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James Richard Blackwell


1940 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
James Richard Blackwell Obituary
James Richard Blackwell, age 75 of Hendersonville died Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 at the Elizabeth House. He was born October 24th, 1940 in Henderson County; a son of the late, James Fleming Blackwell and Mildred Camp Blackwell. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Thomas Blackwell; and by one sister, Brenda Shipley.
Mr. Blackwell was a lifelong member of West Hendersonville Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife Sarah Ledbetter Blackwell of the home; two daughters, Sharon Howell and her husband, Tim of Hendersonville and Debra Blackwell Archer of Asheville; two grandchildren, Rachel Howell and Adam Howell; three sisters, Lucille Osteen, Phoebe Rollins and Dorothy Thompson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 at West Hendersonville Baptist Church officiated by the Reverend Tracy Fletcher. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Community Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 1:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations in James' memory be directed to Four Seasons Hospice, Elizabeth House, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com.
Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.
Published in The Times-News from Oct. 20 to Oct. 21, 2016
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