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April 18, 2024

Howard Stephen “Steve” Jones

Howard Stephen “Steve” Jones

Howard Stephen “Steve” Jones, 75, passed away after a short illness on April 2, 2022, in Catawba County.

He was born on March 9, 1947, in Catawba County, to the late Edgar Howard and Hazel Louise Starnes Jones. During his working career, he worked in the furniture industry. Steve was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church and, during his free time, he was an avid fisherman, rode motorcycles, and was a great carpenter.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane Jones; a niece, Tammy Mathis; and a nephew, Tracy Mathis.

Those left to cherish the memories of Mr. Jones include two sisters, Jan Roberts (Mike) of Hickory, and Belinda Cole of Vale; two brothers, Bruce Jones of Newton, and Barry Jones (Wanda) of Newton; and two nephews, Stacy Mathis of Hickory, and Bobby Jones (Brittany) of Hickory.

A memorial service will be held at Smyrna Baptist Church on Friday, April 8, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. Rev. Mitch King will be officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Smyrna Baptist Church at 6174 Church Road, Taylorsville, NC 28681.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.

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  1. Gary and Annette Rintelmann on April 5, 2022 at 11:49 am

    Steve, You will be truly be missed. I will never get to hear you call and say, WHAT’S GOING ON. You were a great neighbor and a great friend.
    Love Gary and Annette

  2. Brenda Richardson on April 12, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    Dear Jones Family
    I was real sorry to hear of Howard S Jones passing. I have been trying to connection with the Jones family for awhile. and also 23&me says that I may be related in some way. But I haven’t been able to figure it out. If anyone of Mr Jones relative would email me it would be greatly appreciated.. I only want answers to my lifelong mysteries.. I was born in West Jefferson in 1948.. I too am running out of time.. I would love to know if I have relative out there somewhere.
    Thank you for your time,
    Sincerely Brenda Richardson

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