Jim Blomeley Sr.: Obituary


Jim Blomeley Sr., reposed on Thursday, August 22, 2019 in Murrieta, California, at the age of 89. Jim Blomeley was born on September 28, 1929 in Cefala, Alabama, the son of William Stanley Blomeley Sr. and Ursalene Ezrey Blomeley. He was one of three boys, and his father was a master carpenter who traveled all over the south from job to job, including the Kennedy compound in West Palm Beach, Florida. He also farmed in several locations throughout the south.

Jim married Mary Louise “Toni” Roberts, and three children were born: Deborah, James, and Nicholas. Jim worked much of his life as a lithographer for a printing company, lithography being a trade that no longer exists. For his entire life, he loved printing presses, and would travel long distances to see an antique press that someone had uncovered. He also loved to garden, and could seemingly without effort produce huge crops.

After the death of Toni Roberts Blomeley in 1999, Jim reconnected with a college girlfriend in 2005, Beverly Brown. They married and he moved to California to live with her. He and Beverly were very good for each other, and their years together were extremely happy.

In addition to his parents and his first wife, he was also preceded in death by his youngest son, Nicholas, who died in 2016.

Surviving are his wife, Beverly Blomeley of Murrieta, California; children, Deborah Gredler and husband, Mark of McDonough, Georgia, and James Blomeley and wife, Susan of Murphy; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, August 31, 2019 in Greenlawn Cemetery in Peachtree. Pastor Don Yancheson of the Murphy Seventh-day Adventist Church will conduct the services.

Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy in charge of all arrangements.

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