Mrs. Joanne Pugh Blackburn of Crumpler passed away Tuesday evening, Oct. 30, 2012, at her home. She was 75.
Mrs. Blackburn was born in Ashe County on Sunday, June 6, 1937, to the late Gerome Horton and Mary Phipps Pugh.
She was a homemaker. She was a member of New River Baptist Church, where she played the piano for over 55 years.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harold Kay Blackburn on Oct. 15, 2009; and a sister Winnie Jones.
Mrs. Blackburn is survived by a son, Tony Blackburn, of Crumpler; three daughters, Mona Blevins and husband, David, of Grassy Creek, Edwina Parsons and husband, Perry, of West Jefferson and Heather Holdaway and husband Jason, of West Jefferson; two brothers, Lida Pugh, of Jefferson and Rev. Jack Pugh, of West Jefferson; two sisters, Cora Young, of Grassy Creek and Mozelle Brinegar, of West Jefferson; 11 grandchildren Jessica Blackburn, Vanessa Denny, Sarah Blackburn, Mark Blackburn, Andy Blevins, Mikael Blevins, Zach Blevins, Brittany Parsons, Taylor Parsons, Cypress Taylor and Lincoln Holdaway; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service was held Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at Boone Family Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Jones, Rev. Billy Joe Blevins, and Speakers Mikael Blevins and Cypress Taylor.
The family received friends at Boone Family Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to High Country Healthcare Hospice, P.O. Box 421, Jefferson, NC 28640; Ashe County Cancer Fund, C/o Rena Adams, 372 Oscar Day Road, Jefferson, NC 28640; and American Diabetes Associates, 1701 North Beauregard Street Alexandria, VA 22311.
You may give the family your condolences at our website www.boonefuneralhome.com.
Boone Family Funeral Home of West Jefferson is in charge of these arrangements.