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Obituary: JONES, HOMER


Homer Swapp Jones 1909 ~ 2012Homer passed away peacefully in his sleep early Memorial Day morning. He was 102 years old. Homer Swapp Jones was born to Randall and Lovina Jones on December 3, 1909 in Valparaiso, Indiana. He married his childhood sweetheart Barbara Belle Macfarlane in 1931, and they enjoyed 72 years of married life.Homer gave nearly fifty years to his career as an award-winning photographer in Cedar City and Las Vegas, and another 13 years to raising Arabian horses at Berry Springs Ranch near Hurricane, Utah.He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was serving as a home teacher at the time of his passing.He is survived by their three sons Thomas J. Jones (D'Ann Olson) Roy, UT, Kenneth Jones (Janene Davis) Centerville, UT, and Daniel M. Jones (JoAnn Duncan) Cedar City, UT; 19 grandchildren; 79 great grandchildren; and 2 great, great, grandchildren.Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 1:00 pm at the LDS Rock Church located at 75 East Center Street in Cedar City, UT. Visitations will be held Friday, June 8, 2012 from 5-7:00 pm at Southern Utah Mortuary (190 N 300 W, Cedar City, UT) and Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm at the mortuary. Interment will be in the Cedar City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be made at www.sumortuary.com.In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Homer and Belle Jones Scholarship Endowment at SUU. Donations can be mailed to 351 West University Blvd., Cedar City, UT 84720 or by calling 435-865-8436.