Laura Blackwell

    Laura Ann Blackwell, 74, of Murphy, passed away Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, at Murphy Medical Center.
    She was a native and lifelong resident of Cherokee County, and the daughter of the late Fred Blackwell and Blanch Sudderth Blackwell.
    Laura enjoyed going to watch the Murphy Bulldogs play football and basketball.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, John Lewis Blackwell, Charles Robert Blackwell and Fred Blackwell Jr.
    She is survived by cousins, Mary Oliver, Louise Powell, Wade Powell, Frank Powell, Connie Powell and several nieces and nephews.
    Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, at Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Murphy. The Rev. John Webb officiated.
    The family received friends after the service at Townson-Rose Funeral Home.
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    Townson-Rose Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.