Originally created 02/11/00

Rev. Tommy Blackwell



LINCOLNTON, Ga. -- The Rev. Tommy Lee Blackwell, of Elberton Highway, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, at Wills Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at New Tabernacle Baptist Church with the Revs. Matthew Harden and Roy D. Andrew officiating. Burial will be in New Tabernacle Baptist Church Cemetery.

The Rev. Blackwell, a native of Lincoln County, was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of New Tabernacle Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Rosella Blackwell; two sons, Walter Blackwell and Thomas Blackwell, both of Lincolnton; a daughter, Sarah Holloway, Portal; a brother, Nesh Blackwell, Greensboro, N.C.; two sisters, Hester Harris, Greensboro, and Thenia Jenkins, Danburg; and eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Holloway, Shawn Holloway, Traviallis Blackwell, Manaah Blackwell, Mack Blackwell Jr., Leroy Solomon and Joseph Solomon.

Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of New Tabernacle Baptist Church.

Friends may call at the residence or at Norris W. Gunby Sr. Funeral Home.

The Augusta Chronicle Feb. 11, 2000