

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