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Rudolph Blanks

(WOODLAND) The funeral for Rudolph Blanks, 92, of Woodland will be Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022, at 2 p.m. at Providence Baptist Church with Bro. David Daniel, Bro. Tony Morris and Bro. Don Gay officiating. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday. Mr. Blanks will lie in state for one hour prior to services beginning on Thursday.

Mr. Blanks passed away Monday, Aug. 22, at Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton, Ga.

A Randolph County native, Mr. Blanks was born May 22, 1930, the son of R.T. and Brady Steen Blanks. He was a member of Providence Baptist Church and worked as a poultry farmer.

Survivors include his son, Quinton Blanks of Woodland; grandchild, Jordan Napier (Justin); two great-grandchildren, Aiden Blanks and Piper Napier; two brothers, Billie Joe Blanks of McDonough, Ga., and Jimmy Blanks of Carrollton, Ga.; and sister, Ennett Blanks of Navarre, Fla. Mr. Blanks was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ailene Brown Blanks; son, Jerry Wayne Blanks; sister, Mary Blanks Lovvorn; and brothers, Cleo Blanks, Leamon Blanks, Ertis Blanks, David Blanks, Jessie Blanks, John Blanks and Clyde Blanks.

Pallbearers will be Louie Burge, Elton Atkins, Larry Wilson, Richard Parrish, Joe Mote, Danny Giles, Pierce Meadows and Wendell Shelton. Honorary pallbearers will be Lawrence Edwards, L.C. Henderson, Danny Harris and Benny Akins.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Providence Baptist Church or Woodland Civic Club. Online condolences may be expressed at

Benefield Funeral Home, Wedowee.

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