1990-1994 VA, Compiled by James W. Blankenship jkblank1(at)sbcglobal.net

 

1990, Little Creek, VA, Obituary

There are 3 Little Creeks, in VA, (Virginia Beach, Stafford Co., and Blend Co.,)

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - April 27, 1990 (Friday)

Richard Victor Underwood, age 72, of the Little Creek Community, died Thursday (26Jun1990) at his home. He was born at Poplar Hill on June 23, 1917 and was the son of the late, Charles Thomas and Lucy Pearl Davis Underwood. He was a member of the Sassin United Methodist Church and was a retired employee of the Hoechst-Celanese Corp., Narrows.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Georgia Blankenship Underwood; two brothers, Paul Daley Underwood, Vienna; Charles Clifford Underwood, Berkley Heights, N.J.; four sisters, Mrs. Opal Deck, Dublin; Mrs. Alva Suttle, Dublin; Mrs. Myrtle Rigmey, Roanoke; Mrs. Vivian Waldron, Narrows.

Funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Betty Hudson and Rev. Lawrence Nuckolls officiating. Burial will be in the Hunter Cemetery at Alum Spring.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, A. C. 47, 01Feb1945 - 15Feb1992, (PE), VA-225-68-0193

Blankenship, Burley T. 62, 09Jul1929 - 28Jun1992, (not specified), VA-226-30-4391

Blankenship, Cecil H. 67, 07Mar1924 - 21Oct1991, (not specified), VA-223-28-0473

Blankenship, Clarence E. 72, 28Jun1917 - 03Feb1990, (not specified), VA-226-14-6084

Blankenship, Danielle R. 16, 24Jun1977 - 28Apr1994, (not specified), VA-224-15-0381

Blankenship, Donald A. 56, 07Dec1933 - 13Aug1990, (not specified), VA-227-36-9082

Blankenship, Elsie 81, 11Feb1911 - 13May1992, (not specified), VA-224-88-4431

Blankenship, F. T. 26, 08Jul1965 - ??Sep1991, (not specified), VA-224-19-0188

Blankenship, Frank 80, 15Jul1910 - ??Feb1991, (not specified), VA-229-09-0144

Blankenship, G. A. 33, 17Mar1961 - ??Apr1994, (not specified), VA-225-11-7855

Blankinship, G. P. 60, 13Nov1930 - 15Oct1991, (PE), VA-223-36-2765

Blankenship, Iris E. 83, 12Feb1909 - 19Apr1992, (not specified), VA-231-12-4472

Blankenship, Irma N. 89, 08Dec1902 - 07May1992, (not specified), VA-231-42-4477

Blankenship, J. R. 50, 12Oct1942 - 15Nov1992, (PE), VA-225-58-0549

Blankenship, Jane S. 33, 18Dec1959 - 01Jul1993, (not specified), VA-223-06-7130

Blankenship, Leonard C. 59, 01Sep1930 - 17Jun1990, (not specified), VA-227-44-2220

Blankenship, Mildred E. 69, 22Aug1923 - 30Dec1992, (not specified), VA-230-16-3552

Blankenship, Minnie A. 96, 02Oct1893 - ??Jan1990, (not specified), VA-223-52-7401

Blankenship, R. A. 50, 11Jun1940 - ??Oct1990, (not specified), VA-225-54-9147

Blankenship, R. L. 36-37, 17Oct1953 - ??Oct1990, (not specified), VA-227-62-2621

Blankenship, S. G. 58, 20Oct1932 - 15Dec1990, (PE), VA-230-34-9756

Blankenship, Sidney B. 67, 03Jan1923 - 17Jun1990, (not specified), VA-224-24-4036

Blankenship, Stella S. 85, 08Sep1904 - 09Jun1990, (not specified), VA-224-24-2418

Blankenship, Tobie W. 54, 15Jan1938 - 10Apr1992, (not specified), VA-226-42-0704

Blankenship, Vernon S. 86, 25Sep1905 - 02Oct1991, (not specified), VA-228-16-3031

Blankenship, Wayne 60, 21Mar1932 - 13Dec1992, (not specified) VA-224-38-0943

Blankenship, Wayne 67, 04Jan1925 - 30Apr1992, (not specified) VA-230-30-1982

 

Accomack

 

1991, Onancock, Accomack Co., VA, Obituary

The Virginian-Pilot, (Norfolk, VA) - Tuesday, July 23, 1991

Gordon Eugene ``Gus'' Lilliston, 45, a truck driver, died July 22, 1991, in a New Haven, Conn., hospital. Mr. Lilliston was born in Onancock. He was employed with A.L. Lilliston Seafood Co. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church, Melfa.

Survivors include his wife, Stephanie F. Lilliston; three daughters, Tracy Lilliston and Nicole Lilliston, both of Locustville, and Sherry Phillips of Parksley; a son, Scott Lilliston of Onley; his mother, Edith W. Lewis of Onancock; four sisters, Rosie Annis of Leemont, Annabelle Colonna and Diane Blankenship , both of Tasley, and Edna Bowen of Willis Wharf; and three brothers, Buddy Lilliston and Turk Lilliston, both of Onancock, and Earl Lilliston Jr. of Bloxom.

The graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Fairview Lawn Cemetery by the Rev. David P. George Sr.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Albemarle Co.,

 

1993, Covesville, Albemarle Co., VA, Obituary

Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - December 3, 1993

Retired Rev. Virgil W. Casey Sr., for eight years pastor of East Hampton Baptist Church, Hampton, and for 15 years the pastor of Covesville Baptist Church, died Wednesday, Dec. 1. He was 64.

The Rev. Casey was serving as interim pastor at Oak Hill Baptist Church, Lovingston, and retired as director of missions for the Accomac Baptist Association. He served on the founding board of the Hearthstone Children's Home, Charlottesville, the board of directors of Chincoteague Red Cross and was a veteran of the Korean War.

Survived by his wife, Jeanette Buell Casey; three daughters, Jennie C. Blankenship and Darlene Casey of Charlottesville, Carlene Casey Purvis of Staunton; three sons, Virgil W. "Wink" Casey Jr. of Covesville, Samuel Casey and Daniel Casey of Charlottesville; two sisters, Hilda G. Hollinger of Toano and Evelyn Snead of Richmond; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday at Covesville Baptist Church by the Rev. Robert G. Price. Burial in Norvelle Cemetery.

[SSDI, 11Feb1929 - 01Dec1993]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Joyce S. 63, 12Jan1930 - 12Nov1993, Charlottesville, Albemarle, VA, VA-225-36-8314

 

Amherst

 

1992, Monroe, Amherst Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - May 15, 1992

Marvin Allie Rogers, Sr., age 60, died Wednesday at his home in Amherst County. He was the son of the late Allie and Ola Roberts. He was a veteran of the Korean War and a self-employed carpenter.

He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Brown Rogers; three daughters, Tamara Mount, Lisa R. Blankenship and Kathryn A. Rogers; two sons, Marvin A. Rogers, Jr. and Jesse I. Rogers; two sisters, Dora Hicks and Vernie Rowsey; one brother, Hiter Rogers; one grandchild.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Lomax Funeral Chapel at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 16, with the Rev. Dwight Mays officiating. Interment will follow in Roberts Family Cemetery.

[SSDI, 04Nov1931 - 13May1992]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Mae A. 81, 19May1908 - ??Mar1990, Amherst, Amherst, VA, NY-107-18-3712

 

Arlington

 

Arlington Co., VA, Arlington Nat. Cem., Burial

C/O Director, Zip 22111-0000, TX (703) 607-8000

Blankenship, Horace Odell NA USN, b. 01/08/1920, DOD 01/14/1994, Sec. 28 #390

 

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

Blankenship, Carlie C. 83, 12Jan1908 - ??May1991, Arlington, Arlington, VA, NC-245-36-3310

Blankenship, Etta B. 92, 27Aug1901 - 22Nov1993, Arlington, Arlington, VA, VA-225-06-2100

 

Bedford City

 

Bedford City, VA, SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi

Blankenship, Florence D. 80, 07Mar1914 - 15Aug1994, Bedford City, VA, VA-228-16-1671

Blankenship, Kathryn W. 68, 20Apr1926 - 27Aug1994, Bedford City, VA, VA-228-26-2476

Blankenship, Ollie M. 76, 22Aug1913 - 09Feb1990, Bedford City, VA, VA-223-94-7011

 

Bedford

 

1990, Bedford, Bedford Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - October 20, 1990

Ruby Rice Wood, age 81 of Route 5, died Friday, October 19, 1990, in Bedford County Memorial Hospital. She was born in McDowell County, W.Va. on July 16, 1909, a daughter of the late Emmitt Howard Rice and Mahalia Ann Mason Rice. She was a member of Suck Spring Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Ira Wood, a son, Mack Edward Wood, a grandson, Fred Lincoln Overstreet, Jr., a great-grandson, Christopher Michael Stanley, and a son-in-law, Clarence L. Brookshier.

She is survived by six sons, Raymond Earl Wood, James Howard Wood, Leonard Lee Wood, Maurice Henry Wood, Charles Arthur Wood, all of Bedford; Sherman Douglas Wood of Knoxville, Md.; four daughters, Annie Mae Brookshier of Roanoke; Eleanor Jane Overstreet of Evington, Mabel Frances Stanley and Joyce Odessa Blankenship , both of Bedford; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. John (Annie) Mitchell of Roanoke; a brother, Aubrey Lee Rice of Mustoe; two sisters, Thelma R. Gordon of Thaxton; Blanche R. McLain of Bedford; also 28 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Carder-Tharp Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Thomas M. Cooper officiating. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Bedford Life Saving Crew. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Saturday at the Carder-Tharp Funeral Home, and other times at the home of Mabel Frances Stanley.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1991, Bedford, Bedford Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, The (VA) - April 23, 1991

Mrs. Virgie Willis Owens, age 89, of Rt. 4, Bedford, died Sunday in a Bedford hospital. She was the widow of Joseph Earl (Jimbo) Owens.

Surviving are two daughters, Frances O. Blankenship, Roanoke; Hazel O. Wood, Bedford; two sons, Ray E. Owens, Joe R. Owens, both of Roanoke; a brother, Henry O. Willis, Bedford; two sisters, Janie Watson, Hiwassee; Faye Mitchell, Bedford; a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted from Oakey's Vinton Chapel at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, 1991 with Rev. Charles Hoffler officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery.

[SSDI, 07Jun1902 - 21Apr1991]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1991, Bedford, Bedford Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - May 3, 1991

Rubye Wilkes Archer, 77, of Bedford, died Wednesday, May 1, 1991 in a Bedford Nursing Home. She was born in North Fork, W.Va. April 6, 1914, a daughter of the late Leotie Wilkes and Elizabeth Carter Wilkes.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters, Master Sergeant John Wilkes, Henry Wilkes, Betty Wilkes, and Gay Cutshaw. She was a 28 year veteran with the U.S. Army, having served during World War II, Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. She retired in 1967 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. She was a member of Pecks Baptist Church.

She is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Elsie Walker, Chesapeake; Mrs. Dorothy Goode, Dillwyn; Mrs. Joyce Nichols, Huddleston; Mrs. Kathryn Blankenship, Bedford; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services with full military honors will be conducted Saturday, May 4, 1991 at 11:00 a.m. at the Carder-Tharp Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1992, Bedford, Bedford Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - January 4, 1992

Thomas Henry Dinwiddie, age 89 of Route 7, passed away Thursday, January 2, 1992 in the Bedford County Memorial Hospital. He was born August 28, 1902 in Bedford County, a son of the late Winston T. Dinwiddie and Mettie Mattox Dinwiddie. He was a retired employee of the Virginia Department of Highways and Transportation and was a member of the Bethlehem United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Roberts Dinwiddie; three sons, Thomas Eugene Dinwiddie, Mathews; Robert James Dinwiddie, Henry Davis Dinwiddie, both of Bedford; one daughter, Betty Ann Blankenship, Vinton; Sandra Wright, Madison Heights, Va.; three brothers, Gilbert Dinwiddie, Winston Dinwiddie, both of Moneta; James Dinwiddie, Newport News; two sisters, Virginia Robertson, Forest; Juanita Parker, Newport News; eleven grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; six step grandchildren; two step great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, January 4, 1992 at 2:00 p.m. from the Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford, by the Rev. Riley Smith, Jr. Interment will be in the Virginia Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1992, Bedford, Bedford Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - February 4, 1992

Willie Moorman Hubbard, 96, of Route 2, died Sunday, February 2, 1992 in Bedford County Memorial Hospital. He was born in Bedford County April 22, 1895, a son of the late John William Hubbard and Priscilla Wilson Hubbard.

He was preceded in death by his wife Grace Thomas Hubbard. He was a retired farmer, a member of Morgans Baptist Church, and a 72 year member of the Bedford Masonic Lodge #244 at Moneta.

He is survived by his two daughter, Mrs. Artis R. (Mary Frances) Thomas, Roanoke; Mrs. J. Ray (Priscilla) Blankenship, Lynchburg; one granddaughter, Vickie Rae Morris, Rustburg; three grandsons, Michael R. Thomas, Roanoke; Mark A. Thomas, Sterling, Va.; Gary W. Blankenship, Lynchburg; one great grandson, Tyler Morris, Rustburg.

Funeral services will be conducted at Morgans Baptist Church, Wednesday, February 5, 1992 at 11:0 a.m. with the Revs. Charles A. Hoffler, Alfred Duncan, Thomas Speight officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Masonic graveside rites.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1992, Bedford, Bedford Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - March 29, 1992

James Rufus Smith, age 85 of 1408 Dawn Drive, passed away Saturday, March 28, 1992, in the Bedford County Memorial Hospital. He was born September 25, 1906, in Botetourt County, a son of the late James Samuel Smith and Martha Ellen Costigan Smith. He was a retired painter and was a member of the Glade Creek Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Christine Mayhew Smith; one son and daughter-in-law, J. W. and Mildred Smith, Bedford; ten daughters and sons-in-law, Bevie and Kenneth Johnson, Martha and Clyde Smith, Julia Ann and Enoch Bruner, Jeanette and Greenwood Overstreet, Marilyn and Jackson Overstreet, Trudy and Tony Maxfield, Patricia and Kelley Maxfield, Sybil and Mike Wray, all of Bedford; Iris and Richard Blankenship, Moneta; Lula and Robert Moore, Homer, Alaska; two sisters, Ruby Fisher, Woodbridge, Va.; Lois Fifer, Spout Springs, Va.; 33 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday, March 30, 1992, at 2:00 p.m. from the Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford, by the Rev. Ken Burger. Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1992, Bedford, Bedford Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - July 10, 1992

Lillie Creasey Woodford, age 85, of Route 2, passed away Thursday, July 9, 1992 in the Campbell Rest Home. She was born October 11, 1906 in Bedford County, a daughter of the last John W. Creasey and Anna Belle Witt Creasey.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joel Nathanial Woodford; and four sons, Samuel Woodford, Edward Woodford, Lewis Ray Woodford, Earnest Woodford. She was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Dorothy Woodford, Huddleston; Catherine Blankenship , Lynchburg; four sons, Nelson Woodford, Paris Calif.; Melvin Woodford, William Woodford, both of Huddleston; Bernard E. Woodford, Bedford; two sisters, Letha Bowyer, Viola Newman, both of Bedford; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, July 11, 1992 at 11:00 a.m. from the Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford, by the Rev. Timothy Dooley and Rev. Wayne Murphy. Interment will follow in the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1992, Bedford, Bedford Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - August 1, 1992

Eunice Martin Scott, age 91, of Route 2, passed away Thursday, July 30, 1992 at her residence. She was born January 22, 1901, in Bedford County, a daughter of the late Robert Lee Martin and Virginia Blankenship Martin. Her husband was the late John W. Scott. She was a retired employee of Hampton Looms and was a member of the Bedford Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Selma Cousart, Bedford; a grandson and special granddaughter-in-law, J.C. & Mary Lou Cousart, Bedford; two great-granddaughters, Stacie and Cristi Cousart, both of Bedford; a brother-in-law, Beverly Scott, Bedford.

Graveside services will be conducted Saturday, August 1, 1992 at 2:00 p.m. from the Greenwood Cemetery by Dr. Richard Boyce and the Rev. Pat Tony.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1992, Bedford, Bedford Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - October 17, 1992

Mabel Mattox Bowden, age 58 of Route 3, passed away Friday, October 16, 1992 at her residence. She was born November 6, 1933 in Bedford County, a daughter of Robert Powell Mattox and Annie Catherine Nester Mattox. She was employed by the Elks National Home and was a member of the Quaker Baptist Church.

In addition to her mother and father, she is survived by her husband, Rodney G. Bowden; five daughters, Margaret B. Carter, Robin P. Morris, Yelear B. Moss, all of Bedford; Vicky L. Marsh, Appomattox; Tammy B. McFall, Morristown, Tenn.; three sons, Rodney W. Bowden, Daniel G. Bowden, Sandy Bowden, all of Bedford; five sisters, Ann Latimer, Barbara Catron, both of Bedford; Katherine Pierce, Charlottesville; Mary Blankenship, Vinton; Joyce Marr, Richmond; three brothers, Powell Mattox, Huntington Beach, Calif.; Henry Mattox, Indiana; Jimmy Mattox, Blacksburg; her mother-in-law, Jesse Bowden, Bedford; seventeen grandchildren, one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, October 18, 1992 at 2:00 p.m. from the Quaker Baptist Church by the Rev. Elmer Sellers. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Updike Funeral Home, Huddleston and request that memorials be made to the Moneta Lifesaving Crew.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1993, Bedford, Bedford Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - March 17, 1993

Stuart, Armon Bland, 87, of Bedford, died Sunday, March 14, 1993. He was born in Montgomery County September 27, 1905.

He was predeceased by his wife, Lora Bland Stuart; and one daughter, Martha Belcher.

He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and James Keister, Bedford; son and daughter-in-law, Charles E. and Anna Stuart, Midland, Pa.; a son-in-law, R.D. Belcher, Bedford; six grandchildren, Mary Jane Wilkerson, George D. Belcher, Richard W. Belcher, Emily Stuart, James Stuart Keister and Fredrick Hampton Keister; four great-grandchildren, Matthew Wilkerson, James Charles Keister, Jacqueline Belcher and Kayla Belcher; four sisters, a twin sister, Iris Blankenship, Nellie Ratcliff, Ocie Brugh, Sadie Graham; two brothers, Reginald Stuart, Enis Stuart, all of Roanoke.

Funeral services will be conducted at the graveside, Halls Church Cemetery, Ironto, 1 p.m. Friday, March 19, with the Rev. Steven W. Greer officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1993, Bedford, Bedford Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - March 28, 1993

Hamlett, Virginia Hurt, 73, of Bedford, died Saturday, March 27, 1993, in the Bedford County Memorial Hospital. She was born September 22, 1919, in Bedford County, a daughter of the late Ben Hurt and Virginia Craig Hurt.

Twice married, she was preceded in death by her husbands, John Tweedy and Charles Hamlett. She was a member of the Ephesus United Methodist Church.

She is survived by three daughters, Virginia Bryan, Moneta; Susan Blankenship, Evington, Margie Eanes, Bedford; one son, John R. Tweedy, Tuscon, Arizona; one brother, Porter Hurt, Bedford; two sisters, Mildred Crouch, Roanoke, Barbara Garraghty, Forest; a granddaughter, Sandra Bryan, Roanoke; two grandsons, Wayne Bryan, John Bryan, both of Atlanta.

