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Milton Homer Jones
The Elk City Daily News
Submitted by: Wanda Purcell

Funeral services for Milton Homer Jones will be Friday, May 27, 2005 at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Russell Duck officiating. Interment will follow in the Denpsey Cemetery, Dempsey, Roger Mills County, Oklahoma under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home of Elk City.
Homer was born August 13, 1911 at Roll, Oklahoma to Bruce and Ophelia Maltby Jones and died Monday May 23,2005 at the age of 93. As a child he worked with his parents in a sorghum mill. During his teenage years he traveled, working in the wheat and broomcorn harvest. Milton married Bessie Pickett on July 12, 1933 in Reydon. They moved to California in 1940, where they both worked for McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Plant in Santa Monica and Long Beach until 1945. After two years working as a farmer and logger in Oregon, he moved his family back to Inglewood, California and resumed working at the McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Plant, retiring after 30 years.
In 1975 Homer and Bessie moved back to Elk City where they were active in Live Embers at the First Baptist Church, where Hoimer served as a deacon. They moved to Elkwood Assisted Living Center in 1999. After the death of his spoiuse, Homer lived with his daughter and son-in-law for two years, and later moved to Bell Avenue Avenue Nursing Home.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Bessie "Picket" Jones; four brothers; and six sisters.
Survivors include his two daughters: Phyllis Cooper and her husband Leon of Elk City, and Freida Felbinger of Chatsworth, California; four grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; one brother, Bill Jones of Dumas, Texas; and many other family members.

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