Funeral service for Mrs. Alpha Bronstetter Jones,  89,  of
Baxter, TN, will  be  held  at  11:00  A.M. Friday June 14th in the
Chapel at Rosewood near Gainesboro, TN.  Interment will follow
in  the  Double  Springs  Cemetery.  Visitation will  be  Thursday
from  4  –  8  P.M.  and  Friday  morning  before  the  service  at
Rosewood.
 Mrs. Jones died Wednesday morning June 5th at Centennial
Medical  Center  in  Nashville  due  to a medical procedure. She
was  comforted  by  her  daughter Debbie at her side and many
family members.
 She was born September 14th,  1923 on her family  farm  on
Wet  Mill  Creek, Clay  County,  TN,  which  she  still  owns.  Her
mother  is  
Della  Cooper  Bronstetter  who  was  born  in the
same  house  on  Ground  Hog  Day  1895.  Her   father   is   
Eli
Bronstetter
.
 Alpha  attended  Baptist  Ridge  Grammar  School  and later
Clay   County   High   School,   where   she   was   on  the  girl’s
basketball team.
 When World War II broke out the government asked women
to  help  with  the  war  effort  by  taking the place of men in  the
factories. She  went  to  Detroit as a Rosie the Riveter. While  in
Detroit she met and married  
Dannie Austin Jones,  a  soldier
coming home from the war. He was working in  Detroit  and  was
from Smithville. They remained in Detroit until they  could  retire
and  come  back  home  to  their  farms they bought in the early
1960’s.   Alpha    retired    from    36    years    at    Park   Davis
Pharmaceuticals. Her  children  are  
Peggy  Cantrell,   Debbie
Kim Jones Ferguson
 and  husband  David,  Dannie  Calvin
Jones
,  and  Glenn  David  Jones.   Her   grandchildren   are
David    Cantrell,     Matthew,     Benjamin,    and    Michael
Ferguson
,     Brian    and    Brandon    Jones,    and     great
grandchildren
Judah and Ponissa Jones.
 Alpha  was  a  charter  member  of  the   Missionary   Baptist
Church  of  Detroit for 50  years, and remained in touch with  its
members after moving to her dream house, which she designed
on her farm in Baxter. She was a member of the First Baptist  of
Baxter for 15 years.
 Rosewood  is  located  at  379 Glenn Jones Rd. Gainesboro.
Anderson - Upper Cumberland Funeral Home  is  in  charge   of
arrangements.
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