Josephine Marie Forrester Blackburn

Published 2:55 pm Monday, October 11, 2021

Josephine Marie Forrester Blackburn, 79, of Elizabethton, Tenn., went to be with her Lord on Thursday, October 7, 2021, due to complications of Parkinson’s disease. She was born in Johnson County to the late Floyd and Elva Forrester.
Josephine retired from Leco’s and Levi’s in Mountain City, Tenn. She attended Butler Baptist Church for many years.
Josephine enjoyed her family, watching television and her coffee.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 40 years, W.A. “Dub” Blackburn; a son-in-law, Rick Guinn; brothers, Raleigh Forrester and David Forrester; and sisters, Berthie Mae, Marylake Forrester, Corine Norris, Alice Vines and Reba Neatherly.
Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Donna Guinn; grandson, Jimmy and wife Ashley Guinn; sisters, Patsy Pierce and husband Kyle and Carolyn Forrester; brothers, Raymond Forrester and Bobby Forrester and wife Barbara; and neighbors, Helen and Kenneth. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Shriners, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605. The family would like to give a special thanks to the third floor staff of Sycamore Shoals Hospital. A memorial service for Josephine Marie Forrester Blackburn will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be shared with the family and viewed on our website at Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services are honored to serve the Blackburn family.