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Jay Grady Blanchette

May 5, 1932 ~ September 14, 2022 (age 90) 90 Years Old


Mr. Jay Grady Blanchette, 90, of Blackshear, passed away early Wednesday afternoon, September 14, 2022, at his residence.

Born in West Palm Beach, FL on May 5, 1932, he had lived in Pierce County since the late 70’s.  Mr. Blanchette was a US Navy veteran and had been a carpet installer for 54 years.  He loved to work and enjoyed gardening, fishing, and spending time with his family.  He was a member of Living River Church of God and had been of the Church of God faith for many years.   

He was a son of the late Jesse Woods & Nannie Bell Perry Blanchette.  He was also preceded in death by all of his brothers and sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Varnadore Blanchette of Blackshear; two daughters and a son-in-law, Vicki Sweat and Collette & Joey Griffin all of Blackshear; 5 grandchildren, Keith (Kris) Harris, Kim (Michael) Wills, Levi Cox, Melissa (Greg) Murphy, and Rebecca (Maurice) Strickland; 12 great grandchildren, Jaron Raulerson, Trenton Raulerson, Dalton Herrin, Abbie Herrin, Ashton Herrin, Caitlyn Harris, Brooke Harris, Zoe Harris, Cody Hale, Gavin Wills, Allison Wills, and Avery Wills; 2 great, great grandchildren, Nixon Harris and Tayven Jones; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

A memorial service for Mr. Blanchette will be held Friday morning, September 16, 2022, at 11:00 o’clock from the Living River Church of God with Pastor R. B. Gaskins.

The family will receive friends at the church immediately following the service.

Memorialization is by cremation.

Memorials may be made to Living River Church of God, 5603 Highway 121, Blackshear, GA  31516.

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Memorial Service
September 16, 2022

11:00 AM
Living River Church of God
Highway 121 South
Blackshear, GA 31516


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