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1937 Barbara 2016

Barbara Jones

January 6, 1937 — January 16, 2016

Barbara Smith Jones was born in Harlan, KY, on January 6, 1937 to the late L.C. (Coleman) and Ethel Smith and went home to the Lord on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at the age of 79.

She was a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and taught for a number of years at Totz and Yancy. She was a member of the Harlan Baptist Church and a woman of faith.

Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Morton (Chuck) Jones, and other beloved family members.

She is survived by her brother, John D. Smith (Linda) of Kingsport, TN; sister, Luana S. Blanton (Roger) of Oliver Springs, TN; nieces and nephews, Michael Smith and family of Knoxville, TN, Roger C. Blanton of Oliver Springs, TN, Andrew T. Blanton of Mokpo, S. Korea, Allison Tucker and family of Knoxville, TN; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bucky Jones (Norma) and Harry Jones (Jinny) of Harlan; aunt, Thelma Mills and cousin, Claudette Saunders of Johnson City, TN and numerous other relatives to mourn her passing. The last 10 years of Barbara’s life was spent at the Laurels, and there she was surrounded by staff that lovingly cared for and provided her daily needs. We are grateful to all the staff and especially Helen Smith and Missy Foster.

Per Barbara’s written instructions there will be no funeral or visitation. There will be a brief graveside service 3:00 pm Monday (Jan. 25) at Resthaven Cemetery, Keith, KY.

The family requests no flowers and asks that Barbara be remembered in acts of kindness to others.

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