Margaret Stroube Blackwell, 79, of Tunnel Hill, died on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010 at Hamilton Medical Center.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Eleanor Stroube; brothers, Bill, Bob, and Ed Stroube; and a granddaughter, Margaret “Margie” Lynn Blackwell.
Margaret was born in Christian County, Ky. on Dec. 21, 1930 to Samuel Augustus and Eleanor Lunette Henry Stroube. She grew up on the family farm and graduated from South Christian School in 1949. Mrs. Blackwell then attended Murray State University and earned a B.S. degree in Home Economics. She taught school in Mississippi and Georgia. In 1980, she became the Assistant City Clerk for the City of Tunnel Hill. She worked for the City of Tunnel Hill several years before retiring. Margaret loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She also loved her church and church family. Mrs. Blackwell was very proud of her club work. She was a long time member of the Tunnel Hill Women’s Club, the Tunnel Hill Homemakers Club, and the United Methodist Women’s Club.
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, David Blackwell of the residence; daughter and son-in-law, Cecelia and Mark Dyer of Dalton; sons and daughter-in-law, David Michael Blackwell of St. Louis, Mo., and Bruce and Kathy Blackwell of Tunnel Hill; sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Doug Mosley of Cerulean, Ky.; grandchildren, Matthew and Thomas Blackwell of Tunnel Hill, Sam and Abby Dyer of Dalton, and Felicia Fox of Tampa, Fla.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Margaret Blackwell will be Thursday, Feb. 18, at 11 a.m. at Tunnel Hill United Methodist Church with Dr. Mike Shearon and Rev. Fred Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Griffin Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, Feb. 17 from 5-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial contributions be made to the Tunnel Hill United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 146, Tunnel Hill, Ga. 30755.
Messages of comfort can be sent to the Blackwell family at www.julianpeeples.com. Julian Peeples Funeral Home, Westside Chapel, Rocky Face, is in charge of local arrangements.