LAGRANGE -- Mrs. Ida Florine Tarver Jones of LaGrange, GA passed away on Friday, January 4, 2013 at West Georgia Hospice. She was born on March 13, 1934 to the late Rev. Henry and Ella Mae Hall Tarver in Hinesville, Georgia.
She graduated from West End High School, Hogansville, GA, Albany State University, Albany, GA in 1954 with a Bachelor of Art in Education, and was crowned Miss Albany State 1954. She received her Masters of Art in Education from New York University.
She was an active member in numerous organizations, including Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, The Red Hat Society, Optimist International and the LaGrange International Friendship Exchange.
She was an active member of the St. Mary United Methodist Church, and served in various capacities across the conference as Lay Delegate on local, National, and General Conference levels.
She taught seven years at Mary Johnson Elementary school in Heard County, Georgia and twenty eight years in the Troup County School System at Mount Pleasant Elementary, Mountville Elementary and later Troup Junior High School. She retired in 1989.
Ida was united in Holy matrimony to the late Loyd Jones.
Her hobbies are singing, volunteering, Host for Educational Opportunities Holy Land travels, any fine arts activities, keeping active with United Methodist Women, supporting many charities and serving the connectional Church (local, district, Conference)
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Loyd Jones and a sister in law, Erma D. Bowen, Atlanta, Georgia.
Survivors include two sons, Lloyd Daryll Jones, LaGrange, GA and Derek Bernard(Doris) Jones, Atlanta, Georgia; a daughter, Traci Tamiko Jones, LaGrange, GA.; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, sister and brother-in-law, Annie Lucille (Oliver) Greene, LaGrange, GA; three Stepdaughters- Denise Fowler, Palmetto, GA, Maxine (Ronnie) Patterson, Riverdale, GA; Sandra Jones, Herndon, VA; four sisters-in-laws, Liz Jones, Dayton, Ohio; Nellie Dukes, Atlanta, GA, Phyllis Jones McKeithern, Edna Earl Jones, Franklin, GA, and Constance Jones, Columbus, GA; brothers-in-law, Hosea (Betty) Jones, of Dayton, Ohio and Hershel (Sheilah) Jones, Riverdale, GA; traveling buddies for life: Margaret Ross, Delores Bradley and Dorothy Cameron; special god daughters: Symora Bufford and Monica Smith Terrell; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and special friends.
The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the First United Methodist Church of LaGrange with Rev. Dr. Deborah S. Holloway officiating. Burial will follow at Restlawn Memory Gardens.
You may express your condolences or sign the guest book by visiting www.lakesdunsonrobertson.com.
The family will be at their home at 714 Pyracantha Drive.
Lakes-Dunson-Robertson Funeral Home
LaGrange, GA 706/ 882-6411