Fallen Hero: MAJ(Ret.) Curtis Newton Jones, Jr.


Funeral Home

Memory Chapel Funeral Home

3100 Audubon Drive P. O. Box 674 Laurel, MS 39440
(601) 428-5235


MAR 8. 1:00 PM

First United Methodist Church
420 N 5th Avenue
Laurel, MS, 39440



MAR 8. 2:00 PM

First United Methodist Church
420 N 5th Avenue
Laurel, MS, 39440


Lake Park Cemetery
1303 Old Bay Springs Rd
Laurel, MS, 39440



Curtis Newton Jones, Jr. passed away peacefully March 5, 2020. He was born February 6, 1934.

Newton graduated George S. Gardner High School in 1952. In 1956, he graduated MS State College with a B.S. in Animal Husbandry. Mr. Jones was in the Army and the Reserves from 1956 – 1962. He continued in the Reserves until 1977 when he retired after 21 years as a Major. He served as Company Commander of Headquarter Company 184th Transportation Brigade.

He was manager of Jones Battery Auto Parts for 13 years.

In 1969, He began his banking career at M & M Bank. After 2 years he went to Laurel Federal Savings and Loan working as an appraiser, loan officer and branch manager for over 12 years.

In 1983, he became President of Southeastern Saving and Loan.

In 1998, Newton formed Mortgage Guarantee Corporation where he was President for 9 years. He retired in 1999.

He was a proud member of Laurel Exchange Club, Scout Master, Military Officers Association of America and head usher for First United Methodist Church of Laurel for 25 years.

Newton is preceded in death by: his parents Curtis Newton Jones, Sr. and Tressa Reinhard Jones, son Kyle Curtis Jones, sister Anne Jones Catron and his horse Doc D Bar.

He is survived by his son Norman Graham Jones (Carole), son Martin Newton Jones (Adrienne), daughter Kelly Allison Jones, brother Victor Reinhard Jones, Sr. (Danelle), grandson Ryan Jones (Beth), granddaughters Caroline Jones and Hadley Jones, and a host of family members and friends that lovingly referred to him as “Fig”. He is also survived by special friends Wesley Simpson and Janice Saul. The family would like to express gratitude to Dr. Kimberly Dobbs for her health care and friendship over the years.

Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. Sunday March 8th at First United Methodist Church of Laurel. Services will be at 2 p.m. at the church followed by graveside service at Lake Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations to First United Methodist Church of Laurel.