2000-2009, TN, Compiled by James W. Blankenship jkblank1(at)sbcglobal.net

 

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

Blankenship, Anthony D. 48, 14Sep1961 - 25Oct2009, (72), TN-411-25-9562

Blankenship, Buddy L. 32, 18Dec1973 - 23May2006, (72), TN-413-57-7183

Blankenship, Charlotte D. 48-49, 17Oct1957 - 11Oct2006, (72), TN-410-19-0534

Blankenship, Darrel 54, 24Sep1950 - 11Dec2004, (72), TN-412-88-9765

Blankenship, Dennis W. 60, 17Nov1946 - 07Aug2007, (FO), TN-412-72-3827

Blankenship, Eugene 79, 12Mar1929 - 13Nov2008, (72), TN-414-34-2699

Blankenship, Ida M. 77, 09Jun1923 - 05Feb2001, (72), TN-415-80-3802

Blankenship, Jack C. 62, 03Jan1945 - 30Jul2007, (72), TN-413-70-2186

Blankenship, James C. 63, 17Dec1940 - 19Mar2004, (72), TN-413-62-1471

Blankenship, James D. 14, 20Jul1993 - 29Oct2007, (72), TN-415-73-1855

Blankenship, James P. 53, 07May1949 - 27Oct2002, (72), TN-415-84-8420

Blankenship, James S. 56, 05Jun1948 - 22Feb2005, (72), TN-408-80-1257

Blankenship, Jerry L. 56, 24Feb1948 - 08Aug2004, (72), TN-412-80-9346

Blankenship, John F. 86, 08Sep1920 - 02Jan2007, 89074 (PE), TN-413-12-4991

Blankenship, Judith K. 48-49, 25Feb1952 - 15Feb2001, (72), TN-412-92-3398

Blankenship, Justin C. 20, 08Jul1982 - 11Apr2003, (72), TN-411-41-5174

Blankenship, Lucille B. 64, 26Sep1940 - 15Mar2005, (SI), TN-408-66-1575

Blankenship, Noah L. 00, 05Dec2008 - 06Apr2009, (72), TN-756-09-9418

Blankenship, Ray 83, 04Dec1925 - 14Jan2009, (FO), TN-409-34-0669

Blankenship, Robert L. 55, 30Nov1947 - 23Oct2003, (72), TN-411-86-0841

Blankenship, Ruby A. 93, 02May1912 - 03Dec2005, (72), TN-411-52-6154

Blankenship, Tammy K. 31, 12May1968 - 01Jan2000, (72), TN-410-45-2877

 

Anderson

 

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

Blankenship, Levi G. 79, 02Oct1922 - 18May2002, Clinton, Anderson, TN, VA-235-28-8419

Blankenship, Andrew J. 79, 01Jul1928 - 07Jun2008, Oak Ridge, Anderson, TN, AL-417-36-9603

 

Benton

 

2008, Camden, Benton Co., TN, Obituary

Coal Valley News (Madison, WV) - May 8, 2008

Juanita "Frye" Brown, 63, formerly of Logan Co., WV; died April 25, at Meadowbrook Manor, Bolingbrook, IL. She was born August 18, 1944 to the late Floyd and Spice Sizemore Frye.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Frank and Buck Frye; one sister Nancy Margaret.

She is survived by her husband; Paul A. Brown of Camden, TN; three sons, David (Michelle) of Joliet, IL, Jesse of Camden, TN, James, of Houston, TX; one daughter, Laura (Bill) Heim of Camden, TN; three brothers, James (Pat) and Carl both of Hewett, WV, Ralph of Huntington, WV; two sisters, Audrey (Riley) Blankenship of Mooresville, NC, Brenda Little (Sammy Anderson) of New Johnsonville, TN; twelve grandchilden, Kimmy, John David, Timmy, Justin, Brittany, Ashley, David Lee, Melissa, Jimmy, Shawn, Jordan, and Cody; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Pallbeares, Bill Heim, John David Bishop, Timothy Bishop, Justin Bishop, Nathan Mullins, Michael Williams. Funeral Service was Thursday, May 1, at Stevens Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Toler officiating. Burial followed at Highland Memory Gardens, Godby.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Bledsoe

 

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

Blankinship, Angie S. 89, 12Nov1913 - 08Aug2003, Pikeville, Bledsoe, TN, TN-415-66-3198

Blankenship, Anna L. 92, 25Sep1912 - 23May2005, Pikeville, Bledsoe, TN, TN-411-50-7840

Blankinship, Giles 90, 20Oct1912 - 01Jun2003, Pikeville, Bledsoe, TN, TN-408-88-6123

 

Blount

 

2008, Friendsville, Blount Co., TN, Obituary

http://mccammonammonsclick.com/obits.html

Blankenship, Mary Jo- age 35 of Friendsville passed away Saturday, August 16, 2008 at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her grandparents, John and Billie Waldron.

Survivors include: husband, David Blankenship; daughter, Lauren Emily Blankenship; son, Alexander Davis Blankenship; father and mother, Garry and Karen Waldron of Greenback; grandparents, Davis and Shirley Kelso of Greenback; Father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bob and Louise Blankenship of Friendsville; brother, John Waldron of Knoxville; sister and brother-in-law, Christina and Allen Shinlever of Maryville; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bill and Mandy Blankenship, Steve Blankenship and Vicky Milligan; nephews, Tyler Shinlever, Tanner Shinlever, and Will Blankenship; niece, Eva Blankenship.

Funeral services will be 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 19, 2008 at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Danny Davis and Dr. Mark Grubb officiating. Family and friends will meet 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery for the interment.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2000, Maryville, Blount Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.monroe.xtn.net/obit/10534 , Published: 04/09/2000

Joe Peeler Bates passed away at his home in Maryville on April 9, 2000. He was born Oct. 10. 1923 in Tellico Plains. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Tellico Plains. He was a veteran of World War II and received the Purple Heart. He was retired from ALCOA with 42 years of service and was a member of the ALCOA 25 Year Club. He was 76. Preceded in death by: wife, Vannoy Cornwell Bates; parents, Robert and Mamie Sue Bates; sisters, Helen Wear and Bobbie Crowder.

Survivors include: daughters and sons-in-law-Sarah and Jackie Winters of Maryville; Sandy and Samir Hakooz, of Cary, N.C.; and Susie Young of Madisonville; Grandchildren-Lisa and Rick Shepherd, Lori Millsaps, Jill and Brian Fugate, Jeff and Teresa Winters, Tami and Gibby Bates, Joe and Jason Hakooz; Great-grandchildren-Laurn and Tyler Fugate, Mallory Winters, Lucas, Maria and Leah Vannoy Shepherd, Matthew Millsaps; Sisters-Frances Bates Bluford and Kathryn Bates; Sisters-in-law and brother-in-law-Lillian and Gene Blankenship, Maudie B. Alexander; Several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services were Monday, in McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Bean officiating. Entombment services were 11 a.m., Tuesday at Sherwood Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2003, Maryville, Blount Co., TN, Obituary

http://mccammonammonsclick.com/obits.html

Blankenship, Juanita Flora Eadie age 57 of Maryville passed away Friday, July 11th,2003 at home. She was a member Lamplight Full Gospel Church. She was an avid crafter and gardener. She was preceded in death by: parent, Andrew C. and Ruby A. McBath.

Survivors include: Daughter, Melissa MissyBorden Watson of Friendsville. Special granddaughter, Bethany Carol Watson. Brother and sister-in-law, Tommy and Rosemary McBath of Rockford. Sister and brother-in-law, Pat and Cleve Keasler of Maryville. Sister Brenda Riden of Maryville. Missys father and step-mother, Hubert and Sue Borden of Maryville. Missys Sister, Susan Norton and her husband Bobby of Louisville. Special nieces and nephews, Jessica Chambers, Darrin and Destiny Riden. Special niece and nephew, Debbie and Gary Vaughn and their children; Vanessa, Garrett, and Baby Macy. Several other special nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 8:00 PM Sunday at McCammon-Ammons-Click Chapel with Rev.
Ronald Morton and Rev. Steve Hodges officiating. Family and friends will meet 11:00 Am
Monday at Louisville Cemetery for the interment service.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Maryville, Blount Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.monroe.xtn.net/obit/15629 , Published: 10/08/2008

Della Alvaira Jenkins Blankenship of Maryville, beloved mother and grandmother, went to meet her Lord, Oct. 7, 2008.  She was afflicted by severe pain for most of her life, but she never lost her beautiful smile.  The last nine years were spent living with her daughter, Teresa, son-in-law, Dennis, and grandchildren, Christina and Wesley Everett.  She was a member of Mountain View Church of Christ. She was 77. Preceded in death by: her husband, Leo T. Blankenship; sons, Steve and Ted Blankenship; parents, John "Dude" and Lizzie Jenkins; brothers, Bascom, Gib, Jim, and Clarence Jenkins; sisters, Betty Jo Jenkins, Fannie Hawkins, and Violet Crain.

Survivors include: daughters and sons-in-law-Kathy and Harvey Kay Sellars and Teresa and Dennis Everett, all of Maryville; Grandchildren-Scott and Matthew Sellars of Maryville; Misty Blankenship West of Alabama; Christina and Wesley Everett and Sierra Crew, all of Maryville; Great-grandchildren-Katherine McKenzie Sellars of Maryville; Alexis Sierra, Savannah Mae and Summer Dawn West of Alabama; Sister-Ludia "Bea" Jenkins of Maryville; Many nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends all of which she loved wholeheartedly and unconditionally; Special caregivers-Lillie Everett and Diane Blevins. 

Funeral Service will be held 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10, at Miller Funeral Home, Magnolia Chapel, with Dr. Benic Hampton Jr. officiating.  The interment service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday at Mt. View Church of Christ Cemetery. 

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Blount Co. Death Records http://www.tngenweb .org/blount/ deaths/deaths. htm

Blankenship, Steve Michael b.11/15/1955 d.04/15/2001

S/o Leo Tillman Blankenship & Della Jenkins, Cem., Mt. View

Blankenship, Charles A. b.02/25/1942 d.10/28/2005

S/o Charles Ben Blankenship & Josephine Tipton, Cem., Laurel Bank

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Mary J. 35, 20Sep1972 - 16Aug2008, Friendsville, Blount, TN, MO-488-96-8141

Blankenship, Ted J. 42, 30Dec1964 - 24Feb2007, Friendsville, Blount, TN, TN-415-31-1811

Blankenship, Charels A. 63, 25Feb1942 - 28Oct2005, Maryville, Blount, TN, TN-408-66-1435

Blankenship, Della 77, 23May1931 - 07Oct2008, Maryville, Blount, TN, TN-408-50-4293

Blankenship, Doris J. 75, 30Jun1925 - 06Oct2000, Maryville, Blount, TN, VA-234-34-1470

Blankenship, Eliza D. 69, 22Oct1933 - 11Sep2003, Maryville, Blount, TN, MI-372-40-5991

Blankenship, Juanita F. 57, 27Jun1946 - 11Jul2003, Maryville, Blount, TN, TN-408-74-7071

Blankenship, Sara E. 59, 29Dec1948 - 29Feb2008, Maryville, Blount, TN, TN-411-88-1217

 

Bradley

 

2004, Cleveland, Bradley Co., TN, Funeral

http://www.heartfeltconnections.net/ViewTribute.aspx?id=3938

Margaret Rosell Blankenship April 13, 1917 - June 10, 2004. Visitation and Services, 6-9 Saturday, June 12, 2004 After 1:00 PM Sunday, June 13, 2004 Wildwood Avenue Chapel Jim Rush Funeral Homes 11:00 AM Monday, June 14, 2004, Wildwood Avenue Chapel Jim Rush Funeral Homes

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Cleveland, Bradley Co., TN, Funeral

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Zueleaka Blankenship July 18, 1933 - December 28, 2005. The family will receive friends 4-9 Friday, December 30, 2005 at the Wildwood Avenue Chapel of Jim Rush Funeral Homes. The Remembrance of Life Service will be Saturday at 2:00 PM, Galilee Baptist Church with Reverend Joe Hicks, Reverend Jimmy Plumley, and Reverend Sammy Hughes officiating. Interment will follow in the Delano Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Cleveland, Bradley Co., TN, Funeral

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Ollie Thomas Blankenship October 5, 1923 - August 17, 2006. The services for Mrs. Blandkenship were Saturday at the Wildwood Avenue Chapel of Jim Rush Funeral Homes at 10:00 AM. Interment was in Hilcrest Memorial Gardens.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Virginia J. 74-75, 25Jan1934 - 02Jan2009, Cleveland, Bradley, TN, TN-414-46-8256

Blankenship, Ollie T. 82, 03Oct1923 - 17Aug2006, Cleveland, Bradley, TN, GA-256-30-1043

Blankenship, Essie L. 84, 23Nov1922 - 24Feb2007, Cleveland, Bradley, TN, TN-413-30-9682

Blankenship, Edith J. 77, 02Sep1925 - 21Jun2003, Cleveland, Bradley, TN, TN-415-34-1095

Blankenship, Christine M. 75, 23May1930 - 17Apr2006, Cleveland, Bradley, TN, AL-420-32-6430

 

Campbell

 

+2004, Jellico, Campbell Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=30146814

Jetta Blankenship, age 65 of Jellico died Oct. 4 2004, at the 141 Exit South Hwy I-75 in Caryville. She was born Aug. 30, 1939 at Jellico, the daughter of the late Clyde and Annie Barley Singleton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Blankenship; daughters, Rita Pauline McNealy and Cheryl Rebecca Fuson.

She is survived by her son, Benny McNealy of Jellico; step-son, Lonnie McNealy of Fla; grandchildren, Benny Allen McNealy, Jr. and Jason Carl Lay, both of Jellico, Kevin Bryan Lay of Corbin, KY; great grandchildren, Megan Lay and Jaylyn Lay both of Corbin, KY, Hanna Lay of Jellico; sisters, JoAnn Silcox and husband, Bill of Jellico, Betty Nealy of Jellico, Bessie Mae Leach and husband, Estel of Lot, KY, Lottie Skelton and husband, Edgar of Detroit, MI; half-sisters, Shirley Ayers, Thelma Perry, Brenda Lawson, all of Williamsburg, KY; half-brothers, Joe Singleton and Willie Singleton, both of Williamsburg, KY.

Funeral services were Oct. 6 at the Cox and Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerome Walden and Rev. Ray Landes officiating. Interment will be Thursday (Oct. 7) at 11 a.m. in the Hackler Cemetery.

 

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

Blankenship, Roy L. 71, 21Jan1933 - 19Feb2004, Caryville, Campbell, TN, TN-411-50-1693

Blankenship, Nora E. 67, 28Aug1941 - 27Apr2009, Jacksboro, Campbell, TN, TN-415-70-6547

Blankenship, Wilda J. 72, 23Nov1933 - 06Jul2006, Jacksboro, Campbell, TN, OH-279-30-3859

Blankenship, Ernest 91, 27Mar1909 - 29Jan2001, Jellico, Campbell, TN, TN-414-07-9135

Blankenship, Jetta 64, 30Aug1940 - 04Oct2004, Jellico, Campbell, TN, MI-380-40-3630

Blankenship, John P. 62, 16Feb1942 - 19Jun2004, Jellico, Campbell, TN, TN-411-70-8252

Blankenship, Louise 81, 07May1927 - 19Aug2008, Jellico, Campbell, TN, TN-414-32-6757

Blankenship, Marvin E. 58, 14Jul1946 - 04Oct2004, Jellico, Campbell, TN, TN-414-74-2959

Blankenship, Billy E. 70, 19Jan1936 - 23Jul2006, La Follette, Campbell, TN, TN-412-54-6454

Blankenship, Glenda F. 62, 18Jul1946 - 28Jan2009, La Follette, Campbell, TN, TN-412-74-9012

Blankenship, Marie 86, 11Sep1918 - 11Jan2005, La Follette, Campbell, TN, TN-414-12-5661

Blankenship, Steven D. 43, 26May1958 - 14Sep2001, La Follette, Campbell, TN, TN-414-11-0002

Blankenship, Diane V. 63, 21Dec1942 - 07Jul2006, Pioneer, Campbell, TN, NJ-149-40-6154

Blankenship, John B. 72, 10Sep1931 - 19Sep2003, Pioneer, Campbell, TN, TN-410-58-9296

Blankenship, Louis H. 60, 22Nov1944 - 24Feb2005, Pioneer, Campbell, TN, AR-432-84-9323

Blankenship, Minnie 87, 29Mar1919 - 07Dec2006, Pioneer, Campbell, TN, TN-413-19-9537

Blankenship, Vera A. 67, 19Apr1935 - 18Jan2003, Pioneer, Campbell, TN, TN-408-52-9104

Blankenship, Ernest A. 81, 25May1928 - 04Nov2009, Newcomb, Campbell, TN, TN-415-44-1284

 

Carroll

 

2003, Cedar Grove, Carroll Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.heartfeltconnections.net/ViewTribute.aspx?id=2292

Corene M Blankenship December 12, 1927 - October 25, 2003. Funeral:Monday 10/27/2003 At 1:00 PM Dilday Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation: 3:00 PM until 9:00 PM Sunday in the Chapel of Dilday Funeral Home.

Mrs. Blankenship was a homemaker and a member of the Justus Baptist Church.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2004, Huntingdon, Carroll Co., TN, Funeral

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Jerry W. Blankenship August 11, 1950 - October 3, 2004. Memorial Service: Tuesday, 7 PM in the Chapel of Dilday Funeral Home; Visitation: Tuesday, 5 PM to 7 PM in the chapel of Dilday Funeral Home

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2003, McKenzie, Carroll Co., TN Obituary

McKenzie Banner, 9/17/2003

Cedar Grove: Mrs. Sandra Kay Blankenship, 50, died on Wednesday, September 10 at the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, September 13 at 1:00 p.m. in the Dilday Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs. Blankenship was born February 2, 1953 in Milan to the late James Miller and Betty Hendricks Bowles. She was an employee of Dienamic Tool and Die and a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Tim Blankenship; one daughter, Kay Vales of Jackson; one son, Daniel Farley of Humboldt; her stepfather, Albert Bowles of Milan; one sister, Jodie Weaver of Crosby, Texas; three brothers, Steve Miller of Milan, Bruce Miller of Cedar Grove and Michael Miller of Nashville; and three grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, McKenzie, Carroll Co., TN, Obituary

The Messenger, (Madisonville, KY) - March 1, 2005

Leontine Pendley Blankenship, 75, of McKenzie and formerly of Nortonville, Ky., died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, at Methodist Hospital in McKenzie. She was born Feb. 27, 1929, in Nortonville to the late Roland Franklin and Linnie Etha Pendley. She was attended Oak Hill Pentecostal Church and Church of Christ. She was a housewife.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Blankenship.

She is survived by five daughters, Carol Ann Burks and Lorraine Roberts, both of McKenzie, Glenda Craft of Taylor, Mich., Tammy Dauss and Williamsburg, Mich., and Tina Blankenship of Jonesboro, Tenn.; one brother, Raymond Pendley of Madisonville, Ky.; one sister, Mary Kaffenbarger of Dayton, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Bandy Funeral Home in Nortonville with Bros. Marvin Phillips and Darrell Gates. Burial will be in New Salem Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Lavinia, Carroll Co., TN, Obituary,

www.jacksonsun.com

Virgil Blankenship, age 79, retired supervisor at Milan Seating System, died November 3, 2009 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 7, 2009 at Hopewell Cemetery, Lavinia. He was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church, Lavinia.

Mr. Blankenship leaves two sons, Brad Blankenship of Lavinia and Jim Blankenship of Jackson; two daughters, Sherry Hinson of Jackson and Phyllys Copeland of Murfreesboro; a brother, Eugene Blankenship of Milan and eight grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2003, Trezevant, Carroll Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=38687480

Frank R. Blankenship, 78, retired employee of HIS Manufacturing, died Sunday at Huntingdon Health and Rehab Center.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Hopewell Cemetery near Lavinia. Bodkin Funeral Home in Milan has charge. He was a member of Lavinia Baptist Church.

Mr. Blankenship, the husband of Betty Blankenship, also leaves a daughter, Lisa Hays of Trezevant; two sons, Ricky Blankenship of Milan and Terry Blankenship of Atwood; a brother, Mark Blankenship of Milan, and six grandchildren.

 

 

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

Blankenship, Mary L. 84, 27Nov1916 - 02Jan2001, Atwood, Carroll, TN, TN-413-20-8293

Blankenship, Vernon 85, 05Oct1915 - 13May2001, Atwood, Carroll, TN, TN-412-22-3274

Blankenship, Corene M. 75, 12Dec1927 - 25Oct2003, Huntingdon, Carroll, TN, TN-415-94-9896

Blankenship, Doris L. 58, 23Jan1944 - 27Jul2002, Huntingdon, Carroll, TN, TN-411-74-7481

Blankenship, Frank R. 78, 01Feb1925 - 26Oct2003, Huntingdon, Carroll, TN, TN-413-32-7633

Blankenship, J. D. 77, 10Dec1923 - 16Nov2001, Huntingdon, Carroll, TN, TN-414-20-1144

Blankenship, Jerry W. 54, 11Aug1950 - 03Oct2004, Huntingdon, Carroll, TN, TN-409-86-3659

Blankenship, Mary S. 80, 15Dec1921 - 14Jan2002, Huntingdon, Carroll, TN, TN-410-09-2152

Blankenship, R. A. 80, 20Dec1925 - 04Jan2006, Huntingdon, Carroll, TN, TN-415-26-3958

Blankenship, Clyde V. 79, 15Apr1930 - 03Nov2009, Lavinia, Carroll, TN, TN-409-40-1393

Blankenship, Leontine 75-76, 27Feb1929 - 26Feb2005, Mc Kenzie, Carroll, TN, AL-416-32-5417

 

Carter

 

+2003, Elizabethton, Carter Co., TN, Obituary

www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.

John R. Blankenship, Jr., 73, 601 Ridgefield Drive, Elizbethton, died Sunday, April 27, 2003 in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness. A native of Greene County, he was the son of the late John R. & Mabel Sotherland Blankenship, Sr. . Mr. Blankenship was a graduate of Happy Valley High School and attended Steed College. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church and retired from East Tennessee State University. Mr. Blakenship was a 32nd Degree Mason and was a member of Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238 F & AM. He was also a member of the Jericho Shrine Temple and a past patron of the Eastern Star #163. Mr. Blankenship was preceded in death by one brother, George Wallace "Pete" Blankenship.

Survivors include, his wife, Marie Mains Blankenship, of the home; two sisters & brothers-in-law, Nancy Gale Broyles & Charles Broyles, Elizabethton; Helen Blankenship Humphreys & Kyle Humphreys, Limestone, TN; his mother-in-law, Ruth Mains, of the home; two nieces & spouses, Vickie Ann Leonard & Gary Leonard, Elizabethton; Angela & Brian Hamilton, Nashville; two nephews & spouses, Keith & Charlene Davenport, Elizabethton; George W. & Jennifer Blankenship, Jr., Johnson City; one great nephew, Jacob Blankenship, Johnson City.

Funeral service for John R. Blankenship, Jr., 73, 601 Ridgefield Drive, Elizabethton, who died on Sunday will be conducted at 8:00 P.M., Monday, April 28, 2003 in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, with Rev. Ron Owens officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mr. Gordon Kyte. The graveside service & interment will be conducted at 1:00 P.M., Tuesday, April 29th at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Masonic Services will be conducted by the Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238 F & AM. Active pallbearers will be Keith Davenport, Gary Leonard, George W. Blankenship, Jr., Brian Hamilton, Joey Ibrahim & Scott Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Dalpiaz, Randall Carr, Doug Bailey, Leonard Peters, Stanley Irwin, Homer Miller, Robert "Bob" Elliott, Dr. Todd Whittaker, Dr. James Evans, Deacons & Men of Grace Baptist Church, friends & neighbors.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Elizabethton, Carter Co., TN, Obituary

www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.

Wallace J. Blankenship, age 75, 1116 Park St., Elizabethton, died Thursday, March 23, 2006 in Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness. A native of Worth, WV, he was a son of the late Moses Jennings and Helen Josephine Guthrie Blankenship. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Elizabethton and had worked several years as an auto mechanic. He was a member of the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post No. 2166. Mr. Blankenship was a US Army veteran serving in the Korean Conflict.

Survivors are his wife Patricia Blankenship of the home, two sons and one daughter-in-law, David Blankenship, Shenandoah, TX, Russell and Donna Blankenship, Weber City, VA, one daughter and son-in-law, Lynn and Doug Hulshult, Elizabethton, two granddaughters, Rachel Hulshult, Hanna Hulshult, both of Elizabethton, one brother, Jack Blankenship, Elizabethton, and one sister and brother-in-law, Anna Jean and Gid Tedder, Oneida, TN. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

The funeral service for Mr. Blankenship will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, March 27 in the Tetrick Funeral Home Riverside Chapel with Rev. Buford Hankins officiating. Interment will follow the service in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be the 1948 graduating class of Garden Creek High School, Grundy, VA.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Gladys 84, 28Jul1918 - 13Feb2003, Elizabethton, Carter, TN, VA-225-40-2818

Blankenship, John R. 73, 27Feb1930 - 27Apr2003, Elizabethton, Carter, TN, TN-413-38-9641

Blankenship, Wallace J. 75, 18Jun1930 - 22Mar2006, Elizabethton, Carter, TN, VA-230-36-8009

 

Cheatham

 

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

Blankenship, Elmo 53, 14Aug1948 - 13Apr2002, Ashland City, Cheatham, TN, VA-233-78-9228

 

Chester

 

+2002, Henderson, Chester Co., TN, Obituary

Lexington Progress 9 January 2002 [Wednesday]

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Funeral services for Vergie Mae (Little) Blankenship age 87, were Tuesday, January 8, (2002) at 2 p.m. at Reeds Chapel with Ron Geary officiating. Burial to follow in the Chapel Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Blankenship, a homemaker, died Sunday at Chester County Health Care in Henderson. She is survived by two sisters, Jerald Russell of Waldorf MD and Opal Kennedy of Lexington and one brother Vaughn Little of Huron; four nieces, Teddie White, Belinda McEarl, Vickie Evans and Phyllis Stewart; four nephews Bobby Russell, Danny Little, Don Little and Mike Little.

