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Volerah "Val" Willis Blanchard
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Birth: Oct. 19, 1917
Tift County
Georgia, USA
Death: Jul. 26, 2009
Tift County
Georgia, USA

Volerah "Val" Willis Blanchard, 92, of Tifton went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Sunday, July 26, 2009, at her residence.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28, 2009, in the Chapel of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals. Rev. G Martin officiated with a private burial to follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Born October 19, 1917 in Tift County, Mrs. Blanchard was the daughter of the late John Preston Willis and Mahala Gibbs Willis. Educated in Omega public schools, Mrs. Blanchard lived in various parts of the country before settling in Decatur, where she owned and operated a beauty salon for many years. However, in 1974, she returned to Tifton and was employed at ABAC as a dorm mother. Retiring from that position in 1984, she became active in community service and her church, Tifton's First United Methodist Church. In addition, she was a member of UMW Circle 8 and the Primrose Garden Club.

Known to her family and friends as "Val," she always kept in touch with her many relatives and friends, who sought her calm counsel during difficult times.

If preferred, those desiring to remember Val may make donations to Tifton's First United Methodist Church or Hospice of Tiftarea.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five of her sisters, Iris Joseph, Myrtice Simmons, Esta Lee Wilder, Naomi Sumner and Elma Willis; and three brothers, Hansel Willis, John Henry Willis and R. P. Willis.
-Edited by guidelines to protect the living. Full details on file at Bowen Donaldson, Tifton, Ga.
Family links: 
  John Preston Willis (1872 - 1930)
  Mahala Frances Gibbs Willis (1877 - 1952)
  Myrtice Blandine Willis Simmons (1901 - 1924)*
  James Hansel Willis (1905 - 1974)*
  Esta Lee Willis Wilder (1907 - 1996)*
  Russell Parker Willis (1914 - 1983)*
  Volerah Willis Blanchard (1917 - 2009)
  Evelyn Elma Willis Willis (1920 - 2008)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Tift County
Georgia, USA
Plot: Annex 2, Blk 36, Lot 9
GPS (lat/lon): 31.44519, -83.52547
Created by: Sandy
Record added: Apr 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88303030
Volerah Val <i>Willis</i> Blanchard
Added by: Jerry Swain
Volerah Val <i>Willis</i> Blanchard
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My 2nd cousin, 3 times removed.
- Susan Barwick
 Added: Jan. 24, 2016
To my beautiful Aunt Val in loving memory.
- Sandy
 Added: Nov. 12, 2013

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