Graveside services Tuesday, 11 a.m. Ephesus United Methodist Church Cemetery, by the Rev. Dr. Carl H. Douglass Jr.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1993, Bedford, Bedford Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - September 14, 1993

Overstreet, Luther Emmett, 74, of Bedford, passed away Saturday, September 11, 1993, in the Community Hospital of Roanoke Valley. He was born July 21, 1919, in Bedford County, a son of the late Otey S. Overstreet and Jessie Updike Overstreet. He was a veteran of World War II, a retired textile worker and farmer, and was a member of the Quaker Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Ruby Leftwich Overstreet; a daughter and son-in-law, Alma O. and Linwood A. Blankenship, Bedford; two brothers, Winston Overstreet, Richmond; Mahlon Overstreet, Bedford; a grandson, Emmette Kelly Blankenship, Bedford; two granddaughters, Tracy Lynn Blankenship, Ellen Nanette Blankenship, both of Bedford; three great-grandchildren, Kristen, Diana and Eilleen Blankenship .

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, September 14, 1993, at 2 p.m. from the Quaker Baptist Church, by the Rev. Lewis Garst. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1994, Bedford, Bedford Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - August 15, 1994

Creasy, Willie Mason, 74, of Route 3, Bedford, passed away, Sunday, August 14, 1994, in the Bedford County Memorial Hospital. She was born February 17, 1920, in Campbell County, a daughter of the late William Mason and Sally Lynch Mason. Her husband was the late Fred C. Creasy. She was a member of the Morgans Baptist Church.

She is survived by two sons, Fred C. Creasy, Jr., Culpeper, Gary William Creasy, Winnsboro, South Carolina; a daughter, Sandra Kaye Creasy, Moneta; three sisters, Nannie Tucker, Sally Blankenship, both of Evington, Mandy Harding, Lynchburg; two granddaughters, Angie M. Creasy, Culpeper, Kathryn Dawn Creasy, Winnsboro, South Carolina.

A graveside service will be conducted Tuesday, August 16, 1994, at 11 a.m. from the Greenwood Cemetery by the Rev. Tommy Speight.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1994, Bedford, Bedford Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - August 28, 1994

Blankenship, Kathryn Louise, (""Kitty""), 68, of Route 3, Bedford, passed away on Saturday, August 27, 1994. She was born in West Virginia on April 20, 1926, a daughter of the late Leo Davis Wilkes and Mary Elizabeth Carter Wilkes.

She was preceded in death by 4 sisters, Betty Wilkes, Gay W. Cutshaw, Rubye W. Archer and Elsie W. Walker, and 2 brothers, John Wilkes and Henry Wilkes. She was a housewife and a member of Quaker Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Lawrence R. Blankenship, a daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie B. and William L. Mitchell, Bedford; a grandson William L. Mitchell, II, Bedford; and 2 sisters, Dorothy W. Goode, Dillwyn and Joyce W. Nichols, Huddleston.

Funeral Services will be conducted on Monday, August 29, 1994 from Quaker Baptist Church at 3:00 p.m. by the Revs. Lewis Garst, Gilbert Proffitt and Robert E. Sherrill with interment in the church cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1994, Bedford, Bedford Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - November 6, 1994

Dofflemyer, Luther Hensel, 68, of Bedford, passed away Friday, November 4, 1994, at his residence. He was born September 1, 1926 in Elkton, Va. He was a retired truck driver.

He is survived by his wife, Lois Hogan Dofflemyer; a daughter, Carolyn Patterson, Bridgewater; a son, Luther Dofflemyer Jr., Keezletown, Va.; two stepsons, Robert Blankenship, Powhatan, James Blankenship, Bedford; a sister, Helen Glenn, Shenandoah; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, November 6, 1994 at 2 p.m. from the Upkike Funeral Chapel, Bedford, by the Rev. Sam Caldwell. Interment will follow in the Leftwich Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1994, Bedford, Bedford Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - November 24, 1994

Maxfield, Trudy Smith, 47, of Bedford, passed away Tuesday, November 22, 1994, at her residence. She was born April 20, 1947, in Bedford County, a daughter of the late James Rufus Smith and Christine Mayhew Smith, of Bedford, who survives. She was an employee of the Rubatex Corporation and attented the Quaker Baptist Church.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Tony B. Maxfield; a son, Tracy Blair Maxfield, of the home; nine sisters and brothers-in-law, Bevie S. and Kenneth Johnson, Martha S. and Clyde Smith, Julia Ann S. and Enoch Bruner, Jeanette S. and Greenwood Overstreet, Marilyn S. and Jackson Overstreet, Particia S. and Kelly Maxfield, Sybil S. and Mike Wray, all of Bedford, Iris S. and Richard Blankenship, Moneta, Lula S. and Robert Moore, Homer, Alaska; a brother & sister-in-law, James W. and Mildred Smith, Bedford.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, November 25, 1994, at 1 p.m. from the Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford, by the Rev. Jack Scaggs and Rev. Ken Burger. Interment will follow in the Quaker Baptist Church Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1992, Goodview, Bedford Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - October 20, 1992

Clarence W. Burnett, age 44, of Rt. 1, Goodview, died Sunday, October 18, 1992, at his home.

Surviving are his wife, Peggy L. Burnett; two daughters and son-in-law, Pamela Burnett, Vinton; Kimberly B. and Allen Smith, Hardy; three grandchildren, W. J. Altizer, Brittany N. Burnett, Dwayne Smith; his mother, Mae Burnett, Roanoke; sister and brother-in-law, Dillie and Jay Hatcher, Vinton; three brothers, Jimmy Jones, Burnt Chimney; Terry Burnett, Roanoke; Hootie Burnett, Vinton; two nieces, including one special niece, Christy Blankenship; three nephews.

Funeral services will be at Oakey's Vinton Chapel at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Joey F. Phillips officiating. Interment will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

[SSDI, 04Oct1948 - 18Oct1992]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1992, Moneta, Bedford Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - December 13, 1992

Amos, Eliza Elizabeth Cundiff ("Lizzie"), 90, of Route 3, Moneta, better known as "Grandma", died Saturday, December 12, 1992 in a Roanoke hospital. She was born March 5, 1902, the daughter of the late William G. and Mary Perdue Cundiff and was preceded in death in 1982 by her husband, Phillip Daniel Amos.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Walter (Mary) Brown of Martinsville, Ms. Lottie Dudley, Collinsville, Mrs. Richard (Barbara) Cannaday, Martinsville, Ms. Gail Sink, Rocky Mount; one son, Mr. Thomas Giles Amos, Moneta; also surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Otey (Ola) Blankenship and Mrs. Meen Brown, both of Roanoke, Mrs. Lorenza (Julie) Arrington of Rocky Mount, Mrs. T.J. (Nellie) Perdue of Union Hall; one brother, Harry J. Cundiff of Moneta; and special friends; fourteen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; one step grandchild.

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday, December 14, 1992 from Lynch Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. J.D. Hunt III with interment to follow in the Franklin Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1993, Moneta, Bedford Co., VA, Obituary

Roanoke Times, The (VA) - January 22, 1993

Armentrout, Luvenia Ferris, 105, of Moneta, passed away Wednesday, January 20, 1993 at Bedford Memorial Hospital.

She is survived by a granddaughter, Barbara V. Blankenship, Moneta; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held Friday, January 22, 1993 at 3 p.m. at Sherwood Memorial Park with the Rev. I. W. Sloan officiating.

[SSDI, 16Aug1887 - 20Jan1993]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1993, Moneta, Bedford Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - June 1, 1993

Mattox, Annie Nester, 92, of Route 2, Moneta, died Sunday, May 30, 1993 in the Bedford County Memorial Hospital. She was born in Wythe County on February 28, 1901, a daughter of the late George Albert Nester and Minnie Bell Jones Nester. She was a member of Flint Hill Baptist Church and was the wife of Robert P. Mattox Sr.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mable M. Bowden.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by eight children and their spouses, Anne M. and Charles Latimer, Bedford, Catherine M. and Bill Pierce, Ruckersville, Barbara M. and Clarence Catron, Bedford, Robert P. and Darlene Mattox Jr., Huntington Beach, Calif., Mary M. and Bill Blankenship, Vinton, Henry D. and Jeanette Mattox, Jeffersonville, Ind., Joyce M. and Joe Marr, Richmond, James A. and Nancy Mattox, Christiansburg; a brother and a sister, Arthur D. Nester, Roanoke and Rosalee N. Nance, Ridgeway; also 33 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a special friend, Arthur Gebhard; son-in-law, Rodney Bowden.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, June 2, 1993 at 11 a.m. at Flint Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. Michael Winters and John C. Mitchell Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Virginia Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1993, Moneta, Bedford Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - July 13, 1993

Mattox, Robert Powell Sr., 85, of Route 2, Moneta, died Saturday, July 10, 1993, in a local nursing home. He was born in Campbell County July 23, 1907, a son of the late William Davis Mattox and Betty Snow English Mattox.

He was a member and Deacon of Flint Hill Baptist Church and was a retired carpenter and employee of American Viscose. He was a member and past Chancelor Commander of Pythian Lodge #162, and a member of Knights of Pythias Grand Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Mable Bowden and by his wife of 66 years, Annie Catherine Nester Mattox on May 30, 1993.

He is survived by five daughters and sons-in-law, Ann M. and Charles Latimer, Bedford, Catherine M. and Bill Pierce of Ruckersville, Barbara M. and Clarence Catron of Bedford, Mary M. and Bill Blankenship of Vinton, and Joyce M. and Joe Marr of Richmond; three sons and daughters-in-law, Robert P. Jr. and Darlene Mattox of Huntington Beach, Calif., Henry D. and Jeanette Mattox of Jeffersonville, Ind., and James A. and Nancy Mattox of Christiansburg; three brothers, Marvin Mattox and Melvin Mattox, both of Moneta and Charles A. Mattox of Vinton; two sisters, Madeline M. Mitchell of Roanoke, and Betty M. Custer of Staunton; his son-in-law, Rodney Bowden; and a special friend, Arthur Gebhard; also 33 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, July 13, 1993, at Flint Hill Baptist Church, 10 a.m. with the Rev. Michael Winters and the Rev. Dr. Michael R. DuVal officiating. Burial will follow in Virginia Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1993, Moneta, Bedford Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - October 16, 1993

Byrd, William Homer 75, of Moneta, passed away Friday, October 15, 1993, in Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He was born August 13, 1918 in Bedford County, a son of the late Tom Byrd and Elvira Brown Bird. He was a retired welder, a veteran of World War II, and was a member of the Radford Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Leigh Ann Blankenship.

He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Whitworth Byrd; two daughters & son-in-law, Nancy & Hubert Blankenship, Wandy Byrd, all of Moneta; two brothes, Orie Byrd, Moneta; Clay Byrd, Roanoke; two sisters, Sallie Willie Jones, Moneta; Carrie Arthur, Roanoke; four grandchildren, Denny Blankenship, Kelly Blankenship, Nikki Blankenship, Ashley Keesee.

Funeral Services will be conducted Sunday, October 17, 1993 at 2 p.m. from the Radford Baptist Church, by the Rev. Vernon DeLong. Interment will follow in the Byrd Family Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1990, Moneta, Bedford Co., VA, Death

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - February 4, 2011

Charles Harrison Blankenship, 89, of Moneta, Va., passed away Wednesday, February 2, 2011. Arrangements by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford, Va., 540-586-3304.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1994, Stone Mountain, Bedford Co., VA, Obituary

I cant find a Stone Mountain in VA, but everything else is in Bedford Co., so that is where Im placing it. JIM

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - August 16, 1994

Blankenship, N. Florence Dinkel, 80, of Stone Mountain, passed away Monday, August 15, 1994 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Morgans Baptist Church and the Ladies' Friendship Class.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Amos K. Blankenship, and parents, Baxter and Nannie Ashwell Dinkel, and a brother, Clifford Dinkel.

Surviving are four sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis R. and Madeline B. Blankenship, Bobbie O. and Lois C. Blankenship, Lynwood A. and Alma O. Blankenship, Michael W. and Sharon E. Blankenship; four daughters and sons-in-law, Algie B. and William W. Mayhew Sr., Marjorie B. and Silas D. Dalton, Shelby B. and C. Barry Robertson, Sandra B. and Leslie E. Falls Sr. Also surviving are 16 grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; five brothers, Elsworth Dinkel, Willie O. Dinkel, Burford B. Dinkel, Ray Dinkel, Thurston Dinkel; and four sisters, Flora D. Cox, Erma D. Stinattis, Myrtle D. Burnett, Lucille D. Morgan; special friends, Pauline Mitchell and Mildred Bragg.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, August 17, 1994 at Morgans Baptist Church, with the Rev. Tommy Speight officiating. Burial to follow in the church cemetery.

[SSDI, Florence D. Blankenship, 07Mar1914 - 15Aug1994]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Bland

 

1991, Bland, Bland Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - January 25, 1991

Ada Louise Smith, age 62, of Route 2, Bland (Mechanisburg Community), died Thursday, January 24, in a Winston-Salem, N.C. hospital.

She was retired from Dublin Garment Factory and she was preceded in death by her father, Vernie Estel Wolfe.

She is survived by her husband, E. J. (Jack) Smith, Bland; three daughters, Sue Newberry, Sandra Kelly, and Carol Blankenship, all of Bland; five grandchildren; her mother, Willie K. Wolfe, Bland; a sister, Mary Melvin; a brother, Sam Wolfe, both of Bland.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Newberry Funeral Home in Bland with the Rev. Larry Rye and the Rev. J. D. Clark officiating with interment in Hoges Chapel Cemetery.

[SSDI, Ada W. Smith - 14Jul1928 - 24Jan1991]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1991, Bland, Bland Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - February 13, 1991

Archie Walter Blankenship, age 68, of Route 2, Bland, Virginia died Monday, February 11, 1991 in a Wytheville Hospital. He was born in Bland County, a son of the late William E. and Annie Ethel Wright Blankenship.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific Theatre. He was a member of Bland VFW Post #7969, a member of Bland Masonic Lodge #206 and was retired from the Virginia Department of Corrections having served as a Correction Lieutenant.

He is survived by his wife, Pearlie Mae Harmon Blankenship, Bland, Va.; a daughter, Mrs. Kermit "Virginia" Gusler, Bland, Va.; a son, Archie D. Blankenship, Bland, Va.; a brother Edison L. Blankenship, Bland, Va.; two sisters, Stella G. Blankenship, Bland, Va.; Annie B. Brown, Chilhowie, Va.; three grandchildren, Gary Wayne "Pee Wee" Blankenship, Jason Gusler and Joshua Gusler, all of Bland.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday in the Newberry Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. D. Clark officiating. Interment will follow in the Mountain Field Cemetery with graveside rites being conducted by the Bland Masonic Lodge and Bland VFW.

[SSDI, 06Apr1922 - 11Feb1991]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1992, Bland, Bland Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - October 7, 1992 [Wednesday]

Paul Lake Pauley, age 74, of Bland, died Tuesday in the Bluefield Regional Medical Center. He was born in Bland County, the son of the late Harve and Julia Hancock Pauley.

He was retired from the Virginia Department of Highways and was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine Tickle Pauley; a grandson, Eric B. Taylor, and three brothers, Walker Pauley, Albert Pauley and Ike Pauley.

He is survived by two daughters, Linda P. Taylor of Wytheville; Paulette D. Neel of Bland; one granddaughter, Lori Nunn of Bland; two grandsons, Todd Taylor of Bluefield, W. Va.; David Neel of Bland; two sisters, Tealie Pauley, Helen Blankenship, both of Bland; two brothers, Harvey Pauley of Bland; Sam Pauley of White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Bland United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dale Johnson, the Rev. Joe Taylor and Brenda Viars officiating. Interment will follow in the Bland Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1991, Hollybrook, Bland Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - September 10, 1991

Mrs. Louise Wilburn Trent, age 64, of the Hollybrook community died Monday in a Bluefield, W.Va. hospital. She was born January 8, 1927, at Narrows, Va., the daughter of Mrs. Mary Blankenship Wilburn, Narrows, and the late Floyd Jackson Wilburn.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Maynard Trent, and a great-grandson, Devin Chey Janney. She was owner and manager of Trent's Grocery since 1969.

In addition to her mother she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Dewey (Linda) Conley, Bland; two brothers, Marshall Wilburn, Bland; Larry Wayne Wilburn, Pearisburg; three sisters, Mrs. Rosa Lee Cox, Bland; Mrs. Ellen Shires, Rich Creek; Mrs. Barbara Wilburn, Pearisburg; two grandchildren, Robert Janney, Narrows; Mrs. James (Sherry) Miller, Bland; two great-grandsons, Jerrod Ryan Miller and Trenton Kyle Miller, both of Bland.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the A. Vest and Sons Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton, W.Va.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1993, Mechanicsburg, Bland Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - November 22, 1993

Blankenship, Annie Thomas, 97, of Mechanicsburg, died Saturday, November 20, 1993 at Birdmont Health Care Center in Wytheville, Va. She was born July 24, 1896 in Mechanicsburg, Va., the daughter of the late Robert Grice and Susan Woodyard Thomas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Vaden Blankenship and a son, Harold Thomas Blankenship, of Mechanicsburg. She was a lifelong member of the Mechanicsburg Christian Church and an active member and past matron of the Order of the Eastern Star in Bland, Va.

She is survived by two sons, Irvin Blankenship of Wytheville, Francis Edwin Blankenship of Roanoke; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 23, 1993, at the Mechanicsburg Christian Church, with the Rev. E. C. Redmond Jr., the Rev. Dr. Michael Wingard and the Rev. Henry Horton officiating. Interment will follow in the Mechanicsburg Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Archie W. 68, 06Apr1922 - 11Feb1991, Bland, Bland, VA, VA-224-28-4532

Blankenship, Edison L. 71, 09Sep1919 - 30May1991, Bland, Bland, VA, VA-225-16-3869

Blankenship, Marvin P. 65, 27Aug1924 - 01May1990, Bland, Bland, VA, VA-227-24-3603

 

Botetourt

 

1992, Blue Ridge, Botetourt Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - April 3, 1992

Marion Randolph Dooley, age 80, of Blue Ridge, passed away Thursday in a local hospital. He was a member of Colonial Baptist Church and a retired employee of Webster Brick after 48 years of service.

Surviving are two sons, James R. Dooley, Carlton L. Dooley, both of Blue Ridge; three daughters, Patsy D. Burke, Blue Ridge; Gwen D. Dooley, Rt. 1, Roanoke; Vickie D. Blankenship , Blue Ridge; two brothers, Walter M. Dooley, Rt. 1, Roanoke; George A. Dooley, Blue Ridge; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 4, 1992, from the Colonial Baptist Church. The Rev. Don Eade will officiate. Interment in Glade Creek Cemetery.

[SSDI, 02Jan1912 - 02Apr1992]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1991, Buchanan, Botetourt Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - September 4, 1991

Eugenia (Jean) Clemmer Alphin, age 66, died Monday, September 2, 1991, in a Roanoke hospital.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. Guy L. Alphin; son and daughter-in-law, Charles Edwin and Martha Alphin; two grandchildren, Bryan and David Alphin, all of Buchanan; two sisters, Mrs. Isabelle G. Vickers, St. Albans, W.Va.; Mrs. Dot C. Blankenship, Bent Mountain; one niece and five nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at Buchanan Presbyterian Church, Friday, September 6 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Kenneth G. Goodrich officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery.

