AUGUSTA, Ga. - Doris Key Lanier Blackwell, beloved wife of James (Jimmie) Blackwell, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2007 at her residence. A memorial service will be held Thursday, February 15, 2007 at 2:00PM at First Christian Church, 629 Greene Street, Augusta, Georgia with The Reverend C. Don Manning officiating. The family will receive friends after the service at the church. Mrs. Blackwell was born in Habersham County on October 20, 1936 to the Late Carl L. & Martha Key. She was a resident of Richmond County for over 50 years. Doris graduated from the Columbia county school system where she was active in sports and the drama club. After attending Augusta Technical College she worked in the computer field for many years. She then became a licensed realtor retiring after 27 years, and also worked at The Augusta National Golf Course for over 35 years. Additional survivors include one daughter, Martha Lanier Gunn (Edwin), Dearing, Georgia; one son, Monte Lanier (Jane), Aurora, CO; one stepson, Sam Blackwell (Janet), Augusta, Ga.; six nieces and nephews; nine grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by one sister, Patricia Key Bullard, one brother, Carl (Buddy) Key and one son, Carl Michael (Mike) Lanier. Mrs. Blackwell was a member of the Greater Augusta Association Board of Realtors, The Georgia Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. She earned many awards, among them Million Dollar Producer, Lifetime member of Circle of Excellence and was nominated as Realtor of the Year. She was on the Executive Board and a deaconess of First Christian Church. If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church (Restoration Fund), 629 Greene Street, Augusta, Georgia 30901 or a charity of your choice.
The Augusta Chronicle-February 14, 2007