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Melvina Blackwell

February 21, 1935 ~ October 3, 2020 (age 85)


Melvina Blackwell, age 85, of Newport, passed away Saturday, October 3, 2020.


She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Edwina and was retired from Electrovoice.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Sherman Blackwell, parents, Milas and Sarah Coggins, brothers, Walt, Wallace, Pat, Alfred, Hoover, John, and Lonnie Coggins, and sister, Winnie Carroll.


She is survived by her daughters, Brenda (Charlie) Rollins and Linda (Teddy) Kilgore, granddaughter, Kristin (Major) Presnell, sister, Annie James, and several nieces and nephews, including special niece, Martha France.


A graveside service will be held Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 2:00pm in Union Cemetery with Pastor Glen Franklin officiating.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 1645 Pleasant Grove Church Rd, Newport, TN 37821


Brown Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Ms. Melvina Blackwell.



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