Pratt E. Blank, aged 72 years, died Sunday evening at his home in Hemlock after a short illness. He is survived by his wife, Carrie, and a daughter, Mildred.
Funeral services were held from, the home Wednesday at 2 o’clock, with the Rev. Ernest Reimer in charge, assisted by the Rev. C. P. French and the Rev. C. E. Frost. Interment in Union cemetery, Livonia.
Mrs. Carrie Coykendall Blank, a resident of the Hemlock community for practically all of her life, died last Saturday, June. 6, 1953. Mrs. Blank was born in August, 1872, the only daughter of the late Fayette and Eliza McCrossen Coykendall of Canadice. She was married to Pratt Blank of Hemlock, Feb. 24, 1892. Mr. Blank died 20 years ago.
Mrs. Blank was a charter member of Rebekah Lodge No. 433 and was noble grand twice. She was the first district deputy president from Hemlock in the Livingston district, and also a charter member of Hemlock Grange, which she was instrumental in organizing. Mrs. Blank was very active in all undertakings of the community as long as her health permitted.
Surviving are one daughter, Miss Mildred Blank of Hemlock; one brother, Harry Coykendall of Livonia; a niece, Mrs. Carl Drain of Livonia; a nephew, Fayette L. Coykendall of Rochester; four grandnieces, three grandnephews and two great grandnephews.
Services were held at Reed & Reed Funeral Home, Livonia, on Tuesday, June 9, at 2:30 p. m. The Rev. Ernest A. Riemer of Scottsville, a former pastor of the Hemlock Baptist Church, officiated. Burial was in Union Cemetery, Livonia.