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Monday, December 27, 2004

Curtis Richard "Dick:" Jones, 80, of Clay City, died at 5:35 a.m. Friday, Dec. 24, 2004, in Williamsburg Health Care at Crawfordsville, Ind.

He was the son of Paul and Blanche Perry Jones and was married to Helen Rine Jones.

He was employed by Arketex for 27 years prior to working for Growers Co-op in Clay City, the Worthington IGA and Wal-Mart.

He was a World War II veteran, serving in the Navy. He became a member of the VFW and the Free Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Helen; a daughter, Rhonda Backfish Carroll and husband, Phil, of Crawfordsville; eight brothers and sisters, Marge Chapman, Glendora Rhoderick, Lorene Pearson, Corene Akers, Anna Mae Robinson, Gloria Fern Duncan, Bud Jones and John Jones; four grandchildren, Christopher Backfish and wife, Stephanie, Michael Backfish, Matthew Backfish and Aaron Backfish and wife, Hannah; and three great-grandchildren, Gretchen, Christopher and Alexander Backfish.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Ron Jones, and three siblings, Freda McDaniels, Virginia Fry and Flo Phipps.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today in Schoppenhorst Funeral Home with Pastor ted Malone officiating. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until time of services. Burial will follow in Peavey cemetery.

Donations may be made to the Hospice of the Wabash Valley.