GARNER - Dr. Georgia Vivian Alston Jones died Friday, June 27, 2008. Funeral service will be Thursday, 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 101 S. Wilmington Street, downtown Raleigh. Interment will follow in Carolina Biblical Gardens. Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. prior to the service.

She was born in Franklin County, the middle child of the late George Washington Alston and Ellen Seabrook Alston. She worked in the nursing field for a period of time, then continued her education, receiving a doctoral degree in education. She and her husband, the late Manson Otis Jones Sr., built and ran a rest home.

Surviving: two sons, Herman LeVern Jones (Carolyn) of Raleigh and Manson tis Jones Jr. of Raleigh; and two grandchildren. Her sisters and brother were the late Dr. Mozelle McKay, the late Agnes Clarkson and the late Bernice S. Moses Burke.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Dr. Georgia Jones Memorial Burial Fund, P. O. Box 14654, Raleigh, NC 27620.

Arrangements by Lightner Funeral Home, 312 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Raleigh, NC.