January 17, 1920 - January 19, 2018
Louise Belle Gould Blackwell, 98, passed away peacefully in hospice care in Macon, GA on January 19, 2018. Funeral services will be held Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Fisher Funeral Home with Rev. Ken Brooks officiating. She was born January 17, 1920 in Dexter, ME. She married the love of her life, Arthur E. Blackwell, and they had four children. She was preceded in death by her husband, her son, Leslie "Skip" Blackwell, her daughter, Beverly Blackwell Price and her sister, Jackie Gould. Louise and Arthur moved their family from Maine in 1952 to California and later to Washington before moving to Cochran, GA to be close to their son, Bob Blackwell and family. Ranny, as known to her grandchildren, didn't care for the heat in the south but was grateful for the southern friends of the Charles Thompson family and the James Holland family for making a yankee feel welcomed. Louise's mother worked in the dry cleaning business, and Arthur did as well, this being how they met. She was a member of The Order of the Eastern Star. She took pride in dressing beautifully in evening gowns for the Shriner's, Elk's and Eastern Star banquets. After retirement, Louise and Art traveled the lower forty eight states including Hawaii and enjoyed meeting friends along the way as Good Sam Campers. She was always knitting or crocheting along the way, providing beautiful throws and booties for the family and some local nursing homes. When she and Art settled in Cochran, you could find them collaborating on woodworking projects that he would craft and she would paint, leaving heirlooms to the family. They were each others' "one and only" sharing over 60 years together. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Cochran and loved her Sunday School class. She always looked forward to the Five O Club outings and took pride in decorating the tables at the church or her home if she was hostess. She loved celebrating the holidays with crafts she would make. Her caretaker, Barbara King, whom she lovingly adored, continued the decorating after Louise wasn't as mobile. She also enjoyed baking loaves of lemon and pumpkin breads to distribute to friends and family. She leaves behind two sons, Bob (Martha) Blackwell, Cochran, GA and David Blackwell, Sunnyville, CA; her "favorite" grandson, Tim (Stephanie) Blackwell of Macon, GA and granddaughters, Peggy Mason, MS, Natalie Blackwell, FL and Annette Blackwell, OR; her former daughter-in-law, Becky Blackwell, FL. She also leaves 8 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-granddaughter; her caretaker, Barbara King and her daughters, April, Jen Jen and Ashely; and her furbaby, Cricket. The family will receive friends at Fisher Funeral Home in Cochran, GA on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 2 p.m. with graveside at Pulaski-Bleckley Memorial Gardens following the chapel service.
Louise Belle Gould Blackwell, 98, passed away peacefully in hospice care in Macon, GA on January 19, 2018. Funeral services will be held Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Fisher Funeral Home with Rev. Ken Brooks officiating. She... View Obituary & Service Information
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