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Official Obituary of

James William "Bill" Jones

April 18, 1940 ~ February 17, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old

James Jones Obituary

James William “Bill” Jones, 83, of Lillington, passed away, Saturday, February 17, 2024 at Betsy Johnson Hospital in Dunn, NC. 

Bill was born April 18, 1940 in Harnett County to the late William Levie Jones and Isabelle Coats Jones.  He was a graduate of Buies Creek High School, Campbell University, and East Carolina University.  Bill worked with the NC Department of Correction as a probation parole officer, retiring as a district manager, after 34 years of service to the community.  Throughout his life, Bill enjoyed time with family and friends at both the coast and the mountains of NC, as well as his farm life in Harnett County. 

He was preceded in death by his brother, Larry Thomas Jones.

Bill is survived by his wife of 60 years, Carolyn Beal Jones; numerous cousins; and his four-legged companion, Max.     

A funeral service will be held 11am Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at O’Quinn-Peebles-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, 1310 S. Main St., Lillington, NC 27546 with Rev. Lee Smith officiating.  Burial will follow the service at Harnett Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends 10am – 11am prior to the service at the funeral home. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, 1060 William Moore Drive, Raleigh, NC 27607; or the NC Future Farmers of America Association, NCSU Campus Box 7654, Raleigh, NC 27695-7654.  

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February 21, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
O'Quinn-Peebles-Phillips Funeral Home
1310 S. Main Street
Lillington, NC 27546

Funeral Service
February 21, 2024

11:00 AM
O Quinn-Peebles-Phillips Chapel
1310 S. Main St.
Lillington, NC 27546

February 21, 2024

12:00 PM
Harnett Memorial Park, Lillington, NC


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