|Birth: ||Apr. 20, 1891|
|Death: ||Sep. 9, 1964|
Valley Times News, Lanett, Alabama
Jim Blackmon, Retired Store Operator, Dies
Jim Blackmon, 74, of Route three, West Point, died at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday at Lanier Memorial Hospital, Langdale, following a serious illness of three days. He had been declining in health for several months.
A native of Harris County, Georgia, Mr. Blackmon had been a resident of The Valley and the Fredonia area for the past 50 years. He was a retired merchant, for some years owning a store in Fredonia.
Mr. Blackmon was a veteran of World War One and was a member of the American Legion and the Fredonia Methodist Church.
Funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Johnson and Blakely Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. W. W. Hitt, pastor of Fredonia Methodist Church, conducting the service. Burial will be in Hillcrest Gardens, Lanett.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Alice Dickson Blackmon of Route Three, West Point; six daughters, Mrs. Clifford Smith [Helen], Mrs. Millard Mason [Dot] and Mrs. Jim Boone [Ruby], all of Lanett, Mrs. J. D. Thompson Jr. [Edna], of Route Three, West Point, Mrs. Grady Story [Betty] of Shawmut and Mrs. Tommie Griffin [Frances] of Atlanta; three sons, James R. Blackmon [Bobby] of Fredonia, Franklin Blackmon of LaFayette and Sanford Blackmon of Washington, D.C.; two brothers, Mark Blackmon of Lanett and John Will Blackmon of Route Three, West Point; a sister, Mrs. T. I. Herring of Auburn; and 17 grandchildren. [correction: 23 grandchildren]
Joseph DeWitt Blackmon (1862 - 1940)
Catherine Hester King Blackmon (1860 - 1945)
Sarah Alice Dickson Blackmon (1899 - 1989)
Sanford Davis Blackmon (1920 - 2004)*
Mary Helen Blackmon Smith (1922 - 1998)*
Frances Adell Blackmon Griffin (1923 - 1987)*
Edna Blackmon Thompson (1925 - 2008)*
Ruby Blackmon Boone (1929 - 1999)*
Irma Flossie Blackmon Miller (1889 - 1950)*
James Farley Blackmon (1891 - 1964)
Mark Blanford Blackmon (1894 - 1971)*
Emily Musa Blackmon Herring (1896 - 1990)*
Alton King Blackmon (1898 - 1959)*
John W Blackmon (1900 - 1972)*
Note: Son of Joseph DeWitt Blackmon and Catherine (Kate) Hester King
Created by: Betty Dudley Smith Beard
Record added: Jul 22, 2009
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