Death: 30 Mar 2010
• His obituary was published 1 Apr 2010, On Line @ www.lafuneral.com. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson
On Tuesday March 30, 2010 our dearly beloved JB Blagg departed from this life to begin a new life with the Lord. JB was born in Gravelly, Arkansas to Edgar and Mattie Blagg, both of whom preceded him in death.
JB was the youngest of three children. JB moved to Lamont, California with his parents and siblings at the age of eight. When JB was 16 they moved to the South Bay area of Los Angeles County. At age 16 JB began working for a paving company. By the age of 25, JB had begun his own paving company, Hawthorne Paving, where he worked for the next 46 years.
In 1959 JB married Twyla Mitchell, who preceded him in death. Through this matrimony four children were born.
In 1999 JB married Daysi Marin, who was by his side until he left to be with the Lord.
JB was baptized at the Hawthorne Church of Christ where he was a member for over 50 years. He was a faithful and dedicated servant until God called him home.
JB loved to fish, travel and enjoy time in the outdoors. JB enjoyed spending time at the river, the lake and camping. He loved spending time with family and friends. JB was an honest, loving, caring man with a friendly smile and a personality that was impossible not to fall in love with.
JB leaves to cherish in his memory, his beautiful wife Daysi Blagg; His children Marilyn Techtow, David Blagg, Teresa Myers, Cynthia Bearden, Delmy Marin, David Marin and Daysi Lopez; His grandchildren Daniel Myers, Rebecca Myers, EmaLee Blagg, Heide Blagg, Mattie Blagg, Lucas Bearden, Cara Bearden, Cassie Bearden and Austin Bearden. JB also leaves behind nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who will all miss him dearly.
(http://www.lafuneral.com/obituary?id=770511, pub. Apr 1, 2010)
Jessie M. (Ayers) Blagg
Death: 18 Jun 1997
• Her obituary was published 19 Jun 1997, Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Funeral services for Jessie Blagg, 89, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church.
Rev. Kelvin Moseley will officiate. Burial will follow in Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.
Blagg died Wednesday at Presbyterian Hospital, Oklahoma City.
She was born July 22, 1907, in Montgomery County, Ark. She lived in Seminole for 71 years. She was a charter member of Tracy Rebekah Lodge, a member of First Baptist Church, member of the Varnum Home Demonstration Club and president of the Amerada Retirees.
She also served as head of the Democratic Headquarters for many years.
She was married to Charles O. Blagg. He preceded her in death in 1973.
She was also preceded in death by one son, Charles O. Blagg Jr.
Survivors include one daughter, Charline Barker, Seminole; three granddaughters, Carolyn Allen, Oklahoma City, Kelly Dawn Bacat, San Antonio, Texas, and Beverly McClendon, Del City; one grandson, Steven Barker, Cincinnati, Ohio; four great-grandchildren, one great-grandson and three step great-granddaughters; and two sisters of Hot Springs, Ark.
Pallbearers will include Eugene Warrenburg, Aaron Tatum, Brad Matlock, John Allen, Trent Harelson and Lee Pippin.
Honorary casketbearers include Bryce Hill, Bud Gile, Dr. Julian Wood, Phillip Parks, Clay Sparks, Senator Kelly Haney, Gary Stinnett and Don Raney.
(The Seminole Producer Newspaper, Seminole, Oklahoma, pub. June 19, 1997)
Leon Elbridge Blagg
Death: 26 Jul 2010
• His obituary was published 28 Jul 2010, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Leon Elbridge Blagg
Graveside services for Leon Elbridge Blagg of Sulphur were held Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at Oaklawn Cemetery with Pastor Willard McCartney, Jr. officiating.
Leon was born December 5, 1928 in Sulphur to Earl Thomas and Mabel Rachel (Van Orden) Blagg. He departed this life July 26, 2010 in Sulphur at the age of 81 years.
