Kathleen Blalock Brock

Tue, 02/28/2006 - 5:11pm
By: The Citizen

Kathleen Blalock Brock, 93, Fayetteville, died Feb. 21, 2006. She was born March 10, 1912 in Fayetteville, daughter of A. O. and Bessie Hill Blalock. The family were among the first settlers in Fayette County, around 1828. Her father was a Fayetteville lawyer and a Georgia State legislator. He also ran several businesses around the Courthouse Square. Her mother died in 1918 of the flu epidemic. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Brock, of Fairburn, whom she married in 1935, a son, David Brock, and a granddaughter, Danielle Brock. She was graduated from Fayette County schools and attended Georgia State College of Women in Milledgeville. After marriage she and her husband moved to Miami, where he was in management at Easter Airlines. She was graduated from the University of Miami and taught in the Miami public schools for more than 30 years. They were founding members of the Miami Springs Baptist Church. Her other interests included cooking, music, and travel. After returning to Fayetteville, they lived in the Blalock home place, which had been moved from its original site in Fayetteville near the courthouse, to Harris Road, near the southern part of the county. Memorial services will be at Inman United Methodist Church on March 4, at 3 p.m. The Rev. Royese Stowe will officiating. Survivors include sons, Joe Blalock and Debra Brock, Naples, Fla., Daniel Braxton and Jennifer Brock, San Andreas, Calif., James Gordon and Sandra Brock, Fayetteville; grandchildren Kathy Thomas, Lynda Brock, Joe Blalock Brock Jr., Matthew Braxton Brock, and Elizabeth Brock; and seven great-grandchildren. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge.

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