Jones passed away on Monday, June
12, 2006 in Marietta, Georgia. Jimmy was
very recently diagnosed
with untreatable cancer.
had one of the smoothest baritone/bass
voices in the industry and was probably
most well known, especially recently,
for his recitations. His professional
resume included the LeFevres and the Sunshine
2003, Jimmy and Eva Mae LeFevre joined
Mark Fuller and me in the studio in Atlanta's
Buckhead district for an evening of remembering.
We went to dinner at the OK Cafe beforehand,
and then, once in the recording studio,
the stories and laughter flowed. Here's
a clip of Jimmy talking about his recitations
as well as the original recording by the
LeFevres of "Lord, It's Me Again."
Lord, It's Me Again (2.44MB)
have the full unedited, raw studio session
of the time with Eva Mae and Jimmy, and
I'll be sharing more audio in the coming
Jones’ funeral will be Thursday at 2p.m.
at Mt. Harmony Baptist Church in Mableton,
GA. Visitation will be Wednesday 12-8
at Davis-Struemph Funeral Home in Austell,
GA. Burial will be in Kentucky. Jimmy
was 85 years old. Due to burial in Kentucky,
family has asked donations instead of
flowers. Donations should be made to the
Mt. Harmony Baptist Church Building Fund
in Mableton, GA.
James Edward “Jimmy” Jones, age 85 of
Smyrna, Georgia died Monday June 12, 2006.
Gospel legend, Jimmy Jones was born in
Scottsville, Kentucky on February 5th,
1921, and lived there on a farm with his
10 siblings until leaving for the military
in 1943. After his discharge from the
Army in 1944, he left Scottsville to pursue
a music career, and eventually moved to
Atlanta, Ga. In the early 50’s, forming
the Deep South Quartet, Jimmy appeared
on the Jimmy Dean television program,
and is best remembered for his years with
the LeFevres, particularly for his recitations
on the Poetry Corner segment of the Gospel
Singing Caravan television show.
Step-Son – Wayne Renshaw of Smyrna, Ga.
Brother - Vesper Jones of Scottsville,
Sisters – Kate Cole of Russellville, Ky.;
Mary Woodward of Scottsville, Ky.
Services well be held Thursday at 2:00
pm with the body instate at 1:00 pm at
Mt. Harmony Baptist Church in Mableton,
GA. Rev. Bob Baxter officiating. The family
will receive friends Wednesday 12:00 pm
until 8:00 pm at Davis-Struemph Funeral
Home, Austell, Ga. Flowers accepted or
memorials may be made to Mt. Harmony Baptist
Church, Building Fund, 561 Veterans Memorial
Hwy, Mableton, Ga. 30216. Additional Funeral
Services will he held Saturday 2:00 pm
at Mt. Union United Methodist Church in
Scottsville, Ky., with burial to follow.
The family will receive friends on Friday
from 12:00pm until 9:00pm and Saturday
7:00 am until 1:00pm at T.W. Crow Funeral
Home, Scottsville, Ky.