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6/27/2022 6:03:00 PM
Collins Calvin Jones
February 8, 1931 - June 24, 2022

CATAWBA, N.C. - Collins Calvin Jones, 91, of Catawba passed away on Friday, June 24, 2022 at Catawba Valley Medical Center.

He was born February 8, 1931 in Catawba County to the late Alva and Carrie Brown Jones. Collins was a lifelong member of Hopewell United Methodist Church in Sherrills Ford and a United States Army veteran. He retired from Southern Furniture where he worked as an upholsterer for 40 plus years. Collins was also a charter member of Bandys Fire Department and member of Woodmen of the World. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, gardening and spending time with family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Janet Sigmon Jones; sister and brother-in-law, Katherine and Buck Beatty; brother and sister-in-law, Eveland and Ethel Jones.

Those left to cherish his memory are daughters Sherry Black and husband Edsel of Catawba, Vicki Johnson and husband Ronnie of Columbia, S.C., Christy Bolick of Denver; grandchildren Dr. Mitchell Black (Melissa), Marty Black (Laura), Staci Greyard (Will), Stephanie Henderson (Daniel), Megan Young (Mason), Chris Bolick; great-grandchildren Collins Black, Noah Black, Lydia Black, William Black, Hallie Black, Sullivan Henderson; sister-in-law Sharon Sigmon of Denver, brother-in-law Billy Sigmon and wife Cindy; nieces Jennifer Sigmon, Sylvia Johnson (Doug); Amy Jones and daughter, Lindsey; nephews Ryan Sigmon (Cassie) and sons, Tate and Garrett; Lee Allen Beatty and family.

The family would like to say a special thanks to his wonderful caregivers Teresa Abernethy, Kelly Sermon and Brittany Sermon, Melissa (Dee Dee) Hodge, and Joanne Banis.

A service to celebrate Collins’ life will be held on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 3 p.m. at Hopewell United Methodist Church in Sherrills Ford. Rev. Jonathan Abernethy and Rev. Ken Eller will officiate. Burial with military honors by American Legion Post 16 will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. at Hopewell United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to Hopewell United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 2211 Hopewell Church Rd., Sherrills Ford, NC 28673

Condolences may be sent to the Jones family at

Bennett Funeral Service of Newton, N.C. is serving the Jones family.

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