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Seaver-Brown Chapel
Thursday April 29th, 2021
4:00pm - 6:00pm

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Rose Lawn Cemetery
Friday April 30th, 2021

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Funeral Service

First United Methodist Church
Friday April 30th, 2021

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Carolyn Calhoun Jones


Carolyn Calhoun Jones, age 91, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at English Meadows Senior Living, Abingdon, Va.

Carolyn was born in Marion, Va. to the late Quincy Albert and Kathleen Gwyn Calhoun. She attended college at Farmville State Teachers College for the first two years, and then transferred to Richmond Professional Institute (now known as VCU) where she graduated. Carolyn taught school for a number of years, then was a secretary and also substitute teacher. Earlier in high school, she and her future husband Don, were voted "Romeo and Juliet" their senior year. She was also selected to be in the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival in Winchester, Va. Carolyn was a lifelong active member of First United Methodist Church in Marion where she sang in the choir for 25 years, and also sang for many weddings and funerals. She was President of United Methodist Women, and also Circle Chairman. Carolyn was a wonderful mother and wife, and a beautiful soul who was loved by all. Her greatest joys were her husband, children, and grandson.

She was preceded in death by her adoring husband of 61 years, Donald D. Jones; sister Rosamond Calhoun McCarty and Rosie's husband Jackson B. McCarty, Jr.; brother-in-law Robert E. Jones, Jr.; sister-in-law Joanne W. Tallent; and nephew Allan D. Jones.

Carolyn is survived by daughter Kathleen Jones Cook and husband, Brent of Wytheville, Va.; son Quincy Calhoun Jones of Phoenix, Az.; grandson Parker Calhoun Jones of Mesa, Az.; three sisters-in-law, Patricia Fry Jones, Charlene Burnop and husband, Ron, Linda Lox and husband, John; brother-in-law Warren Tallent; and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff at English Meadows and Caris Hospice Healthcare for their extraordinary care and kindness.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 30, 2021 at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 115 South Church Street, Marion, Va., with the Reverend James Bennington officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Cemetery, Marion, Va. The family will receive friends Thursday from 4 until 6:00 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel, Marion, Va.

In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, Building Fund, 115 South Church Street, Marion, VA 24354.

To share memories of Carolyn Calhoun Jones, please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Carolyn's family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service & Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.

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Mrs. Jones was such a lovely person and will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Condolences, Danny and Kim Slemp

Danny and Kim Slemp May 7 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Carolyn Jones

Danny and Kim Slemp May 7 2021 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy goes out to the family and friends - and especially Cal and Kathy - for the loss of such a wonderful person. Mrs. Jones was always kind and gracious. She made everyone she came in contact with feel that they were special. She was just so classy! Although the world will miss her it was a long life and well lived.

Lewis Foreman May 3 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Cal and Cathy - I've had your Mother's passing on my mind all last week. She was such a wonderful human being, so kind and generous in spirit. I always loved spending time with her, and your father, whenever Dave and I were in Marion. I remember the first time I met her. It was before my wedding in Atlanta. They were so happy for Dave and I and were delighted to be part of the festivities. From that point on, I took every opportunity to see them as much as I could when we were in VA. The last time I saw both of your parents was when your father was in the hospital. He was admitted when Shirley was in, after her stroke. Your Mom and I spent a few hours together talking and catching up. She was such a good friend and example, to me, all these years. I will truly miss her beautiful face, wonderful smile and positive countenance. I know you both are missing her greatly but please know that she left her mark with many people, including me and she will not be forgotten. Much love and sympathy to you both, Lisa Smith

Lisa Smith May 3 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Carolyn Jones

Lisa Smith May 3 2021 12:00 AM

Cathy, Ive had you, Cal and Parker in my prayers. Your mom was so nice to me and my family. She was such an elegant and classy lady with the most wonderful smile. You were blessed with wonderful parents.

Linda Ward May 1 2021 12:00 AM

Prayers for Carolyn Calhoun Jones family. I well remember her from the First United Methodist Church many years ago. A beautiful smile and a beautiful heart. Gods blessings to you all.

Susan White May 1 2021 12:00 AM

My condolences on the passing of your sweet Mother. I had the privilege of doing some catering work at her home several times. She was always a ray of sunshine. She would call me about food and we always ended up talking about all kinds of other things. I know she will be happy to reunite with her husband. Prayers to yoy all.

Melissa Jones Apr 30 2021 12:00 AM

Dear family, I have known Carolyn for many years and she was such a lovey person and had the greatest personality. She will be missed by so many. I always talked with her when at English Meadows visiting my aunt. My thoughts and prayers go to the family during this difficult time.

Lenora Brown Apr 29 2021 12:00 AM

Mrs. Jones was such an incredibly kind and elegant woman! When I was in town visiting mother, after church Mrs Jones never failed to come up to me and greet me with that gorgeous smile of hers! Such a beautiful woman inside and out! My sincerest sympathy to her entire family Carolyn Roland Bolton

Carolyn Bolton Apr 28 2021 12:00 AM

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