Perry Jones, Jr.
“BP” born: January 10, 1921 - died: July 3, 2013 age:
HUBERT, NC - Benjamin
Perry Jones Jr., beloved son of Benjamin Perry Jones Sr. and Maude Pace
Jones went peacefully at home to be with his Lord on July 3rd. 2013 in the
family. Graveside funeral services, with military honors, will be held at
2:00 PM on Monday at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery with Dr. John
Kerr officiating. Ben was born in Flat Rock North Carolina on January 10,
1921. He was a graduate of Flat Rock High School, class of 1938, where he
was an active member of the band and student government. After high school
he enlisted in the Army Air Corp in 1942 to serve his county.
He was a master sergeant attached to the eighth army as a navigator on the
B24 Liberator. His Bomber crew flew 36 missions over Europe where he was
awarded the Air medal
with Silver Oak Leaf Cluster and four Oak Leaf
Clusters. He was honorably discharged in 1945.
Ben attended and graduated George Washington University in Washington DC
with a degree in accounting. After graduation from the University, Ben
worked as the Controller for Gerber Foods near Asheville, North Carolina,
for 30 years.
Christian and member of the Flat Rock Independent Baptist church before he
moved and began attending the First Presbyterian Church for the last 21
years. Ben was a lifelong competitive checker player as a
of both the American Checker Federation and the North Carolina Checker
Association. He served for 15 years with the Swansboro Coast Guard
Ben was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Maude Jones, Mary
Jones; and brothers and sisters, Nelson, Winfred and Edward Jones, Nellie
Jones, Jane Lewis and Verneena Thomas.
Survivors include his devoted wife Joyce (Betsey) McCall Hussey-Jones; his
sisters, Theresa Strider of Cary, NC, Leola Kyle of FL and Glenda Palmer of
Beufort GA; brother-in-law, Bobby Lewis; his two daughters, Nancy Avery of
Hendersonville, NC and Gail (Bobby) Brownridge of Charlotte, NC; two
grandchildren, Chelsea of NYC and Rodger Brownridge, Charlotte NC;
step-daughter, Barrie (Al) Brough of Jacksonville, NC; step-grandchildren,
Suzanne (Todd) Blum of Jacksonville, NC, Dr. David Brough (Kristy) of
Memphis, TN and Kevin (Stephanie) of Philadelphia PA; and step-great
grandchildren, Dustin, Bryce, Tyler, Victoria and Haden Blum of Jacksonville
and Mathew Brough of Philadelphia, PA.
Ben was greatly loved by all of those he touched and will be truly missed.
I did a search for Ben Jones on NCCA site and stopped it at 50 hits
which suggest Ben had a long checker playing
career that span over 40 years. Here are a few links:
District 4, 2003 NC State,
Joe Davis's Store,
1987 District 4,
1996 National, 2004 VA Open,
2005 NC Open,
HUBERT, NC - Benjamin Perry Jones Jr., 92, of Hubert, died July 3, 2013, at
Arrangements will be announced by Jones Funeral Home,
Funeral Home Obituary
Published in Jacksonville Daily News from July 5 to July 8, 2013 JDNews.com
The Daily News – Jacksonville, NC
Published in The Hendersonville Times-News on July 6, 2013 Hendersonville,
NC BlueRidgeNow.com Times-News Online - Hendersonville News
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