Luther Arvie Jones, age 94 of Blue Ridge, GA, passed away peacefully at his home on August 12, 2019. He was born in Blue Ridge, GA to the late Mark Hannah and Lela Angeline Foster Jones. He served his country proudly in World War II in the United States Air Force. He was in combat in Normandy, Northern France and Rhineland. He received the War World II Victory medal, Good Conduct medal, and the Purple Heart for injuries received in Germany. Mr. Jones retired with Cities Service as a office manager and was a member of the Tri- State Electric Membership Cooperative Board. He was a lifelong member of the Sugar Creek Baptist Church where he also served as deacon for many years. He was preceded in death by his wife Inez Mary Jones; brothers Rev. Charlie Jones, Alvie Jones and sister Lola Patterson.
He is survived by his son Al (Dana) Jones of Blue Ridge, GA; granddaughter Kelly (Tracy) Mardis; grandson Rev. Mark (Beth) Jones; great-grandsons Tucker and Hudson Mardis, Forrest, Adee and David Jones; brothers Ernest Jones of Epworth, GA, Robert Jones and Kenneth Jones of Blue Ridge, GA; sisters Josephine Jones of Blue Ridge, GA and Ruth Guinn of Alabama.
Funeral arrangements will be conducted on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Akins Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Jesse Posey, Rev. Lamar Beason, Rev Mark Jones and Rev. Jerry Banks officiating. The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers, Jerry Davenport, Jim Davenport, Tucker Mardis, Hudson Mardis, Forrest Jones, Adee Jones and David Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be past and present members of the Tri-State Electric Membership Cooperative Board of Directors. Interment will follow in the Sugar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with full military honors provided by the North Georgia Honor Guard. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 5-9 p.m. Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge, GA is in charge of the arrangements.