Ed Jones


Arnold E. “Ed” Jones, 88, of Sylva passed away Friday morning, Feb. 26, 2021.

A native of Jackson County, he was the son of the late Robert and Ethel Bryson Jones. Ed was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Arilla M. Jones; his daughter, Debbie J. Watson; grandson, Travis D. Watson; brothers, Robert N. Jones Jr. and Doug Jones.

He is survived by his son, David A. (Tracy) Jones of Franklin; grandson, Russell D. Jones of Atlanta; granddaughter, Michelle Dillard of Waynesville; great-grandchildren, Clay and Lindsey Ballew; son-in-law, Alfred Watson; brother, Clifton “Chic” Jones; sister, Shelby Jean Browning; sister-in-laws, Lorraine Jones, Debbie Jones, Alice Henson; brother-in-laws, Troy McMahan, L.C. McMahan.

He was also preceded in death by in-laws, Mattie Hooper, Betty Hill, Faye Parker, B. Claude McMahan, D, Lloyd McMahan, Rory McMahan, Ray McMahan.

Due to the COVID virus, services will be held at a later date and will be announced.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Zion Hill Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Mary Wilson, 3110 Pumpkintown Road, Sylva, NC 28779.