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Joanne Pugh Blackburn

Originally published: Nov. 2, 2012
Last modified: Nov. 2, 2012

Mrs. Joanne Pugh Blackburn, 75, of Crumpler, passed away Tuesday evening, Oct.r 30, 2012, at her home.

Memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at Boone Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Jones, the Rev. Billy Joe Blevins, and speakers, Mikael Blevins and Cypress Taylor.

The family will receive friends 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Boone Family Funeral Home.

Mrs. Blackburn was born in Ashe County on Sunday, June 6, 1937, to the late Gerome Horton and Mary Phipps Pugh. She was a homemaker. She was a member of New River Baptist Church, where she played the piano for over 55 years.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harold Kay Blackburn on Oct. 15, 2009, and a sister, Winnie Jones.

Mrs. Blackburn is survived by a son, Tony Blackburn, of Crumpler; three daughters, Mona Blevins and husband, David, of Grassy Creek, Edwina Parsons and husband, Perry, of West Jefferson, and Heather Holdaway and husband, Jason, of West Jefferson; two brothers, Lida Pugh, of Jefferson, and the Rev. Jack Pugh, of West Jefferson; two sisters, Cora Young, of Grassy Creek, and Mozelle Brinegar, of West Jefferson; 11 grandchildren, Jessica Blackburn, Vanessa Denny, Sarah Blackburn, Mark Blackburn, Andy Blevins, Mikael Blevins, Zach Blevins, Brittany Parsons, Taylor Parsons, Cypress Taylor and Lincoln Holdaway; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to High Country Healthcare Hospice, P.O. Box 421, Jefferson, N.C. 28640; Ashe County Cancer Fund, c/o Rena Adams, 372 Oscar Day Road, Jefferson, N.C. 28640; and American Diabetes Associates, 1701 North Beauregard Street Alexandria, V.A. 22311.

The family request no food, please.

You may give the family your condolences at our website http://www.boonefuneralhome.com.

Boone Family Funeral Home of West Jefferson is in charge of these arrangements.

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