John Frank Jones

Published 1:02 am Monday, January 21, 2008

By Staff
Rose Hill
Mr. John Frank Jones, 87, of Rose Hill in Covington County, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, in an Opp nursing facility. He was a native of Rose Hill and graduated from Straughn School. He was an Amry veteran of World War II. He participated in the D Day invasion of Normandy as a member of the 101st Airborne. He was captured and held prisoner by the Germans until being rescued by the Russians who invaded Germany. He continued to serve his country for more than 35 years, and retired with the rank of Chief Warrant Officer IV. He was a resident of Birmingham while he attended business college and met his wife there. He returned to Rose Hill and, along with his brothers, opened the Rose Hill Tractor Company. He was active in his community, church and in veterans' organizations and Ex-POW organizations. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Anne Stephens Jones.
He is survived by his daughters, Margaret (Billy) Carter of Brewton and Jan (Terry) Broussard of Rayne, La.; his sons, David (Kathy) Jones of Andalusia, Dan (Edith) Jones and Steve Jones, both of Marietta, Ga., and Chris Jones of Rose Hill; four grandchildren; a brother, Kent (Lucy) Davis of Rose Hill, and a sister, Kathryn Church of Andover, N.Y.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 19, at 10:30 a.m. at Foreman Funeral Home with the Rev. Earl Kelley, the Rev. Bill Godwin and Kent Davis officiating. Burial followed at Macedonia Cemetery in Rose Hill with Forman Funeral Home directing. Pallbearers were his sons and grandsons, along with Jeff Carter and Nick Broussard.

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