Solon Turner "LONNIE" Blanchard, Jr.
Appling, Georgia—S.T. Blanchard, 79, passed away at University Hospital on April 3, 2021.
Lonnie was a resident of Appling for over 25 years and an Honored Ret. Lineman for Bellsouth. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy stationed around the world, for several years. He was an avid dog lover and reader of mystery novels. He was also an enthusiastic restorer and collector of cars. Lonnie was loved and admired by many and he will be dearly missed.
He is survived by his beloved wife and best friend, Carolyn Blanchard; two daughters, Leanne Switzer and Michele Rodriguez (Miguel); a stepson, Mark Harnage (Kathy); sister, Marilynn Smith; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
If so desired, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society
or the Humane Society.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, in the Bellevue Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Allen Yarbrough officiating. Interment will follow in Bellevue Memorial Gardens with military honors accorded.
Visitation will be held Tuesday evening from 6:00 PM unto 8:00 PM at Starling Funeral Home.
Due to COVID-19, please practice social distancing and wear a mask for services.
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The Augusta Chronicle - April 6, 2021