January 23, 2022

Mr. Jay Jones

Mr. Jarrod Lee “Jay” Jones, age 20, of Franklin passed away August 21, 2020.

Jay was born August 31, 1999 in Valley, AL to Joseph Winfield Jones and Kristie Leigh Shelnutt Jones.

He graduated from Heard County High School (Class of 2017).

He was a lineman on the football team and loved Friday nights in Franklin.

Jay was also a part of the Braves’ weightlifting team that finished either as state champions or runner ups each year he participated.

He was a passionate young man with a love for weightlifting, music, the Florida Gators, gaming, and art. 

He dreamed of moving to Montana to be close to nature and Yellowstone National Park. He could often be found stargazing looking forward to one day stepping foot on the moon.

His father would like to say, “I love you and you will always be my baby boy.”

He is loved and missed greatly by his family. 

Survivors include his parents, Joseph and Kristie Jones of Franklin; a sister, Hayley Jones Gilbert (Robert) of LaGrange; grandparents, Lena Faye Jones of LaGrange, Betty Shelnutt of LaGrange, and Phillip Shelnutt of Cusseta, AL; and a number of other relatives, classmates, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Radney Jones and his grandfather, Robert Rushing.

No public service is planned.

Those who wish may write memorial tributes at www.stuttsfuneralhome.com.

Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, GA in charge of arrangements.


  1. Kim Thompson says

    So incredibly sad…I know this family has some difficult days ahead prayers for you all.

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