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Rev James Lanier Doom
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Birth: Jun. 29, 1914, USA
Death: Oct. 24, 2013
Black Mountain
Buncombe County
North Carolina, USA

Rev. James Lanier Doom, who passed away October 24, 2013, was born on June 29, 1914, to James Murphy Doom and Marion Sease Doom in Knoxville, Tennessee. At six months of age he moved with his family to Atlanta Georgia where he attended Atlanta schools and graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology with a BS in Architecture in 1936.
While in Georgia Tech he was elected to Phi Kappa Phi and was awarded the A.I.A. medal. Upon graduation he was awarded a year's fellowhip to study architecture at Harvard University under Dr. Walter Gropius. After returning to Atlanta and working for Robert and Company Architects and Engineers for three years, he enrolled in Columbia Seminary to study for the ministry and became an Presbyterian Minister in 1943. He served churches in Jacksonville, Alabama, Hartsville, South Carolina, before being called to serve as a consultant in Church Architecture for the Board of National Ministries of the Presbyterian Church, US. While in this position he received the Conover Award from the American Institute of Architects for his contribution to religious architecture nationwide. His educational background made him uniquely qualified to carry out this work encompassing two fields, and he served for a time as interim minister to the Jackson, Georgia, Presbyterian Church in addition to his work as consultant. Jim met Emma Moffett McMullen at youth Fellowship at the First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta while they were in college. They were married July 9, 1942 in that church. Emma passed away November 21, 2012, after seventy years of marriage. Jim missed her everyday of this last year. They have four children, Martha, David, Bill and Nancy, nine grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. After a lifetime as an Altantan, in 1994 Jim and his wife Emma moved to Highland Farms, Black Mountain, NC. to retire among the mountains they both loved. The family is very grateful to all the staff at Highland Farms for the loving care provided to their parents durning almost 20 years of living there. For those who would like to leave words of comfort for the family may do so at Wilson Family Funeral Service . 
Cremated, Other.
Specifically: Buried at First Presbyterian Church
Created by: Gloria Conery
Record added: Oct 29, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 119481158

- Gloria Conery
 Added: Jun. 1, 2014
Verily, Verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God. John 3:3
- Juanita Clark
 Added: Oct. 29, 2013
For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:Proverbs 6:23
- Gloria Conery
 Added: Oct. 29, 2013

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