Margherita Swift Jones
Published 12:21 pm Saturday, March 27, 2010
CENTURY, Fla. - Margherita Swift Jones, 93, of Century, Fla. died March 25, 2010.
A native of Mobile, she grew up in Atmore and was a resident of Century, Fla. for more than 64 years. Graduating from the University of Alabama in 1938, she achieved academic honors and was named Honorary Brigade Cadet Colonel for the Army ROTC. She recently received her 75-year membership pin from Kappa Gamma Sorority.
Margherita Jones gave generously of her time as a volunteer to the community working with groups including the Flomaton Research Club, Alger-Sullivan Historical Society, local schools, Turtle Point Environmental Center, Century Memory Loss Support Group and Daughters of the American Revolution. She was named Century’s Outstanding Citizen of the Year. She was also an active and faithful participant in several churches over the years, including Trinity Episcopal Church, Atmore; Holy Spirit Episcopal Church, Gulf Shores and Century United Methodist Church. With grace she provided happiness and a generous loving Christian spirit to her family and friends.
Her parents, George Robinson Swift and Margherita Ligon Swift; her husband of 56 years, Carl Eugene Jones; her sister, Susan Norman Swift and her brother, George Robinson Swift Jr., preceded her in death.
Survivors include her children, Carl Eugene Jones Jr. (Ann) of Birmingham, Margherita Jones Soule of Pensacola, Fla. and James Robin Jones (Betty) of Flomaton; seven grandchildren, Carl Eugene Jones III (Laura), Arlene Jones Sevy (Eric), Margherita Soule Eligator (David), Saranne Ligon Soule, Elizabeth Jones Hemby (Mark), Robin Houston Jones (Amanda), Andrew Luten Jones (Beth) and 12 great grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 28, 2010 at the Flomaton Cemetery in Flomaton with the Rev. Janet K. Lee and the Rev. John W. Phillips officiating.
Visitation will be held at the Century United Methodist Church from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today, March 28, 2010.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Flomaton Perpetual Care Trust Fund, P.O. Box 601, Flomaton, AL. 36441 or Covenant Hospice, 5907 Berryhill Road, Milton, FL. 32570 or the Century United Methodist Church , P.O. Box 245, Century, FL. 32535.
Flomaton Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of all arrangements.