CHARLESTON, S.C. – Leona “Lonie” Doughty Davis Jones passed away very suddenly Wednesday, Feb. 18, at MUSC hospital in Charleston, S.C., while vacationing in Myrtle Beach, S.C., with a daughter and son-in-law.

Leona was born on Oct. 26, 1926, the youngest child of Oscar and Tina Hamilton Doughty in North Yarmouth. She grew up and attended schools in North Yarmouth. She was married to Orville Davis and later to Harlon “Spud” Jones.

Most of the years her children were growing up she was a homemaker. She worked at Pineland Hospital a few years, then later in life at GNGHS lunch program, retiring to help raise grandchildren.

She always took much pride in her home and really enjoyed caring for it and having family and friends visit. Her cat, Dolly, was a joy to her and she loved her plants and flowers.

Her greatest joy was time spent with family, who she loved deeply. She always believed her greatest riches were her children who also loved her deeply. She leaves 83 grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild, who were all her treasures too. She gave and received much love and respect from her entire family and we will all miss her very much.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Harlon “Spud” Jones; brothers, George, Harland and Forrest Doughty; sisters, Julia Best, Hazel Montague, Hilda Jewett, Marjorie Brown and Helen Perkins; granddaughter, Lori Webb; and great-granddaughters, Cassondra Sullivan and Megan Ripley.

Survivors include daughters, Wilma (Ralph) Gordon of Gray, Margaret (Allan) Maines of Coventry, R.I., Nancy (Greg) Weymouth of Norway, Pamela (Barry) Webb of New Gloucester, Beverly (Donald) Whitney of Gray, Julie Dunlop of Bowdoinham, and Fonda (Kevin) Lorenz of Raymond; sons, O. Wayne (Linda) Davis of Lewiston, and Arnold (Debi) Davis of Milan, N.H.; stepsons, Douglas (Cindy) Jones of Florida, and Scott (Laurel) Jones of Gray; 84 grandchildren, great- and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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