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Ben Russell Blakeney

Services for Ben Russell Blakeney of Monticello were 11 a.m.,Friday, April 2, at Monticello Methodist Protestant Church withburial in Bethshan Cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge ofarrangements.

Mr. Blakeney, 67, died March 30, 2004, at his residence. He wasborn in Smith County on June 22, 1936, to Butch Blakeney and MinnieRussell Blakeney.

He was a retired maintenance scheduler with St. Regis PaperCompany. He was past president of Monticello Lions Club, chairmanof the Lawrence County Republican Party, recipient of the ExchangeClub Golden Deeds Award and vice president and charter member ofthe “Tater Chip Gang.” He was a member of Gideon Camp, DawseyCooking Team, Wahabi Shriners Club. He was election commissionerfor Monticello and was active in the Lawrence County BaseballAssociation. He was a member of Monticello Methodist ProtestantChurch, where he was a men’s Sunday school teacher and member ofthe board of trustees.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife, Ann Blakeney of Monticello; hisdaughters and son-in-law, Bridgett and Billy Fraysier ofMonticello, and Amy Blakeney of Millbrook, Ala.; his son anddaughter-in-law, Brad and Janie Blakeney of Monticello; and hisgrandchildren, Kara and Aaron Blakeney and Byron and BrentFraysier.

Memorials may be made to the Gideons or Monticello M.P.Church.