Funeral services for Mrs. Melvina Jane
Blackburn, 81, widow of Oscar Blackburn Sr., who died at yesterday afternoon at the home of her
son in law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. J. Herb Forthoffer,
E Fourth street, will be held at Wednesday afternoon at Mt.PleasantBaptistChurch at Bufkin.
Rites will be in charge of the pastor, Rev. C. E. Terrell and interment
will be in Mt.PleasantCemetery.
Mrs. Blackburn was born in Mr. Vernon, the daughter of Elisha P and Mary Elizabeth Harrison West. She had
resided in the community all of her life.
She was a devout member of Mt.PleasantChurch and took an active part in affairs of
the church until her age refused to permit.
The deceased had been ill for two years but her condition was not
considered serious until a week ago.
Near surviving relatives are five sons, Clarence Blackburn, Mt.
Vernon; P.G. Blackburn, R. R. 1, Logan, Ohio; Oscar Blackburn, Mt. Vernon, E.
Phillips blackburn, Hartford City, Ind and Buford Blackburn, Evansville; two daughters, Mrs. Forthoffer, Mt. Vernon, and Mrs. Ray Goldman, Huntingburg, Ind; a brother, Elisha P. West.
Three Lakes Wis; two sisters,
Mrs. Rachel Utley and Mrs. Albert Allyn both of Mt.Vernon; 18 grandchildren, and
13 great grandchildren.