Carolyn Janet Pack Blackburn, 73, died from a lingering illness on Dec. 9, at NHC in McMinnville, surrounded by loved ones.
She was born Sept. 9, 1944, in Sewanee, Franklin County, the daughter of Ernest William and Beulah May Gilliam Pack. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Anthony Lorring Pack, Steven Monroe Pack, and Howrie Troy Pack, and sister, Deborah Lynn Pack.
She is survived by sons, James Gregory Keel of McMinnville, Stephan Benjamin (Courtney) Blackburn of Manchester, daughter, Caroline Juliana Blackburn (Lou Bahor) of Kennesaw, Ga., grandson, Benjamin Lucas Blackburn, sisters, Pamela Marlene (Glenn) Hodges of McMinnville, Mary Helen (Phillip) Fullhart of Muncie, Ind., Myra Lucille (Don) Morgan of McMinnville, and brothers, Jeffrey Daniel Pack of Ypsilanti, Mich., James Cecil (Mildred) Pack of Marion, Ill.
She was employed at Oster for 10 years in quality control. She later dedicated her time to wood crafting, running a restaurant, dealing in antiques and tax preparation among other things as she had a variety of interests and vocations. She was a member of the Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel, with Kenneth Kirby officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, Dec. 13, from 5 to 9 p.m. Interment will follow services Thursday at Harrison Cemetery in Sewanee.
Cumberland Funeral Home in Monteagle is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.cumberlandfuneralhome.net.