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Hansel James “Jim” Jones

Hansel James “Jim” Jones, age 73, 140 Parsley Street, Erwin, passed away at 9:51 p.m. Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at his home after a lengthy ill ness. He was born August 16, 1940 in Erwin, Tennessee, a son of the late Rufus Brownlow and Renia Williams Jones. Mr. Jones was a retired truck driver.
Other than parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers: Harrison Jones, Lee Jones and Bud Jones; four sisters: Elva Edwards, Dollie Foster, Laura Sabodian and Nilia Jones.

Mr. Jones is survived by two sons: Jamie Jones, Nebraska and Jim Jones, New York; one daughter, Renia Gilbert, Washington State; two grandchildren: Jeff Gilbert and Marshall Jones;
one brother, Estil W. Jones, Oregon; three sisters: Gertha Todd, California, Jennell Common, Montana, Doris Caldwell, of the home; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins including a special nephew, Robert Keith Richardson, of the home.

Memorial service for Mr. Jones will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 2, 2013, from the Robert Ledford Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Kevin Laws will officiate.

Inurnment will be in Tumbling Hill Cemetery.

Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Jones family through our complimentary, interactive Book of Memories at

Robert Ledford Funeral Home & Chapel, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Jones family. (423) 743-1380.