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JONES, Archie H., age 96, of Tampa, entered into rest May 1, 2017. He was born August 31, 1920 in Samson, AL, the son of William and Fronie Jones. After serving in the Navy during WW2 he moved to Tampa and began a career in banking. He was a resident of Temple Terrace since 1955, where he was a charter member of First Baptist Church and was involved in volunteer activities for the city. He and his wife Evelyn enjoyed participating in ballroom dancing competitions for many years. He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Evelyn Jones, three brothers, and one sister. Survivors include his daughter, Patsy Howard and husband, John, son, Eric Jones and wife, Janet Wright; brother, Wilton Ray Jones and wife, Anne; sister, Merlynn Bath; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, May 4th at Blount & Curry, Terrace Oaks Chapel, Temple Terrace, where a service will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, May 5th. Interment in Sunset Memory Gardens, Thonotosassa.