George A. Jones, a retired equipment operator for a paving contractor, died Sunday at Maryland General Hospital after a long illness. He was 71 and lived on Mosher Street.
Services for Mr. Jones were being held today at Brown's Memorial Baptist Church, 3215 W. Belvedere Ave.
He retired in 1981 after working for Potts and Callahan Inc. for 30 years. Earlier, he worked at Edgewood Arsenal. A native of Hinton, W. Va., who was reared in Beaver Dam, Va., he came to Baltimore as a young man and served in the Army during World War II.
He is survived by three daughters, Barbara West, Debra Campbell, Sandra Joynes, all of Baltimore; a stepson, Earl Ross of Baltimore; two brothers, Isaac M. and Stafford L. Jones, both of Washington; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.