Born-1-18-1915 - Died 8-15-2005
Doyle Blackburn was born Jan. 18, 1915, in Fulton County, Ark. His parents were William Alonzo and Laura Powell Blackburn. He passed away at his home in Thayer, Aug. 15, 2005.
He was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother Annie Blackburn; first wife Oneida Blackburn; son-in-law, Bobby Ray Pender; sister, Dorotha Blackburn; brothers, Lloyd and Cletus Blackburn; stepsister and family, Lola and Lloyd Benton and their son, Jimmy Benton; in -laws, Lee and Lelia Reynolds and Lorine and Arthur Wells; and their infant son, Bennie Lee; and Mary Jane Goans.
Survivors include his wife, Nellie Blackburn of the home; brother and sister-in-law, Lemuel and Janelle Blackburn of Carrollton, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Lea and Don Shehorn of Thayer; granddaughter and husband, Marla and Mark White; great-grand-daughter, Maryn Justice White and stepgreat-granddaughter, Rachelle White of Lee's Summit, Mo.; grandson and wife, Doyle Alan and Mandy Pender and great-grandson, Braydon Alan Pender of Thayer; stepdaughter and husband, Mary Lynn and Charles Chastain of Tulsa, Okla.; niece and husband, Denise and Steve Spalding and great niece Erica Johnson of Carrollton, Texas; niece and husband Kathy and Danny French and their children, Robin Schutt and Danny French of Belleville, Ill.; stepgranddaughter and husband, Lori and Bennett Fuller; stepgreatgrandaughters, Hayden and Marni Fuller of Edmond, Okla.; stepgrandaughter and husband, Keri and Mike Yuretick of San Antonio, Texas; stepgrandson and wife, Matt and Amber Shehorn of San Antonio, Texas;brothers-in-law and their wives Richard and Ruth Goans of Mammoth Spring, Bill and Lisa Mullen of Spring Hill, Fla.; other nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. Arrangements were under the direction of Carter Funeral Home of Thayer.