Marcus M. Jones III
OXFORD — Funeral services for Mr. Marcus M. Jones, III, 67, will be at 3 p.m. Friday, January 9, 2009, at K.L. Brown Memory Chapel in Golden Springs with Dr. Roland P. Brown and Wayne Dunaway officiating. Entombment will follow at Forestlawn Mausoleum. The family will receive friends Friday from 1:30 p.m. until the service hour at the funeral home. Mr. Jones passed away peacefully at his home in Oxford on January 6, 2009 surrounded by his family. Mr. Jones was born and raised in Calhoun County. He attended Jacksonville State University. He worked for the Alabama Highway Department and later retired from Anniston Army Depot after 34 years. For the last 10 years, he worked as a computer analyst for Robbins Gioia. He was a lifetime member of Ohatchee Church of Christ. For the last ten years, he had attended Golden Springs Baptist Church with his wife, Jean, and was active in the Fisherman's Sunday School Class. He was loved by many for his gentle and kind spirit. He will be dearly missed. Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his parents, Marcus M. Jones Jr. and Vernice Calhoun Jones; a sister, Rebecca Jones Nunnelly; and his brother, Stanley Jones. Mr. Jones is survived by his wife, Jean Waldrop Jones; a daughter, Stacey Jones, of Gardendale; sons, Brett Jones and his daughter, Alexis, of Anniston, and Timothy Lucero, of Fort Bragg, N.C.; and blended family members Kelly Shrout and her husband and son, Mark and Garrett, of Huntsville.
Pallbearers will be Virgil Waldrop, Danny Nunnelly, Greg Calhoun, Jerry Calhoun, Jason Jones, and Ricky Jones. The family wishes to thank Melissa Matthews from New Beacon Hospice for the unwavering care she gave to Mr. Jones. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.klbrownmemorychapel.com
In lieu of flowers, the family gratefully requests donations be made to the Alabama Baptist Children's Home, P.O. Box 361767, Birmingham, Ala. 35236 (www.alabamachild.com); G and P Ministries, P.O. Box 138, Ohatchee, Ala. 36271; or to ChildHaven, P.O. Box 2070, Cullman, Ala. 35056 (www.childhaven.com). K.L. Brown Memory Chapel, 620 Golden Springs Rd., Anniston, Ala. 36207 (256) 231-2334
Published in The Anniston Star on 1/7/2009