Buddy Bruce Jones, 82, of Ben Lomand, Ark., died Friday, May 10, 2019, in a local hospital. Mr. Jones was born April 6, 1937, in Newport, Ark. He was retired from the State of Louisiana Department of Public Safety, a Mason, a member of Trinity Baptist Church and an Air Force veteran. He was preceded in death by one grandson, Jacob Jones. Survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law, John B. Jones of Knoxville, Tenn., and James E. and Jennifer Jones of Prairie Ville, La.; one granddaughter, Julie Jones; two cousins, Ron McMinn of Searcy, Ark., and Molly Hennessey of Little Rock; and three special friends, James Billings, David Harmon and Deronda Patterson. No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements are under direction of East Funeral Home, Downtown. Online registration is at eastfuneralhomes.com.