Jesup- Blake Edward Conant "The Snaker", age 15, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2009 after a sudden accident. He was a native of Wayne County living the past 10 months in Lugoff, South Carolina with his father. He was a student, an avid skateboarder and a 1st degree black belt since the age of 12. He was a member of the World Class Karate Studio. He will be loved and missed by his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather: Emory E. Knighten Jr. and a brother: Nicholas Conant.

He is survived by his mother: Kim Knighten of Jesup; sister: Aria Johnson of Wildwood, FL; father: Edward Conant of Lugoff, SC; maternal grandmother: JoAnn Crews of Jesup; paternal grandparents: Robert and Deanna Conant of Lugoff, SC; maternal great-grandmother: Dorothy Crews of Jesup; aunt and uncle: Buffy and Colorado Pye of Jesup; brother and sister: Hagen and Kashley Pye; aunt and uncle: Carey and Crystal Knighten of Jesup; cousin: Kamden Knighten; great aunt and uncle: Linda Grantham and Papa Jack Brinkley; paternal uncle: Robert Conant; cousins: Kristina and Michael Conant; special friends: Morgan Westberry and Kim Dudley.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, April 19, 2009 at 2 p.m. from the James R. Gordon Memorial Chapel of Howard-Jones-Nobles Funeral Home with Reverend Charles Manning and Reverend John Gallman officiating. Interment will follow in the Screven City Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Saturday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. from the funeral home.

Active Pallbearers will be James Pye, Corky Sikes, Jason Branch, Patrick Brown, Joseph Allen, and Chip Grantham.

Honorary Pallbearers will be members of World Class Karate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Blake Edward Conant Memorial Fund, in care of Prime South Bank, P.O. Box 720, Jesup,GA 31598 or the office of Dr. Gary Lewis, 107 Drennon Dr., Jesup,GA 31545.

Family and friends may sign the on-line register book at

Howard-Jones-Nobles Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.