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(Dec 17, 2013)

WANDA L. BLAKE, 69, of Lake Alfred, Florida and formerly of Gallipolis, Ohio, died Saturday morning Dec. 14, 2013, at her residence. Born January 18, 1944, in Gallia County, she was the daughter of the late Charles Hobart and Goldie Juanita Williams Rice. In addition to her parents, Wanda is preceded by a son Hobart Ray Wilson, and by a step-son David Blake. Wanda was a former employee of Rockwell International and also of Kmart. She was a member of the East Temple Baptist Church in Auburndale, Fla. She is survived by her husband Donald Blake, a son Bill (Linda) Wilson of Vinton, Ohio, a daughter Patty (Ken) Wamsley of Bidwell, Ohio, a step-daughter Sandra (Richard) Cox of Gallipolis, a step-son Darren Blake of Logan, Ohio; grandchildren Jackie Wamsley and Logan Wamsley, great-grandchildren Caiden Wamsley and Rylei Wamsley; a sister Vanetta (Bill) Johnson of Chesapeake, Ohio, and a brother Preston (Shirley) Rice of Columbus, Ohio. Also surviving are her special friends Anita Hagwood of Lake Alfred, Fla., and Cheryl Vanduser of Auburndale, Fla. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 18, 2013, at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, Gallipolis, with Rev. Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will follow in Centenary Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from noon until the time of service. A time of food and fellowship will follow the committal service at the Centenary United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society (Leukemia Fund) PO. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. An online guest registry is available at www.waugh-halley-wood.com.

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