Oneonta, died Jan. 24, 2014, at the residence. She is preceded in death by mother Jeane Robinette Lowry. Mrs. Blakely was a lifetime member of Oneonta First Baptist Church and she retired from First Baptist Church Child Development Center with 19 years of service. She served as assistant director and director in most all positions in the church involving children and children’s ministries. She enjoyed sewing dresses and clothes.
Surviving are husband Gene Blakely; sons Matt Blakely, Jon (Dwan) Blakely; grandchildren Emma and Owen Blakely; father Ramon Lowry, all of Oneonta; brother Mike (Marlene) Lowry, Pine Mountain; sister Donna (David) Wilson, Oneonta; nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews.
Larry Gipson officiated the 7 p.m. memorial service held Jan. 27 at Oneonta First Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Oneonta First Baptist Church Child Development Center, 300 3rd Avenue East, Oneonta, AL 35121, or to the Gideons International. Lemley Funeral Home directed.