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Death Notices

May 21, 2014

Crystal Ann Blackwell

McALESTER — Crystal Ann Blackwell, 62,  of McAlester, died Monday, May 19, 2014, at her home.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Chaney’s Memorial Chapel officiated by Deacon Bill Anderson. Cremation will follow the service. Services are under the direction of Chaney-Harkins Funeral Home.

Born June 21, 1951, in Wichita, Kan., she was the daughter of Joseph and Charlotte (Logan) Martin.

She attended school at St. John’s Catholic School and graduated from McAlester High School with the class of 1970.

She married Richard Blackwell in July of 1985 in Hartshorne.

She worked 20 years in the shipping office of Komar and Sons Manufacturing and another 18 years at the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant on the line.

She is survived by her son, Brandon Wilson and wife, Kristy, of Kinta; son, Dylan Parker; son-in-law, Shane Needham; grandchildren, Katlyn Wilson, Jacee Wilson and Clayton Needham; brothers, Timmy Martin, of McAlester, and Roger Martin, of Krebs; sister, Terry Dye and husband, Gary, of Seminole; nephews and-nieces, Jeremey Martin, Cassandra Short, Jason Meadows, Brandy Cross, and Chris Dye; and several great nieces, great-nephews and other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Blackwell, in 2006; parents, Joseph and Charlotte Martin; brother Philip Martin and nephew, Roger Martin. 

Honorary pallbearers will be, Mike Nohetly, Jeff Meadows, Shane Needham and Jason Meadows.

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