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Blackburn, Harold comment (0)

July 22, 2010

Harold Blackburn, retired director of missions (DOM) for Baldwin Baptist Association, died July 10. He was 93.

Blackburn served as Baldwin Association DOM for 12 years (1972–1984). He previously served as DOM for East Liberty and Clarke Baptist associations. Before becoming a DOM, Blackburn was pastor of Airport Boulevard Baptist Church, Mobile.

A native of Citronelle, Blackburn graduated from Howard College (now Samford University) in Birmingham and attended New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

During his ministry, he was a member of the Alabama Baptist State Convention’s Christian Life Commission. At the time of his death, Blackburn was a member of First Baptist Church, Silverhill, where he served as outreach director for more than 15 years.

Blackburn was preceded in death by his son and grandson. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Miriam; two daughters; six grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. (TAB)

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