Thomas Russell “Rusty” Blackston- Carlisle, SC

W. Thurmond Burnett David T.

Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home
PO Box 389 – 801 Columbia Rd.
Edgefield, South Carolina 29824
Phone: 803-637-6536


Thomas Russell “Rusty” Blackston, 55, husband of Shannon Arnold Blackston West End Rd.,
Carlisle, SC passed away Thursday, February 13, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.
Graveside services will be 2 PM Friday, February 21, 2020 at Spann United Methodist Church
Cemetery in Ward, SC. The family will receive friends after the service at the church.
Mr. Blackston was born in Columbia, SC and was the son of George Thomas and Alice Shealy
Blackston. He was an E & I Technician with Dominion Energy.
Survivors include his wife; three children, Russ, Tara, and Clay Herring; one sister, Janet
Blackston; three stepchildren, Heather Westmoreland, Amanda Chapman, Christopher Rankin;
and ten grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to The Charity of One’s Choice.
Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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