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Rep. Walter Jones remembered for deep convictions at funeral

Rep. Walter Jones' district includes the Outer Banks.


Friends and political colleagues of the late U.S. Rep. Walter Jones Jr. are remembering him as a man of integrity and deep Christian conviction who fought for constituents and what he believed was right.

Hundreds attended Thursday's funeral Mass for Jones at a Catholic church in Greenville. He died Sunday on his 76th birthday.

Jones served for more than 20 years on Capitol Hill. He was a fiscal and social conservative who reversed course on his support for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, becoming a leading critic of military action there.

Connie Gruber told the crowd that Jones never stopped working to absolve her late Marine Corps husband of wrongdoing for a 2000 Osprey crash that killed 19 people. The Defense Department cleared him and the other pilot in 2016.