[SSDI, 19Sep1925 - 02Sep1991]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1993, Buchanan, Botetourt Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - March 21, 1993

Robinson, Frances Virginia Wymer, 66, of Buchanan, died Friday, March 19, 1993.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William "Bill" Robinson, and was a member of the Mt. Joy Church of the Brethren.

Survivors include daughters and son-in-law, Juanita and Benny Reid, Lexington, Dianne Staton and Cynthia Blankenship, both of Buchanan; mother, Irene Wymer Proffitt, Buchanan; brothers, Cecil Wymer, Henry Wymer Jr., and Carl Mac Wymer, all of Buchanan; sisters, Bessie Kingery, Margaret Wymer, and Shelby Thrasher, all of Buchanan; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 22, 1993 in Mt. Joy Church of the Brethren with Rev. Bobby Riley and Rev. Jim Gibson officiating. Interment will follow in Rapps Mill Cemetery.

[SSDI, 18Jul1926 - 19Mar1993]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1992, Daleville, Botetourt Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - July 18, 1992

Jesse McKinley Newton, age 95, died Friday, July 17, 1992 at Richfield Nursing Center, Salem. He was a member of Daleville Church of the Brethren and was a retired express messenger for N&W Railway. Mr. Newton was known as "Marrying Sam" as he performed over 600 ceremonies as an official for Botetourt County. He was also a member of Boone Lodge #247 A.F. & A.M. of Troutville, Webber High Twelve Lodge #282 A.F. & A.M. He was a both a York rite & Scottish rite Mason and a member of Kazim Temple Shrine. Mr. Newton was also a member of Knights of Pythias Osceola Lodge #47. He was an Army veteran of World War I, was past commander of V.F.W. Post #1841, Troutville, and past commander of American Legion Post #240, Troutville. He was a member of Troutville Lions Club and Daleville Ruritan Club.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Grace Hollar Newton; a daughter, Morene N. Turnbull; a grandson, Aubrey Dogan.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn L. Newton; three daughters, Mrs. Aundria N. Wilson, Roanoke; Pamela Newton and husband, J. P. Brashear, Bethesda, Md.; Arleen Blankenship, Sweetwater, Texas; three sons, Jesse E. Newton and wife, Catherine Newton, Hollins; Phil S. Newton and wife, Elaine, Daleville; Vernon Dogan and wife, Peggy, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; son-in-law, James. H. Turnbull and wife, Nita, Roanoke; 12 grandsons, Larry and Brent Wilson; Mark, Richard, and Karl Newton; Barry, Jay, and Lynn Turnbull; Mike and Kelly Dogan; Roy Blankenship, Rick Miley; 11 granddaughters, Kathy Newton, Donna Clayton, Tamara Arthur, Kristie Bohannon, Terry Blankenship, Karen Mast, Lou Ann Cumbie, Kim Brennan, Nancy Scott, Corbin and Regan Brashear; 24 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted from Daleville Church of the Brethren 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 19 with the Rev. Kevin Daggett officiating. Burial will be in Daleville Cemetery with Masonic rites by Webber High Twelve Lodge #282.

[SSDI, 10Mar1897 - 17Jul1992]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1993, Eagle Rock, Botetourt Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - July 13, 1993

Carroll, Betty Davidson, 55, of Eagle Rock, died Sunday, July 11, 1993, at the Brian Center in Fincastle.

Survivors include daughters, Rendia Kay Beastia, Judy Butler, Terry Lynn Blankenship, and Kathy Daniel, Roanoke; sister, Mary Alday; brother, Claude L. Davidson; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Eagle Rock Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Rev. Robert S. Baldwin and Rev. Edith Snedegar. Burial will be in the Eagle Rock Cemetery.

[SSDI, 04Sep1937 - 11Jul1993]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1993, Fincastle, Botetourt Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - January 1, 1993

Blankenship, Mildred ("Penny"), 69, of Fincastle, passed away at her home, Wednesday, December 30, 1992. She was the widow of Paul H. Blankenship. She was a retired registered nurse with the American Red Cross.

She is survived by a stepson, Dr. John P. Blankenship, Richmond; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Simon, Swoope, Mrs. Emma Wrenn, Danville, Mrs. Margaret Pulley, Fincastle; one brother and sister-in-law, E. M. (Pat) Blankenship and wife, Margaret Blankenship, Roanoke; three nieces and one nephew.

Funeral services will be conducted at the graveside at Sherwood Memorial Park, 11 a.m. Saturday, January 2, 1993 with Dr. John P. Blankenship officiating.

[SSDI, Mildred E Blankenship - 22Aug1923 - 30Dec1992]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1991, Troutville, Botetourt Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - December 29, 1991 [Sunday]

W. V. Marie Altice Trent, age 73 died Saturday. [28Dec1991]

She was preceded in death by her son, Robert LeRoy Blankenship. She is survived by her husband, Walter V. Trent; four grandchildren, Dean Blankenship and Dale Blankenship both of Roanoke; Dana B. Doss, Manassas; Donna Blankenship, Gastonia, N.C.; four great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 31, 1991 at 11:00 a.m. in Rader Troutville Chapel with the Rev. Frederick Clemens officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery, Vinton. The family will receive friends Sunday and Monday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Radar Funeral Home Troutville and after the funeral services at the home of Melva Blake (Mr. Trent's daughter) 4107 Hazelridge Road, Roanoke.

[Could not find match on SSDI]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Buchanan

 

+1992, Breaks, Buchanan Co., VA,

Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) - October 8, 1992

Olive Belcher Blankenship, 71, Breaks, Va., Pike County native, wife of Jedeth Blankenship, died yesterday, apparently of cancer.

Services 11 a.m. Friday, Bailey Funeral Home.

[SSDI, 12Oct1920 - 07Oct1992]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Bernice 74, 17May1919 - 29Dec1993, Grundy, Buchanan, VA, KY-403-94-8905

Blankenship, Bonnie J. 79, 31Mar1915 - 14Nov1994, Grundy, Buchanan, VA, VA-227-44-0471

Blankenship, Curtis 64, 04Mar1929 - 18Nov1993, Grundy, Buchanan, VA, VA-229-32-7384

Blankenship, Gladys K. 81, 01Oct1912 - 23Sep1994, Grundy, Buchanan, VA, VA-225-02-0784

Blankenship, Ira 54, 20Jul1939 - 03May1994, Grundy, Buchanan, VA, VA-227-50-1692

Blankenship, Jessy L. 66, 30Dec1926 - 03Jan1993, Grundy, Buchanan, VA, VA-230-34-8255

Blankenship, Stella 74, 16Sep1915 - 08Feb1990, Grundy, Buchanan, VA, VA-224-02-3557

Blankenship, Vadie 75, 13Mar1916 - ??Dec1991, Grundy, Buchanan, VA, WV/NC-232-88-8223

Blankenship, Leona 75, 06Sep1915 - 20Feb1991, Hurley, Buchanan, VA, KY-407-42-0041

Blankenship, Lydia C. 80, 08May1912 - 08Oct1992, Hurley, Buchanan, VA, VA-229-58-0347

Blankenship, Melvin 63, 20Jan1927 - 26Aug1990, Hurley, Buchanan, VA, VA-230-28-6702

Blankenship, Pauline 59, 30Nov1930 - 14Apr1990, Hurley, Buchanan, VA, VA-223-46-3234

Blankenship, Vince 89, 30Mar1905 - 15Aug1994, Hurley, Buchanan, VA, VA-226-18-6438

Blankenship, Jesse J. 79-80, 24Sep1912 - 15Sep1992, Keen Mountain, Buchanan, VA, KY-405-09-8003

Blankenship, Clarence 67, 21May1924 - 28Jul1991, Mavisdale, Buchanan, VA, WV-233-40-6725

Blankenship, Gladys M. 78, 07May1916 - 29Aug1994, Mavisdale, Buchanan, VA, KY-402-86-5070

Blankenship, Grace 73, 10Mar1918 - 10Mar1991, Pilgrims Knob, Buchanan, VA, WV-234-42-8088

Blankenship, Archie 71, 02Mar1921 - 14Mar1992, Rowe, Buchanan, VA, VA-230-34-7608

Blankenship, Hester 65, 20May1928 - 20Aug1993, Rowe, Buchanan, VA, VA-228-94-7540

Blankenship, James H. 83, 22Jul1907 - 16Apr1991, Rowe, Buchanan, VA, VA-223-12-5418

Blankenship, Emeline 87, 24Jul1906 - 14May1994, Vansant, Buchanan, VA, VA-225-92-7571

Blankenship, Arthur 79, 19Jul1912 - 06Feb1992, Wolford, Buchanan, VA, VA-225-12-1571

Blankenship, Clyde 64, 19May1929 - 01Oct1993, Wolford, Buchanan, VA, VA-225-36-6894

Blankenship, Dexter 60, 22Aug1932 - 25Jun1993, Wolford, Buchanan, VA, VA-230-36-9014

 

Buckingham

 

+1994, New Canton, Buckingham Co., VA, Death

Richmond Times-Dispatch (VA) - August 1, 1994

Mrs. Christine Blankenship Harvey, 73, a homemaker, wife of Harold R. Harvey.

[SSDI, 14Dec1920 - 31Jul1994]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Buena Vista City

 

1993, Buena Vista City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - September 8, 1993

Floyd, Robert Henry, 95, of Buena Vista, died Tuesday, September 7, 1993 in the Shenandoah Valley Health Care Center, Buena Vista. Mr. Floyd was born on July 14, 1898, in Rockbridge County, Va., a son of the late James Marion Floyd and Mary Ellen Southers Floyd. He was a member of the McCutchen Presbyterian Church and a retired beef farmer.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Julia Hartless Floyd and a son, Earl Houston Floyd.

Surviving are nine daughters, Bertha F. Landefeld, Columbus, Ohio, Gladys F. Little, Gahanna, Ohio, Meta F. Loudermilk, Akron Ohio, Alice F. Myers, Columbus, Ohio, Louise F. Weber, Gahanna, Ohio, Magdalene F. Traster, Columbus, Ohio, Mildred F. Stickley, Starkville, Miss., Eula F. Wade, Richboro, Penn., and Peggy F. Blankenship, Carmichael, Calif; two sisters, Margaret Harris, Columbus, Ohio, Grace Mutispaugh, Roanoke; one brother, Joseph Floyd, Buena Vista; eighteen grandchildren, thirty great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, September 10, 1993 at 2 p.m. at the Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Lee V. Ruckman officiating. Burial to follow in the Green Hill Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1993, Buena Vista City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - December 17, 1993

Brown, Sarah Elizabeth Blankenship, 94, of Shenandoah Valley Health Care Center, Buena Vista, formerly of Clifton Forge died Wednesday, December 15, 1993 at the Center. She was born in Bedford County, December 4, 1899, daughter of the late David and Edna Rice Blankenship and the last surviving member of her immediate family.

She was a member of the Clifton Forge Baptist Church and is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Harry (Francile) Wright of Lexington; and one son, William L. Brown of Richland, Washington; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Daniel Brown and one son, Robert D. Brown.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, December 18, 1993 at Nicely Funeral Home Chapel, Clifton Forge, with Rev. Tom Harvey officiating. Interment to follow in the Alleghany Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1994, Buena Vista City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - August 17, 1994

Bryant, Harold Paul, 74, of Buena Vista, died Tuesday, August 16, 1994, in Stonewall Jackson Extended Care Facility. Born in West Virginia on February 29, 1920, he was the son of the late Cosby Allen Bryant and Grace Ryling Bryant.

He was a retired Railroad Agent. Mr. Bryant was an active member of the Buena Vista Baptist Church for many years. During his membership, he was a trustee, a deacon, served as church clerk, taught the Men's Bible Class from 1984 to 1993, as well as serving on various committees within the church. He was a leading force behind the Radio Ministry which brought the Men's Bible Class Sunday School lesson across the airwaves each Sunday morning, so those listening at home or traveling in their cars might hear God's word.

He is survived by his wife, Gladys W. ''Tooty"" Bryant, Buena Vista; a sister, Lucille Blankenship, Hinton, W.Va.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 18 at the Buena Vista Baptist Church with Dr. Chip Pendleton officiating. Interment will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Campbell

 

+1992, Altavista, Campbell Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - January 27, 1992 [Monday]

Ben Henry Blankenship Sr., age 77, of 503 Ninth St., Altavista, died Saturday [25Jan1992] evening in Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of Esther Howell Blankenship. He was born in Bedford County January 26, 1914, the son of the late Henry Edward Blankenship and Clara Ashwell Blankenship.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Altavista. Mr. Blankenship was a former owner and operator of Altavista Hardware and a member of the National Retail Hardware Association. He was a charter member of the Altavista Moose Lodge and a past member of the Altavista Lions Club.

Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Ben Henry (B. H.) Blankenship Jr., Rustburg, Va.

A graveside service will be conducted by Dr. Roland Johnson at Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church Cemetery 2:00 p.m. Tuesday.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Ben H. 77-78, 26Jan1914 - 25Jan1992, Altavista, Campbell, VA, VA-230-07-7144

Blankenship, Susie W. 79, 05Feb1914 - 27Jul1993, Brookneal, Campbell, VA, VA-227-94-2528

Blankenship, Cassie S. 76, 03Jun1918 - 06Aug1994, Evington, Campbell, VA, VA-226-18-3628

Blankenship, Jeanette W. 72, 07Feb1921 - 26Aug1993, Evington, Campbell, VA, VA-230-18-9475

Blankinship, Roy E. 82, 28Jun1911 - 20Aug1993, Rustburg, Campbell, VA, VA-225-03-6046

 

Carroll

 

1990, Hillsville, Carroll Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - January 23, 1990 (Tuesday)

Gladys Chit-wood Hicks, age 81, of Route 5, Hillsville, passed away Sunday (21Jan1990) at the home of her daughter. She was the widow of Maynard Hicks. She was born in Carroll County, September 16, 1908, to Giles Chitwood and Ella Blankenship Chitwood.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Rush (Ella Ann) Allen, Galax; one son, Joe B. Hicks, Radford; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Taylor, Lynchburg; Mrs. Viola Edwards, Stowe, Ohio; four brothers, Conrad Chitwood, Pulaski; Dr. James Chitwood, Pulaski; Howard Chitwood, Hillsville; E. W. Chitwood, Hillsville; two granddaughters.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 23, at 11:00 a.m. at the Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel with the Rev. James Jordon officiating. Interment will follow in the Dalton Hill Church Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1991, Hillsville, Carroll Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - August 19, 1991 [Monday]

Miss Louise Blankenship, age 72, passed away Sunday morning at the Eldercare of Hillsville. She was born in Carroll County January 15, 1919, a daughter of the late Robert Monroe Blankenship and Alice Sutherland Blankenship. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 71.

She is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Ray Mitchell of Star Route, Floyd, Va.; a nephew and wife, Robert and Linda Mitchell; two great-nieces, Teresa Baker and Sherry Quesenberry.

Funeral services and Eastern Star service will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel with the Rev. Charles Mackey officiating. Interment will follow in the Wilkinson Memorial Cemetery in Hillsville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1993, Hillsville, Carroll Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - June 28, 1993

Chitwood, Howard, 89, of Hillsville, died Sunday, June 27, 1993, in the Pulaski Community Hospital. He was born September 15, 1903, in Carroll County, son of the late Giles Hambrick and Ella Blankenship Chitwood. He operated grocery stores and farmed in Carroll County, and was part owner and operator of Skyview Drive-In Theater in Marion.

He is survived by his wife, Lanora Q. Chitwood, Hillsville; two daughters and a son-in-law, Frieda and Collin Surratt, and Ethel Marie Branscome of Hillsville; a son and daughter-in-law, Howard Carson and Jane A. Chitwood, Bristol, Va.; six grandchildren, Richard A. Surratt, Friendsville, Tenn., Gregory H. Surratt, Forest, Ray A. Chitwood, Gladewater, Texas, Joe H. Chitwood, Blountville, Tenn., Dennis R. Branscome, Sterling, and Gina Branscome Gazaway, Charleston, S.C.; three great-grandchildren, April D. Surratt, Forest, Daniel N. and Nathan A. Branscome, Sterling; three stepsons and two daughters-in-law, Marion G. and Pat Quesinberry, Roanoke, Jimmie L. and Sarah Quesinberry and Gary M. Quesinberry, Hillsville; a stepdaughter and son-in-law, Linda Kaye and Jerry R. Martin, Denver, Colo.; ten stepgrandchildren, Karen Q. Poe, Hillsville, Robin M. Quesinberry, Knoxville, Tenn., Craig O. Quesinberry, Roanoke, Anthony L. Quesinberry, Hillsville, Terry W. Quesinberry, Durham, N.C., Ashli A. and Neal B. Quesinberry, Blacksburg, Eric S., Melissa J. and Tiffany R. Martin, Denver, Colo.; three stepgreat-grandchildren, Kristin A. Poe, Lindsey M. Poe, Hillsville, and Kelsey A. Quesinberry, Roanoke; three brothers, Conrad Chitwood, and Dr. James L. Chitwood, Pulaski, Edmond (Ned) Chitwood, Hillsville; two sisters, Mrs. Harless E. (Mary) Taylor, Lynchburg, and Mrs. Wayne Dale (Viola) Edwards, Stow, Ohio.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 29, 1993, 11 a.m. at Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel, Hillsville, with the Rev. Levi Humphreys officiating. Interment will follow in Monta Vista Memory Gardens, Galax.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1994, Woodlawn, Carroll Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - May 25, 1994

Smith, Vicy Blankenship, 81, Rt. 2, Woodlawn, died Monday, May 23, 1994, in the Twin County Community Hospital, Galax, Va.

Mrs. Blankenship is survived by the following; daughter, Phyllis S. (Susie) Johnson, Nags Head, NC.; son, Jerry D. Smith, Wayzata, Minnesota; sisters, Ida Shaw, Galax, Va., Ethel Lockhart, Salem, Va., Connie Matthew, Lubbock, Texas; brother, Richard Blankenship , Pineville, W. Va.; and four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren.

Officiating Minister will be the Rev. Bill Edmonds. Funeral service will be held Thursday, 2 p. m., in the Vaughan-Guynn Chapel with burial to follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery.

[SSDI, 26Mar1913 - 23May1994]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1994, Woodlawn, Carroll Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - September 21, 1994

Burnette, Vicki Ann, 43, of Rt. 1, Woodlawn, passed away Monday, September 19, 1994, at her home. She was born January 1, 1951 at Radford, Va., the daughter of James Arville Marshall and Mary Margaret Blankenship Marshall.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry Burnette, Woodlawn; daughter, Amy Burnette, Woodlawn; mother, Mary Margaret Marshall, Hillsville; brother and sister-in-law, James R. (Jim) and Dianne Marshall, Galax.

