Nova Jean Jones, the daughter of the late Enoch and Lena Shaw Pedigo, was born in Republic on Sept. 20, 1924, and died Friday, March 28, 2003, at the Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 78. Mrs. Jones had lived in Dexter all her life. She was employed at the Dexter Hospital for many years and also worked for the Dexter Police Department. She was a charter member of the Faith Fellowship Church in Dexter. On Sept. 5, 1975, she was married to Gilbert L. Jones. He preceded her in death on Nov. 23, 1986. Mrs. Jones is survived by one sister, Pansy Forkum of Zalma. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Georgia Bell Pedigo and Irene Whitaker. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until service time today, Sunday, March 30, 2003, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 30, 2003, in the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with the Rev. Karen Oldham of Dexter officiating. Interment will follow in the Hagy Cemetery in Dexter. Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter is in charge of all arrangements.