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BLACKWELL, Jan D. Mr. Jan D. Blackwell, age 83, of Atlanta, passed away Sunday, July 4, 2010. The son of the late Floyd and Iris May Blackwell, he was born on August 12, 1926, in Girard, TX. Mr. Blackwell was a long-time member of Chestnut Drive Church of Christ having served that congregation and one other, Gardner Street Church of Christ in Borger, TX, in the position of elder for nearly 50 years. He was also Chairman Emeritus of Right Steps, a foundation that provides homes for needy children in Nigeria. Mr. Blackwell was preceded in death by Sue, his wife of 62 years, and son, Ken Allen Blackwell. He is survived by his sons, Jan D. Blackwell, Jr. and his wife Kathy, Gary Floyd Blackwell and his wife Mina, and David Duane Blackwell and his wife Pam; 12 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and brother, Gene B. Blackwell. Funeral Services for Mr. Blackwell will be held Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at 2:00 PM, at Chestnut Drive Church of Christ, with interment following at North Atlanta Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the church on Tuesday 1 hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Right Steps at www.rightstepsinc.wordpress.com.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on July 6, 2010