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Former GFB Board Member Julian Jones dies

by Compiled by Georgia Farm Bureau

Posted on Dec 09, 2020 at 0:00 AM

Former Georgia Farm Bureau 5th District Director Julian Jones died on Dec. 8. He was 78.

Jones was born in Griffin on Feb. 7, 1942. He was preceded in death by his mother Clarice Howard Callaway and his grandfather C. P. Howard who cared for him after his mother’s death. Mr. Jones was a veteran of the United States Army. He was also the owner and operator of Jones Burrow Farms and a former member of Second Baptist Church where he was a deacon. He was most recently a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church.

Jones served as a GFB 5th District Director from 1989 to 2006. He was a Spalding County Farm Bureau Director for more than 40 years, including serving as SCFB president in 1973 and 1974 and vice president from 1990 to 1993. He also served as Mayor and Councilman for the City of Orchard Hill and was a member of AMBUCS. He owned and operated his own trucking business for more than 30 years.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Frances Freeman Jones; children and their spouses, Tammy and Mike Canterbury, Julie and Bryan Hayes, Scott and Tiffany Jones, Nicki and Kerry Gore; grandchildren, Tara and Steven Green, Kelli Canterbury, Ashton and Ron Green, Alan and Amy Canterbury, Dalton Gore, Darla Gore, Jacob Jones, Mathew Jones; great grandchildren, Avery Green, Emmie Green, Jack Canterbury, Milo Canterbury, Ryder Canterbury, Hadley Green and expecting in May, Piper Green; “honorary grandchildren Megumi “Meg Jones” Ando and Sam “Jones” Lou; several in-laws and cousins.

Visitation will be on Dec. 10 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Oak Hill Baptist Church in Williamson, followed by a funeral service in the sanctuary. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the American Cancer Society in honor of Frances Jones and in memory of Julian Jones. The family requests those attending the visitation and service to please wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines. Live streaming of the funeral will be provided on the Oak Hill Baptist Church Facebook page.

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