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Jones, Lozelle
Mar. 24, 1979
KIRBYVILLE – Funeral for Lozelle Jones, 59, of Kirbyville will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of Christ with burial in Magnolia Springs Cemetery under the direction of Causey’s E.E. Stringer Funeral Home. She died at 8:15 p.m. Saturday in Jasper Memorial Hospital. Survivors include two daughters, Glenda Hogan of Kirbyville and Donna Guynes of Cleveland, Texas; two brothers, H.R. Berryman of Kirbyville and Shelton Berryman of DeQuincy, La.; two sisters, Juanita Pulliam of Kirbyville and Sammie Williamson of Jacksonville, Fla.; and three grandchildren.

Jones, Dr. Merle L.
Jan 8, 2002
Dr. Merle L. Jones 53 of Jasper died Tuesday morning at Dickerson Memorial Hospital. Funeral Services will be held Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m. at Forest Oaks Chapel in Jasper with interment to follow at the Morse Cemetery in Buna. Visitation was held Wednesday afternoon from 4:00 p. m. until 8:00 p.m. at Forest oaks. A native of Newton he graduated as valedictorian in 1966. He attended dental school in Houston at the University of Texas and was a member of Delta Sigma Delta upon graduation in 1973. Dr. Jones practiced in Houston, TX. for many years before moving to Jasper and opening a dental practice office on W. Gibson St. in 1981 until present. A member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, The Greater Houston Dental Association, and enjoyed raising cattle at his ranch in Jasper. Survivors include his mother Lois Jones of Jasper and a father Merle Jones of Newton, TX. Services are under the direction of Forest Oaks Funeral Home in Jasper.

Jones, Nannie
Feb. 22, 1975
KIRBYVILLE – Funeral services for Nannie Jones, 78, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Causey’s E.E. Stringer Funeral Home. Burial will be in Magnolia Springs Cemetery. Mrs. Jones died at 1 p.m. Saturday in St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. She had spent most of her life in the Kirbyville area and was a native of Jasper. Surviving are two sons, J.W. Jones of Buna and James Jones of Port Arthur; two daughters, Kathleen Blythewood of Beaumont and Natlie Hargrove of Silsbee, and four brothers, Matt, Arlis, Otha and R.C. Morgan, all of Jasper.

Jones, Napoleon ‘Polie’
Napoleon "Polie’’ Jones, 83, of Kirbyville died Aug. 28, 2001, at Jasper Memorial Hospital. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at E.E. Stringer Funeral Home in Kirbyville with burial at Magnolia Springs Cemetery in Magnolia Springs. A native of Brentley, Ala., he lived in Kirbyville most of his life and was a retired appliance repairman and World War II U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include sons, James D. Jones of Call, Virgil L. Jones of Kirbyville, Carroll Wayne Jones of Bon Wier, William L. "Bill’’ Jones of San Antonio and Charles H. "C.H.’’ Jones of Vidor; daughters, Jeanine Williams of Austin and Lois Moore of Bon Wier; brothers, Charles Jones and Johnny Jones, both of Kirbyville; sisters, Laura Jackson of Kirbyville, Verla Mae Smith of Newton, and Katherine Davis and Eva Yates, both of Gilmer; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Jones, Tim
Funeral services for Tim Jones, 74, of Newton will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Causey’s E.E. Stringer Funeral Home here. The Rev. Steve McMullen will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Kimball Watson and the Rev. Joe Cofty. Burial will be in Bleakwood Cemetery with nephews as pallbearers. Jones died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Mary Dickerson Hospital in Jasper. He was a native of the Kirbyville area, a veteran of World War I, a retired logging man and was a member of the Pentecostal Church. Survivors are his wife, Nancy; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Ellis Goodwin of Bon Weir, Mrs. Frank Fuller of Newton, Mrs. Jane Griffith of Orange and Mrs. Robert Carter of Port Townsend, Washington.; 6 brothers, Harvey of Livingston, Earl of Vidor, George and Albert Jones of Kirbyville; John of Port Lavaca, and Vergul Jones of Nederland; 5 sisters, Mrs. Emma Hooks of Kirbyville, Mrs. Verba Lee Turner of Nederland, Mrs. Jessie Lee Gilchriest of Woodville, Mrs. Vivian Hooks of Livingston and Mrs. Etta Pinner of Huntington.

