Alton R. Blakewood
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BUNKIE - Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at Melancon Funeral Home, 108 N. Lexington Ave., Bunkie, LA for Alton R. Blakewood, age 90, who went to be with Lord on the afternoon of Monday, November 11, 2013 at Southwest Louisiana War Veterans Home in Jennings, LA.
Alton was born April 28, 1923 in Boyce, Louisiana; served during World War II in the US Navy as a "See-Bee" and lived the majority of his life in Lafayette. Alton enjoyed fishing and golf and worked as an Independent Petroleum Landman until the time of his retirement in the mid 1990's.
Survivors include one daughter, Sarah Blakewood Anson of Lafayette; one son, Bruce E. Blakewood and his wife, Carol, of Lafayette; one sister, Doris B. Newton and her husband, Pete, of Bunkie; ten grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Carmen Goux Blakewood and his parents, Alton B. Blakewood and Mary Ophelia Ray Blakewood. He was loved and will be missed by his family and friends.
Pallbearers honored to serve will be Scott Blakewood, Jeff Caffery, Jr., Stephen Anson, Tommy Nelson, Brett Falgout and Blake Newton.
The family would like to give a special thanks to the Southwest Louisiana War Veterans Home, Jennings, LA and Heart of Hospice for their excellent care.
The family requests that visitation be observed on Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 9:00 AM until time of service at 11:00 AM.
Melancon Funeral Home, 108 North Lexington Ave., Bunkie, LA 71322 is in charge of funeral arrangements. 318-346-7664 www.melanconfunerals.com
Published in the The Advertiser on Nov. 13, 2013
Melancon Funeral Home
108 N. Lexington Ave. Bunkie, LA 71322