He and Mildred Alma Montgomery were married in Gainesville, Texas on September 9, 1952. She passed away February 28, 2007. Before retiring, Leon was the maintenance superintendent at the Oklahoma Veterans Center in Sulphur.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mildred: and grandson, Preston Blagg.
Survivors include daughter, Amy Frazier and her husband, Alan, of Sulphur; sons, Keith Blagg and his wife, Lorrie, of Piedmont and Lindell Blagg of Sulphur; brother, Donald Blagg; sisters, Kaye Young and Earlene Chandler; seven grandchildren, Vanessa Blagg, Melissa Sparks, Carie Oxley, Jillian Peters, Andrew Blagg, Nicholas Blagg and Patrick Blagg; and three great grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers were Les Herring, Glen Leming, Dewayne Leming, Randy Johnson, Shiloh Butts and J. D. Eldred.
(The Oklahoman Newspaper, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, pub. Jul 28, 2010)
Mildred Alma (Montgomery) Blagg
Death: 28 Feb 2007
• Her obituary was published 9 Mar 2007, Suphur, Oklahoma. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mildred Alma Montgomery Blagg
Birth: Aug. 20, 1929
Death: Feb. 28, 2007
Graveside services for Mildred Alma Blagg, 77, Sulphur, were held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 1 with Pastor Willard McCartney, Jr. officiating. Interment was in Oaklawn Cemetery in Sulphur with Krien Funeral Home of Sulphur in charge of arrangements.
Born August 20, 1929 to Truman Keith and Alma (Fields) Montgomery in Davis, she died Wednesday, Feb. 28 in Sulphur.
She grew up in Hennepin and graduated from Woodland High School. She and Leon Eldridge Blagg were married in 1952 and the couple made their home in Sulphur. She worked as a secretary for the Federal Park Service most of her career. She and her husband enjoyed traveling and camping out and their grandchildren. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Sulphur.
Surviving are two sons, Keith Earl Blagg and wife, Lorrie, Piedmont and Lindell Guy Blagg, Sulphur; one daughter, Amy Frazier and husband, Alan, Sulphur; one sister, Linnie Cole, Pearland, Texas and seven grandchildren, Carrie and Jill Frazier, Andrew, Nicholas and Patrick Blagg, Vanessa and Melissa Blagg.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one grandson, Preston Blagg.
(Sulphur Times Democrat Newspaper, Sulphur, Oklahoma, pub. March 9, 2007)
Opal Gelene (Pennington) Blagg
Death: 2 Apr 2007
• This Obituary was published 3 Apr 2007, Amarillo, Texas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Gelene Pennington Blagg
Birth: Jul. 21, 1923
Death: Apr. 2, 2007
AUSTIN - Gelene Pennington Blagg, 83, died Monday, April 2, 2007.
Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Wilke-Clay-Fish Funeral Home with nephews, Pat Brandenburg of Fairfax, Okla., and the Rev. Del Sanford of Sheridan, officiating. Graveside services will be at 10:45 a.m. Thursday in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio. Maps to the cemetery will be available at the funeral home.
Gelene will be laid to rest with her husband in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
Gelene was born July 21, 1924, (actual birth date July 21, 1923) to Melvin and Delia Atchison Pennington in Ozark, Ark. She married William Blagg on Nov. 19, 1942, in Dumas.
She and William had been married for 62 years and had lived in Austin since 2001. She was a Methodist and had worked for several years as a bookkeeper in the Panhandle area of Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Eugene and Jerry; a son, Dennis; and her husband, William.
The family wishes to thank our dear friends at Austin Nursing Center and Odyssey Healthcare.
She is survived by a son, Frank and wife Vickie of Dripping Springs; a daughter-in-law, Lydia Blagg of Alvin; six grandchildren, Anne Marie Taylor and Jeremy W. F. Blagg of Alvin, Laura Denise Belyeu of San Antonio, Andrea Genelle Pylate of Baytown, Tara Jo Bieck of San Diego and Magen Leigh Hyatt of Kyle; a brother, Glenn Pennington and wife Jo Ann of Lubbock; and six great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to Odyssey Hospice, 14205 Burnet Road, Suite 400, Austin, TX 78728; or the Kidney Foundation of Texas, Inc. Central Texas Chapter, 4106 Marathon, Suite C., Austin, TX 78756.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Sign the online guest book at www.wcfish.com.
