Cynthia Lee Blackmon

SALEM – Cynthia Lee Blackmon, 66, died at 1:57 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at Circle of Care Center in Salem.

She was born Nov. 22, 1952, in Salem, Ohio, the daughter of the late John P. and Mary (Reed) Pierce.

Cynthia had been employed at Blackhawk Industries and attended Salem First Friends Church. She was a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and was active with Awanas Club with the church.

Survivors include her companion, Robert Blackmon; two sons, Timothy (Niaomi) Seymour of Denton, Texas, and Roy (Christine) Seymour of Ponder, Texas; two daughters, Joy (John) Cabot of Krum, Texas, and Mary Blackmon and fiance, Kurt Materna; a sister, Debbie (Ron) Bryant of Alliance; a brother, John (Deb) Pierce Jr. of Danielsville, Ga.; and 11 grandchildren.

Her two sisters, Yvonne Handy and Faye Handy, also preceded her in death.

Services will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services with Pastor Pete Fowler officiating.

Calling hours will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity, 322 Wick Ave., Youngstown, Ohio 44503.

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