Virginia Blakely, 85, of Bolivar, departed this life on Tuesday, June 20, 2023, at her home.
Graveside services will be 4:00 pm, Wednesday, June 21, 2023, at Clifft Cemetery near Bolivar.
The daughter of the late Owen and Annie Hazlegrove White, she was a life-long resident of Hardeman County and the widow of Leonard Lewis Blakely, whom she married on October 21, 1961. Mr. Blakely passed October 18, 1994. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Savage White.
She was a member of Bolivar First Baptist Church and was a hairdresser for 60 years retiring July 15, 2021. Many times, she could be found helping those around her, including many of her customers, with trips to the grocery store or other errands. She was always looking for a way to be of service to others.
Mrs. Blakely is survived by her son and his wife, Alan Scott and Jodi Blakely of Jackson; grandson, James Blakely; and great-grandson, Austin Blakely, both of Kings Mountain, NC; and her sister, Janet Sue White Wilson of Bolivar.
Memorials may be sent to Bolivar First Baptist Church.