Carol Ann (Hinkle) Blackburn, 67, of Louisa, KY gained her angel wings on December 30, 2021 at King's Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, KY. Carol was born December 27, 1954 in Inez, KY to the late Aileen Hinkle. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents Jim and Virgie Hinkle; paternal grandparents Carl and Effie Pack; father in law and mother in law Walter Blackburn, Sr. and Irma Blackburn, who loved her as their own daughter.
Carol was the owner and operator of Tri-State Barber College for almost 20 years and was known to her students and customers as Ms. Carol. She previously owned Shear Whiz Hairstyling Salon in Inez, KY Carol was a member of Odd Fellows Lodge #270, Rebekah's Lodge #95 of Louisa; Louise Chapter # 292 Order of the Eastern Star and was a proud member of Smokey Valley Enterprise Baptist Church for many years.
Left to cherish the memory of her life is her husband of 48 years, 6 months and 21 days Walt Blackburn, Jr. To their union was born one son Brian Scott Blackburn and his wife Beth; beloved granddaughter Baleigh Reese Blackburn, who Grammy loved with her whole heart, from the break of dawn to the setting of the sun every day; and three aunts who were like sisters Emma (Ed) Carroll, Geneva Carroll, and Irma Maynard, all of Inez.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday, January 3, 2022 at 1:00 PM at Smokey Valley Enterprise Baptist Church with Brother Doug Kelly, Brother Chuck Price, and Brother Ronnie Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow in the Riverview Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be the members of Apperson Lodge #195 F&AM. Friends may visit the family after 5:00 PM on Sunday, January 2, 2022 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral rites by the Odd Fellows, Rebekah's Lodge and Eastern Star will begin at 7:00 PM.
The family requests all attending services wear facial coverings.
Young Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Blackburn and her family.
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