Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Obituary of Precy Lee Blackwell (c.1918-2007)

Percy Lee Blackwell (c.1918-2007)

April 20, 2007 3:01 AM
RUFFIN — Mr. Percy Lee Blackwell, 89, of 197 Smith Road, died April 14, 2007, at his residence.

A native of Caswell County, he was the husband of the late Addie Ray Settle Blackwell, and the son of the late Mr. Joe B. Blackwell and Mrs. Lizzie Totten Blackwell. Survivors include a brother, Sandy Blackwell of Reidsville; two sisters, Elizabeth Jones and Ruby Blackwell, both of Ruffin; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a goddaughter, Jarnice Blackwell.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, at New Ephesus Baptist Church on U.S. 158. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be at the church on Saturday 30 minutes prior to the service, and at other times the family will receive visitors at the home. Viewing will be at Blackwell Funeral Home in Yanceyville from 1 to 8 p.m. today.

Source: Burlington Times News, 20 April 2007.

Ruffin is an unincorporated community located in Rockingham County, North Carolina. It is northeast of Reidsville, North Carolina and southwest of Danville, Virginia just off US 29 (future Interstate 785).

Ruffin - Mr. Percy Lee Blackwell, 89, of 197 Smith Road died at his residence April 14, 2007. He was born in Caswell County to Joe B. Blackwell and Lizzie Totten Blackwell, both deceased. He was also, predeceased by his wife, Addie Ray Settle Blackwell.

Survivors are one brother, Sandy Blackwell of Reidsville, two sisters, Elizabeth Jones and Ruby Blackwell both of Ruffin, 5 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild and goddaughter, Janice Blackwell.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm at New Ephesus Baptist Church on Hwy. 158 with visitation thirty minutes prior to the service and at other times at the home. Burial was in the Church cemetery. Services were in trusted to Blackwell Funeral Home, Yanceyville.

Source: The Caswell Messenger, 1 May 2007

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