|September 11, 1941
100-Year-Old Vet, Formerly of Floyd, Dies in Boyd Co.
Catlettsburg paid final tribute Wednesday morning to the memory of her oldest resident, 100-year-old Calvin Jones, a former resident of Floyd county, in impressive funeral services conducted from the residence at 10. Rev. Allen Vaughan, pastor of the United Baptist church of which Mr. Jones had been a member for many years, officiated. Burial was made in the old Catlettsburg cemetery.
Mr. Jones, a native of Wythe county, Va., and a Confederate veteran who served actively under General Lee in many major Civil War engagements, died at his home Monday morning after a four months illness. He would have been 101 years old Oct. 16. he entered the Confederate Army at the age of 22 in Russell county, Virginia, and was with the 29th Virginia Regiment. During his service in the army he often came into personal contact with General Lee. He considered his survival of the battle of Gettysburg without injury as his greatest Civil War experience.
Surviving him are his third wife, Mrs. Martha Jones, 82, two sons, Grover, of Red Jacket, W. Va., and Roscoe, of New Boston, O., a step-son, Roy Stapleton, of Catlettsburg, a step-daughter, Mrs. Minnie Fillinger, of Huntington, 21 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.