(Amarillo Globe-News, Amarillo, Texas, pub. April 3, 2007 - Obituary transcription courtesy of Kenneth D. Bogard)
Preston James Blagg
Death: 1 Jan 2004
• His obituary was published 2 Jan 2004, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Preston James Blagg
Services for Preston James Blagg, 16, Sulphur, were held Monday, Jan. 5 at 2:00 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church with Dr. Mike Chaney officiating.
Interment was at Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Clagg Funeral Home.
Preston was born to Lindell Guy Blagg and Theresa Jean Bernier Blagg April 7, 1987 in Ada. He died Thursday, Jan. 1 in Sulphur. He had lived in Sulphur all of his life and was a Junior at Sulphur High School. He loved to sing, write songs and play his guitar. He was warm, caring and was well liked by everyone.
Survivors are his father, Lindell of Sulphur; mother, Theresa of Florida; two sisters, Vanessa Blagg and Melissa Blagg, both of Sulphur; grandparents, Leon and Mildred Blagg, Sulphur and Earl and Marcell Bernier, Florida. Pallbearers were Tommy Young, Brad Wise, Brent Williams, Jace Presgrove, Keith Blagg and Alan Frazier.
(The Daily Oklahoman Newspaper, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, pub. January 2, 2004)
William H. "Willie" Blagg
Death: 28 Sep 2005
• This Obituary was published 1 Oct 2005, Amarillo, Texas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson
William "Willie" H. Blagg
AUSTIN - William "Willie" H. Blagg, 81, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday in Wilke-Clay-Fish Funeral Home with Pat Brandenburg of Fairfax, Okla., and the Rev. Del Sanford of Sheridan, nephews, officiating. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.
"Willie" was born Oct. 25, 1923, to Benjamin F. and Margie Blagg near Bluffton, Ark. He married Gelene Pennington on Nov. 19, 1942, in Dumas.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy, and in December 1942, he was called to duty. He attended machinist school in San Diego, and in March 1943, he started serving on board a destroyer, the USS Brown. He spent the next three years in the South Pacific Battle Zone.
Willie and his wife, Gelene, lived in Austin since 2001. He was a Methodist and had worked for more than 40 years in the oil field business in the Panhandle area of Texas.
He was preceded in death by his son, Dennis Norman Blagg, in 1995.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Gelene; a son, Frank and wife, Vickie, of Dripping Springs; six grandchildren, Anne Marie Taylor and Jeremy W. F. Blagg of Alvin, Laura Denise Belyeu of San Antonio, Andrea Genelle Pylate of Baytown, Tara Jo Bieck of San Diego, and Magen Leigh Hyatt of Austin; two sisters, Imo Gene McCarty and Molly Ruth Martin, both of Amarillo; and six great-grandchildren.
The family wishes to thank our dear friends at Monte Siesta Nursing Facility and Odyssey Health Care.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to American Diabetes Association, 815 Brazos St., Suite 200, Austin, TX 78701 or Attn. Memorials and Tributes Department, American Heart Association, P.O. Box 15186, Austin, TX 78761.
(Amarillo Globe-News, Amarillo, Texas, pub. October 1, 2005 - Obituary transcription courtesy of Peggy Gann)
Illa Mae (Baker) Blair
Death: 25 Feb 2007
• Her obituary was published 27 Feb 2007, Russellville, Pope County, Arkansas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Illa Mae Blair
Illa Mae Blair, 92, of Russellville, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007, at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center.
