Jess Williard Jones

b. 25 February 1918, d. 22 June 2009

Father*Howard Jones b. 30 May 1888, d. 1 Aug 1940
Mother*Bertha Jane Deems b. 20 Sep 1897, d. 18 Nov 1964
Jess Williard Jones|b. 25 Feb 1918\nd. 22 Jun 2009|p5270.htm|Howard Jones|b. 30 May 1888\nd. 1 Aug 1940|p5267.htm|Bertha Jane Deems|b. 20 Sep 1897\nd. 18 Nov 1964|p5266.htm|||||||Isaac S. Deems|b. 1872\nd. 30 Sep 1960|p5183.htm|Vernetta Ann (Nettie) Smith|b. 1880\nd. 2 Oct 1945|p5184.htm|

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Birth*Jess Williard Jones was born on 25 February 1918 at Freed, Calhoun County, WV.1
(Living With Parents) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1920 in the household of his parents Howard Jones and Bertha Jane Deems at Sheridan Township, Calhoun County, WV; Howard Jones 31 Farmer, Bertha Jones 21, Retta R Jones 5, Jesse W Jones 2 11/12, Virgie E Jones 7/12, Otis Hopkins 13.2
(Living With Parents) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1930 in the household of his parents Howard Jones and Bertha Jane Deems at Center Township, Calhoun County, WV; Howard Jones 41 Farmer, Bertha Jones 32, Ruth Jones 15, Willard Jones 13, Virgil Jones 9, Bennie Jones 7, Troy D Jones 6, Harley Jones 4, Clifford Jones 3.3
Marriage*Jess Williard Jones married Esta Mae Siers on 28 October 1940 at Grantsville, Calhoun County, WV; Minister C C Perkins.4
Death*Jess Williard Jones died on 22 June 2009 at Big Bend, Calhoun County, WV, at age 91.5 
Obituary*His obituary published on 24 June 2009 at Parkersburg News, Parkersburg, Wood County, WV;

Jess Willard Jones, 91, of Big Bend, W.Va., died on Monday, June 22, 2009, at his home.

He was born on Feb. 25, 1918, a son of the late Howard Jones and Bertha Deems Jones Wilson. He was a World War II veteran, a member of Prosperity Baptist Church for over 50 years, was a musician and self-appointed "Mayor of Five Forks."

He is survived by children, Betty (Milford) Yoak of Auburn, W.Va., Charles (Judy) Jones of Five Forks, W.Va., Carolyn (Ben) Gragg of Williamstown, Jane (Roger) Wingrove of Walker, W.Va., and Connie Boggs of Grantsville; grandchildren, Curtis Yoak, Elizabeth Osborne, Nick Yoak, Rich and Joseph Jones, Christy Gragg, Malena Seese, Jesse and Jonathan Wingrove and Jennifer Boggs; and five great-grandchildren. Also surviving are a brother, Chester Jones; and sisters, Freda Twoey and Mildred Campbell.

He was preceded in death by wife, Esta Mae (Siers) Jones; brothers, Bennie, Everett, Frank, Harley, Troy and Clifford Jones; sisters, Ruth Elder and Virgie Southhall; and son-in-law, Dennis Boggs.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Prosperity Baptist Church. The Rev. Ken Heiney and the Rev. Jim Epling will officiate. Interment will be in Saunders Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville.5 
Burial*He was buried on 26 June 2009 at Saunders Cemetery, Calhoun County, WV.5 


Esta Mae Siers b. 2 March 1917, d. 2 March 2007

Last Edited17 Oct 2009


  1. [S127] Calhoun County WV Birth Record.
  2. [S138] 1920 Census Calhoun County WV Sheridan.
  3. [S130] 1930 Census Calhoun County WV Center Township.
  4. [S120] Calhoun County WV Marriage Record.
  5. [S7] Obituary.