March 8, 1910 ~ October 28, 1998

Born in: Buncombe County, NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Josephine Parham Jones, 88, of Asheville,
died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 1998.

A lifelong resident of Buncombe Count, she
was the daughter of the late Henry and Carrie
Rhymer Parham and wife of the late Lonnie C.
Jones, who died in 1964.  She was also
preceded in death by a son, Everett Jones in
1950.  She was a member of Cedar Mountain
Baptist Church and was a beloved mother and
grandmother.

She is survived by six daughters, Eloise Jones,
Eula Jean Knight and Paula Anne Rogers of
Asheville, Margaret L. Gibson of Leicester, Sue
Jones Nadelman of Salt Lake City, Utah, Lois
Jones Wiles of Greenville, NC; two sons, Billy
Jones of Tillamook, Oregon, James L. Jones of
Cleveland, Ohio; four sisters, Bessie Fox of
Woodfin, Bonnie Henderson and Hazel Fore of
Fletcher and Leatha Bell Martin of Brevard; a
brother, Richard Parham of Weaverville; 25
grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 pm Saturday in the chapel of
Groce Funeral Home conducted by the Revs.
Bobby Gibson and Bob Earwood.  Burial will
follow in the Macedonia Baptist Church
Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7 until 8:30 pm
Friday at the funeral home.

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