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


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

Blankenship, Allen Gene 56, 03Nov1952 - 22Apr2009, (Texas), KY-406-74-7659

Blankenship, Alan Wayne 38, 10Oct1970 - 08Nov2008, (Texas), CA-565-37-8260

Blankenship, Beverly 55, 05Dec1946 - 26Jan2002, (72), TX-453-78-7847

Blankenship, Beverly A. 60, 11Jun1943 - 19Apr2004, (72), TX-455-68-3539

Blankenship, Bobby Dale 48, 16Sep1960 - 03May2009, (Texas), TX-461-23-6729

Blankenship, Bobby R. 57, 05May1946 - 06Jan2004, (72), TX-453-72-9884

Blankenship, Charles R. 39, 14Nov1961 - 15Jun2001, (72), TX-465-35-5169

Blankenship, Clarence 73, 25Mar1926 - 04Jan2000, 00000 (PE), TX-464-32-6109

Blankenship, Connor N. 02, 07May1997 - 20Apr2000, (72), TX-632-58-0676

Blankenship, Cynthia Ann 50, 15Mar1959 - 25Dec2009, (Texas), TX-456-21-1912

Blankenship, David Dewayne 62, 31Jul1944 - 25Mar2007, (Texas), TX-456-70-1397

Blakenship, Edel V. 59-60, 24Feb1940 - 18Feb2000, (72), TX-459-80-0047

Blankenship, Edna Gertrude 100, 05Aug1908 - 14Apr2009, (Texas), TX-467-54-3797

Blankenship, Martha Elizabeth 84, 20Oct1923 - 22May2008, (Texas), NM-525-28-5840

Blankenship, Emma Ruth 87, 25Oct1921 - 03Feb2009, (Texas) VA-227-22-9373

Blankenship, Erin M. 15, 05Jun1984 - 08Jan2000, (72), TX-458-73-7208

Blankinship, Frances M. 22, 28Jun1979 - 17Mar2002, (72), TX-467-51-3215

Blankinship, Glenda J. 60, 23Oct1942 - 05Jun2003, (72), TX-459-70-8489

Blankenship, James A. 17, 04Aug1983 - 05Oct2000, (72), TX-451-91-5483

Blankenship, James F. 02, 15Mar2002 - 24Mar2004, (72), TX-643-80-2461

Blankenship, Jerry D. 59, 31Jul1945 - 30Apr2005, (72), TX-457-72-0619

Blankenship, John Charles 52, 13Jun1956 - 29Nov2008, (Texas), TX-466-11-1817

Blankenship, John Edward 90, 08Nov1916 - 07Jun2007, 76210 (Texas), TX-452-01-9423

Blankinship, Johnny Mark 53, 07May1956 - 19Aug2009, (Texas), OK-447-56-4965

Blankenship, Justin 19, 13Apr1989 - 27May2008, (Texas), TX-631-22-6204

Blankenship, Keith Dale 59, 28Nov1949 - 12Jul2009, (Texas), TX-461-19-6919

Blankenship, Kenneth J. 59, 16Mar1947 - 14Jan2007, (FO), TX-459-78-0831

Blankenship, Kerry J. 42, 14Nov1959 - 20May2002, (72), TX-458-29-9962

Blankinship, Kimberly M. 04, 17Dec1997 - 17Mar2002, (72), TX-632-60-3512

Blankenship, Kyle Lee 26, 17Jun1982 - 10May2009, (Texas), TX-451-81-0779

Blankenship, Larry W. 22, 12Jan1984 - 30Jun2006, (72), TX-452-73-4785

Blankenship, Leonard R. 60, 11Jan1944 - 07Oct2004, (72), TX-462-68-9311

Blankenship, Maynard Alfred 81, 26Jan1925 - 01Feb2006, (Texas), TX-451-12-0613

Blankinship, Monroe Edward 61, 27Jun1947 - 09May2009, (Texas), TX-459-74-9043

Blankenship, Naomi Sue Nelson 82, 09Feb1925 - 06May2007, (Texas), TX-457-30-8306

Blankenship, Nathan D. 05, 20Aug1997 - 26Apr2003, (72), TX-636-58-8719

Blankenship, R. D. 44, 16Aug1955 - ??Mar2000, (PE), TX-449-06-1534

Blankenship, Raymond B. 35, 28Dec1964 - 09Dec2000, (72), TX-451-47-0831

Blankinship, Robert Stephen 63, 30Aug1946 - 22Sep2009, (Texas), TX-455-74-7116

Blankenship, Ruth Estelle 79, 05Jun1926 - 14Apr2006, 75071 (Texas), TX-464-86-5460

Blankenship, Stephen G. 51, 06Jun1951 - 14Jul2002, (72), TX-450-94-5178

Blankenship, Steven Mark 40, 20Jul1968 - 05Jul2009, (Texas), TX-465-67-6846

Blankenship, Susan Dianne 61, 19Oct1948 - 06Dec2009, (Texas), TX-457-84-8182

Blankenship, Thomas W. 51, 29Dec1953 - 27Nov2005, (72), TX-449-04-0070

Blankenship, Travis Rayford 87, 28May1918 - 19Apr2006, (Texas), TX-451-28-4145

Blankenship, Travys Glenn 46, 20Jul1960 - 23Mar2007, (Texas), TX-467-19-0521

Blankenship, William Andrew 39, 05Jun1970 - 13Jun2009, (Texas), TX-449-67-2881




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

Blankenship, Edward E. 78, 06Dec1922 - 19Oct2001, Palestine, Anderson, TX, TX-463-16-6557



2009, Lufkin, Angelina Co., TX, Obituary


Funeral services for Charles D. Blankenship were held Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Home. Mr. Blankenship died at home on Friday, Oct. 2, at the age of 82. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margarette Blankenship and his grandson, Derrick Anderson.

He is survived by children, Lynda Blankenship, Fran Kenner and Roy and Coy Blankenship; grandchildren, Vance and John Wilkerson, Holly and Audrey Blankenship, Corey, Betsy and Katelyn Blankenship and Bill Bolling, and five great-grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


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

Blankenship, Hazel Lee 82, 14Nov1924 - 11Jan2007, Lufkin, Angelina, TX, LA-435-28-1719




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

Blankenship, Elizabeth V. 90, 31Jan1918 - 03Jul2008, Holliday, Archer, TX, TX-451-34-5154

Blankenship, Jesse Willard 90, 01Nov1917 - 29May2008, Holliday, Archer, TX, TX-465-16-0232




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

Blankenship, Aaron E. 84, 28Oct1915 - 30Jul2000, Pleasanton, Atascosa, TX, TX-466-58-4857

Blankenship, S. L. 85, 26Mar1914 - 27Jan2000, Campbellton, Atascosa, TX, TX-455-16-3010




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

Blankenship, J. C. 92, 22Sep1911 - 06Dec2003, Cat Spring, Austin, TX, TX-451-14-0120




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

Blankenship, Joan 75, 15May1933 - 28Dec2008, Bandera, Bandera, TX, MD-213-30-8844




2001, Seymour, Baylor Co., TX, Obituary


Seymour resident, Bruce Bailey, age 81, passed from this life on Thursday, August 30, 2001, at the Hospice of Wichita Falls. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 2, 2001, at the Seymour Church of Christ with Scotte Clark and A.B. Martin officiating. Interment was in the Riverview Cemetery under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home, with Military Graveside Rites conducted by VFW Post #7871.

Mr. Bailey was born in Knox County, near the community of Red Springs, on December 13, 1919, to C.C. and Ruth Bailey, one of thirteen children. He married Thelma Blankenship on May 15, 1941, in Westover, Texas. He was a veteran of World War II, having served as a machine gunner in the 304th Infantry in the European Theatre. He was a recipient of the Medal of Valor, and had been a member of the VFW for 35 years. Mr. Bailey retired in 1982 from Purolator Courier Services. He was a member of the Seymour Church of Christ.

Mr. Bailey was preceded in death by one son, Robert Bruce Bailey in 1951; by five brothers, seven sisters and his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Thelma of the home; one sister-in-law, Linda Blankenship of the home; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Harold and Faye Stewart of Olney, Texas; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Thelbert and Peggy Blankenship of Wichita Falls, Texas; and three sisters-in-law, Dorothy Bailey of Loveland, Colorado, Lori Bailey of Longmont, Colorado, and Juanita Bailey of Butte, Montana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Serving as pallbearers were Boyd Bailey, Chris Bailey, Ronnie Bailey, Chris Key, Bob Robinson, and Perry Hudson.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2001, Seymour, Baylor Co., TX, Obituary


Ellie V. Brom, age 88, passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2001, at Just Like Home in Seymour, Texas. Christian Wake services were held at 7 p.m. Friday, October 19, 2001, at the Seymour Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass was said at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 20, 2001, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Friar Richard Eldredge, Pastor officiating. Interment was in the Megargel Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home.

Ellie Violet Newsome was born November 27, 1912, to Robert (Bob) and Ella (Blair) Newsome, near Marquez, in Leon County, Texas. Her mother died in childbirth, and her father took her at one week of age to his sister, Lee (Newsome) Blankenship, and her husband, J. P. (Pat) Blankenship in Baylor County, Texas. She was adopted into the family of Pat Blankenship and was loved as one of their own children.
Ellie attended school at Hashknife, B.Y. and other small schools in the Round Timber-Westover area of Baylor County. She graduated from Westover High School in 1933.

On October 3, 1933, she married Adolph Brom in Megargel, Texas. He preceded her in death on September 13, 1981. Ellie and Adolph farmed their place southwest of Westover all their life, and she was a full partner in all they did, helping in every area of the farm work. After her husband's death, Ellie moved to Seymour where she lived until her death.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her siblings, Raymond Newsome, Margaret Mitchell and Lois Edwards; by her adopted parents, J. P. and Martha Lee Blankenship; by her adopted siblings, Lawrence Blankenship, Minnie Bench, Bessie Tucker, Albert Blankenship and Ross Blankenship.

She is survived by one sister, Geraldean Goldstein of Dallas, Texas; by one brother-in-law, Jim Brom of Megargel, Texas; and by her nieces and nephews, Billy Bench of Plainview, Texas, Ann Smith of Winnsboro, Texas, Pat Blankenship of Adrian, Texas, Jerry Tucker of Wichita Falls, Texas, Beth Dortch of Morse, Texas, Sonny Blankenship of Morse, Texas, Eschol Blankenship of Spearman, Texas, John Michael Blankenship of Amarillo, Texas, Efton Edwards of Arlington, Texas, Dr. Mike Goldstein of Dallas, Texas, and Pat Newsome of Corsicana, Texas.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


+2007, Seymour, Baylor Co., TX, Obituary


Dorothea Blankenship Jameson, 86, passed away Monday Oct. 8, 2007 in Grapevine, Texas. Funeral services 2 p.m. Thursday at the Seymour Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. Sammy Elliott, pastor of First Baptist Church, Seymour, officiating. Interment in the Masonic Cemetery under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home.

Mrs. Jameson was born Feb. 20, 1921, in Red Springs, Texas, to R. B. and Lillian McCord Blankenship. She married Neal Ward Jameson on Sept. 18, 1944 in Tulsa, Okla., and he preceded her in death on June 25, 2001. She was an elementary school guidance counselor and a member of the Highland Park Presbyterian Church. She was also a member of Fidelis Nu, Alpha Delta Kappa Chapter.

Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Rezaie of Houston, Texas and Shirley DiOrio of Roanoke, Texas; a son, Neal Jameson, Jr. of Richardson, Texas; grandchildren, Tracy Beeson, Kenneth Jameson and Ryan O'Connell; great-grandchildren, Audra Beeson, Austin O'Connell and Noah Jameson; and a sister, Patsy Hanna of Wichita Falls, Texas.

She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Neal Jameson III, and a brother, Royce Blankenship.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


+2009, Seymour, Baylor Co., TX, Obituary


Edna Gertrude Edwards Blankenship, age 100, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2009, in Seymour, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 17, 2009, at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Sammy Elliott, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Woodmen of the World Cemetery under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home.

Mrs. Blankenship was born August 5, 1908, in Monroe, Louisiana. She originally came to Texas in a covered wagon, and she and her family moved to Cache Creek, Baylor County, when she was five years old. She married James Alfred Blankenship on October 24, 1925, and they purchased their farm in 1942. She taught Sunday School for 49 years and worked in the church nursery for 20 years. She also worked at the Seymour Schools cafeterias for many years. She was crowned Seymours Old Settlers Queen in 2000.

She is survived by her children, Yvonne Whitworth and husband, Don of Seymour, Texas, and Ed Blankenship and wife, Peggy of Seymour, Texas; by one brother, Gaines Edwards and wife, Edna of Seymour, Texas; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Alfred Blankenship on April 8, 1965; and by her son, James Harland Blankenship.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


+2009, Seymour, Baylor Co., TX, Obituary


Patsy Nell Hanna, age 76, passed away Tuesday at the Hospice of Wichita Falls. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 22, 2009, at the First Baptist Church in Seymour, with Dr. Sammy Elliott, pastor, and A.B. Martin, officiating. Interment will be in the Masonic Cemetery under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hanna was born February 19, 1933, in Seymour, Texas, to R.B. and Lillian McCord Blankenship. She attended school in Seymour and graduated from Seymour High School in 1950. She married Bobby Ray Hanna on December 22, 1953, in Seymour, Texas. He preceded her in death November 21, 2002. After graduation from high school she began work for GTE as an operator, later moving into the business office, where she worked until retiring in 1988. She then worked for the City of Seymour as Administrative Clerk from 1988-1999. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Seymour, the Saturday Bridge Club, AARP, Ladies Auxilliary to the VFW; the Order of the Eastern Star, and the Tuesday evening Ladies DQ Bunch.

She is survived by one daughter, Karen Robinson; and one grandson, Tres Robinson of Wichita Falls.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; by one son, Keith Allen Hanna on Sept. 4, 1973; by a brother, Royce Blankenship; and by a sister, Dorothea Jameson.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


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

Blankenship, Cleo L. 80, 18Jul1922 - 06Jun2003, Seymour, Baylor, TX, TX-455-22-5979

Blankenship, Linda G. 59, 14Nov1941 - 10Oct2001, Seymour, Baylor, TX, TX-456-21-4871




2004 Lake Belton, Bell Co., TX,


Beloved mother, sister and wife, Beverly Ann Hill Blankenship was called home by our Lord on April 19, 2004.

Services will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, in the OakCrest Funeral Home Chapel. Her nephews, Pastors David Booker and Brett Spivey will officiate. Burial will be in Waco Memorial Park North. Pallbearers will be David Booker, Michael Booker, Mike Hill, Brett Spivey, Darrell Blankenship and John Blankenship.

Beverly was born June 11, 1943, in Waco to Sam and Opal (Bridges) Hill. She graduated from Waco High School. She worked for 25 years at Central Forwarding (later called Central Transportation System) as the Executive Secretary and Human Resource Manager.

She married Clyde W. Blankenship on June 4, 1977, in Robinson. They made their home in Hewitt for over 20 years where she active in the community and served on the Hewitt Park Board. In 1996, Beverly and Clyde embarked on their adventure of RV full-timing and spending time traveling throughout the United States. In 1998, they built a home at Lake Belton.

Beverly is remembered for leaving a trail of hand-painted "ladybug" rocks everywhere she visited, making friends easily and planting those friendships in deep soil, her love of flowers and exploring new places, and most of all for her ability in finding the fun and laughter in unexpected places and times, which will be terribly missed by all her loved ones.

Beverly was preceded in death by her parents, Sam Morris and Opal Irene Hill.

Beverly is survived by her husband of 26 years, Clyde W. Blankenship; son, Mark Darrell Stahr and his wife, Isela Stahr of San Jose, California; daughter, Staci Amanda Stahr of San Marcos, Texas; grandson, Brandon Stahr; stepson John Blankenship and his wife Shirley of Eddy, TX ; stepson, Darrell Blankenship of Waco; sister Sue Spivey and husband Charles of Lake Belton, TX; sister Cathy Lawless of Waco; brother Mike Hill of Deer Park, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews.


+2001, Temple, Bell Co., TX, Obituary

http://web.reporternews.com/1998/2001/obits/0501.html , Tuesday, May 1, 2001

Travis Blankenship, 76, died Sunday, April 29, 2001, at Scott & White Hospital in Temple after a long battle with lung disease. Services are 4:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 2, 2001, at Lawn Baptist Church with the Reverend Price Mathieson officiating. Burial will be in McBee Cemetery directed by Fry-Bartlett Funeral Home in Tuscola.

Mr. Blankenship was born to Roy Lee Blankenship and Rena Mae Arnold Blankenship in Lawn on July 19, 1924. Travis served in World War II. After the war he worked in the oil business as a contract pumper for 50 years. He moved to Abilene in 1977 and to Temple in 1993. He will be remembered as being jolly, genuine, and generous.

Travis was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Mae Blankenship; one brother, Durwood "Butch" Blankenship; one nephew, James Rickey Blankenship; and one great-nephew, James Andrew Blankenship.

Survivors include three daughters, Kate Lawson of Austin, Nancy Hoppenworth of Oklahoma, and Brenda Stirman of Lewisville; one son, Arnold Blankenship of North Carolina; two nephews, Nickey Blankenship of Caldwell and Danny Blankenship of Abilene; thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandson.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


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

Blankenship, Alice V. 73, 04Oct1931 - 13Feb2005, Belton, Bell, TX, TX-462-68-6706

Blankenship, Ernest 80, 06Aug1923 - 12Jul2004, Belton, Bell, TX, TX-454-21-5579

Blankenship, Willis E. 74, 12Mar1930 - 22Oct2004, Belton, Bell, TX, TX-464-42-2781

Blankinship, Charles E. 72, 14Mar1932 - 24Jan2005, Killeen, Bell, TX, TN-408-46-7600

Blankenship, Margaret Martha 90, 25Aug1915 - 01May2006, Temple, Bell, TX, TX-460-66-2660

Blankenship, Mildred G. 92, 30Sep1907 - 23Jul2000, Temple, Bell, TX, TX-465-82-4706

Blankenship, Roy 93, 25Jun1911 - 26Jun2004, Temple, Bell, TX, TX-465-01-6702



2000, San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX, Obituary

Daily News (Bowling Green, KY) - February 25, 2000

Charles William Sledge, 58, of San Antonio, formerly of Scottsville, Ky., died Feb. 23, 2000, in San Antonio. The Allen County, Ky., native was a retired Air Force veteran. He was a son of the late Johncy Sledge and Lorene Tabor Sledge.

Funeral was today at Oak Hills Mortuary Chapel with burial in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Alice Jean Yates Sledge; two daughters, Ginger Boggs of Wimberley and Kim Sledge of San Antonio; five sisters, Joyce Mansfield, Jolene Cooper and Mary Ann Conner, all of Scottsville, Nanci Meador of Louisville, Ky., and Reva Blankenship of Franklin, Ky.; a brother, Thomas Nolan Sledge of Scottsville; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

[SSDI, 03Feb1943 - 23Feb2000]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2002, San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX, Funeral

www.natchezdemocrat.com , Wednesday, July 17, 2002

Lt. Col. Billy French Blankenship, USAF, 9:30 a.m., Porter Loring Mortuary Chapel, San Antonio.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


+2013, San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX, Obituary


Lt. Col. Billy French Blankenship, March 13, 1927 - July 12, 2002

Lt. Col Billy French Blankenship, USAF (Ret.) age 75 of San Antonio, TX, previously of Natchez, MS, went to be with the Lord Friday, July 12, 2002 in San Antonio. He was the son of Offa Allen Blankenship, Pearle Jones McIntosh and Lane McIntosh.

Lt. Col. Blankenship served as a Fire Fighter in the Navy Seabees during World War II and a pilot in the USAF until his retirement. After his military career, he worked with McIntosh Blankenship Confectionery Brokerage prior to his employment as the Superintendent of the Water and Sewer Department for the City of Natchez, from which he retired.

His parents preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Marguerite; daughters, Teresa (Terri) B. Reed and husband Major Steven N. Reed, San Antonio; Denise K. Blankenship, Kansas City, MO; son, Richard L. Blankenship, Houston; special daughter, Brenda Savage Kansas City; grandsons, D. Russell Atwell, Jr. Kansas City, Steven B. Reed, San Antonio, Aaron Michael Blankenship and his mother Adriene, Houston; granddaughter, Amy M. Reed, San Antonio; sisters, Betty M. Milton and her husband Earl, Dallas and Peggy B. Patton and her husband Dearl, Elmore, AL; brother Johnnie A. Blankenship and his wife Verbie Alexander City, AL; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be held, July 16, 2002, at 01:30 PM at Porter Loring Mortuary, 1101 McCullough Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78212, 210.227.8221; Porter Loring Mortuary Chapel, Wednesday ・9:30 AM. The Rev. Elton Brown and the Rev. Merle Waters officiating. Interment with full military honors in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio. Pallbearers will be his sons, grandsons and Charles Wright, Brian Sotak and Brenda Savage

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


+2003, San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX, Obituary


James Glenn Blankenship born August 4, 1910 in Monette, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 9, 2003 at the age of 92. Jim played drums for over 50 years on the local and national music scene. He pursued his dreams from Chicago to Las Vegas until finally settling in San Antonio where he supplemented his music career as a VIA bus driver.

He is preceded in death by his wife Myrtle Martha Blankenship.

Survivors include his sister Louise Chrisco of Black Oak, AR and numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family.

Funeral Service will be conducted 12:30 pm Thursday, February 13, 2003 at Roy Akers Funeral Chapels, 515 N. Main Avenue. Interment will follow in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.


2003, San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX, Obituary

Lincoln Journal Star (NE) - December 24, 2003

Dr. Richard H. Oldfather, 74, San Antonio, died Monday (12/22/03). He was a member of the University Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder and president of the Board of Ramparts. Dr. Oldfather was an active member and past president of the San Antonio District Dental Society. He was an active supporter of Boysville. He was also active in the Children's Habilitation Center. Dr. Oldfather practiced orthodontics in San Antonio for more than 23 years. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1953 to 1955, stationed at Kelly Air Force Base and Tokyo, Japan.

Survivors: wife, Jan; daughter, Anne Blankenship and husband John, Tampico, Mexico; sons, Michael and wife Valerie, Boerne, Texas, Thomas and wife Maritza, San Antonio; grandchildren, Sarah Blankenship , Samuel Blankenship , Eric Oldfather, Matthew Oldfather; brother, Alan and wife Germaine; sister-in-law, Diane H. Oldfather; numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by parents, Harold and Marcia Oldfather; brother, Charles.

Graveside service: 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Mission Burial Park North. Memorial service: 3 p.m. Saturday, University Presbyterian Church, San Antonio. The Rev. Elizabeth McGregor Simons.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2004, San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX, Obituary


MSGT. Raymond L. (Buddy) Bruce, 66, died Tuesday, June 1, 2004 in San Antonio.
Born in Muhlenberg County, March 5, 1938, to the late Edgar Leon Bruce and Ruth (Dukes) Bruce, he was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to all whom he met.

He served in the USAF for 22 years in such locations as Japan, Philippines, Italy and Thailand before retiring from Randolph AFB in San Antonio, TX. He continued to work for the US Postal Service and retired in 2002. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Charles Bruce.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Martha Bruce; his mother, Ruth (Dukes) Bruce; a son, Ray (Cecilia) Bruce Jr.; four sisters, Doris Piper, Patsy Leach, Linda Sosa and Sandra Blankenship; two brothers, Michael and Billy Bruce; two grandchildren, Julia and Faith; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 9:45 a.m. June 7 at Northwood Presbyterian Church. Burial followed at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with full military honors.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


+2005, San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX, Obituary


Joy Elaine Martin, 47, of San Antonio, Texas died in Olney, [Young Co.,] Texas.

She and Benjamin Farmer Moore were married in March 1979 at Munday, Texas. She was a homemaker. She moved to San Antonio from Medical Lake, Washington in June 2004. She was preceded in death by her mother in 2001.

Survived by her husband; one daughter - Brandi Moore of Seattle, Washington; her father - Dorse Blankenship of Olney; one sister - Tina White and husband Brian of Fort Worth.


San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX, Ft. Sam Houston Nat. Cem., Burial

1520 Harry Wurzbach Road, Zip 78209, TX (210) 820-3891

Blankenship, Robert L. SFC USA, b.03/29/1926, DOD11/16/2001, Sec. 9 #832, WWII, K, V

Blankenship, Billy French Lt Col USAF, S1USN, b. 03/13/1927, DOD 07/12/2002, Sec. 39 # 618, WWII, K, V,

Blankenship, James G. PFC USA, b. 08/04/1910, DOD 02/09/2003, Sec. 18 #166, WWII

Blankenship, Selima Mae b.09/08/1917, DOD06/12/2004, Sec. 4 #45

Wife of Blankenship, Charles H. Maj USAF

From: Don Blankenship donblank(at)earthlink.net


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

Blankenship, Alan W. 76, 28Jul1928 - 08Apr2005, San Antonio, Bexar, TX, SC-248-40-4840

Blankenship, Alice Tillie 59, 28Apr1950 - 20Jul2009, San Antonio, Bexar, TX, TX-451-98-0798

Blankenship, Billy F. 75, 13Mar1927 - 12Jul2002, San Antonio, Bexar, TX, AL-423-22-2780

Blankenship, Edgar Paige 90, 01Jan1918 - 08Mar2008, San Antonio, Bexar, TX, TX-453-26-8400

Blankenship, Edna M. 71, 03Mar1931 - 16May2002, San Antonio, Bexar, TX, CA-571-36-5691

Blankenship, Jutta G. 65, 27Nov1941 - 26Oct2007, San Antonio, Bexar, TX, TX-463-98-1923

Blankenship, R. E. 74, 22Aug1928 - 12Jul2003, San Antonio, Bexar, TX, TX-450-38-2215

Blankenship, Ruby 90, 30Dec1911 - 26Feb2002, San Antonio, Bexar, TX, CA-562-05-3290

Blankenship, Selima R. 86, 08Sep1917 - 12Jun2004, San Antonio, Bexar, TX, LA-437-03-8468

Blankinship, Sherry L. 63, 04Aug1941 - 16Jan2005, San Antonio, Bexar, TX), KS-510-42-7129

Blankenship, Hubert E. 70, 31Jan1933 - 10Aug2003, Somerset, Bexar, TX, KY-402-42-5964



2004, Blanco, Blanco Co., TX, Obituary


Wesley F. Blankenship, San Antonio native and Austin resident, went to be with the Lord February 24, 2004, having fought a brave battle against cancer.

He is survived by his loving soul-mate and wife, Cyndi Blankenship; his four children: Wesley F. Blankenship Jr. and wife Kathy of Houston; Keith C. Blankenship and wife Ann Marie of Palos Verdes Estates, CA; Bret A. Blankenship and wife Sue of Coppell; and Karen Blankenship of Addison; sisters, Janice Caldwell and husband Robert of San Antonio; and Patricia Krisak and husband Mike of Helotes; brothers, Floyd F. Blankenship Jr. and wife Sandy of Spring, and Michael D. Blankenship and wife Linda of Oklahoma City, OK; seven grandchildren, stepmother Dorothy Blankenship of San Antonio; seven nieces and nephews and numerous friends throughout the country.

Wes graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in geology in 1957. He was a longtime executive vice president of the Coastal Corp. and was known and respected in the oil and gas industry. He loved life and lived it to the fullest, traveling often and extensively, making friends and having a good time along the way.

He especially enjoyed the mountains of Colorado and beaches around the world. In quieter moments, he enjoyed the peace and solitude of his ranch in Blanco, where he raised Boer goats and miniature donkeys.

A memorial service will be held at the Blanco United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 339, Blanco, 78606, Saturday, March 6, at 3 p.m.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com



2003, Maud, Bowie Co., TX, Obituary


08/13/2003, 12:00 am  

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Betty L. Croyts, 70, of Maud, Texas, formerly of Streator, died at 7:33 a.m. Monday, Aug. 11, 2003, at her home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Church. Monsignor John J. Prendergast will be the celebrant. Music will be provided by the Resurrection Choir under the direction of organist Paula Rosenbaum. Server for Mass will be her great nephew William Essman. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandson, Jaymi Blankenship; great granddaughter, Ashley Campbell; great-grandson, Brett Campbell; great nephews, Justin Artman, Danny Essman Jr. and William F. Pleskovitch. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews David, Jim, and Russell Artman; and great-nephews Curtis and Keith Helms.

Born Oct. 3, 1932, in Streator, she was the daughter of Frederick and Bernice M. (Ritter) Wultzen.

Surviving are daughters, Karen M. (Mrs. Terry) Burton of Maud, Texas; Donna (Mrs. Clifton) Hayes of Seward, Alaska; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a sister, Georgia Bohannon of Dwight; and a brother William Wultzen of Streator.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughters, Luann Keibock, Kathy Kratzner and Nettie Wultzen; stepfather, Hewitt Baker; a sister, Nettie Hodel; a brother, Kenneth Wulzen; and a great-grandson.

