Blackwell, Arlene Williams
Ileda Arlene Williams Blackwell (Granny to most who knew her), 102, of Check, Va., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 26, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Ramon Blackwell, her daughter, Mildred Blackwell, and her parents, Charles and Olive Williams.
She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Henry Williams, Kate Whitlock, Dave Williams, Abe Williams, Ike Williams, Alverta Martin, Elzada Boothe, and Eula Martin.
Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, John L. and Betty R. Blackwell of Check, her daughter, Linda B. Barlow of Check; grandchildren; Sandra B. Settles and Nate Settles of Salem, Carol Blackwell of Check, Kathy Barlow and Michael Aftandilian of Roanoke and Dianna Blackwell-Hale and Paul Hale of Check. Also surviving are great-grandchildren, Alexandra C. Turpin and Austin Turpin, Rachel Custer and Cameron Elkins, Nicholas Conner, Christopher Conner, Jared Custer, Trey Hale, Emma Hale and Caroline Hale; great-great grandchildren, Madison Worrell and Harper Worrell. She is also survived by a multitude of dearly loved nieces and nephews.
Granny was a member of Red Oak Grove Church of the Brethren. She was a retired farmer and an avid gardener until just a few years ago. She loved the Lord and enjoyed reading her Bible, singing hymns and watching preaching on TV.
Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Red Oak Grove Church of the Brethren with Bro. Hebron Quesenberry and Bro. Elbert Lee Naff officiating. Interment in the Red Oak Grove Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Maberry Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made in Granny’s honor to Red Oak Grove Cemetery or Floyd County Station 3 Fire Department, as Granny was very proud of Jared’s service there.