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Cecil Conrad JonesCLEVELAND - Cecil "Buddy" Conrad Jones, age 78, of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday August 16, 2015 at the Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville.
Visitation will be held Tuesday august 18, 2015 from 6:00 PM to8:00 PM at the Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland. Funeral Services will be 10:00 AM Wednesday August 19, 2015 at Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at the Lehrton Cemetery. Reverend Larry Chouccoli will officiate the services.
Buddy was born on December 25, 1936, one of twelve children to Dave Alonzo and Mattie May (Skinner) Jones in Cleveland, MS. He attended Linn Schools and joined the National Guard at an early age. He was a US Navy Veteran. Buddy worked in the towing industry for over 40 years, retiring from Ingram Barge Company in 1998 as a chief engineer. Buddy was known as the go to man to fix most anything. He loved to visit and talk with his neighbors and friends. Buddy had friends all up and down the Mississippi River from the Ohio River to New Orleans.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dave Alonzo and Mattie May Jones, brothers; Jack Jones, Robert Louis Jones, Dave A. Jones, Jr. Sisters, Martha Jane Pate, Francis Prewitt, Dorothy Jones Pate and Betty Jean Malatesta.
Buddy is survived by Son, Tony (Kathy) Jones of Cleveland, MS. Brother, Bernnie B.(Gladys) Jones of Cleveland, MS. Sister, JoAnn (Norman) Jones Silverblatt of Kenner, LA. Sister, Carol Sue Jones of Cleveland, MS. Sister, Linda Jones (Larry) Jefcoat of Cleveland, MS. Grandchildren, Dane and Matty Jones of Cleveland, MS.
Pallbearers are Bernnie Jones, Jr., Oliver Jones, Robert Jones, Jr., Galen Givens, Gary Haney and Jimmy Haney.
Memorials may be made to Dockery Baptist Church P O Box 577 Ruleville, MS 38771
Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The on-line guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneneralhome.net
As a newlywed living in an unfamiliar place, I was always a little nervous working in the yard. That was until I met Mr Jones. He was our neighborhood watch man! He would ride around all day watching. If I looked like I needed help, he would stop to offer. Needless to say I quickly got over being fearful because I knew he would be by some time and would help if I needed him! His son Tony also is my husband and my go to person when in need. No matter what they are always willing and ready to help. This is the most wonderful place to live because of our wonderful neighbors... 99.9 percent all Jones's! We love you! I will forever be grateful for my neighborhood family! Love and prayers for you all! Dr. and Mrs Mark (Donna) Blackwood!
Donna Blackwood - August 19, 2015 at 09:31 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
my condonlence to the jones family. buddy was class mate at linn.lawrence shivers
lawrence shivers - August 18, 2015 at 07:04 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
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Cleveland Funeral Home - August 18, 2015 at 02:30 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Many fond memories with Buddy. May God be with the family.David Walker
David Walker - August 18, 2015 at 07:29 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM