Ramona Jones

Born in Raglesville, Indiana on January 28, 1924

Departed on November 17, 2015 and resided in Goodlettsville, Tennessee

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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.


4 Comments to Mrs. Ramona Jones

  1. les leverett
    November 18, 2015 9:17 pm

    My thoughts and most sincere prayers are with all the family. I have known Ramona and her family for over 55
    years, and treasure every day of that time. May our gracious God bless and comfort you each and all at this
    time of sorrow.
    All my love,
    Les Leverett

  2. Fred LaBour aka Too Slim
    November 19, 2015 1:17 pm

    I’m so thankful I got to see Ramona a couple months ago and see her onstage with her family. A soulful musician and a wonderful lady. My family’s prayers are added to the multitudes offered up for Ramona’s sweet spirit.

  3. Gary Brown
    November 19, 2015 11:14 pm

    Condolences to the Jones family. So fortunate that I was able to visit with Ramona and Alisa this summer at Lutons. Ramona and Grandpa were very special people, and I always loved it when their family was able to be at church on Sunday when I growing up as a kid at Lutons. They were so kind and sweet. May God bring peace and comfort to the children, grandkids and all the family. She will be missed by so many people!

  4. Doyle and Rita Dykes
    November 20, 2015 10:57 am

    Ramona Jones has been a part of our lives since the mid-seventies. Her gift hospitality and charm on and off the stage truly individualized her character and spirit. We have so many stories of Grandpa and Ramona and the entire Jones family from the time of our first born to even now as grandparents that will keep our hearts warmed until we see them again. You just couldn’t mention Ramona’s name without a smile.

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