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Barbara Ashley Jones

Barbara Olivia Ashley Jones, 83, resident of 1877 Cedar Springs Rd. widow of James Benjamin Jones, Jr. passed away Wednesday Dec. 27, 2017 at her home with her loving family by her side.

Born in Anderson County, SC, Nov. 9, 1934, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence Alton Ashley and Geneva Catherine Bowen Ashley.

Barbara retired as part owner & operator of J. Ben Jones Construction after 60 plus years of service. Barbara was very active in civic and community affairs having been a member and former officer of the Women of the Moose Lodge, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, very active in Abbeville County 4-H Club and also the Abbeville High School Band Booster Club.

She was a very active member of Upper Long Cane Presbyterian Church where she was an officer of the Presbyterian Women of the church as well as serving on various committee's within the church. Barbara was an avid Clemson Tiger fan and was a member of IPTAY for over 50 years. One of the joys of Barbara's life was spending time with her beloved children and grandchildren.

The Jones family would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to HospiceCare of the Piedmont for the loving and compassionate care their mother received.

Survivors include a son, James Phillip Jones (Susan) of Greenwood, SC; two daughters, Beth Jones Kelly (Keenan) of the home and Debra Jones Wright (Rusty) of Abbeville, SC; a sister, Louise Lyon of Belton, SC; a brother, Johnny Ashley of Belton, SC; three grandchildren, Phillip Evan Jones, Joshua Kelly and Brett Kelly; three great-grandchildren, Davis Jones, Fisher Jones and Hampton Jones.

In addition to her husband, Barbara was preceded in death by her brothers, William "Pete" Ashley, James Willis Ashley and Lawrence Henry Ashley.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday Dec. 30, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Upper Long Cane Presbyterian Church with the Revs. Vikki Brogdon and Wayne Wicker officiating. The burial will follow in Long Cane Cemetery. The family is at the home 1877 Cedar Springs Rd.

The family will receive friends Friday evening from 5:00 until 7:00 PM at the funeral home.

Memorials in memory of Barbara may be made to Upper Long Cane Presbyterian Church, Building Fund, 194 Hwy. 20 Abbeville, SC 29620 or to HospiceCare of The Piedmont, 408 West Alexander Ave. Greenwood, SC 29646 or to Thornwell Home for Children, 302 South Broad St. Clinton, SC 29325.


Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Friday, December 29, 2017


Upper Long Cane Presbyterian Church
194 Hwy 20
Abbeville, SC  29620
Saturday, December 30, 2017
2:00 PM


Long Cane Cemetery
184 Hwy 20
Abbeville ,  SC  29620

Memorial Contributions

Thornwell Children's Home
302 S Broad Street
Clinton, SC 29325 HospiceCare of the Piedmont
408 West Alexander Ave
Greenwood, SC 29646 Upper Long Cane Presbyterian Church Building Fund
194 Hwy 20
Abbeville, SC 29620

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Phillip, Beth, and Deborah, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was always kind to me all of the years past and I am sorry that she's gone. She was one of the finest, refined, sweet, and kind lady I ever knew and she will be superbly missed. May you and your families soon find peace in this grevious time. Sincere Regards, Jeri Stone

Jeri d Stone Jan 28 2018 12:00 AM

Beth,Phillip,Debra,and familyI'm so sorry for your loss ,your Mother was such a sweet lady and I enjoyed her so much as growing up as part of the band. She took care of us all. I know she will be dearly missed but find comfort in the love and memories you have to share.

Marie "ReeRee"Ashley Dec 29 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Beth and Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was such a lovely woman in everything she did. Love and Prayers to you all. She will always remain in the hearts of all who knew and loved her. Harby

HARBY WILLIAMS Dec 29 2017 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Barbara into the loving arms f Jesus. Barbara had been a friend of mine for many years. She will surely be missed.

Bitsy Harrison Dec 28 2017 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy is extended to all of the family of this beautiful and Godly Lady. She was one of the sweetest people we have ever known. She was always thinking of others and asking about their loved ones. Her precious smile lit up a room and she never complained about anything. May God be with you at this time and provide you comfort.

Bill & Janet Williams Dec 27 2017 12:00 AM