James Jones

James Wilburn Jones

Monday, May 30th, 1932 - Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
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James Wilburn Jones, age 88 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, October 22, 2020.

Born in Gainesville, Georgia on May 30, 1932, he was a son of the late William Allison Jones and Cora Mayfield Jones. Mr. Jones was self-employed and a poultry farmer. He enjoyed being outdoors and farming.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, D’Wayne Jones; brothers, Davis Jones and Harold “H.B.” Jones; sisters, Stella Mae Bennett, Joyce Cantrell, Nell Eubanks, Jeanette Wilkerson and Jewel Wofford.

Surviving are his son, Ricky Jones of Gainesville; daughter, LaJuana Jones of Clarkesville; sisters, Levern Porter and Juanita Helton both of Gainesville and Geneva Abercrombie of Oakwood; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 pm, Saturday, October 24, 2020 in the Chapel of McGahee-Griffin and Stewart with Rev. John Umberhant officiating.

The family will receive friends from 1 pm until the service hour on Saturday at the funeral home.

Flowers are accepted or donations may be made in Mr. Jones memory to a charity of ones choice.

Those in attendance are asked to please adhere to the public health and social distancing guidelines regarding COVID-19.

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 24th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Saturday, October 24th, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home
    175 Vfw Post Road
    CORNELIA, GA 30531
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, October 24th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, October 24th, 2020 2:00pm
    McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Chapel
    175 VFW Post Rd
    CORNELIA, GA 30531
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. John Umberhant

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