Originally created 03/08/06

Dr. Lamar Blalock (SYLVANIA, Ga.)



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SYLVANIA, Ga. - Dr. Blalock, age 86, died Tuesday morning, March 7, 2006 at home under the care of Ogeechee Area Hospice. The Nicholls, GA native began practicing veterinary medicine in Screven County in 1943. He graduated from API (now Auburn University,) where he was a member of the Alpha Psi Veterinary fraternity, having served a term as its president. He was active in local and state Junior Chamber of Commerce and in 1955, the organization named him as one of the five most outstanding men in Georgia. He was very interested in the Screven County Livestock Association and worked with others in initiating the first rodeo and livestock festival in Screven County. The Red Cross blood drive was one of his passions and he gave a total of more than 19 gallons of blood. He was a long time member of the Lions Club and was awarded the Melvin Jones Fellow Award a few years ago. He was a member of the Sylvania First Baptist Church, the Guy Smalley Sunday School Class and Tuesday Morning Prayer Breakfast. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Blalock; sister, Mrs. Bonnie Wren; two brothers, Lanier Blalock and Dr. Charles Blalock. Survivors include: wife, Mary Frances LaFavor Blalock of Sylvania; daughter and son-in-law, Deborah B. and Greg Leonard of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL; two sons and daughters-in-law, Zack and Gail B. Blalock and Avery and Aggie Blalock, both of Sylvania; four grandchildren, Katie B. and Jason Lee of Augusta, Zachary Blalock and Drew Blalock of Sylvania, Staley Prom of Los Angeles, CA; several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Thursday, March 9, 2006 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Services will be held Friday, March 10, 2006 at the Sylvania First Baptist Church at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Lonnie Norris and Dr. Lamar Holley officiating. Body will lie in state from 1:00 until time of service. Interment held at Screven County Memorial Cemetery. In Lieu of Flowers: Donations to Sylvania First Baptist Church, PO Box 318, Sylvania, GA, 30467 or to the Screven County Cancer Society, c/o Teresa Harley, 210 Sylvan Circle, Sylvania, GA 30467 or to Ogeechee Area Hospice, PO Box 531, Statesboro, GA, 30458. Pallbearers: Jimmie Blalock, Russell Brower, Don Hopkins, Don Jamerson, Tommy Sheppard and Ainsworth Zeagler. Honorary Pallbearers: Guy Smalley Sunday School Class of Sylvania First Baptist Church and Members of Sylvania Lions Club. Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home in charge of all the arrangements. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle March 8, 2006