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Erna Jones

January 31, 2022

Ava, Missouri
Erna Ann Jones, 84 years, 9 months, 2 days old, passed away on January 28, 2022 at Ozark Nursing and Care Center in Ozark, Missouri with her son, Ron by her side.
Erna was born April 26, 1937 in McAlester, OK to Stanley Houston and Anna Lorene (Mitchell) Gregory.
On May 18, 1974 Erna and James L. Jones were united in marriage in Texarkana, TX. They were blessed to have many years together.
She was a retired Bookkeeper for an Oil and Gas Company out of Texarkana, TX.
Erna was a member of the Nash Baptist Church in Nash, TX for many years. She was a leader in their Youth Program. Erna was mostly known for her creative talents such as; needlepoint, crochet, and sewing. She could make just about anything and was always ready and willing.
She loved her family, especially her grand and great grandchildren.
Erna was proceeded in death by her parents, her husband, James, three sisters, Ora Lee, Billie Rae, and Bonnie Beth.
She is survived by her children and their spouses; Richard (Midori) Cook, Randy Duncan, Ron (Linda) Duncan, and Robbie (Linda) Duncan, 8 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, her brother, James Allen (Laura) Morrow, sister-in-law, Trenta Rae Jones, extended family and friends.
Cremation services for Erna are being conducted by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, MO. Her family will have a private celebration of her life. Memorials can be made in her memory to This is the website for Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Online condolences may be made to