VeteranGeorge Jones

George P. Jones, 86, of rural Vermont died at 12:59 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.

He was born June 15, 1919, in Ray, a son of David and Grace Montooth Jones. He married Deloris Rhoades on May 25, 1943, in Astoria. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Larry of Vermont and Jerry (and Connie) of Camden; four grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Paul; and two sisters, Mary Kost and Margaret Venters.

He was a World War II Army veteran, serving in France, Belgium and Germany, where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. He was a 56-year member of Carroll Rankin American Legion Post #26 of Vermont.

He sold Burris Seed Corn for over 35 years and farmed in Schuyler County for more than 50 years. He served on many Schuyler and Oakland Township Board offices.

Services are today at 11 a.m. at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria with Cliff Parry officiating. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery, with military rites accorded by his American Legion Post.

Memorials may be made to his American Legion Post or to the Vermont American Legion Auxiliary.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/26/2005

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