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Doris Shirley Newlin Jacobs 1930-1980 
(Contributed by John C. Carter)

In Loving Memory Of Doris Newlin Jacobs 1930-1980. Entered Into Rest Monday, February 18th, 1980— 1:20 a.m. Services: Vesper Services Sunday, February 24, 1980, 7:45 P. M. Funeral Services Monday, February 25, 1980, 10:00 A.M. St. Simon The Cyrenian Church, Twenty-Second And Reed Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Father John R Logan Jr., Officiating.

Doris Shirley Newlin Jacobs, daughter of the former Agnes Carter of Dover, Delaware and the late Aubrey R Newlin, Sr. of Philadelphia, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 14, 1930.

She attended the local pubic schools in the city of her birth. She graduated from South Philadelphia High School For Girls in 1948, followed by an accredited school of nursing and received her L.P.N.

Also during this period she was united with Christ and ultimately was confirmed at the Church of St. Simon the Cyrenian in the year 1948.

After two years of employment at St. Agnes Hospital in Philadelphia, she then became the nurse-receptionist for the late Dr. Joseph Pescatore of Philadelphia where she remained for the next 16 years giving of her kind and generous service to many.

On September 28, 1967, the bond of love was sealed in the union of marriage to Clyde F. Jacobs, of Clarkton, North Carolina. During her married years, Doris gave unselfishly, her love and devotion and time to her dear husband, members of her family and many friends who were fortunate enough to have known her.

Making a change in her career after attending the I.B.M. School in Philadelphia, Doris went on to become a computer operator at the Provident National Bank. Upon leaving the employ of P.N.B. she established her own business in the same capacity in Audubon, New Jersey for a short period of time, thencefore, becoming a housewife.

Our dear Doris will always be remembered by her loved ones for her outgoing ways and humorous disposition. She could smile and laugh in the most serious situations, therefore, lending great moral support to others when needed. She will be greatly and, lovingly missed by her kind and devoted husband, her mother, Agnes Newlin; brother, Aubrey; three sisters, Clara, Katherine and Constance, and many aunts, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and nephews, cousins, in-laws, and a multitude of friends.

Interment Monday, February 25th, White Chapel Memorial Park - Feasterville, Pennsylvania. Arrangements by Emery Funeral Home, 1232 So. 22nd Street — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Rita Ann Harmon-Jacobs 1956-2007
22 Dec 2007
Contributed by Celeste Marshall 5 Jan 2008

Rita Ann Harmon-Jacobs of Wilmington departed this life peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007, surrounded by family and friends. She was 51. Rita was born March 30, 1956, to Rita M. Harmon and the late Harvey D. Harmon, in Wilmington.

Rita was married to her loving husband, Sid R. Jacobs, for 21 years. She was the mother of Rita F. Jacobs and Naya F. Jacobs. Rita graduated from St. Mark's High School and the University of Delaware. he had a Masters of Social Work from Delaware State University. Rita enjoyed her career as a social worker for 28 years. She was a lifelong member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. She was also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Rita loved to laugh and had a beautiful smile.

In addition to her husband, Rita is survived by her brothers, Victor Newman and his wife Lee, William "Billy" Harmon and wife Juanita and James Harmon and his wife Barbara; a sister, Charlotte Givens; her in-laws, Alex and Berlene Lewis; a brother-in-law, William "Al" Jacobs; and her friend, Phyllis Chambers-Mobley.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1012 French St., Wilmington, where a viewing will be from 8 to 10 a.m. and an AKA ritual will be at 10 a.m. Interment will be 10 a.m. Monday in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear. Instead of flowers, contributions can be made to the Jacobs Children's Educational Fund, c/o Wilmington Trust Fund Co., 3801 Kennett Pike, Greenville, DE 19807; or the Rita Ann Harmon-Jacobs Scholarship Fund, c/o Pearls of Hope, P.O. Box 7184, Wilmington, DE 19803. Ministry of comfort entrusted to Robert O. Wright I and Justen A. Wright.


Ethel Juanita Harmon-Jarrell 1927-2003
18 Mar 2003

Ethel Juanita Harmon-Jarrell of Goldsboro died peacefully Thursday, March 13, 2003, in her home, surrounded by her family. She was 75. Mrs. Harmon-Jarrell was born June 14, 1927, in Magnolia, Del., daughter of the late Joshua and Ethel Fisher-Harmon.

She attended Mount Olive School, Magnolia. She had been a secretary for Jarrell Dump Truck Service. Mrs. Harmon-Jarrell was a devoted wife and mother, who greatly enjoyed cooking and entertaining family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Jacquelyn Taylor; three sisters, Margaret Pennewell, Elizabeth Griffin and Thelma Willis; and two brothers, Fisher Harmon and Tolbert Harmon. She is survived by a devoted and loving husband of 36 years, Irvin Jarrell; two sons and daughters-in-law, James Robert Jr. and Henrietta Taylor of Magnolia and George E. and Ernestine Taylor of Denton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Joan E. Draine-Burris and Myrtle Burris of Harrington, Del., and Shirley M. and William Smith of Dover; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services and burial will be private. Arrangements by Congo Funeral Home, Wilmington, Del. Letters of condolences may be sent to


Anna M. Sammons Jefferson ~1914-2001

Anna M. Sammons Jefferson of Milton died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. She was 87. Mrs. Jefferson was born in Rehoboth Beach, daughter of the late Thomas and Delema Joseph Cordrey.

