Cleo M. Blackwell

November 13, 1917 ~ December 25, 2018 (age 101)


Knoxville: Cleo M. Blackwell, age 101, passed away on December 25, 2018 at West Hills Health and Rehabilitation, Knoxville TN, after an extended illness. Mrs. Blackwell was a graduate of East Tennessee State University, a teacher in Carter County for 15 years and Rogersville City Schools for 22 years and a member of Rogersville First Baptist Church.  Those preceding her in death:  husband, Max L. Blackwell; parents James A. Morrell, Sr. and Belle Miller Morrell; siblings, A.T., James, Joseph W., John and Delia Morrell, and Lavisa Hood.

She is survived by children, Michael Blackwell and wife Kay, and Debbie Weed and husband Stuart; grandchildren, Callie Church and husband Justin, Kelly Weed, Jessica Hemphill and husband, John Serrao, and Rachel Hemphill; great-grandchild, Benjamin Jenkins; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Visitation hours will be 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon., Friday, December 28, 2018 at Broome Funeral Home, Rogersville.

Funeral service will be conducted 12:00 Noon, Friday, December 28, 2018 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Scott Price officiating.  The burial will follow in Happy Valley Memorial Park, 2708 Elizabethton Hwy, Johnson City, at 3:00 P.M.
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