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In Memoriam


Revus Shelton Jones
Revus Shelton Jones
Class of 1948


Shelton Jones 3/7/1930 - 3/26/2015

Mr. Revus Shelton Jones, 85, died suddenly at Forsyth Medical Center on Thursday, March 26, 2015. He had been in declining health for some time. He was born March 7, 1930 to Revus Sylvester and Sarah Elizabeth Jones, who were farmers in Selma, NC. Shelton graduated from Cradock High School in Portsmouth VA and then spent 4 years in the U.S. Air force. He then attended William and Mary University before earning a Bachelors and Masters Degree from Virginia Tech. Three of his siblings are already gone and he has one sister, Vera Creech in Waycross, GA. Before going to Tech he and his wife eloped to Wilson, NC. A very unusual arrangement because Shelton was going to Tech in Blacksburg VA and Dee (Daphne) was in nursing school in Portsmoth, VA. By the time they graduated Dee was pregnant with their first child. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Daphne Jones and three daughters: Toni Blackburn (Clyde), Karen Widener (John) and Anne Jones Swepston (Chuck). He is also survived by 5 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Shelton and family moved to WS when he took a job at Forsyth Tech, where he taught and then worked in administration until retirement. The family attended Ardmore Moravian Church for many years. Later they moved to Calvary Moravian Church. Shelton was a kind and gracious man and loved by many people. A Celebration of his life will be held 3:00 pm on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Calvary Moravian Church. The family will receive friends in the narthex after the service. The family requests memorials be made to Calvary Moravian Church, 600 Holly Ave., Winston-Salem, NC 27101. Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel is assisting the family of Mr. Jones.

Winston-Salem Journal
Posted in Obituaries on Saturday, March 28, 2015 12:00 am.