Linda Kibler Jones, 55, of Newberry, died Friday, August 14, 2015, at her residence.

Born on July 28, 1960, in Newberry, she was a daughter of Leland and Betty Bodie Kibler. She was a 1978 graduate of Newberry High School and was employed with Kiblers, Inc. for 38 years. Mrs. Jones was a member of Bachman Chapel Lutheran Church, the Newberry Jaycees and served on the Agrifest and the Fairgrounds Committees. She was a member the Woodmen of the World # 437. One of her greatest loves was being a pageant judge. She founded the Newberry Autumnfest Pageant. She also loved camping and spending time with family.

Mrs. Jones is survived by her husband of 32 years, Tony Jones; a son, Randall (Briana) Jones; grandsons, Caleb and Dylan Jones; parents, Leland and Betty Kibler of Newberry; a sister, Connie (Mike) Holsonback; many aunts, uncles, a host of nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews; dearest friend, Ronnie Weatherford and other extended family that considered her as Aunt Linda that she loved dearly.

Funeral services will be held at 5:00 pm Monday, August 17, 2015, at Bachman Chapel Lutheran Church by the Rev. Floyd Sides and Rev. James Shealy. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Bachman Chapel Lutheran Church, 3074 Bachman Chapel Road, Prosperity, SC 29127, Blue Ridge Hospice, 110 Ministry Drive, Suite B, Irmo, SC 29063 or Bearing the Burden, 101 N. Wheeler Avenue, Prosperity, SC 29127.

Active pallbearers will be R.J. Dowd, Bradley Kinard, Billy Norton, Keith Minick, Chansel Minick, Conrad Minick, Brian Beck and Kevin Minick.

Honorary pallbearers will be Lisa Elkins and family, current and past employees of Kibler's Inc. and the staff of Blue Ridge Hospice.

A note of remembrance may be written to the family by clicking the "Add Comment" link below


#46 Kendyl Lane Griffith 2015-08-21 20:43
I am very sorry about the loss of Linda. I have great admiration for her and your entire family. I will be hoping for peace for you all.
Kendyl Griffith
#45 Kay McEntire 2015-08-20 09:46
Extending our sympathy to all of you. Jim and Kay
#44 Brice & Alice Boozer 2015-08-20 08:20
We are saddened to hear of Linda's passing. May God give you all peace and comfort in the days ahead . Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
#43 Paula & Stan Mills 2015-08-18 10:58
To the Jones & Kibler Family we are saddened to hear of Linda's passing. Please know that you are in our prayers during this time. God Bless!
#42 Steve Suber 2015-08-17 21:52
Tony, I'm sorry for the loss to you and your family. Linda's determination at what ever she did and her smile will surely be missed. May the face of the Lord shine down on you an your family an give you peace. I will keep ya'll in my thoughts and prayers.
Steve Suber
#41 Glenise Rutherford 2015-08-17 13:03
Linda was a classmate of mine. There was never a time I went out to Kibler's and didn't see her smiling face. She was a sweet person. May God cover his wings around her Family, knowing that she is at peace with no more pain. RIP Linda.
#40 Lisa and Lee 2015-08-17 12:06
Tony, Randall and family:
Our deepest sympathy to you. Linda was very special and will be missed by all. I do not think I ever saw her that she was not smiling. I am sure she is smiling down on you now free of pain.
#39 The Clarys 2015-08-17 10:15
We are praying for peace and comfort for your family. Linda was an inspiration to all who knew her. May God bless each of you with wonderful memories of this very special lady.
#38 Misty West 2015-08-17 10:15
Tony, Randell and family,
Praying for your entire family during this time. Linda will be greatly missed.

