Mr. Max Jones, 81, died Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at his residence in Sturgis.
Funeral services will be held 4 p.m. Friday, June 29, 2012 at the Welch Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will follow at McClelland Cemetery in Sturgis.
Visitation will be held 2-4 p.m. Friday, June 29, 2012 at Welch Funeral Home.
Welch Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Jones was a self employed paint contractor for M & J Painting and a member of Friendship Baptist Church. He also loved hunting, fishing, and gardening.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ercel Mae Jones of Sturgis; daughters, Denise Coleman (Johnny) of Sturgis and Diane Fulton (Keith) of Long Beach; son, Danny Woods (Wanda Joe) of Maben; sister, Tommie Rish of Hyannis Port, Mass.; 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Jackson Jones Jr. and Myrtis Roberson.
Pallbearers are: Mackenzie Woods, Cameron Woods, Brandon Fortenberry, Whit McGraw, Tom Craig and Orville Craig "Jr."
Memorial donations may be made to Friendship Baptist Church Building Fund, 5191 Craig Springs Rd., Sturgis, MS 39769.