|Birth: ||Jul. 6, 1952|
|Death: ||Nov. 3, 1995|
Bruce Randall Blackwood - Son of Edward Lane Blackwood and Oppie Lee Cooper.
Brother of Lane Blackwood.
Bruce married Florence Bibb Henson, a daughter of Charles Walton Henson Jr and Sue Withers Hutchens.
Father of Mary Woodson, Bruce Walton and James Bibb Blackwood.
Grandson of Edward Lovelace Blackwood & Irene Chastain and Grover Hopkins Cooper & Grace Griffeth.
OBITUARIES B. Randall Blackwood, 43, Atlanta attorney, helping hand : Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The (GA) - November 5, 1995
Deceased Name: OBITUARIES B. Randall Blackwood, 43, Atlanta attorney, helping hand
Friends of B. Randall Blackwood say he was the sort of man who liked to get involved and was never too busy to lend a helping hand to people who needed it.
"He was an energetic, funny guy people enjoyed being around," said Jim Langford, a longtime friend and former college roommate.
Mr. Blackwood, an Atlanta attorney, died of brain cancer Friday at home. He was 43. He was diagnosed with the disease in early June.
In 1991, he coordinated the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association's sponsorship of a "Safe Promming Program" contest at Milton High School, his alma mater. The purpose was to have students make a pledge not to drink and drive on prom night. The winners of the contest were treated to dinner and were chauffered by Blackwood in his vintage Rolls-Royce. The "Safe Promming Program" was special to him because two close friends died from drinking and driving during his prom.
"He enjoyed things that were fun and thought it was a way for kids to have fun," said Mr. Langford.
The Blackwood Family Foundation, established by Mr. Blackwood in 1990, funded an adult literacy program and in 1991 donated the historic Peabody House in Columbus, his former home and office, as the new site of the Columbus Literate Community Center.
Mr. Blackwood helped many people and organizations by holding fund-raisers, many of them at his home.
In October 1994, he helped raise money for Camp Sunshine, a camp for children with cancer, by holding a formal dinner at his home.
Mr. Blackwood was an avid collector of California and French wines. He usually participated in wine auctions held at the High Museum, sometimes bidding, other times donating bottles of wines to be auctioned.
He served for two years as editor of the GTLA's publication The Verdict and wrote many articles for legal publications, and he sometimes was a featured speaker at trial law seminars held by various legal associations. He was a member and former president of the Buckhead Coalition.
Mr. Blackwood was widely known for his representation of young men and women in the highly publicized Anneewakee Psychiatric Center case in Douglas County. He invested an estimated $1.2 million of his own money in the case, which was settled in 1990.
He recently endeared himself to conservationists and preservationists by purchasing a large archaeological site near the Coosawattee River in Calhoun.
The memorial service for Mr. Blackwood will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at the Cathedral of St. Phillip in Atlanta. The burial was in Resthaven Cemetery in Monroe.
Surviving are his wife, Florence Henson Blackwood; five children, Amelia Blackwood and Laura Lee Blackwood of Montgomery, Ala., and Bruce Blackwood, James Blackwood and Mary Woodson Kennon of Atlanta; his parents, Edward L. and Bebe Cooper Blackwood of Crabapple; and a brother, Lane Blackwood of Roswell.
Photo: mug of B. Randall Blackwood,Edition: The Atlanta Journal Constitution
Copyright (c) 1995 The Atlanta Journal and the Atlanta Constitution
Oppie Lee Cooper Blackwood (1916 - 2001)
Florence Bibb Henson Blackwood (1955 - 2001)
BORN JULY 6, 1952
DIED NOVEMBER 3, 1995
FLORENCE BIBB HENSON
Rest Haven Cemetery
Plot: Section 13, Row 4, Grave 10.
Maintained by: Sarah Locklin Taylor
Originally Created by: Bud
Record added: Mar 07, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34545665
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