Mollie D. Jones

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 15, 2007

SMITHFIELD—Mollie Darden Jones, 70, died Nov. 14, 2007, in Sentara Obici Hospital.

Mrs. Jones native and lifelong resident of Smithfield, she graduated from Smithfield High School in 1956. She was a member of Isle of Wight Christian Church and was a Sunday school teacher.

She was employed by the Isle of Wight Sheriff’s Office as a secretary and later was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles W. Darden Sr. and Lillian Darden; her stepmother, Mildred C. Darden; her sister, Anne Darden Stallings; her twin brother, Charles W. Darden Jr.; daughter, Sharon Lynn Jones; and an infant son.

Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Ben W. Jones Jr.; sons, Benjamin Wilson Jones and his wife Donna and Dale Darden Jones; and one granddaughter, DeAnna Holt, all of Smithfield; brothers, K. A. Darden of Radford and G.W. Darden of Greensboro, N.C.; brothers-in-law, Robert W. Stallings III and Merl Cornett, both of Smithfield; sister-in-law, Carol Darden of Newport News; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Luke’s Memorial Park, Smithfield, with the Rev. Joseph Talley officiating.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday in Colonial Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions can may be made to Isle of Wight Christian Church, c/o Stan Turner, 17314 Jolly Circle, Windsor, VA 23487.