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Clara E. Jones, Adair Co., KY (1915-2015)

She was a member of a highly distinguished South Central Kentucky family and the matriarch of a family whose direct living descendants number 68, spanning five generations. With her death, three siblings survive of the 15 children of the late James B. and Reta Mae Bryant Pyles. She was employed as a nursing assistant for Metzmeier Nursing Home for ten years and was a member of Campbellsville Church of the Nazarene.
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Clara E. Jones, age 99, of Campbellsville died Sunday, June 7, 2015 at Grandview Nursing and Rehab in Campbellsville, KY.

The funeral was held at 1pmCT/2pmET, Wednesday, June, 10, 2015, at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home, 503 E. Main Street,, Campbellsville, KY with Bro. Clifton Hale officiating, Bro. Dwayne Lobb and Bro. J.T. Jones assisting. Burial is in Columbia City Cemetery, Columbia, KY. Visitation was 4pm-8pmCT/5pm-8pmET, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home.

Serving as pallbearers were Steven Hale, Terry Hale, Tony Dixon, Timmy Dixon, David Jones and Todd Jones.

Clara E. Jones, Adair Co., KY (1915-2015)

Clara was born October 7, 1915 in Adair County, KY. She was the daughter of the late James B. and Reta Mae (Bryant) Pyles. She died Sunday, June 7, 2015, in Campbellsville, Taylor County, KY, at the age of 99 years, eight months.

She was predeceased by her husbands, Arvil McQueary and Davis H. Jones; daughters, Edith McQueary and Betty Jones; a son, J.L. Jones; brothers and sisters, Hobert Pyles, Finis Pyles, Vitus Pyles, Claris Pyles, Bonnie Rice, Altha Burton, Kenneth Pyles, Robert Pyles, Aaron Pyles, Walter Pyles, and James Pyles.

She was employed as a nursing assistant for Metzmeier Nursing Home for ten years and was a member of Campbellsville Church of the Nazarene.

Clara is survived by the following:
  • Two daughters; Geraldine Hale and her husband, Clifton of Portland, TN and Sue Bohanon and her husband, Robert of Campbellsville, KY

  • Two sons: D.R. Jones and his wife, Patricia of Campbellsville, KY; and Ben Jones and his wife Zina, of Carlsbad, NM

  • A sister, Lyla Pyles of Campbellsville, KY

  • Two brothers: Rollin Pyles of Campbellsville, KY; and Howard Pyles of Cincinnati, OH

  • Fourteen grandchildren

  • Twenty-four great-grandchildren

  • Twenty-six great-great grandchildren

  • And three great-great-great grandchildren
Send condolences to the family of Clara Jones

The Lyon-DeWitt Funeral Home, 503 E Main Street, Campbellsville, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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