Mr. Jones died Friday, Dec. 23, 2011 at a private nursing facility following a courageous battle against Alzheimer’s.
Born in Sunbright, Morgan County, Tenn. on Sept. 10, 1935, he was a son of the late Hugh Kinder and Xenia England Jones. Mr. Jones was a member of the Cornelia United Methodist Church and the Optimist Club. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired from the Habersham County Board of Education where he served as the principal of Habersham Central High School for 21 years, touching many lives. Jim was a loving husband, father and grandfather, who enjoyed spending time with his family. He was fun loving, active in his community, passionate about HCHS and he never met a stranger.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Phillips Jones of Cornelia; daughter, Jamie Weyenberg and son-in-law Andy Weyenberg of Cumming; son, James K. “Jay” Jones and daughter-in-law Sabrina Jones of Braselton; mother-in-law, Macel Phillips of Wartburg, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Sydney Jones, Katelyn Weyenberg, Drew Weyenberg, Kinder Jones and Jake Weyenberg.
In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests donations be made to the following charities in the memory of James K. Jones; American Red Cross, Northeast Georgia Chapter, 675 White Sulphur Road, Suite 230, Gainesville, GA 30501; Georgia Chapter Alzheimer’s Association, 1925 Century Blvd NE, Suite 10, Atlanta, GA 30345 or Booster Clubs of HCHS, 2059 State Highway 197 South, Mount Airy, GA 30563.
An online guest register is available and may be viewed at mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart of Cornelia is in charge of arrangements.
The Northeast Georgian
December 28, 2011