Graveside service and burial 11 a.m. Thursday, September 22, 1994, at the North End Cemetery, Hillsville, with the Dr. William Gunter officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Annie T. 97, 24Jul1896 - 20Nov1993, Woodlawn, Carroll, VA, VA-226-12-5212

 

Chesapeake City

 

1990, Chesapeake City, VA, Obituary

The Virginian-Pilot, (Norfolk, VA) - August 23, 1990

Daniel Collins, 69, died Aug. 22, 1990, in a hospital. Mr. Collins, a native of Russell County, Va., had retired from Ford Motor Co. after 12 years. He was a member of Chesapeake Church of God. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Elsie Roberts Collins; two daughters, Twilla L. Collins of Harrisonburg, Va., and June D. Collins of Portsmouth; a stepdaughter, Mildred J. Carter of Tennessee; four stepsons, C.D. Phillips of Chesapeake and James Blankenship , Freeland Blankenship and Enos Blankenship , all of Bedford; three sisters; and five brothers, Orville Collins of Grundy, Va., Mack Collins of Cleveland, Va., and Pat Collins, Fred Collins and Rufus Collins, all of Richmond.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in Twiford Colonial Chapel, Chesapeake, by the Rev. Jack D. Sawyer. Burial will be in Rosewood Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1991, Chesapeake City, VA, Obituary

The Virginian-Pilot, (Norfolk, VA) - Monday, April 8, 1991

Charles G. Blankenship Jr., 77, of the 2600 block of Hemple St., a car-care port manager, died April 6, 1991, in his home.

Mr. Blankenship , a native of Giles County, Va., had retired from Union 76 Oil Co. He was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church, Virginia Beach.

Survivors include his wife, Polly Perry Blankenship ; three daughters, Charlotte Jones of Windsor, Va., Phyllis Mizelle of Robertsonville, N.C., and Pat Bell of Chesapeake; a son, Carlos Gene Blankenship of Greenup, Ky.; four sisters, Zella Blankenship and Delzie Blankenship , both of Narrows, Va., and Flora Wade of Glen Lyn, Va., and Inez Rumley of Spartanburg, S.C.; six brothers, Kermit Blankenship , Cecil Blankenship , and Arberdeen Blankenship , all of Narrows, and Eldridge Blankenship and Leland Blankenship , both of Glen Lyn, and Troy Blankenship of Norfolk; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grand-children.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Tabernacle Baptist Church by the Rev. Rod Bell. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1993, Chesapeake City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - January 31, 1993

Blankenship, Mable Biller, of the 2500 block of W. Bugle Dr., Chesapeake, died Thursday, January 28, 1993, in a Portsmouth hospital.

A native of Danville, she was the wife of Roy E. Blankenship, and retired as a chief telephone supervisor after 32 years of service at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Mrs. Blankenship was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Portsmouth and the Order of Eastern Star, Tital Wave Chapter.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Dawn Marie O'Brien, Portsmouth; one son, Robert Wayne Blankenship Sr., Chesapeake; two sisters, Margie Musselman of Roanoke, Inez Barton of Vinton; two brothers, Clayton Biller of Roanoke, Douglas Biller of Staley, N.C.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, February 1, in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, with the Rev. Gene V. Primm officiating. Burial will follow in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.

[No match on SSDI]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1993, Chesapeake City, VA, Obituary

The Virginian-Pilot, (Norfolk, VA) - December 28, 1993

Steven Bryan Blankenship, 44, of the 2000 block of Mount Pleasant Road, died Saturday in a Virginia Beach hospital. Mr. Blankenship was born in Clarksburg, W.Va.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jennings Bryan Blankenship Jr., and a sister, Barbara Dotson. He was a member of the Stealey United Methodist Church, Clarksburg, W.Va. Mr. Blankenship was a 1967 graduate of Washington Irving High School also in Clarksburg and was a 1973 graduate of the West Virginia State Police Academy, Institute, W.Va. He also attended Fairmont State College, Fairmont, W.Va., and West Virginia Career College, Clarksburg, W.Va. Mr. Blankenship was a U.S. Navy veteran of Vietnam and is a member of the American Legion Post 280, Chesapeake. He was a volunteer on the ''Stranding Team'' at the Virginia Marine Science Museum, Virginia Beach. Currently he was a student at Tidewater Community College, Portsmouth. He was an avid hunter and skier.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby Fay Kurtz Blankenship of Chesapeake; his mother, Mary Ellen Blankenship of Clarksburg, W.Va.; his sister, Mrs. John (Deborah) Maynard of Hermitage, Pa.; and his brother, Gary L. Blankenship of Richmond, Va.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mount Pleasant Mennonite Church by Rev. James Bergery and Rev. Sam Espinoza. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

[SSDI, 24Jan1949 - 25Dec1993]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Chesapeake City, VA, SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi

Blankenship, Charles G. 77, 24Sep1913 - 06Apr1991, Chesapeake City, VA, VA-231-05-7473

Blankenship, Mabel B. 75, 22May1917 - ??Jan1993, Chesapeake City, VA, VA-226-01-6822

Blankenship, Steven B. 44, 24Jan1949 - 25Dec1993, Chesapeake City, VA, WV-234-82-7661

 

Chesterfield

 

+1992, Ettrick, Chesterfield Co., VA, Death

Richmond Times-Dispatch (VA) - June 12, 1992

Mrs. Ethel Jenkins Blankenship, 83, a retired licensed practical nurse, widow of Horace L. Blankenship.

[SSDI, 10Feb1909 - 11Jun1992]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Alice V. 104, 10Nov1890 - 20Nov1994, Richmond, Chesterfield, VA, VA-231-62-7112

Blankenship, Mary K. 66, 07Nov1924 - 27Feb1991, Richmond, Chesterfield, VA, NC-246-32-1769

Blankenship, Roscoe J. 88, 02Sep1906 - 11Nov1994, Richmond, Chesterfield, VA, VA-223-26-0487

 

Colonial Heights City

 

1993, Colonial Heights City, VA, Death

Richmond Times-Dispatch (VA) - October 9, 1993

Mrs. Vertie Dowdy Rafferty, 85, a homemaker, widow of Joseph Blankenship Rafferty.

[SSDI, 06Jun1908 - 08Oct1993]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Covington City

 

1994, Covington City, VA, Death

Richmond Times-Dispatch (VA) - March 6, 1994

Mrs. Audrey T. Blankenship, 74, widow of William Robert Blankenship.

[SSDI, 09Sep1919 - 04Mar1994]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Covington City, VA, SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi

Blankenship, Audrey T. 74, 09Sep1919 - 04Mar1994, Covington City, VA, VA-229-24-0779

Blankenship, Robert L. 49, 02Jan1943 - ??Jun1992, Covington City, VA, VA-230-50-3304

 

Craig

 

+1990, New Castle, Craig Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - April 6, 1990 (Friday)

Robert Kent (Roy) Blankenship, age 80, died Thursday (05Apr1990) at his home, Rt. 2.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Alpha Jean Hancock and a granddaughter.

He is survived by his wife, Fannie Munsey Blankenship ; two sons, Kenneth Blankenship , New Castle; Maynard Blankenship , Roanoke; two daughters, Mrs. Dennis (Janice) Hannah, Salem; and Mrs. Jerry (Rita) Springer, New Castle; two sisters, Mrs. Kate Price, New Castle; and Mrs. Mary Linkous, Roanoke; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Boitnott Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Huffman Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1990, New Castle, Craig Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - December 12, 1990

Grayson P. Todd, age 78, passed away at his home Tuesday, December 11. Mr. Todd came to New Castle from Floyd County in 1939 as the first instructor of Vocational Agriculture and sponsor of Future Farmers of America. He was a member of the New Castle United Methodist Church, past Master of Mountain Lodge #140 A.F. & A.M., charter member of Craig County Retired Teachers' Association, Rocket Booster Club, Craig County Wild Life Association, life member of Virginia Education Association, member of Hokie Club and Lions Club, past president Craig County Farm Bureau, past director and secretary of Craig County Fair Association, past chairman of Craig County School Board, graduate of the class of 1935, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and an avid sportsman.

He is survived by his wife, Ethel Hall Todd; one daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Randall Blankenship, Alexandria, Va.; one son and daughter-in-law, George and Reba Todd, New Castle; five grandchildren, Ricky Blankenship , Cleveland, Ohio; Michael Blankenship , Norfolk, Va.; Beth Vierling and Kevin Todd, both of New Castle; and Chris Todd of Nashville, Tenn.; three great-grandchildren, Grayson Blankenship, Cate and Tess Vierling; one brother, Kyle Todd, Galax; three sisters, Mrs. Zenna Mason, Goldsboro, N. C.; Miss Edith Todd, and Mrs. Nell Wilson of Galax; two sisters-in-law, Ruby Burgess and Helen Rangeley.

The funeral will be Thursday, December 13, 2:00 p.m. at Boitnott Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Huffman Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1991, New Castle, Craig Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - February 16, 1991

Mrs. Kate Camper Price, age 95, of Rt. 2, died at her home Thursday, February 14, 1991.

She was predeceased by her husband, Oscar V. Price, Sr.; one daughter, Violet K. Wrenn; one grandson, Frank F. Dame, Jr.

She is survived by five sons, Clarence M. Price, Howard R. Price, both of Statesboro, Ga.; Oscar V. Price, Jr., Leo W. Price, both of New Castle; Robert T. Price, Fincastle; six daughters, Mrs. Viola P. Gray, Montvale; Mrs. Thelma P. Schultz, Mrs. Dorothy P. Dame, Mrs. Doris P. Wood, Mrs. Lois P. Blankenship, all of New Castle; Mrs. Barbara P. Green, Statesboro, Ga.; a half sister, Mrs. Mary Linkous, Roanoke; 39 grandchildren; 63 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted from Oakey's North Chapel, 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 18, with the Rev. Paul St.Clair officiating. Burial will be in Hebron Church Cemetery.

[No match on SSDI]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1994, New Castle, Craig Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - October 27, 1994

Blankenship, Lorine Reynolds, 81, of New Castle, formerly of Paint Bank, died Wednesday, October 26, 1994, at her home.

She was a member of Rebecca Lodge #75, a member of the Paint Bank Fire Department and Rescue Squad Auxillary, a life member of the Ruritan Club, Boiling Springs, treasurer of Paint Bank Community Cemetery, and a life-long member of the United Methodist Church.

She is survived by four sons, Randall Blankenship , Arlington, Charles Blankenship , Robert Blakenship, Marvin Blankenship , all of Richmond; three sisters, Pauline Doss, New Castle, Linda Harris, Beckley, W.Va, and Claudia Franklin; one brother, Robert Simmons, Baltimore, Md.; eight grandchildren, two great-grandsons.

Funeral services will be Friday, October 28, 1994, 2 p.m. at Humphrey Chapel, Paint Bank, with interment in Paint Bank Community Cemetery.

[SSDI, 09Dec1912 - 26Oct1994]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Robert K. 80, 18May1909 - 05Apr1990, New Castle, Craig, VA, VA-225-05-5725

Blankenship, Lorine R. 81, 09Dec1912 - 26Oct1994, Paint Bank, Craig, VA, VA-229-50-6380

 

Dickenson

 

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

Blankenship, Rosa 87, 06Dec1903 - 25Jan1991, Birchleaf, Dickenson, VA, VA-231-66-3852

Blankenship, Olive 71, 12Oct1920 - 07Oct1992, Breaks, Dickenson, VA, VA-228-34-7379

Blankenship, Golda S. 65, 09Mar1929 - 12Apr1994, Haysi, Dickenson, VA, KY-400-36-8753

 

Emporia City

 

1992, Emporia City, VA Death

Richmond Times-Dispatch (VA) - June 11, 1992

Harry Grean Roach, 81, a retired dairy farmer, husband of Elizabeth Blankenship Roach.

[SSDI, H. G. Roach - 17Dec1910 - 10Jun1992]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Fairfax City

 

1994, Fairfax City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - January 26, 1994

Blankenship, Mabel Liddle, 66, of Fairfax, and a former resident of Roanoke, passed away Sunday, January 23, 1994, in Arlington.

She was the wife of H. Clay Blankenship Jr.; mother of Henry C. Blankenship III, Mark L. Blankenship, Jane B. Sarver. She is also survived by her brother, Clarence J. Liddle; four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the Everly Funeral Home, 10565 Main St., Fairfax, on Wednesday, January 26, 1994, at 1 p.m. Interment will be in Fairfax Memorial Park.

[SSDI, 15Sep1927 - 23Jan1994]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Fairfax City, VA, SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi

Blankenship, Ed R. 73, 12Mar1919 - 20Dec1992, Fairfax City, VA, WV-233-28-0383

 

Fairfax

 

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

Blankenship, Betty C. 67-68, 21Feb1925 - 20Feb1993, Annandale, Fairfax, VA, WV-236-46-7902

Blankenship, Mabel L. 66, 15Sep1927 - 23Jan1994, Fairfax, Fairfax, VA, VA-227-34-4321

 

Floyd

 

1992, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - September 14, 1992

Ramona Reed Givens, age 55, daughter of the late Nelson and Garnet Boone Reed of Check, Va., passed away Sunday, September 14, 1992, in a local hospital.

Surviving are a son, Jeffrey Givens; a daughter, Donna Givens Cook; step daughters, Donna Crawford Blankenship and Chris Crawford; two grandchildren, Kimberly Cook and David Cook; three step grandchildren, David and Joey Emery and Pricilla Blankenship.

A memorial service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday in Restvale Cemetery (Head of the River Church), Copper Hill, Va. with the Rev. Layne Board officiating.

[SSDI, 24Oct1936 - 13Sep1992]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1993, Willis, Floyd Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - March 11, 1993

Phillips, Leroy, 65, of Willis, died Tuesday, March 9, 1993 in Radford Community Hospital. He was a World War II veteran and a retired crane operator and carpenter.

He is survived by his wife, Myrtle Cox Phillips, Willis; two sons and daughter-in-law, Danny and Elaine Phillips, Willis, Richard and Dorraine Phillips, Indian Valley; three daughters and sons-in-law, Lana and Hosea Blankenship, Riner, Debbie and Terry Woolwine, Willis, Jackie and Tommy Cox, Floyd; three sisters, Mrs. Woodrow (Elizabeth) Sutphin, Willis, Ricie Quesenberry, Indian Valley, Nellie Phillips, Christiansburg; 14 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Sidney Rakes and Rev. Truman Simpkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Sumpter Cemetery with Military Honors by The Grover King V.F.W. Post # 1115, Hillsville.

[SSDI, 24Mar1927 - 09Mar1993]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Earl W. 67, 28Jun1926 - ??May1994, Floyd, Floyd, VA, WV-235-38-8616

Blankenship, Katherine L. 72, 15Jan1919 - 18Aug1991, Floyd, Floyd, VA, VA-231-24-7692

 

Franklin City

 

1990, Franklin City, VA Obituary

Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - December 7, 1990

Thelma Bradshaw ""Mammy'' Cobb, 89, died Thursday, Dec. 6, in Southampton Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Southampton County and a homemaker. Mrs. Cobb was a member of Black Creek Baptist Church and High Street Senior Citizens.

Survivors include three daughters, Sallie C. Blythe, Bernice C. Carr and Lena C. Blankenship of Franklin; a stepdaughter, Oretha Newsome of Franklin; 17 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Black Creek Baptist Church by the Rev. Wayne Underwood with burial in the church cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1991, Franklin City, VA, Obituary

The Virginian-Pilot, (Norfolk, VA) - Wednesday, August 21, 1991

Robert Emmett Johnson, 67, of the 400 block of N. High St., a retired inspector, died Aug. 20, 1991, in a hospital. Mr. Johnson was born in Tarboro, N.C. He retired as supervisor of wood inspectors from Union Camp Corp. A former Navy lieutenant commander and pilot, he served in World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church and was a past president of the Franklin Lions Club.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred Cobb Johnson; two daughters, Diane J. Blankenship of Franklin and Janet J. Hudgins of Gordonsville, Va.; two sisters, Katherine J. Jenkins of Murfreesboro, N.C., and Lois J. Thornton of Hampton; and three grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday in Emmanuel Episcopal Church by the Rev. Ed Pickup. Burial will be in Poplar Spring Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1992, Franklin City, VA, Obituary

The Virginian-Pilot, (Norfolk, VA) - Friday, January 24, 1992

John Herman Scott, 96, of the 31000 block of Camp Parkway, died Jan. 23, 1992, in a hospital. Mr. Scott was born in Wakefield. He had retired as superintendent of the lumber division of Union Camp Corp. He was an Army veteran of World War I. He was a member High Street United Methodist Church; Veterans of World War I, Southampton Barracks 1162; and Virginia Purebred Swine Breeders Association. He was a past president of Hunterdale Ruritan Club. He was the widower of Regina Carty Scott.

Survivors include two daughters, Neta S. Hart of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Barbara A. Scott of Fishersville, Va.; a sister, Eugenia S. Blankenship of Franklin; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

The graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Poplar Spring Cemetery by the Rev. Philip R. Hart.

Friends may join the family at the residence. Memorial donations may be made to a favorite charity. Wright Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Franklin

 

+1991, Boones Mill, Franklin Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - October 11, 1991

Thomas Calvin Blankenship, age 82, of Boones Mill, died Thursday.

He is survived by his wife, Iris Virginia Blankenship; a daughter, Marie Webley, Troutville; sons, James Hundley, Roanoke; and C. E. Hundley, Arizona; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 12:00 noon Saturday at the Lotz Roanoke Chapel by Rev. James H. Wingfield, with burial in the Hardwick Cemetery, Craig County.

[SSDI, 14Jul1909 - 10Oct1991]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1990, Callaway, Franklin Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - October 5, 1990

Bonnie Kemplin Blankenship, age 65, of Route 1, died Thursday, October 4, 1990, in a Roanoke hospital. Mrs. Blankenship was a member of the Antioch Church of the Brethren and was employed by John Norman's. She was preceded in death by her mother, Eliza Jane Kemplin.

Surviving are her husband, Harry Junior Blankenship ; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Veronica and W. K. Webster, Boones Mille; Connie Austin, Rosemary and Ronnie Sigmon, June Reves, all of Callaway; two sons and daughters-in-law, Harry and Darlene Blankenship , Boones Mill; Barry and Ivey Blankenship , Callaway; thirteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews; a special sister-in-law, Violet Walker; special friends, Sherry Boone, Geraldine Sink, and Mary Prillaman.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Antioch Church of the Brethren, 3:00 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Gerald and Rebecca Baile-Crouse and the Rev. Glenn Kinsel officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1994, Callaway, Franklin Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - June 19, 1994

Renick, Helen Stanley, 69, of Callaway, died Friday morning, June 17, 1994, at her home. She was born October 12, 1924 in West Virginia, the daughter of the late Marion and Annie L. Stanley. Mrs. Renick was a member of Oak Grove Church of the Brethren and corresponding secretary of the Green Thumb Garden Club. She retired from Eli Lilly Company.

