DEXTER -- Ira Dale "Gabby" Jones, 59, died Sept. 4, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter.
Born Dec. 22, 1945, in Puxico, son of the late Ira and Verna Sue Neighbors Jones, he had spent many years in Washington and California, returning to Puxico in 1999. He was a member of the Apostolic Pentecostal Church in Puxico.
Survivors include: three daughters, Jeanie Martin of Dry Prong, La., and Julie Warren and Tammy Meadows of Biloxi, Miss.; two brothers, John Jones and Ernest Jones of Puxico; three sisters, Pat Martin of Puxico, Mary Tucker of Merced, Calif., and Beulah Norton of Troy; and nine grandchildren.
Four brothers, Charley Jones, Kennard Jones, Paul Jones and Arzie Jones; and two sisters, Margie Conners and Lucille Lankford, preceded him in death.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. David Skinner of Puxico will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Puxico Cemetery at Puxico.