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Herman Thomas, H.T. (“Whitey”) Jones, Jr.


Herman Thomas, H.T. (“Whitey”) Jones, Jr., 83, a longtime resident of Granville Co., passed away Friday, August 30, 2019 at Hillcrest Convalescent Center in Durham, NC .

Herman was a native of Granville County and the son of the late Herman Thomas Jones, Sr. and Elsie Boyd. He was a lifetime member of First Baptist Church of Butner and was an automotive technician and owner/operator of South Granville Car Care in Butner for many years.

Funeral Services will be conducted Tuesday, September 3. 2019 at 3:00 P.M. at First Baptist Church in Butner by Dr. Charlie Bryan. Burial will be in South Granville Memorial Gardens in Stem.

Surviving are three daughters, Barbara J. Rayborn, Eloise J. Bailey (Donnie) of Creedmoor, Cheryl J. Klinefelter (Barry) of Stem, son, Thomas D. Jones of the home, a brother, Dallas Champion (Emily) of Butner, five granddaughters, three grandsons, and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Daniel Jones, his sisters, Ann Brassell and Ellen Wilkins.

Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Butner, PO Box 44, Butner, NC 27509.

Visitation will be held from 12:30 to 2:45 PM, prior to the funeral, in the Family Life Center of the church and other times at the home.


  • Dorothy Watson Posted August 30, 2019 3:00 am

    Dallas, I am so sorry to hear of your brother’s passing. Love and sympathy to you and all the family.

  • Jimmy Allen Posted August 30, 2019 3:01 am

    I always enjoyed talking to Whitey out on my mail route. He will be missed love and prayers

  • Peggy Lee Posted August 31, 2019 3:00 am

    What a reunion it must have been when Jean met HT at the gates of Heaven. I can imagine the rejoicing and praise that must have rang throughout heaven. Yet, while they rejoice, we mourn. He was a fine man and very respected. He will most definitely be missed, but as long as you carry him in your heart, and share the memories, he will always be with you. May God grant you comfort and peace.

  • Nancy Dickerson Posted August 31, 2019 3:08 am

    Barbara and family—Just wanted you to know how sorry I was to hear about the passing of your Dad. He was a very nice man and I know how much he will be missed. I am the sister of Barbara Lunsford that worked at JUH with ya’ll. Was so glad to see you at the drug store a while back and talk to you! Now he is in Heaven with Barbara and Jean and they can talk about old times! Praying for you all!

  • Tony Mcfalls Posted September 1, 2019 3:00 am

    Cheryl and family, our deepest condolences during this most difficult time. So sorry to hear of Whitey’s passing .Prayers for you and your family family.

    Tony & Betsy

  • Nancy Jackson Posted September 1, 2019 3:09 am

    Thoughts and prayers to all. Hold on to the memories they do help.

    Nancy Champion Jackson

  • Nancy Johnson Posted September 2, 2019 3:00 am

    Whitey was extra special person. He touched so many lives. Y’all have so many great memories. Love and sympathy to all.

  • Frances MCDonald Posted September 2, 2019 3:10 am

    sorry for your loss, he was a good person always smiling and talking to everyone, he will be missed

  • Libby Colquitt Posted September 9, 2019 3:10 am

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Praying God will comfort your hearts with sweet memories.

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