Funeral services for Helen Joyce Jones, 79 of Rockdale were held Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale. Burial was in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rockdale. Rev. Lance Walch of Forest Grove Christian Church officiated.

Mrs. Jones died Sunday, Dec. 8, at Richards Memorial Hospital in Rockdale.

She was born July 15, 1934, in Milam County near Rockdale to W.E. “Curley” and Ruby Jane (Parker) Arledge.

Mrs. Jones was a lifelong Rockdale resident.

On Feb. 27, 1950, she married William F. “Buck” Jones in Milano.

Mrs. Jones attended Gause Full Gospel Church.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed her yard work, especially her flowers and loved animals of all kinds.

Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her husband, Buck Jones, on Jan. 24, 2013; a daughter, Debby Stigler on Oct. 4, 2008; two sonsin law, Raymond Skrhak on July 30, 2008, James C. Stigler on July 22, 2013; her mother, Ruby Arledge, on July 4, 2005; and her father, Curley Arledge, on March 31, 1996.

Survivors are a daughter, Brenda Skrhak of Rockdale; four grandchildren, Michael Skrhak and wife Jodi, Mark Skrhak and wife Jessica, Jeremy Stigler and Angel Drummond, Abbey Rubio and husband Jay, all of Rockdale; seven great-grandchildren, Jared, Joshua, Gage, Ryan and Zeb Skrhak, Jagger and Maddox Rubio; a brother, Gene Arledge and wife Boy of Rockdale; two sisters, Estelle Praesel and Jeanene Clark, both of Rockdale; a brother-in-law, Herbie Phillips of Gause; and two sisters-inlaw, Geneva Gandy of Gause, Betty Wadlington and husband Bennie of Cameron.

Pallbearers were Tim Arledge, Terry Arledge, Justin Praesel, Glynn Phillips, Jeffrey Clark and Joe Clark.

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