Service held for founder of Pallets Inc.
Funeral services for Everett Kyle Jones, 73, who began local pallet maker, Pallets, Inc., in 1981, were Jan. 8, 2022, at Carson Springs Baptist Church with with Revs. David Parker, and Archie Herrin officiating and Steve Jones and John Talley speaking.
Jones died at his home Jan. 4, 2022.
Jones, in a 1984 article, told The Times he started the business after several discussions with his uncle, Lloyd Jones.
“We saw a market for pallets, and it all seemed to fit,” he said at the time.
He was born July 8, 1948, in Tylertown to the late Henry and Inez Jones. Along with his parents he was also preceded in death by a brother Clifford Jones.
He was a longtime member of Carson Springs Baptist Church. He was an entrepreneur at heart, had a work ethic with a “never-quit” attitude. With these attributes and lots of hard work, Jones built and operated his business Pallets Inc. in Tylertown. He was a great storyteller, violin and guitar player; a true lover of music.
He was a veteran of the Mississippi Army National Guard.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years Pamela Jones; children Steve (Lisa) Jones and Cynthia McCall; grandchildren Morgan Jones, Macey Jones, Jackson Jones, Brian McCall, and Mason McCall; sisters Charlotte McCain, Regina (Jimmy) McDaniel and Evelyn (Carl) Langford; brother Bill (Beverly) Jones; and friend and caregiver, Ruth Vince.
Pallbearers were Steve Jones, Jackson Jones, Chris Jones, Kenneth Jenkins, Adam Langford, and Shane Rayburn.
Honorary pallbearers were Joe Stinson, Glen Stogner, Hoyte Crain, Dwight McKenzie, Jimmy Lowery, John Fortenberry, Jerry Holmes, Larry Lamkin, Jessie Ray Vince, Sandy Fortenberry, Brett Jones, Roger Dale Lowery, and Wayne Sorrell.
Burial was in Carson Springs Cemetery with Hartman Hughes Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at www.hartmanhughesfuneralhome.com