Alma Lorene Jones, 92, of Oak Ridge, died Wednesday, March 29, 2006, at Windwood Health and Rehab in Clinton.
She was born March 22, 1914, in Carroll County in West Tennessee, the daughter of John Henry Abbott and America
Elizabeth Norwood Abbott.
Mrs. Jones was a long-time member of Robertsville Baptist Church. She was always willing to serve her church in any
capacity that was needed. She also loved to read and was an avid supporter of the church library. She was a member of
the Order of the Eastern Star and an advocate for the Recording For The Blind. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting and
music and was an excellent seamstress, often making clothing without patterns.
Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her husband, James Arlie Jones in 1983, and children, Mary Lois Stooksbury in 1992,
Joyce Sharpe in 2001 and James Elmer "Buddy" Jones in 2002.
She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law Doris and Sam Clinton and Ann and Boyd Hartman, all of Knoxville, and
Debbie McKenzie and husband Ben of Rydall, Ga.; sons-in-law, Bill Sharpe of Andersonville, and Earl Stooksbury of Oak
Ridge; sister-in-law, Wanda Marthin of Memphis, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and many, many
The family wishes to express their love and appreciation for the care and support given to Mrs. Jones by the staff and
residents of Windwood Health and Rehab Center.
Funeral services are Saturday, April 1, 2006, at 8 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary with Dr. Michael Prince officiating.
Graveside services are Sunday at 2 p.m. at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
The family asks that any memorials be in the form of contributions to the Moving Forward Building Fund of Robertsville
Baptist Church, 251 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
The family will receive friends on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary.1
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