STAMPS, Ark.—Cornelious “PawPaw” Blake, 80, of Waldo, Ark., died Friday, March 21, 2014, in a Texarkana, Texas hospital.

Mr. Blake was born Dec. 12, 1953, in Willisville, Ark. He was a deacon.

Survivors include his wife, Marie Blake of Waldo; one son, Alvin Blake of McNeil, Ark.; three daughters, Joyce Waster, Dianne Willis and Rosie Burton of Waldo; three brothers, Coy Runyon, Floyd Blake and Robert Blake of Dallas; three sisters, Essie Bell Stanford of Jonesboro, Ark., and Gracie Blake and Irene Blake of Willisville; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Cottonbelt COGIC, Waldo, with Bishop Robert Blake officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery under direction of Smith Funeral Home.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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Published: 03/27/2014