Mr. James Carl Jones, Jr. photo

Mr. James Carl Jones, Jr., 84, of Blackshear died early Tuesday morning at the Satilla Hospice House after an extended illness.

He was born in Charlton County near the Traders Hill Community to the late James Carl Jones, Sr., and Martha Agnes Jones. Mr. Jones was the Founder of The Jones Company, Flash Foods, Inc., Walker-Jones Automotive Group and served as PrimeSouth Chairman Emeritus until his death.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Iris Alderman and Lafayne Thomas.

Mr. Jones is survived by his wife, Carole Jones, of Blackshear; three children, Jimmy (Laurie) Jones, of Waycross, Patrick (Kara) Jones, of Blackshear, and Roger Jones, of Waycross; seven grandchildren, Mindy Lee, Brandon (Audrey) Jones, Jade

Jones, Jenna Jones, Ashley (Eric) Crews, Amber (Steven) Roppe, and Ansley Jones; ten great-grandchildren, Llewyn Jones, Ryker Lee, Slade Lee, Logan Lee, Chloe Crews, Isabella Crews, Liam Crews, Cole Roppe, Grey Webb and Alexander Dewitt; a sister,

Sylvia (Clyde) Woolard, of Glennville; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Blackshear. A private family burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross.

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