|Birth: ||Feb. 13, 1897|
Sargent (Matagorda County)
|Death: ||Apr. 29, 1998|
Funeral services for Cynthia Caroline "Callie" Carrington Blaylock, 101, of Bay City were at 2 p. m. Saturday, May 2 at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Zimmerman and Rev. W. D. Baker officiating. Interment followed at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.
Blaylock passed away Wednesday, April 29 at the Legacy Healthcare Center in Bay City. She was born Feb. 13, 1897 near Sargent to John Cockrell Carrington and Heppie Stephens Carrington. She was a resident of Bay City since 1898, when her family moved to Bay City and her father became Matagorda County Surveyor.
She joined the First Baptist Church in 1909, graduated from Bay City High School in 1915, and then worked in the County Surveyor's office for her father. The loves of her life were her family, the church and the library.
She began substituting at the library for Mrs. Grover Moore, the librarian and neighbor, in the 1930's, and then became the librarian in 1947 and continued until she retired in the middle 1970's. She continued to work part time at the library until she was 90 years old. She entered Matagorda House in November of 1993 and lived there until her death.
She is survived by one daughter, Cleo Barkley of Houston; one son and daughter-in-law, Al Blaylock and Nancy of Dallas; three grandchildren, Margaret and husband Dr. Charles Goolsbee of Houston, Layton Blaylock and wife Nita of Austin, Susan and husband Dr. Paul Funk of Dallas; two great grandchildren, Leeann and Layton Funk of Dallas; and by her special friend, Helen "Boo" Neary.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hulen Allen "Buck" Blaylock, and a grandson, Norman Barkley, III.
Pallbearers were Dr. Fred Matthes, Carl Anderson, Pat Matthes, Dr. Bryan Simons, E. M. Huitt, and Donald Pollard. Honorary pallbearers were Harley Savage, Dr. Clyde Funk, Roy Sanders, James Sowell, Glyn Kinsey, Gerald Ussery, Stan Eldridge, Wayne Michael, Robbins Odom, Gaston Morton, Rector Walton, Gerald Rowland, Morris Richardson, and Hollie Briscoe.
The family suggests that memorials may be made to the Bay City Library, the First Baptist Church, or the charity of your choice.
Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City.
The Daily Tribune, Wednesday, April 15, 1998
Hulen Allen Blaylock
Cedarvale Bay City Cemetery
Created by: Marsha Newton Kirchmeier
Record added: Aug 15, 2012
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