Macon Developer Jeff Jones Dies of Apparent Heart Attack

11:37 AM, Apr 30, 2013   |    comments
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Macon developer Charles "Jeff" Jones died of an apparent heart attack, Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said.

The 57-year-old Jones had been in poor health and had a feeding tube attached to his body, the coroner said.

Jeff Jones was found dead Monday in his room at the Extended Stay Motel on Riverside Drive, the coroner said.

"He had a bunch of health problems," Coroner Jones said.

The body was examined thoroughly and there wasn't any evidence of foul play. "There won't be an autopsy," the coroner said.

Jeff Jones and Clay Murphey developed Gateway Plaza in downtown Macon in 2005. It was the first building developed in the downtown area in 20 years.

In 2006, Georgia Trend magazine recognized their efforts in an article about downtown redevelopment.

Among other activities, Jones served on the Macon-Bibb Industrial Authority four years in the mid 1990s. He was chairman his last year on the authority.

He also served on the NewTown Macon board of directors. NewTown CEO and President Mike Ford said Jones made a major contribution to NewTown when the organization was involved in revitalizing the Terminal Station.

"He was a real smart guy, the energetic type," Ford said. "I'm really sad that he's passed away."

Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

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