August 11, 2022, 83, Mount Olive –
Funeral services for the Reverend Emmitt Earl Jones and his wife, Carolyn Alphin Jones will be held by the graveside Tuesday, August 16, at 11 a.m. at Wayne Memorial Park. Officiating will be the Rev. Jeff Daughtry and the Rev. Frank Harrison. The families of the couple will be receiving friends at Tyndall Funeral Home Monday, August 15, from 6 until 8 p.m. They request that memorial gifts be made to May’s Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church, 3831 US Highway 117 South Alternate, Dudley NC 28333.
The Jones couple were involved in a motor vehicle accident on Wednesday, August 11. Mrs. Jones, 79, passed away instantly, and the Rev. Jones, 83, passed away Thursday night, August 12, at Vidant Medical Center.
Mr. Jones had enjoyed a long tenure of employment with Carolina Power and Light Company, retiring as a lineman. He had served as a minister with the Original Free Will Baptist Convention for 40 years, with 30 of those years as pastor of Bethel Free Will Baptist Church near Four Oaks. He had served in the United States Air Force and also with the North Carolina National Guard.
Mrs. Jones had been a cosmetologist and was involved in her husband’s ministry as well as being active in the ladies auxiliary at their church. She was an excellent seamstress was an excellent hostess, and enjoyed cooking, decorating, and working with flowers. She also took pride in selecting and giving just the right gift to others on special occasions.
In their retirement, the couple were members of May’s Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church.
They are survived by their five children, William Jones with wife, Eleanor, of Mount Olive, Jackie J. Gambrell with husband, David, of Easley, SC, Gary Jones with wife, Millisa, of Mount Olive, Timmy Adams with wife, Yvonne, and Mark Adams with wife, Judy, all of Seven Springs; as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mr. Jones is also survived by a brother, Cecil Jones, of Kenansville, and a sister, Linda Aycock of Wallace. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert Andrew Jones and Mildred Perry Jones; and a brother, Herman Jones.
Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her parents, Millard Alphin and Nettie Mae Casey Alphin Eason; a sister, Linda Brown; and brothers, Jimmy Alphin, Donald Price, and Kenneth Price.