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Olando ‘Spike’ Jones

Mr. Olando ‘Spike’ Jones, 63, of 1005 Dr. Merritt Road, Nathalie, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at his residence. 


He was born May 9, 1949 in Danville, a son of the late Melvin Jones Jr. and the late Mable Chandler Jones. He was married to Andrea Jones, who survives and was a former employee of Dan River Mills, Inc. 

In addition to his wife of the residence, he is survived by a daughter, Leslie Artis of Danville; one son, Parrish Jones of Danville; a step-daughter, Alisha Rice of the residence; a stepson, Brandon Rice of the residence; and a host of other relatives and close friends. 

The family will receive friends at his residence, and at the residence of his daughter, Leslie Artis, 145  Searcy Street, Danville. 

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at 1 p.m. from the Chapel of Fisher and Watkins Funeral Home with the Rev. John Anderson officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery in South Boston. 

Family visitation will be held Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Fisher and Watkins Funeral Home.

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Fisher and Watkins Funeral Home is assisting the Jones family.