The daughter of John and Lucy Rankin Baker, she was born May 6, 1914, in Russellville. She was a long time member of Central Presbyterian Church of Russellville. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Walter Lee Blair; three brothers, Rankin Baker, Guy Baker and Raymond Baker; and two sisters, Ruth Heflie and Betsy Holland.
Survivors include one sister, Lottie Keltner of Benton; one sister-in-law, Mary Baker of Russellville; and numerous nieces, nephews and many loving friends.
Graveside service will be at 10 a.m today at Rankin Cemetery in Russellville. The Rev. Ken Kalvesmaki will officiate with burial to follow by Humphrey Funeral Service.
Internet obituary and on-line guest book available at www.humphreyfuneral.com
(The Courier Newspaper, Russellville, Arkansas, pub. Feb 27, 2007)
Marcille (Smallwood) Blair
Death: 6 Jan 2013
• Her obituary was published 10 Jan 2013, Ft. Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Marcille Blair, 84, of Waldron, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord January 6, 2013. She was born May 28, 1928 to the late Pete and Bertha (Riley) Smallwood. She attended the Jubilee Church in Waldron.
Marcille is survived by two daughters; Cathy Bingham and husband Guy of Waldron, Arkansas, Melania Daffron and husband Pete of Midland, Arkansas, six grandchildren; Laura Spence, Nathan Bingham, Brian Lott, Jayson Daffron, Jamie Waite and three great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and two grandchildren.
Funeral Service will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 11, 2013 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Buffalo Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.
Visitation will be Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Guy Bingham, Brandon Lott, Brian Lott and Pete Daffron.
(Obituary Transcription courtesy of Find A Grave Memorial# 103209398)
Keith Franklin Blakemore
Death: 17 Aug 2013
• His obituary was published 19 Aug 2013, Mountain Home, Arkansas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Keith Franklin Blakemore
Keith Franklin Blakemore, 68 a resident of Norfork, Arkansas, went to be with his Lord on August 17, 2013 at his home. He was born January 17, 1945 in Prairie Grove, Arkansas, the son of Frank Glen and Martha Laura English Blakemore.
Keith was a corporal with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission where he served as a Crime Scene Tech and held an advanced degree for the same, taught hunters education for 28 years and boating education for 10 years. He was the past president of the Yell County Wildlife Federation, a lifetime member of the NRA, had served as the Vice-President of the Prairie Grove Jaycees and a scoutmaster in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Keith owned and operated Blakemore Sports Shop in Prairie Grove for several years and was the co-owner of JS Boats and custom built many river boats for the rivers he loved - the White River and the North Fork. He loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing and especially loved teaching his grandchildren to fish.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include his wife Donna Blakemore; four sons, Scott Blakemore and his wife Julie of Mountain Home, Idaho, Shawn Blakemore and his wife Cindy of Springdale, Arkansas, John Lindley and his wife Mariza of Sulphur Springs, Texas and Greg Lindley and his wife Nicole of Rogers, Arkansas; his mother Martha Blakemore of Mountain Home, Arkansas; eleven grandchildren, Audrey, Bayleigh, Cody, Donovan, Gavin, Kayla, Louis, Madilyn, Manuel, Sam, and Tony; two great grandchildren, Braelin and Coby.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening from 6:00-7:00 P.M. at Luginbuel Funeral Home in Prairie Grove.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 10:00 a.m. at the Prairie Grove First United Methodist Church in Prairie Grove, Arkansas with burial in the Prairie Grove Cemetery.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Honor Guard will serve as pallbearers and provide funeral honors at the graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to Hannah's Hope-the Rosh Jenkins Memorial Fund at Cox Health in honor of brain cancer patients-3525 S National Springfield, MO 65807 attn: Lisa Alexander. The memo line should reference Keith Blakemore for Hannah's Hope. Or to Hospice of the Ozarks, 701 Burnett Drive, Mountain Home, AR 72653.
Online guest book, www.luginbuel.com
(Baxter Bulletin Newspaper, Mountain Home, Arkansas, pub. August 19, 2013)