Lucille Elmore Blakeney

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GORDO - Lucille Elmore Blakeney, age 99, of Gordo, Ala., died June 10, 2018, at home. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at Gordo First Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Pat Powell officiating. Burial will follow in Gordo City Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. Visitation will be one hour prior and immediately following the service at the church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James C. Blakeney; her parents; brothers, Marvin O. Elmore, Grady L. Elmore, Clifton Elmore and Benjamin F. Elmore, Jr.; sister, Nancy Ann Elmore; and infant sister, Elsie Elmore.
Survivors include her daughter, Charlotte B. Shirley and husband, Richard; son, Larry C. Blakeney and wife, Janice; grandchildren, Kevin Shirley (Sharon), Ryan Shirley (Jennifer),Kelley Argenti (Allen), Tiffany Rash (Jason) and Julie Ivory (Adam); great-grandchildren, Tucker Shirley, Sydnee Shirley, Landyn Shirley, Dylan Shirley, Taylor Shirley, Grayson Shirley, Caroline Argenti, Joseph Argenti, Megan Ivory, Luke Ivory, Madeline Rash and Danielle Rash.
Mrs. Blakeney was born February 11, 1919 in Gordo, Alabama to the late Benjamin F. Elmore, Sr. and Icie Junkin Elmore. She was the oldest living member of Gordo First Baptist Church having been a member for 87 years.
Lucille was a retired city clerk for the Town of Gordo with 25 years of service and a lifelong resident of Pickens County.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Shirley, Ryan Shirley, Tucker Shirley, Frank Elmore, Harold Moss and Clint Moss.
Honorary pallbearers are Betty Shirley, Patricia Howard, Alice Parker, Angela Johnson, Tom and Doris Rogers, Holli Moss, Lisa Tant, Amedisys Hospice and Amedisys Home Health.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Gordo First Baptist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 323, Gordo, AL 35466 or Amedisys Hospice, 1300 McFarland Blvd. NE, Suite 340, Tuscaloosa, AL 35406.

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Published in Tuscaloosa News on June 12, 2018