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Jean (Stewart) Jones

August 18, 1921 ~ July 5, 2016 (age 94)

Jean Stewart Jones of Greensboro, GA passed away on July 5, 2016 at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital. A lifelong resident of Greene County, she was born on August 18, 1921 in White Plains, GA to the late Arthur Talmadge Stewart, Sr. and Emmie Temperance Jernigan Stewart.  She graduated from Greensboro High School and earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville, GA. She married Walter Troupe Jones on April 24, 1942 and they made their home in Greensboro.  During World War II she taught school for several years.  Most of her life she was a homemaker raising their two children, Barbara and Dan, and helping her husband with his business at Farmers Feed and Seed.  As a member of the First Baptist Church of Greensboro, Mrs. Jones held numerous positions of leadership and was a member of the Fidelis Sunday School Class.  She was also an active member of the Golden Tones and the Greensboro Woman’s Club.  When it first began, she served as a volunteer paramedic for the Greene County EMS for many years.  She was an excellent cook, a die hard Georgia Bulldog fan, and derived much pleasure in playing golf.  As a member of the Greene County Country Club, she won the Club Championship.    

She is survived by a daughter Barbara Jones Cooke and her husband Hubert of Augusta, GA and a son, Daniel A. Jones and his wife Martha of Greensboro, GA; seven grandchildren, Andy Cooke of Athens, GA, Beth Cooke Cartee of Laurens, SC, Ben Cooke (Lori) of Augusta, GA, Courtney Jones Nixon (Bill) of Charleston, SC, Douglas Jones (Sarah) of Dallas, TX, Joanna Jones of Greensboro, GA and Mitchell Jones (Carlyn) of Greensboro, GA; thirteen great grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and many friends.  In addition to her husband, Troupe Jones, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Hazel Stewart Adams, Arthur Talmadge Stewart, Jr. and Wilton W. Stewart.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 8, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 203 S. Main Street, Greensboro, GA 30642 with Rev. Mark Jones and Rev. Andy Cooke officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the First Baptist Church. Pallbearers are Douglas Jones, Mitchell Jones, Ben Cooke, Bill Nixon, Bill Nipper and Ken Cawthon. Interment will follow at Greenview Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Greensboro, GA 30642.  Donations may be made to the First Baptist Church, 203 S. Main Street, Greensboro, GA 30642. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

 

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