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Arnold Edwin Jones

Arnold E. (Ed) Jones, 88, of Sylva, passed away Friday morning February 26, 2021. 

A native of Jackson County he was the son of the late Robert and Ethel Bryson Jones. Ed was a Member of Zion Hill Baptist Church. 

In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his wife Arilla M. Jones, his daughter; Debbie J. Watson, grandson; Travis D. Watson, brothers; Robert N. Jones Jr and Doug Jones. 

He is survived by his son; David A. (Tracy) Jones of Franklin

Grandson- Russell D. Jones of Atlanta

Granddaughter- Michelle Dillard of Waynesville

Great Grandchildren- Clay and Lindsey Ballew

Son-in-law- Alfred Watson

Brother- Clifton (Chic) Jones

Sister- Shelby Jean Browning

Sister-In-laws- Lorraine Jones, Debbie Jones, Alice Henson

Brother-in-laws- Troy McMahan, L.C.McMahan

also preceded by in laws- Mattie Hooper, Betty Hill, Faye Parker, B Claude McMahan, D Lloyd McMahan, Rory McMahan, Ray McMahan

Due to the covid virus services will be held at a later date and will be announced. 

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Zion Hill Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Mary Wilson, 3110 Pumpkintown Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

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Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Ed, Arilla, and the family have always been great friends and neighbors that I have known as well as all my family all our lives. You will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family

George Woodard Mar 8 2021 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with the family!

Jessie Wilson Mar 3 2021 12:00 AM

David, I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. I always thought a lot of your parents. I'll be thinking of you. Carleen

Carleen Feb 26 2021 12:00 AM

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