Obits: Sallie Ava Barney Jones

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 12, 2014

Sallie Ava Barney Jones

Mrs. Sallie Ava Barney Jones, 85, of Cornatzer Road, Mocksville, died on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, due to injuries sustained in a car accident on June 3. 

She was born June 7, 1928 in Davie County to the late George Anderson and Mattie Maude Hendrix Barney and was a lifelong member of Cornatzer Baptist Church. Mrs. Jones had been employed with P.H. Hanes Knitting Co. in Winston-Salem for approximately 20 years. She was pianist at Cornatzer Baptist for approximately 30 years and directed the Christmas program. She also directed “The Candle March” in which the Christmas theme song was “Follow the Gleam.” 

She was also preceded in death by her brother, Calvin Barney; a sister, Lucy Barney; a nephew, Michael Barney; and brothers-in-law, Brady Barney, Norman Smith and T.A. “Bill” Shoaf. 

Survivors: her husband, William Boyce “Bub” Jones; stepchildren, Ann Turner (Steve), Kirby Jones, Boyce Jones (Idell) and Donna Spry (Ray); sisters, Clara Barney, Ella Smith and Alma “Bobbie” Shoaf; a brother, Paul B. Barney (Lois); a sister in law, Frances M. Barney; nieces, Lanette Lagle (Rickie), Marcia L. Barney, Shanda Smith, Berita Maynard (David), Vanessa Carter (Billy), Tena Sheets (Gary) and Taran Smith; a niece-in-law, Judy Barney; nephews, Stephen Barney, Dwayne Smith (Lesa) and Farren Shoaf (Laura Jane); and many great-nieces and great-nephews. 

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 7 at Cornatzer Baptist Church, with the Revs. Richard Whiteheart, David Maynard and Ed Kuhar officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends in the church prior to the service. 

Memorials: Cornatzer Baptist, c/o Davey Swain, 1372 Cornatzer Rd., Mocksville. 

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