Longtime legislator Rufus E. Jones dies at age 79

By Updated: October 22, 2019 10:23 AM CT | Published: October 21, 2019 9:05 AM CT

State Rep. Rufus E. Jones, who served South Memphis in the Tennessee House of Representatives for 15 years, died Sunday at age 79.


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Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard is a Nashville-based reporter with more than 30 years of journalism experience as a writer, editor and columnist covering the state Legislature and Tennessee politics for The Daily Memphian.

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