Omeria N. Jones

Published 1:29 am Saturday, October 29, 2011

AMORY – Omeria N. Jones, 78, died on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was 78.

Born on Dec. 27, 1932, in McCondy, Miss., she was a daughter of the late Irene Harper and Clifton William Nabors Sr.

Mrs. Jones attended Egypt schools and graduated from Houston High School, Class of 1950. Founding Amory Butane along with her husband in the early 1950s, she was their bookkeeper. Mrs. Jones later worked as an administrative assistant with Amory Marine. A very thoughtful lady who deeply loved her family, she was of the Baptist faith. Feisty and opinionated, Mrs. Jones was a country music fan, a member of numerous fan clubs and was a 20-year attendee of the CMA Music Fest (Fanfare) in Nashville. Passionate about traveling, she loved attending all kinds of concerts, the circus, ice shows, performances by her granddaughters and any other special events. Mrs. Jones enjoyed scrapbooking, baking, sewing, making jams and jellies and playing games. Always happy and fun-loving, she was most pleased with the accomplishments of her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids.

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In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Clifton Nabors Jr.

She is survived by daughters, Melissa Rutledge (Tim) of Madison and Marsha Jones (Lew Weiss) of Nashville; Mark Jones (Lina) of Vicksburg and Milton Jones (Donna) of Nettleton; grandchildren, Emily Whitaker (Jason), Drew, Shane, and Seth Jones, Jonathan and Laura Rutledge and Lendsi Jones; sisters, Imogene Langford of Amory, Eleanor Lenoir of Denham Springs, La., and Virginia Carter (Larry) of Van Fleet; brother, James Nabors (Eunice) of Ridgeland; nine nieces; and 16 nephews.

A celebration of life service will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with the Rev. Mac Phillips officiating. A graveside service will be at 3:30 at McCondy Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 tonight and Sunday from noon until the service at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Herbert, Mike, Richard and Corey Langford, Chris Finn and Jimmy Lenoir.

The family requests memorials, in lieu of flowers, be given to Sanctuary Hospice House, PO Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803.

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