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Ralph Thomas Blalock

August 13, 1928 — January 23, 2024

Bear Creek

Ralph Thomas Blalock, 95, of Bear Creek, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2024.

Ralph was born in Chatham County on August 13, 1928, to Dewey and Mary Kate Straughn Blalock. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margie Moody Blalock; brother, Curtis Blalock; and sister, Frances B. Oldham.

Mr. Blalock was a member of Sandy Branch Baptist Church where he was on the Grounds Committee and a member of the Men’s Sunday School Class. He was a supervisor for Townsend Foods for over 29 years. Ralph was a hard worker and good mechanic. He was proud that he built his own house.

Ralph is survived by his daughters, Linda B. Mashburn and husband, Roger, of Bear Creek, and Lea Ann B. Thomas and husband, Paul of Leland, NC; brothers;  Leroy Blalock and John Blalock; sisters, Mary B. Bayles and Betty B. Gonzalez; grandchildren, Billy Mashburn and wife, Julie, Mike Mashburn and wife, Kari, Amy Gilleland and husband, Robby, Brooke Thomas, and Travis Thomas; great-grandchildren, Chase Mashburn, Hayley Lemons and husband, Josh, Miles Gilleland, Peyton Mashburn, Crew Gilleland, Ryder Mashburn and Parker Mashburn. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Earle Moody (Sandra) and sister-in-law, Lucille Moody (Jimmy – dec), and several cherished nieces and nephews. 

A graveside service will be held on Sunday, January 28, 2024, at Sandy Branch Baptist Church, at 2:00 PM, with Rev. Lee Callicutt officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Sandy Branch Church Cemetery Fund.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is serving the Blalock family.

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Service Schedule

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Graveside Service

Sunday, January 28, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Sandy Branch Baptist Church Cemetery

715 Sandy Branch Church Rd, Bear Creek, NC 27207

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