Blakney, George Jerrellcomment (0)
July 19, 2012
George Jerrell Blakney, interim pastor of Concord Baptist Church, Fayette, died June 3. He was 73.
A Carrollton native, Blakney received a bachelor’s degree from Immanuel Bible College and Theological Seminary in Sharpsburg, Ga., and was a veteran of the United States Air Force. During his 35 years of ministry he served as pastor of Kennedy Baptist Church in Lamar Baptist Association; Canaan Baptist Church, Columbus, Miss.; and Hamilton Baptist Church, Hamilton, Miss.
After retiring in 2008, he served in the pastorate as needed in Pickens, Tuscaloosa, Lamar and Fayette counties.
Blakney is survived by his wife of 53 years, Dot; two children;
and four grandchildren.