Suma Jones

Obituary of Suma McGuire Jones

Mrs. Suma McGuire Jones, age 90, of Rainbow Trail, Boone, passed away Thursday, December 9, 2021 at Watauga Medical Center. Born May 24, 1931 in Watauga County, she was a daughter of General Lee Richards and Bessie Lawrence Richards. Mrs. Jones enjoyed reading, embroidering, cooking and listening to blue grass music, but especially, she loved her family. She is survived by her daughter, Diane Jones Pitts and sons, Gary McGuire and Dale McGuire and wife, Pat, all of Boone; brothers, Stanford Richards of Lynchburg, VA and Kenneth Richards of Deep Gap; and sister, Bernice Grice of Concord. A number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Russell, Johnny and R.L. Richards and infant brothers, James Odell and Bobby Lynn Richards; sisters, Gladys Cheek and Ruby Jones; and son, David Michael McGuire. Graveside services for Suma McGuire Jones will be conducted Sunday afternoon, December 12, 2021 at 2 o'clock at Mount Lawn Memorial Park & Gardens, officiated by Rev. Tim Bunten. Mrs. Jones will lie in repose at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Sunday morning from 9 AM until noon for visitors. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Watauga County Project on Aging, 132 Poplar Grove Road, Suite A, Boone, NC 28607. Online condolences may be shared at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Jones family.
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