Melvin G. Blackwell
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Melvin G. Blackwell, 84, of Sumiton, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at V.A. Medical Center in Birmingham. He was a U.S. Army veteran, was retired from U.S. Steel and was a member of Maryland Masonic Lodge 783 in Sipsey.

Visitation will be today, Dec. 27, 2013, from 5:30 until 8 p.m. in the parlor at New Horizon Memorial Funeral Home in Dora.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the New Horizon Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Sonny Whitley will officiate. Burial will follow at McCormack Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his son, Randy Blackwell; and his sister, Viola Whitley.

Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Billie Blackwell; his children, Charlene Weldon (John Wayne) of Warrior, Melva Lee Blackwell of Forestdale, Tim Thorin of Hueytown, Beth Hogg of Warrior and Michael Thorin (Vickie) of Fultondale; grandchildren, Melvin Wayne Weldon (Brandi), Jason P. Weldon (Michelle), and Cameron, Kyle, Christian and Konnor Hogg; great-grandchildren, Nik and Maddie Weldon; brother, Sanford Blackwell and his wife, Earline; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

Online condolences may be expressed at

New Horizon Memorial Funeral Home, Dora; 205-648-2323