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Urie Jones

Urie James "Cicero" Jones

Monday February 8, 1937 - Saturday August 22, 2020
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Obituary

Urie James “Cicero” Jones, 83 of Biggers, Arkansas went to his final home on Saturday, August 22, 2020, with his wife and daughters at his bedside. Cicero was born Monday, February 8, 1937 in Success, Arkansas, to Henry and Laura Jones.

Cicero was a member of the Supply Apostolic Church, where he loved his church family, singing, and playing his guitar for the Lord. Cicero was known around this area as the “best duck caller there ever was.” Cicero was a legend and has been known to tell many stories about his duck hunting moments. Cicero also loved to fish, squirrel hunt, and make people laugh.

Cicero retired from the Pocahontas Police Department where he met many friends, and was an umpire at the softball fields in Pocahontas for several years.

Cicero is preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Laura Jones; one sister, Vonda Blankenship; two brothers, Lee Jones and Javon Jones; and one niece, that he loved dearly, Patricia Kay Simkins.

Cicero is survived by his wife of 63 years, Shelby Venson Jones, whom he said was his rock.

Cicero is also survived by his four daughters that he loved dearly; Kathy (Darrel) Hampton, of Biggers, Beverly (Dean) Reynolds, of Imboden, Debbie Moore, of Biggers, and Tina (Carl) Martin, of Biggers; two brothers, Milburn Jones, of Fairdealing, Missouri, and Bernard Jones, of Reyno; one sister, Loretta Fowler, of Maynard; seven grandchildren, Jason Hampton, Greg Jones, Brandon Fortson, Joey Moore, Daniel Cagle, Josh Cagle, and Shawna Lynch; twenty-one great grandchildren; and one great great-granddaughter.

Pallbearers are Jason Hampton, Greg Jones, Brandon Fortson, Joey Moore, Daniel Cagle, and Josh Cagle.

Honorary Pallbearers are Rick Wise, John Patrick, Bryce Decker, Brody Morrow, Gary Tribble, Matt Wheeler, and Rodney Abernathy.

All services will be held in the chapel of Fears Family Funeral Home. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 25, from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Cicero’s funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 2:00 pm; Gary Tribble and Bill Settles. Burial will follow at Hite Cemetery.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday August 25, 2020 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Tuesday August 25, 2020 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Fears Family Funeral Home Chapel
    Address
    2803 Hwy 67 South
    POCAHONTAS, AR 72455
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  • Service

    Wednesday August 26, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Wednesday August 26, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    Fears Family Funeral Home Chapel
    Address
    2803 Hwy 67 South
    POCAHONTAS, AR 72455
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Sending our love, condolences & prayers to you all in this difficult time, Kelly & Rilee Morgan, Heath & Dylan Morgan, and Karen (Morgan) Hunnicutt
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So many happy memories of Cicero all through the years. He was loved and respected by all who was blessed to have him in their lives. My love and prayers for God’s comfort and peace. His legacy lives on in his Family!
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