|Birth: ||Jan. 9, 1939|
|Death: ||Jun. 3, 2012|
REFORM Rev. George Jerrell Blakney, age 73, of Reform, died June 3, 2012, at Fayette Medical Center. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Hall, Rev. Brannon Pinion, and Rev. Doug Blakney officiating. Burial will follow in Greenhill Memorial Gardens with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Cecil Blakney and wife, Ann of Millport, Ala.; his sister-in-law, Gena Blakney; his nephew, Michael O'Mary; and his niece, Donna Blakney.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Dot McCrary Blakney of Gordo, Ala.; his sons, Jerry Blakney and wife, Lisa of Brandon, Miss. and Joey Blakney and wife, Anita of Hamilton, Miss.; his brothers, H.V. Blakney of El Dorado, Ark. and Coston Blakney (Eleanor) of Aliceville, Ala.; four grandsons, Brad, Brandon, Andy, and Nolan Blakney; special niece, Kelly O'Mary; and his extended family of McCrarys and Blakneys.
Rev. Blakney was born January 9, 1939, in Carrollton, Alabama to the late Osmond Blakney and Lillie Mae McCool Blakney and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Bro. George was in the ministry 35 years and served three churches, Canaan Baptist Church in Columbus, Miss., Hamilton Baptist Church in Hamilton, Miss., and Kennedy Baptist Church in Kennedy, Ala. He was presently serving as interim pastor at Concord Baptist Church in Fayette, Ala. Since his retirement in 2008, he served as needed to fill pulpits in Pickens, Tuscaloosa, Lamar, and Fayette counties. George was a faithful, dedicated servant of the Lord, a loving husband, father, and grandfather, and a friend to all who knew him.
Pallbearers will be Danny Dollar, Fred Ray Savage, Jimmy Thomas, Mike Crowley, Billy Williamson, Bro. Chris Honeycutt, Bro. Hershel Owen, and Bro. Jim Stickler.
Honorary pallbearers include the membership of Concord Baptist Church and Pickens County Singing Men.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gideons Ministry, c/o Gideons International, Pickens County Camp, P.O. Box 287, Carrollton, AL 35447. .Published in Tuscaloosa News on June 5, 2012 .
Osmond Blakney (1909 - 1988)
Lillie Mae McCool Blakney (1910 - 1993)
Cecil Osmond Blakney (1934 - 1993)*
Horace Vinson Blakney (1935 - 2012)*
George Jerrell Blakney (1939 - 2012)
Greenhill Memorial Gardens
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Record added: Jun 05, 2012
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