Martha Kathlene Jones, 79, of Arbyrd, Mo., died Friday, July 22, 2005, at Arbyrd.
Born April 1, 1926, at Paragould, Ark., she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Lillian Brake Twitty.
On May 31, 1943, in Paragould, she married Melvin Jones who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Hershal and Charles Twitty and one sister, Annie Bell Morgan.
Surviving are three sons, Sammy Leon Jones and wife, Brenda, of Arbyrd, Keith Jones of Arbyrd and Kenny Jones and wife, Sheila, of Cardwell, Mo.; one daughter, Helen Ward of Paragould, Ark.; two brothers, Bill Twitty of Marmaduke, Ark. and Bob Twitty of Hornersville, Mo.; a friend, Orvile Allison of Arbyrd; 17 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were 10 a.m. Monday, July 25, at McDaniel Funeral Service Chapel in Arbyrd with the Rev. Floyd Bailey officiating.
Burial was in Silverdale Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Michael Shumate, Danny, Micky, Eddie and Melvin Ward and Allen Jones.