Acting Deacon Earlie D. Jones, age 80 of Graceville, Florida (Browntown Community) passed away Wednesday, February 8th at his residents.
A graveside funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, February 18th at the St. Paul/New Bethel Cemetery in Campbellton, Florida with Pastor Gary Martin officiating and with Mckinnie Funeral Home of Campbellton directing. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7p.m. Friday February 17th at the Mckinnie Funeral Home Chapel located 5304 Bowden Hill Road, Campbellton, Florida.
He was born on August 20, 1936 to the late Ervin and Lizzy Jones in Gevena County Alabama. He grew up in Houston County Alabama and joined the Holy Temple Church where he served as acting Deacon, he was ready and willing to perform any duty the church required.
He was a hard worker who held many different jobs (Farming, McRae Sawmill, and Florida DOT) to make sure his family was provided for. On December 12, 1960 he married Pearline Walker, and to this union ten children born. He was a loving husband and a great father.
He was preceded in death by His Parents: Ervin and Lizzy Jones; One Daughter: Jeanette; Nine Siblings: William, Way Frank, Coot, Ben King, Darrel, Albert, Anthony, Hubert, Robert and Louise West.
He leaves to treasure his memories:
His Wife: Pearline Jones of Graceville, FL
His Children: Charles Jones (Cynthia) and Jacqueline Jones both of Graceville, FL, Belinda Lockhart (Forest) of Cottondale, FL, Samuel Jones of Marianna, FL
His Brother: Eugene Jones (Ola Mae) of Dothan, AL
His Grandchildren: Emmanuel, Alexander, Timothy, Teresa, Issac, Desirae,David (Clara), & Shantee.
His Great-Grandchildren: Brayden & Jamison
Brothers-In-Law: Richard Walker (Gladys) of Dothan, AL, Donnel Walker of Crystal River, FL, Neil Walker of Clio, AL
Sisters-In-Law: Rayvina Watford (Joseph) of Chipley, FL, Jeanette Jones and Ola Mae Jones
And a host of nieces, nephews and friends.