Bloom, John Dawson (Delano)

Saturday, February 23, 2013

John Dawson Bloom, 10, of Delano, TN, passed away, Friday, February 22, 2013 in a local hospital. 

He was preceded in death by his mother, Linda Bloom; and sister, Cayla Bloom. 

He is survived by his father, David Bloom of Delano; brother, Kadin Pike of Delano; and grandparents, John and Bonnie Pike of Athens and John Bloom and wife, Sandy of NC and Terri Simpson of GA.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 24, in the chapel of Higgins Funeral Home with the Reverend Jerry Herron officiating. Interment will follow in Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery with a white dove release ceremony concluding the service. 

The family will receive friends from 12-2 p.m. on Sunday, February 24 at the Higgins Funeral Home who has charge of the arrangements.

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