Jordan, Rev. Aden B.
Funeral for Aden B. Jordan, 63, of New Caney will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Calvary Baptist Church with burial in Bean Cemetery under the direction of Causey’s E.E. Stringer Funeral Home. He died Friday in an automobile accident. A native of Burkeville, he had lived in New Caney nine years and was a minister. He had also been employed by the Conroe Independent School District. Survivors include his wife, Maxine Jordan of New Caney; four daughter, Gloria Foster, Debbie Ewrin, Bonnie Eppler and Sherry Snyder, all of Houston; four sisters, Daisy Biscamp of Kirbyville, Marie Slider of Irving, and Sylvia Hartman and Mary Anderson, both of Houston; a brother, Arnold Jordan of Newton; 13 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Jordan, Lillie Clara
May 2, 1977
BUNA – Funeral for Lillie Clara Jordan, 80, of Buna will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the First Baptist Church with burial in Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Causey’s E.E. Stringer Funeral Home. Mrs. Jordan died at 5 a.m. Monday in Buna Medical Center after an illness. She was a native of Vivian, La., and had lived in the Buna area 20 years. Survivors include a daughter, Maxine Webb of Buna; four sisters, Rosie Pittman of Plain Dealing, La., Maggie Reeves, Ella Ramft and Rachal Magouirk, all of Vivian; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Jordan, Robert Earl
Funeral service for Robert Earl Jordan, 77, of Kirbyville was held Thursday, February 28, 1985 at Causey’s E.E. Stringer Funeral Home of Kirbyville with burial in Magnolia Springs Cemetery. He died Wednesday, February 27, 1985 at Max Mixon Memorial Hospital after an illness. A native of Burkeville, he lived in Kirbyville 57 years and was a retired auto mechanic. Survivors include his wife, Verna Jordan of Kirbyville; a son, Robert Earl Jordan Jr. of Buna; a daughter, Ina Lou Hogan of Jasper; a sister, Bertha Dubose of Kirbyville; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Jones, Connie
Miss Connie Sue Jones, 15, of Kirbyville, died Wednesday, December 20, 1972 in Lufkin. Survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Jones; two sisters, Mrs. Linda Hughes, and Miss Bonnie Jones, both of Kirbyville; and three brothers, Jack Jones, Kirbyville, Kenneth Jones, Chicopee Falls, mass., and Gary Jones, Germany. Services will be at 2 p.m. today in Causey’s E.E. Stringer Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Bleakwood Cemetery.

Jones, Gena Bean
Dec. 6, 1975
KIRBYVILLE – Funeral for Gena Bean Jones, 76, of the Trout Creek Community will be at 2 p.m. today in the Call Pentecostal Church with burial in the Trout Creek Cemetery under the direction of Causey’s E.E. Stringer Funeral Home. She died at 3 p.m. Saturday in Baptist Hospital at Beaumont after a short illness. She was a lifelong resident of the Newton County area. Survivors include three sons, Ben Jones Jr. of Silsbee, and Lester “Pete” Jones and Billy Jones, both of Trout Creek; two brothers, Floyd Bean of Kirbyville and Jesse Bean of Trout Creek, and two sisters, Minnie Gilchriest of Kirbyville and Willie Mae Everman of Victoria.

Jones, Iola
August 15, 1968
Last Rites for Mrs. Iola Jones
Funeral services for Mrs. Iola Hawthorne Jones, 91, of Roganville were held at 2 p.m. Friday in Friendship Baptist Church near Roganville. Officiating was the Rev. Frank Collins, assisted by the Rev. Elmo Withers. Burial was in the church cemetery under direction of Causey’s E.E. Stringer Funeral Home of Kirbyville. Grandsons were pallbearers. Mrs. Jones died in Dickerson hospital in Jasper at 1:45 a.m. Thursday after a long illness. She was a member of Primitive Baptist Church. She was one of 14 children of Tim and Mary Hawthorne, pioneer Jasper County settlers. She leaves 132 direct descendants. Surviving are seven sons, Albert and George Jones, both of Kirbyville, Timothy Jones of Newton, John D. Jones of Port Lavaca, Earl Jones of Vidor, Vergul Jones of Nederland, and Harvey (Hob) Jones of Livingston; six daughters, Mrs. Carl Gilchrist of Roganville, Mrs. Emma Hooks of Kirbyville, Mrs. Vivian Hooks of Livingston, Etta Pinner of Huntington, Mrs. Verba Lee Turner of Nederland and Mrs. A.V. Fuller of Newton; three brothers, Polk and Tommie Hawthorne of Port Arthur; four sisters, Mrs. Hattie Martin of Bleakwood, Mrs. Lizzie Hooks of Bleakwood, Mrs. Leachie Day of Newton and Mrs. Martha Norburg of Medford, Ore.; 37 grandchildren, 71 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Jones, James Alex
KIRBYVILLE – James Alex Jones, 86, of Kirbyville died at 9 a.m. Monday, June 30, 1980 at Jasper Memorial Hospital after an illness. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Causey’s E.E. Stringer Funeral Home of Kirbyville with burial in Magnolia Springs Cemetery. A native of Brantley, Ala., he had lived in Kirbyville 54 years and was a retired farmer. Survivors include his wife, Verbie Everage Jones of Kirbyville; six daughters, Laura Jackson and Rose Ozan, both of Kirbyville, Verla Mae Smith of Rusk, Nancy Page of Spurger, Eva Yeates and Kathryn Davis, both of Gilmer, Texas; Napoleon Jones, Robert Lee Jones, Hobart Jones, Charles Jones and Johnny Jones, all of Kirbyville, and James Jones of Laural, Mont., 42 grandchildren; and 48 great-grandchildren.