She was raised in Streator, having lived in Bloomington, Washington and Joliet, and Alaska, before moving to Texas two years ago. She worked as a hotel clerk in Alaska. She belonged to the Lions Club and the American Legion Auxiliary in Seward, Alaska.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


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

Blankenship, Charlotte A. 73, 26May1928 - 11Aug2001, Texarkana, Bowie, TX, AR-431-32-1921

Blankenship, Marcellus V. 75, 26Feb1925 - 21Apr2000, Texarkana, Bowie, TX, NM-525-30-9646

Blankenship, Margaret W. 98, 17May1907 - 31Jul2005, Texarkana, Bowie, TX, TX-450-17-0236

Blankenship, Richard L. 72, 30May1928 - 08Nov2000, Texarkana, Bowie, TX, AR-430-44-8277

Blankenship, Roy T. 91, 31May1909 - 14Mar2001, Texarkana, Bowie, TX, TX-457-16-9464




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

Blankenship, Lura Imogene 79, 28Dec1926 - 18Feb2006, Angleton, Brazoria, TX, AL-424-26-9872




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

Blankenship, Clifford 70, 06Jan1933 - 03Aug2003, Bryan, Brazos, TX, MO-499-32-6331



+2007, Quitaque, Briscoe Co., TX, Obituary


Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Sunday, November 25, 2007

Bruce "Pete" Blankenship of Quitaque died Friday, Nov. 23, 2007. Services are Monday, Nov. 26, 2007, at 10:30 a.m., at the First Methodist Church in Quitaque, with Brother Steve Ulrey officiating and Brother John Dorn assisting. Burial will follow in Resthaven Cemetery under the direction of Myers-Chancellor Funeral Home.

Pete was born Feb. 11, 1920, in Erath County, to John and Edna Price Blankenship. He married Inetha Chandler Jan. 13, 1949, in Whiteface. Pete was a veteran of World War II receiving many decorations and citations. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

Pete is survived by his wife, Inetha; one daughter, Karol Pigg and husband Bill of Quitaque; two nephews, Ken Chandler and wife Lisa and their daughter, Kaci, Kirby Chandler and wife Tammy and their children, Madison, Karson and Cooper all of Frisco; and one grand dog, Sammy.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


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

Blankenship, Bruce Karol 87, 11Feb1920 - 23Nov2007, Quitaque, Briscoe, TX, KS-511-12-6907




+Early, Brown Co., TX, Eastlawn Memorial Park


Blankinship, Earnest Raymond, 15Sep1932, Clyde, Callahan Co., TX, 05Jan2007, Brownwood, Brown Co., S/o Ernest Elige Blankinship (1911 - 1965) & Ruth Pauline Langford (1916 - 1972), H/o Cordelia Fulcher Pierce Blankinship (1927 - 2011),


Earnest was born to Earnest Elige and Ruth Langford Blankinship in Clyde Texas. He married Delia Pierce on July-12-1962. He was member of Victory Baptist Church of Brownwood Texas. He also attended the Salt Creek Baptist Church. He was a Navy veteran and had worked for the Brownwood Fire Department and the 3M Company in Brownwood.

Surviviors include His Wife Delia. His sons Michael Blankinship, Tommy Fulcher, Joe Fulcher, Jimmy Fulcher of Blanket Texas. Lynn Fulcher and wife Rindy of Bangs Texas. Bill Fulcher and Wife Sherry of Brownwood. He had one Daughter, Barbara Lorah and Husband Robert of Brownwood. He leaves behind 12 Grandchildran, 22 Greatgrand Childran. Several Nieces and Nephews. Also Two Sisters, Verna Jo Gray of Midland Texas and Billie Ruth Strickland of Forsan Texas. Also one Brother, Larry Blankinship of Brownwood.

He was preceded in Death by His Parents- Earnest Elige and Ruth Langford Blankinship.

Grave side Services were held at 2.PM on Monday January 8th 2007 at Eastlawn Memorial Park in Early Texas with Brother Ruben Packer Officating

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


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

Blankinship, Earnest Raymond 74, 15Sep1932 - 05Jan2007, Blanket, Brown, TX, TX-459-48-5714

Blankenship, Gary 59, 14Jun1944 - 15Mar2004, May, Brown, TX, TX-459-70-7282




2007, Somerville, Burleson Co., TX, Obituary


Margaret M. Beacham, 94, of Somerville, TX (formerly of Ephrata and New Holland) entered into rest at Burleson Saint Joseph's Manor, Caldwell, Texas, on Saturday, January 6, 2007. Born December 23rd, 1912 in Cambria County, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Clara (Davis) Whiteford. She was the wife of the late John Beacham who died in 1989. A homemaker, she was a member of New Holland United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Donna Sheehan and Sarah, wife of Robert Callahan, eleven grandchildren: Kathy Miskin, Colleen Smith, Darleen Goyner, Linda Beacham, Marie McCllen, Thomas Beacham, Kenneth Blankenship, John Blankenship, Michael Callahan, Sarah Griesemer, and Margaret Alexander, 24 great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by two children, Thomas Beacham and Nancy Blankenship, and also by her grandchildren Maureen Beresford, Keith Whitehead and Shaun Whitehead.

Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 26, 2007 at the Stradling Funeral Home, 30 N. 9th Street, Akron, with Pastor Joel Hainley officiating. Interment will follow in the Glenwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Broomall, PA.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com




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

Blankenship, Henry C. 86, 05Nov1919 - 27Nov2005, Marble Falls, Burnet, TX, TX-455-16-0219



2007, Baird, Callahan Co., TX, Obituary


Sterlng Ray Sellers, age 45, passed away on Friday, January 19, 2007 at his home in Baird, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., today in The Girdner Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Ted Miller of Hamlin officiating. Burial will be in White Church Cemetery.

Sterling was born on July 12, 1961 in Mesa, Arizona. He moved to Merkel as a child. He worked as a cook at the Hitching Post in Abilene. He loved to fish, animals and antiques. He was a member of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Vernice and Frank Johnson Sellers; two sisters, Sarah Jane Sellers and Ktrina Smith; and a brother, Jeff Sellers.

Sterling is survived by: five sisters, Velda Sellers of Abilene, Texas, Viola Fredricks of Waco, Texas, Ada Schuartd of Mesa, Arizona, Melody Garson of Abilene, Texas and Louise Blankenship of Noodle, Texas; seven brothers, Floyd Sellers of Baird, Texas, Melvin Sellers of Abilene, Texas, Charles Sellers of Abilene, Texas, John Sellers of Abilene, Texas; Mike Sellers of Waco, Texas, Paul Sellers of Waco, Texas, and J. D. Sellers of Hamlin, Texas.
From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


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

Blankenship, Clifford F. 73, 30Jul1930 - 01Jun2004, Port Lavaca, Calhoun, TX, TX-452-34-4329




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

Blankenship, Ethel 75, 18Jan1927 - 13Nov2002, Pittsburg, Camp, TX, AR-429-36-9975

Blakenship, James Rickey 49, 07Jun1959 - 29Aug2008, Pittsburg, Camp, TX, TX-453-29-7938

Blankenship, Nina R. 86-87, 22Aug1918 - 18Aug2005, Pittsburg, Camp, TX, TX-450-18-6084




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

Blankenship, Charles L. 82, 05Aug1919 - 09Jul2002, Atlanta, Cass, TX, AR-430-26-5169



2007, Jacksonville, Cherokee Co., TX,


Services for Fred Baxter Ragsdale Jr. 86, of Jacksonville will be at 2 p.m., Thursday at Earles Chapel Church with the Rev. Charles Nunnally officating, under the direction of Boren-Conner Funeral Home in Jacksonville. Burial will be at Earles Chapel Cemetery with Masonic and military honors.

Mr. Ragsdale died Monday, March 5, 2007, at a local hospital. He was born Dec. 30, 1920, in Jacksonville. He was a life-long Jacksonville resident. Parents were Fred Baxter Ragsdale Sr. and Irvie Cavanaugh Ragsdale. He was a Methodist and a 60-year accountant with Texas Basket Co. (formerly Newton-Shank). He was a caretaker for Earles Chapel Cemetery for many, many years. He was a Mason, York Rite and Scottish Rite member. He was a WWII Army Air Corp. veteran.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Estelle McLendon Ragsdale and brother Wendell Ragsdale. Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Suzy and Jeff Vanlandingham of Perryton; two grandchildren, Chelsea Gail and Joseph Collin Vanlandingham of Perryton; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Pallbearers include Pat Jacobs, Brad Blankenship, John Ragsdale and Alan Johnson. Honorary pallbearers include Randy Ragsdale, Kenneth Smith, Ronnie Lee, Hulon Brown, Pete Pavletich and Paul Pavletich.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2007, Jacksonville, Cherokee Co., TX,


Services for Ray Peters, 77, of Jacksonville, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7 at the Autry Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Michael Lewis officiating. Burial will be in Still Waters Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Peters died Tuesday, April 3 in Jacksonville. He was born May 27, 1929 in San Augustine, Texas. He was a mail carrier and a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Kirbyville. A U.S. Marine, he served in the Korean Conflict and was a member of Odd Fellows.

Mr. Peters is survived by his wife Alice V. Peters and his son Jimmy Sanford of Jacksonville; his daughters Jean Jackson of Nacogdoches, Terrie Blankenship of Rusk and Susan Spec and her husband Raymond Spec of Jacksonville; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and his sister Jackie Holmes of Kirbyville.

Pallbearers will be David yancy, Daniel Strickland, David J. Smith, Casey Blackney, Darrell Canady and James Wolf. Honorary pallbearers are grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nephews.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2006, Rusk, Cherokee Co., TX, Obituary,

Funeral services for Murray Travis Clark, 94, will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 27, 2006, at the Metcalf Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Smith officiating. Interment to follow at Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at Metcalf Funeral Home.

Murray was born March 23, 1911, in Austin, Texas and passed away April 24, 2006, in Rusk, Texas. Mr. Clark is preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Mae Clark and friend and companion, Helen Wimbish.

He is survived by daughters, Sue Zane Robinson, Ronelda Woodson and husband Harold, Becky Simpson and husband Mike and Mary Contois and husband Lynn; son, Murray Glenn Clark and wife Nancy; sisters, Leona Nash and Nell McDonald; grandchildren, Anita Blankenship and husband James, Stephanie Jones and husband Danny, Mona Mitchell, Glenn Eric Clark, Jonathan C. Clark, Hal Woodson and wife Deanna, Ray Woodson, Michael Simpson and wife Jody, Travis Simpson and wife Dawn, Wade Robinson and wife Debbie, Boyd Robinson and wife Rhonda, Rod Woodson and wife Lisa and Barret Simpson and wife Stacey with a host of great grandchildren surviving.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2009, Rusk, Cherokee Co., TX, Obituary,


Funeral services for Inez T. Summers, 91, of Rusk, were held 11 a.m. Monday in First United Methodist Church in Rusk with the Rev. Everett McCollum, the Rev. Michael Caldwell and the Rev. Charles H. Huffman. Interment will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home in Rusk.

Mrs. Summers died Friday in Gazebo Terrace Convalescent Center in Brenham. She was born March 19, 1918, in Tioga to the late Harry Louis and Frances Philomena Fries Thompson. Mrs. Summers lived in Tioga, Silverton, Sherman, Dallas, from 1950 to 1969, Rusk from 1969 to 2004, Brenham, from 2004 to 2009. She retired in 1969 from Judge Dallas A. Blankenship 101st District Court in Dallas after 20 years as a court reporter. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Rusk and a member of the Altrusa Club in Sherman and past president of The Tyler Garden Club. Mrs. Summers was also a member of the Rusk Thalian Club, Rusk Garden Club, Judicial Wives Club and Lawyers Wives Club.

Preceded in death by first husband Raymond C. Steed, second husband Judge J.W. Summers, two sisters and brothers-in-law, Lorena and Herb Herrlich, Reba and Garland Brookshear, one brother and sister-in-law, Roy and Katie Ruth Thompson. She is survived by a son Raymond Crouch Steed Jr. and wife Christine and their children Samuel Tucker Steed and Anna Beth Steed all of North Dartmouth, Mass., daughter Julia Steed Tucker of Brenham, and her children, Diana Frances Tucker Chenoweth and her husband Lee A. Chenoweth of Houston, their children, Julia Elaine Chenoweth and Tucker Charles Chenoweth of Houston, William Charles Tucker and his wife, Tighe Wheeler Tucker, their children, John Jack William Tucker, Katherine Meridy Tucker of Houston, Timothy Royce Tucker and children, Lillian Emmons Tucker and Charles Brison Tucker all of Rusk, Britt Christopher Tucker and wife Jonelle Hampleman Tucker and their children Daniel Christopher Tucker and Audrey Ann Tucker all of Ankara, Turkey, sister-in-law, Sarah M. Summers and her family, Jim Summers of Flint, Sally Coke of Tyler, Suzie McElroy of Austin, many nieces, nephews and their families.

Pallbearers will include Harold Buzz Parrish, Russell Turner, Lester Hughes, Lynn Taggart, Lewie Byers and Bill Holland. Honorary pallbearers will be G.M. Berry, Joe Terrell, Jeff Austin Jr., Judge Bill Bass and Judge Tom Ramey.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


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

Blankenship, Lois 84, 25Sep1923 - 02Jul2008, Jacksonville, Cherokee, TX, TN-415-38-0560

Blankinship, Mary I. 79, 13Aug1920 - 10Jul2000, Rusk, Cherokee, TX, TX-466-20-6731

Blankenship, Viola P. 90, 13Dec1914 - 20May2005, Rusk, Cherokee, TX, TX-452-40-3847




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

Blankenship, Albert W. 88, 16Dec1913 - 24Aug2002, Coleman, Coleman, TX, TX-450-24-0983



2005, Plano, Collin Co., TX, Obituary

  Published on: Wed May 11, 2005   http://obits.abqjournal.com

Thomas Moore Wade, a high profile leader in the security industry, passed away on May 6, 2005, in Plano, TX. He was born March 10, 1963, in Frankfurt, Germany, to Michael and Mary Elizabeth Wade. Thomas grew up in Albuquerque, NM and then moved to the Dallas area. Mr. Wade founded GVI Security in 2000 and served as its President and Chief Executive Officer, as well as a member of its board. He had 20 years of experience in the security industry, including positions in senior sales management at National Guardian and Director of Sales at Ultrak. Thomas served on the Board of Directors of the Security Industry Association, where he played a critical role in shaping the future of the Association's agenda for homeland security. Due to his phenomenal success at GVI, he was nominated entrepreneur of the year in 2004. In keeping with his entrepreneurial spirit, Thomas had recently started a new company, Emerging Technologies which specializes in web-based security solution. He enjoyed scuba diving, sailing, boating, and going to the ocean.

He is survived by his parents; his wife of 16 years, Patti Wilson Wade; children, Michael Padraig Wade II, Katherine Elizabeth Wade, and Sarah Kaythryn Glenn; brother, Stephen Wade and wife, Kris and their daughter, Rileigh; sister, Caroline Blankenship and husband, Dale; father-in-law, James B. Wilson; brothers-in-law, James Wilson and wife, Tess and their sons, Taylor, Jared, and Colin Wilson, and Mark Wilson and wife, Ellen and their children, Wes and Anna Wilson; and his dog, Mask.

A Celebration of Thomas' Life will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2005, at 4:00 p.m., at Sparkman/Hillcrest Northwest Hwy. Chapel

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


+2009, Plano, Collin Co., TX, Obituary

Dallas Morning News , 11/29/2009

Mr. Fred Walker Blankenship, age 80, of Plano, Texas went to be with his Lord and Savior on November 22, 2009. He is survived by Steve Blankenship and family.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 1, 2009, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


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

Blankenship, Helen T. 85, 10Jan1920 - 20Nov2005, Allen, Collin, TX, TX-467-54-7839

Blankenship, Linda J. 63, 21Feb1945 - 27Jun2008, Mc Kinney, Collin, TX, TX-459-74-6529

Blankenship, Maurice G. 81, 22Jan1924 - 18Nov2005, Mc Kinney, Collin, TX, TX-463-28-0101

Blankenship, Bertha M. 76-77, 19Jan1925 - 15Jan2002, Nevada, Collin, TX, CA-558-30-3800

Blankenship, Fred Walker 80, 13Nov1929 - 22Nov2009, Plano, Collin, TX, TX-463-54-7197

Blankenship, Henry Brewer 82, 24Jul1923 - 29Mar2006, Plano, Collin, TX, NE-508-16-7188



2002, Alleyton, Colorado Co., TX, Obituary


Sarah Hairston, 86, of Texas, died Nov. 22, 2002, at Columbus Community Hospital in Columbus, Texas. Funeral services were Nov. 25 at Briggs-Gamel-Wilcox Funeral Home Chapel in Lampasas with Minister Reid Schaub officiating. Burial followed at O'Neal Cemetery in Lampasas County.

Mrs. Hairston was born April 4, 1916, in Cobb County, Ga., to Fred and Agnes Partain Durham.
She married O.L. (Sandy) Hairston on Nov. 7, 1942, in Walker County, Ga. Mrs. Hairston was a retired hairdresser. She had been a member of First Baptist Church in Lampasas. She had lived in Alleyton for the past three years, moving there from Lampasas, where she had lived since 1979.

She is survived by a son and his wife, John and Marge Howard, of Killeen; a daughter and her husband, Bobbie and Curtis Berger, of Alleyton; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Barbara Blankenship, Sandy Berger, Amy Millsap, Mark Berger, Jody Berger and Robert Berger.

Mrs. Hairston was preceded in death by her husband; a brother, George Durham; and an infant daughter, Sarah Aileen Howard.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com



2006, Gainesville, Cooke Co., TX, Obituary,

www.gainesvilleregister.com ,

Graveside service for Wanda Blankenship, 80, of Gainesville, is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Fairview Cemetery with Rev. Darrell McIntyre officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home of Gainesville. Ms. Blankenship died June 11, 2006, at North Texas Medical Center in Gainesville. She was born Dec. 18, 1925, in Whitesboro to John N. and Seleta Moore Blankenship. She lived in the North Texas area all her life. She enjoyed music, particularly the hymns of her church, Westminster Presbyterian.

Survivors include her many cousins, including John J. Titch of Gainesville, Martha Joyce Fitzhugh of Gainesville, and Brenda and Matt Threadgill of Lake Kiowa; and caregiver, Wanda Eikman of Muenster.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Seleta Blankenship on March 31, 1991; and her father, John N. Blankenship on June 8, 2000.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2007, Gainesville, Cooke Co., TX, Obituary,


Funeral services for Roscoe Joseph Campbell 89, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 6 in the Harvey-Douglas Chapel with Reverend Royce McClendon officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Born on August 25, 1918 in Slidell, Texas, to Dave and Allie Moss Campbell and died November 4, 2007. He and the former Carrie Lou Moss were married on December 28, 1939, in Gainesville, Texas, and were married 60 years before she preceded him in death on February 6, 1999. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Lynda Campbell; and one son-in-law, R.E. Lane.

Mr. Campbell served his country in the United States Army during WWII. He received an Honorable Discharge with the following decorations and citations: Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. Mr. Campbell had been a resident of Ardmore, Okla., since 1951 moving here from Gainesville, Texas. He was well known in the oil filed industry, retiring after 50 years of service. Roscoe was an active member of the Lone Grove Senior Citizens where he played dominos and was also known for his knowledge and advice giving about the game. Mr. Campbell never met a stranger and always had a story or words of wisdom to pass your way.

He is survived by two sisters, Ola Thornberry and Geneva Goins of Elk City, Okla.; children, Wanda Pratt and husband, Bill of Lone Grove, Okla., Katty Lane of Ardmore, Okla., Kent Campbell of Nichols Hills, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Brenda Campbell of Ardmore, Okla.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Marty Lane, Joe Lane, Tony Lane, Wesley Riffenburg, Johnny Jackson and Louie Hattensty. Honorary bearers will be: Danny Elliott Jr., Ronnie Burns, Freeman Blankenship, Wayman Woodley, Doug Cude, Bob Shirey and Doug Rudd.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2008, Gainesville, Cooke Co., TX, Obituary,


Services for Tommy Lamar Carr, 71, of Muldrow, Okla., formerly of Gainesville, are set for 2 p.m. today at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Gary Wright and Chaplain Sam Spence officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home of Gainesville. Mr. Carr died Aug. 22, 2008, at his residence.

He was born Sept. 29, 1936 in Gainesville to Yerbie Benton and Annie Mae Clark Carr. On April 30, 1955 he married Glenda Liedtke. Tommy attended Gainesville public schools and loved and was active in all sports. One of his great loves was race horses and he was an accomplished trainer for over 40 years. He still loved and enjoyed watching his horse until the time of his death.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Glenda Carr of Muldrow, Okla.; daughters, Patti Reed of Gainesville; Vicki Pipes of Denton; sons, Doug Carr; and Tommy Glen Carr, both of Muldrow, Okla; grandchildren, Tonya Townley and her husband, Jeremy; great-grandchildren, Jase and Bryce Townley of Gainesville; grandchild, Tracy Holman and children, Crislyn and Trinity of Gainesville; grandchild, Tammi Ford and her husband, Michael of Denton and children, Madalyn, Mason and Braedon; grandchild, Carla Dennis and her husband, Danny and children, Karlee and Haylee of Denton; grandsons, Joel Alan Proctor of Tahlequah, Okla., and Kale Thomas Carr of Jones, Okla.; several cousins, nieces and nephews. He is also survived by brother, Rodger (Spunky) Carr and his wife, Jean; sister-in-law, Joan Fife of Pittsburg, Okla.; brothers-in-law, Ronald Liedtke and his wife, Jan of Tyler and Donald Liedtke and his wife, Robyn of Dallas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Y.G. (Jiggs) Carr and Randy (Hoot) Carr. Pallbearers are Chris Rogers, Herbie Locke, Harvey Kitchens, Doug Gaston, George Morgan and Doug Mitchell. Honorary pallbearers are Hubert Blankenship, Bill Dale, Tom Callen, Jack Palmer, Eddie Rutherford, Robert Dimitt and Ken Kelly.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2003, Muenster, Cooke Co., TX, Obituary


Mark Wayne Keener, age 33, passed away July 3, 2003 in Muenster, TX. Mr. Keener was born March 3, 1970 in Atlanta, TX to Shirley Odell (Holt) and Clifford Clifton Keener. He was an operator for Hacker Brothers Well Service.

Graveside services for Mr. Keener were held Saturday, July 5, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Keith Rodgers officiating. Burial was under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.

Surviving relatives include: his mother, Shirley Keener, Muenster, TX; his daughter, Mercedez Ti Ann Marie Keener, Muenster, TX; two sisters, LaVonna Blankenship, Eastland, TX and Shelia Holloway, Saint Jo, TX; two brothers, Jack Keener and Robert Keener, both of Muenster, TX; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Clifford Clifton Keener and one son, Mark Wayne Keener, Jr.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


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

Blankenship, Helen I. 76, 30Jan1924 - 03Mar2000, Gainesville, Cooke, TX, TX-466-20-5818

Blankenship, James P. 81, 05Jun1919 - 12Oct2000, Gainesville, Cooke, TX, TX-457-40-9382

Blankenship, Johnnie N. 94, 06May1906 - 08Jun2000, Gainesville, Cooke, TX, TX-460-22-6148

Blankenship, Mary J. 63, 27Mar1937 - 11Jul2000, Gainesville, Cooke, TX, TX-464-88-5985

Blankenship, Virginia A. 81, 22Jul1920 - 12May2002, Gainesville, Cooke, TX, MI-372-12-8407

Blankenship, Wanda Louise 80, 18Dec1925 - 11Jun2006, Gainesville, Cooke, TX, TX-461-86-1698

Blankinship, Brenda Faye 58, 18Sep1950 - 17Jan2009, Valley View, Cooke, TX, OK-445-52-4024




2003, Big Spring, Howard Co., TX, Obituary


Carolyn B. Newton, 71, of Big Spring, died on Friday, September 5, 2003, in a local hospital. She was born on October 11, 1931, in Gatesville, Texas and married Frank Newton on June 27, 1948 in Eastland, Texas.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, September 9, 2003 at Restland Cemetery in Gatesville, Texas with, Pastor David Sallee, officiating.

Carolyn loved reading, gardening, music and most of all her family. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Frank Newton of Big Spring; two sons & daughter-in-law, Bill and Sherry Newton of Dallas and Chris Newton of Big Spring; two daughters & sons-in-law, Nancy and David Sallee of Las Cruces, New Mexico and Laurie and Jim Franklin of San Angelo; two brothers, Bayne Blankenship of Dallas and Will Blankenship of Vienna, Austria; five grandchildren, Kevin Roberts, Erika Ives, Kent Sallee, Reid Franklin and Connor Franklin; one great grandchild, Phaelan Ives; numerous nieces and nephews.

D/o John Ernest Blankenship & Hortense Elizabeth Leonard


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

Blankenship, Ona 82, 31Jan1921 - 03Mar2003, Gatesville, Coryell, TX, TX-457-36-1689



2007, Coppell, Dallas Co., TX, Obituary


Thelma Victoria Blankenship, 70, a native of Houma and resident of Coppell, Texas, died after a long battle with cancer Thursday, May 3, 2007. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at United Methodist Church in Coppell. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Houma.

She is survived by three children, William Blankenship, Darwin Blankenship and Kara Chance Blankenship; two daughters-in-law, Corinne Blankenship and Susan Younghans; one son-in-law, Randy Change; five sisters, Phyllis Hebert, Joy Goodroe, Clare Fanguy, Barbara Mapp and Jane Gautreaux; one brother, Bruce Naquin; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Rayburn Blankenship; her parents, A. P. and Thelma Blankenship; one brother, Roy Naquin; and one sister, Judy Naquin.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

Thelma Victoria Naquin Dau of Aurestile Naquin & Thelma Victoria Dupre


+2000, Farmers Branch, Dallas Co., TX, Obituary

The Dallas Morning News - Wednesday, January 26, 2000

Richard Lee Blankenship, born May 12, 1927, in Farmers Branch Texas went to be with the Lord, January 25, 2000.

Preceded in death by father, David Lucian Blankenship; mother Lillian Ray Bolin Blankenship; brother, David Blankenship; sisters, Katherine Hunter and Virginia Blankenship; Nephew, Jerry Lee Griggs.

Survived by his sole confidant, best friend, loyal companion and wife of 8 years Judi; son, Robert Lee Blankenship; daughter Meredith Ann Montgomery and husband Raymond; stepson, Stacy Patterson; stepdaughters, Mandi and Brandi Patterson; 5 grandchildren; sisters, Lillian Louise Norred and husband Morris and Ruby Mowery; brothers, Elvis Ray and wife Dolores Blankenship, Thomas A. (Sonny) Blankenship and Jackie and wife Carolyn Blankenship; many nieces, nephews and numerous local and out of town beloved friends. All who knew Richard's kind and gentle spirit will be happy to learn he had renewed his relationship with God and is looking down on us from heaven. He will be greatly missed.

Services will be in the chapel of Family Funeral Care on Thursday, January 27th at 1:30 PM. With Ricky Wayne Parham, beloved nephew, officiating. Interment will be at Restland Memorial Park following services.


2001, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX, Obituary

Winston-Salem Journal (NC) - January 31, 2001

Alma Harrell Tillman Wike passed away Jan. 28, 2001. She was born May 20, 1936, in Winston-Salem

She is survived by a son, Bobby G. Blankenship; daughter Debra L. White; son Lloyd W. Tillman; grandchildren Aerial Nicole Blankenship, Leilonie M. White, Shelley L. White and Keith A. White II; great-granddaughter Lexis Marie Hancock; brother Lester Harrell; and sister Elvie Howard.

Services will be held 12 noon, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, at Restland Abbey Chapel. Interment to follow in Restland Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2009, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX, Obituary

The Daily Reporter-Herald, (Loveland, CO) - February 1, 2009,

Anna Jean Vantine born June 17, 1945, in Dallas, Texas, to Melvin Pink and Rosa Lena Blankenship, went to be with her Lord on Jan. 22, 2009. Anna Jean had a love for music, poetry and her church. She was passionate about spending time with her family and friends, especially her beloved grandchildren.

Her cherished mother preceded her in death.

She is survived by her father; three children, Robert Vantine, Sandra Vantine and Vicki Teachout; sons-in-law, Les Murray and Mark Pohto; daughter-in-law, Crystal Taufen; beloved sister, Lin Hepokoski; brothers, Marvin, Ronald, Bradley and Danny Blankenship; seven grandchildren; one greatgrandaughter; six family pets; and a wealth of dearly loved extended family and friends.

Her memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, at City Church in Kennewick, Wash. Interment will take place when the bluebonnets bloom in Mesquite, Texas.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


+2009, Richardson, Dallas Co., TX, Obituary


Patsy Pat Marie Blankenship, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away at 2 p.m. April 5, 2006 with family at her side. Pat was born March 20, 1934 in Coleman, TX.

Pat had a close and personal relationship with Jesus, loved life and lived it with grace and dignity. She had a gracious heart and loved her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Ben and Zela Floyd and her brother Odell Floyd.

Her living siblings are Estelle Latimer, Edna Mae Jackson, Pete Floyd of Coleman, Kenneth Floyd, and Gary Don Floyd.

Survivors include her husband of 54years, Calvin Blankenship, Sr.; children Calvin Jr. and Marci Blankenship and their [grand]sons; Patrick, James, and Daniel; Vinica Spann and Daughters Heather and Amada; Mark and Karen Blankenship; and Jammie Blankenship and his [grand]sons Adam, Eric, Ian and their mother Suzanna. Great great grandchildren are Zachary, Tanner, and Morgan.

Services will be held at 10a.m. today (Tuesday, April 11) at the heights Baptist Church, 201 West Renner Road, Richardson, TX, with a Private Interment at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.


+2009, Richardson, Dallas Co., TX, Obituary

Dallas Morning News 11/22/2009

Calvin B Blankenship, Sr. born February 8, 1933 in Eastman, GA to Grover & Edna Blankenship and passed away on November 20, 2009 in Richardson, TX.

He was proceeded in death by his wife Pat.

