Gail Duerkes Jones, 66


Gail Ann Duerkes Jones, 66, of Huntsville, passed away September 16, 2017, at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge.

Born in Arlington, New Jersey, November 3, 1950, she was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Antionette Mittlemeier Duerkes; and brothers, John and Chuck Duerkes.

She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church.

She is survived by her husband Gene Jones of Huntsville; sons: Douglas Gene (Parisa) Jones of Dubai, Phillip Brian (Lori) Jones of Oneida, and Michael Steven (Heather) Jones of Knoxville; daughters, Teresa (Steven) Tritt of Jackson, and Laura Gail Jones of Huntsville; grandchildren: Alex Jones, Claire Jones, Hadleigh Peevyhouse, and Trey Crouch; brothers: Wayne (Edna) Duerkes, Larry (Beth) Duerkes, Russell Duerkes, and Raymond (Delynn) Duerkes; sisters: Mary Gordon, Margie (Bill) Reeves, and Alice Miller; special brother, Robert (Vera) Jones of Milan; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral mass was conducted September 18, at St. Jude Catholic Church with Father Ray Powell officiating. Interment followed at Mossop Cemetery.

Arrangements by Jones & Son Funeral Home.

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