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Paul Jones

Paul Jones, 61, resident of Okmulgee, died in Okemah on Sunday, May 13, 2007. He was born in Okfuskee County on October 24, 1945 to Walter and May (Yahola) Jones. He attended college at Haskell Indian Nation University and OSU-Okmulgee. He worked as a Lithographer for Lawrence Laboratory in Livermore, California until he retired. Paul was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in the Philippines and Vietnam. His parents preceded him in death. He was a member of the Montesoma Baptist Church and the Creek Nation.

Survivors include four sisters; Sally Goodvoice of Okmulgee, Pauline and husband Amos Rabbit of Okfuskee County, OK, Linda K. and husband Don Minter of Okmulgee, Ester and husband Joe Berryhill of Okemah, four brothers; Jimmie and wife Jenice Jones of Eufaula, Fred and wife Sandra Kay Jones of Okmulgee, Walter Jones Jr. of Okmulgee, Loper and wife Faye Jones of Shawnee, an uncle and aunt Harry and Geneva Douglas of Okemah, several nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Patrick Jones, Bryan Jones, Justin Jones, Jered Jones, Loper Yahola Bear Jones, Tim Goodvoice, Kenny Goodvoice, T.J. Goodvoice, Jeremy Goodvoice and Randy Minter. Honorary Pallbearers will be bill Buckner, Amos rabbit, Joe Berryhill, Don Minter, Johnny Newport, John Rawlings and Dave Jukich.

Wake services were held at McClendon-Winters Chapel on Tuesday at 6 p.m. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Montesoma Baptist Church with Rev. Bridge Chuckluck pastor of the Silina 1st Indian Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Bear Yahola and Jones Cemetery. The Creek Nation Honor Guard will conduct military honors at the gravesite. Condolences may be made at