He is survived by siblings John and his wife Ursula, Betty Morris and Juanita Williams; and his children Calvin Jr. and Marci Blankenship and sons: Patrick, James, Daniel; Vinita Spann and daughters Heather & Amanda; Mark and Karen Blankenship; Jimmie and Christa Blankenship; grandsons Adam, Eric, Ian, and their mother Suzanne Blankenship; great-grandchildren Zachary, Tanner, and Morgan.

Calvin was a loving husband, father, brother, and Pampaw. He always had a smile, a kind word, or a bit of humor to brighten your day. He will be truly missed by everyone whose lives he touched. A member of the 24th ID in the Korean War, Calvin returned to Texas to work and raise his family, and retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. after 30 years employment.

Funeral services at 2 pm on Tuesday, November 24, at Ted Dickey Funeral Home and a private interment at DFW National Cemetery.


2007, Mesquite, Dallas Co., TX, Obituary,


Services for Agnes Moore, 92, formerly of Gainesville, are set for 2 p.m. Monday at Living Church of God in Dallas with the Rev. Dan Hall officiating. Burial will follow in Callisburg Cemetary under the direction of Clement-Keel Funeral Home. She died Friday, Dec. 14, 2007 in Mesquite.

Mrs. Moore was born April 2, 1915 in Whitesboro to John and Rosa (Blankenship) Findley. She was a member of Living Church of God in Dallas and a homemaker.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law Bobby and Pat Moore of Carrollton and daughter and son-in-law Wanda and Dwayne Crisman of Garland, ten grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband James Vernon Moore in 1999, sons Troy Vernon Moore in 1961 and John Eddy Moore in 1978, four sisters and two brothers. Pallbearers will be grandsons.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


Dallas, Dallas Co., TX, Dallas - Ft. Worth Nat. Cem., Burial

2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Zip 75211-0000, TX (214) 467-3374

Blankenship, David C. SP4 USA, b. 04/16/1941, DOD 01/08/2002, Sec CT-2 R-B #17, V

From: Don Blankenship donblank(at)earthlink.net


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

Blakenship, Thelma Victoria 70, 27Oct1936 - 03May2007, Coppell, Dallas, TX, LA-439-50-1212

Blankenship, Carroll D. 89, 08Aug1911 - 08Jul2001, Dallas, Dallas, TX, AR-430-05-7709

Blankenship, Claire L. 80, 17Jul1921 - 20Nov2001, Dallas, Dallas, TX, TX-457-28-7168

Blankenship, David L. 72, 03Jul1929 - 11Dec2001, Dallas, Dallas, TX, TX-457-38-3038

Blankenship, Edna Mae 85, 10Jan1922 - 17Jan2007, Dallas, Dallas, TX, TX-449-62-3850

Blankenship, Gladys B. 94, 04Jul1905 - 07Jan2000, Dallas, Dallas, TX, TX-450-42-2309

Blankenship, Grace E. 66, 20Jan1939 - 10May2005, Dallas, Dallas, TX, TX-456-58-9231

Blankenship, Julli Evayn 51, 13Jan1958 - 21Nov2009, Dallas, Dallas, TX, TX-458-27-7427

Blankenship, Lesley Harold 78, 13Jun1929 - 09Apr2008, Dallas, Dallas, TX, TX-454-36-0731

Blankenship, Patricia J. 72, 26Mar1930 - 29Jul2002, Dallas, Dallas, TX, TX-452-40-4303

Blankenship, Patsy Marie 72, 20Mar1934 - 05Apr2006, Dallas, Dallas, TX, TX-452-48-0282

Blankenship, Richard L. 72, 12May1927 - 24Jan2000, Dallas, Dallas, TX, TX-467-32-0911

Blankinship, Robert D. 83, 17Aug1921 - 01Sep2004, Dallas, Dallas, TX, IL-340-18-7998

Blankenship, S. V. 84, 11Dec1916 - 19Aug2001, Dallas, Dallas, TX, TX-453-14-0671

Blankenship, Sarah E. 100, 25Jan1900 - 22Aug2000, Dallas, Dallas, TX, TX-456-17-4593

Blankenship, Waldine F. 90, 31May1913 - 24Dec2003, Dallas, Dallas, TX, TX-451-07-6428

Blankinship, Francis Nadean 82, 08Jun1923 - 20May2006, Garland, Dallas, TX, TX-456-35-9445

Blankenship, Charles Louis 74, 09Mar1935 - 29Aug2009, Irving, Dallas, TX, TX-452-52-4236

Blankenship, Billy J. 76, 21Dec1925 - 25Feb2002, Richardson, Dallas, TX, AR-432-28-9398

Blankenship, Calvin Broadice 76, 08Feb1933 - 20Nov2009, Richardson, Dallas, TX, GA-253-44-7052

Blankenship, Doris J. 78, 05Apr1926 - 25Aug2004, Richardson, Dallas, TX, TX-463-38-2157

Blankenship, Alice M. 80, 13Feb1925 - 22Feb2005, Seagoville, Dallas, TX, TX-449-30-3774


Deaf Smith

2001, Hereford, Deaf Smith Co., TX, Obituary


Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Thursday, December 20, 2001

Services for Mary Blankenship, 93, of Rio Rancho, N.M., will be at 2 p.m. today at Rix Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ken Ansell officiating. Burial will be at West Park Cemetery under the direction of Rix Funeral Directors of Hereford.

She died Monday, Dec. 17, 2001. She was born Jan. 20, 1908, in Atoka County, Okla., and attended school in Shady Grove, Okla. She married Luther Scott in 1932 in Atoka County. He died in 1945. She later married Calvin Blankenship in 1948 in Hereford. He died in 1984. She moved to Rio Rancho in 1994. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of the First Born. Six daughters, Barbara Perry, Audrey Riley, Stella Riley, Thelma Crisp, Margaret Sheffield and Christine Scott, and two sons, Billy Scott and Juddy Scott, preceded her in death.

Survivors include two sons, Aubra Scott of Atoka, Okla., and James Scott of Oklahoma City; four daughters, Juanita Manion of Hereford, Lena Grifford of Lake Whitney, Mildred Bradley of Apple Valley and Mary Elaine Fitzpatrick of Albuquerque, N.M.; 47 grandchildren; 83 great-grandchildren; and numerous great-great-grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2009, Hereford, Deaf Smith Co., TX, Obituary

The Dodge City Daily Globe, (KS) - July 24, 2009,

Patty Atchley, 83 died Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at her residence in Hereford, Texas. She was born Sept. 24, 1925 in Dodge City, the daughter of Percy (Pat) Riley and Alice Ione Tabitha Woolwine. She married Thurman Atchley on Aug.31, 1946. He preceded her in death in 1992.

Survivors include four children, Ann Perry and husband, Ron, of Cedaredge, Colo., Sue Powell and husband, Arnold, of Summerfield, Texas, Dr. Charles Atchley and wife, Sue, of Canyon, Texas, Kay Stephens and husband, Larry, of Pampa, Texas; one brother, Charles F. Riley and wife, Pauline, Dodge City; one sister-in-law,Ruth Marceau of San Antonio, Texas; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at West Park Cemetery in Hereford, Texas. A memorial service will follow at 10 a.m. at the Hereford Central Church of Christ ,with Jared Blankenship and John Henley officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com



2009, Carrollton, Denton Co., TX, Obituary


Funeral services for Leonard Hugh Richardson, Jr., 27, of Carrollton are scheduled for 2:00pm, Friday, May 29, 2009, at Hiett's LyBrand Funeral Home Chapel, with Brother Bryan Easley officiating. Burial will follow at Morence Cemetery. Leonard passed away May 25, 2009, in Carrollton.

Leonard Hugh Jr. Richardson was born June 12, 1981, in Mesquite to Mondo DeLuna and Renee Lynn Richardson DeLuna. He was raised in the Dallas/Carrollton area and attended R. L. Turner High School in Carrollton. He married Jamie Chivers and they had two children. Leonard worked with his father in the familys remodeling business, M. D. Services. He was an outdoor person and loved riding motorcycles, fishing, offroading and playing in the mud in his truck.

He is preceded in death by his grandmother, Peggy Joles; and his uncle, Robert Richardson, II. Leonard is survived by his parents, Mondo DeLuna of Carrollton and Renee DeLuna of Carrollton; wife, Jamie Richardson of McKinney; son, Logan Richardson of McKinney; daughter, Lyla Richardson of McKinney; siblings Michelle, DeLuna of Carrollton, Danny Blankenship of Gun Barrell City, Jason Hurst of Carrollton, Brandi Rainwater of Kemp, Matthew Turner of Kemp, Craig Allen Turner of Kemp, and Hayley Turner of Kemp; grandparents, Robert Richardson of Edgewood, Patsy Walters and husband, Fred of Kemp, Leonard Turner of Plano and Benny Joles of Idaho; best friend, Sarah Loughran of Carrollton; and many other relatives and friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2009, Denton, Denton Co., TX, Obituary

The Herald Democrat, 12/8/2009

Susan Dianne Blankenship of Denton passed away Dec. 6, 2009 in the Denton Regional Medical Center where she had served as director of pharmacy for many years. She was born Oct. 19, 1948 In Denison and attended school there. Susan was an honor graduate from Denison High School in 1966. She entered the University of Houston in the fall of that year and graduated five years later as a licensed pharmacist. She worked in the M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston for two years then moved to Chicago where she worked as director of pharmacy for 13 years in the Cook County Hospital. She established a computerized system of dispensing medication to hospital patients while there. Susan moved to the Denton Regional Medical Center in 1986 and served as the director of pharmacy there for 23 years. She set up their pharmacy on the computerized system she had developed. Susan never married, opting instead to give her life to the service of hospital patients in the area of pharmacy. Her home was in Denton and she also shared a cabin on Moss Lake with several of her friends.

Susan is survived by her parents, William and Virginia Blankenship of Sherman; a sister, Leann Fenley of Center; brothers, William Jr. of Plano, Dan of Charleston, S.C., Joe of Denison, and Charley of Denison.

She was brought up in the Waples Memorial Methodist Church of Denison. Memorial services are pending. Susan was loved and respected by many friends in the Denton area as well as many in the Chicago area, and old friends in Denison. Susan's request to be cremated was honored.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


+2009, Denton, Denton Co., TX, Obituary


Allen Blankenship, 56, of Denton, passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2009 at Denton Regional Medical Center. He was born November 3, 1952 in Denver, Colorado, to Charles Alvin and Mary Jane (DuBard) Blankenship.

He was married to Linda Warren on August 12, 1972 in Owensboro, KY. He was a graduate of Valley High School, Dallas Christian College (BS) and Texas A & M University (MBA). He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lone Oak, KY. Allen kept the baby nursery in the church for years and is known as the Baby Whisperer. He was also a KY Colonel. He was a Safety and Human Resources Manager in Transportation and Construction, currently working for Frank Bartel, Aubrey TX, and formerly CEO for Harper Construction in Paducah, KY.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 P.M. on Saturday, April 25, 2009 in the First Baptist Church, 1100 Malone St., Denton, with Rev. Ed Haynes officiating.

Mr. Blankenship is survived by his wife Linda Blankenship of Denton, daughter Alison Elaine Blankenship Palmer and her husband Aaron of Denton, sons Michael Paul Blankenship and wife Tonya Alane Haynes of Justin and Stuart Allen Blankenship and Crystal Volker of Denton, parents Charles and Jane Blankenship of Naples, FL, sister Sharla Blankenship Reynolds, and husband Blair of Georgia, and brothers David Blankenship and wife Paula of Louisville, KY and Roger Blankenship and wife Mary of GA, grandchildren Kylie Michelle Palmer, Chelsea Jewel Blankenship, and Brady Allen Blankenship. Nieces and nephews.

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2002, Lewisville, Denton Co., TX, Obituary

The Wichita Eagle, (KS) - September 25, 2002,

Cruthird, Sylvia J., 57, of Lewisville, Texas, formerly of Caldwell, retired property manager, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2002.

Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Caldwell City Cemetery. Survivors: husband, Charles; daughter, Deborah Blankenship of Seattle; sister, Brenda Perrymore of Wichita.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2007, Lewisville, Denton Co., TX, Obituary


Memorial services for Monte Lloyd Tullos, 56, of Lewisville, Texas were held Saturday, October 27, 2007 at Dalton and Sons Funeral Home in Lewis-ville.

Monte was born June 25, 1951 in Houston County, Texas to Jack Lloyd and Cora Lee (Witt) Tullos and passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2007 in a Lewisville Hospital after a short illness. Monte was preceded in death by his parents and one brother in law Dewey Durdin.

Survivors include his wife Christina Tullos of Lewisville; daughter and son in law Karen and Joseph Petty of Lubbock; son Travis Tullos of Houston; step daughter and step son in law Kalee and Richard Blankenship and son; two sisters and brother in law LaQueita Durdin of Mesquite and Audrey and Royce Ashworth of Groveton; three grandchildren Jaxson Petty of Lubbock, Maya Tullos, and Emery Tullos of Houston; two nieces Celisa VanSickle of Dallas and Cora Lea Collins of Groveton; three great nieces Erin and Hilary VanSickle of Dallas and Clarissa Ashworth of Groveton; one great nephew Clay Tullos Ashworth of Groveton; Karen and Traviss half brothers and niece, Brian Serda, Blaine Serda, and Ivy Serda; and numerous other relatives and friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2008, Lewisville, Denton Co., TX, Obituary

Charles Jackson Stufflebam, 83, Texas, passed away on August 16, 2008, in Lewisville, Texas. He was born on September 20, 1924, in Springfield, Mo. Jack graduated from Bolivar High School in 1942. He served in the US Army from 1942, until he was honorably discharged in 1945. He worked as a journalist, salesman, managing editor for two newspapers and advertising executive. On December 18, 1971, Jack was united in marriage to Margery in Monett, Mo. Jack was an avid reader, excellent bridge player and he loved politics.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Clessa Stufflebam, and sister Francis Ellen Dotson. Jack is survived by his wife; his children, Doug and Patty Stufflebam, Springfield, Mo., Dr. Brad and Jane Stufflebam, Centralia, Ill., Dr. Brian and Dee Stufflebam, St. Charles, Mo., Ralph and Maddie Stufflebam, Shoreline, Wash., Annette and Joel Vandendriessche, Brookfield, Wis.; step-children, Gary and Sheryl Blankenship, Republic, Mo., Dyan Nickell, Lewisville, Texas; 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild; brother Dr. Bob and Mary Stufflebam; and cousins, Dixie Talbott, Elanor Shuluze of Springfield, Mo.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., October 4, 2008, in First and Calvary Presbyterian Church, Springfield, Mo.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


+2009, Lewisville, Denton Co., TX, Obituary


Teddy George Blankenship, age 65, of Lewisville, Texas, passed away, Monday, January 19, 2009. He was born May 13, 1943 in Bengal, OK to Austin and Grace Blankenship. He married Kristi Ann Sprowls on February 5, 1970 in Clayton, OK.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Kristi Blankenship of Lewisville; two daughters, Stacey Jean Blankenship of Flower Mound and Shawna Curtis and husband Tony of Bowie, TX; son, Teddy Jordan of CO; sisters, Patsy and Lorene; brothers, William, Marvin, Jimmy Virgil, Vernon, Lonnie, and Leo Blankenship; grandchildren, Kameron Jordan, Kayla and Kyle Curtis;

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Donnie.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 23, 2009 at Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home of Lewisville, TX.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


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

Blankenship, Alton 96, 30Jul1904 - 22Jun2001, Denton, Denton, TX, TX-453-10-8680

Blankenship, Sadie S. 96, 19Mar1907 - 08May2003, Lewisville, Denton, TX, TX-461-24-0712

Blankenship, Teddy George 65, 13May1943 - 19Jan2009, Lewisville, Denton, TX, OK-443-42-3505


El Paso

2006, El Paso, El Paso Co., TX, Obituary


Thomas T. Blankenship (Moch) has left us on April 11, 2006. Family and friends were at his side. Thomas was born in Okinawa, Japan on April 1, 1975. Moved to El Paso, Texas shortly after, graduated from Burges High School. Thomas has been fighting diabetes for 17 years but yet he put others first.

Preceded in death by his mother Harumi Blankenship. Father William Blankenship and nephew Keith Blankenship.

He is survived by his brothers: William M. Blankenship, Brian B. Blankenship & William B. Blankenship; sisters: Belinda Martin & Naomi Jordan. Thomas had many nieces & nephews . He will be dearly missed.

Family would like to thank Sierra CCU for all they have done, especially Lupe and thanks to all his friends for all their support and prayers. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 15, 2006 from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM with Prayer

Service at 7:00 PM at Sunset Funeral Home located at 750 N. Carolina Dr. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home-East.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


Ft. Bliss, El Paso Co., TX, Ft. Bliss Nat. Cem., Burial

PO Box 6342 5200 Fred Wilson St, Zip 77906, (915) TX 564-0201

Blankenship, Harumi Ganaha b. 08/15/1943, DOD 01/20/2004, Sec. KK #40

Wife of Blankenship, William M. SSG USA

From: Don Blankenship donblank(at)earthlink.net


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

Blankenship, Thomas T. 31, 01Apr1975 - 11May2006, El Paso, El Paso, TX, TX-449-91-7107

Blankenship, William McKinley 72, 23Mar1934 - 13Apr2006, El Paso, El Paso, TX, IN-316-32-7625




2009, Palmer, Ellis Co., TX, Obituary


Blankenship, Sarchie Ann of Palmer passed away on December 24, 2009. She was born on December 27, 1938 to the late George and Inez Hardy Morris in Temple, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her brother, George Morris, Jr.

Sarchie is survived by her loving husband, Sammy Blankenship; children, Cord Blankenship and wife Donna, Roxanne Martin and husband Kelly and Chad Blankenship and wife Tammy; grandchildren, Christy Blankenship, Katy Blankenship, Stacy Blankenship, Brandy Blankenship, Rae Ann Beza and Kaylee Martin; great-grandchildren, Olivia, Emma, Cailyn and Alexis; sister, Wanda Ables and husband Willie and brother, Rea Morris and wife Martha.

Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 31, 2009 at J. E. Keever Chapel in Ennis.

December 30 2009
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
J.E. Keever Mortuary 408 North Dallas Street
Ennis, TX 75119

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I think about you everyday and cry about only twice a week now. I'm mad now granny. I'm angry that you aren't here. I miss you so much I don't know how to express it. I love you. I'm so sorry we couldn't fix you. I just wish I could see you one more time..

I have Pooch still! She can be a royal pain in the you know where, but I promise to take care of her, and I'll go walk Lou when it warms up.

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I have known some wonderful woman in my life and u by far one the most wonderful loving humanbein I met! I still can't not belief that u is no longer here with us, but I seen first hand of ur suffering and I just knew God would do something to give u rest and peace! I have to remember that everone I met and love belongs to God first, He only let us enjoy each others company for a period of time and season! So I will praise the Lord for our path meeting and that we got as close as we did! I will always pray for the peace of God to cover ur childrens and ur love ones, that we can share the membary of ur life together in the joy u brought to all of ours lifes!

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Chad and Family- You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I only met your mother once, but I know from knowing you that she was a truly awesome person. May God Bless and Keep you all through this time.

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Mom, I know you are where we all want to be someday but, that does not take away the emptiness I feel right now...I Love you more than words can say!! I just want to thank you for being the best mom every, for the prayers I so very covet and cherish, for always loving me just as I am...I cannot imagine life without you...I know my Jesus will go to the depth of my heart and give me great peace and comfort, he sees the tears, he feels my pain and I know he loves me as much as you do..I will see you again, soon for you, but to long for me..I am glad to have known you as a Godly Woman.. My Mom! I love you forever.. Your Daughter, Rocky

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I will truly miss you Sarchie. You were always like a mom to me. I couldn't have asked for a better mother-in-law. We've shared lots of good times together. I will love you always and forever and miss you so much. -- Tammy Lou

Posted by: Tammy - Palmer, TX   Jan 18, 2010

I am so glad to have known Sarchie. She knew who she was and where she was going. Truly she was a soldier in the army of the Lord. I hope that someone will continue her vision in the street ministry in Ennis. What a blessing she was and and what a joy to have looked into her eyes and seen happiness on her face when she was talking about Jesus the love of her life. I can only imagine what Sarchie is doing right now. I know she is absent from the body, but present with the Lord. I just want to thank her for all she has done for me and my family. No one will replace her but someone must carry on in her sted with this ministry. She is now part of so great a cloud of witnesses to show her loved ones by example the true meaning of by faith. Sarchie started her ministry by faith. By faith she taught the word of God to her family and the lost and dying world. She gave food to the hungry, clothes to the poor, spoke kindness to the unloved, prayed for the dope addict, gave worth to the worthless.

Posted by: Ruth Harness - Waxahachie, TX - friend   Jan 01, 2010

One life touched so many... no words can express the loss you feel or grief that fills your heart. Every tear is understood, life is hard, BUT God is good.

Posted by: Mary Proctor - Lancaster, TX - Part of Church Family   Dec 31, 2009

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Sarchie I remember going to Wal-Mart and you were setting on the lawn mower outside waiting for your van to get tires put on it. We talked for more than an hour... I am going to miss those talks we had. You were my mentor and I looked up to you!! Thank you for everything you shown me, did for me and the love you had for everyone. One memory I will never forget is the one of you holding my newborn son and praying for him; you looked me in the eye and said "I'm proud of you". I know you are with the Father above I will see you one day! I love you Sarchie you are a TRUE WOMEN OF GOD!! Thank you again and say hi to my granny when you see her...

Posted by: Crystal Harness - Friend   Dec 30, 2009

Sarchie, you will be missed dearly. i know that you are in a much better place now and singing with my Granny Wills and Granny Lively in Heaven now. Heaven has added a nother angel!!!Much love to the Blankenship family. Yall are in our prayers.

Posted by: PENNY SANTOS - Ennis, TX   Dec 30, 2009



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

Blankenship, Sarchie Ann 70-71, 27Dec1938 - 24Dec2009, Palmer, Ellis, TX, TX-460-62-6738

Blankenship, Bettie L. 76, 01Sep1923 - 23Jul2000, Red Oak, Ellis, TX, GA-252-38-6011




+2004, Dublin, Erath Co., TX, Obituary


William Ross Blankinship Jr., 52, Of Dublin, died Monday, Aug. 16, 2004, at Harris Hospital in Fort Worth.

Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004, at Harrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Tillman Cemetery in Vernon, Ill., after cremation.

William "Bill" Blankinship, 52, of Dublin, Texas, formerly of Vandalia, died on Monday, Aug. 16, 2004, at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. this Thursday at First Baptist Church, Vandalia, with the Rev. Joe Lawson officiating. Visitation will be from 10:30-11:15 a.m. on Thursday at the church. Burial will be in Vernon Cemetery, with military rites accorded by Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 of Vandalia. Hohlt & File Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials: To the family.

Mr. Blankinship was born on Sept. 11, 1951, in Vandalia, the son of William Ross Sr. and Dorothy McCarty Blankinship. He married Tina Robbins on Sept. 12, 1975, in Abilene, Texas.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and a milk truck driver for Milk Transportation Services. He was a member of WWCG Church in Dublin, Texas.

He is survived by his wife of Dublin, Texas; sons, William R. Blankinship and Michael Ray Blankinship, both of Dublin, Texas; a daughter, Trina Blankinship of Dublin Texas; a brother, Edward Blankinship of May, Texas; sisters, Sharon Langley, and Jeanne and her husband David Leigh, both of Vandalia, and Maria Blankinship of Kinmundy; and grandchildren, Justin and Dillion Turner of Dublin, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Charles Sol; and sisters, Cynthia and Sharon Kay Ritchey.


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

Blankinship, Darrell L. 48, 31Dec1951 - 19Apr2000, Stephenville, Erath, TX, TX-459-94-1541


Fort Bend


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

Blankenship, Betty E. 84, 06Jul1919 - 30Sep2003, Missouri City, Fort Bend, TX, TX-465-40-9060

Blankenship, Mary Lindsey 83, 09Nov1922 - 30Jun2006, Sugar Land, Fort Bend, TX, TX-454-20-7408

Blankinship, Wileta 86, 09Sep1916 - 24Jun2003, Richmond, Fort Bend, TX, CO-521-30-6747

Blankenship, Estelene 67, 14Feb1937 - 05Jul2004, Richmond, Fort Bend, TX, TN-415-58-7471



2008, Galveston Co., TX, Obituary

www.galvestondailynews.com , December 5, 2008

James Franklin Richardson, son of Irvin Richardson and Loretta Fanning was born May 28, 1943 in Stilwell, OK ., and departed this life November 30, 2008 in Tulsa, OK at the age of 65. A retired Union Boilermaker, James worked for over 30 years out of Local 132 in La Marque, Texas, where he was a member since August 22, 1966. His father, and a sister Debra Fanning also preceded him in death.

Survivors include his mother, Loretta Fanning of Cookson, Oklahoma; four children, Sherri Whittington, of Texas City, TX, Kenneth Richardson and wife Cory, of Welling, OK, Jimmy Richardson, of Santa Fe, TX, and Jamie Richardson, of Hitchcock, TX; one brother, David Fanning of Cookson, OK; one sister of Texas City, TX; three grandchildren, Morgan Whittington, Michael Blankenship, and Dylan Coyne, all of the Galveston County area; many other family and friends that he held close to his heart.

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2008, Dickinson, Galveston Co., TX, Obituary


Damon Lawson Engle, 88, longtime resident of Charleston, West Virginia and Dickinson, Texas passed away in Houston on January 9, 2008. Damon Engle, the son of five generations of Methodist ministers, was born on June 22, 1919, in Troy, West Virginia. He graduated from Marshall University in 1941 with a degree in chemistry and continued his studies at Ohio State University. He met Joanne Elizabeth Parsons at a young adult fellowship at his fathers church and they were married on June 4, 1943.

His career with Union Carbide began in 1941, with the Works Lab on South Charleston, West Virginias Magic Island. In 1942, he was the only lab man on a start-up team for the first polyethylene plant in the United States. He worked the next 20 years with high polymers including polyethylene, vinyl and dynel fibers. By the sixties, he was at the companys research and development center, eventually becoming the Associate Director. He then managed chemical plants in South Charleston, West Virginia, and Whiting, Indiana. From 1974 until 1983 he managed the Texas City, Texas plant and was operating vice president of four corporate subsidiaries involved with pipelines, off shore platforms, oil service operations, and marine transportation. During his 42 years with Union Carbide he was appointed to task forces by three governors and was a member or director of the Texas Chemical Council, the Texas Research League, Texas Coastal Zone Management Program, American Chemical Society, the American Society for Testing Materials as a section chairman, the University of Houston-Clear Lake advisory board as chairman, and many other community boards. Upon retiring, he was interim executive director of the Houston Business Roundtable, a regional director for the Carbide Retiree Corps for 22 years, and chairman of the Board of Trustees for Armand Bayou Nature Center.

Damon was a dedicated churchman all of his life. He frequently said that the only position in the church that he had never held was President of the Womens Society. He served as a faithful delegate to the West Virginia, Indiana, and Texas Annual Conferences of the United Methodist Church. Nationally, he was a delegate to General Conferences, The World Methodist Council, and the National Council of Churches. He counted many ministers, church leaders, and bishops among his close friends. He held particular love and affection for Christ Church United Methodist in Charleston, West Virginia; and for First United Methodist Church in Houston, where he was named a Lifetime Member of the Administrative Board.

Damon was preceded in death by Joanne, his wife of 59 years; and his daughters Karen Elizabeth Engle and Jan Kriste Blankenship. Surviving are his children, J. Michael Engle of Nashville, Tennessee and wife, Pam; Dan Engle of Houston, Texas; and Nanci Engle, also of Houston; five grandchildren, Joshua Kaylor of The Woodlands, Texas; Keila Franks of Nashville, Tennessee; Logan Franks also of Nashville; Karen Mandell of Venice City, Florida; and Donald Blankenship III of Springfield, Tennessee.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 13, 2008, at First United Methodist Church Downtown Campus, 1320 Main Street, Houston, TX, 77002. The Rev. Charles Thompson and the Rev. Jan Imig will be officiating.

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2009, Dickinson, Galveston Co., TX, Obituary

www.galvestondailynews.com , October 6, 2009

Richard Ricky Allen Black, Jr., 64, of High Island died October 3, 2009, at the Heart of Texas Memorial Hospital in Brady, Texas. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Matthews United Methodist Church, 1308 Weeks Avenue, High Island with burial to follow in High Island Cemetery under the direction of Broussards, 134 W. Buccaneer Drive in Winnie. A gathering of family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Ricky was an avid outdoor adventurer/sportsman and thoroughly enjoyed everything about living life near the beaches of the Bolivar Peninsula. He shared his love and passion for hunting and fishing with his family and most recently his grandchildren who fondly refer to him as Pappy. He was quite the chef extraordinaire and shared this talent with his family and friends. Ricky had a unique sense of humor and could always get a laugh from the crowd with his famous heel click.

Ricky is survived by his mother Thelma Black of High Island; sons Richard Black of Pearland, Jason Black and his wife Christy of Lumberton; daughter Robbin Black Howard and her husband Geoffrey of Pasadena, California; sister Terry Bonno and her husband Louis of Geneva, Switzerland, Sharon Blankenship of Houston; grandchildren Ryan Black, Madeline Black, Luke Black, Kaitlyn Black, Brett Black, Parker Howard, Keaton Howard, nephews, Steven Bonno, David Bonno, Jake Blankenship, Jake Weaver, Zach Weaver, numerous relatives and friends and his beloved cousin, friend and partner in crime, Sidney Pulliam.

