BAINBRIDGE -- Mrs. Vera Pauline Jones Kirkland passed away, Wednesday, February 29, 2012, at Bainbridge Memorial Hospital in Bainbridge, Georgia. Services for Mrs. Kirkland will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Bainbridge Church of God. Rev. Jaime Rivera will be officiating. Zack Mclendon, Todd Weicholz, James Wright, Trevor Wright, Tommy Willis, Neal Haire, Travis Mclendon, and Nathan Wright will serve as pallbearers. Interment will follow in Oakview Cemetery in Donalsonville, Georgia.

Vera Pauline Jones was born April 11, 1925 in Early County, Georgia, to William F. Jones and Vera Augusta Mulkey Jones. She married Brant Leamon (B.L) Kirkland, who passed away May 14, 2007. As well as being a housewife and homemaker, Mrs. Kirkland was a gifted seamstress. She loved making quilts and working in her flowers. Mrs. Kirkland was a member of the Bainbridge Church of God. She loved her church and spent many hours reading her Bible.

Vera Kirkland is survived by her children: Joyce Murray and husband, Greg of Faceville, Georgia, Lavada Parlor of Blakely, Georgia, Donny Kirkland and wife, Ann of Cataula, Georgia, Catherine Drawdy and husband, Buddy of Baxely, Georgia, Stannie L. Kirkland and wife, Sandra L. of Sylvester, Georgia, Brant Kirkland, Jr. and wife, Lillian of Aiken, South Carolina, James Kirkland and wife, Brenda of Aiken, South Carolina, and Sybil Turner and husband, Buddy of Aiken, South Carolina; sisters and brothers: Nellie Allison, Virginia Varnum, Alma Albercrombie, Robert Jones, Cecil Jones, Joseph Jones, all of the Atlanta, Georgia area, Betty Jean Fogle of Indiana, Frances Page of Dothan, Alabama, and Martha Enfinger of Blakely, Georgia; 6 grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, sisters, Louise Evans and Margie Temples, brother, Buddy Jones, and 3 grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be sent in Mrs. Kirkland's honor to Bainbridge Church of God, 205 Independent Street, Bainbridge, Georgia 39817.

Cox-Ware Funeral Home

Bainbridge 229/246-441