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Mark Blackwelder
September 15, 1948 -
October 21, 2023

Visitation

October 24, 2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Service 

October 24, 2023
1:00 PM

Interment

October 24, 2023
Obituary

Graveside service for Mr. Mark Blackwelder, age 75, of Fayetteville, TN, will be conducted on Tuesday October 24, 2023, at 1 PM at Old Orchard Cemetery with Bro. Jason Caldwell officiating. A Masonic service will follow the visitation at noon at Higgins Funeral Home. Visitation with the family will be Tuesday from 10 AM until 12 PM at Higgins.

Mark was born September 15, 1948, in Lauderdale County, AL to the late Rev. M.O. and Margaret Qualls Blackwelder. Mark was a construction supervisor, Mark loved the outdoors and time fishing with his friends and family and was a member of the sportsman club, a member of the Masonic Lodge and a member of the Parks City Baptist Church.

Mark is survived by his son Mark Blackwelder, Jr. of Fayetteville, bonus daughter Vangie Holsted of Manchester, TN, sister, Janice (Charles) White of New Market, AL, brothers, David (Cindy) Blackwelder of Mulberry, and Murray (Carla) Blackwelder of Fayetteville; bonus grandchildren Breann and Blaine Holsted. Mark was preceded in death by his parents and wife Carol Blackwelder.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial Processing, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. Mark Blackwelder.

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21 Comments

  1. Butch Chaffin

    I just learned of Marks passing thanks to Murray’s call. Mark and I were true friends and brothers since 1968. We joined the U.S. Army Reserves and just hit it off from that time forward. Of course having the same birthday made our friendship even better. He and Carol were our running buddies for many years. I’m saddened to learn of his passing but I know in my heart that he is now with his loved ones again. He was such a good friend. Even though our lives took us apart we never missed a birthday call. He will always be in my heart as we always told each other until the next time and I love you! To Janice, Murray, David, Vangie and Mark Jr. I offer my sincere condolences.

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  2. Deana and Billy Davis

    My husband Billy Davis fished with Mark in the Huntland Bass Club and the Lincoln County Sportsmen Club and always thought alot of him. He spoke with about 3 weeks ago and talked quite awhile. Their final words to each other was I love you. You have always been a good friend. RIP Mart. You will be missed. Prayers for comfort to all the family

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  3. James A. Bonner

    Murray, David and family. I was sorry to hear of Mark;s passing. I know all of you will miss him. I remember all of you well from the Park city day forwards and the accomplishments of each of you. I know your father and mother would be proud of all of you. I offer my condolences to all of you.

    Reply
  4. Jeff Bledsoe

    Our sincere condolences in the passing of Mark. Each of you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God, grant you comfort and peace in the time you shared with Mark.

    Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association

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  5. Brenda Burns

    Murray,Carla and all the Family.My heart and Love and all of Voodoo Customs Club will have you in our prayers. I so enjoyed all mine and Mark’s fishing 🎣 talks.It amazed him that a women like to fish.I never saw him without a smile and hello. Heaven has definitely gained another Angel.Brenda & Big Joe Burns.Little Joe Burns and Family and all of VoodooCustoms…

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  6. Freda Kinser Blair

    So sorry to hear of the loss of Mark! Prayers for the family and for each to find comfort in memories shared!

    Reply
  7. Kay Honey

    Dear Family, We were saddened to hear of Mark’s passing. Prayers for comfort. Love, Anthony & Kay Honey

    Reply
  8. Jared Pierce

    Long time friend and coworker. Go with God my friend. Until we meet again.

    Reply
  9. Barbara Faulkner

    Mark was a dear friend of my ex-husband, Joe Faulkner. He was such a comfort to Joe in his darkest hours before his death. He unselfishly made time to carry him to doctor’s visits in Columbia, and nourished their friendship until the end. I appreciate Mark for that. RIP, Mark. I’m sure Joe was happy to see you!

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  10. Ronnie and Eloise Hudgins

    Murray and family, so sorry to learn of your brothers passing. You and all the family are in our thoughts and prayers

    Reply
  11. Kim Burton

    Mark I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. You’re in my thoughts an prayers 🙏 Just down the road if u need anything.

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  12. Mark Isbell

    Mark and Murray and family Im sorry for your loss Mark sure was a fine fellow. My prayers go out to your family

    Reply
  13. Jan Smith

    Janice, David and Murray,

    I am so sorry to hear about Mark. You all are in my prayers.

    Jan Merrell Smith

    Reply
  14. Mark Stuart

    I met Mark when I joined the Elk’s lodge 5 years ago. We became friends and visited at the lodge from time to time. Mark is 5 days older than me. He will be missed.

    Reply
  15. Audrey Gentry

    Mark was a very nice man. He will be missed. Sending prayers for his family.❤️💐🙏🏻🙏🏻

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  16. Gerald and Wanda Scott

    We are So Sorry. God bless the Family with Comfort and Peace in the days to come.