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2007, High Island, Galveston Co., TX, Obituary

www.galvestondailynews.com , February 1, 2007

Richard Allen Black, Sr. of High Island, Texas passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2007. He was born May 7, 1918, in Jennings, Louisiana to Sidney R. Black Sr. and Lena Boas Black. Richard was one of five siblings, including Edmee Speir, Bernice Purcell, Sidney Black Jr. and Louise Smith, whom he loved and adored.

He graduated from Beaumont High School in 1935 and moved to Gilchrist, Texas traveling on the Ida Dell down the Intercoastal Canal. The Black family established one of the first businesses in Gilchrist, Blacks Caf (Beer, Bait and Beans). He became an avid hunter and fisherman and earned his living duck guiding and shrimping. He later owned and operated Blacks Store from 1951 to 1961 and built the first fishing pier over 1000 long in the entire Gulf of Mexico.

He met the love of his life and married Thelma Berwick August 30, 1941, spending 65 wonderful years together. Their four children include Richard A. Black, Jr., Sidney Weaver, Terry Bonno and Sharon Blankenship. He served in the army from 1941 to 1945 as an Intelligence Sergeant in the 778th Tank Battalion of General Pattons Third Army in World War II and earned numerous medals and honor of which the Bronze Star was his most cherished.

After owning several other businesses he was elected Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, Galveston County and served his community for 16 years. Additionally he was an active member of the JP and Constables Association of Texas. His commitment to the community included serving as President of the High Island School Board for 16 years, facilitating the establishment of High Island ISD, founding the VFW and supporting the Gulf Coast Rod, Reel and Gun Club which established Rollover Pass.

He was totally devoted to his family, friends, church and community and leave behind his wife, Thelma Black, son Richard A. Black, Jr. of High Island, daughters Terry Bonno and husband Louis of Houston and Sharon Blankenship of Houston. His grandchildren include Rich Black, Jason and wife Christy Black, Robbin and husband Geoff Howard, Jake and Zach Weaver, Steven and David Bonno and Jake Blankenship. Great grandchildren include Ryan, Madeline, Luke, Kaitlyn and Brett Black and Parker Howard.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 2, 2007, at St. Matthews Methodist Church, 1308 Weeks Ave., High Island, Texas with burial to follow in High Island Cemetery, under the direction of Broussards 134.W. Buccaneer Dr., Winnie, Texas. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, February 1, 200 at the funeral home.

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2007, Galveston, Galveston Co., TX, Obituary

www.galvestondailynews.com , April 2, 2007

Elena Catalina Puentes Barrientos, 1 year old, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2007, at John Sealy Hospital in Galveston, Texas. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2007, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Niles Nolan, Celebrant. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday, April 2, 2007, with a Vigil Service to be held at 6:30 p.m. Elena was born March 12, 2006, in Galveston to Genaro Barrientos, Jr. and Veronica Puentes.

She is survived by her parents, Genaro Barrientos, Jr. and Veronica Puentes, grandparents, Raul Paco and Sara Puentes and Genaro Barrientos, Sr. and wife Maria, Aunts, Erica Puentes, Monica Puentes and Jack Blankenship, Vanessa Delcid and husband, Oscar and Valerie Barrientos, uncle, Samuel Barrientos; cousin, Siera Blankenship all of Galveston; great uncles and great aunts, numerous cousins other relatives and family friends.

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2006, La Marque, Galveston Co., TX, Obituary

www.galvestondailynews.com , April 14, 2006

Daniel Sol Kauffman, Sr., 89, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2006, at Gulf Health Care Center in Texas City. Mr. Kauffman was born on November 9, 1916, to Henry and Isabella Kauffman, in Galveston, Texas. He was a resident of La Marque since 1954, and formerly of Galveston. He was a veteran of the US Navy, serving in WWII; a member of Mainland Elks Lodge 2141; he was past Chaplain for the Elks Lodge; he was a telegraph operator for Western Union; and former owner of Dan & Jay Pool Supply in Texas City.

Mr. Kauffman is survived by his wife, Bobbie Kauffman of La Marque; his daughters, Terri Lockey of San Antonio, Dana Bethune and her husband Jimmy of La Marque, Tammie Halcumb and her husband Brent of La Marque; one son, Daniel Kauffman, Jr. of La Marque; ten grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held Friday, April 14, 2006, from 6 p.m. till 8 p.m., with a memorial service at 7 p.m. by the Mainland Elks, at the James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 15, 2006, at 11 a.m., at the funeral home, with Dr. Mike Deaton officiating. Interment will follow at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock. Pallbearers will be Matt Lockey, Travis Kauffman, Troy Blankenship, Bradley Blankenship, Jeffrey Kauffman and Jeremy Kauffman.

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2008, La Marque, Galveston Co., TX, Obituary

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Bobbie Kauffman, 78, of La Marque passed away Sunday, August 17, 2008, at Mainland Medical Center in Texas City. Bobbie was born December 11, 1929, in Haynesville, Louisiana to Robbie and Evelyn Haughton. Bobbie was owner for Dan and Jay Pool Supply and member of Elks Ladies Auxiliary 2141. Bobbie was preceded in death by her parents; husband Daniel S. Kauffman, Sr.; brother John Haughton; and sister Maxie Ireland.

Bobbie is survived by daughters and sons-in-law Terri Lockey of San Antonio, Dana and Jimmy Bethune of Highlands Bayou, Tammie and Brent Halcumb of La Marque; son Daniel S. Kauffman, Jr. of Hitchcock; sister Mary Poe of Humble; brother Jim Haughton of Missouri City; grandchildren Matt Lockey, Travis Kauffman and wife Erika, Troy Blankenship and wife Stacy; Shauna Simpson and husband Craig, Kristen Halcumb, Bradley Blankenship, Stacy Halcumb, Brent Halcumb, II, Jeremy Kauffman and Jeffrey Kauffman; eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation for family and friends will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 19, 2008, at the James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 20, 2008, at the funeral home with Dr. Mike Deaton, officiating. Interment will follow at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock.

Pallbearers will be grandsons Matt Lockey, Travis Kauffman, Troy Blankenship, Bradley Blankenship, Jeffrey Kauffman, Jeremy Kauffman and Brent Halcumb, II.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2009, La Marque, Galveston Co., TX, Obituary

www.galvestondailynews.com , October 29, 2009

Abdon Norris, 81, passed away on Wednesday, October 28, 2009, at Cornerstone Hospital in Houston, Texas. He was born on July 30, 1928 in Port Bolivar, Texas to Avnel and Aspasie Longlinais Norris. Abdon served in United States Army and Air Force Reserves during the Korean War and received the rank of Sergeant. He was a member of St. Michael Episcopal Church and was a member of the Mainland Elk Lodge and Rotary Club of La Marque. He lived in La Marque since 1955 and was formerly from Galveston, Texas and he retired from A & A Machine Inc., after 35 years of service.

Abdon is survived by his wife of 58 years, Joan F. Junemann Norris; daughter Debra Camus and Raymond from Shreveport, Louisiana; sons Dennis Norris and Terri of Spring, Texas and David Norris and Patty of La Marque, Texas; brother Loveless Norris and Jewel of Hitchcock, Texas; grandchildren Chad Creech and Holly, Travis Creech, Andrew Norris and Marysia, Austin Norris and Samantha Norris; great grandchildren Colin Creech and Lilly Norris; numerous nieces and nephews and many wonderful friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother Paul Wylie Norris and sister Rena Broussard

His visitation will be on Friday, October 30, 2009, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque, Texas with his funeral on Saturday, October 31, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Michael Episcopal Church in La Marque, Texas with Father Mike Gemignani, officiating with interment to follow at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock, Texas. Pallbearers are Chad Creech, Travis Creech, Andrew Norris, Austin Norris, Dwayne Blankenship and Norris Broussard. Honorary Pallbearers will be Fred Heinemann, Charles Hutchins, James Terwilliger, Frank Mascorro and Al Nelson.

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2008, Santa Fe, Galveston Co., TX, Obituary

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Mary Phyllis Linton, 75, of Santa Fe, Texas, passed away Sunday, July 22, 2007, at her home. Born December 4, 1931, in Three Rivers, Texas, Phyllis Linton was a long-time resident of La Marque, Texas. She retired from Texas City Refinery where she had worked as credit coordinator. Following her retirement, she and her husband, Tommy, moved to Santa Fe, Texas, where they have resided for the past 20 years. Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, Ella Franze Rice and Louis Verhunce.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 49 years, Thomas R. Linton, Sr.; sons, Chuck Linton of Austin, Texas, Tom Linton and wife, Jessica, of Alvin, Texas, and Ted Linton and wife, Cheri, of Santa Fe, Texas; daughter, Theresa Gould of Angleton, Texas; grandchildren, Bekah Blankenship and husband, Justin, Rachel Montealegre and husband, Albert, Ruthie Gundy, and husband, Stephen, Shealei Linton, Nicholas Linton, TJ Linton, and Patrick Linton; great-grandchildren, Aurora Goodrum, David Blankenship, Matthew Blankenship, Jodie Montealegre, Alden Montealegre, and Hunter Linton; brother, John Rice and wife, Sandy, of Beeville, Texas; her extended family, Bertha Truman, Betty Linton, Gene Linton and wife, Fran, Bertha Hall, Ann Linton, and Diane Layman and husband, Ronnie; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation will be Tuesday, July 24, 2007, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 25, 2007, at the Crowder Funeral Home with Sonny Bowman, Associate Pastor of Life Foursquare Church of Angleton, Texas, officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olivet in Dickinson. Pallbearers will be Albert Montealegre, Stephen Gundy, Justin Blankenship, Frank Petrash, Joey Smith, and James Sturm. Honorary pallbearer is Gene Linton.

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2006, Texas City, Galveston Co., TX, Obituary

www.galvestondailynews.com , July 11, 2006

Theodora Dora Esquivel Velasco, 92, of Texas City, went to be with the Lord Sunday, July 9, 2006. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 12, 2006, at First Baptist Church of Texas City with Dr. Bobby Tollison officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery in Alvin, Texas. Visitation will be 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Emken-Linton Funeral Home in Texas City.

Mrs. Velasco was born November 1, 1913, in Brownsville, Texas. She was a homemaker. She is preceded in death by her father Theodoro Esquivel; mother Ignacia Rodriguez Esquivel; husband Rev. Adolph Velasco; brothers, Alex, Nilo and Joe Esquivel; sister Odell Esquivel; and son-in-law Bernard C. Clay.

Survivors include her children, Elizabeth Clay, Aaron Velasco, Adolph Velasco, Jr. and wife Molly, Daniel Velasco and wife Janie, Abel Velasco and wife Winn of Texas City, Sarah Remollino and husband Joe, Angelina Stillinger and husband Richard of Alvin, Ruth Bobbitt and husband John of Weches, Texas, George Velasco and wife Barbara of Friendswood and Emilio Velasco and wife Myra of Nederland. She is survived by four sisters: Luisa Vera, Lupe Villanueva, Elizabeth Brinkerhoff of Alvin, and Emma Blair of Pasadena; one brother Emilio Esquivel of Pearland; grandchildren: Richard Stillinger, Jr., Lisa Macias, Marie Hundley, Deanna Cheney, Carlene Trujillo, Debbie Trujillo, Aaron Dwayne Trujillo, Moses Velasco, Melina Perales, Natasha Simmons, John Truesdale, Jr., Adolph Velasco III, Amanda Ewer, Amy Riser, Melissa Price, Christopher Velasco, Christina Rodriguez, Heather Velasco, Joshua Velasco, William Blankenship, Ashley Bedard, Alicia Estrada, and Ellissa Gorom; 40 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

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2006, Texas City, Galveston Co., TX, Obituary

www.galvestondailynews.com ,

Mary Helen Yates, 87, of Texas City, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2006, at her residence. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m., Wednesday, January 11, 2006, at Emken-Linton Funeral Home in Texas City. Burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock. Visitation will be 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Yates was born December 24, 1918, in Oklahoma. She was a retired school cafeteria worker, member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a member of Northside Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, M. E. Yates; sisters Florence Canfield and Dorothy Blankenship.

Survivors include her daughters Saundra Coffey and Laurel Ballard; brother Richard Gilreath and wife, Juanita; grandchildren, Jason Coffey and wife Lisa Soto, Craig Coffey and wife Robin, Tami Mann and husband Richard Lara, Kimberly Anderson and Joey Mann; great-grandchildren, Chelsey Coffey, Jordan Coffey, Cameron Coffey, Daniel Mann, Nathaniel Anderson, Joseph Mann, Colton Mann and

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2008, Texas City, Galveston Co., TX, Obituary

www.galvestondailynews.com , August 24, 2008

Jephrey Keith Boogie Vincent, 11 of Texas City passed away Thursday, August 21, 2008 in Texas City. Boogie was born March 20, 1997 in Galveston to Billy and Janna Nicole Vincent Jr. Boogie was a member of 2008 11U TX Hitmen World Series Team, played ball since he was five years old, his dad had coached him for many years, he loved to bat, he was a good pitcher and good switch hitter and like to ride his bike when he was not playing ball. Boogie was preceded in death by his two uncles, Jeffrey Bonnette and Eddie Woody Blankenship.

Boogie is survived by his parents, grandparents, Billy and Jean Vincent, Sonny and Martha Blankenship, Charlie and Sherrie Bonnette; brothers, Billy Vincent, III and K. J. Rohde. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends and family.

Visitation for family and friends will be Sunday, August 24, 2008 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 25, 2008 at the Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church in Texas City with Pastor Dueward Wimberly officiating. Interment to follow at Grace Memorial Park in Hitchcock.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Bonnette, Sonny Blankenship, Billy Vincent, Sr., Charlie Moden, Daniel Bonnette, Chaz Bonnette and Brian Robinson; honorary pallbearers will be Fletcher Robeison, Woody Blankenship, Jr., Charles Slawson, Colby Smith and Claude Gerhardt.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2009, Texas City, Galveston Co., TX, Obituary

www.galvestondailynews.com , December 28, 2009

Kessie Renee Santana Moyers, 38, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on December 16, 2009. Kessie was born on March 16, 1971. Kessie was a long time resident of Clear Lake and Baytown, Texas. Kessie was a strong and loving mother, daughter, sister, and friend. Kessie was preceded in death by her grandparents Earnest and Elizabeth Lins; daughter Loral Moyers; and mother Carla Blankenship. Kessie also suffered through the loss of her beloved niece Macy Moyers.

Kessie is survived by her son Ravion Moyers and fiance Lauren Hobbs; granddaughter Laila Moyers; daughter Darian Moyers; Rave and Darians father Doug Moyers; brother Tony Gardner and son Tre; aunts and uncles Anne and husband David Mowry, Cristi and husband Randy Beehn, and Kim Bolt; cousins Michelle Williams Cochran, Marshall Jr. Williams, Mikal Williams, Chanci and husband Richard Dawson, Chuck Nicholson, Miranda Henshaw, and Nicole Bolt and Steven Bolt; and devoted friend Kathy and husband Bryan Roberts. Kessie is also survived by numerous other relatives and friends, too many to name.

Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday December 29, 2009, at Carnes Funeral Home in Texas City, with the family receiving relatives and friends at the funeral home beginning at 5 p.m.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


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

Blankenship, Doris A. 72, 20Jul1929 - 18Oct2001, Bacliff, Galveston, TX, TX-449-44-0408

Blankenship, John L. 53, 13Feb1947 - 15May2000, Bacliff, Galveston, TX, TX-467-78-1686

Blankenship, Carla Sue 54, 15Feb1953 - 13Jan2008, Dickinson, Galveston, TX, AL-420-78-1608

Blankenship, Edward Paul 80, 21Jun1928 - 17Apr2009, Kemah, Galveston, TX, OH-272-24-1096




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

Blankenship, O. R. 96, 06Sep1905 - 12Feb2002, Mclean, Gray, TX, TX-458-62-7022



2006, Collinsville, Grayson Co., TX, Obituary,

www.gainesvilleregister.com ,

Services for Estelle Vannoy, 98, of Collinsville are set for 3 p.m. Sunday at Collinsville United Methodist Church in Collinsville with Rev. Phil Coats officiating. Intement will follow in the Collinsville Cemetery in Collinsville under the direction of the Huff Funeral Home of Whitesboro. Mrs. Vannoy died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006, at Wilson N. Jones Medical Center in Sherman.

She was born Sept. 27, 1907, in Ethel to Linus Davis and Betty Patterson Davis. On Dec. 22, 1925, she married Carl Vannoy in Collinsville Methodist Church. She had lived in Collinsville since she was a young child of the age of 10. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Collinsville Chapter for more than 50 years. She was a member of the Collinsville United Methodist Church in Collinsville.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and Jim Blankenship of Gainesville, Carlyne and Leo Andrews of Whitesboro, and Cherry Ann and Bill Carroll of Tyler; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband in January 1984. Pallbearers are Lee Steed, Mark Brewer, Don Ray Vannoy, Lynn Carroll, Larry Carroll, and Ronnie Lusher.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2006, Sherman, Grayson Co., TX, Obituary


Funeral services for Ronald Lee Blankenship Sr. of Sherman, Texas, will be at 2 p.m. today, Nov. 21, at Waldo Funeral Chapel in Sherman. The Rev. Kenneth Dacus of the Victory Missionary Baptist Church will officiate. Committal services will bein Cedarlawn Memorial Park. Mr. Blankenship passed away Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006, at his home in Sherman.

Ron was born on June 5, 1938, in Catlettsburg, Ky., to the late John and Mary (Barnett) Blankenship. While he was still a small boy, both of Rons parents passed away and he was raised by his grandmother, Georgia Pinson. He graduated from Catlettsburg schools and following graduation served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Ron married Diana Wilcox on Nov. 25, 1960, in Catlettsburg and worked as a maintenance engineer for Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. He and Diana moved to Sherman in 2003 to be near their son, Ronnie. Ron enjoyed Texas and his large yard where he could target practice. He will be greatly missed and will be remembered as a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and as a great Christian man. Ron received Christ in 1976 and was an active member of Victory Missionary Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Diana of Sherman; a son, Ronnie Blankenship Jr. and his wife, Melissa, of Anna, Texas; and a grandson, Devin Blankenship of Anna.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


Pottsboro, Grayson Co., TX, Georgetown Cemetery

+Blankenship, Wanda Snyder 07Sep1928 25Jun2000

D/o J. L. D. Snyder & Dell Kyker

W/o David Burnham Blankenship, m. 15Oct1949

+Blankenship, David Burnham 28Oct1924 04Jun2002, LTJG US Navy WWII/Korea

S/o George David Blankenship & Sarah T. Bradley

H/o Wanda Snyder, m. 15Oct1949

From KBaseball8(at)aol.com

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

Blankenship, David B. 77, 28Oct1924 - 04Jun2002, Denison, Grayson, TX, TX-461-24-0417

Blankenship, Lela V. 88, 01Sep1916 - 02Nov2004, Denison, Grayson, TX, TX-454-36-4919

Blankenship, Linda D. 47, 14Aug1957 - 25Jul2005, Denison, Grayson, TX, TX-459-92-0880

Blankenship, Minnie S. 86, 21Aug1914 - 27Oct2000, Denison, Grayson, TX, TX-453-10-3205

Blankenship, Wanda S. 71, 07Sep1928 - 25Jun2000, Denison, Grayson, TX, TX-458-34-8942

Blankenship, Gayland 58-59, 27Dec1949 - 14Dec2008, Gordonville, Grayson, TX, TX-450-88-9662

Blankenship, Billy Ray 82, 05Apr1924 - 08Feb2007, Pottsboro, Grayson, TX, TX-460-20-9348

Blankenship, Carmen L. 75, 06Nov1932 - 09Aug2008, Sherman, Grayson, TX, TX-458-42-7764

Blankenship, Cletus R. 72, 17May1931 - 09Jun2003, Sherman, Grayson, TX, TX-462-42-2877

Blankenship, Kennis 75, 09Mar1927 - 24Jan2003, Sherman, Grayson, TX, WV-233-32-0109

Blankenship, Lil 92, 07Mar1909 - 01Nov2001, Sherman, Grayson, TX, TX-458-50-3203

Blankenship, Ronald Lee 68, 05Jun1938 - 18Nov2006, Sherman, Grayson, TX, KY-404-48-9217

Blankenship, Velma 76, 31Aug1925 - 10Mar2002, Van Alstyne, Grayson, TX, TX-450-30-1867



+2003, Longview, Greeg Co., TX, Obituary

Longview News-Journal, 11/18/2003

Thelma Croxton Blankenship passed away on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2003. Born on Nov. 30, 1907, Mrs. Blankenship was a native Texan. She was a lifelong resident of the state and had been a resident of Longview since 1960. After beginning her adulthood as an elementary school teacher, Mrs. Blankenship married and devoted her life to the care of her family. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Longview, and she had served in various roles throughout her membership in the local garden club. Mrs. Blankenship was an accomplished and talented cook, seamstress and craftsman. Mrs. Blankenship was preceded in death by her beloved husband of more than 60 years, Richard W. Blankenship, and son, Joseph C. Blankenship.

She is survived by her grandson, Joseph C. Blankenship Jr. of Longview; her granddaughter, Nancy Blankenship Keckler of Reno, Nev.; two great-granddaughters, Barbara and Rachel; and one great-great-granddaughter, Hasana. A private family graveside service will be held.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


+2003, Longview, Gregg Co., TX, Obituary


Dorothy Marie Blankenship, of Longview, TX. Born in Altoga, Texas on Apr. 30, 1919, Departed on Dec. 28, 2003

Dorothy Blankenship joyously met her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and reunited with her beloved husband of sixty five years, Rev. Bill Blankenship on December 28, 2003. Funeral services for Mrs. Blankenship will be held at Emmanuel Baptist Church in White Oak, TX on Tuesday, December 30, 2003, at 2:00 PM. Officiating will be Rev. Raymond Tenpenny and her grandson, Rev. Steve Reynolds. Music will be provided by granddaughter, Beth Blankenship, and grandson, Greg Blankenship. Burial will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens under the direction of Rader Funeral Home of Longview, TX. Pallbearers will be Britt Blankenship, Greg Blankenship, Randy Blankenship, Clay Bridges, Cody Bridges, Gabe Esparza, Terry Reynolds and Tom Wilcox.

Mrs. Blankenship was born in Collin County, TX and grew up in Sherman, TX. She was a long-time resident of White Oak and a member of Emmanuel Baptist church. She earned Bachelor and Masters Degrees from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, TX. Mrs. Blankenship retired after teaching school in the Lockhart, Gladewater and White Oak school districts.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Bill Blankenship, a brother, Wallace Gray and her parents, E. L. and Myra Gray.

Mrs. Blankenship is survived by her children, June and David Reynolds of White Oak, Jerry and Anita Blankenship of Plano, and Mark and Judy Blankenship of Nashville, TN, and one sister, Hope Hall of Sherman, TX. She delighted in her eight grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


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

Blankenship, Ethel B. 87, 16Jan1914 - 26Jun2001, Gladewater, Gregg, TX, OK-441-18-1714

Blankenship, Robert E. 81, 26Aug1921 - 03Apr2003, Kilgore, Gregg, TX, TX-466-14-9252

Blankenship, G. D. 49, 18Dec1950 - 03Dec2000, Longview, Gregg, TX, MO-492-54-9615

Blankenship, Glenn Dale 56, 21Aug1951 - 19Dec2007, Longview, Gregg, TX, TX-463-88-5684

Blankenship, Katie Frances 82, 24Jul1925 - 17Sep2007, Longview, Gregg, TX, TX-466-26-6904

Blankenship, Thelma 95-96, 30Nov1907 - 16Nov2003, Longview, Gregg, TX, TX-453-34-6762

Blankenship, Dorothy M. 84, 30Apr1919 - 28Dec2003, White Oak, Gregg, TX, AZ-526-62-7277

Blankenship, Louis 72, 08Jul1932 - 25Jan2005, White Oak, Gregg, TX, OK-440-30-6807

Blankenship, William N. 83, 28Apr1917 - 11May2000, White Oak, Gregg, TX, TX-455-07-5633




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

Blankenship, Myrl R. 90, 28Feb1912 - 06Dec2002, Seguin, Guadalupe, TX, LA-438-60-0880



2004, Hale Center, Hale Co., TX, Funeral

Plainview Daily Herald , May 16 to May 17, 2004

Funeral services for Jessie Blankenship, 90, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Gene Meacham officiating. Mrs. Blankenship died Friday, May 14, 2004, in Prairie House Living Center in Plainview. Burial in Hale Center Cemetery is by Freeman-Abell Funeral Home.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


+2009, Plainview, Hale Co., TX, Obituary


Avalanche-Journal , Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Herschel Blankenship, 91, of Plainview, passed away on Saturday, September 5, 2009 in Plainview. Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 9, 2009, at First United Methodist Church in Plainview with Rev. Jerry Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Plainview Memorial Park under the direction of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview.

Mr. Blankenship was born on September 25, 1917 in Paul's Valley, Okla. to Bernie and Essie Faye Blankenship. Herschel graduated from Plainview High School and attended Texas Tech. He returned to Plainview to farm and married Lorene Devers. He loved to farm and began farming full time when he was 18 years old and retired from farming 68 years later. He married Dorris Greer in June of 1970 in Lockney. Herschel and Dorris enjoyed traveling and playing Bridge together. He was a member of the Wesley Fellowship Sunday School Class the First United Methodist Church of Plainview, the 57 Supper Club, and the Plainview Country Club.

Mr. Blankenship is survived by his wife, Dorris Blankenship of Plainview; two daughters, JoAnn Carpenter of Escondido, Calif., and Debra Atchison and husband Al of Houston; three sons, Gary Blankenship and wife Cindy of Colleyville, Royce Blankenship and wife Donna of Plainview, and Tim Greer of Santa Fe, N.M.; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

Mr. Blankenship was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Lorene Devers; and a son, Joe Greer.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


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

Blankenship, Dorothy M. 84, 13Jun1917 - 15Oct2001, Plainview, Hale, TX, TX-467-03-5778

Blankenship, Herschel 91, 25Sep1917 - 05Sep2009, Plainview, Hale, TX, TX-460-62-8052




2003, Lumberton, Hardin Co., TX, Obituary


James Edward Blankenship, 80, (1923 - 2003) of Lumberton, died Monday, November 3, 2003 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.

Funeral service will be 2:00 P.M. Thursday, November 6, 2003 at Broussard`s Chapel, Hwy. 326 in Kountze, with burial to follow at Votaw Cemetery in Votaw. A gathering of family and friends will be November 5, 2003 at 4:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Broussard`s.

A native of Fuqua, Texas, he lived in Lumberton most of his life and worked for Ameripol Synpol Refinery as a maintenance supervisor for 23 years. He was instrumental in starting the Lone Oak Church of Christ congregation. He was baptized at the age of 34 at the Gulf Street Church of Christ and was a servant of the Lord for 46 years. He was also a loving husband, father, and grandfather and will be greatly missed.

He is preceded in death by his brother, D. Bud Blankenship.

He is survived by his Wife, Alice Bean Blankenship of Lumberton; son, James Terry Blankenship, Sr. and his wife Jo Ann of Lumberton; daughter, Alyce Renee Parsley and her husband Alvin Eugene of Sulphur; sister, Neva Ree Henley of Pasadena; brothers, Curtis Blankenship of Silsbee and Jerry Blankenship of Splendora; six grandchildren, James Terry Blankenship, Jr., Kristin Anne Blankenship Celestine; Stacie Alise Parsley, Whitany Rene Parsley, Cody Garrette Alvin Parsley and Colton Wyatt Parsley.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


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

Blankenship, James E. 80, 12Aug1923 - 03Nov2003, Lumberton, Hardin, TX, TX-449-28-7773




+2004, Houston, Harris Co., TX, Obituary


Gilbert H. Blankenship, age 83, passed away Saturday, July 31, 2004.

Surviving is his wife of nearly 62 years, Juanita; sons, Mark Blankenship and wife Georgia L. Iocco, Barry Blankenship and wife Teri K. Barrett; sister, Kay Wittmack and brother, Dan Blankenship.

Private graveside funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 3, 2004 at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


+2006, Houston, Harris Co., TX, Obituary

Published in Houston Chronicle from Oct. 8 to Oct. 9, 2006

Sandra Kaye Skelton, 55, passed away October 7, 2006, after a 10-year battle with breast cancer.

A native Houstonian, she was an active and reliable volunteer, especially in organizations in which her children were involved.

Sandi is preceded in death by her mother, Kathryn Blankenship.

She is survived by her husband, Allyn, son Brian, daughter and son-in-law Kimberly and Garrett Erbele, father Bill Blankenship and his wife Jackie, brother Kyle Blankenship and his wife Sheri, and niece Ashley Blankenship.

Sandi was blessed to have so many close friends who were in turn blessed by her friendship. She will be missed by all that knew her but take comfort in knowing that she was at peace with her final destiny.

Services will be held on Tuesday, October 10, 2006, at 2:00 pm. in the Forest Park Funeral Home chapel.


+2007, Houston, Harris Co., TX, Obituary

Published in Houston Chronicle from Feb. 8 to Feb. 9, 2007

Billy Edward Blankenship, 80, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007, with his wife and son at his side.

He was a long-time Houston resident, a graduate of Austin High School and a Marine Veteran of World War II. Prior to his retirement, he was an executive in the trucking industry where he was an active leader in several organizations. Bill was a kind and gentle man, always had a smile and never met a stranger. He loved his family and was always attentive to their needs.

