Rachel Jones Blackwell

Published 3:13 pm Thursday, February 11, 2016

Rachel Jones Blackwell, 95, of Columbus passed away Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 at home. She was the daughter of the late Otis and Ella Giles Jones and wife of the late Major Blackwell.

She was a member of Green Creek First Baptist Church, secretary of Sunday school for 35 years and a homemaker.

She is survived by a daughter, Renee McSwain; two grandchildren, Kerry McSwain (Wanda), Marla Searcy; four great grandchildren, Benjamin Searcy (Johnna), Brandon Searcy (Cristina), Andrew McSwain (Ashley), Leah Laster (Donald) and seven great great grandchildren.

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The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 at Green Creek First Baptist Church. Services will follow at 2 p.m. at the church conducted by Rev. Carrol Page and Rev. Allen McKinney. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations made be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Drive, Columbus, NC 28722.

Condolences may be left at www.pettyfuneralhome.com.

Petty Funeral Home & Crematory
Landrum, S.C.