Mrs. Margaret Ruth Blanks, 85, of Woodbury, Tennessee passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2023. She was born in Woodbury, Tennessee on Thursday, February 17, 1938. Preceding her in death were her husband, John Alex Blanks; her father, Sam Hayes who passed away when she was only three months old and her parents, Fisher Wood and Vera Mae Wood.
She is survived by her daughter, Karen Elaine (Billy) Cook of Woodbury; son, John Clay Blanks of Los Angeles, CA; grandchildren, Seth (Krystal) Powell, Lydia (Eric) Weber, and Hannah Powell; 5 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchildren; several cousins, and several close special friends.
The family will hold private graveside services.
The family would like to express their appreciation for the caregivers who helped her at home as her health declined, Beverly King, Shirley Davenport, and Haylie Schwartz. Also, the staff of Woodbury Health and Rehab and Caris Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
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