Bluefield Daily Telegraph
NORTH TAZEWELL, Va. —
Mrs. Eunice Elizabeth Rhudy Jones, age 94, of Gov. G.C. Peery Hwy in North Tazewell, VA passed away Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Heritage Hall Health Care in Tazewell, VA. Born March 10, 1919 in Thompson Valley, VA she was the oldest child of the late Ellis H. and Bessie Skeens Rhudy.
Eunice and her husband, Blake Jones worked together for forty-two years operating Virginia Candy & Supply Co. which later expanded to Virginia Restaurant Service. After retiring from the food service business, Eunice and Blake opened and operated Jones Furniture Gallery for an addition twenty-four years. She was a faithful member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church where she actively participated in the church choir, taught Sunday School, was a youth counselor, was a member of the United Methodist Women, and served as head of the worship committee. Eunice was also a member and past president of the Bluefield, WV Quota Club. She served on the Tazewell County Farm Bureau Women's Committee and on June 14, 2013, received a lifetime membership for her many years of faithful service.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Blake Jones; one sister, Mildred Renfro; four brothers, J.B. Rhudy, Cecil Rhudy, Carl Rhudy, and Paul Rhudy.
She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Jones Caudill and husband, Darryl of Tip Top Road; two sons, Richard Jones of Gov. G.C. Peery Hwy and Harry Jones and wife, Shreda Dye Jones of Gov. G.C. Peery Hwy; five grandchildren, Melissa Caudill Cloud, Dara Caudill Bohon, Robert Jones, Beth Jones, and April Shaunna Jones-Sefchick; eight great grandchildren; two sisters, Nonye LaRue of Chattanooga, TN and Annis Conn of Tazewell, VA.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 AM Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Ebenezer United Methodist Church on Gov. G.C. Peery Hwy with the Reverend Ray Amos, the Reverend Dr. Tom Renfro, and the Reverend Steve Aker officiating. Entombment will follow in the Grandview Memory Gardens Mausoleum at Bluefield, VA. Pallbearers will be Robert Jones, Reece Bohon, Luke Bohon, Ben McGuire, Joe Akers, Rick Marrs, and Jeff McMillian. John Cuddy and Bill Marrs will serve as honorary pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 6-9 PM Monday, February 10, 2014 at Peery & St. Clair Funeral Home in Tazewell, VA.
Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Bluefield, VA 24605.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.peerystclairfuneralhome.com