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Max Jones

August 12, 1930 — October 16, 2018

Mr. Max Donald Jones, age 88 of Ellenboro, passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Fair Haven Home in Bostic.
He is survived by his children, Sharon Hawkins and husband Ronald of Ellenboro, NC, Renee Wright and husband David of Ellenboro, NC, and Don Jones of Ellenboro, NC, 10 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, special friend and caregiver, Joy Williams, and his little buddy, David Lawton.
Born August 12, 1930 in Cleveland County, Mr. Jones was the son of the late Cossie Flay Jones and Etta Lee McDaniel Jones Wright and was preceded in death by his wives, Betty Whiteside Jones Clontz and Avis Hipps Thompson Jones, a daughter, Kim Jones, a grandson, Shane Chapman, two brothers, Harold Jones and Tommy Wright, and a sister, Newell Jones Vess.
Mr. Jones retired from NCDOT-Cleveland County with over 30 years of service. Max was a founding member of the Sandy Run Coon Club and spent many nights in the woods hunting. He enjoyed his farm, especially fishing in his pond. Max was an avid Nascar and Atlanta Braves fan. He loved singing and spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed operating heavy equipment, especially his motor grader. Max was a member of Drury Dobbins Baptist Church and Hollis Masonic Lodge #535 A.F. & A.M.
A visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 pm Friday, October 19, 2018 at Cleveland Funeral Services Chapel. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Drury Dobbins Baptist Church in Ellenboro. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family would like to express a sincere thanks to the staff at Fair Haven Home of Bostic for the loving care they gave Max and his family during his stay.
Memorial contributions can be made to Drury Dobbins Baptist Church Nepal Mission Fund, 3603 Dobbins Church Road, Ellenboro, NC 28040.
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  • Visitation

    October 19, 2018
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Cleveland Funeral Services

    2518 W. Dixon Blvd.
    Shelby, NC
    (704) 487-5811
  • Celebration of Life

    October 20, 2018
    1:00 PM

    Drury Dobbins Baptist Church

    3607 Dobbins Church Rd.
    Ellenboro, NC
  • Burial

    Saturday October 20 2018

    Drury Dobbins Baptist Church Cemetery

    3607 Dobbins Church Rd.
    Ellenboro, NC
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