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Johnnie Hight
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 • Posted January 18, 2013

Johnnie Lee (Blakeney) Hight, 79, of Bangs, Texas, and longtime Menard resident, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2013, in Bangs. Visitation was, Thursday, January 10, 2013, at Heritage Funeral Home in Menard. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 11, 2013, at London Baptist Church in London, Texas, with interment at Long Mountain Cemetery.

Johnnie was born on October 22, 1933, in San Angelo, Texas, to John Franklin Blakeney and Cora Lee (Miller) Blakeney. She married Cecil Hight on June 3, 1950, in Kimble County. Johnnie lived most of her lifetime in Menard County. She retired from Menard National Bank after 30 years and was an involved community member. She was a member of the Saline, London, and Long Mountain Community Centers and a member of the SPC. Johnnie enjoyed quilting, sewing, cooking, playing cards and flower gardening. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of London.

Johnnie was preceded in death by; her parents; her husband; one son; Darald Hight; one grandson; Jesse Hight; two brothers; Art Blakeney and Burl Blakeney; and two sisters; Rose Rouse and Lenora Lynn Ashby.

Survivors include: three daughters; Deb Lively, and husband Mark, of New Braunfels; Karen Swaney, and husband Glen, of Mason; Nancy Wagner, and husband Clay, of Bangs; nine grandchildren; Tim Lively; Sarah Lively; Zac Hanna; Ashley Madding; Jennifer Eppler; Kelly Wagner; Colton Wagner; Jacob Wagner and Caleb Wagner; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters; Sharon Purdue; Letha Wilbur; Glenda Burton; numerous nieces and nephews.

Please view Mrs. Hight’s online memorial at

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