She was preceded by her husband of 65 years James Blankenship; one sister Onedia Christine Little; two brothers C. C. Little and J. B. Little; and her parents Levi Jefferson Little and Melissa Mae Holmes Little.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Barbara J. 67, 07Sep1936 - 31Aug2004, Henderson, Chester, TN, TN-408-58-3590

Blankenship, Earline 80, 31Oct1928 - 06Dec2008, Luray, Chester, TN, TN-412-52-7237

Blankenship, Ethel W. 98, 18Mar1905 - 26Jun2003, Henderson, Chester, TN, TN-413-78-1688

 

Claiborne

 

2009, Tazewell, Claiborne Co, TN, Obituary

http://www.monroe.xtn.net/obit/16365 , Published: 01/05/2009

Ricky Roy of Harrogate, passed away Saturday, Jan. 3, in the Claiborne County Hospital in Tazewell. He was born May 7, 1957 in Sweetwater to the late Samuel and Mary Sue Babb Roy. He was 51. Preceded in death by: parents; sister, Teresa Ann Roy; grandparents, Horce and Tilda Stephens, Fred Paul and Annabelle Roy; and niece, Keri Tyre.

Survivors include: wife-Mariri Roy of Harrogate; Son-Gary Roy; Brothers and sister-in-law- Samuel Fred Roy, Terry Lynn Roy and David and Linda Roy, all of Sweetwater; Sisters and brothers-in-law-Glenda Kay and Bob Clark of Athens; Melinda Sue and Kelly Tyre of Jacksonville, N.C.; Sandra Gail and Steve Oaks of Cleveland; and Mary Jane and Jack Thomas of Sweetwater; Special friends-The Shaffer family, Miller family, Ronnie Blankenship and Eddie Keller, all of Sweetwater; A host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at Creech Funeral Home, South 21st St., Middlesboro, Ky., with the Rev. Gary Miracle, at 6 p.m., Wednesday. The family will receive friends from 5-6 p.m., before the funeral. Creech Funeral Home, Middlesboro, in charge of arrangement

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Crockett

 

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

Blankingship, Lillian M. 70, 14Apr1929 - 17Feb2000, Bells, Crockett, TN, TN-409-40-0492

 

Cumberland

 

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

Blankenship, Jerry R. 68, 20Sep1937 - 20Mar2006, Crossville, Cumberland, TN, TN-412-58-7595

 

Davidson

 

2003, Goodlettsville, Davidson Co., TN, Obituary

Daily News (Bowling Green, KY) - September 22, 2003

Tiara Lynnette Kirkland, 18, of Goodlettsville, Tenn., died Sept. 13, 2003, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident in Nashville. The Warren County native was a member of True Vine Church and daughter of Judy Blankenship Kirkland of Goodlettsville, who survives.

The funeral was Sept. 16 at Sanders Funeral Home, with burial in Maple Grove Cemetery.

Other survivors include a brother, Gary Kirkland of Goodlettsville; a sister, Tony Fuzzell of Lewisburg; maternal grandparents, Earl and Betty Bryant of Russellville, and an aunt, Joy Shelton of Russellville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Hermitage, Davidson Co., TN, Obituary,

http://www.lebanondemocrat.com/news.php?viewStory=4353

Richard Alexander "PeeWee" Hargrove, Services for Mr. Hargrove will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17 at Hermitage Church of God. Interment with military honors will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. until the service Wednesday at the church. Mr. Hargrove, of Hermitage, died Sunday, Sept, 14, 2008 at his residence. He was a painter and attended Grace Place Church. He was a member of Cumberland Lodge No. 8 F&AM and the Al Menah Shrine Temple.

He was preceded in death by parents, Jessie and Lera Foster Hargrove; and brothers, Jerry, Wayne, and Jessie Thomas Hargrove.

Survivors include: wife, Juanita Hargrove of Hermitage; children, Rita (Ken) Sweeney of Smyrna, Janie (Charlie) Newby of Lebanon, Tom (Penny) Hargrove of Ashland City, Gina Sanders of Murfreesboro, Larry Kimble of Franklin, Ga., Dudley Blankenship of Hermitage and Debbie Blankenship of Bethpage; grandchildren, Doug, Scott, Bradley, Christen, Elizabeth, Sarah, Kevin and Ryan; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Lou Tignor of Mt. Juliet, Barbara Ann Thweatt, Faye Johnson and Ginger MacEachron, all of Nashville; brothers, Dan and Don Hargrove, both of Nashville and Mike Hargrove of Murfreesboro; and nieces and nephews.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2004, Nashville, Davidson Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.newspaperabstracts.com/link.php?action=detail&id=2449

The Tennessean, July 8 2004

Obituary of Estelene Rush Blankenship, Age: 67, Death date: July 5, 2004

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Nashville, Davidson Co., TN, Obituary

Daily News (Bowling Green, KY) - December 9, 2008

Joe Henry Crowder, 74, of Madison died Dec. 7, 2008, at Baptist Hospital in Nashville. The Macon County, Tenn., native was a master engraver of monuments and a truck driver for White, Tucker and Yellow Freight Lines. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of Buena Vista/East Nashville Lodge 560 and an honorary member of Charity Lodge 370. He was a son of the late Irvin Crowder and Lonia Bandy Crowder and the husband of the late Jean Pitts Crowder.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Violet Crowder Phillips and Marie Crowder Stewart; and two brothers, James Ray Crowder and John Lewis Crowder.

Funeral is at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bellshire United Methodist Church in Nashville, where he was a member, with burial in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Scottsville, Ky.

Survivors include a daughter, Kimberly Crowder Cash and her husband, Daniel, of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; his fiancee, Lavenia Smith of Antioch, Tenn.; a sister, Mary Crowder Blankenship of Scottsville; and several nieces and nephews.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Nashville, Davidson Co., TN, Obituary

The Tennessean , September 17, 2009

Blankenship, June Wheeler  Age 83 of Nashville. September 15, 2009. Educator, Speaker, Writer, Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. Born December 20, 1925 in Pikeville, TN, the third of seven children of the late John William and Flora Blanche Hampton Wheeler. Raised in Chattanooga, Mrs. Blankenship graduated from Central High School in 1943. She attended the University of Chattanooga, where she majored in pre-medicine and home economics.

From 1946-47, like so many other young women after World War II, she took a year off to earn money for her final year in college. That year, she taught chemistry and home economics at Greenback, TN. She finished at Middle Tennessee State Teachers' College, graduating in 1948 with a B.S. in general science and home economics. She accepted a position as assistant home demonstration agent for Maury County through the extension service of the University of Tennessee. That October, at the 4-H Club Banquet held at the newly-built Riverside United Methodist Church in Columbia, Miss June Wheeler met its handsome, young preacher, Fred Blankenship, from Hardin County. They married on October 2, 1949, enjoying 60 years of married life.

In various locations across middle Tennessee, Rev. Blankenship "preached to the multitudes," but Mrs. Blankenship fed them and taught their children and grandchildren. She taught school and Sunday School for children and adults; organized United Methodist Youth Fellowships and 4-H clubs, Bible schools, and Brownie troops; and served in various leadership capacities in the United Methodist Women, serving as president of the United Methodist Women in every church to which she belonged.

For 21 years, she served as president of the Retired United Methodist Ministers' Wives Association of the Tennessee Conference. She was also a member of Metro Nashville Education Association and Phi Delta Kappa Honorary Society, as well as numerous garden and home demonstration clubs. She was a member of Brentwood United Methodist Church. An exemplary teacher, having received the M.Ed. degree from Tennessee State University and awarded the Teacher of the Year Award at Percy Priest Elementary School, June Blankenship could "teach a rock to read," as one of her principals proclaimed. She taught everything from first grade to high school general science and chemistry at the following: Santa Fe High School, Highland Park Elementary, and Baker Elementary (Maury County), Five Points (Lawrence County), East Side Elementary (Bedford County), and Paragon Mills, Haynes, Waverly Belmont, Inglewood, and Percy Priest Elementary Schools (Davidson County). She shared her knowledge and skills through her book she co-authored, Help a Child Learn to Read.

After her retirement from the public schools, Mrs. Blankenship was the director and longtime board member and board chair of the Day School at Forest Hills United Methodist Church. An excellent cook and hostess, she could prepare a meal for 40 or 400 with equal grace and charm. Before her death, she had just completed a manuscript, Dinner on the Grounds, with many of the old recipes and historical vignettes from 19th and 20th century Tennessee Methodism.

Even though Mrs. Blankenship had been limited in her activities these last 18 months, thanks to the wonderful care of The Cumberland Assisted Living staff, she was able to extend her lifelong ministry to others, until the last three days of her life.

Survivors include Rev. Blankenship of Nashville; daughters, Judy and husband George Cheatham of Greensboro, NC, Julia Rich of Nashville, Freda and husband John Evans of Nashville, Freddie and husband Douglas Summers of Murfreesboro, and the late Martha Jean and husband George Ferguson of Pulaski. Grandchildren include Sarah Hampton and Dayton Cheatham, Matthew King and wife Trisha, Amelia Lawrence, Keith Evans, Kerry Evans and wife Emily, Megan and husband Robert James, Peter Ferguson and wife Emily; nine great-grandchildren; and many beloved nieces and nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law. Of the seven Wheeler children, she is survived by sister, Juanita Whitney-Harding, California; brothers, Wade, Glenn and Bernard Wheeler, and predeceased by sister, Billie Looney and brother, John L. Wheeler, all of Chattanooga. Pallbearers are grandsons, Dayton Cheatham, Matthew King, Keith Evans, Kerry Evans and Peter Ferguson, and nephews, Gerald Wayne Hopper and Joe Wheeler.

Visitation Thursday, 4 - 7:30 p.m., at Oakes and Nichols, West 7th St., Columbia, and Friday, 10 a.m., at Brentwood United Methodist Church, Franklin Rd., with the service following at 11 o'clock a.m., with Bishop Robert H. Spain and Dr. David Miller officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Madison, TN.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, James T. 76, 15Jul1925 - 27Feb2002, Joelton, Davidson, TN, TN-415-22-1188

Blankenship, Cathy L. 46, 14Sep1960 - 14Jul2007, Nashville, Davidson, TN, TN-412-17-2134

Blankenship, Dorothy M. 75, 17Oct1932 - 31May2008, Nashville, Davidson, TN, TN-410-46-8748

Blankenship, Ira M. 87, 09Aug1914 - 16Jun2002, Nashville, Davidson, TN, TN-408-09-0640

Blankenship, Jack E. 63, 30Sep1938 - 24Nov2001, Nashville, Davidson, TN, TN-412-58-4322

Blankenship, June W. 83, 20Dec1925 - 15Sep2009, Nashville, Davidson, TN, TN-413-24-9781

Blankenship, Leroy 72, 22Aug1935 - 30Oct2007, Nashville, Davidson, TN, VA-233-54-2639

Blankenship, Mary E. 77, 30Nov1923 - 06Feb2001, Nashville, Davidson, TN, TN-409-30-2357

Blankenship, Mary P. 93, 02Apr1907 - 06Apr2000, Nashville, Davidson, TN, TN-411-22-1184

Blankenship, Robert R. 81, 18Feb1925 - 10Apr2006, Nashville, Davidson, TN, TN-409-30-5140

Blankenship, Walter M. 80, 11Aug1922 - 19Nov2002, Nashville, Davidson, TN, TN-410-28-2484

 

Decatur

 

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

Blankenship, Berlene 84, 20Oct1917 - 24Sep2002, Parsons, Decatur, TN, TN-414-64-2801

Blankenship, Mac L. 62, 16Sep1946 - 15Jul2009, Parsons, Decatur, TN, TN-409-74-2628

Blankenship, Pauline R. 89, 07Nov1918 - 27Feb2008, Parsons, Decatur, TN, TN-415-26-5118

 

DeKalb

 

+Smithville, DeKalb Co., TN, Obituary

Smithville Review

Blankenship, Paul Bradley Son of Reed Blankenship and Mary Rankhorn

Blankenship, Reed Son of John Roland Blankenship & Mary Ann Passons

 78 year old Paul Bradley Blankenship of Smithville (Belk Community) died Thursday [February 15, 2007] at his residence. He was founder and former owner of Bradley Printing, and a longtime employee of the Smithville Review. He was also a member of the Gideon's and was a deacon of the New Union The Baptist Church since 1962 and a member for 66 years. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 pm. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Darrell Cantrell, Kenneth Brown, and Anthony Pelham will officiate and burial will be in the New Union Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Reed and Mary Rankhorn Blankenship; a brother, Elzie Blankenship; and three sisters, Delma Wright, Nannie Wright, and Lola Griffin. Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Ray Blankenship of Smithville. Two daughters, Paula and her husband Danny Roller of Rock Island and Teresa and her husband Keith Turner of Maryville. Four grandchildren, Sarah and Mary Elizabeth Roller of Rock Island, and Allison and Daniel Turner of Maryville. One sister, Birdell Lentz of Smithville. His father-in-law, Burnice Ray of Smithville. And a brother-in-law, Grady and his wife Charlotte Ray of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Smithville Review, DeKalb County, TN

From: Pattie Cochran EPCOCHRAN(at)aol.com

 

+Smithville, DeKalb Co., TN, Obituary

The Village Advocate McMinnville, Warren Co.,TN, March 21, 2007

Blankenship, Velma Louise 92

Blankenship, Elzie Son of Reed Blankenship and Mary Rankhorn
Mrs. Velma Louise Blankenship, a resident of Smithville, passed away on Monday, March 12, 2007, at NHC Smithville. Services for Mrs. Blankenship were held Wednesday, March 14, 2007, at Love-Cantrell Chapel with interment following at New Union Cemetery. Bro. Gary McBride officiated. Mrs. Blankenship was born to parents; Sam Sr., and Etta Marsh Walker. She was a homemaker and 70 year member of New Union Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband; Elzie Blankenship, parents; brother; Sam Walker, Jr., and sister; Vera Smith. Mrs. Blankenship is survived by her 2 children; Bettye (Felix) Webb, Doris Judkins, all of Smithville, 2 grandchildren; Kevin (Glenisa) Webb, Joe Willard, all of McMinnville, 8 great grandchildren; sister; Estella Kinser, Chattanooga, and nieces and nephews.

From: Pattie Cochran EPCOCHRAN(at)aol.com

 

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

Blankenship, Paul B. 78, 01Oct1928 - 15Feb2007, Smithville, Dekalb, TN, TN414-22-1498

Blankenship, Velma 92, 02May1914 - 12Mar2007, Smithville, Dekalb, TN, TN-414-22-0322

 

Dyer

 

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

Blankenship, Thelma E. 96, 14Sep1905 - 09Feb2002, Dyersburg, Dyer, TN, TN-413-72-0577

 

Franklin

 

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

Blankenship, Ela 82, 06Mar1924 - 12Nov2006, Winchester, Franklin, TN, OH-294-28-9686

 

Gibson

 

2004, Humboldt, Gibson Co., TN, Obituary

Jackson Sun, 6/20/2004

Services for Mr. J. T. Blankenship, age 81, will be on Monday, June 21, 2004, at 2:00 PM, at First Baptist Church, with Dr. Edward North officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Mr. Blankenship, a retired tool and die maker for Eaton Axle, died Friday, June 18, 2004, at Humboldt General Hospital. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army. He is preceded in death by two brothers, Dossie Blankenship and Charles Eugene Blankenship; also one sister, Flossie Rushing.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jane Blankenship of Humboldt; one daughter, J.D. Blankenship; two sons, Ted Blankenship of Jackson and Jim Blankenship of Humboldt; two brothers, Bobby Blankenship of Hernando, MS and Albert Blankenship of Humboldt; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Shelton-Hunt Funeral

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Humboldt, Gibson Co., TN, Obituary

Jackson Sun, Jul 19, 2007

Funeral services for Mrs. Nellie Ruth Blankenship, age 77, will be held Friday July 20, 2007 at 1 PM in the chapel of Shelton-Hunt Funeral Home in Humboldt, TN, with Gilbert Tucker officiating. Burial will follow in White Rose Cemetery in Gibson, TN. Visitation is Thursday July 19, 2007 at Shelton-Hunt Funeral Home Chapel from 5 until 8 PM.

Mrs. Blankenship passed away on Tuesday July 17, 2007 at her residence following a lenghtly illness. Mrs. Blankenship was preceded in death by her husband Gerald D. Blankenship and her parents Benny and Ruby (Davidson) Lemond.

Mrs. Blankenship is survived by ;a daughter Mrs. Gina Dungan of Gadsden, TN; a son David Kilzer of Panama City Beach, FL; two sisters Mrs. Wilma Mckenzie of Gremantown, TN and Carolyn Kimbrell of Three Way, TN; a brother Ted Lemond of Virginia Beach, VA; four grand children; and six great grand children.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

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

Blankenship, Albert J. 82, 22Sep1926 - 10Aug2009, Humboldt, Gibson, TN, TN-414-30-9473

Blankenship, Bettye J. 75, 16Sep1930 - 02Mar2006, Humboldt, Gibson, TN, MO-489-32-7967

Blankenship, Gerald D. 74, 01Jan1932 - 17Sep2006, Humboldt, Gibson, TN, TN-412-60-5736

Blankenship, J. T. 81, 15Jan1923 - 18Jun2004, Humboldt, Gibson, TN, TN-412-14-8901

Blankenship, Kathryn J. 80, 07Feb1925 - 20Aug2005, Humboldt, Gibson, TN, TN-413-28-8087

Blankenship, Nellie R. 77, 05Feb1930 - 17Jul2007, Humboldt, Gibson, TN, TN-408-42-8257

Blankenship, Olina P. 80, 25Apr1920 - 24Jan2001, Medina, Gibson, TN, TN-414-20-3966

Blankenship, George M. 86, 23Oct1917 - 07Mar2004, Milan, Gibson, TN, TN-413-32-6320

Blankenship, Mack T. 88, 21Feb1920 - 26Apr2008, Milan, Gibson, TN, TN-410-20-3755

Blankenship, Marvin 81, 03Dec1919 - 08Jan2001, Milan, Gibson, TN, TN-413-20-5015

Blankenship, Ruby 80, 15Jan1924 - 21Aug2004, Milan, Gibson, TN, TN-409-16-6903

Blankinship, Sarah C. 86, 15Feb1916 - 22Jul2002, Milan, Gibson, TN, TN-408-42-1330

Blankenship, Mary R. 76, 11Jan1931 - 08Mar2007, Rutherford, Gibson, TN, LA-437-52-1792

 

Giles

 

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

Blankenship, Shirley J. 51, 17Jan1952 - 26Jan2003, Prospect, Giles, TN, AL-420-76-0095

Blankenship, William B. 65, 16Feb1941 - 01Mar2006, Prospect, Giles, TN, AL-421-54-3255

 

Grainger

 

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

Blankenship, Coy E. 69, 04May1936 - 20Sep2005, Washburn, Grainger, TN, TN-415-60-9622

 

Greene

 

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

Blankenship, Charlotte G. 71, 13Jun1932 - 24Aug2003, Afton, Greene, TN, TN-409-50-1760

Blankenship, Ballard 48, 18Mar1960 - 02Feb2009, Greeneville, Greene, TN, VA-235-98-7854

Blankenship, Bascum E. 78, 05Jan1929 - 07Jun2007, Greeneville, Greene, TN, TN-410-44-7767

Blankenship, Chassie 86, 23Sep1915 - 17Nov2001, Greeneville, Greene, TN, TN-408-11-6465

Blankenship, Garfield 88, 20Mar1915 - 08Feb2004, Greeneville, Greene, TN, TN-413-14-0446

 

Hamblen

 

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

Blankenship, Edith D. 83, 05Jun1921 - 12May2005, Morristown, Hamblen, TN, MI-367-24-3461

Blankenship, Lorraine 82, 19Jun1920 - 20Apr2003, Morristown, Hamblen, TN, KS-510-12-0651

 

Hamilton

 

2006, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN, Obituary

Lena Dianne Worley, infant daughter of Dennis and Billie Jean Blankenship Worley died Tuesday (June 20, 2006) in a Chattanooga, TN hospital.

Surviving, in addition to the parents, are the maternal grandparents, Andrew and Dianne Blankenship of Hayesville; the paternal grandparents, Charles and Lena Worley of Hayesville; and the maternal great grandmother, Kathleen Mosteller of Hayesville.

Graveside services at 2:00 PM Thursday (June 22) in the Union Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Evelyn Parker officiating.

http://iviefuneralhome.com/obits/main/obituaries.shtml

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN, Obituary

http://iviefuneralhome.com/obits/sept2008/v_ledford.htm?zoom_highlight=blankenship

Veta Ledford, 80, of Chattanooga, TN, formerly of Hayesville, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008 in a Chattanooga hospital.  A native of Haverhill, MA, she had lived in Bradley County, TN for several years but had lived in Hayesville most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Charles Thomas and Beatrice Viola Spurr Doyle and the wife of the late Charles Clifton Ledford, who died Jan. 15, 2002. She was also preceded in death by a son, Hubert Smokey Ledford. She retired in 1991 after 25 years with McKee Baking Company.  Veta was a member of the Hayesville Church of God.

Surviving are a son, Charles William Bill Ledford and wife, Loraine of Colorado Springs, CO; a daughter-in-law, Laura Ford and husband, Rhea of Hixson, TN; two sisters, Ann Clampitt and Muriel Blankenship both of Hayesville; a brother, Maurice Doyle of Sparks, NV; five grandchildren, Melissa Ledford of Hixson, Karen Ledford of Denver, CO, Brandi Denise Walters and Jared Scott Ledford both of Colorado Springs, and Jeannie Hoarau of League City, TX; and seven great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM Friday, Sept. 26 in the Hayesville Church of God with the Rev. Mitchell Totherow officiating. Interment was in Ledfords Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Rhea Ford, Jared Ledford, Glenn Herreid, Charlie and Howard Blankenship, and Randy Canup.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Ruth P. 94, 03Dec1914 - 24Jan2009, Chattanooga, Hamilton, TN, TN-408-34-2004

Blankenship, Sarah E. 79-80, 29Oct1922 - 26Oct2002, Chattanooga, Hamilton, TN, TN-412-24-8067

Blankenship, Willie L. 52, 15Oct1948 - 14Jun2001, Chattanooga, Hamilton, TN, TN-409-76-7228

Blankenship, Elma F. 100, 06Aug1900 - 29Mar2001, Harrison, Hamilton, TN, TN-413-03-9445

Blankenship, Virginia M. 81, 11Oct1920 - 06Aug2002, Ooltewah, Hamilton, TN, TN-414-05-0237

 

Hardeman

 

2005, Bolivar, Hardeman Co., TN, Obituary

Oma Lee Blankenship, 87, of Bolivar, died Wednesday evening, March 16,2005 at West Tennessee Transitional Care in Jackson, Tenn. The widow of V. E. Blankenship, who died in November of 1976, she was a homemaker and seamstress. Mrs. Blankenship was born March 10, 1918 in Waynesboro, daughter of the late Henry and Lydia Casteel Hardin and moved to Hardeman County in the early 1960's. She loved to garden and work in her yard. Mrs. Blankenship was active in the seniors program as well as the Loaves & Fishes program at Bolivar First Baptist Church where she was a member.

Services were 11 a.m. Friday, March 18 at Shackelford's chapel in Bolivar with Dr. Earnest E. James officiating. Burial was 3 p.m. in Downey Cemetery near Hohenwald. Shackelford Funeral Directors of Bolivar were in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Debbie Blankenship of Hornsby; two sisters, Edith Pope of Lawrenceburg and Jean Pirchett of Lexington and one brother, Howard Hardin of La Mesa, Calif.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Oma L. 87, 10Mar1918 - 16Mar2005, Hornsby, Hardeman, TN, TN-410-28-5351

 

Hawkins

 

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

Blankenship, Helen 84, 27Apr1919 - 15May2003, Rogersville, Hawkins, TN, DC-578-32-7926

 

Hardin

 

2008, Savannah, Hardin Co., TN, Obituary

Carol Blankenship was born in Shelby County, Tennessee on December 24, 1969 the daughter of the late Clarence Eugene and Ann Gannon White. On November 13, 1993 she was united in marriage to Wesley Howard Blankenship, Jr., who survives. Mrs. Blankenship was a homemaker. She enjoyed cooking and flower gardening. Mrs. Blankenship was a member of Mt. Hermon Baptist Church.

She departed this life on May 19, 2008 in Savannah, Tennessee at the age of 38 years, 4 months and 25 days.

Other than her husband, Wesley of Savannah, Tennessee, she is survived by 3 daughters, Mallory, Madelyn and Marlena Blankenship, all of Savannah, Tennessee. one son, Wesley Blankenship, III of Savannah, Tennessee. one brother, Joe Reed of North Little Rock, Arkansas her grandmother, Selma White of Greenville, South Carolina

Mrs. Blankenship was also preceded in death by one sister, Christine Conway and her grandfather, Clarence White.

Funeral; Friday, May 23rd, 2008 1:00 PM, Mount Hermon Baptist Church Savannah, Tennessee Burial in Mt. Hermon Cemetery, Hardin County, Tennessee

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Carol A. 38, 24Dec1969 - 19May2008, Savannah, Hardin, TN, AR-431-49-8738

 

Henderson

 

+2002, Henderson Co., TN, Obituary

Lexington Progress 10/2/02

http://www.mocavo.com/visit?q=%22blankenship%22+obituaries&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.genealogytrails.com%2Ftenn%2Fhenderson%2FobitB5.html%0A&m=235da943f051b05bd03488b2d33b5939

Services for Mrs. Berlene (Nunnery) Blankenship, 84, were held Thursday Sept. 26, 2002 at the Parsons Mortuary Chapel with Bro. J. V. Reeves and Bro. Larry Tolley officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Ararat Cemetery.

Mrs. Blankenship died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002 at her home in Henderson County. She is survived by two sons Jack and Jim Blankenship, both of Parsons, and two sisters Erma Nunnery and Vernell Montgomery both of Darden.