She had been a custodian for 20 years for the Cape Henlopen School District at the Milton schools and retired in 1975. She enjoyed bowling, crocheting and spending time with her family and cooking her delicious chicken and dumplings. Mrs. Jefferson was a member of Eagles Nest Fellowship Church, Milton and the Milton Senior Citizens,

In addition to her parents, she was preceded is death by her first husband, Andrew Sammons, in 1954 and her second husband, Ernest Jefferson, in 1982. She is survived by three sons, Richard and his wife, Beatrice Sammons of Seaford, Bill Sr. and his wife, Mary Jane Sammons of Milton, and Danny Sammons of Milford; five grandchildren, Linda Sheehan of Princeton Junction, N.J., Donna Saunders of Chestertown, Md., Jeffrey Sammons of Boston, Mass., Bill Sammons Jr. and Drew Sammons, both of Milton; a stepson, Joe Jefferson of Pittsburgh; five great-grandchildren and several step-grandchildren and step- great-grandchildren and nieces.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Eagles Nest Fellowship Church, Del. 1, in Milton, where friends may call one hour earlier. Burial will be in Henlopen Memorial Park, Milton. Family suggests contributions may be made to Eagles Nest Fellowship Church, Stewardship Fund, PO Box 129, Milton, DE 19968. Arrangements by Short Funeral Services, Milton.


Arlene Pierce Jeffrey  ~1943-2005                                                                   

Arlene Pierce Jeffrey, age 62, of Millville died Monday, May 2, 2005 at the South Jersey Regional Medical Center in Vineland where she had been a patient for two weeks. She had been in declining health for the past five years.  Born in Stow Creek she was the daughter of Roseline E. Pierce of Millville and the late Whildon C. Pierce and was the wife of the late William “Bill” Jeffery.

Mrs. Jeffrey was a homemaker and a devoted mother and grandmother.  She was a member of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape of New Jersey and was an avid Elvis Presley fan.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by a daughter, Gloria Rodgers and her husband David of Millville; a son, Benjamin H. Pierce, III of Millville; a brother Whilden C. Pierce, Jr. of Fairfield Township and a granddaughter, Amber Rodgers of Millville. She was predeceased by a sister, Patricia Pierce.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 6th at 2:30 p.m. at the PADGETT FUNERAL HOME, 1107 State Highway #77, Upper Deerfield Twp. Burial will be made at Fordville Memorial Park in Fairfield Township. Friends may call on Friday afternoon from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. prior to the services at the funeral home.


Alice Mae Elisabeth Harmon 'AME' Johnston 1909-2001

Alice Mae Elisabeth Harmon "AME" Johnston died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001, at Nanticoke Hospital, Seaford. She was 92. Ms. Johnston was born Jan. 3, 1909, in Wilmington, daughter of the late Rev. John W. Harmon and Gertrude Addison. She was the first of seven children of this union.

Her mother, a secondary school math teacher, died at the early age of 36. The result of her mother's passing caused Alice to assume the responsibility at age 15 for raising her four sisters and two brothers, Annie, Gertrude, Grace, John, Vivian and Billy. The family moved from place to place because of her father's ministry. She lived in Carrolton, Va., Waynesboro, Va., Bolton, Va., Belhaven. Va., and finally Easton, Pa. At the age of 20, she met Carl F. Johnston in Easton and they were later married in Philadelphia in 1929. From this union she bore and they together raised three boys. She worked at Easton Express in Easton, and retired after 20 years of service in the fall of 1970. For some years prior to retirement she had the wishful dream of a retirement home in Seaford, a place where she and her family visited often and where she spent time in her early years. Because of her steadfast determination in going over plans and saving money, the dream became a reality in May 1970. She and her husband relocated and retired in Seaford and became members of the Macedonia AME Church. Mrs. Johnston has many relatives in the area and her father's sister, Emma Clark, once owned the land next to her home. Mts. Johnston was a deeply religious person who fought and survived many battles in her life. Because of the responsibility she took on at an early age she had the strength to carry the load for others. She was always willing to give helpful advice to others, and she had a loving heart to share her experiences of life with family and friends.

She is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, Alonzo J. Johnston Sr. and Doris Johnston, Raymond W. Johnston Sr. and Gwendolyn V. Johnston and Carl F. Johnston Jr.; two brothers, John W. Harmon and Moses Harmon; a sister, Vivian Hannon; three nieces, Minnie Lewis, Shirley Jackson and Cathy Lewis; four grandsons, Alonzo J. Johnston Jr., Michael R. Johnston, Carl Johnston and Raymond W. Johnston Jr.; three granddaughters, Cynthia Bradwell, Patricia Morrison and Victoria A. Parker; and a host of great-grandchildren.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Macedonia AME Church in Seaford, where friends may call two hours earlier. Burial will be in Macedonia Church Cemetery. Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home Seaford.


