Parker Dykes Sr., former Jones College head football coach, dies

(The following press release and photo were submitted from Jones College.) ELLISVILLE – A football legend has passed away. Former Jones College head coach and player Parker Dykes Sr. died July 1 after an extended illness. He was 76. Visitation will be held on Monday July 6, from 5-9 pm at the JCJC Jasper County Center located at 3209 MS-15 in Bay Springs. Funeral services will be held at the JCJC Jasper County Center Tuesday July 7, at 10 a.m. with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Jones President Dr. Jesse Smith said Dykes’ name will live on forever at the college. “Coach Dykes lived his faith,” Smith said. “He brought a power and pathos to Bobcat football that c

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