ALBANY -- Mr. Benjamin Brunard Blaylock, Jr., 56, died February 1, 2012 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held February 11, 2012 at 2nd Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Rev. Dr. Theodus Drake, Jr. will officiate with interment in New Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Baconton.
Brunard attended Dougherty County Schools. He received his high school education at Colorado Academy. He attended Duke University in Durham, NC. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Albany State University. Brunard served three years in the U.S. Air Force. He was a paramedic and emergency center patient care specialist at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. He also worked for Columbia HCA Palmyra Medical Center, the American Red Cross, and Chehaw Parks Visitor Services Managements and a teacher with the Dougherty County School System.
Never one to shirk responsibilities or opportunities to help others, Brunard was recognized on numerous occasions for his untiring efforts and received numerous awards and honors for this. Included among many were the Georgia Press Association Award, Georgia Lifesaver Award, Alpha Eta National Honors Society member, and listing in Who's Who Among America's Teaches. He authored the original Dougherty County EMS Aide's Protocol, served on the Advisory Board on County Personnel Policies and Procedures, was a Corporate Board Member for the Albany Boys' Club, 1996 President at Jefferson Street Boys' and Girls' club, and a past President of Merry Acres Middle School Parent-Teacher Organization. He served as secretary of the Albany Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and coached the boys and girls soccer teams at Dougherty High. He was an active member of Second Mt. Zion Baptist Church where he served on the VISA Men's Ministry as well as its Media Ministry.
Brunard is survived by his wife, Brenda W. Blaylock and four daughters: Monyetta Davis Stanley and her husband Clayton M. Stanley of Atlanta, Kristen Davis Harris of Atlanta, Telicia Davis Shinard and LaToya Davis of Albany; four grandsons: Miles L. Harris, Dmetri L. Harris, Kendall Clayton Stanley, and Kamren J. Shinard; four sisters: Jacqueline Anita Blaylock of Tacoma, MD, Grace Valdine Hogans and her husband Colonel/Dr. William Hogans, III of San Antonio, TX, Audrey Diane Tate and her husband Samuel Tate of Boone, NC, Sheila Lynette Danner of Bowie, MD; one brother, Lisbon C. Blaylock and wife Iris of Salem, AL; one niece, Angela Marie Blaylock of Annapolis, MD. In addition survivors include a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Elliott Funeral Home