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Samuel Youngblood, Sr.

“PERRY” Mr. Samuel “Perry” Youngblood, Sr., age 85, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2009. He was preceded in death by: parents, Virgil and Blanche Youngblood; and brother, Claude Mitchell Youngblood. He is survived by: wife of 62 years, Mary Frances Merritt Youngblood, Buford, GA; daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Richard Gilbert, Suwanee, GA and Jennifer and Bryan Callaway, Elberton, GA; sons and daughters-in-law, Sam and Julie Youngblood, Statham, GA and Kevin and Amy Youngblood, Marietta, GA; nine grandchildren, Tony and Ginger Gilbert, Alecia and Kristian Jackson, Sean and Sheri Gilbert, Amy and Pat Pensyl, Matt Payne, Wade and Kelley Payne, Melissa Pratt, Grant Youngblood, and Alec Youngblood; thirteen great grandchildren; sister, Sara Youngblood Aldridge, Buford, GA; brother and sister-in-law, Benjamin and Runell Youngblood, Buford, GA; sister-in-law, Martrelle M. Wood, Alpharetta, GA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Youngblood was born October 25, 1923 in Forsyth County, GA. He was a 1942 graduate of Sugar Hill High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in World War II. He was retired from Scripto, Inc. in Atlanta, GA and J. L. King Company in Alpharetta, GA. He was a mason and member of the Buford Masonic Lodge #292 F. & A. M. He was a member of the Model A. Restorers Club. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Sugar Hill where he was also a member of the Senior Adult Men Sunday School Class with Marion Skelton teacher. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Sugar Hill with Dr. Richard Mark Lee and Rev. Wayne Johnson officiating and eulogy by Susan Youngblood Gilbert. Interment will follow in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA with military honors. The Marion Skelton Sunday School Class members and their wives will serve as honorary escort and should meet at the church by 1:45 p.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.