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Alonza Blades

1933 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Alonza Blades Obituary
Alonza Lee Blades, 82, passed away on August 7, 2015 after a lengthy illness. He was born on February 28, 1933 in Armorel, AR to Ethel and Alice Lavender Blades. At an early age, Alonza moved to Gary, IN and was reared by his Mother and Step Father, Henry Moody Barnes. He attended the local primary schools and Froebel High School. After high school he enlisted in the Army and served his country during the Korean War. He retired from US Steel where he worked for over 30 years. Preceded in death by two wives Early and Bivian Blades.Alonza is survived by his children, Alvin (Tina) Blades, Paula Blades and Alexis Blades. Sister, Eula (Sydney) Givens; Grandchildren, Robert Darrett, Nicholas LaRosa, Carlita Lett-Blades and Sean A. Blades. Two Great Grandchildren, Zion and Madison Blades; and a host of beloved relatives and friends. Visitation Friday August 14, 2015 from 9-11:00 a.m. Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. all services at the Guy & Allen Chapel. Interment Evergreen Cemetery.
Published in the Post Tribune on Aug. 13, 2015
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