James Earl Jones
July 28, 1938 -
April 17, 2020

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It is with regret we announce the passing of Mr. James Earl Jones, age 81, of Kelso, TN. James was born on July 28, 1938 in Franklin County, TN to the late Elmer “Buck” and Vera Pauline Smith Jones. He passed away on April 17, 2020 at Donalson Care Center.

Mr. Jones worked as a material spreader for the Lee Company, Blue Ridge Shirt Plant, and Jonathan Logan. He was a member of West Fayetteville Church of Christ.

Survivors include his son, Anthony “A.J.” (Nikki) Jones of Kelso; grandchildren, Eric Owens, Amanda (Brian) Curtis, Daniel (Crystal) Owens, Charlise Jones, and Clay Jones; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Ray (Becky) Jones of Lexie Crossroads in Belvidere; sister, Linda Poarch of Fayetteville; and several nieces, nephews and special friends. In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Juanita Gulley Jones in 2011, and daughter, Phyllis Hunter Owens in 1997.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic there will be no public gathering at this time. A private family service will be held with Bro. Tom Russell officiating and burial in the Kelso Cemetery. The family invites you to share memories at higginsfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Lincoln County Tribute Chair, Cary B. Sullivan, P.O. Box 470 Fayetteville, TN 37334.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. James Earl Jones.

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8 Comments

  1. Floyd and Jackie Land

    So sorry to hear about Earl,prayers for your family.Floyd and I thought alot of your parents.We love you as well.

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  2. Judy Holt

    Sorry for your loss praying for you and your family

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  3. Kim Crabtree

    Anthony and Nikki so sorry for your loss. Prayers and thoughts are with y’all

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  4. Teri Pitts

    Dear AJ, Nikki, and family,
    So very sorry for the loss of your loved one. Praying for comfort and peace only God can provide. Lean on Him!
    Love and Blessings,
    Mike and Teri Pitts Family

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    • Carolyn Mitchell

      So sorry for your loss. Praying for you all

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  5. Michelle Haun

    I am saddened to hear about Uncle Earl. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family.

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  6. Karen Russ

    So sorry for y’all’s loss, prayers for family. Jeff and Karen Russ

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  7. Gina Jacobs

    Anthony, Nikki, Linda and family I’m so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

    Reply

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8 Comments

  1. Floyd and Jackie Land

    So sorry to hear about Earl,prayers for your family.Floyd and I thought alot of your parents.We love you as well.

    Reply
  2. Judy Holt

    Sorry for your loss praying for you and your family

    Reply
  3. Kim Crabtree

    Anthony and Nikki so sorry for your loss. Prayers and thoughts are with y’all

    Reply
  4. Teri Pitts

    Dear AJ, Nikki, and family,
    So very sorry for the loss of your loved one. Praying for comfort and peace only God can provide. Lean on Him!
    Love and Blessings,
    Mike and Teri Pitts Family

    Reply
    • Carolyn Mitchell

      So sorry for your loss. Praying for you all

      Reply
  5. Michelle Haun

    I am saddened to hear about Uncle Earl. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family.

    Reply
  6. Karen Russ

    So sorry for y’all’s loss, prayers for family. Jeff and Karen Russ

    Reply
  7. Gina Jacobs

    Anthony, Nikki, Linda and family I’m so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

    Reply

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