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Virginia Jones

Virginia Thomas Jones was born into this world on Dec. 28, 1919, to Fredrick L. and Leafy W. Thomas in Charleston, and blessed us with her being until her passing on July 12, 2014, after a short illness. She will now join her beloved husband, Roy H. Jones Jr.; son, Roy H. Jones III; and brother, Robert S. Thomas, in Heaven.

Ginny was an alumna of Charleston High School ('37), Hollins College and WVU ('41, B.A. in economics), where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority. In business, Virginia was active in the coal business as past president of the Courtney Company and secretary of Midvale Colliery Company.

Over the course of their life, Ginny and Roy primarily lived in Charleston and Lewisburg, but traveled frequently. She was active in the Summit Garden Club of Charleston and the Lewisburg House & Garden Club.

Ginny is survived by her brother, Fredrick L. Thomas Jr., and daughter-in-law, Vicki E. Jones. She was a much-beloved Ninny to her grandson, James E. Jones and wife, Tracy, and great-granddaughter, Teagan R. Jones, and granddaughter, Sara B. Jones and fiance, Shawn Freeman, and his daughter, Aleks.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, at Old Stone Presbyterian Church, Lewisburg, with the Rev. Dexter Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at Rosewood Cemetery, Lewisburg.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at McCraw Funeral Home.

McCraw Funeral Home, Lewisburg, is in charge of arrangements.


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