Orietta Alma Johnston 1917-1987

1. Funeral Program:
Orietta Alma Johnston, was born November 3, 1917 to the late Hillery Waldo Johnston and Orietta Loatman in Philadelphia.

She graduated from South Philadelphia High School for Girls on January 24, 1935, and received her Bachelor of Science in Education Degree from Temple University on June 12, 1941.  She received her Master of Science in Education Degree from the University of Pennsylvania on February 10, 1950.

Orietta was a member of the Nanticoke-Lenni Lenape Indian Nation; also American Indians of the Delaware Valley.

She retired from the Philadelphia School System after 35 years of service as an elementary school teacher.  Orietta was a life member of the Philadelphia Chapter of Smart Set, and also held membership in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

She is survived by two brothers, Willard of Cherry Hill, N.J. and Hillery of Keaau, Hawaii; two nieces; one nephew, many great-nieces and -nephews.

Orietta Alma Johnston, 1917 - 1987.   Funeral Services, Thursday, October 29, 1987, 11:00 a.m.  Roscoe C. Wormley Funeral Home, 1500 South 19th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Rev. Sadie S. Mitchell, Officiating.  Service of Comfort By Roscoe C. Wormley Funeral Home, 1500 South 19th Street, Philadelphia, Pa., 19l46.


Arthur M. Jones Sr. ~1930-2003
15 Apr 2003

Arthur M. Jones Sr., 73, of Bridgeton, died Thursday, April 10, 2003 in the South Jersey Hospital Systems Bridgeton Division. Born in Burkeville, Virginia he has been an area resident for over 60 years.

He was the son of the late Forrest and Lucille Johnson Jones. He was the husband of Helen Sydnor Jones of Seabrook. He retired from the Cumberland County Colleges as a custodial worker. Prior to his employment with Cumberland County College, he was employed with Pizzo Farming in Rosenhayn with over twenty-five years of service.

In addition to his wife he is survived by 2 sons; Arthur Jr. of Washington DC, James A. of Millville; a daughter, Jessica R. Jones of Vineland; a daughter-in-law, Mary Jones of Washington DC; 5 brothers, John Webster of Virginia, Robert A. and Douglas C. Jones both of Bridgeton, Thomas E. Jones Sr. of Fairfield Twp., Louis Jones of Millville; 7 sisters, Inez Thomas of Richland, Maryanne Copeland, Lois M. Woods and Cathy M. Jones all of Bridgeton, Lucille Henrietta Jones of Atlanta, Georgia, Gayle L. Turpin of Glassboro, Virginia Loatman of Camden; 7 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, a grandson in law, Alvin R. Deskins, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Services will be held Thursday, April 17, 2003 at 12 Noon in the St. Phillips Missionary Baptist Church 275 Richardson Ave., Bridgeton, NJ. Rev. Levi Lockamy Pastor officiating. Interment Fordville Cemetery, Fairfield Twp., NJ. Friends may call the church Thursday after 10 am. Arrangements Edwards & Son Funeral Homes, Inc. Bridgeton and Salem, New Jersey.


Carrie V. Ceaser Jones 1948 - 2011

Carrie V. " Sisser" Jones 63, a resident of Carney's Point, passed away Thursday evening October 27, 2011 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. She had only been in failing health since July.  Born in Bridgeton, New Jersey on Jul. 19, 1948, she was the daughter of the late William D. and Eleanor C. (nee Pierce) Ceaser, and the wife of Harry W. "Butch" Jones. Mr. and Mrs. Jones have been residents of Carney's Point for the past three years and previously lived in Salem.

Sisser was formerly employed, until her retirement with Incollingo's Supermarket in Salem for many years, where she worked in the deli department. She loved to crochet, and made many beautiful baby blankets, she also enjoyed baking for family and friends and playing the lottery. She enjoyed spending time with her family.

Surviving her besides her husband Harry of 43 years, are her three children Harry Jones III and his fiancee Cindy of Indiana, Stacy Jones and her fiancee Chris of Carney's Point, and Diana Jones Brooks and her husband Alexander of Blackwood, NJ, one brother William D. Ceaser Jr. of Upper Deerfield Twp., Diana Bruno and her fiancée Russell Pierce of Fairfield Twp., Florence Jean Mosley of Bridgeton, and Frances Jane Morris and her husband Marvin of Deerfield Twp., her goddaughter Michelle Mosley Lewis, and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Visitation & service Nov. 2, 2011 at the Sray-Webster Funeral Home, 62 Landis Avenue Bridgeton, NJ 08302, (856) 455-3613,. Interment at Salem County War Veterans Cemetery. Written condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting the funeral home website at


Ella Mae Pierce Jones

Ella Mae Jones, 84, of Bridgeton, died Wednesday at her late residence.  Mrs. Jones was born in Salem, the daughter of the late Enos and Kattie Durham Pierce, and was the wife of the late Herbert R. Jones.  She had been a Bridgeton resident for most of her life. Prior to her retirement in 1973, she had been employed at Wheaton Tubing Products in Millville for 15 years.  She was an avid sewer.