Jones, Jesse J. “Doc”
Sept. 15, 1975
NEWTON – Funeral for Jesse J. “Doc” Jones, 81, will be at 2 p.m. today in Full Gospel Baptist Church with burial in Newton City Cemetery under direction of Griner Funeral Home. He died at 12:25 a.m. Monday in Newton Hospital after an illness. He was a lifelong resident of the Newton area and a retired Texas Highway Department employee. Survivors include his wife, Katie Jones; one son, Purvis Jones of Jasper; two daughters, Mrs. Verbal Rodd of Teucumeshe, Okla., and Bonnie Lou Smith of Boerne, and one sister, Ida Gibson of Newton.

Ingram, Dennie O.
Jan. 2, 1976
AUSTIN – Private graveside services for Dennie O. Ingram, 87, of Austin will be Monday in Austin Memorial Park under the direction of Weed-Corley Funeral Home. He died at 10:30 p.m. Friday in Austin Retirement Home. A native of Orange, he worked for the Orange Leader before moving to Kirbyville in 1924 when he bought the . Survivors include one son, Dennie O. Ingram Jr. of Salt Lake City, Utah; two daughters, Alice Moore of Bertram, Tex., and Grace Ann Griffin of Houston, and two sisters, Mrs. Alex Wilson and Mrs. Cranfield Kellis, both of Orange.

Inman, James Lafe
March 11, 1977
KIRBYVILLE – Funeral for James Lafe Inman, 59, will be at 2 p.m. today in Causey’s E.E. Stringer Funeral Home with burial in Sand Ridge Cemetery in Newton. He died at 8:20 a.m. Friday in Veterans Hospital in Houston after an illness. A native of Newton County, he had lived most of his life in Houston and recently moved to Kirbyville. He was a pipefitter and a member of the Pipefitter’s Union Local 211. Survivors include two sons, James R. Inman and Michael D. Inman, both of Austin; a daughter, Jeanette Reynolds of Austin; two brothers, Floyd Inman and Andy Inman, both of Houston; three sisters, Ila Jones of Houston, Ruby Bougharty of Newton, and Roselee Herrin of Jasper; and five grandchildren.

Inman, Ola Lewis
Sept. 17, 1975
Funeral services for Ola Lewis Inman, 67, of Buna were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday in Lewis Chapel Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Grady Love officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. She was a native of Newton County and had lived most of her life in Orange before moving to Buna seven months ago. She died 12:30 p.m. Wednesday upon arrival at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont after a brief illness. She is survived by her husband, Frank Inman of Buna; two daughters, Helen Neasue of Houston and Beulah Blount of Costa Mesa, Calif.; her mother, Delphia Lewis of Buna; three brothers, Arthur Lewis of Silsbee, Prentis Lewis of Houston and Willie Lewis of Mila; two sisters, Doris Cooper of Ft. Worth and Nina Love of Denver, Colo. and four grandchildren.

