Ramona Jones, age 91 of Goodlettsville passed away on November 17, 2015.
She was born on January 28, 1924 to the late Homer and Myrtle Riggins in Raglesville, Indiana.
After meeting Grandpa Jones, while both were working at WLW Cincinnati on the Boon County Jamboree, they moved to Nashville in 1947. With both of their careers they traveled all over the country and would make appearances playing her signature fiddle. One of her most memorable moments was performing overseas during the Korean Conflict to the different troops on the front lines. She performed many times on “Hee Haw” and The Grand Ole Opry. She also ran the Grandpa Jones Family Dinner Theater in Mt. View, AR.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Louis Marshall “Grandpa” Jones; brothers, Cletus Riggins, Chris Riggins and step-daughter, Marsha Marie Jones.
Mrs. Ramona is survived by her husband, Reverend W. Eugene Gober; children, Eloise Jones Hawkins, Mark Alan Jones, and Alisa Jones Wall and her husband Ron Wall; grandchildren, Jesse Marshall Wall and Marlee Kate Wall; step-grandchildren, Joshua Lockard, Candra Conway, Rachel Williams and Ralyn Lockard.
A Life Celebration will be held at 11am on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at Lutons United Methodist Church, 8363 Old Springfield Pike, Goodlettsville, TN 37072. Burial will follow at Lutons Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, November 20, 2015 from 10:00 to 2:00pm and 4:00-8:00pm at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home 127 North Main Street Goodlettsville, Tennessee 37072.
Donations can be made to The Opry Trust Fund 2804 Opryland Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37214.