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Mr. Elijah Jones, Sr. “Sonny”, 79

Elijah Jones, Sr., was born in Pavo, Georgia on October 13, 1937 to the late Jack Jones and Mary Hollis. He was united in holy matrimony to Annie R. Jones who preceded him in death.  He was also preceded in death by brothers Wallace Hill, Paul Hill and granddaughter Kukela Jones. 

Elijah was employed at Langdale Forest Products as a supervisor for 35 years. He was also employed by the City of Quitman.

On January 27, 2017, God touched Elijah with a finger of love and said it was time, your journey on earth is over.

Elijah is survived by seven children; Emma Arnold (John), Leroy Jones (Linda), Sylvia Edwards, Joe Evelyn Jones, Mary Jones, Detra Arnold and Elijah Jones, Jr.; brothers, Nathaniel, William, Morris, Lemark, Raymond, Rudolph and other names unknown; sisters, Lela Jenkins, Ruby Williams, Julia Jones, Ida Mae Williams, Flo and other names unknown; sisters-in-law, Merlene Newsome, Vinnie Arnold, Jo Carolyn Brown, Teresa Roundtree and Eloise Penny; brothers-in-law, Charles Davis and Billy Davis; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, other relatives and loving friends who will miss him dearly.  

Funeral services were Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 3:00 P.M. at Graham Chapel C.M.E. Church in Quitman with Pastor Bobby Christian officiating. Burial followed in the North End Cemetery in Quitman. Condolences may be made by visiting stevensmcgheefuneralhome.com Stevens-McGhee Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 


Elijah "Sonny" Jones, Sr.
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  • Tuesday, February 14, 2017
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