Obituaries for Samuel J. Jones Funeral Home Obituary for Alvin Leroy GainesAlvin Leroy Gaines Jr. “Cupcake” Age 86 of the Hill District passed away peacefully on February 21, 2015. Beloved husband of Ruth M. Gaines; Father of Miflyn C. Gaines Sr.(Robbin), Linda Graham, and the late Richard C. Gaines and Alvin L. Gaines III (Noonie); Brother of Wilma Delaney, Donald Delaney, and Phyllis Wiley and the late Charles Galloway, Doris Grisby, and Miflin Delaney; Grandfather of six also survived by six great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends. Visitation on Thursday from 4 - 8pm in the in the Samuel J. Jones Funeral Home 2644 Wylie Ave. Pgh., PA 15219. Funeral Service on Friday at 11am in the Wesley Center AMEZ Church 2701 Centre Ave. Pgh., Pa 15219. Interment National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=4b17357330Obituary for Robert StrothersRobert Strothers age 73 of Oakland passed away unexpectedly on February 19, 2015. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday Feb. 28th 2015 at 12 pm in the Samuel J. Jones Funeral Home 2644 Wylie Ave. Pgh Pa. 15219. Family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=6fd8357422Obituary for Robert G. Reed Sr. Robert G. Reed Sr. “Beau” Age 86 of the Hill District passed away peacefully on February18, 2015. Husband of the late Marian Reed; Father of Robert G., Darian J. and the late Mark G. ; Grandfather of 13 also survived by a host of nieces, nephew, cousins other relatives and friends. Visitation on Sunday from 2 - 6pm in the in the Samuel J. Jones Funeral Home 2644 Wylie Ave. Pgh., PA 15219. Funeral Service on Monday at 11am in the Calvary Baptist Church 2629 Wylie Ave. Pgh., Pa 15219. Interment Allegheny Cemetery. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=456c357025Obituary for Elizabeth "Bess" ArnoldElizabeth “Bess” Arnold Age 98 of the Hill District passed away on peacefully on Sunday, February 15, 2015. Wife of the late Charles Arnold; Mother of the late Melvin Kilgore; grandmother of Melvin Kilgore, Stephen Kilgore, Kevin Blackwell and Valerie Kilgore; 6 sisters and 3 brothers preceded her in death. She is survived by devoted caregiver Vivian Taylor and a host of great and great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, February 20, 2015 at 11am in the Samuel J. Jones Funeral Home 2644 Wylie Ave. Pgh, PA 15219 visitation one hour prior to the service starting at 10am until time of service at 11am. Interment Greenwood Cemetery will be private. www.jonesfuneralhomeinc.com http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=96f8356761Obituary for Tammy E. Murphy Tammy E. Murphy Age 57 of the Hill District passed away peacefully on February 10, 2015 Visitation on Sunday from 2 - 7pm in the Samuel J. Jones Funeral Home 2644 Wylie Ave. Pgh, PA 15219. Funeral Service on Monday at 11am in the Calvary Baptist Church 2629 Wylie Ave. Pgh, PA 15219. Interment Allegheny Cemetery. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=67a8356249Obituary for Estella E AlstonAlston Estella E. Age 80 of Hill District passed peacefully on February 10, 2015. Visitation on Monday from 4-8pm in the Samuel J. Jones Funeral Home 2644 Wylie Ave. Pgh, PA 15219 where Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday at 11am. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=8a20356575Obituary for James D Lewis James D. “Jim” Lewis Age 86 of the Hill District Proprietor and Chief Journalist for the Minority Business Journal for 30 years passed away peacefully on February 6, 2015. Husband of the late Gloria M. Patterson Lewis and the late Erma C. Lewis; Father of James D. Lewis II (Joveca); Brother Charles Lewis, and the late Elizabeth Freeman, Janie Perry, Patricia Walton and Walter Lewis also survived 4 grandchildren and God-daughter Nicole Cooper and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation on Wednesday, 4 - 8pm in the Samuel J. Jones Funeral Home 2644 Wylie Ave. Pgh.PA 15219 where Funeral Service will be held on Thursday at 11am. Interment Mt. Royal Cemetery, Glenshaw, PA http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=1f6a355988Obituary for Celeste Marie Jones Celeste M. “Sis” Jones Age 65 of the Hill District transitioned peacefully on Feb. 3, 2015. Daughter of the late Celeste and Theodore Jones, Mother of LuQuan “Ike” Jones; Grandmother of Jerrissa Smith; two sisters, 5 brothers and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation only on Friday from 4 - 8pm in the Samuel J. Jones Funeral Home 2644 Wylie Ave. Pgh, PA 15219. www.jonesfuneralhomeinc.com http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=0269355597Obituary for Helen Mae Saunders Helen Mae Saunders Age 87 of Pgh. passed away on peacefully on January 30, 2015. Funeral Service will be held on Friday at 1pm in the Wesley Center AME Zion Church 2701 Centre Ave. Pgh, PA 15219 Visitation prior to the service from 11am until time of Service at 1pm. www.jonesfuneralhomeinc.com http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=e10b355525Obituary for Odessa HoughHough Odessa “OD” Age 77 of the Hill District passed away peacefully on January 26, 2015. Wife of James Henry Hough; also survived by six children; And a host of grand and great-grandchildren. Visitation on Monday from 4 - 8pm in the Samuel J. Jones Funeral Home 2644 Wylie Ave. Pgh, PA 15219 Funeral Service on Tuesday at 11am in the St. Luke Baptist Church 659 Herron Ave. Pgh. PA 15219. Interment Allegheny Cemetery. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=a3a8355078