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Barbara Chance Jones, 71, of Swainsboro passed away on Saturday, August 27, at Greenwood Place Assisted Living in Wrightsville after an extended illness. The funeral was held Wednesday, August 31, at United Primitive Baptist Church in Swainsboro with Elder Paul Thomas officiating. The family received friends from 10:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. service.
Mrs. Jones was the daughter of Arthur Willie Chance II and Lanelle Riner Chance of Swainsboro. She was a retired teacher who treasured any time she could spend with her granddaughters. She enjoyed teaching, going to church, listening to others sing old hymns, riding around with her husband, talking on the phone, eating sweets, drinking milkshakes, and playing with her dogs. She was a member of United Primitive Baptist Church in Swainsboro and a member of the Emanuel Retired Educators Association.
Mrs. Jones is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of forty years, Carlton Jones; a special niece, Sherri Dailey Dodd; and a special brother-in-law, Randy Moore.
She is survived by a son, Timothy Jones; a brother, Arthur “Art” Chance (Juneau); two granddaughters, Aubrey St. Aubin and Arabella Lumley; two sisters-in-law, Peggy Dailey and Sara Moore; two nieces, Stephanie Chance Jones and Kelli Moore Brown (Chris); and four nephews, Mark Dailey (Shelia), Shannon Dailey (Lisa), Chris Dailey (Renee), and Kyle Moore (Shannon); and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Other survivors include four special first cousins who always thought of her as a sister: Joanne Riner Fritz, Ammy Riner Nelson, Carol Riner Everett, and John Riner; and special friends, Wanda Ellis and John and Carolyn Derden.
Tomlinson Funeral Home in Swainsboro was in charge of arrangements.