Billy D. Jones
Billy D. Jones, 61, Opdyke, died 8:13 p.m. Dec. 22, 2004 at
Mt. Vernon Care. Mr. Jones worked for Defenders Services at
General Tire until his failing health.
Born Sept. 30, 1943, in Tremont, Miss., he was a son of
Cecil and Maggie (Slay) Jones. He married Mary (Myers) Jones
on Dec. 5, 1974, in Elgin and she survives.
Services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hughey Funeral Home
with the Rev. Larry Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Odd
Fellows Cemetery in Opdyke. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday
at Hughey Funeral Home.
Survivors include his wife Mary Jones of Opdyke, a son James Jones
of Benton; a daughter, Trish Jones and husband Aaron of Henderson,
Nev.; grandsons Luke and Nathan Jones of Valier; granddaughter Teagan
Jones of Henderson, Nev.; a brother Bob Jones and wife Peggy of Little
Rock, Ark., sisters Doris Oakley and husband Oliver of Waukegan and
Janice Jones of Starkville, Miss.; a daughter-in-law, Candy Anderson
of Valier; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Cecil James Jones
and two sisters, Mary Johnson and Jewel Jones.
Mr. Jones attended West Side Baptist Church and was saved in the Kingdom
of God before his death.
For those who wish memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society
and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home,
P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864. Arrangements have been entrusted to
Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 for obituary
information at any time.
Date: 28 Dec 2004
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman