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400 West Cherokee St
Post Office Box 428
Blacksburg, SC 29702
Phone: 864-839-2334
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Virtie Blackwell

Virtie Evelene Leagon Blackwell

Thursday, January 15th, 1925 Friday, July 19th, 2019

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Obituary for Virtie Evelene Leagon Blackwell

Blacksburg - Mrs. Virtie Evelene Leagon Blackwell, 94, formerly of 237 Doolittle Street, Cherokee Falls, SC, passed away Friday, July 19, 2019, at Peachtree Centre.

Born in Blacksburg, she was the widow of the late Frank Lamar Blackwell and the daughter of the late Ceafie McKinley Leagon and Leila Mae Bolton Leagon. She previously worked in textiles and was a member Cherokee Falls Baptist Church. She was the oldest member of Cherokee Falls Baptist Church. She was a mother and grandmother figure to several generations of family and the community.

She is survived by one son, Joel Blackwell of Gaffney and one daughter, Dorcas Blackwell-Floyd of Shelby; three siblings, C.M. (Junior) Leagon, Luella Ricker, and Willie Ray (Pete) Leagon; four grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Blackwell was preceded in death by her son, Michael Delano Blackwell, her daughter, Carol Joy Blackwell; five sisters, Virgie L. Hambright, Viola Leagon, Leona Goodson, Elizabeth (Lib) Isler and Libby Ann Leagon; and two brothers, Johnny Leagon and Charlie Leagon.

The family will receive friends on Monday, July 22, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Gordon Mortuary, 400 West Cherokee Street, Blacksburg, SC 29702. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at 1:00 pm at Cherokee Falls Baptist Church, 109 School Road, Blacksburg, SC with Rev. Tim Knotts officiating. Interment will be at Frederick Memorial Gardens.

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  • Visitation

    Monday, July 22nd, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Gordon Mortuary
    400 West Cherokee Street
    Blacksburg, South Carolina
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    Monday, July 22nd, 2019
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Cherokee Falls Baptist Church
    109 School Street
    Blacksburg, SC
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    Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019
    Rev. Tim Knotts
  • Interment

    Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 |
    Frederick Memorial Gardens
    986 Chesnee Highway
    Gaffney, South Carolina
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    Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

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