Saks - Henry N. Blackburn Jr., 89, of Saks, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, after a brief illness. Henry served in the military during World War II and returned home to marry the love of his life, Lera Marie Clark. He is survived by his wife, Lera Clark Blackburn; two sons, Steve Blackburn and Glenn (Belinda) Blackburn; two brothers and two sisters. Mr. Blackburn was preceded in death by his parents, Henry N. Blackburn Sr. and Florence Jones Blackburn; one son, Larry Blackburn; three brothers and one sister. Pallbearers will be Jerry Clark, David Blackburn, Art Watkins, Greg Jones, Lester Boiling and Tony Haynes. Honorary pallbearers will be the Saks Baptist Church Perryman Sunday School class, and P.K. Brooks. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his memory to the Saks Baptist Church. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, July 19, 2013, at Gray Brown-Service Chapel with the Rev. Daniel Harper officiating. Burial will follow at Ragan's Chapel Cemetery in Ohatchee. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Online condolences made at www.graybrownservice.com.
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Published in The Anniston Star on July 18, 2013