Mr. Neal Lynn Jones, Sr. of Swifton departed this life on Saturday, December 29, 2012, in Jonesboro.

He was born July 11, 1927, at Tuckerman the son of William Marion and Oma Stanfill Jones. Mr. Neal Lynn Jones married Miss Velda Vaughn on July 9, 1953. They made their home, raised their family and over the past 59 years greatly enjoyed time spent with their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and friends. Mr. Jones also enjoyed gardening and traveling. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and Korea, and retired Staff Sergeant of the 875th Company of Jonesboro, Arkansas. He retired from Colson Caster Company. Mr. Jones was a member of the Swifton First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by one sister, Sally McFarlin and one brother, Thomas Jones. He is survived by his wife, Velda Vaughn Jones of the home; one son Neal Lynn Jones, Jr. and wife, Cheryl, of Washington; two daughters, Kathryn Denise Jones of Swifton and Ida Rachelle Morgan and husband, Chris, of Swifton; three grandchildren, Cristytn Jones McWilliams, Eric Thompson, and Randy Thompson; several great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2012, at the Swifton Cemetery with Bro. Nathan Bentz officiating. Memorials may be made to the Swifton Baptist Church. To sign the online register book, leave a message of condolence, or light a memorial candle, please visit our website at Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home.