Longtime pastor C.W. Jones dies


Longtime Georgia Baptist pastor Chauncey W. Jones, 88, retired in Greenville, SC and husband of Ann Sloan Jones, passed away on April 25.

Born in Enoree, SC, he was a son of the late James Cluff and Janie Harvey Jones.

Jones attended Furman University and was a member of City View First Baptist Church. He served in the U S Navy during World War II.

C.W., as he was known, was ordained to the Gospel Ministry in 1952 at his home church, Duncan (SC) First Baptist, and served churches in Northeast Georgia and Upstate South Carolina.

C.W. Jones
C.W. Jones

His first pastorate was at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Turnerville, GA. He later pastored Habersham Baptist Church, Demorest (Habersham Mills), GA; Durbin Creek Baptist Church, Fountain Inn, SC; Harmony Baptist Church, Fountain Inn, SC; Calvary Baptist Church, Griffin, GA; Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Commerce, GA; Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, Anderson (Pendleton), SC; Flat Creek Baptist Church, Fayetteville, GA; and Eureka Baptist Church, Anderson, SC.

He retired as pastor of Roper Mtn. Baptist Church, Greenville, SC in 1992. After retirement he served as interim pastor at Cross Roads Baptist Church, Greer, SC; West Greenville Baptist Church, Greenville, SC; and City View First Baptist Church, Greenville, SC.

Survivors, in addition to his wife since 1948, include two daughters, Donna McCombs and husband Jim of Anderson, SC and Lynn McQueen and husband Eric of Simpsonville, SC; one son, Phil Jones (formerly of the Home Mission Board and North American Mission Board) and wife Eve of Atlanta, GA; four grandchildren, Amanda McCombs Miller and husband Rich, Phillip Jones, Barron Jones, and Rachel McQueen; one great grandchild, Tye Miller; and two sisters, Mildred Jones and Dorothy Jones, both of Duncan. He was preceded in death by a brother, James W. Jones.

Burial was in Graceland East Memorial Park, Simpsonville, SC.