NEWINGTON - Ellen Peavy Blackburn, 75, died Tuesday, August 28, 2007, at her residence in Newington. She was born in Screven Co. and was a homemaker. She was also a member of Little Ogeechee Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Harry "L.H." Blackburn Jr.
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Survivors: daughters and son-in-law, Sandra and Jimmy Roberts of Newington and Brenda Carraway of Sylvania; sons and daughters-in-law, Lawrence and Mildred Blackburn of St. Cloud, Fla., Richard and Joyce Blackburn of Cartersville and Donnie Blackburn of Sylvania; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ella and Marcus Hodges of Oliver, Elizabeth and Cubby Sydow of Sylvania and Jean Phillips of Statesboro; 13 grandchildren, Natasha and Brian Martinez, Tracy and Johnny Bercagay, Lorrie and Billy Hoffman, Christopher Blackburn, Brian Barrs, John and Jeannie Walls, Tommy and Shavawn Oglesby Jr., Vanessa and Wayne Ferguson, Timothy Oglesby, Chasity and Ron Barnes, Rick and Pam Blackburn, Kimberly Blackburn, Ian Blackburn; 17 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Visitation: Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 6-8 p.m.
Funeral service: Thursday, August 30, 2007, at 4 p.m. at Little Ogeechee Baptist Church with the Rev. Vernon Edenfield officiating. Burial in the Little Ogeechee Baptist Church Cemetery.
She will lie in state at the church from 3-4 p.m.
Pallbearers: Ricky Phillips, Tex Sydow, Russell Sydow, Johnny Hodges, Tim Hodges and Larry Blackburn.
Honorary pallbearers: members of Little Ogeechee Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers: Little Ogeechee Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Johnny Haney, 225 Old Louisville Road, Oliver, GA 30449; or to Ogeechee Area Hospice, P.O. Box 531, Statesboro, GA 30458.
Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.
Statesboro Herald, August 29, 2007
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Published in Statesboro Herald on Aug. 29, 2007