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George Blakely Iii

September 10, 1988 — April 16, 2020


George Blakely III, age 31, passed away Thursday April 16, 2020 at Bethesda North Hospital after a long battle with muscular dystrophy.

He was born September 10, 1988 in Oklahoma City, OK, and later relocated to Hillsboro.

George was preceded in death by his father, George Blakely Jr.

George had a great faith in the Lord and regularly attended the Hillsboro First Baptist Church when his health permitted.

Surviving is his mother, Paulette W. Blakely of Hillsboro, siblings, Karen Kretzer, Susan (Jaime) Hauke, Mark (Sandy) Nave, nephews and nieces, Neal Stivers, Allison Stivers, Kendall (Abi) Hauke, Adrian (Ryan) Scott and Danny (Kristen) Roberts. George loved his family and spending time with them especially his beloved Great nieces &  Great nephews. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.

Do to the Covid-19 situation,  Private Services will be held at Rhoads-Edgington Funeral Home, Hillsboro, with Rev. Larry Stewart officiating.  Interment will follow in the Roberts Cemetery, Taylorsville, Ohio.

Contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association in George's memory.  To sign the online guest book, go to

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