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Tim D. Blalock

Published 12:00am Saturday, January 19, 2013

April 10, 1948 – Jan. 17, 2013

NATCHEZ — Services for Tim D. Blalock, 64, of Natchez, who died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at Natchez Regional Medical Center, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Burial will follow at the Blalock Cemetery in Liberty under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. until service time Monday at the church.

Mr. Blalock was born April 10, 1948, in Liberty, the son of Harvey Thomas Blalock and Dorothy Gadberry Blalock. He was always a worker. He was a butcher for seven years, worked on a pipeline as well as painted houses while attending junior college at Southwest in Summit.

Tim served a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the New York and Massachusetts areas. He earned an undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and a law degree from Ole Miss in December of 1974. He moved to Natchez to clerk with the district attorney’s office with Danny O’Beirne. He practiced law for 38 years in Natchez with Calvin Wells and John Tipton.

Tim met his wife of 37 years, Paula, in Natchez. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club, an adjunct professor of government at Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Natchez, a bishop in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, a member of the Board of Governors for Mississippi Trial Lawyers of Mississippi, president of Hospitality International in Atlanta and worked with the Boy Scouts of America. He loved to fish, enjoyed target shooting and loading his own bullets.

Tim dearly loved his grandchildren as well as all children.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant grandson, Carter Harris; and three brothers, Bill Abel, Bob Abel and Merlin Abel.

Survivors include his wife, Paula Huff Blalock; two daughters, Candice Blalock Poole of Springville, Utah and Jessica Blalock Crowsey of Virginia Beach, Va.; two sons, Timothy Blalock and Tyler Blalock, both of Natchez; four granddaughters, Carson Poole, Caroline Poole, Adara Blalock and Arabella Blalock; seven grandsons, Justin Poole, Christopher Poole, James Harris, Timothy Blalock, Tristan Blalock, Theron Blalock and Joseph Blalock; two sisters, Shirley Blalock Payne and Janet Blalock Devereaux; and two brothers, Thomas Blalock and Talmadge Blalock.

Pallbearers will be Adolf Shaw, Joseph Gallendar, Mickey Kline, Steve Davies, Dr. John Cantrell, Vince Green and Wade Walters.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Natchez Bar Association.

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