Gossie Jones

AMORY – Gossie Lee Jones, 80, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Born April 5, 1932, in Monroe County, he was a son of the late Liza and Robert Lee Jones.

He was a member of Rose of Sharon Church. He attended school in both Prairie and Amory. He was formerly employed by the following companies: Gilmore Puckett Lumber Company, Cramco, Inc., True Temper, Knight’s Drive Inn and Firestone before going into business for himself with The Dock of the Bay Café. He loved and enjoyed fishing and watching his favorite TV shows, and enjoyed sports which included wrestling, golf and tennis. His greatest hobby and relaxation period was when he was working and restoring old cars and lawn mowers. He enjoyed listening to gospel music, eating home cooked meals and spending time with family.

A celebration of life service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Rose of Sharon Church in Amory with Supt. Jessie L. Hutton officiating. Burial will follow in the United Memorial Cemetery with military honors. Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include, eight children, Gossie Jones Jr. of Amory, Diane (Van) Wilson of Amory, Kathy (John) Williams of Jasper, Ala., Patricia “Patty” Jones of Amory, Mary “Jackie” Jones of Amory, LeAndrew “Jr.” (Stephanie) Morgan of Chicago, Bettron “Bert” Jones of Stone Mountain, Ga., Shelia Hogan of Amory; two nephews, Keith Ramsey of Amory and Michael Ramsey of Texas; one niece, Sarah Jane Jennings of Chicago; 22 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and one great great-grandchild.

He was proceeded in death by his wife, Clee; one son, Allen Jones; his parents, Robert Jones and Liza Daniels; one brother, Willard Ramsey; two sisters, Charleen Daniels and Bessie Lou Fultez; three grandchildren, Alfonzo and Alonzo Jones of Okolona, and Phillip Collins of Amory; and one great-grandchild, Jada Ball of Stone Mountain, Ga.

Pallbearers will be the American Legions of Post 239.

Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday with the family hour from 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services on Sunday.

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