Darcie DyerStaff Writer
October 19, 2012
Arthur “Buddy-Buddy” Blackwell age 7 of Elkin, NC passed away on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at his home. Arthur was born in Wilkes County on August 22, 2005 to Kathryn Elizabeth Gilliam. He attended school at Elkin Elementary.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Jessica Lynn Gilliam; grandfather, Tony Gilliam; aunt, Krista Gilliam; uncle, David Gilliam.
Arthur is survived by his loving mother, Kathryn Gilliam of the home; grandmother, Mrs. Jodi Gilliam of Michigan; aunts, Sue Park & husband Mark of Salisbury; uncle, Michael Alan Gilliam & wife Mary of Greensboro; special cousins, Erica Park, Addison Park, Sara Gilliam; many other loving cousins and family members.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, October 9, 2012 from 6:00-8:00p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home. Graveside Service will be held at 4:00p.m., Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at Elkin Valley Baptist Church Cemetery officiated by Dr. Johnny Blevins and Rev. Fred Jordan.
A special Jessica Gilliam and Arthur Blackwell Memorial Account has been set up through Johnson Funeral Home at Yadkin Valley Bank to help with expenses.
Online condolences may be made at www.johnson-funeral.com
Johnson Funeral Home is serving the family.