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2017-03-15 / Obituaries

Barbara Ruth Blackwell

BARBARA RUTH BLACKWELL, 92, Oneonta, died March 6, 2017. A member of Hendrix Missionary Baptist Church, she enjoyed shopping, singing, dancing, sewing, politics, and her family. She worked for Blue Bell and Snead Manufacturing for 32 years. Husband H.L. "Butch" Blackwell predeceased her, as did son Jimmy Dean Blackwell, granddaughter Andrea Michelle Blackwell, sisters Mildred Alldredge, Ilene Ballard, and Marie Fraser, and brothers Earl Singleton, Arvil Singleton, and James Singleton.

Surviving are daughters Shirley ( Jim) Brown, Hendrix, Bonnie (Donny) Hicks, Trussville, Barbara (Rickey) Underwood, Oneonta; son Robert J. (Donna) Blackwell, Oneonta; grandchildren Randy Brown, Jonathan Brown, Daniel Blackwell, Josh Underwood, Eric Blackwell, Tyler Blackwell, Austin Blackwell, Cortney Allen Hicks, Mandy Satterfield; nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Bill Barnett officiated the 11 a.m. service held March 8 at Lemley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Hood Cemetery with Randy Brown, Jonathan Brown, Cortney Hicks, Daniel Blackwell, Eric Blackwell, Joshua Underwood, John Tyler Blackwell, and Austin Blackwell serving as pallbearers.

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