The family and friends of Anna Lee Jones are invited to attend her 80th birthday party Jan. 2, 2005, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Violet Hill Elementary School Cafeteria. In lieu of gifts guests are asked to write cards with notes or special memories of Anna Lee. For those unable to attend, cards may be sent to Karen Nelson, 2007 Cenwood Drive, Jonesboro, AR 72401.
A life-long resident of Izard County, Jones is the daughter of the late L.A. and Mary Forrest. She graduated from Violet Hill High School and Arkansas State University, and then spent many years teaching first grade at Violet Hill. She was married to the late Claude Jones and is the mother of two children, Bruce Jones of Mountain Home, and Karen Nelson of Jonesboro. She has six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.