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Ricky T. Blakeney

Ricky T. Blakeney, 63, of Crystal Springs, passed away Sept. 26, 2020, at Copiah County Medical Center. Services were held at New Zion Baptist Church on Sept. 30, with Bro. Web Armstrong officiating. Interment followed at New Zion Cemetery. Sebrell Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Mr. Blakeney was born July 7, 1957, in Laurel, to the late Monroe Blakeney and Charlotte Taylor Blakeney. He was a member of New Zion Baptist Church and was active in serving his family, church, and community. He was the chief of the Volunteer Fire Department of New Zion. He was an outdoorsman who loved fishing and hunting. He was a member of the Believers Bassman fishing organization, the manager at Calling Panther Lake, and worked with the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
Preceding him in death were his father.
Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Peggy Blakeney, of Crystal Springs; son, Brandon Blakeney, of Crystal Springs; mother, Charlotte Blakeney, of Crystal Springs; and brother, Ray Blakeney, of Crystal Springs.