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FAISON -- Leslie Blackman III, 45, of 1361 Giddenville Road, died Tuesday.

A memorial service will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. in the chapel of Royal-Hall Funeral Home, with the Rev. Paul Rose officiating.

A native of Sampson County, Mr. Blackman was the son of Leslie and Lois Jennette Blackman Jr. He was a truck driver and mechanic.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one sister, Martha Blackman Hughes of Apex.

The family will receive friends at the home of his parents, 293 Junious Lucas Rd. Faison, NC.

The family requests no flowers, and that donations may be made to Piney Grove Fire Department, 471 Goshen Church Road, Faison, N.C., 28341; Faison Baptist Church, P.O. Box 280, Faison, N.C., 28341; or to U.N.C. Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, U.N.C. School of Medicine, CB#7295, Chapel Hill, N.C., 27599-7295, Attention: Dr. Young Whang.

Published in Obituaries on May 4, 2005 1:59 PM