Mrs. Blankenship was preceded in death by her husband Bowden Blankenship, a son Jeff Blankenship and a daughter Shirley Nichols.

Pallbearers were Clark Blankenship, Trent Blankenship, Tim Reeves, Clarence Brown, Daniel Pearcy and Danny Pearcy

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2000, Lexington, Henderson Co., TN, Obituary

Lexington Progress 23 Feb. 2000

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Services for Mrs. M. Estelle Blankenship are Thursday Feb. 24, 2000 at Reeds Chapel with burial in Center Hill Cemetery.

She was 92, died Monday Feb. 21, 2000 at Lexington Manor of heart failure. She was a homemaker and the widow of Homer Blankenship.

She leaves three daughters, Ilene Page of Huron, Becky Rhodes of Savannah and Bobbi St. Clair of Destin FL; five sons, Arvil of Luray, Elvis of Charlotteville VA, J. W. of Parsons, Johnny of Lexington and C. F. of Union City; a brother Evard Grissom of Lexington and 19 grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2001, Lexington, Henderson Co., TN, Obituary

Jackson Sun 16 November 2001

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Services for Ernest Lee Blankenshp will be Friday November 16, 2001 at the First Baptist Church at Lexington with Dr. Hoyt WIlson and Rev. Everett Martin officiating. Interment will follow in the New Hope Cemetery in the Shady Hill community.

Mr. Blankenship, 71, a longtime Lexington barber, died suddenly Wednesday, November 14, 2001 while working on his farm. He was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Lexington and the Jack Hay Sunday School Class. Prior to becoming a barber he was a former officer with the Lexington police and Henderson County Sheriffs department and a past employee of the State Forestry Division. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Tennessee Army National Guard. His hobbies include horses and coon hunting.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Nancy Reed Blankenship; two sons; Ernest Reed and Edwin Lee of Lexington; two sisters, Mrs. Helen Wooley and Mrs. Margaret Leffel both of Lexington; two brothers, J. D. of Memphis and Glen of OK; two grandchildren Dylan Reed Blankenship and Ashley Danielle Brunsvoid both of Jackson.

A brother Clayton Blankenship preceded him in death.

Pallbearers to serve will be Tracy Tyler, Jimmy Harris, Tim Blankenship, John Blankenship, Bruce Westbrooks, Mike Burbee, Scott Horner and Chris Bunch.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

SSDI; Blankenship, Ernest L., 71, 23Jul1930 - 14Nov2001, Lexington, Henderson, TN, TN-412-46-8620

SSDI; Blankenship, Clayton, 45, 20Feb1933 - ??Jan1979, (not specified), TN-411-52-7009

 

2002, Lexington, Henderson Co., TN, Obituary

The Lexington Progress, January 9, 2002 transcribed by Becky Keen

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Services for Ada Louise Blankenship were Sunday, January 6 at Union Grove Baptist Church with burial at Union Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Blankenship, who was 69, died Thursday, January 3, at her home.

Mrs. Blankenship is survived by her husband Elmer Blankenship of Lexington; two daughters Deborah Tosh of Jackson and Karen Flanagan of Lexington; four sons Michael Blankenship of Humboldt; Thomas Blankenship, Tim Blankenship and Mark Blankenship, all of Lexington; four sisters Jessie Britt, Pat Prien, both of Lexington; Sarah Willis of Warner Robbins, GA and Cornelia Tignor of Jackson; and one brother Buddy Hale of Lexington.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Dau of Murt Vinson Hale & Ruby Parham

SSDI; Blankenship, Ada L., 69, 20Feb1932 - 03Jan2002, Lexington, Henderson, TN, TN-412-52-7160

 

2002, Lexington, Henderson Co., TN, Obituary

Lexington Progress 3/18/2002

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Services for Mrs. Florencie Cody Blankenship were Monday March 18, 2002 at 2 pm in the Chapel of Pafford Funeral Home, Rev. Jimmy Burroughs and Charles Thomason officiated. Burial followed in Lexington Cemetery.

She was 93, died Sunday March 17, 2002 at Briarwood Manor. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pine Grove Baptist Church near Lexington. She was the widow of Jim Cody and Frank Blankenship.

She leaves two sons; James Cody and Clarence W. Cody both of Wildersville; four daughters; Edith Cozart and Kay Bowman of Wildersville, Bobbie Jean James and Barbara Ann Williams both of Lexington; fifteen grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2002, Lexington, Henderson Co., TN, Obituary

Lexingtn Progress 29 May 2002

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Funeral services for Mr. Sidney Alvin Blankenship are today May 29, 2002 at 2 p.m. at First Pentecostal Church of Lexington. Burial will be in Hare Cem.

Mr. Blankenship, age 66, passed away on Monday May 27, 2002 at the Lexington Methodist Hospital. He was the Superintendent of the Waste Water Dept. for Lexington for 32 years and a member of First Pentecostal Church.

He leaves his wife of 47 years, Mrs. Norma Joe Williams Blankenship, his son, Timothy Alvin Blankenship, a daugher; Kimberly Jo Blankenship Bailey, three grandchilden, three brothers, Calvin Blankenship, Leonard and Cecil; five sisters, Lona Lofton, Alice Hayes, Betty Crowe and Nina Crowe all of Lexington and Ann Jenkins of Memphis. He was preceded by three siblings; Adlay Blaylock, Roy and Billy Blankenship.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2003, Lexington, Henderson Co., TN, Obituary

Lexington Progress 19 Feb 2003

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Services for Rex Wayne Blankenship were Thursday, February 13 at 2 p.m. held at Pafford Funeral Home. Burial followed at Lexington Cemetery.

Mr. Blankenship age 55, died on Monday Feb 10, 2003 at Baptist East in Memphis. He was a retired ambulance dispatcher for Texas EMS.

He is survived by his son, Kennie Blankenship of Angleton TX; one brother Donald of Prattsville AL; one step brother Jimmy Lee Cogdell of Lexington ; one sister Rexanna Tomlin of Carruthersville MO and three grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Parents are Rex Blankenship & Margaret Britt,

m. 04Jul1966 in Darden, Henderson Co., TN,

 

+2003, Lexington, Henderson Co., TN, Obituary

The Lexington Progress, September 17, 2003 transcribed by, Becky Keen --- Headstone Photo

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Teen dies in car crash:

Services are today for a local teen who died in a Sunday afternoon one-vehicle accident in Perry County. Wyatt Blankenship, 18, died in a single vehicle accident on Highway 100 at 7:15 a.m. According to THP reports obtained by the Buffalo River Review, William Enochs,17, of Lexington, was driving a 1994 Toyota Camry that left the right side of the highway and struck a tree. Blankenship was a passenger. According to Trooper James Watkins, both young men were wearing seat belts.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2003, Lexington, Henderson Co., TN, Obituary

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Funeral services for Mr. Wyatt Blankenship, age 18, were held on Wednesday, September 17 at the Union Grove Baptist Church. Burial followed at Union Grove Cemetery.

Mr. Blankenship passed away Sunday, September 14 at Perry County Hospital. He was a student.

He is preceded in death by his grandmother, Louise Blankenship.

Survivors include his father, Tim Blankenship of Lexington, Godmother, Sandy Prien of Lexington, and his grandfather, Elmer Blankenship.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2003, Lexington, Henderson Co., TN, Obituary

The Lexington Progress, 10-29-2003 transcribed by, Becky Keen

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Services for Mary Ellen Blankenship were held Friday, October 24 at Reeds Chapel. Burial was held at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Mrs. Blankenship, age 81, died Wednesday, October 22 at Lexington Manor.

Survivors include her husband, Elvin Blankenship; daughters, Peggy Zimmerle, Patty Russell, and Janice White, all of Lexington; 19 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

SSDI; Blankenship, Elvin, 88, 27Oct1917 - 09Feb2006, Lexington, Henderson, TN, TN-409-26-4215

 

2007, Lexington, Henderson Co., TN, Obituary

Jackson Sun, 02/13/2007

Funeral services for Mr. Alvis Blankenship, age 86, are scheduled for 2:00 PM, Wednesday, February 14, 2007 in the Chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Johnny Owens and Bro.. Marty Comer officiating. Burial will follow in Sand Ridge Cemetery.

Mr. Blankenship died early Monday in Lexington. It was his 65th wedding anniversary. He was born November 20, 1920 in Henderson County to the late Everrett and Vernie Azbill Blankenship. As a retired dairy farmer, Mr. Blankenship loved his farm. He enjoyed raising all types of birds/fowl. As a young man, Mr. Blankenship was a boxer, and he loved sports, especially boxing and baseball. He was a member of the Sand Ridge Harmonica Band. Mr. Blankenship loved his entire family.

Survivors include his wife of sixty-five years, Mrs. Dorothy McDaniel Blankenship; three sons, Jim (Faye) Blankenship, Larry (Brenda) Blankenship and Bobby (Nikki) Blankenship all of Lexington; five daughters, Carolyn (Jerry) Harston of Huron, Brenda (James) Potts of Lexington, Linda Britt of Lexington, Minda (Eddie) Fesmire of Huron and Kathy (George) Strohm of Lexington; three brothers; two sisters: eighteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

2007, Lexington, Henderson Co., TN, Obituary

Jackson Sun, Aug 8, 2007.

Funeral services for Dennis Wayne Blankenship, age 60 will be Thursday, August 9, 2007 at 4:00 P. M. at Reeds Chapel with Bro. William Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Lexington Cemetery. Mr. Blankenship was an employee of M.I.G., retired from Malone & Hyde, retired from the National Guard, and a member of the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church .He died Tuesday in Jackson.

He is survived by his wife Joann Blankenship, his mother Lorene Blankenshp; two Daughters, Tara (John) Wiseman of Camden, Donna (William) Coleman of Lexington; a son. Daniel (Becky) Blankenship of Lexington; three sisters, Wanda Small, Regina Maness, and Debbie Patterson all of Lexington; six grandchildren, Breanna Reeves, Luke Wiseman, Tas Coleman, David Coleman, Emily and Emma Blankenship.
From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

2008, Lexington, Henderson Co., TN, Obituary

Lexington Progress 14 May 2008

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Funeral services for Joseph Howard Blankenship will be May 15, 2008 at Reeds Chapel, Lexington. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Mrs. Blankenship, 61, died Monday May 12, 2008 in Lexington.

He is survived by his wife Cynthia Kay, two daughters, Shannon Lynn Walls, Columbia MO, Jennifer Ann Calabrese, Flower Mound, TX and one stepdaughter, Shara Denise Manus, Cookeville; one son, Charles Ray Manus, Memphis, one brother Noel (Vivian) of Lexington; five grandchildren, Soleil Gray Blankenship, Derrick Rassinier, Berkeley Logan Steinhauer, Charles Michael Manus, Erin Dawn Manus, two nephews, Emmitt Blankenship and Bobby Blankenship, one niece, Elizabeth Fiddler.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

b.abt.1947

 

+2008, Lexington, Henderson Co., TN, Obituary

Jackson Sun, May 16, 2008.

Funeral services will be held for Jean Robison at 2:00 PM, Friday, May 16, 2008 at Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. David Buffaloe officiating. Burial will follow in Rock Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Robison died at her home on May 14, 2008.

She was a graduate of Lexington High School and attended Memphis State University. She had a long career in banking, including First National Bank, where she was a member of First National Bank's Bowling League, which earned her many awards and trophies. Jean worked many years alongside her husband, David Lee, in an extensive farming operation on their property in the Rock Hill Community. She was a member of Rock Hill Baptist Church, where she remained very active as long as her health permitted.

Jean is survived by her husband of forty-three years, David Lee Robison of Lexington; one daughter, Jeannie (Jesse) Hogg of Lexington; one son, Bentley (Sherry) Robison of Sylva, NC; three grandchildren, Jessilyn, Jordan and James Allen Hogg and one sister, Jacqueline (Tony) Woods of Darden.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hooper and Lucille Blankenship of Darden.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

2009, Lexington, Henderson Co., TN, Obituary

Jackson Sun, May 20, 2009.

Funeral servicies for Mr. Wilbern Manley Blankenship, age 78, are scheduled for 1:00 PM, Wednesday, May 20, 2009 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Johnny Owens officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Baptist Cemetery.

Mr. Blankenship died early Monday in Jackson. He was born March 30, 1931 in Henderson County to the late Manley Everett and Vernie Azbil Blankenship. He was a retired employee of Johnson Controls and a farmer. Mr. Blankenship was a member of New Beech Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Blankenship of Lexington; his two sons, Randal Blankenship of Huron and Frankie Blankenship of Lexington; two daughters, Marylyn Blankenship Bird of Warner Robins, GA and Teresa Blankenship Johnson of Lexington; two brothers, Elmer and Wayne Blankenship and two sisters, Maxine Turner and Doris Jean Middleton all of Lexington; ten grandchildren; three step grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and six step great-grandchildren.
From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Lexington, Henderson Co., TN, Obituary

Jackson Sun, May 19, 2009.

Funeral servicies for Mr. Wilbert Manley Blankenship, age 78, are scheduled for 1:00 PM, Wednesday, May 20, 2009 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Johnny Owens officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Baptist Cemetery.

Mr. Blankenship died early Monday in Jackson. He was born March 30, 1931 in Henderson County to the late Manley Everett and Vernie Azbil Blankenship. He was a retired employee of Johnson Controls and a farmer. Mr. Blankenship was a member of New Beech Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Blankenship of Lexington; his two sons, Randal Blankenship of Huron and Frankie Blankenship of Lexington; two daughters, Marylyn Blankenship Bird of Warner Robins, GA and Teresa Blankenship Johnson of Lexington; two brothers, Elmer and Wayne Blankenship and two sisters, Maxine Turner and Doris Jean Middleton all of Lexington; ten grandchildren; three step grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and six step great-grandchildren.
From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2008, Middlefork, Henderson Co., TN, Obituary

Jackson Sun, Dec 8, 2008.

Earlene Young Blankenship was born in Henderson Co, daughter of the late J.R. and Cedric Faucette Young. She was educated in Chester Co. and was married to Arvil Blankenship in 1947. They made their home near Middlefork most of their married life. She was a member of the Unity Baptist Church at Jacks Creek where she helped in the nursery. Mrs. Blankenship died Saturday, December 6, 2008 at the age of 80.

She is survived by her husband Arvil Blankenship; a daughter, Phyllis Holmes; a son, Danny Blankenship; and two grandchildren, Danielle Middleton, Jason Holmes all of Middlefork.

Services will be held on Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 2:00 PM at Unity Baptist Church in Jacks Creek, Tennessee, with James Huggins officiating. Burial will follow in the Unity Cemetery at Jacks Creek , Tennessee.
From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

2007, Wildersville, Henderson Co., TN, Obituary

Jackson Sun, Sep 10, 2007

Services for June Blankenship, 73, of Wildersville will be held at 2:00 P. M. on Tuesday, September 11, 2007 at Christian Chapel Church of Christ with Bro. Kenny Bradford officiating. Interment will follow in the Christian Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Blankenship died on Saturday, September 8, 2007 at the West Tennessee Transitional Care Center in Jackson, TN following a long illness.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Blankenship; six sons, Bobby Blankenship, Robert Kent (Hoss) Blankenship, and Roger (Susan) Blankenship all of Wildersville, Connie Mack (Suzie) Blankenship of Santa Rosa, CA, Tony (Pam) Blankenship of Lexington and Tommy (Angela) Blankenship of Huron; one brother, Larry Reeves and one sister, Ginger Wallace both of Lexington; nine grandchildren, Nicholas Blankenship, Hayley Blankenship, Melissa Blankenship, Amber Blankenship, Jessica (Ross) LoBosco, Jana Beth Blankenship, Colt Blankenship, Aaron Blankenship and Justin Blankenship and three great grandchildren, Elijah Blankenship, Emma LoBosco and Weston Blankenship.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

Henderson Co., TN, Chapel Hill Cem.,
Blankenship, Vergie Mae, Sept. 25, 1914-Jan. 6, 2002
Blankenship, James A., Nov. 10, 1914-Jan. 29, 2001

From: Don Blankenship donblank(at)earthlink.net


Henderson Co., TN, Oak Grove Cemetery,

http://www.tngenweb.org/records/henderson/cemeteries/o-grove.htm

+Blankenship, Mary, 1922-2002, temporary marker, Reed's Chapel, 2 yards south of double markert for

Vernie Lucille and Manley Everett Blankenship

[she probably was buried Oct. 26 or 27, 2003]

W/o Elvin Blankenship

 

Henderson Co., TN, Rock Hill Cem.,
Blankenship, Beulah Mae, Apr. 29, 1923-May 12, 2003
Blankenship, Felix Woodrow, Nov. 5, 1912-Aug. 25, 2001

From: Don Blankenship donblank(at)earthlink.net

 

Henderson Co., TN, Union Grove Cemetery,

http://www.tngenweb.org/records/henderson/cemeteries/uniongro.htm

+Blankenship, Ada Louise, Feb. 20, 1932-Jan. 3, 2002, "Beloved mother"

Blankenship, Elmer Allen, Feb. 16, 1928-____, "Beloved dad"

+Blankenship, Wyatt, 1985-2003, temporary marker, Reed's Chapel,

 

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

Blankenship, Lucille S. 89, 01Aug1916 - 13Nov2005, Darden, Henderson, TN, TN-410-54-9462

Blankenship, Billy J. 71, 01Jun1934 - 11Feb2006, Huron, Henderson, TN, TN-413-56-5830

Blankenship, Ada L. 69, 20Feb1932 - 03Jan2002, Lexington, Henderson, TN, TN-412-52-7160

Blankenship, Alvis 86, 20Nov1920 - 12Feb2007, Lexington, Henderson, TN, TN-412-22-6022

Blankenship, Athel M. 73, 19Mar1931 - 13Feb2005, Lexington, Henderson, TN, TN-413-56-6684

Blankenship, Calvin M. 79, 07Apr1925 - 12Sep2004, Lexington, Henderson, TN, TN-414-20-2231

Blankenship, Dorothy 72, 22Nov1932 - 05Sep2005, Lexington, Henderson, TN, TN-412-62-8964

Blankenship, Elvin 88, 27Oct1917 - 09Feb2006, Lexington, Henderson, TN, TN-409-26-4215

Blankenship, Ernest L. 71, 23Jul1930 - 14Nov2001, Lexington, Henderson, TN, TN-412-46-8620

Blankenship, Estell G. 92, 06Aug1907 - 21Feb2000, Lexington, Henderson, TN, TN-409-04-2164

Blankenship, Flora H. 96, 15Dec1908 - 04Aug2005, Lexington, Henderson, TN, TN-414-22-7974

Blankenship, Florencie B. 93, 23Nov1908 - 16Mar2002, Lexington, Henderson, TN, TN-410-54-7852

Blankenship, Howard G. 67, 12Jun1938 - 16Aug2005, Lexington, Henderson, TN, TN-408-60-1697

Blankenship, Mable K. 84, 15Jun1918 - 18May2003, Lexington, Henderson, TN, TN-415-26-1298

Blankenship, Mary H. 81, 21Jan1922 - 22Oct2003, Lexington, Henderson, TN, TN-414-42-4252

Blankenship, Sidney A. 66, 14Jul1935 - 27May2002, Lexington, Henderson, TN, TN-412-50-1290

Blankenship, Wilbern M. 78, 30Mar1931 - 18May2009, Lexington, Henderson, TN, IL-342-28-5281

Blankenship, Pauline L. 84, 13Mar1918 - 25Aug2002, Sardis, Henderson, TN, TN-411-60-3428

Blankenship, June L. 73, 18Jun1934 - 08Sep2007, Wildersville, Henderson, TN, TN-414-84-4988

 

 

Henry

 

2009, Paris, Henry Co., TN, Funeral

The Tennessean , May 27, 2009

Blankenship, Brianna Michelle Infant of Paris. May 26, 2009. Graveside 2 p.m. today, Hillcrest Cem. McEvoy F.H., 731/642-1441.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Marie 90, 29Mar1914 - 27Oct2004, Paris, Henry, TN, TN-408-40-7630

 

Humphreys

 

2004, Hurricane Mills, Humphreys Co., TN, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - June 30, 2004

Edwin Frye, 53, of Hurricane Mills, Tenn., formerly of Boone County, W.Va., died Monday, June 28, 2004, in Waverly, Tenn. Born Dec. 13, 1950, in Logan County, he was the son of the late Floyd and Spicy Sizemore Frye.

Mr. Frye was also preceded in death by one brother, Franklin D. Frye; and by one sister, Nancy Margaret Frye. Mr. Frye was a carpenter and an Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Anita Carolyn Pruett Frye of Hurricane Mills; daughters, Amy Sue Ross Dymacek of Aurora, Ill., Carol Ann Ross Stine of Taylorsville, N.C., Kimberly Jane Ross Hayes of Waverly, Tenn., Alice Frye of Nunnelly, Tenn.; brothers, James Floyd Frye and Carl Lee Frye, both of Hewett, Ralph David Frye of Huntington; sisters, Junita Brown of Joliet, Ill., Audrey Blankenship of North Carolina, Brenda Mae Little of Camden, Tenn.; and 11 grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Stevens Funeral Home, Madison. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens, Godby.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Houston

 

+2007, Tennessee Ridge, Houston Co., TN, Obituary

http://obitsforlife.com/obituary/360030/Tanner-Clyde.php

Mr. Clyde Tanner, 96, Tennessee Ridge, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2007, in Lebanon, Tenn. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Nave Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Richard Neal officiating.

Burial will be in McDonald Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Darrick Peek, Warren Davis, Bill Thompson, Dale Thompson, Robert Sebring, William White.

He was born June 28, 1911, in Houston County son of the late William and Minnie Blankenship Tanner.

He was preceded by his wife Nora O'Guin Tanner. He was a member of The Church of God of Prophecy.

Survivors include two sons, Donald Tanner of Westerville, Ohio, and Orman Tanner of Portland, Tenn.; two daughters, Evone Thompson and Brenda Davis, both of Lebanon, Tenn.; one brother, Arthur Tanner of Erin; eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Found the following tring to place Minnie. JIM

Tanner, Minnie, 92, 01 Mar 1885 - Feb 1978 , Charlotte, Dickson, TN, TN-414-82-4036

 

1900 Census, 7 Dist., Houston Co., TN, Page #60, Dwlg #250/252, 22 Jun

Tanner, William 25, --- 1875, W, M, M0, TN-TN-TN, Head, Farmer,

Tanner, Minnie 16, Mar 1884, W, F, M7/12-0/0, TN-TN-TN, Wife,

From Jim @ Blankenshipweb.com

 

1920 Census, 7 Dist., Houston Co., TN, Page #254, Dwlg #79/79, 14 Jan

Tanner, William 42, W, M, M, TN-TN-TN, Head, Farmer,

Tanner, Minnie 35, W, F, M, TN-KY-TN, Wife,

Tanner, Ronnie 16, W, M, S, TN-TN-TN, Son, Farmer,

Tanner, Maggie 14, W, F, S, TN-TN-TN, Dau,

Tanner, Arther 11, W, M, S, TN-TN-TN, Son,

Tanner, Clyde 07, W, M, S, TN-TN-TN, Son,

Tanner, Mertle 03, W, F, S, TN-TN-TN, Dau,

Smith, Billie 18, W, F, D, TN-TN-TN, Dau,

From Jim @ Blankenshipweb.com

 

Jackson

 

+2006, Jacksboro, Campbell Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.pcdl.lib.oh.us/marriage/details.cfm?ID=311015

Wilda J. Blankenship, 72, of Jacksboro, Tenn., died Thursday, July 6, 2006, at St. Marys Medical Center in Knoxville, Tenn. She was a former resident of Brookville, Ohio. Born Nov. 23, 1933, in Batavia, Ohio, she was the daughter or Earl P. and Irene M. (Spaulding) Gibson. She was a 1953 graduate of Lewisburg-Union High School in Lewisburg, Ohio. Mrs. Blankenship retired after 16 years as an Electronic Assembler, and had worked for McGregor & Associates, Stanhope Product and McCalls. She was a member of the cedar Hill Baptist Church of LaFollette, Tenn., and was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church of Brookville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, William E. Gibson and Wilber L. Gibson; and Sister Stella m. Hawkey and Betty J. Rehmert.

Survivors include Her Husband of 50 years, Bruce Blankenship; a daughter, Tammy Blankenship of Jacksboro, Tenn.; Brothers, Robert C. Gibson of Verona, Ohio, and Ronald A. Gibson of Lewisburg; sisters, Thelma M. Sturgis of Cambridge City, Ind., and Rona L. Studebaker of West Manchester, Ohio; granddaughter, Geneal E. M. Duer of Jacksboro, Tenn.; Numerous Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.

Graveside services were Tuesday, July 11, at Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, with the Rev. Rodney Shelley officiating. Barnes Funeral Home, Lewisburg, Was in charge of the arrangements. A Memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family at Cedar hill Baptist Church in LaFollette, Tenn.

 

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

Blankenship, Ellen C. 70, 20Jun1929 - 03Feb2000, Whitleyville, Jackson, TN, TN-415-64-3604

 

Jefferson

 

2001, Talbott, Jefferson Co., TN, Funeral

Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) - December 7, 2001

W. J. "Rocky" Blankenship, 90, Talbott, Tenn., formerly of Laurel County, retired construction engineer, widower of Georgia Annalee Blankenship, died yesterday.

Services 8 p.m. Saturday, Bowling Funeral Home.

(no match on SSDI)

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Douglas V. 66, 15Jul1942 - 06Sep2008, Strawberry Plains, Jefferson, TN, TN-410-68-6524

Blankenship, Robert C. 56, 25Oct1951 - 12Feb2008, Strawberry Plains, Jefferson, TN, OH-284-50-0268

 

Johnson

 

2009, Butler, Johnson Co., TN, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - November 7, 2009

Lillian Joan Allen Winter, age 88, 412 Moody Rd., Butler, Tenn. passed away Friday, November 6, 2009 at Ivy Hall Nursing Home following an extended illness. She was born in Welch, W.Va., a daughter of the late Frank and Sessie Blankenship Ranzo.

