2006-2009, KY, Compiled by James W. Blankenship jkblank1(at)sbcglobal.net

 

SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi , KY, Transcribed by Jim @ Blankenshipweb.com

Blankenship, Carmen 61, 11Oct1946 - 06Oct2008, (72), KY-402-64-1472

Blankenship, Gregory C. 27, 03Mar1980 - 13Jun2007, (72), KY-402-21-9498

Blankenship, Jackie R. 30, 09Nov1976 - 03Jan2007, (72), KY-406-08-8966

Blankenship, Jerry R. 61, 04Feb1948 - 26Jun2009, 33575 (PE), KY-405-64-3478

Blankenship, John O. 57, 13Mar1950 - 13Aug2007, (72), KY-402-74-4528

Blankenship, Ralph 56, 15Feb1951 - 09Dec2007, 41536 (PE), KY-403-70-8960

Blankenship, Shirley A. 36, 15Aug1971 - 27Nov2007, (SI), KY-403-06-9707

 

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2007, Adolphus, Allen Co., KY, Obituary

Daily News (Bowling Green, KY) - May 20, 2007

Owen R. Pedigo, 68, of Adolphus died at 4:38 a.m. May 18, 2007, at The Medical Center in Bowling Green [Warren Co., KY]. The Monroe County native was a retired farmer and former employee of Dollar General Corporation. He was a member of the Turner Station General Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He was a son of the late Isaac Newton McKinley Pedigo and Hallie Jewell Shockley Pedigo.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jennifer Jo Akins; a granddaughter, Savannah Brooke Akins; a brother, William Pedigo; and a sister, Judy Ann Coulter.

Funeral is at 11 a.m. Monday at Goad Funeral Home, with burial in Walkers Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Josephine Scott Pedigo; two sons, Timothy Rex Pedigo and his wife, Peggy, of Adolphus and Keith Pedigo and his wife, Suann, of Scottsville; a daughter, Tina Reed and her husband, James, of Adolphus; a brother, Jimmy D. Pedigo of Adolphus; three sisters, Mary Ann England of Gamaliel and Betty Ann Ford and Laverne Scott, both of Tompkinsville; 10 grandchildren, Timothy Shawn Pedigo, Nathan Eric Pedigo, A. J. Biddle, Joshua Owen Biddle, Miranda Paige Akins, James A. Reed, Sherry Blankenship and James Huntsman; eight great-grandchildren; and special friends William and Susie Young and Michael and Terrecia Brown, all of Adolphus.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2006, Mt. Union, Allen Co., KY, Obituary

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Lattie E. Marion, 79, of the Mt. Union Community in Allen County, Kentucky, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2006 at the Cal Turner Extended Care Facility in Scottsville, Kentucky. The Macon County, Tennessee native was born Monday, July 26, 1926, a son of the late George Marion and Frances Alda Gilliam Marion Blankenship.

He was a farmer and retired truck driver, a United States Army Veteran of World War II, and a member of Mt. Union United Methodist Church. On February 21, 1948, he was united in marriage to Reeda Mae Gaulden Marion.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Scottsville, Allen Co., KY, Obituary

Daily News (Bowling Green, KY) - February 28, 2006

Cecil Allen Ralston, 50, of Scottsville died at 4:35 a.m. Feb. 28, 2006, at his residence. The Mammoth Springs, Ark., native was an employee of General Motors and a member of UAW Local 2164. He was a son of the late Thomas C. Ralston and Bonnie L. Blankenship Ralston.

Funeral is at 2 p.m. Friday at Clary Funeral Home in Alton, Mo., with burial in Bailey Cemetery in Alton.

Survivors include his wife, Pat Ralston; a daughter, Jennifer Gammon of Scottsville; two stepsons, James Brock and Corbett Brock Jr., both of Somerset; four stepdaughters, Susan Brock of Scottsville, Melissa Brock and Tina Bradley, both of Somerset, and Tammy Bray and her husband, Mike, of Russell Springs; a sister, Kathy L. Wilkey and her husband, Walt, of Wappapello, Mo.; two grandchildren, Angelica Dawn Ralston and Hunter Alexandria Gammon, both of Scottsville; 14 step grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; a great-niece; and a great-nephew.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Scottsville, Allen Co., KY, Obituary

Daily News (Bowling Green, KY) - August 3, 2006

Karen Holland, 65, of Scottsville died at 8:45 a.m. Aug. 2, 2006, at her residence. The New Richmond, Ohio, native was a homemaker and a member of Old Liberty General Baptist Church. She was a daughter of the late Poe Ross and Ruby Grace Purdin Ross.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Lynn Holland.

Funeral is at 11 a.m. Saturday at Goad Funeral Home, with burial in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth E. Holland; a son, Shawn Holland of Cincinnati; a daughter, Tonya Holland of Cincinnati; four brothers, Richard Ross of Felicity, Ohio, Henry Ross and John Ross, both of Cincinnati, and Greg Ross of New Richmond, Ohio; two sisters, Sue Blankenship of New Richmond and Lyndia Ison of Jacksonville, Fla.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2006, Scottsville, Allen Co., KY, Obituary

Daily News (Bowling Green, KY) - August 28, 2006

J. C. Red Berry, 78, of Scottsville died at 11:56 a.m. Aug. 27, 2006, at The Medical Center. The Barren County native was a farmer and a member of Martinsville Missionary Baptist Church. He was a son of the late Leo Berry and Winnie Alice Harrison Berry.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Berry.

Funeral is at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Goad Funeral Home, with burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Genetta Frances Hill Berry; two daughters, Gail Tabor and her husband, Vernon, and Peggy Blankenship and her husband, Joey, all of Scottsville; a brother, Noah Richard Jamup Berry, of Scottsville; five sisters, Magdalene Parmer, Teresa Rhoton and Genata Roberts, all of Louisville, Ann Ausbrooks of Bowling Green and Margaret Schreiner of Morgantown; four grandchildren, Michelle Pruitt and her husband, Rob, Jeremy Blankenship and his wife, Beth, Brad Tabor and his wife, Lori, and Amy Sloan and her husband, Brandon, all of Scottsville; and five great-grandchildren, Kylie and Macy Pruitt, Caitlyn and Dillon Sloan and Layne Blankenship , all of Scottsville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Scottsville, Allen Co., KY, Obituary

Daily News (Bowling Green, KY) - September 13, 2006

Eulois Costello, 71, of Scottsville died at 7:17 a.m. Sept. 12, 2006, at Greenview Regional Hospital in Bowling Green. The Allen County native was former owner of White Plains Shell, a former employee of Main Street Auto Parts, a retired employee of General Electric, a Navy veteran and a member and trustee of Foundation Baptist Church. He was a son of the late Pellie Oliver Costello and Clarine Calvert Costello.

Funeral is at 2 p.m. Thursday at Goad Funeral Home, with burial in Allen County Memorial Gardens with military honors.

Survivors include his wife, Glada Hurt Costello; a son, Eugene Costello of Glasgow; two daughters, Connie Myers and her husband, Larry, of Rockfield and Kathy Gaston of Martin, Tenn.; a brother, Jack Costello and his wife, Joan, of Scottsville; a sister, Alice Kinslow of Scottsville; six grandchildren, Charity Blankenship of Sharpsburg, Mitch Costello, Kristy Gaston and friend, Dwight Byrn, and Mark ONeal, all of Scottsville, Ruthann ONeal of Rockfield and Kelly Gaston of Martin; three great-grandchildren; three step grandchildren; and eight great-step grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Scottsville, Allen Co., KY, Obituary

Daily News (Bowling Green, KY) - September 22, 2006

Sidney Neighbors Jr., 83, of Scottsville died at 8:51 a.m. Sept. 21, 2006, at The Medical Center at Bowling Green. The Great Falls, Mont., native was a retired employee of Kirsch Manufacturing and a World War II Army veteran. He was a son of the late Sidney Neighbors Sr. and Callie Mai Steenbergen Neighbors and the husband of the late Frances Irene Law Neighbors.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Helen Thomas, Lola Jane Neighbors and Barbara Butcher.

Funeral is at 4 p.m. Saturday at Mount Union United Methodist Church, where he was a member, with burial in Mount Union Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Natalie Berry and her husband, Ken, of Scottsville; a brother, George Neighbors of Mount Washington; a sister, Roberta Blankenship of Scottsville; three grandchildren, Brian Berry and his wife, Ashley, of Portland, Tenn., Tyler Berry and his wife, Traci, of Bowling Green and Lilli Berry of Scottsville; a great-granddaughter, Ella Berry of Portland; and three special friends, Lucille Payne, Alma Taylor and Tammy Perkins, all of Scottsville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Scottsville, Allen Co., KY, Obituary

Daily News (Bowling Green, KY) - September 25, 2006

Joyce Faye Carter Lyle Graham, 69, of Scottsville died at 11 a.m. Sept. 23, 2006, at The Medical Center. The Allen County native was an accountant. She was a daughter of the late Arvil Wilson Carter and Mary Ann Carter and the wife of the late Bascal Ray Lyle and Robert Graham.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Seth Cramer.

Funeral is at 11 a.m. Tuesday at T.W. Crow & Son Funeral Home, with burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Gail Petty and her husband, Eugene, of Scottsville and Sherilyn Cramer and her husband, Randy, of Montrose, Colo.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two stepdaughters, Cheryl Hollingsworth and Donna Blankenship, both of Bowling Green; a stepson, Bobby Graham of Bowling Green; seven stepgrandchildren; three great-stepgrandchildren; two brothers, Eddie Carter of St. Louis and Tony Carter of Indianapolis; and a sister, Lavada Gallian of Indianapolis.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2006, Scottsville, Allen Co., KY, Obituary

Daily News (Bowling Green, KY) - November 11, 2006

Kelly Cornwell, 69, of Scottsville died at 3:42 p.m. Nov. 9, 2006, at his home. The Allen County native was a former employee of Holley Carburetor, a member of Shady Grove General Baptist Church and the National Rifle Association and past master of Halfway Lodge No. 852 FAM. He was a son of the late Elvis Kelley Cornwell and Muriel Christine Spencer Cornwell.

Funeral is at 2 p.m. today at Goad Funeral Home, with burial in Shady Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Diana Blankenship Cornwell; a son, Craig Brent Cornwell of Scottsville; a daughter, Deborah Diane Taylor and her husband, Vincent, of Hartselle, Ala.; a special grandson, Josh Cornwell of Scottsville; and several cousins.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Scottsville, Allen Co., KY, Obituary

Daily News (Bowling Green, KY) - February 12, 2007

Randall Cox, 56, of Scottsville died at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 10, 2007, of injuries suffered in a farming accident. The Macon County, Tenn., native was an employee of Tri-County EMC and attended East Willow Church of God. He was a son of the late Leonard Calvis Cox and Lavenia Follis Jones Cox.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Jerry Michael Cox, Bobby Cox and Larry Cox.

Funeral is at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Goad Funeral Home, with burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Buchanon Cox; two sisters, Nell Holland and her husband, William, and Judy Patrick and her husband, Michael, all of Scottsville; a brother-in-law, David Buchanon and his wife, Diannia, of Scottsville; four sisters-in-law, Trilby Brown and her husband, Charles, Jeanette Carver and her husband, Willie Earl, Sandy Meador and her husband, Felbert, and Gelaine Blankenship; and several nieces and nephews.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Scottsville, Allen Co., KY, Obituary

Daily News (Bowling Green, KY) - March 7, 2007

Martha Brown Michael, 31, of Scottsville died March 6, 2007, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. The Allen County native was a former custodian for Express Tire and Lube. She was a daughter of the late Douglas Rene Brown and Lena Frances Aaron Ford of Scottsville, who survives.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Marsha Darlene Blankenship.

Funeral is at 3 p.m. Thursday at Goad Funeral Home, with burial in Macedonia Cemetery.

Other survivors include a stepfather, Raymond Ford of Scottsville; a son, Cody Clay Clark of Asheville, N.C.; two brothers, James Brown and his companion, Melissa Emmons, and Jeff Brown, all of Scottsville; two sisters, Sandra Means and her husband, Asa, and Tammy Witcher and her husband, Jessie, all of Scottsville; a special aunt and uncle, Billy and Virginia Sullivan of Scottsville; and several other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2007, Scottsville, Allen Co., KY, Obituary

Daily News (Bowling Green, KY) - August 12, 2007

Aleen Blankenship, 82, of Scottsville died at 6:45 p.m. Aug. 10, 2007, at The Medical Center at Scottsville. The Westmoreland, Tenn., native was a retired employee of Westmoreland Manufacturing and a member of Maple Grove General Baptist Church. She was a daughter of the late Charlie Elmer Morris and Ora Alridge Creasy Morris and wife of the late Dewey C. Buck Blankenship.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Patsy Fykes; a sister, Marie Brown; and two brothers, Hubert Morris and James Morris.

Funeral is scheduled for 4 p.m. today at Goad Funeral Home with burial in Pleasant Grove Cemetery near Westmoreland, Tenn.

Survivors include a daughter, Frankie Ogles and her husband, Mike, of Scottsville; four grandchildren, Tim Pearson and his wife, Chantal, of Bowling Green, and Cynthia Stovall and her husband, Tracy, Stacy Tabor and his wife, Tracy, and Lucas Fykes and his wife, Cassie, all of Scottsville; nine great-grandchildren, Brad Pearson and his wife, Martina, Andy Woods, Logan Stovall, Allen Witcher, Beau Pearson, Tanner Pearson, Austin Tabor, Katelyn Tabor and Zachary Tabor; two great-great-grandchildren, Shelby Pearson and J. T. Pearson; and several nieces and nephews.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Scottsville, Allen Co., KY, Obituary

Daily News (Bowling Green, KY) - April 2, 2008

Joyce Raye Stinson, 63, of Scottsville died at 3:38 a.m. April 1, 2008, at The Medical Center at Bowling Green. The Allen County native was a homemaker and a Pentecostal. She was a daughter of the late Johnnie William Stinson and Lena Esther Ford Stinson.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Nell Huffine; two sisters, Doris Lonas and Willie Graves; and two brothers, Hascal Stinson and Lawrence Stinson.

Funeral is at 3 p.m. Thursday at Goad Funeral Home, with burial in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Pamela Renee Mansfield and Lena Evangeline Ventress, both of Scottsville; five brothers, Dennis Stinson and Delford Johnson, both of Scottsville, Doyle Stinson of Adolphus, Kenneth Stinson of Cub Run and James Johnson of Lebanon, Tenn.; four sisters, Amy Blankenship, Glenda Weaver and Arnell Brown, all of Scottsville, and Faye Radford of Adolphus; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2008, Scottsville, Allen Co., KY, Obituary

Daily News (Bowling Green, KY) - April 17, 2008

Alice Etta Blankenship, 76, of Scottsville died at 11:16 p.m. April 15, 2008, at The Medical Center. The Allen County native was a homemaker. She was a daughter of the late Earl York and Flossie May King York and the wife of the late Earl Connie Blankenship.

She was preceded in death by two sons, August Eugene Blankenship and Ronnie Dean Blankenship; and a daughter, Jeanetta Faye Blankenship.

Funeral is at 11 a.m. Friday at Goad Funeral Home, with burial in Oak Forest No. 1 Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Roger Blankenship and Richard Weedhopper Blankenship , both of Scottsville; a daughter, Linda Spencer and her husband, Thaddeus, of Scottsville; two sisters, Marie Weaver and Faye Meador, both of Scottsville; two grandchildren, Melissa Willoughby and Karen Blankenship, both of Scottsville; and two great-grandsons, Caleb Stinson and Marcus Stinson, both of Scottsville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Scottsville, Allen Co., KY, Obituary

Daily News (Bowling Green, KY) - June 8, 2008

Margaret Pardue, 80, of Scottsville died at 8:05 a.m. June 6, 2008, at The Medical Center. The Allen County native was a homemaker, caregiver and attended True Gospel Fellowship Church. She was a daughter of the late Bud Calvert and Beatrice Pulliam Calvert and wife of the late George Verlin Pardue.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Thelma Wheat; two brothers, Don Calvert and Ralph Calvert; a sister, Dorothy Hill; and a grandson, Gary Verlin Steenbergen.

Funeral is at 1 p.m. Monday at Goad Funeral Home, with burial in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Mitchell and her husband, Doug, of Scottsville; two brothers, Frank Calvert of Scottsville and Harold Calvert of Westmoreland, Tenn.; a sister, Nina Claiborne of Scottsville; eight grandchildren, Jamie Mitchell, Patricia Robertson, Chris Mitchell, Jonathan Mitchell, Linda Howerton, Jimmy Steenbergen (whom she raised), Shelia Blankenship and Pam Blankenship ; 16 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2008, Scottsville, Allen Co., KY, Obituary

Daily News (Bowling Green, KY) - September 15, 2008

Raymond Buck Blankenship, 76, died Sept. 13, 2008, at The Medical Center. The Allen County native was born Feb. 28, 1932. He was a son of the late James Warner Blankenship and Una Oneal Blankenship.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Christine Cook.

Funeral is at 3 p.m. Tuesday at T.W. Crow & Son Funeral Home, with burial in Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Myers Blankenship; two sons, Doyle Blankenship and his wife, Kathy, and Lee Blankenship and friend, Kim Hinton, all of Scottsville; a sister, Thelma Wolfe of Scottsville; three grandchildren, Lori Smalling and Jessica and Toby Blankenship; a great-granddaughter, Ciera Smalling; and several nieces and nephews.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Scottsville, Allen Co., KY, Obituary

Daily News (Bowling Green, KY) - February 24, 2009

Judy Blankenship, 61, of Scottsville died at 2:35 a.m. Feb. 23, 2009, at The Medical Center. The Allen County native was a former employee of Washington Overall Manufacturing. She was a daughter of the late William Talc Vinson and Delpha Ruth Richards Vinson.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.

Funeral is at 2 p.m. Thursday at Goad Funeral Home, with burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Gretcha Cornelius and her husband, Richey, Georgiana Fisher and her husband, Danny Taylor, and Denise Creek and her husband, Greg, all of Scottsville; two sisters; a special friend, Gracie Wimpee of Scottsville; five grandchildren, Angelica Browning, Chelsey Wilkerson, Trey Cornelius and Dylan Hinton, all of Scottsville, and Cory McGuffey of Indianapolis; and three great-grandchildren, Piper McGuffey of Georgetown and Madison Dickerson and Skylar Meador, both of Scottsville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Scottsville, Allen Co., KY, Obituary

Daily News (Bowling Green, KY) - April 13, 2009

Joyce Ethyl Wolfe Carter, 82, died April 5, 2009, at Greenview Regional Hospital in Bowling Green [Warren Co., KY]. The Allen County native was born April 12, 1926. She attended Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church with her mother, sister and family. One day, she said she realized she was lost and without God, doomed for a devil's hell where she would burn forever, so she began to seek God. While praying to the Lord to save her soul, standing looking out the door of the Taylor School House where she lived, the Good Lord saved her soul and gave her an everlasting home in heaven beyond this veil of tears.

On Dec. 15, 1945, she married James Reece Carter, who preceded her in death. Joyce will be greatly missed by her family, friends and loved ones. However, our loss is heaven's gain. She was a daughter of the late Bishop Karl Wolfe and Nervie Elizabeth Oneal Wolfe.

She was preceded in death by a son, Lonnie Vincent Carter; a sister, Jewel Hawkins Goodrum; an adopted brother, Charlie Wolfe; two grandchildren, Elizabeth Ann Patrick and Katrina Ellen Spears; and a great-grandson, Lucas Tyler Proffitt.

Funeral was Wednesday at T.W. Crow & Son Funeral Home.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda Faye Sullivan of Adolphus and Doris Bussey and her husband, Len, of Tullahoma, Tenn.; a son, Rodney Carter and his wife, Judy, of Adolphus; a daughter-in-law, Wanda Carter of Adolphus; 12 grandchildren, Joseph David Sullivan, Amy Peden, Emmy Wilson, Donna Caldwell, Sadina Carter, Quentin Spears, Shana Blankenship, Michelle Meredith, Tina Spears, Misti McCarty, Marc Spears and Michelle Armes; a step grandchild, Stephen Bussey; 22 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Scottsville, Allen Co., KY, Obituary

Daily News (Bowling Green, KY) - August 26, 2009

Sherry Blankenship, 62, of Scottsville died Aug. 25, 2009, at Norton's Hospital in Louisville [Jefferson Co., KY]. The Scottsville native was a retired teacher at Allen County-Scottsville High School, a member of Cedar Cross Missionary Baptist Church and the Allen County Retired Teachers and a lifetime member of KEA and NEA. She was a daughter of the late Charles Brunson and Christine Harston Brunson.

Funeral is at 11 a.m. Thursday at Goad Funeral Home, with burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Joel H. Blankenship ; a son, Shane Blankenship and his wife, Jenny, of Scottsville; a daughter, Jenny Walker and her husband, Chris, of Louisville; a sister, Karen Avery and her husband, Mark, of Lexington; and four grandchildren, Shelby Blankenship , Sydney Blankenship , Rafe Blankenship and Braeden Walker.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Scottsville, Allen Co., KY, Obituary

Daily News (Bowling Green, KY) - October 18, 2009

Frankie Ogles, 66, of Scottsville died at 6:30 a.m. Oct. 16, 2009, at The Medical Center at Bowling Green [Warren Co., KY]. The Westmoreland, Tenn., native was a retired employee of the Allen County Board of Education, a former employee of Scotscraft, a cashier for the Allen County Intermediate Center, a member of Trammel Fork Missionary Baptist Church, where she assisted with the children's nursery and missions, a board member of the Phoenix House and a member of the Buck Creek Homemakers. She was a daughter of the late Dewey C. "Buck" Blankenship and Ola Aleen Morris Blankenship.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Patsy Fykes.

Funeral is at 4:30 p.m. today at Goad Funeral Home, with burial in Trammel Fork Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Mike Ogles; a son, Tim Pearson and his wife, Chantal, of Bowling Green; a daughter, Cynthia Stovall and her husband, Tracy, of Scottsville; two stepsons, Mark Ogles and his wife, Amber, stationed in Iraq, and Jamie Ogles of Morgantown; seven grandchildren, Logan Stovall, Bradley Pearson and his wife, Martina, Tanner Pearson, Beau Pearson, Allen Michael Witcher, May Brashear and Jacob Brashear; and three great-grandchildren, Shelby Pearson, J. T. Pearson and Ellie Pearson.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Scottsville, Allen Co., KY, Obituary

Daily News (Bowling Green, KY) - October 25, 2009

June Manco, 74, of Scottsville died at 6:35 p.m. Oct. 21, 2009, at The Medical Center. The Allen County native was a homemaker, a former employee of W. R. Grace in Indianapolis, a member of Redemption Worship Center and charter member of Gethsemane General Baptist Church in Indiana. She was a daughter of the late Arville Douglas and Vercie T. Goad Douglas.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Guy Dillard; and a grandson, Jason Blankenship.

Funeral service is at noon Monday at Redemption Worship Center, with burial in Haysville Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Lexie Manco; three sons, Ronnie Blankenship and his wife, Melody, Dennis Blankenship and his wife, Jane, all of Indianapolis, and Byron Blankenship and his wife, Elaine, of Spring Hill, Tenn.; three step sons, Allen Manco and his wife, Kathy, of Indianapolis, Danny Manco and his wife, Pam, of Warenton, Mo., and Ronald Manco of Missouri; a step daughter, Donna Dalton and her husband, Mark, of Troy, Mo.; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; five step grandchildren; and four step great grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Scottsville, Allen Co., KY, Obituary

Daily News (Bowling Green, KY) - October 26, 2009

David E. Bewley, 66, of Scottsville died at 10:10 p.m. Oct. 24, 2009 at his residence. The Scottsville native was a retired employee of Federal Mogul, former owner and operator of Bewley's 100 Stop, former bus driver for the Allen County School System and an Army veteran. He was a son of the late Roland Isaac Bewley and Lellie Mae Jackson Bewley.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Bewley and Evelyn Ballard; and two brothers, Eugene and Glendal Bewley.

Funeral is at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Goad Funeral Home, with burial in Wolfe Cemetery with military honors by Barren County DAV.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis A. Bewley; three sons, David Mark Bewley and his wife, Ranida, Scot Timothy Bewley and his wife, Patricia, and John Matthew Bewley, all of Scottsville; two daughters, Christine Garmon and Stephanie Kay Blankenship and her husband, Darren, all of Scottsville; three brothers, Raylon Bewley of Cincinnati, Lewis Bewley of Martinsville, Ind., and Roger Bewley of Franklin; a sister, Joyce Khlor of Scottsville; nine grandchildren, Josh, Chanele, Erica, Bradley, Jason, Travis, Jacob, Addy Beth and Jackson; and several nieces and nephews.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Scottsville, Allen Co., KY, Obituary

Daily News (Bowling Green, KY) - November 13, 2009

Doris "Dottie" Pardue, 66, of Scottsville, died at 12:33 p.m. Nov. 12, 2009, at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville [Davidson Co., TN]. The Scottsville native was a wife, mother and grandmother and a retired employee of Scotscraft. She assisted her husband while he was a pastor at Baptist churches for 15 years. She was a spiritual counselor for 20 years in prison ministry at Turney Center in Only, Tenn., Special Needs Prison, TPW Women's Prison in Nashville and Green River Correctional Complex in Central City. She was a daughter of the late Blon D. Jones and Hazel Dean Calvert Jones.

Funeral is at 2 p.m. Saturday at Goad Funeral Home, with burial in Allen County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include her husband, Bro. Hillus Pardue; a son, Todd Pardue and his wife, Trisha, of Bowling Green; five brothers, Hollis Jones, of Texas, Ronnie Jones, of Westmoreland, Tenn., and Rogie Jones, David Jones and his wife, Carol, and Lonnie Steven Jones, all of Fort Wayne, Ind.; a sister, Terry Blankenship and her husband, Jimmy, of Scottsville; two grandchildren, Dawson and Bodie Pardue, both of Bowling Green; a special nephew who was like her grandson, Darren Blankenship , and his wife, Stephanie, and their daughter, Addy Beth; and several other nieces and nephews.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Scottsville, Allen Co., KY, Obituary

Daily News (Bowling Green, KY) - November 23, 2009

W. L. Herald, 93, of the Mount Union community, died at 6:08 p.m. Nov. 20, 2009, at a Scottsville nursing home. The Macon County, Tenn., native was a retired employee of TVA, a farmer, a member of Mount Union United Methodist Church, Graham Lodge No. 208 F&AM, where he served as past master, and Allen County Scottish Rite and was a Shriner. He was a son of the late Noah Herald and Lydia Katherine Blankenship Herald and the husband of the late Eurine Napier Herald.

He was preceded in death by a son, Hollis Herald.

Funeral is at 2 p.m. today at Goad Funeral Home, with burial in Mount Union Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Anna Jean Herald, of Scottsville; a granddaughter, Annette Meador and her husband, Clint, of Scottsville; a great-granddaughter, Brooklyn Meador, of Scottsville; and several nieces and nephews.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Scottsville, Allen Co., KY, Obituary

Daily News (Bowling Green, KY) - December 23, 2009

Nelson E. McCoy, 63, of Scottsville, died at 8:35 a.m. Dec. 22, 2009, at The Medical Center at Bowling Green. The Monroe County native was a former respiratory therapist for Allen County War Memorial Hospital, a materials manager for The Medical Center at Scottsville and a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran. He was a son of the late Bethel Lee McCoy and Mary Catherine Davis McCoy.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Willis Neal "Cotton" McCoy. Funeral is at 11 a.m. Thursday at Goad Funeral Home, with burial in Fountain Run Cemetery

Survivors include his wife, Marie Turner McCoy; a son, Tommy McCoy and his companion, Shelia England, of Edmonton; two daughters, Ann Stephens and her husband, Robert, and Penny Blankenship and her husband, Daniel, all of Scottsville; two brothers, Lewis and Jackie McCoy, both of Scottsville; a brother-in-law, Bill Turner and his wife, Frances, of Adolphus; two sisters-in-law, Ann Combs and her husband, Doug, of Holland, and Stella McCoy, of Scottsville; and eight grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Allen Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Raymond H. 76, 28Feb1932 - 13Sep2008, Adolphus, Allen, KY, KY-406-38-7441

Blankenship, Aleen 82-83, 22Aug1924 - 10Aug2007, Scottsville, Allen, KY, IN-316-30-8316

Blankenship, Alice E. 76-77, 25Apr1931 - 15Apr2008, Scottsville, Allen, KY, KY-400-50-3745

Blankenship, Judy 61, 29Jan1948 - 23Feb2009, Scottsville, Allen, KY, KY-403-72-6672

 

Ballard

 

Ballard Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Thomas L. 71, 14Nov1937 - 26Nov2008, Barlow, Ballard, KY, KY-404-50-5503

Blankenship, Buvetta G. 88, 27Jan1918 - 22Apr2006, Wickliffe, Ballard, KY, KY-404-38-7636

 

Barren

 

2006, Glasgow, Barren Co., KY, Obituary

Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer (KY) - October 3, 2006

Helen Louise Browning Pedigo, 85, of Glasgow died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006, at her home. Born in Barren County, she was the daughter of the late Walter Earl and Beatrice Taylor Browning and the wife of the late Ersie J. Pedigo. Mrs. Pedigo was a member of the South Green Street Church of Christ.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Earl Browning; and three sisters, Ethel Downing Blankenship, Amy Depp and Mae Freeman.

Survivors include three daughters, Dana Pedigo Harlow of Bowling Green, Melinda Hood (Bobby) of Owensboro and Susan Duncan of Columbus, Ohio; and a son, Howard Pedigo (Treva) of Bartlett, Tenn. Eleven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today at the A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home, with burial in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Glasgow, Barren Co., KY, Obituary

Daily News (Bowling Green, KY) - October 27, 2006

Betty Jean Smith, 65, of Glasgow died Oct. 26, 2006, at T. J. Samson Community Hospital. She was a daughter of the late Powell Morgan and Effie Rich Morgan and the wife of the late Carl Smith.

She was preceded in death by a son, Danny Wayne Morgan; two brothers, Bill and Robert Morgan; and a sister, Mildred Lee.

Funeral is at 1 p.m. Sunday at Hatcher Saddler Funeral Home, with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Jeffery Huddleston, Loren Dale Huddleston and Terry Huddleston, all of Glasgow; two daughters, Elizabeth Liz Huddleston and Rita Jessie and her fianc, Kenny Russell, all of Glasgow; a brother, Leroy Morgan of Glasgow; a sister, Patricia Graham and her husband, Wayne, of Glasgow; six grandchildren, Heather Blankenship , Karly Jessie, Chad Morgan, Kenny Morgan, Carrie Lee Cash and Cara Springer; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Glasgow, Barren Co., KY, Obituary

Daily News (Bowling Green, KY) - April 27, 2007

Reba Mae Smith, 67, of Glasgow died April 26, 2007, at T. J. Samson Community Hospital. The Cumberland County native was a homemaker and Baptist. She was a daughter of the late James William Blakley and Ellen Mae Daniels Blakley and the wife of the late Dewey Bransford Smith.

She was preceded in death by a son, Donald Eugene Smith; a brother, Willy Blakley; and a sister, Ina Ruth England.

Funeral is at 10 a.m. Sunday at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home, with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery.

Survivors include six daughters, Darlene Vincent and her husband, Phillip, and Carolyn Wright and her husband, Lewis, all of Glasgow, Patty Martin and her husband, Ricky, of Missouri, Linda Hogan and Amanda Monroe and her husband, Lee, all of Cave City, and Kathy Smith and her husband, David, of Park City; five sons, Russell Smith and his wife, Sue, of Cave City, Joe David Smith and his wife, Alison, of Smiths Grove, Michael Smith and his wife, LuAnn, and Thomas Smith and his wife, Karen, all of Park City, and Tony Smith and his wife, Sandy, of Glasgow; two sisters, Bertha Blankenship and Fairy Devore of Glasgow; eight brothers, Arnold, Chester and Odell Blakley, all of Glasgow, Cecil and J. B. Blakley, both of Illinois, Perry and Raymond Blakley, both of Eighty-Eight, and James Blakley of Sulphur Well; 24 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Glasgow, Barren Co., KY, Obituary

Daily News (Bowling Green, KY) - May 1, 2007

Sara Moss Piper, 87, of Glasgow died April 30, 2007, at Commonwealth Regional Specialty Hospital in Bowling Green [Warren Co., KY]. The Metcalfe County native was a homemaker and member of Savoyard Baptist Church. She was a daughter of the late Wilburn Poynter and Dora Jessie Poynter and the wife of the late Johnny Piper.

Funeral is at 2 p.m. Wednesday at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home, with burial in Buck Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Gilbert Piper and his wife, Alice, of Glasgow; a daughter, Betty Blankenship of Glasgow; three sisters, Mattie Houchens and Elnora Piper, both of Glasgow, and Helen Byrd of Knob Lick; five grandchildren, Nathan Piper and his wife, Sherry, Scotty Piper and his wife, Melissa, Jared Blankenship, Tony Piper and his wife, Jonita, and Tahnee Able and her husband, Tim; and several great-grandchildren, step grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Glasgow, Barren Co., KY, Obituary

Glasgow Daily Times (KY) - September 24, 2007

Elizabeth Ann Lane, age 83, of Glasgow, formerly of Monroe County, passed away Sunday, September 23, 2007, at The Palace, in Red Boiling Springs, [Macon Co.]Tenn. She was born in Barren County, March 30, 1924, to the late N. B. and Annie Mae Cheatham. She was a member of New Salem Baptist Church, a member of the Ladies DAV Auxiliary and a retired homemaker.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville with burial in Bethlehem Cemetery.

She is survived by five daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret and Winson Blankenship of Gamaliel, Shirley and Dr. Kenneth Crabtree of Gamaliel, Charlotte and Harold Clarkson of Glasgow, Marcia and David Cochran of Glasgow and Tammy Spillman of Glasgow; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earl B. Lane; a son, Michael Lane; three brothers, Robert, Zack and Paul Cheatham; three sisters, Edna Wooten, Leona Renfro and Mary Sims Gentry; two grandchildren, Vanessa Cochran and Brad Clarkson.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Glasgow, Barren Co., KY, Obituary

Glasgow Daily Times (KY) - November 26, 2007

Thomas Meadows, 68, of Glasgow, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2007, at the T. J. Samson Community Hospital. Born in Beckley, W.Va., to the late Roy Meadows and Violet McKinney Meadows, he was a retired maintenance supervisor at Glasgow State Nursing Facility and a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian faith.

He is survived by his wife Judy; three sons: Brian Meadows and his wife Leslie, Tommy Meadows and Kevin Pickett and his wife Shannon; two daughters: Sonia Dile and Debby Blankenship and her husband, Tim; nine grandchildren, Abby Meadows, Amelia Meadows, Kyle Pickett, Mary Rachel Pickett, Brittany Harrison, Jessica Ake, Reid Simpson, Justin Meadows and Alex Meadows; two sisters: Betty Miller of Morrisville, N.C. and Kitty McIntyre of Charleston, W.Va.; one brother: Grady Sweeney of Silver Springs, Md.

Funeral was at 11 a.m. today at the Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with Brother Freddie Norris officiating. The body was cremated.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Glasgow, Barren Co., KY, Obituary

Daily News (Bowling Green, KY) - January 20, 2008

Peggy Ann Byrd, 60, of Glasgow died Jan. 18, 2008, at T. J. Samson Community Hospital. The Winchester native was a former employee of Vangard Labs. She was a member of the Glasgow congregation of Jehovahs Witnesses. She was a daughter of the late Guynn Lawwill and Rosie Hall Lawwill of Glasgow, who survives.

She was preceded in death by a brother, John Lawwill.

Funeral is at 6 p.m. today at Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses, with burial Monday at Glasgow Municipal Cemetery.

Other survivors include a daughter, Sherry Keen and her husband, Troy, of Glasgow; a son, William Chad Whitlow of Elliott County; a brother, Steve Lawwill of Glasgow; three grandchildren, Heather Blankenship and her husband, Jason, of Scottsvillle and Derek and Tony Keen, both of Glasgow; and three great-grandchildren, Jessie Minor, Jaylin Blankenship and Clayton Blankenship

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Glasgow, Barren Co., KY, Obituary

Glasgow Daily Times (KY) - January 29, 2008

Lester Odell Blakley, 77, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008, at the Glasgow State Nursing Facility. The Cumberland County native was a farmer and a son of the late James William and Ellen Mae Daniels Blakley.

He is survived by seven brothers: J.B. (Frances) Blakley and Cecil (Julianne) Blakley, both of Illinois, Chester (Charlotte) Blakley and Arnold (Martha) Blakley, both of Glasgow, James (Donita) Blakley and Raymond Blakley, both of Edmonton, and Charles Perry Blakley of Glasgow; two sisters: Fairy Devore and Bertha Blankenship, both of Glasgow.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Ina Ruth England and Reba Mae Smith; and a brother, Willie Edward Blakley; and several infant brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 1 p.m. at the McMurtrey Funeral Home, Summer Shade, with Brother Richard Staples officiating. Burial will follow in the Summer Shade Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2008, Glasgow, Barren Co., KY, Funeral

Glasgow Daily Times (KY) - December 12, 2008

Corbett Blankenship died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, at T. J. Samson Community Hospital. He was the son of the late Guy and Gertrude Froedge Blankenship.

Funeral services will be Friday, Dec. 11, at 1 p.m. at McMurtrey Funeral Home, Summer Shade, with burial in Lone Star Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

SSDI; Blankenship, Corbett D., 77, 05Mar1931 - 09Dec2008, Glasgow, Barren, KY, KY-402-40-4968

 

2009, Glasgow, Barren Co., KY, Obituary

Glasgow Daily Times (KY) - January 27, 2009

Justin MacCarthy, MD FACS FICS, 77, died peacefully at his home in Glasgow on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009, after a brief illness.

He is survived by Maureen, his beloved wife of 46 years; his four daughters: Maire Blankenship (Ray), Deirdre MacCarthy (Josh Putterman), Una MacCarthy (Reid Freeman) and Mairead Baker (Red); his grandchildren: Nate, Emily, Allie, Grace, Hart, Katharine, Justin, George, MacCarthy, Brynn and Maeve; his brother: Florence MacCarthy (Moira), and many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Justin was born in Loughrea, County Galway, Ireland, on April 1, 1931. After attending the National University of Ireland, he graduated from the University College of Galway Medical School in 1955. Chasing his wanderlust, he left Ireland to serve his medical internship at the General Hospital in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, where he met his future wife Maureen Dobbin. Justin completed a residency in urology in Newark, New Jersey, and a residency in general surgery at St. Joseph's Hospital in Louisville. In 1962 Justin moved to Barren County, commencing his career as a surgeon at the Howard Clinic in Glasgow. He and Maureen were married in Newfoundland on Feb. 11, 1963. They set up house in Glasgow where Justin practiced medicine for 47 years. Over these years, he and Maureen made many dear friends who, along with his family, grieve for him now.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Helens Catholic Church on Thursday, Jan. 29, at 10:30 a.m. with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Glasgow, Barren Co., KY, Obituary

Glasgow Daily Times (KY) - April 15, 2009

Florence Elizabeth Blankenship, 75, died Sunday, April 12, 2009, at T. J. Samson Community Hospital. A native of Indianapolis, she was the daughter of the late Clarena Mae Adams and Fredrick Eugene Everetts. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include one son, Robert Shrader; three daughters, Sarah Gray, Mary Hubble and Stacy Lemasters; two brothers, Stanley Everetts and Rick Everetts; three sisters, Audrey Foster, Lula Swift and Freda Hutcheson; her boyfriend, Jack Laycox; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Walter Shrader; one brother, Martin Lavergne; and one sister, Charlotte Fine.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, April 17, 2009, at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with cremation to follow.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Glasgow, Barren Co., KY, Death

The Courier-Journal , April 16, 2009

Florence Elizabeth Blankenship, 75, Hatcher & Saddler

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Glasgow, Barren Co., KY, Obituary

The Indianapolis Star April 17, 2009

Florence Elizabeth Blankenship 75, Glasgow, KY, died Sunday, April 12, 2009, at the T. J. Samson Community Hospital. A native of Indianapolis, she was the daughter of the late Clarena Mae Adams and Frederick Eugene Everetts. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include one son, Robert Shrader; three daughters, Sarah Gary, Mary Hubble and Stacy Lemasters; two brothers, Stanley Everetts and Rick Everetts; three sisters, Audrey Foster, Lula Swift and Freda Hutcheson; her boyfriend, Jack Laycox; 10 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Walter Shrader; one brother, Martin Lavergne; one sister, Charlotte Fine.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 17, 2009 at the Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with cremation to follow. Friends may call after 12 noon Friday at the funeral home

www.indystar.com

From: diane dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Barren Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Corbett D. 77, 05Mar1931 - 09Dec2008, Glasgow, Barren, KY, KY-402-40-4968

Blankenship, Florence E. 75, 24Jan1934 - 12Apr2009, Glasgow, Barren, KY, IN-316-32-8040

 

Bell

 

2009, Ingram, Bell Co., KY, Obituary

The Middlesboro Daily News, (KY) - December 23, 2009

Kenneth Dwaine Fuson, 62, of Ingram, Kentucky passed away Monday, December 21, 2009 at his home. He was born in Ingram on December 9, 1947 the son of the late Robert and Florence Fuson. Kenneth was a believer in the Baptist faith and had worked as a mechanic.

Survivors include his wife, Clara Taylor Fuson; sons James Fuson of Pineville, Freddy Fuson of Pineville, Todd Fuson and wife Elizabeth of Pineville and Michael Fuson and wife Lori of Pineville; grandchildren Kyle, Devon, Dalton, Payton, and Izabella Fuson as well as Ronnie, Ryan, and Robbie Miller; brothers George Fuson of Pineville and Bobby of Pineville; sisters Joyce Templeton of Pineville, Doris Evans of Maynardville, Tenn. and Eunice Anderson of Whitley County, Ky.; Special nephew Jason Taylor; Special niece Billie Blankenship; and a host of other realitives and friends.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Ebenezer Baptist Church with Rev. David Fuson, Rev. Terry Cox, and Rev Truman Partin. Music will be provided by Ebenezer Baptist Church choir, Dessie Centers, and Janet Carroll. Burial will follow in Fox Cemetery in Ingram. Pallbearers will be Dean Horn, Gibb Taylor, Oscoe Taylor, Bobby Fuson, Jason Taylor, Terry Carroll, Mike Carroll, Darrell Brooks, Dewey Lane, Tommy Howard and Chad Blakenship.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Middlesboro, Bell Co., KY, Obituary

The Middlesboro Daily News, (KY) - July 10, 2007

Lois Monhollen Clarkson, 69, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2007, at Middlesboro Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born Feb. 22, 1938, at Garmeda, she was the daughter of the late George Monhollen and Nannie Blankenship Monhollen. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, John, Roy, and Troy Monhollen; and sisters, Pearl Coyne and Ernestine Ausmus.

Survivors include her daughters, Tamasa (Dan) Cox, Kettle Island, Jackie Clarkson, Middlesboro; grandsons, John L. Cox, and Danny Joe Cox; sisters, Omega (Sam) Murrell, Fairfield, Ohio, Freda Meyers, Beloit, Wisc.; nieces, Teresa Murrell, Columbus, Ohio, Nana Jean Owens, Monroe, Mich., and Floyde Ann Gardener, Harrogate, Tenn.; nephews, Lindsey Coyne, Monroe, Mich., George Wilson and Warren Keith Wilson, both of Beloit, Wisc.; special friends, Charles and Beth Jones, Middlesboro, Roy, Sherry, Joshua and Jacob Hill, Jamestown, Ky., Belva Davis and Anita Ayers; and a host of other friends and relatives.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Creech Funeral Home with the Rev. Keith Medley presiding. Music will be by Alva Cunningham and Albernita Cummings. Internment will be in Green Hills Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Jesse and Joseph Cox, Jonathan Cox, Danny Joe Cox, Jacob Hill, and Josh Hill.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Middlesboro, Bell Co., KY Obituary,

Lexington Herald-Leader , May 14, 2009

Maggie Elizabeth "Midge" Blankenship, 78, Middlesboro, KY, passed on Tue, May 12, 2009, at the Hospice of the Bluegrass of Lexington. The daughter of John M. and Mary Belle Hankins, she was born in Richlands, VA, on May 24, 1930. She was preceded in death by her brother, William Hankins; sister, Jeanette Yeager, sons Lon Madison and D. K. Jr.; daughter, Amy Elizabeth; and lifelong friend, Jaunita Takacs. She will be remembered by her dedication to her God, her family, and countless friends scattered across the coal fields of "Apple-atcha." Her compassion for others despite her own trials remains an inspiration for all who knew her. Midge's storytelling, haunting alto voice, and sharp wit entertained, explained, and eased the pain of those who suffered her great losses with her.

