Mrs. Peggy Ann Jones, age 82, of Rome, passed away on Thursday, December 14, 2023, at a local healthcare facility, surrounded by her husband, children, and grandchildren.

                Mrs. Jones was born in Cherokee County, Alabama on July 5, 1941, daughter of the late Johnny Battles and the late Aulcie Mae Johnson Battles.  She was also preceded in death by a great granddaughter, Madison Jade Conway, and by four brothers, W.T. “Dub”, Clifford, Travis, and Lloyd Battles.  Mrs. Jones was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.  Prior to retirement, she worked as a sales associate at Belk for 25 years.  Prior to working at Belk, she worked with fabric and at the Sewing Circle.  Mrs. Jones was an excellent seamstress and had a “Doctorate” in shopping.

                Survivors include her husband of 63 years, John Frank Jones; two daughters, Lissa Shuler (Jody Gonzales) and Kristi Collins (Shannon); three grandchildren, Matthew Conway (Taylor), Keli Godfrey (Ben), and Zach Collins; five great grandchildren, Hayden Godfrey, Caysin Godfrey, Gavin Godfrey, Memphis Green, and Canaan Conway; a sister, Marilyn Lumsden; a brother, David Battles; several nieces and nephews.

                Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 19, 2023, at 12 noon in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, Oaknoll Chapel, with Dr. Talmadge Barnes officiating.  Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.

                The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, Oaknoll Chapel, on Tuesday from 10:30 until 11:45am.

                Pallbearers are asked to assemble at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, Oaknoll Chapel, on Tuesday at 11:30am and include David Battles, Jody Gonzales, Shannon Collins, Matt Conway, Zach Collins, and Ben Godfrey.

                In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.

                Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, Oaknoll Chapel, has charge of the arrangements.