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Franklin “Bubba” D. Blanchard, 79, of Roanoke Rapids passed away Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Vidant North Hospital.

Bubba was born November 21, 1940 in Halifax County to the late James A. Blanchard and Virginia Cobb Blanchard. He was also preceded in death by his son, Brian Blanchard; and his brother, James A. Blanchard.

Bubba was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He loved fishing with his partners, Cliff Daniel and Jimmy Bohannon. Bubba was a loving husband and father. Bubba also loved traveling.

Bubba is survived by his wife, Martha Blanchard; his son Tim Blanchard and his wife Joan of Roanoke Rapids; his grandchildren, Ashley Blanchard; his great-grandchildren, Aubrey Price, Brian Marcus Chappell; special friends, Barbara and Jim Carter and Cliff and Connie Daniel; special nieces, Susan Staton and Ann Goodrow; numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday at Cedarwood Cemetery with Rev. Andy Sloan officiating.

Due to CDC recommendations for COVID-19, (social distancing is encouraged). Live stream of the funeral service will be available by visiting https://www.facebook.com/carlislencompany/

 Online condolences may be sent to www.hockadayfs.com