Survivors include a son, Herbert D. Jones of Deerfield Township; daughters, Lillian A. Jefferson and Elena E. Jones of Bridgeton, Betty R. Jones, Sandra J. Jones and Janet L. Carty of Millville; a sister, Helen E. Mosley of Williamstown; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by four brothers, Enos, Lewis, Andrew and George F. Pierce; and one sister, Marion Pierce.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday from the Padgett Funeral Home, 1107 State Highway 77, Bridgeton, with the Rev. Margaretmary Staller officiating. Burial will be in Laurel Lawn Cemetery, Upper Deerfield Township.  Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home Saturday.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to either Cumberland County Hospice or American Cancer Society.


Florence Pierce-Jones  1944 - 2013
31 Jan 2013
(July 2, 1944 - January 27, 2013)

Florence Pierce-Jones, 68 of Bridgeton, passed away at the Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ. Born to the late William and Nellie Elizabeth (Pitts) Gould-Pierce, she was a cook for SJ Extended Care, Bridgeton, NJ. 

Florence leaves to cherish her memories a niece, Helen Pierce Jones (John), a nephew Fredrick Charles Pierce (Carmen), 2 grandchildren William Charles Jones and Elizah Charles Corley, and a host of other relatives and friends.Florence was preceded in death by her son William Charles Jones, brothers William (Alberta) Elliot Pierce and Charles Roy (Jacquelyn).

Services will be held Saturday, February 2, 2013 at the Edwards & Son Funeral Home 208 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton, NJ 08302 at 11:00 am where friends may view at 10:00 am. Disposition will be private.

Friends and family can send written expressions of kindness to the family through the funeral home website of



Frances V. Ridgeway-Jones


George R. Jones 1954-2011     

George R. "Butch" Jones, 56 of Fairfield Twp. passed away unexpectedly on Saturday evening April 30, 2011 in South Jersey Healthcare Regional Medical Center, Vineland, where he had been a patient for the past week. Born in Bridgeton on Nov. 2, 1954, he was the son of George L. and Esther N. Morgan Jones, and was a lifelong resident. 

Butch attended grade school in Fairfield Twp. and was a graduate of the Bridgeton High School class of 1973. He enjoyed hunting and riding motorcycles. He loved to read about anything and everything and was known by his family as the Trivial Pursuit King. He enjoyed swimming in the family pool and always looked forward to decorating outdoor Christmas lights with his brother Gary. Butch loved spending time with his daughter and grandchildren and baby sitting his nephew. He will be missed by many. 

Butch was predeceased by his paternal grandparents George D. and Harriet Jones, and maternal grandparents Raymond and Ella Morgan.   Surviving him besides his mother and father George and Esther Jones of Fairfield Twp., is his daughter, Nichole Durham and her husband Gerald of Vineland, his brother Gary W. Jones of Fairfield Twp., two sisters Cheryl Favacchia and her husband Enrico of Fairfield Twp., Cynthia Spivey and her husband Richard of Somers Point, NJ, his three grandchildren Marques Brown, Niyah Durham, Deandre Durham, his nephew Vincenzo Favacchia, and many friends.

Visitation and service May 4, 2011 at the Sray-Webster Funeral Home, 62 Landis Avenue Bridgeton, NJ 08302, (856) 455-3613, with interment following at Fordville Memorial Park Cemetery. Written condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting the funeral home website at

Harriet Lively Jones  1912-2007
18 Jan 2007

Harriet Lively Jones, 94 of Fairfield Township died early Tuesday morning at her residence, under the care of hospice. She had been in failing health for several years.  Born in Fairfield Township, N.J. on Apr. 19, 1912, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (nee Webster) Lively, and the wife of the late George D. “Cappy” Jones. She had been a resident of the Fairfield area her entire life.

Mrs. Jones was a housewife and in her younger years she enjoyed gardening with her late husband, crocheting, and spending time with her family.

Surviving to cherish her memory are one son George L. Jones and his wife Esther of Fairfield Township four grandchildren, George R. Jones, Gary W. Jones, Cheryl Favacchia, and Cynthia Spivey, two great grandchildren, Nichole Durham, and Vincenzo Favacchia, and three great-great grandchildren Marques Brown, Diandre Durham, and Niyah Durham. She was predeceased by two brothers Walter Lively and Harry Lively, and three sisters Mary Lively Young, Louvinia Gould, and Eliza Lively.

Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services on Saturday January 20, 2007 at 12:00 p.m. from the Sray-Webster Funeral Home, 62 Landis Ave. at Carll’s Corner, Upper Deerfield Township The Rev. Louis Harmon, will officiate. The interment will be in Fordville Memorial Park, Fairfield Township.  A viewing will be held on Saturday morning from 11:00 to 12:00 p.m.


