William M. Jones
COLUMBIA — William M. Jones of Columbia died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, at his home. He was 83.
He was born Sept. 19, 1927, in Dothan, Ala., to William M. and Margaret (Farmer) Jones. Mr. Jones married Ruth Ann Roberts on Aug. 14, 1952, in Las Vegas, N.M. She died on Aug. 18, 2011.
Mr. Jones received his bachelor's degree and master's degree from the University of Alabama. He received his doctoral degree in English from Northwestern University. He was a professor at MU until his retirement. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by three daughters, Margaret Shull and her husband, Bill, of Warrensburg, Elizabeth Anderson and her husband, Vernon, of Silver Spring, Md., and Bronwen Ashburn and her husband, Robert, of Johnson City, Tenn.; a sister, Miriam Thomas of Moody, Ala.; and five grandchildren, Henry Shull, Eric Anderson, David Anderson, James Ashburn and John Ashburn.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, 16 Hitt St.
Memorials may be given to First Presbyterian Church, and condolences may be sent to the family at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.