Inman, Ward L., Rev.
The Rev. Ward L. Inman, 63, of Wiergate died Friday, August 12, 1988 at the University of Texas Medical Center at Tyler after an illness. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Kirbyville Memorial Funeral Home with burial in Lewis Chapel Cemetery. A native of Bleakwood, he lived in the Newton County area most of his life and was a retired truck driver. Survivors include his wife, Frances Marie Inman of Wiergate; sons, Ronald Gene Inman of Kirbyville and Calvin Ray Inman of Mont Belvieu; daughter, Diana Marie Jalbert of Port Sulphur, La.; brother, Walter Inman of Tomball, 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Inman, William Calton
Funeral for William Calton Inman, 38, of Newton will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Smith Funeral Home with burial in Ford Cemetery. He died Tuesday, December 24, 1985 in Jasper from injuries received in an automobile accident. A lifelong resident of Newton County, he was a self-employed construction worker. Survivors include his wife, Lois Inman; and father, William W. Inman, both of Newton; mother, Carrie Inman; grandmother, Ina Inman of Burkeville; a daughter, Tammy Renee Inman of Newton; three brothers, Monroe Inman and Alton Inman, both of Newton and Archie Inman of Crosby; and two sisters, Rethie Smith of Newton and Anita Rowley of Florida.

Irby, Hill G. Sr.
June 8, 1975
KIRBYVILLE – Funeral for Hill G. Irby Sr., 83, of Port Arthur will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Call Junction Baptist Church with burial in Kirbyville Cemetery under direction of Causey’s E.E. Stringer Funeral Home. He died at 3 a.m. Sunday at St. Mary’s Hospital in Port Arthur. He was a former Kirbyville resident. Survivors include his wife, Lorena Sheffield Irby; three sons, Ercil Irby of Bossier City, La., Raiford Irby of Irving, Tex., and H.E. Irby Jr. of Port Arthur; two daughters, Elul Morrison of Phoenix, Ariz., and Geraldine Block of Groves; two brothers, Fletcher Irby of Centerville and Ed Allen of Fort Worth; one sister, Edna Blankenship of Houston.

Irvine, David Crockett
Irvine Rites Held Thursday
Funeral services for David Crockett Irvine, 90, of Kirbyville were held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Kirbyville Church of Christ with A.A. Berryman, minister of the church, officiating. Burial was in Kirbyville Cemetery under the direction of Causey-Stringer funeral Home. Pallbearers were Scotty Roberts, Gene Fuller, James Fairchild, and his three grandsons, David, Darrell and George C. Irvine. Irvine died about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan 24, 1968 in Mixon Memorial Clinic. He suffered a stroke last Friday. He was a member of a widely known pioneer family in Jasper and Newton Counties. He had lived in Kirbyville since 1907 and was a retired lumber inspector for the Santa Fe Railroad. He was a member of the Kirbyville Church of Christ. Survivors include two sons, Clyde Irvine of Shreveport, and George C. Irvine Sr. of Kirbyville, three grandsons and four great-grandchildren.

Irvine, Walter “Nig”
Funeral services for Walter “Nig” Irvine, 64, were held at 10 a.m. Friday in Causey’s E.E. Stringer Funeral Home. Burial was in the Bean Cemetery. The Rev. Don Warden, pastor First Baptist Church officiated. He died about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 8, 1975 in the V.A. hospital in Houston. A lifelong resident of Kirbyville, he was a veteran of World War II and was a retired carpenter. Survivors include one sister, Ruth Rains of Houston, and two brothers, Carl Irvine of Nevada City, Calif., and Ray Irvine of Houston. Pallbearers were W.H. Pressley, Austin withers, Emory Haynes, Carl Scott, Earl Newman, and R.E. Stewart.

Jackson, Bertie Mae Perry
Funeral services for Mrs. Bertie Mae Perry Jackson, 50, of Kirbyville will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Causey’s E.E. Stringer Funeral Home. The Rev. Elzie Kelley, Baptist minister, will officiate. Burial will be in the Zion Hill Cemetery on Highway 96, North of Kirbyville. Pallbearers will be Lynn Dickerson, Tommie and Jackie Jackson, and Howard and Wayne Williams. She died at 10 p.m. Sunday, January 24, 1972 in Mixson Memorial Hospital where she was taken after becoming suddenly ill. She was born in Wiergate, lived in Beaumont a number of years and had lived in Kirbyville 20 years. She was a member of the North Bonami Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Thomas O. Jackson; one son, Milton Jackson, both of Kirbyville; her mother, Mrs. Lou Perry of Silsbee; one sister, Mrs. Etta Ruth Dickerson of Silsbee; and six grandchildren.

Jackson, Patricia ‘P.J.’
Patricia "P.J." Jackson, 51, of Kirbyville died Dec. 25, 2000, at her residence. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Riley Funeral Home in Woodville with burial at Allison Cemetery in Warren. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. A native of Hillister, she lived in Kirbyville most of her life and was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Robert Jackson of Kirbyville; son, Scott Vaughn of Kirbyville; sisters, Karen Norton of La Porte, Joyce Haynes of Village Mills and Debbie Jones of Doucette; brother, Mike Jones of Woodville; and three grandchildren.

