Mary Jane Blackwood

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

RUMANN - Mrs. Mary Jane Blackwood, of Trumann died April 26, 2014 at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro at the age of 71. She was born April 18, 1943, in Trumann to the late Ernest and Lessie Bell Powers. She was a housewife and member of the Calvary Baptist Church. Mrs. Blackwood was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Sullivan Blackwood Sr., two sisters, three brothers and her parents.

Survivors include two daughters, Terry (Ricky) Whitaker and Ginny (John) McClaughlin both of Trumann; two sons, Hank (Star) Blackwood Jr. of Marion and Tony (Kim) Blackwood of Trumann; four sisters, Linda Barker, Brinda Barker and Pat Satterfield all of Trumann and Lo Piffer of Phoenix, Ariz.; two brothers, Eddie Powers of Trumann and Jackie Powers of St. Clair, Mo.; 22 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were April 29 in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home with Rev. Kenneth Doke and Rev. Austin Missey officiating. Burial followed in the Holly Springs Cemetery near Harrisburg.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Creecy, Jr., Tony Blackwood Jr., Justin Blackwood, Darren Blackwood, Adam York and Billy Poe. Honorary pallbearers were Christien McClaughlin, Cory Whitaker, Justin Carlow and Michael Loggins.

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