Memorial service for Martin Bellinger Jones, Jr., 82, of Columbia, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, October 11, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with a private burial in Elmwood Cemetery. Martin passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2015. Born in Columbia, he was the son of the late Martin Bellinger Jones, Sr. and Sara Frances Betts Jones. He graduated from the Citadel in 1954 after which he served in the U.S. Army. He later worked for many years at SCE&G where he was the manager of construction. Martin enjoyed a second career as president and owner of Jones School Supply Co., Inc. An avid sailor, Martin was a lifelong member of the Columbia Sailing Club and was a member of Ashland United Methodist Church. Martin is survived by his wife of 51 years, Wiggie Lucas Jones; daughters, Sara L. Jones (Allyson Weseley) of Sea Cliff, NY, Suzanne Jones Tedder (Tony) of Chapin; grandchildren, Reagan Tedder, Kate Weseley-Jones, Eli Weseley-Jones; and a brother, Edmund Jones (Ruth) of San Diego, CA. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090 or to the Laurel Crest Endowment Trust, 100 Joseph Walker Dr., West Columbia, SC 29169. Please sign the online guestbook at

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Posted on: 2015-10-04

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