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Thurman D. Jones, age 89, of Bivins, Texas died Sunday, January 26, 2014 in a Atlanta, Texas hospital. Thurman was born January 21, 1925 in Cass County, Texas. He was married to his beautiful and loving wife Tonya Mitchell Jones. He was a World War II P.O.W and M.I.A. Army Veteran, and was also a teacher of 30 years in Tennessee. He was also a member of Bethsaida "Y" Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Tommie and Edna Jones; three brothers, Billy Jones, Allan Jones, and Jimmy Jones; one sister and brother in law, Maxine and Jack Karr, and former wife to his three beautiful daughters, Loretta Jean Chapman Jones. He is survived by his beautiful wife of one year and loving friend of seven years, Tonya Mitchell Jones of Atlanta, Texas; three daughters, Elizabeth Cleek of Wisconsin, Mari Pence and husband Johnathan of Lafayette, Georgia, Sherri Jones of North Carolina; three step-children, Keshawn, Keairen, and Hope; eleven grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, five nieces, five nephews; two brothers, Joe Paul Jones of Gladewater, Texas, George Jones of Bivins, Texas; two sisters, Durece Kirby of Denton, Texas, Nancy Davidson of Queen City, Texas and a number of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, February 2, 2014 in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment with military honors will follow in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester, Tennessee. Local arrangements by Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Information provided by Moore-Cortner Funeral Home