Birth: Aug. 23, 1927 Martin, Red River Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death: Nov. 28, 2012 Coushatta, Red River Parish, Louisiana, USA
Funeral services for Elaine Upshaw Blanchard, 85, of Coushatta, LA will be held at 10 A.M. Friday, November 30, 2012 at Rockett-Nettles Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Clyde Miley officiating. Interment will follow in Bethany Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 P.M. until 9 P.M. Thursday, November 29, 2012 at the funeral home.
Mrs. Blanchard was born August 23, 1927 in Martin, LA and passed away November 28, 2012. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. "Grandma", as she was affectionately known by everyone, was always willing to take care of not only of her kids, grandchildren and great-grandchildren but anyone that needed her. She will be truly missed by all of those who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jeff and Chloe Upshaw; husband, Louis Blanchard; daughter, Barbara Blanchard; and granddaughter, Marla Colley.
Left to cherish her memory is her son, R.L. Blanchard and wife, Sue of Natchitoches, LA; brother, Bill Upshaw; sisters, Susie Jones and Juanita Berry; grandchildren: Jimmy Moore, Timmy Moore, Teresa Sims, Joey Cole, Toni Byford, Ernie Barfield, Charlene Blanchard and Cleve Blanchard; 19 great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; and daughter-in-law, Doris Lawson.
Pallbearers will be her great-grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be her grandsons.
Burial: Bethany Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery, Coushatta, Red River Parish, Louisiana, USA
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