Elmer D. (Hoot) Jones, 85, of Ashton, Ill., died March 26, 2014. He was born on March 31, 1928 to the late Oscar and Winey (Dollar) Jones in Hazen.

He is survived by his wife, Fronia: three sons, Granville Ray and Debra Jones, James & Bernita Jones, all of Ashton, and Barry & Amy Jones of Midwest City, Okla. He is also survived by seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren; and his older sister, Bessie Swaim of Hazen.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Sam, Johnnie, Robert, and Ray; sisters, Jessie, Tressie, Eller, and Fay.

Visitation was held Friday, March 28 at Beverage-Lyons Family Funeral Home, 601 Richardson Avenue, Ashton. The funeral was held on Saturday, March 29. Internment is at the Ashton Cemetery.

Memorials maybe directed to Full Gospel Fellowship Church in Rochelle or the Ashton Rescue Squad. Visit www.beveragelyonsfamilyfh.com.