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TRANSITIONS: Olivia Jones, long-time exec at H-B YMCA

Posted by Elwin Green on July 21, 2014 at 3:20 PM

UPDATED July 22, 2014, 8:33 pm.

Olivia Jones, who served as branch director of the Homewood-Brushton YMCA for 24 years, passed away early Monday morning.


An earlier, longer version of this story has been taken down in accordance with the wishes of Ms. Jones' family, who have requested a media blackout - other than sharing information about the memorial arrangements - until after Ms. Jones'  funeral. We will provide more complete coverage then. Meanwhile, the arrangements are as follows:


The memorial viewing will be held Friday evening from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m., at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, 271 Paulson Avenue, followed by the funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday, also at Mt. Ararat. 


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