Mrs. Fannie Oliver Blackburn, 73, wife of Rev. Arthur C.
Blackburn, well known retired Posey county General Baptist minister, died
suddenly at her home in the Oliver community at today.
Death severed marital bonds that would have reached 55 years in
A representative of two pioneer local families, the deceased was a
daughter of George W. Oliver and Lourana Barton
Except for two years' residence as a girl in Southern Illinois, Mrs. Blackburn had spent her entire
life in the Oliver community. Her interests centered in her home and
The body is at Short-Niehaus Funeral
Home and will remain there until Saturday when it will be taken to Mt.PleasantGeneralBaptistChurch at Bufkin for
the funeral service there at Saturday. Officiating clergymen
will be Rev. H. W. Barr, pastor of TwelfthAvenueGeneralBaptistChurch, Evansville, and Rev. C. E. Terrell, pastor of Mt.PleasantChurch. Burial will be in Mt.Pleasant cemetery.
Surviving, in addition to the husband, are three daughters, Mrs.
John A. Starken, R. R. 3, Mrs. Russell Erwin, R. R. 4
and Mrs. Robert Travers, R. R. 3; three sons, Lehman Blackburn, R. R. 3, Paul
Dale Blackburn, R. R. 3, and Arthur Robert Blackburn, Evansville, Ind; seven grandchildren, and a sister, Miss Pearl Oliver,
Fort Lupton, Colo.