William Howard Blackburn, 74, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. Vistiation will be 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., Thursday Nov. 1, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay. The graveside services will follow at 2 p.m., Thursday, at Halltown Cemetery, Vina. Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery, Vina. He was a heavy equipment operator.