Harry W. Butch Jones Jr. 1942-2014
7 Sep 2014 -

Harry W. "Butch" Jones Jr. 72 years of age, of Carneys Point, passed away suddenly on Sunday afternoon, September 7, 2014, in Christiana Medical Center, Christiana, Delaware. Although he had been in failing health for the past several months, his death was unexpected. Born in Salem June 10, 1942, he was the son of the late Harry W. Sr. and Lolita (nee Cuff) Jones, and the husband of the late Carrie V. "Sisser" (nee Ceaser) Jones who passed in 2011.

Butch was a Salem resident for most of his life, graduating from Salem High School, where he ran track and field. He worked for 35 years for Chrysler Corporation until his retirement in 2001. He was a Viet Nam War veteran, serving in the US Army, and was a former member of the Cuff -Barksdale American Legion Post in Salem. He enjoyed gardening, playing horseshoes, word search puzzles, and following the stock market.

He is survived by his three children Harry W. Jones III of Carneys Point, Stacy Jones and fiancé Chris of Carneys Point, and Diana Jones Brooks and her husband Alexander of Blackwood, his goddaughter Michelle Mosley Lewis, a brother Jerome Jones of Quinton, two sisters Joyce O'Neal of North Carolina, Patricia Hemphill of Georgia, and many nieces, nephews, sister and brother in laws, cousins and various other relatives. He was predeceased besides his parents and loving wife Carrie by one brother John Jones.

Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. from the Sray-Webster Funeral Home, 62 Landis Ave. at Carll's Corner, Upper Deerfield Twp. The interment will be in Salem County War Veterans Cemetery, Rt. 45 Pilesgrove Twp. A viewing will be held on Friday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home, and again on Saturday morning one hour prior to the services. Written condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting the funeral home website at

Herbert Jones 1910-1977
3 Nov 1977
Contributed by Paul Johnson 24 Sep 2003

Herbert R. Jones, 67, of Carmel Road, RD 7, died Tuesday afternoon in Millville Hospital.  He had been in failing health the past two months. Born in Fairfield Township, the son of the late Kenneth and Laura Pierce Jones, he was the husband of Ella Mae Pierce Jones.

The deceased had been a truck driver for various construction companies most of his life and was a member of the Teamsters Union Local 676.

Surviving in addition to his widow are; a son, Herbert D. of Bridgeton; five daughters, Mrs. Lillian Jefferson of Bridgeton, Miss Betty R. Jones of Millville, Miss Elena E. Jones of Bridgeton, Miss Sandra Jones and Miss Janet Jones, both of Millville; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted by the Rev. Richard Clark, pastor of the Faith Bible Church of Vineland, Saturday at 11am from the Garrison-Sray Funeral Home, Carlls Corner.  Interment will be made in Laurel Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call Friday evening from 7 to 8.


Judith A. Gould Jones ~1947-2001
Contributed by Will Mosley Sr., 20 Sep 2001

Judith A. ''Whispering Wind'' Jones (nee Gould), 54, of Fairfield Township, died Tuesday in South Jersey Hospital-Bridgeton. She had been in failing health for the past 4 years.

Mrs. Jones was born in Bridgeton and was the daughter of the late Jesse J. and Marie Carol Durham Gould. The wife of the late Thomas G. Jones, she had been a resident of Fairfield Township for most of her life.

She had formerly been employed with M.C. Schrank Co. and ValMode Co. in Bridgeton and had been a key punch operator in New York earlier in life.She was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church in Fairfield Township and was an active member of the Nanticoke Lenne Lenape Indians where she served as treasurer for several years and was Fried Bread Maker for the Pow Wows.

Survivors include two sons, Melvin Leroy Jones and Thomas G. Jones, Jr., both of Fairfield Township; one brother, Harry W. Gould, Fairfield Township; two sisters, Jessie J. Gould Barker, North Carolina and Maybelle M. Gould Pierce, Fairfield Township; one grandson, Daniel Pearce; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:00 at the Padgett Funeral Home, 1107 State Highway 77, Upper Deerfield Township. Burial will be in Fordville Memorial Park, Fairfield Township. Friends will be received Friday evening between 7:00 and 9:00 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Nanticoke Lenni Lenape Indian Center, 18 East Commerce St., Bridgeton 08302.


Leroy Mason Jones 1924-1999
Contributed by Diane Larro 9 Aug 2001, who notes, "I
nformation from funeral program.":

Mr. Leroy Mason Jones born January 31,1924 Quinton Township passed March 18,1999 at the home of his daughter Diane C. (Jones) Larro, Vineland, NJ

Leroy Jones was son of the late Hilda (webb) Jones. He lived in Vineland for the past 30 years before that he lived in Bridgeton. He was married to the late Celestine (Reed) Jones in 1945. Joining the US Navy,serving during WW2 he was honorably discharged with a ranking of 3rd class cook. He was a proud member of the Nanicoke Lenni Lenapi Indians and attended the Seventh-Day Adventist Church of Vineland,N.J. He was a source of knowledge and experience to all who knew him,whether it was photography, mechanics, guitar playing, carpentry, cooking, gardening, auto body, electrical work, welding, plumbing the list goes on and on.... he was a jack of all trades and a master at many

He leaves to cherish his memory two sons, Mr. James M. Jones of White Plains, NY, Mr. John L. Jones of Vineland, NJ and a daughter Mrs. Diane C. (Jones) Larro of Vineland, NJ; 2 sisters, Ms. Doris Harmon Tunis of Quinton Twsp., NJ and Romona "Betty" Pierce of Bridgeton, NJ, a brother Carlton Webb of California; five grandchildren Richie J. Larro, Kayla C. Larro, James Jones, Liz Jones and Terry Love; 1 aunt, Carrie Mae Cuff of Quinton,NJ, 1 great aunt, Mildred Gibson of Woodbury.

