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Eddy Co., NM: Obituary for Levia Yarbrough Blakeney and her son J. B. Blakeney

Services Set Saturday for Mother, Son - dated May 15, 1962
Funeral services have been set for 2pm, Saturday at the Paulin Funeral
Chapel for Mrs Levia Yarbrough Blakeney and her son, J.B. (Pud) Blakeney.
 The Rev. W. H. Wolfrum will officiate at the services and burial will be
in Carlsbad cemetery.

 Mrs Blakeney died suddenly Tuesday night at the home of her daughter,
Mrs L. N. Seely, 602 N. 14th.  Her son was notified of her death and
drove from his home in Bell, California to attend the funeral.  He
arrived in Artesia about 10:30 last night and was taken to the Artesia
General Hospital suffering from a heart attack at 4:30am today.  He died
approximately 30 minutes later.

 Mrs Blakeney was born July 20 1882 at Uvalde, Texas.  She was married to
the late John Allen Blakeney, Aug 31, 1902 at Hope.  They lived in the
area since that time.  He preceded her in death in 1951.  The couple had seven children, three of whom survive their mother.

 J. B. (Pud) Blakeney was born at Hope, April 2, 1912, he was reared in
the area and moved to California about 15 years ago.

 Survivors include, Mrs Blakeney's two daughters, Mrs Bernice Seely,
Artesia, and Mrs Inez Bursey of Blythe, California who had accompanied
her brother to Artesia; her son Floyd of Hobbs; Mrs Blakeney's sister,
Mrs Pearlea Brown of Moore, Texas; six grandchildren and six great

Submitted by Renee Smelley
Note: Teneessee A. Yarbrough Blakeney is the daughter of Lorenzo Dow Yarbrough and Nancy White.
I recieved this obit from a lookup volunteer at a library in Carlsbad, NM.  I do not know the name of the newspaper.

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