Mrs. Winter was of the Methodist faith and the Baptist faith. In addition to being a homemaker, she was a jewelry store manager in Welch and was honored as the Outstanding Sales Lady for 1963.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Winter was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Winter; two brothers, Jack Allen and Douglas Allen; and one sister, Geneva Coleman.

Mrs. Winter is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Barbara Winter, Elizabethton; two grandchildren, Chris Winter, Jonesborough, Lorie Ann Winter, Ohio; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty Robinson, Vienna, W.Va.; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Lassak, Roanoke, Va., JoAnna Allen, Huntington, W.Va.; and special friends, Wanette Odom and Debbie Campbell. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

The funeral service for Mrs. Winter will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, November 9th in the Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace in Elizabethton, Tenn. with the Rev. Dwight Basham officiating. The graveside service and interment will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 10th in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton, W.Va.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dallas Odom, Tom Ranzo, Eddie Ranzo, Sonny Lassak, Charles Odom and her special caregivers at Ivy Hall Nursing Home.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Knox

 

2003, Knoxville, Knox Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.monroe.xtn.net/obit/11984 , Published: 08/22/2003

Don R. Lance of Knoxville, formerly of Tellico Plains, passed away Friday, Aug. 22. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force. He was 59. Preceded in death by: stepfather, Ervin Blankenship.

Survivors include: son, Craig Lance of Madisonville; Daughter-Donna Barton of Riceville;
Grandchildren-Samantha Barton and Carly Lance; Loving mother-
Lucille Blankenship; Sisters-Marilyn Curtis and Susan Ellis, all of Tellico Plains; Several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held Monday, Aug. 25, at the Tennessee State Veteran's Cemetery.
Don will be forever remembered in our hearts.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2007, Knoxville, Knox Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.tributes.com/show/Russell-Blankenship-84745188

Russell Blankenship age 87 of Knoxville went to be with the Lord, Saturday, February17, 2007 at home with his loving wife Ora by his side. Russell was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. He was retired from the maintenance department of the Knox County School System.

Russell was preceded in death by his parents; William P. and Ellen Tilson Blankenship, son; James C. Blankenship, grandson; Charles Fleeman, great-granddaughter; Emily Davis, ten brothers and one sister.

Left to cherish his memory are; loving wife of 69 years Ora Lee Howell Blankenship, daughter; Bettie Fleeman and husband Charles of Knoxville, Yvonne Case and husband David of Ider, AL, brother; Stanley Blankenship of Johnson City, TN, daughter-in-law Shirley Blankenship of Knoxville, brother-in-law Hartsell Howell of Knoxville. Six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews. And a host of cousins and friends.

A Celebration of Life Service will follow in the Chapel of Highland Memorial with the Rev. Jim Kitts officiating. Family and friends will gather Wednesday, February 21 at 1:45 PM at Highland Memorial Cemetery for a 2:00 PM Committal Service.

 

+2008, Mt. Olive Community, Knoxville, Knox Co., TN, Obituary

Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from May 21 to May 22, 2008

Wayne Govan Blankenship, age 61, of the Mt. Olive Community, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2008 after a three-year battle with Alzheimer's. Wayne attended Sertoma Center and...

Read Obituary ; a pay per view site.

If you have a copy of this obituary I would like to add it to the database. JIM

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Blankenship, Wayne G. 61, 11Oct1946 - 20May2008, Knoxville, Knox, TN, TN-412-78-5007

Blankenship, Wayne 74, 05Mar1905 - ??Aug1979, Knoxville, Knox, TN, TN-411-07-4445

 

1910 Census, Pensacola, Yancey Co., NC,

Hensley, Welzie 22, M, NC, Head,

Hensley, Emma 22, F, NC, Wife,

Hensley, Vaughtie 03, F, NC, Dau,

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/ML99-6DF

 

2008, South Knoxville, Knox Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.monroe.xtn.net/obit/16005 , Published: 11/19/2008

Carl Jackson Edmonson (Jake) of South Knoxville, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, with his family and dogs at his bedside at his home. He was formerly of Tellico Plains.  Carl was a Korean Conflict veteran and a graduate of the University of Tennessee.  He retired from Knoxville City Schools in 1984 after teaching at Rule and Fulton High schools. He enjoyed gardening, walking at the local park, UT football, crossword puzzles and playing the lotto.  He will be missed by his friends in the community and his 3 granddogs, Bella, Hollie and Buddy.  Thanks to the staff at UTMC and Lakemoor Family Physicians for the outstanding care. He was 75. Preceded in death by parents, Wesley and Elzie Edmonson of Alcoa; and brother, Robert Bolden Edmonson of Long Island, N.Y. 

Survivors include: his wife of 43 years-Emma Blankenship Edmonson; Son-David Andrew Edmonson of Houston, Texas; Daughter and son-in-law-Sally Edmonson and Anthony Marlow; Granddaughter-Stormie Juenger; Niece and nephews-Anne, Brett and Stuart Edmonson of Long Island, N.Y.;

Family and friends will meet at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery on Thursday, Nov. 20, for a 9:30 a.m. graveside service, with Rev. Al Shaver officiating. 

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Lucille B. 92, 18Aug1917 - 19Sep2009, Corryton, Knox, TN, TN-411-28-8468

Blankenship, Carl E. 69, 17May1932 - 31Jan2002, Knoxville, Knox, TN, VA-231-36-4688

Blankenship, Harriet S. 58, 07Apr1947 - 09Nov2005, Knoxville, Knox, TN, TN-414-92-0641

Blankenship, Katherine H. 93, 11Sep1913 - 27Apr2007, Knoxville, Knox, TN, TN-411-96-6190

Blankenship, Katherine U. 84, 02May1917 - 15Aug2001, Knoxville, Knox, TN, AL-418-24-5777

Blankenship, Maggie H. 78-79, 24May1930 - 12May2009, Knoxville, Knox, TN, VA-224-32-4263

Blankenship, Nina W. 73, 29Oct1932 - 29Sep2006, Knoxville, Knox, TN, TN-415-46-9358

Blankenship, Russell 87, 19Oct1919 - 18Feb2007, Knoxville, Knox, TN, TN-415-16-7975

Blankenship, Sarah S. 88, 25Oct1915 - 26Oct2003, Knoxville, Knox, TN, TN-413-09-6453

Blankenship, Wayne G. 61, 11Oct1946 - 20May2008, Knoxville, Knox, TN, TN-412-78-5007

 

Lauderdale

 

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

Blankenship, Billy D. 60, 06Jan1942 - 03Mar2002, Gates, Lauderdale, TN, TN-411-66-6013

Blankenship, Isadore M. 77, 30Aug1923 - 20May2001, Gates, Lauderdale, TN, TN-414-30-7919

 

Lawrence

 

2006, Ethridge, Lawrence Co., TN,

http://www.heartfeltconnections.net/ViewTribute.aspx?id=11513

Henry "Hank" Blankenship, age 84, of Ethridge, TN, died Tuesday, November 7, 2006, at Maury Regional Hospital in Columbia, TN. Mr. Blankenship was owner of LaDell Manufacturer and Hanks Market in Loretto, a Baptist, a veteran of WWII. He was also a member of American Legion Post 146, a Mason, and a native of Giles County, TN. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Elizabeth Gregory Blankenship

He is survived by his wife Lola M. Blankenship of Ethridge, TN; One Daughter, Cindy Benefield (Ronnie) of Ethridge, TN 3 Grandchildren, Rhonda Davis (Brock) of Ethridge, TN Ron "Bubba" Benefield (Paula) of Ethridge, TN Jamie Benefield (Emily) of Ethride, TN 5 Great-Grandchildren, Kenzie Davis of Ethridge, TN Bryce Davis of Ethridge, TN Chase Benefield of Ethridge, TN Cameron Benefield of Ethridge, TN Bryleigh Benefield of Ethridge, TN Several Nieces and Nephews.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Henry F. 84, 13Aug1922 - 07Nov2006, Ethridge, Lawrence, TN, TN-415-16-5050

 

Lincoln

 

2003, Fayetteville, Lincoln Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.genealogybuff.com/tn/eastern/webbbs_config.pl/noframes/read/49

Herbert Gray Cutrell, 73, of Lafayette, TN, passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, 2003, at Macon County General Hospital in Lafayette,TN. The Union City, TN native was born March 24, 1929, a son of the late Ward Cutrell and Alice Hiett Cutrell.

He was a retired marketing and sales director for North Central Telephone Cooperative, where he worked for over 45 years, a member of Pioneers of America, Lafayette Lions Club, where he was a past-president, was induced in the Macon County Sports Hall of Fame, and was a member of Lafayette First Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and member of the choir.

Funeral services for Herbert Gray Cutrell were conducted Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003, 2:00 p.m., at Lafayette First Baptist Church with Rev. Russell Trotter, Rev. Dewayne Tinker, and Bro. Leroy Crouch officiating. Burial was in Macon County Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers were John D. Wootten, Sr., Judge John D. Wootten, Jr., Wes White, Brad Harper, Toney Harper, Tony Wilson, Charles Whitten, and Eric Funk. Honorary pallbearers were George Shockley, George Tucker, Harris Howser, James Merryman, Jackie Eller, Randall Tuck, Wayland Blankenship, Clarence Gregory, Hugene Watson, Barry Holman, Carrol Wheeley, Calson Doss, Wayne Hesson, Jimmy Claywell, and Lorene Roberts.

He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Wootten Cutrell of Lafayette, TN; a son and daughter-in-law, Woody and Susi Cutrell, Murfreesboro; three daughters and sons-in-law, Cherisse W. and Lanny Huddleston, Austin, TX, Anita H. and Roger Gregory, Hartsville, TN, Kim C. and James White, Lafayette, TN; five grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Thaddeus Parkhurst.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2003, Fayetteville, Lincoln Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.genealogybuff.com/tn/eastern/webbbs_config.pl/noframes/read/44

Funeral services for Mary Claiborne Blankenship Nixon, age 85, of Lafayette were conducted Saturday, September 20, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Phillip Anderson & Son Funeral Home with Elder Ricky Wilson officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Derek Dorris and all employees of Knollwood Manor. Active pallbearers were Adam Vance, Richard Driver, Phillip Claiborne, Mike Claiborne, Ricky E. White, Jason Blankenship, Nathan Blankenship and Matt Oates. Interment was in Anderson & Son Memorial Park,

Mary Nixon passed away September 18, 2003, at Macon County General Hospital.
A native of Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Wilson C. and Altie Mae Hire Claiborne. She was married to
Norman J.P. Blankenship who preceded her in death on January 28, 1957. She married Loyal Edmond Nixon who preceded her in death on december 30, 1983. She was also preceded in death by sons Larry and Billy Wayne Blankenship; and brothers Cordell and Roy Claiborne. She retired from Marlene Industries in Hartsville, TN where she worked in shipping and packing.

Survivors include: daughter Kathy Blankenship, Westmoreland; sons and daughters-in-law, Wayland and Brenda Blanken-ship, Lafayette, Charles and Mary Ann Blankenship, Seymour, TN; sisters and brothers-in-law, Gracie and Audie Smith, Madison, TN, Louise and Limon Gammon, Indianapolis, IN; and brother and sister-in-law, James and Dixie Claiborne, Greenbrier, TN., 8 grandchildren, 1 step-grandchild, 3 great-grandchildren and 1 step-great-grandchild.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2002, Stanford, Lincoln Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.mocavo.com/visit?url=http%3A%2F%2Fkykinfolk.com%2Flincoln%2Fobits%2FObituaries_of_Kentucky_Natives_XI.htm

Danville Advocate

Grover Cecil Nick Comb, 81, of Stanford, died Thursday at Fort Logan Hospital. Born April 13, 1921, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Leonard and Viola Kayes Combs. He was an agent and driver for American Red Ball Transit Co., and American Van Lines. He was a member of Harris Memorial United Methodist Church and the widower of Marie Brown Combs.

Survivors include two daughters, Bonnie Combs James of Stanford and Wanda Combs Hemphill of Cumming, Ga.; a sister, Zora Blankenship of Virginia; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Spurlin Funeral Home by Jerry Beck and Johnny Adamson. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Terrill Wayne, Gary Padgett, Michael Poynter, Billy Moberly, Pat Sanders and Buddy Burton. Honorary pallbearers are Delbert Crawford, Harmon Smith and Arnold Stogsdill.

[SSDI, Combs, Grover C. - 13 Apr 1921 - 05 Dec 2002 - #401-12-7946]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Lawrence E. 76, 11Jan1926 - 23Jan2002, Fayetteville, Lincoln, TN, TN-413-48-2483

 

Loudon

 

2004, Loudon, Loudon Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.monroe.xtn.net/obit/12229 , Published: 03/09/2004

Johnny Kent Blankenship of Loudon, died Tuesday, March 9, 2004. He was 47.

Survivors include: wife-Cindy Oody Blankenship; Children-Rhonda Dotson and husband, DeWayne of Philadelphia; and Brian and Christy Viars of Loudon; Four grandchildren; Parents-Rev. D. L. "Sandy" and Bernice Burnett Blankenship of Sweetwater; Brothers-Ronnie Blankenship, Ricky Squires and Michael Grigsby; Sisters-Phyllis Gail Robinson and Joyce Loraine Conrad, all of Sweetwater; and Barbara Jean Gray of Philadelphia; Special friends-Jimmy and Missy Oody of Philadelphia.

Funeral services were 7:30 p.m., Thursday, in Loudon Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Doug Easter officiating. Interment will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, in Corinth Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Charlie M. 92, 08Jun1915 - 06Jul2007, Greenback, Loudon, TN, TN-414-16-7727

Blankenship, Eugene M. 90, 09Feb1919 - 18Nov2009, Lenoir City, Loudon, TN, TN-414-03-3798

Blankenship, Alta B. 88, 10Aug1916 - 25Feb2005, Loudon, Loudon, TN, TN-413-44-5346

Blankenship, Cynthia S. 47, 31Mar1959 - 26Nov2006, Loudon, Loudon, TN, TN-410-04-7411

Blankenship, Johnny K. 47, 28Jul1956 - 09Mar2004, Loudon, Loudon, TN, TN-414-88-4102

Blankenship, Kenneth F. 67, 18Jan1933 - 07Sep2000, Loudon, Loudon, TN, TN-415-48-5646

Blankenship, Mabel R. 76, 15Feb1932 - 07Sep2008, Loudon, Loudon, TN, TN-413-72-6912

Blankenship, Margaret J. 83, 25May1925 - 14Aug2008, Loudon, Loudon, TN, TN-413-42-0346

Blankenship, Steve M. 45, 15Nov1955 - 15Apr2001, (Loudon, Loudon, TN), TN-408-02-0001

Blankenship, William F. 81, 30Oct1926 - 21Apr2008, Loudon, Loudon, TN, TN-408-38-3813

 

Macon

 

2002, Lafayette, Macon Co., TN, Funeral

Daily News (Bowling Green, KY) - May 5, 2002

Funeral for James Leonard Blankenship, 80, of Lafayette, who died May 3, 2002, at Macon County General Hospital, will be at 2 p.m. today at Alexander-Goad Funeral Home with burial in Akersville Cemetery in Monroe County, Ky.

Local survivors include a sister, Lois Lawson of Franklin, Ky.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2003, Lafayette, Macon Co., TN, Obituary

Daily News (Bowling Green, KY) - April 11, 2003

Grace H. Bransford, 94, of Lafayette died April 9, 2003, at her home. The Trousdale County native was a homemaker and a member of Old Beech Bottom Missionary Baptist Church. She was a daughter of the late Amon Huffines and Maggie Givens Huffines and wife of the late Warner Bransford.

Funeral was at 1 p.m. today at Alexander-Goad Funeral Home with burial in Roark Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Margie Law of Lafayette, Annie B. Butrum of Hermitage and Shelby Jean Green of Smyrna; two sons, James Bransford and wife, Jewell, of Scottsville, and Rudolph Bransford and wife, Jeraldean, of Lafayette; two brothers, Robert Huffines of Hartsville and Edd Huffines of Knoxville; three sisters, Delcie Knight, Elsie Simmons and Polly Jergins, all of Lebanon; 23 grandchildren, including Randy Blankenship of Smyrna; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2005, Lafayette, Macon Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.maconcountytimes.com/view/full_story/1526209/article-James-O--Blankenship?

James O. Blankenship, 75, of Lafayette, Tennessee, passed away Friday, November 25, 2005 at Knollwood Manor in Lafayette, Tennessee. The Macon County, Tennessee native was born Tuesday, March 25, 1930, a son of the late James Odell Blankenship and Ruby Renee Roberts Blankenship. He was a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, a retired business owner, and a former associate at the Lafayette Wal-Mart.

He is survived by a son, Michael Blankenship, of Lafayette, TN; 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Diana and Jerry Carter, of the Cold Springs Community; Pat and Ricky Andrews, of Lafayette, TN; Pamela and Keith Whitley, Pulaski, TN; a brother, Joe Blankenship, Gallatin, TN; a sister and brother-in-law, Mizelle and Lloyd Driver, of Lafayette, TN; 11 grandchildren, Marty Blankenship, Christy Jones, Anthony Carter, Tim Carter, Derrick Carter, Brandon Carter, Patrick Coley, Danita Coley, Michael White, Monica Whitley, and Melaina Whitley; 2 step-grandchildren, Jessica Andrews and Jordan Andrews; and 8 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a grandson, Mark Allen Blankenship.

Funeral services were conducted at 11 AM Monday, Nov. 28, 2005 at Alexander-Goad Funeral Home in Lafayette with Eld. Dean Dyer officiating. Burial was in Macon County Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were grandsons and great-grandsons.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Lafayette, Macon Co., TN, Death

http://www.maconcountychronicle.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=829&Itemid=30

Mrs. Mary Kathleen Blankenship, age 65, of Lafayette, passed away Mon., Feb. 9, 2009 at Sumner Regional Medical Center [Gallatin, TN].

Funeral services for Mrs. Blankenship were Thurs., Jan. 12 from the Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home, with Bro. Anthony Barber officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

She is survived by sons and daughter-in-law, Michael Blankenship of Westmoreland, Robert Vanetta, David (Regina) Blankenship and Ronald Blankenship all of Lafayette; daughter and son-in-law, Debra (Jeff) Owen of Lafayette; Grandchildren: Lisa, Christopher, Lucas, Charrisa and Dawn Marie Blankenship, Tyler & Ryan Owen.

She is preceded in death by her parents Buford and Mazie Gant Coker and husband Carl Ray Blankenship.

 

2009, Lafayette, Macon Co., TN, Death

The Tennessean, October 27, 2009

Blankenship, Anthony Age 48 of Lafayette. Oct. 25, 2009.

Funeral 1 p.m. Wednesday. Alexander Funeral Home, 615-666-2189.
From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

2009 , Lafayette, Macon Co., TN, Death

The Tennessean , November 24, 2009

Blankenship, Connie Age 46 of Lafayette. Nov. 22, 2009.

Serv. 11 a.m., Wed. at Alexander Funeral Home, (615) 666-2189

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2003, Red Boiling Springs, Macon Co., TN, Funeral

http://www.genealogybuff.com/tn/eastern/webbbs_config.pl/noframes/read/54

Funeral services for Loyd "Tarp" Jenkins, age 82, of 9215 Red Boiling Springs Road, Red Boiling Springs, TN, were conducted Thursday, January 2, 2003, 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of the Phillip Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Red Boiling Springs with Roy Henson officiating. Pallbearers were Harold Kirk, Gary Blankenship, Todd Whitley, Jason Draper, Troy Whitley, Junior Jenkins, and Billy Jenkins. Interment was in the Whitley Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Hattie R. 79, 31Oct1924 - 21Jun2004, Lafayette, Macon, TN, TN-409-46-3429

Blankenship, James L. 80, 23Oct1921 - 03May2002, Lafayette, Macon, TN, TN-415-22-2105

Blankenship, James O. 75, 25Mar1930 - 25Nov2005, Lafayette, Macon, TN, TN-408-48-0870

Blankenship, Lorine C. 75, 24Apr1928 - 05Jul2003, Lafayette, Macon, TN, TN-414-54-3543

Blankenship, Mary K. 65, 01Jun1943 - 09Feb2009, Lafayette, Macon, TN, VA-230-56-4433

Blankenship, O. D. 87, 26May1919 - 15Feb2007, Lafayette, Macon, TN, TN-411-26-8093

Blankenship, Orville B. 81, 09Dec1926 - 06Dec2008, Lafayette, Macon, TN, TN-413-44-7453

Blankenship, Ovie L. 76, 02Jun1927 - 22Jul2003, Lafayette, Macon, TN, TN-412-58-9366

Blankenship, Ruby 96, 15Aug1908 - 03Feb2005, Lafayette, Macon, TN, TN-410-66-6421

Blankenship, James H. 66, 11Jul1940 - 03Apr2007, Red Boiling Springs, Macon, TN, TN-409-62-5846

Blankenship, Wilburn C. 89, 29Aug1915 - 08Apr2005, Red Boiling Springs, Macon, TN, KY-403-24-1488

 

Madison

 

+2001, Jackson, Madison Co., TN, Obituary

Lexington Progress 4 Jul 2001

http://www.mocavo.com/visit?q=%22blankenship%22+obituaries&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.genealogytrails.com%2Ftenn%2Fhenderson%2FobitB5.html%0A&m=235da943f051b05bd03488b2d33b5939

Funeral services for Mr. Coy Lee Blankenship are scheduled for 11 am Wednesday July 4, 2001 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Rev. Randy Kellough officiaating. Burial will follow in Hare Cemetery. He died Monday afternoon at Methodist LeBonheur Hospital in Jackson,

Mr. Blankenship was born in Henderson County on October 5, 1939 to the late Cleve Lee and Hattie Maness Blankenship. He was a retired employee for the street department in the city of Jackson.

Survivors include his wife, Stella Evaughn Drinkard Blankenship of Jackson; one son, Timothy Dale of Beech Bluff; two daughters, Diane Douglas of Jackson and Cathy McGee of Cedar Grove; one sister, Jane Page of Trenton, six step-children, one half-brother, two half-sisters; five grandchildren, Tonya Burkeen, Sonya Williams, Wayne Blankenship, Chelsea McGee, Colten Blankenship, ten step grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Jackson, Madison Co., TN, Obituary

Mary D. Richard Blankenship was born January 11, 1931 in Church Point, Louisiana the daughter of the late Jean Baptiste and Angelle Gautreaux Richard.

She was united in marriage to George Blankenship who preceded her in death on October 28, 1985. Mrs. Blankenship was a homemaker and a member of Little Pass Baptist Mission in Charenton, Louisiana. She departed this life on Thursday, March 8, 2007 in Jackson, Tennessee at the age of 76 Years, 1 Month, 25 Days.

Mrs. Blankenship is survived by three daughters, Carlene Swiber and husband David of Bayou Vista, Louisiana, Janice Voisin and husband Irvin of Labadieville, Louisiana and Susan Bearden and husband Dennis of Bethel Springs, Tennessee; two stepdaughters, Deanna Hillebran and husband Paul of Morgan City, Louisiana and Brenda Helveston of Morgan City, Louisiana; two stepsons, George Wayne Blankenship and wife Joyce of Enville, Tennessee and Donald Blankenship of Morgan City, Louisiana; one sister, Emily Bourgeois of New Iberia, Louisiana; one brother, Alec Richard of Vida, Texas; as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Blankenship was preceded in death by two step daughters, Ruth Ann Keiffer and Sandra Gail Blankenship; a sister, three brothers, a step grandson and a step granddaughter.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Jackson, Madison Co., TN, Obituary

Jackson Sun, Sep 23, 2007

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Blankenship Tate, 95, will be Tuesday September 25, 2007, at 11A.M. in Forest Heights United Methodist Church with Dr. Susan Sharpe and former United States Attorney Hickman Ewing officiating. Burial will follow in Hollywood Cemetery with Lawrence-Sorensen Funeral Home in charge.

Mrs. Tate, a former Jackson resident, died Wednesday morning in Anderson, South Carolina. She was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama, daughter of the late Arthur C. and Lillie Mae Middleton Blankenship. Mrs. Tate was a retired nurse having worked at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital and the Jackson Clinic. She was a charter member of Forest Heights United Methodist Church, a member of United Methodist Women and had served as a volunteer Red Cross Gray Lady. She was active with the Jackson Parks and Recreation Department participating in the Senior Olympics, served as a Girl Scout Leader and was a member of the A.A.R.P. She was married to the late Charles Roger Tate, Sr. who preceded her in death on December 3, 1997. She was also preceded in death by brothers, Arthur and Paul Blankenship and a sister Lucy Mae Blankenship.

Survivors include two sons, Charles Tate and wife, Mary Sue of Centenniel, Colorado and Tom Tate and wife Judy of Knoxville; two daughters, Paula Brereton and husband, Richard of Anderson, South Carolina and Betty Gallagher and husband, Lee of Williston, Tennessee; twelve grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren.
From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

2009, Oakfield, Madison Co., TN,

www.jacksonsun.com

Funeral services for Lois Broadway Blankenship, age 66, were held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, December 31, 2009 from the chapel of Replogle-Lawrence Funeral Home in Medina, TN with Rev. Bradley Osborne and Rev. George McMinn officiating. Burial will follow at Davidson Cemetery in Madison County.

