Rev. Elmer (Gene) Jones, formerly of Bernice, died Sunday, 20, 2009, at Springdale Health & Rehab Center.  He was 79. 

Rev. Jones was born Feb. 26, 1930, at Caney, KS, to Verle and Hazel (White) Jones.  He had been a minister for over 56 years, pastoring at Colcord, Salina, Siloam Springs, Union Community Church, and Bernice. 

He is survived by a daughter and her husband, Charla and George Weeks of Gentry, AR;  sons and their wives, Earl and Rhonda Jones of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, and Eddie and Diane Jones of West Siloam Springs; 9 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. 

A graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m., Sep. 23, 2009, at G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami, with Roland Adcock officiating.  Arrangements provided by Adcock Funeral Home in Afton.