Byrd Merritt Jones

January 18, 1935 - July 18, 2009
Byrd Merritt Jones

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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.

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  • July 20, 2009
    Alton Connor says:
    Norma, I am so sorry to read of BJ's passing! Please know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers in the days to come. My deepest sympathy ... Alton (we worked together at Hallmark)

  • July 21, 2009
    Sam Beddingfield says:
    My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time of grief. May God in heaven richly bestow mercy and grace on you all. Let me know if there's anything I can do.

  • July 21, 2009
    Dorothy Cagle Carmean says:
    Norma Jean, I believe you are a very old and dear friend I had at Edneyville school. I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts. Sincerely, Dottie

  • July 21, 2009
    Christine Garren says:
    To the Family: My deepest sympathy goes out to each and everyone of you. I have fond memories of my Uncle Byrd taking me roller skating. He will be deeply missed and for-ever loved!

  • July 21, 2009
    Lisa Marie Jones says:
    You will always be loved and never forgetten.