Ms. Blankenship died December 27, 2009 at her home after a long illness. She was born in Madison County, TN near Medina, daughter of the late Wesley Claude and Hazel Luckey Broadway and was educated in the schools of Medina graduating from Medina High School in 1961 and attended West Tennessee Business College. Ms. Blankenship was employed with the Tennessee Highway Patrol for 30 years and worked briefly in the Emergency Room Department of Jackson-Madison County General Hospital prior to her illness. She was a member of Unity Baptist Church in Oakfield, TN.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Eldon Broadway. Ms. Blankenship is survived by her daughter, Phyllys Copeland of Murfreesboro, TN; granddaughters, Krysti Copeland of Christiana, TN and Heather Copeland of Murfreesboro, TN; two great grandchildren, Kitryna Jade Copeland and Ernest Lee Copeland of Christiana, TN; two sisters, Cynthia Mays (Walt) Overholt of Lascassas, TN and Sondra (Bo) Beard of Medina, TN; three brothers, Aubrey (Pat) Broadway of Jackson, Denny (Betty Jo) Broadway of Illinois and Sammie (Laura) Broadway of Lavinia, TN.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, James A. 86, 10Nov1914 - 29Jan2001, Beech Bluff, Madison, TN, TN-412-22-0872

Blankenship, Vergia M. 87, 25Sep1914 - 06Jan2002, Beech Bluff, Madison, TN, TN-412-52-5264

Blankenship, Coy L. 61, 05Oct1939 - 02Jul2001, Jackson, Madison, TN, TN-412-62-2741

Blankenship, Linda 59, 31Mar1945 - 25Nov2004, Jackson, Madison, TN, TN-412-68-4434

Blankenship, Loula M. 91, 01Mar1915 - 13Aug2006, Jackson, Madison, TN, TN-414-64-7892

Blankenship, Loiscelle E. 66, 22Aug1943 - 27Dec2009, Oakfield, Madison, TN, TN-414-68-8882

 

Maury

 

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

Blankinship, Mary T. 87, 07May1913 - 22Feb2001, Columbia, Maury, TN, AL-420-22-6881

 

McMinn

 

2009, Athens, McMinn Co., TN, Obituary

www.zieglerfuneralhome@comcast.com

Ersie J. "Mammie" Blankenship Walker, 66, of Athens, went to be with our Heavenly Father on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009, at Athens Regional Medical Center. She was born May 18, 1943 in Tellico Plains to the late Roy and Prudie Mae Watson Blankenship. She was a longtime resident of McMinn county, where she and her husband, Jerry "Don" Walker, raised their six children. She had been a bus driver for the McMinn County Senior Center, a job which she truly loved. She later graduated from the Certified Nursing Assistant Program in Athens, which began a career with Life Care Center as a CNA on the west wing. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Jerry "Do\" Walker; and one grandson, Terry "Tiny" Bonds.

Left to cherish her memory are six children, Janet Bohannon, Pat Walker and wife, Karen, Ginger Moses and Shayne Walker, all of Athens, Fred Walker and wife, Linda, of Decatur, and Scott Walker of Chattanooga; grandchildren and their spouses, Jack and Kristen Bohannon, David \"Toby\" and Crystal Moses, Gerri "Dee" and Bill Nolan, Tylan "Tater" Walker, Savannah Walker, Shawn "Boner" Walker and Diamond and Josh Phillips, all of Athens, Roxanne and Laramie Dingess of Niota, Brad and Amanda Walker and Brandy Walker, all of Etowah, and Jason and Nikki Bonds, Stephanie and Chuck Delashmitt and Johnathan and Damian "Tojo" Witt, all of Decatur; great-grandchildren, Mikah Cole and Jin Bohannon, Braxton Nolan, Preston Hooper and Brittany and Ashley Moses, all of Athens, Laramie "Boo," Lyric, Lennox and Lady Dingess, all of Niota, Blaine, Keara and Nathan Walker, all of Etowah, and Haley and Ian Delashmitt, both of Decatur; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Ruth Ann Ellis and Rosie and Jess Miller, all of Tellico Plains; four brothers and two sisters-in-law, Howard Blankenship, Earl Blankenship and Bill and Freda Blankenship, all of Tellico Plains, and Charles and Catherine Blankenship of Riceville; very special friends, Randall Moses, Curtis Harrison, Neva Kelly, Wayne Nichols and Stan Gibson; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Saturday at Ziegler Funeral Home with the Rev. Emmitt Morgan officiating. Burial will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Hardshell Cemetery in Tellico Plains. Pallbearers will be Shawn "Boner" Walker, David "Toby" Moses, Jack Bohannon, Randall Moses, Bill Nolan and Curtis Harrison. Honorary pallbearers will be Tylan "Tater" Walker, Braxton Nolan and Stan Gibson.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

2000, Niota, McMinn Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.monroe.xtn.net/obit/10589 , Published: 05/22/2000

Earl Cecil Ray of Niota, passed away Monday, May 22, 2000, in Bedford, Va. He was 76. Preceded in death by: parents, John and Iva Pearl Ray; sister, Ruth Gruber.

Survivors include: wife, Jean Blankenship Ray of Niota; Sons and daughters-in-law-Todd and Judy Ray of Michigan; John Ray of Colorado; and Rodger and Lorna Ray of Niota; Brothers-Paul Ray of California; and James Ray of Kentucky; Sisters-Jewell Edwards and Betty Scott of Michigan; Six grandchildren; Two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were 8 p.m., Thursday in Kykers Chapel with the Rev. Kent Whited officiating. Family and friends will meet at 9:45 a.m. today, (Friday), at Foster Cemetery in Niota for a 10 a.m. burial. Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, in charge of arrangements.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2004, Riceville, McMinn Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.monroe.xtn.net/obit/12398 , Published: 07/20/2004

Eugene Hughes of Riceville, passed away Tuesday, July 20, at his residence. A native of Coker Creek and longtime resident of McMinn County, he attended Benton Church of God. He was 72. Preceded in death by: parents, Jeffery and Belzie Maney Hughes; and brothers, Frank, Ralph and Beecher Hughes.

Survivors include: wife-Kathleen Ashe Hughes of Riceville; Daughter-Lori Hughes Aikens of Niota; Sons and daughters-in-law-Bill and Brenda Hughes of Coker Creek; and John and Michelle Hughes of Dalton, Ga.; Stepson and spouse-Kenneth and Tammy Blankenship of Cleveland; Stepdaughters and spouse-Donna Gibson of Benton; Sherry and Ken Harris of Madisonville; and Kelly Webb of Athens; Grandchildren-Holly Hughes, Mekela Aikens, Josh, Johnathan, Dusty, Cubby and Cody Hughes; Sister-Pauline Hughes of Colorado; Brother-Richard Ellis of California; Special friends-Clifford and Velma Brizzell.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Thursday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with the Rev. David Ashe officiating. Burial will be in Niota Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kenneth Blankenship, Jeff Wallace, Ken Harris, Quince Gross, John Davis and Curtis Gill.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Zueleaka V. 72, 18Jul1933 - 28Dec2005, Athens, Mcminn, TN, TN-411-48-0631

 

McNairy

 

2005, Adamsville, McNairy Co., TN, Funeral

Kay Lynn  Blankenship, 43, b.08-25-1961, Clinton, MO, d.06-09-2005, Furnel; 6/14/2005 1:00 PM - Love And Truth Church - 440 Us Highway - Adamsville, TN. Burial; Peace Chapel Cemetery, Scotts Hill TN

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, J. A. 90, 20Jan1910 - 11Nov2000, Adamsville, Mcnairy, TN, TN-413-16-5003

Blankenship, James S. 53, 29Jun1951 - 18May2005, Adamsville, Mcnairy, TN, TN-411-90-8935

Blankenship, Earlie L. 83, 11Apr1918 - 03May2001, Michie, Mcnairy, TN, MO-493-58-9846

 

Monroe

 

2001, Madisonville, Monroe Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.monroe.xtn.net/obit/10846 , Published: 01/17/2001

Gary Mullins of Madisonville, passed away at 1:15 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, at UT Medical Center. He was a member of Watson Chapel Baptist Church. He was 46. Preceded in death by: parents, R.G. and Beulah Guffey Mullins; brother, Cary Mullins.

Survivors include: wife-Wanda Blankenship Mullins; Daughter and son-in-law-Jennifer and Allen Gunter; Grandson-Bradley Gunter; Sisters and brother-in-law-Opal and Franklin Martin and Barbara Sloan; Brothers and sisters-in-law-Gene Austin Mullins, Ronald and Louise Mullins, Charles and Evelyn Mullins, all of Madisonville; Robert and Lisa Mullins of Sweetwater; and Edward and Mary Ann Mullins of Columbus, Ga.;

Several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were 3 p.m., Saturday, in Biereley-Hale Chapel with the Revs. G.L. Geren and Danny Stricklan officiating. Interment was in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery. Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville, in charge of arrangements.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2002, Madisonville, Monroe Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.monroe.xtn.net/obit/11312 , Published: 02/17/2002

Ransey Carroll (Hank) Millsaps of Madisonville, passed away at 11:20 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002, at Sweetwater Hospital. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of service. He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church and Sweetwater VFW Gold Star Post 5156. He was 70. Preceded in death by: parents, Ramsey and Eunice Millsaps; and sister, Jean Blankenship.

Survivors include; wife of 37 years-Mary Millsaps; Daughter and son-in-law-Kim and Mitch Chambers; Sons and daughter-in-law-Darren Millsaps, Ronnie Fadeley and Ricky and Bobbie Fadeley; Grandchildren-Ricky and Elisha Fadeley, Lee, Corey and Lucas Fadeley and Nicole Chambers, all of Madisonville; Sister-Lorene Henry of Kingston; Four nieces and one nephew.

Funeral services will be 8 p.m., Wednesday, in Biereley-Hale Chapel with the Revs. Obie Campbell, Tommy Self and Melvin Martin officiating. Interment will be 1 p.m., Thursday, in Oak Grove Baptist Cemetery, with full military honors.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2002, Madisonville, Monroe Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.monroe.xtn.net/obit/11563 , Published: 09/24/2002

Robert Taylor Lee Jr. of Madisonville, passed away at 10:17 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002, at Sweetwater Hospital. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Madisonville; a retired Monroe County businessman; East Tennessee historian and genealogist, avid gardener, musician and outdoorsman. He was retired from Independent Life Insurance Co., where he was a member of the Million-Dollar Round Table. He was a retired Monroe County commissioner and justice of the peace. He was also a former alderman for the Town of Madisonville and director of the Monroe County Blood Bank for many years. He was 86. Preceded in death by: parents, Robert Taylor Sr. and Prudie Blankenship Lee.

Survivors include: daughters and sons-in-law-Barbara and George Marcu of Warner Robbins, Ga.; Peggy and Jerry Blevins of Maryville; and Cheryl Lee of Madisonville; Son-Robert Joe Lee of Madisonville; Grandchildren-Debbie Green of Amelia Court House, Va.; Jay and Scott Blevins and Todd Snyder of Maryville; David Marcu of Killen, Ala.; Robert Joe Lee II of Madisonville; and Michelle Moore of Knoxville; Twelve great-grandchildren; Sisters-Jodie Ellen Holland of Maryville; Faye Watson of Madisonville; Brother-Dick Lee of Madisonville; Several nieces and nephews; Former wife-Gertrude Atkins Lee of Maryville.

Funeral services were 8 p.m., Friday, in Biereley-Hale Chapel with Dr. Lon Shoopman and Rev. Curtis Woods officiating. Interment was 11 a.m., Saturday in Sunset Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2002, Madisonville, Monroe Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.monroe.xtn.net/obit/11435 , Published: 05/25/2002

Gladys Pauline Blankenship of Madisonville, died at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 25, 2002, at Woods Memorial Hospital in Etowah. She was a member of Chestua Baptist Church. She was 89.

Survivors include: sister and brother-in-law-Lola Rae and Fred Ingram of Crossville; Several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were 7 p.m., Tuesday, at Tallent's Chapel with the Rev. B.J. Wall officiating. Interment was 11 a.m., Wednesday, in Sunset Cemetery. Tallent's Funeral Home, Madisonville, in charge of arrangements.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2003, Madisonville, Monroe Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.monroe.xtn.net/obit/11990 , Published: 08/26/2003

Ruby Marie Butler of Madisonville, passed away at 11 p.m., Friday, Aug. 22, 2003, at Sweetwater Hospital. She attended Big Creek Baptist Church. She was 76. Preceded in death by: husband, Howard Butler; daughters, Glenna Butler and Linda Butler; son, Ernest Allen Butler.

Survivors include: daughters and sons-in-law-Rosa and Buddy Blankenship of Tellico Plains; Una and James Crump and Annie Robert Hunt, all of Madisonville; and Lila and Gene Bridges of Loudon; Son-Hobert Butler of Madisonville; Nine grandchildren; Fourteen great-grandchildren; Sisters-Bertha Kirkland of Knoxville; and Julie McMahan of Pigeon Forge; Several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were 11 a.m., Monday, in Citico Baptist Church with the Revs. Jim Millsaps and Michael McLemore officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville, in charge of arrangements.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2004, Madisonville, Monroe Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.monroe.xtn.net/obit/12258 , Published: 04/04/2004

Joanna Roberts of Madisonville, passed away at 11:35 p.m., Sunday, April 4, 2004, at UT Medical Center. He was 39. Preceded in death by: parents, Wilburn Roberts and Ima Sue Roberts Bivens.

Survivors include: daughter-Ashton Blankenship of Vonore; Sons-William Blankenship of Vonore; and Jeremy Giles of Knoxville; Sisters and brother-in-law-Ruby and James Parks of Madisonville; and Delzie Millsaps of Etowah; Brother-David Roberts of Madisonville; Several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service and interment will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, in Eleazar Cemetery, with the Rev. Jackie Holcomb officiating. Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville, in charge of arrangements.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Madisonville, Monroe Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.monroe.xtn.net/obit/12853 , Published: 05/30/2005

Rollin Grey (Dick) Lee of Madisonville, passed away Monday, May 30, at McMinn Memorial Nursing Home. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church and a well-known painter. He was 84. Preceded in death by: parents, Robert Taylor Sr. and Prudie Elizabeth Blankenship Lee; sisters, Reba Atkins, Lillie Iris Garner, Anna Ruth Lynn; and brothers, Robert (Bob) Taylor Lee Jr., Dale Kimbrough (Plummer) Lee.

Survivors include: sisters and brothers-in-law-Jodi and George Holland of Alcoa; and Faye and Kennard Watson of Madisonville; Several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 8 p.m., Wednesday, in Biereley-Hale Chapel, with the Rev. Frank Hicks officiating. Interment will be 10 a.m., Thursday, in Sunset Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, at Biereley-Hale.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Madisonville, Monroe Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.monroe.xtn.net/obit/13274 , Published: 04/17/2006

Mary Louise Joines Tallent of Madisonville, passed away at 2 a.m., Monday, April 17, 2006, at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Rocky Springs Baptist Church and a loving mother and grandmother. She was 90. Preceded in death by: husband, Hugh Raymond Tallent; sister, Bessie Mae Strocher; and brother, Earl Joines.

Survivors include: son and daughters-in-law-Edward (Eddie) and Linda Tallent and Inez Tallent, all of Madisonville; Grandchildren-Steven and Marshal Tallent of Athens; Randy and Tammy Tallent and Susan and Richard Blankenship, all of Madisonville; Great-grandchildren-Angie, Alicia and Shelby Tallent, all of Athens; and Taylor Blankenship of Madisonville; Step-grandchildren-Jeff and Michelle Mason and Cindy and Joe Winder, all of Athens; Step-great-grandchildren-Derek Searcy and Will and Ashton Blankenship, all of Madisonville; and Chris Chadwell of Athens; Sisters-Marietta Hobbs and Frances Chambers, both of Maryville; Alice Lee of Kentucky; Margaret Largent of Detroit; and Emma Ruth Raper of Akron, Ohio; Brother-James Joines of Maryville; Several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 8 p.m., Wednesday, in Biereley-Hale Chapel, with the Rev. Chad Kirkpatrick and Rev. Don Rockholt officiating. Interment will be 11 a.m., Thursday, in Sunset Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Madisonville, Monroe Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.monroe.xtn.net/obit/13325 , Published: 05/27/2006

Kobe Lamar Parris of Madisonville, passed away at 9:35 p.m., Saturday, May 27, at Children's Hospital. He enjoyed dancing, fishing and riding his motorcycle. He was 3.

Survivors include: mother-Kayla Fields of Madisonville; Father-Jeremiah Parris of Sweetwater; Grandparents-Greg Fields of Madisonville; Patty Blankenship of Pikeville, Ky.; Rosetta and Luther Buchanan and Wayne and Debra Edwards, all of Sweetwater; Great-grandparents-Alice Blankenship, Reba and Ivey Smith, Roland and Jackie Parris and Earlean Hurst; Special aunt-Rhonda Garrett; Special uncles-Keith Phils and Kyle Sloan; Several other aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services were 2 p.m., Tuesday, in Biereley-Hale Chapel, with the Rev. John Butler and Rev. Ivey Smith officiating. Interment was in Haven Hill Memorial Gardens.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Madisonville, Monroe Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.monroe.xtn.net/obit/13364 , Published: 06/19/2006

Clyde Scanlon (C.S.) Sands of Madisonville, born Jan. 22, 1925, entered into rest on Monday, June 19, 2006, at UT Medical Center. He served his country honorably in the United States Army during World War II in both Europe and northern Africa. Upon his return to Monroe County, he co-founded Craighead Limestone, now in its third generation as a family-owned business, with his father, Ben Sands Sr. and cousin, E. Harold Sands Sr. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing, hunting and horseback riding. He possessed a wonderful sense of humor and his infectious laughter and ear-to-ear smile brought great joy to those who knew him. He was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church of Madisonville, where he was a faithful member of the Chancel Choir. He was 80. Preceded in death by: devoted wife, Joneda Ray Sands; parents, Ben and Annie Sands; and loving sister, Nora Carson Sands.
He will be missed by those he leaves behind.

Survivors include: daughter and son-in-law-Kathryn Jo and David Blankenship of Lizella, Ga.;
Son and daughter-in-law-John Frank Sr. and Gina Sands of Madisonville; Grandchildren-
Jonathan, Andrew and Kate Blankenship and John Jr., Ashley and Thomas Sands; Great-grandchild-Zoey Sands; Brother and sister-in-law-Ben Frank Jr. and Mary Lou Sands of Vienna, Va.; Devoted brother-in-law and sister-in-law-Chuck Ray of Greenback; and Martha Lund of Maryville; Many nieces and nephews, cousins and special caregivers.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Thursday, at First United Methodist Church of Madisonville, with the Rev. Mark McKnight and Rev. Eugene Lovell officiating. Interment will be in Christianburg Cemetery, with military honors conferred by Sweetwater VFW Gold Star Post 5156.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Madisonville, Monroe Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.monroe.xtn.net/obit/13852 , Published: 06/01/2007

Lucille Starritt Shirk of Philadelphia, passed away at 3:15 p.m., Friday, June 1, 2007, at the home of her daughter, Penny Watson. She loved going to the Music Barn on Friday and Saturday nights. She had a host of friends. She was 95. Preceded in death by: great-grandson, Derrick Watson; parents, Taylor and Jennie Mae Gray Starritt; sisters, Tid Harrison, Eva Lowery and Tootsie Cooper; and brothers, Emmitt, Paul and Boodie Starritt.

Survivors include: daughters-Penny (Neppie) Watson of Philadelphia; Azalene (Toby) Leatherwood of Loudon; and Joyce Blankenship of Madisonville; Son-Cliford (Chug) Shirk of Rockingham, N.C.; Eleven grandchildren; Nineteen great-grandchildren; Nine great-great-grandchildren; Four step-grandchildren; Three step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were 8 p.m., Sunday, in Biereley-Hale Chapel, with the Rev. Gerald Lynn officiating. Interment was 11 a.m., Monday, in New Macedonia Cemetery. Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville, in charge of arrangements.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2007, Madisonville, Monroe Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.monroe.xtn.net/obit/14120 , Published: 01/01/2008

Ada Blankenship McKee of Madisonville, passed away at 11:20 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2007, at Sweetwater Hospital. She was of the Baptist faith. She was 97. Preceded in death by: husband, Lonnie Denver (Monk) McKee; daughter, Wilma; sons, Paul, Hershell Jerry and Howard; two grandsons.

Survivors include: daughters and sons-in-law-Sue and Jimmy Tinker of Sweetwater; Jean McJunkin and Ernest Seitz of Tellico Plains; Linda and Kenneth Wright of Madisonville; Son and daughters-in-law Marvin and Helen McKee of Madisonville; Wilma Sue McKee of Sweetwater; and Mary Sue McKee of Madisonville; Eleven grandchildren; Ten great-grandchildren; Six great-great-grandchildren; Sister-Willie Lou McKee of Madisonville; Several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m., Friday, at Oak Grove Baptist Church, with Rev. Johnny Stewart and Rev. Tony Curtis officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Madisonville, Monroe Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.monroe.xtn.net/obit/14184 , Published: 02/15/2008

Jean Rodgers of Madisonville, passed away at 1:25 a.m., Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, at UT Medical Center. She was a member of Island Creek Baptist Church. Jean was dedicated and proud of her family. She was 65. Preceded in death by: sisters, Flossie Turner and Edna Shackles; brothers, James, Charlie, Ralph, John and Bob Hendricks.

Survivors include: loving and adoring husband of 49 years-Troy Rodgers; Loving and devoted son and daughter-in-law-Wayne and Donna Rodgers; Admiring granddaughters-Lindsay and Kimberly Rodgers, all of Kannapolis, N.C.; Sisters-Nell Blankenship, Lois Craig and Pearl Hunt, all of Vonore; and Mary Rose of Crossville; Brothers-Homer Hendricks of Vonore; and J.R. Hendricks of Peoria, Ill.; Several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Sunday, at Island Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Williams and Rev. Donnie Houston officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home. Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville, in charge of arrangements.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Madisonville, Monroe Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.monroe.xtn.net/obit/15341 , Published: 09/05/2008

Carol W. Irwin of Madisonville, passed away at 4:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008, at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Madisonville, where she was a member of Ann Martin's Sunday School class. She was 70. Preceded in death by: parents, Ralph A. and Arizona (Toni) Millsaps Blankenship; and brothers, Dwight R. and Bill H. Blankenship.

Survivors include: husband-John L. Irwin; Son and daughter-in-law-John David and Trish Irwin of Cleveland; Granddaughter-Lori Coffman; Great-grandchildren-Isaac and Alyssa Coffman, all of Harrison; Sister and brother-in-law-Glenda and James C. Swaney of Madisonville; Special cousin-Glenda S. (Charlene) Wolfe of Knoxville; Several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 7 p.m., Saturday, in Biereley-Hale Chapel, with Rev. Curtis Woods and Dr. Lon Shoopman officiating. Interment will be 1 p.m., Sunday in Haven Hill Memorial Gardens.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2001, Sweetwater, Monroe Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.monroe.xtn.net/obit/10868 , Published: 02/04/2001

Gracie Naomi Hicks of Sweetwater, passed away Feb. 4, 2001, at Sweetwater Hospital. She was a member of Burl's Freewill Baptist Church. She was 58. Preceded in death, just hours prior to her passing, daughter, Kathy Hicks Inman; parents, Elijah and Mae Belle Hicks; brothers, Clarence, Wesley and Bob Hicks; sisters, Girtha Parris and Catherine Russell.

Survivors include: husband-Raymond Hicks of Sweetwater; Children-Debbie Human of Maryville; Charlotte Blankenship of Old Hickory; and Robyn Leonard of Sweetwater; Five grandchildren; Brothers-Lee, Jim, Ben and Lowell Hicks; Sisters-Frances McGaha and Beatrice Haddock; Several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 6, in Kyker's Chapel with the Rev. Doug Easter officiating. Interment will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 7, in Sweetwater Valley Memorial Park. Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, in charge of arrangements.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2001, Sweetwater, Monroe Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.monroe.xtn.net/obit/10869 , Published: 02/04/2001

Catherine (Kathy) Mae Hicks Bagwell Inman of Sweetwater, passed away Feb. 4, 2001, at Sweetwater Hospital. She was a member of Burl's Freewill Baptist Church. She was with the Sweetwater City School System, working for nine years as a cook at Brown Elementary School. She was 41. Preceded in death by: grandparents, Elijah and Mae Belle Hicks and Carl and Lillie Hicks.

Survivors include: husband-Billy Inman of Sweetwater; Father-Raymond Hicks of Sweetwater; Sisters and brothers-in-law-Debbie and Phil Human of Maryville; Charlotte Blankenship of Old Hickory; and Robyn and Tim Leonard of Sweetwater; Mother and father-in-law-Roy and Gail Inman of Sweetwater; Several nieces, nephew, uncles, aunts and cousins.

Funeral services were 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 6, in Kyker's Chapel with the Rev. Doug Easter officiating. Interment will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 7, in Sweetwater Valley Memorial Park. Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, in charge of arrangements.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2002, Sweetwater, Monroe Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.monroe.xtn.net/obit/11412 , Published: 05/08/2002

Alva Ruth Wilson of Sweetwater, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at Sweetwater Hospital. She was a member of Old Sweetwater Baptist Church. She was 68. Preceded in death by: parents, John Henry and Ozell Blankenship; sister, Peggy Lorene Blankenship; and aunt, Juanita Carter.

Survivors include: husband-Raymond K. Wilson of Sweetwater; Son and daughter-in-law- Rev. Kenneth and Darlene Wilson; Granddaughters and husband-Tabatha Wilson and Gretchen and Edwin Franks of Newport; Bridgett Wilson of Philadelphia; Grandson-Rev. Kenny Wilson of Newport; and Dewayne Wilson of Athens; Twin sister-Alma Lewallen of Sweetwater; Sister-Loretta Cawhorn of Madisonville; Brothers-Rev. R. L. Blankenship of Loudon and Rev. D. L. Blankenship of Sweetwater; Several nieces and nephews.

The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Friday with funeral services to follow at 8 p.m. in Kyker's Chapel with the Revs. Charles Hunt and Doyle Pruitt officiating. Interment will be 10 a.m., Saturday, in Corinth Cemetery in

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Sweetwater, Monroe Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.monroe.xtn.net/obit/12679 , Published: 02/05/2005

Anna Mae Clevenger Montooth of Sweetwater, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at Sweetwater Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was a member of Old Sweetwater Baptist Church where she served as choir director for more than 40 years. She was 84. Preceded in death by: her husband, William Clyde Montooth, brothers, Floyd and Kenneth Clevenger; sister, Mildred Proffitt.

Survivors include: son and daughter-in-law- Don and Elizabeth Montooth of Lenoir City; Daughter and son-in-law-Brenda and Carl Blankenship of Sweetwater; Grandchildren-Whitney and Patrick Dalton and Marla and Marty Lawson, Tyler Blankenship and fiance Bridget Phelps; Great-grandchildren-Toryn Lawson; two future great-grandchildren; Sister-in-law-Mattie Clevenger; Several nieces and nephews; Special caregivers-Dolly Raper, Karen Ivey, Wanda Mullins and Louise Mullins.

