OBITUARY: Blanche Bracey

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Blanche Bracey

Blanche Alexine Bracey, age 88 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, passed away Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Vantage Pointe Village Assisted Living in Ashland City.

Funeral services will be conducted at Good Springs Free Will Baptist Church in Pleasant View on Wednesday, September 8th, 2021 at 11:00 AM with Bro. Randy Riggs and Bro. Mike Hollis officiating. Burial will follow in Good Springs Cemetery with Justin Bracey, Daniel Hogue, Josh Hogue, and Weston Bracey serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View on Tuesday, September 7th from 4-7 PM and again on Wednesday at the church from 9:00 AM until the hour of service at 11:00 AM.

Mrs. Bracey was born on March 22, 1933 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late J.B. & Vera Mae Dryden Parsons. She was retired after 30 years with the Department of Transportation. She was very active at Good Springs Free Will Baptist Church, where she served in the women’s auxiliary, teaching Sunday school, and was a youth leader. Blanche was one of the oldest members of Good Springs Church with over 80 years. She was an avid collector of porcelain dolls and loved to go riding with her husband Jimmy in their shiny red convertible.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a daughter, Elizabeth Karene Newman; brother, Rev. Julian “Jack” Parsons; sisters, Alice Eugenia Parsons, Lois Shores; and granddaughter, Judith Bracey.

Survivors include her husband of 70 years, Jimmy Bracey; sons, Randell (Terri) Bracey and Lynn (Valerie) Bracey; daughter, Vera (Keith) Hogue; son-in-law, Ricky Newman; grandchildren, Yeolanda King, Justin (Mary Margaret) Bracey, Daniel (Maggie) Hogue, Josh (Karah) Hogue, and Weston Bracey; step-grandchildren, Wayne (Amanda) Jones, Joshua Jones, Jessica (Shawn) Partin, Greg (Sarah) Carter, and Ashley (Greg) Stevens; nineteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson St., Nashville, Tn 37203.

AUSTIN & BELL FUNERAL HOME in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements. 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146 (615) 746-4433 www.austinandbell.com

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