Name:   Hilda R. (Maney) Jones

From:  The Asheville Citizen-Times, Asheville, North Carolina
Date:  Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Hilda M. Jones, 97, of West Oakview Road, died Monday, September 21, 2009.

Hilda was born in Waynesville but lived in areas of Biltmore, Asheville and Enka for all of her life.

She was the daughter of the late Lorenzo Douglas and Daisy Buckner Maney and wife of the late William A. Bill Jones, who died in 1978.

She also was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Howard Maney, a sister, Kathryn Thompson and a granddaughter, Debra Jones.

Hilda was a 1929 graduate of Biltmore High School, attended Biltmore Junior College and Meredith, studying music and piano.

She was the organist at West Asheville Baptist Church for 23 years and the organist with Groce Funeral Home for 50 years.

Hilda is survived by two sons, William Don Jones and wife, Gail, of Asheville and David A. Jones and wife, Dorothy, of Stafford, VA; two grandsons, Kevin W. Jones and wife, Jennifer, and Christopher D. Jones; two great grandchildren, Riley W. Jones and Darden E. Jones; three nieces, Dee Smith, Beth Louis and Janet Scholl and one nephew, Jerry Maney.

A funeral service will be held in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue conducted by the Rev. Dr. James H. Johnson and the Rev. G. Scott Lynch. Interment will follow in Green Hills Cemetery.