Mr. Bennie W. Jones Sr.
Mr. Bennie W. Jones Sr. has attained his eternal reward of everlasting life as he departed this life on earth on March 1, 2014. He was born in Carroll County on Feb. 17, 1922 and was the son of the late William and Earline Johnson Jones. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife and the mother of his children, Jackie Ballard Jones in 1988. Also preceding him in death are his siblings Bill Jones, Kenzie Jones, Mabel Holloway and Margaret Williams. Mr. Jones lived most of his life in Newnan except for a short time he lived in Jackson, GA. He served in The United States Army during World War II. His service took him overseas at the time of the D-Day events. Following the war he served in the Army Reserves and The National Guard. His working career of 35 years was with Chevron Oil Company. He was a member of Jackson Presbyterian Church in Jackson, GA. He had lived at Corinth Road Assisted Living and Benton House Assisted Living and then at Newnan Health and Rehab. The family will be eternally grateful for his wonderful caregivers who helped give him the best quality of life possible as he dealt with his health issues. His family circle widened when he married Katie Miller Jones, who survives him. He is also survived by his son, Bennie W. Jones Jr. and his wife Faye of Lilburn, GA and his daughter Elizabeth Jones Fields of Newnan. His grandchildren are Melissa Hogan and her husband Robert of Newnan, Lisa Bailey and her husband Mitch of Thomson, GA, Benjie Jones and his wife Missy of Thomson, GA. These grandchildren gave him a devoted group of great grandchildren including Bobby, John and Joe Hogan, Stevie Eidson, Dawson and Aslyn Jones. His step-grandchildren are Paul Madigan and wife Tracy of Marietta, GA. They contributed Katlyn and Emily Madigan to the clan of great-grandchildren. He has a stepdaughter Katy Miller of Jackson, GA. Her brother, Butch Miller, preceded Mr. Jones in death. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews including Mary Margaret Wynn of Portsmouth, VA. His sole surviving sibling is Evelyn Mooney of Cleveland, GA. Funeral arrangements are by McKoon Funeral Home at 38 Jackson Street in Newnan where the family will receive friends on Monday evening, March 3 between 6 and 8 p.m. The funeral service will be on Tuesday, March 4, in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home at 11 a.m. with Pastor Doug Anderson officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.mckoon.com. McKoon Funeral Home, 770-253-4580.