Bill was preceded in death by his loving wife of 48 years, Kathryn Edwards Blankenship and by their daughter, Sandra Kaye Skelton.

He is survived by his wife Jackie Lindsey Blankenship; brother, Charles B. Blankenship and his wife, Vicky; son Kyle E. Blankenship and his wife, Sheri; son-in-law Allyn R. Skelton, II, and grandchildren Brian Skelton, Kimberly Erbele and her husband Garrett, and Ashley Blankenship.

The funeral and visitation will be held at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home. The Rev. Kelly Williams will officiate at the funeral services on Friday, Feb. 9, at 10 am.


Houston, Harris Co., TX, Houston Nat. Cem., Burial

10410 Veterans Mem. Dr., Zip 77038, TX (281) 447-8686

Blankenship, John D. Sgt USAAC, b. 09/11/1918, DOD 07/16/2001, Sec. M2 #274, WWII

Blankenship, J. C. F1 USN, b. 09/22/1911, DOD 12/06/2003, Sec. J #3838, WWII

From: Don Blankenship donblank(at)earthlink.net


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

Blankenship, Douglas N. 43, 20Sep1958 - 16Feb2002, Hockley, Harris, TX, MS-587-13-4514

Blankinship, Alton R. 84, 19Aug1915 - 04May2000, Houston, Harris, TX, TX-454-05-4905

Blankenship, Billy Edward 80, 21Nov1926 - 06Feb2007, Houston, Harris, TX, TX-450-28-6578

Blankenship, Dean 66, 14Mar1934 - 28May2000, Houston, Harris, TX, TX-465-48-2275

Blankenship, Edna L. 94, 23Dec1906 - 06Jul2001, Houston, Harris, TX, TX-456-40-4083

Blankenship, Gilbert H. 83, 04Oct1920 - 31Jul2004, Houston, Harris, TX, IL-337-14-4132

Blankenship, John D. 82, 11Sep1918 - 16Jul2001, Houston, Harris, TX, TX-463-10-6992

Blankenship, Kathleen S. 86, 09Sep1915 - 09Dec2001, Houston, Harris, TX, TX-462-30-0822

Blankenship, Mary 85, 25Feb1921 - 27Jan2007, Houston, Harris, TX, TX-460-28-0704

Blankenship, Mary S. 97, 05Feb1909 - 07Mar2006, Houston, Harris, TX, TX-464-30-1812

Blankenship, Mary Wilson 84, 01Oct1923 - 28Feb2008, Houston, Harris, TX, TX-457-20-6802

Blankenship, Michelle Andrea 34, 08Sep1972 - 11Mar2007, Houston, Harris, TX, TX-633-01-2811

Blankship, Robbie Dan 55, 17Sep1953 - 24Oct2008, Houston, Harris, TX, TX-461-96-8421

Blankinship, Billy Ray 64-65, 24Jul1944 - 13Jul2009, Humble, Harris, TX, TX-452-68-8788

Blankenship, Pauline 79, 17Jun1926 - 05Jan2006, Humble, Harris, TX, IL-321-20-2167

Blankenship, Whaley W. 69, 28Nov1938 - 01Oct2008, Humble, Harris, TX, FL-261-52-9592

Blankenship, Jimmie D. 61, 15Jan1943 - 24Jan2004, Pasadena, Harris, TX, TX-459-66-4344

Blankenship, Maxine J. 80, 19Sep1919 - 26Aug2000, Pasadena, Harris, TX, TX-449-12-6335

Blankenship, Jessie W. 90, 24Nov1913 - 14May2004, Plainview, Hale, TX, TX-450-58-6909

Blankenship, Dorothy Mae 82, 18Jun1925 - 14Apr2008, Spring, Harris, TX, TX-465-26-4828

Blankenship, Louise A. 81, 16May1923 - 24Apr2005, Spring, Harris, TX, ME-004-20-0579

Blankenship, Thomas H. 82, 28Apr1924 - 24Mar2007, Spring, Harris, TX, NJ-147-22-1377

Blankenship, Peggy K. 56, 20Oct1946 - 20Dec2002, Tomball, Harris, TX, MI-365-48-6938




2009, Lake Palestine, Marshall, Harrison Co., TX, Obituary,

The Marshall News Messenger , December 30, 2009

Services for Cynthia Ann Hayes Blankenship, 50, of Lake Palestine, formerly of White Oak, will be at Sullivan Funeral Home, Marshall, on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. James Henderson officiating and assisted by her uncle, J. T. Hogue. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 30, 2009, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sullivan Funeral Home. Burial will be in Colonial Gardens Cemetery, Marshall.

Cynthia was born March 15, 1959, in Marshall and passed away on Dec. 25, 2009, at her residence. She was preceded in death by her father, Jessie Charles Hayes; her brother, Charles Ray Hayes; grandparents, Jessie and Velma Hayes and Ray and Maye Belle Hogue; and great-nephew, J. D. Long.

Cynthia is survived by her mother and step-father, Shirley and Bobby Sawyer; sister and brother-in-law, Debra and Jerry McDowell; nephew, Joey Long; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Pallbearers will be Larry E. Preston, Joseph "Joey" Long, Cameron McDowell, Landon McDowell, Don Millar, and Jay Burnett. Alternate pallbearers will be Jerry McDowell and David James.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com




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

Blankenship, Lennie S. 71, 22Dec1932 - 09Aug2004, Haskell, Haskell, TX, TX-460-44-7435




2004, Larue, Henderson Co., TX, Obituary


Shirley Jeanne McNeely, 74, of Larue, died Tuesday, May 4, 2004 at Homeplace Hospice in Tyler. Funeral service was held Saturday, May 8 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial at McKinney Cemetery in Kountze. A native of Kansas City, MO, she was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, James H. Jim McNeely of Larue; sons, Gary Blankinship of Osage Beach, MO and Terry Blankenship of Kansas City, KS; daughter, Georgie Gay Stewart of Bridge City; sister, Beverly Gomez of Kansas City, KS; four grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


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

Blankenship, Louise 79, 21Nov1921 - 02Feb2001, Kemp, Henderson, TX, TX-458-16-1427




2004, Mission, Hidalgo Co., TX, Obituary

Lincoln Journal Star (NE) - March 17, 2004

Marion "Bud" Ballue, 77, Mission, Texas, formerly Brownville, died Sunday (3/14/04).

Survivors: wife, Helen; daughters, Linda Jo Johnson, Brookfield, Mo., Betty Jane Edington, Dayton, Minn.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Blankenship , Auburn.

Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Brownville Christian Church, Brownville. Walnut Grove Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2004, Weslaco, Hidalgo Co., TX, Obituary

The Topeka Capital-Journal, (KS) - September 9, 2004

Lela Mae Cooper, 77, formerly of Topeka, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004, at Knapp Medical Center in Weslaco, Texas. She was born July 16, 1927, in Kearney, Mo., the daughter of Joseph Wayne Biggs and Beulah Mae Asbury-Biggs-Wolfe.

Lela graduated from Mount Vernon High School in Mount Vernon, Iowa, with the Class of 1945. Lela married Dean L. Cooper on June 11, 1966. They lived in Topeka, Ozawkie and Meriden. Lela was a traffic meter control officer for the city of Topeka and retired in June of 1990, after 27 years of service. After Dean retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., they traveled by motor home between Weslaco, Texas, and Kansas. They always stayed at Southern Comfort Resort when in Texas and were permanent residents of the Rio Grande Valley since 1994.

Lela is survived by her children, Tim and Darla Dooley, Meriden, Kan., Brenda and Darrell Rogers, Overbrook, Kan., Mike Dooley, Clay Center, Kan., Donna Hitsman, Auburn, Kan., Janet Siple and Connie Fairchild, both of Topeka; eight grandsons; a granddaughter; three great-grandsons; and four great-granddaughters. Also surviving are two brothers, Donald Biggs, Rossville, Kan., and Robert Biggs, Columbia, Mo.; and a sister, Barbara Blankenship, Plattsburg, Mo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dean L. Cooper, in 2002; a brother, Gary E. Wolfe, in 2001; and a grandson, Joshua Sean Hitsman, in 1998.

A memorial service was at McCaleb Funeral Home Chapel in Weslaco, Texas, on Aug. 19, with the Rev. Larry Guinn officiating. A graveside memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Overbrook Cemetery in Overbrook. Officiating at the service will be Pastor Dan Everly of Michigan Valley Community Church.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


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

Blankenship, Randle L. 91, 07Apr1910 - 23Mar2002, Mcallen, Hidalgo, TX, TX-462-22-7341

Blankenship, Don C. 90, 12Jul1914 - 20Jun2005, Mission, Hidalgo, TX, KS-509-07-6236

Blankinship, L. R. 92, 04Jul1908 - 05Jan2001, Weslaco, Hidalgo, TX, TX-461-54-1033




2001, Granbury, Hood Co., TX, Obituary


Goldia Biggerstaff, 79, a homemaker, died Friday, January 26, 2001 in Granbury. Funeral was at 2:00 p.m. Monday, Januray 29, 2001 at the First Baptist Church. Burial was at Granbury Cemetery under the direction of Wiley Funeral Home.

Goldia Biggerstaff was born May 7, 1921 in Vernon. She was preceded in death by a brother, Luke Morgan and a half-sister, Louise Morgan.

Survivors: husband, Homer Biggerstaff of Granbury; daughter, Martha Ann Blankenship of Heth; son, J. H. Biggerstaff, Jr. of Granbury; half-brother, Weldon Stokes Morgan of Huffman; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


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

Blankenship, Carla Raye 82, 03Sep1925 - 12Sep2007, Lipan, Hood, TX, LA-437-48-3859




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

Blankenship, Billy Dewayne 70, 12Apr1939 - 13Dec2009, Greenville, Hunt, TX, TX-466-60-6921

Blankenship, Jere 77, 20Jan1928 - 11May2005, Greenville, Hunt, TX, TX-450-34-2955

Blankenship, Lorene 89, 26Apr1914 - 17Feb2004, Greenville, Hunt, TX, TX-466-22-4476

Blankenship, Raymond Dale 48, 19Dec1959 - 27Oct2008, Greenville, Hunt, TX, TX-460-25-0637

Blankenship, Jackie W. 66, 15Aug1937 - 05Aug2004, Quinlan, Hunt, TX, TX-457-54-4040




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

Blankenship, Lewis Junior 83, 21Jun1924 - 01Oct2007, Borger, Hutchinson, TX, TX-464-30-6853




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

Blankenship, George L. 90, 22Feb1911 - 21Jun2001, Jacksboro, Jack, TX, TX-451-18-9306

Blankenship, Jessie G. 82, 20Oct1918 - 13Nov2000, Jacksboro, Jack, TX, TX-450-42-2606



2009, Jasper, Jasper Co., TX, Obituary

www.galvestondailynews.com , July 30, 2009

Norman Lee Duncan Dorsey, was born January 24, 1951, in Jasper, Texas. Duncan passed away on July 21, 2009. He was preceded in death by his father Hollis Grant; mother Dorothy Dorsey; honorary mother Lillian Pig Horn; sister Annie Margaret Blankenship and grandson Christopher Ross.

Duncan is survived by 6 children Roxanne Hall (Atlanta, Georgia), Tomia Ross (Detroit, Michigan), Vincent Subject (Missouri), Demetria Subject (La Marque, Texas), Andre Ross (Texas City, Roddric Dean Dorsey (Texas City, Texas); siblings Brunette Thomas Snook (Texas City, Texas), Chester McDaniel (Dallas, Texas), Arcell Armstrong (League City, Texas), Lawrence Twine (Houston, Texas), Willie Ruth Richardson (La Marque, Texas), Curtis Dorsey (Tokyo, Japan), Jimmie Delores Dorsey (Galveston, Texas), Bobby Harrison (Galveston, Texas), Clody Dorsey (Houston, Texas), James Etta Parr (Grand Prairie, Texas); 10 grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Public visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. followed by an 11 a.m. celebration of life service Saturday, August 1, 2009, at Bay Area Funeral Parlor 5410 FM 1765, Texas City, TX 77591.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


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

Blakenship, Helen Rae 69, 05Nov1937 - 17Nov2006, Jasper, Jasper, TX, TX-462-56-2013




2005, Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX, Obituary


Thomas William Blankenship December 29, 1953 - November 27, 2005. Thomas W. Blankenship, 51, of Vidor died Sunday, November 27, 2005 at Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. A native of Beaumont, TX, he was a longtime resident of Vidor. Thomas was a boilermaker with Quality Construction.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 30, 2005 at Del-Rose Cemetery in Vidor.

Thomas is survived by his mother: Faye Blankenship of Vidor, TX, brother: Jesse Blankenship of Fannett, TX, sister: Glenda Rogers of Alvin, TX.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


+2003, Nederland, Jefferson Co., TX, Obituary


Harvey Blankenship, age 78, of Nederland, died Sunday January 5, 2003 at Mid-Jefferson Hospital in Nederland. A gathering of family and friends will be from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday evening, January 7, 2003 at Broussards Mortuary in Nederland. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 8, 2003 in Broussards Nederland Chapel, with Reverend Bill Adams officiating. Interment and Military graveside services will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Antioch Cemetery in Spurger, Texas.

Mr. Blankenship was born in Jasper, Texas on August 16, 1924 to parents, Joseph Warren Blankenship and Mavey Holmes Blankenship. At the age of 6 years old he moved to Hurstown near Shelbyville, Texas. At the age of 14 years old he moved to Spurger, Texas and had been a resident of the Groves and Mid-County area for the past twenty-four years. He was a United States Navy Veteran of World War II from 1943 to 1946 in the South Pacific on the U.S.S. Sepulga and the U.S.S. Lake Champlain Vessels.

He was retired from Texaco after thirty-seven years of service as a welder and was active in the O.C.A.W. for twenty-five years. He also lived in Merryville and DeRidder, Louisiana. He was a lifetime member of the V. F. W. and was Post Commander of the V.F.W. Post # 3802 in DeQuincy, Louisiana from 1998 - 2000. Aan avid outdoorsman known for his homemade cathead biscuits at the deer camp, he will be missed by all.

Survivors include his sons, Harvey Wayne Blankenship of Nederland, Dirk Blankenship of Houston and Glenn Parker of Groves; three grandchildren, Keegan Blankenship, Brixey Blankenship, Jake Blankenship; one great grandchild, Isaiah McCorty; two sisters, Martha (Blankenship) Tutt of Beaumont, and Jeanette (Blankenship) Walp and husband, Pete of Austin.

Mr. Blankenship was preceded in death by one sister, Gussie (Blankenship) Daigle, and two brothers, J. W. Blankenship and Arvell Blankenship.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


+2007, Port Arthur, Jefferson Co., TX, Obituary


Emma Jean Blankenship, 78, of Port Arthur passed away Sunday, February 4, 2007, at Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital in Beaumont surrounded by her loving family.

Services will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, February 7, 2007, at Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home in Port Arthur with Rev. John Sullens officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches.

Jean was born on December 11, 1928, in Mountain View Arkansas one of thirteen children born to Georgia Storey Lancaster and Russell Lancaster. She and her husband Wayne Blankenship moved here from Monroe, Louisiana in 1950 and have resided in the Port Acres and Port Arthur area ever since. Jean was a devoted member of Calvary Baptist and Procter Baptist Church for many years. She devoted her life to her church and family and she will be missed by each of them.

Survivors include her husband of sixty-one years, Wayne Blankenship; son, Mike Blankenship and his wife Sandy of Port Arthur; daughter, Kathy Havens and husband Robert of Fannett; brother, Harold Lancaster of Mountain View; sisters, Patty Tubbs, Ann Alexander, Sharon Long, Janet Nesbitt all of Mountain View, Karen Sue Pearce of Batesville, Arkansas and Gay Pabst of Augusta, Arkansas; three grandchildren, Stacy Long, Michael Blankenship, Jr. and James Swaim; three great grandchildren, Jerrad, Jolea and Joshua.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents and five brothers, John, Greer, Dwayne, Jerry and Buddy.


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

Blankenship, Fred C. 81, 19Oct1918 - 02Oct2000, Beaumont, Jefferson, TX, TX-451-18-8277

Blankenship, Irene Marie 82, 25Jan1924 - 28Feb2006, Beaumont, Jefferson, TX, TX-456-12-9426

Blankenship, Laverne D. 76, 02Dec1927 - 03Jul2004, Beaumont, Jefferson, TX, TX-463-32-0841

Blankenship, Mabel I. 93, 03Sep1910 - 04Dec2003, Beaumont, Jefferson, TX, TX-467-14-7698

Blankenship, Emma J. 78, 20Dec1928 - 04Feb2007, Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX, VA-224-34-6200

Blankenship, Harvey 78, 16Aug1924 - 05Jan2003, Nederland, Jefferson, TX, TX-466-28-0827



+2007, Alvarado, Johnson Co., TX, Death

Mayfield Kiser funeral home 12301 South Freeway, Burleson, TX 76028

Alvarado Charles Blankenship, 68, a retired industrial electrician, died at home Friday, March 2, 2007, surrounded by his family.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2008, Alvarado, Johnson Co., TX, Obituary,

http://daily-journal.com , Sept. 03, 2008

Larry Flynn Kane, 68, of Alvarado, Texas, formerly of Kankakee, died suddenly Friday (Aug. 29, 2008). Cremation rites were accorded. Burial will be in Prairie Dell Cemetery.

Mr. Kane worked for Martin Sprocket and Gear until 2005. He had formerly worked for 20 years at Kankakee Roper before moving to Alvarado in 1981. He was born May 26, 1940, in rural Kankakee, the son of Donn M. and Charlotte Smith Kane. He grew up with a love of the outdoors. He enjoyed many Texas afternoons under a shady tree. Some of his favorite activities included horseback riding and fishing. He was an avid gun collector as well.

Surviving are his wife, the former Donna Johnston, whom he married in 1961; two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael J. and Denise Kane of Apex, N.C., Patrick D. and Kimberly Kane of Bourbonnais; one daughter, Candace M. Kane of Alvarado; and six grandchildren. Deceased are his parents; one brother, Marlin Kane; and one sister, Joyce Blankenship.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


+2006, Burleson, Johnson Co., TX, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - August 8, 2006

Ms. Margarette Adell Wickline, 83, of Burleson, Texas, formerly of Charleston, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2006, in Fort Worth, Texas. She was born Nov. 14, 1922, in White Sulphur Springs and was a daughter of the late George D. and Pauline Blankenship Wickline.

She was a loving sister and a friend to many. She loved to sew and was an excellent seamstress. She was a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church, Charleston, where she was very active before moving to Port Orange, Fla., where she transferred her membership to Covenant United Methodist Church. She loved to work crossword puzzles and was retired from the West Virginia American Water Company, Charleston, where she worked for many years. She graduated from Gap Mills High School in 1942 and was a graduate of Davis & Elkins College, Elkins.

Surviving: one brother and his wife, Thomas and Brenda Wickline of Burleson, Texas; one sister, Kathryn L. Wickline of Burleson; one aunt, Nellie Wylie of Ararat, Va., formerly of Gap Mills; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, at Broyles-McGuire Funeral Home, Union, with the Rev. Mike Ford officiating. Burial will be in Carmel Cemetery, Gap Mills.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2007, Cleburne, Johnson Co., TX, Obituary


Services for Joyce Blankenship, 64, of Cleburne, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 15, 2007, in the Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Chapel. The Rev. Bob Beeman will officiate. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery.

Joyce Blankenship passed away Sunday, March 11, 2007, in Carrollton, Texas. She was born July 5, 1942, in Kankakee, Ill., to Donn and Charlotte Smith Kane. Mrs. Blankenship specialized in therapeutic care of foster children and was of the Methodist faith.

Joyce Blankenship is survived by her son, Wayne Blankenship of Cleburne; daughters, Sheila Eason of Clarendon, Texas, Connie Puraleski of Carrollton, Texas, and Christine Marshall of Manteno, Ill.; brother, Larry Kane and wife, Donna, of Alvarado, Texas; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Wayne, in 1998 and brother, Marlin Kane.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2007, Cleburne, Johnson Co., TX, Obituary,
, March 15, 2007

Joyce Blankenship, 64, of Cleburne, Texas, formerly of Kankakee, died Sunday (March 11, 2007) in Carrollton, Texas. Services will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Chapel. Rev. Bob Beeman will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Blankenship specialized in therapeutic care of foster children. She was born July 5, 1942, in Kankakee, the daughter of Donn and Charlotte Smith Kane. Her husband, Bobby Wayne Blankenship, died in 1998. She was a member of the Methodist faith.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


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

Blankenship, Charles Frederick 68, 10May1938 - 02Mar2007, Alvarado, Johnson, TX, IL-361-28-0316

Blankenship, Dorothy Nell 77-78, 12Feb1931 - 09Feb2009, Cleburne, Johnson, TX, TX-449-46-6534

Blankenship, Jewell E. 91, 12Sep1911 - 09Nov2002, Cleburne, Johnson, TX, TX-463-22-4428

Blankenship, Joyce Lynn 64, 05Jul1942 - 11Mar2007, Cleburne, Johnson, TX, IL-321-34-3633

Blankenship, Leona 78, 26Sep1922 - 29Nov2000, Cleburne, Johnson, TX, TX-450-24-9255




2007, Abilene, Jones Co., TX, Obituary


Aaron Wayne Wilson, 56, died Monday, April 30, 2007 in Abilene. A funeral service, with Reverend Truman Johnson officiating, will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 4, 2007 in The Hamil Family Funeral Home Chapel, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road. Burial will follow in Elmwood Memorial Park.

Born October 18, 1950 in Tucumcari, New Mexico to Aaron Hezekiah and Ora Mae Pyron Wilson, Wayne graduated from Baird High School in 1969, and earned his Bachelor of Administration Degree from Hardin-Simmons University. He had worked as a supervisor in the Attorney General's Office and as a social worker for Texas Department of Human Services. A member of First Baptist Church in Baird, he married Cecilia Valdez on April 20, 1984 in Abilene.

Survivors include; his wife Cecila Wilson of Abilene; a daughter, Michele Munoz and husband Richard of Loraine, Texas; three brothers, Bill Wilson and wife Jeanie of Eula, Texas, Gary Wilson and wife Pam and Jerry Wilson all of Abilene; two sisters, Sue Blankenship of Abilene and Sharon Wilson of Stamford, Texas; two grandchildren, Brittany Aaron Munoz and Jacob Munoz, as well as several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Jerry Barron, Dell Haltom, Quinton Bass, Bobby Valdez, Daniel Madrid, and Felix Lujan.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2007, Abilene, Jones Co., TX, Obituary


Donald William Evans, 73, died Sunday, October 7, 2007, in an Abilene hospital. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 10, 2007, in Tuscola Church of Christ, with LeRoy Wilkinson and Bob Kiser officiating. Burial will be in Tuscola Cemetery, directed by Fry-Bartlett Funeral Home in Tuscola. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Don was born October 10, 1933, in Winters, the son of Uyless and Nora Mae Bagwell Evans. He married Anita Blankenship March 6, 1957, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The couple lived in Buena Park, California, before moving to Tuscola in 1966, when he began working for Foremost Dairies in Abilene. He was transferred to Shreveport, Louisiana, in 1974, and to Arlington in 1979. He retired in 1996 and moved to Abilene in 2004. He was a member of New York Avenue Church of Christ in Arlington. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Anita Evans of Abilene; two sons, Bill Evans and wife Gloria of Burleson and Gary Evans and wife Staci of Arlington; one daughter, Melinda Pederson and husband John of Gainesville, Georgia; three brothers, Ray Evans of Buena Park, California, Ernest Evans of Hesperia, California, and Belo Evans of Shawnee, Oklahoma; six grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and many friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2009, Abliene, Jones Co., TX, Obituary


Wanda Montgomery, 81, passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2009, at her home with her two daughters by her side into the loving arms of her Lord and her husband. Wanda Blankenship was born July 26, 1927, as the only child of LoRena and J.D. Blankenship. She was reared and attended school in Denton Valley, where she played basketball and graduated as valedictorian of her senior class. Wanda married W.N. (Newt) Montgomery in 1961. They made their home in Abilene, where they reared two daughters. Ms. Montgomery was a homemaker who enjoyed drives in the country to hunt rocks with her children; picnics at Abilene State Park to feed the deer; vacations at the beach, particularly South Padre Island; and spending time with her family. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was an entertaining story teller. She was a Baptist. Wanda was preceded in death by her husband and parents.

She is survived by her two daughters, Beverley Coulter of Abilene, and Pam Perkins and husband, John, of Abilene; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 15th, in Elmwood Memorial Park with The Reverend Rosemary P. Thomas officiating,

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2006, Anson, Jones Co., TX, Obituary


Billy Holmes, 70, died Monday, July 10, 2006, at an Abilene hospital. Services will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 13, 2006, at First Baptist Church with Rev. Gayle Baucum officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, directed by Lawrence Adams Funeral Home.

Born June 24, 1936 in Stamford, Bill was a son of Lucille (Buntin) Holmes and the late Larry Holmes. He graduated from Anson High School in 1954 and married Norma Jean Blankenship. She preceded him in death in 1964. Bill later married Barbara Sasser, October 2, 1965. Bill served as former trustee of the Anson Independent School District, the Anson General Hospital, and the Farmer's Co-Op Gin. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Young Farmer's Association. Bill was named Outstanding Area Farmer in 1986. He was preceded in death by a sister (June Ballosh).

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Holmes of Anson; mother, Lucille Holmes of Anson; one daughter, Kay Jones (and husband, Mike) of Anson; one son, Tracy Holmes of Dallas; three grandchildren, Kent Jones, Keith Jones (and wife, Robyn), and Mallory Holmes; and two great grandchildren, Grant and Reagan Jones. Pallbearers will be B. C. Spraberry, K. A. Goza, Don Starr, Tom Nix, James Wade, Dudley White, Raymond Lozano, Sam McLaren, and Carl Thompson.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


+2006, Anson, Jones Co., TX, Obituary


Leon Blankenship, 78, died Wednesday, October 11, 2006, in Jones County. Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 14, 2006, at the Anson Church of Christ with Marshall Coffey and P. B. Middlebrook officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, directed by Lawrence-Adams Funeral Home.

A lifelong resident of Jones County, Leon was born September 28, 1928 to the late Easton Morris and Hulda Mae (Camp) Blankenship. In 1945, he graduated from Anson High School and later was an U. S. Air Corp veteran of the Korean Conflict. Leon married Mary Jo Williamson February 3, 1957 in Anson. He was a member of the Anson Church of Christ and also was a member of the American Legion for over 50 years. Leon was a FSA County Committee member and also served on the Anson Coop Gin Board. Leon loved his family and he always recognized the best in everyone. He was preceded in death by one daughter (Mary Ann Blankenship) and one brother (Norman Blankenship).

Survivors include his wife, Mary Jo Blankenship of Anson; three sons, George Lee Blankenship (and wife, Louise), Steve Blankenship (and wife, LeeAnne), and Scott Blankenship; one sister, Amy Dee Harrison; and eight grandchildren, Brent Blankenship, Brandon Blankenship, Sarah Blankenship, Tanner Walters, Rebecca Blankenship, Courtney Fugate, Brian Fugate, and Casey Hatcher. Pallbearers will be Joe Slaton, Chuck Vest, Mitch Hall, K. A. Goza, Richard Newman, Tim Eyssen, Virgil Perkins, Tim Hall.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2006, Anson, Jones Co., TX, Obituary


Deivah Ritter Lepard, 86, died Thursday, November 2, 2006, at Anson General Hospital. Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 4, 2006, at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Ron Brown officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, directed by Lawrence-Adams Funeral Home.

Born May 8, 1920, near Anson, Deivah was the daughter of the late John William and Bertha (Thomas) Ritter. She grew up in and around Anson and married W. C. (Bill) Lepard September 3, 1940. They were married 57 years and worked side by side in their business, Bill Lepard Oil Company. Bill preceded her in death July 15, 1997. Deivah was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Anson where she taught a childrens Sunday school class and sang in the Senior Adult Choir. She was chosen as Anson High School coming home queen in 1998 and was a 54 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by one sister (Jesse) and three brothers (Pete, Jack, and Alvis Tex Ritter).

She is survived by her son, Randy Lepard (and wife, Louann), a granddaughter, Vanessa (and husband, Dr. Allen McDonald), and their children, Hays and Bailey; one sister, Kitty Ritter Adkins (and husband, Luther) of Arlington; two sisters-in-law, Margie Ritter of Hamlin and Lou Ritter Stovall of Abilene; and numerous loving nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Mitch Hall, Larry Hall, Steve Blankenship, John Garza, Keith Gilbert, and David Baucum.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2007, Anson, Jones Co., TX, Obituary


Vera Bagley, 92, died Monday, August 13, 2007, at Anson General Hospital. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 15, 2007, at the First Baptist Church with Revs. Gayle Baucum and Ron Brown officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, directed by Lawrence-Adams Funeral Home.

Born November 27, 1914, in Covington, Texas, Vera was a daughter of the late R. H. and Madie V.(Jones) Cooley. She married Woodrow Bagley September 15, 1934 in Truby. Vera was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Lioness Club. Vera was preceded in death by her husband, a son Ronnie Bagley, two sisters, and four brothers.

Survivors include: one daughter, Karolyn Blankenship of Anson; two brothers, Alvis Cooley and wife, Margilee of Martindale and Weldon Cooley of Snyder; one sister, Virginia Dalgarn of Wyoming; six grandchildren, Danny Blankenship and wife, Lane, Randy Blankenship and wife, Barbara, Rena Woodard and husband, Curtis, Kim Jones and husband, Harold, Maedgen Baucum, and Myrya Riggle and husband, Dan; 20 great grandchildren; three great great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2006, Hamlin, Jones Co., TX, Obituary


Clarice Anne Blankinship, 86, passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2006, in Hamlin. Services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 8, 2006, at the Hamlin Church of Christ with Cub Orcutt officiating. Burial will be in Hamlin Memorial Cemetery, directed by Adams Funeral Home.

