Donald Farabee Blake, 87, of Mt. Gilead, passed away February 10, 2021.

A graveside service was held at 2 p.m., Feb. 14, at Blackwood Chapel Baptist Church.

Mr. Blake was born to the late Sankey and Dell Farabee Blake. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Edna Poole Blake; brothers, Raeford, Aaron, Moses and Joe.

He is survived by his wife, Hazel Swaringen Blake; sons, Steve Blake, Lloyd Blake and Dwight Blake, all of Mt. Gilead; daughter, Laura Grimm of Monroe; brother, Curtis Blake of Albemarle and sister, Miriam Phillips of Morehead City; stepsons, Ronnie and Darrell Swarington;