Allah Dorah Jones
Obituary Transcribed from a newspaper in my possession on 6/09/2001. Linda Blum-Barton
The newspaper is the Greene County Herald of Leakesville, Mississippi from Friday, May 6, 1932.
This is related to one of the Jones families of Fayette County, Ga. I believe that the S. B. Jones of Eustis, Florida is the descendant of Seaborn Bartow Jones and Eugenia Bridges Jones. Eugenia Bridges Jones was born in Coweta County, Ga but her sister, Mary J. "Mollie" Bridges lived in Fayette County at the time of this obituary. Mollie Bridges was my Great Grandmother and I believe that is why I have this newspaper.
ALLAH DORIS JONES LAID TO REST MAY 2
The entire town was shocked and deeply grieved last Saturday, April 30 when the sad message came announcing the sudden passing of Allah Doris Jones, young daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C F Jones in a Laurel hospital that morning at 6:45 o'clock. She had undergone a serious appendix operation 10 days prior from which she was unable to rally. Though her friends back home were aware of seriousness of her illness they were unprepared for her untimely going, and though there were united prayers for recovery, and every possible medical and surgical aids resorted to, God knew best and called her home where sorrow and sadness come not.
She was ten years old, last August 12, was a devoted member of the Baptist Church, and a regular attendant at Sunday School, BYPU and GA's.
She is survived by her parents, one sister, Margret Gene, grandmother Jones, and a host of other relatives.
Funeral services were held in the local Baptist Church with her pastor, Rev. W E Stewart in charge and assisted by Rev. D W Smith, R M Dickson, and T R Holt. Special music was rendered by the junior Sunday school class of which she was a member, there little girls preceeding the body into the church. Pall bearers were young intermediate boys, Pressley McInnis, J F Green, Thomas White, Armond Rounsaville, and Adair Bearry.
The large audience and huge floral offerings attested to the popularity of this lovely young girl and her fine family.
Out of town people attending the funeral are as follows:
Members of the family: Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Jones, Maddisonville, La., Mr. and Mrs. Sam P. Jones and daughter of York, Ala. , S. B. Jones, Eustis, Fla., Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Baxter, Vinegar Bend, Ala., Mrs. Roy Copeland, three children of Birmingham, Ala., Mr. M. C. Haynes of Eustis, Fla., Mr. G. C. Walker and children of Jackson, Ala., Miss Edith Marks of Memphis, Mrs. H. A. Taylor and Homer Taylor of Laurel. Miss Dorothy Smith of Tibbie, Ala. Other visitors Mrs. Mary E. Baxter, Mrs. N E Turner, W. O. and A. R. Turner, Mrs. Emma Cravey, Mr. Jake Rockwell, Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Rockwell, Vinegar Bend., Mrs. G. E. Allday and daughter, and Mrs. Hinson of Chatom, Ala. Mr. and Mrs. F. Harvard of Gulfcrest, Ala. Mr. W. L. Thomas, of Gulfcrest, Ala. Mrs. and Mrs. Henry Grimes, Mrs. Bob Baxter and Mrs. Wiley Gorday of Avera, and Mrs. L. E. Peaster of Mobile.
CARD OF THANKS
We the kinsmen of the bereaved Alla Doris Jones wish to express our deepest appreciation for the kindness and hospitality shown us while here in Leakesville.
CARD OF THANKS
We desire to express to our many friends in Leakesville and elsewhere, our sincere thanks for the many words of comfort the thoughtful deeds and the floral offerings presented us during the illness and death of our precious little daughter and sister, Alla Doris.
May God's richest blessings be with all of you is our prayer.
MR. AND MRS. C. F. JONES, AND MARGARET GENE