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Loyal Jones (Author)
Born:  January 5, 1928


About The Author

Adapted in part from Loyal Jones Appalachian Center "About Loyal Jones" at Berea College.

Born in 1928, Loyal Jones grew up on a mountain farm in western North Carolina. He graduated from Hayesville North Carolina High School in 1945, earned an undergraduate degree in English at Berea College in 1954, and received his masters in English (and became certified to teach) from the University of North Carolina in 1957.

Having served as Director of the Appalachian Center at Berea College from 1970-1993, Jones currently lives with his wife, the former Nancy Swan of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Berea. The two met while in college and they are the parents of three children: Susan, Carol, and Scott.

Before coming to Berea College as director of the Appalachian Center, Jones served two years in the United States Army as teacher and educational specialist; was a teacher in Jefferson County, Kentucky, public schools; and was Associate Executive Director and later Executive Director of the Council of the Southern Mountains in Berea.

Most of Jonesí life has been spent in the Southern mountains, and nearly all of his writing is connected to the region.

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Country Music Humorists and Comedians
By Loyal Jones
University of Illinois Press
2008
427 Pages
ISBN:  978-0252033698
 



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Minstrel of the Applachians
The Story of Bascom Lamar Lunsford
By Loyal Jones
Applachian Consortium Press
1984
249 Pages
ISBN:  0-013230-11-9
 



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Radio's 'Kentucky Mountain Boy' Bradley Kincaid
By Loyal Jones
Berea College Press
1988
193 Pages
ISBN:  0-935680039
 



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Appalachian Folk Tales
By Compiled and Edited By Loyal Jones
Jesse Stuart Foundation
2010
117 Pages
ISBN:   978-1931672610
 



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Curing the Cross-Eyed Mule
By Loyal Jones; Billy Edd Wheeler
August House
2005
212 Pages
 



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Hometown Humor
By Loyal Jones; Billy Edd Wheeler
August House
1991
220 Pages
ISBN:  0-87483-139-3
 



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Laughter in Appalachia: A Festival of Southern Mountain Humor
By Loyal Jones; Billy Edd Wheeler
August House
2005
160 Pages
ISBN:  978-0874830323
 



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My Curious and Jocular Heroes: Tales and Tale-Spinners from Appalachia
By Loyal Jones
University of Illinois Press
2017
246 Pages
ISBN:  978-0252041136
 

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