Funeral services were 8 p.m., Monday, in Kyker's Chapel with Rev. Caloway Nichols and Rev. Joe Watson officiating. Interment was 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the West View Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2005, Sweetwater, Monroe Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.monroe.xtn.net/obit/13001 , Published: 09/25/2005

Homer Washington Blankenship, a resident of Sweetwater Nursing Center, formerly of Madisonville, passed away at 5:15 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 25, at the Center. He was a member of Lakeside Missionary Baptist Church and an avid musician, farmer and carpenter. He was 87. Preceded in death by: parents, John and Josephine Blankenship; wife, Johnnie Wright Blankenship; sisters, Fidella Cannon, Viola Wiggins and Debbie Lea Summitt; brothers, John Henry, Cabe and Earnest and Reese Blankenship.

Survivors include: son and daughter-in-law-Mayford and Edna Blankenship of Madisonville; Grandchildren-Tim and Jacy Blankenship of Philadelphia; and Greg and Ann Blankenship of Madisonville; Great-grandchildren-Dalton, Dawson and Donoven Blankenship, all of Philadelphia; and Megan and Lucas Alan Blankenship of Madisonville; Sisters-Ada and Willie Lou McKee of Madisonville; Several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were 8 p.m., Monday, in Biereley-Hale Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Carl Croft and Clinton Riddle officiating. Interment was 11 a.m., Tuesday, in Lakeside Baptist Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Sweetwater, Monroe Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.monroe.xtn.net/obit/13415 , Published: 07/28/2006

Iva Marie Burnette Wilson of Sweetwater, died at her home, Friday, July 28, 2006. She was 75. Preceded in death by: husband, Denver Wilson; sons, Roy, Freddie, Donnie and Nicky Wilson; and parents, Ben and Mildred Baker Burnette.

Survivors include: sons-Troy Wilson of Lenoir City; and Billy Wilson of Loudon; Daughters-Wanda Ballard of Sweetwater; Barbara Harris of Maryville; Lois Wilson of Knoxville; and Molly Larrance of New Market; Eighteen grandchildren; Twenty-eight great-grandchildren Sisters-Bernice Blankenship of Sweetwater; and Edna Breeze of New Mexico; Brothers-Herman Simerly of Michigan; and Larry Simerly of Sweetwater; Special friend-Kenneth "Tiny" Presley of Greenback.

Funeral services will be 7:30 p.m., Sunday, in Loudon Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Donnie Baker officiating. Family and friends will meet at 11 a.m., Monday, at Sweetwater Memory Gardens for graveside services.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2007, Sweetwater, Monroe Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.monroe.xtn.net/obit/13948 , Published: 08/12/2007

Bernice Blankenship of Sweetwater, passed away on Sunday Aug. 12, 2007, at Wood Presbyterian Home in Sweetwater. She was a member of True Gospel Baptist Church. She was 79. Preceded in death by: her husband, Rev. D.L. "Sandy" Blankenship; son, Johnny Kent Blankenship; daughter, Shelia Bernice Blankenship; son-in-law, Ronnie Robinson.

Survivors include: daughters and sons-in-law- Phyllis Robinson of Sweetwater; Barbara and K.C. Gray of Philadelphia; Joyce and David Conrad; Sons and daughter-in-law- Ronnie Blankenship, Rick and Mary Squires and Michael Grigsby, all of Sweetwater; Grandchildren- Lee and Cannon Blankenship and 13 other grandchildren; Eighteen great-grandchildren; Brothers-Larry Simerly of Sweetwater; Herman Simerly of Dearborn, Mich.; Sister- Edna Breese of Albuquerque, N.M.; Several nieces and nephews.

The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. with the funeral service to follow at 8 p.m. in Kyker's Chapel with Rev. Sam Loy, and Dewey Henry officiating. Interment will be 10 a.m., Friday in the Sweetwater Valley Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Sweetwater, Monroe Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.monroe.xtn.net/obit/14138 , Published: 01/16/2008

Carolyn Davis Summitt of Sweetwater, passed away on Wednesday, Jan, 16. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Tabernacle Church of Sweetwater. She was 66. Preceded in death by: parents, Austin and Beulah Davis.

Survivors include: husband of 46 years-Billy Summitt of Sweetwater; Daughters and sons-in-law-Rhonda and Doug Blankenship of Vonore; Melanie and Terry Oran of Cleveland; and Jill and Bryan Fitch of Bella Vista, Ark.; Son and daughter-in-law-Eddie and Donna Summitt of Sweetwater; Grandchildren-Emily and Matthew Blankenship, Josh and Jonathan Summitt, Adam Yarber, Caleb and Hannah Fitch
and Mason and Madison Oran; Sister and brother-in-law-Helen and Robert Howard of Loudon; Brothers and sisters-in-law-Joe and Sarah Davis, Peach Tree City, Ga.; Gene and Violet Davis of Loudon; Hugh B.
and Janie Davis of Lenoir City; Several nieces and nephews.

The body is at Kyker's Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Friday, with the funeral service to follow in Kyker's Chapel, with Rev. Johnny Carr officiating. Interment will be 11 a.m., Saturday in the Sweetwater Valley Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Sweetwater, Monroe Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.monroe.xtn.net/obit/14400 , Published: 05/26/2008

Arthur Paul Houston of Sweetwater, went home to be with his Lord and Savior after a three-year illness.  He was a long time member of Watson Chapel Baptist Church where he taught Sunday school and loved going on visitation and seeing people saved. He was employed at National Seating until his illness.  He was 58. Preceded in death by: parents, William (Bill) Houston and Agnes (Snooks) Smith Houston; an infant sister and brother; former in-laws, Carl and Lillie Hicks; father-in-law, David Hiser; and nephew, Stephen Compton. 

Survivors include: wife of seven years-Denise Houston; Daughter and son-in-law-Stacy Nicole Houston and Edward Hayes of Tellico Plains; Mother of his daughter- Patsy Ann Hicks Houston of Sweetwater; Grandchildren-Taylor Elizabeth Johnson, Tanner Paul Hayes; Step-grandson-Trenton Hayes; Sisters and brothers-in-law-Mabel Ruth and Johnie Blankenship of Loudon; Linda Kay and Ronnie Fields of Vonore; Mother-in-law-Marlene Hiser of South Haven, Mich.; Brother-in-law-David Hiser of St. Ignes, Mich.; Sisters-in-law-Dori Compton of South Haven; and Donna Holloway of Norfolk, Va.; Several nieces, nephews, cousins and great friends.

Funeral services will be 8 p.m., Tuesday, at Watson Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Russ Cooper and Rev. Wayne Trentham officiating. Interment will be 10 a.m., Wednesday in church cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2008, Sweetwater, Monroe Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.monroe.xtn.net/obit/14469 , Published: 06/03/2008

Johnny (Doc) Garfield Wiggins of Sweetwater, went to be with his Lord at 4:30 p.m., Monday, June 2, 2008, at Blount Memorial Hospital, after fighting a year long battle with cancer. He was a member of Reed Springs Baptist Church where he played the guitar for the choir for many years. He also sang and played guitar in the gospel group, The Christianaires, a few years ago. Johnny worked for the Sweetwater Fire Department and retired after 25 years of service. After retiring, he served the City of Sweetwater at the Recreation Department. He was 82. Preceded in death by: father, Joseph Wiggins; mother, Viola Blankenship Wiggins; brother, Joseph Keith Wiggins; sister, Lucille Wiggins; and granddaughter, Shawna Bernice Brown.

Survivors include: wife of 59 years-Margaret Bernice "Polly" Cansler Wiggins, married June 2, 1949; Son and daughter-in-law-Konny and Dorothy Wiggins; Daughters and son-in-law-Kathy Rose, Donna and Grady Goodman, all of Sweetwater; Grandchildren-Tracy Wiggins, Jackie Dian Yates, Serena Rose and Crystal Creditt; Great-grandchildren-Danial Ferris, Megan Smith and Triniti Tucker; Sisters-Milda Carpenter of Eton, Ga.; Willie Kate Harrison of Vonore; Brother-Frank Wiggins of Eton; Several nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, who loved him very much.

Funeral services will be 8 p.m., Wednesday, in Biereley-Hale Chapel, with the Rev. Jimmy Jackson and Rev. Bill Roberts officiating. Interment will be 11 a.m., Thursday, in Sweetwater Valley Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Tellico Plains, Monroe Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.monroe.xtn.net/obit/12635 , Published: 01/12/2005

Vivian Leigh Bowles of Tellico Plains, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005, at her home. She was a member of Altoona Baptist Church. She was 50. Preceded in death by: daughter, Sarah Grace Farner; parents, Ernie and Treva Blankenship; sister, Sally West; and brother, Marion Jump.

Survivors include: daughters-Helena Leigh Hamby, Sharon Ann Farner and Savannah Jane Williams, all of Tellico Plains; Son-Howard Dallas Blankenship of Polk County; Grandchildren-Holly Long, Lauren Hicks, Herman Jacob Hicks, Desiree Nicole Justice, Dale Seth Gourley, JoLynn Haley Farner, Dyllon Wayne Dockery; Sisters-Norma Chapman and Martha Sneed of Michigan; Janice Gaudette of Canada; Brothers-Scott Jump of Etowah; and Roy Jump of Tellico Plains; Several nieces and nephews Friend-Dallas Wayne Roberts of Tellico Plains.

Graveside service and interment was 11 a.m., Saturday, in Ironsburg Cemetery, with the Rev. Gale Miller officiating. Arrangements by Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Tellico Plains.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Tellico Plains, Monroe Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.monroe.xtn.net/obit/12966 , Published: 08/25/2005

Lucille Johnson Blankenship of Tellico Plains, passed away at 3:28 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2005, at UT Medical Center. She was the first teacher's aid at Tellico Plains Elementary School and held the longest membership of Tellico Plains First Baptist Church. She was 85. Preceded in death by: husband, Ervin Blankenship; son, Don Lance; parents, Alonzo and Annie Johnson; son-in-law, Bob Curtis; three sisters; and six brothers.

Survivors include: daughters and son-in-law-Marilyn Curtis and Susan and Carl Ellis, all of Tellico Plains; Seven grandchildren; Fourteen great-grandchildren; Four great-great-grandchildren; Several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 8 p.m., Saturday, in Biereley-Hale Chapel, with the Rev. B.J. Wall and Steven Hall officiating. Interment will be 2 p.m., Sunday, in Tellico Plains City Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Tellico Plains, Monroe Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.monroe.xtn.net/obit/12995, Published: 09/21/2005

Ronnie Lee Roberts of Tellico Plains, passed away at 6:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21, at his home. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was of the Baptist faith. He was 56. Preceded in death by: parents, Robert Harold and Annis Marie Baker Roberts; and infant brother, Randall Roberts.

Survivors include: wife-Charlene Roberts; Daughters and sons-in-law-Sandy and Allen Shirk and Sherry and Mike Shirk; Stepdaughter-Chrisanne Young, all of Madisonville; Stepson and spouse-Charlie and Misty Young Son-David Roberts, all of Tellico Plains; Grandchildren-James and Jalessa and Lacey Shirk and Isaac Young; Brothers and sisters-in-law-Leon and Bernice Roberts of Madisonville; Garry Roberts of Tellico Plains; and Clayton and Vicki Roberts of Englewood; Several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be 8 p.m., Friday, in Biereley-Hale Chapel, with the Rev. Eddie Blankenship officiating. Interment will be 10 a.m., Saturday, in Shady Grove Cemetery, with military honors provided by Sweetwater VFW Post 5156.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Tellico Plains, Monroe Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.monroe.xtn.net/obit/15677 , Published: 10/13/2008

Thelma Louise Freeman Murphy of Tellico Plains, went home to be with her Lord at 8 a.m., Friday, Oct. 10, 2008, at UT Medical Center. She was born in Alcoa and was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Akron, Ohio. She was 72. Preceded in death by: husband, Carl Blair Murphy; twin daughters, Diana and Phillis Murphy; parents, Henry Baxter Freeman and Aime Louise Parris Freeman; sister, Patricia Blankenship; brothers, Elmer Lawrence Freeman and Kyle Dillard Freeman.

Survivors include: daughters and sons-in-law-Sherrie L. Workman, Carla and Freddie Bumbalough and Donna S. Murphy Mills of Akron; and Carmel and John Boggess of Newcomers Town, Ohio; Sons and daughter-in-law-Roger Blair Murphy of Minnesota;and Roy Darrell and Diana Lynn Murphy of Tellico Plains; Sixteen grandchildren; Sixteen great-grandchildren; Sister and brother-in-law-Virginia and Peter Reneson of Connecticut; Brother and sister-in-law-Dewey and Lyn Freeman of Akron; Numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14, atNewcomer Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Phil Hulgin and Rev. Willie C. Smith officiating. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Akron.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2002, Vonore, Monroe Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.monroe.xtn.net/obit/11512 , Published: 08/07/2002

Debbie Lea Blankenshi summitt of Vonore, born Oct. 7, 1907, passed away at 7:10 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2002, at Sweetwater Hospital. She was a member of Lakeside Baptist Church. She was 94. Preceded in death by: husband, James W. Summitt; son-in-law, Rev. Ralph T. Millsaps.

Survivors include: daughters and son-in-law-Mollie Summitt, June Summitt, Mildred Millsaps and Dollie and John Kiser, all of Vonore; Sons and daughter-in-law-Troye Summitt and Bennie Summitt of Vonore; and Glen and Maria Summitt of Loudon; Grandchildren and spouses-Jo Ann and John Marrs and Ricky and Linda Summitt of Knoxville; Donita and Robert Moore, Kelly and Steve Hall, Mike and Linda Kiser and Kevin and Cindy Kiser, all of Vonore; and Steve and Beth Kiser of Ocoee; Twelve great-grandchildren; One great-great-grandson; Sisters-Ada McKee and Willie Lou McKee of Madisonville; Brother-Homer Blankenship of Madisonville; Several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Saturday at Lakeside Baptist Church with the Revs. Clinton Riddle, Carl Croft and Keller Brown officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2002, Vonore, Monroe Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.monroe.xtn.net/obit/11613 , Published: 11/03/2002

Virgil Alec Tallent of Vonore, passed away at 9:50 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a member and deacon of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. He was retired from Alcoa Aluminum Co., where he was a member of the 25-year club. He was 85. Preceded in death by: parents, Jim and Louie Miller Tallent; sister, Eliza Jane Giles; brothers, Burl, Tom, Otis, Bob and Lee Boone Tallent.

Survivors include: wife-Gertie Summey Tallent; Daughters and sons-in-law-Edna and Mayford Blankenship of Madisonville; and Reba Nell and Vic Kirkland of Vonore; Sons and daughters-in-law-Richard and Kathryn Tallent of Maryville; and Clifford and Vicky Tallent of Loudon; Grandchildren and spouses-Neal and Debbie Tallent, Steve Tallent, Jason and Estella Tallent, Kevin and Andrea Tallent, Tim and Jacy Blankenship, Greg and Ann Blankenship, Penny and Tim Tipton and Nikki and Tim Cox; Fourteen great-grandchildren; Uncle-J.C. Tallent of Portland, Oregon; Several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were 8 p.m., Tuesday, in Biereley-Hale Chapel with the Revs. Tommy Self and Gale Miller officiating. Interment will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, in Big Toqua Cemetery. Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville, in charge of arrangements.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2003, Vonore, Monroe Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.monroe.xtn.net/obit/11718 , Published: 01/25/2003

Ralph R. Blankenship of Vonore, passed away at 5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War. He was 70. Preceded in death by: parents, Robert and Pauline Blankenship.

Survivors include: wife-Dorothy Moses Blankenship; Son-Richard Blankenship; Grandchildren-William, Taylor and Ashton Blankenship; Sisters-Fannie Jones and Joyce Atkins; Brothers-Clifford and Buddy Blankenship; Aunt-Mary Etta Payne.

Funeral services were 8 p.m. Monday, in Biereley-Hale Chapel with the Rev. Tony Collins officiating. Interment was 2 p.m., Tuesday in Vonore Baptist Cemetery. Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville, in charge of arrangements.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Gladys P. 89, 11Aug1912 - 25May2002, Madisonville, Monroe, TN, TN-412-38-2288

Blankenship, Homer W. 87, 22Feb1918 - 25Sep2005, Madisonville, Monroe, TN, TN-408-58-1344

Blankenship, Bernice L. 79, 26Jul1928 - 12Aug2007, Sweetwater, Monroe, TN, TN-409-38-4661

Blankenship, Denver L. 78, 15Nov1925 - 17Mar2004, Sweetwater, Monroe, TN, TN-415-32-0262

Blankenship, Lucille 85, 09May1920 - 25Aug2005, Tellico Plains, Monroe, TN, TN-412-12-0419

Blankenship, Ralph R. 70, 08Feb1932 - 25Jan2003, Vonore, Monroe, TN, TN-408-50-3429

Montgomery

 

2003, Clarksville, Montgomery Co., TN, Funeral

Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) - November 7, 2003

Louoma Joyce Blankenship, 65, Clarksville, Tenn., formerly of Russell County, retired bus driver, wife of Montie Blankenship, died yesterday.

Services 2 p.m. Sunday, Bernard Funeral Home.

[SSDI, 07Oct1938 - 06Nov2003]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2004, Clarksville, Montgomery Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.genealogybuff.com/al/dale/webbbs_config.pl/noframes/read/80

Sylvia Henderson Whitehead, 54 of Clarksville, Tenn., formerly of Dale County, Ala., died Sunday afternoon, July 4, 2004, as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident that occurred in Clarksville.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, 2004, in the Holman-Headland Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Hugh D. Kirkland, Jr., Rev. T.P. Martin and Mr. Keith Ammons officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Cemetery near Echo.

Ms. Whitehead was born in Blue Springs but was reared in the Echo Community. She lived in Midland City several years before moving to Clarksville in 1981. Ms. Whitehead was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving relatives include a son, James Edward (Eddie) Whitehead and his wife, LaDonna Whitehead, Clarksville, Tenn.; her parents, Willie and Ethel Blankenship Henderson of Newville; six sisters, Ruth Palmer, Newville, Imogene Selph of Clarksville, Tenn., Betty Ammons of Dothan, Judy Maas of Clarksville, Tenn., Belita Hancock of Skipperville, Ala., Bobbie Willoughby of Ariton, Ala.; a brother, Willie Edward Henderson of Level Plains, Ala.; six grandchildren; several nieces and nephew's.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Clarksville, Montgomery Co., TN, Obituary,

The Leaf Chronicle

David 'Scott' Blankenship

Date: Apr 8, 2007

Abstract (Document Summary)

Scott was the beloved husband of Melissa Ann (Scott) Blankenship; loving father of Stacy and (Donnie) Boatner and Stephanine Blankenship, all of Philadelphia, Miss.; step-father of Jessica and Justin Demonbreun and Leslie Walker, all of Clarksville; devoted grandfather of Keylone and Laney; brother of Steven Blankenship of Jenks, Okla. and Brian Blankenship of Tyler, Texas.

Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction or distribution is prohibited without permission.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Clarksville, Montgomery Co., TN, Obituary,

The Leaf Chronicle ,

Daniel Roger 'Sonny' Blankenship

Date: Sep 19, 2008

(Abstract (Document Summary)

Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery in Beaver Dam.

Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction or distribution is prohibited without permission.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Estel T. 66, 14Apr1934 - 05May2000, Clarksville, Montgomery, TN, VA-227-36-5989

Blankenship, Jan E. 55, 04Oct1949 - 25Mar2005, Clarksville, Montgomery, TN, VA-233-82-5719

Blankenship, Louoma J. 65, 07Oct1938 - 06Nov2003, Clarksville, Montgomery, TN), KY-405-50-7283

 

Morgan

 

Stephens Community, Morgan Co., TN, Obituary

www.roanecounty.com

Clarence W. Billy Cross, 64, of the Stephens community in Morgan County, died Monday, Nov. 9, 2009. A hard-working, loving and devoted husband and father, he was a dedicated Christian and a member of Pleasant Ridge Missionary Baptist Church, Sunbright. He was preceded in death by parents, Fletcher L. and Clara A. Cross; brother, Fletcher Leon Cross; granddaughter, Taylor Brooke Wolfenbarger; sister-in-law, Charline Ross; and brother, Frank Walker.

Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Sue Cross; son, Fletcher W. Cross of Stephens; daughters and sons-in-law, Clarissa Chrissy and Jeff Chaney of Sunbright and Breanna L. and David Wolfenbarger of Maryville; grandchildren, Rebecca L. Chaney, Samuel A. Chaney, Taygan A. Wolfenbarger and Kadie C. Wolfenbarger; brother and sister-in-law, Verlon D. and Patsy Cross of Louisiana; sisters and brothers-in-law, Audrey and Fred Modic of Arizona, Phyllis and Charles Swint of the Joyner community in Morgan County, and Marie Walker of the Armes Chapel community in Morgan County; a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, family members and special friends.

Funeral service  at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 12, in Pleasant Ridge Missionary Baptist Church, with Pastors Steven Gadd and Robert Blankenship officiating. Sharp Funeral Home, Oliver Springs, is in charge of the arrangements.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

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

Blankenship, Betty J. 61, 03Sep1938 - 26Jan2000, Oakdale, Morgan, TN, TN-414-60-5907

Blankenship, Bruce D. 60, 19Apr1939 - 21Jan2000, Oliver Springs, Morgan, TN, TN-411-88-3875

Blankenship, Wylie 69, 19Jul1939 - 16Jan2009, Oliver Springs, Morgan, TN, KY-402-50-6343

Blankenship, Elizabeth N. 89, 10May1912 - 12Jul2001, Wartburg, Morgan, TN, TN-408-38-8351

 

Obion

 

2006, South Fulton, Obion Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/obituaries/article_97999b50-133e-5808-bd94-3a376597ada2.html

Dora V. Graves, 66, South Fulton, Tenn., formerly of Bloomington, died at 9 p.m. Jan. 31, 2006, at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Union City, Tenn. A memorial service was Friday at Hornbeck Funeral Home in Fulton, with the Rev. Danny Potts officiating.

She was born Nov. 29, 1939, in Bloomington, a daughter of Gustave and Myrtle Gravitt Woellms. She was a Mormon and a homemaker and had lived in the Fulton area for the past 20 years after moving from Corinth, Miss.

Survivors include her husband, Tyndall P. Graves; two sons, Wade T. (Diane) Graves, Merritt Island, Fla., and Chad D. (Christine) Graves, South Fulton; two grandchildren; two brothers, Norman Woellms, Tupelo, Miss., and Wayne Woellms, Bloomington; and four sisters, Alice Sylvester, Tupelo, Miss.; and Ruth Welch, Shirley Crose and Henritta Woellms, all of Bloomington.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Donald Woellms; two other brothers who died in infancy; her sister, Norma jean Blankenship; her twin sister, Doris Woellms, who died as an infant; and two other sisters who died in infancy.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Polk

 

2008, Ducktown, Polk Co., TN, Obituary

http://obitsforlife.com/obituary/302226/Singleton-Brady.php

Brady William Singleton , age 3, of Ducktown, TN, went to Heaven Tuesday, April 29, 2008, as a result of injuries sustained from an accident in Liberty, NC. Brady was born July 27, 2004, in Murphy, NC. He was a gift from God to his parents Ron and Shirley Singleton.

Brady enjoyed driving his toy John Deere tractor almost every day. He had a great love for real tractors too, and his Grandfather would take him for long rides on tractors he named "big red" and 'big blue." If you asked him whose tractors they were, he would say, "my tractors." Brady enjoyed watching sports, especially girls basketball at Copper Basin High School. He had many DVD movies and had special favorites such as the Lion King series, Tarzan series, and anything with animals. He loved going to the zoos in Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga and the Murphy zoo. Carousel rides were a big favorite for Brady also. Brady enjoyed eating out in local restaurants. He would want to go in the Piggly Wiggly every time we drove past. He loved going into the Copper Basin Federal Credit Union and seeing Brett and the staff. One of Brady's great joys in life was to go to Mimi and Papaw's house where he would enjoy the farm, eat the great food that Mimi cooked and play with his Papaw. Brady loved going to First United Methodist Church of Copperhill where he would name the people he would get to see there on Sunday mornings. A beautiful child has completed his assignment on earth and will wait for his family to again join him one day.

Survivors include his parents Ron and Shirley Singleton of Ducktown, TN, Grandparents Grady and Mary Anderson of Turtletown, TN, Uncle and Aunt David and Sheila Singleton of Ooltewah, TN, Cousins Angela & Joel Walton , Hannah and Hunter Walton of Memphis, TN, David and Phyllis Blankenship and Jim and Sharon Blankenship of Oak Ridge, TN, Judy and Don Bodnar of Atlanta, GA, and many others.

Funeral arrangements are with the Finch-Cochran Funeral home, McCaysville, GA. Funeral services will be held at the United Methodist Church of Copperhill, TN, Saturday, May 3, at 2:00 pm with the Rev. Robert Wallace and the Rev. Jennings Neld officiating. Internment will follow at Friendship Baptist Church in Suit, NC.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Ethel M. 68, 05Apr1937 - 11Dec2005, Ocoee, Polk, TN, PA-186-30-0965

Blankenship, George J. 72, 29Mar1937 - 12Sep2009, Ocoee, Polk, TN, TN-414-60-2361

Blankenship, James C. 72, 13Oct1934 - 07Feb2007, Oldfort, Polk, TN, GA-258-46-9766

Blankenship, Vernon L. 58, 17Sep1945 - 26Jul2004, Oldfort, Polk, TN, TN-411-74-8920

 

Putnam

 

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

Blankenship, Alta R. 86, 08Apr1920 - 09Jul2006, Cookeville, Putnam, TN, TN-414-07-8864

Blankenship, B. R. 82, 07Dec1922 - 08May2005, Cookeville, Putnam, TN, TN-415-12-1627

Blankenship, Idelle T. 84, 23Sep1921 - 02Jan2006, Cookeville, Putnam, TN, TN-411-20-5571

Blankenship, Jack R. 76, 22Sep1928 - 22Sep2004, Cookeville, Putnam, TN, TN-411-34-4324

 

Rhea

 

2001, Dayton, Rhea Co., TN, Obituary
www.rheaheraldnews.com

Barbara Marie Roddy, of Dayton, died Monday, July 16, 2001, at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga. She was 56. A lifelong resident of Rhea County, Mrs. Roddy was a homemaker and of the Protestant faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert E. and Lizzie Phipps Scroggins; children, Billy Jo and Bobby Ray Kincannon; sister, Joy Love Garren; and brother, Ewell Scroggins.