Born July 10, 1920, in Trent, Clarice was the daughter of the late Frank and Ada M. (Sherman) Duncan. She attended Eskota High School and married T.C. Blankinship October 11, 1939, in Sweetwater. He preceded her in death on March 6, 2002. Clarice worked as a designer at the Hamlin Flower Shop and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Hamlin Church of Christ. One daughter (Pat Blankinship), three sisters, and five brothers preceded her in death.

Survivors included one son and daughter-in-law, Boyce and Yvonne Blankenship of Stamford; one daughter and son-in-law, Billye and Steven Lucas of El Paso; five granddaughters, Stefani Lucas Eckman, Regina Blankinship Preston, Layne Blankinship, Amanda Blankinship, and Ashley Lucas; ten great-grandchildren, Chloe, Kyle, Paige, Clay, Tanner, Carson, Alden, Jensen , Taryn and Talyn.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


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

Blankenship, Leon 78, 28Sep1928 - 11Oct2006, Anson, Jones, TX, TX-463-54-2195

Blankinship, Pat 61, 02Aug1943 - 12Jul2005, Hamlin, Jones, TX, TX-458-72-8535

Blankinship, Thurman C. 94, 30Oct1907 - 06Mar2002, Hamlin, Jones, TX, TX-465-82-3304

Blankinship, Clarice Anne 86, 10Jul1920 - 06Dec2006, Stamford, Jones, TX, TX-454-66-5744




2001, Kemp, Kaufman Co., TX, Obituary


Services for Marie Louise Blankenship, 79, of Kemp are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. John Cullen III officiating. Burial will follow at King Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home of Mabank.

Mrs. Blankenship died Feb. 2, 2001. She was born Nov. 21, 2921, in Dallas. Mrs. Blankenship worked in refrigeration.

Survivors include her husband, Glen "Blackie" Blankenship of Kemp; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara J. and Gordon of Fairfield, Elizabeth Ann Hamil of Tyler and Nancy and Jerry Gilly of Dallas; sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Caroline Blankenship of Dallas and Jerry and Patty Blankenship of Dallas and Charles D. Blankenship of Farmington, N.M.; 22 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be
Jerry Blankenship, Larry Blankenship, James Mastin, John Mastin, Troy Wagner and Gordon Weir.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com




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

Blankinship, Billy G. 70, 24Nov1931 - 28Dec2001, Boerne, Kendall, TX, TX-452-44-8690




2007, Kerrville, Kerr Co., TX, Obituary


Mrs. Opal Crawford, age 95 of Kerrville, passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2007 in Kerrville. Mrs. Crawford was born November 13, 1911 in Kaufman, to Allie (Shaw) and Guy Blankenship, Sr. Mrs. Crawford was a retired secretary and was of the Presbyterian faith. Mrs. Crawford had resided in Tyler for 40 years.

Survivors include her daughter Adele Junkin and husband Sam of Hunt; son Richard William Crawford; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband James Crawford, Jr. in 1971; daughter Corinne Granger 1996; and parents Allie (Shaw) Blankenship and Guy Blankenship.

Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Opal Crawford were held Saturday, February 3, 2007 at 12:00 p.m. in the Evergreen Memorial Park with her son-in-law the Rev. Sam Junkin officiating. 

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


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

Blankenship, Myrtle Mae 68, 11Jan1938 - 17Feb2006, Ingram, Kerr, TX, AR-432-62-8849

Blankinship, Maurice D. 73, 20Jan1930 - 19Aug2003, Kerrville, Kerr, TX, TX-449-44-6913

Blankenship, Norma Jean 72, 26Aug1934 - 24Mar2007, Kerrville, Kerr, TX, KS-510-30-0764




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

Blankenship, Irene E. 86, 26Dec1922 - 16Jan2009, Kingsville, Kleberg, TX, OH-271-14-0804

Blankenship, Kenneth E. 47, 29Oct1958 - 11Dec2005, Kingsville, Kleberg, TX, OH-269-60-3756

Blankenship, William M. 87, 15Jun1915 - 31Jan2003, Kingsville, Kleberg, TX, KY-402-05-1747




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

Blankenship, Leona 97, 20Jun1906 - 03Nov2003, Munday, Knox, TX, TX-452-05-5723




+2000, Littlefield, Lamb Co., TX, Obituary

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
, Wednesday, November 29, 2000

Graveside services for Joe Lee Blankenship, 94, of Littlefield will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Littlefield Memorial Park with the Rev. Benny Goss, pastor of Sunset Avenue Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be under the direction of Hammons Funeral Home of Littlefield.

He died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at Lamb Healthcare Center in Littlefield. He was born Feb. 1, 1906, in Pauls Valley, Okla. He married Wilma Lee Coffey on July 19, 1936, in Spade. She died March 30, 1981. He farmed in the Spade area for more than 40 years. He moved to Littlefield in 1973. He served on the Spade School Board. He was a member of the Spade Baptist Church where he served as deacon.

Survivors include a son, Glenn of Houston; a daughter, Wilma Jo Young of Littlefield; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com




2009, Kempner, Lampasas Co., TX, Obituary,


Funeral services were Aug. 3, 2009, at Sheppard Chapel of Memories in Copperas Cove for 66- year-old Cinda Lou Haisler of Kempner. She died July 30 at her residence. Interment will take place at a later date at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen.

Born May 18, 1943, in Houston, she was the daughter of John William Burden and Lucinda Veronica Grady Burden. She married William Arnold Haisler Jr. on April 11, 1964, in Houston. Mrs. Haisler was a Catholic and had been secretary for Shine Brothers in Copperas Cove. She also was a longtime member of the American Business Women's Association.

She is survived by daughters Charlotte Renee Sakallah and husband Nageeb of Dickinson, and Cheryl Elise Haisler-Blankenship and husband John of Georgetown; a son, William A. Haisler III and wife Michele of Copperas Cove; grandchildren David Finberg, Jason Finberg, Sasha Slysh, Chace Blankenship and Amelia Blankenship; one sister, Annette Vise of Gilmer; and a brother, John William Burden Jr. of Killeen.

Mrs. Haisler was preceded in death by her husband on Aug. 31, 2008, and by her parents.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com




+2006, Paris, Lamar Co., TX, Obituary


Robert A. "Shorty" Tomblin, 75, of Paris, died Tuesday November 7, 2006 at Dubuis Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Friday November 10, 2006 in the chapel of Starrett-Rose Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Draper officiating. Private interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.

Mr. Tomblin was born in Lamar County on October 2, 1931, a son of Virgil Eugene and Hazel Stamper Tomblin. He attended Lamar County schools, and honorably served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He retired from Babcock & Wilcox, Inc. after over thirty-seven years of service. He was a member of the Red River Valley Antique Tractor Club and was an enthusiast of John Deere products. Shorty enjoyed attending rodeos and was a faithful participant in the West Paris and South Main coffee groups. He married Joyce Gordon on June 7, 1957 in Paris.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Cathy Williams of Austin and Kim Walker of Paris; a son, Jason Tomblin of Paris; a sister, Faye Caviness, of Paris; three brothers, Thomas, Wayne and Adrian Tomblin, all of Paris; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister Dorothy Blankenship; and two brothers, Paul and Eugene Tomblin.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


+2006, Paris, Lamar Co., TX, Obituary


Bob E. Blankenship, 74, of Paris died Thursday November 9, 2006 in Paris Regional Medical Center from injuries sustained earlier that morning in a bicycling accident. Mr. Blankenship, a loving father, was born Jan. 4, 1932 in Corsicana, a son of Ollie and Marjorie Evalon Swearingen Blankenship. He attended public schools in Odessa, Odessa Jr. College, and the University of Texas.

He married Beth Calloway on Dec. 21, 1950, in Odessa TX. She preceded him in death in 2000. On May 8, 2005 he married Linda Weatherall Hodges in San Angelo TX. They moved to Paris in October 2006. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. Following discharge he served as county auditor for Tom Green County from May 1968 to May 1972. He owned a skating rink in Odessa for over 20 years until retiring. He did volunteer work at San Angelo Baptist Memorials Nursing Home and Retirement Center, and at an adult day care center. He also enjoyed singing at nursing homes and church. He was a pilot and loved to fly. His hobbies also included bicycling at which he rode 20 miles each day. He was a member of the First Christian Church of San Angelo.

Surviving are his wife, Linda, of Paris; two sons, Vince Blankenship of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Derek Blankenship and wife Denise of Cedar Hill, TX; a daughter, Karla Fletcher and husband Larry of Spring, Tx; four grandchildren, Jason Fletcher and wife Erin of Dallas, Miles Fletcher and Neely Fletcher, both of Spring, and Seth Blankenship and wife Mollie of Anchorage, Alaska; a brother, Dan Blankenship, of Midland; step children Jeanna McIntosh and husband Kirk of Mena, Ark., Kay Boutelle and husband Ron of Canyon Lake, TX; three step grandchildren and one step great great grandson.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


+2007, Paris, Lamar Co., TX, Obituary


Hattie Lee Blankenship, 88, of Paris, died Sunday April 8, 2007 at Paris Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00p.m. Saturday April 14, 2007 in the Starret-Rose Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Steve Russell and Reverend Diana Russell officiating. Interment will follow in Meadowbrook Gardens. Serving as pallbearers will be: Charles Jones, Anthony Sneed, James Sneed, Lonnie Michael, Josh Jones and James Price.

Mrs. Blankenship was born September 4, 1918 in Edna, Texas, a daughter of John Roy, Sr. and Eva Williams Coston. She graduated High School in Uvalde, Texas; then attended the University of Texas. She was a member of Covenant Christian Church, she owned and managed rental Properties in the Paris area for many years, she loved classical music, gardening and painting; but her greatest loves were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Her First Husband was Dr. William Jackson Walker. He preceded her in death. She married R. D. Blankenship in 1957. He preceded her in death in 1995.

Hattie is survived by two daughters, Mary Jones and husband Charles, of Paris and Billie Turner and husband Tom, of San Antonio; five grandchildren, T. J. Turner, Gary Turner, and Jon Turner, all of San Antonio, Anthony Sneed, of Ft. Worth, James Sneed of San Marcos; nine great-grandchildren, Kellie Turner, Tommi Lee Turner, Christian Turner,Sydney Turner, all of San Antonio, Mya Sneed, of Ft. Worth, Hayley Sneed, Emaly Sneed, Malorie Sneed, and Mark Sneed, Jr., all of Paris; her sister-in-law Olga Coston of Castorville; and her close friend

Byron Coffelt, of Paris.

She was preceded in death by two grandsons, Chris Turner, in 1978 and Mark Sneed, Sr., in 2003; two brothers, John Roy Coston and Hugh Coston; and a sister, Adelle Poe

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


+2009, Paris, Lamar Co., TX, Obituary


Melvin Rodney Lovitt was born February 4, 1942 in Nashoba, Oklahoma to James Harse and Amby (Bruce) Lovitt. He passed from this life May 8, 2009 in Paris, Texas, at the age of 67. Melvin enjoyed hunting & fishing, was a member of the National Rifle Association, and was affiliated with Christ Church of Nashoba.

He is preceded in death by his wife: Bobbie Sue (Blankenship) Lovitt; parents: James & Amby Lovitt; two brothers: Jean Lovitt & Louis Edward Lovitt; and a sister: Joyce Bell.

Melvin is survived by one son: Rodney Lovitt & wife Alisa of Nashoba, Oklahoma; a daughter: Tammy Reich of Bonham, Texas; his grandchildren: Andrea & Drew Reich and Robyn & Blake Lovitt; a brother: Tony Lovitt & wife Sheila of Nashoba, Oklahoma; and a sister-in-law: Barbara Lovitt of Nashoba, Oklahoma; a special friend: Athelta Harmon; as well as many other relatives and friends.

Funeral Service: 2:00 PM Monday, May 11, 2009 ~ Nashoba School Gym

Officiating: Kent Perkins; Music: "Go Rest High on That Mountain" ~ "Amazing Grace" ~ "I'll Fly Away" Sung by: Dianne Hairrell & Mark Gee; Pallbearers; Tim Williams ~ Darrell Scarberry ~ Mitch Davis John Richetts ~ Wade Graham ~ Joker Stuart; Honorary Pallbearers; Ricky Lovitt ~ Roy Lovitt ~ John Lovitt ~ Heath Lovitt

Bill Ervin ~ Eldon Bruce ~ Thomas Wilson ~ Sammy Walker , Gary Cox ~ Ronnie Spruell ~ L. D. Groves ~ Cotton Angel. Interment: Nolia Cemetery ~ Nashoba, Oklahoma

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


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

Blankenship, James O. 67, 17Apr1935 - 22Jun2002, Blossom, Lamar, TX, CA-563-40-2285

Blankenship, Berniece T. 93, 06Feb1915 - 25Feb2008, Paris, Lamar, TX, TX-455-44-0637

Blankenship, Bobby E. 74, 04Jan1932 - 09Nov2006, Paris, Lamar, TX, TX-460-40-9856

Blankenship, Dorothy M. 82, 17Jan1922 - 20Oct2004, Paris, Lamar, TX, TX-461-34-1650

Blankenship, Edward V. 72, 17May1931 - 13Feb2004, Paris, Lamar, TX, TX-461-34-2583

Blankenship, Hattie Lee 88, 04Sep1918 - 08Apr2007, Paris, Lamar, TX, TX-456-20-9936




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

Blankenship, Kenneth C. 71, 20Nov1932 - 12May2004, Cleveland, Liberty, TX, TX-460-50-6631




2001, Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX, Obituary


Services for Maxine Blankenship, 77, of Lubbock will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Resthaven Abbey Chapel with the Rev. Malcolm Neyland officiating. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park under direction of Resthaven Funeral Home. She died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001.

She was born Aug. 28, 1924, in Petersburg. She was chairman of the Texas Historical Commission from 1975 to 1976 and served on the commission for 12 years. During this period she also was chairman of the historical marker program for Texas, chairman of the first Historical Architecture Symposium for the State of Texas and received the distinguished service award from the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. She served as the first woman chairman of the Lubbock County Historical Commission. She was active with Texas Tech, serving on the executive board of the Texas Tech Foundation from 1978 to 1983. She was a member of the Texas Tech Home Economics Exes Club and served as president in 1960. She was a member of the first Home Economics Advisory Council and was recognized in 1987 as a Distinguished Home Economics Alumni. She was active with the West Texas Museum. She served on many of the West Texas Museum Association committees, including membership on the board of trustees and the executive board, was the first chairman of the exhibits and collections committee and received the WTMA Action Award in 1976. She was a member of the executive board of the Ranching Heritage Association for several years and chaired many committees there. She was a member of the Chapter AA P.E.O. Sisterhood, the Lubbock Cultural Affairs Council, the Lubbock Arts Festival, the South Plains Art Guild, the Lubbock Lake Site and the YWCA.

Survivors include her husband, Wesley B. "Dub" Blankenship of Lubbock; three sons, Terry and Steve, both of Austin, and Bruce of Boulder, Colo.; a sister, Ellen Wiese of Lubbock; and four grandsons.

The family suggests memorials to the West Texas Museum Association or the College of Human Sciences at Texas Tech.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2001, Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX, Obituary


Services for Dorothy Blankenship, 84, of Lubbock will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in Sanders Memorial Chapel with the Rev. John Burke officiating. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Sanders Funeral Home of Lubbock. She died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001.

She was born June 13, 1917, in El Paso and moved to Lubbock in 1944 from San Antonio. She married Alvin Grady Blankenship on May 11, 1941, in San Antonio. He died March 23, 1987. She graduated from Jefferson High School in San Antonio and Draughon's Business College. She worked as a secretary-librarian to the principal at Atkins Junior High before her retirement. She was a member of Southcrest Baptist Church. A daughter, Jan Hollingsworth, died July 1, 1998.

Survivors include a daughter, Virginia Reeves of Plainview; a son, John of Bella Vista, Ark.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2003, Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX, Obituary


Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Wednesday, June 11, 2003

Audra Valentine Adamson Blankenship, 91, of Lubbock, left this earth peacefully to be with her Lord, June 8, 2003. Her three daughters were at her bedside. The family will receive friends at Resthaven Funeral Home from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, June 12, 2003. A memorial service will be held at Neil Chapel at Carillon at 11 a.m. Friday, June 13, 2003 under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home of Lubbock.

Audra was born in Celina, Texas on Feb. 15, 1912 to the late Robert L. and Lillian Adamson. She married W.H. Dickson in May of 1932. He died on Jan. 16, 1946. She married Jack W. Blankenship on Feb. 1, 1952. He died on Aug. 12, 1994. Her sister, Geneva Kerr preceded her in death. She was a Charter Member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Three daughters, Sue Diffee of Pagosa Springs, Colo., Lynn Hudgeons of Lake City, Colo., Cindy Eberle of Lubbock; six loving grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren survive her.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

SSDI; Blankenship, Audra A., 91, 15Feb1912 - 08Jun2003, Lubbock, Lubbock, TX, TX-466-44-2599

SSDI; Blankenship, Jack W., 80, 03Jan1914 - 12Aug1994, Lubbock, Lubbock, TX, TX-450-07-8807


2003, Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX, Obituary

www.lubbockonline.com , Monday, August 18, 2003

Don Blankenship, devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many departed this life suddenly on Aug. 16, 2003, at the age of 67 years. Don was born Aug. 12, 1936, in Lubbock to Chester and Verlie Bumpass Blankenship. He attended school in New Deal and high school in San Diego, Calif. At the age of 17 he entered the Army where he served 17 months in Korea. Upon his discharge he completed his high school equivalency and graduated from Draughons Business College. Don married Janice White on Jan. 20, 1967, in Lubbock. Always a good businessman, Don owned and operated Dons Cleaners for 20 years. He was involved in numerous business ventures and also civic work in Lubbock. An outdoorsman, he loved golf, hunting, and fishing. He was a Baptist by faith.

Those left to mourn his passing include his wife, Jan of Lubbock; one son, Don Mark Blankenship of Lubbock; one daughter, Debra Center of Olympia, Wash.; three precious grandchildren; and one sister, Joy Daniel of Lubbock.

A graveside committal service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the City of Lubbock Cemetery with Rev. John Ballard officiating. The Blankenship family will be receiving friends Monday from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Terrace Room of White Funeral Home.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2003, Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX, Obituary

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
, November 3, 2003

Don Mark Blankenship, 35, of Lubbock departed this life Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003, in Lubbock.

He was born July 26, 1968, in Lubbock to the late Richard Don Blankenship and Janice White Blankenship. He graduated from Monterey High School and SWTSU in San Marcos with a degree in Marketing. A lifelong resident of Lubbock, he was a sales representative for RDA Beauty Supply. He was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha in San Marcos. He was an avid competitive biker and outdoorsman, and loved hunting and fishing.

Those left to mourn his passing include a daughter, Hanna Blankenship of O'Donnell; his mother, Janice Blankenship of Lubbock; and maternal grandmother, Jewell White of Lubbock.

A graveside committal service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, at City of Lubbock Cemetery with Rev. John Ballard officiating. Arrangements are under the personal care of White Funeral Home of Lubbock. The Blankenship family will be receiving friends at the funeral home Monday, Nov. 3, from 6 to 7 p.m.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2004, Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX, Obituary


Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Thursday, February 5, 2004

Graveside services for Wanda Lee Cox, 58, of Lubbock will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004, at the City of Abernathy Cemetery with the Rev. Dan Rouse, Senior Pastor of the Sunset Church of Christ Church in Lubbock, officiating and under the direction of Agape Funeral Chapel of Lubbock, 6625 W. 19th St., Lubbock, (806) 722-2442. Wanda died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born April 18, 1945 in Lubbock and remained single throughout her adult life.

She is survived by three sisters, Lynda and Dorothy Cox, and Gail Blankenship and husband, Glenn, all of Lubbock; two nieces, Jessica and Suzanne Blankenship, both of Lubbock; and a nephew, Jonathan Blankenship of Lubbock. She was preceded in death by her parents, Orlando Hiram Cox and Rosa Lee Cox (Williams).

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


+2005, Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX, Obituary


Wesley "Dub" Blankenship, 80, of Lubbock died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2005, at a local nursing home. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at Resthaven Memorial Park. The family will greet guests following the service in the parlor of Resthaven Funeral Home.

Wesley Benson Blankenship was born Nov. 8, 1924 to Wallace and Rose Blankenship in Ropesville. He grew up in Ropesville and Levelland. Dub graduated from Texas Technological College in 1947 with a degree in electrical engineering. Dub was an accomplished businessman and investor. After graduating from Texas Tech, he joined the family business, Wallace Theatres, Inc., which was started by his parents. At its height, Wallace Theatres owned and operated 26 movie theatres across the South Plains. The family traded about three dozen mules for 35 acres of land near the current intersection of 4th St. and University Ave. in Lubbock. Dub lead the development and building of the Town and Country Shopping Center at that site in 1954. It was one of the first and largest neighborhood shopping centers in the South Plains and remained family owned until 1988. Dub was also active in the movie business in Hollywood and Mexico. In addition he was active in the oil business and banking. Dub married Maxine Wiese (Texas Tech, 1946) in Petersburg Sept. 1, 1944. Maxine preceded him in death in 2001. Dub and Maxine were avid art collectors and world travelers. Dub had a lifelong interest in photography, and some of his photographs taken on an African safari were exhibited at the West Texas Museum.

Dub is survived by his children, Terry Blankenship and wife Shay of Austin, Steve Blankenship and wife Deanna of Edmund, Okla., and Bruce Blankenship and wife Cheryl of Boulder, Colo.; a brother, Royce Blankenship and wife Jan of Dallas; grandchildren, Trey, Colin, Brian and Kevin; and a great-grandson, Aidan.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2007, Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX, Obituary


Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Saturday, April 7, 2007

Cedona "Sid" Blankenship Odell passed away at Harbor Hospice House in Beaumont on Thursday, April 5, 2007. She was born Cedona Francis Weese on Dec. 14, 1923, in Terre Haute, Ind. She lived in Arlington for the majority of her life and moved to Lubbock to be with her daughter, Linda Kamp. After her daughter's passing, she briefly lived in Beaumont and Evansville, Ind. before returning to Beaumont in recent months to be closer to her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchild.

She is survived by her sister, Mary Auman of Terre Haute, Ind.; her grandchildren, Shannon Knabeschuh and husband Louis of Beaumont and Michael Doyle and wife Briana of Austin; great grandchildren, Matthew Travis and wife Stephanie of Beaumont, Heather Doyle of Laguna Hills, Calif., Kevin Doyle of La Mesa, Calif., David and Crystal Knabeschuh of Beaumont, and Mackenzie Doyle of Austin; and great, great grandchild, Tyler Travis of Beaumont; in addition to several nieces and nephews as well as grand nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today, April 7, 2007, at Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A private interment will be held at Moore Cemetery in Arlington as she is laid to rest next to her late husband, Howard Blankenship.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2008, Shallowater, Lubbock Co., TX, Obituary

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal , Monday, March 10, 2008

Judy Leonard, 65, of Shallowater, passed away Friday, March 7, 2008 in Lubbock. Funeral services are planned for 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, at Resthaven's Abbey Chapel with Rev. John Ballard officiating. Interment will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Judy Carrol Leonard was born April 14, 1942 in Lubbock to Charles and Kathlyn (Caraway) Hedges. She grew up in Lubbock and graduated from Texas Tech University, where she was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. Judy and Dean Leonard were married on May 26, 1971 in Clovis, New Mexico. She was a dedicated teacher for more than 38 years, spending 30 of those years in Shallowater. She retired in 2003, after teaching at least three generations of children. Judy loved to work on the family farm, taking care of the horses and driving the tractor. She enjoyed the Lubbock Club, loved to have fun, and was loved by everyone who knew her. Judy was a member of St. John's Methodist Church.

Judy is survived by her husband, Dean Leonard, of Shallowater; her father, Charles Hedges, of Lubbock; her sister, Sheryl Blankenship and her husband, Bruce, of Longmont, Colo.; her stepsons, Danny Leonard, of Lubbock, Joe Leonard, and his wife, Ann, of Lubbock; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her mother, Kathlyn Hedges, and her sister, Beth Seale.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


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

Blankenship, Audra A. 91, 15Feb1912 - 08Jun2003, Lubbock, Lubbock, TX, TX-466-44-2599

Blankenship, Don M. 35, 26Jul1968 - 01Nov2003, Lubbock, Lubbock, TX, TX-460-35-3988

Blankenship, Maxine O. 77, 28Aug1924 - 08Sep2001, Lubbock, Lubbock, TX, CA-558-32-8418




+2008, Waco, Mclennan Co., TX, Obituary


Charlotte Blankenship of Waco, formerly of Temple, passed away late Monday night at the age of 65. Charlotte was born in Brownwood, Texas, to Roland and Hattie Lorene (Burgess) Tucker.

At an early age, her family moved to Temple where Charlotte was a 1960 graduate of Temple High School. On June 17, 1962, she married Thomas Jefferson (T. J.) Blankenship, in Temple. After living in Houston for many years, she and her husband moved to Waco in 1974. In more recent years, she was employed by Wal-Mart in Waco for about ten years as a sales clerk. Throughout her life, she enjoyed ceramics, gardening and sewing.

Preceding her in death was a son, Randy Blankenship; and her father, Roland Tucker.

Survivors include her husband of 46 years, T. J. Blankenship; daughters, Deborah Ann Hooten and husband, Joe and Diana Lynn Gamboa; five grandchildren; brothers, Steve Tucker and wife, Kathy and Ronnie Tucker; and sister, Bonnie Goodwin and husband, Tommy.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m.. Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, at Cole Funeral Home Chapel, 1113 West Fifth Street in McGregor with Rev. Don Johnson officiating. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Cole Funeral Home.


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

Blankinship, Bobbye F. 81, 23Aug1923 - 06Feb2005, Waco, Mclennan, TX, TX-463-20-7347

Blankenship, Charlotte Euvonne 65, 09Dec1942 - 29Sep2008, Waco, Mclennan, TX, TX-460-66-3875

Blankenship, Helen M. 82, 24Aug1919 - 24Dec2001, Waco, Mclennan, TX, TX-451-14-4781

Blankenship, J. C. 83, 28Apr1919 - 03Jan2003, Waco, Mclennan, TX, TX-460-14-1406

Blankenship, J. L. 94, 01Feb1906 - 27Nov2000, Waco, Mclennan, TX, TX-454-60-0317

Blankenship, James J. 81, 08Apr1927 - 09Nov2008, Waco, Mclennan, TX, TX-462-38-5879

Blankinship, Mary 95, 23Feb1905 - 04Jul2000, Waco, Mclennan, TX, TX-460-14-1660

Blankenship, Vester O. 72, 30Aug1930 - 24Sep2002, Woodway, Mclennan, TX, TX-465-44-7956




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

Blankenship, Joseph N. 71, 09Oct1929 - 22Jun2001, Hondo, Medina, TX, AR-432-42-7118

Blankenship, Kathleen M. 73, 06Jun1927 - 07Mar2001, Hondo, Medina, TX, MA-033-16-1213




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

Blankinship, Elmer W. 91, 01Dec1913 - 24Oct2005, Midland, Midland, TX, TX-465-18-8714

Blankinship, Elsie L. 92, 05Aug1909 - 11Apr2002, Midland, Midland, TX, TX-455-01-4592

Blankenship, Helen M. 90, 10Oct1917 - 18Jun2008, Midland, Midland, TX, OK-440-32-4574




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

Blankenship, Charles R. 72, 27Oct1931 - 27Sep2004, Nocona, Montague, TX, TX-452-54-5374




2000, Conroe, Montgomery Co., TX Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Oct 09, 2000

Hazel Virginia Brammer, 92, of Conroe, Texas, formerly of Huntington, widow of William Oliver "Ollie" Brammer, died Sunday in Conroe Regional Medical Center. She was a retired secretary.

Survivors include three sons, W. Gregory Brammer of Warwick, N.C., C. David Brammer of Summersville and G. Robert Brammer of Montgomery, Texas; and one sister, Minnie Blankenship of Columbus, Ohio.

Funeral 12:30 p.m. Friday at Chapmans Mortuary, Huntington; entombment in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Christus Chapel, Barboursville (Cabell Co., WV).

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


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

Blankenship, Theodore William 85, 17Nov1923 - 27Jan2009, Magnolia, Montgomery, TX, TX-459-28-9862

Blankenship, Carol Jeanne 70, 17Apr1938 - 25Jan2009, Spring, Montgomery, TX, OK-445-36-8073

Blankenship, Jim Roy 76, 03Apr1933 - 17Apr2009, Spring, Montgomery, TX, TX-456-48-6679

Blankenship, Kenneth 49, 03Apr1953 - 16Apr2002, Willis, Montgomery, TX, TX-452-04-1212




2008, Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches Co., TX, Obituary

Ike W. Martin, 64, of Nacogdoches passed away November 28, 2008. Born June 10, 1944 in Spurger, Tx to Henry and Hazel Curry Martin, he lived in Nacogdoches for many years.  He was a self employed carpenter.  He was a loving and devoted father, grandfather, brother and friend to all who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Roy Lee Martin, Melvin Martin, Andrew Martin, Edward Earl Martin and Lariet Martin.

