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Martha Bell Jones, 83, Campbellsville, KY (1937-2021)

A funeral service will be held at 11amET on Friday, August 20, 2021 at Campbellsville Baptist Church, 420 N Central Ave, Campbellsville, KY, officiated by Dr. James E. Jones.

A visitation will be held from 4pmET until 8pmET on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at Campbellsville Baptist Church.

A visitation will be held from NoonCT to 2pmCT on Friday, August 20, 2021 at Martin Funeral Home in Clanton, Alabama, with committal service to be held at 2pmCT at the funeral home.

Martha Bell Jones was born on October 22, 1937 in Clayton, Alabama. A former Chilton County Peach Queen, Martha attended Auburn University, where she was a cheerleader.

She married Dr. James E. Jones, and they have three children; Angie Garner (Pat), Darlene Head, and Bryon Jones. They have five grandchildren; Trey Garner (Sarah), Krista Dabbs (Nick), David Garner (Annie), Brittany Head, and Taylor Head.

They have eight great-grandchildren; Kennedy Head, Gates Garner, Garner Dabbs, Gray Dabbs, Briggs Dabbs, Ford Garner, Hones Garner and Hobbs Garner, and awaiting the arrival of great-granddaughter, Chapman Garner in December. She is also survived by one sister, Katherine Baker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James D. Bell and Lora Rose Oliver Bell and two brothers: Henry Bell and Jimmy Bell.

Martha was passionate about genealogy and she loved to travel.

She loved her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, and exemplified a Christ-like spirit in her daily life.

Martha loved her family so much. Her children, grand-children, and great-grandchildren were the love of her life. She loved her husband James dearly, and he adored her. James and Martha Jones illustrated what a Christ-centered marriage is all about.

Martha Jones lived big and loved big. She had a way of making others feel as though they were the most important person in the world. We've lost a beloved friend and matriarch, but heaven has gained an angel. Martha enjoyed life to the fullest, and we should consider ourselves blessed to have been a part of this wonderful life. The family would also like to thank the companionship and services of caregiver, Logan Osbourn.

Expressions of sympathy are requested to be donations to the SIFI Fund at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and may be made at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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