George Taylor Blackwell, age 88, died Sunday, September 13, 2009 at Granville House Assisted Living Facility.
Born in Granville County, he was the son of the late Luther Devin and Tazzie Currin Blackwell. He was a graduate of Mars Hill College and served in the US Army Air Corp. He was a retired store manager for Miller & Rhoads Department Stores in Virginia.
Mr. Blackwell is survived by his half sisters, Linda Puckett White and Charlotte Puckett Hayes, and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his brother, L. D. Blackwell, Jr.; his sisters, Wilma Blackwell Sloan, Mittie Lee Blackwell Parham, and Pauline Blackwell Easley. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Alvis, Fred, Carl and James Puckett, sister, Mildred Puckett Daniel; half brothers Macy and Earl Puckett.
The family will receive friends, Sunday, September 27, 2009 at 12:30 P.M. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 140 College Street, Oxford, NC. Graveside services will he held at 2:00 P.M. at Hester Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. James L. Pahl, Jr.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community Hospice Foundation, PO Box 8109 Rocky Mount, NC 27804 or to the Hester Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 6581 Hwy. 96 N, Oxford, NC 27565. Online memorials www.gnvfh.com, select obituaries. Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home is in charge of assisting the family.