Survivors include her husband, Steven C. Roddy of Dayton; sons, Randy and Hooper Kincannon III, both of Pikeville, and Douglas, Thomas and John Kincannon, all of Dayton; daughters, Sandra Grey of Crossville, Tammy Thurman of Rhea County, and Lisa Kincannon of Rossville, Ga.; sisters, Brenda Evitt and Diane Johnson, both of Dayton, and Rhonda Dawson and Patricia Scoggins, both of Spring City; brother, Ronnie Scroggins of Rhea County ; grandchildren, Joshua, Shelby, Mathew, Shana, Dakota and Hooper Kincannon IIII, Vanessa Blankenship, Leann Ray, Michael Barnes, Christie and Ray Thurman and Dylan Tucker; and great-granddaughter, Hailey Gale Ray.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home with Rev. Charles D. Underwood officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant View Cemetery in Graysville. Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home in Dayton was in charge of the arrangements.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Dayton, Rhea Co., TN, Obituary
www.rheaheraldnews.com

Terry Gene Rose, age 61, of Dayton, Tennessee, died Tuesday, June 5, 2007 at his residence. He was retired from Kayser Roth, and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was preceded in death by his son, Jeremiah Rose; parents, Dewey and Guthrie Blankenship Rose; and brother, Junior Rose.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Rose, of Dayton, Tennessee; brother, Phillip Rose; and several nieces and nephews.

Services by Coulter Garrison Funeral Home, Inc., Dayton, Tennessee.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Dayton, Rhea Co., TN, Obituary
www.rheaheraldnews.com

Dorothy Faye Yearwood, 59, of Dayton, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007 at Spring City Care Center. Dorothy was born in Harriman, Tenn., a homemaker and was of the Church of God faith. She was preceded in death by her husband Rev. Lloyd Wendell Yearwood and son James Matthew Yearwood.

Survivors include her daughters Connie Wolfe of Spring City and Susie Rhodey of Oliver Springs, sons Lewis Blankenship of Evensville, Wendell Yearwood of Bakewell, Lloyd E. and Bryan Yearwood both of Hixson, and Timothy Reed Yearwood of Dayton, sisters Nina Burnett of Oliver Springs, Carol Blankenship and Brenda Gibson both of Harriman, brothers Dwight and Jesse Blankenship both of Harriman and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Reverend Audie May officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery in Graysville, Tenn.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2001, Graysville, Rhea Co., TN, Obituary

www.rheaheraldnews.com

Betty Jean Jenkins, of Graysville, died Saturday, March 17, 2001, at her home. She was 66. Mrs. Jenkins was a member of Victory Church of God. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dee Estree Jenkins Sr.; son, Tim Jenkins; parents, John and Rebecca Collins; a sister; and brothers, John and Wayne Collins.

Survivors include her daughter, Joyce Blankenship of Graysville; sons, Butch and Matthew Jenkins, both of Graysville, and Charlie Jenkins of Sale Creek; sisters, Josephine Thurman, Lillian Beene and Barbara Frashier, all of Graysville, and Mozell Sneed of Dayton; grandchildren, Dee III and Brandi Jo and Jason Burton, Megean, Justin, Joshua, Brandon, Amanda, Kelia and Shanee Jenkins, Cheyene Blankenship and Bradley Dunn; and special daughter-in-law, Angela Jenkins.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home with Revs. Clyde Fitzgerald and Charles Underwood officiating. Burial followed in Rhea Memory Gardens in Dayton. Pallbearers were Andy and Bruce Beene, Johnny Thurman, Ricky Frashier and John William Collins. Honorary pallbearers were David and Tony Thurman, Wayne Laird, James Frashier and Johnny Collins. Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home in Dayton was in charge of the arrangements.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Roane

 

2009, Kingston, Roane Co., TN, Obituary

www.roanecounty.com

Edward Eugene Ed Limburg, 82, of Kingston, died Saturday, June 20, 2009. A member of Riverview Baptist Church, Loudon, he was a retired Smith Chair Co. foreman. He was preceded in death by parents, Ralph Edgar and Hettie May Foster Limburg; sister, Peggy Scott; and brothers, James Limburg and Homer Limburg.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Luzzina Scott Limburg; daughters and sons-in-law, Kimberly and Larry Stafford of Kingston and Betty and Elmer Collier of Loudon; sister, Laura G. Costner of Sweetwater; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was at 7 p.m. Monday, June 22, in Loudon Funeral Home chapel, Loudon, with the Rev. Gene Russell and the Rev. Bob Blankenship officiating. Graveside service and burial were at at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 23, at Loudon County Memorial Gardens, Lenoir City.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

2009, Kingston, Roane Co., TN, Obituary

www.roanecounty.com

Sandra Gale Elliott, 60, of Kingston, died Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, in Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge. Born April 19, 1949, in Farmersville, Ohio, she moved to Kingston in 1982. She was an accounts payable specialist at both Y-12 and K-25 plants, Oak Ridge, for 20 years. A member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church, Kingston, she attended to the church nursery and cared for the infants of the congregation. She was preceded in death by father, Paul Raymond Lakes; niece, Jessica; and nephews, Mike and Ronnie.

Survivors include her husband, Terry Elliott Sr. of Kingston; son, Terry Elliott Jr. of Oliver Springs; daughter, Sarah Idella Elliott of Kingston; mother, Flora Idella Lakes of Lewisburg, Ohio; brothers, Raymond Lakes and Sonny Lakes, both of Ohio; sisters, Myrtle Ann Shepherd, Jean Blankenship, Linda MtCastle, Dusty Brown, Mary Jan Deeter, and Luanna Gay Fairly, all of Ohio; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; one great-great-niece; special niece, Kyrsten; special nephew, Ryan; and extended family members and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, in Sharp Funeral Home, Oliver Springs. Funeral service will follow in the chapel, with Kenny Plemons officiating. Graveside service and burial will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, at Kingston Memorial Gardens. 

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

2009, Oliver Springs, Roane Co., TN, Obituary

www.roanecounty.com

Wylie Blankenship, 69, of Oliver Springs, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2009, in Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge. Born July 19, 1939, in Mingo County, W.Va., he was a retired coal miner and a member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, Oliver Springs. He was preceded in death by parents, Floyd Richard Blankenship and Edith Edwards Blankenship; grandsons, Michael and Miguel Bass; granddaughter, Madison Sananah Blankenship; and great-grandson, Matthew Strickland.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Angela and Ricky Bailey of Oak Ridge, Debra and Tim Delk of Jamestown and Cynthia Rose Blankenship of Oliver Springs; son and daughter-in-law, Wylie Jr. and Stacy Blankenship of Allardt; longtime companion, Brenda Louise Braden of Oliver Springs; her children and their spouses, Mark and Debbie Bratcher and Becky and Barry Freels, all of Oliver Springs; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Jack Blankenship of Cicero, Ill., and Floyd Richard Blankenship of Paw Paw, Ky., and special friend, Benny Walls of Oliver Springs.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, in Sharp Funeral Home, Oliver Springs. Funeral service will follow in the chapel, with Pastor Garvan Walls officiating. Graveside service and burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at Anderson Memorial Gardens, Clinton.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

2004, Rockwood, Roane Co., TN, Obituary
www.rheaheraldnews.com

Marie Poole Davis, 85, formerly of Front Street, Rockwood, passed away Friday, Jan. 9, 2004, at Rockwood Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was a member of First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ of Rockwood and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by husbands Howard Carter and George Ed Davis; sister, Mary Graves; brothers, Willard and Dorsey Poole.

Survivors include her brother, Manuel A. Poole; nephews, Dorsey C. (Mary) Poole, Denny (Janet) Poole, Frank (Carolyn) Wilson, Wayne (Carolyn) Poole, David (Sybil) Poole; niece, Becky (Dickie) Blankenship.

Services were held Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004, at the funeral home chapel, the Rev. Ron Buck officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Archie 71, 28Apr1930 - 10Nov2001, Kingston, Roane, TN, TN-414-44-7720

Blankenship, Emily W. 82, 17Dec1922 - 15Feb2005, Harriman, Roane, TN, TN-413-24-9595

 

Robertson

 

2004, Springfield, Robertson Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.genealogybuff.com/tn/robertson/webbbs_config.pl/noframes/read/50

Dorothy Holman Lane, 85, died suddenly Jan. 27, 2004, after a short illness. Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 21 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield. She was a 28-year employee of Cumberland Electric Membership Cooperative. She is preceded in death by a beloved daughter, Janith Lane Tackett. During World War II, she proudly served her country at Vultee Aircraft as a Rosie the Riveter.

Survivors include her devoted family, a brother, Thomas I. Holman of Hilton Head, S.C.; a son, Joe McMurry Lane of Knoxville; a daughter, Lanita Lane Shea of Nashville; grandchildren, Holly Tackett Blankenship of Wilmington, N.C., Jeffrey Lane of Boulder, Colo., Valerie Lane of Knoxville, Christopher Shea of Bloomfield, N.J., Brandon Shea of Nashville, Ryan Shea of Seattle, Wash.; great-grandchildren, Benjamin Blankenship, and Aidan Shea, plus numerous nieces and nephews.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Charles 86-87, 28Feb1915 - 03Feb2002, Springfield, Robertson, TN, TN-414-05-3622

 

Rutherford

 

2003, Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.genealogybuff.com/tn/robertson/webbbs_config.pl/noframes/read/13

Martha Hopkins Blankenship, 88, of Murfreesboro, and formerly of Springfield, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, at NHC Healthcare Center in Murfreesboro. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Evergreen Cemetery with Dr. Jerry Oakley officiating. She was the daughter of the late John W. and Martha DePue Hopkins. Mrs. Blankenship was a member of Springfield Baptist Church and a retired school teacher and real estate agent. She was a graduate of the University of Tennessee.

Mrs. Blankenship was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Blankenship.

Survivors include her brother, Edward Hopkins of Knoxville; sisters-in-law, Pauline Blankenship of Murfreesboro and Catherine Zahn of Huntington, Ind.; many nieces and nephews.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co., TN, Obituary

Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer (KY) - October 22, 2006

Sara Jane French, 87, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., formerly of Owensboro, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2006, in Murfreesboro. She was born Jan. 27, 1919, in Milwaukee to the late Roy Lee and Ann Antice Blankenship Webster.

She moved from Murfreesboro to Louisville in 1996 in order to be near her daughter and grandchildren. Mrs. French loved her family and was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. After her move to Murfreesboro in 1996 she made many friends. She attended First Methodist Church until her illness and she was an avid bridge player who played in several local duplicate bridge groups. She was a member of the American Contract Bridge League and she was voted Miss Hopkinsville twice in the late 1930s. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Richard Maurice French of Owensboro.

Survivors include a daughter, Jean French Jose of Murfreesboro; a son, Richard Lee French and his wife, Anne, of Huntsville, Ala.; seven grandchildren, Laura Williams and her husband, Rick, of Murfreesboro, James Jose Jr. and his wife, Barbara, of Murfreesboro, Alan Jose of Nashville, Lisa Jones and her husband, Dave, of The Colony, Texas, Renee French of Memphis, Tenn., Bryce Richard French of Metairie, La., and Erin Victoria French of Monroe, La.; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Peter of Alcantara Cemetery in Stanley with the Rev. Ray Goetz officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co., TN, Death

The Tennessean , December 12, 2009

Blankenship, Kolleen Rachel Age 51 of Murfreesboro. Serv. 11 a.m., Mon. Visit 4-8 p.m., Sun. WOODFIN'S, (615) 893-5151

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Jean T. 96, 15Oct1906 - 10Feb2003, Murfreesboro, Rutherford, TN, TN-410-76-7910

Blankenship, Kolleen R. 51-50, 10Dec1958 - 10Dec2009, Murfreesboro, Rutherford, TN, IL-340-46-9095

Blankenship, Martha H. 88, 21Nov1915 - 13Dec2003, Murfreesboro, Rutherford, TN, TN-412-32-9517

Blankenship, Mattie G. 98, 26Aug1903 - 24Apr2002, Murfreesboro, Rutherford, TN, TN-412-21-1460

Blankenship, Sam G. 89, 08Nov1910 - 22Sep2000, Smyrna, Rutherford, TN, TN-408-10-8054

 

Scott

 

+2001, Oneida, Scott Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=107217484

The Independent Herald, 25 Jan 2001, p12

Nina Jean Blankenship, 76, died January 18, 2001, at the Scott County Hospital in Oneida. Born in Bell County, Kentucky, June 14, 1924, she was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Clayton and Nicy Cleo Willis; husbands, Jim Conley and Dow Blankenship; and one brother, Howard Kenneth Willis. She was a member of Sapphire Chapter 259 Order of the Eastern Star for many years, a member of VFW Post 5116 of Sunbright, and was retired from Southern Labor Union.

She is survived by four brothers: Clayton Willis of Buffalo, N.Y., Bill Willis of Louisville, Ky., Robert Willis of Oneida, and Jack Willis of Indianapolis, Ind.; two sisters, Geraldean Cecil of Calif., and Lynn Overton of Oneida; several nieces and nephews, and many other relatives.

An Eastern Star service and funeral service were conducted January 20, 2001, in the chapel of West Murley Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby Hill officiating. Interment was conducted January 21, 2001, in Carson Memorial Cemetery.

 

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

Blankenship, Clarice K. 81, 19Nov1927 - 27Dec2008, Oneida, Scott, TN, TN-409-38-2004

Blankenship, Nina 76, 14Jun1924 - 18Jan2001, Oneida, Scott, TN, VA-227-24-7876

Blankenship, Joyce 72, 17Jun1928 - 06Mar2001, Winfield, Scott, TN, TN-408-44-3332

Blankenship, Walter R. 74, 11Nov1927 - 30Sep2002, Winfield, Scott, TN, TN-415-28-9380

 

Sevier

 

+2006, Sevierville, Sevier Co., TN, Obituary

Iona Blankenship, April 23, 1913 - May 28, 2006,

Iona Blankenship, age 93 of Sevierville, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 28, 2006. She was of the Baptist faith. Iona was an accomplished seamstress. Designing clothing and quilting was a pleasured pastime to her. Granny, as everybody called Iona, was well known in the community as a person who loved everyone.

Iona was preceded in the death by her husband, Arlie Blankenship; parents, Mitchell and Bertha McCarter; step-mother, Francis McCarter; son-in-law, Richard Barker; twelve brothers and sisters.

Survivors: Son: Jack McCarter and wife Faye, Daughter: Charlene Barker of Sevierville, Grandchildren: Tim McCarter, Sharon Stoffle and husband Jerry, and Sheila Barker, all of Sevierville, Vickie Clabo and husband Steve of Dandridge, Gary McCarter and wife Lisa of Sevierville, Eight great-grandchildren, Ten great-great-grandchildren, Sister: Ruth Holloway of Knoxville, Several nieces and nephews and a host of friends

Funeral service 12 noon Thursday in the Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Dallas Gibson officiating. Interment will follow in Cummings Chapel Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Iona 93, 23Apr1913 - 28May2006, Sevierville, Sevier, TN, TN-411-40-6606

Blankenship, Roberta L. 50, 10Jun1958 - 19Feb2009, Seymour, Sevier, TN, TN-408-17-8578

 

Shelby

 

2004, Cordova, Shelby Co., TN, Obituary

www.commercialappeal.com 6/13/2004

Earl H. Blankenship, 89, of Memphis, retired from Shelby County Health Department, died Saturday at Cordova Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel with burial in Memphis Memory Gardens. He was a World War II Army veteran, the recipient of a Purple Heart and a member of Berclair Baptist Church. Mr. Blankenship, the widower of Lynn S. Blankenship, leaves a brother, Hubert L. Blankenship of Bartlett. The family requests that any memorials be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN, Obituary

Commercial Appeal, 4/18/2005

Mary Jackson, 80, of Memphis, homemaker, died Monday at Delta Medical Center. Services will be at noon Monday at General Assembly and First Born Church of the Living God on New Willow, where she was a mother board member, with burial in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. N.J. Ford & Sons Funeral Home has charge.

Mrs. Jackson, the widow of Talla Jackson, leaves seven daughters, Audrey Maxwell, Ruby Blankenship, Elizabeth Lewis, Bonnie Hudson and Kim Jackson, all of Memphis, Dorothy Garrett of Dallas and Bobbie Johnson of Las Vegas; four sons, Michael Jackson, Marvin Jackson and Tyrone Jackson, all of Memphis, and Leon Bledsoe of Senatobia, Miss.; a sister, Joyce Watson of Memphis, 39 grandchildren and 53 great-grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN, Obituary

Idaho State Journal (Pocatello, ID) - September 17, 2006

Cecil William McCulloch, 83, our beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, and great grand father, departed from this earthly existence on September 13, 2006. We miss him dearly but take consolation in knowing that we will once again be reunited for eternity . Cecil was born August 13, 1923, at Lorenzo, Idaho, to Edward and Lilace Morgan McCulloch, the second of four children. Cecil spent his youth in the Lorenzo area. The family later moved to Pocatello, Idaho, where he met his future wife and companion of 50 years, Marie Scherbel . Cecil and Marie were married October 31, 1942, and later sealed for time and eternity in the Idaho Falls Temple. Cecil and Marie lived in various places through their married lives; they raised their six children in Pocatello, Soda Springs and Georgetown, Idaho.

Cecil was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was a strong and faithful servant of the Lord. Cecil had a very strong testimony of the Gospel, and was quick to help all in need. Cecil served with distinction in the U.S. Army in World War II. He was a tank commander in the 43rd Squadron of the 3rd Cavalry under General Patton, and participated in the liberation of Europe, including several concentration camps. Cecil was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received and two Bronze Stars for valor in combat.

A machinist by trade, he was employed by the Union Pacific Railroad, Pocatello Naval Ordnance Plant, Atomic Energy Commission, and retired from Beker's Industry in Soda Springs in 1986. Cecil enjoyed music, fishing, reading, gardening, the out-of-doors, boating, camping and the countless hours spent with all the family members at their cabin on the Blackfoot Reservoir. He appreciated life, family, and church, and was a kind and loving, father, brother and friend.

After Marie's death in 1995, a new love, Kathleen Nevada Crunk, became very special part of Cecil's and his family's lives. He and Kathleen were married November 24, 19, 1997, in Georgia. Cecil felt extremely blessed by his new and very loving extended family. Dad and Kathleen spent many great years together, and felt they were blessed to live so close to the Memphis Temple, where they enjoyed attending often.

Cecil is survived by his spouse, Kathleen; brother, Donald and his wife, Nan McCulloch of Draper, Utah; and brother, Ray, and his wife, Marleen Randall, of Twin Falls, Idaho. Cecil's children are: Janeal and Glen Meeds of Clarkston, Wash., Arlyn McCulloch of Boise, Idaho, Lynette and Dave Bower of Georgetown, Idaho, Devin McCulloch of Pocatello, Idaho, Gaylene and Robert Dawson of Pocatello, Idaho, Sheralee and Ben Geppert of Richland, Wash., Dan and Patricia Crunk of Augusta Ga., William Crunk of Memphis, Tenn., Fred and Sandy Jenkins of Augusta, Ga. Cecil and Kathleen lovingly shared 32 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren .

Cecil was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Marie, sister, Verla Sherman, grandson, Camden Blankenship , and great-grandson, Kennan Bowen.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 23, 2006, at 11 a.m. at the Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S. Fourth Ave., in Pocatello, Idaho, with Bishop Garth Hall officiating. A viewing will be held 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the services. Military rights will be performed by the Pocatello Veterans Honor Guard. Internment will follow at the Georgetown City Cemetery in Georgetown, Idaho.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN, Obituary

Bobby P. McMillan, 78 of Memphis, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2009. He was a U.S. Marine Veteran and a retired police officer with the city of Memphis. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Nell McMillan.

He is survived by his daughters Brenda Vick (Harry) and Pamela Blankenship (Don), 3 grandchildren, Ashley and Angela Vick and Adam Blankenship. Visitation will be Monday, June 29 from 10-11 A.M. with a service to follow at 11 A.M. both at Family Funeral Care. Interment will be in Memory Hill Gardens

From: diane dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, James T. 75, 13Feb1926 - 17Aug2001, Eads, Shelby, TN, TN-412-38-8888

Blankenship, Earl H. 89, 30Mar1915 - 12Jun2004, Germantown, Shelby, TN, VA-223-07-5933

Blankenship, Martha R. 78, 31Aug1929 - 12Apr2008, Germantown, Shelby, TN, MS-425-58-1523

Blankenship, Albert 81, 18Oct1922 - 20Dec2003, Memphis, Shelby, TN, TN-414-36-8087

Blankenship, Alice A. 87, 26Mar1917 - 11May2004, Memphis, Shelby, TN, TN-415-14-6338

Blankenship, Anna R. 79, 30Apr1922 - 11Oct2001, Memphis, Shelby, TN, TX-451-52-6166

Blankenship, Beulah M. 80, 29Apr1923 - 12May2003, Memphis, Shelby, TN, TN-410-38-2095

Blankenship, Buford M. 83, 03Aug1922 - 09Feb2006, Memphis, Shelby, TN, TN-410-20-2978

Blankenship, Edward F. 78, 06Feb1928 - 25Oct2006, Memphis, Shelby, TN, DC-578-50-2865

Blankenship, Felix W. 88, 05Nov1912 - 25Aug2001, Memphis, Shelby, TN, TN-414-42-2307

Blankenship, Frances J. 87, 02Jan1913 - 27Feb2000, Memphis, Shelby, TN, AL-420-12-4424

Blankenship, Jay S. 47, 28Nov1954 - 01Aug2002, Memphis, Shelby, TN, TN-412-92-6581

Blankenship, Joseph B. 58, 22Nov1941 - 12Apr2000, Memphis, Shelby, TN, TX-463-56-2392

Blankenship, Mable 76, 24Oct1925 - 09Dec2001, Memphis, Shelby, TN, TN-413-34-9107

Blankenship, Mason E. 83, 09May1924 - 03Sep2007, Memphis, Shelby, TN, TN-410-40-2825

Blankenship, R. O. 81, 11Nov1924 - 11Jul2006, Memphis, Shelby, TN, AR-429-34-2507

Blankenship, Altha L. 83, 14Aug1925 - 16Jul2009, Millington, Shelby, TN, TN-413-24-0342

 

Smith

 

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

Blankenship, Mary E. 81, 18Mar1919 - 20Mar2000, Brush Creek, Smith, TN, TN-415-62-2609

Blankenship, Anna A. 89, 13Mar1918 - 02Sep2007, Carthage, Smith, TN, TN-411-34-8584

Blankenship, Bon L. 90, 24Jan1917 - 07Aug2007, Carthage, Smith, TN, TN-412-32-1249

Blankenship, Frank J. 82, 31Jan1925 - 24Jul2007, Carthage, Smith, TN, TN-412-32-1248

 

Sullivan

 

2005, Bristol, Sullivan Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.genealogybuff.com/ucd/webbbs_config.pl?noframes;read=1430

Ezra Lincous Blankenship, 84, of Cedar Bluff, died Sept. 6, 2005  in a Bristol, TN, hospital. Born Oct. 13, 1921 in Buchanan County, he was a son of the late Ada and Louisa Victoria Cantrell Blankenship. A lifelong resident of the area, he was of the Pentecostal Holiness faith. A United States Army veteran, he had served in World War II.He was a disabled coal miner, having been employed by Jewell Smokeless Coal Company.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Vunia Oakley Horne Blankenship; his second wife, Lydia Belle Osborne Blankenship; several brothers and sisters; one granddaughter; and one great-granddaughter.

Survivors: daughters, Ollie Blankenship Lester and husband, Edward, of Richlands, Trula Kiser and husband, Dennis, of Doran, Mary Osborne and husband, Curtis, Myrtle Sisk and husband, Ray, and Alice Keene and husband, Jeff, all of Oakwood; sons, James Roger Blankenship of Rosedale, John Blankenship and wife, Brenda of Raven, Carl Blankenship and wife, Margaret, of Claypool Hill, Rev. Andrew Blankenship and wife, Sharon, of Richlands, Ezra Jackie Blankenship and wife, Sherry, of Venus, TX; sister, Marie Horne of Raven; several step-sons and step-daughters; 26 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

The funeral was conducted at 12 noon Sept. 8 at the Wilderness Tabernacle on Horne Mountain with Rev. Jason Nunley, Rev. Billy Harrison, and Rev. Kenneth Byrd officiating. Interment followed in Greenhills Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill. Military graveside services were conducted by the American Veterans Honor Guard of Richlands.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Kingsport, Sullivan Co., TN, Obituary,

Hamlett-Dobson,

William "Mitch" Blankenship, 57, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Thursday, December 21, 2006 after a lengthy illness. Mitch was a special gift from God who brought pleasure and blessings to many people's lives. He was known for his gentleness and his beautiful smile. His mother, Joan Blankenship, and uncle, Bill Clark preceeded him in death.

Surviving are his sister, Kim DeLancey, Greenville; two nieces, Kristina and Angel DeLancey; one great-nephew, Jeremy DeLancey, all of Kingsport; two dear aunts, Hazel Clark, Church Hill and Daisy Blankenship, Kingsport; several cousins and other family members.

The family will recieve friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport. Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Gary Hall officiating. Burial will follow at Depew's Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be U-Turn for Christ Men's Ranch of Greeneville, TN.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Kingsport, Sullivan Co., TN, Obituary

Carter-Trent Funeral Home

Hazel Blankenship, 71, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Thursday, (October 23, 2008) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. She was born in Buchanan County, Virginia and had lived in Kingsport for the past eight years. Hazel attended Free Gift Gospel Mission Church in Kingsport. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Blankenship; her son, Johnny Blankenship; and her parents, Harrison and Julia Blankenship.

