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Friday, March 5, 2010

In Memory of Anna Jones Covington 1908 - 2010

The following obituary was published on March 4, 2010, in the Clarion Ledger, Jackson's daily newspaper:

"Anna Jones Covington, 101, passed away on March 1, 2010. Born Emily Vianna Jones on June 30, 1908, she was the oldest of the nine children of James Franklin Jones and Minnie Lee McCrory Jones. Visitation was held Wednesday March 3, 2010, from 5:00-8:00 pm at Southern Funeral Home in Durant. The funeral service will be on Thursday, March 4, 2010, at 2:00 pm at Southern Funeral Home in Durant. Interment will be at the Seneasha Cemetery in Goodman. Throughout her life, "Miss Anna" enjoyed gardening and her many canine companions. She was a member of Shrock United Methodist Church, Shrock United Methodist Women, and the Society of Descendants of Washington's Army at Valley Forge through the service of her great-great-grandfather, Ensign James McCrory, 9th North Carolina Regiment. Survivors include three children, Christine Vianna Covington of Goodman, Duncan Cicero Covington of College Station, TX, and Noel Jones Covington Sr. of Goodman; one brother, Tommy Jones (Nancy) of Kosciusko; four grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Duncan Noel Covington; an infant daughter; a son, James Howard Covington; and seven brothers, William Jones, Johnny Jones, Walter Jones, Melvin Jones, Lee Anderson Jones, Cecil Jones, and Bennie Jones. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Seneasha Cemetery Fund P.O. Box 328 Goodman, MS 39079 or Shrock United Methodist Church P. O. Box 137 Goodman, MS 39079."

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