Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Laurance Jones, Charleston Mayor's Brother, Dead at 60

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Laurance Jones, Charleston Mayor's Brother, Dead at 60

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Laurance Jones III, the brother of Charleston Mayor Danny Jones, died unexpectedly Thursday. He was 60 years old. Jones had served on the Clay Center Board of Directors since July 2008, following his appointment to the board by then-Gov. Joe Manchin. He also chaired the board's Program Committee.

"He's been a very active board member and was dedicated to the mission of the Clay Center, Al Najjar, the center's president and CEO, said Friday.

Najjar said Jones attended the Clay Center's board meeting Thursday morning.

Danny Jones did not want to comment Friday on his brother's death.

Laurance Jones was a resident of Looneyville, in Roane County, said his cousin, Andrew Jordon, of Charleston. While attending George Washington High School, Jones worked at a service station on Bridge Road, where he earned the nickname "Wrench, Jordon said. …

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