Robert Holmes Jones ’55

Dr. Robert Holmes Jones ’55 of Macon, Ga., died November 26, 2005, at his residence. At Davidson, he was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. He received his doctor of medicine degree from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York City, in 1959. After completing an internal medicine internship and residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida, he completed an additional residency in gastroenterology at the V.A. Hospital in Miami. He then returned to Macon, starting a private practice in internal medicine and gastroenterology. He retired from the practice of medicine in 1997. He was a member of the Bibb County, Georgia, Southern and American Medical Associations; member and adjutant of the Gen. Edward Dorr Tracy, Jr. Camp #18 Sons of Confederate Veterans, Idle Hour Country Club, and served on the first board of trustees of First Presbyterian Day School. He was a former deacon and choir member of First Presbyterian Church. He moved his membership to North Macon Presbyterian Church in 1990. He held memberships in the Scottish Harp Society, the Morning Music Club, the Macon Opera Guild and was a former member of the board of the Macon Concert Association. Survivors include his wife, Kathryn Jarvis Jones, 285 Riverdale Dr., Macon, Ga. 31204; and four daughters and their families in Macon, Eleanor Jones and Mark Farriba, Amelia Jones Bradham, Elizabeth Jones and Dr. Rob Sumowski, Ann Jones and John Hart IV; and ten grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, Samuel P. Jones ’66 (Denny) of Macon; a sister, Molly Jones of Atlanta; sister-in-law, Dallis J. Jones of Macon; brother-in-law, Judge James Jarvis (Gail) of Knoxville, Tenn.; and sister-in-law, Pam Jarvis Miller (Mike) of Maryville, Tenn.