Dean Blackwell

Published 12:20 pm Monday, March 16, 2020

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Dean Blackwell, 86, of Columbus passed away on March 12, 2020.  He was the son of the late Hazel Corene Blackwell Bolick and husband of Mary Turner Blackwell.


He was a member of Mill Creek Church of the Brethren and was retired from textiles.

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He is survived by his wife Mary Blackwell; two daughters Emily Skipper and Susie Kimbrell; a brother Autry Blackwell; an uncle Everette Blackwell; three grandchildren Stephanie Koenig, Jamie Kimbrell and Lauren Searcy; and four great grandchildren Allison Koenig, Pearl Koenig, Aden Kimbrell and Josiah Sutton.


He was predeceased by a brother Mickey Blackwell.


The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00pm Monday, March 16, 2020 at Mill Creek Church of the Brethren.


Funeral services will follow at 2:00 at the church conducted by Rev. Noel Naff and Rev. Stephen Abe.


Condolences may be left at


Petty Funeral Home & Crematory

Landrum, SC