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Willie Grant Jones

December 13, 1936 — October 5, 2021


Canton - Willie Grace “Smokie Jones, 84, passed away on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at Haywood Regional Medical Center.

Smokie was a native and lifelong resident of Haywood County and a daughter of the late Floyd and Grace Rich Grant.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Kenneth Alvin “Root” Jones; two brothers, James R. Grant and Jackson P. Grant; and three sisters, Georgie G. Childers, Betty G. Freeman, and Evelyn G. Green.

Smokie was a graduate of Waynesville Township High School and retired from Champion Credit Union with 27 ½ years of service.

She is survived by eight nephews and two nieces.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at Crawford/Ray Memorial Gardens with the Reverend Bobby Rogers officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Haywood County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1623, Waynesville, NC  28786.

The care of Smokie has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Homes of Canton and an online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at

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Sunday, October 10, 2021

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