She is survived by her husband of over 57 years, Donald "D. K." Blankenship, Senior, Middlesboro, KY, who cared for her during her final years with the same love and devotion she had shown her children in earlier years as they battled cystic fibrosis. She is also survived by son Tom (Cheryl) and granddaughters Maggie Mae and Callie Elizabeth.

Their home is filled with a love of music that "Mama Midge" surely fostered; Dear friends Bill "Grumpy" Takacs and daughter Terri Ann Branson have been pillars of support for Midge through her toughest times, and caregiver Michelle Brock's tender mercies are greatly appreciated by the family. Midge suffered great losses in her life, but her strength, courage, grace and dignity were a testament to her faith and taught all of us that life is precious, love is powerful, and God is good.

A reception of friends and family at 10am Sat, May 16, 2009 and will be followed immediately by a celebration of life ceremony at 11am at the First Presbyterian Church in Middlesboro.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Middlesboro, Bell Co., KY Obituary,

Maggie Elizabeth "Midge" Blankenship, 78, Middlesboro, Ky., passed on Tues., May 12, 2009 at the Hospice of the Bluegrass of Lexington. The daughter of John M. and Mary Belle Hankins, she was born in Richlands, Va., on May 24, 1980. She was preceded in death by her brother, William Hankins; sister, Jeanette Yeager; sons, Lon Madison and D.K. Jr.; daughter, Amy Elizabeth; and lifelong friend, Juanita Takacs.

She will be remembered by her dedication to her God, her family, and countless friends scattered across the coal fields of "Apple-atcha." Her compassion for others despite her own trials remains an inspiration for all who knew her. Midge's storytelling, haunting alto voice, and sharp wit entertained, explained and eased the pain of those who suffered her great losses with her.

She is survived by her husband of over 57 years, Donald "D.K." Blankenship, Senior, Middlesboro, Ky., who cared for her during her final years with the same love and devotion she had shown her children in earlier years as they battled cystic fibrosis. She is also survived by son Tom (Cheryl) and granddaughters Maggie Mae and Callie Elizabeth. Their home is filled with a love of music that "Mama Midge" surely fostered; dear friends Bill "Grumpy" Takacs and daughter Terri Ann Branson have been pillars of support for Midge through her toughest times, and caregiver Michelle Brock's tender mercies are greatly appreciated by the family. Midge suffered great losses in her life, but her strength, courage, grace and dignity were a testament to her faith and taught all of us that life is precious, love is powerful, and God is good.

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000127462494X

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Pineville, Bell Co., KY, Obituary

The Times-Tribune, (Corbin, KY) - December 7, 2006

Mae Martin, 103, of Pineville, passed away on Friday, Dec. 1, 2006 at the Christian Health Center at Corbin. She was born in Sassafras on Sept. 12, 1903 the daughter of the late Robert S. and Cornelia Amburgey Cornett. Mrs. Martin and her husband, George, owned and operated Martin's Department Store in Pineville for over 47 years. She was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church and was a long-time member of the Pineville Homemakers Club.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Martin; sisters and brothers, Vida Combs, Ewell Cornett, Miriam Blankenship and Carson Cornett; and daughter-in-law, Helen Martin.

Survivors include her children, Cornelia Gwen Bailey and husband, Billy of Haines City, Fla., Phillip Martin of Pineville, Dr. Samuel Martin and wife, Susan of Corbin, Margaret Ann Martin Garbus and husband, Bill of New Canaan, Conn.; grandchildren and their spouses, George Bailey and wife Cheryl, Phillip Martin, Jr. and wife Bridgett, Dr. Jeannie Martin Sheratt and husband Rupert, John Martin and wife Robyn, Merrill Garbus, Ruth Garbus, Bob Martin and wife Janet, George Martin and wife Louise and Ruth Martin; great-grandchildren, Jeffrey Bailey, Chelsea Bailey, Nicholas Martin, Caitlyn Martin, Peter Martin, Anita Martin, Paul Martin, Jessica Martin, G.T. Martin, Sam Martin, Sarah Martin, Laura Howard, Kelly Davis and Rebecca Wood; sisters, Leo Cline of Hindman, Hester Smallwood of Lexington, Zeda Watts of Salyersville and Irene Lovelace of Sassafras; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Services were Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Steve Tischendorf. Music was provided by Family members. Burial was in the Pineville Memorial Cemetery, Pineville. Pallbearers were her grandsons and great-grandsons.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

Miriam L. Cornett, m. Charles Blankenship

 

Boone

 

2006, Burlington, Boone Co., KY, Obituary

The Kentucky Post, (Covington, KY) - March 27, 2006

Ollie Naomi Cook, 86, of Burlington, died Friday at her home. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include sons, John Blankenship of Canton, Ohio, Milford Cook of Greenville, Ohio, James E. Cook of Union and Robert L. Cook of Burlington; daughters, Nancy Lovins of Crittenden, Patricia Frye of Burlington, Doris Riggs of Erlanger and Delorise Snelling of Hebron; 20 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Linnemann Funeral Home, Burlington. Burial will be in Floral Hills Cemetery, Erlanger.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Florence, Boone Co., KY, Obituary

http://obitsforlife.com/obituary/250752/Campbell-Charles-H.php

Charles "Charlie" H. Campbell, 63, of Florence, Kentucky, formerly of Somerset, passed away Friday, January 16, 2009 at his residence. He was born in Somerset, Kentucky on May 1, 1945, son of the late Oscar and Maria Blankenship Campbell.

He was a former mechanic for Maxwell Trucking in Sharonville, OH and a member of Orchard St. Baptist Church. He was a Boone County Sheriffs Deputy in the 1970's and a thirty-second degree Mason.

He is survived by his wife, Suzan Campbell of Florence, KY, two daughters, Christy Clark of Florence, KY and Candy Maupin of Sharonville, OH, one son, Charles Campbell Jr. of Florence, four brothers, Johnny Campbell, William Campbell, Archie Campbell and Kenny Campbell, all of Somerset and five grandchildren, Tasha Clark of Florence, KY, Austin Maupin of Sharonville, OH, DJ Clark of Florence, KY, Alyssa Maupin of Sharonville, OH and Devin Clark of Florence, KY.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Henry Campbell.

Visitation will be 6:00 to 7:30 PM, Monday, January 19, 2008 at Chambers & Grubbs of Florence, followed by a funeral service at 7:30. A second funeral service will be held at 2 PM Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home. Burial will be in Blue John Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Bourbon

 

2008, Paris, Bourbon Co., KY, Obituary

Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) - March 21, 2008

Edward R. Curran, 77, died Wed, March 19, 2008 at the Johnson Mathers Healthcare Center in Carlisle. He was born Thu, Jan 22, 1931 in Nicholas Co. to the late Grover Cleveland and Myrtle Richards Curran.

He was a retired warehouse supervisor for Southern States, a farmer, a member of the Ruddles Mills Christian Church and the Odd Fellows Lodge in Paris. He was US Marine Corp veteran of the Korean War and a member of the National Horse Shoe Pitcher Association and achieved being the 1985 KY State Champion. He played country and gospel music with the Crossroad Band in which he shared his music with area nursing home residents for several years.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ella Mae Webb Curran; six children, Earl Wayne (Kim) Curran, Larry (Janet) Curran, Ricky (Benita) Curran, Beverly Charlene (David) Cobb, Danny (Lana) Curran and Crystal (Michael) Blankenship; a sister, Nanny Mae Howard; 19 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his beloved son, James Edward Curran; and six brothers, Jesse, Herman, Cleveland, William, Everette and Oscar.

Funeral services will be 10:30am Sat, March 22nd at the Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Memory Gardens.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Boyd

 

2006, Ashland, Boyd Co., KY, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Oct 24, 2006

Priscilla Joan Blankenship, 63, of Ashland died Saturday in Community Hospice Care Center. She was a homemaker. Funeral 1 p.m. Wednesday at Lazear Funeral Home, Ashland; burial at Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Ashland, Boyd Co., KY, Funeral

The Herald-Dispatch, (Huntington, WV) - November 28, 2006

William Douglas Ross, 89, of Ashland, widower of Billie Sue Blankenship Ross, died Sunday in Community Hospice Care Center. He founded Ross Brothers Construction and was a former county commissioner.

Funeral 11 a.m. Thursday at Steen Funeral Home Central Avenue Chapel, Ashland; burial at Bellefonte Memorial Gardens, Flatwoods, Ky.

[SSDI 03Nov1917 - 26Nov2006]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Ashland, Boyd Co., KY, Obituary

Jessamine Journal, November 28, 2007

James Cecil Helms, 70, of Ashland and husband of Emma Marguaret McCarty Helms died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007, at his home. Born Nov. 12, 1937 in Boyle County he is the son of the late James Vernon and Martha Jane Hughes Helms. He was a retired Boyd County Road Department truck driver and attended Crum Chapel Church. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, two sons, Larry Eugene and William Cecil Helms, two sisters, Nancy Helms and Betty Moore and two grandchildren.

He is survived by his son Roger and wife Daisy Helms of Nicholasville, four daughters, Annie and husband Paul Allen, Paula and husband Chris Long, Betty and husband Jeff Elswick, all of Ashland, Jamie Penix of Paintsville, Ky., 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, a brother, Martin L. Helms of Worthington, Ky., and two sisters Paulette Williams of Ashland and Mary Blankenship of Coal Grove, Ohio.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24 at Lazear Funeral Home with Pastor William Smith and Pastor Ronald D. Mounts. Burial followed in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2008, Ashland, Boyd Co., KY, Obituary

Journal-Times (Grayson-Olive Hill, KY) - May 1, 2008

Robert McGinnis, Sr., 76, of Ashland formally of Grayson went to be with his Lord on Friday, April 11. He was born March 5, 1932 in Carter City, a son of the late John Henry and Sarah Staggs McGinnis. He was a member and a Deacon at Smith Creek Christian Holiness Church and a retired truck driver.

He was preceded in death by a sister Mae Blankenship; and one brother, Eugene McGinnis.

His survivors include his wife of 51 years Anna Hill McGinnis of Ashland; two sons, Robert McGinnis Jr. of Ashland and Michael McGinnis of Clearwater, FL; one daughter, Sharon Porter of Hitchins; one brother, Tom McGinnis of Catlettsburg; two sisters, Betty Burnett of Ashland and Fern Burnett of Iron Hill; four grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, at Malone Funeral Home with Michael McGinnis and Bill Burnett officiating. Burial followed in the East Carter County Memory Gardens.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Ashland, Boyd Co., KY, Obituary

http://dailyindependent.com/obituaries/x1192769128/Tuesday-May-27-2008

George Edison Wright, 78, of Ashland, died Saturday, May 24, 2008 in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. Mr. Wright was born in Glenwood, a son of Jake and Pluma Blankenship Wright. He was the widower of Carol Hale Wright, who died in 1973.

Mr. Wright was a veteran who served in the U.S. Army and was retired as maintenance foreman from Armco Steel. He was a member of Unity Baptist Church and the Ashland High School Class of 1948 Reunion Committee.

He is survived by a son, Paul David Wright and his wife, Susan of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; a daughter, Vicki Wright James of Ashland; two grandchildren, Daniel Tobin and Renee Wright and Michael Allen and Allison James; three great-grandchildren, Linden Wright, Tanner Allen James and Logan Hale James; two sisters, Helen Hall and her husband, Everett of Westwood and Lillian Amburgey of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; special friends, Carl and Omerea Sparks, Paul and Polly Eastham, Wanda Sutphin, Lin Arnett and Roberta Umberger; and several special nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be today, May 27, 2008 at noon at Unity Baptist Church in Ashland by Dr. Floyd Paris and the Rev. Charles E. Stewart. Burial will be in Ashland Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2008, Ashland, Boyd Co., KY, Obituary

The Daily Independent, (Ashland, KY) - June 20, 2008

Mabel Louise Chapman, 76, of Ashland, passed away Friday, June 20, 2008 at her home following an extended illness. Mabel was born Sept. 28, 1931, in Boyd County, a daughter of the late Elmer and Bertha Ritchie Blankenship. She was retired from Tri-State Cleaning Co.

She is survived by one daughter, Bertha Eskew of Ashland; three sons, Henry Pack of Ashland, Joe Pack of Ashland and William Chapman and his wife Diane of Catlettsburg; seven grandchildren, Jessie Hedge, Jamie Pack, Kelly Pack, Jennifer Eskew, Sam Tolliver, Becky Pennington and Christy Melvin; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 22, 2008 at Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood by Mike Greene, Chaplain.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2008, Ashland, Boyd Co., KY, Obituary

The Daily Independent, (Ashland, KY) - October 12, 2008

Charlie Calvin Clark, 77, of Ashland, Ky., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. He was born in Bland County, Va., on March 25, 1931, and was the son of the late Wylie Preston and Belva Myers Clark.

In addition to his mother and father, he was preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Opal Lee Blankenship Clark; a brother, Clarence Clark; and a sister, Georgie Hamilton. A veteran of the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, he retired from Betsy Ross Bakery in Ashland with 30 years of service. He was a faithful member of Cannonsburg Church of Christ and loved fishing and traveling. But most of all, he loved his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by a son, Charlie Clark, and wife Jeannie of Catlettsburg; two daughters, Wanda Burgess and Teresa McCoy and husband Phil, all of Ashland; six grandchildren, Andy Clark and wife Sabrina, Nikki Clark, Michelle Hampton and husband Nathan, Amanda Dawson, Chris Dawson and Misty Lilly; 10 great-grandchildren, Kyleigh Butler, Dakota Hampton, Alivia Evans, Camryn Dawson, Presli Clark, Shelbi McClurg, Jacob Gillet, Ariel Hampton, Clayton Hampton and Peyton Lilly; a foster daughter, Chee Chee Fletcher and husband Jimmy of Rocky Gap, Va.; and a sister, Margie Nelson of Rocky Gap.

Funeral services will be at noon Tuesday, October 14, 2008, in the chapel of Riffe Funeral Service in Narrows, Va., by the Rev. John Repass. Burial will be in Shrader Cemetery at Niday in Bland County.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Ashland, Boyd Co., KY, Obituary
Daily Independent, Ashland, KY, 4/15/2009

Bobby G. Moore, 49, (1960-2009) of Ashland, died Saturday in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell. He was born April 1, 1960, in Boyd County. His wife, Laura Blankenship Moore, survives.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Lazear Funeral Home in Ashland. Burial will be in Winslow Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Ashland, Boyd Co., KY, Obituary

Daily Independent, Ashland, KY, 4/29/2009

Louise Robinson Jarrell now rests peacefully with our Savior after passing early Monday morning, April 27, 2009, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. Mrs. Jarrell was 88 years of age, born Oct. 22, 1920, in Catlettsburg, a daughter of the late Walter and Edna Moore Robinson. Her husband, Sam T. Jarrell Jr., preceded her in 1979. She was a housewife, homemaker and mother, and a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and Catlettsburg Church of God.

Louise leaves behind a loving family including three adoring daughters, Maxine McKeand of Huntington, W.Va., Patricia P.J. Blankenship and her husband, Jim, of Catlettsburg, and Beverly Shelton and her husband, Fred, of Ashland; a sister, Jeanette Hall of Catlettsburg; eight grandchildren, Debbie Hutchinson (Richard), Keith McKeand, Michael McKeand, Jim Blankenship Jr. (Kim), Thomas Blankenship (Amy), Samantha Broughton (Jason), Carrie McCalvin (Tom) and Doug Shelton (Suzie); 17 great-grandchildren, Lora Odom (Ryan), Richard Hutchinson (Melissa), Keisha McKeand, Shelby McKeand, Brooke McKeand, Larisa Blankenship, Jennifer Blankenship, Celeste Blankenship, Dalton Broughton, Charlee Jo Broughton, Bailey Broughton, Carter Broughton, Landon McCalvin, Hannah McCalvin, Alyssa Shelton, Hayden Shelton and Isabella Shelton; and two great-great-grandchildren, Jude Odom and Joy Odom. Also preceding her in death was a brother, Walter Robinson.

Graveside services for Mrs. Jarrell will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 2009, at Catlettsburg Cemetery. Words of comfort will be offered by the Rev. Harold Brown.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Ashland, Boyd Co., KY, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, May 03, 2009

Sue Blankenship McCloskey Kazee, 92, of Ashland, wife of William E. Kazee and widow of Paul McCloskey, died Friday at home. She was employeed as a development officer with the Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Steen Funeral Home, Central Avenue. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Burial Park. Visitation will be two hours prior to services at the funeral home. www.steenfuneralhomes.com.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Ashland, Boyd Co., KY, Obituary

http://dailyindependent.com/obituaries/x1192780892/Sunday-May-3-2009

Sue Blankenship McCloskey Kazee, 92, of Ashland, died Friday, May 1, 2009, at her residence. She was born March 16, 1917, in Ashland, the daughter of the late Wallace and Ottie Woods Blankenship. She was the wife of William E. Windy Kazee, who survives.

She was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Bellefonte Country Club. She was an employee development officer with the Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C.

She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Paul McCloskey, and a sister, Pauline Blankenship.

Survivors, in addition to her husband, include a stepson, William Wallace Kazee and his wife, Danielle, of California; a stepdaughter, Anna Margaret McClanahan and her husband, Kenneth, of Garland, Texas; three stepgrandhchildren, Karen Battin of Indiana, Derek Kazee of San Francisco, Calif., and Kathy Kirk of Austin, Texas; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Steen Funeral Home-Central Avenue Chapel in Ashland by the Rev. Charles Stewart. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park in Ashland.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Ashland, Boyd Co., KY, Funeral

The Herald-Dispatch, (Huntington, WV) - May 3, 2009

Sue Blankenship McCloskey Kazee, 92, of Ashland, wife of William E. Kazee and widow of Paul McCloskey, died Friday at home. She was employeed as a development officer with the Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Steen Funeral Home, Central Avenue. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Burial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Ashland, Boyd Co., KY, Obituary

Daily Independent, Ashland, KY, 8/30/2009

Ethel J. Hale, (1915-2009) whose soul descended into Heaven on Friday, Aug. 28, 2009, passed away at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland after a short illness. She was born June 19, 1915, in Catlettsburg, the daughter of the late Charlie and Mattie Lewis Johnson, the second of seven children. She was a homemaker, a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her biggest pleasure in life was spoiling her grandsons and their sons. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene where she loved to sing in the choir and lead singing in her Sunday school class. She was also known for her cooking and her delicious cakes and pies. She also was preceded in death by her husband, George, in October 1996; brothers, Estill, Clarence, Earl, Paul Timothy; and a baby.

Survivors include a daughter, Cappie Thompson and her husband Don of Flatwoods; two grandsons who were the love of her life, Matthew Jason (Melissa) and Brandon Keith (Kelly), both of Flatwoods. God blessed her with three wonderful great-grandsons who she loved dearly, Caden Keith and Cooper Brian (Brandons) and Andrew Kai (Matthews). Also surviving is her only sister, Ruth Kouns of Westwood; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends especially a cherished friend of 58 years, Pauline Williams of Greenup.

Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home by Pastor Mark McKinney and soloist Reba Manning and Kim Blankenship. Burial will be in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be son-in-law, Don; grandsons, Matthew and Brandon; Brent Fuggitt, John McKinney and Bill Thompson. Ethel will be missed greatly by everyone who knew her.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Ashland, Boyd Co., KY, Obituary

Daily Independent, Ashland KY, 9/14/2009

Ronald Keith Gammon (1953-2009) of Ashland, Ky., formerly of South Shore, Ky., age 56, died Friday at Kings Daughters Medical Center at 1:35 p.m. He was born April 6, 1953, in Portsmouth, Ohio. He was a retired maintenance mechanic for Dayton Walther and Norfolk & Southern Railroad. He was also the past president of the Greenup County Wildlife Club, and an avid bass fisherman, fishing in many tournaments. He is preceded in death by his father, Lloyd Gammon.

Surviving are his wife, Cathy Lazear Gammon; mother and stepfather, Jim and Margaret Wagner Cooper of South Shore, Ky.; son Jason and wife Lisa Gammon of Morehead; daughter Jamie Gammon of Portsmouth; stepchildren Wes and Fay Blevins of Lexington, Ky.; and grandchildren Kyle, Taylor and Kasey. Also surviving are four brothers, Dale and Sharon Gammon of South Shore, Herb and Linda Gammon of South Shore, Brian and Lisa Gammon of Franklin Furnace, Ohio, Craig and Brenda Gammon of South Shore; and three sisters, Beth and Harold Breech of West Portsmouth, Ohio, Brenda Porter of South Portsmouth, Ky., Dianne Gammon of South Shore; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

There will be a traditional funeral today, Sept. 14, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Roberson Funeral Home in South Shore, Ky. with Fay Blevins and Gordon Boggs officiating. Interment will be at the Ashland Cemetery.Pallbearers will be Dale Gammon, Herb Gammon, Brian Gammon, Craig Gammon, George Burney, Cecil Justice, Lawrence Blankenship, and Wes Blevins. Jim Cooper will be an Honorary Pallbearer.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Ashland, Boyd Co., KY, Obituary

Daily Independent, Ashland KY, 11/17/2009

Leonard Ray McKenzie, 82, (1927-2009) of Ashland, died Monday in Veterans Administration Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va. He was born April 23, 1927, in Boyd County. His wife, Gloria Blankenship McKenzie, preceded him in death. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Lazear Funeral Home in Ashland. Burial will be in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Ashland, Boyd Co., KY, Obituary

The Herald-Dispatch, (Huntington, WV) - November 17, 2009

Leonard Ray McKenzie, 82, of Ashland, widower of Gloria Blankenship McKenzie, died Monday in the Huntington VA Medical Center. He retired from King's Daughters Medical Center as a boiler engineer.

Funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday, Lazear Funeral Home Chapel, Ashland; burial at Bellefonte Memorial Gardens, Flatwoods.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Ashland, Boyd Co., KY, Obituary,

http://news.herald-dispatch.com

Leonard Ray McKenzie, 82, of Ashland, widower of Gloria Blankenship McKenzie, died Monday in the Huntington VA Medical Center. He retired from King's Daughters Medical Center as a boiler engineer. Funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday, Lazear Funeral Home Chapel, Ashland; burial at Bellefonte Memorial Gardens, Flatwoods.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2007, Catlettsburg, Boyd Co., KY, Obituary

The Daily Independent, (Ashland, KY) - September 23, 2007

John William Davis of Catlettsburg passed from this life early Sunday morning, Sept. 23, 2007, at Boyd Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mr. Davis was 89, born Dec. 15, 1917, in rural Boyd County, a son of the late David and Damie Blankenship Davis. He was a lifelong farmer and board member of the Agriculture Stabilization Committee, a Kentucky colonel, a self-employed carpenter and a Baptist.

Also preceding him was his loving wife, Nellie Elkins Davis, in 1999; a brother, Howard Davis; and two sisters, Helen Claytor and Midge Bowling.

He leaves behind a sister, Beulah Taylor of Bellefontaine, Ohio; several nieces and nephews; several grandchildren; extended family; and a multitude of friends who will mourn his passing.

Funeral services in Mr. John Davis' honor will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007, at Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home on Panola Street in Catlettsburg. Pastor Richie Gindlesperger to offer consolation with Scripture and a eulogy. Final rest will be in David Davis Cemetery, close to Mr. Davis' home on Big Run Trace.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Catlettsburg, Boyd Co., KY, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Aug 11, 2008

Dorothy "Jimmie" Alley, 88, of Catlettsburg, amidst her children, passed away early Saturday morning, August 9, 2008, at King's Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. Mrs. Alley was born January 18, 1920, at Macbeth in Logan County, W.Va., a daughter of the late George W. and Lydia Vanatter Early. Her husband of 45 years, John Sanford Alley, preceded her in 1998. She was a homemaker, enjoyed planting flowers and watching court TV, and a member of Oakland Avenue Baptist Church.

This loving mother leaves behind three sons, Phillip Scaggs, Foley, Ala., Harlan Scaggs, his wife Laura, Detroit, Mich., Patrick Alley, Huntington, W.Va.; three daughters, Sally Pyles, her husband Ira, Hernando, Fla., Sue Grimmett, her husband Arnold, Catlettsburg, Kim Alley, Catlettsburg; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson, all whom were adored by their mamaw; special in-laws, Janet Roark, Jim and Frances Alley, Bill and Connie Alley, Frank Alley and companion Eleanor, Lois and Bill Marushi, Dottie Spradlin, Charlene Williams; favored friends, Lisa Vanallen and Jim Dixon; and her little furry buddy, Sam.

In celebration of Dorothy Alley's life, a service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, August 12, 2008, at the Oakland Avenue Baptist Church. Words of comfort and reassurance will be offered by Pastor Mike Blankenship. Final rest to follow at the Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens in Ashland, with her children serving as casket bearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Catlettsburg, Boyd Co., KY, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Oct 05, 2008

Cynthia A. Hester Lambert of Catlettsburg, stood in the presence of her Savior following her passing Saturday, October 4, 2008, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington, West Virginia, following a brief illness. Mrs. Lambert was 40 years of age, born May 1, 1968, in Detroit, Michigan, a daughter of Chuck and Shelia Hester of Ashland, and the late Joan Wojcik Hester. She was a 1986 graduate of South Point High School, Ohio University School of Nursing, an R.N. at King's Daughters Medical Center, and faithfully attended Oakland Avenue Baptist Church.

Sadly, Cindy leaves behind an adoring husband, Heath Lambert; a precious daughter, Haley Ann Lambert; a sister, Debbie (Mark) Martin of Smyrna, Tenn.; three brothers, Charles (Lisa) Hester of La Port, Texas, Jeff Hester of Port St. Lucie, Fla., Brian Hester of Jensen Beach, Fla.; mother and father-in-law, James Allen and Shelia Lambert of Catlettsburg; sister-in-law, Cheri (Trent) James of Olive Hill, Ky.; grandmother-in-law, Mrs. Pearl Wilson of Catlettsburg; neices and nephews, Megan Hester, Jolie Hester, Chastin Hester, Charles Hester, Kylie Hester, Sydney Hester, Zack James, Nick James, Braeden White, Bennett White; special nieces, Jennifer White of Smyrna, Tenn., and Erin Martin of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; and "aunt, uncle and cousin," Debbie, Barry and Amy Nipp. Cindy's warm smile and heartfelt laugh was a joy to all around her.

A funeral service of remembrance will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 7, 2008, at the Oakland Avenue Baptist Church. A message of comfort will be offered by Pastor Mike Blankenship. Final rest to follow at Catlettsburg Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Catlettsburg, Boyd Co., KY, Obituary

Daily Independent, Ashland, KY, 4/22/2009

Virgal Allen, 62, (1946-2009) of Big Run Trace, Catlettsburg, Ky., went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 20, 2009. Virgal was born Aug. 16, 1946, in Boyd County, Ky., the son of the late Marion and Emma Annon Allen. He was a retired custodian for the Boyd County Board of Education with 27 years of service. In addition to his parents, Virgal was preceded in death by four grandchildren, Landon and Cameron, Hannah and Kayla; two sisters, Wanda Adkins and Rose Robinett and a brother, Hobart Allen.

Survivors include his loving wife of 35 years, Jacqueline Jackie Young Allen; a daughter and son-in-law, Nikki and Everett Adams of Ashland, Ky.; two sons, Jason and wife, Melinda Allen, of Louisa, Ky., and Brodey Allen, at home; three sisters, Dean Frye of Ashland, Phyllis Adkins of Flatwoods, Ky., and Gracie Blankenship of Ashland; three brothers, Jimmy and John Allen, both of Ohio, and Richard Allen of Ashland; and eight grandchildren, Haley, Chey, Sierra, Chassidy, Nate, Corey, John Michael and Kelci.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, April 24, at the Garner Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Jason Carpintero. Burial will follow in Young Cemetery at Trace Road, Rush, Ky.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Catlettsburg, Boyd Co., KY, Obituary

Donald Cole (1932-2009) of Whites Creek Road, Catlettsburg, passed away Tuesday morning, Dec. 8, 2009, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. Mr. Cole was 77 years of age, born Jan. 31, 1932, in Morgan County, Ohio, a son of the late Herbert and Leota Webb Cole. Also preceding him in death was his loving wife of 52 years, Juanita Rogers Cole. Don was an employee of Columbia Gas for 46 years and a Kentucky colonel. He loved his farm and cattle and was of the Baptist faith.

Donald leaves behind two sons, Donald Cole and his wife, Kay, of Catlettsburg and Harold Cole and his wife, Cindy, of Nitro, W.Va.; four grandchildren who loved their Pops very much, Sarah (Rob) Brandenburg, Matt Cole, Russ (Amanda) Cole and Steven Cole; two precious great-grandchildren, Chloe and Mia Brandenburg; and a brother, James (Barbara) Cole of Kenova, W.Va.

To honor the life of Donald Cole a funeral ceremony will be Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home on Panola Street in Catlettsburg. Words of comfort will be offered by Minister Wayne McDonald and Pastor Mike Blankenship. Final rest will be in Bowling Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Catlettsburg, Boyd Co., KY, Obituary,

http://news.herald-dispatch.com

Frances Cyrus Conley, 89, of Catlettsburg, Ky., now rests in the arms of our Savior after her passing at King's Daughters Medical Center, on Monday, October 26, 2009. Mrs. Conley was born October 3, 1920, in Wayne County, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Roscoe and Lillie Malcolm Cyrus. She is preceded in death by her husband, Fred Foster Conley; two brothers, Downing and Merlin Cyrus; and a grandson, Greg Ferguson.

Frances was a selector for Owens-Illinois, a cashier at Craycraft's Foodland, volunteer at Cabell-Huntington Hospital, faithful member of Eastern Star, Boyd County Homemakers and Oakland Avenue Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School and sang with the choir. She was an excellent cook, her meals enjoyed by all.

Surviving are her loving children, Fred Conley of Inverness, Fla., Joyce Ferguson and her husband John of Kenova, W.Va., and Linda "Cookie" Lastition and her husband Walter of Leesburg, Fla.; a special daughter, Louise Ferguson of Ceredo, W.Va. Additionally, she had eight grandchildren, Jim Ferguson of Hurricane, W.Va., Jeff Adkins of Raleigh, N.C., Chris Adkins of Leesburg, Fla., Lisa Solomon of Sylva, N.C., Stephen Conley of Homosassa, Fla., Cheri Connolly of St. Petersburg, Fla., Bradley Conley and Ashley Conley of Inverness, Fla.; a special niece, Debbie Bator of Huntington, W.Va., and 11 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service for Frances Conley will be held noon Friday, October 30, 2009, at the Neal Funeral Home on Center Street in Catlettsburg. A message of comfort and hope will be offered by Pastor Paul Badgett, with a personal eulogy given by Pastor Mike Blankenship. Final rest will be in Docks Creek Cemetery, Kenova, W.Va.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Flatwoods, Boyd Co., KY, Funeral

The Herald-Dispatch, (Huntington, WV) - October 1, 2008

James T. Blanton, 82, of Flatwoods, husband of Delores Blankenship Blanton, died Friday in Boyd County. He retired from Armco Steel.

Funeral service 2 p.m. Friday, Steen Funeral Home, Ashland; burial at Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland.

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From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Flatwoods, Boyd Co., KY, Funeral

The Herald-Dispatch, (Huntington, WV) - October 1, 2008

Delores Blankenship Blanton, 79, of Flatwoods, widow of James "Ted" Blanton, died Monday in St. Mary's Medical Center.

Funeral service 2 p.m. Friday, Steen Funeral Home, Ashland; burial at Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Rush, Boyd Co., KY, Obituary

Daily Independent, Ashland, KY, 2/26/2009

Robert Lee Fannin (1932-2009) of Rush went home to be with Jesus on his birthday, Feb. 23, 2009, at age 77. He was the son of the late Jerry and Nora Burke Fannin. Robert was a Christian and walked and talked with the Lord for 40 years. He retired with 41 years of loyal service to the Boyd County Road Department. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He loved raising crops and cattle and hunting on his farm in Boyd County.

Survivors include his wife of more than 57 years, Phyllis Jean Sexton Fannin; a son, Robert Lee Fannin Jr. and his wife, Charlotte, with their two sons, Jeffrey and Justin, and two grandchildren, Hallie and Konner of Vero Beach, Fla.; a son, Gregory Wayne Fannin, with his two daughters, Amber Fannin and Ashley Fannin of Rush, Ky.; and a daughter, Lillian Daniels Chalupa and her husband, Steve. Lillian has three daughters, Johnda Crites and her husband, Gary, of Rowlett, Texas, Jamie Bertram and her husband, Paul, of Dry Ridge, Ky., and Jillena Hayes and her husband, Josh, of Flatwoods, Ky.

Other survivors include brothers Jerry Fannin Jr. of Rush, Darrell Fannin of Catlettsburg and Eugene Fannin of Rush; and a sister, Joyce Webb of Catlettsburg. He also leaves other family members and many friends who will sadly miss him.

Roberts funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, at Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by Brother Mike Cox. Mike Blankenship, Mark Blankenship, Curtis Fannin, Gary Crites, Paul Bertram and Josh Hayes will honorably serve as casket bearers for Robert. Final rest will be in Klaiber Cemetery in Rush.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Breckinridge

 

2009, Webster, Breckinridge Co., KY,

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Betty Jewell Blankenship Allen, 65, of Webster, died Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at Breckinridge Memorial Hospital in Hardinsburg. She is survived by her husband, Everett L. Allen.

The funeral is at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home in Brandenburg with burial to follow in Raymond Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Bullitt

 

2009, Brooks, Bullitt Co., KY, Obituary

The Pioneer News, (Shepherdsville, KY) - December 22, 2009

Melvin Dewitt Miller, 62, of Brooks, died on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009. He was a retired employee of General Electric and owner of Mitchell Water Delivery Co. He was a member of Stites Station Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Jeannie (Hunt) Miller; daughters, Sandra (Mike) Hack, Brenda (James) Brinley and Melinda (Ron) Justice; brothers, William Raymond Miller, Roscoe Miller and Joseph Miller; sisters, Doris Noble and Marie Jennie Blankenship; five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 18, at Schoppenhorst, Underwood Funeral Home in Shepherdsville with burial in Roe Hill Cemetery in Brooks.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Mount Washington, Bullitt Co., KY, Obituary

The Harlan Daily Enterprise, (KY) - March 7, 2008

Wendell Lee Blanton, 64, of Mt. Washington, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2008. He was a native of Crothersville, IN, a retired employee of M & M Cartage, and a member of Family Outreach Ministries.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Laura Blanton; one brother, Richard Blanton; and sisters, Shirley Faye Owens and Sharon Ortiz.

He is survived by two sons, Doug and Michael Blanton; two daughters, Debbie Matheny and Franki Papa; one brother, Frank Blanton; three sisters, Guyla Rasnick, Evelyn Burkhart and Bonnie Blankenship; Six Grandchildren; and Three Great Grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at McFarland-Troutman-Proffitt Funeral Home.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Mount Washington, Bullitt Co., KY, Obituary

The Pioneer News, (Shepherdsville, KY) - December 15, 2008

Frances Marion Logston, 86, of Mount Washington, died on Monday, Dec. 8, 2008.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Lawrence Logston; a son, Thomas Edward Logston; brothers, Martin, John, Chuck, Frank, Tom, James and Arvin Metcalf; and a sister, Janis Metcalf.

She is survived by two daughters, Loretta (Bobby) Ford and Gloria Ellen Blankenship; a son, Lawrence Ronald (Linda) Logston; three brothers, Larry, Lyle and Jerry Metcalf; three sisters, Sue Harger, Jean Stamper and Helen Russell; 12 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were on Thursday, Dec. 11, at McFarland-Troutman-Proffitt Funeral Home in Mount Washington with burial in Mount Washington Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Shepherdsville, Bullitt Co., KY, Obituary

The Pioneer News, (Shepherdsville, KY) - December 29, 2008

Joan Webb, 64, died on Monday, Dec. 29, 2008. She was a retired Bullitt County school teacher.

She is survived by her mother, Anna Blankenship; daughters, Deann Lawrence and Cindy Garrett; and granddaughters, Holly Dafler, Kayla Dafler, Brianna Lawrence, Rachael Garrett, Autumn Garrett, Jillian Garrett and Emily Garrett.

Funeral services were held on Friday, Jan. 2, at Resthaven Funeral Home.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Shepherdsville, Bullitt Co., KY, Obituary

The Pioneer News, (Shepherdsville, KY) - April 6, 2009

Thomas Jett, 74, died on Wednesday, April 1, 2009.

He was preceded in death by his wives, Bonnie Jett and Donna Belle; a brother, Bryan Jett; and a sister, Janice McCardle.

He is survived by his children, Thomas Wayne (Sally) Jett of Marion, Ohio, Vicki (Jimmy) Carter of Edison, Ohio, Donna (John) Bowers of Marion, Tony Jett of Shepherdsville, Terry (Noreen) Jett of Marion, Misty Gilbert of Colman, Ala.; his brother, Gene (Denise) Jett of Shepherdsville; and sisters, Sophie Sieber of Louisville, Phyllis (Dalton) Burroughs of Marysville, Ohio, Lois Berringer of Marion, Betty Scroggins of Marion, Greta Blankenship of Prescott, Ariz., and Sue Short of Raleigh, NC.

Graveside services were held on April 2 at Panama Baptist Church in Culman, Ala.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Calloway

 

2008, Murray, Calloway Co., KY, Obituary

http://www.yorkfuneralhome.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=270813&fh_id=10941

Mrs. Jewelle Walston Blankenship, age 83, of Murray, Kentucky, died at 12:38pm Thursday, September 25, 2008, at Lansing Hospital, Lansing [Ingham Co.] Michigan. She was born November 4, 1924 in Stewart County, Tennessee, to the late Othello Hicks & Anna (King) Hopkins. She married Will Rob Walston, Sr. on July 25, 1942 and he preceded her in death on October 1, 1987.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas B. Blankenship; her daughter, Shae Beggrow (Steve); her son, Will Rob (Scooper) Walston, Jr. (Monica); step daughter, Denise Elsie (Jim): step son, Mike Blankenship (Vickie): four grandchildren, Laura Kauffman, Christa Cox, Holly Mack, Heather Broadway; eleven step garndchildren, five great grandchildren, and nine step great grandchildren. She formerly served as the President of the Dexter Homemakers Club, and was a member of Flint Baptist Church.

A private family service was held at 3:00pm Sunday at Murray Memorial Gardens Chapel. Rev. E.F. Clere officiated, and burial was in the Murray Memorial Gardens.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Calloway Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Macon C. 78, 22Dec1928 - 01Oct2007, Murray, Calloway, KY, TN-413-32-4408

 

Campbell

 

2009, Fort Thomas, Campbell Co., KY, Obituary

The Kentucky Post, (Covington, KY) - June 5, 2009

G. Dewey Newport, 82, of Fort Thomas died Saturday at Highlandsprings of Fort Thomas Health Care & Rehabilitation Center. He was a board member of the Boys and Girls Club for more than 50 years, Kentucky Ready Mix Association, a Navy veteran of World War II Navy, a member of Latonia Masonic Lodge 746 and Northern Kentucky Home Builders Association.

His daughter, Nanci May, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Jayne Newport; daughters, Kristina Schwab of Cincinnati and Lisa Cherry of Winchester, Calif.; a son, Brent Newport of Crescent Springs; step sons, Scott Blankenship of Burlington and Brian Blankenship of Southgate; and five grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Lakeside Christian Church in Lakeside Park. Visitation will begin there at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Carter

 

2008, Grayson, Carter Co., KY, Obituary

Journal-Times (Grayson-Olive Hill, KY) - May 1, 2008

James Walter Sullivan, 86, of Grayson, went to be with his Lord on Monday, April 7, at Liberty Nursing Home in Wheelersburg, [Scioto Co.]OH. He was born June 1, 1921, at Carter County, a son of the late Mary Sullivan. He was retired from Grayson Rural Electric Company, was a Farmer, a WWII Army Veteran and was of the Baptist Faith.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Iona Kitchen Virgin and Mabel Gose; one brother, Ed Sullivan and a grandson, Roy Lee Newland Jr.

His survivors include his wife of 62 years, Delphia Kibbey Sullivan of Grayson; six daughters, Minnie Inez Sullivan of Grayson, Wilma Blankenship of Ashland, Pauline White of Ashland, Hazel (and Randy) Boggs of Greenup, Edna Fraley, of Grayson and Christine (and Jack) Leadingham of Grayson; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 10, at 11 a.m. at Malone Funeral Home in Grayson. Burial followed in the Sullivan Family Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Grayson, Carter Co., KY, Obituary

Journal-Times (-Olive Hill, KY) - November 10, 2008

Delphia Kibbey Sullivan, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, age 95, of Grayson went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, October 28 at her residence. She was born March 28, 1913 at Iron Hill, a daughter of the late Landon and Genoria Duzan Kibbey.

She was also preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, James Walter Sullivan who passed away in April 2008; a sister, Martha Colley; a brother, Samuel Kibbey and a grandson, Roy Lee Newland Jr. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist Faith.

Her survivors include six daughters, Minnie Inez Sullivan of Grayson, Wilma Blankenship of Ashland, Pauline White of Ashland, Hazel (and Randy) Boggs of Greenup, Edna Fraley of Grayson and Christine (and Jack) Leadingham of Grayson; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Friday, October 31, at 11 a.m. at Malone Funeral Home with John Lybrook, minister. Burial followed in the Sullivan Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2008, Grayson, Carter Co., KY, Obituary

http://dailyindependent.com/obituaries/x1192764610/Wednesday-January-30-2008

Jerome D. J.D. Blankenship, 87, of Grayson, Ky., passed away Monday evening in Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. He was born in Hitchins, Ky., on Dec. 13, 1920, a son of the late Jerome and Mabel Fields Blankenship.

He was a World War II Army veteran who served with companies in Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe. He was a staff sergeant with Medical NCO 673. He received four bronze service stars, a Good Conduct Medal and a World War II Victory Medal. He owned and operated Quality Appliance in Grayson and served on the Grayson City Council during the late 1960s.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Evans Blankenship; a brother, Ted Blankenship; and a sister, Garnet Smith.

He is survived by a son, Johnny (Rita Kay Scott) Blankenship of Hoffman Estates, Ill.; a sister, Alta Toots Ruggles of Columbus, Ohio; and a granddaughter, Sarah (Kyle) Cox of Grand River, Ohio.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson by Francis Nash, minister.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2008, Olive Hill, Carter Co., KY, Death

The Daily Independent, (Ashland, KY) - February 26, 2008 [Tuesday]

Mescal Blankenship Waddell Morman, 72, of Olive Hill, died Tuesday at her residence.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Sam Waddell and Harold Morman.

Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill is in charge of arrangements, which are pending.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2008, Olive Hill, Carter Co., KY, Obituary

http://dailyindependent.com/obituaries/x1192765788/Thursday-February-28-2008

Mrs. Mescal June Blankenship Waddell Morman, 72, of Olive Hill, Ky., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday morning, Feb. 26, 2008, at her residence. Mrs. Morman was born Nov. 21, 1935 in Carter County, Ky., and was a daughter of the late Henry and Parthena Tackett Blankenship.

Mescal was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew her. She was a retired employee of Ralco Sewing Factory and a lifelong homemaker. She was a Christian and a member of Grayson United Pentecostal Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband of 20 years, Sam Waddell, and her second husband of 19 years, Harold Morman; a granddaughter, Samantha Holbrook; a brother, Thomas Ernest Blankenship; a sister, Vivian Hickmam; and three infant siblings.

