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Obituary – Lillian Leone (Donham) Jones (1931 – 2020)


Lillian Leone (Donham) Jones of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior, Monday, December 7, 2020, in Waldron, Arkansas. Lil was born August 20, 1931 in Waldron, Arkansas to Estle (Jack) Donham and Harvey Ayline Eppler Donham. She was 89 years old. Lil was a longtime member of Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church.

Lil was married to the love of her life, Vernon Jones, for 45 years. She retired from Waldron Furniture Factory where she was a seamstress. Lil was very talented in writing, poetry and artistry. Her love for animals led to her being a rescuer and activist. She had many of her own pets and they had her heart.

Lil leaves behind to cherish her memory her cousins: Jerrel Plummer, Brandi Plummer, Grant Plummer all of Waldron, Arkansas, Greta Oldham Brown of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Danny Oldham of McKinney, Texas, Sandra Barron (Joe) of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Greg Sanders of Paris, Arkansas, Jordan Barron of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Chandler Barron of Dallas, Texas and Clayton Hicks of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Lil will be missed by all who knew her and the many whose lives she impacted including a host of friends and neighbors she loved dearly.

Lil was preceded in death by her husband Vernon Jones, and parents, Jack Donham and Ayline Farnsworth, one infant brother, Lance Donham and cousins: Terri Oldham Martin, Jean Plummer, Dean Jones, Richard Hicks and Norma Jones.

Lil’s graveside life celebration will be 1:00 p.m., Thursday, December 10, 2020, at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery (also known as Greenridge) near Waldron, Arkansas with Keith Holleman officiating. Interment will follow. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a humane society of your choice.

You may leave words of remembrance for Lil’s family by visiting: www.heritagememorialfh.com.

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