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Betty Morrison Jones, age 85

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Betty Morrison Jones, age 85 of Forest City, passed away Friday May 18, 2018.

She was born November 2, 1932 in Rutherford County and was a daughter of the late Ray and Elizabeth Wall Morrison. Betty worked for Doncaster Tanner Companies where she retired as a seamstress instructor and operator. She was a 1949 graduate of R-S Central High School and a faithful member of Long Branch Road Baptist Church where she was a charter member and served as the first Church Clerk. Betty was also a former Sunday School Teacher and Vacation Bible School worker.

In 1949 Betty married Robert Reid Jones, Jr. who was the retired Director of the Rutherford County Department of Social Services and together they built a Christian marriage while raising their three children. Her husband, Reid, passed in 2002 and her son, Robert Reid "Bobby" Jones, III passed in 2016. Her sister, Martha Ann Yarborough and brother James Morrison also preceded her in death.

Betty was a woman of strong faith as well as a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Survivors include daughters, Lynn Sisk (Mike) of Rutherfordton, LouAnne Hutchins (Roy) of Rutherfordton, a brother, Charles Morrison of Shelby. There are 11 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.


 Funeral services were held at Long Branch Road Baptist Church. Rev Jerry Ruppe officiated. Interment followed in the Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery.

The Padgett and King Mortuary & Crematory was in charge of arrangements.

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