About Antoinette Jones:
Birth: 1941, Chambers County, Alabama, USA
Death: Aug. 18, 2008, Auburn,
Lee County, Alabama, USA
Opelika-Auburn News, August 19, 2008
Antoinette J. Segraves
of Auburn died Monday, August 18, 2008 at Bethany House. Visitation is Tuesday, August 19, 2008 from
6-8 p.m. at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
News, September 16, 2008
Antoinette "Nettie" Lou Jones Segraves, 67, beloved wife for 36 years
of William Alexander Segraves, passed away 18 August 2008 at Bethany House, in Auburn, Alabama.
and viewing was at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home in Opelika, Alabama, on 19 August 2007, followed by private
graveside services on 20 August 2008 at Town Creek Cemetery, Auburn, Alabama. The Memorial Service will
be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, 16 September 2008, at Auburn United Methodist Church. Celebrant: Dr. George
Mathison, Senior Minister, last rites and all other services.
Memorials may be made to "Alabama
Children's Fund" at Kate Duncan Smith DAR School, Grant, Alabama," or to the "Alabama Room, USD1812".
Segraves was born in Langdale, Chambers County, Alabama, the daughter of Walter Brooks and Antoinette
Penick Jones, who preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, William Alexander Segraves,
stepson William Alexander Segraves, Jr. (Carol), son David Alexander Segraves (Kellie); 3 grandsons,
Logan Alexander Segraves (15), Andrew Elton Segraves (14), and Connor David Segraves (13); a younger
sister, Marie Brooks Westrope (Jerry); and a younger brother, Walter Elliott Jones.
attended Auburn University, where she was a member of Chi Omega Fraternity, and graduated from the University
of Florida with a B.A. in Archaeology.
Mrs. Segraves was a member of numerous genealogical, historical
and lineage societies, serving as an officer and/or chairman on the local, state and national levels.
was particularly involved in the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, having served
as Regent of the Jacksonville, Philadelphia, and Light Horse Harry Lee (Auburn, AL, 2 terms) Chapters,
State Chairman of several National Committees, Alabama State Recording Secretary, First Vice Regent
and State Regent. She was an Alabama Society DAR Honorary State Regent, NSDAR Past Vice President General,
Past President of the NSDAR Vice President Generals Club, and National Chairman of Lineage Research.
Mrs. Segraves served as National Vice Chairman - Lineage Research, under three Presidents General.
the time of her death, Mrs. Segraves was Immediate Past-President, Captain Thomas Yale Chapter, Alabama
Society Colonial Dames of the XVII Century; Regent, Horseshoe Bend Chapter, Alabama Society Daughters
of American Colonists; President, Alabama Society, Dames of the Court of Honor; First Vice President,
National Society Daughters of Colonial Wars in the State of Alabama; Recording Secretary, National
Society Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America; Governor, Alabama Branch National Society Sons
and Daughters of the Pilgrims; and President, Alabama Society USD 1812. In addition to her service in
many capacities to the lineage societies to which she belonged, she verified membership applications
for Society of the Cincinnati, Sons of the Revolution, General Society of the War of 1812, NSDAR and
Antoinette served as a Councilor of the National Genealogical Society for 9 years; as
Chairman of the (Founding) Board of Trustees of the National Institute on Genealogical Research; as
a member of the Boards of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania and the Genealogical Society of East
Alabama; and as Executive Director of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania. She had been a professional
genealogist for over 30 years.
On the faculty of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research
since 1980, Mrs. Segraves had taught courses for the University of Pennsylvania, Auburn University,
Samford University, Main Line School Night, Elderhostel, and many other organizations. She presented
lectures at a number of NGS and other conferences, and conducted workshops throughout the country. For
many years, she led genealogical research tours to England, Salt Lake City and Washington, DC.
Funeral Home Directing.