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Mary Frances Jones

Mary Frances Jones, age 71, of 1005 Jones Drive of Erwin went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, February 3, 2014. She was born in Yancey County, NC on January 28, 1943.

She is the daughter of June Edwards and the late Charlie Edwards and Dalton Barham. She is survived by her husband, John, of Johnson City and loving mother, June. Also surviving is her son, John Steven Jones of Gray and daughter-in-law, Julia; daughter, Teresa Jones Treadway and son-in-law, Tony, of Johnson City. She has one beloved grandson, Wesley Higgins, of Emory & Henry College, Emory, VA. Her lifetime friend, Nancy Lyle Bible, also survives.

Frances was a graduate of Unicoi County High School. Upon her marriage, she accompanied husband, John, to Anchorage, AK where she was a devoted wife and mother to her children. Upon her family’s return to Erwin, Frances was actively involved as a member of Ninth Street Baptist Church and the LLL Sunday School Class.

A graveside service will be held for family and friends on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Roselawn Memorial Park Mausoleum in Johnson City. Those who will attend the committal service will meet at Roselawn Memory Gardens for the 11 a.m. service on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that her friends memorialize Frances’ loving heart by making a donation to the Niswonger Children’s Hospital. You are welcome to express memories and condolences on February 5 from 12:30 – 2:30 at the residence – 1005 Jones Drive, Erwin, TN

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Mary Frances Jones, through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.