Dorothy Jean Mutt Blackwelder

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Dorothy Jean 'Mutt' Blackwelder

KANNAPOLIS - Mrs. Dorothy Jean "Mutt" Donahue Blackwelder, 79, passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014 peacefully at her home surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Blackwelder was born on April 17, 1935 in Rowan County. She was a daughter of the late James Berlie Donahue and Hattie Mae Webster Donahue. She worked as an overedger in the wash cloth department of Cannon Mills. Mrs. Blackwelder was a lifetime member of Lakewood Baptist Church and served on the homecoming committee for a number of years and a former choir member.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Brown Blackwelder and brother, James Leroy Donahue.

Mrs. Blackwelder is survived by her two daughters, Debra B. Brown of Kannapolis and Lisa B. Hudson and husband Marvin of China Grove; sister, Shirley D. Shirley, of Kannapolis; sister-in-law, Christine Donahue, of China Grove; four grandchildren, Ashley England and husband Jason, Colby Brown, Macie Hudson and Morgan Hudson; two great grandchildren, Riley Brown and Logan England; four nephews and one niece; and three special friends, Eulane Hamm, Linda Merklein and Joyce Gulledge.

Visitation and Services: A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Lakewood Baptist Church. Pastor Scott Faw and Pastor Mitch Thomas will officiate. Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, May 5, 2014 at Lady's Funeral Home.

Memorials: Memorials may be made to Ace & TJ's Grin Kids, 631-200 Brawley School Road, PMB 121, Mooresville, NC 28117; Epilepsy Foundation, 8301 Professional Place, Suite 200, Landover, MD 20785; or Hospice and Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081.

Remembrances for the family may be made to www.ladysfuneralhome.com.

Lady's Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family of Mrs. Blackwelder.

The family expresses special thank you to the Hospice Staff, especially to Nikki and Tanika.
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Published in Salisbury Post on May 5, 2014
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