Updated: February 6, 2019

Billye Erlene (Morrow) Blakney

(1928 - 2015)

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Billye Erlene (Morrow) Blakney
1928 - 2015
Born
August 18, 1928
Desdemona, Eastland County, Texas United States
Death
2015
Covenant Hospital in Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas United States 79410
Other Names
Billie
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Billye Erlene (Morrow) Blakney, mother to 2 children, was born on August 18, 1928 in Desdemona, Texas. She was born into the Morrow family and married into the Blakney family. She was born to Gladys Valera Morrow and Willis Morrow, with sibling Walter. Billye was baptized at St. Matthew Methodist Church, Lubbock, Texas. She married Leonard Dean Blakney in December 1948 in Levelland, Texas and Leonard died on May 15, 1978 in Lubbock, Texas. They gave birth to Michael Dean Blakney and Sheri Lynn (Blakney) Warren. She died in 2015 at Covenant Hospital, Lubbock, Texas at 86 years of age.
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Billye Erlene (Morrow) Blakney
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Billye Erlene (Morrow) Blakney
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Billie
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Billye Blakney was born on in Desdemona, Eastland County, Texas United States
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Billye Blakney died in at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas United States 79410
Death
Billye Blakney was born on in Desdemona, Eastland County, Texas United States
Billye Blakney died in at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas United States 79410
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Caucasian

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Methodist

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at St. Matthew Methodist Church in Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas United States
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Billye Erlene (Morrow) Blakney

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Mar 10, 1908 - Jun 22, 2003 1908 - 2003
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Billye Erlene (Morrow) Blakney & Leonard Dean Blakney

December 1948 - May 15, 1978
Cause of Separation: Death
Levelland, Hockley County, Texas, 79336, United States
Billye Erlene (Morrow) Blakney

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Jun 11, 1923 - May 15, 1978 1923 - 1978

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Mar 9, 1962 - Unknown 1962 - ?
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Aug 4, 1960 - Unknown 1960 - ?

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Billye Erlene (Morrow) Blakney, mother to 2 children, passed away in 2015 at Covenant Hospital, Lubbock, Texas at 86 years of age. Billye was born on August 18, 1928 in Desdemona, Texas. She was born to Gladys Valera Morrow and Willis Morrow, with sibling Walter. She married Leonard Dean Blakney in December 1948 in Levelland, Texas and Leonard died on May 15, 1978 in Lubbock, Texas. They gave birth to Michael Dean Blakney and Sheri Lynn (Blakney) Warren.

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In 1928, in the year that Billye Erlene (Morrow) Blakney was born, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1932, at the age of only 4 years old, Billye was alive when on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1944, Billye was 16 years old when on June 6th, the largest amphibious invasion in history was launched - the Normandy landing (called D-Day). Soldiers from the United States, Britain, Canada, and the Free French landed on Normandy Beach and were later joined by Poland, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Netherlands. Almost 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers were involved. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on D-Day - Allied casualties on the first day were at least 10,000. 4,414 were confirmed dead.

In 1962, by the time she was 34 years old, lasting from October 16th - 28th, the Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest that the United States and the Soviet Union came to nuclear war. The Soviet Union had been installing a nuclear missile base in Cuba. The United States established a blockade to stop the base from being completed. Through secret negotiations, war was averted: the Soviet Union agreed to dismantle their weapons in Cuba and the United States agreed to never invade Cuba and to dismantle weapons in Turkey and Italy.

In 1973, by the time she was 45 years old, in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

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1892 - 1971 1892 - 1971
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Jul 27, 1953 - Unknown 1953 - ?
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1923 - 1999 1923 - 1999
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1927 - 2000 1927 - 2000
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Jul 26, 1919 - Mar 8, 2005 1919 - 2005
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Sep 8, 1921 - Sep 2012 1921 - 2012

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