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The Cherryville Eagle

Betty Hunt Blackwelder

Dec 19, 2019 09:20AM

CHERRYVILLE – Betty Hunt Blackwelder, 84, of Meadowbrook Dr., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 at her residence. She was born Dec. 3, 1935 in Cleveland County to the late John Lee and Kate Harrill Hunt. Mrs. Blackwelder was retried from Gaston County Schools where she taught fourth grade in Cherryville for 36 years. She was a graduate of Appalachian State University. Betty was a member of First Presbyterian Church and former leader of Young Minds.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles “Dick” Blackwelder; daughter, Catherine “Leigh” Young; and siblings, Bill Hunt, Jim Hunt, Frances Hunt, and Jane Hobbs.

Survivors include her grandchildren, Brian Young and wife, Kim of Nashville, TN, and Alison Young Matthews and husband, Trey of Mount Juliet, TN; son-in-law, Tim Young of Hillsborough; great-grandchildren, Jackson Matthews, Roman Young; brothers, Joe Hunt and John Hunt; and numerous special nieces and nephews.

In keeping with Mrs. Blackwelder’s wishes, the family will hold private services and she will be laid to rest at Cherryville City Memorial Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

Condolences may be made to

Carpenter – Porter Funeral & Cremation Services served the family of Mrs. Blackwelder.