She is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Marty and Mary Sue Waddell and Timothy Waddell, all of Olive Hill; a daughter, Anita Holbrook of Olive Hill; a stepdaughter, Johanda Morman of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; two granddaughters, Michelle Alsawafi of Olive Hill and Amanda Kennedy of Grayson, Ky.; three great-grandchildren, Montana Kennedy and D.J. Kennedy, both of Grayson, and Aisha Alsawafi of Olive Hill; a brother, Gilbert Blankenship of Tacoma, Wash.; and two sisters and a brother-in-law, Phyllis and Odis Crank of Olive Hill and Violet Blankenship whom she lived with and was cared for by Mescal for the past few years.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, 2008, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill by Brother Eugene Easterling, Brother Joe Ruley and Brother Ronald Knox. Burial will be in Olive Hill Memorial Park in Olive Hill Jason Robinson, Blake Crank, Nathan Cox, Johnny Ray Holbrook, Tim Ison and Tim Oakley will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Olive Hill, Carter Co., KY, Obituary

Journal-Times (Grayson-Olive Hill, KY) - February 12, 2009

Vivian Almeda Littleton, 83, of Olive Hill, went to be with the lord on January 27, at her home. Mrs. Littleton was born March 24, 1925 in Whitesville, WV. a daughter of the late Oscar Lawson and Roxie Blankenship. She was a homemaker and a member of the Upper Trough Camp Christian Holiness Church in Olive Hill.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Dennis Lawson and Earl Lawson; five sisters, Beaulah Humphries, Flossie Bond, Glynnis May Lawson, Elsie Clay and Virginia Bloomfield.

She is survived by her husband, John "Jinks" Littleton; two sons, Billy Ray Littleton of Olive Hill, Michael Littleton of Defiance, OH; two daughters, Debbie Roseberry of Olive Hill, Janice Feeney of Defiance, OH; two step-daughters, Dorthy Webb of Mocabee Creek, Irma Stone of Olive Hill; one brother, Donald Lawson of Cincinnati, OH; twenty one grandchildren; twenty four great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren, along with a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends who will sadly mourn her passing.

Funeral services were conducted 1 p.m. Monday, February 2, at Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson. Burial followed in the Henderson Cemetery on Rt. 59 in Olive Hill.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Olive Hill, Carter Co., KY, Obituary

Daily Independent, Ashland, KY, 6/2/2009

Violet Blankenship, age 87, (1922-2009) of Olive Hill, Ky., passed away, Monday morning, June 1, 2009, in the Carter Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Grayson, Ky. Ms. Blankenship was born April 15, 1922, in Carter County, Ky., a daughter of the late Thomas and Parthena Tackett Blankenship. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mills Branch Apostolic Church in Olive Hill.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Ernest Blankenship; two sisters, Mescal Waddell Morman and Vivian Hickman; three infant siblings; three nephews, Henry Hickman, Larry Blankenship and Bill Blankenship; one niece, Pam Crank; and one great-niece, Samantha Sam Holbrook.

Violet is survived by a brother, Gilbert Blankenship of Tacoma, Wash.; and one sister and brother-in-law, Phyllis and Odis Crank of Olive Hill. She also leaves behind several nieces and nephews, other family members and friends who will sadly miss her.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2009, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill with Brother Larry Joe Ruley officiating. Burial will follow in the Tackett Cemetery on Henderson Branch Road in Olive Hill. Jerry Cox, Nathan Cox, Marty Waddell, Tim Waddell, Blake Crank and Steve Crank will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Olive Hill, Carter Co., KY, Obituary

Daily Independent Ashland, KY 10/18/2009

Roy Eugene Poppy Dunaway, 78, (1931-2009) of Eastland Drive, Olive Hill, passed away Friday evening, Oct. 16, 2009, at his residence. He was born May 28, 1931, in Martin County to the late Roy and Ethel Blankenship Dunaway.

Mr. Dunaway was a Christian and a member of the United Pentecostal Church of Grayson. He retired from Armco Metal Products in Summit where he worked as a manager. He was a Past Master at the Olive Hill Masonic Lodge No. 629, a member of the El Hasa Shriners of Ashland, a Scottish Rite member, Kentucky Colonel and a four-year United States Air Force Veteran.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Velda Barker Dunaway; two sons and daughters-in-law, Billy Ray Tackett and Lauretta of Grayson, and David Allen Tackett and Kay of Morehead; a daughter, Debra Tackett of Olive Hill; two brothers, Mike and Max Dunaway of Bellefonte; and 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, three nieces, a nephew, and a host of extended family members, neighbors and friends who will sadly mourn his passing.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, with Brother Ronald Knox officiating. Burial will be in the Olive Hill Memorial Park with full military graveside rites conducted by the Olive Hill American Legion Post No. 138.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Olive Hill, Carter Co., KY, Obituary

Journal-Times (Grayson-Olive Hill, KY) - October 29, 2009

Roy Eugene "Poppy" Dunaway, age 78, of Eastland Drive, Olive Hill, passed away, Friday evening, Oct. 16, at his residence. Mr. Dunaway was born, May 28, 1931, in Martin County, Kentucky, a son of the late Roy and Ethel Blankenship Dunaway.

Gene was a Christian and a member of the United Pentecostal Church of Grayson. He retired from Armco Metal Products at Summit, where he worked as a manager. He was a Past Master at the Olive Hill Masonic Lodge # 629, member of the El Hasa Shriners of Ashland, a Scottish Rite member, Kentucky Colonel and a four year United States Air Force Veteran.

He is survived by his wife of forty- three years; Velda Barker Dunaway; two sons and daughters in-law; Billy Ray Tackett and Lauretta of Grayson, Kentucky; David Allen Tackett and Kay of Morehead, one daughter; Debra Tackett of Olive Hill, two brothers; Mike and Max Dunaway both of Bellefonte, ten grandchildren; nine great- grandchildren; three nieces; one nephew; along with a host of other extended family members neighbors and friends who will sadly mourn his passing.

Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 20 at the Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, with Brother Ronald Knox officiating. Burial will follow in the Olive Hill Memorial Park in Olive Hill, with full military graveside rites conducted by the Olive Hill American Legion Post # 138. Masonic services beginning at 7 p.m Monday evening by the Olive Hill Masonic Lodge # 629.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Olive Hill, Carter Co., KY, Obituary

Daily Independent ,Ashland, KY 11/17/09

Rodney Dale Baker, 53, (1956-2009) of Olive Hill, Ky., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday morning, Nov. 15, 2009, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. He was born Aug. 26, 1956, in Carter County, Ky., a son of the late Jack E. Baker and the late Martha Lou Justice Baker Morgan. Mr. Baker was vice president and co-owner of Tri-State Occupational Medicine Inc. of Huntington, W.Va. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Olive Hill. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Thurman and Ada Baker, and his maternal grandparents, Roye and Mary Opal (Doie) Justice.

His survivors include his wife of 25 years, Lynn Robinson Baker; a son, Evan Roy Dale Baker of Olive Hill; two daughters, Erica D. Rayburn and husband Darby Joe of Lexington, Ky., and Emily D. Baker of Olive Hill; a brother, Dr. Randall Baker and wife Connie of Olive Hill; a sister, Robin L. Mauk and husband Jeff of Ashland, Ky.; his stepfather, Dr. Ballard Morgan Jr. of Lexington; and a first cousin, Diane Blankenship of Ashland. He also leaves several nieces, nephews, other extended family members and friends who will sadly miss him.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill by Brother Mark Lilly and Brother Mike Blankenship. Burial will be in Garvin Ridge Cemetery in Olive Hill. Brad Baker, Glenn Robinson, Warren Duncan, Matt Vetter, Jake Mabry and Kenny Stone will serve as pallbearers. Evan Baker will serve as honorary pallbearer.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Carter Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Edgar 88, 02Nov1919 - 27Sep2008, Grayson, Carter, KY, OH-298-14-6010

Blankenship, Jerome D. 87, 13Dec1920 - 28Jan2008, Grayson, Carter, KY, KY-404-14-8111

Blankenship, Violet 87, 15Apr1922 - 01Jun2009, Olive Hill, Carter, KY, IL-320-48-9127

 

Casey

 

2007, Liberty, Casey Co., KY, Obituary

The Advocate-Messenger, (Danville, KY) - August 5, 2007

Dannie L. Daniel, 54, died Thursday at U.K. Medical Center. He was a son of Iola Daniel Andrew and the late Oda Daniel. He was an Army veteran.

Besides his mother, survivors are a companion, Marlene Jenkins; two daughters, Loria Blankenship and Leona Weaver; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Luther Daniel; and five sisters, Kaye Shell, Joyce Strunk, Doris Dabney, Susie Franklin and Romona Franklin.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by Brother Clifford DeHart. Burial will be in Thomas Ridge Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Maxey Valley, Casey Co., KY, Obituary

The Interior Journal, (Stanford, KY) - July 25, 2009

Stacy Renee Michelle Southerland, 26, of Maxey Valley, died Monday, July 20. A native of Danville, she was born June 10, 1983, to Floyd and Barbara Southerland. She was a graduate of Casey County High School and attended Friendship Baptist Church.

Other survivors include her grandmother, Geneva Blankenship; one son, Tucker Pike; one daughter, Jaydon Southerland; fiance, Ricky Cutter; and two sisters, Sabrina (Timmy) Loveless and Casey Miller.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today (July 23) at W. L. Pruitt Funeral Home in Moreland with Bro. Stacy Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Maxey Valley Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Christian

 

2006, Hopkinsville, Christian Co., KY, Obituary

The Messenger, (Madisonville, KY) - May 16, 2006

Beverly Virginia Belcher, 85, of Hopkinsville, died at 9 p.m. Friday, May 12, 2006, at Jennie Sturart Medical Center in Hopkinsville. She was born June 16, 1920, in Hopkinsville to Joseph Elliott and Elizabeth Jane Cannon Stepp. She worked for Grants Department Store in Hopkinsville as a sales clerk. She attended Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Hopkinsville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Samuel D. Belcher; two sons, William J. Belcher and Robert Belcher; and one daughter, Rebecca Belcher.

She is survived by one son, Joseph T. Belcher of Hopkinsville; three brothers, Johnny Stepp of Cadiz, Ky., Ruben Stepp of Madisonville, Ky., and James Stepp of Hopkinsville; two sisters, Betty Beaty of Pembroke, Ky., and Louise Blankenship of Danville, Ky.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at noon today at Lamb Funeral Home in Hopkinsville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Hopkinsville, Christian Co., KY, Obituary

The Pioneer News, (Shepherdsville, KY) - April 27, 2009

William (Bill) B. P'Pool, 80, died on Tuesday, April 21, 2009, in Hopkinsville. He was a retired utility clearance foreman with Asplundh Tree Service and a member of the Bullitt County Coon Hunters Club.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Pansy.

He is survived by his daughter, Geelee (Keith) Curry; a sister, Alice Blankenship; brothers, Joe and Buck P'Pool; and grandchildren, Jacob and Andrew Curry.

Funeral services were at Noon on Friday at Fairdale-McDaniel Funeral Home.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Christian Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Ruby V. 79, 18Apr1927 - 11Feb2007, Hopkinsville, Christian, KY, KY-401-88-5912

 

Clark

 

+2006, Winchester, Clark Co., KY, Obituary

The Winchester Sun, (KY) - September 16, 2006 [Saturday]

Thelma Dale Katz, 80, died at 9:40 a.m. Friday at the home of her daughter, Rebecca Sue Katz, 129 Ashley Drive, with whom she made her home. A native of Amarillo, Texas, she was the daughter of the late R. R. and Mamie Blankenship Houston. She was a retired employee of the United States Air Force, having working in the accounting and supply division. She was a member of the Religious Science Church and a member of the senior bowling league in San Antonio, Texas.

Other survivors include a sister, Margaret Bowden of Arizona and a sister-in-law, Norma Houston Sears of Idaho.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Jimmy Houston.

Memorials services will be conduted by Linda Ketchum at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Crittenden

 

Crittenden Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Shirley W. 65, 25Aug1941 - 17Nov2006, Marion, Crittenden, KY, KY-405-62-5798

 

Cumberland

 

2008, Burkesville, Cumberland Co., KY, Funeral

Glasgow Daily Times (KY) - February 5, 2008

Pearlie Blankenship, 90, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008, at the Cumberland County Hospital.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 1 p.m. at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, Burkesville, with burial in the Marrowbone Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Cumberland Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Pearlie F. 90, 20Sep1917 - 03Feb2008, Dubre, Cumberland, KY, KY-403-96-7268

 

Daviess

 

2007, Owensboro, Daviess Co., KY, Obituary

Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer (KY) - May 8, 2007

Mitchell E. Morris, 67, of 1509 West 5th St., Owensboro, died Sunday, May 6, 2007, at Owensboro Medical Health System. He was born April 23, 1940, in Daviess County to the late Eugene Morris and Sarah Watson Morris. He worked for Hendricks Screen as a welder and enjoyed playing bingo and fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Catherine Boone Morris of Owensboro; a son, Billy Morris of Tampa, Fla.; four daughters, Dorothy Riley and her husband, Robbie, of Owensboro, Brenda Robinson of Tampa, Shirley Carey and her husband, Tom, of Key West, Fla., and Lynn Thompson and her husband, Brian, of Tampa; three step sons, Roger, John and Scotty Morris of Owensboro; two step daughters, Tammy Henson of Mississippi and Kathy Blankenship of Owensboro; eight grandchildren, Andrea, Misty, Tiffany, Zachery, Josh, Jennifer, T. J. and Joey; a great-grandchild, Kira; two sisters, Betty Jones and Edna Jewell, both of Owensboro; and a brother, Roger Morris of Owensboro.

Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at Haley-McGinnis Funeral Home chapel. The Rev. Phil Skinner will officiate.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Owensboro, Daviess Co., KY, Obituary

Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer (KY) - March 10, 2008

Julius Quincy Ratliff, 71, died Sunday, March 9, 2008, at his home. He was born March 1, 1937, in Ohio County to the late Philip Lee and Elva May (Worthington) Ratliff. He was a farmer and was a member of South Hampton Baptist Church. He enjoyed working on cars and lawnmowers, fishing and playing his guitar.

He was also preceded in death by a sister, Martha Lee Ratliff; and three brothers, Tom, Hardwick Neal and Tony Walter Ratliff.

He is survived by eight children and their spouses, Charles Ray and (Dorothy) Ratliff, JoAnna and (Edbert) Moore, Gary Wayne and (Ivy) Ratliff, David Allen Ratliff, Terry Lynn Cline, Pamela Ann and (Kenneth) Landa, Elizabeth Marie and (Randall) Fowler, and Debra Kay and (Jeffrey) Blankenship ; 13 grandchildren, Crystal Dawn Ratliff, Robert Alan Lee Moore, Chad Wayne, Daniel Lee Ratliff, Amanda Lynn Turner, Tamara Michae Minton, Joshua Dewayne Cline, Brittany Nicole Belcher, Mikayla Brooke Landa, Johnathon Lee, Sarah Elizabeth Hardin, Catherine Leah and Megan Nicole Fowler; two great-grandchildren, Ella Elizabeth and Hannah Reese Turner; and a sister, Carol Elaine Shilt.

Services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Haley-McGinnis Funeral Home in Owensboro, with the Rev. James Dean officiating. Burial will be in Brushy Fork Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Owensboro, Daviess Co., KY, Obituary

http://obitsforlife.com/obituary/149459/Jones-Elizabeth.php

Elizabeth A. (Kootz) Jones, 78, of 3313 Bob White Ave., Owensboro, died Friday, July 18, 2008, at Owensboro Medical Health System. She was born Sept. 9, 1929, in Uconn, W.Va., and was retired from National Linen and also worked at American Tobacco. She was a production employee and was of the Protestant faith. She enjoyed playing with her great-granddaughter Boo, loved birds and collecting what-nots.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter Schrader and Bethel Brooks Schrader; a daughter, Donna K. Jones; and brothers, Walter T. Schrader and Woodrow Schrader.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, George T. Jones; three daughters, Barbara Ford (daughter and best friend) Cory Maglinger and Sandy Guinn, both of Owensboro, and Betsy Blankenship of Princeton, W.Va.; four sons, Toby Lucas, Teddy Pettrey, both of Princeton, W.Va., Tommy Jones of Dayton, Ohio, and Eddie Jones of Owensboro; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Dwight Eads and Harvy Schrader, both of Princeton, W.Va.; four sisters, Gloria Farley, Claudine Nelson, Carolyn White, all of Princeton, W.Va., and Joe Thorton, Cleveland, Ohio.

Services are at 10 a.m. Monday at Haley-McGinnis Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Elmwood Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Owensboro, Daviess Co., KY, Obituary

Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer (KY) - March 8, 2009

Joann Capps of Owensboro left to be with the Lord on Friday, March 6, 2009. She was born Dec. 28, 1944. Joann grew up in Owensboro, where she raised her family. She retired from Owensboro-Daviess County Hospital after 22 years of service. Those who knew Joann knew of her love for her family. She loved holidays and always looked forward to Christmas. Joann carried the spirit of Christmas in her heart all year round. Her extended family and friends attended her annual Christmas parties to enjoy her good food and beautiful decorations. She took great pride in her home and decorating. She enjoyed shopping; most of her purchases were for those she held dear. Joann was kind and generous, and that kindness extended to all of God's creatures.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy Dennison Boone; and her brothers, Clarence Herman Scott and Michael Wayne Boone.

Joann is survived by her husband of 49 years, Johnny L Capps Sr.; her son, Johnny L Capps Jr. of Owensboro; her daughter, Crystal (Ed) West; her granddaughter and namesake, Eden Elizabeth-Joanna West, all of Semiway in McLean County; her sister, Catherine Morris; and many nieces and nephews, including two special nieces, Kathy Blankenship and Donna Self, and a special great-nephew, Trace Self, all of Owensboro.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Haley-McGinnis Funeral Home with Dr. James Wedding officiating. Burial will immediately follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Sorgho.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Owensboro, Daviess Co., KY, Obituary

Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer (KY) - October 22, 2009

Herbert Seaton, 86, of Owensboro, formerly of Fordsville, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, at Hillcrest Healthcare Center. Herbert was born June 6, 1923, the son of the late Sid and Mytrie Richards Seaton.

He was a retired oil well driller. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of East Fork Baptist Church in Fordsville for 42 years, where he was a deacon and treasurer, until he moved to Owensboro in March 2005 and moved his church membership to Riverside Baptist Church. Herbert loved the Lord, enjoyed playing guitar and singing gospel music. He loved to raise a garden, where he spent a great deal of time. Spending time with his family was also a great joy, as was tinkering with cars, lawnmowers and tillers.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Thelma "Louise" Robinson Seaton of Owensboro; two sons, Larry Seaton and Roger (Pat) Seaton, all of Owensboro; a brother, Willard "Bill" Seaton of Elberfield, Ind.; a sister, Effie Marie Roach of Indiana; seven grandchildren, Krista (Jim) Huff of Olaton, Kyle (Amanda) Seaton of Bowling Green, Wendy (Wayne) Sapp of Hanson, Donna (Jerry) Blankenship of Frankfort and Crystal (John) Warren, Connie (Jeff) Thompson and Roger Dean Seaton, all of Owensboro; 15 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.

Services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Geary Funeral Home in Fordsville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Stanley, Daviess Co., KY, Obituary

Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer (KY) - February 23, 2007

Beatrice "Bea" Westerfield of Stanley went home to the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007. She was the daughter of James D. Ralph and Veronica Stallings Ralph, who preceded her in death. The greatest joys in her life were her family, friends, church, politics, horse racing and her family trips to Las Vegas. She served as president of the Ladies Auxiliary at St. Peter of Alcantara Catholic Church for many years and enjoyed participating in all the church activities.

Mrs. Westerfield owned numerous thoroughbred horses for several decades, racing on tracks all across the country, and worked at Ellis Park for several years. She also owned and operated Johnny's Saddlery & Western Wear for many years. Her love of politics led her to become an active member of the Democrat Women's Club for many years, and she served as vice chairman of the Daviess County Democratic Party during Rayburn Ford's tenure. She was essential to the campaigns for John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Wendell Ford and many other national, state and local candidates in Daviess County over the years. For her service, she was honored as a Kentucky Colonel several times under different administrations.

Mrs. Westerfield was preceded in death by her daughter, Elizabeth Davies, in 1993.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, John B. Westerfield, three daughters, Laura (Wayne) Edge, Brenda Westerfield and Dawn Westerfield, all of Owensboro; and a son, Stephen Westerfield of Phoenix. She was blessed with six grandchildren and their families whom she loved very much, Jason (Shannon) Edge, Jeremy (Sheryl) Edge, Jacob Westerfield, all of Owensboro, Chip (Carrie) Davies of Suwanne, Ga., Jordan (Eric) Blankenship of Paducah and Jennifer Edge of Lexington; and great-grandchildren, Alexis Edge, Elizabeth Davies and Braxton Blankenship. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters, George (Ilene) Ralph, Joseph (Iris) Ralph, Bob (Sinda) Ralph and Tom (Marie) Ralph, all of Owensboro, James (Glenda) Ralph of Evansville, Ruth Squire of Ormond Beach, Fla., and Polly Tipton, residing in Germany.

She was also preceded in death by her sister, Mary Agnes Lancaster; and a brother, Paul Ralph.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter of Alcantara Catholic Church.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Whitesville, Daviess Co., KY, Obituary

Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer (KY) - April 5, 2006

Rose Ann Boarman Howard, 90, of Whitesville died Monday, April 3, 2006, at Carmel Home in Owensboro. She was born on Sept. 24, 1915, in Daviess County. She was a lifelong member of St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church in Whitesville, where she served as Eucharistic minister and lector and in the Altar Society and was also involved in the Cursillo Movement of the Owensboro Diocese and the Army of Mary. She served as treasurer of the Senior Citizens Center of Whitesville.

She was the loving wife of Harold M. "Joker" Howard for 63 years until his death in 1997. Also preceding her in death were her great-grandchildren, Christopher Sullivan and Heather Minton; her parents, Frank and Regina Boarman; five sisters, Stella Hardesty, Mildred Boarman, Veatrice Boarman, Mary Lou Howard and Dot Toon; and six brothers, Jess Boarman, the Rev. Leon Boarman, Hollis Boarman, the Rev. Victor Boarman, Norbert Boarman and George N. Boarman.

She was the devoted mother of 10 children, Richard and Valada Howard, Joseph Leon and Virginia Howard, Loretta and Paul Herbick, Frank and Gertrude Howard, Cathy and Jim Camp, Bill and Glenda Howard, Ray and Doris Howard, Earl and Carolyn Howard, Linda Bertke and Tony and Pat Howard; grandchildren, Rick and Diane Howard, Michael and Marty Howard, Mary and Kevin Schramer, Rose and Jay VanHoosier, Frank and Michelle Howard, Laura and Bill Mehling, Terri and Barry Paddock, Andrew and Leslie Howard, Joe Howard Jr., Tom and Angie Howard, Jeff Howard, Donnie Howard, David and Debbie Howard, Susan Howard, Andy Herbick, Joe Herbick, Donald and Christie Howard, Martin Howard, Rachel Howard, Katie and John Manuel, Mike and Susan Camp, Steve and Charlene Camp, Lisa and Steve Sullivan, John and Kim Camp, Shiela Camp, Shelly and Roger Noll, B.G. and Melanie Howard, Gina and John Minton, Patrick Howard and fiancee Yvetta Stikes, Eric and Nikki Howard, Ryan Howard, Jim Howard, Dana Howard, Kristi and Jett Miller, Frank Bertke IV, Cheryl and George Yerolemou, Amanda McAlister, Melissa and Ray Blankenship , Jenny and Scott Gordon, Todd and Amy Howard, Tim Howard and fiancee Diane, and Sarah and Eric Robinson. She also is survived by her sisters, Louise Howard and Ruth Payne; a brother, Lawrence Boarman; her sisters-in-law, Lorena Boarman, Ann Boarman and Genevieve Howard; a brother-in-law, Kevin Howard; step grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Services are at noon Thursday, April 6, at St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church in Whitesville with Father Pat Bittel officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Whitesville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Edmonson

 

2008, Rocky Hill, Edmonson Co., KY, Obituary

Daily News (Bowling Green, KY) - September 5, 2008

Martha Hitchcock Glenn, 67, of Rocky Hill died at 4:55 a.m. Sept. 3, 2008, at The Medical Center. The Henry County native was a sales clerk for Fashion Shop and a Baptist. She was a daughter of the late William Hitchcock and Isabelle Pitts Hitchcock.

Funeral is at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hardy & Son Funeral Home, Bowling Green chapel, with burial in Otter Gap Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Eugene R. Glenn; four daughters, Bamba Kizer and her husband, Mark, and Shelia Bertram, all of Noblesville, Ind., Tina Hammon and her husband, David, of Homosassa, Fla., and Anita Blackmond and her husband, Robert, of Frankton, Ind.; a son, Robbie Laurie and his wife, Debbie, of Noblesville; three stepchildren, Rita Givens of Newport, Rayburn E. Glenn and his wife, Shelia, of Noblesville and Freida Faye Blankenship and her husband, Gilbert, of Russell Springs; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a brother, John Hitchcock and his wife, Diane, of New Castle, Ind.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Elliott

 

2008, Elliott Co., KY, Obituary

The Daily Independent, (Ashland, KY) - October 5, 2008

Carolyn Sue Reynolds, 48, of Elliott County, was called home to be with the Lord on Saturday morning, Oct. 4, 2008, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. She was born Oct. 25, 1959, in Carter County, a daughter of Roscoe Reynolds of Elliott County and the late Angie Blankenship Reynolds. She was a Christian and a member of Providence Freewill Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family and many friends.

In addition to her father, she is survived by three brothers and a sister-in-law, Robert and Regina Reynolds, John Reynolds and James Reynolds, all of Olive Hill; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Diana and Danny Middleton of Olive Hill and Debbie and Charles Whitt and Ella and Larry Carter, all of Sandy Hook; a very special uncle, Rupert Reynolds of Elliott County; and her two precious animals, Tom and Fluffy. She also leaves behind special aunts, uncles, several nieces and nephews and other family members, neighbors and friends who will sadly mourn her passing and will deeply miss her.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill by Brother Bobby Day. Burial will be in Binion Cemetery in Elliott County. Pallbearers will be Steven Whitt, Dallas Middleton, Jerry Middleton, Glen David Creech, Clede Middleton, Ronnie Whitt, Steve DeHart and Carlos Middleton. Honorary pallbearers will be Rupert Reynolds, Cody Reynolds and Matthew Reynolds.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Elliott Co., KY, Obituary

Journal-Times (Grayson-Olive Hill, KY) - October 9, 2008

Carolyn Sue Reynolds, age 48, of Elliott County, Kentucky, was called home to be with the Lord Saturday morning, October 4, 2008, in the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Kentucky. Ms. Reynolds was born October 25, 1959, in Carter County, Kentucky, a daughter of Roscoe Reynolds of Elliott County, Kentucky and the late Angie Blankenship Reynolds. Carolyn was a Christian and a member of the Providence Freewill Baptist Church. She enjoyed going to church and spending time with her loving family and many friends.

In addition to her father she is survived by three brothers and a sister-in-law, Robert and Regina Reynolds, John Reynolds and James Reynolds all of Olive Hill, Kentucky; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Diana and Danny Middleton of Olive Hill, Kentucky, Debbie and Charles Whitt, Ella and Larry Carter all of Sandy Hook, Kentucky; a very special uncle, Rupert Reynolds of Elliott County, Kentucky; two precious pets; "Tom and Fluffy." She also leaves behind special aunts, uncles, several nieces, nephews, other family members, neighbors and friends who will deeply miss her and sadly mourn her passing.

Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 8, 2008, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, Kentucky, with Brother Bobby Day officiating. Burial will follow in the Binion Cemetery in Elliott County, Kentucky. Steven Whitt, Ronnie Whitt, Dallas Middleton, Jerry Middleton, Clede Middleton, Carlos Middleton, Glen David Creech and Steve DeHart will serve as pallbearers. Rupert Reynolds, Cody Reynolds, and Matthew Reynolds will service as honorary pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Sandy Hook, Elliott Co., KY, Obituary

The Daily Independent, (Ashland, KY) - August 6, 2007

Della Pearl Binion Bowling, 87, of Sandy Hook, Ky., passed away Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007, at her residence following an extended illness. She was born in Soldier, Ky., the daughter of the late Isaac Binion and the late Lizzie Mae Blankenship Binion Roe.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Russell Arthur Bowling, on Jan. 6, 1994, and a son, Donald Glen Bowling, on Dec. 5, 1939. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Temple Apostolic Church.

She is survived by a son, Lonnie Charles and wife Kathryn Bowling of Salem, Ill.; two daughters, Ethel Mae Hockathorn and Patricia Sue Green, both of Sandy Hook; five grandchildren, Stephanie Lynn Pierquet and husband Tony of Canton, Ohio, Ronald C. Jr. and wife Shirley Hockathorn of Barberton, Ohio, Steven A. and wife Shelley Green of Morehead, Ky., Melanie R. Green of West Liberty, Ky., and Jennifer P. Jenkins of Owingsville, Ky.; and great-grandchildren Leah and Luke Pierquet, Amanda, Russell, Dallas and Kimberly Hockathorn, Wheeler and Taylor Green, Allyson and James "Jay" Maddamma and Carson McCarty.

Funeral will be at noon Thursday at Lewis & Ferguson Funeral Home in Sandy Hook by Pastor Daniel Long. Burial will be in Bowling Family Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Sandy Hook, Elliott Co., KY, Obituary

Daily Independent , Ashland, KY, 12/6/2008

Ora Kenneth Blankenship Sr., 72, of Sandy Hook, died Thursday at his residence. He was born Jan. 3, 1936, in Carter County. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Waddell & Whitt Funeral Home in Sandy Hook. Burial will be in Blankenship Cemetery in Elliott County.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Sandy Hook, Elliott Co., KY, Obituary

Journal-Times (Grayson-Olive Hill, KY) - January 14, 2009

Raymond Lynn Ball, age 32, of Sandy Hook, passed away Wednesday morning, January 7, at the Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. Mr. Ball was born December 28, 1976, in Rowan County, a son of Aileen Ridgeway Blankenship of Sandy Hook, and the late Oreacle Ball. Raymond worked as a carpenter and attended the Fannin Enterprise Baptist Church.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his step-father, Kenny Blankenship; paternal grandparents, John West and Annie Ball; maternal grandparents, Raymond Oral and Ellen Marie Ridgeway; half sister, Diana Ball, also an infant sister.

Along with his mother, he is survived by his wife of five years, Nicole Whitt Ball; One step-daughter, Madison Ison of Sandy Hook; paternal step-grandmother, Laura Blankenship of Elliott County; five brothers and sisters-in-law, Owen and Pam Lewis, Oreacle Ball, Steven Ball, all of Sandy Hook, Joe and Tracey Lewis of Morehead, Daniel and Donna Ball of Salt Lick; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Abbie Lewis and Mitch Hatton of Owingsville, Rhonda and John David Elliott, Alisha and James Cassity both of Sandy Hook; one step-brother and sister-in-law, Ora Kenneth, Jr. and Erica Blankenship of Brooksville; three step-sisters and brothers-in-law, Laura and Mark McMillian of Georgetown, Tammy Hunt and Steve Rayburn of Lexington, Jennifer and Andy Reynolds of Eubanks; two half-brothers and sisters-in-law, Jimmy and Debbie Ball of Morehead, and Danny and Darlene Ball of Indiana; six nieces, four nephews, two great-nieces, and three great-nephews. His nephew, Eric Lewis, who shared the same birthday as his Uncle Raymond.

Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Saturday, January 10, in the chapel of Waddell and Whitt Funeral Home in Sandy Hook, with Brother Jason Ison officiating. Burial followed in the Blankenship Family Cemetery on Highway 7, in Sandy Hook. Tony Lewis, Rick Harmon, Josh Ison, Johnny Dale Moore, John David Elliott and Joe Lewis served as pallbearers. All of his many friends and relatives served as honorary pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Sandy Hook, Elliott Co., KY, Obituary

Journal-Times (Grayson-Olive Hill, KY) - February 18, 2009

Sarah Stevens Smith, age 78, of Sandy Hook, passed away Sunday morning, February 8, at the Life Care Center in Morehead [Rowan Co., KY]. Mrs. Stevens was born May 9, 1930, in Elliott County, a daughter of the late Roscoe and Lucy Stephens Stevens. Sarah was a homemaker, a born again Christian and she attended several local churches.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Ray Smith; one daughter, Alice Ray Smith; three brothers, Amby Arnold Stevens, Dan Stevens and Andy Stevens; two sisters, Willy Marie Stevens and Thursa Jane Arnett; one son-in-law, Elwood Thornsberry.

She is survived by three daughters and a son-in-law, Mary Smith of West Liberty, Loretta Thornsberry of Sandy Hook, Wilma and Billy Caskey of Owningsville; ten grandchildren, Kasarah Smith, Ronnie Caskey, Marcus Blankenship, Nathaniel Blankenship, Kaneatha Thornsberry, Raymond Thornsberry, Faith Thornsberry, Natessa Thornsberry, Myran Thornsberry, Frankie Thornsberry; two great-grandchildren, Jazzalynn Thornsberry, Cora Thornsberry; one sister, Frankie Stamper of Sandy Hook; one sister-in-law, Pat Stevens. Along with a host of nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends who will sadly mourn her passing.

Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 11, at the Waddell and Whitt Funeral Home in Sandy Hook, with Brother Billy T. Rice officiating. Burial followed in the Hampton-Roe Cemetery in Elliott County. Billy Caskey, Ronald Caskey, Ronnie Caskey, Wayne Blankenship, Nathaniel Blankenship, Marcus Blankenship, Raymond Thornsberry, Dale Stevens, Ronnie Stamper, Ricky Stamper and Donnie Stamper served as pallbearers. Alex Butler, Myran Thornsberry and Garrett Ison served as honorary pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Fayette

 

+2006, Lexington, Fayette Co., KY, Obituary

Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) - March 25, 2006

Mamie Verona Armstrong Liles, 89, died, holding her granddaughter's hand, Thurs., Mar. 23, 2006, at Pimlico Manor in Lexington, KY. Born in Lewis County, KY, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Elsie Bryant Armstrong.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Jane Ann and Richard Riggs of Lexington, KY, and 2 grandchildren, Jonathan Richard Matthew Riggs of Los Angeles, CA, and Jennifer Leigh Riggs of Lexington, and 1 brother, Ronald Chester Armstrong of Charters, KY.

Mamie was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Granville Chester Liles, and 5 brothers and 2 sisters (Royal, Delbert, Davis, Haska, Eric, Sarah, and Madeline [Blankenship]). She remained a faithful member of the Lincoln Avenue Church of Christ in Bucyrus, OH, where she resided for over 50 years.

Services will be at 2 pm, Sun. at Gaydos Funeral Home, Vanceburg, KY, with Rick Morris officiating. Burial will be in Stone Cemetery, Scotts Branch, KY.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Lexington, Fayette Co., KY, Obituary

Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) - April 6, 2006

Hilton, Earl Jackson, 68, husband of Carol Ann Luster Hilton, died Tues., Apr. 4, 2006 at the Hospice Care Center. Born in Versailles, KY, he was the son of the late Charles Albert and Mary Katherine Stewart Hilton. Mr. Hilton was a U.S. Army veteran and a manager for U.K. Stores Purchasing. He was a Past Master of the Buford Lodge #494 F.&A.M. in Midway, KY.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter, Dawn Marie Hilton Reed; a son, Brian Earl Hilton, both of Versailles; stepchildren, Robert Gene Blankenship , Winchester, KY, James Lee (Jamie Lynn) Blankenship, Prestonburg, KY, and Tammy Angeline Gibson, 3 grandchildren; 7 step-grandchildren; and 2 brothers, Charles Albert (June) Hilton, Jr., and Lowell Thomas Hilton, both of Versailles.

Funeral services will be 2:30 pm , Fri. at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Rd. by Minister Ronnie Hupp. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Donnie Hilton, Tommy Hilton, Ernie McMurray, Adam McMurray, Edward Wallace, Dennis Cammack, Robert Weldo and Steve Johnson.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Lexington, Fayette Co., KY, Obituary

Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) - October 25, 2006

Blankenship, Lucas Owen, 3 month old son of Jimmy and Beth Blankenship, died Sat, Oct. 21, 2006 at UK Hospital.

Other survivors are a brother, Hunter Blankenship; maternal grandparents, Terry and Trudy Case, Georgetown; paternal grandparents, Jimmy and Marie Blankenship, Paris; an uncle, Justin and Lisa Case; an aunt, Chasity and Nathan York; and a cousin, Mazie Case.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wed at Christ the King Catholic Church by Father Tom Farrell and the Rev. Roland Akers. Burial will be in Lexington Cemetery Mausoleum.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Lexington, Fayette Co., KY, Obituary

Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) - July 22, 2007

Mary Ellen "Tootsie" Blankenship, passed away July 20, 2007 at the Hospice Care Center. She was a retired clerk in central records for the Lexington Police Department for 35 years. She was involved with PTA in the public schools for several years along with a lot of other community service organizations. Her love of children and helping others was undying. She was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed.

Tootsie is survived by her husband of 55 years, Bill; daughter she loved very much, Lisa Aileen; brother, James A. (Nancy) Ginter, California; one niece, Christy Fleck; two nephews, Steven (Sylvia) Ginter, and Bobby (Myra) Blankenship; three great-nieces, Nikki Fleck, Virginia Ellen (Mitchell) Green, and Ann Elizabeth (James) Braden; two great-nephews, Jacob and Jordan Ginter; and a host of other family members.

She was preceded in death by her beloved mother, Aileen Ginter and father James Ginter.

Funeral services will be 2pm Mon at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Main Street. Burial will be in Lexington Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Lexington, Fayette Co., KY, Obituary

Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) - March 21, 2008

Mercy Phillips Nicholson, 97, passed away on March 20, 2008. Born to the late William and Mercy Phillips in Greenwood, British Columbia,

Survived by one son, William H. Nicholson of Cedar Lake, IN.; three daughters, Stephanie Nicholson of Syracuse, NY; Mercy R. Harper and Marty (David) Flynn of seven grandchildren, Loring (Ernest) Clark, Stephen Harper, Leslie (Michael) Scott, Ellie (Chad) Blankenship of Lexington and Shelly, Kim and Bill Nicholson, Jr. of Indiana; nine great-grandchildren and a great friend and caregiver, Sue Montgomery.

A celebration of life service will be held at 1pm Sat, March 22, 2008 at the Ratterman Family Funeral Home, 3800 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY with the Reverend David Wu officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Lexington, Fayette Co., KY, Obituary

Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) - April 3, 2008

Mark Anthony Bishop, 12, son of Mark and Marlene Bishop, died Mon, March 31, 2008 at UK Hospital. He was born in Lexington and was a student at Lexington Traditional Magnet School.

Survivors other than his parents are a brother, Justin Matthew Bishop, a half brother, Mark Joseph Bishop, Jr, ID; his godmother, Minta Blankenship, maternal grandmother, Judy VanHorn, Muncie, IN; and maternal great-grandmother, Doris Crane, Anderson, IN.

Funeral services will be 2pm Sat at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Main St.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Lexington, Fayette Co., KY, Obituary

Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) - May 1, 2008

Emma J. Thomas, 72, died Tue. She is loved and will be missed by her three sons.

Survivors are three sons, Paul (Donna) Thomas, Alan ( Shelly) Thomas and Johnny (Diana) Elkins; three sisters, Helen Smith, Norma Dobson and Lou Luttrell; four brothers, Bob, Bud, Malcolm and Bill Blankenship; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Tom Blankenship, and a sister, Darlene Dodie.

Funeral service will be 12pm Fri at Kerr Bros.-Main St.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Lexington, Fayette Co., KY, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Aug 25, 2008

Ralph Ronald Elkins, 69, of Lexington, formerly of Pikeville, died Saturday. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home, Pikeville. Burial will follow at Blankenship Family Cemetery, Pikeville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Lexington, Fayette Co., KY, Obituary

Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) - October 4, 2008

Ruby Angel Christie, 55, died Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at St. Joseph Hospital. Born in Wagersville, KY, she was a daughter of Betty Angel, Lexington and the late Chester Angel. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

In addition to her mother, survivors include two daughters, Betty Jean Christie, Lexington, and Melissa Sue Christie, Jackson, KY; two grandsons, Aaron and Collin Kanatzer; three sisters, Wanda (Doug) Cornish, Lucy (Gary) Blankenship , and Rosemary (James) Florence, all of Lexington.

A daughter, Mechelle Renee, preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be 2pm Mon at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Main Street. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Lexington, Fayette Co., KY, Obituary

Casey County News (Liberty, KY) - October 15, 2008

Albert Nick Foster of Lexington died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008 after a long illness. He was 81. Born on Feb. 12, 1927 in Casey County, he was a son of the late Albert and Grace Foster. He was a clerk for Volunteers for America and a member of Heritage Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Louise Foster; six children, Danny (and Linda) Foster of York, S.C., Peggy (and Stephen) Yates of Lexington, Connie (and Roger) Blankenship of Jamestown, Bruce Seale of Ocala, Fla., Jack (and Vicki) Seale of Lexington, and Eddie (and Pam) Seale of Owenton; three brothers, Paul Foster of Lexington, Bob (and Mathel) Foster of Science Hill and Jim Foster of Cincinnati; and several grandchildren.

Funeral services were Oct. 14 at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home. Burial was in Shady Grove Baptist Cemetery in Liberty.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Lexington, Fayette Co., KY, Obituary

Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) - February 4, 2009

Forest Lee Lyons, 82, Lexington, formerly of Ashland, KY, took his trip Home to be with the Lord on Fri, Jan 30, 2009. He was born on Jan 8, 1927 in Rainelle, WV but grew up in Forestdale, OH.

He is now reunited in Heaven with the love of his life, his loving wife of 56 years, Wanda, and his precious son, Mark. He was the son of the late Julius and Ollie Patterson Lyons and the brother of the late Vivian Jones.

He was a very loving, generous father to all of his children, Rita (Ray) Haggard, Eyvonne (Eddie) Overton, Anna Lee (Rick) Holbrook, Cole Lyons, Mark Lyons, Sandy (Frank) Blankenship. His legacy of grandchildren include John Overton (Vanessa Anderson), Stephany Lee Lyons (Brad May), Rebecca Holbrook, Ricky Holbrook, Lucy Caitlin Lyons, Justin Haggard, Cara Lyons, Delana (Gary) Gibbs, Christine (Stan) Broz, Bethel (Kevin) Suesse, Frank (Bethany) Blankenship , Sean Blankenship , Quenna (Trent) Bell; great grandchildren, Tiffany, Megan, Landon, Corinne, Gavin, Chloe, Cassidy, Nate, Jessica; great-great grandchild, Sarah.

He was a veteran of the United States Army and served during the Korean War. His decorations included a Victory Medal. He was commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel in 1978. He retired after 25 years of service as a Civil Engineer from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Huntington, WV. He loved sharing life with his family and taught us that "Families are Forever". We are so thankful that one of our greatest blessings was that God made him to be our precious, loving Dad and Papa. His greatest legacy to his children was the importance of worshipping and serving God. His testimony that he left was a reflection of his personal walk with God. He loved to worship his Savior, Jesus the Christ, with his church family at South Elkhorn Christian Church.

A service in memory of his precious life will be held at 2:30pm Sat, Feb 7, 2009 at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, 3421 Harrodsburg Rd., Lex., KY. Burial will be in the Lexington Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Lexington, Fayette Co., KY, Obituary

The Richmond Register, (KY) - March 25, 2009

Rebecca Mae Horn Curtis, 84, of Lexington, formerly of Madison County, passed away Monday, March 23, 2009, in the Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. She was born in Estill County, February 21, 1925, to Dilliard and Emily Jane Chamberlain Horn. She was a member of the Seventh Street Baptist Church in Lexington.

Her survivors include: William "Bill" Curtis; one son, Billy (Linda) Curtis of Richmond; four daughters, Betty Curtis of Lancaster, Bess Curtis of Richmond, Margaret (Walter) Hall, Jr. of Lexington and Edith (Rollie) Fultz of Cynthiana; eight grandchildren, Greg Hill, Nicki Curtis, Sabrina Osborne, Stacy Curtis, Jennifer Hall, Justin Hall, Bobby Witt and James Hall; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild, Noland Blankenship.

