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January 15, 2014

Veletta Kay Blackman

68; Borden

Funeral services for Veletta Kay Blackman, 68,  Borden, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home, Borden, with burial in Martinsburg Cemetery. She died Friday Jan. 10, 2014, at Jewish Hospital, Louisville

 Born on Nov. 29, 1945 in New Castle, she was the daughter of the late Louis Pursifull and Merle Noel Pursifull. She was a self-employed artist. She was a member of the Pekin First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Gary Alan Blackman; a son, Todd Alan Blackman, Borden; a daughter, Tonya Ann Blackman, Borden; three brothers, Casper Pursifull, Texas, Louis Pursifull Jr., New York, and Michael Pursifull, New Castle; two sisters, Juelane Matney, Rushville, and Tina Drew, Connersville; and three grandchildren, Keegan Proctor, Kaleb Proctor, and John Blackman.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday, at the funeral home.

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