Wiley Bruce Jones

Born: Wed., Jan. 8, 1947
Died: Thu., Sep. 16, 2004

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Wiley Bruce Jones, age 57, of Greensboro, GA died Thursday, September 16, 2004. Born in Wilkes County on January 8, 1947 he was the son of Dorothy Leona Ogletree Jones of the Robinson Community in Taliaferro County and the late Wiley Cranston Jones. In 1965 he graduated from Alexander Stephens Institute and in 1969 from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Poultry Science. In January of 1970 he started work for the Taliaferro County Department of Family and Children Services as a caseworker and became County Director in September of 1972 serving until he retired on disability in 1996. During his lifetime Wiley wrote several books including Cemetery Census of Taliaferro County, History of Robinson, I Remember and First Set of Wheels. He was a member of Robinson Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 32 years, Myra Ann Edwards Jones of Greensboro, GA; a daughter, Amanda Scott and husband Thomas of Wake Forest, NC; a son, Clay Jones of Athens, GA; three sisters, Barbara Merlene Browning and husband Robert of the Robinson Community, Nell J. Smith and husband Lamar of Bowden, GA and Sandra Marie Meloon of Orlando, FL; two brothers Franklin Thomas Jones and wife Geraldine of Thomson, GA and Harvey Deen Jones and wife Kay of Alpharetta, GA.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, September 19, 2004 at 3:00 p.m. at Robinson Baptist Church with Rev. Derek Smith and Rev. Wayne Usry officiating. Interment will follow at the Church Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Mark Yearwood, Lee Yearwood, Walter Browning, Robert Browning, Jamie Smith, Dale Ashley and Jeff Womack. The family requests that any memorials be made to the ALS Association, P. O. Box 5051, Hagerstown, MD 21741-9813 or the Robinson Baptist Church, 3034 Greensboro Road, Union Point, GA 30669. The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday night at the funeral home. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us online at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the guest register.

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Donna Wilson
   Posted Sat September 18, 2004
In all my life I had never met a person who was what I would call truly "good". That is... until I met Wiley. He was loving, joyful, with inner peace, patient, kind, full of goodness, gentleness and self-control. If you think this sounds familiar then remember Galations 5:22. "The fruits of the Spirit are Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control." The fruits of the Spirit seemed to come naturally to Wiley. But above all he had faith in God and Jesus Christ. There is no doubt in my heart that Wiley is with Jesus right at this very moment, probably on his knees worshiping the God of this universe and His Son, Jesus Christ. Which brings to mind another quality that Wiley displayed to everyone.... Humbleness. God led me to Taliaferro County DFCS. In that I have no doubt. (There is a story behind that which I won't go into at this time.)Wiley was Director then and he hired me. I've often wondered why God wanted me there. I think now that God wanted me there to see another.............. "man after God's on heart." ~~~~~~~~ Until I see you again Wiley, Donna Wilson

deborah womack
   Posted Sat September 18, 2004
Our prayers go out to you and your family. Deborah Womack Charlie & Peggy Edwards

Zach Caldwell
   Posted Sun September 19, 2004
Clay, my deepest sympathies go out to you and your family.

Terri Kimbrel Saturday
   Posted Tue September 28, 2004
Wiley and I had visited Taliaferro County's sights of old plantations, tales of family history and stories of our passed lives. We shared family memories and stories with the passing of time. Wiley and I never crossed paths in our lives but joined on a few occasions in passing words. He will be missed by so many that followed him. Our prayers are with the Jones family always.