Mary Margaret Blackwood, age 83 of Blytheville, former longtime Manila resident passed from this life Thursday August 4, 2016 at the Gosnell Therapy and Living Center. Born in Manila, she was the daughter of the late William Cecil and Clytie Winstead Woolard, and was the widow of Mr. William Blackwood. She enjoyed being a homemaker and a mother. In 1978 she earned her GED and later worked with her daughter as a bookkeeper for the family business, ProCare Medical in Blytheville. Mrs. Blackwood was a longtime member of the First United Pentecostal Church in Manila.
She is survived by;
2 daughters; Suzanne Hunt of Hornersville, Missouri, Debbie Smith and her husband, Steve of Blytheville
2 grandsons; Ronnie Dunavin, Dereck Smith and his wife Shandala
She also leaves 3 great-grandchildren; Addison Smith, Tatum Smith, and Paige Richardson.
Funeral service will be 1:30pm Sunday August 7, 2016 at the First United Pentecostal Church in Manila with Rev. Robert White officiating. Burial will follow in the Manila Cemetery under the direction of Howard Funeral Service of Manila. The family will receive visitors Sunday afternoon from 12:30 until service time at the church. The family prefers memorials to the First United Pentecostal Church, P.O. Box 1151, Manila, AR 72442.