She was preceded in death by: brothers, Homer, Edmond, Lewis, Hargus and Claude Horn, Bobby Ray Curtis; and sisters, Hannah Arvin and Flora Gray.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 2009, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Curtis Coots officiating, followed with burial following in Richmond Cemetery. Pallbearers will be James Hall, Stacy Curtis, Richard Osborne, Kenneth Wilson, Douglas Winkler and D. J. Curtis.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Lexington, Fayette Co., KY, Obituary

The Interior Journal, (Stanford, KY) - June 4, 2009

Maggie A. Barron Baker, 83, of Lexington, formerly of Crab Orchard, died Tuesday, June 2 at her home. A native of Rockcastle County, she was born Feb. 15, 1931, to the late Leroy Barron and Flora Mae Stevens Barron.

She was the widow of William D. Baker. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ed and Herman Barron; and two sisters, Gracie Owens and Martha Swinney.

Survivors include sons, John Lewis Barron of Lexington, Charles E. Barron of Nicholasville, Ricky Joe Blankenship of Indiana, Billy Raymond Blankenship of Crab Orchard and Timmy David Blankenship of Prison Tennconly, Texas; daughter, Betty Lou Belson of Lexington; brother, Robert Barron of Mt. Vernon; sisters, Locie Barron and Mary Hunt of Mt. Vernon; special friend, Sharon OHair of Nicholasville; 19 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. today (June 4) at McKnight Funeral Home in Crab Orchard with Bro. Dan Gutenson officiating. Burial will be in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Fayette Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Mary E. 74, 09Dec1932 - 20Jul2007, Lexington, Fayette, KY, FL-265-40-9123

 

Fleming

 

2009, Flemingsburg, Fleming Co., KY, Obituary

The Ledger Independent, (Maysville, KY) - January 30, 2009

John Mathew White, 42, passed away Wednesday at his residence. He was born in Fleming County June 1, 1966, to Lucy Dotson White of Flemingsburgm and the late Donald White.

He is survived by his wife, Sherry Silvey White; three sons, Cody White, Shelton White and Zachory Williamson, all of Flemingsburg; one sister, Cathy (Jerry) Blankenship of Williamstown; four brothers, Randy (Rhonda) White of Maysville, Donald Ray (Candis) White, Danny White and David White, all of Flemingsburg; and his maternal grandmother, Ida Dotson of Mount Olivet.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Flemingsburg, Fleming Co., KY, Death

Lexington Herald-Leader , June 28, 2009

Jerry Ray Blankenship, 61, husband of Kathey W. Blankenship, died Fri. Service 1pm Mon, Boone-Nickell Funeral Home. Visit 6pm Sun.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Hillsboro, Fleming Co., KY, Obituary

Morehead News (KY) - June 26, 2009

Imogene Engle Stegall, 72, of Skaggs Lane - Hillsboro, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2009 in the Fleming County Hospital. She was born on March 21, 1937 in Morgan County, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Robert Boyd Engle and Alene Blankenship Engle. Mrs. Stegall was a homemaker. She was a member of the Morehead First Apostolic Church and was well known as an excellent cook. Mrs. Stegall enjoyed sewing, going to auctions and spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Stegall, who passed away on January 2, 2003, two brothers, Boyd Engle and Bob Lewis and one sister, Oleta Jones.

Survivors include four sons, Allen Ray Stegall and his wife, Dorothy, Tony Stegall and his wife, Karen, Robert Stegall and his wife, Andrea and Chris Stegall and his wife, Diana all of Morehead, two daughters, Sharron Weaver and her husband, Gene of Wallingford and Anita Winkleman and her husband, Darrell of Elliott County, one brother, Junior Lewis of Morgan County, one sister, Ethel Pearl Johnson of Gratis, Ohio, fourteen grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, June 27, 2009 in the chapel of the Lane-Stucky-Gray Funeral Home with Rev. Kenny Binion officiating. Burial will follow in the Caudill Cemetery at Cranston. Pallbearers will be sons and grandsons.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Floyd

 

2007, Beaver, Floyd Co., KY, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Feb 05, 2007

Ranny Gene Blankenship, 57, of Beaver, husband of Judy Pennington Blankenship, died Saturday at McDowell Appalachian Regional Healthcare. Funeral service will be noon Wednesday at Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church at Teaberry; burial will be at Blankenship Family Cemetery at Ligon, Ky. Visitation after 1 p.m. Monday at the church. Nelson Frazier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Harold, Floyd Co., KY, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Mar 31, 2009 [Tuesday]

Patsy Ann King, 56, of Harold, wife of Jack Thomas King, died Saturday [28Mar2009]at home. She was a homemaker.

Funeral service 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nelson Frazier Funeral Home, Martin; burial at Edward Lee Blankenship Cemetery, Teaberry.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Harold, Floyd Co., KY, Obituary

The Floyd County Times, (Prestonsburg, KY) - December 31, 2009

Shiller Edward (Edd) King, 66, of Harold, died Tuesday, December 22, 2009, at the Pikeville Medical Center. Born February 4, 1943, in Harold, he was the son of the late Shiller and Mollie Kendrick King. He was a disabled inspector on railroad joints and factory worker; and was a member of the Pilgrims Home Old Regular Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Clara Hamilton King. Other survivors include two sons: Jerry Lee King and Edward Jr. King, both of Harold; two brothers: Jack King of Harold, and Earl King of Illinois; three sisters: Sarah Stevens of Louisa; Evanell Justice of Harold; and Nora Brown of Texas; and three grandchildren: Jerrett Lee, Katelyn Danielle, and Alexandria Denise.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Carter Dale King; one sister, Ida Blankenship; and several other brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were held Monday, December 28, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Chuck Hall, and others, officiating. Burial was in the Ike Roberts Cemetery, in Grethel.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Martin, Floyd Co., KY, Funeral

Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) - February 22, 2007 [Thursday]

Chester Blankenship, 76, died Tues. [20Feb2007]

Services 1pm Fri, Samaria Old Reg. Bapt. Church.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

SSDI; Blankenship, Chester, 76, 31Mar1930 - 20Feb2007, Teaberry, Floyd, KY, KY-403-36-2562

 

+2009, McDowell, Floyd Co., KY, Obituary

The Floyd County Times, (Prestonsburg, KY) - November 7, 2009

Elnor Blankenship Brown, 82, of McDowell, died Tuesday, November 3, 2009, at Highlands Regional Medical Center [Prestonsburg, Floyd Co., KY]. Born December 27, 1926, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Andy and Dora Moore Blankenship. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Little Rosa Old Regular Baptist Church, in McDowell.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Brown.

Survivors include one son, Earl Michael Brown of McDowell; one daughter, Sherry Stumbo of McDowell; three sisters: Roseannie Williamson of Drift, Evelyn McDonald of Indiana, and Marie Hager of Grundy, Virginia; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Thomas Blankenship; and one sister, Olgie Hall.

Funeral services will be held Friday, November 6, at 11 a.m., at the Little Rosa Old Regular Baptist Church, in McDowell, with Clinton Moore and Jimmy Hall officiating. Burial will be in the Drift Cemetery, in Martin.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Minnie, Floyd Co., KY, Funeral

The Herald-Dispatch, (Huntington, WV) - March 17, 2008

Berla Mae Estep, 71, of Minnie, Ky., formerly of Thelma, Ky., died Saturday at home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Paintsville Funeral Home; burial will follow in Blankenship Cemetery, Thelma.

[SSDI 18Feb1937 - 14Mar2008]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Teaberry, Floyd Co., KY, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Dec 10, 2006

Willard Osborne, 59, of Teaberry, Ky., husband of Peggy Blankenship Osborne, died Saturday at Pikeville Medical Center. He was a disabled coal miner. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church, Teaberry. Burial will follow at Osborne-Blankenship Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 p.m. Sunday at the church with nightly services at 6:30 p.m. Nelson Frazier Funeral Home, Martin is in charge of arrangements.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Teaberry, Floyd Co., KY, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jul 17, 2008

Jeffrey Dean Mitchell, 30, of Teaberry, son of Kathadean Howard Mitchell of Teaberry, died Wednesday at home. Funeral service will be noon Saturday, Tackett Fork Freewill Baptist Church, Beaver; burial at Blankenship Family Cemetery, Teaberry.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Wayland, Floyd Co., KY, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - July 8, 2006

Walter "Shorty" Owsley, 87, of 468 Estill Bottom, Wayland, Ky., formerly of Lincoln County, widower of Lena Ruth Stowers Owsley, died Thursday, July 6, 2006, at his residence. Born Dec. 11, 1918, in Cliff, Ky., he was a son of the late James Lee and Susan Catherine Music Owsley. He was a retired coalminer and a World War II and Korean War Army Air Corps veteran. Also, he was a life member of the Benny Padilla VFW Post 4768, Alum Creek.

In addition to his parents, preceding him in death were three brothers, Russell, Frank and Issick Owsley; and four sisters, Ruby Blankenship, Ruth Lafferty, Glenda Mae Owsley and Margaret Gibson.

He is survived by four sons, James Edward Owsley of Estill, Ky., Garold Keith Owsley of Brazil, Ind., Darrell Kay Owsley of Triadelphia and Ricky Dale Owsley of Murray, Ky.; two daughters, Pamela Diane Spencer of Raleigh, N.C., and Sharon DeCallmis of Arvada, Colo.; one sister, Reba Roads of Logan; 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, July 9, at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, with Pastors Henry Estep, Oshel Bell and Richard Ruby officiating. Burial will be in Orchard Hills Memory Gardens, Yawkey, with military graveside rites conducted by the Benny Padilla VFW Post 4768.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Floyd Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Ranny 57, 02Aug1949 - 03Feb2007, Mc Dowell, Floyd, KY, KY-407-70-4074

Blankenship, Chester 76, 31Mar1930 - 20Feb2007, Teaberry, Floyd, KY, KY-403-36-2562

 

Franklin

 

+2006, Frankfort, Franklin Co., KY, Obituary

The Harlan Daily Enterprise, (KY) - January 13, 2006

Cleo Carmony, 93, Frankfort, formerly of Loyall, died Jan. 12, 2006, at St. Joseph Hospice Care Center in Lexington. A native of Bell County, Carmony was a homemaker and a member of the Loyall Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Carmony; her parents, Thomas and Elizabeth Jones Browning; and two children: Jimmy and Jackie.

Survivors include two daughters, Bobbye Carmony Helton, Kingsport; and Patricia Carmony, Frankfort; a son, Jerry Carmony, Dayhoit; one brother, Ernest Browning and wife, Virginia, Louisville; two sisters: Marjorie Blankenship, Louisville; and Joyce Carmony, Ypsilanti, Mich.; five grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, two great great granddaughters, several nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Darrell Cone and David Green officiating. Burial will follow in Resthaven Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2006, Frankfort, Franklin Co., KY, Obituary

http://obitsforlife.com/obituary/251590/Eads-Bedford.php

Services for Bedford Young Eads, 84, of Frankfort, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Harrod Brothers Memorial Chapel. Rev. Wade Hughes will officiate. Bearers will be Robert Harrison, Michael Whitis, Clint Eads, Stuart Zahalka, Ronnie Whitis and Robert Eads. Military Honors will be observed by VFW Post 4075 at the grave site.

He died Friday March 24th, 2006 at the VA Medical Center, Lexington, following a long illness. Burial will be in the Georgetown Cemetery. He was born May 30, 1921 in Scott County. He was retired from Webster Electric. He was a WWII U.S. Army Veteran. He was a member of the V.F.W. Georgetown.

He is survived by a son, Dennis Eads, Frankfort; two daughters, Cathy Whitis, Frankfort, and Lisa Zahalka, Bloomfield, KY; a brother, Dow Eads, Frankfort; two sisters, Grace Lewis, Frankfort, and Mary Daniels, Lahabra, CA; three grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a special friend, Margaret Wilhoite.

He is the widower of Leona Humphrey Eads. He is the son of the late Allen Francis and Ethel Blankenship Eads and also proceeded in death by seven brothers and sisters.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Frankfort, Franklin Co., KY, Obituary

http://obitsforlife.com/obituary/251627/Van-Jr-John-Edward.php

Services for John Edward Van Jr., 50,[ October 15th, 1955 - June 6th, 2006] of Frankfort, will be conducted from Harrod Brothers Memorial Chapel, Friday at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Woodford County, Ky.

He died Tueday at his residence after a sudden illness. A native of Franklin County, he was a Correction Officer with the Department of Corrections. He was a member of Graefenburg Baptist Church.

He is survived by two daughters, Kristi Van Jones and Katie Van, both of Frankfort; his parents, John Edward Van Sr. and Rose Carolyn Blankenship Van, Frankfort; his grandmother, Nettie Katherine Blankenship, Frankfort; on brother, Greg Van, Frankfort; one sister, patricia Durham, Berea, KY; and two grandchildren.

The Rev. Everett Hawkins will officiate. Bearers will be Terry Warfield, Lavon Hill, Bill Hobbs, Daniel George, Steve Turner and Ronnie Haynes. Honors wil be observed by the Department of Corrections Honor Guard.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Frankfort, Franklin Co., KY,

http://obitsforlife.com/obituary/252097/Tate-James.php Obituary

"Funeral services for James W. Tate, 84, of Frankfort will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at Harrod Brothers Memorial Chapel. Rev. Mike Napier will officiate. Burial will follow at Frankfort Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by members of VFW Post 4075. Pallbearers will be Mike Atha, Hank Chambers, Alex Chambers, Kenny Blankenship, Zachary Blankenship and Denver Tate.

A Frankfort native, Mr. Tate died Sunday at his residence after a short illness.

He is survived by his children, Carolyn Atha, Karen Chambers, William Tate and Margaret Blankenship, all of Frankfort. Eight grandchildren, Angela Hinkle, Rebecca Atha, Amy Chambers, Alex Chambers, Denver Tate, Tammie Tate, Michael Blankenship, Zachary Blankenship; thirteen great grandchildren; one brother, Emmitt C. Tate; a sister, Jo Ann Payton; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Clida Hodson Tate as well as his parents, Raymond Tate Sr. and Icy Mae Woolums Tate, one brother, Raymond (June) Tate Jr. and a sister, Athline Rice Coubert.

Mr. Tate was a retiree of Columbia Gas with 38 years of service and was a part-time farmer. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII in the South Pacific aboard the USS Dorsey, a high-speed mine sweeper.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Frankfort, Franklin Co., KY, Funeral

Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) - April 3, 2009 [Friday]

Earl Dawson "Sonny" Blankenship Sr., 66, died Thu.

Services 11am Mon at Harrod Bros Memorial Chapel.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Frankfort, Franklin Co., KY, Obituary

http://obitsforlife.com/obituary/252139/Jennings-Sandra.php

Sandra Lucille Jennings, July 31st, 1955 - March 14th, 2009; Sandra L. Purvis Jennings, of Frankfort, passed away at her residence on Saturday, March 14, 2009 following a long illness. She was a native of Franklin County and an employee of Hawkeegan Market. She was a member of New Life Worship Center.

Services for Sandra will be conducted from Harrod Brothers Memorial Chapel at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 19, 2009. Rev. Gene Roberts will officiate. Burial will follow in Frankfort Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

She is survived by three children, Shanda Blankenship (Chris), Travis Cox and Robbie Cox, all of Frankfort; four brothers, Jimmy Purvis (Clara), Jessie Purvis (Sharon), Harold Purvis (Shelly), all of Frankfort and Ricky Purvis (Geri), Indiana; seven sisters, Beverly Hockensmith (Freddie), Elsie Smith (Jerry), Lisa Hockensmith, Barbara Crawey and Phyllis Lee (Roy), all of Frankfort, Vicky C. Maran and Mary Jo Erhart, both of Louisville, and a very dear friend, Jack Wade of Frankfort. She was the proud grandmother of five grandchildren she adored.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Harrison and Dorothy Quire Purvis and a sister, Pamela Hockensmith.

Serving as pallbearers will be Chris Blankenship, Anthony Purvis, Darren Hockensmith, Jerry Smith, Glenn Mayewski and Scotty Hockensmith. Honorary bearers will be Freddie Hockensmith, Jack Wade, Jason Newton, James Thomas Purvis, Floyd Hockensmith and Jody Smith.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Frankfort, Franklin Co., KY, Death

The Courier-Journal, April 3, 2009 

Earl Dawson Blankenship Sr., 66, Harrod Bros. Funeral Home

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Frankfort, Franklin Co., KY, Obituary

http://obitsforlife.com/obituary/252244/Purvis-Clara.php

Services for Clara Ann Hockensmith Purvis, 58, Frankfort will be conducted from Harrod Brothers Memorial Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 11, 2009. Rev. Tim Jumpp and Rev. Billy Perkins will officiate. Burial will follow in Frankfort Cemetery.

A native of Scott County, she was born February 12, 1951. Clara was an executive housekeeper at the Capital Plaza Hotel for 13 years. She was a member of West Frankfort Church of God.

She is survived by her husband, Jimmy Purvis; two sons, James Thomas Purvis and Anthony Scott Purvis; one daughter, Brenda Lee Kendall; four brothers, William R. Hockensmith, Freddie Hockensmith, Larry D. Hockensmith and Rickey L. Hockensmith; one sister, Mary Jane Blankenship; five grandchildren, Warren Dunn, Zach Kendall, Rebecca A. Kendall, Meadow Ann Marie Purvis and Jessica Currens.

Clara was preceded in death by a brother, Alex Hockensmith and her parents, Russell and Mary B. Broughton Hockensmith.

Bearers will be Freddie Hockensmith, Wayne Ellis, Scott Hockensmith, Jesse Quire Jr., Steve Jenkins and Kermit Caudle. Ricky Purvis, Jesse Purvis, Hubert Payton and Lizzie Smith will serve as honorary bearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Frankfort, Franklin Co., KY, Obituary

http://obitsforlife.com/obituary/252274/Thompson-Linda.php

Frankfort- Memorial Services for Linda Jo West Thompson, 44 yrs., of Frankfort, will be conducted from Harrod Brothers Funeral Home at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, November 22, 2009 with Chaplain Jay Fulton officiating.

She passed away Thursday, November 19, 2009 at her residence following an illness. A native of Franklin County, she was born, April 10, 1965, and was a caregiver.

She is survived by her husband, Anthony Thompson; children, Michael Brian Daniels, Lora Ashley Thompson, both of Frankfort, and Amanda Jo Thompson, Louisville; parents, James Lee West Sr. and Joyce Ann Blankenship West, both of Frankfort; brothers, Jeffrey Scott West, James Lee West Jr., Mark Anthony West and James Lee West Jr. III, all of Frankfort; sisters, Diane Osbourne, Graefenburg, and Jenny Samuels, Frankfort; and three grandchildren, Deven Scott Thompson, Caylen Daniels, and Danyella Grace Thompson..

Flowers are welcome, or expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass/Frankfort Office, 208 Steele St., Frankfort, Ky 40601.

Arrangements are under the direction of Harrod Brothers Funeral Home; condolences may be shared via the online guest book at www.harrodbrothersfuneralhome.com.

 

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Franklin Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Earl D. 66, 03Apr1942 - 02Apr2009, Frankfort, Franklin, KY, KY-403-54-8664

 

Garrard

 

2009, Stone, Garrard Co., KY, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - May 15, 2009

Pauline Hackney, 64 Stone, Ky. passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2009 the Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Ky. She was born November 24, 1944 in Pike County, Ky. the daughter of the late Everett Lee and Thelma Lee Kirk Hackney. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include one son, Darryl Hackney North Carolina, three daughters, Marie Hackney Cleveland, Ohio, Renee Allen and Brittni Hackney both of Stone, Ky., one sister, Connie Jones of Turkey Creek, Ky., three brothers, Luther Hackney Columbus, Ohio, Everett Hackney of Blue Rock, Ohio and Billy Hackney Columbus, Ohio and five grandchildren, Drake Blankenship of Ohio, Cory Hackney of Warfield, Ky., Desiree Allen, Jade Allen and J.J. Allen all of Stone, Ky. and a host of family and friends.

There will be no visitation. R. E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry is in charge arrangements.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Grayson

 

Grayson Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Charlotte A. 72, 20May1936 - 14Aug2008, Leitchfield, Grayson, KY, KY-400-90-2995

 

Green

 

2007, Greensburg, Green Co., KY, Funeral

Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) December 29, 2007

Estella Hall Blankenship, 83, died Wed at her home.

Funeral 2pm CT Sat at Foster-Toler-Curry Home.

[SSDI, 09Apr1924 - 26Dec2007]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Green Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Estella H. 83, 09Apr1924 - 26Dec2007, Greensburg, Green, KY, KY-407-24-4099

 

Greenup

 

+2007, Flatwoods, Greenup Co., KY, Obituary

The Daily Independent, (Ashland, KY) - December 1, 2007

Alberta Carpenter Horton passed away at her home in Flatwoods on Friday, Nov. 30, 2007, at the age of 95. She was born in Greenup County on April 20, 1912, to Polly Mullins Carpenter and George Carpenter. She was predeceased by an infant son, Harold Thomas Horton; stepchildren, William A. Horton and Lillian M. Stark, as well as many brothers and sisters, including Ida, Rhoda and Challis Carpenter, Eva Blankenship, Jeanette "Netsie" Ison, Henry Carpenter, Arizona Howard, Lena Conley, Dora Howard and her husband of 34 years, Reece D. Horton.

Alberta leaves six surviving children, Reece (Sue) Horton of Hanging Rock, Ohio, Orin Glen (Nancy) Horton of Ramseur, N.C., Georgeann Horton of Burke, Va., Dora (Michael) Prihar of Granada Hills, Calif., Linda (Roy) Gillespie of Ironton, Ohio, and Sharon Horton of Santa Clarita, Calif. She is survived by nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and her faithful and loving caregivers. Her sister, Myrtle Sparks Culver survives her as well as many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Horton lived in Kentucky at the beginning and end of her life. In between she lived many years in southern Ohio, where her children were reared. She lived one year in California and 34 years in her beloved St. Petersburg, Fla. Most of her adult life, she was a wife and mother. In mid-life, she worked as a personal caregiver for many elderly people while she lived in Florida.

A memorial service will be held at the Tenth and Vine Street Church of Christ in Ironton, Ohio, on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007, at 11 a.m.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2008, Flatwoods, Greenup Co., KY, Obituary

The Daily Independent, (Ashland, KY) - January 11, 2008

Carrie Bell Artis Witten, 92, of Flatwoods, Ky., went to be with her Lord Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008 in the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. Carrie was born Dec. 27, 1915, in Greenup County, Ky., the daughter of the late Charles and Minnie Wheeler Artis.

She was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 48 years, Earl Witten and son, Millard "Mid" Witten; a grandson, Tony W. Witten of Houston, Texas; stepsons, Elmer and Edgar Witten; brothers, Henry, Oren, Lewis, and Oliver Artis; sisters, Sallie Stephens, Emma Blankenship, Dasie Sizemore, and Nellie Artis; and a stepdaughter, Elsie Willis.

She is survived by son, Jerald W. (Joyce) Witten of Houston; stepdaughter, Elva Willis of Flatwoods, Ky., daughter-in-law, Patty Witten of Flatwoods; two sisters, Addie Sizemore and America Virginia Caster of Flatwoods. Carrie was a devoted grandmother to all of her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. "Her memory will remain in our hearts forever." Carrie was a member of Old Steam Baptist Church of Wurtland, Ky.

Services will be at Temple Baptist Church, Route 207 and Reid Street (Short Hollow Road) in Flatwoods at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008. Ministers will be Pastor Jim Pridemore and Dr. Tom Melvin. Burial will be in Plum Grove Cemetery in Greenup County.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2008, Flatwoods, Greenup Co., KY, Obituary

The Daily Independent, (Ashland, KY) - February 9, 2008

Addie Louise Sizemore, 90, of Flatwoods, Ky., passed away Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008 in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. Mrs. Sizemore was born Dec. 15, 1917, in Greenup, Ky., a daughter of the late Charles and Minnie Wheeler Artis.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Ned Sizemore; five sisters, Emma Blankenship, Daisy Sizemore, Nellie Artis, Sally Stephens, and Carrie Witten; and four brothers, Henry Artis, Oren Artis, Lewis Artis and Oliver Artis.

She is survived by one sister, America Virginia Caster of Flatwoods; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008 at Reed Funeral Home in Greenup by Dr. Tom Melvin. Burial will be in Plum Grove Cemetery in Greenup.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2008, Flatwoods, Greenup Co., KY, Obituary

The Daily Independent, (Ashland, KY) - March 26, 2008

Charles Hale, 88, of Flatwoods, Ky., died March 25, 2008, in Oakmont Manor in Flatwoods. He was born July 29, 1919, in Boyd County, Ky., a son of the late Charles Wade and Cora M. Blankenship Hale. He was a retired carman with C&O Railroad Raceland Car Shops. He was an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War and a member of B of RC 6344 of Raceland, Ky.

Surviving are a son, C. Randy Hale of Flatwoods; and a brother-in-law, George Spurlock (Opel) of Ironton, Ohio.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 28, at Ashland Cemetery Chapel by Bill Oaks. Burial will be in Ashland Cemetery, with military rites by VFW Post 8850 of Ironton.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2008, Flatwoods, Greenup Co., KY, Obituary

http://obitsforlife.com/obituary/149189/Blanton-James.php

James T. Blanton - 1925-2008

Delores Blankenship Blanton - 1929-2008

James T. Blanton, 82, and his wife, Delores Blankenship Blanton, 79, of Flatwoods, Ky., died as a result of an automobile accident.

He died Friday, Sept. 26, 2008, in Boyd County and she died Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, in St. Marys Medical Center. Mr. Blanton was born Oct. 29, 1925, in Ashland, Ky., a son of the late Daniel L. and Flora Crose Blanton.

He was retired from Armco Steel after many years of service. He was a World War4 II Navy veteran and a member of Unity Baptist Church, where he served for many years as a deacon and treasurer. He was an Extra Class licensed amateur radio operator examiner, a Kentucky colonel, a member of the Lions Club and worked with Boy Scouts for many years.

Mrs. Blanton was born July 16, 1929, in Ashland and was a daughter of the late James P. and Rue Pertie Stacey Blankenship.

She was also a member of Unity Baptist Church in Ashland, where she served in the childrens nursery for many years. She also served as PTA secretary in the Ashland Independent School District and as a Girl Scout leader.

The couple were preceded in death by daughters Beth Ann Blanton, Carolyn Sue Miller and Vickie Lynn Blanton.

Survivors include a daughter, Terri Lee Blanton of Northern, Ky.; grandchildren Christina Thacker, Joshua Kiser and David Miller; five great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Mr. Blanton is also survived by a brother, Clyde Blanton of Ashland.

A joint funeral service for the couple will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, at Steen Funeral Home-Central Avenue Chapel in Ashland by the Rev. Mike Rice. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park. A military service will be conducted by Kenova American Legion Post 93.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Flatwoods, Greenup Co., KY, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Oct 01, 2008

Delores Blankenship Blanton, 79, of Flatwoods, widow of James "Ted" Blanton, died Monday in St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral service 2 p.m. Friday, Steen Funeral Home, Ashland; burial at Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Flatwoods, Greenup Co., KY, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Oct 01, 2008

James T. Blanton, 82, of Flatwoods, husband of Delores Blankenship Blanton, died Friday in Boyd County. He retired from Armco Steel. Funeral service 2 p.m. Friday, Steen Funeral Home, Ashland; burial at Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Flatwoods, Greenup Co., KY, Obituary

The Daily Independent, (Ashland, KY) - October 20, 2008 [Monday]

Janet Lavender, 71, of Flatwoods, Ky., wife of Harry Franklin "Frank" Lavender, died peacefully Sunday evening at her home following an extended illness. Janet was born Jan. 3, 1937, in Ashland, Ky., a daughter of the late William F. and Pauline Salyer Salyers. Janet was a member of Westwood United Baptist Church. She was a former seamstress who taught sewing classes at the Ashland Area Vocational School and a former volunteer at the King's Daughters Medical Center library.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are a son, Mark Lavender and wife Jenny of Russell, Ky.; two daughters, Vicki Woodward and husband Ron of Winchester, Ky., and Monica Blankenship and husband David of Lexington, N.C.; three brothers, William, Larry and Ronnie Salyers of Franklin Furnace, Ohio; a sister, Phyllis Lauderback of Minford, Ohio; a special niece, Susan Stump and husband Don of Russell; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Westwood United Baptist Church by Elder Clarence Thompson Jr., Elder J.D. Riggs and Elder Larry Salyers. Burial will be in Dixon Cemetery in Westwood.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Flatwoods, Greenup Co., KY, Obituary

Daily Independent, Ashland, KY, 3/1/2009

Arnold D. Evans, 73, (1936-2009) of Flatwoods, passed away Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. He was born Feb. 6, 1936, at Overta, the son of the late John Lewis and Elva Crabtree Evans. He was a retired machinist.

Survivors include his loving wife, Dixie Marie Spillman Evans; a daughter, Brenda Kay Wells of Flatwoods; a son, Ronald Ray Evans of Alexandria; three sisters, Mary Nagles, Hazel Hogston and Irene Blankenship, all of Webbville; two brothers, Joe Evans of Webbville and Roger Evans of Russell; six grandchildren, Mark Blake, Christina Hairston, Desiree Benge, Brian Blake, Bradley Evans and Olivia Evans; and 13 great-grandchildren, Alex, Ashely, Abbey, Emma, Kayla, Brianna, Braylon, Myles, Candace, Brandon, Brenna, Destiny and Baby Benge.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Wilson Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Jeff Cremeans and the Rev. Leon Dalton. Burial will be in Dixie Memorial Gardens in Webbville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2007, Greenup, Greenup Co., KY, Obituary

The Daily Independent, (Ashland, KY) - December 26, 2007

Joseph D. Parrott, 85, of Greenup, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2007, in Wurtland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Wurtland [Greenup Co., KY]. He was born July 25, 1922, in Willowtown, a son of the late Benjamin and Gracie Blankenship Parrott. He was retired from Tennessee Gas Pipeline in Lynn. He was a member and chairman of the deacons at First Baptist Church in Greenup, was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and served on the board of the Greenup Baptist Association.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane Lyle Parrott; three brothers, Henry Parrott, William Parrott and Jesse Parrott; and a sister, Gertrude Parrott-Russell.

Survivors include three sons, Alan Parrott and his wife, Lis, of Lancaster, Ohio, Joseph Parrott and his wife, Wanda, of Pensacola, Fla., and Thomas Parrott of Hilliard, Ohio; three daughters, Joyce Dougherty of Lexington, Mary Louise Parker and her husband, Malcolm, of Arlington Heights, Ill., and Libbi Singleton and her husband, Bo, who was Joe's best friend, confidant and the one he leaned on the most, of Flatwoods; a brother Robert Parrott of Pensacola; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Greenup by Dr. Tom Melvin. Burial will be in Brick Union Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Greenup, Greenup Co., KY, Obituary

The Daily Independent, (Ashland, KY) - July 4, 2008

Denny Ray Russell, 54, of Greenup, Ky., went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 4, 2008 in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. Mr. Russell was born June 6, 1954, in Greenup County, Ky., a son of the late Charles and Evelyn Melvin Russell.

He was also preceded in death by his son, Denny Richard Russell.

Surviving are three sisters, Linda Morley of Ohio, and Patty Hilton and Sovona Smallridge, both of Florida; four brothers, Mike Russell of Texas, David Russell of Wurtland, Ky., Jeff Russell of Ashland, Ky., and Keith Russell of Ohio; and four grandchildren, Richard Jay Russell, Taylor and Tyler Russell, all of South Shore, Ky., and Emily Blankenship of Greenup.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 6, 2008 at Evans Funeral Home in Raceland, Ky., by the Rev. Wayne Stephenson. Burial will be in Melvin Cemetery in Wurtland, Ky.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Greenup, Greenup Co., KY, Obituary

The Daily Independent, (Ashland, KY) - August 17, 2008

Judy Ann Blair, 54, of East Main Street, Greenup, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008, at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell. Mrs. Blair was born May 30, 1954, in Ashland, a daughter of Robert Henry Wamsley of Killeen, Texas, and the late Edna May Davis Stapleton.

She is survived by her husband, Donald Ray Blair, whom she was married to for 21 years. Survivors, in addition to her husband, include two sons, Michael Heath (Lori) Blankenship of Sevierville, Tenn., and David (Mary) Blankenship of Piketon, Ohio; one daughter, Tracy (John) Rexroad of Waverly, Ohio; one brother, John (Kathy) Wamsley of Columbus; two sisters, Bonnie Miles (Troy Triplett) and Jerri (Carl) Triplett, all of Greenup; two half brothers, Karl (Brenda) Wamsley of Waco, Texas, and Robert (Mary) Wamsley of Austin, Texas; three half sisters, Renate (Wayne) Claunch of Killeen, Texas, Dorothy (Harold) Dorgelo of Leander, Texas, and Gabriella (Robert) Williams of Coopers Cove, Texas; and two grandchildren, Hope Rexroad and Noah Rexroad.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Reed Funeral Home in Greenup by Jerry Sturgill. Burial will be in Kirby Flats Cemetery in Boyd County.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Greenup, Greenup Co., KY, Obituary

http://dailyindependent.com/obituaries/x1192774752/Thursday-October-30-2008

Geneva Pridemore Blankenship of Greenup, Ky., formerly of Jeremiah, Ky., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008, in Cabell Huntington Hospital.

Surviving are her husband, Estil Buck Blankenship; a son, Marty (Kim) Little of Ashland, Ky.; two grandchildren, Alisha and Branden Little; two stepdaughters, Teresa Johnson and Pamela Williams; two stepgrandchildren, Rebecca Vansickle and Ryan Elliott; two brothers, Wilgus (Joyce) Pridemore of Junction City, Ky., and Walden (Lois) Pridemore of Cynthiana, Ky.; and a sister, Janie Caudill of Jeremiah.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today at Horsemill Point Cemetery in Jeremiah.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Greenup, Greenup Co., KY, Burial

Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) - October 30, 2008

Whitesburg - Geneva Blankenship, 61, Greenup.

Graveside 1pm Thu, Horsemill Point Cemetery, Blair Branch.

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2009, Raceland, Greenup Co., KY, Obituary

Daily Independent, Ashland, KY, 3/4/2009

Donald Don Wilson, 78, (1930-2009) of Raceland, Ky., went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 2, 2009, in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell. Mr. Wilson was born March 24, 1930, in West Russell, Ky., a son of the late Fred D. and Marie Scaggs Wilson. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Juanita Hylton, Maddy Jean Gwin and Deloris Ann Wilson.

He retired as a carman helper for the CSX Railroad after 43 years of service and was a member of First Baptist Church in Raceland, Ky., for 26 years, the Raceland City Council for 24 years, the Raceland Volunteer Fire Department and the El Hasa Shriners. He was a 32nd-degree Mason with membership in Smith Lodge 775, F&AM, in Flatwoods, Ky., and served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1951 through 1953.

Surviving are his loving wife, Patricia Martin Wilson; three sons, Michael R. (Kim) Wilson, Tim J. (Beth) Wilson and Doug E. Wilson, all of Raceland; two sisters, Lorraine Blankenship of Raceland and Barbara (Bob) Scott of Straight Creek, Ky.; a twin brother, Ronald J. (Lila Lee) Wilson of Simi Valley, Calif.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 5, 2009, at First Baptist Church in Raceland by the Rev. Charles W. Blevins and the Rev. Tom Stephens. Burial will be in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods. Masonic graveside services will be conducted by Smith Lodge 775, F&AM, in Flatwoods. Military graveside services will be conducted by American Legion Post 276 in South Shore, Ky.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, South Shore, Greenup Co., KY, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jun 21, 2007

Lorene McComas Kiser, 77, of South Shore, Ky., died Tuesday, June 19, 2007, in Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, W.Va. She was born Jan. 29, 1930, in Hamilin, W.Va., a daughter of the late Lonnie McComas and Dorcie Parsons McComas. She was a homemaker, a member of the Little White Oak Chapel Baptist Church in South Portsmouth, Ky., and the James L. Flannery American Legion Post 276 Women Auxiliary.

Surviving are one son and his wife, David A. Kiser and Laura Lee Kiser of Hamilin, W.Va.; one sister, Geneva Powell of Dayton, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Doris McComas of Dayton, Ohio; a brother-in-law, Jack Roy of Branchland, W.Va.; two grandchildren, Geff Kiser and his wife Bevin Kiser, and Karan Smith and her husband Benjamin Smith; four great-grandchildren, David Benjamin Smith, Keely Grace Kiser, Kailyn Elizabeth Smith and Anna Laurel Kiser. Also surviving is a host of nieces and nephews and some special friends, Pete and Dottie Cade, Paul and Dorothy Rymer, Ota Hunt, Rendie Lykins, Tom and Shelia Tomblin and Leonard and Jane Moore. Also the singers Terry and Jackie Blankenship.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willis E. Kiser, who died May 31, 1993; one daughter, Constance Kiser; one brother, Jimmy McComas; her identical twin, Alene Roy; and a brother-in-law, Clyde Powell.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2007, at the Roberson Funeral Home, South Shore, Ky., with the Rev. Donnie Smith officiating. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery, Route 1, South Shore.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, South Shore, Greenup Co., KY, Obituary

The Daily Independent, (Ashland, KY) - June 30, 2008

Agnes Delores "Dirty Gertie" Piatt, 71, of South Shore, died Saturday, April 12, 2008, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. She was born Nov. 11, 1936, in Greenup County, a daughter of the late Lyman and Minnie Wolfe Taylor. She was a homemaker and a mom.

She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Williams and Alma Blankenship, and a brother, William Murphy.

Survivors include a son, Donald Taylor of Sandy Hook; two stepsons, John Piatt Jr. of California and William Piatt of Cincinnati; three daughters, Leatha (Huey) Grizzell of Wheelersburg, Connie Ratcliff and David Wright of South Shore and Vina Piatt of South Shore; a stepdaughter, Nellie (David) Ingvalson of Minnesota; a sister, Darlene (Lowell) Meenach of South Shore; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Zion Cemetery by the Rev. Jim Brandenburg and the Rev. Cline McCallister.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Greenup Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Geneva P. 61, 22Mar1947 - 28Oct2008, Greenup, Greenup, KY, KY-403-68-2887

 

Hancock

 

+2009, Hawesville, Hancock Co., KY, Obituary

Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer (KY) - November 7, 2009

Flo Gray, 82, of Hawesville died Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009, at Owensboro Medical Health System [Daviess Co., KY]. Flo was born on March 2, 1927, in Owensboro to the late Samuel V. and Suetta Oost Smith. She was a member at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and a housewife.

Preceding Flo in death were her husband, William Earl Gray; a daughter, Joy Kay Voyles; a grandson, Joseph Earl Mattingly; and a brother, Edmond Smith. Flo loved being with her family, grandchildren and traveling.

Survivors include 10 children, Janice Sue (Paul) Petery of Reno, Nev., Jean Ann (Mike) Mattingly of Hawesville, Anthony Earl (Bettie) Gray of Owensboro, Bruce Edward (Rachel) Gray of Lewisport, Joyce Gail (J.C.) Peercy of Owensboro, Joan Lee (Lowell) Newman of Hawesville, Jerrie Lynn (Robert) Durbin of Cannelton, Ind., Jimmylou (James) Vandgrift of Hawesville, Curtis Eugene (Jamie) Gray of Owensboro and Judith Marie (Larry) White of Hawesville; a son-in-law, David Voyles of Hawesville; Chris DeBeneditto of New Jersey; 34 grandchildren, Melanie McMahan, Judith Garcia, Angela Lambert, John Darren Mattingly, Dawn M. Mattingly, Jennifer L. Nash, Joy Beth Jackson, David A. Gray, Amber Wilson, Bruce E. Gray, April F. Henry, Daniel W. Payne, Katherine Payne, Douglas W. Payne, Laraine L. Epley, Norman L. Newman, Terry G. Morris, Jamie L. Voyles, Judith M. Voyles, David R. Voyles, Laura Ellsworth, Steven G. Kirtley, Kristi L. Kirtley, Misty Durbin, Stacey S. Baxter, James Lannie Drury, Holly Gaye McIntyre, Curtis W. Gray, Cecily M. Gray, Paige M. Gray, Travis J. White, Britney M. White, Shannon Wilson and Carrie McManaway; 75 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Monnie Ree Blankenship; a brother, Samuel V. (Norma) Smith of Owensboro; and numerous loved nieces, nephews and extended family.

Services are at 2 p.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Hardin

 

2008, Elizabethtown, Hardin Co., KY, Obituary

www.thenewsenterprise.com

Fred Campbell, 65, of Elizabethtown, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008, at T.J. Samson Hospital in Glasgow. He was a member of Toms Creek Free Will Baptist Church. He was a retired heavy equipment operator for Pike County Coal Co. He was preceded in death by his father, Floyd Campbell; and three brothers, Larry, Stevie and Richard Campbell.

Survivors include his wife, Hedy Vanhoose Campbell of Elizabethtown; two daughters, Marsha Booth (Lee) of Elizabethtown and Stephanie Blankenship (Rocky) of Versailles; his mother, Delilah Campbell; four grandchildren, Brandon Booth (Suzanne), Kala Booth, Griffin Blankenship and Gabrielle Blankenship; and a great-grandchild, Kaleigh Booth.

A memorial service is at 4 p.m. Saturday at Billy Howell Funeral Chapel in Hodgenville with Brother Dewey Keys officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Hardin Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Edith H. 78, 06Apr1929 - 07Aug2007, Radcliff, Hardin, KY, KY-400-80-8289

 

Harlan

 

2006, Cumberland, Harlan Co., KY, Obituary

The Harlan Daily Enterprise, (KY) - March 18, 2006

Marie Blevins Smith, 77, Cumberland, died March 16, 2006. A native of Pine Mountain, Smith was a homemaker and a member of Gilliam Chapel Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William S. and Lucy Cornett Blevins; and her husband, James R. Smith.

Survivors include two sons: Don Karl Smith, Franklin, N.C.; and Bobby Darrell Smith, Cumberland; three grandchildren: Donna Saylor, Coldiron; Julie Smith, Jacksonville, Fla.; and Jennifer Smith, Lexington; five great-grandchildren: Tessa, Christeen, Kasandra, Stephen and James; three brothers: Columbus Blevins, Charlestown, W.Va.; Howard Blevins, McMinnville, Tenn.; and Russell Blevins, Newport News, Va.; and five sisters: Stella Stallings, Peytona, W.Va.; Della Holbrook, Wyoming, W.Va.; Elsie Vitello and Ellen Blankenship , both of Richwood, W.Va.; and Doris Woods, Toms Brook, Va.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Tri-City Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Boggs and the Rev. John Monhollen officiating. Burial will follow in Huff Cemetery. Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2008, Cumberland, Harlan Co., KY, Obituary

Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) - November 17, 2008

Orville Lee Blankenship Sr, 92, passed away Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at the Harlan Nursing Home. Mr. Blankenship was a longtime resident of Cumberland and was born March 26, 1916 at Poorfork, KY to the late James H. Blankenship and Mary Frances Creech Blankenship. He was a retired electrician from U.S. Steel at Lynch, KY and member of the United Mine Workers of America. He was a member of Central Baptist Church at Cumberland, KY.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Ocie Irene Grey Blankenship.

He is survived by four children; two daughters, Frances Prater and husband Dillard of Baxter, Babs Boomsliter and husband Bob of Round Rock, TX; two sons, Orville Lee Blankenship , Jr. and wife Sherrill of Dixon, IL, Robert Eugene Blankenship and wife Vicky of Lexington, KY; Six grandchildren, Michael K. Prater of Georgetown, KY, Kurt O. Fields of Cumberland, Jill R. Blankenship -Franke of Pittsburgh, PA, Jonathan R. Blankenship of Columbia, MO, Melissa Cornett and Ronald Shields of Lexington; 11 great grandchildren, Jacob and Kaitlin Prater, Cassondra Coffey, Sara Fields, Brandon and Tanner Wells, Zachary and Jack Cornett, Autumn and Sara Shields, Katherine Franke; his sister, Eleanor Smith of Logan, WV and his brother, Tom Parson and wife Monette of Lake Placid, FL. He leaves numerous nieces, nephews other relatives and friends to mourn his passing.

A celebration of Orville's life will follow at 7pm in the chapel of Anderson-Laws & Jones Funeral Home with Rev. Brandon Pugh presiding. Music will be provided by Martha McNeil and Vickie Ball. Graveside services will be 11am Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at Monte Vista Cemetery at Cumberland, KY. Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2008, Cumberland, Harlan Co., KY, Funeral

Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) November 18, 2008

Orville L. Blankenship , Sr, of Cumberland.

