May 31, 1956


This Article Appeared In The Times

But Was Not Actually Titled Calís Column


Transcribed by Janette West Grimes


Mrs. Martha Roberts Jones Dies At 83



†† Mrs. Martha Roberts Jones, aged 83 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Olean Johnson, in Donelson, Tenn., on May 3rd. Death was attributed to paralytic strokes that came to her the same week that she died. She was the widow of Newton Jones, who died about 15 years ago. She leaves one daughter, one brother James E. Roberts, of Route one, Pleasant Shade, now in the 90th year; and a number of nephews and nieces.


†† Funeral services were held on May 5th from a Donelson funeral home by the Rev. Mr. Davis, pastor of Donelson Baptist church. Burial followed in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Nashville. Mrs. Jones was a native of the Pleasant Shade section and was a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist church for many years. She was the daughter of John and Mary Toney Roberts. She was highly esteemed and numbered her friends by her acquaintances. She resided for many years at Carthage. A number of friends and relatives from the Pleasant Shade section attended the funeral and burial.