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“Demetra, I am sorry for your loss. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. ”
1 of 17 | Posted by: Heather Toomey - Athens, TN

“May the Lord bless you Cindy and your family with perfect loving peace. ”
2 of 17 | Posted by: Barbara Rogers - St Augustine, FL

“I was sorry to hear of the loss of Billy Jo,she was a beautiful, caring woman and we loved her dearly.We will keep you in our hearts and prayers ...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Dalana(fox)Williams - Amity, AR

“Demetra & family, It was a beautiful video tribute to a mother who loved much and was much loved. Her spirit will live on in the lives of her family...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Sheila Stewart - Etowah, TN

“I did'nt know Billie until she came to Weight Watchers meetings a couple of years ago. My, but she was a very determined Lady, who wanted to improve...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Rebecca Smith - Rosboro/Bismarck, AR

“Demetra, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You will miss your sweet Mama... Love, Tomi and Ed ”
6 of 17 | Posted by: Tomi Kyker - Athens, TN

“Houston and family: my heartfelt wishes go out to each and everyone of you. Billie was truly a genunion and loving person. I cherish the laughter we...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Louise - Glenwood, AR

“Demetra and family: Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. We are truly sorry for your loss of Jo. She was such a wonderful lady. ”
8 of 17 | Posted by: Nathan, Holly, Landon and Riley Matney - TN

“Demetra and family I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for y'all during this time. I love you! ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: Hannah Toomey - Athens, TN

“Demetra and Family, We are deeply saddened by Jo's passing. During the times we were all together, it was very evident of the extreme love she had...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Kim & Debo Toomey - Athens, TN

“Demetra, you & your family are in my prayers. I never had the opportunity to meet your Mother but through the stories you've shared, I have seen the...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Linda Reid - FL

“My condolences to all of the family. I met Billie at W.W. and had some wonderful conversations with her. A sweet lady and she will be missed. ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: Allie Graves - Glenwood, AR

“Houston and family, you're in my thoughts and prayers. Sincere condolences to all of you. ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Virginia Cantrell - Glenwood, AR

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all. She was such a sweet person. I loved to see her smile & hear stories of her and mimi. Love you all. Love...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Misty Elkins - Athens, TN

“Thinking of you, you are in my prayers, all my love Edwina ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Edwina Kelley - Houston, TX

“Cindy, We are so sorry for your and your family's loss. Ya'll are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you bunches and are here for you. Love,...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Sandy Wilson - Spring, TX

“Demetra=Did now know your Mom but she must have been a very special person to have raised such a fine woman as you. John and I keep you and your...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Patti & John Moessinger - Athens, TN


Billie Jo Jones, age 82, of Glenwood, died Tuesday, October 22, 2013. She was born on September 4, 1931, in Lordsburg, New Mexico. She was preceded in death by her mother, Willie R. Gill; her father, Olen Belshe; her grandparents, Jesse and Dolly Fox; two sons, Robert O. Jones and William C. Jones; her son-in-law, Don Toomey; her grandson, Chris Jones; and three sisters, Millie Boyd, Sue Lawson and Sherry Gill. On June 22, 1962, she was married to Houston C. Jones, Jr. In 1971, she was honored as Texas Insurance Woman of the Year. She was a member and Past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Glenwood Chapter #396 and a member of the Glenwood United Methodist Church. Considered the matriarch of her family, she was a very kind, giving and generous person and will be truly missed by all who knew her. Survivors include her husband, Houston C. Jones, Jr. of Glenwood; two daughters, Demetra Toomey of Cleveland, Tennessee and Cynthia Rice of Richmond, Texas; her son and daughter-in-law, Carl and Lyn Jones of Glenwood; seven grandchildren, Keith Jones, Chrissy Rhea, Robert Jones, Jesse Jones, Melanie McCollum, Demi Kinney and Donnie Rice; her great-grandchildren, Carly Jo, Kalelyn, J.D., Brett, Bradley, Brady, Cora, Jude, Ryan, Sawyer, Hailey and Nate, as well as two soon to be great-grandsons; two sisters, Mary Petry of California and Donna Hill of Florida; and many uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and friends. Services will be 2:00 PM, Friday, October 25, 2013, in the Davis-Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Glenwood with Bro. Glen Harris and Bro. Lonnie Landers officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Interment will be in the Valley Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ryan Rhea, Jerry Richardson, Eddie Boyd, Dickie Johnson, Bryce Walker and Tommy Bean. Guest registry is at www.davis-smith.com.

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