She is survived by her three daughters, Hazel Elizabeth Hall-Cline and husband, Dennis, of Kingsport, Betty Ann Cole and husband Grady, of Jewell Ridge, VA, Lisa Lynn Vanover and husband, Jerry, of Kingsport; six sons, Ronnie Blankenship, Robert Lewis Blankenship and wife, Sandra, Billy Ray Blankenship, Gary Blankenship and wife, Angel, Mark Anthony Blankenship, and Timothy Ray Cox, all of Kingsport; twenty-seven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Greenwood, of Michigan, Betty Freeman, of Maryland, and Mable Hayslette and husband Jim Lee, West Virginia; two brothers, Taylor Blankenship and wife, Ruby, and Johnny Blankenship and wife Judy, both of Michigan along with several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted in the mission at 1 pm with Pastor Vern Hall, Jr., officiating. Music will be by Melissa Hall. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Memorial Park, Kingsport. Pallbearers will be Travis Blankenship, Robbie Blankenship, Patrick Blankenship, Robert Pruitt, David Pruitt, Jerry Vanover, Jr and Troy Perkins. Honorary Pallbearers are Danny Nolen, Pete Meadows and Mary O. Hamilton.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Piney Flats, Sullivan Co., TN, Obituary

http://obitsforlife.com/obituary/242919/Toler-Luther.php

Luther Toler, 87, of 1276 Austin Springs Road, Piney Flats died Friday, November 13, 2009 at his residence. Mr. Toler was a native of Simon, West Virginia, had lived in Ohio, Illinois, Florida, South Carolina and came to Tennessee in 1992. He was a son of the late Johnny and Mary Ellen Aliff Toler. Mr. Toler was a retired machinist in the industrial trade. He was also a Air Force veteran of WW II and was on the Methodist faith.

He is preceded in death by: his parents; a brother, Norlin Toler; and a sister, Lucy Harvey.

Survivors include: his wife of sixty two years, Notie Hatfield Toler of the home; one son, Gary Lee Toler of Renton, Washington; one daughter, Diana S. Toler of the home; one brother, Brian Toler of Jesse, West Virginia; three sisters, Polly Crouch and Lula Neal, both of Beckley, West Virginia and Ethel Blankenship of Clear Fork, West Virginia; several nieces and nephews also survive.

A memorial service for Luther Toler will be conducted at 7 PM Sunday, November 15, 2009 in the North Chapel of the Morris-Baker Funeral Home. Rev. Joey Manis will officiate.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Hazel 71, 24Dec1936 - 23Oct2008, Kingsport, Sullivan, TN, VA-228-44-0107

Blankenship, William M. 57, 18Oct1949 - 21Dec2006, Kingsport, Sullivan, TN, TN-409-13-4662

 

Sumner

 

2003, Sumner Co.,, TN, Obituary

Portland Leader November 5, 2003

Blankenship, Vicie

Vicie Blankenship, 89, of Portland, formerly of Watertown, died on Mon., Oct. 27, 2003 at Tennessee Christian Medical Center in Portland.  A native of West Virginia, she was born on Sept. 11, 1914 to the late Sarah (Browning) and Alfred Blankenship.  She was a homemaker.  She was preceded in death by husbands Shellie Morgan, Jr. and Drewey Blankenship; children Lily Mae Joiz and Delmas Blankenship; and three brothers and sisters.  She is survived by five daughters, on son, four sisters, two brothers, 15 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and 7 great, great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Thurs., Oct. 30, 2003 at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown.

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~providence/obit_pleader2003.htm

From: Carolyn carolyna15(at)earthlink.net

 

2003, White House, Sumner Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.genealogybuff.com/tn/robertson/webbbs_config.pl/noframes/read/89

Polly Blankenship Murphy, 67, died July 31, 2003, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Aug. 2 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House at 11 a.m. with Rev. Delwyn Fryer and Rev. Paul Edwards. Pallbearers were Robert Murphy, Mark Murphy, Troy Brooks, Terry Bartlett, Gene Bartlett, Jerry Bean, John Page and Wayne Brown. Interment followed in White House Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Murphy is survived by her husband, Rufus Gordan Murphy of Greenbrier; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Eric Swift of Greenbrier; son and daughter-in-law, Richard G. and Lisa Murphy of Adams; sister, Frances Cassetty of Pleasant Shade; brother, James Blankenship of Springfield; and four grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Sumner Co., TN, Obituaries List
http://www.sumnertn.org/archives/obituaries.asp

Blankenship, Pamela Law 25-Jun-2002 

Blankenship, Vicie 24-Oct-2003 

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Geralyn P. 58, 20May1944 - 25Jun2002, Gallatin, Sumner, TN, TN-413-76-7841

Blankenship, Alta D. 86, 05Feb1919 - 23Dec2005, Westmoreland, Sumner, TN, TN-408-40-1739

Blankenship, Bennie 65, 01Nov1935 - 04Dec2000, Westmoreland, Sumner, TN, KY-406-44-0142

Blankenship, David L. 55-56, 30Nov1949 - 27Nov2005, Westmoreland, Sumner, TN, TN-415-84-2613

Blankenship, Donna 54, 27Nov1946 - 07Sep2001, Westmoreland, Sumner, TN, OH-269-42-6194

Blankenship, Viola L. 77, 09Jan1924 - 15May2001, Westmoreland, Sumner, TN, TN-414-52-2081

 

Tipton

 

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

Blankenship, O. T. 74, 05Feb1926 - 08Oct2000, Covington, Tipton, TN, TN-413-34-0374

 

Unicoi

 

2001, Erwin, Unicoi Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.genealogybuff.com/uco/webbbs_config.pl?noframes;read=1385

Mr. Ronald Lee Mullins, 150 Polk Street, died Tuesday (Sept. 4, 2001) in the Johnson City Medical Center. Mr. Mullins was a Norton, Va., native but had lived in Erwin since 1963. He was a son of the late Leonas and Grace Church Mullins. Mr. Mullins was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was employed by CSX Transportation as a conductor for 38 years. Mr. Mullins was a member of Evergreen Free Will Baptist Church. He was a member of the Erwin Centennial Lodge No. 491 F&AM.

Survivors include his wife, Glenna Sue Cantrell Mullins, of the home; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Gary W. Mullins and Darrell and Charlene Mullins, all of Norton, Va.; one sister, Barbara Kay Mullins, Norton, Va.; special goddaughter, Ashleigh Brooke Duncan; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Evergreen Free Will Baptist Church, Erwin, with the Rev. Harold Blankenship, the Rev. Howard Messer and the Rev. Bernie Jones officiating. Music will be provided by Joshua and Kristie Baer and Sheila Benedetto. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Erwin. Full military graveside rites will be rendered by the Kingsport VFW Post No. 3382.
Jim Brown, Bruce King, Johnny Masters, Johnny Kelley, Clark Griffith, Jason Bridges and Ronnie Tinker will serve as active pallbearers. Bob Grindstaff, Walter Harris, Paul Whitson, David Harris, Warren Dunbar, David True and Rick Honeycutt will serve as honorary pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, John R. 62, 02Mar1940 - 01Nov2002, Erwin, Unicoi, TN, TN-411-62-4745

Blankenship, Lena B. 90, 29Mar1913 - 26Feb2004, Erwin, Unicoi, TN, TN-409-03-2936

Blankenship, Patsy 59, 25Mar1944 - 27Sep2003, Erwin, Unicoi, TN, TN-414-82-5751

Blankenship, Teresa G. 57, 19Feb1949 - 21Feb2006, Erwin, Unicoi, TN, MI-371-54-1542

Blankenship, Vada 88, 03May1919 - 02Jun2007, Unicoi, Unicoi, TN, TN-413-52-4545

 

Union

 

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

Blankenship, Billy R. 64, 30Apr1942 - 01Jul2006, Luttrell, Union, TN, TN-408-66-1553

 

Warren

 

+2001, Rock Island, Warren Co., TN, Obituary

Mountain View, [Spencer, TN.] Friday, 21 Sep 2001, p. 2.

Janie Lee Clendenon Blankenship, 89, of Rock Island passed away Sunday, September 16, 2001. She was born January 1, 1912, in Warren County, the daughter of Harmon Clendenon and Alice Jennings. She was a retired machine operator for Mid-South Funeral Supply and a member of the Corinth Church of Christ.

Services were Tuesday, September 18, 2001, in the High Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Webb Cemetery. Nester Stewart officiated.

Blankenship was preceded in death by two brothers, Charlie Clendenon; Ed Clendenon; sister, Lizzie Johnson Taylor; step-daughter, Audine Dotson; and a step-son, Edwin Blankenship.

Survivors include her son, J. B. Blankenship Jr. of Rock Island; step-daughter, Mamie Prater of McMinnville; two grandchildren, Jim Blankenship III of Belk Community; Donna Villain of NC; three great-grandchildren, Justin Hester; Cody Blankenship;

Alec Villain; and seven step-grandchildren.

High Funeral Home was in chargeof the arrangements.

From: "Don B." <donblank@earthlink.net>

 

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

Blankenship, Wallace D. 75, 24Jun1926 - 04Mar2002, Mc Minnville, Warren, TN, TN-415-30-2215

Blankenship, Janie L. 89, 01Jan1912 - 16Sep2001, Rock Island, Warren, TN, TN-411-16-3264

 

Washington

 

2005, Johnson City, Washington Co., TN, Obituary

http://obitsforlife.com/obituary/241604/Rogers-Carolyn-Jewell.php

Carolyn Jewell Rogers, 65, 2102 Evergreen Drive, Johnson City is now at peace on Tuesday, January 10, 2005. She was freed from her earthly body to join the Lord in Heaven to dance with the angels. She fought a very difficult battle with ALS (Lou Gehrigs Disease) and never complained. Mrs. Rogers was a native and lifelong resident of Washington County,TN. She was born May 3rd, 1940, a daughter of the late Hughie James and Jeanetta Frances Reed Rector.

Mrs. Rogers was a teacher in the Carter County School System at Cloudland High School and Happy Valley High School with thirty eight years of service. After her retirement in 1999 from teaching she worked with her daughter at Bear N Friends Toy Shoppe. During her teaching career and her work at the toy shoppe she was lovingly known by her students, working associates and customers as "Mom. She was a member of Eden United Methodist Church.

Survivors include: her husband of forty five years, Larry Rogers; one son and daughter-in-law, Larry Benjamin and Anna Rogers of Johnson City; one daughter, Debbie Rogers of Johnson City; one grandson, Chad Blankenship of Johnson City; one brother, Jimmy Rector of Jonesborough; two sisters, Joyce Garland of Johnson City and Norma Fawbush of Whitesburg,TN; nephews, Wesley Garland, Wade Garland, James Rector, and Terry Fawbush; nieces, Kathy Fawbush, Alicia Emery, and Eva Rector.

The funeral service for Carolyn Jewell Rogers will be conducted at 8 PM Friday, January 13, 2006 in the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Rev. Clyde Hester will officiate. The graveside service will be conducted at 10 AM Saturday in the Fairview Cemetery in Jonesborough. Active pallbearers will be Wade Garland, Wayne Garland, Dean Rambo, Bill Rambo, Banks Saylor, Clarence "Whitie Lewis, and Justin Layne. Honorary pallbearers will be Wesley Garland, all students, faculty and staff of Happy Valley High School from 1962 to 1999, and all her friends at Bear N Friends Toy Shoppe.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Johnson City, Washington Co., TN, Obituary

http://obitsforlife.com/obituary/241688/Blankenship-Minnie-B.php

Minnie B. Blankenship, 88, 115 Woodlawn Drive, died Saturday, March 25, 2006 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Mrs. Blankenship was a Johnson County native and had lived most of her life in Johnson City. She was born June 1st, 1917, a daughter of the late Floyd Conley Hicks and Sadie Luster White Hicks and was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Glen Blankenship, four brothers and one sister.

Mrs. Blankenship was retired from Empire Furniture. She was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Elk Park, NC.

Mrs. Blankenship was survived by one son, Tommy W. Blankenship, Johnson City; one brother, Eugene Hicks, Jonesborough; two sisters, Edith Shelton and Shirley Tyree both of Johnson City and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service for Mrs. Blankenship will be conducted at 1 PM Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at Washington County Memory Gardens. Reverend Dan Foster will officiate. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Johnson City, Washington Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.heartfeltconnections.net/ViewTribute.aspx?id=11148

Bonnie Mae Blankenship, age 82, of Johnson City, TN, went home to be with her Lord, Saturday, September 30, 2006 at her residence following an extended illness. A lifelong resident of Johnson City, she was the daughter of the late James Oscar and Irene Elizabeth Godsey Blevins. Mrs. Blankenship was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Johnson City, where she was a member of the Circle 2 class. Bonnie was like a scholar when it came to the Bible. She was so strong in her faith, that she was prepared to discuss her faith or your faith at a moments notice. Mrs. Blankenship maintained her friendship with a special group of High School friends for over 50 years, meeting every Thursday for special lunches. She was retired as a supervisor from H.I.S, Johnson City.

Mrs. Blankenship was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Lewis Blankenship who passed away in 1999; and a brother, Charles H. Blevins.

She will be lovingly remembered by her two surviving daughters and son-in-law, Tonya and Jim Thomas, Johnson City and Lori Smith, Johnson City; two grandchildren, Michael Ray Garland, Jr. and Kristy Smith, both of Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

A graveside service will be conducted for Mrs. Blankenship at 1:00 P.M., Tuesday October 3, 2006 at Monte Vista Memorial Park, Johnson City, with Rev. Don Muncie and Rev. Joyce Tackett officiating. Music will be provided by Mr. Lanny Bodkins. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Mary Jane Gibson, Dr. Timothy Smyth, and Grover Burleson. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home Tuesday at 12:30 P.M. to go in procession to the cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Johnson City, Washington Co., TN, Obituary,

www.johnsoncitypress.com

Mrs. Bertie Blankenship, 89, of 2332 Eastside Avenue, Johnson City, died Friday, February 27, 2009, at her residence. She was a native of Embreeville, daughter of the late William N. and Elizabeth Jones Riddle. Bertie was a retired dietetic technician for the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Utah Blankenship in 1994; a daughter, Lillian Blankenship; one infant granddaughter, Patricia Ann; two brothers, Fred and Oscar Riddle; three sisters, Pearl Greer, Magaline Riddle and Pansy Riddle.

Survivors include: a son and daughter-in-law, Buddy and Mary Blankenship of Johnson City; a sister, Bertha Mae Elkins of Burnsville, North Carolina; three grandchildren and theirs spouses, Wanda and Terry Lyons of Jacksonville, Florida, Randy and April Blankenship of Johnson City, Steve and Sara Blankenship of Knoxville; seven great grandchildren, Terry Lyons, Jr., Aaron Lyons and Conley Lyons all of Jacksonville, Florida, Randa Blankenship and Mackenzie Blankenship both of Johnson City, Cody and Jake Blankenship both of Knoxville; two great great grandchildren, Dakota and Savanna Lyons both of Jacksonville, Florida; one sister-in-law, Chris Riddle; several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service is scheduled for Sunday, March 1, 2009, at 8:00 p.m. in the South Chapel of the Morris-Baker Funeral Home under the direction of Rev. Tony Trott and Rev. Kenneth Grindstaff.. A committal service will be conducted on Monday, February 2, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. in the Monte Vista Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2002, Jonesborough, Washington Co., TN, Obituary

http://www.genealogybuff.com/uco/webbbs_config.pl?noframes;read=1351

Inez Ferguson Barr, 93, 1725 Highway 81 North, died at 3:10 a.m. Monday (Jan. 28, 2002) at her home after an extended illness. She was a lifelong resident of Washington County, Tenn. Mrs. Barr was a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Jack Milton Barr (Aug. 15, 1995); three sons, James Elmer Barr, Nashville, (2001), Herbert Benny Barr, Dekalb, Ill., Billy Jack Barr, Johnson City; two daughters, Elsie Ford, Jonesborough, and infant daughter, Edith Barr; two grandchildren, Richard Miller and Donald Dean Barr.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Dorothy) Appleton, La Vergne, Tenn., Mrs. Luther (Martha) Wright, Jonesborough, and Mrs. Harold (Betty) Bailey, Jonesborough, Mrs. Max (Nancy) Christian, Fall Branch, and Mrs. Paul (Carolyn) Gibson, Fall Branch; 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Joe Blankenship, the Rev. Victor Wallace, and the Rev. Joe Baker officiating. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Jonesborough, Washington Co., TN, Obituary

http://obitsforlife.com/obituary/242580/Cretsinger-Raymond.php

Raymond Eugene Gene Cretsinger, 69, of 3637 West Walnut Street, Jonesborough, died Thursday, October 16, 2008 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a native of Washington County, born July 14th, 1939 a son of the late Raymond Eli and Lilly Mae Ayers Cretsinger. Gene was a truck driver in the rock quarry business. He was a member of the Midway Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter Edith Mae Cretsinger and a brother and sister.

Survivors include: his wife, Lydia Blankenship Cretsinger of the home; two sons, David Day of Jonesborough and Steve Day and his wife, Michelle; four daughters and sons-in-law, Gina George and Tony Dale of Morristown, Dawn and James McCray of Gray, Juli Keim of North Carolina and Rose and Denno Holder of Johnson City; a brother and sister-in-law, Garnett Poncho and Debbie Cretsinger of Johnson City; a sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Junior Branam of Johnson City; eleven very special grandchildren, Morgan Little George, Nichole Tootle Britches, Baliegh, Dusty, Amy, Cory, Dylan, Drew, Caleb, Daniel and Eric; four great grandchildren.

A funeral service is scheduled for Sunday, October 19, 2008 at 8:00 p.m. in the South Chapel of the Morris Baker Funeral Home, under the direction of Rev. William Taylor and Rev. Chuck Griffin. A committal service will be conducted on Monday, October 20, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. in the Monte Vista Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be: Ryan Garst, Brian Rector, Cory King, Jay Blankenship, Mickey Onks, Jamie McCray and Mark Mckee.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2007, Telford, Washington Co., TN, Obituary

http://obitsforlife.com/obituary/242196/Woodward-Ida.php

Ida Hurley Woodward, 85, of 126 Lou Fox Drive, Telford, died on Thursday, August 2, 2007 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Panther, West Virginia, born January 25th, 1922 the daughter of the late Kelly and Octavia Deskins Blankenship.

Ida resided in Johnson City since 1972, retired having been a cook for the Veterans Affairs Medical Center and had worked for fourteen years as a clerk for United Oil. She was of the Baptist faith. Ida was a widow of Elmer Hurley who died in Germany during WWII.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by: two daughters, Brenda Eloise Hurley and Judy Shelton; three brothers, William R., Walter F. and Jack L. Blankenship; a sister, Louise Riffee.

Survivors include: a son and daughter-in-law, Gene and Brenda Hurley of Erwin; five daughters and three sons-in-law, Gaynell Taylor of Johnson City, Sandy and Ronnie Reece of Clarksville, Janie and Gary Peters of Telford, Cathy Woodward of Nashville and Patsy Woodward and David Scalf of Jonesborough; a sister, June Greene of Cinncinnatti, Ohio; nine grandchildren, Terry A. Taylor, Tambra Cole, Rhonda Reece, John Shelton, Joel David Shelton, Keith Kennedy, Jason Peters, Shannon Peters and Serena Scalf; seven great grandchildren, Brittney Taylor, Shasta Lynch, Brooke Shelton, Jasmine, Jaleessa and Jordan Kennedy, Devon Peters (Old Mamaw); several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service is scheduled for Sunday, August 5, 2007 at 8:00 p.m. in the North Chapel of the Morris-Baker Funeral Home, under the direction of Rev. Billy Deskins. A committal service will be conducted on Monday, August 6, 2007 in the Mountain Home National Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. Active pallbearers will be: Joel David Shelton, Terry Taylor, Keith Kennedy, Jason Peters, Shaun Street, and Gary Peters.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Johnson City , Washington Co., TN, Mountain Home Nat. Cem.,

P.O. Box 8 VA Medical Center Zip 37684 TX (423) 979-3535

Blankenship, Henry L. PFC USMC, b. 05/07/1932, DOD 12/17/2001, Sec. MM R-11 #30, K

Blankenship, Clarence E. A2C USAF, PFC USA, b. 03/09/1927, DOD 12/14/2004, Sec. RR #524, WWII, K,

From: Don Blankenship donblank(at)earthlink.net

 

Jonesborough, Washington Co., TN, Vincent Methodist Church Cem.,

Located at 877 Mayberry Rd.,.

Blankenship, Homer 1931- 2002

Blankenship, Justin Charles 1928-2003

 

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

Blankenship, Homer 71, 25Sep1931 - 23Dec2002, Jonesborough, Washington, TN, TN-414-70-3520

Blankenship, Myrtle P. 86, 11Nov1920 - 05Feb2007, Jonesborough, Washington, TN, TN-413-38-7803

Blankenship, Belva L. 89, 17Nov1919 - 21Nov2008, Johnson City, Washington, TN, TN-408-32-2656

Blankenship, Bertie 89, 08Nov1919 - 27Feb2009, Johnson City, Washington, TN, TN-409-56-5972

Roberta Riddle Wife of Utah Blankenship

Blankenship, Bonnie M. 16, Jun1924 - 30Sep2006, Johnson City, Washington, TN, TN-412-28-5170

Blankenship, Glen 74, 12Dec1925 - 16Feb2000, Johnson City, Washington, TN, TN-414-44-2037

Blankenship, Margaret 93, 13Aug1915 - 11Dec2008, Johnson City, Washington, TN, IL-332-36-7449

Blankenship, Minnie B. 88, 01Jun1917 - 25Mar2006, Johnson City, Washington, TN, NC-245-24-9106

Blankenship, Ruby E. 83, 05Nov1921 - 15Sep2005, Johnson City, Washington, TN, TN-410-28-4674

Blankenship, Clarence E. 77, 10Mar1927 - 14Dec2004, Telford, Washington, TN, FL-262-32-5771

Blankenship, Margaret L. 65, 22Mar1940 - 13Jan2006, Telford, Washington, TN, TN-413-62-7359

 

Weakley

 

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

Blankenship, Roy V. 70, 22May1929 - 07Mar2000, Gleason, Weakley, TN, TN-411-38-9655

 

Williamson

 

2009, Franklin, Williamson Co., TN, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - April 17, 2009

Dora E. Mullins, 86, of the Claiborne and Hughes Health Center in Franklin, Tenn., formerly of Princeton and Welch died on Thursday, April 16, 2009 after a long illness. Born October 1, 1922 in Asco, she was the daughter of the late Aldie Bishop and Elizabeth England Bishop.

She was educated, married and lived in McDowell County before moving to Grants, N.M. for five years. She worked in food services, retail sales, hospital patient care and as a domestic engineer. She moved to Princeton in 1975 and attended the Princeton Church of God. In 2000, she lived briefly in Raven, Va. with the Wilma Ward family before settling in Franklin, Tenn. with her daughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Morris K. Mullins; sister, Madeline Bishop; and brother-in-law, Herman Blankenship .

Survivors include son, Lyle K. Mullins of Acworth, Ga.; daughter, Glenna D. Nesmith of Franklin, Tenn.; brothers, Ralph Bishop of Bristol, Va., Everett Bishop of Albany, Ky.; sister, Marie "Gladys" Blankenship of Midway; grandsons, TSgt. Chris Nesmith of Okinawa, Japan and Jason Mullins of Eagle, Idaho; granddaughter, Christina Nesmith of Hughesville, Md.; and three nieces; and six nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 20, 2009 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with the Reverend Randy Webb officiating accompanied by the gospel singers, the Kwen Mountain Boys, Wilma Compton and Debbie Ward. Burial will follow in the Grandview Memory Garden on the Bluefield-Tazewell Road, Bluefield, Va.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Pauline W. 86, 23Feb1922 - 08Mar2008, Brentwood, Williamson, TN, TN-415-18-9284

Blankenship, Dorothy K. 81, 28Nov1927 - 21Apr2009, Franklin, Williamson, TN, TN-409-42-0648

 

Wilson

 

+2006, Lebanon, Wilson Co., TN, Obituary

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

Nelson Bryan Blankenship Sr., 96, of Lebanon, Tenn., formerly of Bowling Green, died at 7 p.m. Oct. 25, 2006, at University Medical Center in Lebanon. The Cainsville, Tenn., native was a retired medical technologist and owner of Physicians Laboratory in Bowling Green. He attended First Christian Church in Bowling Green. He was a son of the late Clarence Preston Blankenship and Willie Bryan Blankenship.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Maurine Blankenship Rowland; his first wife, Selma Olene Travis Blankenship; and his second wife, Ethel Browning Downing Blankenship.

Funeral is at 11 a.m. Saturday at J. C. Kirby & Son Funeral Home, Lovers Lane chapel, with burial in Fairview No. 2 Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Nelson Blankenship Jr., of Maitland, Fla., and Hughie Blankenship and his wife, Cheryl, of Bowling Green; a step daughter, Ann Downing Hocker of Bowling Green; four grandchildren, Kevin Blankenship and his wife, Neeka, of Franklin, Tenn., Scott Blankenship and his wife, Tracy, of Bowling Green, Lee Blankenship of Sandy Plains, Ga., and Jennifer Blankenship Dunbar and her husband, Chad, of Longwood, Fla.; six great-grandchildren; and a longtime companion, Lucille Orth of Donaldson, Tenn.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Keith 49, 12Aug1956 - 27May2006, Lebanon, Wilson, TN, TN-410-96-2018

Blankenship, N. B. 96, 26Jun1910 - 25Oct2006, Lebanon, Wilson, TN, KY-404-24-2146

Blankenship, Jon R. 67, 19Feb1937 - 03Jul2004, Mount Juliet, Wilson, TN, TN-415-56-9493

Blankenship, Vicie 89, 11Sep1914 - 27Oct2003, Watertown, Wilson, TN, VA-235-88-7377