JEFFERSON - Nina Jonette Castleberry “Jo” Wilkes, 90, passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
Born in Atlanta, she was the daughter of the late John Kalper Castleberry and Nettie Turner Conkle Castleberry. She was retired from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, where she was a administrative assistant, and was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church. Her hobbies include working on genealogy and hybrid roses. Mrs. Wilkes was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Claude Glenn Wilkes; two children, Kenneth Wilkes and Michelle Wilkes; and two sisters, Ellen Warwick and Josephine Castleberry.
Survivors include a daughter, Karen Wilkes Hale, Nicholson; son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Susan Wilkes, Londonderry, N.H.; two grandchildren, Claudia Hale-Jinks, Ocala, Fla., and Collis Hale, Tampa, Fla.; two great-grandchildren, Charley Jinks and John Jinks, both of Ocala, Fla.; and sister, Betty Massey, Ellijay.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 19, at 2 p.m., in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Rev. Johnny Ray officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Park. Visitation will be held Friday, April 18, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Flowers are optional or memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, Source Code: IIQ040799001.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.