George Samuel Jones, 1937-2016

Sam Jones

Sam Jones

Dr. George Samuel “Sam” Jones, 79, of Nashville, Tennessee, passed away Aug. 2, 2016, while attending a National Rose Society convention in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Jones was a retired minister of the United Methodist Church, holding membership in the Little Rock Conference and then the Arkansas Conference. He held a Ph.D. in counseling psychology, and a master’s degree in psychology and in divinity. He was active in the American Rose Society and the West End United Methodist Church. He enjoyed gardening, his grandchildren and traveling.

He is preceded in death by his parents, William “Billy” Jones and Doris Nolley Jones.

He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Nancy Newcome Jones; three daughters: Nan Cowan and her husband, Leland; Lucy Gaines and her husband, Jeff; and Margaret Moore and her husband, Brian; two brothers, Murphy Jones and Cris Jones; two sisters, Charlotte McKiever and Angie Shelton; and 10 grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, at West End UMC Nashville, Tennessee. Graveside services took place Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016 in the Hamburg (Arkansas) Cemetery with the Rev. Don Nolley officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Rose Society or the West End United Methodist Church, 2200 West End Ave., Nashville, TN 37203.