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Emmie Kay Mashburn Jones

Emmie Kay Mashburn Jones, 87, of Tuscumbia passed away March 23 at her residence.

Mrs. Jones loved her time of working at Cooper’s Cleaners in Russellville. She loved her animals and working in her flowers. She had a natural green thumb and could grow just about anything. She was a devout Christian who loved her Lord and loved talking to her family and friends about her Lord.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Jack Loyd James and Billy Joe Jones; parents, Buren Haywood “B.H.” and Mattie Estell (McDougle) Mashburn; daughter, Jennifer Lynn James; brother, John Parris Mashburn; and sister, Judith Ann Morrow.

She leaves to cherish her memory her son, Ricky L. James (wife, Michelle Garrard James); grandchildren, Leah James Townsend (Brice), Levi James, Paige Kimbrough, Ashley Hester Crosby (Tony), Katie Hester and Will Hester; great-grandchildren, Harris and Eloise Crosby; sister, Nettie Mae Mashburn Seal; and several nieces and nephews.

The graveside service will be at 2 p.m. March 25 at Franklin Memory Gardens. Bro. Tommy James will speak at the service.

The pallbearers will be Will Hester, Tony Crosby, Mark James, Porter James, Don Garrard, Brice Townsend, and Mark McNatt. The honorary pallbearer will be Michael Seal.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Dr. Brad McAnalley and staff; Dr. Wilkes and Haley Hyde; Dr. Holden; Helen Keller Hospital; North Alabama Medical Center, fourth floor; NASH Hospital in Athens, second floor; Hospice of North Alabama; and Happier at Home Sitting and Elder Care. Your love and care of our mother and grandmother is very appreciated.

Spry Memorial Chapel is assisting the family. To have us sign the book for you, please free to call, or to leave private condolences, please visit our website at www.sprymemorialchapel.com.

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