Donnie Verrell Blanchard, 63, of Clinton died Saturday, March 16, 2013. Donnie was born Feb. 2, 1950, in Kosciusko, Miss., to the late Jim and Marjorie (Herring) Blanchard. He is also preceded in death by a sister, Brenda Horton. Mr. Blanchard was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Faye (Martin) Blanchard; children Kevin Blanchard, Keith Blanchard and Daniel Blanchard; brother Anthony Blanchard; sister Linda Howell; and grandchildren Chase Blanchard, Chelsea Blanchard, Kaylee Blanchard, Karlee Blanchard, Kaydi Blanchard, Rylee Blanchard and Dylan Blanchard; and step-grandson Dale Danielson.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at Immanuel Baptist Church, Clinton. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Immanuel Baptist Church, with Bro. Sam Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Pee Dee Cemetery, with Anthony Blanchard, Keith Blanchard, Daniel Blanchard, Chase Blanchard, Joe Hale, and Mack Litager serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Clarence Phillips, Tommy Jones, Randy Morris, Jon Houston, John Stewart and David Walton. The online obituary and guest book are available at www.arkansasfuneralcare.com. Arrangements by Arkansas Funeral Care, Jacksonville.