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Thursday, January 9, 2020
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Carla Faye Blackwell, 72, Corsicane, Tex., died Dec. 29, 2019, at Corsicana.

A funeral was held Jan. 2, 2020, at the Blackwell & Vazquez Woodforest Funeral Home.

Interment was in the Houston National Cemetery.

Carla was born May 13, 1947, in Houston, Texas, to Louis John Wilson and Eunice Faye Mathews.

She and Edward Neal Blackwell were married April 2, 1966, at Grapeland, Tex. He survives.

Carla and Edward lived in Homestead, Florida and Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri, during Edward’s tour in the Army before coming back to Grapevine where they had several business adventures, one being a Bar-B-Q Restaurant for five years and selling fireworks on the side. They also helped her parents in their drive-in grocery store and gas station. They then moved to Huntsville where she did in-home child care for 15 years with infants. She also sold fine jewelry at “Foley’s Department Store. In 1990, she started working in the funeral business with Edward as office manager in Houston, then Livingston for Sentrey Group services.

In 2003, they moved to Tonkawa and managed two funeral homes for the Duggers and bought them in 2007, owning them for five years before selling them and working for the new owners a couple of years before moving back to Texas to be close to their children.

Carla is survived by her sons, John Applin Blackwell and his wife, Virginia “Ginny” of Dew, TX, Michael Louis Blackwell and his wife, Tonya of Krum, her daughter, Susan Faye Greak and her husband Daniel of Tarkington, TX; her grandchildren, Travis (A&M) and Cooper Blackwell, McKenzie (OU) and Kade Blackwell, Nathan and Cullen Greak; great granddaughter, Emersyn Rae Sangl, her brother, Milton Wilson and his wife Wanda; her Aunt Sybil Waters of Palestine, TX; a cousin who is more a sister, Linda and her husband Dr. Bob Stout; numerous, nieces and nephews; brother-in-laws, sister-in-law and other relatives. Carla is preceded in death by her parents Louis and Eunice.