#37 Michelle Benton 2015-08-17 10:03
Tony. So very sorry to hear about Linda. She fought a great fight with grace. Thinking of you and your family.
#36 Karen L. Smith 2015-08-17 09:46
Linda was one of my dearest friends! She always had an answer for everything. She loved Megan as her own daughter! Tony you are a remarkable person and one of a kind!!! We love the entire family! Love, Joey and Karen Lindler Smith and Megan Lindler
#35 Anita O. Kinard 2015-08-16 21:54
So sorry for your loss! Keeping you all in thought and prayer! GOD Bless!
#34 Angela Broerman 2015-08-16 19:43
I am so sorry to hear about Linda's passing. I have so many fond memories of her and will never forget her laugh. She will be missed tremendously. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Angela (Angel) Broerman
#33 Billy Butler 2015-08-16 18:45
Tony Jones family and Kibler family I just wanted to let you all know you are in my prayers I will always remember the fond memories of being a friend and neighbor to you all Linda was always happy and had an endearing heart and spirit about her and I will always remember her for that You have my deepest sympathy.
#32 Dot Dantzler 2015-08-16 15:37
Leland and Betty, we have been thinking so much concerning Linda. We're so sorry that we are unable to attend the service, but please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Dot and Allen Dantzler
#31 Dot Dantzler 2015-08-16 15:20
Leland and Betty, Allen and I have been thinking so much about Linda We're so sorry we are not able to attend the service.but please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
#30 Jimmie Coggins 2015-08-16 09:25
Tony and family,
Please accept our sincere expression of sympathy on the loss of Linda. We will miss her as you will. Please know we are lifting you up in our prayers.
Jimmie Coggins and the entire WKDK staff.
#29 Inge C, Lipscomb 2015-08-15 22:15
I wish to extend to Tony and the Kibler family my heartfelt condolensces at your loss of Linda. You have my sympathy. God Bless and keep you, Sincerely, Inge C. Lipscomb
#28 Inge C, Lipscomb 2015-08-15 21:09
I would like to offer my heartfelt condolences to Tony and the rest of Linda's family. She always had such a sweet spirit about her. My sympathy to the entire family. We have known her for so long. Sincerely and with much love, Inge Crayne Lipscomb
#27 Johnathan Ammons 2015-08-15 20:27
God bless you all. Such a wonderful person love you all,such good people and great family. Thinking of you all during this time of heart ache. God bless no more pain. Heaven got a good one.
#26 Michael Crayne 2015-08-15 20:19
The Perfect Examplar of us all, even Jesus Christ was scourged as he lived and mocked as he died. Are we greater than he? linda will be missed in different ways by those whom she knew. I'll miss her chipper, friendly, outgoing personality, who was never to busy to extend a friendly greeting. And she was family oriented. May the Lord dab away the tears shed in her behalf, and give comfort knowing s he is in paradise and on her way to join the Heavenly Father's kingdom. Words are inadequate to express what loved ones feel at times like these. You do have friends you can call on. God Bless You.
#25 Judy Gresham Murphy 2015-08-15 20:16
I was so saddened to read the news of the passing of one ofy life long friends. She was so sweet and was and inspiration to others. We not only went to NHS. We also shared them same church. I know you will missed by many sweet Angel. Until we meet again.Go Rest High On That Mountain.
#24 dawn/danny james 2015-08-15 20:04
Tony and family, Danny and I are so sorry to hear about Linda. You are in our thoughts and prayers. I never saw Linda that she didn't have a smile on her face. We should all remember her and take some lessons on what life is really about.
#23 Susie Nichols Berry 2015-08-15 16:43
My deepest sympathy and prayers to the family! Linda was a a role model for us all!!!
#22 Lisa and Carl Baker 2015-08-15 15:05
So sad to hear of Linda's passing. We pray for peace and understanding for the family and many friends. Linda never met a stranger and always enjoyed life to the fullest. Everyone that knew her was blessed to count her as a friend. She was so often called "Aunt Linda" by many of the children that knew her and my kids were no exception.
#21 Sinclair Talbot 2015-08-15 13:44
Sorry I sent the card of remembrance too late, but hope it will give you and the family comfort. We are thinking of you in your loss and wishing for you peace in the days ahead. She was such an inspiration to others. God bless you all.
#20 Sylvia&Joe Moore 2015-08-15 12:52
Tony,Randel and Kibler family,we are so sorry for your loss.You are in our thoughts and prayers,may God bless you.
#19 ronnie and carolyn 2015-08-15 12:17
Sorry to hear about Linda, she was a sweet lady and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May god bless you all.
#18 Jocelyn Mack 2015-08-15 12:04
Dear Jones and Kibler families, I am so sorry for your loss of Linda, but know she is now resting in the arms of the Lord. She was a sweet person and always saw the bright side of life. Always so willing to laugh and smile. She left with dignity and the knowledge that she will see all of her family again. God Bless you in this time, he is with you and carrying you, and that is why there is only one set of footsteps in the sand.
#17 Pat Mccullough 2015-08-15 12:01
I was so sorry to hear about Linda , you all are in my prayers . Pat Mccullough
#16 Brenda L. Rainey 2015-08-15 11:41
Linda was a great lady and will be missed deeply. Heaven has gained a lot. Brenda Longshore Rainey
#15 Rose & Chuck Meadows 2015-08-15 08:59
We have known Linda for a long time and she had a heart of gold. She always had a smile and a hug. We pray God will be with you and your family.
#14 Lisa A Mowbray 2015-08-15 08:17
From our family to yours our deepest sympathy. Our hearts break with yours but we all know she is no longer in pain but now healed watching over you.

