Arglen C. Blankenbaker, born July 31, 1937, in DeRidder, Louisiana, at home to parents Hazel Whitaker Carrol and Harry Carroll. Mrs. Blankenbaker was a housewife and of the Baptist faith. She married the love of her life on May 8, 1954, in Newton, Texas.
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She was preceded in death by her son James Edward Blankenbaker; brother Claud Butch Carroll; sisters Mamie Teston, Aimee Joyce Fox and Betty Ann Fontenot.
Arglen is survived by her husband Edward Blankenbaker; daughter Cynthia Cassels and her husband Danny of Rosepine, Louisiana; two sons, John Blankenbaker and his wife Rosie of Rosepine, Louisiana, and Jody Blankenbaker of Mesquite, Texas; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brothers David Carroll, Dolphy Carroll, Donald Ray Carroll and Bruce Carroll; sisters Joann Mabini, Maxine Alexander and Jean Coker; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held Saturday, September 3, 2011, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Sunday, September 4, 2011, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Hixson Funeral Home in DeRidder, Louisiana. Services were held Monday, September 5, 2011, at 10 a.m. at the Hixson Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Arlen Smith officiating. Burial was in the Old Cypress Cemetery under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home of DeRidder, Louisiana.
Words of comfort may be left to the family at www.hixsonfuneral.com.
Published in Deridder Daily News on Sept. 7, 2011