MERLE JOSEPHINE JONES, AGE 95

Merle Josephine Jones, age 95, formerly of Kingston, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 19, 2020 at the Alexander Guest House in Oak Ridge. She was born May 19, 1925 in Monterey, Tennessee and moved to Roane County as a teenager. She worked as a seamstress many years at Roane Hosiery Mill. Merle was a member of Childs Memorial Baptist Church in Harriman. She enjoyed cooking and baking in her spare time. She was preceded in death by her husband: Clarence Jones; grandson: Doyle Jones; sisters: Maxine Dye and Dora Walker; and brother: Dewey Pettit. Survivors include her sons: Herbert Jones (Elaine) of Edgewater, Florida, Jerry Jones (Sharon) of Kingston, and Billy Jones of Harriman; 7 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; sister: Dean Hogue of Huron, Ohio; and sister-in-law: Wilma Edgemon of Dothan, Alabama. The family would like to extend their deep appreciation to the staff at Jamestowne Assisted Living and the Alexander Guest House for their special care. A private graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 23, 2020 at Roane Memorial Gardens in Rockwood.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org