Ila Grace Short Jones

Ila Grace Short Jones

Jan 1st, 1932 - May 7th, 2017
  • Birth Date: Jan 1, 1932
  • Death Date: May 7, 2017
  • Funeral Date: May 10, 2017
  • Funeral Location: Sunshine Cemetery
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Mrs. Ila Grace Short Jones, age 85, a resident of Dierks, Arkansas, died Sunday,  May 7, 2017, in Dierks.

She was born Friday, January 1, 1932 to Frank and Dovie Lemmons Short in Dodson, Texas. She was a beautician, a Baptist, and attended the Assembly of God Church.  

Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Archie Dale Jones; two brothers, Elroy and Johnny Short; and three sisters, Betty Halsley, Frankie Pritchett, and Joyce Russ.

She is survived by three sons, Archie Jones, Jr., Michael Frank Jones, and Jerry Jones all of Dierks; one grandson, Garry Jones; and twelve great grandchildren, Kaitlyn Grace Jones, Tracy Don Jones, Tyler Matthew Jones, Erin Jones, Amiee Jones, Megan Brooke Glover, Jeremy Ray Glover, Lorenzo Mayson Rabadon, Annabelle May Glover, Sadie Lynn Glover, Jaden Ray Glover, and Treven Hill.

Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Jones will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in Sunshine Cemetery in Dierks with J. W. Gilbert officiating, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 9th at the funeral home in Dierks.

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Marlene Bevill
May 23rd, 2017 11:24 pm
Please accept my sincere sympathy. You are in my prayers and thoughts during this most difficult time. May God wrap His Loving Arms around you and provide a peace and comfort that only He can is my prayer. May your tears turn into smiles as you remember the good times. Just know I care and am thinking of and praying for you.
the family of Sybil young
May 12th, 2017 8:10 am
We were so sorry to hear of dear graces passing, we didn't find out about it in time to attend services which we would of done it, she was so good to mother and you all were so kind to us , will always re member her, sending love,,,,,,, Florence Metcalf, jo and warren adcock, Robbie and carlotta
Sheila (Stephenson) Tedder
May 10th, 2017 2:21 pm
My memories of Grace go back to younger days when she was my mother's beautician. Down through the years, we'd run into each other at various stores in town and visit a while. She was always so friendly, kind, & compassionate. She'll certainly be greatly missed.
Dana Simmons Brown
May 10th, 2017 6:07 am
Aunt Grace was a wonderful women. Never seen her without a smile on her face. She was always talked to you know matter where you seen her at. She will be greatly missed.
Janet Hamilton
May 9th, 2017 10:34 am
Grandmother was one of the best ladies I have had the privilege of knowing. She was a hard working woman who didn't know when to stop! We had many long talks and I loved seeing her each time we were able to visit. I have wonderful memories of her loving on Matthew, Brooke and Katie! She kept them in line but always showed love. She will be missed but I know she is finally resting and with those who were waiting on her. Rest in Peace Grandmother! Love you!
Laura Beth Manley (Cogburn)
May 8th, 2017 9:30 pm
Grace and all my childhood memories that she is a part of mean so much to me. They take me back to a happy place. She was such a special person to me. She would help me plant bulbs and then turn around and help me pick the beautiful flowers once they grew! She always welcomed me with a smile if she was outside, or she would open her home to me to "help" when ever I knocked on her door. When in reality she probably dreaded seeing me heading down the hill. Years later, when she and I was much older she would always be sure and tell me my flowers bloomed that year and that particular year just happened to be the best. I am so happy I was able to know such a kind soul. So sorry for your loss.
Jewel bennett
May 8th, 2017 7:29 pm
I'm truly sorry for your loss such a sweet woman I loved her dearly and will miss her always prayers for the family
Lee Archer Hill
May 8th, 2017 5:35 pm
Loved Aunt Grace. She was my favorite Aunt. I know she is happier now that she is with family who have gone before she did. RIP Aunt Grace till we meet again.
Barbara Hunter
May 8th, 2017 4:01 pm
I dearly loved that woman. She will be missed

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