Cecil Adair Blackstock

Born: Mon., Oct. 8, 1923
Died: Sun., Jan. 7, 2018


3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Thu., Jan. 11, 2018
Location: Wards Funeral Home

Funeral Service

4:00 PM Thu., Jan. 11, 2018
Location: Wards Funeral Home

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Cecil Adair Blackstock age 94, of Talmo, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018, at New Horizons Lanier Park after an extended illness.

Cecil was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Carmel McEver Blackstock, parents, Lloyd & Flora Bell Blackstock, brothers, Don Blackstock and Byron Blackstock. Survivors include nieces and cousins.

Cecil was born October 8, 1923 in Talmo, Georgia where he continued to live throughout his life.  For many years, he was employed by the U.S. Postal Service as mail carrier. He enjoyed greeting people along his route and would often give candy to the children. Cecil also worked with the Soil Conservation Service as Conservation Aide.  Cecil was a cattle and poultry farmer.  Cecil loved to strike a deal.  He spent much of his time bargaining with costumers over items he sold.

Cecil was a member of Talmo Baptist Church where he and Carmel enjoyed singing in the choir. Cecil shared memories of he and Carmel as they worked together making tea cakes to share with their community.  

Funeral services are scheduled for 4:00 p.m. Thursday January 11, 2018 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Mark Spence will officiate. The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. A private burial will be held at Talmo Baptist Church.

Condolences may be made online at wardsfh.com Ward’s Funeral Home 758 Main Street S.W. Gainesville in charge of arrangements.

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Sandra Blackstock Gross
   Posted Tue January 09, 2018
Oh the many wonderful memories I have of Cecil! Hope you put a bag of peppermint candy in his casket for him to share in Haven! God Bless this Dear Man.

Lorraine Lancaster
   Posted Tue January 09, 2018
To the Blackstock Family: I am so sorry for your loss.I never met Cecil but i knew of him.

   Posted Wed January 10, 2018
Please accept my condolences in your loss. Abraham Lincoln said it best” It’s not the years in your life that count.Its the life in your years.” Mr. Cecil had both a long and full life. But when death separates us from our loved ones there is sorrow. May we look to the time when death will be done away with completely. 1 Corinthians 15:26

Sandra Blackstock Gross
   Posted Fri January 12, 2018
Must add...Cecil lived many years in Florida prior to his Dad's stroke...My Dad's Uncle Lloyd. As a child, I can vividly remember Cecil's visits to his parents & how much fun he was. Once Uncle Lloyd had his stroke, Cecil returned to Talmo & remained there until his death. Sad..those writing his obit do not know of his history!!! May this Dear Man Rest In Peace!!

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