MR. GEORGE HENRY JONES

MR. GEORGE HENRY JONES, Sr., {94} son of the late Chester Arthur and Cinnie Johnson Jones, was born September 11, 1923 in Conway, SC. He was called to eternal rest Saturday, May 26, 2018.

George grew up in Horry County, South Carolina (Conway) and attended the public schools, graduating from Whittemore High School in 1943. Following high school he enlisted in the United States Army serving in World War II until 1946.

On September 19, 1947, he united into holy matrimony to Derotha Charity Jones of Bucksville, SC who became his soulmate for seventy {70} years.

Throughout his childhood and most of his adult life he was a member of Cherry Hill Baptist Church. He later joined Bethel AME Church and remained a dedicated member until his demise. His affiliations also included being a member of the Prince Hall Masons. His career consisted of being a trained masonry in which he helped to build various buildings throughout Horry County and South Carolina. He was also a retired postal employee of the United States Postal Service.

George loved to travel and never met a “stranger”. He had a unique personality that made everyone laugh who came into contact with him along with an infectious smile. He adored his family and was well appreciated as the youngest of nine {9} children. He was a loving person who would share advice and give to anyone in need.

He leaves to cherish fond memories; his loving and devoted wife, Derotha Charity Jones; five {5} children, Wilbur {Francis} Bellamy, of Conway, SC.; Inza J. Pressley of Austell, GA.; George {Evonne} “Skeet” Jones, Jr., of Buford, GA.; Pamela L. Jones of Conway, SC; and Arthur {Rhonda} Jones, of Washington, DC; Eleven {11} grandchildren; eleven {11} great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Visitation will be held 6:00 – 8:00 PM Friday, June 01, 2018 at Ocean View Funeral Home Conway Chapel. Funeral Services will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, June 02, 2018 at Bethel AME Church. Arrangements are entrusted to Ocean View Funeral Home Conway Chapel. 

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