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Geraldine Blackburn

Funeral services were Saturday at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel at 2 p.m.
She was born to Harrold Doss and Wynona (Denning) Bowden. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Memphis and had attended Mid-America Bible College, the University of Tennessee-Martin and the former Memphis State University, where she earned her master’s degree in science. She was retired from South Central Bell in Union City and Memphis Board of Education.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert Blackburn; her daughter, Andrea Juanice Benton; her son, Herbert Vance Benton; two grandchildren, Joseph Clemons and Russell Clemons; and her brother, Wallace Kenneth Bowden.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Rita Anne (Benton) and Robert E. Clemons of Union City and Kathy (Blackburn) and Larry Gaither; her son and daughter-in-law, David and Sondra Blackburn of Olive Branch, Miss.; and six grandchildren and the spouse of one, Andrea Clemons, Herbert Vance Benton III, Tonya Marie Benton, Michael Herbert and Shannon Benton, Mandy Croasman and Alex Gaither.