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March 31, 2014

Louise Jones

Francis —

   Graveside services for Louise Chandler Akins Jones, 90, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Cedar Grove Cemetery, east of Francis, where she will be buried next to her husband, J.D. Jones. Retired Methodist Minister Tom Riley of Ardmore will conduct the services.

   Ms. Jones died March 24, 2014, at her home in Hot Springs, Ark. Memorial services were held Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at First Baptist Church of Hot Springs.

   She was born to Elmer and Ethel Wilson Chandler on May 11, 1923, at their family farm near Francis.  She attended school at Cedar Grove Elementary through the eighth grade and graduated from Francis High School in 1941. She attended East Central State College, where she earned her business degree. 

   She married Ray Akins and to this marriage was born one son, Terry.  

   They moved to California, where she taught at the girls reformatory. She attended college in California to further her education. They moved back to Waldron, Ark., and she taught in the school system there. At this time, they divorced. 

  She continued to teach in Arkansas. She met and married J.D. Jones in Waldron, Ark., on May 23, 1970.  Ms. Jones then retired from teaching. They moved to Big Spring, Texas, and stayed for one year before retiring in Ada in 1971. Louise and J.D. spent eight years together.  

   Ms. Jones was of the Baptist faith.

   Survivors include her son, Terry Akins; a granddaughter, Chelsea Akins of Hot Springs, Ark.; grandson Andrew Akins and wife, Kristan, of Chicago; a stepson, Butch Jones and wife, Gailen, of Ardmore; a granddaughter, Tracy Edwards and husband, Jim, of Roosevelt, Utah; grandson Mike Jones and wife, Amy, of Ardmore; great-granddaughter Kenzie Jones of Roosevelt, Utah; great-grandson Justin Jones of Ardmore; great-granddaughters Madison and Candice Jones of Ardmore; great-grandson Ace McHatton of Madill; and great-great-grandsons Bridger Jenkins and Boston Jones of Roosevelt, Utah.

   She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Ethel Chandler; two brothers, Jim and Clyde Chandler; her husband, J.D Jones; and her grandson Kenneth Dean Jones. 

   Caruth-Hale funeral Home, Hot Springs, Ark.

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