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James S. Jones
Fort Myers News-Press. Saturday, Feb.5,1938
Jake Jones, 68 year old Naples resident,died at the Lee Memorial Hospital yesterday after a long illness. Mr Jones came to Naples from Jacksonville, Alabama 14 years ago and was well known in Collier county where he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Jones, three sons, Cale, Stephen, and Jesse, and a daughter, Mrs. Frank Roland, all of Naples.
Lawrence A. Powell will have charge of funeral arrangements.
Cale Howard Jones
From the Collier County-
Naples Daily News Aug.3,1966

                          " Legendary Cale Jones Dies in Sleep"

   Cale Howard Jones, Naples first police chief, died quietly in his sleep yesterday at his home at 144 10th Ave, South.
Jones was 63 years of age, a native of Jasper, Georgia. He moved to Naples in 1923. In his death, Naples loses one of it's most colorful figures. When Naples was incorporated in 1924, he was appointed it's first City Marshal. The jail was then in the " Paw Paw" Patch, located in the area between Crayton Cove and the Old Naples Hotel.
  A quite man, Jones kept the peace in Naples with only a two man force. When the office of Police chief was created, he was appointed as it's first chief and served in that capacity until his retirement in 1958, a period of nearly 31 years.
   Besides his wife, Mrs.Alice Jones, he is survived by two sons, Cale Jones of Naples, and Charles Edward Jones, a sergeant on the Naples Police Department. Two brothers, Stephen Allison and Jesse Floyd, both of Naples; one sister, Mrs Ethel Roland of Grant City, Alabama, and six grandchildren.
   He was a member of the First Methodist Church of Naples, The Elks, and the National and International Association of Police Chiefs.
Friends may call at the Richard A.Pittman Funeral Home from 2 to 5 o'clock Thursday and from 7 to 9 Thursday night.
Funeral services will be at 2 o'clock friday afternoon in the chapel of the Pittman Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Naples Memorial Gardens.
" Final Rites Tomorrow For Cale H. Jones"
     Naples Police, headed by chief D.L.( Sam) Bass, will pay their last respects to Cale H. Jones, chief of that department for more than 30 years, by acting as an honor guard and honorary pallbearers at funeral services to be held at 2o'clock tomorrow afternoon in the chapel of the Richard A. Pittman Funeral Home.
    Rev.John E. Rice, pastor of the First Methodist church, will conduct the services.
In addition to police, honorary pallbearers will include Eugene Gandees, Cecil Tuell and Clyde McFry.
    Active pallbearers wil be Mayor Archie Turner, Harry Lundquist, County Tax Collector A.P.Ayers, Lee County Sheriff " Snag" Thompson, Capt. Preston Sawyer, and Richie Yannaco.
    Burial will be in Naples Memorial Gardens.
Alice L. Kimbrell
Naples Daily News 1-13-1975 Pg.3B
      Alice Louise ( Jones) Kimbrell. 63, of 144 10th ave. South, died Saturday.
A resident since 1923, coming from Mississippi, she was a member of the First United Methodist church.
     She is survived by her husband, Johnnie W. Kimbrell of Naples; two sons, Buster Jones of Bartow, Fla, and Ed Jones of Fort Myers; her mother,Mrs Ruby Lowery of Biloxi, Miss.;two brothers, James and Gene Lowery; three sisters, Mrs. Villorie Sermoure, Mrs. Ruby Fentrekin and Mrs.Margaret Bickford, all of Biloxi, Miss.; six grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
    Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 11am from the Earl G. Hodges Funeral Chapel with the Rev. James R. Crook Jr, of the First Methodist Church officiating.
    Burial will follow in Naples Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call at the Hodges Chapel today from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm.

