The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 1, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013


Thomas Jackson Jones

Thomas Jackson Jones, age 74, of Shady Spring, passed away on Sunday, December 30, 2012, at the Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital.

Born on November 19, 1938, in Beckley, he was the son of the late John Jones and Katherine Elliott Jones.

Mr. Jones was a retired tractor-trailer driver, and was a member of the White Oak Missionary Baptist Church. He had made his home at Shady Spring for the past ten years. Mr. Jones enjoyed singing in church.

Two brothers, Bill Jones and Johnny Jones, preceded in death, and two sisters, Evelyn Jones and Margaret Farley, also preceded him in death.

Mr. Jones was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Those survivors left to cherish his memory include his wife Virginia Taylor Jones. Four children, Frederick Jones and his wife Christine of Wisconsin, Rita Kay Frederick and her husband Mark of Wisconsin, Stewart Jones and his wife Debra of Wisconsin, and Jennifer Yellen and her husband Mark of Seattle, Washington; 13 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren also survive.

A memorial service will be held at the White Oak Missionary Baptist Church at a later date.

Online condolences may be sent to our guestbook at

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring.

Wilma R. Thompson Jones

Our beautiful wife and mother, Wilma R. Thompson Jones, passed away Saturday, December 29, 2012, after a valiant fight with Alzheimer’s, at home with her family by her side.

Born August 8, 1933, she was a daughter of the late Wesley and Oka Meador Thompson.

Wilma loved crossword puzzles, collecting stamps and knives. She made friends everywhere she went. Wilma was a 1953 graduate of Stoco High School. She was employed with the UMWA office for 10 years and the Coal City Post Office for 30 years.

In addition to her parents, Wilma is preceded in death by her sister, Patricia Farley and her husband Donald Farley; son-in-law, David Hicks; and two infant sons.

Those left to cherish her memory include her loving husband, Eddie Jones Sr. of Coal City; son, Eddie Jones Jr. of Edgewater, Md.; daughter, Drema Hicks and companion Basil Vandall of Coal City; brother, Darrell Thompson and wife Kathleen of Spanishburg; sister, Erma Allen of Glade Springs; her stepmother, Elsie Thompson of Coal City; grandchildren, Brandon RW. Jones of Edgewater, Md., Jennifer Rhines and husband Brad of Elkridge, Md.; great-grandchildren, Kallie, Patience, Felicity, and Grayson.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 3, 2013, at Williams Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Sophia, with Rev. Norman Gray officiating.

Friends may gather with the family Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.

Please send condolences for the family to: PO Box 26, Coal City, WV 25823.

Arrangements by Williams Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 101 1st Street, Sophia.

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