Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Faye Keener Jones, 81, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, in New Sarepta Baptist Church, Sarepta with Rev. Doyle Hales and Rev. Marty Wright officiating. Interment will follow in Bistineau Baptist Church Cemetery, Heflin, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, Springhill.
Visitation will be held today (Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013) from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Jones was born May 13, 1931 to John and Maggie Wynn Keener in Ida, and passed away Jan. 14, 2013 in Shreveport.
She was a member of Midway Baptist Church, a homemaker, and a loving wife, mother and grandmother. No matter how bad things got for her, she always had a positive outlook, provided words of encouragement with a sweet smile to all she encountered. She was affectionately known as "Ninny."
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Arnold Dean Jones; two daughters, Vickie Cullen and husband, John of Haughton and Shelia Robertson and husband, Glenn of Sarepta; two sons, Arnold Dean Jones Jr. of Heflin and John Jeffrey Jones of Sarepta; 10 grandchildren, Amy Bustamento and husband, Shane of Benton, Kristina Hatfield and husband, Heath of Shreveport, Angela Herrick and husband, Kelly of Sarepta, Stacey Martin and husband, Jason of Sarepta, Scott Robertson of Sarepta, Stephanie Graham and husband, Brian of Shreveport, Andrea Neal and husband, Brandon of Sarepta, John Jeffrey Jones Jr. of Sarepta, Devanie Jones of Sarepta and Kane Jones of Sarepta.
She is also survived by 14 great-grandchildren, Brittany Henson, Hunter Henson, Kody Herrick, Lily Herrick, Collin Robertson, Hannah Poston, Colton Poston, Gracie Hatfield, Chance Hatfield, Sean Graham, Katelyn Graham, Breelynn Graham, Garrett Neal and Mason Neal; and five nephews, Andy Brinkley, Mark Brinkley, Mike Brinkley and wife, Karen, James Keener and David Keener.
Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Jimmy Keener; and sister, Gaye Nell Brinkley.
Pallbearers will be George Donald O'Glee, Pat Modisette, James Whaley, J.B. Vaughan, Larry Malone and Jack Thompson. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Clyde Green, C.C. Cox, Bill Hearn, Tommy Vaughan, Harold Newsom, E.L. Edwards and Harold Palmer.
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