Emma Lea Blackwood was born August 28, 1921 to Will and Pearl Cook Slaten at Crosby, Arkansas. She passed away Dec. 14, at her home in Tuckerman. Emma Lea married Samuel Hale Blackwood Jr., on August 6, 1948, and they made their home in Newport and Tuckerman, Arkansas where they raised their three daughters. Emma Lea was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Tuckerman since 1955. Emma Lea was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Estell Slaten and Katherine Murphy; her brother, Bill Slaten; and by the father of her daughters. Survivors include her daughters, Elizabeth Turner, Linda Ford, Nancy and David Coleman; grandchildren, Sam and Jamie McMinn, Candy and Matt Thompson; great-grandchildren Madeline McMinn and Slaten Thompson; granddaughter of her heart Amber and husband Chad Schuchmann; and great-grandchildren of her heart Lindsay Cox, Dawson Schuchmann, Savannah Schuchmann, and Jessica Schuchmann. She is also survived by many nephews and nieces and a host of friends. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, December 19, 2019 at First United Methodist Church in Tuckerman, Arkansas. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery, Searcy, Arkansas. Visitation will be 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Trails of Tuckerman or the church of your choice. Arrangements by Dillinger Funeral Home. www.dillingerfuneralhome.com.
Published December 18, 2019