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August 12, 1942   -   April 20, 2008

Obituary posted by : S Yolanda Jones ,  Daughter   
Person Description
Martin L. Jones, 65, Odenton, died of prostate cancer on April 20 at his home.

Mr. Jones was born August 12, 1942, in Georgetown, Ga., to James Bouyer and the late Lily Rebecca Jones.

Mr. Jones was educated in the Georgetown and Miami school systems. He graduated from Miami Northwestern Senior High School in 1960, where he started as a small forward on the school basketball team.

Immediately following graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served honorably for 22 years. During his military career he served in Stuttgart, Germany, Korea, Fort Monmouth, N.J., and Fort Gordon, Ga. He retired from the Army as an E-8 Master Sergeant promotable to E-9 Sergeant Major. During his career he received such honors as Non-Commissioned Officer of the Quarter and Non-Commissioned Officer of the year.

His hobbies included fishing, cooking and organizing family events. He enjoyed politics, traveling and visiting with family and friends. Although he had many outside interests, his greatest joy came from spending time with his wife Yvonne and his large extended family.

He is survived by his wife, Yvonne Marie McKinney Jones, whom he married Dec. 22, 2003; two daughters, Regina V. Jones of Huntsville, Ala., and Sharon Yolanda Jones of Fairburn, Ga.; three stepchildren, Tracy L. McKinney of Glen Burnie, Kirby J. McKinney of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Demetrius Wells of Annapolis; two sisters, Roxanne Maundrell and Lois Saunders, both of Brooklyn, N.Y.; one brother, Terrance Hector, of Brooklyn; and four grandchildren.

Service Information
Visitation is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. tomorrow at The First Baptist Church, 31 West. St. The wake is at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church followed by the funeral at 11 a.m. Internment follows at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville. Arrangements are by Reece and Sons Mortuary, 821 West St.

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