BURNICE VIRGINIA BLAKENEY, RICHLAND, MS

Burnice Virginia Blakeney, 78, of Richland, passed away Thursday, June 2, 2011, at River Oaks Hospital, Flowood.  Burnice was born in Smith County on February 22, 1933, a daughter of the late Lucille (Johnson) and Virgil Craft. She is survived by: her husband, Willard Coppel Blakeney; two daughters, Glenda Herrington and Linda Herrington; two sons, Willard Dub Blakeney, Jr., and David Herrington; eleven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren; three sisters, Eunice Bratcher, Dot Randall, and Inez Fortenberry. She retired at Rankin County Schools. Visitation will be Friday, June 3, 2011, at Tutor Funeral Home, Magee, fron 5 pm until 8 pm. Religious service will be at Tutor Funeral Home Chapel, Magee, at 10:00 am on Saturday, June 4, 2011, with Rev. Jack Hopkins officiating. Interment will be in Richland City Cemetery.