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David Morgan Jones, JR
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DAVID MORGAN JONES, JR. of Smyrna, Associate Professor of English Emeritus, Kennesaw State University, died Wednesday, November 22, 2017. Mr. Jones was born August 23, 1931, in Marshallville, Georgia, the son of the late Ethel Smisson and David Morgan Jones. He was a graduate of Marshallville High School, valedictorian of his class, and attended Oxford College of Emory University 1948-50. He earned his B.A. in English from Emory University in 1952 and his M.A. in English from the University of Georgia, where he taught from 1955-60, after having served two years in the U.S. Army. From 1960-65 he taught at the Lovett School in Atlanta. He taught at Kennesaw State University from 1966-93, where he also held several administrative positions, including Chair of the Department of Liberal Studies. Mr. Jones was a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, member and past president of the Burns Club of Atlanta, and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Smyrna, where he taught Sunday school for over 40 years and served as Chairman of the Administrative Board and Lay Leader. Mr. Jones is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Lee Jones; son, David Lee Jones of Avondale Estates; daughter, Elizabeth Mavity of Smyrna; sister Martha Gunn (Joe) of Dallas, Texas. Funeral service will be held at 2:30 PM, Wednesday, November 29th at the First United Methodist Church in Smyrna. Burial will be the following day at the Marshallville United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Tuesday, November 28th at the Carmichael Funeral Home in Smyrna. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Smyrna, the Marshallville United Methodist Church or the Alzheimer’s Association. Carmichael Funeral Home in Smyrna is in charge of arrangements.

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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Carmichael Funeral Home Smyrna

2950 King Street
Smyrna, GA 30080





2:30 PM
Smyrna First United Methodist Church

1315 Concord Road
Smyrna, GA 30080





1:00 PM
Marshallville United Methodist Church Cemetery

304 West Main Street
Marshallville, Georgia 31057


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