Cotten Funeral Home

2201 Neuse Blvd, New Bern, NC


Ann Shirley Jones

September 10, 1940September 30, 2019

Ann Shirley Hart Jones, 79, of Fort Barnwell went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 30, 2019. She was the daughter to the late Thad Alonza Hart and Florence Jimmie Andrews.

Ann is survived by her son, Carl Anderson Jones (Deborah) of Vanceboro; daughter, Judy Marie Warren (Martin) of Four Oaks; brothers, Jimmy Hart of New Bern and Thad "Sonny" Alonza Hart, Jr. of Oriental; and sister, Carol Jean Salvucci of New Bern. She also had five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Ann was an active member of the Fort Barnwell Rescue Squad for 23 years, serving as Captain for many years. She was also a member of the Fort Barnwell Fire Department for 15 years.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 4th at Cotten Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive guests one hour prior to the service. She will be laid to rest at Greenleaf Memorial Park following the service.

Online condolences may be made at www.cottenfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements handled by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.


  • Visitation Friday, October 4, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, October 4, 2019


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Joan Spikes

October 4, 2019

A great lady. Had the privilege to be her daughter in law for 8 years. Had some great times. She loved her granddaughter Carla. Now they are together again. Prayers for the family.

Nadine Rhodes

October 3, 2019

Miss Ann was a special person to me and my Mom. She was a laugh a minute. Mom especially loved working (playing) while doing whatever is took for them to get the Rescue Squad up and running and continuing to operate in a positive manner.
Our prayers are with all of you and please remember she had a lot of good times which make for thinking of the good memories you and we had together. Love to you.

Jan Motsinger

October 2, 2019

I was so sorry to hear of Ann's passing. She was my friend and I will miss her. Over the last 30 years we shared many talks, meals and good times at the beach, at the camper, at her house and mine. We watched quite a few westerns together too (something we both enjoyed). I have memories of riding the grand kids in the pick-up , sitting out at the picnic table , some holiday dinners together, going to King's, many memories I will cherish. I last spoke with Ann when I called her to sing to her on her birthday. I will never ever see a western that doesn't make me immediately think of my friend Ann. I am especially so sorry for her children and her sister and brothers. Just know she loved you as you loved her. She will definitely be missed!