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Jim Jones

Jul 6th, 1938 - Jul 10th, 2022

Graveside Funeral Ceremony: 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 2022, at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Xenia

Visitation: 1 until 2 p.m. Sunday at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora


      James Bernard Joseph Jones, age 84, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Sunday morning, July 10, 2022, at his home. 

      Jim was born July 6, 1938, in Carlyle, the son of Milton and Florence (Huene) Jones.

      Jim was a long-time auto transport carrier driver.  He enjoyed making music throughout his life with the many friends that he’d met, especially as he played rhythm guitar and sang.  He loved his family and also the animals that shared his home.  Jim was proud to serve in the U.S. Army where he was invited to participate as a member of the ceremonial honor guard.

      He is survived by his wife: Carol Jones of Flora; children: Vicky Storm of Mason, Sue Jones of Bloomington, James David Jones (Brandi) of Effingham, and Jeff Jones (Shelley) of Lawrenceville; stepchildren: Rick (Melissa), Eric (Heather), Sheryl (John), Jennifer (Matt), and Cathy; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and siblings: Jack (Sharon) Jones of New Athens, Donna (Pete) Gross of Lake Havasu, Arizona, Joe (Linda) Jones of Flora, and Ed Jones of Flora.

      He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son: James Joey Jones; a daughter: Tracy Hunt; a son-in-law: Jesse Storm; a sister: Sharon Smith; and a brother: Jerry Jones.

      A graveside funeral ceremony will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 2022, at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Xenia with the presentation of military funeral honors.  A visitation will be held from 1 until 2 p.m. Sunday at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  In lieu of flowers or gifts, memorial donations are preferred to either Clay County Animal Rescue & Shelter or Fur a Good Paws and will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:


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Mary Stevens

July 14th

Sorry for your loss. Love to all.

Morgan Harris

July 13th

I will forever miss that laugh and those dimples of yours Grandad, I have so many memories I will cherish forever. I know you’re at peace with my momma. Please watch over us. Love you so much.

Micheal W & Kristal G Engelmeier

July 14th

I first met Jim, in 1971, when he contacted me about putting a band together. We did, and later he moved to Michigan to drive a truck hauling vehicles. Many years later, after he moved back, to Flora, he again approached me to join his Friday night Hub band. We had many good times together making music, for the Seniors, and reminiscing about our past musical days. Jim taught me a lot of things about being a professional on a bandstand and life in general. Jim was a true friend, fellow musician and all around good guy. We put in lots of miles traveling from bandstand to bandstand. May he rest in peace and when my times comes I know he will save me a seat on that Celestial bandstand. Good night my brother rest well...

Bill Dulaney

July 14th

So sorry for your loss. Praying for you all.

Carla and Randall Helms

July 14th

We are so sorry to hear about your loss my husband works w Ed Jones many prayers to the family and all who knew Jim

Kim Goodwin Hill

July 15th

Jeff, Vicki, Sue and David so very sorry for your loss. Many thoughts and prayers to you all.

David & Cheri Cook

July 15th

So very sorry for your loss. Was a pleasure getting to know Jim and singing at his music programs. He was always so courteous and complimentary. Will miss all the great music and his smile. Prayers for all the family. RIP my friend, Love, Cheri

Rhoda Gresham

July 15th

My condolences to all the Jones family on the loss of your loved one. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Brad & Teri Baker

July 17th

With our Deepest Sympathy. So sorry for your loss!

Franny Hundley Tolliver

July 18th

Vicki & Sue - I knew your dad since moving to Xenia, but did not realize he was your dad. I'm very sorry for your loss.

Norma (Fatheree) and Ivan Barnett

July 19th

Our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to family and friends.



Terri Morgan
Artdean,Angelia Warren &family
Morgan Harris
Jerry "Butch" Erwin
Elizabeth Zuber
David Bryden
Peggy Coble
Tammie Camden-Vessechia
Joe and Sue Martin
vickie hill
Jim and Brenda Thompson
Toni Lee
Ron Pruitt
Chuck and Martha Pearce
Norman Philli[ps
Walt & Doloris Brewer
Elizabeth Stevens
Mary Stevens
Gloria Woolever Chambers
Gene & Betty Pieplow
Larry & Carol Robinson
Larry Frost
Mark Dunnigan
Jean Guerrettaz
Ron & Barb Prather
Jim & Linda Pruitt
Micheal W. & Kristal G. Engelmeier
Bruce & Nannette Richards
Herb and Teresa Williams
Sam Oulrey
Rhoda Caudle Gresham
Carl & Dana Zimmerman
Wayne Eastin & Diane Johnson
Myron and Gail Woomer
Mark and Karen Jones
Cheri Laughlin Wildbur
Jimmy Sessions
Kenny & Sherrie Sessions
Larry and Melissa Milner
Norma (Fatheree) and Ivan Barnett
Lowell & Brenda K Showalters
Jill and Dean Lewis
Joanne Hillderbrand Rogers
Bridget McGrew DeAndrade


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