W.H. "Dub" Jones
W.H. "Dub" Jones, 85, of Douglas Drive, Gainesville, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.
are scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of
Memorial Park Funeral Home with interment to follow in the Memorial Park
Mr. Jones was born
in Banks County on July 10, 1925. He graduated from Air Line High School
and Piedmont College then went on to George Peabody College in Tennessee
where he received an advanced degree in education. Dub was well known
locally as an accomplished athlete in both Industrial League
He was drafted into Minor League baseball by the Detroit Tigers.
Dub married Louise
Hopkins and they had five children - Duane, Dwight, Denise, Debra and
Dalva. He served in World War II in the Navy as a radio operator. After
leaving the military Dub entered the field of education and was a teacher
and coach at Riverbend, East Hall and North Hall High Schools.
Mr. Jones is survived
by his wife, Geraldine Jones of Gainesville; son and daughter-in-law,
Duane and Julie Jones of Gainesville; son, Dwight Jones of Gainesville;
daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Chester Gibson of Murrayville; daughter
and son-in-law, Debra and Chip Smith of Gainesville; son and
Mr. Jones is preceded in death by his wife, Louise Jones and sister, Geneva Harkins.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA 30504, is in charge of arrangements.