Jo Anne Jones

Friday, November 29, 2019

Jo Anne Jones, 69, of Manila, passed from this life Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Born at Long Beach, Calif., she was the daughter of the late Harold James and Eula Jones Minyard and was a 1968 graduate of Lakewood High School in Lakewood, Calif. She was the former owner of D&J Transport in Ontario, Calif., retiring in 2006. In 2009, she made her home in Manila. She enjoyed playing cards and spending time with family and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Radene Minyard, and infant brother, Harold James “Jimmy” Minyard, Jr.

Survivors include her sister, Jackie Cook (John) of Dell; her special niece, Stephanie Patterson of Manila; special friends, Gail Reyes, Sandy Guerrero, Linda Sherman, Kristie Brymer, Brittany Hall, Amy Flannigan, Janet Jones and Greg Brymer. She also leaves extended family and friends, all of whom she dearly loved.

Memorial service will be 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, in the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Manila with Bishop John Beal officiating. The family will receive visitors Tuesday from 5 p.m. until service time.

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