Jones, Marvin (LaFayette)

Saturday, June 22, 2019
Marvin Jones, 69, of LaFayette, passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2019.

Marvin was born on July 5, 1949, to the late Rev. William Carl and Ada Jones. He was a loving man and will be missed by many.

He was also preceded in death by his loving wife Peggy Jones; brothers Rev. Henry “Pete” Jones, Major Sgt. Thomas A. Jones, and Woody Jones; and sister Margaret Ruth Jones.

Left to cherish his memory is son Paul Rogers of Murrieta, Calif.; daughters Jennifer Sears of LaFayette, Ga., and Robin Swaggerty of Chickamauga, Ga.; nine grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; brothers Cecil Jones of Tunnel Hill, Ga., Danny Jones of Malabar, Fla., Gary Jones of Trion, Ga., Ricky Jones, Frankie Jones, and Rev. Carl David Jones all of LaFayette, Ga.; sisters Alice Bradley of Chatsworth, Ga., and Audrey Gann of LaFayette, Ga.; several nieces, nephews, and other family members.

Services will be held Monday, June 24, at 1 p.m. with Reverend Jim Powell and grandson Daniel Swaggerty officiating in the chapel of Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Interment will be at New Friendship Baptist Cemetery in Ringgold, Ga.

Pallbearers will be Bill Saine, Eric Jones, Timothy Bradley, Chad Mitchell, Levi Jones, and Matthew Cobb.

The family would like to give special thanks to Hospice of Chattanooga, especially to Tiffanie, Judy, and Ashley.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

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