Don Edward Blackburn, 70, of Temple, Texas died Jan. 20, 2011.

Don Edward Blackburn, 70, of Temple, Texas died Jan. 20, 2011.  He was born in Elaine on Feb. 25, 1940 to Edward Walker and Tabitha Webb Blackburn and lived in Mellwood. 
He graduated from Mellwood Elementary School and Elaine High School where he excelled in football.  Upon graduation from EHS, he joined the Navy and served on active duty until his honorable discharge June 3, 1960. He then served as a Reserve until March 1963.  He went on to become an executive in the carpet industry in which he excelled for many years.
Don Ed leaves a sister, Tabbie Ann Blackburn, and a host of relatives and friends.
Services for Don Edward Blackburn will be held 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 29 at Roller-Citizens.  Visitation will be Friday evening from 4-9 p.m. at Roller-Citizens.  Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park in Helena- West Helena.  Rev. Rodger Hooker will officiate.
Pallbearers are Roger Yarbrough, Tommy Naile, Charles Naile, Bob Smith, Gene Balch, Jerry Davis and Billy Franklin.
Roller-Citizens Funeral Home will direct services. You may sign the online guest book