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Robert Richard Jones Sr. / March 14, 2019

Robert Richard Jones Sr., 79, husband of Joyce Hamlett Jones, died Saturday, March 9, 2019. He was born on Oct. 15, 1939 in Halifax County, son of the late J. Howard and Sylvia Snead Jones. Robert was a farmer and a member of First Crossroads Baptist Church.

Cherishing his memories are the love of his life, Joyce; daughters, Sharon Rickman and Lisa Lloyd, both of Alton, and Leslie Shepard of South Boston; sons, Robert “Bobby” Jones Jr. of Vernon Hill and David Jones of Alton, sons and devoted caretakers, Allan Bruce Jones and Billy Jones; brothers, Jerry Jones of Virgilina and Giles Jones of Vernon Hill and a sister, Linda Whitlow of Pelham, N.C. He was also survived by 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Jim Jones.

Memorial services will be held Friday, March 15, at 2 p.m. at the Betty B. Jones Chapel of Brooks Lyon Funeral Home with Rev. Herbert Brown officiating. The family will receive friends immediately after the service at Brooks Lyon Funeral Home and other times at his home.

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Arrangements by Brooks Lyon Funeral and Cremation Services.

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