December 27, 2008
James A. Jones, a retired Maryland State Police lieutenant colonel who was an early advocate of alcohol and drug testing to reduce highway accidents, died of an embolism Dec. 19 at his Perry Hall home. He was 78. Born in Baltimore and raised in Overlea, he was a 1948 Calvert Hall College High School graduate. He joined the Navy and became an aviation electrician aboard an aircraft carrier. Among other decorations, he received the Korean Service Medal with two battle stars. He joined the Maryland State Police in 1957 and was stationed at Waldorf, Upper Marlboro, Bel Air and Golden Ring, before moving on to the state police headquarters in Pikesville.
February 27, 2008
Suddenly on February 25, 2008, ALDINE R. (Dino) JONES, beloved husband of Hope Y. Jones (nee Bruno), devoted father of Dino and Kayla Jones and step-father of Brian Heim Jr. Dear son of the late James Jones Jr. and Catherine Jones. Cherished grandson of the late Merle Andrews and Catherine Andrews. Loving brother of Antoinette Cullum and her husband Steve and Lisa Beatty and her husband Ken and James Jones III and his wife Celeste, dear friend of Gary Schnick. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
September 16, 2007
On September 9, 2007, JAMES JONES, loving husband of Dorothy Jones. He is also survived by his loving children Vicky Washington, Gloria Johnson, Sylvia Parmlee, James Jones, Henry, James, and Donald Coates, 24 grandchildren, 36 great-grand, and 5 great-great-grand, and a host of other relatives and friends. Friends may call at the family owned March Funeral Home West Inc., 4300 Wabash Ave., on Sunday after 10am, where family will receive friends on Monday at 11:30am followed by Funeral Service at 12.
December 14, 2005
Julian Earl "Rough House" Jones Sr., a retired crane operator and Korean War veteran, died of cancer Friday at Northwest Hospital Center. The Randallstown resident was 75. Mr. Jones was born and raised in Lynchburg, Va., and enlisted in the Army in 1947. "He lied about his age and was 17 when he joined the Army," said a son, Julian E. Jones Jr. of Woodstock, Baltimore County. Mr. Jones served with a field artillery unit in Korea and attained the rank of staff sergeant by the time he was discharged in 1953.
November 27, 2005
On November 22, 2005, CHRISTEEN B. (nee Brewer) beloved wife of the late Kinlaw Jones and loving mother of Debra Kus, Leeola Moretti, Juanita Byrd and Kinlaw Jones Jr., James Jones, Shantay Jones and Roosevelt Jones; also survived by four sisters, two brothers, 26 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the family owned JOSEPH N. ZANNINO JR., FUNERAL HOME, 263 S. Conkling Street (at Gough) on Saturday and Sunday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Funeral service on Monday at the South Broadway Baptist Church, 211 S. Broadway at 10 A.M. Interment Oaklawn Cemetery.
January 29, 2005
DURHAM, N.C. - James Earl Jones' commanding bass is so recognizable, even a hermit could place it immediately. It's Mufasa, the papa lion in Disney's hit The Lion King, it's Darth Vader in Star Wars. It has an air of compassion, of wisdom and omnipotence. And yet this Hollywood star spent the better part of his childhood with his mouth closed, plagued by a severe stutter. "It was so bad that I didn't speak at all," Jones, 74, told 200 students at a literacy celebration this week in Durham.