MARGARET BLACKWOOD, 80, Oneonta, died Oct. 21, 2016. She was a member of Mt. Joy Church and had worked at Blue Bell for 10 years. She enjoyed traveling and camping. Predeceasing her were father Remus Tidwell, mother Mary Louise Champion Tidwell, and brothers Alfred Tidwell and Howard Tidwell.

Surviving are husband of 54 years Hampton Blackwood; sisters Pauline (Melvin) Gilbert, Remlap, Juanita (Cecil) Edge, Straight Mountain, Mary Lou (Kelly) Roberts, Oneonta, Dana (Rodney) Blakely, Cullman; brother Bryan Tidwell, Blountsville; stepmother Annie Bell Tidwell, Blountsville; nieces and nephews

Gary Cordes, Edwin Blackwood, and Claude McKee officiated the 11 a.m. service held Oct. 25 at Valley Chapel Funeral Home. Burial was at Mt. Joy Cemetery with Paul Gilbert, Dean Gilbert, Dylan Bullard, Joshua Bullard, Austin Gladden, and Gene Tidwell serving as pallbearers.