December 21, 2007. Charlotte, NC.. A funeral was held for Cpl. Joshua C. Blaney in Charlotte, NC. Cpl. Blaney died on December 12 from injuries sustained when an IED exploded near his vehicle in Afghanistan. He was 25.. Cpl. Blaney's sister Carley Blaney, carries the flag from her brother's coffin away from the gravesite at the end of the funeral.