Published 11:33 am Friday, February 2, 2018

VALLEY — Mrs. Denise Blanks, 63, of Valley passed away Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at her residence. Mrs. Blanks was born in Langdale on September 9, 1954. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Shawmut and was a human resources director for Intercall.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas Blanks; children, Brandon (Jessica) Combs and Dustin (Dianna) Combs; her brother, Joey (Lisa) Yates; sisters Pam (David) Upchurch and Kristy (Terry) Demott; and three grandchildren. She was the daughter of the late Joe C. Yates and Sybil Louise Fordham Yates.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 5 to 7 p,m, EST at Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

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The family respectfully declines the honor of flowers, and asks that memorial contributions be made to Chattahoochee Hospice in her memory. Visit to sign the online guestbook.

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is directing.