Mr. Lawrence Bruce Blasingame
Retired McDuffie County Board of Education
THOMSON, Ga. - Mr. Lawrence Bruce Blasingame, 81
of Thomson, entered into rest April 13, 2010 at Doctors
Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Lora Lancaster
Blasingame for 57 years.
Memorial services were held at 11 a.m., April 16, 2010
at the First United Methodist Church, Thomson with Revs.
John Barnes and Charles Broome officiating.
Honorary pallbearers were George Lokey, Bob Wilson, Jr., Teddy
Reese, Mike Perry, Alex Ferguson, Jr., Charles Johnson, Paul Leroy and
Mr. Blasingame was a native of Oconee County, Ga., but lived
in Thomson since 1953. He was the son of the late Lovett Marcus
Blasingame and the late Cora Dial Blasingame. Mr. Blasingame
served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He received a bachelor's degree from
Piedmont College and a M.ED from Georgia Southern University. Mr.
Blasingame retired from the McDuffie County Board of Education
where he made a career as former teacher, coach and former principal
of Laura Jones Elementary, Pine Street Elementary and Thomson High
School. He served as JTPA program director and was former Chairman
of the Board of Elections. Mr. Blasingame was a past member and
President of the Exchange Club, past member of the Thomson Rotary
Club, member of the Georgia Retired Educators, past President of the
Retired Teachers Association and was instrumental in starting Little
League Baseball for McDuffie County. He was a faithful member of
First United Methodist Church in Thomson and a member of the
J.O.Y. Sunday School Class. He also served as former Chairman of
the Administrative Board for the First United Methodist Church of
Thomson. Mr. Blasingame was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow Award
from the Thomson Rotary Club for his dedicated service.
Survivors include his wife, Lora Lancaster Blasingame; son, Ben
Blasingame and wife Janie Kate of Thomson; grandchildren, Mary
Beth Blasingame, Sarah Kate Blasingame, Clay Blasingame, Marcus
Ferguson and Mollie Ferguson.
Mr. Blasingame was preceded in death by his daughter, Lee Ann
Blasingame Ferguson. Memorial contributions may be made to
the American Cancer Society or to First United Methodist Church
Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 8, Thomson, Georgia 30824.
Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Web posted on Thursday, April 22, 2010