Richard Paul Jones, 59, of Alma died Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, at a local hospital. He was a blade operator for the Crawford County Highway Department, attended Pigeon Creek Baptist Church in Mountainburg and was the widower of Linda Jones.

Graveside service was Aug. 10 at Hall Cemetery in Natural Dam under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.

He is survived by a daughter, Ada Johnson of Alma; a son, David Jones of Alma; a sister, Kathy Jones of Salt Lake, Utah; two brothers, William Lovett of McAlester and Jimmy Lovett of Kibler; and two granddaughters.