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Matthew Ray Jones

Matthew Ray Jones, 27, of Grafton, passed away unexpectedly Monday, June 9, 2014. He was born December 2, 1986 in Middleburg Heights and lived his entire life in Grafton.

He attended Midview High School and worked as a server at The Rail in North Olmsted and the Lone Tree Tavern in North Ridgeville. He enjoyed poetry, music, camping and spending time with his nieces and nephews.

He is survived by his mother, Theresa Jones of Grafton; father, Donald R. Jones of Plant City, Florida; stepfather, Michael Kelly of Grafton; sisters, Shirley Gosselin of Grafton, Stacy Jones-Minor (Michael) of Elyria, Ashley Jones of Grafton, Danielle Kelly of Grafton; brother, Michael Scott Kelly of Grafton; maternal grandmother, Lillian Lang of Grafton; paternal grandmother, Frances Jones of New York; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was greatly loved by many friends.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Donald Allen Jones in 2010.

Friends may call in the Blackburn-Duke Funeral Home, 1021 Main St., Grafton, Monday, June 16, 2014 from 11 A.M. until services at 1 P.M., with Reverend Sam Williams, of the North Eaton Church of God, officiating. Burial will be in Butternut Ridge Cemetery, Eaton Township.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the funeral home to help with expenses.

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