James Arnold Jones



Sumter, SC…James Arnold Jones, age 71, beloved husband of Mary Taylor Jones, died on Wednesday, January 3, 2017 at his residence.

Born in Hampton, he was the son of the late Remer Jones and Eva Mae Baker Barnes. He proudly served his country in the US Marines and later worked as a painter. He was avid fisherman and hunter. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He was a member of the Newstart Community Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving in addition to his wife are: one son, George Avans of Salisbury, NC; and four daughters, Vivian Quick, Melody Jones, Melissa Pyke and her husband Robert of Villa Rica, GA, and Donna Mitchum and her husband of Robert of Sumter; thirteen grandchildren, Courtney Quick, Angela Quick, Gregory Johnson, Christian Johnson, Katelyn B. Jones, Brittany Rogers and her husband James, Brandon Mitchum, Katelyn Jones, Jeremy Jones, Lacie Jones, Tarver Pyke, and Tatum Pyke and four great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Greg Jones and a sister, Doris Barnes.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Ft. Jackson National Cemetery with military honors.

The family will receive friends on Monday, January 8, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Bullock Funeral Home and other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to the family in care of Bullock Funeral Home, 1190 Wilson Hall Road, Sumter, SC 29150.

You may go to www.bullockfuneralhome.com and sign the family’s guest book.

The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.