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Phyllis Ann Jones, 64
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Phyllis Ann Jones, 64, a McMinnville resident and Painesville, Ohio native, was born Sept. 21, 1954 and passed away Aug. 5 at NHC Healthcare of McMinnville following an extended illness.

She was a retired employee of A.O. Smith, member of Cornerstone Baptist Church, and daughter of the late Claude Benton Norrod and Rosie Lee Hale Simmons. In addition to her father and mother, she was preceded in death by husband Buddy Dale Jones, stepfather Johnny Simmons, brothers James Claude Norrod and Bransford Simmons.

Mrs. Jones is survived by two sons and daughter-in-law, Benny Dale and Michelle Jones of Morrison, and Jeremy Lee Jones of McMinnville; grandchildren, Ziah Bingham and Eli Jones; siblings and spouses, Paula and David Rogers of McMinnville, Larry and Phyllis Norrod of Smithville, Cynthia Deneen of Kentucky, Sheila Martin of Missouri, Pat and Jack Demshar of Ohio, Evon Key of Kentucky, Don and Connie Simmons of Georgia and Harold and Donna Simmons of Ohio; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ann and Herman Boren of McMinnville; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Carl and Opal Jones of Woodbury; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friends from WCHS Class of 1973.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at High’s Chapel with Jackie Matheny officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. View Cemetery. Visitation will be 12 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and 8 a.m. Thursday until the time of service at High’s. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Aug. 7, 2019