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Ronald G. Jones, 72

May 31, 2009

NOV. 1, 1936-MAY 28, 2009

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. -- Mr. Ronald G. Jones, 72, of Falling Waters, W.Va., went to be with the Lord at 5:37 p.m. Thursday, May 28, 2009, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown, Md. His death followed a lengthy illness.

Born Nov. 1, 1936, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late George Washington and Mildred Irene (Whitmore) Jones.

Mr. Jones was a graduate of South Hagerstown High School.

He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserves for eight years until his honorable discharge in 1963.

He and his wife of 20 years, Mrs. Sheila M. (Eckhardt) Jones, were married July 24, 1989, in Hagerstown.

Prior to his retirement in 2000, Mr. Jones was employed by Carter Control Systems, Frederick, Md., for a number of years.

He was a member of The Improved Order of Red Men Tribe 84 of Williamsport, Md., and AMVETS Post 38 of Falling Waters.

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Mr. Jones was a dedicated fan of the Washington Redskins and NASCAR.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Kathy Henderson of Laurel, Md., and Robert Jones of Hagerstown; three stepchildren, Dorothy Gibson of Mont Alto, Pa., Vivian Henderson Snider of Linwood, N.C., and James Snider of Silver Spring, Md.; 11 grandchildren; one sister, Beverly Saunders of Hagerstown; one brother, Gary Jones of Hagerstown; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Washington County Humane Society, 13011 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740 or to Berkeley County Humane Society, 554 Charles Town Road, Martinsburg, WV 25405.

Arrangements are by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro, Pa.

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