Funeral services for Janie Jones, 50, of Waskom were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 17, 2011 in the chapel of Downs Funeral Home with Bro. David Rice officiating. The family received friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 16 at Downs Funeral Home in Marshall. Mrs. Jones passed away July 13, 2011 in Shreveport.
Janie was born on July 20, 1960 to Eldon Howell and Mary Young Howell in Minden. She married Ronald Jones on May 7, 1988 in Minden. She worked as an assistant clerk for Harrison County District Clerk's Office since April of 2008. She was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church where she taught the children's Sunday school class and Vacation Bible School and was a member of the choir. She could be found supporting her boys at the baseball field, spending time with her granddaughter and camping.
She is survived by her husband, Ronald Jones of Waskom; sons, Chris Laurence and wife, Natalie of Natchitoches and Cody Jones of Tyler; granddaughter, Eden Laurence of Natchitoches; parents, Eldon and Mary Howell of Minden; brothers, Wain Howell and wife, Terri, Bill Howell and wife, Susan, all of Minden, and James Howell and wife, Patty of Ashdown, Arkansas; and sister, Janice Nelson and husband, Rusty of Minden. Numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives also survive Mrs. Jones.
Pallbearers were Clay Alexander, Danny Myers, Clint Soloman, Murf King, Larry Goswick, Matt Turner and Travis Bruce.