She is survived by her husband, James (Buck) Renick, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Wayne Blankenship, Callaway, and Kathy and Roger Nichols, Terre Haute, Ind.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and Sandra Renick, Vinton, and Jimmy and Brenda Renick, Callaway; four sisters, Lucille Askew, of Georgia, Muriel Wright of Texas, Mildred Burchett, Alexandria, Francis Brant, of California; seven grandchildren, one grandson-in-law, Tim and Rissa Craighead, Danny Blankenship , Donald Blankenship , Amy Renick, Jennifer Renick, Christie Nichols and Anne Nichols.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 20, 1994, at Lynch Funeral Chapel, Rocky Mount. Officiating will be the Rev. Curtis English. Burial will follow in the Renick Family Cemetery, Callaway, Va.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1990, Ferrum, Franklin Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - March 22, 1990

Debra Jean Mt. Castle, age 35, of Rt. 3, died Tuesday, March 20, 1990, in a Roanoke hospital.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Paula Blankenship and two brothers, Kenneth W. and David Michael Mt. Castle. Surviving are her parents, Marvin and Beulah Mt. Castle, Ferrum; two sisters, Mrs. John W. (Elizabeth) Young, Rocky Mount; Cathy Mt. Castle, Ferrum.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday in Lynch Chapel with the Rev. Larry Craddock and Rev. Bob Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1992, Ferrum, Franklin Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - June 8, 1992

Lora Marie Woods, age 67 of Route 1, Ferrum, died Saturday evening June 6, 1992, in Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include her husband, Harold L. Woods of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Gene Parker of Rocky Mount; two sons and daughters-in-law, Tim and Kitty Woods, Todd and Jackie Woods, all of Ferrum. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Pana Blankenship of Glade Hill; Blake Lynch of Rocky Mount; Chad and Travis Woods, both of Ferrum; two great-granddaughters, Jessica and Casey Blankenship; two sisters, Bessie Moran of Eustis, Fla.; and Lillie Martin of Ferrum.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Tuesday morning June 9, 1992, from Lynch Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Glenn E. Clements with interment to follow in the High Street Cemetery of Rocky Mount.

[SSDI, 10Sep1924 - 06Jun1992]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1993, Ferrum, Franklin Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - December 9, 1993

Young, Charles H., ("Hub"), 86, of Ferrum, died Wednesday, December 8, 1993, in Franklin Health Care Center.

Surviving are five daughters, Pearl Santrock, Jean Ruth, Josephine Micolupo all of Rocky Mount, Margaret Cooper, Wirtz and Betty Blankenship, Roanoke; four sons, Junior Young, Claudie Young, Curtis Young and Sterling Young all of Ferrum; 26 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be conducted Friday 2 p.m. at Franklin Memorial Park with the Elder W. Lane Carter officiating.

[SSDI, 08Apr1907 - 08Dec1913]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1993, Glade Hill, Franklin Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - August 25, 1993

Dudley, Melva Blankenship, 82, of Rt. 1, Glade Hill, died Monday, August 23, 1993. She was the widow of Fred H. Dudley; and was a member of Crafts United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Joanne D. Mason, Glade Hill, Judy Lynn Dudley, Vesta; three grandsons, James Allen Mason, Michael Stephen and Nancy Mason, David Wayne and Deanna Mason; a former granddaughter-in-law, Loretta McKeown; three great-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, L. B. (Bunny) and Shirley Blankenship, Durham, N.C.; three sisters-in-law, Josie (Jo) Settles, Glade Hill, Emma Dudley, Berla Calvert both of Roanoke; several nieces and nephews; a special friend, Evelyn Ring, Illinois.

Funeral services will be conducted at Crafts United Methodist Church, 11 a.m. Thursday, with Rev. Betty Marshall and Rev. Larry Mann officiating. Interment will follow in the Blankenship Family Cemetery at Crafts Church.

[SSDI, 17May1911 - 23Aug1993]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1994, Glade Hill, Franklin Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - April 14, 1994

Settles, James Elbert, (''Pop''), 83, of Glade Hill, died Tuesday, April 12, 1994, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital, after a brief illness. He was born June 20, 1910, in Hale, Missouri, one of eight children of Henry and Jenny Settles.

Mr. Settles was retired from Hercules, Inc. and worked for many years at the Radford Arsenal. Loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and father-in-law, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Glendon Hammons Settles.

Surviving are his wife, Josie Blankenship Settles, Franklin County; three sons and daughters-in-law, James and Betsy Settles, Roanoke; Charles and Linda Settles, Dayton, Ohio, Ronald and Reindl Settles, Munich, Germany. ''Pop'' had nine grandchildren, Juli Hamilton, Forest Hill, Md., Doug Settles, Roanoke, Marcus Settles, Munich, Germany, Kevin Settles, San Francisco, Calif., Diane Settles, Chattanooga, Tenn., Eric Settles, Munich, Germany, Randy Settles, San Francisco, Calif., Nancy Settles, Virginia Beach, and Monica Urban, Wasserburg, Germany. He had seven great-grandchildren, his greatest joy in later years.

The funeral service will be held on Friday morning from Oakey's South Chapel at 9:30 a.m. with burial at Mountain View Memorial Park, Boones Mill, following the service.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1992, Penhook, Franklin Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - October 10, 1992

Coleman Robert David, age 91, died Thursday, October 8, 1992 in Eldercare of Franklin County. He was born October 15, 1900, the son of the late Robert and Nannie Horsley David and was a retired farmer in the Penhook area.

Survivors include five daughters, Marie Keys of Charlottesville; Mary (Lete) David and Joyce Ann Dillon, both of Glade Hill; Eliza Perdue of Franklin County; Dot Fisher of Chicago, Ill. Also surviving are two sisters, Maude Frazier of Florida; Lillian Saxton of Norfolk, Va.; one brother, Harston David of W.Va.; fifteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 10, 1992 from the graveside at the Blankenship Family Cemetery by Elder W. Lane Carter. The family will receive friends Saturday from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lynch Funeral Home.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1992, Redwood, Franklin Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - December 23, 1992

Thurman, Minnie Alice, 96, of Redwood, Va., died Monday evening, December 21, 1992 in the Franklin Memorial Hospital [Rocky Mount, VA]. She was born December 7, 1896, the daughter of the late Luther and Nannie Shoemaker Blankenship and was preceded in death by her husband, Hudie A. Thurman and two sons, Paul Thurman and Monroe Thurman.

Surviving are two daughters, Nannie K. Campbell, Redwood, Naomi Campbell, Collinsville; one son and daughter-in-law, Albert and Doris Thurman, Redwood; two sisters, Jenny Ferguson, Roanoke, Ada Thurman, Martinsville; two special daughters-in-law, Joan Thurman, Rocky Mount, Margaret Thurman, Redwood; also surviving are 23 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren, three step great-grandchildren and one step great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lynch Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Chester Clark with interment to follow in Franklin Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1990, Rocky Mount, Franklin Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - August 20, 1990

Rocky Mount - Mr. Dennis Leland Wright, age 81, of Route 5, died Friday evening in a Roanoke hospital.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mazie Guilliams Wright; seven daughters, Magdalene Dooley, Sylvia Young and Betty Ayers, all of Rocky Mount; Judy Creasy of Roanoke; Jean Love of Avon, Conn.; Ruby Harris of Ferrum; Darlene Blankenship of Boones Mill; four sons, Thomas Wright, Carl Wright and David Wright, all of Rocky Mount; Raymond Wright of Ferrum; four sisters, Christine Cox of Danville; Beulah Brady of Greensboro, N. C.; Cora Branidy and Mamie Andrews, both of Roanoke; one brother, Norman Wright of Richmond; twenty-six grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Monday in Lynch Chapel by the Rev. Billy Shively, Elder Joel Jamison and Elder Alfred Austin. Interment will follow in Franklin Clearview Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1990, Rocky Mount, Franklin Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - October 2, 1990

Russell Aaron Blankenship , age 50, of 640 Scuffling Hill Rd., died Monday, October 1, 1990, in a Salem hospital. He was the son of the late James and Fannie Blankenship.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Ann Peters Blankenship ; one daughter, Crystal Gayle Blankenship ; one son, Robin Aaron Blankenship ; one granddaughter, Heather Michelle Anderson; three sisters, Clara Little, Vinton; Zula Mae Perdue, Union Hall; Ruby Alice Perdue, Penhook; two brothers, Laymon Blankenship , Moneta; Harry Alton Blankenship , Glade Hill.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Wednesday in Lynch Chapel with the Rev. William Doss officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1991, Rocky Mount, Franklin Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - April 12, 1991

Mrs. Lottie Woods Cooper, age 51, of 153 Old Furnace Road, died Thursday, April 11, 1991, in a Roanoke hospital, following a long illness.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Woods and a brother, Roy Woods.

urviving are her loving and devoted husband, Ronald E. Cooper; two daughters and one son-in-law, Cynthia and Michael Huston; Charlotte Cooper, all of Rocky Mount; one son, Joseph Edward (Joey) Cooper of the home; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Dorothy and Reid Blankenship , Ferrum; Phyllis and Ronald Holley, Rocky Mount; Janet and Paul Stanaland, Ferrum; five brothers and sisters-in-law, Buren and Rita Woods, Martinsville; Wilsie and Garnett Woods; Ernest Woods; Harold and Lora Woods; Jackie and Patricia Woods, all of Ferrum; Katherine Woods, Redwood; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Joe W. Cooper, Rocky Mount.

Funeral services will be conducted, 2:00 p.m. Saturday in the Rocky Mount United Methodist Church with Dr. Carl E. Savage officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park.

[Could not find a match on SSDI]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1991, Rocky Mount, Franklin Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - May 4, 1991

Thomas Lacy Roberson, Sr., age 79, died Friday morning, May 3, 1991, in Roanoke hospital. He was employed by the Virginia Department of Transportation for 37 years, retiring in 1974.

Surviving are his wife, Thelma McBride Roberson; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Jean R. Powell; Edna and Charles Finney, Roanoke; Betty and James Clifford Blankenship, Glade Hill; Lynn and Richard Tracy, Indianapolis, Ind.; one son and daughter-in-law, Thomas Lacy, Jr. and Ann Roberson, Rocky Mount; grandchildren, Tommy Sink; Jennifer P. Moore; James Keith Blankenship; Lila F. Saaffer; Beth V. Finney; John Tracy; Susan Tracy; one great grandson, Brian Deacon.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Sunday in Lynch Chapel with the Rev. Earl Harrelson; and Dr. Elwood White officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park.

[No match on SSDI]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1991, Rocky Mount, Franklin Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - September 9, 1991

Charlie Ellis, age 99, passed away Saturday night.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Robertson Ellis; a son, John Will Ellis; and a daughter, Dorothy Dunman.

He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas and Sarah Ellis, Rocky Mount; Roscoe W. and Annie Ellis, Hardy; Alfred and Christine Ellis, Rocky Mount; two daughters, Myrtle Harrison, Glade Hill; Ruth Blankenship, Hardy; daughter-in-law, Lucille Ellis, Bedford; son-in-law, John Dunman, Rocky Mount; one brother, Dana Ellis, Hardy; one sister, Beulah McGuire, Hardy; 18 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 10, 1991, at the Oylers Chapel Methodist Church with the Rev. Scott McLain officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call at Lynch Funeral Home, Rocky Mount, after 2:00 p.m. Monday where the family will be from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

[SSDI, 04Mar1892 - 07Sep1991]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1991, Rocky Mount, Franklin Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - October 12, 1991

Raymond J. Altice, Sr. of Rt. 4, Rocky Mount, died Friday, October 11, 1991, at his home. He was born in Franklin County, a son of the late Noid Altice and the late Emma Greer Altice. He was a member of the Oak Grove Church of the Brethren.

Surviving are his wife, Jewell E. Altice, of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Betty A. and Thomas E. Wright, Boones Mill; two sons and daughters-in-law, Raymond J. and Ann C. Altice; Barry L. and Debbie F. Altice, all of Rocky Mount; six grandchildren, Carla Wright, Lea Ann Altice, Jennifer Wright, Justin Altice, Jason Altice, Karen Altice; three sisters, Dexie Altice, Lois Thompson, both of Rocky Mount; Gladys Blankenship, Roanoke.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 13, 1991, at the Arrington-Bussey Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Curtis English and the Rev. Robert A. Miller. Burial will follow in Mountain View Memorial Park.

[SSDI, 24Sep1915 - 11Oct1991]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1991, Rocky Mount, Franklin Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - December 1, 1991

Hazel Johnson Dent, age 45, of Route 2, died Saturday, November 30, 1991.

Surviving are her husband, Donnie Dent; a daughter, Jeanette Dent Blankenship, Glade Hill; her mother, Mrs. Sue Johnson, Ferrum; one sister, Mrs. Michael (Betty) Motley, Ferrum; her mother-in-law, Mrs. Vera P. Dent, Glade Hill; two nieces and three nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Monday in Lynch Chapel with the Rev. Gerald Manning officiating. Interment will follow in the Johnson Family Cemetery. Friends may call at Lynch Funeral Home, Rocky Mount, after 2:00 p.m. Sunday, where the family will be from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m.

[No match on SSDI]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1992, Rocky Mount, Franklin Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - May 7, 1992

Mr. Harry Junior Blankenship, age 67 of Route 1, died Wednesday, May 6, 1992.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Kemplin Blankenship, was a member of Antioch Church of the Brethren, a veteran of World War II, and was retired from Cundiff Tractor and Equipment.

Surviving are four daughters and sons-in-law, Veronica and W. K. Webster of Boones Mill; Connie B. Austin, Rosemary and Ronnie Sigmon, and June B. Reves, all of Callaway; two sons and daughters-in-law, Harry and Darlene Blankenship, Boones Mill; Barry and Ivey Blankenship, Callaway; thirteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Toby Blankenship, Martinsville; and Davis Blankenship, Roanoke; two sisters, Violet Walker, Rocky Mount; and Grace Robertson, Glade Hill; numerous nieces and nephews, special friends, Clarence and Mildred Milliron.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 8, 1992, at Antioch Church of the Brethren by the Revs. Gerald and Rebecca Baile Crouse. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

[SSDI, 17Mar1925 - 06May1992]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1994, Rocky Mount, Franklin Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - July 3, 1994

Perdue, Lester Paul, 74, of Rocky Mount, died Friday, July 1, 1994 at his home. Mr. Perdue was born May 31, 1920, the son of the late John Alph and Mary Sue Blankenship Perdue. He retired from the Martinsville DuPont Plant in 1980.

He is survived by his wife, Lavona H. Perdue, of the home; daughters and son-in-law, Gloria P. Ross, Bassett, Betty H. and Dick Brown, Columbia, S. C.; sons, Lester Paul Perdue Jr., Bassett, Danny and Jean Hudson, Rocky Mount; sister, Annie Perdue, Roanoke; brothers, William (Buck) and Mabel Perdue, Newport News, John Henry Perdue, Wirtz; nine grandchildren, Regina C. and Kent Moore, R ichmond, Vicky C. Boyd, Christopher D. Ross, Stacey L. and Leslie Perdue, all of Bassett, Karen S. Cannaday, Gaithersburg, Md., Carrie and Courtney Brown, Lynchburg, Shelia Jean Hodges, Rocky Mount; three great-grandchildren; and one sister-in-law, Dora S. Perdue, Dare, Va.

Funeral services will be held Monday, July 4, 1994 at 11 a.m. in Lynch Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Chester L. Fisher officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Burial Park, Martinsville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1994, Rocky Mount, Franklin Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - September 22, 1994

Arrington, Julia Cundiff, 76, of Rocky Mount, passed away Wednesday, September 21, 1994.

Surviving are her husband, Lorenzo J. Arrington, of the home; two sons, Herbert L. Arrington, Pelham, N.C., Joseph Harold Arrington, Climax; one daughter, Linda A. Hodges, Wytheville; one brother, Harry Cundiff, Moneta; three sisters, Ola Blankenship, Roanoke, Meem Brown, Troutville, Nellie Perdue, Union Hall. Also surviving are six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, September 23, 1994 at Mountain View Memorial Park, with the Rev. William M. Pugh officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Thomas C. 82, 14Jul1909 - 10Oct1991, Boones Mill, Franklin, VA, VA-229-07-8891

Blankenship, Bonnie K. 65, 28Oct1924 - 04Oct1990, Callaway, Franklin, VA, VA-231-24-7397

Blankenship, Harry J. 67, 17Mar1925 - 06May1992, Callaway, Franklin, VA, VA-224-34-2981

Blankenship, James H. 55, 07Aug1935 - 18Jun1991, Redwood, Franklin, VA, VA-230-40-0976

 

Galax City

 

1991, Galax City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - February 18, 1991

Elsie Vergie Beeman, age 69, of Route 5, Galax, died in the Wytheville Community Hospital Saturday, February 16, 1991.

Mrs. Beeman is survived by her husband, Julian Lee Beeman, Galax; daughters, Mrs. Alice Baker, Blacksburg; Mrs. Velma Honosky, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Mrs. Nancy McGlothlin, Dublin; sisters, Mrs. Bethel Blankenship and Mrs. Goldie Lambert, both of Welch, W.Va.; brothers, Bill Sizemore, Kimball, W.Va.; Charlie Sizemore, Jacksonville, Fla.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday, February 18, 1991, in the Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home Chapel at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Ted Bartlett officiating. Interment will be in the Monta Vista Memory Gardens.

[SSDI, 23Jan1922 - 16Feb1991]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Giles

 

1990, Eggleston, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, The (VA) - April 3, 1990 (Tuesday)

Virginia Mae Blankenship, age 65, died Sunday (01Apr1990) evening in a Blacksburg hospital. She was a native of Mullins, W.Va. and was the daughter of the late Clinton Farmer and Elsie Caldwell Farmer of Keystone, W.Va.

She is survived by her husband, Scott Blankenship, Eggleston; one son, Dean Scott Blankenship, Eggleston; one daughter, Pamela Lofstrom, Humboldt, Canada; three brothers, Robert Farmer, Pearisburg; James Farmer, Roanoke; Samuel Farmer, Keystone, W.Va.; one sister, Irene Dowell, Keystone, W.Va.

Memorial services will be conducted Thursday at 2:00 p.m. in the Williams-Jamison-Kendall Funeral Chapel, Pembroke.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1990, Narrows, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - May 29, 1990

Mary Louise Hare Blankenship, age 66, of Route 2, Narrows, died Monday morning, May 28, 1990 in the Roanoke Memorial Rehab. Center. She was born in Bland County, Va. on June 14, 1923 and was a daughter of the late Robert Ward and Dolly Mae Vaughn Hare. She was a member of the Church of Lord Jesus, Route 2, Narrows.

Survivors include her husband, Arby Jackson Blankenship , Route 2, Narrows; three sons, Harold Blankenship, Ironto; Larry Blankenship and Kenneth Blankenship, both of Narrows; two daughters, Loretta Mae Martin, Pembroke, Va.; Doris E. Lindsey, Pearisburg; three brothers, Robert (Bob) Hare, Staffordsville, Va.; Kenneth Hare, Fredericksburg, Va.; Edd L. (Pete) Wilburn, Narrows; three sisters, Phyllis Bowers and Loraine Bowers, both of Baltimore, Md.; Mildred Blankenship, Narrows; fourteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, at 2:00 p.m. at the Church of Lord Jesus on Blankenship Mountain, Narrows, Va. with the Rev. David Butcher and Rev. Ray Woodyard, officiating. Burial will follow in the Heavenly View Cemetery, Route 2, Narrows.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1990, Narrows, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - November 11, 1990

Helen Cash French, age 52, of Route 2, Narrows, died Friday in Roanoke Memorial Rehab Center. She was born in Buena Vista, Va. on December 23, 1937, the daughter of the late Sanford and Eva Cash. She was a staple operator for the Hoechst-Celanese Plant in Narrows.