Funeral 7pm Tue at Anderson-Laws & Jones Funeral Home.

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2007, Kenvir, Harlan Co., KY, Obituary

The Middlesboro Daily News, (KY) - November 29, 2007

J. C. Luttrell went home to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his family on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was born Dec. 13, 1931, to John and Vurna Luttrell.

He was ordained as a deacon Oct. 26, 1975, at Black Mountain Baptist Church where he was a faithful member for over 45 years. He was committed to the service of the Lord and served in many capacities over the years including Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, Bible School Director, Youth Group Leader, and coach of a church league basketball team. He was also a long time member of the Evarts O.E.S. #512, and Yocum Lodge #897 F&AM for over 40 years. He worked in the coal mines for many years at Harlan-Perkins Coal Co. in Liggett, and retired from American General, formerly Life and Casualty Insurance Co., where he worked as an agent for 20 years. He also served as a volunteer with the Little League/ Senior League Baseball on Cloverfork for many years.

He was preceded in death by wife of 36 years, Zella Tomlinson Luttrell; his parents, John and Vurna Turner Luttrell; seven brothers, Howard Luttrell, Clarence Luttrell, Clifton Luttrell, John Luttrell, Ira Luttrell, Donald Luttrell and Ed Luttrell; and one sister, Edna Burrell.

He is survived by two children, Danny J. Luttrell and wife, Janie, Middlesboro, Denise Ford and husband, Edd "Jack" Ford, Kenvir; two grandchildren, Bradley J. Luttrell and Megan Luttrell; special nephew, John Luttrell and wife, Joyce, of Red Bud; one brother, Arnold Luttrell and wife, Vickie, of Fowlerville, Mich.; one sister, Elsie Blankenship of Florida; two brothers-in-law, John D. Tomlinson and wife, Grace, Kenvir, and Bob Tomlinson and wife, Shelby, Newport, KY.

A celebration of his life will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. at the Black Mountain Baptist Church at Kenvir with the Rev. John Luttrell and the Rev. Jim Clem officiating. Burial will be in the Evarts Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Harlan Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Orville L. 92, 26Mar1916 - 15Nov2008, Baxter, Harlan, KY, KY-404-10-8712

 

Harrison

 

2007, Cynthiana, Harrison Co., KY, Obituary

The Kentucky Post, (Covington, KY) - December 12, 2007

Katherine "Mae Jo" Fryman Wright, 48, of Cynthiana, died Monday at University Medical Center, Lexington. She was a certified nurse's assistant.

A daughter, Rosemary Jewell Wright, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband, John Wright; brothers, Harlan Ray Fryman of Lexington, Harmon Thomas Fryman and Emery Allen Fryman, both of Cynthiana, and Jeffery Lynn Fryman of Paris; and sisters, Brenda Creamer of Paris, Priscilla Blankenship and Rita Faye Moore, both of Cynthiana.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Ware Funeral Home, Cynthiana. Burial will be in Harrison County Cemetery, Cynthiana.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Henderson

 

2008, Henderson, Henderson Co., KY, Obituary

The Gleaner, (Henderson, KY) - December 22, 2008

Cecilia Alice Sutton, 68, Henderson, died at 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008, at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was a member of Victory Christian Center. She had worked for Redbanks Nursing Home for several years.

Survivors include her husband of 38 years, John William Sutton; one daughter, Rhonda Daneau of Henderson; two stepdaughters, Theresa Givins of Henderson and Jennifer Evans of Corydon; one stepson, John D. Sutton of Clay; four sisters, Hazel Byrd and Mary "Bea" Wilke, both of Henderson, Anna Englehart of Evansville and Helen Blankenship of LaFayette, Ind.; two brothers, Richard Beck of Henderson and Kenneth Beck of Quinlen, Texas; 10 grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. The Rev. Jack Ross will officiate. A private burial will be held.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Hopkins

 

2008, Dawson Springs, Hopkins Co., KY, Obituary

The Messenger, (Madisonville, KY) - October 19, 2008

Rodney Dale Johnson, 54, of Dawson Springs died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008, at his home. He was born Jan. 2, 1954, in Hopkins County. He was a carpenter, Marine Corps veteran and member of Dawson Springs First United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, William T. Johnson; and his grandparents.

Survivors include a son, Troy Johnson of Madisonville; two daughters, Autumn Johnson of Beulah and Allison Moore of Madisonville; his mother, Mary Blankenship ; three brothers, Ricky Johnson of Madisonville, Tony Johnson of Dawson Springs and Donnie Johnson of Madisonville; a sister, Peggy Trover of Dawson Springs; six grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bandy Funeral Home in Nortonville, with the Rev. E.J. Hatten officiating. Interment will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Dawson Springs. Pallbearers are Troy Rickard, Jeremy Johnson, Tony Johnson, Ricky Johnson, Donnie Johnson and Darrell Bennett. Honorary pallbearers are Maurice Jenkins, Troy Johnson, Anthony Johnson and Ricky Trover.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Madisonville, Hopkins Co., KY, Obituary

The Messenger, (Madisonville, KY) - March 8, 2006

William T. "Inky" Dickerson, 79, of Madisonville, died at 7:41 a.m. Tuesday, March 7, 2006, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville. He was born Oct. 10, 1926, in Detroit, Mich., to Arthur Dickerson and Hazel Hailey Dickerson Wines. He was a retired welder for Peabody Coal Co. Vogue Mines and member of Hanson Baptist Church. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, having served with the 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, NC. He was a honorary Kentucky Colonel.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Lisa Jayne Dickerson, in 1962, and one granddaughter, Lisa Anne Dickerson, in 1970.

He is survived by his wife, June Dickerson of Madisonville; one daughter, Brenda Alice Blankenship of Madisonville; three sons, William Alan Dickerson, Joseph Morton Dickerson and Samuel James Dickerson, all of Madisonville; two brothers, Morton H. Dickerson and James E. Dickerson, both of Madisonville; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Barnett-Strother Funeral Home with Pastors Tom Branson and Tony Spikes officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery in Hanson, Ky. Pallbearers will be Kyle Dickerson, William A. Mefford, Charles Gatlin, Jason Mefford, Charles Young and David Melton. Honorary pallbearers will be Ferrell Blankenship and Jeff Thomison.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Madisonville, Hopkins Co., KY, Obituary

http://www.ucadvocate.com/articles/stories/public/200702/14/4jDD_obituari.html

Harry Edward Blankenship, 90, Madisonville, formerly of Union County, died, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007, at the Western Kentucky Veteran's Center in Hanson. He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran having been station in Maui, Hawaii, and a 32nd degree Mason, being a 50-year plus member of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry of Logan, W.V. He was of the Baptist faith, an Eagle Scout, an avid golfer, fisherman and hunter. He was a former employee of Earle C. Clements Job Corps, manger of the Breckinridge Golf and Country Club, and retired from McJunkin Corp. in Charleston, W.V.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Randolph J. and Mildred Fon Murphy Blankenship; one daughter, Ann Blankenship Whitledge, in 1990.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Jean Turley Blankenship; three daughters, Jane Springer of Morganfield, Carolyn Seibert of Madisonville and Linda Lamer of Cobden, Ill.; one sister, Irene Stallings of Logan, W. Va.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield. The Rev. Sam Beeny will officiate. Burial will be at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Boxville, Ky.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Madisonville, Hopkins Co., KY, Obituary

Henderson County Public Library

http://www.hcpl.org/genealogy/search/searchall.cgi?first=&last=blankenship&yod=&cemetery=&survivedby=&spouse=&annual=1&submit=Search&search=Search

Blankenship, Harry Edward Age 90, d.February 08, 2007, Hanson, Kentucky

Residence: Madisonville, Kentucky

Spouse: Jean Turley Blankenship

Daughters: Jane Springer, Carolyn Seibert, and Linda Lamer

Sister: Irene Stallings

Preceded in death by: his parents, Randolph J. and Mildred Fon Murphy Blankenship; and one daughter, Ann Blankenship Whitledge, in 1990.

Cemetery: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Boxville, Kentucky

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Madisonville, Hopkins Co., KY, Obituary

The Messenger, (Madisonville, KY) - September 15, 2007

Marvin Dale Curneal, 58, of Madisonville, died at 12:18 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14, 2007, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville. He was born Sept. 13, 1949, in Madisonville, to Carleen Blankenship and Elva Marvin Curneal. He was a former concrete worker for Hydro Conduit and was a U.S. Army veteran.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Pryor Curneal, in August 1995; and his father.

He is survived by his mother of Madisonville; a son, Jeff Curneal of Madisonville; a sister, Darlene "Sissy" Creekmore of Red Bay, Ala.; two brothers, Jackie Penrod of Madisonville, and Frank Curneal of Aloha, Ore.; and one granddaughter.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Barnett-Strother Funeral Home in Madisonville with the Rev. Richard Sisk officiating. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Madisonville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Madisonville, Hopkins Co., KY, Obituary

Messenger, September 11, 2009

Mrs. Mary Grace Riddle, 83, of Madisonville passed away at 3 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009, at her home. She was born Jan. 8, 1926, in Hopkins County to the late Layton Blankenship and Fanny Riggin Blankenship. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Emerson Riddle, June 13, 2009; a sister, Ruth Mitchell; and two brothers, James Blankenship and Sidney Blankenship.

She is survived by a daughter, Susan (Danny) Robinson of Kuttawa; three sons, Tom (Lana) Riddle of Crestwood, Jeff...

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Madisonville, Hopkins Co., KY, Obituary

Messenger, October 8, 2009

Mrs. Lula Carleen Curneal Blankenship, 82, of Madisonville passed away at 4:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, at her home. She was born May 30, 1927, in Madisonville to the late Frank Harris and Amye Garret Harris. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Harry Penrod; her second husband, Marvin Curneal (1980); her third husband, Sidney Earl Blankenship (1998); two sisters, Floella Cain and Jenny Dunbar; a brother, Calvin Harris; and a son, Dale Curneal. Mrs. Blankenship was a member of...

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+2009, Madisonville, Hopkins Co., KY, Obituary

The Messenger, (Madisonville, KY) - June 16, 2009

Mr. Emerson Thomas Riddle, 88, of Madisonville, passed away at 4:44 p.m. Saturday, June 13, 2009, at Ridgewood Terrace Nursing Home. He was born Aug. 12, 1920, in Webster County to the late Finis and Ollie Gladys King Riddle.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Henry Hickman Riddle. Mr. Riddle was a member of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Madisonville and worked at P M Colonial Coal Mines. He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of VFW Post 5480 of Madisonville.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Grace Blankenship Riddle of Madisonville; one daughter, Susan Robinson of Kuttawa; three sons, Tom Riddle of Crestwood, Jeff Riddle of Mahomet, Ill., and Dan Riddle of East Grand Forks, Minn.; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Barnett-Strother Funeral Home with the Rev. Heath Harper officiating. Burial will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Madisonville. Graveside Honor Services will be conducted by American Legion Post 6 of Madisonville, American Legion Post 2 of Earlington and VFW Post 5480 of Madisonville. Pallbearers will be Jason Riddle, Keith Riddle, Mike Blankenship, Josh Honaker, Ryan Wilson and Jay Dean.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Richland, Hopkins Co., KY, Obituary

The Messenger, (Madisonville, KY) - August 18, 2009

James A. Sisk, 75, of Richland, passed away Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born Aug. 23, 1933, to Bradley and Ada Sisk, both deceased. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War, was a member of the American Legion Post No. 6. He attended the Lighthouse Pentecostal Church. He retired from his job but never gave up the love of working with his hands.

James was preceded in death by three brothers, Edward, Wayne and William Sisk, along with a daughter, Roberta Foxworthy.

He will be missed and loved by his wife of 47 years, MaryAnne Sisk; and leaves behind his brothers, Robert and Tom Sisk; his sisters, Peggy Neal and Linda Ezell; his children, son-in-laws and daughter-in-laws, June Carter (Scott), James E. "Jimmy" Sisk (Teresa), Linda Blankenship (Tommy), Mike Sisk (Linda), Cathy Bowman (Jim), George Chapin (Debra), Rob Sisk (Barbara), and James A. Sisk Jr.; 27 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and his other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Harris Funeral Home in Madisonville with Brother Ronald Hendricks officiating. Burial will be in Flat Creek Cemetery.

Graveside services will be conducted by the 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, and the Hopkins County Honor Guard.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Hopkins Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Harry E. 90, 28Aug1916 - 08Feb2007, Madisonville, Hopkins, KY, WV-233-26-5852

Blankenship, Lula C. 82, 30May1927 - 05Oct2009, Madisonville, Hopkins, KY, KY-401-32-6883

 

Jefferson

 

2009, Buechel, Jefferson Co., KY, Obituary

The Courier-Journal , February 12, 2009

Blankenship, Elizabeth Busath, 88, formerly of Buechel, died Tuesday, February 10, 2009, in Hamilton, OH. She was a homemaker, former clerk at the old Corum Hardware Store and Jeffersontown Hardware Store, former member of Buechel Presbyterian Church and attended Beulah Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by her children, Bonnie Shaw and Corky Blankenship; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Her funeral is 10 a.m. Saturday at Fern Creek Funeral Home, 5406 Bardstown Road, with burial in Cave Hill Cemetery, Visitation is 3-8 p.m. Friday.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2007, Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY, Obituary

http://obitsforlife.com/obituary/143797/Blankenship-Marjorie.php

Blankenship, Marjorie "Margie," 85 [August 20th, 1921 - May 29th, 2007], of Louisville, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2007 in the Frances McCandless Unit of Wesley Manor. She was a native of Pineville, KY, and a member of Shively Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Blankenship.

Survivors include her daughter, Norma Howard; her son, Charles Blankenship (Gail); grandchildren, Tim Howard (Janine), Kevin Howard (Mary Ann) and Jennifer Allen (Lee); great-grandchildren, Leigh Ann, Steven, Jordan, Rachel, Austin and Will; her brother, Hugh Browning; and sister, Joyce Carmony.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Owen Funeral Home, 5317 Dixie Hwy., with burial in Louisville Memorial Gardens West.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY, Obituary

Sentinel-News (Shelbyville, KY) - December 10, 2007

Doris Jean Hendricks Stewart, 76, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2007.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, William E. Stewart Sr.; children William E. Stewart Jr., Michael J. Stewart, Patricia Ann Stewart, Christine L. Blankenship, of Simpsonville, and Nancy L. Stewart; 18 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; sisters Rose Johns and Barbara Kinney; a brother, William Hendricks.

The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in the Chapel of Arch L. Heady-Cralle Funeral Home, 2428 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, with burial at Resthaven Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2008, Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY, Obituary

Daily News (Bowling Green, KY) - November 13, 2008

Jared Robert Hall, 29, of Louisville died at 10:12 a.m. Nov. 12, 2008, at the University of Louisville Hospital. The Warren County native was a son of J. C. Hall and Naomi Blankenship Hall of Bowling Green, who survive.

He was preceded in death by a paternal grandfather, Edgar Hall; and maternal grandparents, Guy and Gertrude Froedge Blankenship.

Funeral is at 11 a.m. Saturday at J. C. Kirby & Son Funeral Home, Lovers Lane chapel, with private burial Monday.

Other survivors include a paternal grandmother, Olivia Emmert Hall of Tomkinsville; an uncle, Corbitt Blankenship of Metcalfe County; two aunts, Betty Blankenship of Metcalfe County and Betty Jo Hall of Tomkinsville; uncles and aunts, Susan and Bobby Blankenship of Nicholasville, Wayne and Barbara Miller, Ricky and Brenda Burks and Michael and Bonita Hollinsworth, all of Tomkinsville; a friend, Joe Fred Butler of Tomkinsville; several cousins; special friends from Louisville; and his loving pet, Nacho.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY, Death

The Times-Tribune, (Corbin, KY) - January 6, 2009

Joan Gail Parker Webb, formerly of Corbin, passed away Monday, Dec. 29, 2008, in Louisville. She was the daughter of Anna Lee Parker Blankenship of Corbin.

Burial was at Resthaven Memorial Park in Louisville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY, Obituary

The Courier-Journal , May 13, 2009

Blankenship, Catherine Marie, 78, was called home by our Lord on Monday, May 11, 2009 at Norton Hospital. She was the former Catherine Tucker, a native of Russell County, KY, a former employee of Coca-Cola, a member of Southside Baptist Church, and a wonderful, loving mother and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Carlie Ray Blankenship Sr.; her parents, Roe and Eva Tucker; and her brother, Doyle Tucker.

She is survived by her son, Carlie Blankenship Jr. (Debbie); daughters, Lisa Blankenship and Linda Parrish (Ron); grandchildren, Steven Blankenship (Sharon), Michelle Potts, and Savannah Parrish; two great-granddaughters, Rachel and Rebecca Potts; her brothers, Donnie, Kinzell and Ronnie Tucker; sisters, Rita Withers, Radine Martin and Jackie Nation; her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Carson and Shirley Blankenship, Charlie Blankenship, Myrtle "Ann" Robinson; and a host of other friends and loved ones.

A celebration of Mrs. Blankenship's life will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the Southern Home of Arch L. Heady & Son, 3601 Taylor Blvd., with burial to follow in Louisville Memorial Gardens West. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Thursday and after noon Friday.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY, Eulogy

The Courier-Journal , September 26, 2009

Rayford "Ray," Blankenship My loving uncle "dad" entered into Eternal life on Thursday, September 24, 2009. Ray and I have developed a relationship over the past year that I never would have thought would be imaginable in my life. He opened a door that I may have never seen without his guidance. We have spent countless hours sharing stories and he reminiscing about the "good ole days." I loved hearing those stories, it took me momentarily to a place that I have always longed to be....part of my father, who passed before I was born and a place and time when he lived. I placed much trust in Ray and knew that anything I told him in confidence wouldn't go any further. Ray was a true inspiration. He has taught me to be a better person and has shared many a lesson about life itself. He always had a listening ear and would often tell me that I was like a son to him and he loved me. Those generous and loving words will always echo in my mind. He will be greatly missed and his life will always be appreciated for the things he taught me. With much love, your nephew, Mike Wallace.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY, Obituary

The Courier-Journal , May 6, 2009

Blankenship, Jimmie William, 75, of Louisville, died Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital He was born in Taylor County, KY and was retired from the Louisville Tin and Stove Co.

He is survived by his companion and best friend, Lorene Elliott; daughters, Susan Ogle and Minta Duff (Pat); brothers, Arnold, Harold, Walter and Eugene Blankenship; grandson, Nolan Carter; and granddaughters, Brittany Duff, Brittany Ogle and Erin Johnson.

Funeral service: 11 a.m. Friday at Keenan's Funeral Home, 4724 Dixie Hwy, at Rockford Lane, with burial in Louisville Memorial Gardens West. Visitation: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY, Obituary

The Courier-Journal , March 13, 2009

Blankenship, Carlie Ray Sr., 77, of South Louisville, passed from this life peacefully on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at his residence. He was a native of Russell County KY, a retired driver for the Ready-Mix Concrete IMI, a member of Local 89 and a Army veteran of the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Lizzie Blankenship.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, the former Catherine Tucker; a son, Carlie Blankenship Jr. (Debbie); daughters, Lisa Blankenship and Linda Parrish (Ron); brothers, Carson and Charlie Blankenship; a sister Myrtle Robinson; grandchildren, Steven Blankenship (Sharon), Michelle Potts and Savannah Parrish; great-granddaughters, Rachel and Rebecca Potts; and a host of other friends and loved ones.

A celebration of Mr. Blankenship's life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the Southern Home of Arch L. Heady& Son, 3601 Taylor Blvd., with burial to follow in Louisville Memorial Gardens West. Visitation is 2-8 p.m. Friday.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY, Obituary

The Courier-Journal , October 13, 2009

Blankenship, Charles W. Sr., 75, went to be with the Lord Saturday October 10, 2009. He was a retired heavy equipment operator and a US Army veteran of the Korean conflict.

Survived by a daughter, Tonya Blankenship; and a son Charles Blankenship Jr.; grandchildren, Jason, Sarah, Gabrielle, Christian, Jordan, Hannah and Adam; great-grandchildren, Anthony and Mikey.

Service: noon Thursday at Newcomer Funeral Home 235 Juneau Dr., with burial in Highland Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 3-8 Wednesday.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2007, Newburgh, Jefferson Co., KY, Obituary

The Gleaner, (Henderson, KY) - August 18, 2007

Ruth Blankenship Hungate, 100, Newburgh, passed away Friday, Aug. 17, 2007, at Newburgh Health Care. Ruth was born Sept. 18, 1906, in Evansville. She was a loving wife and devoted mother to her family. Ruth was a long-time member of Newburgh United Methodist Church. Ruth graduated from Newburgh High School in 1925.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Coleman Hungate, who died in 1974; and her parents, Robert E. and Laura Barnett Blankenship.

Ruth is survived by a son, Paul Coleman Hungate of Robards; a daughter, Colleen Hungate Hauselmire of Newburgh; a granddaughter, Paul K. Porter of Raleigh, N.C.; and two great-grandchildren, Jessica and Logan Porter.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Alexander Newburgh Chapel, 5333 State Road 261. The Rev. Les Chapman will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, South Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY, Obituary

The Courier-Journal , July 3, 2009

Blankenship, Cloyd, 86, of South Louisville, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2009. He was a native of Bonny, Morgan County, KY, a retired master journeyman for E.I. Dupont where his friends called him "Blank," a World War II Navy veteran and a Christian by faith. He was the son of the late George and Sarah M. Blankenship.

Survivors include his devoted wife of 63 years, Edna Louise (Fell ) Blankenship; six children, Barbara Westfall (Larry), Cloydetta Greene, Georganna Blankenship, Terry Sanders (J.R.), Ronnie Blankenship (Lee) and Marty Blankenship (Rachel); 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral service is 11 a.m. Monday at Nunnelley Funeral Home, 4327 Taylor Blvd., with burial at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation is 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Jefferson Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Carlie R. 77, 11Apr1931 - 11Mar2009, Louisville, Jefferson, KY, KY-406-38-4075

Blankenship, Catherine 78, 03Feb1931 - 11May2009, Louisville, Jefferson, KY, IN-309-32-5952

Blankenship, Charlie W. 75, 04Jan1934 - 10Oct2009, Louisville, Jefferson, KY, KY-406-38-4138

Blankenship, Cloyd 86, 02Dec1922 - 02Jul2009, Louisville, Jefferson, KY, KY-402-20-1340

Blankenship, Jimmie W. 75, 28Dec1933 - 05May2009, Louisville, Jefferson, KY, KY-402-42-1922

Blankenship, Jink 73, 31May1933 - 16Oct2006, Louisville, Jefferson, KY, VA-230-36-7888

Blankenship, Joseph W. 25, 30Jan1982 - 03Apr2007, Louisville, Jefferson, KY, KY-402-21-7931

Blankenship, Randy B. 61, 14Jun1946 - 03Jun2008, Louisville, Jefferson, KY, WV-236-70-4478

 

Jessamine

 

2007, Nicholasville, Jessamine Co., KY, Engagement

Jessamine Journal, June 11, 2008

Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Blankenship of Nicholasville are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Dorothy Christina Blankenship to Benjamin James Spann, son of Dr. and Mrs. Glen Spann of Wilmore. Christina is a graduate of West Jessamine High School and will receive her BA in History from Asbury College this summer. She is currently employed at Two Chicks & Co. and Traci Stone's Dance Connection. Ben is a graduate of West Jessamine High School and will receive a BA in Biology from Asbury College this summer. He is currently employed by American Home Design. A July wedding is planned.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Jessamine Co., KY, Obituary

Jessamine Journal, November 28, 2007

Shirley Peel Blankenship, 36, passed away suddenly Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007. She was a loving, caring wife of her husband David Kyle Blankenship and mother to their children, Austin Kyle Blankenship and Abby Marie Blankenship. She was the daughter of the late Daniel and Virginia Gill Peel. Additional survivors include six sisters, Peggy Peel and Melissa Peel, Connie Thacker, Sue Corman, Barbara Deering and Wilma Biship, one brother, Buford Corman and a very close and special friend all her life, Tammy Puckett. She also leaves behind David's parents, Jack and Barbara Sue Blankenship. She was also a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church on Lane Allen Road.

Services will be at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 at Betts & West Funeral Home with Pastor John Bradshaw officiating. Bearers will be Brian Thacker, Jeremy Thacker, Randy Edwards, Bobby J. Deering, Adam Deering, Gary Bailey and Anthony Estes.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Nicholasville, Jessamine Co., KY, Obituary

Jessamine Journal, 05/31/2007

Neldora T. Blankenship died Wednesday, May 23, 2007. She was the wife of Zeb Blankenship, and mother of four children and their spouses, Kathleen B. Gilliland, Barbara and Mike Hawkins, William Zeb and Kathy Blankenship III, and Col. Benjamin Scott and Kristie Blankenship. She was grandmother to seven grandchildren, Matthew C. Sanders, Amanda Leah Sanders, Lindsey K. Bryan, Christina Dorothy Blankenship, William Zeb and Billy IV, Abigail Kristina Blankenship, and Elizabeth Ann Blankenship; and one great-grandchild, Aiden Bradley Bryan.

She was born Dec. 7, 1931, and raised in Pike County. She and her husband, Zeb, were married May 26, 1951. She worked for many years for the Department of Health Services and Social Services as a Medical Records Technician until her retirement in 1991. She was active in her professional association serving as President of the Kentucky Medical Record Association (now KHIMA) and also served on the KMRA Board of Directors. Besides the time and care given to her family, she was served her church for many years. She loved the gospel music sung by her brothers, Tom and Ed Tufts, sister Betty Sue Castle and sisters-in-law, Jean and Betty Jane Tufts. She loved crafting projects particularly flower and wreath arrangements, sewing quilts and curtains, cooking and canning. She made these things and gave many of these items to others.

Services were held May 26 at Betts & West Funeral Home at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Larry Buford officiating. Pallbearers were grandsons Matthew Sanders, Billy Blankenship, nephews Brett and Brian Castle, son-in-law Mike Hawkins and cousin Bobby Deskins.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Nicholasville, Jessamine Co., KY, Obituary

Jessamine Journal, August 29, 2007

Marie Boner Blankenship, 82, widow of Jesse Blankenship, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007. Born Nov. 14, 1924, in Jessamine County, she was the daughter of the late Alfred James Boner and Ola Watts Nave. She is survived by two daughters, Joyce Duke of Louisville and Jessica True and her husband Michael of Shelbyville, one son, Jack Blankenship and his wife Barbara Sue of Nicholasville, 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and a special friend and relative Edna Dale Stotts. She was preceded in death by one sister, Faye Harvey, one brother, Glenn Nave and a brother-in-law, Woodrow Harvey.

Services were 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at Betts & West Funeral Home with the Rev. DeWayne Brewer officiating. Burial followed in Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Bearers were Jimmy Jenkins, Bobby Jenkins, Damon True, Jeffrey Blankenship, Bobby Jenkins Jr. and Josh Jenkins. Honorary bearer will be David Blankenship.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Nicholasville, Jessamine Co., KY, Obituary

Jessamine Journal, October 31, 2007

Charles Edgar French, 73, husband of Rose Yvonne Koontz French, died Oct. 27, 2007. He was born Aug. 12, 1934 in Dandridge, Tenn., to the late Kenneth Coile and Una Fay Whillock French. Charles was retired from the United States Department of Agriculture in marketing, an army veteran, loved his golfing and fishing and was a member of Lone Oak Country Club.

Additional survivors are a daughter Kelly Rene and husband Chris Fitch of Nicholasville, sister, Charlotte and husband Curtis Woods of Tennessee, brother, Gerald and wife Vickie French of Tennessee, three grandchildren, Audrey, Amelia and Anna Fitch of Nicholasville and other family members.

Services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30 at Betts & West Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Justus and the Rev. Bob Nelson officiating and burial followed in Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Bearers will be Henry Wardle, Joe Strain, Don Lambert, Paul Abshear, Danny Stivers, John Blankenship and Willie Preston. Honorary bearers were all his golfing buddies.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Nicholasville, Jessamine Co., KY, Obituary

Jessamine Journal, November 20, 2007

Clara Crane Carson Forrest, 94, widow of Roger W. Forrest, died Saturday Nov. 17, 2007, at Thompson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore. She was born Jan. 7, 1913 in Win-field, Tenn., to the late Hilary and Kansas Ad-kins Carson. Clara was a member of Edgewood Baptist Church, Eastern Star and was a Army Veteran of World War II.

Survivors are a daughter, Joan Preston and husband William of Nicholasville, a grandson, Brian W. Preston of Lexington, a niece, Patricia Durham of Nicholasville and other family members. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Gladys Mackey and a brother, Carlyle Carson.

Services were 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Betts & West Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Sholar officiating. Burial followed in Maple Grove Cemetery. Bearers were Jim Smith, Neil Witt, Bob Blankenship, Sunny Johns, Ray Bradshaw and Harry Cordier.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Nicholasville, Jessamine Co., KY, Obituary

Jessamine Journal, September 3, 2008

Mary Ella Wright Kielbasa, 81, widow of William O. Kielbasa, died Sept. 1, 2008, after a brief illness. She was a member of the St. Luke Catholic Church. She was born Nov. 4, 1926, daughter of the late Aler N. and Junie E. Fairbanks Wright.

Survivors include three children, Sharon Gibson of Nicholasville, Cindy and husband Billy Miller of Nicholasville, Doug and wife Kelly Kielbasa of Georgia, seven grandchildren, Tonia Elkin, Tracie Peyton, William Nance, Michelle Newton, Michael Miller, Brooke Kielbasa and Blake Kielbasa, 10 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, a sister Betty and husband Ted Blaine.

Services will be 12:30 p.m. Friday at Betts & West Funeral Home with Father William Bush officiating. Burial will follow in the Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Bearers will be Billy and Michael Miller, Jack Bosworth, Eddie Blankenship, Ted Blaine and Mike Matherly.

Honorary bearers will be Bill Blankenship, Tim Newton, Ernie Newton, Dean Randall, Tim Newton Jr., Taylor Newton and Olivia Miller.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Nicholasville, Jessamine Co., KY, Obituary

Jessamine Journal, October 8, 2008

William T. "Bill" Black, 81, husband of Helen Caudill Black, of Lone Oak Drive, formerly of West Liberty, died Oct. 3, 2008, after a lengthy illness. He was a member of Nicholasville United Methodist Church, a member of the Masonic Lodge. Prior to his retirement he was a co-owner of American Engineering Co. He attended Morgan County High School where he was a three-year all region basketball player, and attended Kentucky Weslyn College. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in Japan. He was an avid golfer, fisherman and hunter and enjoyed flower gardening and bird watching.

He was a native of Morgan County, son of the late Victor and Rose Litteral Black. Additional survivors include a niece and nephew he regarded as his children, Pat Stacy Peck and C.K. Stacy, numerous other nieces and nephews.

Services were 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the Nicholasville United Methodist Church with The Rev. Mike Snyder and Dr. Bill Moore. Entombment will be in the Bluegrass Memorial Gardens. Bearers will be Henry Rogers, Russ Meyer, Bernie Cornett, Denzil Elliott, John Blankenship and Hugh James Black. Honorary bearers will be V.O. Bernard, Joe D. Stacy and his many friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Nicholasville, Jessamine Co., KY, Obituary

Jessamine Journal, October 21, 2009

Robert Vance Drakeford, 62, husband of Judy Collins Drakeford, died suddenly at his home on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009. He was born in Lexington, and raised in Mercer and Jessamine counties. He was preceded in death by his father, Vance H. Drakeford.

Additional survivors include his mother, Rena and husband Don Drakeford Warren, his children, Vance H. Drakeford, Michael and wife Patty Johns, Sherrie and husband David Bullock, grandchildren, Shire, Mikeh and Maxx Johns, Olivia and Elizabeth Bullock, Megan and Samantha Johnson, brothers, Woody and wife Delly, John and wife Rose and Jerry and wife Sonia Drakeford, numerous other family and friends.

He was a graduate of Jessamine County High School and was a private in the United States Army Reserve. He was formerly a lineman at Bluegrass RECC, owner of Jim Joes Tire Service and Partner, realtor and auctioneer at Dennis King Real Estate and Auctioneers.

Services will be 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, at Betts & West Funeral Home with Brother Dewayne Brewer officiating. Burial will follow in the Maple Grove Cemetery. Bearers will be Woody, John, Jerry, Wendell and Kevin Drakeford, Michael and Maxx Johns, David Bullock and Ronnie Collins. Honorary bearers will be Jerry Abshear, Monte Carpenter, Harold Burrus, Dennis King, Joe Scott, Chris Clark, Billy Links, Kevin Corman, J.R. Hager, William Halfhill, John Blankenship and Mickey Abshear.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Jessamine Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Neldora T. 75, 07Dec1931 - 23May2007, Nicholasville, Jessamine, KY, KY-401-40-8875

 

Johnson

 

2007, Paintsville, Johnson Co., KY, Funeral

Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) - July 6, 2007

Phillip Ray Blankenship, 46. Survived by wife, June.

Services 10am Sat, Phelps & Son Funeral Home.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

SSDI; Blankenship, Phillip R., 46, 21Mar1961 - 04Jul2007, Paintsville, Johnson, KY, KY-404-90-1844

 

2008, Paintsville, Johnson Co., KY, Obituary

http://dailyindependent.com/obituaries/x1192774292/Thursday-October-16-2008/print
Daily Independent (Ashland, KY) Thursday, October 16, 2008

Shirley Blankenship, 91, of Paintsville, died Tuesday in Mountain Manor of Paintsville. He was born March 21, 1917, in Pike County. Two wives, Donna Blankenship and Betty Blankenship, preceded him in death.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Paintsville, Johnson Co., KY, Funeral

Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) - November 30, 2008 [Sunday]

Charles Blankenship, 62, died Fri.

Services 1pm Tue, Phelps & Son Funeral Home.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Thelma, Johnson Co., KY, Funeral

The Daily Independent, (Ashland, KY) - May 11, 2008

Angela Sue Malone Meek, 40, of Thelma, died Thursday in Pana, [Christian Co.] Ill. She was born June 17, 1967, in Columbus, Ohio.

Her husband, Robert Lee Meek, survives.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville. Burial will be in Blankenship Cemetery at Thelma.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Johnson Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Phillip R. 46, 21Mar1961 - 04Jul2007, Paintsville, Johnson, KY, KY-404-90-1844

Blankenship, Shirley 91, 21Mar1917 - 14Oct2008, Paintsville, Johnson, KY, KY-407-07-0962

Blankenship, Charles R. 62, 16Jun1946 - 28Nov2008, Van Lear, Johnson, KY, OH-287-40-7106

 

Kenton

 

2006, Elsmere, Kenton Co., KY, Obituary

The Kentucky Post, (Covington, KY) - June 29, 2006

Leroy R. Dicks Sr., 81, of Elsmere, died Monday at St. Luke Hospital West, Florence. He was a retired switchman with the Southern Railway, a member of Ralph Fulton VFW Post No. 6423 in Elsmere and a World War II veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Jo Dicks; a son, Leroy R. Dicks Jr. of Lexington; daughters, Paula D. Goins of Lexington, Betty Henry of Dry Ridge, Nannette Blankenship of Florence and Patricia Carr of Eden Prairie, Minn.; a sister, Virginia Hippard of Madison, Ind.; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Linnemann Funeral Home, Erlanger. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Erlanger.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Elsmere, Kenton Co., KY, Obituary

The Kentucky Post, (Covington, KY) - July 3, 2006

Betty Jo Wright Dicks, 70, of Elsmere, died Saturday at St. Luke Hospice Unit, Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker. Her husband, Leroy R. Dicks Sr., died June 26.

Survivors include daughters, Betty Henry of Dry Ridge, Nannette Blankenship of Florence and Patricia Carr of Eden Prairie, Minn.; a stepson, Leroy R. Dicks of Lexington; a step daughter, Paula D. Goins of Lexington; brothers, Jim Wright, Dan Wright, Andy Wright and Delano Wright; sisters, Peggy Wampler, Judy Coffman, Vena Baker and Martha Wampler; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services were this morning at Linnemann Funeral Home, Erlanger. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Erlanger.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Independence, Kenton Co., KY, Obituary

http://obitsforlife.com/obituary/145959/Strode-Yevonne.php

Yevonne Strode, 59, Born December 23rd, 1949, of Independence, died Thursday May 28th, 2009, at Hospice of the Bluegrass-Northern Kentucky, Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker.

Her husband, Wilbur Ray Strode, died in 2007.

Survivors include sons, Brad Hall, David Lienhart, Rich Strode, and Steve Lienhart, all of Covington; daughters, Tammy Straus of Florence and Missy Densler of Hebron; her mother, Barbara Blankenship of West Chester, Ohio; brothers, Mike Schumacher of Missouri, Pete Schumacher of Middlesboro, and John Henderson of Ohio; a sister, Julie Sims of Kokomo, Ind.; 23 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Knott

 

2007, Topmost, Knott Co., KY, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Feb 24, 2007

Elva Blankenship, 83, of Topmost, widow of Carl Blankenship, died Thursday at home. She was a homemaker. Funeral 11 a.m. Monday, Caney Fork Old Regular Baptist Church, Raven; burial in Spring Hill (Tenn.) Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2007, Topmost, Knott Co., KY, Obituary

http://www.hallfuneralservice.com/

Elva Blankenship, age 83, of Topmost, Ky., widow of Carl Blankenship, passed away Thursday, February 22, 2007, at her residence. She was born June 06, 1923 in Raven, Ky., the daughter of the late Dewey Gibson and Pearlie Patton Gibson. Mrs. Blankenship was a homemaker and a member of the Caney Fork Old Regular Baptist Church, Raven, Kentucky.

Survivors include two sons, Larry (Mitzi) Blankenship, Allegan, Mi., Pat Blankenship, Hazard, Ky., two daughters, Connie Erdman and Bonnie Cross both of Columbus, Oh., a brother, Cantrel Gibson, Santa Rosa Beach, Fl., three sisters, Ora Sawyer and Bonnie Harris both of Topmost, Ky., Shelby (Gene), Tessier, New Bern, Nc., 11 grandchildren, and 23 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two brothers, Ernest Gibson and Delano Gibson, a sister, June Davis and a granddaughter, Lori Blankenship.

Funeral services for Elva Blankenship will be conducted Monday, February 26, 2007, at 11:00 a.m., at the Caney Fork Old Regular Baptist Church, Raven, Ky., with the Regular Baptist Ministers officiating. Burial will be at the Spring Hill Memorial Park, Spring Hill, Tn., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Kentucky.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

SSDI; Blankenship, Carl, 57, 14Nov1922 - ??Apr1980, Topmost, Knott, KY, KY-401-28-8979

 

Knott Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Elva 83, 06Jun1923 - 22Feb2007, Topmost, Knott, KY, OH-272-24-8450

 

Knox

 

+2007, Barbourville, Knox Co., KY, Obituary

Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) - September 14, 2007

Ruth B. Cole, of Barbourville, KY, passed away on Sep 12, 2007 at Tanbark Health Care Center, Lexington, KY. She was born on Jan 29, 1914 in Lexington and was the daughter of James and Talma Blankenship.

After graduating from Henry Clay High School and the University of Kentucky she worked as a home demonstration agent in Williamsburg and Barbourville. In 1940, she married Earl L. Cole who had a long career in the Barbourville law firm of Cole, Cole, Anderson and Nagle. During World War II, Mrs Cole participated in the war effort by working as a chemist for Goodyear Rubber Company in Louisville, by servicing airplanes in New Mexico, and by working in the farmers market in California. After the war, she and her husband lived in Lexington until 1956, when they moved to Barbourville.

Mrs. Cole was the first special education teacher in the Knox County school system. In addition, she served as dietician for the Knox County Hospital and Daniel Boone Manor Nursing Home, and she was a director of the Knox County Library. From 1973-1975 she was president of the Garden Club of Kentucky and from 1992-1994 she was president of the Lambda chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma educational fraternity. She was nationally recognized as a master flower judge and most recently was an emeritus master flower show judge for the Kentucky Council of Flower Show Judges. She was an active member of the Barbourville First Baptist Church, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Barbourville Garden Club, Delta Kappa Gamma, and the Womens' Missionary Union.

Survivors include her children, Earl L. Cole Jr, of Lexington, Lynda L. Cole of Moraga, CA and Cynthia Marsteller of Manakin-Sabot, VA; her grandchildren, James Cole, Michael Mahoney, Maria Mahoney, Matthew Mahoney, Ellen Marsteller, Dudley Marsteller, and Augusta Marsteller; her great granddaughter, Cate Cole; and her nephew, James Roark.

Funeral services will be at the First Baptist Church in Barbourville on Sat, Sep 15, 2007 at 11am. Pallbearers are James Cole, Michael Mahoney, Matthew Mahoney, Dudley Marsteller, David Cole and John Anderson.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Larue

 

2009, Hodgenville, LaRue Co., KY, Obituary

www.thenewsenterprise.com

Corbett Lile Key, 74, of Hodgenville, passed away Friday, Aug. 21, 2009, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. He was born April 21, 1935, in Logan County to the late Mildred and Thoney Key. He was a member of Ovesen Heights Baptist Church, where he formerly served as a Sunday school teacher, adult choir director and music director. He also was former coach of the Ovesen Heights Girls Softball team and played for Ovesen Heights in the Church Softball League. He was a Kentucky Colonel, a member of the B.R. Young Lodge No. 132 F&AM in Hodgenville, where he served as master during their 150th anniversary and a 32nd degree Mason with the Louisville Scottish Rite. Corbett was an avid golfer and ran the Mr. and Mrs. Tournament at the LaRue County Club for 29 years. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping. He retired from Crucible as a maintenance supervisor and journeyman machinist after 32 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter-in-law, Robin Key.

A loving husband and father, he is survived by his wife of 45 years, Velma Jean Key; two daughters, Brenda Sue (Glenn) Royalty of Louisville and Sharon (Jim) Blankenship of Hodgenville; three sons, Terry (Bonnie) Key of Bonneville, Brian Key of Munfordville and Jim (Debbie) Dever of Hodgenville; a brother, Steven (Linda) Key of Lebanon Junction; five grandchildren, Ashley, Nick, T.J., Megan and Ellen; two great-grandchildren, Brooke and Blaze; and a niece and a nephew, Suzanne and Ryan.

The funeral is at 3 p.m. Monday at Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville with the Rev. Gerald Murphy officiating. Burial will follow in Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Mount Sherman, LaRue Co., KY, Obituary

www.thenewsenterprise.com

Amy O. Miss Amy Blankenship, 95, of Mount Sherman, passed away Sunday, October 19, 2008, at the Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Hodgenville. She was a former employee of Sunrise Manor Nursing Home and a member of Lincoln Memorial Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Rhoda Helm Davis; and two brothers, Alvin and Everett Davis.

She is survived by a sister, Hattie Yerian, of Hodgenville; a niece, Joyce Hembree; eight nephews, David Davis and his wife, Linda, Donald Davis, Gary Davis, Jimmy Davis and his wife, Margie, John Davis, Darrell Yerian, Michael Yerian and Terry Yerian; and special friends Lucy and Randy McCandless.

The Funeral is 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Lincoln Memorial Baptist Church in Hodgenville with the Rev. Tom Downey officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Larue Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Amy O. 95, 10Mar1913 - 19Oct2008, Mount Sherman, Larue, KY, KY-401-34-4594

 

Laurel

 

2007, East Bernstadt, Laurel Co., KY, Obituary

The Times-Tribune, (Corbin, KY) - April 5, 2007

Gladys Fay Elam, 59, of East Bernstadt passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2007, at Marymount Medical Center.

She was the mother of Tammy Blankenship, of London

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at New Salem Baptist Church. Burial will follow at new Salem Cemetery in Pittsburg.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2008, London, Laurel Co., KY, Obituary

The Sentinel Echo, (London, KY) - October 23, 2008

Clarence Blankenship, 75, of Reams Lane in London, passed away Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008, at Pineville Community Hospital in Pineville [Bell Co., KY]. The son of the late Lula Lloyd Blankenship and the late Willie Blankenship, he was a farmer by trade and a member of Circle of Faith Holiness Church in London.

