April 23, 1931 ~ September 4, 2019

Born in: Preston, MS
Resided in: Mars Hill, NC

Mary E. Jones, 88, passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at Mission Hospital.

Born in Preston, MS, Mrs. Jones was a daughter of the late Curtis Lee Landrum and Mary Emma Burrage Landrum and she was married for 54 years to Owen Urban Jones, who died in 2003.

She and Mr. Jones were former residents of Florida before retiring to WNC in 1987. While in South Florida, even as a part-time worker she was the lead sales producer for Luria & Sons Jewelers. After coming to Mars Hill she designed and sold jewelry at Mars Hill and Wolf Laurel shows.

She was a strong supporter of the arts and drama, especially SART at Mars Hill and Parkway Playhouse in Burnsville.

Her family includes a son, Curtis Jones (Catherine); daughters, Deborah Donnahoe and Barbara Harris (Glenn); grandchildren, James Owen Donnahoe, Jessica Leigh Carstensen, Laura Jane Moody, Garrett Brian Harris and Sara Elizabeth Collins; five great-grandchildren; sister, Bonnie McGehee (Richard), and brother, Sam Landrum (Ann).

A Celebration of her Life will be conducted by the Rev. Dr. Stan Welch at 3:00 p.m. Sunday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home. Her family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre in Mars Hill or Parkway Playhouse in Burnsville.

Services

Visitation: September 8, 2019 2:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806

(828)252-3535
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Memorial Service: September 8, 2019 3:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806

(828)252-3535
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806

(828)252-3535
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

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  1. Rest in peace mother. I will miss our letters but find solace in knowing you are reunited with Dad and you shall live eternally with our Heavenly Father.

  2. A donation was made to Southern Appalachian Repertory Theater on behalf of Glenn and Barbara Harris; Jessica, Andy, Abigail, and Leland Carstensen; Laura and David Moody, and Garrett, Noreen, Carmela, and Carrigan Harris in memory of our mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Knowing that the theater brought her great joy, we hope that our donation will assist in continuing to bring the same joy to SART audiences.

  3. Debbie, James and Curtis, sorry for your loss, I never met your mom and grandmother, but I wish I had done. She sounds like she was a great character. You all took such good care of her. A donation has been made to SART in her name, I know she loved the theater.

  4. Mary, you’ll always be in my heart. I’ll think of you whenever I see a tomato and will cherish the good times we had going to plays and shopping at the thrift stores. 🌞

  5. Mary, what memories we have with Dr Smith’s office and SART. You were always a ray of sunshine. Always so elegant with your designed jewelry. I know you are in heaven making our others smile. Rest in Peace Mary. I hope heaven is has plays for you to enjoy.

  6. Thank you to all that left there condolences and fond memories of my Mother. Also thanks to those that contributed to SART or Parkway Playhouse and those that attended a beautiful funeral service that Mom would have been proud of. Rest In Peace Mom and enjoy being with Dad again.

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