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Sylvia Blackburn Smith

PAMELA SCOTT JOHNSON Staff Writer

March 26, 2013

Sylvia Blackburn Smith, 98, of Sidney, Ky., passed away Tuesday March 26, 2013, at her residence.


She was born July 19, 1914, at Canada, Ky., to the late James Ballard and Mazie Smith Blackburn.


She is also preceded in death by her husband George Smith; one brother, Willie Cashier Blackburn; and two sisters, Leona Stanley and Darlene Crigger.


She was a homemaker and a member of the Dix Fork Old Regular Baptist Church.


She is survived by one daughter, Bonnie Jean Bentley of Mentor, Ohio; one son, Chester Ray May of Wakaka, Ind.; twin brothers, Paris (Phyllis) Blackburn of Galena, Ohio and Wayne (Fay) Blackburn of Sidney, Ky.; sisters, Dolly Deskins of Sidney, Ky., Arminda Stanley of Sidney, Ky., Jean H. (Ralph) Williamson of Fallston, Md., and Yvonne (Kenneth) Williamson of Brownstown, Mich.; grandchildren, Gary Lee (Shirley) Bentley, Jackie (Connie) Bentley, Dennis (Jaycn) Bentley, William Paris (Patty) Bentley, Ricky Bentley, Randy (Mary Ann) Bentley Scott (Brenda) Bentley Robert Bentley and Theresa (Doug) Anderson; step-grandchildren, Jeff Howell, Jay Howell, Jennifer H Creech, Gary May and Gregory Scott; 22 great-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren.


Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday March 29, 2013, at the Dix Fork Old Regular Baptist Church with Elders Stony Blackburn, Lacy Walters, Edward L. Smith, Tommy Dials and Richard Staton officiating. Burial will follow at Blackburn Cemetery, Sidney, Ky., with grandsons as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Nephews, Daniel Stanley and Dix Fork Brothers of the Church. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday night at the funeral home with special services both nights at 7 p.m. with Old Regular Baptist Ministers officiating.


R.E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry, Ky., in is charge of arrangements. Online condolences at rerogersfuneralhome.com.