Blackburn, Schuler P.

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Schuler P. Blackburn, 87, of Pearisburg, Va., passed away Monday, July 24, 2006 at Riverview Nursing Home in Rich Creek, Va. Mr. Blackburn was born on August 17, 1918 in Narrows, Va. and was a son of the late William Roscoe Blackburn and Lottie King Blackburn Oberlin. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lucille Aust Blackburn.

Mr. Blackburn was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Pearisburg and was a retired employee of the Celanese Corp. in Narrows, Va.

He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Melanie and William Musselman, Jr. of Pearisburg; one son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Betty Alley of Carrollton, Texas; three grandsons, Dave Alley of Carrollton, Texas, Mike Alley of Raleigh, N.C. and Mike Cumbee of Pearisburg; three greatgranddaughters; one niece and one nephew.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, July 27, 2006 at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Pearisburg with the Rev. Ronnie Mutter officiating with the Rev. Shahn Wilburn assisting. Burial following in the Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Givens Funeral Home in Pearisburg. Online condolences can be sent to the family at