Byrd Merritt Jones, 74, died Saturday, July 18, 2009 at his home.
Born in Henderson County on January 18, 1935, he was the son of the late Arthur Eugene Jones and Myrtle Grace Kuykendall Jones.
He is predeceased by three brothers, infant Ezekiel, Nathaniel and Fraylow Jones, and two sisters, Lois Hawkins and Geraldine Beddingfield.
He is survived by his childhood sweetheart and wife of 13 years, Norma Jean Edney Jones; granddaughter, ìBabydollî Clarissa Marie Jones of the home; daughter, Lisa Marie Jones of Asheville; and five sisters, Eunice Cuff, Grace Parris, Verna Garren, Beatrice Jones, and Betty Ivy.
No services are planned.