Obituaries for the Blackburn Family
Anne M. W. Blackburn
ORLANDO, Fla. - Anne Mae Williams Blackburn, 58, formerly of East Gulf, died Saturday, May 1, 1999, in an Orlando hospital following a short illness. Born May 6, 1940, at Corinne, she was the daughter of the late John Franklin and Goldie Hensley Williams. Mrs. Blackburn was an inspector for Lucent Technologies for 29 years, graduated from Stoco High School, and was a member of the Ocean Street Baptist Church, Kissimmee, Fla. She was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Franklin Williams, and a sister, Connie Beth Williams. Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Bernard Lee Blackburn; one son, Bernie Blackburn of Orlando, Fla.; one daughter, Daphney Huffman of Chicago; two brothers, Robert Coleman Williams of East Gulf and Harry D. Williams of Helen; two sisters, Lucy Marlene Williams Wajda of Chicago and Dinah Sue Williams McGann of Pennsylvania; and five grandchildren. Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home Chapel, Beckley, with the Rev. Robert Butler and the Rev. Edward Spivey officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Sophia.
Nina J Blackburn
OCEANA - Nina Jane Blackburn, 82, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2001, following a sudden illness. Born March 15, 1919, at Cyclone, she was the daughter of the late Robert Bruce and Priscilla Toler Bailey. Mrs. Blackburn was a member of the Bright Prospect Missionary Baptist Church, a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Wyoming County. She and her husband, Lloyd, owned and operated Lloyd's Grocery in Oceana. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three brothers, Kelly, Carper and Azel Bailey; seven sisters, Alma Bailey, Blanche Osborne, Lilly Osborne, Martha Brown, Mary Lusk, Delphia Brown and Susie Osborne. Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Lloyd Blackburn; two daughters, Betty Martin and her husband, Jerry, of Oceana, and Rheenetta Bennett and her husband, Dennis, of Clendenin; a son, James L. Blackburn and his wife, Linda, of Oceana; a brother, Holden Bailey of Accoville; eight grandchildren, Brian and Karen Blackburn, Kathy Jo Cook, Brad, Melissa and Rhoda Martin, Lee Ann and Tyler Bennett; and four great-grandchildren, Darian, Carleigh and Gillian Blackburn and Casey Cook. Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Adam Toler Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Lee Swor officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be grandsons and family. Arrangements by Adam Toler Memorial Funeral Home, Oceana.
Mary J Blackburn
HELENWOOD, Tenn. - Mary Josephine Lynch Blackburn, 86, formerly of Helen, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday evening, Dec. 20, 2001, at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, Tenn. Born Oct. 30, 1915, in Haleyville, Okla., she was the daughter of the late John Lynch and Mary Elizabeth Gill Lynch. Ms. Blackburn was of the Church of God faith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Blackburn Sr.; an infant daughter, Mary Margaret Blackburn; two brothers, John and Earl Lynch; and a great-granddaughter, Alixes Cheyenne Hursey. Survivors include 10 children: Robert Stover and his wife, Margie, of Virginia Beach, Va., William E. Blackburn of Memphis, Tenn., Bernard L. Blackburn and his wife, Linda, of Tabor City, N.C., Donald E. Blackburn and his wife, Carmen, of Bridgeview, Ill., Gail A. Byrnside and her husband, Glenn, of Beateville, Ky., Larry A. Blackburn and his wife, Barbara, of Cicero, Ill., Gerald W. Blackburn of Chicago, Marilyn S. Gunter and her husband, Lonnie, of Meadow Bridge, Herbert J. Blackburn and his wife, Penny, of Midland, N.C., and Rosalind G. Musselman and her husband, Steve, of Helenwood, Tenn.; a sister, Pearl Louise Hopkins of Soak Creek; grandsons, granddaughters, great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild; and several nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends. Service was 11 a.m. Dec. 23 at the Chapel of Four Oaks Funeral Home, Huntsville, Tenn. Special music was provided by the family. Burial followed in Fairview Memorial Gardens. Friends called Dec. 22 at the funeral home. Pallbearers were Ms. Blackburn's sons. Arrangements by Four Oaks Funeral Home, Huntsville
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