She is survived by her husband, Patteson French, Narrows; three sons, Lewis Bostwick and Walter Blankenship , both of Narrows; Leslie Bostwick, Pearisburg; one daughter, Angela Blankenship , Narrows; one brother, Elwood Cash, Buena Vista; three sisters, Rachel Bostwick, Roanoke; Beth Montgomery and Peggy Hamilton, both of Buena Vista; five grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 3:30 p.m. at Riffe's Funeral Chapel in Narrows with the Rev. Doug Hyndrich officiating. Burial will follow in the Blankenship Cemetery, Route 2, Narrows.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1990, Narrows, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - December 5, 1990

Hazel Beasley Frazier, age 90, of Narrows, died Monday evening in the Riverview Nursing Home in Rich Creek, Virginia. She was born at Peterstown, West Virginia on January 24, 1900 and was the daughter of the late George Washington and Arrabella Buckland Frazier.

She was preceded in death by her husband Charles French Frazier, and two sons, Charles T. (Corky) Frazier and J.C. Frazier.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Juanita F. Ballard, Princeton, W.Va., and Mary Sue Blankenship, Norfolk, Va.; three brothers, George Beasley, Red Sulphur, W.Va.; Arnold and Garland Beasley, Peterstown, W.Va.; four sisters, Mrs. Basil Keatley, Mrs. Gordon Dillow, Mrs. Mel King, all of Peterstown, W.Va.; and Mrs. Howard Hunter, Pearisburg, Va.; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 11:00 at Riffe's Funeral Chapel in Narrows, with the Rev. Jack E. Musick and Rev. Larry Dyer officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Narrows, Va.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1990, Narrows, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - December 7, 1990

Clarence Chester Blankenship, age 80, of Route 2, Narrows, died Thursday, December 6, 1990, in a Pearisburg hospital. Born in Giles County on December 14, 1909, he was the son of the late Raleigh Henry and Lillie Hare Blankenship.

He was a retired employee of the Celanese Fibers Co. in Narrows, and was preceded in death by one son, Junior Blankenship, three brothers and three sisters.

Surviving are his wife, Pearl Blankenship ; one son, Jerry L. Blankenship , Narrows; one daughter, Sylvia B. Bowles, Narrows; one brother, Arvin Blankenship , Narrows; three sisters, Gracie Blankenship , Gilbert, W. Va.; Lena Bucklend and Evelyn Conley, both of Narrows; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Riffe's Funeral Chapel, Narrows, with Minister Kellis McClaugherty officiating. Burial will follow in the Cedar Grove Cemetery, Narrows.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1991, Narrows, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - May 3, 1991 [Friday]

Mollie Virginia Blankenship Hodge, age 105, of Narrows died Thursday morning in Riverview Nursing Home, Rich Creek. Born on January 27, 1886 in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Annie C. Frazier Blankenship.

She was preceded in death by her husband Guss M. Hodge, and was a member of the First Christian Church in Narrows.

She is survived by two daughters and son in laws, Mrs. Edith H. Lewey and Mrs. Ann H. and Frank Scheedel, all of Pearisburg; one son, Mr. Billy M. Hodge, Pearisburg; three grandchildren, Mr. and Mrs. John Warkala of North Bellmore, New York; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Lewey of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Edward Hodge, Pearisburg; seven great grandsons; two great granddaughters; one great great granddaughter.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Riffe's Funeral Chapel, Narrows with the Rev. Jack E. Musick officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Narrows.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1991, Narrows, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - September 3, 1991 [Tuesday]

Stephen Edmond Blankenship, age 68, of 127 Spring Street, Narrows, died Monday evening in a Radford, Virginia hospital. A lifelong resident of Giles County, he was born on April 24, 1923, and was the son of the late James and Minnie Young Blankenship. He was a retired employee of the Hoechst-Celanese Fibers Company Plant at Narrows and was a member of the Woodland Street Baptist Church in Narrows.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Hermes Blankenship.

He is survived by a son, Stephen E. Blankenship Jr., Narrows; a daughter, Joye B. Gilmer, Knoxville, Tenn.; two brothers, James Blankenship, Bozoo, W.Va.; William Blankenship, Owensboro, Ky.; three sisters, Lillian Mann, Newport; Pauline Gordon, Narrows; Mary Moore, Harvard, Mass.; three grandchildren, Renee P. Gordon and Jason Blankenship, Narrows; Brock Gilmer, Knoxville, Tenn.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at Riffe's Funeral Chapel in Narrows with the Rev. Stanley Harvey officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Narrows.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1992, Narrows, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - February 4, 1992

Myrtle Martin Blankenship, age 89, of Narrows, died Monday, February 3, 1992, in the Riverview Nursing Home in Rich Creek, Virginia. A lifelong resident of Giles County, she was born at Narrows on October 23, 1902, and was the daughter of the late William Ward and Kate Beckett Martin.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Tolbert Blankenship. She was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the C.W.F. Group #1 of the church.

She is survived by a son, Leslie Blankenship, Rocky Mount; a daughter, Dorothy M. Craig, Narrows; a brother, Earl Martin, Cashmere, W.Va.; 6 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 11:00 a.m. at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Narrows, with the Rev. Jack E. Musick officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Narrows.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1992, Narrows, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - February 8, 1992

Clarence William Thomas (Preacher) Morris, 81, died Friday morning in a Blacksburg hospital. Born in Bluff City, he was the son of the late Wesley and Sally Perkins Morris. He was a retired employee of the Leas and McVitty New River Tannery. He was a member of the Jesus Church of Clendennin at Narrows.

Surviving are his wife, Lucille Browning Ramos Morris; three sons, William Edward (Bucky) Morris, Pearisburg; Clarence William Morris, Jr., Miami, Fla.; Emory Lee Morris, Winchester, Va.; seven daughters, Sharon Albert, Poplar Hill; Dreama Bronson, Winston-Salem, N. C.; Virginia Mills, Peterstown, W.Va.; Geraldine Davis, and Peggy Gerald, Baltimore, Md.; Charlotte Sartin, Christiansburg; and Beatrice Martin, Princeton, W. Va.; three stepsons, Glenn R. Ramos, Raymond Ramos, and David Randall Ramos, all of Narrows; four step daughters, Brenda Phillips, Phyllis Blankenship, Frankie Vaughn, all of Narrows; Louise Morris, Blacksburg; one brother, Garland (Cub) Morris, Ohio; three sisters, Nellie Gray, Narrows; Frances Huffman, Blacksburg; Dot Kast, Ohio; forty one grandchildren, several great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in the Jesus Church of Clendennin with the Pastor, the Rev. Eddie Kendal, officiating. Burial will be in Angels Rest Memory Garden, Narrows, Va.

[SSDI, 15Feb1910 - 07Feb1992]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1992, Narrows, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - February 26, 1992

David Randall Ramos, 45, died Tuesday morning, February 25, 1992 in a Roanoke hospital, following a long illness. Born in Matoaka, W.Va. on October 25, 1946, he was the son of Lucille B. Morris of Pearisburg and the late Jose' (Raymond) Ramos. He was a member of the Clendennin Jesus Church of Narrows, an employee of Appalachian Power Company and a Vietnam era veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Virginia (Jeannie) Ramos Frazier.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Marshall Ramos, two sons, Roderick and Ariel Ramos, two daughters, Crystal and Melissa Ramos, all of the home; three brothers, Raymond Ramos and Glenn R. Ramos of Narrows; W. E. (Bucky) Morris of Pearisburg; four sisters, Frankie R. Vaughn, Phyllis R. Blankenship, Brenda R. Phillips, all of Narrows; Sharon M. Albert of Pearisburg; two half brothers, Raleigh Roberts of Roderfield, W.Va.; Rayse Ramos of Lima, Ohio; several stepbrothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2:00 p.m. in the Jesus Church of Clendennin, near Narrows with the pastor Rev. Eddie Kendall officiating. Burial will be in Burchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg.

The family will receive friends at the Kendall Funeral Home, Pembroke from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1992, Narrows, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - April 12, 1992 [Sunday]

Alice Blankenship Ferrell, 62, died Friday at her residence in Narrows, Va. A lifelong resident of Giles County, she was born on June 20, 1929 and was the daughter of Mrs. Macie Frazier Blankenship of Route 2, Narrows and the late Robert Lee Blankenship.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Adolph Lenden Ferrell and four brothers, Alva Blankenship, Tommy Blankenship, Omie Blankenship, and Alfred Blankenship.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by a son, Barry L. Ferrell, Roanoke; three brothers, Walker and Jack Blankenship, Narrows; Fonso Blankenship, Salem; four sisters, Mrs. Eugene Crawford, Antiock, Tenn.; Mrs. Elvie Conley, Port Deposit, Md.; Mrs. Ballard Horne and Mrs. Floyd Wilburn, both of Narrows; two grandchildren, Kimberly Ferrell and Emily Ferrell, Roanoke.

Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 11:00 a.m. at Riffe's Funeral Chapel in Narrows with Rev. David A. Kirk officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Narrows.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1992, Narrows, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - April 28, 1992

Edwin A. Holdren, Sr., age 70, of Narrows, died Sunday evening in Giles Memorial Hospital in Pearisburg, Va. A lifelong resident of Giles County, he was born on August 1, 1921 and was the son of the late Harrison Benjamine and China Rosella Davis Holdren.

He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army. He was retired from the Hoechst/Celanese Fibers Company plant as an inspector after 43 years of service. He was a life member of the V.F.W. Post #6000 of Narrows and the J.W. Wainwright Chapter #29 D.A.V. Christiansburg, Va. He was a member of the Celco Sunshine Club.

He was preceded in death by a son, Edwin A. Holdren, Jr.

He is survived by his wife, Katherine Lambert Holdren, Narrows; two daughters, Shirley H. Martin, Roanoke, Va.; Nedra H. Thorn, Narrows, Va.; three brothers, Arvin Holdren, Pulaski, Va.; Allie Holdren, Newport, Va.; Emmett Holdren, Pembroke, Va.; four sisters, Elsie Blankenship, Ripplemead, Va.; Clarice Songer, Christiansburg, Va.; Ella Furrow, Blacksburg, Va.; Joyce Dowdy, Newport, Va.; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Riffe's Funeral Chapel in Narrows, Va. with Rev. Shahn Wilburn and Kellis McClaugherty, Minister officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Narrows with graveside rites conducted by the V.F.W. Post #6000 of Narrows, Va. Pallbearers will be C.T. Lambert, J.C. Conley, Roy Whittaker, Dave Conley, Jennings Ratcliff, Elmer Bailey, Honorary Pallbearers will be Clyde Falls, Paul Dunford, Sam Wheeler, Malcom Scott, and Gomer J. Turner.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1992, Narrows, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - September 12, 1992

David Lee Lucas, age 58, died Thursday in a Salem hospital. He was born May 23, 1934 in Giles County, Va. the son of Mrs. Maxie Brown Lucas, Staffordsville and the late, David Allen Lucas.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dena H. Lucas; one son, David Wayne Lucas, Pearisburg; two daughters, Mrs. Brenda L. Thornton, Narrows; Mrs. Janet L. Blankenship, Staffordsville; one brother, Bobby Lucas, Staffordsville; one sister, Mrs. Lois McGhee, Cleveland, Ohio; five grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at North Narrows Tabernacle, Narrows with the Rev. Paul Terry and Rev. Mike Hazelwood officiating with burial in the Eaton's Chapel Cemetery, Staffordsville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1993, Narrows, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, The (VA) - February 19, 1993

Blankenship, Norman Jack, 67, of Route 2, Narrows, died Wednesday, February 17, 1993, in the Giles Memorial Hospital in Pearisburg, Va. A lifelong resident of Giles County, he was born on May 27, 1925, and was the son of the late Robert Lee and Rose Perdue Blankenship.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Alva Blankenship, Tom Blankenship, Alfred Blankenship, Omie Blankenship; and a sister, Alice B. Ferrell.

He is survived by his stepmother, Macie Blankenship, Narrows; his wife, Gertrude Chambers Blankenship, Narrows; three sons, Perry Blankenship and Charles Blankenship, both of Narrows, Jeffery Blankenship, Glen Lyn, Va.; five daughters, Gloria Blankenship , Teresa B. Riddle, Rhonda B. Sanders, all of Narrows, Kay B. Lang and Lisa B. King, both of Pearisburg; two brothers, Fonso Blankenship, Salem, Walker Blankenship, Narrows; four sisters, Dollie B. Horne, Mary B. Wilburn, both of Narrows, Grey Conley, Perryville, Md., Della Crawford, Tennessee; eight grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Riffe's Funeral Chapel in Narrows with Kellis McClaugherty, Minister and Rev. Bill Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunrise Memorial Gardens in Rich Creek, Va.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1993, Narrows, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - May 20, 1993

Blankenship, Elmer, 67, of Narrows, died Wednesday, May 19, 1993, in the Giles Memorial Hospital, Pearisburg. He was born in Giles County on June 6, 1925, and was the son of the late Rufus and Tisue Mullins Blankenship.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Fleeman Blankenshi , Narrows; a son, Franklin Blankenship, Narrows; two daughters, Gaynelle Montgomery and Juanita Shrader, both of Pearisburg; brother, J. D. Blankenship , Narrows; two sisters, Lula Fleeman, Narrows, and Frances Shrader, Newport; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Riffe's Funeral Chapel in Narrows with Rev. Kimball Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Narrows.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1993, Narrows, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - October 9, 1993

Blankenship, Marvin E., 66, of Route 1, Narrows, passed away Thursday, October 7, 1993, in Montgomery Regional Hospital, Blacksburg. Born in Giles County on May 30, 1927, he was a son of the late William Franklin and Lillie Mae Clark Blankenship. He was formerly employed with the Hoosier Construction Company at Bellepoint, W.Va.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank and George Blankenship; one sister, Zella Blankenship Williams.

He is survived by three brothers, James Blankenship of Chicago, Ill., Benny and Emmitt Blankenship, both of Narrows; three sisters, Helen B. Taylor of Owego, N.Y.; Drema Whittaker of Christiansburg; Betty Snuffer of Baltimore, Md.; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, October 10, 1993, at 2 p.m. at the Riffe's Funeral Chapel in Narrows with the Rev. Walter Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow in the Dotson-Clark Cemetery, Route 2, Narrows.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1993, Narrows, Giles Co., VA, Funeral

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - October 17, 1993

Clemons, Betty Sue Blankenship, 44, of Narrows, died Saturday, October 16, 1993.

Funeral 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Church of the Lord Jesus, Route 2, Narrows.

[No match in SSDI]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1994, Narrows, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - March 12, 1994

Blankenship, Benjamine Harrison, 80, of Narrows, died Thursday, March 10, 1994, at his residence.

He is survived by two brothers, James Blankenship, Chicago, Ill., Emmitt Blankenship, Narrows; three sisters, Helen B. Taylor, Owego, N.Y., Drema Whittaker, Christiansburg, Betty Snuffer, Baltimore, Md.; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Riffe's Funeral Chapel in Narrows, with the Rev. Jack E. Music officiating. Burial will follow in the Dotson Clark Cemetery, Bland County.

[SSDI, 07May1913 - 10Mar1994]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1994, Narrows, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - October 12, 1994

Blankenship, Clarice Vaughn, 79, of Narrows, died Sunday, October 9, 1994, in the Giles Memorial Hospital, Pearisburg, Va. as result of injuries received in an automobile accident that day. A lifelong resident of Giles County, she was born on August 9, 1915 and was the daughter of the late James William and Ada Virginia Whittaker Vaughn.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Omie Blankenship. She was a member of the Church of Lord Jesus Christ, the Celco Sunshine Club and the Narrows Chapter of the AARP.

She is survived by a son, William Harold Blankenship, Garland, Texas; a brother, Clarence J. Vaughn, Narrows; sisters, Frances V. Atwood, Pauline C. Blankenship , Lelia V, Meadows, all of Narrows; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Riffe's Funeral Chapel in Narrows with the Rev. Paul Terry and the Rev. Mike Hazlewood officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Narrows.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1994, Narrows, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - December 17, 1994

Hudson, Arnold Matthew, (''Shorty''), 44, of Narrows, died Thursday, December 15, 1994, at his home. A lifelong resident of Giles County, he was born on September 17, 1950 and was the son of the late Arthur Ellis and Dodie Pauline Albert Hudson.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, Buddy Hudson, Ellis Hudson, Pat Hudson, Brownie Hudson, Chapman Hudson. He was an employee of Cecil's Flooring Company.

He is survived by his wife, Juanita Blankenship Hudson; a son, Kermit M. (Huck) Hudson, Narrows, Va.; daughters, Stephaine H. (Mrs. Randy) Blankenship and Brandi H. (Mrs. Barry) Cumbee, both of Narrows, Va.; a brother, Roland E. Hudson, Pearisburg, Va.; sisters, Juanita H. (Mrs. Paul) Croy and Iva Jean White, both of Pearisburg, Va.; very special grandchildren, Carol Dawn Cumbee and Daniele Brooke Cumbee both of Narrows, Va.; special aunt, Dump Jones, Pembroke, Va. and a special father and mother-in-law, Kermit and Zelma Blankenship who loved him very much. Two very special sisters-in-law, Reta Kellison and Brenda Myers. He is also survived by several nephews, who will serve as pallbearers and several neices.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Riffe's Funeral Chapel in Narrows, with Rev. James Pentecost officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Narrows, Va.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1992, Pearisburg, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - January 8, 1992

Mr. Robert Everett Farmer, Sr., age 60, died Monday night, January 6, 1992, at his home following a long illness. Mr. Farmer was born on May 28, 1931, in Pearisburg, Va.

Mr. Farmer was preceded in death by his father, Mr. Clinton Everett Farmer of Keystone, W.Va.; a sister, Virginia Blankenship of Eggleston, Va. Mr. Farmer was a member of the Pearisburg Baptist Church and a respected teacher at Giles High and Vocational schools for 20 years and retired in 1983. He served in the United States Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Eggleston Masonic Lodge #309 and Kazim Temple.

He is survived by his beloved and loyal wife, Nancy Pashion Farmer of Pearisburg, Va.; his mother, Elsie Caldwell Farmer of Keystone, W.Va.; son, Robert E. Farmer, Jr. of Blacksburg; son and daughter-in-law, Brett and Sharon Farmer of Eggleston, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, Barry and Diane Farmer of Pearisburg, Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Allen Roseberry of Dublin, Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Babette and Jackie Martin of Pearisburg, Va.; four grandchildren; Nathan and Nikki Roseberry, Brandon and Justin Farmer; two brothers, James C. Farmer of Salem; Samuel Farmer of Keystone, W.Va.; one sister, Irene Dowell of Keystone, Va.; and many loyal friends.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, January 9, 1992, at 3:00 p.m. at the Pearisburg Baptist Church in Pearisburg, Va., with Dr. Robert Putt officiating, with burial following in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg, Va.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1992, Pearisburg, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - April 24, 1992

Mr. Ralph D. Lucas, age 65, died Thursday morning, April 23, 1992 at Montgomery Regional hospital. Mr. Lucas was born on January 10, 1927 in Narrows, Va.

Mr. Lucas was preceded in death by his father, Robert L. Lucas and a brother, Eugene Lucas. Mr. Lucas was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Pearisburg, the men's interdanominal prayer breakfast, the Giles County Electorial Board, the Executive Committee of the Giles Democratic Party and was a retired employee of the Hoechst Celanese Corp with 43 years of service. Mr. Lucas was also an army veteran of World War II.

