Elizabeth Blalock Blackford, who had been a teacher in Virginia and West Virginia and a resident of the Baltimore area since the early 1930s, died April 6 of heart failure at Church Hospital. She was 86.
Mrs. Blackford, who lived on Weatherbee Road in Towson, taught chemistry at schools in Alexandria, Va., and Salem, W.Va., before her marriage to Chester Blackford. Mr. Blackford retired as a central office engineer for the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. before his death in 1977.
The former Elizabeth Blalock was a native of Culloden, Ga. She was reared in Jonesboro, Ga., and was a 1925 graduate of Agnes Scott College in Atlanta.