Della L. Jones

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By The Staff

Della L. Jones, 106, died July 14, 2009, at Grant Manor Health Care Center in Williamstown.

Mrs. Della Jones was a retired teacher/librarian for Owen County Schools;  a Kentucky Colonel; the last surviving member of Oggs Chapel C.M.E. Church in Williamstown; and a member of the Retired Teachers Association. She received a “Doctor of Humane Letters” degree from Kentucky State University this past May.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Sarah Jackson Lewis; and her husband, Bradley Jones.

Survivors include a niece, Helen Johnson of Cincinnait, Ohio; two great-nieces, Jeanete Bronson and Billi Johnson both of Cincinnati, Ohio; five cousins, Mary Warrick of Dayton, Ohio, Thelma Harris of Highland Heights, James Harris of Cold Springs, Norma Lartigue of Dayton, Ohio, and Ted Gilbert of Dayton, Ohio; one great-great-nephew; and three great-great-nieces.

Funeral services were held July 18, 2009, at Williamstown United Methodist Church. Burial was in Williamstown Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Della Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Kentucky State University, Frankfort, Ky., 40601.