Anita Louise Jones Stanton passed away at Moore County Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, North Carolina on August 10, 2023 after a short illness.

Born on February 3, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Floyd Elija Jones, Sr. and Mary Louise Odom Jones.

She is survived by her brother, Floyd Elija Jones, Jr. and many nieces and nephews in the Stanton families of North and South Carolina.  She is survived by the Jones family cousins of Florida and the Odom cousins in North Carolina and beyond.

She was an honor graduate of Gibson High School, Gibson North Carolina.  She graduated from the Women’s College in Greensboro, North Carolina, now University of North Carolina at Greensboro, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art.

She was an art educator with many art students who were inspired and became successful artists.  She was an entrepreneur with successful restaurant and retail businesses in Moore and Scotland Counties in North Carolina. She was a philanthropist and a genealogist.  She especially loved animals, none more than her surviving fur babies, Abby and Bella.

She attended the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Sandhill’s in Whispering Pines, North Carolina.

Donations may be made to Moore County Humane Society, Moore County Museum, Scotland County Museum, and Marlboro County South Carolina Museum.

A Memorial Service to celebrate Anita’s life will be held at Boles Funeral Home Southern Pines, North Carolina on Thursday, October 5, 2023 at 2 p.m.

Online condolences can be made to

Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines is serving the family.

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