God Bless!
Forrest & Lisa Mowbray
#13 kellie moore 2015-08-15 06:56
We are so sorry for your loss. Linda was a very sweet and special lady. She touched so many lives and will be missed by many people.. The Jones & Kibler families are in our prayers.
Love, Loren & Kellie Moore
#12 Sheriff Lee Foster 2015-08-14 22:12
Linda was such a brave and strong woman. Stronger than most people ever knew. She was admirable in her life, always pleasant, always loving. While this does nothing to ease the grief you feel, but she is safe and at Peace with no pain. May God comfort you as he accepts her in his fold. Lee, Carol, Joseph and Amelia
#11 Billy & Edith Morris 2015-08-14 21:36
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Linda. May your sweet memories carry you through your grief.
Billy & Edith Morris
#10 Marian Corley 2015-08-14 21:04
We are so sorry to hear of Linda's passing. Her smile and the lov e she gave everyone will be missed. Linda was an excellent source of love and an inspiration to all she came in contact with. Her love for life should be an example for all.
#9 Janet Ballentine 2015-08-14 20:50
May God continue to bless you all and give you strength for the days ahead. Linda, had a beautiful heart and she will be missed by all who loved her. Cherish your memories of this sweet soul.
#8 Cathy Derrick Shealy 2015-08-14 20:48
Linda was an inspiration to all who knew her ! May God give you all peace and comfort in the days ahead . Our thoughts and prayers are with you !
#7 Christie Eargle 2015-08-14 20:39
To the Jones and Kibler family, You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Linda is now whole, walking, dancing and singing in Gods presence. May God be with you as you say your final goodbyes to Linda. She will surely be missed.
#6 Samantha 2015-08-14 20:20
Sorry to hear about Linda.
#5 Alice Hamby Turner 2015-08-14 19:28
So sorry to hear of Linda's passing. May the Lord wrap each of you in his loving arms and carry you through the difficult times ahead. Linda is now whole. No pain or sorrow any more. She is now at peace.
#4 Mark & Missy Hipp 2015-08-14 18:38
Linda was one of a kind, she will surely be missed. All of you are in our thoughts & prayers.
Mark & Missy Hipp
#3 Nancy Johnston 2015-08-14 17:47
Tony, our heartfelt sympathies to you and family. Bobby and Nancy Johnston
#2 Cayse & RJ Dowd 2015-08-14 17:14
The Jones and Kibler families are a very much important part of our lives. We are proud to call them a second family. We have shared so many memories that we will cherish so deeply. Our hearts go out to Mr. Tony, Randall and Family, Mr. & Mrs. Leland Kibler, Mr. & Mrs. Mike Holsenback & Families and our dear friend Mrs. Linda. Know that Mrs. Linda touched a lot of people, and we are ones that were touched. May she rest in peace and hurt no more. I heard a preacher once say, you are born, you live your life, and you die. On your tombstone they put your birth date, a dash, and your death date. He said the two dates are not important, but what you did with the dash, and how you lived your life is very important. I and glad that Mrs. Linda and all of the Jones family was a part of our dash. Love You Always! RJ, Cayse, Trey & Cooper Dowd
#1 Coroner Craig Newton 2015-08-14 17:04
Tony,Jones Family, and Kibler Family, Please know you and your family are in my prayers. Linda was truly a brave soul who enjoyed life to its fullest. May God bless all of you with his mercy.

Craig Newton

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