Juanita Bleakley
Juanita Bleakley
  • September 27, 1925 - January 15, 2017
  • Columbia, South Carolina

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COLUMBIA - Nita Bleakley was born September 27, 1925 to Gussie and Edna Hughes of Norway, South Carolina. She graduated from Norway High School and attended Winthrop College. She worked for Dr. Alfred F. Burnside of Columbia. While in Columbia, she met and later married E.F. Bleakley, Jr. They had two sons, E.F. Bleakley III and Earl Bleakley.

Nita passed away on January 15, 2017. She was predeceased by her parents; her sister, Earle Valentine of Orangeburg; her brothers, Stokes Hughes of Norway and Walter Hughes of Atlanta; and her son, E.F. Bleakley III.

She is survived by her son, Earl Bleakley; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; many nephews and a niece.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. following the visitation in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 5220 Clemson Avenue, Columbia, SC 29206.

Please sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com.