Charles Edward Jones
Fort Myers News-Press, Wed. Oct 26,1988
Mr. Charles Jones, 53, was Investigator
    Charles " Ed " Jones, a forestry investigator with The Division of Forestry for 15 years and a former Lee County Sheriff's deputy, died Monday of a heart attack at his Fort Myers home.
    A native of Naples, Jones, 53, made law enforcement a life - long pursuit. After joining The Division of Forestry in 1973, he became responsible for investigating all suspicious fires in Lee, Collier, and Hendry Counties.
   " As a forestry investingator, he was responsible for all the law enforcement things- arson investingation, citations, developing legal cases" said District Forester Henry Graham.
    " He was in law enforcement for 30 years. "He was a very dedicated person", said his wife Vivian. " He was very outgoing and very much a family man. He was always devoted to his children. He liked his work and he liked people."
    He began his career at age 20 when he became a U.S.Air Force Police officer. He attained the rank of Sergeant. In 1958 Jones joined the Naples Police Dept, where he was a Lieutenant in charge of the patrol  division.  Jones moved to Fort Myers in 1969, where he became a Sergeant in the Criminal Investigations Department of the Lee County Sheriff's Office.
     " He knows personally every fire chief and nearly every fire fighter and law enforcement
officer." Graham said. " Ed, because of his professionalism, gave the Division of Forestry a good name."
       Jones served as secretary-treasurer for the Florida Police Benevolent Assoc.and was a member of the Araba Shrine Temple, Fort Myers Scottish Rite, the Elks Lodge and the Naples Cypress Masonic Lodge.
      He is survived by his wife, Vivian; two daughters, Teresa Jones and Lisa Jones White, both of Fort Myers; and one brother, Howard Cale Jones of Mississippi.
     Funeral services will be at 10 am Thursday at Wesley Memorial Methodist Church, 4141 DeLeon Street. Visitation will be from 6-8 pm today at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Chapel, 1589 Colonial Blvd.
    Memorial donations may be made to the Shriners Childrens Hospital, 12502 North Pine Dr. Tampa, Fl. 33612
NOTE: This is actually the obit of Mary Catherine ( Stepp) Jones,
           wife of James S. Jones, & mother to Cale, Stephen , Ethel,
           & Jesse Jones.  The names on the obit were mixed up with
           her daughter, Ethel.
The Collier County News 7-16-1948 Pg.1
Mrs. Ethel L. Jones ( Mary Jones) Dies in Naples.
Mrs. Ethel L. Stepp Jones died at her home here Wednesday night after a long illness.
   A native of Alabama, Mrs. Jones had made her home in Florida for the past 25 years. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
  She is survived by three sons, Chief of Police Cale Jones of Naples, Stephen Jones and Jesse Jones; a daughter, Mrs. Ethel Roland of anderson, Ala; 14 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
  Funeral services will be held at 10 am today ( Friday) at the Naples Methodist church with Rev. John B. Gill Jr. officiating. Internment will be in Fort Myers.
  Pallbearers will be Elworth Wade, A.P.Ayers, Claude Storter, E.L. Bowling, Arnold Haynes, and Roy Atkins.
Naples Collier County Daily News 9-9-1968 Pg.10
Funeral services for Jesse F. Jones who died yesterday at his home at 787 10th Ave, South, will be held at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning in the Naples chapel  of the Richard A. Pittman Funeral home with the Rev. Walter Jessup, Pastor of the north Naples Methodist church  officiating.
Burial will be in Naples Memorial Gardens,
  Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 o'clock tonight.