    Reply
  17. Rhonda Honey Wilbanks

    Sorry to hear of Mark passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family..

    Reply
  18. Judy Stafford

    To the family and friends of Mark, I’m so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with y’all.

    Reply
  19. Susan Thompson

    Mark was a dear friend, and neighbor and will be greatly missed by his friends and family. My sincerest condolences to the family.

    Reply
  20. David Kinser

    Janice, Murray, and David so sorry to hear about Mark

    Reply
  21. Gordon Barham

    Marki and family. We are so sorry for your loss of your Dad.
    Our prayers are with you and your family.
    With love;
    Your cousin:
    Gordon Barham and family.

    Reply

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Memories

21 Comments

  1. Butch Chaffin

    I just learned of Marks passing thanks to Murray’s call. Mark and I were true friends and brothers since 1968. We joined the U.S. Army Reserves and just hit it off from that time forward. Of course having the same birthday made our friendship even better. He and Carol were our running buddies for many years. I’m saddened to learn of his passing but I know in my heart that he is now with his loved ones again. He was such a good friend. Even though our lives took us apart we never missed a birthday call. He will always be in my heart as we always told each other until the next time and I love you! To Janice, Murray, David, Vangie and Mark Jr. I offer my sincere condolences.

    Reply
  2. Deana and Billy Davis

    My husband Billy Davis fished with Mark in the Huntland Bass Club and the Lincoln County Sportsmen Club and always thought alot of him. He spoke with about 3 weeks ago and talked quite awhile. Their final words to each other was I love you. You have always been a good friend. RIP Mart. You will be missed. Prayers for comfort to all the family

    Reply
  3. James A. Bonner

    Murray, David and family. I was sorry to hear of Mark;s passing. I know all of you will miss him. I remember all of you well from the Park city day forwards and the accomplishments of each of you. I know your father and mother would be proud of all of you. I offer my condolences to all of you.

    Reply
  4. Jeff Bledsoe

    Our sincere condolences in the passing of Mark. Each of you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God, grant you comfort and peace in the time you shared with Mark.

    Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association

    Reply
  5. Brenda Burns

    Murray,Carla and all the Family.My heart and Love and all of Voodoo Customs Club will have you in our prayers. I so enjoyed all mine and Mark’s fishing 🎣 talks.It amazed him that a women like to fish.I never saw him without a smile and hello. Heaven has definitely gained another Angel.Brenda & Big Joe Burns.Little Joe Burns and Family and all of VoodooCustoms…

    Reply
  6. Freda Kinser Blair

    So sorry to hear of the loss of Mark! Prayers for the family and for each to find comfort in memories shared!

    Reply
  7. Kay Honey

    Dear Family, We were saddened to hear of Mark’s passing. Prayers for comfort. Love, Anthony & Kay Honey

    Reply
  8. Jared Pierce

    Long time friend and coworker. Go with God my friend. Until we meet again.

    Reply
  9. Barbara Faulkner

    Mark was a dear friend of my ex-husband, Joe Faulkner. He was such a comfort to Joe in his darkest hours before his death. He unselfishly made time to carry him to doctor’s visits in Columbia, and nourished their friendship until the end. I appreciate Mark for that. RIP, Mark. I’m sure Joe was happy to see you!

    Reply
  10. Ronnie and Eloise Hudgins

    Murray and family, so sorry to learn of your brothers passing. You and all the family are in our thoughts and prayers

    Reply
  11. Kim Burton

    Mark I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. You’re in my thoughts an prayers 🙏 Just down the road if u need anything.

    Reply
  12. Mark Isbell

    Mark and Murray and family Im sorry for your loss Mark sure was a fine fellow. My prayers go out to your family

    Reply
  13. Jan Smith

    Janice, David and Murray,

    I am so sorry to hear about Mark. You all are in my prayers.

    Jan Merrell Smith

    Reply
  14. Mark Stuart

    I met Mark when I joined the Elk’s lodge 5 years ago. We became friends and visited at the lodge from time to time. Mark is 5 days older than me. He will be missed.

    Reply
  15. Audrey Gentry

    Mark was a very nice man. He will be missed. Sending prayers for his family.❤️💐🙏🏻🙏🏻

    Reply
  16. Gerald and Wanda Scott

    We are So Sorry. God bless the Family with Comfort and Peace in the days to come.

    Reply
  17. Rhonda Honey Wilbanks

    Sorry to hear of Mark passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family..

    Reply
  18. Judy Stafford

    To the family and friends of Mark, I’m so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with y’all.

    Reply
  19. Susan Thompson

    Mark was a dear friend, and neighbor and will be greatly missed by his friends and family. My sincerest condolences to the family.

    Reply
  20. David Kinser

    Janice, Murray, and David so sorry to hear about Mark

    Reply
  21. Gordon Barham

    Marki and family. We are so sorry for your loss of your Dad.
    Our prayers are with you and your family.
    With love;
    Your cousin:
    Gordon Barham and family.

    Reply

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