A graveside service was held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, at Masonic Cemetery in Mount Pleasant under the direction of Erman Smith Funeral Home for Dortha Gene Hosford Jones, 87, of Newsome who died Aug. 17 at her home. Born in Earlsboro, Okla., she was a longtime member of the First Assembly of God Church in Pittsburg. Survivors include: five children, Margaret Morris of Cookville, Sherman Jones, Karen (Duane) Walker, Tommy (Sandra) Jones all of Leesburg, Paula Travis of Evergreen, Colo.; two sisters, Joyce Laney of San Antonio and Jeanette Sanders of Mount Pleasant; eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren. She was preceeded in death by her husband L. J. of 60 years; two daughters; parents Raymond and Marie Hosford, a brother, daughter-in-law, son-in-law and three granddaughters. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Cima Hospice Care or your favorite charity or church.