Mr. James Pierce Blanchard

April 19, 1919August 24, 2013
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EVANS, Ga. - James Pierce Blanchard, 94, died Saturday August 24, 2013 and is now with Jesus and his beloved wife of 53 years, the late Mary Ann Jones Blanchard. Born in Leah, GA, to the late Talmadge and Claudia Morris Blanchard, Mr. Blanchard graduated from Leah Community School, then attended Georgia Southern University. He served in the United States Army in WWII, then briefly in the National Guard. He retired from Bentley Brothers Furniture Company. He was a faithful member and deacon of Warren Baptist Church. Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law Mary Ann and Michael Mead, St. Simons, GA, Rebecca and Don Miller, Harlem GA, and Jamie and Alan Johnson, Evans GA; grandchildren Mary Bennett Wolfe (Chris), Jessica Blanchard Miller, Alan Scott Johnson, James Wesley Johnson; great- granddaughter Maran Christine Wolfe; siblings Doris O'Hearn, Augusta, GA and Vernon Blanchard, Appling GA . Preceded in death by his wife, parents and brothers Russell, Wayne, Clarence and Estes Blanchard; sisters Thelma Poland, Daisy Watson, Nell McBride and Evelyn Anderson. The family wishes to express their gratefulness to Vernon and Lynnette Blanchard, Frances Wingfield and Anna Chinikaylo for their faithfulness and compassion. A former member with The Augusta Boating Club, where he loved camping, boating and fishing. He was an avid Atlanta Braves and NASCAR racing fan. Mr. Blanchard sang 'bass' for many years in church choirs and enjoyed gospel music to the fullest. He will be remembered also by his sense of humor, friendliness toward others and beautiful whistling. He was a devoted family man, spending time with his family was most important to him. Funeral services will be held 1PM Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at Elliott Sons - Columbia Road Chapel with Rev. Dave Dillard officiating. Interment will follow in Bellevue Memorial Gardens. Serving as pallbearers will be nephews James Anderson, Dr. Stanley Anderson, Whit Blanchard, Martin Blanchard and sons-in-law. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 PM Monday evening at Elliott Sons, 4255 Columbia Road, Martinez. For those wishing to a make memorial gift may do so to: Warren Baptist Church, 3203 Washington Road, Augusta, GA 30909 or The Golden Harvest Food Bank, 3310 Commerce Dr., Augusta, GA 30909.


  • Visitation Monday, August 26, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Mr. James Pierce Blanchard

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September 8, 2013

Dad, I miss you so badly. I wish you were still here sitting in your favorite chair singing, napping, or watching your favorite tv shows. I love you & miss you. Jamie

Charles and Patti Blanchard

August 27, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Many great memories of James Pierce that were recalled while viewing the photo gallery.

August 27, 2013

My granddaddy J. Eubank Blanchard was Uncle Talmadge's oldest brother making my mother, Martha Blanchard Branch a first cousin to James Pierce. She certainly many fond memories to share about her Leah kin. Thoughts and prayers to your families, Elaine Branch Carter

Debbie Heard

August 26, 2013

Praying for you all during this difficult time! Loved viewing the photo gallery - lots of memories!

Anita Trujillo

August 26, 2013

I am thinking of you in this time of sorrow.

Debra Black

August 26, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sadness. Blythe Elementary Lunchroom Staff

John Lewis

August 26, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We have fond memories of James' humor and whistling through life!

Elliott Sons Funeral Home

August 26, 2013

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

Tabitha Carroll

August 26, 2013

Thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Mary Reeves

August 26, 2013

I am sorry for your loss. I had not seen
Mr. James Pierce in a number of years. However, I will never forget his smile,
how he was always full of fun and the twinkle in his eye.
Mary Reeves
Retired Clerk of Court
Columbia County