Rufus L. Blackwell


Passed: Monday, April 29, 2013
Funeral: Monday, May 13, 2013

Age: 85
Location: Greer, SC

Rufus Lee Blackwell, 85, of 102 Carolina Avenue, widower of Gwendolyn Dill Blackwell, died April 29, 2013.

A native of Spartanburg County, son of the late Dock and Lela Cochran Blackwell, he was a retired employee of Startex Mill and of the Baptist faith.


Surviving are two daughters, Sherry B. Lockaby and Tammy B. Rollins (Ken) all of Lyman; a son, Donnie Blackwell of Greer; two sisters, Ruby McCraw and Thelma Davis both of Greer; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Nancy Rollins of Greer.

Funeral Services:

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday at The Wood Mortuary, conducted by Rev. Paul White. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at The Wood Mortuary.

The family is at the home of his daughter, Sherry Lockaby, 246 Heatherbrook Drive, Lyman, SC 29365.

Memorials may be made at Medi Home Hospice, 20 Roper Corners Circle, Suite B, Greenville, SC 29615.

Online condolences may be made at www.thewoodmortuary.com.

Wood Mortuary

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