James "Tony" Jones

Monday, July 13, 2020
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Tony went home to be with the Lord on July 13, 2020. Tony was a 1963 graduate of Lanett High School where he excelled in academics, football, and basketball and was a 1968 graduate of Auburn University. Tony loved Auburn and enjoyed attending sporting events.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James H. and Ellen Jones and his sisters, Mary Ellen Prestridge and LaPatka Brand.

Tony worked for West Point Pepperrell, Applied Engineering, Shorewood Packaging, Kyser Warren, and West Georgia Technical College.

Tony was known as a loving husband, Daddy, Pop, brother, uncle, and friend to all who knew him. He was a faithful member of Lakeview Baptist Church where he served as Chairman of the Deacons and Treasurer. He loved his church home and church family.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Goodwin Jones; daughter, Karen Griffin; son, Anthony Jones (Tara); grandsons, Taylor Griffin (Erin) and Tanner Griffin; brother, Phillip Jones (Christy); sisters, NaTasha Sewell (Shelby), Marsha Scott (Scotty), and Jenny Crenshaw (Randy); brother-in law, W.L. Goodwin (Margaret Ann); sister-in-law, Jeanette Goodwin and many nieces and nephews.

Mr. James "Tony" Jones passed away on July 13, 2020 at the WellStar West Georgia Hospice. Graveside services will be held on Thursday morning at 9:00 am at the Fairfax Cemetery in Valley, Alabama. Family and friends will gather at the graveside. The family request that guests dress casually due to the heat. In Lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the Parkinson's Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131 or to WellStar West Georgia Hospice, 1510 Vernon Rd, LaGrange, GA 30240. Higgins Funeral Home at Hunter Allen Myhand, 506 Hill Street, LaGrange, Georgia, 30240. 706-884-5626.

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  • Graveside

    Thursday, July 16, 2020 | 9:00am
    Thursday, July 16, 2020 9:00am
    Fairfax Cemetery
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Hilda & Jerry, Dean & Jennifer & Family, Dhana & Kylie

Posted at 01:39pm
You all are in our thoughts and prayers precious friends! We love you and care for you deeply.

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Joe and Pat Belcher

Posted at 07:26am
Carolyn, my deepest sympathy to you and all your family. Tony was a good friend and fellow classmate. Sending prayers to everyone.

Billy & Carol Yohn (WGTC)

Posted at 04:27pm
We are truly sorry to hear about Tony, he will be missed. Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Lynette, Valerie, and Stephanie Tucker

Posted at 10:26am
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Jenni Sampson

Posted at 07:47pm
So very sorry for your loss.

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