He is survived by three daughters, Bobbie Smith and husband Walter, of Corbin, Billie Lancaster, of Dunnville and Kimberly Vaughn, of Corbin; a son, Terry Blankenship and wife Vanessa, of East Bernstadt; two brothers, Earl Blankenship , of London and Virgil Blankenship , of London; seven sisters: Beulice Karr, of Dayton, Ohio, Ruby Allen, of Hamilton, Ohio, Pauline Parker, of Hamilton, Ohio, Grace Edwards, of Indianapolis, Mary Overbey, of London, Imogene Bowling, of London and Betty Mays, of London; grandchildren Teia Tuttle, of London, Heather Blankenship , of London, Eric Lancaster, of London, Aaron Lancaster, of London, Jordan Vaughn, of London and Cass Botkins, of London; great-grandchildren: Keegan Tuttle, Preston Carlson, Austin Carlson, Jacoby Tuttle, Katelynn Tuttle and Brennan Lancaster; and an uncle, Herman Blankenship, of London.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2008, at London Funeral Home Chapel with Jeff Lewis, Sammy Trosper and Gene Greene officiating. Burial followed at McDaniel Cemetery in London. Pallbearers were family and friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Laurel Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Clarence 75, 04Apr1933 - 18Oct2008, London, Laurel, KY, IN-316-34-0137

 

Lawrence

 

+2006, Louisa, Lawrence Co., KY, Funeral

Herald Dispatch, 3/12/2006

Clotine H. Blankenship, 79, of Louisa, Ky., wife of Vernon Leslie Blankenship, died Friday at home. She was a homemaker.

Funeral 11 a.m. Tuesday at Young Funeral Home Chapel, burial in Elliot County Memorial Gardens.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2006, Louisa, Lawrence Co., KY, Obituary

Daily Independent, Mar 12, 2006,

Clotine H. Blankenship, 79, of Louisa, died Friday, March 10, at her residence. Born Feb. 20, 1927, in Martha, she was a daughter of the late Martin and Georgiana Fannin Hay. She was a housewife and member of Temple Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Vernon Leslie Blankenship of Louisa; a daughter, Deanna Lester of Louisa; four sisters, Carol Barker of Louisa, Agnes Ross of Pickerington, Ohio, Rita Wright of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, and Glenora Hilton of LaConta, Fla.; five brothers, John Hay Sr. of Louisa, Carson Hay of Ashland, Gerland Hay of Columbus, Ohio, Graden Hay of Sebring, Fla., and Adrian Hay of Astor, Fla,; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Tuesday, March 14, at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa, with Emmett Barker officiating. Burial was in Elliot County Memorial Gardens, under direction of Young Funeral Home.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2006, Louisa, Lawrence Co., KY, Obituary

http://dailyindependent.com/obituaries/x1192748776/Friday-October-27-2006/print

John T. Blankenship, 83, of Fuller Ridge Road, Louisa, Ky., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006, at his farm. John was born Jan. 24, 1923, in Lawrence County, Ky., a son of the late Bernard and Mary Prichard Blankenship. He was a farmer and former mayor, a member of Willard Missionary Baptist Church, a Mason and a U.S. Army veteran.

John is survived by his loving wife, Juanita Meek Blankenship; two stepdaughters, Karla and her husband, Gary Wells, of Louisa and Ruth Ann Traugott of Versailles, Ky.; two sisters, Aurdella Cooley of Cincinnati and Roberta Watson of Snyder, N.Y.; and two step-grand-children, Crystal Vaught and Reva Traugott.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Aileen Langley.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Wilson Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Larry Sparks. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa. Military graveside rites will be by members of Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2008, Louisa, Lawrence Co., KY, Obituary

Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) - March 15, 2008

Cecilia Clare Grayson, infant, passed away March 14, 2008 at Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, KY, a daughter of Joseph Wendell Grayson Jr. and Georgieana Lester Grayson of Louisa, KY.

In addition to her parents, survivors are, two sisters, Lexie Grayson and Anna Grayson both of Louisa, KY. Paternal Grandparents, Wendell and Madeleine Grayson of Springfield, KY; Maternal Grandparents, Sam and Deanna Lester of Louisa, KY; Paternal Great Grandfather, Kermit Grayson of Lebanon, KY; Maternal Great Grandmother, Marjorie Lester of Louisa, KY; Maternal Great Grandfather, Vernon Blankenship of Louisa, KY.

Funeral will be Sun, March 16, 2008 at 2:30pm at the St. Jude Catholic Church in Louisa, KY with MSGR Ralph W. Beiting, Pastor and Rev. Emmett Barker officiating. Burial will be at Pinehill Cemetery in Louisa, KY.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Louisa, Lawrence Co., KY, Funeral

Herald-Dispatch, May 03, 2009

Vernon Leslie Blankenship, 82, of Louisa, died Friday at King's Daughter Medical Center, Ashland.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Young Funeral Home Chapel.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Louisa, Lawrence Co., KY, Obituary

Daily Independent, Ashland, KY, 5/3/2009

Vernon Leslie Blankenship, 82, (1926-2009) of Louisa, died Friday [01May2009 ]in Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. He was born Dec. 1, 1926, in Ashland, the son of the late Lindsey and Carrie Sparks Blankenship. He was the husband of the late Clotine Hay Blankenship. He was a service technician at NASA and Boeing Aircraft and a veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he served during World War II.

Survivors include a daughter, Deanna Lester of Louisa; two sisters, Gayle Stamper and Carolyn Vogel, both of Delaware, Ohio; a granddaughter, Georgieana Grayson; and two great-granddaughters, Alexandria Grayson and Anna-Wray Grayson.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Emmitt Barker. Burial will be in Elliott County Memorial Gardens in Sandy Hook.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Louisa, Lawrence Co., KY, Obituary

Daily Independent, Ashland, KY, 11/9/2009

Arzie Calhoun Wellman, 71, (1937-2009) of Louisa, died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, in Three Rivers Medical Center in Lawrence County after an extended illness. She was born Nov. 19, 1937, in Chattaroy, W.Va., to the late Clayton Calhoun and Mary Farris Calhoun. Her husband of 52 years, Frank Wellman, survives. She was a housewife, a member of Southside Baptist Church and attended Faith Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandchild, Sarah Arzie Preston; two sisters, Audrey Wheat and Wanda Calhoun; and a brother, Orville Calhoun.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by four daughters, Donna McDowell of Blaine, Ky., Carla (Guy) Preston of Louisa, Ky., Connie Young of Louisa, Ky., and Mary Jean (Kirk) Caudill of Louisa, Ky.; two sons, Jerry Wellman of Ashland, Ky., and Lyndon Wellman of Louisa, Ky.; three sisters, Martha Blankenship of Catlettsburg, Ky., Gayle Russell of Louisa, Ky., and Emma Jean Thompson of Louisa, Ky.; and two brothers, Ray Calhoun of Louisa, Ky., and Earl Calhoun of Ortonville, Mich.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009, at Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Kenneth Wright. Burial will be in Yatesville Memorial Gardens in Louisa.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Lawrence Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Clotine 79, 20Feb1927 - 10Mar2006, Louisa, Lawrence, KY, OH-274-32-3088

Blankenship, John T. 83, 24Jan1923 - 24Oct2006, Louisa, Lawrence, KY, KY-401-28-8448

Blankenship, Vernon L. 82, 01Dec1926 - 01May2009, Louisa, Lawrence, KY, KY-407-22-8941

 

Lewis

 

+2007, Vanceburg, Lewis Co., KY, Obituary

The Winchester Sun, (KY) - September 19, 2007

Thomas M. Blankenship, 60, of Vanceburg, died at 8:01 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007, on Ky. 377 in Lewis County from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. A native of Camp Dix, he was the son of the late Ralph and Juanita Parker Blankenship.

He was a licensed plumber and worked for the U.A.W. for 16 years in Winchester. He also was formerly employed by Rockwell International here. He was a Kentucky Colonel and a member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union No. 452 in Lexington. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Monte Lewis Stamm Post 5438 in Vanceburg and was an Army veteran of Vietnam.

Survivors include three daughters, J. Renee Stringer of Clay City and Kristi Royal and Tarah Blankenship, both of Vanceburg; a brother, Dane Blankenship, of Vanceburg; three sisters, Rebecca Silvey and Teresa Dedman, both of Vanceburg and Bonnie Lester of Winchester; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one son, Thomas Blankenship Jr. and a sister, Karen Michelle Blankenship.

Services were conducted at noon Sunday at Gaydos Funeral Home in Vanceburg. Graveside services with military honors were held at 5 p.m. Sunday in Vaughns Mill cemetery in Clay City.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Vanceburg, Lewis Co., KY, Blankenship Cem.,

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=637017

Blankenship, Willena Gilliam Dec. 6, 1934 Nov. 25, 2008

Birth:  Vanceburg, Lewis Co., KY, USA

Death: Mount Gilead, Morrow Co., Ohio, USA

She was born to the late Ira and Marie (Richmond) Gilliam. On December 27, 1954 she married Carl Blankenship and shared 54 years of marriage. She attended Pines Christian Church of Mount Gilead.

Survivors include her husband, Carl Blankenship of Mount Gilead; two sons, James (Debbie) Blankenship of Mansfield, and Carl Jeffery (Dottie) Blankenship of Huron; daughter, Tonya (Dale) Hanshaw of Mount Gilead; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; seven sisters, Carolyn (Delbert) McGlone, Phyllis (Bob) Bentley, Rebecca Bryant, Mildred Bloomfield, Norma Louise Bloomfield all of Vanceburg, Nellie Walters of Mount Gilead, and Donneta (Ronnie) Beiland of Lake Milton, OH; three brothers, Roscoe (Betty) Gilliam of Vanceburg, Ronnie Dean (Wilma) Gilliam of Fleming Co., and Oscar (Beulah) Gilliam of Tulsa OK.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Burton and Clifford Gilliam. 

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Lewis Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Thomas M. 60, 08Aug1947 - 12Sep2007, Vanceburg, Lewis, KY, KY-405-64-4590

 

Lincoln

 

+2008, Broughtontown, Lincoln Co., KY, Obituary

The Interior Journal, (Stanford, KY) - July 24, 2008

Ruby G. Todd, 87, of Broughtontown died Monday, July 21 at the Rockcastle Health and Rehab in Brodhead [Rockcastle Co., KY]. A native of Lincoln County, she was born April 22, 1921 to the late James A. and Christine Noakes Blankenship. She was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church and the widow of Homer L. Todd.

She was also preceded in death by brothers, Roy, Leslie, Harry, Jasper, William and Oscar Blankenship, and sisters, Florence Brown, Beatrice Smith, and Hattie, Katherine and Margaret Blankenship.

Survivors include two sons, Larry (Ann) Todd and Tony (Betty) Todd, both of Broughtontown; five grandchildren, Keith (April) Todd, Lauren (Vernon) Hensley, and Ramona (Jeff) Barker, all of Broughtontown, Rebecca (Brian) Shearer of Stanford, and Rachel (Alex) Martin of London; five great grandchildren, Kevin Todd, Latosha Hensley, Trinity Shearer, Talynne Shearer and Alexis Martin.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, July 25 at Friendship Baptist Church with Bro. Cecil Roundtree officiating. Burial will be in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Brian Shearer, Jeff Barker, Vernon Hensley, Alex Martin, and Dexter and Leroy Todd.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Stanford, Lincoln Co., KY, Obituary

The Interior Journal, (Stanford, KY) - January 25, 2007

Teddy Olan Todd, 77, of Stanford, died Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Fort Logan Hospital in Stanford. A native of Eubank, he was born July 26, 1929 to the late Elmer and Erba (Davis) Todd. He was a retired laborer for the Kirby Vaccum Dealership in Somerset, an Army Veteran of the Korean War, and the widower of Wanda Stevens Todd.

He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Rubel Blankenship and Jeffie Cromer and a half brother, Ernie Todd.

Survivors include his daughter, Tonya Howell of Waynesburg; a brother, Eddie Todd of Indianapolis, IN; a sister, Alene McWilliams of Indianapolis, IN; a half sister, Hazel Goffe of Dayton, OH; two grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 17 at the chapel of Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Bro. Arnold Larkin officiating. Burial was in the Good Hope Cemetery. Military Honors were conducted by the American Legion Post #38.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Stanford, Lincoln Co., KY, Obituary

The Interior Journal, (Stanford, KY) - January 25, 2007

Lloyd Alfred Brown, 85, of Stanford, died Tuesday, Jan. 23 at the VA Hospital in Lexington. A native of Lincoln County, he was born Dec. 19, 1921 to the late Morris and Ella Menifee Brown. He was a World War II veteran and a member of the DVA, the American Legion, and Fairview Baptist Church.

He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Clarence, Kenneth and Raymond Brown; a sister, Edith Blankenship; and two great grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife Martha Brown of Stanford; two daughters, Peggy Ray of South Fork and Paula Terry of McKinney; a brother, Joseph "Jack" Brown of Stanford; five grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held today (Thursday, Jan. 25) at 1:00 p.m. at Fox Funeral Home with Bros. G.W. Smith and Gary King officiating. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Timothy Godbey, Josh and Aaron Brown, and Russell, Tommy, and Buddy Schuler.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Stanford, Lincoln Co., KY, Obituary

The Interior Journal, (Stanford, KY) - April 26, 2007

Rosella Shaw James, 92, of Portman Avenue, Stanford, died Wednesday, April 18 at her home. A native of Lincoln County, she was born Aug. 1, 1914 to the late James and Mary Wyler Shaw. She was a homemaker, member of the Church of Christ, and the widow of Joseph James.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Fred and James Shaw; and three sisters, Mary Eliza Blankenship, Ruth Price, and Emma James.

Survivors include one sister, Ann Calloway of Crab Orchard; her special caregiver and great niece, Jan Rose (Joey) Blair of Waynesburg; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were April 21 at Fox Funeral Home with Bro. Mark Raulerson officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Springs Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Tom Blankenship, Jim Calloway, Billy Shaw Blankenship, Charles Brummett, Billy Ray Severance, and Jack McCall.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Stanford, Lincoln Co., KY, Obituary

The Interior Journal, (Stanford, KY) - March 23, 2009

Evelyn Reynolds Taylor, 84, of Stanford, died Saturday, March 21 at her home. A native of Lincoln County, she was born Oct. 24, 1924, to the late Cloyd and Hazel Anderson Reynolds. She was manager and co-owner of Skytower Restaurant and Halls Gap Hotel, member of Pleasant View Baptist Church and widow of Henry Clay Blanton, Jr. and Jim Taylor, Sr.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Brad and Raymond Reynolds; and a sister, Sula Martin.

Survivors include five daughters, Rosalie (Hubert) Dowell of Crawfordsville, Ind., Joan Swallows of Wilmore, Hazel (Gene) Manuel of Northeast, Md., and Etta (Edd) Bailey and Connie Fowler both of Stanford; a stepson, Jimmy (Janie) Taylor of Stanford; three brothers, Harold Reynolds of Danville, Jim Reynolds of Somerset and Eugene Reynolds of Russellville; three sisters, Audrey Blankenship of Crab Orchard, Libby Hawkins of Columbus, Ind. and Glenda Estes of Stanford; 13 grandchildren; four step grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; five step great grandchildren; one great, great granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were March 25 at Spurlin Funeral Home with Revs. Aaron Hogue, Vola Brown and Chris McCombs officiating. Burial was in Double Springs Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Kurtis Manuel, Beau Neal, Tyler Pence, Colton Pence, Carl Woodrum, Tory Shivley. Honorary pallbearers were John James, Stephen Bailey, Rodney Manuel, Mike Estes, Tim Estes, and Don Story.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Stanford, Lincoln Co., KY, Obituary

The Interior Journal, (Stanford, KY) - October 23, 2009

Edna Mae Fallis, 53, of Stanford, died Wednesday, Oct. 14 at her home. A native of Lexington, she was born Sept. 13, 1956, to the late Gobel and Wilma Blankenship Corman. She was a retired truck driver and a member of Freedom Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Morris E. Fallis; daughter, Dana (Robbie) Holmes; son, Steve (Mandy) Potter of Stanford; sister, Tami (John) Burrows; brother, Mike Corman; and grandchildren, Jacob Holmes and Chloe Potter.

Funeral services were Oct. 18 at Ransdell Funeral Chapel in Harrodsburg. Burial was in the Ebenezer Cemetery in Salvisa.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2006, Waynesburg, Lincoln Co., KY, Obituary

The Interior Journal, (Stanford, KY) - April 21, 2006

Barbara Dowell Harris, 63, of Waynesburg, died Saturday, April 15 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville [Boyle Co., KY]. A native of Lincoln Co., she was born April 11, 1943 to the late Henry and Mary Blankenship Dowell. She was a homemaker, the widow of Saley Harris, and a member of Mt. Hebron Baptist Church.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Jesse and Bobby Dowell; two sisters, Margaret Kidd and Katherine Caudill; and two grandchildren, James Melvin Harris and Jacob Abraham Harris.

Survivors include one son, Saley Harris, Jr. of Waynesburg; two daughters, Joyce Smith of Hustonville and Kathy Rice of Waynesburg; two step children, John Harris of Williamsburg and Irene Alley of Covington; three brothers, Elvie and Elmer Dowell both of Waynesburg and Vernon Dowell of Indiana; three sisters, Dorothy Morhinners and Elsie Carter both of Waynesburg and Christine Roberts of Indiana; five grandchildren; two step grandchildren; one great grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 18 at the Spurlin Funeral Home in Stanford with Rev. Dan Gutenson officiating. Burial was in Mt. Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Ben Harris, Bill Rice, Curtis Simpson, Ricky Dowell, Henry Dowell, and Merle Miracle. Honorary pallbearers were Michael Dowell and Rodney Smith.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Livingston

 

2007, Vicksburg, Livingston Co., KY, Obituary

Jessamine Journal, November 28, 2007

Doris B. Walker, 81, of Vicksburg Drive died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007, at her home. A native of Jessamine County, she was born May 7, 1926, to the late Shannon and Addie Stipe Blankenship. She was a member of the Bryantsville United Methodist Church and retired after 46 years from Old Fitzgerald Distillery where she was the office manager. She was a member of the Women's Association Alcoholic Beverage, Inc. for many years.

Survivors include her husband John A. Walker, her children Linda Baker and husband Jim of Bryantsville, Mark Ballard and wife Susie of Bryantsville, Lola Proctor and husband David of Harrodsburg, Steve Ballard, wife Juanita of Bryantsville, Paul Dean Ballard of Bryantsville, Charlotte Cox of Bryantsville, three step daughters Paula Christopher, Vicki Graham, and Jane Graham, nine grandchildren Lisa Phelps and husband Mike, Shane Baker and wife Melissa, Tish Griffitts and husband Jason, Tony Ballard and wife Jaime, Brandon Ballard, Jamie Ballard, Tracey Catlett and husband Jeremy, Jerry Lee Winchester, Stephanie Curtsinger and husband Jeff, 17 great-grandchildren, five step great-grandchildren, and a special nephew Kevin Corman.

She was preceded in death by two sisters Marie Perkins and Ann Corman, a great-grandson Justin Helton, two nephews Chris Corman and Shannon Sherrow.

Services were at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at Hager & Cundiff Funeral Home with the Rev. Darren Gillespie officiating. Burial followed in Maple Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons and nephew Kevin Corman. Honorary bearers were Ann and Frank Corman, Paul and Blanche Ballard, Jessie Ray Herzog, Tom East, JoAnn Marsee, Katherine Clark, Brenda and Breacher Smith, and special neighbors Ray and Dawn Erwin, and Angie.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Logan

 

2007, Auburn, Logan Co., KY, Obituary

Daily News (Bowling Green, KY) - October 30, 2007

Doris Odell Cornelius, 84, formerly of Scottsville, died at 6:30 a.m. Oct. 27, 2007, at an Auburn nursing home. The Allen County native was a homemaker and former co-owner of Wholesale Builders Supply. She was a daughter of the late Lon Whitney Jackson and Edna Jones Jackson and the wife of the late Eldon Cornelius. She was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Cornelius.

Funeral was Monday at Goad Funeral Home, with burial in Allen County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include two sons, Terry Cornelius and his wife, Saundra, of Nashville and James M. Butch Cornelius of Portland, Tenn.; a daughter, Debbie Coots of Bowling Green; 10 grandchildren, Richard Cornelius, Tina Spencer, Ashton Coots, Eddie Coots Jr., Ryan Cornelius, Jeremy Cornelius, Amy Brashear, Kim Wakefield, Jim Cornelius and Beth Blankenship ; and 12 great-grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2008, Auburn, Logan Co., KY, Obituary

News-Democrat & Leader (Russellville, KY) - April 1, 2008

Alice Sue Boyd, 65, of Auburn died Friday, March 28, 2008 at the Medical Center in Bowling Green. Ms. Boyd was born May 27, 1942 in Marrowbown, a daughter of the late Immer V. and Bertha Johnson Blakenship.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Joann Thomas, and a baby brother who died at birth. Ms. Boyd was a member of Cave Springs Baptist Church.

A private funeral and burial will be held at a later date. J.C. Kirby & Son Funeral Chapels in Bowling Green are in charge of the arrangements.

Ms. Boyd is survived by her daughters, Kimberly Gale (Berry) Gregory and Connie Sue (Ricky) McMillin, all of Auburn; her sons, Edward Lynn (Honey) Boyd of Russellville, Sammy Dale Boyd of Olmstead and Richard Wayne Boyd of Auburn; her sisters, Anna V. Dockins and Rita Harmon, both of Indianapolis, Ind., and Peggy Pirtle of Tennessee; her brothers, Charles Blankenship, George T. (Mary Jane) Blankenship , Walter R. (Berta) Blankenship and Ben (Patricia) Blankenship , all of Indianapolis, Ind.; her grandchildren, Timothy, Brian, Robert, Jennifer, Mindy, Cody, Jackie, Roger, Josh, Suanna; five great-grandchildren; her companion of 40 years, Jim McMillan; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2006, Russellville, Logan Co., KY, Obituary

Daily News (Bowling Green, KY) - April 18, 2006

Charles Blankenship, 64, of Russellville died April 16, 2006, at Logan Memorial Hospital. The Logan County native was a heating and cooling electrical contractor, an Air Force veteran and a member of Second Baptist Church. He was a son of the late Henry Evans and Zonia Franklin Blankenship of Russellville, who survives.

Funeral is at 11 a.m. Thursday at Young Funeral Home, with burial in Maple Grove Cemetery.

Other survivors include his wife, Cindy Blankenship; a daughter, Tina Horne and her husband, Ken, of Hilliard, Fla.; a brother, Bob Blankenship of Atlanta; a sister, Sharon Miller of Franklin; a granddaughter, Courtney Horne; a grandson, Tyler Horne; and several nieces and nephews.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Logan Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Charles E. 64, 07Mar1942 - 16Apr2006, Russellville, Logan, KY, KY-407-54-9680

 

Madison

 

2008, Richmond, Madison Co., KY, Obituary

The Richmond Register, (KY) - November 19, 2008

Fred E. Hinkle, Fritz, 58, husband of Linda Durand Hinkle, passed away Monday, November 17, 2008, in his home. He was born August 13, 1950, in Streater, Ill., to the late Glenn and Betty B. Hinkle.

Fritz moved to Richmond 12 years ago, where he used his journeyman certification to work as a skilled machinist. Prior to moving to Kentucky, Fritz was a professional shrimper, out of Charleston, S.C., then Cape Canaveral, Fla. Fritz was also a masterful woodworker whose creations were accepted and shown by the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen. He was known as a man who could build or fix anything; but most importantly, as a man who took care of his family.

Fritz will be deeply missed by his friends and family, who include: his wife of 15 years, Linda Hinkle; his sons and their families, Marc and Shandel Hinkle and sons Brody and Tony, and Scott and Heather Hinkle and sons, Trea and Seth; his brothers and their families, William and Treva Hinkle and sons Tony and Jimmy, David and Phyllis Hinkle and daughters, Jane, Teresa (and her son Jake), and Tom and Tammy Hinkle and daughter Melissa Blankenship; his sister-in-law and her daughter, Nancy and Molly Durand; his sister-in-law and her husband, Sheila and Joseph Rogers; his mother-in-law and her husband, Muriel and James Ferrell; and special friends, Alice Osborn, Dave and Rita McCord, Dr. Hanan Budeiri and Charlotte Gross, R.N.

Visitation will be after noon Thursday at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m. Thursday, also at Oldham, Roberts & Powell, with the Rev. Gene Strange officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Richmond, Madison Co., KY, Obituary

http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/obituaries/article_abb50bbc-7b21-56eb-93f0-ebdea519558f.html

Fred E. "Fritz" Hinkle, 58, Richmond, Ky., formerly of the Streator area, husband of Linda Durand Hinkle, passed away Monday (Nov. 17, 2008) at his home. Visitation will be after noon Thursday at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, Richmond, Ky., followed his funeral at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The Rev. Gene Strange will officiate.

He was born Aug. 13, 1950, in Streater, son of the late Glenn and Betty B. Hinkle. Fritz moved to Richmond 12 years ago, where he used his journeyman certification to work as a skilled machinist. Prior to moving to Kentucky, Fritz was a professional shrimper, out of Charleston, S.C., then Cape Canaveral, Fla. Fritz was also a masterful woodworker whose creations were accepted and shown by the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen. He was known as a man who could build or fix anything; but most importantly, as a man who took care of his family.

Fritz will be deeply missed by his friends and family, who include his wife of 15 years, Linda Hinkle; his sons and their families, Marc (Shandel) Hinkle, sons Brody and Tony, and Scott (Heather) Hinkle; sons, Trea and Seth; his brothers and their families, William (Treva) Hinkle, sons Tony and Jimmy; David and Phyllis Hinkle, daughters, Jane, Teresa (and her son Jake); and Tom (Tammy) Hinkle, daughter Melissa Blankenship; his sister-in-law and her daughter, Nancy and Molly Durand; his sister-in-law and her husband, Sheila (Joseph) Rogers; his mother-in-law and her husband, Muriel (James) Ferrell; and special friends, Alice Osborn, Dave and Rita McCord, Dr. Hanan Budeiri and Charlotte Gross, R.N.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Richmond, Madison Co., KY, Obituary

The Richmond Register, (KY) - October 6, 2009

Aaron Lee Gadd, 34, of White Lick Road, passed away Monday, October 5, 2009, in his father's home. Aaron was born in Richmond, Ky., to Carl Gadd and Billie Powell Martin. He was a member of the Church of Deliverance in Lexington.

He is survived by: his parents, Carl (Nancy) Gadd and Billy (Blaine) Martin; his wife, Stephanie Blankenship Gadd; one son, Robbie Gadd; one brother, Cody (Reshonna) Gadd of Berea; grandmother, Marie Jordan; grandmother, Faye (H.C.) Lainhart; special cousin, Steve Jordan; niece, Serenity Gadd; and his best friends, Vince Savatgy and Steve Conner. He also is survived by: a host of family and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 8, 2009, at Crestview Holy Sanctuary with the Rev. William Blankenship and the Rev. Earl Hisle officiating. Burial will follow in the Gadd Family Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Cody Gadd, Vince Savatgy, Steve Jordan, Steve Conner, Robert Barrett, Jim Isaacs and Gary Parker.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Richmond, Madison Co., KY, Obituary,

http://news.herald-dispatch.com

Phyllis Blankenship, 64, of Richmond, Ky., passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2009, at Compassionate Care Plus, Richmond, Ky., after a two-year battle with Lymphoma. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 19, 2009, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, W.Va., by Rev. Russell Donahue and Rev. Greg Dial. Graveside services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. at Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, Ohio.

She was born September 1, 1945, in Robinette, W.Va., a daughter of the late Thurman and Thelma Pritchard Winters. She was employed by the Anaheim City Schools, Anaheim, Calif. She was preceded in death by her brother, H.J. "Joe" Winters.

She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Jack "Ed" Blankenship; three children, Jason Blankenship (Ashley), of Medina, Ohio, Jan and Lea Ann Blankenship, of Richmond, Ky.; sister Deloris Gene Esque of Huntington, and brother, Thurman "Jack" Winters Jr., of Barboursville; and her "second mother" Millie Woolum, of Anaheim, Calif.;

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Mason

 

+2009, Dover, Mason Co., KY, Obituary

The Ledger Independent, (Maysville, KY) - June 29, 2009

Jerry Ray Blankenship, age 61, of Dover passed away at St. Elizabeth Hospital Friday. Mr. Blankenship was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Viet Nam. He was born in Mason County on Feb. 4, 1948, to the late Loren and Edna Fortune Blankenship.

He is survived by his wife, Kathey White Blankenship of Dover; five children, Jerry Wayne (Tammy) Blankenship of Maysville, Tony (Robin) Doyle of Williamstown, Kandy (Tony) Turner of Dover, Judy (Doug) Terrill of Paris and Travis Blankenship of Starks, La.; one brother, Bob Blankenship of Indiana; three sisters, Barbara Kabler of Dover, Kathy (Denver) Ratliff of Alabama and Jennie Mastin of Maysville; 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Boone-Nickell Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Leonard officiating. Burial will be in Shannon Cemetery with military rites performed by the Maysville V.F.W. Post.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

McCracken

 

+2007, Paducah, McCracken Co., KY, Obituary

http://obitsforlife.com/obituary/147531/Mclain-Helen.php

Helen Marie Blankenship McLain died at 2:23 A.M. on May 6, 2007 at Superior Care Home where she had been a resident five years. Born September 23, 1915 in Bayou, Mrs. McLain was the daughter of Alfred and Cora Blankenship. She married James McLain in Florida and lived there several years before returning to Kentucky. She was a wife, homemaker, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, member of St. Marks Methodist Church and later St. Luke Aldersgate UM, and a worker for R.S.V.P.

Mrs. McLain is survived by two sons, Bill (Cookie) McLain and Jim (Jan) McLain, of Paducah, and a daughter, Jane Hart, of Newton, IL. Also surviving are five grandchildren: Alan (Ann Marie) McLain, Mansfield, TX; Lee (Mollie) Hart, Chicago, IL; Brooke (Tyler) Krauss, Freeburg, IL; Carrie (Steven) Runyon, Louisville; and Christa McLain, Nashville, TN. In addition, she had four great-grandsons: Connor and Jacob McLain, Evan Hart, and Lain Krauss.

Preceding her in death were her husband, parents, and a brother, Glynn Blankenship.

Funeral services will be Tuesday May 8, 2007 at 1 p.m. at Milner and Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with the Rev. Gregory Waldrop officiating. Burial will follow in Maplelawn Park Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Paducah, McCracken Co., KY, Obituary

http://obitsforlife.com/obituary/147398/Cope-Larry.php

Services for Larry Cope, 62, [November 8th, 1945 - November 19th, 2007] of Paducah will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Keeling Family Funeral Home in Paducah. The Rev. Topper Council will officiate, with burial in Maplelawn Park Cemetery.

Mr. Cope died at 8:30 p.m. Monday at Medco Center of Paducah. He was a native of Livingston County and was a former employee of the City of Paducah and Paducah Tilghman High School. He was a member of Southland Baptist Temple and served as a scout master.

He is surved by his wife, Phyllis Shelton Cope; one daughter, Stephanie Cope of Paducah; four brothers, Carroll Cope of Lone Oak, Kenneth Cope of Paducah, Gary Cope of Calvert City, and Barry Cope of Ledbetter; one grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one grandchild. His parents were Clay and Katherine Blankenship Cope.

Friends may call after 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

McCracken Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Everett 80, 13Feb1926 - 17Mar2006, Paducah, Mccracken, KY, WV-236-36-7734

 

McCreary

 

+2009, Greenwood, McCreary Co., KY, Obituary

McCreary County Record (Whitley City, KY) - February 18, 2009

Mary R. Lewis, age 73 years, Greenwood, Kentucky died February 13, 2009 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, Somerset, [Pulaski Co.]Kentucky.

Funeral services were held, Monday, February 16, 2009 at McCreary County Funeral Home with Minister David Ball officiating. Burial was McCreary Memorial Gardens.

She was born at Greenwood, Kentucky of December 4, 1935 the daughter of the late Willie and Angeline Spradlin Young She was a retired factory worker.

Her parents precede her in death. The deceased brothers and sisters are. George Young and James Young; Dena Sims; Earl Young; Hazel Blankenship; Emma Lawson; Everett Young; Jean Tuney Young; Marie Bryant; Virginia Young and Dora Young.

Survivors include her husband, Floyd Lewis and her children, Gary Lewis and wife, Shirley, Dillisboro, Indiana; Derwin Lewis and wife, Connie, Harrison, Ohio and Lisa Thomas and husband, Rick, Cincinnati, Ohio. The surviving brothers and sisters are, Joseph Young and wife, Bernice; Robert Young and wife, Brenda; Nadine Jones and husband, Porter, Burnside, Kentucky; Floyd Young and wife, Becky; Marty Aloisio and husband, Vic, Bonita Springs, Florida; Ruth Slaughter and husband, Leonard Matterly, Nancy, Kentucky and Naomi Young, Cedar Grove, Kentucky. Seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren survive.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Greenwood, McCreary Co., KY, Obituary

McCreary County Record (Whitley City, KY) - December 9, 2009

Wanda Christine Chapman, age 77 years, of Greenwood Community died December 2, 2009 at her home.

Funeral services were held Sunday December 6, 2009 at 11am in the McCreary County Funeral Home with Bro. Mitchell Bunch and Bro. Clifford Slaven officiating. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery.

She was born September 22, 1932 at Revelo, Kentucky the daughter of the late Dade Hurstle and Blanche Elizabeth King Duncan. She was a member of The Word of God Church in Jesus Name. Also she was known for baking wedding and birthday cakes.

Her parents, husband Lee Chapman, brother Manuel Dwan Duncan, sisters Rosa Lucille Duncan and Pauline Berneice Greiwe, and one grandchild precedes her in death.

Survivors include son Boyce Denton Ridner and wife Sue of Florence, Kentucky, daughters Cathy Sue Jester and husband Larry of Harrison, Ohio, Linda Carol Collins of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Tammy Lee Yoder and husband Stephen of Midlothian, Virginia, brothers David Hurstle Duncan of Cincinnati, Ohio and Donald Lee Duncan of Eubank, Kentucky, sisters Esler Aileen Davis and Phyllis Ann Johnson both of Somerset, Kentucky and Betty June Blankenship of Springboro, Ohio. Fourteen grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren also survive. McCreary County Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Strunk, McCreary Co., KY,

McCreary County Record (Whitley City, KY) - July 27, 2007

Betty A. Duncan, age 73 of Granny Holt Knob in Strunk passed away on Saturday at the Scott Co. Hospital in Oneida [TN].

Funeral services will be Tuesday July 24, 2007 at 1pm in the chapel of Pine Knot Funeral Home with Rev. Onel Bryant and Rev. Tommy King officiating. Burial was in the Ryan Cemetery at Gumm Fork

She was born in Scott County on August 29, 1933, daughter of the late Oscar and Goldie Ryan Maxey. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband Marvin Duncan, who she married on August 16, 1949. 2 sons, Marvin Duncan Jr. of Strunk, and Dexter Duncan and his wife Rose of Florence, KY. 3 daughters: Sandra Murray of Pioneer, TN, Vickey Wood and her husband William of Covington, KY and Pandora Blankenship and her husband Gary of Cincinnati, OH. There is one brother, Roger Maxey of Norwood, OH, and 2 sisters, Ruth Lynch of Jacksonville, Florida and Mary Hail of Strunk, Kentucky. There are 12 grandchildren and 19 great grand children.

Preceding her in death are her parents, and 3 brothers, Frank, Ed, Mark and Billy Maxey.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Strunk, McCreary Co., KY, Obituary

McCreary County Record (Whitley City, KY) - June 18, 2009

Mr. Marvin C. Duncan, age 77 of Strunk, Kentucky, passed away Friday, June 12, 2009, at the St. Mary's Scott County Hospital in Oneida, [Scott Co.,] Tennessee.

Funeral services will be held Monday, June 15, 2009, in the chapel of Pine Knot Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy King officiating. Burial will be in the Ryan Cemetery at Gumfork in Tennessee.

Marvin was born January 8, 1932, in Scott County Tennessee, to the late Tearl and Ethel Anderson Duncan.

Besides his parents, preceding him in death is his wife Betty Maxey Duncan whom he married August 16, 1949. She passed away July 21, 2007. Also preceding him in death are two brothers Thurman and Ortel Duncan, a sister Roberta Ellis and a son-in-law Larry Murray.

Surviving family include two sons Marvin Duncan, Jr. (companion Rhonda) of Strunk, Dexter Duncan (and Rose) of Florence, Kentucky, and three daughters Sandra Murray of Pioneer, Tennessee, Vickey Wood (and Bill) of Covington, Kentucky, Pandora Blankenship (and Gary) of Cincinnati, Ohio. There are 12 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Marvin had been a maintenance worker for the U.S. Forest Service and a truck driver for Newman & Pemberton Trucking. He was a member of the Gumfork Baptist Church and the Teamsters Local 100 of Sharonville, Ohio.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Mercer

 

Mercer Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Andy 44, 09Jun1964 - 13Feb2009, Harrodsburg, Mercer, KY, KY-402-02-2199

 

Metcalfe

 

2009, Edmonton, Metcalfe Co., KY, Obituary

Glasgow Daily Times (KY) - June 3, 2009

Edmonton -- Anna Mae Smith, 70, died June 1, 2009, at T. J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow [Barren Co., KY]. She was born Feb. 5, 1939, in Kentucky, the daughter of William Firkins and Opal Jessie Firkins. Anna Mae worked as a factory worker for Sorenson Corporation. She was a member of South Edmonton Church of Christ.

Surviving are husband, Oakley H. Smith of Edmonton; son, Dwight Smith of Edmonton, and son, David Smith of Edmonton; granddaughter, Tiffany Smith of Edmonton; and daughter-in-law, Tami Smith of Edmonton. Anna Mae was preceded in death by sister, Carlotta Huber; sister, Velma Blankenship; father, William Firkins; and mother, Opal Firkins.

Services will be held at Butler Funeral Home Chapel in Edmonton on June 4, 2009, at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Metcalfe County Memorial Gardens, Edmonton.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Metcalfe Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Stewart 67, 08Dec1938 - 21Jan2006, Edmonton, Metcalfe, KY, KY-404-52-9547

 

Monroe

 

2007, Fountain Run, Monroe Co., KY, Obituary

Glasgow Daily Times (KY) - February 15, 2007

Jesse Arthur Hale was born Jan. 15, 1923, in Monroe County, and died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007, at the Monroe County Medical Center. He was the son of the late James Finley and Mary Ellen Gentry Hale.

For 65 years, Jesse has been married to Mertie Jane Kee. They were wed on Jan. 7, 1942. He was a World War II veteran, a former janitor of Fountain Run Elementary School, former employee of Sprowl Lumber Company, former mayor of Fountain Run, and retired from South Central Rural Telephone Corp. as an engineer. He was a member of White Oak Ridge Missionary Baptist Church.

Other than his wife, he is survived by five daughters: Mary Ella Cherry, widow of Gerald Cherry, of Fountain Run, Anna Marie Emmert, widow of Morris Emmert of Gamaliel, Nancy Duff and her spouse, Dennis Duff, of Bowling Green, Wanda Russell of Scottsville, and Deborah Garrett and her spouse Mike Garrett of Temple Hill. Jesse is also survived by two sons, Ralph Hale and wife Pam of Bardwell, and Wayne Hale and wife Denise of Scottsville. He had 26 grandchildren: Rhonda Gray, Michelle Anderson, Michael Cherry, Nannette Thomas, Terry Emmert, Valarie Beam, Tracy Blankenship, Anna Ruth Hale, Paul Clinton Hale, Sarah Hale, Grace Hale, Chloe Hale, Beth Hale, Jesse Samuel Hale, Reya Hale, Noah Hale, Lanelle Holland, Shawn Russell, Nellie Russell, Sonya Thurman, Donna McPherson, David Key, Rachael McMurtry, Jesse Wayne Hale, Tina Hale and Jonathon Hale. Jesse was also blessed with 22 great-grandchildren, several step grandchildren, step great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He has one surviving sister, Jewell Tooley of Tompkinsville; and two surviving brothers: Henry Hale of Tompkinsville and Levy Hale of Fountain Run.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Diane Hale; and five sisters: Mertie Ellen Stinson, Mary Ruth Wheeler, Celma Dotson, Belle Shockley and Velma Hale; and two brothers: Walter Hale and Jack Hale.

The funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at White Oak Ridge Missionary Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Gamaliel, Monroe Co., KY, Obituary

Glasgow Daily Times (KY) - December 21, 2009

J. B. Phillips, 87, passed away Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009, at Monroe County Medical Center. He was born Sept. 11, 1922, in Pickett County, Tenn., to the late Clarence Hap and Ada Stanford Phillips.

He married Arnell Blankenship on March 5, 1946, at the home of Brother Raymond Jones. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, was a logger and member and deacon of Gamaliel Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Genell Kaye Phillips; and brother, Freeman Phillips.

He is survived by his wife, Arnell Blankenship Phillips of Gamaliel; two daughters and sons-in-law: Robin R. and Glen Ray Lyon of Gamaliel, and Barbara and Thomas Copass of Tompkinsville; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, two brothers: Willie Dee Phillips of Glasgow, and Billy Gene Phillips of Reedley, Calif.; and two sisters: Maedean Taylor of Gamaliel, and Geneva Tuttrup of Selma, Calif.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009, at Gamaliel Baptist Church with Brother Richard Esterling and Brother John Jordan officiating. Burial will be in Rocky Hill Cemetery with military service by Glasgow DAV Chapter 20.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Montgomery

 

+2008, Jeffersonville, Montgomery Co., KY, Obituary

Morehead News (KY) - June 3, 2008

Alene Blankenship Engle, age 95, of Jeffersonville, Kentucky, formerly of Morehead, Kentucky, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2008, at St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead [Rowan Co., KY]. Born January 10, 1913, in Morgan County, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Garfield and Minnie Phillips Blankenship.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Boyd Engle, in 1953, and five children, Bobby Lee Lewis, Boyd Engle, Jr., Olive Lewis, Maxine Engle, and James Engle.

She is survived by three daughters, Imogene Stegall of Fleming County, Kentucky Pearl Johnson of Gratis, Ohio, and Oleta Jones of Morehead, Kentucky; one son, Hayes Lewis, Jr. of Morgan County, Kentucky; one sister, Nannie Hughes of Independence, Kentucky; 28 grandchildren; and a host of great and great-great grandchildren. Mrs. Engle was a homemaker and a loving mother and grandmother. When she was able, she enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening, and flowers.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, June 4, 2008, at 1 p.m. at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Callahan-Lewis Cemetery in Morgan County. Pallbearers will be John Jones, Robert Stegall, Chris Stegall, Ray Stegall, Tony Stegall, DeLynn Lewis, and Ronnie Lewis.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Morgan

 

2008, West Liberty, Morgan Co., KY, Funeral

The Daily Independent, (Ashland, KY) - October 12, 2008

Preston Lee Moore, 48, of West Liberty died Saturday at his residence. His wife, Kellie Wise Moore, survives.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Herald & Stewart & Halsey Chapel in West Liberty. Burial will be in Blankenship Cemetery in West Liberty.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Morgan Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Jessie R. 68, 02Oct1940 - 16Mar2009, Malone, Morgan, KY, WV-235-68-7593

Blankenship, Ora K. 72, 03Jan1936 - 04Dec2008, West Liberty, Morgan, KY, CA-549-46-6932

 

Muhlenberg

 

2009, Bremen, Muhlenberg Co., KY, Obituary

Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer (KY) - September 19, 2009

Judy Rager, 69, of Bremen went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009. She was born June 27, 1940, in Muhlenberg County. She was a factory worker at York and a member of Powers Chapel Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Pauline McElwain; and a sister, Eva Ingram.

Survivors include her husband, Robert "Bob" Rager of Bremen; a son, Robbie (Paula) Rager of Bremen; a daughter, Vickie (Kenny) Blankenship of Bremen; grandchildren Shane Rager, Sarah Rager, Colby Atkins, Shelby Rager and Lucas Rager; two brothers, Jimmy McElwain of Dale, Ind., and Jerry "Buddy" McElwain of Mortons Gap; and a sister, Ruby Griffin of Penrod.

