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In Memory of
June Hameda (Madlom) Blevins
September 12, 1926 - November 26, 2020

Fairview Cemetery, Williamson, West Virginia

In Loving Memory of June Blevins

June Hameda Madlom Blevins, 94, of South Williamson, Kentucky, peacefully passed away in her sleep at 2:41 am on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2020. She passed on in the warmth and comfort of her home where she was lovingly cared for by her daughter, Beth Ann Blevins.

A lifelong resident of the Tug Valley, June was born in Williamson, West Virginia on September 12, 1926, the daughter of the late Mahammed Ali Mike Madlom and Ida Belle Curnutte Madlom. Junes father migrated to the United State in 1900 arriving in New York City and eventually settling in Williamson where he operated Madlom Brothers Department Store on Second Avenue in downtown Williamson. The store featured fine clothing and other popular merchandise. The store was lost in a devastating fire in 1930. Mike's brother, Jim, opened and operated City Restaurant around 1931. Mike later purchased the business and ran it as a sole proprietor until his retirement in 1970. Junes mother, Ida, was a native of Ashland, KY. She married Mike Madlom on September 9, 1923. They had four children. Their first child, a son, died shortly after birth.

In addition to her parents and infant brother, June was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Kenny Blevins and two other brothers, both Williamson natives, her twin, Mike Madlom and her younger brother, Jimmy Madlom.

June graduated from Williamson High School with the Class of 1942. She was a lifelong supporter of Williamson High School and the beloved Williamson Wolfpack. She was the president and a founder of the Williamson High School Alumni Association. The association worked in close collaboration to put on several very successful all-class reunions over the past three decades. For many years June and other Wolfpack supporters followed the Wolfpack sports teams both at home and on the road. They sat in the same court side seats in the historic Williamson Memorial Fieldhouse season after season cheering the Pack until the Pack was no more, but even then, they went on to support the Mingo Miners with pride.

After graduating from high school, Junes first employer was Acme Machinery where she worked for several years until taking a position in Huntington, WV with the West Virginia Road Commission. She later returned to Williamson accepting the position of Clerk of the City of Williamson. June would serve five mayors during her tenure as clerk - John Brown, Roy Taylor, Sam Kapourales, Darren McCormick and Butch West. June immensely enjoyed her work as the clerk and devoted herself to the duties and responsibilities of her position. She served as the clerk for 30 years prior to retirement. In her retirement she had time to travel and travel she did. She traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe. She especially looked forward to and enjoyed trips to Las Vegas. June had a great sense of adventure and she was always ready for the next trip.

June was deeply involved in the civic, social and church affairs of her community throughout her life. Like her mother, Ida, Junes contributions to the City of Williamson were vast. She was a 60-year member of the First Presbyterian Church of Williamson. She held various offices and memberships in the Williamson Kiwanis Club, Williamson Womens Club, Order of the Eastern Star, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce, Williamson High School Alumni Association and the Hatfield McCoy Reunion Marathon Committee. June was always at the marathon finish line presenting medals as runners finished the race. June freely gave of her time, energy and talents; she gave 100 percent of herself to all that she did. While likely unknown to June, she was a beloved role model, and mentor to many young women who saw in June a strong woman in command of herself with an enduring passion for community service and pride in community. She will long be remembered for her devotion to Williamson and its betterment.

Junes life was long and well lived. She knew the love of devoted parents and brothers, a loving husband, two wonderful daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and she was blessed to hold in her arms a great-great granddaughter. She was blessed to have formed and maintained many lifelong friendships. She was blessed with work that she loved, seeing the world through travel and the excitement that comes from seeing and doing new and interesting things. Like all people she knew grief and sorrow, but joy was always her custodian. Wherever she went she brought a smile and a word of encouragement. She will be sorely missed and lovingly remembered always.

June is survived by two daughters, Bobbie and her husband, Bob Corea of Knoxville, TN and Beth Ann (Carlos Walker) Blevins of South Williamson, KY; three grandchildren, Greg Corea, Angie Corea and Carla (Tyler) Preece; four great-grandchildren, Abby (Austin) Lane, Sarah Corea, US Army, Ethan Corea and Jasper Preece; one great-great grandchild, Avery Rose Lane; a cousin, Nazlie Payne of Ironton, OH; three nieces; one nephew, her friend since childhood, Jeanette McCoy of South Williamson, KY; a dear friend whom she thought of as a daughter, Margaret Conner of Williamson and a host of friends whom she loved dearly.

Friends are welcome to gather with the family for a graveside service at 1:00 pm, on Saturday, November 28, 2020, at Fairview Cemetery in West Williamson. Family friend, Matthew Gilliam will conduct the service and family members will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contribution be made in Junes memory to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 101 Hibbard Street, Pikeville, Kentucky 41501.

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