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Howard Alexander Jones

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Howard Alexander Jones, 86, peacefully passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at home. He was born Sept. 3, 1935, to Lonnie and Gracie Jones.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Jacobyna “Jackie” Jones; five sisters, Erdine Brandon, Frauline Vaughn, Zelma Phillips, Rachel Yancey and Ruth Sizemore; and five brothers, Claude Jones, Edward Earl Jones, Lonnie Jones, James Jones and Reid Jones.
He graduated from Oak Hill High School and from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He retired after many years of service as Whiteville’s City Manager. After retiring he served on the Whiteville City Council, worked part time as Chadbourn’s City Manager, played golf and spent many hours visiting and socializing with friends.
Howard was a loving father, grandfather, great- grandfather and brother.
A private memorial service was held Thursday, June 30, at Sunset Gardens in Henderson. Howard-Carter Funeral Home served the family with arrangements.
He is survived by one daughter, Jacobyna “Jackie” Conway and husband, Mark; granddaughter, Mallory Tucker and husband, Burch; grandson, Bec Conway and wife, Eliza; two great-grandchildren, Tilly and Ollie Tucker; and two sisters, Rebecca Heath and Beth Johnson.
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