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August 26, 2011

Vercil E. Jones

Aug. 26, 2011 —  Vercil E. Jones, 72, of Green Bend Road, Morehead, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, at his residence.

    Born Aug. 26, 1938, in Clearfield, he was the son of the late John S. and Bessie Hargis Jones.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers, Wilford, Glendon, Sherden, Clayton, Wade and Dale Jones; four sisters, Amanda Brown, Carrie Jones, Juanita Kershaw and Kathy Kissick and one step son, Robert Bryan Johnson.

Vercil is survived by his wife of 37 years, Dorothy Johnson Jones, whom he married June 26, 1974; two brothers and one sister, Teddy Jones, Elmer Jones and Olonia Livingood, all of Morehead and other siblings; two stepsons, Charles “Chuck” Johnson and David Johnson and wife, Debbie, all of Morehead; seven grandchildren, David Johnson, Jr., Michelle Johnson, Matthew Johnson, Kelly Krow, Chase Johnson, Phillip Johnson and Samantha Johnson; five great grandchildren, Gabriel Johnson, Gage Jones, Siera Krow, Kadance Manier and Skyler Johnson and several nieces and nephews.

Vercil retired from Jernigan Construction Company of Springfield, Mo., after more than 15 years as foreman.  He was involved with clearing timber with Jernigan Construction preparing the area for Cave Run Lake. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, ginseng hunting and playing bingo.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with Pastor Allan Hutchinson officiating.  Burial will follow in Slaty Point Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Charles Johnson, Terry Johnson, David Johnson, Jr., Jeff Jones, Shane Livingood and Jim Livingood.

    Visitation was from Thursday at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals. 

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