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Royce Alonzo Jones

  • Birth 16 Feb 1932
  • Death 29 Jul 2007
  • Burial Tifton, Tift County, Georgia, USA
  • Memorial ID 25758697

He owned Jones Construction Company, Double A Concrete Products and Tifton Paint and Supply. Jones worked at the family construction business as a teenager and left only to go to Auburn University and serve in the military. He never worked anywhere else and never even went on a job interview.

On Tuesday, three of Jones' four children — Jeremy, Jonathan and Joni — sat down with The Gazette to talk about their father. His son Jason had been on a trip to England when the death came and had not yet made it back to the family home in Tifton.

They said the Double A Concrete business was named after their grandfather. "Everyone called him Double A," Jeremy said. His name was Arlen Alonzo.
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TIFTON -- Royce A. Jones, 75, of Tifton, died Sunday, July 29, 2007, at Tift Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Northside Baptist Church. Dr. Fred Evers and the Rev. Stephen Johnson will officiate, with burial to follow at Oakridge Cemetery. Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be all current and former, faithful employees of Jones Construction Company, Double A Concrete Products and Tifton Paint and Supply. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Northside Baptist Church. Mr. Jones was born Feb. 16, 1932, in Tift County, and was the son of Arlen Alonzo "A.A." Jones and Ezra Mae Moore Jones, both deceased. Mr. Jones served as leader of Jones Construction Company, Double A Concrete Products and Tifton Paint and Supply for 51 years. He was a 1954 graduate of Auburn University and was the first college graduate in his family. He served a tour of duty in the rank of captain with the United States Army Corps of Engineers from 1954 through 1956 and earned a registered engineer's status as a structural engineer in 1974. He served as a director of South Georgia Banking Company and was a member of Northside Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and chairman of the finance committee. He served on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, served our community in the Tifton Chamber of Commerce and was a recipient of the Stafford Award. He was a lifetime member of the Auburn Alumni Association, Tigers Unlimited and the Golden Eagle recognition, along with being a committed Auburn football fan. Mr. Jones was a founder of the Tift Regional Medical Center Foundation, a member of the President's Club at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, and a former member of the Georgia Agrirama Authority. He was a lifetime member in the Tifton Kiwanis Club and served as lieutenant governor. Mr. Jones is survived by his wife, Betty Sue Bradley Jones of Tifton; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Jason Jones of Athens, Jeremy and Cheryl Jones of Tifton and Jonathan and Betsy Jones of Tifton; one daughter and son-in-law, Joni and Dwight Dunn of Tifton; one sister and one brother-in-law, Rhea Jones Boyett and husband Earl of Lakeland, and eight grandchildren, Deidra Jackson and husband Rollins, Jillian Dunn, Austin Dunn, Julee Beth Dunn, Joshua Jones, Will Jones, Becca Jones and Hays Jones. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Northside Baptist Church Building Fund. Sign the online guest registry at www.bowen-donaldson.com. Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.

Copyright 2007, Tifton Gazette / Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. (CNHI). All Rights Reserved.
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  • Maintained by: Kay W. Waters
  • Originally Created by: Calvin Kyle Bobbitt
  • Added: 5 Apr 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 25758697
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Royce Alonzo Jones (16 Feb 1932–29 Jul 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25758697, citing Oak Ridge Cemetery, Tifton, Tift County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Kay W. Waters (contributor 46890871) .