Clara Blackwell(1918 - 2013)

Clara Goldsmith Blackwell

Marshall - Clara Goldsmith Blackwell, born September 26, 1918, died September 7, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Albert and Lora Goldsmith, and the wife of 67 years of the late Cecil Blackwell, of Walnut, who died on June 12, 2000. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Lillie Lunsford, and brothers: Henry and Hamp Goldsmith.

She was a devoted member of Walnut Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by her children: Richard (Jo), Albert (Pat), Bobby (Tommy Ann) and Rita Lewis. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Karen Bell, Ricky, Joey and Bobby Scott Blackwell, Alberta Abernathy and Jody, Daniel and Dewayne Lewis; 16 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at Walnut Missionary Baptist Church. Reverend Robert Hawkins and Reverend Preston Church will officiate. Interment will follow at Goldsmith Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 in the Robbie Capps Memorial Chapel of Blue Ridge Funeral Service. At other times, the family will be at the home at 67 South School Road, Marshall, NC 28753.

The family wishes to thank Roger and Cheryl Ezzell, Beth Treadway, Dorothy Brown, Chris Chandler, and all her loving church family.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at


Funeral Home

Blue Ridge Funeral Service
7626 Hwy 213 Mars Hill, NC 28754
(828) 680-9963

Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Sept. 10, 2013