Melvin Jones

Monday, October 23, 2006

ANNA, Ill. -- Melvin Dwight Jones, 23, of Anna died Friday, Oct. 20, 2006, at Union County Hospital.

He was born May 4, 1983, in Centralia, Ill., son of Robert J. Jr. and Wanda Kay Garrison Jones.

Jones was a 2001 graduate of Anna-Jonesboro Community High School and attended Shawnee Community College. He served four years in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Illinois Army National Guard in Mount Vernon, Ill.

Survivors include his parents of Anna; a sister, Amanda Bethany Hewitt of Anna; and a brother, Robert J. Jones III of Carterville, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents and paternal grandfather.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Anna.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Randy Wheaton officiating. Interment will be in Anna City Cemetery with full military honors given by the Military Honors Team of the Illinois Army National Guard.