CERRO GORDO — Sarah Nealey Blackwell, 74, died Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center in Whiteville.She was the daughter of the late Fred and Shula Carteret Nealey. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Jerry William Duncan and Andrew Jackie Nealey; and one sister, Agnes Duncan McPherson.
She was a graduate of Williams Township School and Charlotte Beauty School. She retired from Columbus Regional Healthcare in Whiteville and was a member of the Cerro Gordo Fire and Rescue Squad for more than 20 years. Sarah was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church.
Final rites were held Sunday, April 27 at Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff Stocks officiating. Entombment was in Columbus Memorial Park Mausoleum in Whiteville.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Robert Blackwell of the home; one son, Robert Scott Blackwell of the home; one sister, Ila Penny of Whiteville and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Cerro Gordo Rescue Squad, 75 Railroad Street E., Cerro Gordo, N.C. 28430.