Elmer Lee " Bobby " Blackburn age 64, a resident of Phelps, KY departed this life Thursday, December 12, 2013, at the Williamson A.R.H. Hospital. He was born December 25, 1948 at Majestic, KY a son of, the late Harrison & Katie Gross Blackburn. Besides being a member & financial secretary of the U.M.W.A. Local 1511-District 17, he was a 32nd degree Scottish Rites, Lexington Valley, Mason. He was also a past patron, of the O.E.S. (Order of Eastern Star) Clayista Boyd chapter 104 & a member of the Thomas Devenney Lodge 928 of Freeburn, KY. In addition to his loving wife; Molly Blackburn, he is survived by a son; Jody Lee Blackburn of Morehead KY, 3 stepchildren; Tina Ann Dotson of Phelps, KY, Richard Russell & Jean Dotson of Richmond, VA & Jeffrey Keith Layne, 1 brother; Russell Eugene Blackburn of Freeburn, KY, 1 sister; Ernestine Gibson Wolford of Lincolnton, NC, 9 grandchildren; Marshall, Russell, Becky, Elizabeth, Mitchell, Amanda, Darrell, Adrian & Kaden, 5 great grandchildren & a special uncle; Earl Gross. Elmer is also survived by a host of other family, neighbors & friends. Honoring services will be conducted in the Phelps Funeral Services Chapel, with Pastors; Tim Dodenhoff & Bruce Hawkins officiating. Visitation will begin Sunday, December 15, 2013 @ 6:00 P.M with Masonic Rites @ 7:00 & services following. The funeral will be Monday, December 16th @ 1:00 P.M. with burial following in the Freeburn Communiy Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Phelps Funeral Services INC of Phelps, KY.