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William Heflin Jones, aged 81 years, died Sunday morning at 2:15 at his home in Graham, where he was a resident for the past 45 years, having moved there from Chatham County. Mr. Jones had been in declining health for several months and critically ill for one week. He was connected with the Oneida Mills in Graham, and had been with them for a number of years. He was the son of the late Calvin and Mrs. Martha Jones, and a member of the Baptist church of Graham.
The wife, Mrs. Martha Jones, survives, and three sons, Charles M. Jones of Spray, Calvin V. Jones of Charlotte, and O. L. Jones of Haw River; also ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Baptist church in Graham, by the Rev. R. P. Ellington. Interment was in the Providence Memorial cemetary (sp)."

   Final rites for William H. Jones aged 81, who died Sunday morning at his home in Graham, following an illness of one week, were conducted at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the Baptist church in Graham by the Rev. R. P. Ellington. Interment was in the Providence Memorial cemetery.
   The pallbearers were: C. A. Steele, W. B. Ray, Harel Cox, Julius Thompson, Sam Mann, Jess Drumwright and S. H. Jordan.
   The flowers were carried by Mesdames Thomas Coble, S. D. Smith, Charles Gillespie, Norvia Mercer, Sam Mann, Misses Alene Gillespie and Dorothy Mann.

The funeral of Mr. Samuel M. Jones was held at Mt. Olive Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock by his pastor, Rev. B. L. Gupton and the body interred in the church cemetery. Mr. Jones held his membership in that church the past fifty years. He died at his home in Newlin township Saturday morning after a few days' illness with pneumonia.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lula Jones and the folllowing sons and daughters: Mrs. Ola Love*, Snow Camp, Mrs. Clara Ferguson and Mrs. Era Andrews, Saxapahaw, Wayne Jones, Greensboro, and Minter Jones, who lived with his father.
He is survived by two brothers and two sisters: Mrs. Sol Love and W. H. Jones, Graham; C. L. Jones, Indiana, and Mrs. N. A. Cook, Burlington.
Pall bearers for the funeral were Messrs. O. L. Jones, Lonnie Cook, Paul Jones, Leo Hadley, Linnie Perry and Amsey Ivey. The flowers were carried by Misses Ruth McBane, Jewel McBane, Elma Perry, Lenota Ivey, Florence Jones, Mildred and Mattie Love, and Swannah Crayton, and Mrs. E. L. Gilliam and Mrs. Loy Roberson.
* "Ola" Love was actually ORA.


Died July 31, 1935
Mrs. Lugenia Frances Jones, 69, died at her residence near Mt. Olive church, Route No. 2, Graham, Wednesday, July 31st, at 10:15 in the evening. She was the widow of Mr. S. M. Jones, born in Alamance county, daughter of Mr. Murphy and Mrs. Emma Richardson Perry
(note: "Emma" was Emeline.). The funeral will be at Mt. Olive Baptist church Friday August 2, at 2:00 o'clock in the afternoon with interment in Mt. Olive cemetery. Rev. B. L. Gupton, pastor of the church, will be in charge and be assisted by Rev. R. P. Ellington , pastor of the Graham Baptist church.
Survivors are three daughters: Mrs. Tom Love, Mrs. C. O. Ferguson, Mrs. Walter Andrews, all of Graham Route 1; two sons: A. M. Jones, Graham Route 2; W. G. Jones, Greensboro; two sisters, Mrs. W. A. Ivey, Snow Camp; Mrs. John Hadley, Graham Route 2; one brother, M. O. Perry; one half-brother, W. G. Craton (*CRAYTON), Graham Route 2, and 20 grandchildren.

Death certificate for grand-uncle, Orpheus Lafayette "Offie" Jones. He died of coronary thrombosis, had hardening of the arteries; died within hours after the attack. His brother Charles (my grandfather) died the same way; dropped over at work in 1934. The informant of death was "Offie's" elder son Vernell.

Nancy Jones


Added May 20, 2003