Dr. George Samuel “Sam” Jones

Dr. George Samuel “Sam” Jones

Dr. George Samuel “Sam” Jones, 79, passed away on August 2, 2016, while attending a National Rose Society convention in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Jones was a retired minister of the United Methodist Church. He held a PhD in counseling psychology, and a masters degree in psychology and in divinity. He was active in the American Rose Society and the West End United Methodist Church. He enjoyed gardening, his grandchildren, and traveling.

He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Nancy Newcome Jones; three daughters, Nan Cowan and husband, Leland, Lucy Gaines and husband, Jeff, and Margaret Moore and husband, Brian; two brothers, Murphy Jones and Cris Jones; two sisters, Charlotte McKiever and Angie Shelton, and 10 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on August 5 at 12 p.m. at the West End United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tennessee. Visitation with the family, prior to the service, will be 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the West End United Methodist Church in Reed Hall.

Graveside services will be held on August 6 at 4 p.m. at the Hamburg Cemetery with Rev. Don Nolley officiating.

Memorials may be made to the American Rose Society www.rose.org or the West End United Methodist Church, 2200 West End Ave., Nashville, TN 37203.

Visitation will be August 6, from 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home in Hamburg.