Mary Elizabeth Jones Hewston

AIKEN, SC: Mary Elizabeth Jones Hewston, age 92, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

Mrs. Hewston was born June 25, 1929, in Atlanta, GA to the late George Minor Jones and the late Era Lee Gray Jones. Her father took her to the premier of “Gone With The Wind” at age ten at the Fox Theater in Atlanta. She was primarily a home-maker but worked at SRP, the Probate Court and was a home interior decorator. She was a member of the Church of God a Worldwide Association. Mrs. Hewston loved gardening and was very artistic and creative. She was a skilled painter and enjoyed designing drapery.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William B. Hewston Jr.; a sister, Delores Jones; her brothers, Edward Jones and George Minor Jones, Jr.; a grandson, Bruce Marshall Hewston Jr.; and a sister-in-law, Jean Simmons.

Survivors include three sons, Bruce Hewston, Stanley Hewston (Ann), and Bryan Hewston; three daughters, Karen Hewston-Vining (Tom); Kim Hewston, and Deborah Hewston; fifteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Evelyn Hicks (Robert) and Kay Pierce; and a brother, Bob Jones (Eunice).

The family will receive friends beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 11, 2022, at George Funeral Home. The Funeral service will follow at 12:00 p.m. in The George Funeral Chapel with Pastor Tom Schultz officiating. Interment will be at 4:00 p.m. in Aiken Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

The Historic George Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 211 Park Ave., SW, Aiken, SC 29801 (803.649.6234), has charge of arrangements.

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