He's known as the "Barbeque King," a barbeque legend beyond just Eastern Carolina. Wednesday night came the sad news that Pete Jones, the former longtime owner and operator of the Skylight Inn in Ayden has died. Jones was 77 years old and had worked in the BBQ business for 67 years. Jones was featured on various programs and in magazines. In fact, National Geographic magazine at one time named the Skylight barbeque the best in the world. The restaurant will be closed Saturday for the funeral.