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Originally published: 2013-05-02 15:40:46
Last modified: 2013-05-02 15:40:44

Marjorie Jones Harmon

Marjorie Jones Harmon, 87, of 7301 Harmon Lane, Blowing Rock, passed away Wednesday morning, May 1, 2013, at Watauga Medical Center.

Mrs. Harmon was born May 17, 1925, in Gaffney, S.C., a daughter of the late Oscar T. Jones and Kate Trout Jones. She was a retired telephone operator for Southern Bell and AT-T, and was a member of Laurel Fork Baptist Church in Boone.

Mrs. Harmon is survived by her husband, Herbert H. Harmon of the home; three sisters, Doris J. Ward of Smithfield, Ruby Ann Harmon and husband, Alvin, of Concord, and Carolyn Coffey and husband, Sidney of Winter Garden, Fla., and one brother, Billy T. Jones and wife, Christine, of Portsmouth, Va. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Joffre Long, and two sisters, Jean Gossett, and Sarah J. Bradley.

Funeral services for Marjorie Jones Harmon will be conducted 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Laurel Fork Baptist Church. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Officiating will be Dr. Daniel Featherstone. Burial will follow in Bailey's Camp Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends 12:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday, at the church, prior to the service.

Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to Laurel Fork Baptist Church, 229 Jake Storie Road, Boone, NC, 28607, or to Bailey's Camp Baptist Church, 9195 Blackberry Road, Lenoir, NC, 28645.

Online condolences may be sent to the Harmon family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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