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Hugh Thomas Blackburn

Obituary Date: Tuesday 14th May 2019

Mr. Hugh Thomas Blackburn, age 78, of Sautee-Nacoochee, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019.

Mr. Blackburn was born in White County to the late Thomas Hester and Bonnie Brown Blackburn. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother and sister-in-law, Mack "Bud" and Pat Blackburn, and sister, Euzella Blackburn. Mr. Blackburn served in the US Air Force and will receive military honors. He was a member of the Shriners, was a Mason, and served on the White County Recreation Board.  Mr. Blackburn worked at the Cleveland Post Office and was the owner and operator of Blackburn Construction.  He was a member of Crescent Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include wife, Janie Blackburn, Sautee-Nacoochee; daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Jonathan Thompson, Gainesville and Victoria and Denver Truelove, Cleveland; son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Tina Blackburn, Cleveland; grandchildren, Justin Thompson, Morgan Blackburn and fiancé, AJ Vandiver, Josie Thompson, Dallas Truelove, Cheyenne Truelove, and Branson Truelove; and many other relatives.

Funeral services are scheduled for 12 Noon Thursday, May 16, 2019 from the Chapel of Barrett Funeral Home. The Rev. Danny Jarrard, Rev. Chris Blocker, and Honorable Garrison Baker will officiate. Interment will follow in Gateway Memory Park.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 pm Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association: 2727 NW 43 St, Gainesville, GA 30501.

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Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland.

Funeral Date
05/16/2019 at 12:00PM
Funeral Home
Barrett Funeral Home
(706) 865-3101
118 N Brooks St, Cleveland 30528