Mrs. Vera Maurice Blackburn, age 71, of Conehatta, MS died on Monday, 12/07/2009 at her home. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday 12/09/2009 at the Chapel of Newton County Funeral Home North in Newton, MS with Becky Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Conehatta Cemetery in Conehatta, MS. Newton County Funeral Home Hwy 15 N, Newton, MS is in charge of arrangements. 601-635-3200.
Mrs. Blackburn was a life long resident of Newton County and a member of Pleasant Valley Methodist Church. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who loved spending time with her grandchildren and family. She especially enjoyed gardening and reading.
She is survived by her husband James D. Blackburn of Conehatta, MS; Daughter, Jami D. Herrington (Bill) of Decatur, MS; a step-son, Allen Daryl Blackburn (Anissa) of Decatur, MS and a brother, Gene Loper (Joan) of Decatur, MS.
She is preceded in death by her father, Carl Loper and three brothers, Clyde, Durwood and Earl Loper.
Pallbearers are: Ethan Lewis, Wayne Loper, Guy Loper, Duran Loper, Barry Adams, and Sid Etie.
Visitation will be held from 5-8pm on Tuesday, 12/08/2009 at Newton County Funeral Home North.