James Harold Jones

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Retired Senior Master Sgt. James Harold Jones, 89, of Chapel Hill, died Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, in Franklin.

A native of Bedford County, Harold was a son of the late Harvey Ransom and Annie Maude Hoover Jones. Mr. Jones retired from the U.S. Air Force after 23 years of service during which he served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. During his service he spent 22 months as a prisoner of war in North Korea.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Laird Jones, who died in 1999; two sisters, Jeanette Fuller and Pearl Uselton; four brothers, Emmett, Richard, Edward and Arthur Jones; a grandchild, Shelia Pulsinelli; and a great-grandchild, Haley Pulsinelli.

He is survived by three stepdaughters, Linda Prior of Columbus, Ohio, Marilyn McCormick of Limestone, Maine, and Nancy Kenney of Aiken, S.C.; two sisters, Nannie Belle Orr of Franklin and Kathleen Holton of Chapel Hill; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at Lawrence Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home.

Burial with Military Honors will follow at Swanson Cemetery in Chapel Hill.

Lawrence Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapel Hill, is in charge of arrangements (www.lawrencefuneral.net).