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AWDRY WATT JONES, SR.

August 9, 1932 April 3, 2013
AWDRY WATT JONES, SR.
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Awdry Watt Jones, Sr. was born on August 9, 1932 in Airey's, Maryland. He was the beloved son of the late Elmer Theodore Jones and late Arelia Adline Hull Jones. He went home to be with the Lord on April 3, 2013. At the age of six he started Tripple Neck Grade School. In this one room grade school, he completed seventh grade. Then he left to attend F.D. St. Clair High School. At age fourteen, he and his brother Sylian received their first horses. He graduated from F.D. St. Clair in 1951. His first job was at Phillip Packing Company before he went to college. He attended Maryland State College in the fall of 1951, majoring in Agriculture. In the spring of 1953 he pledged Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. Awdry was drafted into the Army from 1953 to 1955 as a Field Radio Technician. From August 1954 to August 1955 he was stationed in the Panama Military Service where he had the chance to explore the canal and jungle. In the fall of 1955 he returned to Md. St. College and in 1957 he received his Bachelor of Science degree. He also attended the University of Maryland, College Park from 1964-1965. Awdry had a very extensive resume. June 1953-September 1953; he was a Student-Farm Labor at the Md. St. College Farm where he milked and cared for dairy cattle. September 1953-June 1954; he was a U.S. Private attending the U.S. Army Radio School in Basic Training at Camp Gordon, Georgia. June 1954-August 1955; he was a Radio Repairman in the U.S. Army, stationed in the Canal Zone, Panama. July 1, 1957-July 1, 1959; he was a Research Assistant at Md. St. College where he performed routine bacteriological analyses on radiated microorganisms in fishery products. July 1, 1959-0ctober 30, 1959; he was a Bacteriologist at Md. St. College and also taught laboratory courses in Dairy and Food Processing. February 11, 1960-June 30, 1960; he was a Clinical Lab Technician at Crownsville Mental Hospital where he performed routine bacteriological blood chemistry, urine analysis, hematology, a few tubercle bacilli cultures, and necropsy. July 1, 1960-July 1, 1964; he returned back to Md. St. College as a Bacteriologist. September 15, 1964-July 1, 1966; he was a Laboratory Technician at the Patuxent Research Center, where he worked on the Zoonoses Research Project under the supervision of Colonel D. L. Price. August 1966-January 3, 1997; he was a Biological Scientific Laboratory Technician (Microbiology) at the United States Department of Agriculture, which he retired from. Awdry was brought up in a Christian family and as a young man he attended Fork Neck United Baptist Church in Vienna, MD. In later years he moved his membership to Abyssinia Baptist Church in Silver Spring, MD. In 2005 Awdry joined Adams United Methodist Church and became a very active member of the church. He was a member of the United Methodist Men, the We Work Together Circle, a Trustee, and he gave his support to all endeavors of the church. He especially enjoyed the Bike Blessing. Awdry leaves behind: his wife, Hattie Marie Jones; children, Arelia (Wayne) Neal, Ardessa Jones, Andrea Jones, Omega Jones, and Ellen Jones; grandchildren, Darnell Walls, Melissa Jones, Keshia Brown, Christopher Lee, Awdry Lee, Jasmine Washington, and Brittany Lee; great-grandchildren, Darnell Walls Jr., DeAndre Walls, Dramuru Davis, Queen Chambers, Alivia Loher, Danielle Walls, Donell Phillips, Aubreigh Barnett, and Geneva Venerable; Siblings, Ardessa Pinder, Sylvian Jones Sr., Thurman Chester, Elmer (Shirley) Jones, Jr., William (Estella) Jones, Sr., Paul (Sylvia) Jones, Irene (Donnie) Webb, and Ella (James Sr.) Conaway; in-laws, Rhoda Jones, Charles (Patricia) Jones Jr. and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded by his parents, Elmer and Arelia Jones; his parent-in-laws, Charles and Ellen Jones Sr.; his sons, Awdry Watt Jones, Jr. and Gregory Darnell Jones; his sisters and brothers, Cleion Jones, Bailey (Claire) Hull, Betty Cooper; In-laws, Mary Jones, Loretta Jones, Ellen Jones, and Ethel Hyson. He leaves behind his close friends, Dr. Anthony Smith, Carlton Wills, Donald Smith, David Walton, along with many other family members and friends.

Cemetery:
10:00 am on Monday, April 22, 2013 at

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Visitation

Thursday

11

Apr

6:00 PM 4/11/2013 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 4/11/2013 8:00:00 PM
Adams UM Church

937 Bayard Road
Lothian, MD 20711

Adams UM Church
937 Bayard Road Lothian 20711 MD
United States

Visitation

Friday

12

Apr

11:00 AM 4/12/2013 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 4/12/2013 12:00:00 PM
Adams UM Church

937 Bayard Road
Lothian, MD 20711

Adams UM Church
937 Bayard Road Lothian 20711 MD
United States

Service

Friday

12

Apr

12:00 PM 4/12/2013 12:00:00 PM
Adams UM Church

937 Bayard Road
Lothian, MD 20711

Adams UM Church
937 Bayard Road Lothian 20711 MD
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery Final Resting Place

11301 Crain Highway
Cheltenham, MD 20623

11301 Crain Highway Cheltenham 20623 MD
United States
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