Self, Bobby Jones (2009)

Obituary of Bobby Jones Self ~ 2009

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

Bobby Jones Self, 74, of Marion passed away March 14, 2009 at his residence.  He was born April 7, 1934 in Mitchell County, NC to the late Plato Self and Lora Sparks Self. Mr. Self retired as a self employed Rock Mason and he was a Korean Conflict veteran of the United States Army.

Surviving are his wife Earlene Hall Self of the home; one son Eddie Self and wife Tammy of Marion; one daughter Becky Jenkins of Marion; three brothers, Walter Self of Drexel, Jimmy Self and wife Inez of Spruce Pine and John Self and wife Joyce of Spruce Pine; one sister Alice Washburn and husband John of Marion; two sisters-in-law, Charlene McKinney of the home and Helen Self of Hickory, NC; four grandchildren, Chantz Self, Colton Self, Luke Jenkins and wife Sandi and Bobby Jenkins; and several nieces and nephews.

The family received friends from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM on Tuesday March 17, 2009 at Kirksey Funeral Home in Marion. Immediately after, the family went in procession to the graveside service at Chesnut Grove Cemetery in Little Switzerland with the Rev. Dean Honeycutt officating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Hospice of McDowell County 575 Airport Rd. Marion, NC 28752. Kirksey Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family.

Words of comfort may be shared with the Self family at

The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday March 18, 2008 Volume 15 # 11