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Marissa Paige Blanks

Marissa Paige Blanks, 19, of 159 Lochridge Drive, Roxboro, N.C. died Sunday, July 8, 2012, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

She was born in Halifax County, the daughter of Nathan Blanks of South Boston and Sylvia Newcomb Foster of the home.  Marissa was a graduate of Person High School and was attending Piedmont Community College. She was a member of New Life Independent Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her maternal grandparents, Dorothy N. and Howard Whitt Conner of Clover; her paternal grandmother, Jean B. Blanks of South Boston; one brother, Stratton Blanks of the home; two sisters, Tracy L. Clayton of Roxboro and Tammi Williams Shirey of Raleigh, N.C.; two nieces Addison Grace Shirey and Logan Michelle Wall; and one nephew, Jacob Conner Wall.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 13, 2012, at Brooks and White Funeral Home, Roxboro, and other times at the home.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2012, at New Life Independent Baptist Church, 6413 Burlington Road, Roxboro, NC 27574, by the Pastor Mike Whitt.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Roxboro Christian Academy, 640 Wesleyan Heights Road, Roxboro, NC 27573.

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