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Ruby Kate Blackmon

June 23, 1941 ~ January 10, 2019 (age 77)
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Ruby Kate “Peggy” Blackmon age 77 of Griffin, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Wellstar Sylvan Grove Hospital in Jackson, Georgia. 

Peggy was born in Locust Grove, Georgia on June 23, 1941 to Rebecca Gordon Newton and the late Howard Newton;in death by her husband Robert Blackmon, Jr.; sisters Irene and her husband W.D. Murray, Virginia and her husband John A. Richardson; brother-in-law Steven Williams; brothers Eugene and his wife Mildred Newton and Jimmie Newton. Ms. Peggy was a devoted member of Shoal Creek Baptist Church in Locust Grove, GA. She will be remembered as a devoted wife and a nurturing mother.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law John Robert (Evette) Blackmon of Hampton, Steven L. (Tomika) Blackmon of McDonough, Rodriquez (Stephanie) Blackmon of East Point and Robert Anthony (Sharla) Farley Orchard Hill; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; mother Rebecca Newton; sisters Barbie (Billy) Sims, Brenda (Richard) Allen, Shirley (Vinson) Campbell and Sylvia Williams; brothers James “Buck” (Deborah) Newton, Otis (Linda) Newton, Darrell (Barbara) Newton, Marvin (Mary) Newton, Kenneth Newton, Kelvin (Sandra) Newton, Thomas George White and sister in law Sandra Newton.

Visitation for Ruby Kate “Peggy” Blackmon will be Tuesday, January 15, 2019 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. A funeral service will be Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Shoal Creek Baptist Church, 99 L G Griffin Rd., Locust Grove, GA. Michael Price will officiate. Interment will follow in Shoal Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.


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