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Obituary for Doris Pauline Jones

Doris Pauline Carey Jones, 97, of Vinton, Va., passed away peacefully at home on Friday, October 27, 2023

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Jones, and grandchildren, Kristine Jones and Robert Jones.

Surviving are her children, Terry Morale (Richard), Will Jones, Tom Jones (Michael Horne), Jeff Jones, and J Alan Jones (Irene); grandchildren, Stephanie (Dan),Greg (Ashley), Miranda (Jack), Jacob, Andrew, Carey, J Alan, Alana, Ciera, Brannon, and Kelly; great-grandchildren, Juliana, Jonathan, Blake, Addilyn, Spencer, Kaleb, Ronan, and Armand; sister, Peggy Carey Clark; and a multitude of loving and much-loved nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and friends.

Doris was born in Hooversville, Pa., and graduated from Johnstown High School. When she was young, Doris taught herself to play the mandolin and how to sew. In her 40s, Doris learned to sculpt in clay and work with pouring her own porcelain ceramics. In her 70s she taught herself piano and to play basketball. At 90 she wrote her first book. Doris loved to garden and walk. She loved the mountains. Doris also sang in the choir at St. Andrews Catholic Church for many years.

The family would like to thank specific Hospice staff, Mary Heath, (RN) and Valerie Agee (CNA); chaplains, Melton Johnson and Caroline Stanfill; as well as MSW. Sarah Pomar; and Massage Therapist, Penny Gardner.

The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 9, 2023, at Oakey’s Vinton Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 12 noon on Friday, November 10, 2023, at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Kevin Segerblom officiating. Interment will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 13, 2023, at the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Dublin, Va. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

Arrangements by Oakey’s Funeral Service – Vinton Chapel, Vinton, VA (540) 982-2221.

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