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In Memory of Barney Clarence "Red" Blackmon

Barney Clarence "Red" Blackmon, 59, of Panacea, Florida passed away Thursday, January 22, 2009 in Gainesville, Florida.  He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Vonniciel Blackmon.

He was born in Port St. Joe, Florida and had lived in this area for 51 years.  He was a licensed minister and a member of Christian Worship Center.  He loved the Lord and was faithful to the church and his family.

He served in the United States Marine Corp.  He was the co-owner of Blackmon Brothers Seafood.  He loved to fish and hunt and was a doting grandfather.

Graveside services will be Monday, January 26, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at Panacea Park Cemetery.

Family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 25, 2009 at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville, Florida.

He is also survived by two daughters:  Marsha Blackmon Robbins (and husband Kelvin "Shorty") of Panacea and Emily Taylor of Panacea; three sisters:  Vera Mae Hudson of Panacea, Bernice Whitman of Wewahitchka, and Shirley Willliams (Elsie) of Port St. Joe; one sister-in-law:  Marian Blackmon; four grandchildren:  Joshua Robbins, Cierra Lentner, Phoebe Taylor and Amber Robbins; three step-grandchildren:  Kelvin Robbins, Jr., Robert Zeke Seber and Brooke Daniel Seber; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, Barnes and Omie Blackmon, a brother, James Franklin Blackmon and one son-in-law, Robert Danny Taylor.

This announcement originally published on January 23, 2009.

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