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Jones, Ernest “Butch”

Ernest “Butch” Jones

Dec. 22, 1947 - Sept. 30, 2011

Ernest Lynn “Butch” Jones was born on Dec. 22, 1947 in Copperhill, Tenn. He worked as a Custom Metal Fabricator. He was an avid fisherman and football enthusiast. After a lengthy and heroic battle with lung cancer, he passed away at home on Sept. 30, 2011, at age 63. He was surrounded by family and his faithful companion Kovu.

He leaves behind his loving wife, Virginia “Ginger” Jones; stepfather, Rudy Jernigan; sister, Sandra Thompson and husband Don; children, Jennifer Watkins, Seth Jones and Andrea Jones; stepchildren, Jennifer Kimble and Chris Goode; grandchildren, Alexis, Caitlyn and Eric Watkins, Evan Jones-Stanley and Karrisa, Kent, Kyra, Kaleb, Alexis and Junior Kimble. He was loved and will be missed greatly by all.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 11 a.m., at Tara Garden Chapel, with Dr. Mel Blackaby officiating. Interment will be in Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 2 p.m., Villa Rica, Ga.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University Research Development Office, 1762 Clifton Road, Suite 1400, Atlanta, Ga. 30322. Tara Garden Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, (770) 471-7171. Online condolences may be made at taragardenchapelfuneralhome.com.