Gayle Eugene Jones

Born: Sat., Mar. 4, 1933
Died: Sun., Oct. 9, 2016


Wed., Oct. 12, 2016
Location: After The Service at McCommons Funeral Home

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Wed., Oct. 12, 2016
Location: McCommons Chapel

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Gayle Eugene Jones, age 83, of Greensboro, Georgia passed away on Sunday, October 9, 2016. Gayle was born in Hastings, Nebraska on March 4, 1933, the son of the late Ivor O. Jones and Edyth Brown Jones. He was a graduate of Napa High School in Napa, Idaho.  He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War.  Until his retirement Gayle was the Manager for Safeway Supermarket in California.  In April of 1985 he moved from California to Greensboro, Georgia.  After moving to Greensboro, he shared a successful painting and wallpapering business, Painting Plus, with his partner, Hoyt Kearns, retiring again in 2012.  Outside of his painting and wallpapering, Gayle was a movie buff who could tell you everything about the movies.  Gayle will be remembered as a devoted friend with a great personality. He will be greatly missed by many, but never forgotten.

In addition to his partner, Hoyt Kearns of Greensboro, GA, he is survived by two sons, Jeffrey Allen Jones of New Port Beach, California and David Jones of Laguna Beach, California; and cousins, Vicki Groff and Judy Happold. He was predeceased by his seven siblings.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 in the chapel of McCommons Funeral Home, with Bob Beeland officiating.  The family will receive friends after the service.  In lieu of flowers, if so desired, the family requests that you consider a donation to the Lake Oconee Humane Society, 1020 Park Avenue, Suite 101, Greensboro, GA 30642.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Nancy and Fred Hunter
   Posted Mon October 10, 2016
We will miss Gayle and that sweet, sweet charming grin. Love to you, Hoyt!

Barry and Laurie Bunn
   Posted Tue October 11, 2016
My sweet friend Gayle,
You will be forever missed. We were blessed to have had the time we were allowed to have together. I will miss our chats, most of all I will miss your big smile. You are now pain free and can spread your wings and fly high. I will do my best to watch after Hoyt for you.

Much Love,
Barry and Laurie

Linda Bone
   Posted Tue October 11, 2016
Hoyt--so sorry to hear about Gayle. Both of you added so much beauty to the homes in Greensboro and the surrounding area with your many talents. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in this sad time.

John & Ben
   Posted Tue October 11, 2016
Hoyt, So sorry to hear this news. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. John & Ben

Robin Smith
   Posted Tue October 11, 2016
Hoyt, my heart is saddened by the passing of Gayle. You two always brought a smile to my face each time you came to Banksouth`s drive thru when I worked there. I`ll never forget the kindness shown. Praying for you in the days ahead.

God bless!
Robin Ellison Smith

Randy Purdy
   Posted Tue October 11, 2016

Please know that Kathryn and I have you in our prayers. We loved the times we've seen you and Gayle together and cherished your friendship. If there is anything we can do, please let us know.

Randy & Kathryn Purdy

   Posted Tue October 11, 2016
My heart is breaking for you Hoyt. You and Gayle were so much of our family. We had some really good times with Granny. Gayle is finally at peace and joined with her and I am sure they are laughing up a storm especially about her desserts. Love you sweetie, just know that I am here for you.

Janet and family

David & Terri Thornton
   Posted Tue October 11, 2016
Hoyt, David & I are very saddened to learn of Gayles death. May your memories comfort you & bring you peace in the coming days.
David & Terri Thornton

jack newton
   Posted Tue October 11, 2016
We are so sorry to hear about Gayle. Just heard of his passing. He will be missed so much. Our thought and prayers are with you at this time.
Jack and Tim

Chris And Mickey Ramsay
   Posted Wed October 12, 2016
Our deepest sympathy to Hoyt and Gayle's family. You are in our prayers and hope your memories give you comfort and peace. Greensboro has lost one of it's gem.

Herb & Jan Thurmond
   Posted Thu October 13, 2016
Herb and I just saw this in the paper and we are so sorry we did not hear about Gayle's passing sooner. We would certainly have been there for you yesterday. I'm sure it was a beautiful service. We are so sorry for your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you, of course. Gayle was so nice and we have always loved both of you. He is no longer suffering so that is good but we know how much you will miss him.

Jin & Linda Bay
   Posted Thu October 13, 2016
Hoyt- I just read about my sweet friend and was so shocked. We just never get a notice until we get the paper. I know you know how much I love you both. I will miss him amd that hug I alway got from him. Let's get together soon for lunch. Love you!! Linda