2018-01-17 / Obituaries

Rachel Briggs Blanks Carver

Rachel Briggs Blanks Carver, 90, formerly of Roxboro, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. Born in Person County, she was the daughter of the late Willie Pleasant Briggs and Maggie Blalock Briggs. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Carnel Blanks; three brothers, Irving Briggs, Clifton Briggs and Lexie Briggs; four sisters, Eva Mooney, Iva Briggs, Leatrice Wrenn and Myrtle Bradsher; one daughter-in-law, Mary Blanks. Mrs. Carver was a member of Theresa Baptist Church. She retired from Collins & Aikman after 47 years.

Surviving are her children, Donnie Blanks and wife, Maria of Jupiter, Florida, Penny Blanks Cozart and husband, Tommy and Jayme Carver Young and husband, Craig of Virgilina, Virginia; three grandchildren, Kris Blanks and wife, Tami, Jeb Young and Jacob Young; two great-grandchildren: Kristopher Blanks and Brady Blanks.

Visitation will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 at the Theresa Baptist Church and other times at the home of her daughter, Penny Blanks (3625 Chub Lake Road).

Funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 at Theresa Baptist Church with the Rev. Herbert Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the Person Memorial Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Theresa Baptist Church Building Fund, 3919 Chub Lake Road, Roxboro, NC 27574.

Condolences may be sent at www.brooksandwhite.com.

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