Mary Blanche Loudy Jones, age 93, of Fairview Community, Jonesborough, passed away early Sunday morning, September 8, 2013 at Four Oaks Health Care Center, after a lengthy illness.
She was a daughter of the late Harry E. Loudy and Frances Milhorn Loudy. She was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Joseph Jones in September 2012; one son, Dennis Randy Jones of California in 1988; brothers, Eugene Loudy and David Loudy; sisters, Margaret Helena Loudy and Barbara June Bennett.
Survivors include sons Frank Jones and Rebecca Norman of New Hampshire, Oscar Lee and Judy Jones of Jonesborough; daughters, Margaret and Ray Denton of Mt. Carmel, Ann and George Morelock of Jonesborough; one brother, William Fred Arthur of Oregon; one sister, Betty Witt of Midway; eight grandchildren, Harold Denton, Richmond, VA, Angela Sammons of Gray, Greg (Deborah) Morelock of Morristown, Chris (Andrea) Morelock of Telford, Jennifer (Ray) Eckhoff of New Jersey, Jada (Scott) Kavanagh of Michigan, Leslie (Chris) Watson of Fall Branch, Joe (Tracy) Jones of Jonesborough; sixteen great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter, several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express a special thank you to Four Oaks Health Care Center and staff, Dr. Jonathan Bremer, and Dr. Mary Jane Gibson of Johnson City Internal Medicine.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, September 10, 2013 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the Gray Funeral Home Chapel and anytime at the home of her son, Lee Jones. Funeral services will be held at 6:30 with Pastor Jim Griffith officiating. Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Fairview Cemetery (Old Hwy 81). Everyone is asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:50 a.m. Grandsons and friends will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Fairview Cemetery Association, c/o Jim Anderson, 1104 Boones Creek Rd., Jonesborough, TN 37659.
Gray Funeral Home is proud to serve the family of our friend, Blanche “Granny” Jones. www.grayfuneralhome.net 423-477-3171 or 239-6622