Alice Corinne Blackwell

Alice Corinne Blackwell, 95, of Russellville, Ala., passed away in her home March 2.

Corinne was born March 24, 1928, to George Butler, Sr. and Marilee Dilworth Butler in New Hope, Ala. After she graduated from New Hope High School in 1946, she went on to study social work at the University of Montevallo. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree, she started her career as a social worker for the Alabama Department of Human Resources. Corinne married her high school sweetheart, John William Blackwell, on March 9, 1951. They lived together until his passing in 2005. The couple had one child, Denisha Lee Blackwell.

Corinne worked full-time while supporting her husband in his many endeavors and carrying out her duties as a loving mother. She retired in 1980, after which she spent her life loving and caring for her dear husband, daughter, two grandchildren and two great grandchildren, placing family before herself whenever able. She was a member of the Washington Ave. Church of Christ in Russellville, Ala. She kept a daily social routine in her retirement community. She was active and sharp until her dying day.

Corinne was predeceased by her parents as well as her siblings, George Butler Jr. and Annie Louise Butler.

She is survived by her daughter, Denisha Blackwell; her grandchildren, Bradley (Keisha) Boyd, Jennifer (Matt) LeMay; and two great-grandchildren, Tyler Blackwell Boyd and Elise Corrine LeMay, her namesake. Gene Ellison, Calvin Parmer, Brad Boyd, Matt LeMay Randy Cooper and Dean Thompson were the pallbearers.

Visitation will be held March 8 from 2-3 p.m., with the funeral service directly following, both at Pinkard Funeral Home in Russellville, Ala. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kitty Kat Haven and Rescue, 3432 Old Columbiana Rd., Hoover, AL 35226.

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