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Graveside funeral services to honor the life of James Keith Blackmon, 50, of Bethune, SC, were held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, April 10, 2016 at Brannon Cemetery in Bethune, SC. The Reverend Trent McLaughlin officiated.

James Keith Blackmon died Saturday, April 9, 2016. He was born in Camden, SC, the son of Linda Smith Blackmon and the late Richard William Blackmon, and grandson of the late Ruby and Jake Smith. He was an avid bee keeper.

Keith is survived by his mother, Linda Smith Blackmon; sisters Carolyn B. Crook (Eric) of Lancaster, SC, and Nancy B. Hinson of Lancaster, SC; niece, Megan Elizabeth Harper; nephew, Richard William Harper; and uncle, Bill Smith (Gail) of Camden, SC.

Memorials may be made to Kershaw County Hospice, 700 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020, and Meyer-Thiel Animal Shelter, 128 Black River Road, Camden, SC, 29020.

Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to the Blackmon family by visiting