Thursday, January 17, 2008

Orvan Vernon Jones, 87, of Rogers, Ark., died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008, at Heritage Park Nursing Center in Rogers, Ark.

He was born Dec. 9, 1920, at Stillwater, Okla., to George henry Jones and Mary Boyd Jones. He moved to Rogers in 1971 from Washburn. He was a carpenter, cattle farmer and owned a saw mill for several years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Belva Dick Jones; two sons, Vernon Jones and Gary Jones; one brother, Loyd Jones; and two sisters, Evelina Jones Casey and Cora Bieberdorf.

Survivors include: his wife, Willowdean Mills Shira Jones; two sons, Larry and Dale Jones, both of Missouri; one daughter, Joann Miles, of Oregon; one brother, Glen Jones, of Lampe; three sisters, Goldie Stiles, of Ripley, Okla., Mildred Frost, of Mountain Grove, and Eldina Smalley, of Green ?Forest, Ark.

Graveside services were held Monday at Washburn Prairie Cemetery, Washburn, with Brother Glen Jones officiating.

Arrangements were by Sisco Funeral Home in Pea Ridge, Ark.