Stephen A. Jones
Naples Daily News 12-27-1978 Pg.5D
   Stephen A. Jones, age 78, of 1013 Creech Road, died Tuesday. He moved to Naples in 1923 from Jasper, Ga. to help build the Tamiami Trail and had been a resident since then. His brother, the late Cale Jones was Naples' first Police Chief.
    Mr. Jones is survived by his wife, ( Bea) Beatrice P.Jones; a son, Stephen A. Jones Jr.; three daughters, Irie J.Boutwell, Mrs. Armon ( Barbara) Morgan and Melba J.Chandler; 18 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
    Funeral services will be conducted Thursday 11am from the Earl G. Hodges Funeral Chapel  with Rev. Walter Lauster of the Church of God officiating. Burial will follow in the redeemer section of Naples Memorial Gardens.
  Friends may call Wednesday 6 to 8 pm at the Hodges Chapel.
Beatrice Bickford Jones
Naples Daily News 9-14-1986 pg. 9c
   Beatrice Bickford Jones, age 75 of 1013 Creech Road, died Friday, September 12,
1986. She had been a Naples resident since 1923, coming from Alva, Florida. Bea was a member of the Naples Church of God and the Collier County Historical Society.
    She is survived by three daughters, Barbara Morgan, Irie Mazuco, and Melba Ammons; and one son, Stephen Allison Jones  Jr. all of Naples; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.
    Bea was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen Allison Jones Sr.and a grandson, Harmon Cole Chandler, 111
    Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2:00 pm from the Naples church of God, 1074 10th Street North, with Rev. Gary Bickford and Rev. Walter Lauster , officiating.
    Burial will follow in Naples Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the Earl G. Hodges Funeral Chapel Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
Ethel B. Roland
Collier County, Naples Daily News -3-17- 1977 pg.5c
  Grant, Ala.- Ethel B. Roland, 76, of Grant, Ala. and formerly of Naples, died Wednsday in Grant. She was born in Jasper, Ga. and lived most of her life in Naples.
    Mrs. Roland is survived by two sons, Jack Roland and Douglas Roland, both of Naples; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Morgan of Jacksonville, Ala and Helen Williamson of Grant.  She is also survived by her twin brother, Stephen A. Jones of Naples, eight grandchildern and two great grandchildren.
   Friends are invited to attend services Friday at 2pm at the Naples Church of God with the Rev. Walter Lauster officiating, coinciding with funeral services Friday at 2pm in the Jacksonville Memorial Cemetery Chapel in Jacksonville, Ala. where burial will follow.
   Pittmans Naples Chapel, 850 Sixth Ave. N. is in charge of arrangements.

Cale Howard Jones Jr

aka Howard Cale Jones

posted in Naples Daily News 1/7/2006

Cale Jones
Cale Howard Jones Jr. Pearl, MS Cale Howard Jones Jr., “Buster”, 77, died November 25, 2005 at his home in Pearl, MS. He was a native of Naples but had resided in Pearl for the past few years. He was a life- long member of the Masons. Mr. Jones is survived by his two daughters, (deliberatly left out- living and deliberatly left out-living), both of Polk City, FL; and two sons, (deliberatly left out-living) of Lakeland, FL and (deliberatly left out-living) of Polk City; five grand- children; and five great-grandchildren; three step-children, Quida Dawkins, Bonnie Whitty and Larry Smith of Pearl. He was preceded in death by his father, Cale H. Jones Sr. in 1966; his mother, Alice Jones Kembrell in 1975; and a brother, Charles “Ed” Jones in 1988. Graveside services were held November 27th at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Pearl, MS. Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl handled arrangements.

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You may post the obits you want from our newspaper on your website as long as you do not alter them and state our newspaper as the source.

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Ms. Hudler,
   I am writing to obtain information on posting obituaries on the net. Must I obtain permission from your newspaper to post obits on my genealogy website of my family members who passed away over the years and whose obits were posted in the newspaper? And if so, do I get the permission from you or someone else ? Must I get permission for each individual obit or can I obtain permission for all the obits at once? I am looking forwards to hearing from you. Thank you very much.



Dear Mary,

You have our permission.



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    Dear Mr. Lewis,
        I am writing to obtain permission from your newspaper to post a copy  of the obit of my father Cale Howard Jones on my personal family Genealogy site. Thank you and I am looking forwards to hearing from you.



Obtained on 11/14/2000

Subj:  FW: Obtaining obit information
Date:  11/14/00 3:18:22 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Lewis, Phil)

You may post either obit. We simply ask that you note that the obit
published in the Naples Daily News and give the dates.