Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Cornelius Arthur “Pop” Jones

Cornelius Arthur “Pop” Jones, 85, a humble and loyal servant here on Earth, joined our Lord in His Kingdom Monday morning while sleeping peacefully in his bed at home.

His funeral service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Uwharrie Community Church on Moss Springs Road with Pastor Ron Loflin and Pastor Eddie Connell officiating.  Burial will follow in Stanly Gardens of Memory.  The family will receive friends at Stanly Funeral Home of Albemarle on Friday evening from 6 until 8 PM. 

He was married for 49 years to the love of his life, Margie Ann Jane Lee Jones, who preceded him in death on August 2005 after a short bout with cancer.

His immediate surviving family is two sons, David “Wade” (Donna) of Albemarle, and Mark Lee (Jim Polturanus) of Michigan, two sisters Julia Frances Jones of Albemarle, Arwilla Cook of Colorado Springs, two grandsons, John Ellison (Laura) of Badin, Sam Jones of Kentucky, and one great-granddaughter, Freya, adopted daughter, Deborah Whitley of Concord and children Brittany Hatley, Garrett Hatley, grandchildren Noah, Adisyn, and Brailyn of Albemarle. He was preceded in death by a sister Venus Jones and brother Howard Jones.

A man of many talents, Cornelius was known as a wonderful husband, father, brother, and Christian.  He was blessed with a multitude of friends because he was kind and good to everyone he met, always grinning and uplifting with encouragement.  At Uwharrie Community Church he enjoyed socializing and making the coffee before everyone arrived.  Answering the call to spread God’s word, he shared his basement at his home to establish East Albemarle Baptist Church, now known as Uwharrie Community Church.   He served in the church in many capacities to include deacon, usher, choir member, trustee, custodian, and more.  Over the span of his working career, he worked as an electrician for Snuggs Electric for 20 years, a meat cutter for Golden Corral in Albemarle until it closed, and as a meat cutter/produce worker at Harris Teeter full time, then part-time as a front-end grocery bagger and errand runner.  He and his beloved wife, Margie, often worked together at the same employments.

Memorials may be made to Uwharrie Community Church “Whatever It Takes” fund.


  • Allen Lawrence Posted April 24, 2019 11:23 am

    Wade, Donna and family, so sad for your loss. Prayers for comfort and consolation during these difficult times…The times I was around “Pop” he was always smiling…

  • Carol Shank Posted April 24, 2019 1:14 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Heaven gained another angel. He also joined his beloved, Margie….
    Prayers for this family.

  • Ann Coley Posted April 24, 2019 1:38 pm

    His smile and hugs will be greatly missed. Such a kind and gentle spirit that was always welcoming.

  • Brooke Senter Posted April 24, 2019 1:54 pm

    I am so sorry to hear this news. Mr. Cornelius was such a wonderful man, he will be missed. God’s Peace to his family.

  • Darlene Hinson Posted April 24, 2019 2:36 pm

    Wade & Donna, We are so sorry to hear about your dad. He was such a sweet man. Always a smile and friendly to everyone. Our thoughts are with you

  • Linda Whitley Posted April 24, 2019 4:05 pm

    Mister Cornelius was a wonderful man and always greeted me with hug no matter where we were! He will truly be missed. Prayers for peace and comfort for his family

  • Darlene Hudson Posted April 24, 2019 5:15 pm

    I will miss his smiling face at Harris Teeter. He always asked about my family’. He and Margie were both very special people. Prayers for peace and comfort for his family.

  • The Irving Family Posted April 24, 2019 6:49 pm

    What a sweet gentle spirit. We will miss him terribly at Uwharrie Community Church. He always had a smile and kind word and was a shining example of a dedicated Christian man for our boys.

  • Beverly Burleson Posted April 24, 2019 8:35 pm

    Mark, Wade, I am truly sorry for the loss of your Dad and I know you will miss him dearly. He was a very kind person. I pray you will take comfort in knowing he is now with your Mother and the Lord.

  • Todd, Ann, Morgan & Brittney Hopkins Posted April 24, 2019 9:06 pm

    Wade, we are so sorry to hear about your dad. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. God be with you and give each of you strength and peace in the days ahead.

  • Terri Tindal Posted April 25, 2019 7:17 am

    Wade so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Jenny Hatley Posted April 26, 2019 11:50 am

    I am sad to hear of your dad’s passing. Prayers to you and your family.

  • Kim Garland Smith Posted April 26, 2019 12:03 pm

    Thinking of you during this time.

  • Randy and Myra Smith Posted April 28, 2019 7:33 pm

    We have been out of town, I didn’t know about CA’s passing until today. I am so sorry your Daddy was a very fine man who will be missed by a great number of people. You have my prayers for strength and my love to all of you.

  • ronnie simpson Posted May 7, 2019 4:46 pm

    Donna and Wade I am sorry for you loss you will be in our prayers

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