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James Blackwell Sr.


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James M. Blackwell, Sr.

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James Marion Blackwell, Sr., 83, of 476 Cinnamon Ridge Drive, widower of Patsy Green Blackwell, died August 27, 2014 at his home.

A native of Spartanburg County, son of the late William and Elsie Ballew Blackwell, he was a graduate of Clemson A&M College, a U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Korean War, a retired employee of J.P. Stevens and of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are three daughters, Pamala B. DuBose (Michael) of Simpsonville, Lisa B. Edwards (Charles) of Potters Hill, North Carolina and Teresa D. Blackwell (Shannon) of Fayetteville, North Carolina; two sons, James Marion Blackwell, Jr. (Bridgette) of Advance, North Carolina and David Randall "Randy" Blackwell (Patricia) of Taylors; a brother, Roosevelt Blackwell of Greer; a sister, Geneva Kirby of Baltimore, Maryland; three step-children, Robin Smith, Dale Green and David Green; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and six step-grandchildren.

Mr. Blackwell was predeceased by his first wife, Rose Clayton Blackwell and a grandson, James M. Blackwell III.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday at The Wood Mortuary, conducted by Rev. Paul S. Waters and Mr. Marion Blackwell. Burial will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday in Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and step-grandsons.

Visitation will be held 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday at The Wood Mortuary.

The family is at the home of his son, Randy Blackwell.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605.

Online condolences may be made at www.thewoodmortuary.com

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Published in The Greenville News on Aug. 29, 2014
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