Daniel Stephen Jones Clinton Daniel Stephen Jones, 91, of 314 West Main Street, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, October 12th, of natural causes. A Graveside Service will be held on Monday, October 17th, at 11:00 a.m. in the Clinton Cemetery with Dr. Jim Moran officiating. Known as Steve, Mr. Jones was born in Wagram, Scotland County, North Carolina. He moved to Clinton as a child and was graduated from Clinton High School. He served his country in World War II in the Army Air Corps as a bomber pilot. Upon returning from service, he enrolled in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he earned a B.S. in business and accounting and a Doctorate in juris prudence. Mr. Jones practiced law in Clinton for over 45 years, served as Sampson County Attorney, served on the Sampson Memorial Hospital Board, the Board of Harrells Christian Academy, and supported numerous other civic organizations and causes in Clinton and the surrounding the area, an area of our state about which cared greatly. For many years Mr. Jones ran a farming operation in Sampson County and was the principal developer of the Bay Tree Lakes in Bladen County, a community about which he was passionate and determined. A member of Graves Memorial Presbyterian Church in Clinton since childhood, he served the church as deacon and in other capacities. While Mr. Jones was accomplished in the various aspects of his business and personal life, he may be best remembered for his unfailing kindness and his respect for all people. He is survived by three children, his daughters, Hendry Purcell Jones of Richmond, Virginia; and Ruth James Atkins Jones Gebhart and husband, Roger, of Charlotte; and his son, Daniel Stephen Jones, Jr., and wife, Becca, of Charlotte; six grandchildren, James Edward Bair Gebhart, Roger Stephen Davis Gebhart, Rebecca Allston Jones, Daniel Stephen Jones, III, James Atkins Bates Jones and Ruth Hendry Jones, all of Charlotte. He is also survived by his beloved nieces and nephews and his caregiver and great friend of ten years, Mrs. Mary Sampson of Clinton. He is predeceased by his parents, Rowland Judson Jones and Eliza Purcell Alderman Jones Lesley, also of Clinton; his wife, Ruth James Atkins Jones of Clinton; his brothers, Rowland Judson Jones, Jr. and John Purcell Jones, both of Morehead City. The family is enormously grateful to Mary Sampson, Bernita Smith, Miranda Bryant, Cookie Hendricks, Scottie Hendricks, Dixie Payton, Annette Butler and others in the group of faithful caregivers for all they have done for and all they have given Mr. Jones. The family will receive friends at his home on Sunday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 and after the service on Monday. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to honor Mr. Jones be made to Graves Memorial Presbyterian Church, Harrells Christian Academy, the Sampson County History Museum, or the UNC Memory Disorders Program, c/o Medical Foundation of North Carolina, 880 MLK Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC, 27514. Condolences may be sent by visiting www.royalhallfuneral home.com . Royal-Hall is honored to serve the Jones Family.
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