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Virginia Mae Jones
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Virginia Mae Jones, 87, of Gainesville, died Sept. 11, 2015.

Virginia and her husband Harold Jones (also known as Granny and Pop) owned and operated the Lantern Inn for more than 40 years.

Virginia loved and cherished her family and friends.

Virginia dedicated her life to entertaining the thousands of people who were graced by her presence.

Crowds of people, dancing, jitterbugging, slot machines in Las Vegas, music and making scarfs for the Elvis show was what put a smile on her face.

Her husband, Harold Jones; and daughter, Linda Jones, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her daughter, Debbie Jones; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Brooke Dreger-Jones of Gainesville; grandchildren, Tracy Jones, Stephanie Jones, Chastity Shanahan, Michaelyn Jones and Matthew Jones; great-grandchildren, Benjamin Dempsey, Kenneth Jones, Piper Jones, Mason Jones and Jackson Shanahan; various other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held at noon Sept. 15 in the Ingram Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment followed in Alta Vista Cemetery in Gainesville.

Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory of Cumming was in charge of the arrangements.