Saturday, May 10, 2014

May. 09, 2014 @ 04:58 PM

Mary C. Jones

OXFORD — Mary Frances Cole Jones, age 85, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, May 9, 2014.

Mary Frances was a native of Granville County and the daughter of the late Allen Lewis and Rosa Lee Puckett Cole Sr. She was a faithful member of Hester Baptist Church and was a retired employee of Murdoch Center.

She is survived by her husband of 68 years, L. Douglas Jones.

Preceding her in death was her brother, Charles Cole; sisters, Linda Lee Cole and Shirley Cole Faulkner; brother-in-law, Robert Ball; sister-in-law, Pat May Cole; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law James and Mildred Jones Swann.

Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Hester Baptist Church by the Rev. Alex Gallimore. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. At other times the family will be at the home.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Sheila Jones Gresham (Doug) of Oxford, Diane Jones Fairey (David) of Henderson and Connie Jones Sullivan (Kevin) of Raleigh; seven grandchildren, Neil Gresham (Lynn), Michael Gresham (Crystal) and Kelly Cash (Joey) of Oxford, David Fairey (Amanda) of Virgilina, Nicole Munn (Chris) of Henderson, and Megan and Mary Cole Sullivan of Raleigh; eight great-grandchildren; brothers Lewis Cole (Carolyn) of Kittrell, James Cole (Jane) of Kittrell, Dennis Cole of Yanceyville and Bobby Cole (Ann) of Oxford; sisters Joyce Ball of Dallas, Texas, Judy Milton (Joe) of Wilton, Ann Kittrell (Jerry) of Goldsboro, Elaine Hillard (Edgar) of Henderson, Mildred Jackson (Willard) of Kittrell; sister-in-law Janet Cole of Henderson; brother-in-law Joel Wilton Faulkner of Louisburg; nephews Bob Swann (Mary Ann) of Georgia, Jeff Swann (Cathy) of Florida and Doug Swann (Starr) of Tennessee; and more than 83 Cole family nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank special friends Kim Wilson, Bess Reese, Theresa Beckman and niece LeAnn Cox for their loving care and kindness.

Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Hester Baptist Church, P.O. Box 964, Oxford, NC 27565.

Arrangements are by Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home, which accepts online condolences at


John E. Maddox-Hill

LaGRANGE — John Earl Maddox-Hill, 25, of RHA Howell Care Center, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro.

The family is receiving friends at 3050 Stewart Farm Road.

Arrangements will be announced by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.