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Obituary – May Irmagean Jones (1926-2022)


May Irmagean (Hughes) Jones our Beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and friend to many, passed away on February 6, 2022. She was born a snowy day on January 16, 1926 to Vander and Chloe Hughes of Waldron, Arkansas, whom preceded her in death, along with her husband of 61 years Buel D. Jones, a brother Charles Edward Hughes and a grandson John Russell Ray. 

She is survived by her twin sister, Faye Imogean Young of Prescott, AR, son Donald Jones (Terri) of Waldron, 2 daughters Susan Ray (John) of Waldron and Mary Davidson of Siloam Springs. 4 grandchildren: Jonette Moses (Brock) of Booneville, Kristy Young (Matt) of Waldron, Ben Davidson of Siloam Springs and Kelli McCurry (Josh) of Waldron as well as 8 great grandchildren: Shelbie Ray, Ashton Young, Logan Young, Raylan McCurry, Clayton McCurry, Kayden Davidson, Kylie Davidson and Baylee Moses.

Irmagean was a lifelong member of the Square Rock Methodist Church, Square Rock Home Demostration Club, she and her husband Buel were founding members of the Scott County Drifters square dancing club, she lead the North Waldron 4-H Club, along with sponsoring the Waldron Jr. Riding Club. She enjoyed time spent with her friends and fellow members of the Green Ridge Quilters. Irmagean will be remembered for selfless giving, warm heart and gentle smile. She was a homemaker, gardener, seamstress and cattle farmer. She tended to her cows, raised parakeets and enjoyed being hospitable to others, always making family and friends feel welcome in her home. She always spoke with kindness and words of advice, such as “Be careful and watch out for those other folks”.

Irmagean’s memorial life celebration will be at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at the Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Roger Rice 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 Square Rock Cemetery, c/o Arvest Bank, 181 Hwy 71 Bypass, Waldron, AR 72958.

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