Firefighter Laid to Rest with Honors

A long serving firefighter with the Gray Court Area Fire Department was laid to rest yesterday afternoon. 74-year-old Mr. Willie Allen Jones passed away on January 4th.  His funeral yesterday brought a large crowd to graveside services at Pleasant View Baptist Church in Gray Court.  Representatives from fire departments across the Upstate were on hand to honor a fellow firefighter for more than 35 years of service to his community.

A MedTrans medical helicopter conducted an over flight of the cemetery and the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard folded and presented the flag that had draped the coffin of Mr. Jones in honor of his service.