|Birth: ||Oct. 5, 1921|
Bennie Jean Peirce Blackerby, 81, of Maumelle, Arkansas, and formerly of Altheimer died Friday, December 13, 2002, in Maumelle.
Born October 5, 1921, in Grapevine, Arkansas, she was a daughter of the late Edwin and Eva Pierce. She was reared and received her early education in Grapevine and attended Grapevine High School. She married Thurman Carter Blackerby in Grapevine on September 17, 1938. They moved to Altheimer in 1952.
Mrs. Blackerby worked for Martin Brothers Gas and for Synergy Gas Company. She was the bookkeeper for the Altheimer office of Martin Brothers and Synergy for 34 years until her retirement in 1986.
She was a member of the Altheimer United Methodist Church until her move to Maumelle where she became a member of Sylvan Hills United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Blackerby was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and one brother, Truman Clement. Survivors include two daughters, Bettye Nelson, and son-in-law, Bill, of Maumelle, and Joan Nichols and son-in-law, John, of Little Rock; one brother, Milford Pierce and wife, May Lee, of Grapevine; sister, Ada Mae Banks of Pine Bluff; five grandchildren, Sherri Nelson Keesee and husband, Scott, Kimberly Nelson Reynolds and husband, John, Benjamin, Matthew, and Jeffrey Nichols, seven great-grandchildren.
Services are Tuesday, December 17, 2002, at 10:30AM in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors (online register; www.ralphrobinsonandson.com) in Pine Bluff with the Reverend Jerry Collins officiating. Burial will follow in Clement Cemetery near Grapevine. The visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Monday, December 16, 2002 at Ralph Robinson & Son. Pallbearers will be her nephews. The family wishes to express sincere appreciation to Dr. Bill Tranum and his staff, and to Arkansas Baptist Hospice. Memorials may be made to Altheimer United Methodist Church, 502 W. front St., Altheimer, AR 72004, of the United Methodist Children's Home.
Thurman Carter Blackerby (1913 - 1998)*
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