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‘Local business icon’ and carwash operator passes away

July 14, 2014
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MURFREEBORO, Tenn. — Elizabeth Jones, famed carwash operator at Jones Car Wash, and local radio personality, passed away on Friday, according to

"Elizabeth Jones was a local business icon. She operated her car wash for so many years, always caring that everyone was a satisfied customer,” said Former State Representative John Hood. “It was truly a joy to be in her place of business where she made you feel special. She has been and will continue to be missed from the local business scene. My thoughts go out to her family at this time."

Jones Car Wash opened in 1971, when the street it was on was still made of gravel. Elizabeth Jones’ late husband Charles handled the business side of the operation, while Elizabeth charmed the customers as they entered, states the story.

The wash closed in 2009 due to Jones' health problems, and was reopened months later by her son.

She was known for treating her employees like they were part of the family, and taking care of them during illness, or supporting them during family problems, according to the article. She affectionately referred to them as “her boys.”

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