Janet Blackburn

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.