HAMPSTEAD-Eileen Regan Jones passed away Friday, December 27, 2013, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Wilmington. She was born December 22, 1923, in Durham, the seventh and youngest daughter of the late Luther E. and Sarah Wallace Regan.
She attended Durham public schools and lived in Durham most of her life before retiring from W.A. Adams Co. and moving to Myrtle Beach, SC, with her late husband T. Douglass Jones Jr.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Gladys Regan Bunting, Vera Regan Andrews, Hazel Regan Cash, Iris Regan Pritchard, Mildred Regan Beel and Bertha Regan Kent.
She is survived by her children, Jetta Purcell Boyd Pascal of Wilmington; Ann Purcell Rouse D.C. of Raleigh; Martha Purcell Simmons Carol Johnson of Hampstead; and E.G. “Trip” Purcell III Jackie of Ocean Isle Beach; her grandchildren, Beth Adams of Wilmington, Bear Boyd Jamie of Spartanburg, SC; Jim Thompson Hollyn of Wake Forest; Michael Thompson Evelyn of Raleigh; Sarah Brinson Dan of Hampstead; Mac Simmons Jennifer of Lexington, SC; Skip Purcell Sarah of Greensboro; and Laine Purcell of Raleigh. She also is survived by 12 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
A private family memorial service will be held in Durham.
Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.
The Jones family is under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Durham. On-line memorials: www.hallwynne.com. Select obituaries.