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COLONEL ROBERT MELVIN BLACKBURN

June 15, 1925 — December 10, 2017

Colonel Robert Melvin Blackburn, age 92, of Donalsonville, GA passed away Sunday morning, December 10, 2017 at Donalsonville Hospital. No services are planned at this time. Colonel Blackburn was born in Indianapolis, Indianna on June 15, 1925 to Russell Melvin Blackburn and Edith Elder Blackburn. He served his country in the United States Air Force for 34 years and retired with the rank of Colonel having reached the level of Brigadier General. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Rheta White Blackburn of Donalsonville, GA; his son, Randy Lane Blackburn of Donalsonville, GA; his daughter, Robyn Lynn Blackburn Conway and her husband William of Brasstown, NC; and his sister, Doris Morgan of Augusta, GA. Colonel Blackburn is also survived by 3 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Colonel Blackburn was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Edith Blackburn. Arrangements entrusted to Evans-Skipper Funeral Home.
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