Mrs. Mai Dean Jones Donoho age 78, a longtime homemaker of the Russell Hill Community, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 10:37 a.m. Wednesday morning August 7, 2019 at the Smith County Health and Rehabilitation Center in Carthage where she had made her home since October 12, 2012.
Her pastor, Eld. Scott Rigsby, officiated at the Saturday afternoon August 10th funeral services from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Burial following the 11 a.m. services was in the Pleasant Shade Cemetery.
One of three children of the late Jeral Dean “Jerb” Jones who died at the age of 81 on November 23, 1992 and Jewel Inez Jenkins Jones who died at the age of 68 on October 22, 1978, she was born Mai Dean Jones in the Pleasant Shade Community on February 20, 1941.
A sister, Viola Pearl Jones Gregory, preceded Mrs. Donoho in death on August 13, 2014 at the age of 82.
On May 18, 1957 she was united in marriage in Macon County to Steam Mill Hollow native Charles Dewene Donoho who preceded her in death on December 13, 2012 at the age of 75 following over fifty five years of marriage.
Mrs. Donoho was a longtime employee of the former Carthage Shirt Corporation.
She was a member of the Pleasant Shade Upper Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Surviving is a daughter, Jennifer Donoho of Lafayette, son, Jerome Donoho and wife Kelly Bane Donoho of the Tanglewood Community; brother, Eld. Charles Jones and wife Joyce Taylor Jones of the Russell Hill Community; three granddaughters, Kelsey Donoho, Katie Donoho Garrett and husband Damian, Maizey Donoho.
The Donoho family requests memorials to Alzheimers Tennessee.