N.J. Blanchard

Published 11:31 am Thursday, May 5, 2011

N.J. “Jack” Blanchard died Monday, May 2, 2011, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. He was 94.

Mr. Blanchard was a native of Crowville, La. He had lived in Vicksburg for the past 70 years. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Vicksburg, the VFW , the American Legion, the Vicksburg Shriners Club and the Wahabi Temple of Jackson. He retired from White’s Department Store, where he was the assistant manager and later retired as deputy tax assessor of Warren County.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna O’Bannon Blanchard; his father, Charles Ford Blanchard; his mother, Mattie Peyton Blanchard; four brothers, C.F. Blanchard, Richard Blanchard, Harry Blanchard and Marion Blanchard; seven sisters, Edith Altazin, Eva Beckett, Eulah Grigsby, Mary Nettles, Harriet Smith, Inez Wallace and Eileen Windham.

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Survivors include two daughters, Jacque Lynn Heriard and Deanna Miller and husband Don, all of Vicksburg; his brother, John Blanchard of Mansfield, La.; four grandchildren, Jenanne Edmonds, Trey Miller, Jana Sikes and Jarret Heriard; three great-grandchildren, Street Miller, Peyton Sikes and Hayley Edmonds; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. Tim Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until the service at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Trey Miller, Todd Windham, Bubba Nettles, Jarret Heriard, Bill Windham, Harold Blue and Tim Dunaway.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 1501 Cherry St., Vicksburg, MS 39180 or Vicksburg-Warren Humane Society, 6600 U.S. 61 South, Vicksburg, MS 39180.