Bessie M. Blades, 83, of Amarillo, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.
Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, in Memorial Park Cemetery East Mausoleum Chapel with the Rev. Don Powell officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Mrs. Blades was born May 29, 1929, in Wellington to Luther and Mary Craven. She belonged to the Evangelistic Center Church for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Blades.
Survivors include three sons, Gaylon Blades and wife Patsy of Topeka, Kansas, Gary Blades and wife Nancy and Glen Blades and wife Gayla, all of Amarillo; two sisters, Ann Horton of Phoenix, Arizona and June Powell of Ft. Worth; two brothers, L.C. Craven and Wayne Craven, both of Amarillo; 10 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.