Services were held at the Spanish Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Vineland, Tuesday March 23, 1999 at 11 am. Interment at Fordville Cemetery, Fairfield Twsp, NJ. Professional services were entrusted to Edwards & Son Funeral Homes, Bridgeton, NJ

Malakai Zyan Jones  2001-2003
11 June 2003

Malakai Zyan Jones was born to Arthur D. Jones III and Shelly Streett Jones Dec. 31, 2001, and  departed his young life Friday, June 6, 2003, at A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, age 1.

Kai attended Eagles Nest Daycare Center, Milton.  From the age of two weeks old, he spent every Sunday morning in church with his family, sometimes sitting on  the front row between the Elders or the second pew with his Sunday school teachers. That was his place until his mother came down from singing on the Praise and Worship  team.

Kai especially loved the music department in the church;  from time to time you could see him raise and clap his hands, wiggling his feet and trying to sing the songs. Kai’s favorite toy was a  micropbone.

Left to cherish his memories are his mother and father, Shelly and Arthur Jones III, two brothers, Austin and Caleb Jones: grandparents Arthur and Margaret Jones and Kathy M. and Melvyn T. Streett; two great-grandrnothers,  Margaret D. Cunningham of Dayton, Ohio, and Bessie Mae Jones of Salisbury. Md.: one great-grandfather, Howard J. Wright Sr.: two uncles, Andre Jones and Eric T. Streett; many greataunts, uncles, cousins, and the family of  Trinity Faith Christian Center.

Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Faith Christian Center, Lewes. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Service, Milford.


Malvenia Saunders Jones ~1931-2000
March 1, 2000

Malvenia Jones, 69, of Quinton Township died Monday in South Jersey Hospital-Bridgeton. She had been in failing health for several months.

Born in Quinton Township, daughter of the late Leon and Malvenia Gould Saunders, she was a longtime area resident. Mrs. Jones, a licensed practical nurse, had been employed with Bridgeton Hospital for 27 years until her retirement in 1993. She was later self-employed as a private duty nurse. She was a member of Bridgeton Assembly of God Church and the American Association of Retired Persons. She was also a volunteer at Cumberland Manor and had donated nursing services to several of her neighbors. Mrs. Jones was a member of the Nanticoke Leni Lenape Indians, where she belonged to the senior group and helped during the group's blood pressure screenings.

Surviving are two sons, Martin J. "Jerry" Jr., of Washington State, and Jeffrey A. of Quinton Township; seven brothers, Leon Saunders of Gouldtown, Morris Saunders of Florida, Joseph Saunders of Fairton, Robert Saunders of Seabrook, Mervin Saunders of Delaware and William and Marvin Saunders, both of Millville; three sisters, Shirley Pierce of Buena, Lena Pierce of Vineland and Patricia Saunders of Seabrook; and two grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Martin J Sr.; a sister, Gertrude Purnell; and a brother, Holly Saunders.

Services are 11 a.m. Thursday in Padgett Funeral Home, 1107 State Highway 77, Upper Deerfield Township, where friends may call one hour prior. Burial will be in Fernwood Memorial Park, Hopewell Township.


Marie S. Johnson Jones 1950-1999
(Note by Marie’s sister, Lorraine Gregg-Johnson:  newspaper 4/13/99.  D. 4/11/99, buried 4/14/99.)

Marie S. Jones (nee Johnson), 49, of Fairfield Township died Sunday in Cooper University Medical Center, Camden.  Born in Bridgeton, daughter of Ann (nee Carney) Johnson and the late Paul Thomas Johnson, she was a lifelong area resident.

A 1968 graduate of Bridgeton High School, she attended beautician school in Vineland, and worked in that profession.  She had been employed as a security guard in the casino industry in Atlantic City and was a member of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indian Center in Bridgeton. She enjoyed oil painting.

 Also surviving are a daughter Katina, of Millville, a son, Albert Jr., of Fairfield Township; five brothers; Warren Johnson of West Virginia, Robert Johnson of Fairfield, Allan Johnson of Bridgeton, Garry Johnson of South Carolina, and Wayne Johnson of North Carolina; a sister, Lorraine Gregg of Quinton Township; and three grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister, Elaine P. Cuff; and a brother, Thomas Paul Johnson.  Services will be private.  Arrangements are by the Freitag Funeral Home, Bridgeton.


Marilyn Avis Norwood Jones 1923-1998

LEWES - Marilyn Avis Norwood Jones of Lewes died Tuesday, June 23, 1998, in the Harbor Health Care Center in Lewes, where she had been a resident since 1989. She was 75.  Mrs. Jones was born in 1923, in Belltown, the daughter of the late Dora Martin and Ralph E. Norwood.

