A graveside service to honor the life of John Colie "Bulldog" Blackwell, 93, of Columbia, SC will be held at 11:00AM Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Hermitage Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Gregg Sweet and Rev. Michael Thompson will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday, April 27, 2012 from 6:00-7:30PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Blackwell’s memory to Spears Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, 116 Spears Creek Lane, Elgin, SC 29045.
Mr. Blackwell died Wednesday, April 25, 2012. He was born in Camden and was the son of the late Julius Arthur and Ella Knight Blackwell. He was a US Army veteran. He was retired from Kendall Mill. Mr. Blackwell was a member of Spears Creek Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Evelyn DeBruhl Blackwell; brother, James Blackwell (Margaret) of Lugoff; sisters, Lois Merell of Greensboro, NC, Grace Major (Bill) of Camden and Ella Mae Hayes of Columbia, a niece and seven nephews.
Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the Blackwell family by visiting www.kornegayfuneral.com.