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Kenneth Leven Blackwell

September 13, 2019 - 06:00
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March 9, 1946 – Sept. 8, 2019

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Kenneth Leven Blackwell of White Plains passed away Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, at his home, surrounded by family and friends. He was 73 years old.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at 2 p.m. at McCommons Chapel. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until time for the service at the funeral home.

Kenneth was born in Waco, Texas, on March 9, 1946. He was the son of the late Lawrence Leven Blackwell and Ruie Geneva Briley Blackwell. He was a graduate of North Druid Hills High School in Atlanta. Kenneth was vice president of B&B Beauty Supply, retiring from this position in 2000. When he ultimately retired in 2008, he was the owner of C&S Docks. He had a lifelong love of fishing, often rousing a friend or family member to get up early and go fishing. He also loved watching old movies, especially any movie with John Wayne. He was an avid reader and enjoyed reading Sherlock Holmes mysteries. Lake Oconee was his adopted home, and he loved nothing better than spending time at the lake with his beloved dog, Shadow.

Survivors include his daughters, Amanda Blackwell Cain (Samuel “Sam”) of Birmingham, Ala., and Angelique Blackwell Allen (Steven) of Duluth; brother, Lawrence “Larry” Wayne Blackwell (Donna) of Greensboro; and two grandchildren, Grace Elizabeth Allen and Jonathan Blackwell Cain; other relatives and many friends.

Any memorials may be made to The Lung Cancer Research Foundation.

McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, 706-453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.