Obituaries for Thurs., April 21, 2011

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 21, 2011


USAF Col. (Ret.) Arthur Meriwether Jones II, 86, of Andalusia, died Tues., April 19, 2011, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held on Sat., April 23, at 10:30 a.m. from the St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Andalusia with the Rev. John Coleman officiating. Interment will be at 2:30 p.m. in the Gulf Cemetery in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., with the Rev. Pat Dunn officiating. Full Air Force military honors will be conducted at the graveside.

The family will receive friend in the library of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church one hour prior to the services.

He is survived by his wife, Lisbeth “Bibba” Jones of Andalusia; one son, Arthur Howard Jones of San Diego, Calif.; three daughters, Nancy Gillette Jones of Kauai, Hawaii, Susan Jones Seltzer of Niceville, Fla., and Deborah Jones Coble of Pensacola, Fla.; one grandchild, Lindsay Kay Seltzeer; one stepdaughter, Lisbeth (Lewis) Jackson of Freeport, Fla.; two stepsons, Robert (Sally) Byrd of Durham, N.C., and James (Mary) Byrd of Daphne; six step-grandchildren, Stephen (Michelle) Byrd, Sarah Byrd, Elizabeth Byrd, Haas Byrd, Anne Jackson Turner and Gregory Wendol Jackson; and two step-great-grandchildren, Haas Turner and Ashley Byrd.

Pallbearers will be Arthur Jones, John Riddle, Jim Byrd, Bob Byrd, Greg Jackson and Haas Byrd.

The family requests that memorials be made to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.