She was a member of Christ's Church in Harbeson, where she served as church organist for more than 30 years. She also sang with the Jones Gospel Singers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel E. Jones, in 1983.  She is survived by a daughter, Barbara L. Jones Barrentine and her husband,  Glenn Barrentine, both of Magnolia; a sister, Lucille Irene Williams of Belltown; four grandchildren, Mark Barrentine and his wife, Bobbi DeVary Barrentine, of Magnolia, and Brandy, Rebecca and Christopher, all of Magnolia; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Christ's Church in Harbeson, where friends may call two hours prior to service.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Arrangements by Miller Funeral Services, Millsboro.  


Martin J. Jones 1916-1984

Martin J. Jones, 68, of Route 49, Bridgeton, died Wednesday morning at the South Jersey Hospital  System, Bridgeton Division, where he had been a patient for one week.  He had been in failing health for 15 years and seriously ill for the past month.

Born in Quinton, the son of the late Oscar Webb and Hilda Jones, he was the husband of Malvenia Saunders Jones.  He had lived at his present address for 47 years and had been a lifelong resident of Quinton Township.

Prior to retirement due to disability 15 years ago, he had been employed at the E.I. DuPont Chambers Works for 11 years.   He also formerly worked at the Owens-Illinois Glass Company in Bridgeton.  Mr.  Jones was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army in the European Theater.   He was a member of the Bridgeton Assembly of God Church  and the DuPont Chambers Works Retirees Club.  He was an avid, hunter, fisherman and gardener.

 Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Martin J. (Jerry) Jones Jr., of San Diego and Jeffrey A. Jones of  Quinton; two brothers, Leroy Jones of Vineland and Carl E. Webb of California; two sisters, Doris Tunis and Romona Pierce, both of Bridgeton; and two granddaughters

Funeral  services are Monday, 11 a.m., from the Padgett Funeral Home,  1107 Route 77, Bridgeton, with the Rev.  Franklin Stanley, pastor of the Bridgeton Assembly of God Church, officiating.  The interment will be made at Fernwood  Memorial Park in Bridgeton.   Friends may call Monday, 10 a.m. at the funeral home.


Merris Jones Sr. 1927-2013
28 Nov 2013

U.S. Veteran Merris Jones Sr. passed away on November 21, 2013. He was born January 9, 1927 in Salem, NJ to Bernard and Verna Jones.

Mr. Jones attended Elsinboro and Salem public schools. After graduation he served in the US Army during WWII. He returned to Salem after serving in the military and married his wife of 64 years, Louise.

Merris began working for California Packing Corp as a machinist. He later was employed by the US Postal Service and began his tenure there as a letter carrier and was promoted to a position as a postal clerk and retired after 35 years. He was also a very active member of the American Legion where he served as a commander of one of the local posts. He was very handy with everything he set out to do (finances, repairs, electronics, etc.). He was also very family oriented.

He is predeceased by his wife, Louise Jones. He leaves to cherish his memory his children Sharon and Deborah Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland; and Merris L. Jones, Jr. of Salem, New Jersey; two half-sisters, Diane and Pat Evans of New York;

Merris will be sorely missed.

Services will be held Saturday November 30, at 1 pm at Edwards and Son Funeral Home, Inc. 166 7th St. Salem where friends may call after after 11 am. Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery Salem.


Paul I. Jones ~1932-2004
18 February 2004

Paul I. Jones, 77 of Fairfield Twp, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2004 in South Jersey HealthCare-Bridgeton, where he had been a patient for two days. He had been in failing health for the past year. Mr. Jones was born in Salem and was the son of the late Paul Pennington Jones and Louise Miller Jones.

The husband of the late Lillie Jones, he had lived at his present address for 35 years and prior to that had resided in Bridgeton. Retired for the past 10 years, he had formerly been employed with Sheppard Bus Services in Bridgeton and prior to that with the Shield Alloy Co. in Vineland. He loved boating and fishing and enjoyed playing the drums.

Survivors include: two daughters, Pauline Pierce, Newark, Del. and Marleen Jones, Fairfield Twp, two sons, Joseph A. Jones, Bear, Del. and Eric I. Jones, Fairfield Twp, 8 grandchildren, Kyle Pierce, Glenn Pierce, Cherie Pierce, Nelson Pierce, Jr, Marie McRae, Darrell Jones, Elizabeth Custis and Deyanita Jones and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, Arthur Jones and John Paul Jones, a sister, Elizabeth Cuff and a brother Oliver Miller.

Speaker Garfield Pierce will conduct funeral services in the PADGETT FUNERAL HOME, 1107 State Highway 77, Upper Deerfield Twp., on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 21, at 1:00. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Hopewell Twp. Friends will be received Saturday afternoon one hour prior to the services at the church. Written condolences can be sent to

Roberta M. Jones 1923-2009
3 Sep 2009  

Roberta M. Jones 86, of Fairfield Township, passed away early Tuesday morning, Sept. 1, 2009, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. She had been home for only one day, and prior to that, had been a patient at Rainbow Nursing Center. She had been in declining health since May. Roberta was born in Fairfield Township, on March 4, 1923, and was the daughter of the late Thomas and Carolyn (nee Gould) Munson and the wife of the late Warren Jones. She had been an area resident all of her life. 

