Clara Howell Jones, 84, passed from this life Thursday, January 12, 2023, in Portland, TN at her daughter's home.
The daughter of the late Jessie Floyd Howell and Fannie Elizabeth Goff Howell, she was born in Hardeman County. She married Mr. Bruce C. Jones, Jr. on January 30, 1955 and they moved to Hendersonville, TN in 1971. Mr. Jones departed this life on May 6, 2018 after 63 years of marriage. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Christine Howell, Maye Stamey and Thelma Tucker; and two brothers, Paul and Dean Howell.
Mrs. Jones had worked as an assembler for Peterbilt Trucks and was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church in Chapel Hill, TN where she and Mr. Jones moved to in 2002. In her leisure time, she like gardening and growing very colorful flowers. She most enjoyed the time she spent with her family whom she dearly loved.
She leaves two daughters, Kathryn Ann Coleman (Bruce) of Portand, TN and Karen Moore (Ray) of Hendersonville; one son, Bruce Kerry Jones of St. Petersburg, FL; three sisters, Lucille Howell of Bolivar, Linda Faye Bynum of Nashville and Ann Gowdy of Selmer; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.