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Delaine Blackmon

Posted: February 14, 2014 2:03 p.m.
Updated: February 15, 2014 5:00 a.m.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Katherine Delaine Dailey Blackmon, 61, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, February 16, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Camden. The family will receive friends from 4:00-6:00 PM, Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in her memory to Kershaw County Home Health and Hospice, 124 Battleship Road, Camden, SC 29020 or Delaine Blackmon Breast Cancer Scholarship Fund, NBSC of Camden, c/o Karen Eckford, 1019 West DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.

Katherine Delaine Dailey Blackmon, wife of Allen Blackmon, died Tuesday, February 11, 2014. She was born in Camden, the daughter of Katherine Collins Gordon and the late Howard Dailey. She was co-owner and partner of Blackmon’s Little Midget Family Drive-In in Camden. Delaine was a member of First Baptist Church in Camden. She graduated from Camden High in 1971 and left Camden to become an Airline Stewardess. Delaine is the former Miss Miami, was hired by Irene Forbes Modeling Agency, and was a runway model for approximately 20 years. She moved back to Camden in 1987, met her husband, Allen, and they took over operations of the Little Midget in 1988. Delaine proudly served her customers and community and gave tirelessly of her time and effort to community service. She was also former president of The Ladies Auxiliary of the Camden Shrine Club.

Besides her husband, Delaine is survived by her sons, Cody Elliott Blackmon (Amy) of Cassatt and Ethan Collins Blackmon of Camden; her mother, Katherine and her stepfather, Carson Gordon of Camden; step-grandchild, Allison Corbett of Cassatt; and her sister, Wanda D. Gardner, of Camden.

Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to the Blackmon family by visiting www.kornegayfunreal.com.

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