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John Robert Jones / March 30, 2021

John Robert Jones, age 61, of Red Oak, died Saturday, March 27, 2021. He was born on May 19, 1959 in Halifax County, and was the son of the late Johnnie James Jones Sr. and the late Nannie Lou Dempsey Jones. 

Robert is survived by his brothers, Jesse Jones (Marilyn), Neal Jones (Wilsie), and Herbert Jones (Barbara); sister, Ruth Melton (Bubba); brother-in-law, Tony Holder; sister-in-law, Debbie Jones; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Johnnie James Jones Jr. and sister, Rita Lynn Holder. 

A memorial service for Robert will be held at a later date. 

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements. 

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