Mr. Blalock was born January 5, 1930 in Cherokee County, AL, the son of the late Calvin Frances and Lula Don Hartline Blalock. Mr. Blalock was a member of Perennial Springs Baptist Church. He was retired from Mt. Vernon Mills and was a member of the Mt. Vernon Quarter Century Club. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp, having served in the Korean War. Mr. Blalock was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Evelyn Wheeling Blalock and a brother, Bob Blalock.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Nell Durham Blalock, daughter and son-in-law, Linda Diane & James Hayes; son & daughter-in-law, Gregory L. & Teresa Blalock; step sons and wives, Greg & Kim Hurley, Terry & Donna Hurley; sisters, Katherine Vernon and Nell Dodd; brothers, Ronald Blalock, Billy Blalock, and Harold Blalock; grandchildren, Stacy Blalock, Jessica Fletcher, Garrett Hurley, Haven Hurley, Marcus Blalock, Chad Teems, and Miranda Hurley; great grandchildren, Madison Blalock, Shanea Hinson, Micayla Hinson, and Evan Fletcher.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p. m. Thursday, January 8, 2009 from the chapel of Mason Funeral Home with Rev. Waydell Howell and Rev. Lee Byrd officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Stacy Blalock, Marcus Blalock, Chad Teems, Garrett Hurley, David Fletcher, and Dennis Moseley.
Honorary pallbearers will be all members of the Perennial Springs Adult Sunday School Class.
Mr. Blalock will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p. m. Wednesday, January 7, 2009.