He is survived by his mother, Virgie Spicer Rowe, Narrows; his wife, Amy Lucas, Pearisburg; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Lisa L. and Alan (Rusty) Swope, Dublin; Freddi L. and Bill Hatcher, Wilmington, N.C.; Leslie Lucas, Pearisburg; one brother, William L. Lucas, Wichita, Kansas; two sisters, Alma Mintz, North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Sylvia Baldwin, Chesapeake; three special aunts, Mable Blankenship, Narrows; Bernice Brandon, Grafton, W.Va.; Nora Battinger, Denver, Colorado; four grandchildren, Chris and Ashley Swope, Amie and Mallory Hatcher.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 25, 1992 at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Pearisburg with the Rev. Warren Stewart officiating with burial following in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1992, Pearisburg, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - May 25, 1992

Junior Clayton Perdue, age 62, died Saturday, May 23, 1992, in the University of Virginia Hospital [Charlottesville]. Mr. Perdue was born at Pearisburg on April 4, 1930, and was a son of the late Clyde Clayton Perdue and Margaret Blankenship Perdue. He was a retired employee of Birchlawn Burial Park.

He is survived by his wife, Annie Josephine Nance Perdue of Pearisburg; three sons, Richard Clayton Perdue of Narrows; Danny Lee Perdue of Rich Creek; Ronald Eugene Perdue of Pearisburg; two daughters, Betty Jane McGuire of Narrows; Violet Ann Payne of Pearisburg; three sisters, Shirley Ann Cheek of Chula Vista, California; Cleo Thorne of Wayside; Lola Lane Blankenship of Narrows; eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, May 28, 1992, at 2:00 p.m. in the Givens Funeral Chapel, Pearisburg, with the Rev. Merrell Hedrick officiating with burial in Birchlawn Burial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1993, Pearisburg, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - April 18, 1993

Blankenship, Joshua Daniel, 21 month old son of Daniel R. and Rebecca Campbell Blankenship, of Curve Road in Pearisburg, Va., passed away Thursday, April 15, 1993. Joshua went to be with Jesus at the Charleston Medical Center in Charleston, W.Va.

He was the brother of Melissa Blankenship of the home; grandson of maternal grandparents, Raymond and Lucy Campbell of Narrows, Va.; and paternal grandparents, Elsie H. Blankenship of Ripplemead, and the late Vernon Blankenship; nephew of Linda Stephens, Alma Whittaker, Charles and Julie Fisher, and James and Mildred French; special cousin of, Crystal, Reggie, Andrew, Chionita, and Jimmy.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. in the Riverview Baptist Church at Ripplemead with Pastors Shahn Wilburn and Rich Powell officiating. Burial will be in Birchlawn Burial Park, Pearisburg.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1993, Pembroke, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - April 5, 1993

Davis, Goldie Blankenship, 87, of Pembroke, died Saturday, April 3, 1993, in Giles Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Davis was born in Giles County on December 20, 1905, a daughter of the late Walter S. and Etta Cooper Blankenship, and was the widow of Perry Ervin Davis.

She is survived by one son, Basil Davis, Pembroke; three grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and three step grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, 1993, in the Givens Funeral Chapel, Pearisburg, with the Rev. Eddie Kendall officiating. Burial will follow in Rich Creek Cemetery, Rich Creek, Va.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1993, Pembroke, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - April 20, 1993

Cumbee, Sharon Ann ("Sherry"), 47, of Pembroke, died Sunday evening, April 18, 1993 in a Pearisburg hospital. Born in Bath, Mich., April 28, 1945, she was a daughter of the late Lester and Helen Kramer Hallette.

She is survived by her husband, Ronnie R. Cumbee; one son and daughter-in-law, Jeffery W. and Angie Woolwine Cumbee, Christiansburg; one daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly Ann and Ricky Blankenship, Pembroke; one granddaughter, Shyla Blankenship, Pembroke; two brothers, Michael Hallette and Gregory Hallette, both of Everett, Washington; two half brothers, Larry Ortega and David Ortega, both of California.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Riverview Baptist Church, Ripplemead with the Rev. Shahan Wilburn officiating. Entombment will be in Birchlawn Abbey at Pearishburg.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1994, Pembroke, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - February 11, 1994

Davis, Basil Carr, 69, of Route 1, Pembroke, died at his home Thursday, February 10, 1994 following a short illness. Mr. Davis was born in Narrows on November 13, 1924 and was a son of the late Perry Ervin Davis and Golda Blankenship Davis.

He was a member of the First Christian Church of Narrows, a life member of the Giles Rescue Squad, past member of Narrows V. F. W. Post #6000 and a past member of the Narrows Rescue Squad. He was a veteran of World War II, and served in the U.S. Navy.

He was preceded in death by his mother, father and one grandchild. He was a retired member of the Hoechst-Celanese Corp.

He is survived by his wife, Lorene (Brownie) F. Davis of Pembroke; three sons, Douglas K. Davis of Pembroke, Walter Steven Davis of Pembroke, Mark Eric Davis of El Paso, Texas; 10 living grandchildren; 1 deceased grandchild; three step grandchildren; one step great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Givens Funeral Chapel, Pearisburg with the Rev. Eddie Kendall officiating with interment in the Rich Creek Cemetery, Rich Creek.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1991, Poplar Hill, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - May 6, 1991 [Monday]

James Blane Burroughs, age 90, of the Poplar Hill Community, died Sunday in a Pulaski hospital. He was born April 5, 1901, at Bluefield, W.Va., the son of the late William Tavelle and Alice Williams Burroughs.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Cora Kidd Burroughs, and two sons, Howard and Douglas Burroughs. He was a charter member of the Poplar Hill Fire Department and a member of French's Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church.

He is survived by six sons, Jack Burroughs, Pulaski; John Burroughs, Boonesville, Ky.; Fred Burroughs, Draper; Harry Burroughs, Stephens City; Charles Burroughs, Morrow, Ohio; Oren Burroughs, Odessa, Wash.; seven daughters, Mrs. Mabel Morris, Bluefield, W.Va.; Mrs. Maxine Eaton, Mrs. Wanda Blankenship, and Mrs. Betty Lane, all of Bland; Mrs. Frances Parcell, Pearisburg; Mrs. Virginia Thacker, Salem; Mrs. Dorothy Vest, Dublin; 42 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, three great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the A. Vest and Sons Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Billy Akers officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1992, Rich Creek, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - August 11, 1992 [Tuesday]

Bobby Joe Blankenship, 41 of 305 Giles Avenue, Rich Creek, Va. died Sunday [09Aug1992] morning in a Roanoke Hospital, Roanoke, Va. A lifelong resident of Giles County, he was born on March 3, 1951 at Pearisburg, Va. and was the son of the late Earnest and Carrie Ratcliff Blankenship.

He was preceeded in death by a sister and two brothers. He was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Narrows and a graduate of Narrows High School, Class of 1970.

He is survived by three brothers, Earnest Paul Blankenship , Rich Creek, Va.; Cover J. Blankenship , Narrows, Va.; Jesse H. Blankenship , Pearisburg, Va.; five sisters, Louise B. Wiley, Roanoke, Va.; Carol B. Bouldin, Brenda Blankenship , both of Rich Creek; Evelyn B. Blankenship , Rileyville, Va.; Eula B. Hale, Narrows, Va.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at Riffe's Funeral Chapel in Narrows with Rev. Edward W. Atkins and Rev. Paul Lawson officiating. Burial will follow in Sunrise Memorial Gardens, Rich Creek, Va.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1992, Rich Creek, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - October 10, 1992 [Saturday]

Zella Blankenship Williams, 77, of Rich Creek, Va. died Friday morning in the Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke. She was born at Niday, Va. in Bland County on July 29, 1915 and was the daughter of the late William Franklin and Lillie Clark Blankenship.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank and George Blankenship. She was a member of the Midway Gospel Tabernacle at Rich Creek.

She is survived by her husband, Hampton H. Williams, Rich Creek; a daughter and son-in-law, Lois and Ned Harvey of Peterstown, W.Va.; a son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Sis Williams, Coraopolis, Pa.; four brothers, James Blankenship , Chicago, Ill.; Benny, Marvin, Emmitte Blankenship, all of Narrows; three sisters, Helen B. Taylor, Owego, N.Y.; Drema Whittaker, Christiansburg; Betty Snuffer. Baltimore, Md; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Riffe's Funeral Chapel in Narrows with Rev. Shahn Wilburn officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1992, Rich Creek, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - October 29, 1992

Ruby Bivens Palmer, 67, of Rich Creek, Va. died Monday in the Giles Memorial Hospital, Pearisburg. A lifelong resident of Giles County, she was born in Bland County on May 22, 1925 and was the daughter of the late John Harvey Bivens and Minnie Blankenship Wolfe Bivens.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Arthur Palmer, a daughter, Virginia Doris Palmer and two brothers Jimmy Bivens and Harvey Wolfe.

She is survived by two sons, Arthur W. Palmer, Sr., Pembroke; Herman W. Palmer, Millersport, Ohio; two brothers, Russell Bivens, Narrows; Henry Bivens, Hampton; two sisters, Imogene Harrell, Woodbridge; Etta Meadows, Pearisburg; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Riffe's Funeral Chapel in Narrows with Rev. Merrell Hedrick officiating. Burial will follow in the Boyd Cemetery, Route 2, Narrows.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1993, Rich Creek, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - November 23, 1993

Williams, Hampton Hoge, 86, of Rich Creek, Va., died Sunday, November 21, 1993, at the home of his daughter in Peterstown. Born August 12, 1907, at Pearisburg, Va. he was the son of the late Isaac Ed and Mary Lou Williams.

Mr. Williams was a retired employee of the Hoechst-Celanese, Narrows, Va. and was preceded in death by his wife, Zella Blankenship Williams in 1992.

Survivors include, one daughter, Mrs. Ned (Lois) Harvey with whom he had lived for the past year and a half at Peterstown, W.Va.; one son, Gerald Williams of Coraopolis, Pa.; one brother, Ed Williams of Hoges Store, Va.; one sister, Helen Croye of Belle, W.Va.; eleven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 24, 1993, at the Broyles Funeral Home Chapel in Peterstown, with Rev. Thomas Rice officiating. Burial will follow at the Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg, Va.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1994, Rich Creek, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - February 16, 1994

Parcell, Kathleen Hale, 73, of 715 Woodland Road, Rich Creek, died Tuesday morning, February 15, 1994, at her residence. A lifelong resident of Giles County, she was born on November 27, 1920 and was the daughter of the late Cecil and Oakie Cawley Hale.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Garland Tabor Parcell. She was a member of the First Church of God in Rich Creek, Va. and was a retired employee of the Hoechst/Celanese Fibers Company Plant at Narrows.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Elsie Mae and Donald Blankenship of Radford; a daughter, Millie Parcell, Rich Creek; two sisters, Joan Walthal, Roanoke, Maxine Hilton, Salem; a brother, Robert Hale, Roanoke; two grandchildren, Donna B. Morris, Denton, N.C., Michael Blankenship, Lynchburg.

Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 11 a.m. in the Riffe's Funeral Chapel in Narrows, with the Rev. Ralph T. Hubble officiating. Burial will follow in the Staffordsville Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1994, Rich Creek, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - June 6, 1994

Smith, Thelma Blankenship, 73, of Rich Creek, Va., died Saturday, June 4, 1994. She was born at Willowton, W.Va. on March 7, 1921, and was the daughter of the late Henry Dexter and Bessie Odell Davis Robertson.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harold (Snooky) Blankenship. She was a retired licensed practical nurse at the Lewis-Gale Hospital in Salem, Va.

She is survived by her present husband, Lawrence William Smith of Rich Creek, Va.; three sons, Ronnie Harold Blankenship, Bristol, Va., Houston Dexter Blankenship, Midlothian, Va., Wayne Bryant Smith, Holden Beach, N.C.; three daughters, Lillian (Becky) Ganoe, Narrows, Va., Bonnie Blankenship Hawley, Christiansburg, Va., Brenda Smith Ransom, Birmingham, Ala.; two brothers, H. D. Robertson, Jr., Narrows, Va., Kenneth (Bucky) Robertson, Peterstown, W.Va.; a sister, Blanche R. French, Narrows, Va.; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows with Mike Lynn, Minister and Rev. Alan Wilder officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Narrows.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1991, Ripplemead, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - October 4, 1991

Vernon Sylvester Blankenship, age 86, died Wednesday evening in a Princeton, W.Va., hospital. A native of Giles County, he was the son of the late William Henry and Nancy Ann Griggs Blankenship. He was a retired employee of the Hoechst-Celanese Plant, Narrows, and a member of Riverview Baptist Church, Ripplemead.

Surviving are his wife, Elsie Holdren Blankenship; one son and daughter-in-law, Daniel R. and Becky Blankenship, Pearisburg; three daughters, Alma Whitaker, Christiansburg; Mildred French, and husband, James, Christiansburg; Linda Stephens, Pearisburg; one brother, Thomas C. Blankenship, Roanoke; seven grandchildren; six step grandchildren; six step great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in the Riverview Baptist Church, Ripplemead, with the Rev. Shahn Wilburn and the Rev. Eddie Kendall officiating.

[SSDI, 25Sep1905 - 02Oct1991]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1993, Ripplemead, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

Roanoke Times, The (VA) - October 28, 1993

Bratton, David Douglas, 39 of Ripplemead, died Tuesday, October 26, 1993, at his home. Born in Pulaski, VA, he was a son of Deloris Burton Smith of Radford and the late David Daniel Bratton, and stepson of Clive Smith of Radford. He was an employee of the Hoechst-Celanese Plant near Narrows, VA.

He is survived by his wife Donna Blankenship Bratton; one son, Douglas Keith Bratton of Ripplemead; one brother, Donald Lee Bratton of Pulaski; two sisters, Betty Whited and Audrey Miller of Dublin; beloved friend, Alex DiRico, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, 11 a.m. in the Kendall Funeral Home Chapel, Pembroke, VA. with the Rev. Shahn Wilburn officiating. Burial will be in Birchlawn Burial Park, Pearisburg.

[SSDI, 25Feb1954 - 26Oct1993]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Virginia F. 65, 25Jun1924 - 01Apr1990, Eggleston, Giles, VA, MD-212-22-2132

Blankenship, Milburn H. 66, 20Mar1924 - 05Aug1990, Glen Lyn, Giles, VA, WV-236-26-1248

Blankenship, Benjamin H. 80, 07May1913 - 10Mar1994, Narrows, Giles, VA, VA-226-16-5877

Blankenship, Clarence C. 80, 14Dec1909 - 06Dec1990, Narrows, Giles, VA, WV-236-24-4942

Blankenship, Clarice V. 79, 08Aug1915 - 09Oct1994, Narrows, Giles, VA, VA-229-12-3890

Blankenship, Elmer 67, 06Jun1925 - 12May1993, Narrows, Giles, VA, VA-223-28-5867

Blankenship, Ethel P. 80, 26Mar1911 - 21Sep1991, Narrows, Giles, VA, VA-227-09-0945

Blankenship, Marvin 66, 30May1927 - 07Oct1993, Narrows, Giles, VA, VA-224-24-7124

Blankenship, Marvin L. 70, 11Feb1921 - 24Mar1991, Narrows, Giles, VA, VA-229-18-0247

Blankenship, Mary L. 66, 14Jun1923 - 28May1990, Narrows, Giles, VA, VA-231-14-6607

Blankenship, Norman J. 67, 27May1925 - 17Feb1993, Narrows, Giles, VA, VA-225-22-0074

Blankenship, Stephen E. 69, 24Apr1922 - 01Sep1991, Narrows, Giles, VA, VA-230-12-7245

Blankenship, A. Scott S. 93, 11Aug1899 - 24Apr1993, Rich Creek, Giles, VA, WV-233-52-5245

Blankenship, Bobby J. 41, 03Mar1951 - 17Sep1992, Rich Creek, Giles, VA, VA-224-74-2391

Blankenship, Myrtle M. 89, 23Oct1902 - 03Feb1992, Rich Creek, Giles, VA, VA-225-22-1337

 

Gloucester

 

1991, Gloucester, Gloucester Co., VA, Obituary

Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - April 6, 1991

Lewis A. Brumfield, 62, died Thursday, April 4, in McGuire Veterans Hospital, Richmond. Mr. Brumfield was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Norge Chapter of Disabled American Veterans. He was a native of Henry County (Axton) and had been an area resident since 1955. In 1989 he moved from Williamsburg to Gloucester. Mr. Brumfield was a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Deane M. Brumfield; six daughters, Donna Hockaday, Debbie Stevenson, Sheila Crow and Lisa Wigley of Williamsburg, Brenda Blankenship of Danville and Faye Newland of Powhatan; two sons, Richard A. Brumfield of Williamsburg and Lewis E. Brumfield of Gloucester; his parents, Eugene R. and Lillie K. Brumfield of Newport News; five sisters, Hazel Turner, Jean Dixon, Gwen Roberts and Helen Brumfield of Newport News and Virginia Hall of Hampton; two brothers, Larry Brumfield of Hampton and Bobby Brumfield of Williamsburg; and 16 grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Bucktrout Funeral Home, Williamsburg. A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home by the Rev. George W. Barnes. Burial will be in Williamsburg Memorial Park.

[SSDI, 13Jul1928 - 04Apr1991]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1990, Wicomico, Gloucester Co., VA, Obituary

Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - June 17, 1990

Wicomico - Lois Hazel Hawthorne, 75, died Saturday, June 16, in Riverside Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Hawthorne, originally from Ohio, had lived in the area since 1950. She retired from civil service at the Naval Weapons Station in Yorktown in 1977 after 20 years. She was a member of Union Baptist Church, Achilles, and the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society.

Survivors include her husband, Donald C. Hawthorne; four sisters, Ruth Blankenship, Helen Jones, Maxine Withers and Sue Adkins, all of Huntington, W.Va.; three brothers, Bernard R. Jones of Hampton, John Paul Jones of San Leandro, Calif.; and Rex R. Jones of Lexington, N.C.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in W. J. Smith and Son Funeral Home, Newport News, by the Rev. David A. Pouchot. Burial will be in Peninsula Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Hampton City

 

1991, Hampton City, VA, Obituary

Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - December 28, 1991

Carrlene Garrett Lewis, 68, a native of Greensboro, N.C., died Thursday, Dec. 26. Mrs. Lewis was a cosmetologist.

Survived by her daughter, Jane D. Blankenship of Newport News; three sons, Thomas B. Lewis Jr. of Orlando, Fla., Timothy R. Lewis of Newport News, and Tracy D. Lewis of Hampton; her mother, Rose B. Myrick of Newport News; her sister, Ernestine Young of Florida; and nine grandchildren.

Visitation from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday in the Robert J. Murphy Funeral Home, Arlington. Graveside service at 9 a.m. on Monday in Arlington National Cemetery.

[SSDI, 17Dec1923 - 26Dec1991]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1993, Hampton City, VA, Obituary

The Virginian-Pilot, (Norfolk, VA) - July 18, 1993

Michael Allen Howe, 23, a rising senior at The University of North Carolina at Wilmington, met an accidental death in the country of Panama on July 13, 1993. Mike was fulfilling a lifetime dream of surfing and nature and marine study. Mike attended Bethel High School and while there he received many honors. Among Mike's achievements: Who's Who Among American High School Students 1988-89, President of The Ecology Club, President of Bethel High School SCA 1989-90, President of the State of Virginia SCA, representing 500 high schools, Boy's State Attendee, Hampton Young Citizens of the month on several occasions, Most Popular By Bethel High, Crowned King of Bethel High, recipient of special resolution by Hampton City Council and the subject on several articles by the Daily Press. Upon entering college at UNC-W, Mike was a founder and President of the Biology Club, The Ecology Club and various other organizations supporting nature and environmental subjects. Mike was a very well liked and respected person who touched many lives and will be remembered by all. He was a devoted son, brother and friend. He enjoyed surfing, nature, conservation and people. Mike's goal in life was to ''make a difference.'' And to those who knew him, he did.

