(BENTON, IL) — The Franklin County Board Tuesday appointed Keith R. Jones as County Treasurer. Jones, the son of Franklin County Sheriff Don Jones, replaces John Gulley, who recently resigned from the office to become controller at Rend Lake College in Ina. Pam Smith served as interim treasurer until Gulley’s replacement could be chosen. Jones has spent the last five and a half years working for the accounting firm of Gray, Hunter and Stenn in Marion. He is a 2006 graduate of West Frankfort High School and graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau in 2010. County Board Chairman Randall Crocker says Jones fits the description of the person the board was looking for to replace Gulley and added that Jones will serve the county well.