Emily Lancaster Blakeney Hattiesburg, MS Graveside services will be held at 11:30 AM Saturday at Roseland Park Cemetery for Mrs. Emily Lancaster Blakeney, 95, of Hattiesburg, MS. She died Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Mrs. Blakeney was an expert seamstress and made many beautiful wedding gowns. She was a gifted artist in water colors and paintings after studying under Lucille Parker at William Carey College. She was a past Worthy Matron in Petal Chapter 325 Order of the Eastern Star and a member of Main Street Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert (R.J.) Blakeney and one son, Jim (Bud) Blakeney. She is survived by one son, Robert Frank (Jay) Blakeney of Petal; one daughter, Mary Virginia White of Petal; nine grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nehews.
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