Hazel Marie Horton Jones, age 83, 314 Dry Creek Road, Erwin, passed away Tuesday July 9, 2013, at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. She was surrounded by the presence of her loving family.
Mrs. Jones was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Taylor and Mary McLaughlin Horton. She was a lifelong member of the Unicoi United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Jones was the owner of Jones Hardware in Unicoi for forty years. She continued to be a very visible presence in the store, where she came in almost daily after her retirement.
She thoroughly enjoyed attending the grandsons’ ball games.
Other than her parents Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her loving husband, Sam Hendrix Jones Jr., in 2004; two sisters: Dottie Blevins and infant sister, Mamie; and special grandson, Benny English, in 1998.
She is survived by one son, Mike Ray Jones and wife, Melissa, Erwin; one daughter, Linda Plemons, and husband, Don, Unicoi; two brothers: George Horton and wife, Patsy, Johnson City, Junior Horton, Unicoi; five sisters: Edith Perry and husband, Maynard, Melbourne, FL, Mary Nell Cradic, Morristown, Florence Pierce and husband, Warren, Unicoi, Patrica Lonon and husband, Pete, Johnson City, and Sandra Buck, Kingsport; four granddaughters: Misty Peterson and husband, Michael, Erwin, Amy Whitson and husband, Michael, Unicoi, Heidi Casey and husband, Robbie, Erwin, Kelly Plemons and fiancée, Chance Boling, and his daughter, Morgan Boling, Elizabethton; seven great grandsons: Derrick, Bryson, Brock and Cade Peterson, Gavin and Gage Casey, Bodie Whitson; two great granddaughters: Hannah Honeycutt, Marlee Whitson and Tashina Roberts. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral service for Mrs. Jones will be held Thursday, July 11, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Todd Kingrea and Reverend R.J. Davis will officiate. Special music will be provided by Harold McNabb.
Pallbearers include Michael, Derrick, and Bryson Peterson, Michael Whitson, Robbie and Gavin Casey, Warren Pierce, Pete Lonon and Chance Boling.
The family will receive friends Thursday at the funeral home between the hours of 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and other times at the residence.
Interment will be Friday, July 12, 2013, in Jones Cemetery. Those attending the committal need to arrive at the funeral home by 10:15 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations in honor of Mrs. Jones can be made to Unicoi United Methodist Church, 702 Virginia Street, Unicoi, TN 37692; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or Shriners Hospital for Children-Cincinnati, 3229 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229.
Online condolences, photos, and memories may be shared with the family through our complimentary, interactive Book of Memories at www.ledfordfuneralhomes.com.
Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, I-26, Exit #32, is privileged to serve the Jones family. (423) 743-1381