Mrs. Julia Bailey Jones
Julia Bailey Jones, age 98, of St. Augustine, Florida, formerly of Commerce, Georgia, died October 25, 2012.
Mrs. Jones was born in Newnan, Georgia on December 17, 1913 and lived most of her life in Commerce, Georgia. She was predeceased by her husband, William Hardman Jones.
She is survived by her three children, William Hardman Jones, Jr. and his wife Amanda of Powhatan, Virginia, Susan Jones Abare and her husband, William of St. Augustine, Florida, and Carolyn Jones Morazan, and her husband, Charles of Greensboro, North Carolina; and grandchildren, Laura Ellen Jones, William Hardman Jones III and his wife, Christin, Katherine Abare Paolini and her husband, Adrian, William Tebbs Abare, III and his wife, Sabrina, Justin Hardman Abare and his wife, Zoe, and Caroline Harris Ward, and her husband, Kelly; nine great-grandchildren, Tanner Jones, Graham Jones, Julia Owensby, Will Abare, Mason Abare, Max Abare, Kaitlyn Ward, Porter Ward, and Lyla Ward.
Julia was a warm and loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, and an extraordinary educator. She graduated from Georgia State College for Women and moved to Commerce, Georgia where she taught high school English and met her future husband, William Hardman Jones. They were married in 1939.
Julia taught school for more than 20 years and was a superb teacher and an exemplary role model for her students. She was an avid reader and enjoyed learning. These interests spurred her to help establish the Commerce Public Library, the Parents Teacher Association for the Commerce schools, and to form a Study Club to stimulate learning with friends who enjoyed reading.

She was very active in The First Baptist Church of Commerce, where she played the organ and piano, sang in the choir, taught Sunday School, and performed countless other deeds and functions for the church.

A ceremony celebrating her life will be held at a time to be determined at the First Baptist Church in Commerce, Georgia. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts may be made to the First Baptist Church, 1345 South Elm St., Commerce, GA 30529 or to the Commerce Public Library, 1344 South Broad St., Commerce, GA 30529.

Craig Funeral Home www.craigfuneralhome.com . Crematory Memorial Park is in charge of arrangements.


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