James Russell Jones

James Russell Jones

March 2, 2021, 82, Mount Olive –

James Russell Jones, 82, Mount Olive resident, passed away Tuesday morning, March 2, 2021, at his home, with his family gathered ’round.

Graveside services will be Thursday, March 4, at 1:30 p.m. at Wayne Memorial Park, officiated by Dr. Dennis Atwood, followed by the family greeting friends and relatives. Flowers are welcome, or memorial gifts may be made to Community Home Health and Hospice, Goldsboro office.

Mr. Jones had served in the U. S. Army, was retired from E. J. Pope & Son, Inc. in its maintenance department, and was a member of First Baptist Mount Olive.

Mr. Jones is survived by his children, Teri Lewis and significant other, Bobby Agaliotis of Goldsboro, Tim Jones and wife, Phyllis, of Goldsboro, Cindy Jones of the home, Lori Spurgeon and husband, Michael, of Mount Olive, and Jeffrey Jones of Asheville; a brother, Earl Jones of Mount Olive; five sisters, Audrey Wheeler and husband, Clifton, of Mount Olive, Kaye Holmes and friend, Marshall Jameson of Mount Olive, Ann Matthews of Clinton, Mavis Faircloth of Garner, Evelyn Hill of Morehead City; dear sister in law, Nadine P. Duncan of Mount Olive; grandchildren, Heather and Joseph Massengill, Joshua Lewis, Lindsey Lewis,Chelsie Spurgeon, Chad Spurgeon, Hailey Jones, Madison Jones, Ashton Jones; great grandchildren, Jackson and Embry; many nieces and nephews.

Those preceding him in death include his wife, Faye Pierce Jones; parents, Lewis Henry Jones and Ruby Hardy Jones; a brother, John William “Bill” Jones and wife, Wilma Faye Jones.