The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


July 25, 2013

Roy Blakely

— The funeral for Roy Lee Blakely, 65, of Athens will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at Spry Funeral Home. Burial will be in Dement Cemetery.

Visitation is from 6-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Mr. Blakely died Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital in Florence.

Roy Blakely was born Feb. 8, 1948, in Limestone County. He retired from the Alabama National Guard. Mr. Blakely was a member of Westview Church of Christ in Athens.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Garner Blakely of Athens; sons, Dennis Blakely and wife Tammy, and Brian Blakely, all of Athens; daughter, Leanne Alexander and husband Lance of Athens; sister, Oneta Lindsay of Athens; grandchildren, Brandon Blakely, Laura Blakely, Amy Alexander, Amber Alexander and Alyssa Alexander; and great-granddaughter, Riley Crowe.

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