Virginia Ray Chandler Jones 1921 - 2008 Benton, Ky.
Funeral services for Virginia Ray Chandler Jones, 87, Benton, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Collier Funeral Home in Benton. Burial will follow at the Caldwell Springs Cemetery in Caldwell Springs.Mrs. Jones died Monday, Dec. 29, 2008, at Marshall County Hospital in Benton.She was born July 2, 1921, at Bend of the River in Kuttawa, the daughter of Abe Birchel and Augusta Orr Ray Chandler. She graduated from Kuttawa High School. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Benton and was active with its quilting club. She enjoyed spending time visiting with all her friends at Billy’s Beauty Shop.She married Riley Bryant Jones Jr. on Dec. 9, 1939, in Fredonia. He preceded her in death. Her parents, two brothers, James Solomon Chandler and Phillip Boyd Chandler, and two sisters, Willie Christine Chandler and Mary Esther Hampton, also preceded her in death. Survivors include three sons, Randall Gene Jones and wife Barbara, Merrillville, Ind., Phillip Neal Jones, Fredonia, and Robert Brian Jones of Lawrence, Kan.; four grandchildren, Traci Lemay, Brett Jones, Reese Jones and Madison Jones; two great-grandchildren, Hannah and Chandler Jones; sisters-in-law Dorothy Chandler of Hobart, Ind., Catherine Travis of Marion, Dot Jones of Gary, Ind., and Jewel McKinney of Kuttawa; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.The family will meet friends from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.The family suggests memorials to First United Methodist Church, 845 U.S. Highway 641 Spur, Benton, KY 42025-7683.