2012-01-26 / Obituaries

Larry Barksdale

Funeral services for Larry Barksdale, 56, of Wilkes County were held Sunday, January 22, 2012, at the Reeves Chapel Baptist Church, Tignall, with Rev. Michael Gresham, pastor, and Rev. Jesse W. Johnson Jr., Eulogist. He died Wednesday, January 18. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Mr. Barksdale was a native of Wilkes County and the son of the late Frank “Buddy” Barksdale and O’Deaner Brewer Barksdale. He was the widower of Peggy Blakey Barksdale. He was educated in the Wilkes County School System. He was a dedicated employee and loved the logging business. He was a family man and loved his family and gatherings.

Survivors include a daughter, Tomeka Crite of Lincolnton; a son, Michael Blakey, Elberton; a granddaughter, Ta’Kera Gresham, Lincolnton; two grandsons, Michael Blakey Jr. of Minnesota, and Tamelio Partlow of Elberton; and six sisters, Sarah Murray, Augusta, Flo Ann Jones, Athens, Geraldine Harling, Augusta, Mary Barksdale Banks, Tignall, Shirley Barksdale and Belinda Barksdale, Tignall.

Pallbearers included Curtis Lee Anderson, Nelson Banks, Ralph Banks, Anthony Walton, Arthur Willis, and Leroy Willis. Nephews served as honorary pallbearers.

Davenport-McLendon Mortuary of Washington was in charge of arrangements.

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