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Daphna Holmes Blizzard
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Birth: May 9, 1905
Duplin County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jul. 23, 2008
Harnett County
North Carolina, USA

When Mrs. Blizzard was born, Teddy Roosevelt was president. Growing up working on the family farm, she then, at the age of 13, worked in a grocery store. In 1923, she married Mordecai Blizzard and they opened their own grocery store. In 1951, the family moved to Surf City where they started a business, Blizzard's Ocean Resort, renting apartments and rooms, one of the first of its kind on Topsail Island. Mrs. Blizzard, at the age of 95, was honored on June 6, 2000 as the oldest registered voter in the Town of Surf City, having lived there for 50 years, at that time. The town's mayor and town council proclaimed her as "Surf City's Number One Citizen." She ran the business until 1980 when she passed it down to her grandson, Dexter. She crocheted every day and loved to dance. She attributed her hard work and the fresh beach air for her good health throughout most of her 103 years. She was the daughter of the late Charles W. and Daisy Scott Holmes. In addition, to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mordecai Blizzard, their only son, Elmo Blizzard, a brother, Gilbert "Chubb" Holmes, and four sisters, Pauline H. Crosland, Mae H. Smith, Louise H. Kornegay, and Margaret H. Herring. Mrs. Blizzard of Surf City, formerly of the Pleasant Grove section near Mount Olive, died at Britthaven at age 103. 
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  Mordecai James Blizzard (1905 - 1969)
  James Elmo Blizzard (1925 - 1992)*
*Calculated relationship
Wayne Memorial Park
Wayne County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: Jul 25, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28514845
Daphna <i>Holmes</i> Blizzard
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- Elizabeth Reed
 Added: Jul. 25, 2008

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