Services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City, with the Rev. J. W. Haire officiating, assisted by the Rev. Timmy Camplin. Burial will be in Cherry Hill Cemetery in Central City.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Central City, Muhlenberg Co., KY, Obituary

Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer (KY) - March 9, 2009

Naomi Ruth Bruce, 94, of Central City died Saturday, March 7, 2009, at Maple Manor Rest Home in Greenville. She was born Sept. 4, 1914, in Beiver. She was a retired cook and member of Calvary Baptist Church in Central City.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar L. Bruce; a daughter, Doris Lee Piper; three sons, Raymond L. Bruce, Paul Dale Bruce and Charles R. Bruce; two infant grandsons; and a daughter-in-law, Alice Bruce.

Survivors include three daughters, Patsy R. Bruce (Jimmy) Leach of Central City, Linda Bruce (Alex) Sosa of Indiana and Sandra Bruce (Troy) Blankenship of Illinois; two sons, Micheal (Dorothy) Bruce and Billy Bruce, all of Illinois; two daughters-in-law, Kathy Bruce of Illinois and Martha Bruce of Texas; a son-in-law, Doyle Piper Sr. of Greenville; 22 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City, with the Rev. Ernest Bean officiating. Burial will be in Highway Cemetery in Drakesboro.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Central City, Muhlenberg Co., KY, Obituary

Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer (KY) - October 21, 2009

Corine Blankenship Lee, 71, of Central City died at 11:24 a.m. Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, in the Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville after a sudden illness. Corine was born July 18, 1938, in Todd County, the daughter of Osby Blankenship and Belva Marie Hardison Blankenship. She attended Emberry United Methodist Church in Clifty and was a housewife and homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Alton Lee on Jan. 9, 1976; and granddaughter Christy Johnson.

She is survived by a son, Jeff (Tracy) Lee of Beaver Dam; four daughters, Janet Lee of Central City, Stacy (Brandon) Burden of Nelson Creek, Sharon (Robert) Page of Greenville and Vickie Johnson of Greenville; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harold (Joetta) Blankenship and Rondall (Wilma) Blankenship, both of LaFayette, Ind.; and two sisters, Cora Mae Holbrook of Louisville and Betty (Junior) Boggess of Greenville.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Gary's Funeral Home in Greenville with the Rev. Darren Pentecost officiating. Burial will be in Emberry Cemetery in Clifty.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Greenville, Muhlenberg Co., KY, Obituary

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Doris Lee Piper, 72, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2006 at Muhlenberg Community Hospital.
Born in Muhlenberg County Dec. 23, 1933, she was retired from Loney Video and Tanning and a member of Second Baptist in Greenville.

Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Doyle W. Piper of Greenville; one son, Doyle W. Piper, Jr. of Greenville; one daughter, Gayra Lee Piper of Greenville; three grandchildren, Joshua and Sierra Piper and O.J. Spoon and wife Wendy; one great-grandchild, Alexie Spoon; mother, Naomi Ruth Bruce of Central City; two brothers, Michael Bruce and Billy Bruce both of Chicago; three sisters, Patsy Leach of Central City, Linda Sosa of Indiana and Sandra Blankenship of Chicago.

Funeral services will be held 12 noon Sept. 7 at Tucker Funeral Home with Rev. Ernest Bean

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Greenville, Muhlenberg Co., KY, Obituary

News-Democrat & Leader (Russellville, KY) - October 9, 2007

Wendell R. Lear, 58, of Todd County, died Oct. 2, 2007 in Saint Margaret Hospital in Harmond, Ind.

He was born July 1, 1949, the son of Cora Blankenship Holbrook and the late Wayne R. Lear.

In addition to his father he was preceded in death by his brother, Wayne Lear, and his grandparents, Osby and Belva Blankenship and Bobbie and Eural Lear. Mr. Lear was a security guard.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 6 at Gary s Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial followed in the Emberry Church Cemetery.

In addition to his mother, Mr. Lear is survived by his wife, Patricia White Lear; his sons, George Lear and William Lear and wife Chrissy; his daughter, Linda Lear; his grandchildren, Patricia Lear, Gabrielle Lear, Tiffany Lear, Ashley Lear, Shea Dixon, Kyra Dixon, Jessica Lear and Kyle Lear; his brothers, Joseph Lear and wife Karen, Charles Winkle and wife Jeanine, Kenneth Holbrook and wife Martha, Donald Holbrook and wife Nedra, Ronnie Holbrook and Joe Lear; his sister Marie Phillips and husband Keith and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Greenville, Muhlenberg Co., KY, Obituary

Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer (KY) - September 24, 2009

Doyle William Piper Jr., 47, of Greenville died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. He was born June 9, 1962, in Palos, Ill. He was owner of Loney Video and Tanning and a member of Second Baptist Church in Greenville.

Survivors include his wife, Beverly Ann Howard Piper of Greenville; a son, Joshua Piper of Hopkinsville; a daughter, Sierra Brooke Piper of Greenville; a stepdaughter, Mallory Ann Bivins of Greenville; his father, Doyle William Piper Sr. of Greenville; a sister, Gayra Piper of Greenville; and two grandchildren, Addy Bivens and Colton Bivens of Greenville. He was uncle to O .J. and Wendy Spoon and great-uncle to Alexsie and Braden Spoon. Other survivors include his aunts and uncles, Patsy and Jimmy Leach and family, Linda and Alex Sosa and family, Sandra and Troy Blankenship and family, Mike and Dorothy Bruce and family, Billy and Grace Bruce and family, Aunt Sue Piper and family and Aunt Evelene Divine and family; his grandmother, Norma Kennedy of Greenville; and a son-in-law, Erin Bivins of Greenville.

Services are at 1 p.m. Sunday at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City with Brother Roy Loney officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Central City.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, South Carrollton, Muhlenberg Co., KY, Obituary

Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer (KY) - October 19, 2009

Gordon Wayne McRoy, 69, died at 11:45 a.m. Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, at his home in South Carrollton. He was born Nov. 29, 1939, in Muhlenberg County to Hubert and Mary B. McRoy of Central City. He was a retired KU worker. After retiring he, along with his wife, owned Bargains Plus Furniture Store in South Carrollton. He enjoyed selling his golf carts. He also loved camping with his family and friends for many years. He was a member of the Nelson Pentecostal Church.

He was preceded in death by his mother, father, sister Catherine Blankenship; and brothers Earl McRoy and Larry McRoy.

He will be sadly missed by his wife of 48 years, June McRoy; a son Jeffrey (Tina) McRoy; daughters Sherry (Marty) Drake and Angela (Scott) Garrett; grandchildren Jason (Christy) Drake, Jessica (Ben) Garrett, Clayton Wayne McRoy, Justin Drake, Chase McRoy and Cassidy Garrett; and great-grandson William Irvin Garrett.

Services are at 1 p.m. today at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City, with Brother Paul Uzzle Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Central City.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Ohio

 

+2009, Beaver Dam, Ohio Co., KY, Obituary

Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer (KY) - September 3, 2009

Marvin Earl Maddox, 84, of 603 N. Mulberry St., Beaver Dam, died at 12:15 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009, at Owensboro [Daviess Co., KY] Medical Health System. He was born Jan. 20, 1925, in McHenry to the late Lonnie Earl Maddox and Ruth Bennett Maddox. He retired from the Ohio County Board of Education as a bus driver after 81/2 years and was a member of Beaver Dam United Methodist Church. He was a butcher and owned and operated Westerfield's Grocery in Beaver Dam for 25 years. He truly loved seeing the children every day.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie Earl Maddox and Ruth Bennett Maddox; two sisters, Mary Embry of Hartford and Ruth James of McHenry; and two grandchildren, Candi Jill Hostetler and Brandi Michelle Hostetler.

Survivors include his wife, Connell Shultz Maddox of Beaver Dam; a son, Alan Maddox and wife Sonja, both of Beaver Dam; a daughter, Teresa Hostetler and husband Jeff of Delta, Utah; six grandchildren, Jayme Wright, Ashley Maggard, Mikki Jensen, Anthony Maddox, Jeffery Hostetler Jr. and Aaron Maddox; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Jewell Blankenship of Beaver Dam.

Graveside services are at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Sunnyside Cemetery in Beaver Dam, with the Rev. Greg Hillard officiating. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery in Beaver Dam.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Rockport, Ohio Co., KY, Obituary

Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer (KY) - September 5, 2007

Jackson Abbott Haynes, infant son of Jason and Summer Haynes, passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007. He was born Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007, at St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville. Jackson, you were only here for a short period of time, but we will treasure the memories of you in our hearts forever. God called a precious little angel home on Sept. 1, 2007. You will be missed. We love you, Jackson, until we meet again one day.

He was preceded in death by great-grandparents James and Georgette Haynes; great-grandparents Lester and Dorothy Abbott; and great-grandmother Mary Catherine McRoy Blankenship.

Jackson is survived by his parents, Jason and Summer Haynes of Rockport; two sisters, Jasmin and Autumn Haynes; a brother, London Haynes, all at home; maternal grandparents, Calvin and Teresa Abbott of Echols; paternal grandparents, Daniel and Pamela Haynes of Centertown; great-grandparents, Bill and Ann Blankenship of Central City and J.G. and Natalie Lile of Echols.

Graveside services will be held at noon Thursday at Echols Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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Blankenship, Daniel R. 86, 19Aug1922 - 17Sep2008, Beaver Dam, Ohio, KY, KY-403-20-4585

 

Oldham

 

2009, La Grange, Oldham Co., KY, Obituary

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Louise Prude Bailey, 80, died Sunday, March 29, 2009. She was a member of Buckner Christian Church and a retired nurse.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Troy Bailey.  

Survivors include her daughter, Toni Abbott; five grandchildren, John Long, II, Troy, Scott and Shane Blankenship and Ellen May; and eight great-grandchildren.  

Services were Wednesday at Oldham County Funeral Home in La Grange with Bro. Jerry Beard officiating. Burial took place in Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Nicholasville. Pallbearers were Austin Smith, Cameron Blankenship, Todd Mullins, Chris Mullins, Christopher Ryan Mullins and Joe Coomer.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Pendleton

 

2007, Falmouth, Pendleton Co., KY, Obituary

The Kentucky Post, (Covington, KY) - September 1, 2007

Ronald Dixon, 69, of Falmouth, died Thursday at his residence. He was an Army and Navy veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Deana Dixon; sons, Steven Dixon of Morrow, Ohio, and Edward Greene of Carlisle; daughters, Kimberly Blankenship and Shawnda Mink, both of Morrow, Ohio, Jonda Sue Woodruff of South Carolina, Pamela Fuller of Falmouth, Loral Lasaur of Waynesville, Ohio, Dominique Lierman of Ohio, and Amanda Dowers of Kentucky; his mother, Mona Walston of Batavia, Ohio; brothers, Raymond Dixon of Ohio, Kenneth Dixon of Arizona, and Bill Dixon of Florida; a sister, Louetta Lewis of Morrow, Ohio; 21 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be at noon Wednesday at Peoples Funeral Home, Falmouth. Burial will be in Turner Ridge Cemetery, Falmouth.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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+2008, Pike Co., KY, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - May 13, 2008

Ida Harford Blankenship, 94, passed away May 9, 2008 in the Mt. Carmel East Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. She was born on April 14, 1914, in Woodman, Ky., the daughter of John C. Robinson and Lydia Carolyn Smith Robinson, who are both deceased.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Harford Blankenship. She was the beloved mother of Betty Jo Dempsey (Silas J., deceased), Godfrey Johnny (Sherrill) Blankenship, Wade Harford (Jean) Blankenship, Jimmy Ray (Betty) Blankenship, Shirley Jean (Fayaz) Ammar and David Earl (Barbara) Blankenship.

She is survived by 20 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters; Georgia Davis, Mary Ruth Hall, Pauline Miller and Lois Hill, and brothers; John Robinson, Bill Robinson and Marion Robinson.

She was preceded in death by sisters; Hazel Carver, Lilly Belle Ratliff and brothers; George Warren Robinson, Charles Keith Robinson and Jimmy Robinson. Ida had the opportunity of seeing many great changes in this world over her lifetime. She lived through 16 presidents, the depression, and three wars. She knew how to do laundry on a washboard, grow her own food and sew her own clothes. She was witness to such developments as the first picture show and flight both in the sky and in space. She saw the growth of inventions such as television, washing machines, telephones, automobiles and computers evolve and develop. She remembers a time when neighbors were friendly, folks talked to each other in person and the world moved at a much slower pace. Ida was loved by many and her spunk and sense of humor will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Friends may call Wednesday, May 14, 2008 from 6-10 p.m. at the Phelps Funeral Home of Phelps, Ky., where service will be held Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Bruce Hawkins officiating. Interment will in the Mounts Cemetery at Majestic, Ky.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Ashcamp, Pike Co., KY, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - August 27, 2008

James Wallace Mckinney, 82, of Ashcamp, Ky. went to be with our Lord on Monday, Aug. 25, 2008 at Mountain View Health Care Center of Elkhorn City, Ky. He was born in Lee County, Kentucky on January 5, 1926, a son of the late Marcus and Mattle Haddix McKinney.

He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. navy, where he served on the U.S.S. Fulton, he was retired from the Coal industry, where he was an electrician for Kentland Coal Corp. and a section foreman for Eastern Coal corp., he was a retired sawmill operator, a member of the Church of God in Jesus Name, Phelps, Ky. for 28 years. One of his greatest accomplishments was receiving his high school diploma at the age of 81.

He was preceded in death by his wife; Lella Janell Johnston McKinney of 24 years, one brother; Charles McKinney, one sister; Opal McKinney Coeburn and one son; Tommy Diamond. Following his retirement, James enjoyed caring for Mabel, his wife of 34 years attending church and the Elkhorn City Senior Citizens Center, and volunteering at Mountain View. His hobbies included woodworking, cooking and quilting.

James is survived by his wife; Mabel Hayes Diamond McKinney of 34 years; James Wallace McKinney, Jr. (Adele) of Nicholasville, Ky., Richard David McKinney (Connie) of Phelps, Ky., William Boyd McKinney (Loretta) of Morristown, Tenn., Michael Jay Diamond of Kimper, Ky., two daughters; Dorothy Jean McKinney Overstreet (Freddy), Elkhorn City, and Roxanne McKinney Blankenship (Billy) Elkhorn City, two special daughters-in-law; Connie Diamond of Phelps and Gail Diamond of Pikeville, one brother; Clarence Junior McKinney (Ernestine) of Hamilton, Oh., one sister; Geraldine Osborne (Ronald) of Winchester, K., 15 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted, 11 a.m., Saturday, August 30, 2008 in the Bailey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carson Adkins, Rev. Opie Ray Harris and Rev. J.D. Stallard officiating. Burial will follow at Hamblen Memorial Gardens, Morristown, Tenn. Military rites will be conducted by D.A.V. Chapter 140, Elkhorn City.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Burnwell, Pike Co., KY, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - September 28, 2008

Zola Mae Vest Thompson 79, of Burnwell, Ky., went home to be with the Lord on Friday Sept., 26, 2008 at the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was born on Sept.r 14, 1929 in Williamson to the late Floyd Daniel Vest and Zella Rosella Smith Vest.

She was a homemaker anad the mother of fifteen children. She was a founding member of the Gospel Revelation Tabernacle Church of Burnwell, Ky., where she was known as "The Mother of the Church."

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Charles Thompson, three brothers, Carl Helvey, Willie Helvey and James Helvey. Two sisters, Grace Vest and Mary Vest, two son-in-laws, Bill Blankenship and Major Canterbury and a granddaughter, Jessica Caraway.

She is survived by four sons, James Thompson at home, Floyd (Christie) Thompson of Delbarton, Rennie (Dellean) Thompson of Jackson, Ohio and Ronnie Thompson at home. Eleven daughters: Janice Canterbury of Belfry, Ky., Sandra Blankenship of Burnwell, Ky., Martha Thompson of Burnwell, Ky., Mary Thompson of Burnwell, Ky., Ethel (Chet) White of Chesterville, Ohio, Myrtle Caraway of Williamson, Grace Thompson of Burnwell, Ky., Clara (Troy) Bevins of Burnwell, Ky., Zella (Leslie) Hall of Burnwell, Ky., Wanda (Jeff) Mayer of Madisonville, Ky., and Joyce (Shawn) Haubrich of Dunn, N.C., Special nephew Mike (Diana) Helvey of Stone, Ky., Sister-in-Law: Mary Bennett of Winchester, Tenn.; 15 Grandchildren: Mary (Bucky Taylor) Smith, April (Terry) Hall, Henry Blankenship, Melissa (Richard) Mullins, Ellen (Ritchie) O'Brein, Stephen White, John Thompson, Lashonda (Jake) Walls, Kelly Caraway, Amanda Mayer, Shawn Haubrich Auburn Mayeer, Melissa Canterbury, Justin Thompson and Caitlyn Thompson. Special great-nephew: William Michael Helvey; Nine Great Grandchildren: Amber Blankenship , Timara Smith, Taylor Blankenship , Tyler Blankenship , Daniel Mullins, Makayla Mullins, Seth O'Brein, Jessa O'Brein, and Ryan Taylor. Host of loving church family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at the Gospel Revelation Tabernacle Church at 2 p.m. Monday Sept. 29, 2008 with Charles Delbert McCoy, John V. McCoy and Freddie Runyon Officiating. Burial will follow in the Thompson-Moore Cemetery, Burnwell, Ky., with Terry Hall, Bucky Taylor, Richard Mullins, Eric McCoy, Jeff Mayer, Mike Helvey, Leslie Hall, Ricky Runyon and Travis Runyon serving as Pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Buskirk, Pike, Co., KY, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - April 7, 2009

Ruthie Jean Lambert age 47, of Buskirk, Ky., died on at her home on Sunday April 5, 2009. Ruthie was born on August 7, 1961, a daughter of the late Curtis and Maudie Whitt Waller.

In addition to her parents Ruthie is preceded in death by a son Charles Lee Lambert. Ruthie was an LPN having worked for the Williamson Memorial Hospital and the South Williamson ARH Hospital.

Survivors include her husband Charles Lee Lambert of Buskirk, KY.; sons Brian Keith Lambert of Matewan, W.Va.; Kevin Scott Lambert; Nicholas Lambert; Nathaniel Lambert; Charles Lee Lambert III all of Buskirk; and Shawn Blankenship of Williamson, W.Va.; daughters Jennifer Renae (Raymond) Dotson of Matewan, W.Va.; Destiny and Courtney Lambert both of Buskirk.; brothers Curtis Waller Jr. and Jason Waller both of Red Jacket; Jarrett Waller of Edgarton, W.Va.; and David Waller of Varney, W.Va.; 4 grandchildren Jeremy Lambert; Ethan Lambert; Mirian Lambert; and Charles Blankenship .

Services will be held on Wednesday April 8, 2009, at the Faith Mission Church of McCarr, Ky., with Pastor Jimmy Fields and the Rev. David Adams officiating; burial will then follow in the Alley Cemetery at Ransom, Ky., family and friends will service as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Delbarton, Pike Co., KY, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Dec 01, 2007

Troy Blankenship Jr., 54, of Delbarton, husband of Jeannie Tiller Blankenship, died Friday in Williamson Memorial Hospital. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Rogers Funeral Home, Belfry, Ky.; burial follows at Dotson Cemetery, Beech Creek.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Freeburn, Pike Co., KY, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - January 19, 2008

Maggie Norman, 70, of Freeburn, Ky., passed away Thursday Jan. 17, 2008 at her residence. Born Nov. 14, 1937 in Freeburn, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Ancie and Zellie Mounts.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by sisters; Versie Mounts, Bertha Blankenship, Barbara Mounts, Dorothy Chapman and Georgie White. She was a homemaker and a member of the Barrenshe Church of God.

Survivors include her husband, Levi Norman, sons; Howard Norman, Jr., Sid Norman, Ancie Norman and Jasher Norman of Freeburn, Ky., Taylor Norman of Phelps, Ky., daughters; Dorothy Mapes and Angela Mounts both of Freeburn, Ky., brother; Taylor Mounts of Barrenshe, Ky., sister; Lorene Blankenship of Matewan, 11 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2008 at the Barrenshe Church of God with Ministers Darius Casey and Bobby Wolford officiating. Burial will follow in the Mountain View Memory Gardens at Huddy, Ky. Pallbearers will be Shawn Norman, Ancie Norman, Sidney Norman, Howard Norman, Jasher Norman, Randall Mapes, Taylor Norman and Lee Mounts.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2008, Freeburn, Pike Co., KY, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - April 6, 2008

Howard Hurley, 68, of Freeburn, Ky., passed away Friday, April 4, 2008 at his residence. Born September 9, 1939 in Jamboree, Ky., he was the son of the late Drewie and Sophie Blankenship Hurley.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two daughters; Sherry Hurley and Judy Bishop, brothers; Lemore Hurley, Willis Hurley, sisters; Wanda Sue Hurley and Lillie Hatfield. He was a retired coal miner from the R & D Coal Company and of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include his companion Juanita Norman of Freeburn, Ky., sons; Ricky Lee Hurley and Benny Lee (Jonnie Frenette) both of Phelps, Ky., daughters; Pat (Barry) Coleman, Sophie (Charles) Justice, Lenora Hurley, all of Phelps, Ky., Corinna (John Boy Miller) of Feds Creek, Ky., brothers; Leonard Hurley and Vallis Hurley both of Phelps, Ky., Cecil Hurley of Russellville, Ky., a sister; Patricia Blankenship of Clyde, Ohio, and eighteen grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at the R.S. Jones and Son Funeral Home of Phelps, Ky., with Ministers Delbert Hurley, Larry Riffe and others officiating. Burial will follow in the Hurley Cemetery at Phelps, Ky.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Freeburn, Pike Co., KY, Obituary

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Willard Jake Mounts, 73, of Freeburn, Ky., died at his residence Monday, November 23, 2009. He was born June 24, 1936 at Freeburn Ky., to the late Wayne and Sister E. Eldridge Mounts. In addition to his parents, Jake is preceded in death by brothers Flannary; Hodge; and Bruce Edward Mounts. He was a coal miner and of the Pentecostal faith.

Those surviving Jake are his sisters Elva Mounts of Freeburn, Ky.; Lennie Layne of Chicago, Ill.; Merline Chapman of Freeburn, Ky.; Verline Dotson of Phelps, Ky.; Irene Gearles of Freeburn, Ky.; Lilly Bell of Beckley, W.Va.; Mattie Prater of Freeburn, Ky.; Erma Blankenship; Beaulah Norman; Ruby Workman all of Freeburn, Ky., and Pearl Blankenship of Majestic, Ky. Jake is also survived by a special friend Warren Bubby Wolford; and a host of nieces; nephews; loved ones; neighbors; and friends.

Honoring services will be Friday, November 27, 2009 at 1 p,m., at Eagles Nest Church of Barrenshee, Ky., with reverends Bernard Smith; Danny Hilton; and Darius Casey officiating. Burial will follow at the Freeburn Cemetery at Freeburn, Ky., with family and friends acting as pallbearers.
From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Freeburn, Pike Co., KY, Obituary

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Pauline Mounts Layne, 81, of Freeburn, Ky., died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009, at the South Williamson ARH Hospital. She was born Oct. 6, 1928, in Freeburn, a daughter of the late Flannary and Myrtle Mounts, She was preceded in death by daughter, Denita Layne; grandson, Brian Ward; step-mother, Naomi Mounts; brother, Flannary Jr. Mounts; sisters, Julie Masarro, Rosie Blankenship and Diane Mounts She was a Homemaker and a member of the Barrenshe Church of God.

She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Ivalee Preach Layne; sons, Allan (Kay) Layne, Jerry (Pam) Layne, Joey (Debbie) Layne, all of Freeburn; daughters, Linda Layne of Freeburn, Violet (Jay) Orr of Orland Hills, Ill., Ola (Luther) Davis of Pilgrims Knob, Va., Pamela (Jackie) Perry of Dandridge, Tenn., Sandra (Jeffery) Johnson of Roanoke, Va., Sherry (Ray) Griffith of Phelps, Ky., and Teresa (Johnny) Hurley of Majestic, Ky.; brothers, Doug Mounts of Castalian Springs, Tenn., and Phillip Mounts and Hillard Mounts both of Freeburn; sisters, Ines Kinzer of McCombs, Ohio, Vivian Ciolkosz of North Riverside, Ill., Margie Prater and Mable Dotson, both of Freeburn, Wilma Hardin of Illinois, Rochella Hurley of Majestic, and Joann Clusky of Red Jacket; 17 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at noon, Wednesday, Dec. 2, at the Barrenshe Church of God with the Revs. Bobby Dale Wolford and Doug Maynard officiating. Burial will follow in the Family Cemetery at Barrenshe. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

2007, Majestic, Pike Co., KY, Death

The Kentucky Post, (Covington, KY) - June 15, 2007

Man Dies During Alleged Copper Theft

A Kentucky man has been electrocuted while apparently trying to steal copper wire from atop a Mingo County, W.Va., utility pole.

Greg Blankenship, 27, of Majestic, was pronounced dead at the scene of Wednesday's accident in Vulcan. Blankenship was wearing gloves and had a small pair of bolt cutters with him, State Police Sgt. J. C. Dotson said Thursday. "Apparently when he went to cut the wire, he got a shock and it knocked him off the pole," Dotson said.

A man at the scene told officers he'd dropped Blankenship off at the utility pole and then went fishing at a nearby fishing hole, said the sergeant. The man said he heard a pop around 6 p.m., went to investigate and found Blankenship on the ground -- about 30 feet from the pole, Dotson said.

Blankenship 's body was taken to the West Virginia state medical examiner's office in Charleston for an autopsy.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Majestic, Pike Co., KY, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - March 15, 2008

James "Jimmy Milkman" Justice, 68, of Majestic, Ky., went to be with Jesus on Friday, March 14, 2008 at his residence. Born September 24, 1939 in Majestic, Ky., he was the son of the late Berlin and Ermal Biliter Justice.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an Uncle Carl Biliter. He was a retired milkman from the Flavo-Rich Dairy Company and a member of the Stopover Church of God, a member of the fire department board of directors, and a member of the Special Senior Olympics.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years Lorraine Montgomery Justice, son; Timothy (Christy) Justice of Freeburn, Ky., daughters; Cheryl (Jerry) Hatfield of Phelps, Ky., Cindy (Barry) Duty of Phelps, Ky., sisters; Goldie Blankenship of Mt. Sterling, Ky., Carol "Tiny" Colley of Hopkinsville, Ky., special aunt; Bobbie Biliter, honorable friends; Tony Blankenship , Eddie Dotson, Jimmy Wolford, and Bill Hurley, grandchildren; Michelle, Matthew, Amberly, Nathan, Maddie and Allie, great grandchildren; Kylie and Kacie, along with a host of nieces and nephews. Jimmy was deeply loved and will be sadly missed by many.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, March 17, 2008 at the Stopover Church of God at Stopover, Ky., with the Rev. Harold Layne and the Rev. Eddie Dotson officiating. Burial will follow in the Hurley cemetery at Majestic, Ky. Members of the Phelps Fire Department will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, McCarr, Pike Co., KY, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - March 7, 2008

Erie Thornsbury Fields, 79, of Peter Fork, McCarr, Ky., passed away peacefully early Wednesday morning, March 5, 2008 at Williamson Memorial Hospital with all her children at her bedside. Born Jan. 12, 1929 at North Matewan, she was the daughter of the late Manis and Ella Thornsbury.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband Hassell Fields, who was a longtime employee of W&E Chevrolet of Matewan, and who preceded her in death in 2001; sisters Anna Rose Ross, Evia Daniels, Beulah Blankenship, Eula Ratliff, Iree Noe and an infant sister; brothers Kevin, Roby and Marvin Thornsbury. She was a retired clerk from Ashland Oil Company, having worked for 15 years at the Solo station in Matewan.

Survivors include children Gwendolyn New of McCarr, Ky., Yvonne and husband Jerry Mounts of Williamson, Carl Edward "Buddy" and wife Bessie Fields of McCarr and LaSandra Haynes of McCarr; sisters Clara Cousino of Toledo, Ohio and Annona Hatfield of North Matewan; 12 grandchildren, including her special grandson, Allistar Haynes, who made his home with Erie; 15 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 8, 2008 at the Hatfield Funeral Chapel of Toler, Ky. with the Rev. Freddie Runyon and the Rev. Harrison Baisden. Interment will follow in the Fields Family Cemetery at Peter Fork, McCarr, Ky. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2008, McCarr, Pike Co., KY, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - July 21, 2008

David Lee "Big Dave" Gooslin, 39, of McCarr, Ky. passed away Saturday, July 19, 2008 at his home. Born June 26, 1969 at South Williamson, Ky., he was a son of Clarence and Shirley Varner Gooslin of McCarr, Ky.

"Big Dave" was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents. In addition to being a loving husband, son, father and brother, Big Dave was a truck driver.

Survivors include his wife Angela Blankenship Gooslin of McCarr; son Jacob Gooslin of McCarr; brothers Clarence Edward Gooslin and William Cecil Gooslin, both of Newtown; sister Pamela Sue Stuart of Hardy, Ky.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. today at the Chambers Funeral Services Chapel of Matewan with Bro. Orby Justice officiating. As requested by David, he will be cremated after the services.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Narrows Branch, Pike Co., KY, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - March 27, 2008

Hazel Mae (Dotson) McCoy, 69, of Narrows Branch, Ky., went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 24, 2008 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, Ky. Born July 7, 1938 in Woodman, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Anthony Wayne and Lillian "Lillie" Prater Dotson.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter; Dorothy Irene McCoy, brothers; James L. Dotson and Anthony Wayne Dotson Jr., sisters; Ethel Woods, Nora Maynard, Lula Blankenship, & Armedia Hall, and a grandson; Robert Lee Hendricks Jr. She was a homemaker and a member of the Woodman Community Church at Woodman, Ky. Hazel married Jerry Mar McCoy on Feb. 2, 1960 in Pikeville, Ky.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years Jerry Mar McCoy of Hardy, Ky., daughter; Karen (McCoy) Newsome of Canada, Ky., sons; Robert McCoy of Winchester, Va., Perry (Vonnie) McCoy of Williamson, Michael McCoy of Brenton, Jerry McCoy Jr. of Hardy, Ky., Anthony Dale (Denise) McCoy of Capon Bridge, brothers; Harmon Dotson of Woodman, Ky., Mac Arthur (Billie) Dotson of Woodman, Ky., Charles (Beatrice) Dotson of Hurley, Va., Milton E. (Carolyn) Dotson of Toler, Ky., Jesse (Mary Lou) Dotson of Freeburn, Ky., Clarence Jr. Dotson of Okla., William (Nona) Dotson of Herington, Kan., sisters; Laura Belle Dotson of Glen Burnie, Md., Polly Prater of Meador, Elizabeth Ann (Kenneth) Philpott of Berryville, Va., Brittany Hendricks and Jesse "J. C." Newsome of Hardy, Ky., great grandchildren; Robert L. "Trey" Hendricks III and Jadah Dawn Hedricks of Canada, Ky.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2008 at the Woodman Community Church in Woodman, Ky., with the Rev. Odis Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow in the Family Cemetery at Looney Curve, at Devon. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Phelps, Pike Co., KY, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - December 13, 2007

Avery Lewis Casey, 71, of Phelps, Ky. passed away Dec. 11, 2007. Born March 28, 1926, he was the son of the late Frank and Dora Casey.

Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Sid Casey, Fonso Daugherty, and Erlin Daugherty; and sister, Sylvia Coleman. He was a coal miner and of the Protestant faith.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Smith Casey; sons, Danny Casey of West Liberty, and Timmy and Michael Casey of Hurley, Va.; daughters, Leanna Casey of Hurley, Va., Susie Sullivan of Fedscreek, Ky., Diana Casey of Phelps, Ky., and Ashley Casey of Hurley, Va.; brothers, Frank Casey, Jr. of Beckley; and sisters, JoAnn Hurley of Pikeville, Ky., Donna May Blankenship and Molly Slone, both of Phelps, Ky. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Carolyn, Nicholas, Alexandria, Brandon, Matthew, and Savanna; and one great-grandchild, Andrew Dylan.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14, 2007 at the Phelps Funeral Services Chapel with Hobert McCoy and others officiating. Burial will follow at the Daugherty-Casey Cemetery at Phelps, Ky. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Phelps, Pike Co., KY, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - January 26, 2008

Eddie "Windy" Wolford, 50, of Smith Fork of Phelps, Ky., passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2008 at his residence. Born September 12, 1957 in Freeburn, Ky., he was the son of the late Carl "Dommer" and Rosetta Layne Wolford. He was a retired coal miner and of the Apostolic faith.

Survivors include his wife Vickie Gail Smith Wolford, son; Edward Brent (Keisha) Wolford of Phelps, Ky., daughter Chandra "Channy" (Chris) Justice of Phelps, Ky., special daughters; Audrea Crum, Sarah Smith and Meghan Dotson, special sister-in-law; Sara "Day-Day" Smith, brothers; Virgil Wolford of Ohio, Don, Earl, and Orville (Josie) Wolford all of Freeburn, Ky., sisters; Margaret (Thomas) Thacker of Kimper, Ky., Lisa Blankenship of Phelps, Ky., Teresa (Alonzo) Browning of Thacker, special grandchildren; Tyson Natalie, Haley, Riley, Tori, Ethan and Joe. He is also survived by nine nephews, six nieces and several great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at noon Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008 at the Cornerstone Apostolic Church at Jamboree, Ky., with Rev. Richard McKinney officiating. Burial will follow in the Wolford/Smith Family Cemetery at Smith Fork of Phelps; Ky. Pallbearers will be Bobby Dotson, Keith Anderson, Derrick Gooslin, Justin Dove, Preston Sincell, Joey Crum and Marshall Casey. Honorary pallbearers will be Ervin Chapman, Sonny Charles, Gene Hunt, Joey Justice, nephews and former co-workers.

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+2008, Phelps, Pike Co., KY, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - January 28, 2008

Orpha Ogle, 84, of Phelps, Ky., passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008 at the Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, Ky. Born July 17, 1923, in Pike County, she was the daughter of the late Roscoe and Gracie Lester Blankenship.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, T. J. (Red) Ogle, brother; Willard, sisters; Gladys, Vira, Foy and Wanda, and one great grandchild Randi Michelle Coleman. She was a homemaker and of the Church of God faith.

Survivors include daughters; Sharlene (Don) Stacey of Fremont, Ohio, Geri (James) Hatfield and Fran (Bill) Shriver of Phelps, Ky., sons; Raymond (Violet) Ogle of Phelps, Ky., and John (Shelia) Ogle of Hurley, Va., 15 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren, sister; Kathy Remfrey of Leesburg, Ind., brothers; Harold Blankenship of Etnagreen, Ind., Virgil Blankenship of Phelps, Ky., Emzy Blankenship of Freeburn, Ky., and Garney Blankenship of Warsaw, Ind.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the R. S. Jones and Son Funeral Home, Phelps, Ky., with Ministers Bobby D. Wolford, Doug Maynard, Marvin Casey and Mitch Bowling officiating. Burial will follow in the Billy Dotson Cemetery at Phelps, Ky. Pallbearers will be Chris Blankenship, Greg Blankenship, Mike Blankenship, Mark Blankenship, Josh Remfrey, Joe Hurley and Robert Coleman.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Phelps, Pike Co., KY, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - September 19, 2008

Juanita Charles, age 81 and a resident of Phelps, Ky., passed away on Wednesday, Sept.17, 2008 at the Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, Ky. She was born April 2, 1927 at Thacker, WV, the daughter of the late Frank and Sarah Anderson Miller.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Vincent Charles; grandson, Kenneth "Buddy" Charles; sister, Aileen Howard. She was a member of the Peter Creek Presbyterian Church and a retired teacher from the Pike County Board of Education.

She is survived by five children: James (Helen) Charles of Athens, Ohio, Larry (Amy) Charles of Morehead, Ky., Gayle (Terry) Bevins of Shelbiana, Ky., Paul Ray (Marcie) Charles of Phelps, Ky., and Sandy (Jim) Bevins of South Williamson, Ky.. sister: Ruth Miller of Lansing, MI; brother: Franklin Miller of Frenchburg, KY; Grandchildren: Reanae Spradlin, Gary Charles, Jimmy Charles, Missi Maynard, Larry "Scooter" Charles, Anita Bevins-Rowe, Jayson Bevins, Michael Ray Charles, Angie Blankenship, Mindy Thompson and Derrick Bevins; a host of great-grandchildren, great great grandchildren and friends.

Funeral: Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008, 1:00 at the Peter Creek Presbyterian Church with Ministers: Justin Marple and Keith Hall officiating. Burial will follow in the Buddy Hatfield Cemetery, Phelps, KY. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Phelps, Pike Co., KY, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - September 26, 2008

Delaney Mapes, 28, of Phelps, Kentucky, died Thursday, September 25, 2008, at Holston Valley Hospital, Kingsport, Tennessee. Born March 27, 1980 at South Williamson, Kentucky, a son of Judy Cook Mapes of Phelps, Kentucky and the late Ira Mapes Jr. Delaney was a coal miner and he loved to spend time outdoors hunting. He was of the Apostolic Faith.

In Addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Vangelene Dixon Cook and paternal grandparents, Ira Mapes Sr. and Ada Blankenship Mapes.

Delaney is survived in addition to his mother by two sisters, Marleana (Danny Keith) Layne of Phelps, Kentucky and Kayla (Randy) Justice of Pikeville, Kentucky; Maternal Grandfather, James Willard Cook of McCarr, Kentucky; three nieces, Hannah Layne, Saira Justice and Hannah M. Justice; one nephew, Dalton Layne; his Fiancee, Roberta Wolford and a host of loving friends.

Funeral Services will be held at the Church of God in Jesus Name, Thacker, West Virginia 1 P.M. Sunday September 28, 2008 with Delmer Akers and Roger Hall Officiating. Burial will be in the Freeburn Community Cemetery, Freeburn, Kentucky. Family and Friends will serve as Pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Phelps, Pike Co., KY, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - October 8, 2008

Carmen Prater Blankenship, 61, of Phelps, Ky., passed away Monday, Oct. 6, 2008 at Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, Ky. She was born Oct. 11, 1946 at Majestic, Ky., the daughter of the late Mary Prater.

She was a retired store clerk and cook, and a member of the Jamboree Church of god and was married to the late Jackie R. Blankenship.

She is survived by her sisters, Patsy (Tex) Eldridge of Sandy Hook, Ky., Karen Sue (Clyde) Harris of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Lillian (Russell) Warring of Matewan, W.Va.; one brother, William Thomas (Cheryl) Lawson of Ypsilanti, Mich., and a host of church family and friends.

The funeral will be held Oct. 11, 2008 at 1 p.m. at the Jamboree Church of God with ministers Willie Gordon and Marvin Casey officiating. Burial will follow in the Jamboree Cemetery in Beech Creek, Jamboree, Ky.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Phelps, Pike Co., KY, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - October 8, 2008

Jackie R. Blankenship, 66, of Phelps, Ky., passed away Monday, Oct. 6, 2008 at his residence. He was born Nov. 4, 1941 in Buchanan County, Va., the son of the late Mae Blankenship.

His wife, Carmen Blankenship, preceded him in death. He was a retired coal miner, a veteran of the U.S. Army and of the Church of God faith.

He is survived by two brothers.

The funeral will take place Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008 at 1 p.m. at the Jamboree Church of God with ministers Willie Gordon and Marvin Casey officiating. Burial will follow in the Jamboree Cemetery in Beech Creek, Jamboree, Ky.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Phelps, Pike Co., KY, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - June 24, 2009

Raymond Hurley, 76, of Phelps, Ky., died Tuesday, June, 23, 2009, at the South Williamson (Ky.) Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was born in Phelps, March 4, 1933, a son of the late Stewart and Cosby Blankenship Hurley.

He was a state worker and he was of the Church of God faifth. He was preceded in death by sisters, Della Mae and Lilliian; and brothers, Charles, Fonso, Wyatt, McKendley and Oscar Hurley.

He is survived by sisters, Ritta Esterely and Roberta Wolford; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m.. Friday, June 26, at the Jamboree Church of God with the Revs. Willie Gordon and Marvin Casey officiating. Burial will be in the Hurley Cemetery, Widow's Branch, Phelps. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Phelps, Pike Co., KY, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - August 18, 2009

Ethan Gage Smith, age 6 weeks, passed away Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009. He was the son of Heather Nicole Smith and Earl Blankenship , Jr.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at the R.S. Jones and Son Funeral Home. Entombment will follow in the Mountain View Memory Gardens at Huddy, Ky. Arrangements are under the direction of the R.S. Jones and Son Funeral Home in Phelps, Ky.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Phelps, Pike Co., KY, Obituary,

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James Jackson, 74 and a resident of Phelps, Ky., passed away Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009 at the Appalachian Regional Hospital Skilled Nursing Home in South Williamson, Ky. He was born Feb. 2, 1935, the son of the late Helems and Bessie Whitt Jackson. He was also preceded in death by two brothers: Merlin and Curtis; and one sister, Alice.

He is survived by one brother, Jesse Jackson of Phelps, Ky., and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 24 at 12 p.m. at the R.S. Jones and Son Funeral Home with ministers Mitch Bowling, Willie Gordon, and William Conn officiating. Burial will follow in the Blankenship-Estep Cemetery at Jamboree, Ky.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Pikeville, Pike Co., VA, Funeral

Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) - May 21, 2006

Jerry Blankenship, 51, died Fri, May 19, 2006.

Visit Sat, 6 p.m., Lucas and Son Funeral Home. Funeral Sun, 1 p.m.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Pikeville, Pike Co., KY, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch,

(Aug 05, 2007)

Mable Jean Blankenship, 59, of Pikeville, Ky., died Saturday. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at the J.W. Call Funeral Home Chapel; burial will follow in the Annie E. Young Cemetery.

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2007, Pikeville, Pike Co., KY, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Aug 07, 2007

Mable Jean Blankenship, 59, of Pikeville died Saturday. Funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday, J.W. Call Funeral Home Chapel, Pikeville; burial at Annie E. Young Cemetery, Pikeville.

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2008, Pikeville, Pike Co, KY, Funeral

Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) - April 8, 2008

Timothy Lee, "Tim" Blankenship, 46, died Sat, April 5, 2008.

Funeral was 1pm Mon, Lucas & Son Funeral Home.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Pikeville, Pike Co., KY, Funeral

Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) - July 30, 2008

Clinton Landy Blankenship, 85, died Sat, July 26, 2008.

Visit 10am Mon, Community Funeral Home, Zebulon, KY. Funeral 2pm Tue.

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SSDI; Blankenship, Clinton , 85, 25Feb1923 - 26Jul2008, Pikeville, Pike, KY, VA-231-18-0366

 

 

2008, Pikeville, Pike Co., KY, Funeral

Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) - September 5, 2008

Tommy Dale Blankenship, 62.

Funeral 11am Sat, Meathouse Freewill Baptist Church.

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SSDI; Blankenship, Tommy D., 62, 11May1946 - 03Sep2008, Kimper, Pike, KY, KY-401-66-8667

 

2008, Pikeville, Pike Co., KY, Funeral

Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) - December 28, 2008

Frances Hamilton Blankenship, 85, died Dec 26, 2008.

Visit 6pm Sun, Stone Coal Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral 1pm Tue at the church.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

SSDI; Blankenship, Francis, 85, 17May1923 - 26Dec2008, Pikeville, Pike, KY, KY-405-18-2725

 

2009, Pikeville, Pike Co., KY, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Feb 14, 2009

Elmer Crider, 70, of Pikeville died Thursday. Funeral service 1 p.m. Sunday, J.W. Call Funeral Home Chapel, Pikeville; burial at Blankenship Cemetery, Cowpen.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Pikeville, Pike Co., KY, Obituary

Daily Independent, Ashland KY, 10/9/2009

Mabel Blankenship Blackburn of Pikeville, formerly of Meta, died Wednesday. Her husband, John Walter Blackburn, preceded her in death. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at Thacker Funeral Home in Pikeville. Burial will be in Bent Ridge Cemetery at Meta.

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2009, Pikeville, Pike Co., KY, Obituary

Daily Independent, Ashland KY, 10/29/2009

Edith Blankenship, 79, (1930-2009) died Tuesday in Pikeville Medical Center. She was born May 26, 1930. Her husband, Bryan Keith Blankenship, survives. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Thacker Funeral Home in Pikeville. Burial will be in Annie E. Young Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Pikeville, Pike Co., KY, Death,

Lexington Herald-Leader , January 23, 2009

Elma Mae Chaney Blankenship, 59, died Wed. Visit 6pm Fri, Meathouse Freewill Baptist Church. Funerals 1pm Sun.

