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Rose Hill Cemetery
Wednesday March 7th, 2018

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Howard Blythe

Howard Blythe was born on April 9, 1949 and departed this life on June 27, 2018.  He was preceded in death by his maternal parents; John William Blythe and Johnnie Ruth Blythe of Kentucky; brother, Kenneth Eugene Blythe (KB). Howard was a retired employee of the E.T. Simonds in Carbondale, IL. He enjoyed cooking smoked turkeys and was famous for his turnip greens.  He enjoyed lifting weights and the horse track; he also loved taking care of his dogs. Howard leaves to cherish his precious memories:  two daughters, Sonja Blythe Mason of  Dallas, TX  & Tanya Watson of Marion, IL; three grandsons,  Tyran Mason of  Dallas, TX  and Diamond Watson  and Jonathan Watson  both of Marion, IL;  three brothers,  Jerry Blythe of Lascassas, TN, Paul Blythe of Arizona and Louis Blythe of Nashville, TN;  nine sisters , Louvenia Armstrong of LaVergne, TN,  Wanda Cutler  of  Hickory, KY,  Verna Mitchell of Antioch,  TN, Celia Cunningham of Nashville, TN,  Ellis Jones  of  Paducah, KY, Joyce Blythe of  L. A.  CA, Januas Blythe of Nashville, TN, Hilda Blythe of Hawaii and Tammy Bullock of LaVergne, TN; aunts, uncles, and a host of nieces,  nephews, cousins and other loving relatives and many friends. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 12pm at Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 11am-12pm at Blue Funeral Home in Marion. Memorials may be made to the family c/o Sonja Mason and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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Im pretty sure I met you when I was a weee little one but I know I often heard your voice on the phone with my mom. Sorry we couldnt be there to send you farewell. Rest in love! Uncle Howard and Big Brother.

Tenae and Joyce Jul 3 2018 3:41 PM

You will be greatly missed by our family love you my brother

Januas Blythe Jul 3 2018 1:27 AM

Uncle Howard I will never forget the life lessons you taught me and the kindness you showed by opening up your home when I didnt have any direction early in life. You were like a dad too me and you will be missed greatly You dig. Love you.

DaShunda & Dale Jul 2 2018 4:18 PM