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DOLORES ANN BLACKFORD

 

1975

CYNTHIANA WOMAN DIES IN BRIDGE CRASH IN WARRICK COUNTY THURSDAY

A 66 year old Cynthiana woman died in a two car crash on a bridge just east of Yankeetown last Thursday (26 Dec 1974) afternoon.

 

Killed in the 3:10 p.m. accident was Mrs. Delores Ann Blackford, mother of Robert A. Williams, Sr., who heads Cynthiana Locker Plant.

 

Mrs. Blackford and her sister, Mrs. Charlotte Mayfield, 67, of Tell City, were traveling east toward Yankeetown on Ind. 66 when their car was struck on the bridge by one driven by Steven Cooper, 19 of Owensboro, Ky.  The Cooper vehicle went out of control, skidded sideways and struck Mrs. Blackford's car head-on.  Mrs. Mayfield was critically hurt, and is a patient in St. Marys' Hospital in Evansville.

 

A passenger in the Cooper auto, Mrs. Gladys Payne, 49, of Owensboro, was also seriously hurt, and was listed in critical condition at St. Mary's.

 

The driver, Cooper, and his wife, Diane, 19 were treated and released at the hospital.  Mrs. Payne is Mrs. Cooper's mother.

 

Authorities at the scene said it is believed the bridge was icy at the time of the accident.

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Blackford were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Boone Funeral Home in Evansville.  Burial was in Park Lawn Cemetery.

 

Surviving besides the son at Cynthiana and the sister are another son, Henry Williams of Evansville; a daughter, Mrs. Adeline Ashby of Charlestown, Ind; another sister, Mrs. Ethylene Bayes of Evansville; her father, Henry D. Badger of Evansville; and 13 grandchildren.

 

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Originally submitted by Betty Sellers