Mae Belle Jones, 94, of Fort Smith, passed this life on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. She was born in Charleston, to the late Frank and Oma (Phillips) Purdom on March 17, 1923. She was a graduate of Charleston High School. She was a homemaker and loved to work outside in her garden and flowers. Her husband of 69 years S. E. Jones, her parents, and her brother, John F. Purdom of Pebble Beach, CA preceded her in death.
Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, at French Prairie Cemetery in Ione, under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home in Fort Smith.
She is survived by her daughter Susan Trisler and her husband Harold; one grandson, Sam Trisler and his wife Sara; one great-granddaughter, Emma Trisler; and one great-grandson, Sam Henry Trisler, all of Fort Smith; and a nephew John F. Purdom.
Pallbearers will be Roy Schirmer, Steve Hamilton, Mike Talley, Mark Talley, Justin Jones and Mike Jones.
The family will visit with friends Tuesday evening from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Hope Campus, 301 South E Street, Fort Smith, AR 72901.