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Martha Helen "Helen" Pettigrew Blackwood
Birth: Jan. 6, 1927
Death: Nov. 3, 2013

Service for Helen Blackwood, 86, of Cleburne will be conducted at 1:00 P.M., Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 in the Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Chapel. Dr. Jerry Nelson will officiate. Burial will be in Lightfoot Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jeffrey Blackwood, Jason Blackwood, Dane Blackwood, Jim Thompson, Spencer Thompson and Hugh Pettigrew. Honorary pallbearers will be Randal Partain, Tommy Tomlin and Ron Garey. Visitation will be from 6-8:00 P.M., Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Blackwood passed away Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 in Bellmead. She was born January 6, 1927 in Paris to Crisp Weir and Vera Dora Alice Moore Pettigrew. She married Owengene Blackwood on August 10, 1951 in Dallas and he preceded her in death on December 24, 2009.

Mrs. Blackwood was a dental hygienist, retiring with more than 25 years of service in the Dallas and Ft Worth area. She was a member of Westhill Church of Christ.

Helen worked for a number of years has a rape crisis counselor and has been one of the persons largely responsible for establishment of the Family Crisis Center in Cleburne. The Johnson County Family Crisis Center opened its first shelter in Dec. 1989

Survivors include her two sons, Larry Blackwood and wife Phyllis of Elm Mott and William Blackwood and wife Sandy of Fairfield; and three grandchildren, Jeffrey of Waco, Jason and wife Misty of Bryan and Dane of Huntsville; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one sister and four brothers.

Memorial may be made to: Westhill Church of Christ Childrens Ministry, P.O. Box 766, Cleburne, TX 76033. 
 
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 Parents:
  Crisp Weir Pettigrew
  Vera Dora Moore Pettigrew
 
 Spouse:
  Owengene Blackwood (1921 - 2009)
 
 Sibling:
  Weirine P Thompson (1924 - 2002)*
  Martha Helen Pettigrew Blackwood (1927 - 2013)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lightfoot Cemetery
Cleburne
Johnson County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: D. Garey
Record added: Nov 03, 2013
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Martha Helen Helen <i>Pettigrew</i> Blackwood
Added by: D. Garey
 
Martha Helen Helen <i>Pettigrew</i> Blackwood
Added by: D. Garey
 
Martha Helen Helen <i>Pettigrew</i> Blackwood
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