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2009, Sidney, Pike, Co., KY, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - May 24, 2009

Phyllis Ann Kirk, 68 of Sidney, Ky. passed away Friday, May 22, 2009 at the Appalachian Regional Hospital Emergency Room. She was born April 3, 1941 at Ball Fork, Ky. the daughter of the late Monroe and Mary Jane Ball Smith.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jesse W. Kirk, brother, David Smith and son-in-law, John Taylor. She was a retired R.N. from the Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Ky.

Survivors include her longtime companion, Leonard Roger Young of Sidney, Ky., one daughter, Wendi Suzanne Taylor of Sidney, Ky., step children, Leonard Young of Morehead, Ky., Stephanie Blankenship of Huddy, Ky., Roger Thomas Young of Williamson WV and Tracey Darrell Young of Hurley, WV., two brothers, Darrell Smith of Sidney, Ky. and Michael Smith of Sidney, Ky., six sisters, Lou Ellen Smith of Dayton, Ohio, Mary Ann Landsaw of Campton, Ky., Roseanne Taylor of Sidney, Ky., Terrie Kaye Blair of Meta, Ky., Tammy Diane Smith of Louisa, Ky. and Patricia Warren of Myrtle Beach, SC. and nine grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 11 AM at the Turkey Creek Regular Baptist Church with Elbert Sesco, Richard Staton and Hobert Hamilton officiating. Burial will follow in the Smith Cemetery, Sidney, Ky.

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2009, Sidney, Pike Co., KY, Obituary,

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Clifford Branham Jr., 77 of Sidney, Ky., went home to be with the Lord Monday Dec. 7, 2009 at Pikeville Medical Center to sing Peace in the Valley with his heavenly choir. He was born at Pinson-fork, Ky. Sept. 25, 1932 to the late Clifford and Ida Marcum Branham. He was also preceded in death by one sister; Dorise Jewell. He was a retired boilermaker and a member of the New Beginning Church of God.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years: Della Branham; one son and daughter-in-law, Lee (Tam-my) Branham of Sidney, Ky.; one daughter and son-in-law, Christy (William) Hurley of South William-son, Ky.; four beautiful granddaughters: Brittney Branham, Brook Branham, Amber Branham and Aut-umn Hurley; three brothers: Ray (Linda) Branham of Cleveland, Tenn., Bruce (Sandy) Branham of McVeigh, Ky., and Donnie Branham of West Jefferson, Ohio; one sister: Wilma Fern Branham of Pinson-fork, Ky; a very Special Dear Friend: Jerry Evans and wife Jamie of McAn-drews, Ky. and many loving nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11 at the Pinsonfork Church of God with Rev. John Victor McCoy officiating. Inter-ment will follow at Moun-tain View Memory Gar-dens, Huddy, Ky. with Wil-liam Hurley, Thomas Blankenship, Kent Stanley, Heath Varney, Jerry Evans and Allen Branham serving as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, South Williamson, Pike Co., KY, Obituary,

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Creda Brewer Hatfield, 91 and a 62 year resident of New Camp Road in South Williamson, Ky., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009 at the Williamson Memorial Hospital. She was born May 3, 1918 in Pikeville, Ky., to the late James Madison Babe and Josephine Adkins Brewer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Taylor Hatfield; two sons: Howard and Charles Hatfield; two step-children: Taylor Hatfield, Jr. and Lorraine Taylor; and three sisters: Julia Coleman, Clara Honaker, and Fannie Adkins.

Creda was a homemaker and formerly worked for Shurtleffs Laundry in Pikeville. She also worked as a housekeeper and provided child care for many years. She was of the Presbyterian faith and was an active member of the Womens Circles for many years.

She is survived by two daughters: Judy Hatfield of South Williamson, Ky. and Sharon K. Hall of Pikeville, Ky.; one son: Ancie E. Hatfield of South Williamson, Ky.; two daughters-in-law: Ann Hatfield of Belfry, Ky. and Nell Hatfield of South Williamson, Ky.; five grandchildren: Sherrie (Randy) Casey of Forest Hills, Ky., Chris (Jennifer) Hatfield, Michael Hatfield, Justin (Kristen) Hall, and Jacob Taylor J.T. Hatfield, all of Lexington, Ky.; one sister: Verna Courtney of Ecorse, Mich.; three great-grandchildren: Danishai Casey, Logan Hall, and Riley Kate Hall; 11 step-grandchildren: Jimmy, Douglas, and David Addair of Hurley, Va., Kay Grizzel of Paynesville, Judy Hatfield, Craig Bryan Hatfield, and Bradley Hatfield, all of Grundy, Va., Johnny Hatfield of Patterson, Va., Linda Lester of Wolford, Va., Paula Blankenship of Abingdon, Va., and Michael Hatfield of Breaks, Va. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12 at the Hatfield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Vaughan Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. View Memory Gardens at Huddy, Ky. Grandsons Chris Hatfield, Michael Hatfield, Justin Hall, Randy Casey, nephew Brian Buck and special neighbor Will Edwards will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Stopover, Pike Co., KY, Death

The Harlan Daily Enterprise, (KY) - July 2, 2007

Two killed during robbery attempt

Two eastern Kentucky residents were murdered on Friday during what police believe was a robbery attempt. The bodies of Mack Blankenship, 70, of Stopover, and Brandi Daugherty, 28, of Freeburn, were found inside Blankenship 's house on Friday morning. Both died of gunshot wounds, according to the state Medical Examiner's Office.

No arrests had been made as of Saturday evening according to state police.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

SSDI; Blankenship, Mack, 70, 26Aug1936 - 29Jun2007, Stopover, Pike, KY, KY-404-46-5448

 

2007, Stopover, Pike Co., KY, Funeral

Williamson Daily News (WV) - December 11, 2007

Ralph Blankenship, 57, of Stopover, Ky. passed away Dec. 9, 2007 at his residence. He was born Feb. 15, 1951 in Stopover, Ky.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007 at the Jamboree Church of God with Bros. Willie Gordon and Marvin Casey officiating. Burial will follow at the Wolford Family Cemetery at Phelps, Ky.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2008, Stopover, Pike Co., KY, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - March 16, 2008

Exie Wolford Hazelbaker, 90, of Stopover Ky., passed away on March 14, 2008 at South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born Sept. 5, 1917 of Stopover, Ky., she was the daughter of the late George and Chloe (Dotson) Wolford.

She was preceded in death by two sisters and six brothers. Exie was a homemaker.

Survivors include one sister, Ribbon Blankenship of Stopover, Ky.; two special nieces, Alice Stumbo and Rosa Thomas; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at noon on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at Stopover Church of God with Revs. Harold Layne, James Chapman and Irvine Fields officiating. Burial will follow at the Jesse Blankenship Cemetery in Stopover Ky. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Stopover, Pike Co., KY, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - July 8, 2008

Jonathan Darrell Justice, 27, of Stopover, Ky. passed away Sunday, July 6, 2008 at Majestic, Ky. Born Sept. 20, 1980 at South Williamson, Ky., he was the son of Darrell and Dorothy Blankenship Justice of Stopover.

Jonathan was preceded in death by paternal grandmother Flora Bell Wolford Deskins; maternal grandparents Tobe and Inis Compton Blankenship and sister Darla Michelle Justice. He was a rock truck driver for Eagle Ck. Mining.

Survivors include special friends Connie Daniels, Jaie Murray, Ira Blankenship, Steven Justice, Billy Dotson and numerous others; daughter Kinzie Brooke Justice of Williamson; sister Jody Lynn Justice Wolford; paternal grandfather Claude Justice of Prestonsburg; nieces Haylee Lynn and Kacie Dawn.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2008 at Woodman Community Church of Woodman, Ky. with the Revs. Odis Blankenship, Joe Blankenship and Curtis Hamilton officiating. Burial will follow in the Sanson Cemetery of Majestic. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2008, Stopover, Pike Co., KY, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - September 18, 2008,

Ribbon Blankenship, 85, of Stopover, Ky, died Sept. 17, 2008 in Stopover. Ky. He was born to the late George Wolford and Chloc Dotson Wolford in Stopover Sept. 27, 1923.

She was preceded in death by Husband Arlie Blankenship; son, Melvin Leo Blankenship; daughters, Virtle Hatfield, Edna Maric Blankenship and twins Lorraine & Irene Blatnkcnship. She was a homemaker and member of Stopover Church of God.

She is survived by her sons, Martin (Dorothy) Blankenship of Meador, Larry Blankenship of Stopover, Ky. and Roy (Shirley) Bhmkenship of Stopover, Ky., and a daughter, Alice (Dwight) Stumbo of Stopover, Ky . She had 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 12 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008 at Stopover Church of God in Stopovcr. Ky. Revs. (Harold Layne and James Chapman will preside, Burial will be at Jessie Blankenship Cemetery (j& Stopover, Ky. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Stopover, Pike Co., KY, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - November 16, 2008

Nancy Coleman Blankenship, 65, of Stopover, Ky., died Thursday, November 13, 2009 at Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, Ky. She was born March 9, 1943, in Buchanan, Va. to Hayes Coleman and Amie Blankenship Coleman, both deceased.

In addition to her parents, she is preceeded in death by son Ronnie Eugene Blankenship and brother Paul Coleman. Nancy was a homemaker and was of the Presbyterian faith.

She is survived by her husband, Jessie Blankenship of Stopover, Ky., sons Jessie (Vernie) Blankenship , Jr., Jeffery Blankenship , Joshua Blankenship (grandson whom she raised), all of Stopover, Ky., daughters Jeri Dell (Ervin) Justice of Stopover, Ky., Magdalene (Bert) Hunt of Majestic, Ky., Mary Ann (Lee) Young of Phelps, Ky., and Gail (Danny) Prater of Woodman, Ky., brothers Perry Coleman of Stopover, Ky., Malon Coleman of Stopover, Ky., Dodge Coleman of Stopover, Ky., and Nelson Coleman of Majestic, Ky., sister Amie Vandyke of Stopover, Ky., six grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Monday, November 17, 2008 at 1 p.m. at Woodman Community Church in Woodman, Ky., Revs. Otis Blankenship and William Prater presiding. Burial will follow at Barker Cemetery at Hurricane Creek. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Stopover, Pike Co., KY, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - December 23, 2008

Jeffrey Blankenship. Born Jan. 14, 1977 in Pikeville, Ky., he was the son of Jesse and the late Nancy Blankenship.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ronne Eugene Blankenship. He was a coal miner for Jet Coal Company.

He is survived by brothers Jessie Blankenship, Jr., and Joshua Blankenship, both of Stopover; sisters Jeri Del Justice of Stopover, Magdaline Hunt of Majestic, Ky., Mary Ann Young, of Phelps, Ky., and Gail Prater of Woodman, Ky.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 16, 2008, at Woodman Community Church with the Rev. Odis Blankenship, Bro. William Prater and Bro. Mike Justice officiating. Burial will follow at Barker Cemetery in Stopover.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Stopover, Pike Co., KY, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - October 6, 2009

Luther Jr. Hamilton, 57, of Stopover, Ky., died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, at his residence Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct, 8, at the Woodman (Ky.)Community Church with the Rev. Odis Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow in the family cemetery at Jamboree, Ky.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Stopover, Pike Co., KY, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - October 8, 2009

Donna Blankenship , 71, of Stopover, Ky., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009, at the Appalachian Regional Hospital in South Williamson, Ky. She was born April 28, 1938, in Phelps, Ky., the daughter of the late Frank and Dota Daugherty Casey. She was also preceded in death by her husband: Cloyd Blankenship ; son, Badin Blankenship ; daughter, Linda Sue Blankenship ; brothers, Butch, Sid, Fonzo and Earlin; sister, Sylvia Coleman; and granddaughter, Joyce Blankenship . She was a homemaker and of the Church of God faith.

She is survived by one daughter, Patricia Ann Blankenship of Phelps; sons. Randy Blankenship of Phelps and Kenneth (Katherine) Blankenship of Stopover; step-son, Luther Blankenship ; brother: Frank Casey of Phelps; two sisters, Mollie and Joann; and eight grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Jamboree Church of God with ministers Willie Gordon, Benny Freeman and Mitch Bowling officiating. Burial will follow in the Wolford Family Cemetery, Stopover.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Stopover, Pike Co., KY, Funeral

Williamson Daily News (WV) - October 27, 2009

Nancy D. Hurley, 56, of Stopover, Ky., died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2009, at the Appalachian Regional Hospital, South Williamson, Ky. She was born in Buchannan County, Va., Oct. 10, 1953, a daughter of the late Leo and Beatrice Blankenship Daughterty.

Funeral services will be conducted at noon, Thursday, Oct. 29, at the Faith Christian Church, Phelps, with the REv. Donald Ray Davis officiating. Burial will be in the Cole Cemetery, Jamboree, Ky.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Stopover, Pike Co., KY, Death

Williamson Daily News (WV) - September 11, 2009

Joyce Blankenship, 22, of Stopover, Ky., passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009 at the Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the R.S. Jones and Son Funeral Home of Phelps, Ky.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Hardy, South Williamson, Pike Co., KY, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - April 28, 2008

Thelma Thomas Scott, 81, of Hardy, Ky., passed away Saturday, April 26, 2008 at the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital in South Williamson, Ky. Born December 6, 1926 in Pike County, she was the daughter of the late Canie "C. B." Thomas and Virginia Starr

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband; Clifton Scott, sisters; Elizabeth LePage and Gladys Fleming, brother; Earl Thomas. She was a homemaker and was the former owner and operator of Scott Grocery and Scott Farm Supply. She was a former member of the Stone Methodist Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Becky (Jim) Mullins of Hardy, Ky., granddaughter; Sarah Elizabeth Mullins of Hardy, Ky., sister; Stella Blankenship of Hardy, Ky., nephews; Rick Blankenship of Hardy, Ky., Larry Fleming of Hardy, Ky., Paul M. Thomas of Hardy, Ky., Steve LePage of Suwanee, Ga., niece; Linda Lewis of Davie, Fla., special friends; Buddy Young, Larry and Shirley Mounts, Dick and Jody Farrington, all of Hardy, Ky.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2008 in the Mountain View Memory Gardens Mausoleum Chapel at Huddy, Ky., with Bro. Harles Ray officiating. Internment will follow in the Mountain View Memory Gardens at Huddy, Ky. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Turkey Creek, Pike Co., KY, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - October 6, 2008

Clifford Maynard, 64 of Turkey Creek, Kentucky, died Sunday, October 5, 2008 at his residence. Born December 4, 1943 in Pike County, Kentucky, a son of the late Rell Maynard and Mary Young Maynard.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Tommy Dale Maynard, Virgil Maynard and Condor Maynard. Clifford was a retired coal miner and member of the Turkey Creek Old Regular Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife Diana Lynn Staton Maynard; one son, Christopher Michael (Angie) Maynard of South Williamson, Kentucky; one daughter, Eva (Michael) Charles of Burnwell, Kentucky; three step sons, Leonard (Crystal) Young of Morehead, Kentucky, Roger T. (Ranee) Young of Williamson, West Virginia and Tracy (Leann) Young of Hurley, Virginia; one step daughter, Stephanie Blankenship, Huddy, Kentucky; two sisters, Rita Ann Pinson of Sidney, Kentucky and Nancy Ellen Yates of Huddy, Kentucky; six grandchildren, Jasmine Newsome, Elisha Callaway, Heaven Charles, Nikki Maynard, Travis Maynard and Casey Maynard; nine step grandchildren, Matthew, Jonathon, Chelsea, Laexa, Caleigh, Kadence, Jacob and Brooklyn Young and Haleigh Blankenship; and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral Services will be held 11 A.M. Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at the Turkey Creek Old Regular Baptist Church with Hobart Hamilton, Gary Young, Harold Sesco and Danny Runyon officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. View Memory Gardens, Huddy, Kentucky with Jerome and Ronnie Maynard, Leonard Young, Chris Staton, Joe and Edward Pinson, Dwayne Yates and Tommy Lee Mayanrd serving as Pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Pike Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Mary H. 67, 20Sep1942 - 10Oct2009, Belfry, Pike, KY, WV-234-76-4371

Blankenship, Nathaniel 66, 23Mar1940 - 30Oct2006, Freeburn, Pike, KY, KY-401-54-9578

Blankenship, Tommy D. 62, 11May1946 - 03Sep2008, Kimper, Pike, KY, KY-401-66-8667

Blankenship, Ribbon 85, 07Sep1923 - 17Sep2008, Majestic, Pike, KY, KY-407-92-8592

Blankenship, Burt 79, 10Dec1929 - 07Jul2009, Phelps, Pike, KY, KY-406-38-1701

Blankenship, Clarence 67, 28May1939 - 20Sep2006, Phelps, Pike, KY, KY-402-94-5079

Blankenship, Donna 71, 28Apr1938 - 06Oct2009, Phelps, Pike, KY, KY-405-06-3152

Blankenship, Jackie R. 66, 04Nov1941 - 06Oct2008, Phelps, Pike, KY, KY-404-54-1288

Blankenship, Marty L. 40, 24Apr1967 - 05Oct2007, Phelps, Pike, KY, KY-406-08-2527

Blankenship, Clinton 85, 25Feb1923 - 26Jul2008, Pikeville, Pike, KY, VA-231-18-0366

Blankenship, Elma M. 59, 17Jun1949 - 21Jan2009, Pikeville, Pike, KY, KY-402-98-3600

Blankenship, Francis 85, 17May1923 - 26Dec2008, Pikeville, Pike, KY, KY-405-18-2725

Blankenship, Timothy L. 46, 21Feb1962 - 05Apr2008, Pikeville, Pike, KY, OH-301-56-6831

Blankenship, Alenia 70, 25Aug1936 - 07Mar2007, Stopover, Pike, KY, KY-402-50-6393

Blankenship, Lovis 71, 06Mar1936 - 03Nov2007, Stopover, Pike, KY, KY-401-68-8398

Blankenship, Mack 70, 26Aug1936 - 29Jun2007, Stopover, Pike, KY, KY-404-46-5448

Blankenship, Melvin L. 62, 03Nov1943 - 26Mar2006, Stopover, Pike, KY, KY-400-60-8269

Blankenship, Nancy 65, 09Mar1943 - 13Nov2008, Stopover, Pike, KY, KY-402-58-5950

 

Powell

 

2007, Stanton, Powell Co., KY, Obituary

Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) - January 28, 2007

Ryan Keith Lowry, 17, Silver Maple Lane, son of Keith and Connie Lowry, died Fri. He was a member of the Red River Bowhunters Club and an avid hunter and fisherman.

Survivors include, parents, Keith and Connie Lowry, Stanton, son, Daylan Keith Lowry, Stanton, sister, Jessica Hope Wells, grandparents, Don and Rita Lowry and the late Raymond and Snookie White, great grandparents, Bertha Blankenship and Thomas and Genevieve Everman.

Services Mon, Jan. 29, 2 pm, Wells Funeral Home, Stanton, by Rev. Anthony Molihan. Pallbearers serving, Marty Cecil, Jason Rice, Travis Kinser, Daniel Kinser, Robert "Rog" Matthews, Scott Salchi, Greg Meade, and Brad Mullins. Honorary pallbearers serving, Members of the Red River Bowhunters Club, Angie Meade, Beth Mullins, Autumn Reed, Heather Jones, Carlos Rice, Bobby Blevins, Jessica Davis, Lee Picklesimer, Lonnie McCall, Kevin Neal, Chuck and Connie Cecil, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Shawn and Chrissy Martin, Scott and Becky Wells, John Shackleford, Brittany Morton, Chase Tipton, John "Rub" Skidmore, Jeff Roberts, and Brian Wade. Burial in Stanton Cemetery, Stanton.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Pulaski

 

+2009, Eubank, Pulaski Co., KY, Obituary

The Interior Journal, (Stanford, KY) - June 11, 2009

Lucien Isaac Blankenship, 93, of Eubank, died Wednesday, June 3 at Rockcastle Health & Rehabilitation. A native of Eubank, he was born July 7, 1915, to the late Charlie and Martha Frances Denney Blankenship.

He was a farmer, school bus driver for the Pulaski County School System, member of Hazeldale Church of Christ and widower of Clyde Beatrice Brown Blankenship. He was also preceded in death by a son, Frankie Lee Blankenship; four brothers; and one great, great grandchild.

Survivors include one son, Lowell Kenton Blankenship of Somerset; two daughters, Betty Lou Reynolds of Eubank and Shelby Jean Thompson of Crab Orchard; four grandchildren, Johnny Blankenship , Debra Thompson, Randy Reynolds and Terry Thompson; seven great grandchildren; and three great, great grandchildren.

Funeral services were June 6 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home in Science Hill with Bro. Randy Reynolds officiating. Burial was in Woodstock Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Science Hill, Pulaski Co., KY, Death,

Lexington Herald-Leader , June 5, 2009

Lucien Isaac Blankenship, 93, died Wed. Service 11am Sat, Morris & Hislope Funeral Home. Visit 9:30am Sat.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Science Hill, Pulaski Co., KY, Obituary

The Commonwealth-Journal, (Somerset, KY) - August 3, 2009

Francis E. Purcell, age 73, of Science Hill, Ky., passed away on July 31, 2009 at his residence. He was born on April 16, 1936 in Connersville, Ind., the son of the late Charles Purcell and Avis Davis. Mr. Purcell was a retired caster for Crane Plumbing, United States Army veteran, and attended the Beech Grove United Methodist Church.

Mr. Purcell is survived by his wife, Norena Morris Purcell; a son, Lewis (and Dawn) Blankenship of Somerset; six daughters, Melissa (and Barry) Lee of Somerset, Kimberly (and Jamie) Graham of Science Hill, Ky., Linda (and Larry) Edwards of Somerset, Laura (and Douglas) Strunk of Science Hill, Ky., Ruth Ann (and Carson) Brewster of Somerset, and Yvonne (and Steve) Nichols of Somerset; two brothers, Larry and Bruce Purcell, both of Connersville, Ind.; two sisters, Cindy Sweeny and Chrissy Burgess, both of Ind.; 13 grandchildren, Russell Edwards, Sandra Strunk, Scott (and Ashley) Strunk, Mike Brewster, Brian (and Brandi) Nichols, Sara (and Bobby) Hayes, Clair (and Robbie) Edwards, Sydney Blankenship, Kristofer (and Marissa) Abbott, Amber Viers, Cierra Purcell, Caleb Graham, and Jacob Graham; and three great-grandchildren, Elijah Strunk, Halanah Strunk, and Jaylynn Carrender.

Preceding him in death were his parents; step mother, Cora Purcell; three brothers, David, Ronald, and Johnny; two sisters, Karen Raines and Donna Jean; and a grandson, Christopher Goff.

Funeral service will be held on Monday, August 3 at 11 a.m. at the chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Ben Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in the Beech Grove Cemetery in Science Hill, Ky. The American Legion Post #38 Honor Guard will conduct full military honors for Mr. Purcell.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Somerset, Pulaski Co., KY, Obituary

The Commonwealth-Journal, (Somerset, KY) - November 3, 2008

Joseph Frank Anthony Candido Jr., 76 of Somerset, passed away on Thursday, October 30, 2008 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. He was born on June 20, 1932 in Newark, NJ, the son of the late Joseph F. and Esther Megliore Candido. He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War and the president of Candido's Tow & Repair. Joe was an avid fisherman, born again Christian and a member of the Maranatha Baptist Church.

Mr. Candido is survived by his wife, Delma Watkins Candido, whom he married on November 12,1955 in Science Hill, Ky.; two sons,Dan (and Judith Behrens) Candido and Joseph Frank (and Brenda Inabnitt) Candido III, both of Somerset; a brother, Ferdinand Candido of Raritan, NJ; a sister, Emma Hoag of Lakewood, NJ; four grandchildren, Jennifer (and Chris) Blankenship, Steven Candido, Jonathan Candido (and Tracy Harness), and Justin (and Brettany Lester) Candido; four great-grandchildren, Madelyn, Will, and Brady Blankenship , and Kayla Candido; special friends, Doris and Effie Brummett and Judge Walter McGuire; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents and two brothers, Cosmo and Frank Candido.

Funeral service will be held Monday, November 3 at 11 a.m. at the chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jeff Keene and Bro. Randy Wiles officiating. Burial will follow in the Mill Springs National Cemetery in Nancy, Ky. The American Legion Post no.38 Honor Guard of Somerset will conduct full military honors.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Somerset, Pulaski Co., KY, Obituary

The Commonwealth-Journal, (Somerset, KY) - April 20, 2009

Ricky Dale Polson, 50, of Somerset, passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2009 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. He was born on July 20, 1958 in Somerset, the son of the late Miller and Beatrice Cornett Polson. He was employed by the Somerset Automotive Group and of the Baptist faith. Mr. Polson enjoyed fishing.

Polson is survived by a son, Adam Drew Polson of Somerset; a daughter, Megan Polson (and Corey Jones) of Somerset; two brothers, Danny (and Judy) Polson of Slate Branch community and Ronnie Polson of Campbellsville, Ky.; a sister, Vicki Polson of Somerset; two grandchildren, Rachel Rae Jones and Christian Barton Jones; two nephews, Ryan Polson and Scottie Polson, both of Somerset; a niece, Ashley Polson of Somerset; a great nephew, Austin Polson of Somerset; a great niece, Brandylyn Polson of Somerset; a previous wife, Tammy Hall of Somerset; and previous mother-in-law, Johnnie Tygart of Somerset.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Miller and Beatrice Polson; and a half brother, Billy Blankenship.

Funeral service will be held Monday, April 20 at 1 p.m. at the chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. J. S. New officiating. Burial will be in Lakeside Memorial Gardens.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Pulaski Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Lucien 93, 07Jul1915 - 03Jun2009, Eubank, Pulaski, KY, KY-403-26-5868

 

Rowan

 

2008, Morehead, Rowan Co., KY, Obituary

Morehead News (KY) - April 1, 2008

Barbara Jeanette Earhart Adkins, 70, of Morehead, previously from Marion, passed away Friday, March 28, 2008. Born in Marion, Ohio July 6, 1937 to the late Charles and Zella (Boleen) Earhart.

On May 29, 1954 Barbara married Ray Adkins who preceded her in death.

She is survived by a son Robert J. (Susan) Adkins Minot,ND, daughter Barbara G. Adkins, brothers Joe (Jenny) Earhart of Marion, Troy (Joan) Earhart of Marion, Phillip (Donna) Earhart of Florida, sister in law Margie Earhart (wife of deceased brother Charles Jr., grandchildren: Emily Adkins of Minot ND, Annette Hines of Morehead, Ky, Angie and Jennifer adkins, Mandy (Jason) Leathers, Amy (Rick) Graves and Laura (James) Blankenship all of Lawrenceburg Ky, Ray Auterson and Thomas Auterson of Morehead Ky., plus several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband Ray Adkins, sons Roy L. and Charles R. Adkins, parents Charles and Zella Earhart, brother Charles Jr, sisters Cora Sedael, Marjorie Anderson and Faith Crissinger. Grandsons Christopher and David Ray Adkins.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Thursday, April 3, 2008 at 1:00 PM at the Victory Center Church of God 1190 Fairground Street Marion, Ohio, with her son Rev. Robert J. Adkins of Spritual Life Christian Fellowship Church in Minot, ND and her brother Rev Troy Earhart of New Covenant Fellowship Church in Marion officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Morehead, Rowan Co., KY, Obituary

Morehead News (KY) - June 10, 2008

Rosie Belle Little Ferguson, age 79, of Skaggs Road, Morehead, Kentucky, passed away Friday, June 6, 2008, at the Life Care Center in Morehead. She was born April 1, 1929, in Rowan County, Kentucky, and was the daughter of the late James and Lulie Plank Little.

On January 14, 1947, Rosie married Cecil Ray Ferguson, who preceded her in death on May 19, 2002. Their only daughter, Wanda Ferguson, passed away in 1963.

Survivors include three sons and their wives, Delmas and Liz Ferguson, Gary and Bobbie Ferguson, and Eugene and Sherri Ferguson, all of Morehead, Kentucky; eight grandchildren: Kristin Jo Ferguson, Joshua Eugene Ferguson, Keri Deane Ferguson, Brian Mathew Ferguson, Erin Elizabeth Ferguson, Jeffrey Kyle Ferguson, Ashley Dehart and Amber Dehart; one brother, Dennis Little of Constantine, Michigan; and one sister, Katherine Blankenship of Muncie, Indiana. Mrs. Ferguson was a former housekeeper in the Maintenance Department at Morehead State University and was a member of the Church of God. She was a devoted homemaker, mother, and grandmother, who loved her family and especially enjoyed making quilts, sewing, and church activities.

Funeral services were conducted 2 p.m. Monday, June 9, 2008, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Mark Caldwell and the Rev. David Starcher officiating. Burial was in the Adams-Plank Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jeff Ferguson, Josh Ferguson, Brian Ferguson, Paul Little, James Earl Little, and Toby Gardner.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Morehead, Rowan Co., KY, Obituary

Daily Independent , Ashland, KY, 11/27/2008

Tina K. Jones Blankenship, 46, of Morehead, died Tuesday at her residence. She was born Dec. 2, 1961. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals in Morehead. Burial will be in Clearfield Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Morehead, Rowan Co., KY, Obituary

Daily Independent, , Ashland, KY, 2/15/2009

Andy Blankenship, 44, of Morehead, died Friday in Life Care Center in Morehead. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Herald & Stewart & Halsey Funeral Home in West Liberty. Burial will be in Blankenship Cemetery in West Liberty.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Morehead, Rowan Co., KY, Obituary

Daily Independent, Ashland, KY, 3/18/2009

Jessie Rose Blankenship, 68, of Morehead, died Monday at her residence. Her husband, Charles Blankenship, survives. The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Herald & Stewart & Halsey Funeral Home in West Liberty. Burial will be in Blankenship Cemetery in West Liberty.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Morehead, Rowan Co., KY, Obituary

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=34924613

Jessie Rose (Harvey) Blankenship (October 2, 1940 - March 16, 2009)

Jessie Rose Blankenship, age 68 of North Tolliver Road in Morehead, Kentucky, passed away Monday, March 16, 2009 at her residence in Morehead, Kentucky. She was born October 2, 1940 in Logan, West Virginia; daughter of the late Norris Harvey & Edna Wright Harvey.

She was preceded in death by two brothers Owen Harvey & Bob Harvey. She was of the Pentecostal Faith and homemaker and mother.

Surviving is her husband, Charles Blankenship, of Morehead, KY; seven children: 1) Joe Blankenship - Detroit, Michigan, 2) Terry Blankenship - West Liberty, Kentucky, 3)Charles Blankenship - West Liberty, Kentucky, 4) Jack Blankenship - Detroit, Michigan, 5) Ruby Blankenship - Morehead, Kentucky, 6)Sandra Lucas - West Liberty, Kentucky & 7) Cynthia Blankenship - Detroit, Michigan & eight brothers, 1) Frank Harvey - Morehead, Kentucky, 2) Robert Harvey - West Liberty, Kentucky, 3) Michael Harvey - Man, West Virginia, 4) Dale Harvey - West Liberty, Kentucky, 5) Jack Harvey - West Liberty, Kentucky, 6) Dallas Harvey - Vernor, West Virginia, 7) Arnold Harvey - Man, West Virginia of Man & 8) Thomas Harvey - Pigeon Forge, Tennessee; three sisters, 1) Susie Harvey - Basden, West Virginia, 2) Marie Harvey - Pigeon Forge, Tennessee & 3)Alice Maggard - Taylor, Michigan, also 24 grandchildren & 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 PM Thursday, March 19, 2009 at Herald & Stewart & Halsey Chapel with Rev. Raymond VanCleave and Rev. Darell VanCleave officiating. Burial in the Blankenship Cemetery in West Liberty, Kentucky. Honorary Pallbearers: Dustin Washington, Jeremy Tull, Kevin Blankenship & Ricardo Blankenship. Active Pallbearers: Charles Blankenship, Terry Blankenship, Jack Blankenship, Joe Blankenship, Ray Johnson & Charles Blankenship.

 

+2009, Morehead, Rowan Co., KY, Obituary

Morehead News (KY) - April 21, 2009

Oleta Marie Engle Jones, age 67, of Pretty Ridge, Morehead, Kentucky, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2009, at St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead. She was born June 22, 1941, in Morgan County, Kentucky, and was the daughter of the late Robert Boyd and Alene Blankenship Engle.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, James Boyd McClurg; three brothers, Bobby Lee Lewis, Boyd Engle, Jr. and James Engle; and two sisters, Olive Lewis and Maxine Engle.

Mrs. Jones is survived by one daughter, Kim Perry and husband Nathan of Morehead, Kentucky; two sons, Timothy Smedley of Clearfield, Kentucky, and John Jones and wife Terri of Clearfield, Kentucky; nine grandchildren, Jessica, Krisondra, and Amber Nicole McClurg; Aaron, Amber, and Austin Childres, Avery and Auddie Jones, and Kelsey Perry; and one great grandchild, Makenzie Stidam. Also surviving are two sisters, Imogene Stegall of Fleming County, Kentucky, and Pearl Johnson of Gratis, Ohio, and one brother, Hayes Lewis, Jr. of Morgan County, Kentucky. Mrs. Jones was a homemaker and retired caregiver for elderly people. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening and flowers. She was a loving mother and grandmother.

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2009, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with Brother Roger Long and Brother Lee Owens officiating. Burial will follow in the Callahan-Lewis Cemetery in Morgan County, Kentucky. Pallbearers will be Tony Stegall, Ray Stegall, Robert Stegall, Mason Manning, Tim Smedley, John Jones, and Nathan Perry.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Russell

 

2007, Jamestown, Russell Co., KY, Funeral

Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) - June 23, 2007

John R. Blankenship III, 44, died June 20, 2007.

Services 2pm Sun at H. E. Pruitt Memory Chapel.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Jamestown, Russell Co., KY, Obituary

The Interior Journal, (Stanford, KY) - June 12, 2008

Albert "Bert" Fields, 80 died Monday, June 2 at Highlands Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Louisville. A native of Stanford, he was born Oct. 11, 1927 to the late John Wesley Fields, Sr. and Luana Whitehead Fields.

He was a 1945 graduate of Stanford High School where he played football and basketball, 1951 graduate of Centre College, earned doctorate degrees in English and philosophy from the University of Kentucky in 1967, was an Army veteran, professor at University of Southwestern Louisiana, an officer s and board member of the South Central Modern Language Association, the South Central Christianity and Literature Conference, and the South Central Renaissance Conference, an international scholar who represented the United States at conferences in Austria, Israel, The Netherlands, and Brazil, and enjoyed boating, fishing, visiting with neighbors, and traveling.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, John Wesley Fields, Jr.

Survivors include his wife, JoAn of Jamestown; two sons, Christopher (Allison) Fields of Costa Rica and Anthony Fields of New Mexico; a daughter, Sarah Beth Fields of California; sisters, Elizabeth Ruth Tobinski of Salt Lake City and LoAnn Blankenship of Lexington; one brother, Charles Marion Fields of Morehead; and nieces, nephews and many cousins.

Funeral services were June 6 with burial in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Russell Springs, Russell Co., KY, Funeral

Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) - April 23, 2006

Herald R. Blankenship, 83, died Fri., Apr. 21, 2006.

Funeral Mon., 2 pm, Bernard Funeral Home.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Russell Springs, Russell Co., KY, Death,

Lexington Herald-Leader , August 10, 2009

Loa Blankenship, 93, died Sat. Funeral 10am Tue, Bernard Funeral Home. Visitation 5pm Mon.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Russell Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Eunie 78, 10Jun1927 - 23Apr2006, Russell Springs, Russell, KY, KY-407-36-3029

Blankenship, Herald R. 83, 22Dec1922 - 21Apr2006, Russell Springs, Russell, KY, IL-331-18-7052

Blankenship, Loa E. 93, 05Apr1916 - 08Aug2009, Russell Springs, Russell, KY, KY-405-92-8131

 

Scott

 

2006, Georgetown, Scott Co., KY, Funeral

Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) - June 20, 2006

James Willard Profitt, 77, of Georgetown, formerly of Campton, husband of Eva Mae Blankenship Profitt, died Sun, June 18, 2006.

Services Wed, 1 p.m., Porter & Son Chapel.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Georgetown, Scott Co., KY, Obituary

Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) - January 25, 2008

Agee L. Hamilton, 86, of Pocahontas Trail, Georgetown retired 4th Street Tobacco Warehouse employee for over 30 years and lifelong farmer, widower of Opal Simon Hamilton died Thu, Jan 24, 2008. A native of Scott County, he was the son of the late Frank P. and Jennie Stuard Hamilton. He was a member and deacon of Great Crossings Baptist Church where he served as the Sunday School director for 13 years. He was also a WWII Army veteran and a Kentucky Colonel.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Angela (Mike) Blankenship, Paris and Jennie (Johnny) Cannon, Georgetown; 5 grandchildren, Melissa (Danny) Adams, Jennifer Baldwin, Cindy (Joe) Fooks, Hamilton (Necole) Neal and Harvey Kevin Wynn; 9 great grandchildren; one sister, Melvia Lou Lancaster, Georgetown; many nieces and nephews and special neighbors, Donna and Jerry Gulley.

He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Eddie B. Stuard and Otis Hamilton and 2 sisters, Francis Kelly and Cora Lee Mulholland.

Funeral services will be 11am Sat at Great Crossings Baptist Church by Rev. Ray Roach. Burial will be in the Georgetown Cemetery. Casket bearers will be David and Dusty Glass, Billy and Granville Hinton, Ronnie Hamilton, Steve Simon, Dale Glass and Jerry Gulley. Honorary bearers will be Tom Bryant, Joe Shropshire, David Davilla, Sr. , Joe S. Lusby, Jr and the Sr. Men's Sunday School class and deacons of Great Crossings Baptist Church.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Shelby

 

Shelby Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Marie 82, 14Nov1924 - 22Aug2007, Shelbyville, Shelby, KY, IN-316-28-9478

 

Simpson

 

2006, Franklin, Simpson Co., KY,

Daily News (Bowling Green, KY) - April 14, 2006 Obituary

Darla Uhls Blankenship, 47, of Franklin died April 12, 2006, in Bowling Green as a result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident. The Allen County native was a clerk at Econo Lodge in Franklin. She was a daughter of Bobby Uhls and Sybil Howell Uhls of Franklin, who survive.

Funeral is at 1 p.m. Saturday at Crafton Funeral Home, with burial in Blackjack Cemetery.

Other survivors include her husband, Clarence Blankenship; a son, Bobby Stephens of Franklin; a daughter, Victoria Stephens of Franklin; a brother, Daniel Uhls of Rhode Island; a niece; a nephew; and several aunts and uncles.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2007, Franklin, Simpson Co., KY, Obituary

Daily News (Bowling Green, KY) - March 14, 2007

Leatha Gertie Blankenship Keith, 89, of Franklin died March 13, 2007, at The Medical Center at Bowling Green. The Macon County, Tenn., native was a Baptist. She was a daughter of the late Callie Blankenship and Artie Morgan Blankenship and the wife of the late Lewis Keith.

Funeral is at 1 p.m. Friday at Crafton Funeral Home, with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery.

Survivors include five children, Linda J. Huff, Lila Jean Dotson, Lillian Riggles, Lee Roy Keith and Leon Gary Keith, all of Franklin; a sister, Lucy Perdue of Franklin; 15 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Franklin, Simpson Co., KY, Obituary

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~providence/obit_pleader2007.htm

Linda Joyce Keith HUFF, 65, of Franklin, Ky. died on Saturday, June 2, 2007 at her residence.  The Simpson County, Ky. native was born to the late Lewis Keith and Leatha "Gertie" Blankenship Keith.  She was employed at Peyton Manufacturing and was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Edward Huff.  

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 5, 2007 at Crafton Funeral Home. Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Gardens.

From: Carolyn carolyna15(at)earthlink.net

 

2007, Franklin, Simpson Co., KY, Obituary

Daily News (Bowling Green, KY) - September 11, 2007

Robert Dean Bob Huizenga, 72, of Franklin died Sept. 9, 2007, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. The Grand Rapids, Mich., native was a farmer and an Air Force veteran. He was a son of the late George Huizenga and Beatrice Huizenga.

Graveside service is at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Greenlawn Cemetery, with military rites by the Simpson County Honor Guard.

Survivors include his wife, JoAnna Johnson Huizenga; a son, Chad Huizenga of Scottsville; three daughters, Kim Carter and Suzzie Blankenship, both of Scottsville, and Vicky Michaels of Portland, Tenn.; a stepson, Johnny Vaughn of Franklin; a stepdaughter, Libby Vaughn of Franklin; a sister, Jean Barnoski of Grand Rapids, Mich.; five grandchildren; and two step grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2007, Franklin, Simpson Co., KY, Obituary

News-Democrat & Leader (Russellville, KY) - October 30, 2007

Gordon Franklin Blankenship, 54, of Franklin died Friday, Oct. 26, 2007 at the Medical Center at Bowling Green [Warren Co., KY]. He was born in Macon County, Tenn. a son of the late Delbert Franklin Blankenship and Martha Louise Witcher Blankenship.

Mr. Blankenship was a former employee of Henzel Phelps Construction Company and was a member of Garretts Creek General Baptist Church. He was a former girls softball coach of the Scottsville Die Makers Softball team.

Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 29 at the Goad Funeral Home with Brother Danny Patrick, Brother James Wheeler and Shannon McPherson officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Union General Baptist Church Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Reva Blankenship of Franklin; his daughter, Candi Gaul and husband Brian, Jr. of Franklin; his brothers, Joey Blankenship and wife Peggy and Mike Blankenship and his wife Peggy, all of Scottsville; his sisters, Teresa McPherson and husband Gerald of Russellville, Mitzi Holmes and companion Larry Wix of Westmoreland, Tenn. and Angela Lenz and fiance Donavon Spencer, all of Scottsville; his grandchildren, Nick Wilkerson, Ashley Wilkerson and Maddie Gual, all of Franklin; five sister-in-law; two brothers-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Simpson Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Darla E. 47, 15Feb1959 - 12Apr2006, Franklin, Simpson, KY, KY-406-02-2374

Blankenship, Gordon 54, 20Jul1953 - 26Oct2007, Franklin, Simpson, KY, KY-405-78-5205

 

Taylor

 

2006, Campbellsville, Taylor Co., KY,

Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) - November 18, 2006 [Saturday]

Shirley Blankenship, 65, died Fri.

Cremation chosen, memorial at a later date.

[SSDI, 25Aug1941 - 17Nov2006]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Campbellsville, Taylor Co., KY, Funeral

Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) - April 5, 2007

Jimmy Blankenship, 63, died Wed. Survived by his wife, Maxine Blankenship.

Funeral 2pm Fri, Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

SSDI; Blankenship, Jimmy L., 63, 22Aug1943 - 04Apr2007, Campbellsville, Taylor, KY, KY-401-58-1562

 

2009, Campbellsville, Taylor Co., KY, Funeral

Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) - August 13, 2009 [Thursday]

Beatrice Blankenship Light, 92, died Tue [11Aug2009].

Funeral 11am Thu, Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Taylor Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Jimmy L. 63, 22Aug1943 - 04Apr2007, Campbellsville, Taylor, KY, KY-401-58-1562

 

Todd

 

2006, Elkton, Todd Co., KY, Obituary

News-Democrat & Leader (Russellville, KY) - June 30, 2006

Leslie Elwood Graham, 75, of Elkton died Tuesday, June 27, 2006 at the Pembroke Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility. He was born in Todd County on Jan. 15, 1931, a son of the late Jack and Verna Humphrey Graham.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Graham was preceded in death by his wife, Mattie M. Graham. Mr. Graham was a WWII Army Veteran and retired from the government.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 30 at 2 p.m. in the Todd County Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Jimmy Dukes officiating. Burial will follow in the Glenwood Cemetery with full military honors.

He is survived by his son, David Graham of Nashville, Tenn.; his brother, Bobby Graham of Guthrie; his sisters, Mary Evelyn Blankenship of Hopkinsville, and Debbie Holman Graham, Linda Cowan, Susan Dukes and Becky Shumate, all of Elkton; and two grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Elkton, Todd Co., KY, Obituary

News-Democrat & Leader (Russellville, KY) - June 23, 2009