ROCK HILL -- Obedia Jones was born Oct. 7, 1925, to the late Ethram Jones and Hattie (Mills) Jones in Chester County, S.C. He departed this life on Dec. 7, 2008, after a short period of illness.
He was educated in the public school system of Chester County, S.C. He was employed by Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Company for 44 years, where he retired from at the age of 65. He was a member of Nazareth Baptist Church, where he served as second lead in the choir. He later attended Mount Zion Church & Kingdom of God and Rock Grove Park Church of God.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Carrie Parks Jones, who he loved and cherished and two daughters, Ola Beatrice Jones Williams and Willie B. Burse.
He leaves to mourn his passing one son, James Jones of Buffalo, N.Y.; one stepson, Bobby Parks of Rock Hill, S.C.; one stepdaughter, Jessie McGee of Buffalo, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Dec. 10, 2008, at Parker Funeral Home. The funeral will be at noon Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008, at Mount Zion Church and Kingdom of God. Burial will be at Barber Memorial Cemetery.
Parker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.