Herbert Maury Jones, 92, a retired Army major general who served as adjutant general of the Army in 1957 and 1958, died of cancer Dec. 22 at the home of his daughter in Rockville.

Gen. Jones was a native Washingtonian and a graduate of Central High School. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1919. During the 1920s and 1930s he served at various posts in the United States and Panama, including West Point, where he was an assistant professor of physics, and Fort Sill, Okla., where he was a field artillery instructor.

During World War II, he served in the Pacific as adjutant general of the 3rd Air Force and later as chief of staff of the Espirito Santo Island Command and the Okinawa Base Island Command.

Postwar duty included helping to form Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), for which he later was adjutant general.

He retired from the Army in 1958. His military decorations included a Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster and a Distinguished Service Medal.

In retirement, Gen. Jones had been a consultant and later assistant to the president of Avco Manufacturing Corp. in Washington.

Since 1989, he had lived at Knollwood in Washington, formerly the Army Distaff Hall. He was its first male resident.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, the former Anabel Hunter of Washington; a daughter, Ailcey Jones Werber of Rockville; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.


Bladensburg Native

Josephine Duckett Jeter, 79, a native of Bladensburg and a resident of the Washington area until 1934, died Dec. 22 at Mercy Hospital in San Diego of complications after heart surgery.

Mrs. Jeter graduated from the Misses Eastman School in Washington.

She had accompanied her late husband, retired Navy Rear Adm. Thomas Powers Jeter, on assignments in Argentina and in the United States. They settled in Coronado, Calif., in 1949. He died in 1979.

Survivors include a son, Thomas P. Jeter Jr. of Coronado; a brother, Richard B. Duckett of New York City and St. Petersburg, Fla.; a grandson; and a great-granddaughter.


Budget Analyst

John J. Lohre, 76, a retired Army Corps of Engineers budget analyst, died of cancer Dec. 23 at his home in Arlington.

Mr. Lohre was born in Albany, N.Y. He moved to the Washington area in 1936 and attended Georgetown University. During World War II, he served in the Navy in the Pacific.

He retired from the Army Corps of Engineers in the early 1980s after 38 years service.

Survivors include his wife, Marjorie M. Lohre of Arlington; three daughters, Helen L. Camp of Chattanooga, Tenn., Mary Elizabeth Lohre of Falls Church and Barbara L. Johnson of Amissville, Va.; a brother, Harry Lohre, and a sister, Mary W. Moore, both of Albany; and a grandson.