Roberta or "Sis," as she was affectionately called, was formerly employed with the Bridgeton Board of Education, where she worked as a matron for several years. She was a longtime member of Trinity A.M.E. Church, in Gouldtown, where she served on the Usher Board and Missionary Society. She also was a member of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indian Tribe, of Bridgeton. Her kind and gentle spirit will be missed by all. 

Surviving her is her son, Warren Jones and his wife, Louise, of Millville; one brother, Elmer "Jim" Munson and his wife, Beatrice, of Fairfield Township; three grandchildren, Roberta Flores, Calvin Jones, and Raymond Robert Jones Jr.; 6 great-grandchildren, Matthew Flores, Andrew Flores, Warren Jones, Gabriel Jones, Sidney Jones, Jordan Jones; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased besides her parents and husband by one son, Raymond Robert Jones; two brothers, Thomas Munson and Raymond L. Munson; and her sister-in-law, Alberta Munson. 

Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services on Friday, Sept. 4, 2009, at 11 a.m., at the Sray-Webster Funeral Home, 62 Landis Ave., CarllÕs Corner, UpperDeerfield Township. The interment will take place at Fordville Memorial Park, Fairfield Township. Friends may call on Friday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home prior to the services. Written condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting the funeral home Web site at


Thomas G. Jones ~1948-2000
23 Apr 2000

Thomas G. Jones, 52, of Fairfield Township died Thursday in South Jersey Hospital-Bridgeton. He had been in failing health for the last three years. Mr. Jones was born in Bridgeton and was the son of the late Leroy C. and Grace Sammons Jones. He had been a lifetime Fairfield Township resident. On disability since 1997, he was formerly employed with Lawson Mardon Wheaton Industries for 30 years. He was a member of the Nanticoke Lenni Lenape Indians. He enjoyed camping and pow-wows, during which he cooked fried bread for everyone.

Survivors include his wife, Judith Gould Jones; two sons, Melvin Leroy Jones and Thomas G. Jones Jr., both of Fairfield Township; and one brother, Leroy C. Jones Jr. of Fairfield. The Rev. Nyada Clark will conduct funeral services at Padgett Funeral Home, 1107 State Highway 77, Upper Deerfield Township, on Tuesday at noon. Burial will be in Fordville Memorial Park, Fairfield. Friends will be received Tuesday morning one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.


Warren A. Jones, Sr. 1923-1988

In Remembrance Of  Warren A Jones, Sr., April 8, 1923 -  February 10, 1988.  Saturday, February 13, 1989, 1:00 p.m.  Wesley Funeral Home, Burlington Road, Bridgeton, New Jersey 08302.  Interment will be in Fordville Memorial Park
Bridgeton, New Jersey.

Pallbearers:  Ronald Munson, Thomas Munson, Raymond  Munson, Raymond R. Jones, Jr., Ross A. Green, Jr., James La Spada

William C. Jones 1983-2008

December 22, 1983 - October 26, 2008

William 'Billy' C. Jones, son of Florence W. (nee Pierce) Jones and Issac J. Lowe, departed this life on Sunday, October 26, 2008 in Bridgeton, NJ. Billy was born December 22, 1983 in Bridgeton and was a life long resident. He was last employed by Seabrooks Brothers and was a member of the Faith Outreach Deliverance Church Bridgeton.He leaves to cherish his memory in addition to his parents, a son William C. Jr., a sister Theresa Cadogan and other siblings, godmother Barbara Gordon, nannie Beulah Goodwin, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his godfather Gerald Williams.

Services will be held Wednesday at 12 Noon at the Edwards and Son Funeral Home, Inc. 208 E. Commerce Street Bridgeton, with Pastor Nathan Dunn, officiating. Interment will be in the Gouldtown Cemetery. Friends may call at the church after 11am.


Florence Ella Jordan 1917-2000

DOVER - Florence Ella Jordan of Dover died Thursday, May 25, 2000, in Courtland Manor Nursing Home, Dover. She was 83.

Ms. Jordan was born on March 30, 1917, the daughter of the late Brady and Julia Ridgeway. She was a lifelong resident in Kent County. She retired several years ago from employment with the state of Delaware. She enjoyed fishing and took time to teach any of her nieces and nephews who were interested in learning the art of landing the "big one." Ms. Jordan was known throughout her life as being outspoken on issues that concerned her, and she was a good friend to many.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Roland Ridgeway; and a sister, Anna Wright. She is survived by a sister-in-law, Barbara Ridgeway of Dover; two nephews, Roland Ridgeway of Wilmington and Robert Ridgeway of Bear; a niece, Valerie Payton of Camden; several great-nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Central Baptist Church, Dover. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Dover. Burial will be in Fork Neck Cemetery, Dover.



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