He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Tabatha and Kenneth Blankenship of Nacogdoches, Brenda and William McCarty of Lufkin and Lisa Kitchens of Weatherford; sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Rose Langley of Ft. Worth, David Moore, Pete and Anita Alexander all of Lufkin; brothers, Bobby Martin and wife, Nelda of Huntington, Roy Gene Martin of Spurger and Lester Wilburn Martin of Buffalo; sisters, Alice Faye Carty of Dam-B, Fannie Mae Martin of Tyler, Betty Lou Martin and Annie Lee Thomas both of Town Bluff; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren and a close friend of 14 years, Billie Moore.

A graveside service was held Monday, December 1, 2008, at 2 p.m. at the Beech Creek Cemetery in Spurger with Brother Cary Modisett officiating.  Visitation was held Sunday evening at the funeral home. Serving as pallbearers were Pete Alexander, Roy Smith, Brad Dominy, John Lewis, David Moore, Larry Langley and Mike Mize.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

Kenneth is possibly a son of Ellis Eugene Blankenship & Lela F. Roy


+2009, Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches Co., TX, Obituary


Mr. Hollis E. "Gene" Bogue, Jr., 83, of Timpson, TX, passed away December 13, 2009, in Nacogdoches, TX. Born September 16, 1926, in Timpson, Gene Bogue was the son of the late Hollis E. and Mary Estella (Crump) Bogue.

He was a graduate of Timpson High School and a veteran of the U. S. Navy. Gene was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, a member of Timpson American Legion Post #90 and Timpson Missionary Baptist Church.

Mr. Bogue was preceded in death by brother James Bogue.

Survivors include his wife Dorothy Bogue of Nacogdoches, TX; son Rick Bogue and wife Chris of Tomball, TX; daughters Gayle Mathews of Houston, and Sandy Galloway of Humble; stepsons Johnny Blankenship and wife Tamye of Garrison, and James Blankenship and wife Patti of Tyler; stepdaughters Janice Gatliff and husband Gary of Nacogdoches, and Doris Sowell and husband Roger of Center; sister Frances Graves of Timpson; 5 grandchildren; 6 step grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; 4 step great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews and many friends. In addition to his parents,

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, December 15, 2009, at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Rex Humphreys officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson.


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

Blankenship, James Gregory 55, 03Jan1952 - 07Feb2007, Garrison, Nacogdoches, TX, TX-450-98-0105

Blankenship, Oscar 75, 19May1924 - 16Apr2000, Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches, TX, TX-452-22-9923




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

Blankinship, Minnie B. 84, 26Feb1918 - 11May2002, Corsicana, Navarro, TX, TX-463-26-8096




Corpus Christi, Nueces Co., TX, Obituary


Jimmie Lynn Blankenship, age 43, went be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, June 12, 2009. Lynn was born on August 21, 1965 to Dr. Bill and Mrs. Carolyn Blankenship in Galveston, Texas. She had a special way of connecting with everyone she met, especially small children and animals. Lynn enjoyed singing to music, swimming and playing with her young nieces and nephews. She will be forever missed in our hearts by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her parents: Dr. Bill and Mrs. Carolyn Blankenship; her sisters: Roberta (Fred) Soward, Jean (Jeff) Paluseo, and her beloved nieces and nephews: Jackson Soward, Cassidy Soward, Jayden Paluseo, Journey Lynn Paluseo, a third niece on the way; and extended loving family members and friends.

Visitation will be held at 9:00 a.m. with a Funeral Service to follow at 10:00 a.m., on Monday, June 15, 2009 at Seaside Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow at Seaside Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Michael Davilek, Fred Soward, Jeff Soward, Jeff Paluseo, David Paluseo and Shane Rea.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


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

Blankenship, Jimmie Lynn 43, 21Aug1965 - 12Jun2009, Corpus Christi, Nueces, TX, CA-567-78-3014

Blankenship, Lois B. 98-99, 21Mar1906 - 03Mar2005, Corpus Christi, Nueces, TX, WI-394-34-4865




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

Blankenship, Monte Gene 67, 05Aug1941 - 04Oct2008, Perryton, Ochiltree, TX, KS-515-42-3703




2002, Vidor, Orange Co., TX, Obituary

Jerry Blankenship December 20, 1948 - December 17, 2002, Jerry Eugene Blankenship, 53, of Vidor died Wednesday December 17, 2002 at his residence. A native of Beaumont, He was a lifelong resident of Vidor. Jerry was a member of Vidor Assembly of God and was self employed as a carpenter.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday December 19, 2002 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor with burial to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park of Vidor. Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday December 18, 2002 at the funeral home.

He is survived by his wife of 31 yrs Kathy Blankenship of Vidor, TX., mother: Lillie Blankenship of Vidor, TX., daughters: Monica Monkey Roark, Jennifer Blondie Blankenship Pool, Mandy Little OU Blankenship all of Vidor, TX., other daughter: Pam Sims of Vidor, TX., brothers: William Blankenship of Philippines, Paul Blankenship of Vidor, TX., Clifford Blankenship of Vidor, TX., Thomas Blankenship of Kountze, TX., Patrick Blankenship of Vidor, TX., sisters: Janie Masters, Sarah Jones, Becky Markham all of Lumberton, TX., Nancy Vercher of Vidor, TX., Mary Hammock of Silsbee, TX., 7 Grandchildren: Colby, Taylor, Josie, Caleb, Cameron, Nathan, and Michaela.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2009, West Orange, Orange Co., TX, Obituary


William A. "Tim" Free, 84, of West Orange, died Saturday, April 25, 2009 at his home. Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at 2:00 p.m., at McDonald Memorial Baptist Church in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Danny Gillum. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange. Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Tim was born in Pleasant Hill, Louisiana on October 22, 1924. He is the son of Henry Frank and Lerline (Blankenship) Free. Tim worked for Marathon Oil Company for 33 years. He was a member of McDonald Memorial Baptist Church. Tim was a WWII Veteran where he served in the Army. His accommodations included the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and other medals for service to his county. Tim loved being outdoors, gardening, fishing and singing. He loved his wife of 60 years, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, James Free, John Free, Leslie Free; sisters, Anice Free and Sadie Gates; sons-in-law, Jim Boatman and Wil Leonard.

He is survived by his wife, Norma Free; son, Bill Free and his wife Susan of Crystal Beach; daughters, Gail Eads and her husband Kenneth of Orange, and Kim Leonard of Orange; grandchildren, Kyle Free, Kelly Free, Chad Boatman, Krystle Leonard, Lance Eads, Brittany Leonard; great-grandchildren, Jared Free, Ryan Free, Bryleigh Grace Moore and Landon Hunter Eads; and brothers, Franklin Free of Sulpher, LA, and Melton Free of Pleasant Hill, LA.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


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

Blankenship, George L. 77, 05Jan1925 - 21Dec2002, Vidor, Orange, TX, TX-456-12-9040

Blankenship, Jerry E. 53-54, 20Dec1948 - 17Dec2002, Vidor, Orange, TX, TX-455-82-4221

Blankenship, Samuel 50, 06Mar1952 - 15Jun2002, Vidor, Orange, TX, TX-450-02-5727




+2007, Carthage, Panola Co., TX, Obituary

Published in the Longview News-Journal on 7/16/2007.

Services for Jean Blankenship, 70, of Carthage, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2007, at Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel with Sister Aliene Carson officiating. Interment will be in Ramah Cemetery Tenaha Shelby County Texas.

Mrs. Blankenship died July 14, 2007. Born June 5, 1937, in Shreveport, La., she worked for Western Electric, later retiring from AT&T and then drove a bus for Carthage ISD.

Survivors include her daughters, Debra Meshell, Carolyn Hill and Missy Hay; brother, C.B. Brown; and sister, Clara Sepulvado.

[Hawthorn Funeral Home records; Dau of Clarence Brown and Ivy Shaw - Divorced]

From Bob Miller miller148(at)bellsouth.net



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

Blankenship, Ivy Jean 70, 05Jun1937 - 14Jul2007, Carthage, Panola, TX, LA-439-48-1038




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

Blankenship, Bonnie D. 78, 08Jan1923 - 22May2001, Dennis, Parker, TX, TX-455-14-3709

Blankenship, Torbet Wayne 85, 09Feb1923 - 24Mar2008, Weatherford, Parker, TX, TX-460-24-1262




2003, Ace, Polk Co., TX, Obituary


Ernest V. Blankenship, Ernest was born on November 30, 1943 and passed away on Wednesday, October 1, 2003. Ernest was last known to be living in Ace, Texas.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2008, Ace, Polk Co., TX, Obituary

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, August 27, 2008, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, for Cleo Vaught, 83, of Ace, with Brother Winky Johnson officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Center. Pallbearers were Michael Blankenship, Jerry Rivers, Jack Thomas, Bruce Bell, Brodie Hickman, Leamon Cain and Harold Clements.

Mrs. Vaught was born October 20, 1927 in Center, to parents, Joe and Clara Belle Fincher Emanis. She was a charter member of the Wild Country Baptist Church, and also a member of the Eastern Star for over 23 years in Freeport. She died on August 24, 2008 at her residence. Her husband, James E. Vaughn; son, Clarence Eugene Vaught; and her brother, J.R. Emanis.

Survivors include her daughter, Martha Blankenship of Ace; granddaughters, Stephanie Clements and husband, Harold, and Dorothy Goodan and husband, Timmy; grandsons, Jerry Rivers and Michael Blankenship and wife, Christy; great-granddaughters, Kimberly Hickman and husband, Brodie, Tina OQuinn, Cayla OQuinn, Skyler Blankenship and Shelby Blankenship; great-great grandson, Ethan Hickman; her sisters, Dorothy Strong, Bobbie Joyce Hinton and Mary Ann Williams; cousin, Telvie Savell; and numerous nieces and nephews.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


+2009, Goodrich, Polk Co., TX, Obituary

Charlotte Virginia Blankenship 69 of Goodrich passed away Sunday March 27, 2009 at her home. Charlotte was born March 5, 1940 in Ace, to parents Clifton G. Goodwin and Mittie E. Johnson.

Funeral services will be Wednesday April 29, 2009 at 11:00AM in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Clyde Somers officiating. Burial will follow in the Menard Chapel Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Jason Longer, Scott DuBois, Thomas Shiflet, Jr., Brett Spear, Andrew Woods, Bryan Neel, Mike Criswell, and Kyle Roberds. Honorary pallbearers will be Red Disotell, Danny Danford, Raymond Roberds, Cliff Warren, Wendall Grant, and Roland Cummins.

She is survived by her husband H. B. Blankenship, daughters Terry Doncaster of Denver, Co., and Kelly Shiflet and husband Thomas of Houston, sisters Ruby Tompkins of Livingston, Louise Scott and husband Scotty of Onalaska, and brother Charles Goodwin and wife Carol of Livingston. She is also survived by her grandchildren Jason Longer and wife Ruth of Stephenville, Scott DuBois and wife Melissa of Victorville, Ca., Charlotte Morris and husband Troy of Castle Rock, Co., and Thomas Shiflet of Houston. Six great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also survive him.


2007, Livingston, Polk Co., TX, Obituary

Funeral services for Luella A. Blankenship, 81, were held Wednesday, October 24, 2007, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Her grandchildren served as pallbearers. She was born February 23, 1926 in Hamilton, Alabama, the daughter of Everett and Mary Noel Bohnert. Mrs. Blankenship died Sunday, October 21, 2007, in Memorial Medical Center, Livingston. She is preceded in death by her parents; sons, Rodney Hess and Larry L. Hess; and brother, Richard Bohnert.

Survivors include her husband, Wayne E. Blankenship of Onalaska; daughter, Lynda Wingate of Aurora, Colorado; brothers, Robert Bohnert of Augusta, Kansas and Harold Bohnert of Brookshire; sister, Kathy Ray of Burkeville; grandchildren, Kimberly Hiebert, Gary Wingate, Stacy Heff, Trisha Heff and Rodney Heff; and five great-grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2008, Livingston, Polk Co., TX, Obituary

Funeral services for Jenibel Blankenship, 93, were held Friday, Jan. 25, 2008, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Paul Woodworth officiating. Burial followed in Wortham Cemetery in Wortham. Mrs. Blankenship died Tuesday, Jan. 22, in Memorial Medical Center Livingston. She was born Sept. 10, 1914 in Wortham, the daughter of James and Virginia Anderson Cashion.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Otto Hawkins Jr. of Livingston; grandsons and wives, Jimmy and Tonda Hawkins of Rosharon and Don and Teri Hawkins of Spring; granddaughter and husband, Julie and Scott Hargraves of Livingston and great-grandsons, Joshua Hawkins of Spring, David Hawkins of Rosharon, Zachary Hawkins of Spring, Justin Hawkins of Rosharon, Brian Riddle of Livingston and Braden Hargraves of Livingston.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2009, Livingston, Polk Co., TX, Obituary


Charlotte Virginia Blankenship, 69, of Goodrich died on Monday, April 27, 2009, at her residence. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 29, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Clyde Somers officiating. Burial followed in Menard Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Blankenship was born March 5, 1940 in Ace, to parents Clifton G. Goodwin and Mittie E. Johnson.

She is survived by her husband, H.B. Blankenship; daughters, Terry Doncaster of Denver, Colo. and Kelly Shiflet and husband Thomas of Houston; sisters, Ruby Tompkins of Livingston and Louise Scott and husband Scotty of Onalaska; brother, Charles Goodwin and wife Carol of Livingston; her grandchildren, Jason Longer and wife Ruth of Stephenville, Scott DuBois and wife Melissa of Victorville, Calif., Charlotte Morris and husband Troy of Castle Rock, Colo. and Thomas Shiflet of Houston; six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Serving as pallbearers were Jason Longer, Scott DuBois, Thomas Shiflet Jr., Brett Spear, Andrew Woods, Bryan Neel, Mike Criswell and Kyle Roberds. Honorary pallbearers were Red Disotell, Danny Danford, Raymond Roberds, Cliff Warren, Wendall Grant and Roland Cummins.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2009, Livingston, Polk Co., TX, Obituary


Funeral services for Ruby Lanelle Tompkins, 80, of Livingston, were held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, August  24, 2009, at Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Roy Barbe officiating. Interment followed in Menard Chapel Cemetery.

She was born April 27, 1929 in Midway, Texas, the daughter of Clifton and Mittie Goodwin. She passed away on Friday, August 21, 2009 in Livingston. Her parents; her husband, Donald Tompkins; and her sister, Charlotte Blankenship, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her daughter, Marilyn Frank and her husband, William, of Temple; sons, Frank Wilson and his wife, Sandra, of Crockett and Gary Wilson and his wife, Veleria, of Gilmer; stepchildren, Jackie Cano, Steve Cano and his wife, Lorraine, Richard Cano, all of Houston, Sherri Lopez and her husband, Pete, of Katy and Dawn Maldanado and her husband, Daniel, all of Longview; 8 grandchildren, 12 step-grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 3 step-great-grandchildren;  a sister, Louise Scott and husband, Davis, of Onalaska; a brother, Charles Goodwin and his wife, Carol, of Livingston; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Pallbearers were Richard Cano, Ryan Cano, Tony Lopez, Sean Lopez, Brent Wilson and Dustin Wilson.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


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

Blankenship, Ernest V. 59, 30Nov1943 - 01Oct2003, Ace, Polk, TX, SC-251-74-6467

Blankenship, Charlotte Virginia 69, 05Mar1940 - 27Apr2009, Goodrich, Polk, TX, TX-461-58-5637

Blankenship, Charles Douglas 82, 24Sep1927 - 02Oct2009, Livingston, Polk, TX, TX-450-34-9042

Blankenship, Clifton 81, 02Jan1924 - 01Nov2005, Livingston, Polk, TX, IN-303-22-2864

Blankenship, Jenibel 93, 10Sep1914 - 22Jan2008, Livingston, Polk, TX, TX-449-22-9453

Blankenship, Margarette 73, 01Aug1928 - 31Oct2001, Livingston, Polk, TX, TX-463-34-6146

Blankenship, Ruby 80, 17Feb1920 - 25Sep2000, Livingston, Polk, TX, TX-464-56-8266

Blankenship, Donald C. 60, 08Feb1941 - 19Dec2001, Onalaska, Polk, TX, IL-350-34-3492

Blankenship, Luella 81, 23Feb1926 - 21Oct2007, Onalaska, Polk, TX, KS-512-22-6283

Blankenship, Wayne Ellis 66, 28Mar1941 - 09Feb2008, Onalaska, Polk, TX, WV-234-64-0450




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

Blankenship, Brenda Sue 49, 10Dec1957 - 04May2007, Amarillo, Potter, TX, TX-462-84-7352

Blankenship, Elaine Mary 67, 25Feb1940 - 25Mar2007, Amarillo, Potter, TX, CO-521-52-7825

Blankenship, Ernestine C. 77, 01Mar1925 - 10Sep2002, Amarillo, Potter, TX, TX-453-52-8478

Blankinship, Harvey Earl 65, 13May1943 - 28Oct2008, Amarillo, Potter, TX, TX-467-66-0021

Blankinship, Nelwyn Glen 88, 12Jul1921 - 25Aug2009, Amarillo, Potter, TX, TX-454-28-2355

Blankenship, Patricia M. 52, 14Apr1953 - 17Sep2005, Amarillo, Potter, TX, CA-566-92-2890

Blankenship, Thomas Obie 69, 07Mar1938 - 05Sep2007, Amarillo, Potter, TX, MD-219-38-7497

Blankenship, Tommy Lee 64, 09Sep1945 - 10Oct2009, Amarillo, Potter, TX, CA-555-62-9494




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

Blankinship, Norman Clifton 71, 08Aug1934 - 21Jul2006, Amarillo, Randall, TX, OK-447-30-4997




2002, Big Lake, Reagan Co., TX, Obituary


Mike Aten was born October 27, 1947 in Lamesa, Texas where he attended school and spent the early years of his life. A resident of Big Lake, Texas since 1973, he suddenly passed from this life at his home here on Saturday, February 23, 2002.

Mike was employed many years with Britt Construction until 1982 and has been substitute teaching at Reagan County schools for the last ten years. Mike enjoyed toying with and repairing computers. He loved being involved with his students, and they respected and loved him as a teacher.

Holy rosary was recited 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002 at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Big Lake. Funeral mass was celebrated at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002 at St. Margaret's Catholic Church with interment following at Glen Rest Cemetery in Big Lake under the direction of Johnson's Funeral Home of San Angelo. Serving as pallbearers were Larry Aten, Robert Aten, Coby Aten, Joey Aten, Gabriel Pea and Lewis Blankenship. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Gilbert Gaitan, Robert Galvan, Juan Maltos, Tony Smith and Justin MacGregor.

Mike is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Esther Aten of Big Lake; daughters and sons-in-law, Michelle and Robert Galvan of Big Lake, Cindy and Juan Maltos of Big Lake, and Sandy and Tony Smith of San Angelo; grandchildren Vanessa, Justin and Victoria; mother, Rosella Aten of Lamesa; brothers, Larry and Robert Aten, both of Lamesa; mother-in-law, Juanita Lara of Sterling City, brothers-in-law, Gilbert Gaitan of San Angelo, Joe Gaitan of Lubbock and Visente Gaitan of San Angelo; several nieces and nephews.

Mike's students were the highlight of his days. As a loving and devoted father and grandfather, he went the extra mile for his children and their children. He is loved and will be missed by all that encountered him during their lives.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com




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

Blankenship, Joe Allen 64, 15Dec1943 - 13Nov2008, Royse City, Rockwall, TX, TX-451-68-2750




+2007, Ballinger, Runnels Co., TX, Obituary


Leona Blankenship "Grandma" Papasan, age 97, of Ballinger passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2007, at Runnels County Rehab and Nursing Center. She was born February 15, 1910, in Taylor County, Texas. She married longtime neighbor, George Coldon Papasan, in 1927. Leona was born to John Thomas and Willie Adeline (Gladden) Blankenship.

Grandma worked in Lawn, Texas, for many years at Kate's Caf until it closed. She then went to work for Taylor's Caf across the street. Many people drove long distances to eat Grandma's pies! She was preceded in death by her husband, George, in 1986; by a son, Jimmy Dale Papasan; by her parents; by two brothers, Aaron Blankenship and J. C. Blankenship; and a sister, Edith Blankenship.

Leona is survived by four children, Ruby Nell Richards of Fort Chadbourne/Bronte; Bobie Lee Papasan of Granbury; Patsy Rae Fort of Ballinger; and David Wates Papasan of Tuscola. She is survived by 13 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Grandma was loved by all, and we will miss her!

Funeral service for Leona Papasan will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 10, 2007, at the First Baptist Church in Lawn with Rev. Price Mathieson officiating. Burial will follow at the Dewey Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Brian Richards, Garland Richards, Randall Papasan, Dennis Papasan, Cody Fort, and Knekia Papasan.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com




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

Blankenship, Donna Gayle 52, 14Jan1957 - 24Dec2009, Brookeland, Sabine, TX, TX-458-25-4134


San Augustine


+2007, Broaddus, San Augustine Co., TX, Obituary


Arnold Blankenship, age 81, of Broaddus, Texas, devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, was born January 30, 1926, in Lawrence County, Kentucky. He was the son of the late Martha (Spillman) and John Blankenship. Arnold went to meet his heavenly Father on August 30, 2007.

Arnold lived a fruitful life of love and devotion to his Lord, wife, family and friends. He loved woodworking and was a 54-year member of the Carpenter’s Local #1111 of Ashland, Kentucky. During his career he completed many construction projects and houses, including building homes for each of his children. He was an ordained minister for 39 years and pastored the Sheridan Enterprise Baptist Church in Sheridan, Ohio, for 10 years. Arnold remained active in his service to the Lord until the end.

Upon retirement, Arnold and his wife Maxine moved from Ohio to Broaddus in 1986. He enjoyed his retirement fishing, woodworking and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years: Maxine Blankenship of Broaddus; Sons and Daughters-In-Law: Gary and Beverly Blankenship of Lexington, N.C., Jim and Brenda Blankenship of Middletown, OH, Don and Wanda Blankenship of Broaddus, David and Monica Blankenship of Lexington, NC; Sisters: Loray Maggard of Ashland, KY, Verrena Kautsky of Indianapolis, IN; Brother: John Blankenship, Jr. of Franklin, OH; 15 Grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services: Monday, September 3, 2007, at 10:00 A.M. at Trinity Baptist Church of Broaddus, Texas. Interment: Broaddus Cemetery in Broaddus, Texas. Officiating: Pastor Don Lofton


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

Blankenship, Arnold 81, 30Jan1926 - 30Aug2007, Broaddus, San Augustine, TX, OH-287-20-7839


San Jacinto


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

Blankenship, Wanda L. 75, 13Sep1935 - 27Sep2010, Coldspring, San Jacinto, TX, KS-511-34-3533


San Patricio


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

Blankenship, William Alfred 81, 23Aug1925 - 19Oct2006, Ingleside, San Patricio, TX, TX-464-42-6925




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

Blankenship, Nelson 80, 08Oct1920 - 25May2001, Arp, Smith, TX, TX-462-09-8875

Blankenship, Joe Stevenson 78, 16Oct1929 - 10Jul2008, Tyler, Smith, TX, TX-457-36-8393

Blankenship, Ralph 88, 30Jan1914 - 18Nov2002, Tyler, Smith, TX, TN-414-07-2176




+2006, Arlington, Tarrant Co., TX, Obituary

The Herald-Dispatch, (Huntington, WV) - February 26, 2006

Twyla M. Hayes, 84, a longtime resident of Arlington, Texas, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006. Waiting to welcome her "home" was her husband, Everett Clifton Hayes, her brother, Dana Preston Clonch and her daughter-in-law, Loretta Hayes, along with her parents.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 1, at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, Ohio, with visitation at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Getaway United Methodist Cemetery.

Twyla was born July 18, 1921, in Huntington, W.Va., to Marlin Preston Clonch and Ona Blanche Hite. Her paternal grandparents were Albert Van Clonch and Celila Clay Blankenship. Her maternal grandparents were Henry Hite and Sara Ona Morris, all of West Virginia.

Twyla attended grade school and junior high in Huntington. Her family moved to Lawrence County, Ohio, in 1936 where Twyla attended Windsor High School and graduated Valedictorian. Twyla met Clifton Hayes in Lawrence County and they were married Dec. 23, 1939. They began their life together in Lawrence County before moving to Springfield, Ohio, in about 1951. Following the death of her husband of 32 years in 1972, Twyla lived with her children, and lived in Arlington for the past 30 years. She was active in her Sunday School class and the Intercessory Prayer Ministry for many years. She also enjoyed the African Violet Society and spent much of her time crocheting for others.

Survivors include two children; six grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sister Mrs. Mina Ellis; sister-in-law Mrs. Thelma Clonch of Lawrence County, Ohio; son Ralph of Albuquerque, N.M., and his sons Kevin Hayes and his wife Lynette of Edgewood, N.M., SFC Scott Hayes and his wife Gail of Fort Riley, Kan., and Sgt. Eric Hayes and his wife Nicole of Fort Lewis, Wash.; daughter, Sharon Russell Heizer and husband, and their three daughters, Shelley Barnett and husband David, Shannon Akin and husband Cory and Julie Medley and husband Chris, all of Texas.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


+2006, Arlington, Tarrant Co., TX, Obituary


Pamela Christine Carson, 53, of Arlington, TX, died Tuesday, January 10, 2006. Pamela Christine Adkins was born October 25, 1952 in Dayton, OH to Roby and Naomi (Blankenship) Adkins. Roby passed away and Pamela was then raised by her mother and stepfather Donald Warren.

Pamela was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and she will be dearly missed.

Pamela is survived by her husband Dave Carson; children, James Raanes, Tasha Lynn Jordan, Chauncey Raanes (Vincent Contreras), Sloan (Joseph) Champion, Slade Hinrichs and thirteen grandchildren; sisters Rico (Darell) Runge, Charlotte (Mick) Gray and Pat (Larry) Knolton and friend Richard Hinrichs and Leonard Raanes.

Pamela was preceded in death by her daughter, Charlotte Lynn Raanes, parents, Donald Warren, Naomi Warren and Roby Adkins and sister Donna Sue Clay.

Funeral Services have been set for 10:30 Monday, January 16, 2006 at Miller Funeral Home.


2007, Euless, Tarrant Co., TX, Obituary


Troy Benson Stevens, 90, died Saturday, June 2, 2007, at his home in Euless, TX. Graveside services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6th, at Cedar Hill Cemetery, with Rev. Ronnie Newton officiating, under the direction of Community Memorial Funeral Home, 1443 N. 2nd St. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 5th, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Troy was born June 19, 1916, in Abilene, the son of Olen Stell Stevens and Myrtle Odell Slaughter. Included in this family were three sisters and three brothers. He attended Travis, Locust and Abilene High schools. In 1935, he joined the 3 C camp in Ft. Thomas, AZ. In Abilene, he worked for Banner Dairies, West Texas Distributing and had his own air conditioning and refrigeration business for several years. He moved to Dallas in 1969, retiring from the City of Dallas.

His grandparents, Henry and Adelia Worthington Stevens and William and Donie Lehew Slaughter were pioneer families of Abilene. He married Maxene "Polly" Reynolds of the Nugent community in 1936. She predeceased him in 1948. In 1950, he married Clo Johnson; and in 1985, he married Glenda Higgins, who predeceased him in 1999.

Troy was preceded in death by his father in 1967; his mother in 1978; two older sisters, Velma Blankenship in 1996 and Verna Steele in 1989; his younger sister, Mary "Pud" Ray in 1995; and three younger brothers, Junior in 1988, Cotton in 2000 and Pack in 2005.

He is survived by a daughter, Judy Campbell of Euless; sons, Ray Stevens and wife, Shirley of Weatherford, Gerald Stevens and wife, Sharon, of Euless, Merle Stevens of Brownwood, and Monty Caperton and wife, Betty, of Midland; three sisters-in-law, Floy Stevens and Janice Stevens Vernon of Abilene and Frances Stevens of Lake Proctor; also by his former wife, Clo Caperton of Euless; eight grandchildren, Andrea, Alana, Ann, Raye Lynn, Brian, Jennifer, Larry and Mike; nine great grandchildren, Nathan, Courtney, Logan, Ashley, Ethan, Riley, Josh, Garrick and Tara; four great great grandsons, Cameron, Tre, Kutter and Kaden; several nieces, nephews and cousins in the Abilene area.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


+2007, Fort Worth, Terrant Co., TX, Obituary

Published in the Star-Telegram on 9/18/2007

Harvey Blankenship, 78, passed away Friday, Sept. 14, 2007. He was born March 23, 1929, in Danville, Va., to Willard and Mattie Blankenship.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Wednesday in Laurel Land Memorial Park, Fort Worth.

Harvey worked for many years with HUD and the FAA and was later president and chief engineer for HTB Corp. Harvey loved to fly and was a member of Planes and Pilots. He was a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. He was a longtime member of the Fort Worth Rotary Club North and a board member of the Friends of the Fort Worth Public Library. Harvey was known to end each conversation with "Keep the Faith!"

Survivors: Wife of 39 years, Lillian Blankenship; son, Christopher Blankenship; daughter, Mercedes Blankenship Stafford-Fulp; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother, Herbert and wife, Ann Blankenship; and numerous nieces and nephews.


2009, Fort Worth, Terrant Co., TX, Obituary

Star-Telegram, 8/2/2009

Kimberly Ann Blankenship, 43, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2009. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3, at Village Creek Nursing Home, 3825 Village Creek, Fort Worth. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Kimberly to the She was preceded in death by her mother, Vita Blankenship.

