OBITUARY

James N. "Jim" Jones

October 27, 1953April 1, 2019
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James N. "Jim" Jones, 65, of El Dorado, passed away Monday, April 1, 2019 at the Medical Center of South Arkansas.

Born October 27, 1953 in Pensacola, Florida, Jim was the son of James H. and Peggy Slaughter Jones. He was a graduate of LA Tech University with a degree in electrical engineering. He was the co-owner of El-Ark Electric Company. Jim was an active member of East Main Baptist Church, serving as a deacon and Sunday School teacher.

Preceding him in death were his brother, Richard Thomas Jones, and sister-in-law, Paula Swartz Jones; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Donald Louis Garner and Bonnie Marks Garner; along with a grandson, Braydon Cole Jones.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Machelle Garner Jones, of El Dorado; his sons, Jason (Laura) Jones of Ruston, LA; Stephen (Bridget) Jones of Maumelle, AR; and Bryan (Susan) Jones of Oregon City, Oregon; and his parents, James and Peggy Jones, of Camden, AR. Also surviving is his sister, Debbie (David) Tew of Lawrenceville, GA and grandchildren, Annie, Allie, Chloe, Jett, Jordan and Jaydon.

He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Rodney (Diane) Garner and a sister-in-law, Camille DeVaney, all of Camden, AR, along with many nieces and nephews that he loved dearly.

Jim and his business partner, Don Orr, owned and operated El-Ark Electric for 30 years. Jim counted Don as a brother. Jim enjoyed spending time with his wife, sons and grandchildren, who could always put a smile on his face. Jim was a faithful, hardworking man who could always be counted on. Our family is grateful for his strong faith in Christ and the example he set. We look forward to being with him in heaven someday.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 5, 2019 at East Main Baptist Church with Dr. Benjy McCann and Dr. Jim Daniel officiating. Interment will follow in Bethesda Cumberland Cemetery at 423 Ouachita 47, Camden, AR, under the direction of Young's Funeral Directors.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Young's.

Memorials may be made to East Main Baptist Church, 1903 E. Main, El Dorado, AR 71730.

An online registry will be available at www.youngsfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, April 4, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 5, 2019
  • Burial Friday, April 5, 2019
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James N. "Jim" Jones

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Randy & Glenda Jerry

April 4, 2019

Jim will be missed!

Randy & Glenda Jerry

Robby Hanry

April 4, 2019

Always thought of him as the hardest working man. So sorry to hear of his passing. I am thinking of him now and hope this finds you healing.
Sincerely,
Robby Hanry

Mary Adams

April 4, 2019

Machelle, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Mary Adams

Sue Rainwater

April 4, 2019

Machell and family,

Paul and I want to extend to your our deepest sympathy at the loss of Jim.

He will always be remembered as the sweetest, kindest, most Godly , husband ,father , grandfather , and friend. The Church, his family , friends and the city of El Dorado have suffered a great loss.

Jim was the real deal. He lived out his faith on a daily basis for the world to see. We can now trust that God is so very faithful to His people and is so tender to the broken-hearted

Our prayers and God's comfort and grace to all the Jones family from the Rainwater's at this difficult time . We love you all!

Sue and Paul

Robert Young

April 4, 2019

Sorry for your loss Jim was one of the finest men I ever worked under.

Terry & Betty Williams

April 4, 2019

Sorry for your loss our prayers are with you.

Kim Audi

April 4, 2019

Laura and Jason we love you dearly and your loss is our loss. I know Jim’s not gone forever because he had surrendered his life to our King and he’s now with Him for eternity, but making memories without him moving forward is hard to imagine. I know y’all and Machelle and those who knew and loved him will cling to memories past and there will be so many moments of smiles and laughter at times you all shared.

I’m praying for y’all and I know the comfort of Holy Spirit is near. He promises to be near to the broken-hearted and He saves those who are crushed in spirit. Cling to Him in the coming days. He will minister to your hearts and souls in ways no one else can.

Much love,
Kim

Rhonda Key

April 3, 2019

Machelle and family, my heart breaks for all of you and Peggy and Sonny. Jim was highly respected by everyone that knew him. Your family is in my prayers.

Beverly Saulsbury

April 3, 2019

Machelle and boys, it broke my heart when I learned of the passing of Jim. He was a Godly man with little to say but when he spoke it was always in a humble manner. When we loose one of our family members there is always a vacant spot but we know that we will see them again one day.

Ernest DeSoto

April 3, 2019

Jim was a dedicated servant of Christ and His church. He led in so many ways, and his example will inspire many others to do the same.
Sherri and I send our love to Machelle and the rest of their family, praying for comfort in the days ahead.

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Biography

James N. "Jim" Jones, 65, of El Dorado, passed away Monday, April 1, 2019 at the Medical Center of South Arkansas.

Born October 27, 1953 in Pensacola, Florida, Jim was the son of James H. and Peggy Slaughter Jones. He was a graduate of LA Tech University with a degree in electrical engineering. He was the co-owner of El-Ark Electric Company. Jim was an active member of East Main Baptist Church, serving as a deacon and Sunday School teacher.

Preceding him in death were his brother, Richard Thomas Jones, and sister-in-law, Paula Swartz Jones; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Donald Louis Garner and Bonnie Marks Garner; along with a grandson, Braydon Cole Jones.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Machelle Garner Jones, of El Dorado; his sons, Jason (Laura) Jones of Ruston, LA; Stephen (Bridget) Jones of Maumelle, AR; and Bryan (Susan) Jones of Oregon City, Oregon; and his parents, James and Peggy Jones, of Camden, AR. Also surviving is his sister, Debbie (David) Tew of Lawrenceville, GA and grandchildren, Annie, Allie, Chloe, Jett, Jordan and Jaydon.

He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Rodney (Diane) Garner and a sister-in-law, Camille DeVaney, all of Camden, AR, along with many nieces and nephews that he loved dearly.

Jim and his business partner, Don Orr, owned and operated El-Ark Electric for 30 years. Jim counted Don as a brother. Jim enjoyed spending time with his wife, sons and grandchildren, who could always put a smile on his face. Jim was a faithful, hardworking man who could always be counted on. Our family is grateful for his strong faith in Christ and the example he set. We look forward to being with him in heaven someday.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 5, 2019 at East Main Baptist Church with Dr. Benjy McCann and Dr. Jim Daniel officiating. Interment will follow in Bethesda Cumberland Cemetery at 423 Ouachita 47, Camden, AR, under the direction of Young's Funeral Directors.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Young's.

Memorials may be made to East Main Baptist Church, 1903 E. Main, El Dorado, AR 71730.

An online registry will be available at www.youngsfuneralhome.com.