Obituary: Delca Blanks


Delca Blanks, 93, of Batesville passed away on October 18, 2020.

She was born January 29, 1927, in Grubbs to Joe and Lilly Mae (Springer) Woodruff.

Delca was a homemaker who loved to cook and make bread. She enjoyed visiting the nursing homes and loved the Lord. She was a minister’s wife for over 50 years and loved her family very much.

She is survived by two sons, Ron (Linda) Blanks of West Plains, Missouri, Dwayne (Liz) of York, South Carolina; one daughter, Becky (Kevin) Watkins, of Batesville; one brother, Waymon (Helen) Woodruff of Collier, Tenn.; eight grandchildren, Christy (Jamie) Standridge, Richie (Crystal) Blanks, Angy Calvert, Jennifer (Ben) Ryan, Ryan (Charla) Blanks, Heather (David) Hodges, Brian (Shannon) Phillips, and April (Dale) Justice; and twenty great-grandchildren.

Delca is preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, J.W. Blanks; two sisters, Helen Weir, Mable Blagg; and four brothers, J.L. Woodruff, Sidney Woodruff, Bobby Woodruff, and Jimmie Dean Woodruff.

Honorary pallbearers are Richie Blanks, Ryan Blanks, Ben Ryan, Bill Barker, David Cartwright, and Jimmy Cartwright.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, October 22, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. at Egner Cemetery with Tim Landers and Ben Ryan officiating.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 21, 2020, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Roller-Crouch Funeral Home with the family arriving at 5:00 p.m.

We are complying with the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines and limiting indoor funeral and visitation attendance to 50 people at one time. All attendees must provide and wear their own masks before entering and social distancing will be observed.

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