Janet Blackburn


Janet Inez Blackburn entered into the arms of God on June 9, 2020.

She was the daughter of the late Howard Blackburn and Lola Hooper Blackburn.

She was a lifelong resident of Jackson County. She was a dental assistant for 17 years for John H. Gallaher, DDS in Cashiers. She was also a certified chiropractic assistant at Cashiers Chiropractic for 17 years. Janet was a member of Yellow Mountain Baptist Church.

She is survived by one beloved sister, Debra Blackburn; and one uncle, Rev. Wesley Hooper. She is also survived by her “adoptive mumzie,” Johnnie Ruth Bumgarner; and “brother,” Tim Ledford; and many close family members by blood and by heart.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, June 13, 2020, at 2:30 p.m. at Yellow Mountain Baptist Church with Rev. Carl Stepp and Rev. Eddie Stillwell officiating.

The family spoke with friends from 1 until 2:30 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Glenville-Cashiers Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 919, Cashiers, NC 28717.

An online registry is available at www.appalachianfuneralservices.com.

Appalachian Funeral Services of Sylva, N.C., served the family.