Mr. Rabel Eugene Jones, 89, passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2013, in the Mississippi State Veterans Nursing Home in Kosciusko. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2013, in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Beth Eden Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Mr. Jones was born on September 17, 1923, to Butler and Alma Froshour Jones. He was a Christian affiliated with the First Baptist Church of Kosciusko. He was a welder retiring from Taylor Machine Works of Louisville. Mr. Jones answered the call to serve his country during World War II by serving in the United States Army in the Philippine and Solomon Islands campaigns.
Mr. Jones is survived by his daughters, Faye Flake and husband, Jimmie, and JoAnne Harsh and husband, Dan, all of Louisville. He is also survived by three grandsons: Stephen Flake and wife, Ann; Chris Flake and wife, Quintina; and Eddie Harsh and wife, Crystal. Also, Mr. Jones is survived by his sister, Pauline Gazaway and his sister-in-law, Carlene Jones, both of Sturgis. Mr. Jones has three great-granddaughters: Josie Cate Flake, Jenna Breeland Flake, and Lilly Grace Harsh, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Laura Mae Hamill Jones; his grandson, Ken Harsh; his parents; and two brothers, Fred and Robert Jones.
Serving as pallbearers will be Eddie Harsh, Stephen Flake, Chris Flake, Junior Jones, Ricky Jones, and Josh Massey. Memorials may be given to Mississippi State Veterans Home, 310 Autumn Ridge Drive, Kosciusko, MS 39090. Arrangements are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com .