Jackson, William James
Funeral service for William James Jackson, 95, of Jasper was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 22 at Causey’s E.E. Stringer Funeral Home Chapel in Kirbyville with burial in Bean Cemetery. He died Monday, December 20, 1982 at Jasper Memorial Hospital after an illness. A native of Ragley, Louisiana, and a former resident of Kirbyville and Bessmay, he was a resident of Jasper eight years. He was a retired watchman from Kirby Lumber Company. Survivors include tow sons, Thomas O. “Buck” Jackson of Kirbyville and Jack Jackson of White Deer; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Jackson, Ruby Elizabeth
“Granny”
December 26, 2001 East Texas Banner Ruby Elizabeth Jackson, 96, of Kirbyville died Wednesday, December 26, 2001 at Avalon Place Nursing Home in Kirbyville. Funeral was Saturday, December 29 at E.E. Stringer Funeral Home in Kirbyville with burial at Antioch Cemetery. A native of Fred, she lived in Kirbyville 64 years. Survivors include her husband, Thomas O. “Buck” Jackson of Kirbyville; daughters, Lorene Menefee of Baytown and Clyde Glenn of Austin; sons, Marion L. Kelley of Houston, Lonnie I. Kelley of Clarksville, Tennessee, Elzy Kelley of Kirbyville, Claude Kelley of Ft. Worth, and Alton Kelley of Dayton; 23 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

Jackson, Willie Ollie
April 20, 1976
JASPER – Funeral for Willie Ollie Jackson, 62, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Causey’s E.E. Stringer Funeral Home in Kirbyville with burial in Bean Cemetery. Jackson died at about 9 a.m. Tuesday in Jasper Memorial Hospital following a sudden illness. A native of magnolia Springs, he had lived most of his life in the Jasper area. He was a retired employee of Owens-Illinois. Survivors include his wife, Zelma Huffman Jackson; one son, Billy Gene Jackson of Beaumont; his father, W.J. Jackson of Jasper, and two brothers, Thomas Jackson of Kirbyville and Jack Jackson of California.

Jinnette, W.S. “Bill”
W.S. “Bill” Jinnette, 83, of Kirbyville died Sunday, February 17, 1991 at Tyler County hospital in Woodville. Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 19, at First United Methodist Church in Kirbyville with burial at Kirbyville Cemetery under the direction of E.E. Stringer Funeral Home in Kirbyville. A native of Goldsboro, N.C., he lived in Kirbyville about 45 years and was a retired merchant. Survivors include his wife, Zelma Conn Jinnette of Kirbyville; son, Dr. James Jinnette and wife Becky of Woodville; brothers, Marshall Jinnette of Charlotte, N.C., Albert Jinnette of Garner, N.C., and Blaney Jinnette of Four Oaks, N.C.; sisters, Ruth Thompson and Margaret Herndon, both of Richmond, Va., Mary Pratt of Lewisville, N.C., Ann McLamb of Kinston, N.C., and Julia Johnson of Fort Worth; and two grandchildren, Allison and Reed Jinnette of Austin. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kirbyville Public Library, United Methodist renovation Program, or American Cancer Society.

Johnson, James R. “Curley”
James R. “Curley” Johnson, 63, of Roganville died Friday, August 12, 1994 near Sam Rayburn. Funeral was Sunday, August 14 at Forest Oaks Funeral Home in Jasper with burial at Doyle Cemetery in Starks, Louisiana. A native of Starks, he lived there most of his life before moving to Roganville 34 years ago. He was retired from Pipe fitter’s Local 195 in Beaumont. Survivors include his wife, Martha Johnson of Roganville; sons Fred Johnson, Billy Johnson, Buford Berry and King Berry, all of Deweyville, Harvey Johnson of Mauriceville, Ebb Berry of Jasper and Super Berry of Nederland; daughters, Judy Johnson of Deweyville, Carolyn Selph of Kirbyville, Louise Humberson of Lumberton, and Mary Lou Mott of...........