Survivors: Father, Mike Blankenship of Bowie; brother, Pete Christiansen and family of Denmark; and brother, Tim Blankenship and family of Galena, Mo.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2009, Ft. Worth, Tarrant Co., TX, Obituary

Star-Telegram, December 13, 2009

Dorse Dean Blankenship, 78, (1931 - 2009) a farmer, died Friday. Dec. 11, 2009.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Interment: Goree Cemetery.

Survivors: Daughter, Tina White; brother, Bobby; sister, Bertha Mae Wright; and granddaughter, Brandi Allen.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


+2009, Fort Worth. Tarrant Co., TX, Obituary,

Star-Telegram , January 25, 2009

Lillian Ann Bartlett Blankenship, 76, passed away Monday, Jan. 12, 2009. Memorial service: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Laurel Land Funeral Home, 7100 Crowley Road, Fort Worth. Lillian was born Jan. 20, 1932, in Dallas to Grace and James Lloyd Naylor. Lilly had a master's degree in social work from Louisiana State University. Early in her career Lilly worked at the Fort Worth Child Study Center as a social worker; she also owned and managed a social services practice. Lilly served as administrative assistant for the HTB Corporation, owned and operated by her husband, Harvey. Lilly was a loving wife and an accomplished chef. Those who knew her recognized her love of etiquette. She was a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church of Fort Worth. Lilly served as chairman of the Bridge Council of the Woman's Club, as chairman of the Woman's Shakespeare Club, and was also a member of the American Contract Bridge League.

Lilly was preceded in death by her loving husband of 39 years, Harvey T. Blankenship; her mother, Margaret Grace Bartlett; father, James Lloyd Naylor; adoptive father, Leland D. Bartlett; and brother, Lloyd Naylor Bartlett Sr. Survivors: Her stepson, Chris Blankenship; stepdaughter, Mercy Blankenship; sister-in-law, Barbara Bartlett of Florida; three nephews; two nieces; great-nieces; and great-nephews.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2009, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX, Obituary

Star-Telegram , February 11, 2009

Dot Blankenship died Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, at her home. Graveside service: 10 a.m. Thursday in Greenacres Memorial Park Cemetery, the Rev. Jerry Clements officiating. Visitation: 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Rosser Funeral Home. Dot was born Feb. 12, 1931, in Joshua to Annie Conner Dahn and Adell Dahn. She was raised in Joshua and graduated from Joshua High School. Dot married J. D. Blankenship on Dec. 24, 1954, in Cleburne and later retired from Alcon as a receiving clerk.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one sister. Survivors: Husband of 55 years, J.D. Blankenship of Cleburne; sons, J. D. Blankenship Jr. and wife, Marsha, and Scooter Blankenship and wife, Kerri, all of Cleburne; daughter, Janice Kring of Fort Worth; sister, Willie Mae Smith of Joshua; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2009, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX, Obituary

Star-Telegram , from May 8 to May 9, 2009

Evelyn Blankenship, 99, passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2009. Memorial service: 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of University Christian Church of Fort Worth, 2720 South University Drive. Inurnment: will be held at a later time in Texarkana. Evelyn was born Dec. 22, 1909, at home near Camden, Ark., to Ada and Milton Harwell. She lived most of her adult life in Texarkana, where she and her husband Paul had Paul's Shoe Store on Broad Street. They successfully bid for the city's U.S. Postal Service substation hoping to bring trade into their shoe store. Evelyn operated the sub-post office at this location and several others for 35 years, until she retired in 1986. She was a longtime member of Central Christian Church in Texarkana where she and Paul were married in October 1935. Evelyn moved to the Indian Creek Apartments in Fort Worth in 1998 to be closer to her family, and where she lived until the past few weeks. She was a member of University Christian Church. Evelyn loved bridge, Duke University basketball, and Texas Rangers baseball.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Garland Blankenship; and her brothers, Joe and Chester Harwell. Survivors: Daughter, Kay Campbell and her husband, Buz; grandsons, Trey Campbell and Cathy of Park City, Utah, Paul Campbell and Mireille of Houston, Scott Campbell and Adele of Brooklyn, N.Y.; great-grandsons, Jackson and Dillon; niece, Judy Case and husband, Eddie, of Benton, La., and their son, Jonathan, of Santa Monica, Calif.; Leila Tutt of Camden, Ark.; and her dear best friend, Booty Jones.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2006, Keller, Tarrant Co., TX, Obituary


Sharon Elaine (Blankenship) Hassed, of Keller, TX, was born January 30, 1956, to Rufus and Rosemary (Welty) Blankenship in Upper Sandusky, OH. She departed this life on Sunday, February 19, 2006, at her home in Keller, TX. In 1978 Sharon became the proud and devoted mother of her son, Craig David. On July 4, 1987, Sharon married David Hassed in Topeka, KS. Sharon loved life. She enjoyed meeting and helping people. She loved helping children in need. In Topeka, KS she was known as the 'Toy Lady' for her involvement in Toys for Tots. She had a big heart and great empathy for others. She cherished her family beyond measure. She was very appreciative of the kindness that people gave her and tried to pass it on. She always had a great sense of humor.

Sharon is survived by her husband, David Hassed, Keller, TX; son, Craig Hassed, Baltimore, MD; sister, Dixie Williams, Thomas, OK; brother, William Blankenship and wife, Connie, Blue Hill, NE; four nieces; and one nephew; several great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews.

Services and interment will be at Whinery-Savage Funeral Home in Elk City, OK on Saturday, February 25, 2006. Services will begin at 1:00 p.m.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


Ft Worth, Tarrant, TX, Mount Olivet Cem., Dbl Stone

Blankenship, Kenneth D, 20Jul1957 Loving Son

Blankenship, Dorothy M. 28Jun1928 05Mar2002 Beloved Mama



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

Blankenship, Betty Jean 83, 07Feb1924 - 19Jan2008, Arlington, Tarrant, TX, OH-273-20-3365

Blankenship, Lorelle 78, 19Sep1923 - 30Dec2001, Colleyville, Tarrant, TX, TX-450-14-7721

Blankenship, Bernard H. 95, 11Mar1909 - 29Sep2004, Haltom City, Tarrant, TX, TX-464-09-5558

Blankenship, Bobby J. 72, 27Jun1929 - 18Apr2002, Haltom City, Tarrant, TX, TX-466-34-2159

Blankenship, Thelma M. 89, 19Nov1913 - 20May2003, Haltom City, Tarrant, TX, TX-462-02-1810

Blankenship, Carl E. 69, 14Mar1935 - 28Sep2004, Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX, MO-498-32-9047

Blankenship, Dorothy 73, 28Jun1928 - 05Mar2002, Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX, TX-466-34-5832

Blankenship, Evelyn 99, 22Dec1909 - 06May2009, Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX, TX-453-58-8213

Blankenship, Harvey Taylor 78, 23Mar1929 - 14Sep2007, Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX, VA-231-36-0675

Blankenship, Lena J. 67, 05Oct1940 - 06Nov2007, Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX, GA-254-68-4122

Blankenship, Lillian Ann 76-77, 20Jan1932 - 12Jan2009, Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX, TX-455-52-2342

Blankenship, W. E. 90, 23Nov1916 - 17Mar2007, Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX, TX-454-12-9368




2007, Potosi, Taylor Co., TX, Obituary


Jack Lawayne Jones, 74, of Potosi, died Saturday, February 10, 2007 at his residence. The son of Annie (Julian) and Dan A. Jones, he was born on October 26, 1932 in Roxton, Texas. A veteran of the U. S. Air Force (1950-54), Jack served in the Korean Conflict. He retired after a career in oilfield sales. He was a member of Potosi Baptist Church. His first wife, Sharon Sue Bowles; his parents; two brothers, Frank Jones and James W. Jones; and two sisters, Jane Blankenship and Mildred Jones, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his children, Edward L. Jones of North Lauderdale, Florida, Jacque S. Phillips of Austin, and Monty Jones of Potosi, and three granddaughters, Morgan, Kenedee and Bella. Jack is also survived by a brother, Dan Jones of Lake Brownwood.

A loving father, Jack enjoyed his family and watching his children show their lambs. His love of guns made skeet tournaments a favorite activity with his son, Monty. He also loved going on weekend cookouts and commandry with his daughter and son-in-law, Jacque and David. One could always depend on him for a ride, money or setting with the sick. He especially loved his three little granddaughters. Jack was truly a good father and grandfather, and a friend to all.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, 542 Hickory, with Rev. Jim McCurley officiating. Burial will follow in Potosi Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


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

Blankenship, Mary A. 41, 08Mar1964 - 22Nov2005, Abilene, Taylor, TX, TX-462-02-7848

Blankenship, Aaron 94, 25Apr1907 - 05Jul2001, Lawn, Taylor, TX, TX-456-03-3089

Blankenship, Viola B. 90, 01Feb1910 - 01Apr2000, Lawn, Taylor, TX, OK-440-42-5613




2008, Brownfield, Terry Co., TX, Obituary


Lubbock Avalanche-Journal , Sunday, June 29, 2008

Services for Eudora Massingill, 91, of Brownfield will be 10 a.m. Monday, June 30, 2008 at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Carter officiating. Burial will be in Terry County Cemetery under the direction of Brownfield Funeral Home. Eudora passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2008 in Lubbock. She was born November 4, 1916 in Wood County to William Thomas and Ella Dora Smith. She married James Henry Massingill on April 6, 1935 in Carlsbad, N.M. They moved to Terry County in 1942. He preceded her in death August 30, 1995. Eudora was a homemaker and seamstress, member of Eastern Star and the Meadow Quilting Club. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Brownfield. She was also preceded in death by a son, Alton Ray Massingill.

Eudora is survived by two daughters, Aurila Blankenship of Lubbock; Doris Jean Abraham and husband George of San Luis Obispo, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and daughter-in-law, Wynona Massingill of Fritch.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2008, Brownfield, Terry Co., TX, Funeral


Lubbock Avalanche-Journal , Friday, January 18, 2008

Graveside services for C.A. "Allen" Blankenship, 96, of Brownfield will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Terry County Memorial Cemetery. Brownfield Funeral Home.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


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

Blankenship, C. A. 96, 25May1911 - 16Jan2008, Brownfield, Terry, TX, TX-460-44-3659

Blankenship, Edna L. 96, 09Oct1907 - 11Dec2003, Brownfield, Terry, TX, TX-467-26-3042

Blankenship, Elia 42, 11Dec1961 - 08Mar2004, Meadow, Terry, TX, TX-449-43-0739




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

Blankenship, Ella D. 96, 13Jan1908 - 10Sep2004, Mount Pleasant, Titus, TX, TX-461-36-0894


Tom Green


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

Blankenship, Dovie 93, 13Apr1910 - 19Aug2003, San Angelo, Tom Green, TX, IN-310-22-8392

Blankenship, Laderia B. 65, 22Mar1935 - 01Dec2000, San Angelo, Tom Green, TX, TX-464-54-0821




2001, Austin, Travis Co., TX, Obituary


Georgia Pearl Sharp Hutchings, age 82, of Austin, Texas, died Wednesday, October 24, 2001. She was born August 21, 1919, at Fairview, near Marlinton, the daughter of Dency Eddie and Gosha Lena Underwood Sharp. She married Millard L. Hutchings, Jr., on January 26, 1946; he preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her parents and a sister, Mary Tersigni.

Surviving her are three sons, Bobby L. Hutchings, of Pflugerville, Texas, Dency M. Hutchings, of Katy, Texas, and Terry S. Hutchings, of Round Rock, Texas; a daughter, Wanda Walker, of Midland, Texas; five grandchildren; two brothers, Dice Sharp, of Marlinton, and Dency Sharp, Jr., of Canton, Ohio; and three sisters, Violet Banton, of Durbin, Myra Blankenship and Betty McPaters, both of Marlinton.

Graveside services were held Saturday at Old Round Rock Cemetery, Round Rock, Texas, by her pastor, Dr. Jim Rigby, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2008, Austin, Travis Co., TX,

Kokomo Tribune

Ethel Jones Blankenship McQuinn, 81, formerly of Russiaville, died on Dec. 10, 2008, in Austin, Texas. She was born in Wheaton, Ill., on March 21, 1927, to Carl and Helen Jones. Raised in Adel, Iowa, Ethel graduated from Adel High School in 1944. Ethel was a long-time member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary in Oak Ridge, Tenn., Kokomo and Mesa, Ariz., where she rose to the office of State Madam President of Arizona. She was a charter member of the Citrus Garden Orchestra in Mesa, Ariz., where she played oboe and bassoon.

She is survived by her daughter, Wanda Blankenship and her husband, Doug Roderick, Austin, Texas; son, Stanley Blankenship and his wife ,Sandy, Dodge Center, Minn.; daughter, Janice Blankenship, Austin, Texas; son, Roger Blankenship and his wife ,Mary, San Diego, Calif.; daughter, Nancy Hasler and her husband, Mike, Dripping Springs, Texas; son, Michael Blankenship and his wife, Carrie Bales, Santee, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy Smith, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and two brothers, Paul Jones, Adel, Iowa, and Clark Jones, Sandown, N.H. Ethel was preceded in death by husbands, Nat Allen Blankenship and C. Orren McQuinn.

A memorial service will be held in the spring of 2009 in San Diego.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


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

Blankinship, Anna J. 92, 13Mar1910 - 31Dec2002, Austin, Travis, TX, OH-283-09-7811

Blankenship, Ella R. 94, 15Dec1905 - 17Oct2000, Austin, Travis, TX, TX-458-09-4062

Blankenship, Etoile Kelly 67, 20Jan1939 - 18Jul2006, Austin, Travis, TX, AR-429-64-3239

Blankenship, Nancy G. 62, 04Oct1938 - 06Sep2001, Austin, Travis, TX, TX-466-56-4406

Blankenship, Wesley B. 80, 08Nov1924 - 27Sep2005, Austin, Travis, TX, TX-455-32-8922

Blankenship, William J. 71, 22Nov1930 - 18Jan2002, Austin, Travis, TX, TX-466-56-8509




2001, Gladewater, Upshur Co., TX, Funeral


Funeral services for Ethel Blankenship 1914-2001, of Gladewater will be held on Thursday, June 28, at 2 p.m. at Croley Chapel in Gladewater with Rev. Aubrey Pate officiating. Burial will be at East Mountain Cemetery. Mrs. Blankenship died Tuesday, June 26.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


+2004, Diana, Upshur Co., TX, Funeral


The funeral for James Finley (Baby Jimmy) Blankenship IV, two-year-old son of James F. Blankenship III and Shelby Blankenship of Diana, Texas was conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 27, 2004, in Simmons Hill Baptist Church in Diana by the Rev. Steve Dugger. Burial was in Dollahite Cemetery.

Surviving in addition to his parents are a brother, Reuben McGee of the home; a sister, Sienna Blankenship of the home; his grandparents, James F. Blankenship Jr. and Liz Blankenship of Mebane, Chris and Judy Bradley of Roxboro, Diann Allen of Diana and Roger Dillow of Louisville, Ky.; his great-grandfather, James F. Blankenship of Roxboro; his great-grandmothers, JoAnne Dunn of Kissimmee, Fla. and Linda Bradley of Goldsboro; and his great-great-grandmother, Louise Harrell of Tarboro.


Van Zandt


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

Blankenship, Bessie Flogene 74, 27Nov1931 - 27Aug2006, Canton, Van Zandt, TX, TX-466-46-0511

Blankenship, Elvis R. 85, 19Sep1919 - 03Jun2005, Wills Point, Van Zandt, TX, CA-545-96-9063




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

Blankenship, Virgil J. 62, 09Feb1942 - 22Oct2004, Victoria, Victoria, TX, VA-230-56-7831




+2004, Wichita Falls, Wichita Co., TX, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - September 12, 2004

David Lee Blankenship, a graduate of Duval High School class of 1966, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004. He had resided in Wichita Falls, Texas, for the past 35 years. David was 55 and died at home after a yearlong battle with cancer.

David was retired from the Air Force and a military funeral with a 21-gun salute was held Sept. 3. He had been currently employed by the Civil Service and was not far from retiring again. He earned his Master's Degree from Midwestern State University and was soon to be a Ph.D. He had a collection of trophies from pitching softball for the Air Force, one of the many sports he loved.

David was born Feb. 2, 1949, in South Charleston to Carl and Letha [Miller] Blankenship. On July 2, 1969, he married Glenda Sue Dalton from Wichita Falls, Texas. They both were members of Calvary Assembly of God there in Wichita Falls. Through his illness, David was greatly supported by his wife and her wonderful family.

He is survived by his wife, Glenda Sue Blankenship ; parents, Carl and Letha Blankenship of St. Albans; two children, Angela Sue Nix and David Blankenship II, both of Wichita Falls; two brothers, Larry Blankenship of Charlotte, N.C., Phil Blankenship of St. Albans; seven grandchildren, David Blankenship III, Emily Donavan, Zac Donavan, Tyler Blankenship, McKenzie Blankenship, Connar Nix and Caydee Blankenship.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2008, Wichita Falls Wichita Co., TX, Obituary


Mrs. Dora Jean Morgan, 76, of Wichita Falls died on Monday, May 12, 2008, in Wichita Falls. She was born on October 25, 1931, in Wichita Falls to Alvie and Zoda (Blankenship) Ashley and was a lifetime resident of Wichita Falls. Mrs. Morgan married Fred Morgan, Jr. on April 21, 1951, in Wichita Falls. She was the owner and operator of the City National News Stand in the City National Bank. She was a member of the Christ United Presbyterian Church in Wichita Falls.

Mrs. Morgan is survived by her husband Fred Morgan, Jr. of Wichita Falls, 3 children Carol Ann and husband Jack Warner of Oklahoma City, OK, Sharon and husband Tim Rauch of Wichita Falls, and Joe Fred Morgan of Norman, OK. Two sisters Dorothy and husband James Sternadel of Wichita Falls, Betty LaRoe of Amarillo, two brothers Calvin and wife Mary Kathryn Ashley of Wichita Falls and Alvie Ashley of Austin, and a sister-in-law Melba Ashley of Wichita Falls. Four grandchildren Kristin, Chelsea, Lane, and Ashlee.

She is preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, and one brother.

Funeral Services will be Thursday, May 15, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Hampton Vaughan Chapel with Rev. Bob Brown officiating. Interment will be in Crestview Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2008, Wichita Falls Wichita Co., TX, Obituary


Robert Wayda, 72, died Monday, May 26, 2008, in Wichita Falls. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 29, 2008, in the chapel of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home with Rev. Darrell Brown, associate pastor of Colonial Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Wichita Falls.

A son of the late Joseph and Anna Wayda, he was born June 18, 1935, in Ashley, Pennsylvania. He served our country in the United States Air Force until retiring, and later retired from PPG.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Wayda; his children, Karen Hoernke, Terri Blankenship, Steve Murphy, Leesa Reyes, and Mark Adrus; his sister, Betty, and brother, Steve Wayda; seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2008, Wichita Falls Wichita Co., TX, Obituary


James Jay Carlton Hathcock, 82, passed away Monday, December 15, 2008, in Wichita Falls. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 18, 2008, at 2 p.m. in Morrison Funeral Home Chapel with Gary Tull of Graham officiating. Burial will follow in Newcastle Cemetery under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home.

James was born on August 21, 1926, in Wichita Falls to the late Thomas and Pearl (Martin) Hathcock. He married June Davis on March 26, 1946, in Canyon, Texas. James retired from Pantex Plant in Amarillo as Security Division Manager and Nightshift Superintendent. He was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard, a member of The Bandits Golf Organization in Amarillo, and a member of the First Baptist Church in Graham. James moved to Graham from Amarillo in 2000.

Survivors include wife, June Davis Hathcock of Graham; daughter, Olivia Blankenship of Amarillo; son, Jay Hathcock of Lakeside, Arizona; sisters, Ollie Williams of Rockport, Texas, and Abbie Campbell of Hesperia, California; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by sister, Dana Davis; brother, Clifton Hathcock; and grandson, Jason Hathcock.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2009, Wichita Falls Wichita Co., TX, Obituary


Beverly Rene Parker, 71, of Wichita Falls, lost her battle with cancer on Sunday, May 24, 2009. The funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at the chapel of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home with Rev. Ron Redding and Rev. Chad Stubblefield, officiating. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at Wetumka Cemetery, Wetumka, Oklahoma, under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Wichita Falls.

Beverly was born August 28, 1937, in Wetumka, Oklahoma, to the late Ed and Florence (Blankenship) Adkins. On December 29, 1956, she married her junior high and high school sweetheart, Rex Parker. She was a member of Highland Heights Baptist Church where she loved her church family dearly. She was active in teaching Big A, a member of the choir, and enjoyed serving in the kitchen, and at the Mission. Family was of great importance to Beverly, she was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and will be missed dearly. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Ineta June Swander; her brother-in-law, David Hughes; and nephew, Mark Adkins.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Rex Parker; her daughter, Gwyn Allen and husband Wendell; granddaughter, Jennifer Moreno and husband Bert, all of Wichita Falls; sister, Geneva Hughes of Enid, Oklahoma; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


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

Blankenship, Alta J, 88, 26Dec1911 - 17Oct2000, Wichita Falls, Wichita, TX, TX-455-09-3325

Blankinship, Annetta 104, 17Mar1902 - 22Dec2006, Burkburnett, Wichita, TX, OK-444-26-0459

Blankingship, Carol B. 77, 11Oct1926 - 10Mar2004, Burkburnett, Wichita, TX, OK-447-24-1526

Blankinship, Kenneth Bruce 81, 22Sep1925 - 10Jun2007, Burkburnett, Wichita, TX, OK-444-22-5006




2008 Vernon, Wilbarger Co., TX Obituary


Jesse J.W. Blankenship, 90, of Holliday died Thursday, May 29, 2008, in Wichita Falls. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Wilbarger Memorial Park. Burial is under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home. Mr. Blankenship had served in the Navy and was retired from Reserved Life Insurance Co., as an agent.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Blankenship of Holliday; four grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2008 Vernon, Wilbarger Co., TX Obituary


Elizabeth Blankenship, 90, of Holliday died Thursday, July 3, 2008, in Wichita Falls. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Wilbarger Memorial Park under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home in Vernon. Mrs. Blankenship was a homemaker.

Survivors include one sister, Benton Sue of Channelview, Texas; two brothers, Newman Young of Wichita Falls and Jack Young of Aumsville, Ore.; four grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


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

Blankenship, Cordie Kate 93, 29May1912 - 08Feb2006, Vernon, Wilbarger, TX, TX-467-62-1326




2009, Georgetown, Williamson Co., TX, Death Notice
Austin American-Statesman , February 6, 2009,

BLANKENSHIP, Emma Ruth, 87, homemaker, of Georgetown died Tuesday. Services 1:30 p.m. today, Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Centerville. Arrangements by the Gabriels, Georgetown.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


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

Blankenship, Mae A. 100, 22Aug1900 - 22Feb2001, Cedar Park, Williamson, TX, TX-466-44-8035

Blankenship, Roy T. 76, 19Jul1924 - 29Apr2001, Cedar Park, Williamson, TX, TX-460-24-8947




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

Blankenship, Janice I. 61, 14Jun1943 - 14Oct2004, Wink, Winkler, TX, NM-525-96-5717




2001, Olney, Young Co., TX, Obituary


Linda Gayle Blankenship, age 59, passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2001, in Olney, Texas. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, October 12, 2001, at the Seymour Church of Christ with Bud Branson and A.B. Martin officiating. Interment was in the Riverview Cemetery under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home.

Miss Blankenship was born November 14, 1941, in Seymour, Texas, and had been a lifelong resident. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

She is survived by a sister, Thelma Bailey of Seymour, Texas; by a sister and her husband, Faye and Harold Stewart of Olney, Texas; by a brother and his wife, Thelbert and Peggy Blankenship of Wichita Falls, Texas; by two sisters-in-law, Aurelia Blankenship of Fort Worth, Texas, and Cleo Blankenship of Seymour, Texas; by eight nieces and nephews, and by numerous grandnieces and grandnephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents. Major Goree and Leona Blankenship; by three brothers, Van Earl Blankenship, William Muriel Blankenship and M.G. Junior Blankenship; and by a brother-in-law, Bruce Bailey.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


+2001, Olney, Young Co., TX, Obituary


The Olney Enterprise, Olney, Young Co., Texas. 1 November 2001

Services for Mary Joyce Blankenship, 67, of Olney were held at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Olney with Rev. Larry Laurence, pastor, officiating.

She served as a Spec. 3 in the US Army from 1954-1957 as a member of the 513th Military Intelligence Group. She received a degree in Business Education while serving in the Army.

She and Dorse D. Blankenship married 8 November 1957 in Seymour. The couple moved to Olney from Seymour in 1979. She had been a nurse for 21 years before her retirement and spent five of those years as Director of Nursing at Olney Healthcare Center. She was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She was a member of the VFW, Order of Eastern Star and DAV. She was a past member of the Junior Altruistic Club in Olney.

Survived by her husband; two daughters - Tina White of Weatherford and Joy Moore of Spokane, WA; one brother - John B. Jones of Arlington; one granddaughter - Brandi Moore of Seattle, WA.



2009, Olney, Young Co., TX, Obituary


Harold Wayne Stewart, age 75, of Olney, Texas, died Thursday, September 10, 2009, in Olney. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 13, 2009, at the First Baptist Church in Olney with Scotte Clark, minister of the Hamilton Street Church of Christ, officiating. Interment will follow in the Restland Cemetery under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home.

Harold was born on August 10, 1934, in Matoy, Oklahoma, to the late William Abner and Phyllis Marie (Lawson) Stewart. He and Annie Faye Blankenship were married December 23, 1952, in Wichita Falls, Texas. They moved to Olney in 1957 from Seymour, Texas. Harold was a route sales and delivery man for Gobles Dairyland Milk and later for Mrs. Bairds Bread. Harold worked for Mrs. Bairds for 19 Years. Harold entered the grocery business in 1975 when he purchased the old Oak Street Grocery store in Olney. He moved his business to a larger store on Main Street in 1979 changing the name to Stewarts Food Store and moved again to the current location in 1996 making it his familys business for the past 34 years. Harold also farmed and ranched raising cattle and wheat in Archer and Young Counties. He deeply enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and hunting with family and friends and was an avid card and domino player and Olney Cub fan. Harold was a member of the Olney Volunteer Fire Department for 38 years, the Olney Jaycees, and served on the Olney Hamilton Hospital Foundation Board. He was a Cub Scout leader and Little League Baseball coach. He served on the Board of Directors for Affilliated Foods in Kellar, Texas from 1985 to 1987. Harold was named Fireman of the Year in 1988, received the Olney Outstanding Citizenship Award in 1989 and received the Olney Citizen of the Year Award in 1996. He was a member of the Hamilton Street Church of Christ where he served as a past deacon and a Sunday School teacher. He was preceded in death by one brother, Elmer Alan Stewart and one sister, Julia Lou Bondurant.

Survivors include his wife, Annie Faye Blankenship Stewart; two sons, Robert Wayne Stewart and wife Julia Marie Harris Stewart of Olney, and Daniel Alan Stewart of Olney; one sister, Mary Hellen Sam Schoonover and husband Derrel of Olney; two sisters-in-law, Thelma Bailey of Seymour, Texas, Aurelia Blankenship of Fort Worth, Texas; one brother-in-law, Thelbert Blankenship and wife Peggy of Wichita Falls, Texas; two grandchildren, Shannon Elizabeth Stewart Pack and husband Jason Wayne Pack of Olney, and Robert William Will Stewart and wife Hannah Ellen Bockhoff Stewart, of Olney; and one great-granddaughter, Ava Marie Stewart; and several nieces and nephews. Harold was a kind, loving, and giving man who loved his family and this love extended to all the citizens of Olney and the surrounding communities which he served as a businessman and friend.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


+2009, Olney, Young Co., TX, Obituary


Dorse Dean Blankenship, age 78, of Olney, Texas, died Friday, December 11, 2009, in Olney. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, December 14, 2009, at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. David Carpenter, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in the Goree Cemetery under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home.

Mr. Blankenship was born April 18, 1931, in Sunset, Texas, to the late Porter and Ina (McGregor) Blankenship. He graduated from Goree High School. He served as a corporal in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954 and was assigned to the 351st infantry unit in Triest, Italy. He and Mary Joyce Jones were married November 8, 1957, in Seymour, Texas. She preceded him in death on October 28, 2001. Dorse was a farmer in Baylor and Knox counties for 30 years. He moved to Olney from Seymour, Texas, in 1979 and worked for Olney ISD in the maintenance department for 13 years. He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the Olney Masonic Lodge No. 790 A.F. & A.M. He served as a worthy patron of the Eastern Star and was a past commander of the V.F.W. Post 3906.

Dorse was preceded in death by one daughter, Joy Elaine Moore on December 26, 2005.

Survivors include one daughter, Tina White and husband Brian of Fort Worth, Texas; son-in-law, Ben Moore of San Antonio, Texas; one brother, Bobby Blankenship of Goree, Texas; one sister, Bertha Mae Wright and husband, Wesley of Midland, Texas; and one granddaughter, Brandi Moore Allen and husband Forrest of Seattle, Washington.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


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

Blankenship, Irene 93, 11Oct1910 - 07Apr2004, Newcastle, Young, TX, TX-463-05-3527

Blankenship, Dorse Dean 78, 18Apr1931 - 11Dec2009, Olney, Young, TX, TX-457-48-2204

Blankenship, Joyce 67, 26Aug1934 - 28Oct2001, Olney, Young, TX, TX-462-50-9711