Mr. Grover H. Blakey, 77, of Jonesboro, passed away Aug. 5, 2004.

Mr. Blakey was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Jonesboro, where he served as the Superintendent of Sunday school classes. He retired from Roadway Express with many faithful years of service. Mr. Blakey was a member of the Masons Dothan Lodge No. 466 F & A.M. He recently received his 50-year pin on March 26, 2004.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday Aug. 9 in the Chapel of Pope Dickson & Son Jonesboro Chapel, with Dr. Larry Burns and the Rev. Don McElhanon officiating. Private Interment services will follow at Sherwood Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Blakey is survived by his loving wife of 53 years Mrs. Dorothy Blakey; daughters and sons-in-law Cathy and Mike Jenkins of Jackson, Ga., and Brenda and Jimmy Haygood of McDonough, Ga., sons and daughter-in-law, Ben and Susan Blakey of Jonesboro, Ga., and Art Blakey of Jonesboro, Ga., eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to South West Christian Hospice, 7225 Lester Road, Union City, GA 30291.

Pope Dickson and Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Services Jonesboro Chapel (770) 478-7211. Please visit our Web site