Johnson, Opal Jane
Opal Jane Johnson, 97, of Beaumont died Dec. 8, 2000, in The Woodlands. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home with burial at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. A native of Kirbyville, she lived in Beaumont 80 years and was the former owner of A.S. Johnson’s Garage. Survivors include her daughter, Albertina Rivette of The Woodlands; and sister, Billie Stephenson of Vidor; two grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Johnson, Robert Morris
Sept. 13, 1976
KIRBYVILLE – Funeral for Robert Morris Johnson, 77, will be at 4 p.m. today in Kirbyville Church of Christ with burial in Kirbyville Cemetery under direction of Causey’s E.E. Stringer Funeral Home. He died at 12:15 p.m. Monday in Newton County Memorial Hospital after a long illness. A Woodville native, he had lived in Kirbyville since 1938. Survivors include his wife, Effie Smith Johnson of Kirbyville; three daughters, Jackie Evans and Mary Singleton, both of Houston, and Elaine Guidry of Nederland; one son, W.A. Johnson of Newton, and one brother, Dan L. Johnson of Woodville.

Jones, Arthur
Funeral services for Arthur Jones, 68, of Kirbyville will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Bean Cemetery under the direction of Causey’s E.E. Stringer Funeral Home. Jones died Wednesday, March 14, 1973 in a Jasper hospital. He was a retired sawmill laborer. Among survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Elleen Lynch, Cleveland, and Melda Jones, Hemphill; four sons, Lucas, Sherman and Glen Jones all of Kirbyville, and Robert R. Jones, Arp; and a brother, S.M. Jones, Vidor.

Jones, Ben Buster
Funeral services for Ben Buster Jones Sr., 72, of the Trout Creek Community were held at 4 p.m. Sunday in Causey’s E.E. Stringer Funeral Home. The Rev. Kimball Watson, pastor of the Call Pentecostal Church officiated. Burial will be in the Trout Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers were James and Charles Marshall, James Strawther, D.A. Walters, and O.C. Powell. He died at 5 p.m. Saturday, November 20, 1971 in the Buna Nursing Home after a long illness. He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a retired welder. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Gena Bean Jones; three sons, Lester Jones and Ben Jones Jr., both of Silsbee and Billy Jones of the Trout Creek community; one brother, Cody Jones of Silsbee; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Jones, Bobbie Nell
Funeral for Bobbie Nell Jones, 50, of Kirbyville was held Wednesday, September 10, 1986 at Kirbyville Memorial Funeral Home with burial in Magnolia Springs Cemetery. A native of Spurger, she lived in the Kirbyville area most of her life. Survivors include her husband, Charles E. Jones of Kirbyville; one daughter, Peggy Stewart of Kirbyville; two brothers, Delbert McGowan of Vian, Oklahoma and Albert McGown of Paris Texas; two sisters, Louise Miller and Bernice Ponder, both of Kirbyville; and one grandchild.

Jones, Charles G. ‘Sonny’
Charles G. "Sonny’’ Jones, 81, of Kirbyville died Oct. 7, 2001, at his residence. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at E.E. Stringer Funeral Home in Kirbyville with burial at Bleakwood Cemetery in Bleakwood. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. today at the funeral home. A lifelong resident of Jasper County, he was a retired Gulf Refinery insulator and was a World War II U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Jones of Kirbyville; sons, David Jones and James R. "Jim Bob’’ Jones, both of Kirbyville, Dustin D. "Dusty’’ Jones of Silsbee and Charles G. "Chuck’’ Jones Jr. of Port Arthur; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kirbyville Little League, P.O. Box 221, Kirbyville, Texas 75956.

Jones, Chester “Paps”
Chester “Paps” Jones, 69, of Kirbyville died Thursday, June 15, 1995 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral was held Saturday, June 17 at Kirbyville Missionary Baptist Church with burial at Bleakwood Cemetery under the direction of E.E. Stringer Funeral Home in Kirbyville. A native of Bon Wier, he lived in the Kirbyville area most of his life and was a retired teacher and coach. He taught at many South East Texas schools, including Bleakwood Elementary, Buna Junior High School, Spurger High School, Kirbyville Elementary and Kirbyville Junior High School. He was also a certified high school basketball referee. He operated a Kirbyville Youth Incorporated swimming pool for many years during the summer. He also received a director’s citation from TDPS in December 1991 for heroic service to law enforcement. He owned and operated Jones’ Store in Bleakwood and was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Jones of Kirbyville; sons, Gary Jones of Lake Jackson, Jack Jones of Bridge City and Kenneth Jones of Kirbyville; daughters, Linda Hughes and Bonnie Jackson, both of Kirbyville; brother, Charles G. “Sonny” Jones of Kirbyville; sister, Marjorie “Bill” King of Kirbyville; mother-in-law, Lois “Ma” Woods; and 19 grandchildren.


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