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Gracie Ward Baldwin Blackman


Mrs. Gracie Ward Baldwin Blackman, 86, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. passed away on August 9, 2017 at her home.  She was surrounded by her loving children and family.  Gracie was the daughter of the late Ellis and Nellie Ward.

She was preceded in death by her siblings, Ruby Hardy, John Ward, Leaman Ward, Mattie Watts, Thurman Ward; and her husband, Oscar Baldwin.

Gracie was an avid gardener and is remembered as a loving matriarch who was passionate about her family.

Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m Saturday, Aug. 12 in the Peacock Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Dalton officiating.  Burial will be in Peacock’s Columbus Memorial Park.

She is survived by her children, Mike Baldwin, Gray Register and Connie Todd; one brother, Ellis Sterling Ward; two sisters, Blanche Marlowe and Faye Gore; a son-in-law, Billy Todd; five grandchildren, Ryan Register, Jennifer Baldwin, Beth Todd, Katelyn Matney and Kathryn Reese; and two great-grandchildren, Adam Register and Jackson Register.

Her family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to Liberty Hospice and Whiteville Adult Medicine for their love and kindness.

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