Georgia Humes Jones

Published 8:31 pm Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Funeral services for Mrs. Georgia Humes Jones, 94, will be held on Friday, April 13 at 1:30 p.m. in the Estes Chapel of the First Baptist Church on Goodyear Boulevard. Burial will be in the New Palestine Cemetery under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home in Picayune. The Rev. R.T. Buckley will officiate at the services.

Mrs. Jones passed away peacefully on April 5 at Mayview Convalescent Center in Raleigh, N.C. Born on August 10, 1912 in Bogalusa, La., she grew up in Crosby, Miss. where she was appointed by Franklin D. Roosevelt as Post Mistress for the U. S. Post Office in the 1930’s. She also taught school in Crosby and Gloster, Miss. A resident of Picayune since 1944, she taught seventh and eighth grade at Picayune Jr. High School for many years. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and was a faithful member of the choir for many years.

Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, R.B. Jones; her father, George Humes; her mother, Nancy Jane Dunn; two brothers, Harry Humes and Fred Humes; three sisters, Winnie Jones, Irene Humes and Louise Humes; and a beloved grandson, Jim Macdonald, Jr. She is survived by her son, Charles Ronald Jones of Raleigh; her daughter, Carol Jones Frazier of Baton Rouge, La.; a brother, Charles Humes of McComb, Miss.; a grandson, Brent Macdonald of Picayune; a granddaughter, Susan Smith of Raleigh; and three great-grandchildren, Mason Macdonald of Picayune, and Brandon Smith and Jessica Smith of Raleigh. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews, as well as a host of friends. A loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend she will be missed by all who knew her.

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There will be no visitation prior to the service. However, friends and family are invited to the Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church immediately following the burial services. For those who would like to send memorial gifts, donations to the Baptist Children’s Village would be appreciated.

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McDonald Funeral Home, Picayune, MS is in charge of the arrangements.