Friday, January 26, 2007

Obituary of Edward Bruce Jones (1922-2007)

Obituary of Edward Bruce Jones (1922-2007)

Edward Bruce Jones
Jan 24, 2007 - 08:22:50 am CST

Pelham, NC - Edward Bruce Jones, 84 of 1002 Jones Road died January 17, 2007 at his residence. He was born in Caswell County July 21, 1922 to the late Robert and Ruth Hatchett Jones. He served in the U.S. Army and worked for the Federal Government. Graveside services will be conducted Saturday, January 20, 2007 at 2:00 pm at Jones Family Cemetery.

He is survived by a sister, Juanita Jones Harding of Mocksville, NC and a brother, Richard Wharton Jones of Fancy Gap, Virginia, five nephews and one niece.

There will be no visitation at the funeral home but the family will be at the home of Mary Vincoli 1011 Jones Road. Harrelson Funeral Service is assisting the Jones family with arrangements.

Source: The Caswell Messenger, 24 January 2007

World War II Service Record
Name: Edward Bruce Jones
Date of Entrance in Service: January 10, 1941
Branch of Service: Army Air Corps
Training Stations: Maxwell Field, Alabama; Salt Lake City Utah; Felts Field, Washington; Geiger Field, Washington; Rantoul, Illinois
Parents' Name: Robert L. and Ruth H. Jones
Date of Embarkation: August 6, 1942
Theater of Operations: European, African-Tunisian & Italian Campaign, Central Germany, Rome-Arno
Medals Earned: Good Conduct, Victory, Rome-Arno Campaign, African-Tunisian, Seven Battle Stars, 112 A.S.R. (Score)
Date Returned to United States: Augst 6, 1945
Discharged: Fort Bragg, North Carolina, September 7, 1945
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Time Served: Four years, eight months
Present Occupation: Student at North Carolina State College

Source: Service Record Book of Men and Women of Yanceyville, N.C., and Community, Sponsored by the V.F.W. Post no. 7316 (1947-1949).

This family had four sons, three of whom served in World War II: Cecil Owen Jones (1917-1943); Edward Bruce Jones (1922-2007); and Richard Wharton Jones (born 1925). Cecil Owen Jones was killed in action.

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