Col. Robert E. Jones, 79, Remington Road, died Saturday morning, Sept. 30, 2000, at St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville, Tenn., following a brief illness.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hughart and Beard Funeral Home, Hopkinsville, with the Rev. Ralph McConnell officiating. Burial will be in New Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday.

A native of Kenton, Tenn., he was born Nov. 6, 1920, the son of the late William Arthur and Jane Thompson Jones. He was a retired Army officer with 30 years service and was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Geneva (Jenny) Wright Jones; two daughters, Melinda Jones Mays, Beavercreek, Ohio, Jennifer Jones Keith, Gambrills, Md.; a brother, William Wyatt Jones, Pinesville, La.; a sister, Gladys Jones, Dyersburg, Tenn., and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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