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Melodie L. Jones

Services for Melodie L. Jones of Atlanta, Ga., a native ofSummit, are 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, at Smithdale Church of God inChrist with burial in the church cemetery. Craft Funeral Home inMcComb is in charge of arrangements.

Ms. Jones, 27, died Sept. 27, 2004, in Bullock County, Ga. Shewas born in Summit on Jan. 20, 1977, to Ellis Jones Jr. and MarieC. Jones of Summit.

She was a basketball standout at Bogue Chitto High School andwent on to play at both Mississippi State and the University ofSouthern Mississippi, where she majored in sports medicine. She wasa member of Smithdale Church of God in Christ and a homemaker.

Survivors are her parents; her three sisters, Deborah Smith ofWesson, Angela Patterson of McComb, and Kimberly Williams ofSummit; her five brothers, Louis D. Jones of Brookhaven, RichardJones of South Carolina, Anthony Cameron and Vincent Jones, both ofSummit, and Daniel Jones of Baton Rouge, La.; a devoted friend, KenGardner of Jackson; nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and otherrelatives and friends.