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Carol S. Blackshire

Carol Sue Foster Blackshire, 61, of Ripley, went to be with the Lord on April 3, 2014, at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley.

She was a Christian and a wonderfully devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She will be missed by all.

She was preceded in death by parents, Eugene Ralph and Ruth Irene Payne Foster, brother, Michael "Timmy" Foster; and infant daughter, Carol Renee Martin.

Surviving are her husband, Mike Blackshire of Ripley; daughters, Mary Jo (Chuck) Sams and Marcella (Tony) Potter both of Ripley; son, David (Teresia) Martin of Ripley; eight wonderful grandchildren and one step-grandchild who she loved with all her heart; sisters, Margaret Fleming of Beckley, Virginia "Ginny" (Cliff) Midgett of Kitty Hawk, N.C.; brother, Eugene (Barbara) Foster Jr. of Chelyan.

There will be a closed service per Carol's request.

In lieu of flowers, Carol requests that you make a donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet is in charge of arrangements and condolences may be sent to the family at

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