MARY LOU FOREMAN BLAKNEY, 81, of Ranger, TX
passed away on Nov. 16, 2015.
Mary Lou Blakney passed away Nov. 16, 2015. She was
born March 27, 1934 in the Alameda area to Carl &
Mary Foreman. She attended Ranger High School at
Ranger, TX in the Class of 1952. She married Douglas
Clayton Blakney in Aug. of 1952 in Eastland County,
TX, after 50 years of marriage he preceded her in
death on April 17, 2002.
Mrs. Blakney was a longtime resident of Ranger, TX,
where she was residing at the time of her passing.
Mary was a very loved member of her community and
was known to everyone as “Nanny”. Mary retired from
Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. after 20 plus years
of employment. She was a loving wife, mother, and
grandmother. Nanny was strong in her faith and was
a member of the Gunsight Baptist Church in Gunsight,
She is survived by her three daughters: Marlinda Jo
Blakney Hernandez (RHS-1975) of Ranger, Mary Kathryn
Blakney (RHS-1978) of Ranger and Jana Lou Blakney
Guess (RHS-1977) also of Ranger. Grandchildren:
Tammy Kay Bernand (RHS-1990)—preceded in death in
2011, James W. Nichols, Brandi Bumgarner (RHS-1996),
Mandi Marie Bethea, Doug Thomas Kammerer (RHS-2001)
and Aaron Ray Nichols (RHS-2003) as well as Alissa
RaeLynn Bernard (RHS-2012) & Jayson McCloud Bernard,
and a host of great-grandchildren.
Nanny was the last survivor of her multiple siblings,
they have all preceded her in death. She is also
preceded by her parents: Carl & Mary Forman and her
beloved Tammy Kay Bernard.
HUSBAND: DOUGLAS BLAKNEY, 66, died on April 17, 2002
with burial in the Alameda Cemetery near Ranger, TX.
Mr. Blakney was born on Oct. 3, 1935 in Navarro County,
TX, to Frank Blakney & Lucille Mesker-Willingham. He
was a life long resident of Ranger. He was married to
Mary Lou Foreman (RHS-1952). He was a blacksmith and
welder. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors at the time of his death are his wife, Mary
Blakney of the home; three daughters and sons-in-law,
Marlinda & Manuel Hernandez of Ranger, Mary Blakney
and Jerry Blackwell of Ranger, and Jana & Billy Guess
of Ranger; two sisters, Linda Moak of Houston & Joyce
Grubbs of Eastland; grandchildren, Tammy Bernard (RHS-
1990) of Ranger, James Nichols of Cleburne, Brandy
White of Cleburne, Aaron Nichols of Ranger, Mandi
Bethece of Ranger & Doug Kammerer of Ranger; nieces