Nina Lorraine Martin Jones, of Bedford, went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Nina was born in Bedford, Virginia on September 13, 1958, to the late Thomas and Virginia Martin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Delores Creasy and grandson, Tristan Jones. Nina is survived by her devoted husband of thirty-nine years, Ronald Jones; her children, Martin Jones and fiance, Stacey Sayre, Jody Bobbitt and husband, Jason, Joshua Jones and wife, Kate; her grandchildren, Hunter Jones, Tyler Jones, Caeden Jones, Haeva Jones, Brandon Bobbitt and Samuel Bobbitt; her brother, Penn Martin and wife, Jennie; her sisters, Carolyn Horst and husband, Bobby, Janet Peggans and husband, Wayne; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her special life long friends, Donna Kay Moody and Debbie Carter. Nina was a devoted member of the Bedford Christmas Station. She enjoyed crafts of all kinds, gardening, living on her farm and spending time with her grandkids. Nina loved all animals and most people. The family would like to say a special thanks to the nurses and doctors of the Centra Bedford Hospice House that took such great care of her in her final days. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Bedford Christmas Station, P. O. Box 1353, Bedford, VA 24523, the Centra Hospice House, P. O. Box 985, Bedford, VA 24523 or your local fire and EMS department. A funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford with the Rev. Danny Holdren, the Rev. Mike Jones and the Rev. Marc Reynolds officiating. A meal and fellowship will follow the service at Timber Ridge Baptist Church. Arrangements are being handled by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.
...EXCESSIVE HEAT AND HUMIDITY CONTINUES THROUGH THE WEEKEND... .STRONG HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE REGION THIS WEEKEND BRINGING SOME OF THE HOTTEST AIR OF THE SEASON. HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE MID TO UPPER 90S WILL COMBINE WITH HIGH HUMIDITY TO RESULT IN HEAT INDEX VALUES FROM 105 DEGREES TO AROUND 110 DEGREES DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS. ...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON SATURDAY TO 11 PM EDT SUNDAY... ...HEAT ADVISORY FOR FRIDAY AFTERNOON HAS NOW EXPIRED... * HEAT INDEX VALUES...UP TO 109 DUE TO TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 90S, AND DEWPOINTS IN THE LOWER 70S. * TIMING...SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING AND THEN AGAIN SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY EVENING. * IMPACTS...PROLONGED EXPOSURE OR ANY STRENUOUS ACTIVITY MAY LEAD TO HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES THAT REQUIRE IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION. * LOCATIONS...PARTS OF THE VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA PIEDMONT AND FOOTHILLS. * HAZARDS...HIGH HEAT INDICES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS HIGH HUMIDITIES ARE EXPECTED TO COMBINE WITH HOT TEMPERATURES TO MAKE IT FEEL LIKE IT IS 105 DEGREES OR GREATER. THIS COMBINATION WILL INCREASE THE LIKELIHOOD OF HEAT ILLNESSES. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS...STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM...STAY OUT OF THE SUN...CHECK ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS... AND PROVIDE SHADE AND FRESH WATER FOR OUTDOOR ANIMALS. TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS...IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN POSSIBLE...RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT STROKE. WEAR LIGHTWEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK...THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT REST BREAKS IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS. ANYONE OVERCOME BY HEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED LOCATION. HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY...CALL 9 1 1. &&