THE GREENVILE DAILY NEWS
January 22, 1920
DEATH SUMMONS COL. J.T.C. JONES
Well Known Anderson Man, and Confederate Veteran, Died
Jan. 21 - (Special.)-
Col. J. T. Jones died at his home two miles south of the
city Tuesday afternoon from a stroke of apoplexy. Col. Jones had been in his usual health and
was stricken suddenly Sunday. He was 73
years of age and was married twice, the first wife being Miss Josephine McGee
and the second Mrs. Alice Reeves, this last marriage taking place about a year
ago. The children surviving are: Mrs. F. M. Armstrong of Savannah, Mrs. J. C.
Rush of this county, Mrs. F. W. Herndon of Elberton, Ga., J. A. Jones, J. M. Jones,
S. A. Jones, C. H. Jones, C. C. Jones, J. S. Jones, A. W. Jones, T. B. Jones,
and H. W. Jones, all living in this county.
While Col. Jones was not a regular colonel in the
Confederacy, his patriotism and his love for the lost cause was so great that
he has always been called "colonel."
He never missed a reunion of the veterans and was always a distinguished
figure in his Confederate gray uniform, which he wore with much pride. His record in the Confederate army was the
very best. He entered service in
Jenkin's brigade, of which his father was captain. After serving at the front for some time, he
was sent back home to organize a company of young men and was made first
lieutenant of this company. This company
went directly to the front and remained until the surrender.
Col. Jones also took a prominent part in the redemption of
South Carolina from carpetbag rule. In
fact he has always been a man to stand to his duty and to do it regardless of
sacrifice. He has also been a good
neighbor and friend, and a man who could be trusted in every way.
The funeral services will be conducted
at his home Thursday morning at 10 o'clock.
Camp Stephen D. Lee, U. C. V., of which he was a member, will attend in