Mrs. Mary Ruth Blackwell 87 of Trion passed away Sept. 6th at the Oakview Nursing Home and Rehab Center. She was born June 19, 1921 in Chattooga County. Mrs. Blackwell was a homemaker and a member of Trion Presbyterian Church , an officer of Chattooga County Nursing Auxilliary. Mrs. Blackwell was preceded in death by her husband, George Bruce Blackwell, her parents Earl A. And Ruth Mullinax Williams, 2 brothers 2 sisters, and one great granddaughter…..She is Survived 4 sons and daughters in law, Norman and Connie Blackwell, Madison Alabama, Earl and Gayle Blackwell, Greensboro, North Carolina , Edd and Jean Blackwell, Harrison, TN. David Blackwell of Dalton…one sister Ann Duncan, one brother and sister in law, Hoyt and Hazel Williams of Trion….several nieces and nephews also survive….
Mrs. Blackwell will lie in state sept 9th from 10AM to 11AM at the Erwin Petitt Funeral Home, The Funeral will be at 11AM and following the service she will be taken to the National Cemetery in Chattanooga for interment at 1:30 PM. Dr. William M. Flannagan will be in charge…pallbearers will be grandsons and great grandsons… Erwin Petitt Funeral Home is in Charge of The Arrangements…..