The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


April 29, 2013

Vivian Blalock

Monday, April 29, 2013 — Vivian Ollie Blalock, age 67, of Albemarle, passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at CMC-Mercy.

The family received friends at Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle on Thursday, April 25, from 7:30-8:30 p.m. and Friday, April 26, from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

The funeral service, officiated by Rev. Doug Peterson and Rev. Lee Shelnutt, followed at Hartsell Funeral Home’s Lefler Memorial Chapel at 11:30 a.m. Burial was at Fairview Memorial Park in Albemarle.

Born July 19, 1945, in Stanly County, N.C., Vivian was the daughter of the late Paul Jones and Stella Smith Blalock. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant sister, Brenda Carol Blalock.

Vivian is survived by her longtime dear friends, Nancy Lyon of Enon, Ohio; Denise Page of Albemarle; friends Carolyn K. Gasho of Raleigh, N.C., Anna and Warren Lyon of Enon, Ohio; her aunts, Daisy Ribelin of Albemarle and Willie Mary Whitley of High Point; many cousins; and many other close friends and her church family.

Vivian was a retired Registered Nurse with the Stanly County Health Department and later with the Rowan County Health Department. She was a graduate of Stanly County Schools and was also a graduate of Mercy Hospital School of Nursing. She attended UNC-Charlotte.

Vivian was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Associate Reformed Church of Albemarle and a former member of Second Street Presbyterian Church of Albemarle.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Vivian’s memory to Westminster Presbyterian Associate Reformed Church, 1804 Badin Road, Albemarle, NC 28001 or to the Stanly County Humane Society at

Text Only