Mike is survived by his mother and her husband, Bonnie and Alvin Blankenship of Hampton; his father and his wife, Allen and Betty Howe of Virginia Beach; brothers, step brothers and step sisters, Todd Howe and his wife Christin of Newport News, Adam Blankenship of Calif., Blake Blankenship of Hampton, Christopher Bradley, Monica Bradley and Melissa Johnson of Virginia Beach; paternal grandfather Arthur Howe of Norfolk and step grandparents Mr. & Mrs. H. L. Blankenship of Hampton. He was the paternal grandson of the late Elma Howe and maternal grandson of the late Jefferson Mitchell and Marie Richard.

Services will be held Wednesday, July 21 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Lawrence B. Wood. The family will be at 61 Wellington Dr., Hampton.

[SSDI, 28Feb1970 - 13Jul1993]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1994, Hampton City, VA, Obituary

Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - February 23, 1994

Kate Waugh Peek, 82, a native of Kanawha County, W.Va., and a Peninsula resident for 25 years, died Monday, Feb. 21. Mrs. Peek was a former baker with Wilson Bakery, Cocoa Beach, Fla. She attended Warwick Assembly of God, Newport News.

Survived by a son, William E. Peek of New Milford, Conn.; two daughters, Bobbie P. Harsch of Hampton and Sandra P. Forbes of Newport News; a brother, Omer Waugh of Ottawa, Tenn.; two sisters, Thelma Blankenship of Cocoa, Fla., and Jo Adams of Pasadena, Texas; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation from 7 to 8 tonight at W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home, Newport News. Funeral 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home by Dr. Terry Lewis. Burial in Parklawn Memorial Park.

[SSDI, 09Oct1911 - 21Feb1994]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1994, Hampton City, VA, Obituary

Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - April 8, 1994

Mr. Richard E. Blankenship, 75, a native of Hampton, died Wednesday, April 6, 1994. Mr. Blankenship retired in 1984 as a clerk after 27 years with the Alcohol Beverage Control Board. He was a member of Hampton Baptist Church and a lifelong member of the Elks Lodge.

Survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary H. Blankenship of Hampton; and a sister, Joy Lee Wright of Jacksonville, Fla.

Visitation from 7 to 8:30 p.m. tonight at Lawrence B. Wood Funeral Home. Graveside service 11 a.m. Saturday in Parklawn Memorial Park by Dr. Chester Brown.

[SSDI, 21Sep1918 - 06Apr1994]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Hampton City, VA, Hampton Nat. Cem., Burial

Cemetery Road At Marshall Avenue, Zip 23669, TX (757) 723-7104

Blankenship, Thomas L. Sr. AMSC USN, b.07/06/1915, DOD10/30/1992, S. FII-H #6151A, WWII

From: Don Blankenship donblank(at)earthlink.net

 

Hampton City, VA, SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi

Blankenship, Richard E. 75, 21Sep1918 - 06Apr1994, Hampton City, VA, VA-226-16-8959

 

Henrico

 

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

Blankenship, Alice 89, 07Aug1905 - 09Sep1994, Richmond, Henrico, VA, VA-229-28-9155

Blankenship, Emerson W. 50, 15Feb1941 - 06Apr1991, Richmond, Henrico, VA, TN-415-66-8276

Blankenship, Jack M. 71, 04Feb1920 - 12Dec1991, Richmond, Henrico, VA, VA-227-18-4725

Blankinship, Rex 88, 08Sep190 - 07Jul1991, Richmond, Henrico, VA, VA-228-03-3342

Blankinship, Virginia P. 88-89, 25Feb1905 - 24Feb1994, Richmond, Henrico, VA, VA-226-18-0281

 

Henry

 

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

Blankenship, Homer 79, 08Sep1910 - 31Jul1990, Bassett, Henry, VA, VA-226-10-9414

Blankenship, Rena K. 22, 25Dec1967 - ??Apr1990, Ridgeway, Henry, VA, VA-228-29-4920

Blankenship, William R. 76, 26Mar1918 - 10Jul1994, Ridgeway, Henry, VA, WV-235-10-6514

 

Hopewell, City

 

+1992, Hopewell, City, VA, Obituary

Richmond Times-Dispatch (VA) - May 13, 1992

Walter Dandridge Dunnington, retired owner of Dunnington Motor Co. and a retired auditor for the state sales tax division of the Virginia Department of Taxation, died Monday. Mr. Dunnington, who was 86 and known as "Pete," had lived in Hopewell since 1928. For a number of years, he owned Dunnington Motor Co. The business, on Commerce Street, was a Chevrolet and Oldsmobile dealership that at one time had 58 employees. A native of Bowling Green, Mr. Dunnington attended Lynchburg College and graduated from the College of William and Mary. He was a member of Dupont Masonic Lodge 289, AF&AM, and a former president of the Kiwanis Club of Hopewell.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Pauline Blankenship Dunnington.

A funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Hopewell chapel of J. T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Merchants Hope Memorial Gardens in Prince George County.

[SSDI, 07Nov1905 - 11May1992]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Lexington City

 

1991, Lexington City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - December 23, 1990

Mr. William Buster Robinson, age 68, died Saturday, December 22, 1990, in a Salem hospital. He was a member of the P.O.W., ex-prisoners of war, V.F.W., and D.A.V.

He is survived by his wife, Frances V. Robinson, Lexington; three daughters and one son-in-law, Juanita and Benny Reid, Lexington; Dianne Staton, Buchanan; Cynthia Blankenship , Lexington; one sister, Pearl Atkins, Greensboro, N. C.; a special friend, Willie Staley, Liberty, N. C.; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held Monday, December 24, 2:00 p.m. at the Rader Buchanan Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Riley and the Rev. Jim Gibson officiating. Interment will follow in the Rapps Mill Cemetery.

[Could not find on SSDI]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Lunenburg

 

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

Blankenship, Jackie C. 55, 07Nov1938 - 29Nov1993, Victoria, Lunenburg, VA, VA-225-50-3117

 

Lynchburg City

 

1994, Lynchburg City, VA, Funeral

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - December 31, 1994

Fuqua, Emma Blankenship 87, of Lynchburg, passed away Friday, December 301, 994. Funeral services 11 a.m. Monday, Mentow Baptist Church, Huddleston. Arrangements by Updike Funeral Home, Huddleston.

[SSDI, 08Feb1907 - 30Dec1994]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

Poss Dau of John W. Blankenship & Elizabeth B. Carter

 

Lynchburg City, VA, SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi

Blankenship, Elsie B. 93-9417Dec1898 - ??Dec 1992, Lynchburg City, VA, VA-228-50-8185

Blankenship, Hazel T. 69, 26Jul1922 - 18Jun1992, Lynchburg City, VA, VA-225-24-9132

Blankenship, Jehu W. 85, 02Jun1905 - 21Jan1991, Lynchburg City, VA, VA-225-03-6379

Blankenship, Jessie 74, 08Oct1918 - 09Jan1993, Lynchburg City, VA, WV-233-07-8504

Blankenship, Juanita B. 86, 29Dec1907 - 06Jul1994, Lynchburg City, VA, VA-224-14-4826

Blankenship, Lewis E. 69, 02Mar1923 - 11Mar1992, Lynchburg City, VA, VA-226-12-8647

Blankenship, Walter C. 73, 23Sep1918 - 09Oct1991, Lynchburg City, VA, WV/NC-232-28-3155

 

Martinsville City

 

1991, Martinsville City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - December 8, 1991

Ethel Agee Cannaday, 97, formerly of Floyd, died Friday, in a Martinsville hospital.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Obie K. Agae and Rev. Wilson Agee.

Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Claudine and Garland Blankenship of Martinsville; two daughters-in-law, Vivian Agee of Floyd; Mabel Agee of Ridgeway; ten grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren and twenty great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be Monday 2:00 p.m. Wood Funeral Home, Floyd, with Elder Hale Terry and Elder Lane Carter officiating with interment in the Moran Cemetery.

[SSDI, 24Oct1894 - 06Dec1991]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1993, Martinsville City, VA, Funeral

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - April 15, 1993

Deal, Louise Blankenship, 76, of Martinsville, died Wednesday, April 14, 1993. Funeral 2 p.m. Friday, Grace Baptist Church, Ridgeway.

[SSDI, Mary L. Deal - 06Jun1916 - Apr1993]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1993, Martinsville City, VA, Obituary

Greensboro News & Record (NC) - October 10, 1993

Ada Blankenship Thurman, 93, of 911 Chalmers St. died Oct. 9, 1993, at Elder Care Nursing Home, Rocky Mount. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at McKee Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Tommy Smith and Dr. David Adkins. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

A native of Franklin County, she was born April 9, 1900 to Luther Blankenship and Nannie Shoemaker Blankenship. She was a member of Wilson St. Pentecostal Holiness Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Henry Taswell Thurman.

Surviving are daughters, Katherine T. Spencer, Edna T. Keys both of Martinsville, Mamie Ross of Rocky Mount; sons, Taswell Carnice Thurman, Robert Lee Thurman both of Martinsville, Jessie Doug Thurman of Eden, N.C.; sister, Jennie Ferguson of Roanoke; 17 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; 23 great-great-grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Martinsville City, VA, SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi

Blankenship, Arlena 74, 19Apr1919 - 20Jul1993, Martinsville City, VA, VA-230-28-8717

Blankenship, Blanche P. 74, 11May1916 - ??Feb1991, Martinsville City, VA, VA-231-07-5643

Blankenship, Eddie H. 78, 20Feb1913 - ??Nov1991, Martinsville City, VA, VA-231-09-8048

Blankenship, Kenneth H. 73, 09Aug1917 - 25Oct1990, Martinsville City, VA, VA-226-10-9599

 

Mathews

 

1994, Cobbs Creek, Mathews Co., VA, Obituary

Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - May 5, 1994

A memorial service for Thomas ''Eugene'' Dinwiddie, 63, of Cobbs Creek, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mathews Chapel United Methodist Church, Cobbs Creek. The service will be conducted by the Revs. Robert Justis and Robert Painter.

Mr. Dinwiddie, who died May 4, 1994, was a native of Moneta, Bedford County, Virginia. He retired in 1986 from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Extension Service after 30 years of service. Mr. Dinwiddie was a member of the Virginia Tech Cadet Corps and received a B.S. degree in agricultural economics from VPI in 1956. He also did graduate work in his field at Cornell University in New York and the University of Arkansas. While in the Extension Service, Mr. Dinwiddie was awarded the State 4-H All Star Key and was the recipient of the National Distinguished Service Award in 1983, an honor bestowed only once in an agent's career. He was a board member of the Selective Service System and a veteran of the Korean War; a past commander of Mathews American Legion Post 83; vice commander of the Third District, Department of Virginia; past president of the Mathews Ruritan Club; member of Gloucester Lodge No. 886, LOOM; and Oriental Lodge No. 20, A.F. & A.M., Mathews. Mr. Dinwiddie was a former lay leader and long-time Sunday school teacher at Mathews Chapel United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Adams Dinwiddie; two daughters, Gina Ann Burnette of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., and Tiffany Ann Paulk of Ramer, Ala.; two sons, Keel Anthony of Ridgecrest, Calif., and Russell Anthony of Knoxville, Tenn.; his mother, Evelyn Dinwiddie, and two brothers, Davis and Robert Dinwiddie, all of Bedford; a sister, Betty Ann Blankenship of Vinton; and three grandchildren, Justin Lee Paulk, Stephen Alexander Paulk and Sydney Bowden Paulk, all of Ramer, Ala.

(no match on SSDI)

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Mecklenburg

 

1992, Buffalo Junction, Mecklenburg Co., VA, Death

Richmond Times-Dispatch (VA) - June 21, 1992

Alice Blankenship Tuck, 80, widow of Ammon Franklin Tuck.

[SSDI, 23Jul1911 - 19Jun1992]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Rayvon 75, 19Aug1917 - 10Mar1993, Clarksville, Mecklenburg, VA, VA-230-07-6760

 

Middlesex

 

1990, Deltaville, Middlesex Co., VA, Obituary

Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - December 4, 1990

Forrest C. Blankenship, 68, formerly of Richmond, died Monday, Dec. 3, at his home.

He is survived by his wife, Wilhelmina Blankenship ; a son, F. Ronald Blankenship ; a son, F. Ronald Blankenship of Richmond; three sisters, Grace Zahn and Nannie Randall of Sandston and Hazel Cobb of Richmond; two brothers, Bernard M. Blankenship of Largo, Fla., and Grover A. Blankenship of Richmond; and three grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home, Saluda. Burial will be at 2 p.m. in Dale Memorial Park, Chesterfield.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1993, Deltaville, Middlesex Co., VA, Obituary

Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - September 1, 1993

Wilhelmina Blankenship, 77, died Monday, Aug. 30.

Survived by a brother, A. L. Westerman of Quinton; and seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside service at 2 p.m. Thursday at Dale Memorial Park Cemetery, Chesterfield. Arrangements by Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home, Saluda.

[SSDI, 18Feb1916 - 30Aug1993]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Forrest C. 67, 02Oct1923 - 03Dec1990, Deltaville, Middlesex, VA, VA-231-16-3758

Blankenship, Wilhelmina W. 77, 18Feb1916 - 30Aug1993, Deltaville, Middlesex, VA, VA-227-46-3976

 

Montgomery

 

1990, Blacksburg, Montgomery Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - November 4, 1990

Walter P. Shrader, age 88, died Saturday, November 3, 1990, at Montgomery Regional Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eva L. Shrader, and one son, Hugh Allen Shrader.

Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Mildred and Clyde Blankenship , Blacksburg; Irene Lowe, New Ross, Ind.; one son and daughter-in-law, Ben R. and Joyce L. Shrader, Bedford; five sisters, Amelia Shrader, Squire, W.Va.; Eunice Keeton and Viola Cleghon, both of Memphis, Tenn.; Ella Smith, California; Oma Curry, Logansport, Ind.; one brother, Frank Shrader, California; two granddaughters; five grandsons; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 6, at 1:00 p.m. at Hoy-McCoy Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Robert Crawford will officiate. Interment will follow in Sunrise Burial Park, Radford.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1993, Blacksburg, Montgomery Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - February 7, 1993

Gibson, William Lloyd Jr., 83, of Blacksburg, died Saturday, February 6, 1993, at Montgomery Regional Hospital. He was a son of W. L. Gibson Sr. and Amanda Monroe Gibson of Lynchburg.

Widely known as "Hoot" Gibson, he spent his entire professional life at Virginia Polytechnic Institute where he attained the rank of full professor before retirement. In 1972, Dr. Gibson was the second person to receive the Wine Award for teaching excellence, and when he retired from V.P.I., a scholarship was established in his name by former students. Dr. Gibson was a long-time member of the Blacksburg United Methodist Church, serving as the treasurer for many years. He was named as an honorary member of the Administrative Board for life, in recognition for his many years of faithful service.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Opal Hurd "Tillie" Gibson, and a sister, Ann Blankenship.

Surviving are two sisters, Nell Mattox of Lynchburg, Ruby Lavinder of Roanoke; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, February 8, at Blacksburg United Methodist Church with the Rev. Herbert Hobbs officiating. Interment will follow in Westview Cemetery.

[SSDI, 22Jan1910 - 06Feb1993]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1994, Blacksburg, Montgomery Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - April 10, 1994

Reed, Katie Frances, 83, of Blacksburg, died Friday, April 8, 1994, in Heritage Hall Nursing Home. The widow of Carl Lee Reed, she is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Ruby C. and Junior Blankenship; one granddaughter, Tammy C. Allen and two great-grandchildren, all of Christiansburg.

Funeral services will 1 p.m. Monday at the graveside in North Fork Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Raymond Klaiber.

[SSDI, 15Aug1910 - 08Apr1994]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1994, Blacksburg, Montgomery Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - July 10, 1994

Herzig, Claude Swanson, 74, of Blacksburg, died Saturday, July 9, 1994, in the Veterans Medical Center in Salem. Mr. Herzig was born in Prince Edward County on November 18, 1919, a son of the late Albert Herzig and Ellie Hodd Herzig.

He was a World War II Army veteran, severing during the invasion of Normandy. Mr. Herzig was employed with R.A.A.P. for 27 years as a tool and die maker and was also employed with Wolverine for 10 years.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby Price Herzig; two sons, David Arthur Herzig, Prices Fork, Glen Albert Herzig, Alexandria; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Louise H. and Lewis Duval, Keysville, Emma H. Blankenship, Leona, Texas, Thelma Lois Hayer, Burkville; one brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Trudy Herzig, Meherrin.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, July 11, at McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Charles Dean officiating. Interment will follow in Westview Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1990, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - April 21, 1990

Cecil Ray Chandler, age 84, died Thursday, April 19, 1990 in Lewis Gale Hospital. Born and raised in Giles County, he was a retired painter and lived in Montgomery County since 1942. He was a member and Deacon of Alleghany Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife, Princess Virginia Chandler; son, Curtis Cecil Chandler, Crawfordsville, Va.; daughter, Margaret Arnold, Indianapolis, Ind.; three sisters, Mamie Meadows, Pearisburg; Thelma Blankenship, Richmond; Verna Parcell, Flint, Mich.; six grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday from the Alleghany Church of Christ conducted by Mr. Porter Riner with burial in Sunset Cemetery.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Alleghany Church of Christ, 2095 N. Franklin St., Christiansburg, VA 24073. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Saturday evening at the Richardson-Horne Funeral Home, Christiansburg.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1991, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - May 15, 1991

Carl L. Reed, age 91, of 2551 North Ford Road, died Monday, May 13, 1991, at his home.

Surviving are his wife, Katie J. Reed; one daughter, Ruby Blankenship; one granddaughter, Tammy C. Allen, all of Christiansburg; nine brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday from the graveside in North Fork Cemetery conducted by Rev. Raymond Klaiber.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1992, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., VA, Obituary

Roanoke Times, The (VA) - December 15, 1992

Sigmond, Hilda Blankenship, 77, of Christiansburg, died Monday, December 14, 1992 in a Roanoke hospital.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Marie and Vern Basham of Dublin; one brother, Ralph K. Blankenship of Russell, Ky.; two grandchildren, Jerry Wayne Basham of Christiansburg, and Carolyn Basham of Radford; three great-granddaughters.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, from the DeVilbiss Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Claude Dove and Rev. Gina Rhea officiating. Interment will follow in Westview Cemetery.

[SSDI, 22Mar1915 - 14Dec1992]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1993, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - November 28, 1993

Blankenship, Virginia M., 73, of Christiansburg, died Friday, November 26, 1993.

Surviving are one brother and sister-in-law, Teddy and Christine Blankenship Sr. of Christiansburg; sister-in-law, Bertha B. Foster of Christiansburg; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. from the Richardson-Horne Funeral Home Chapel by Mr. James Thomas with burial in Sunset Cemetery.

[SSDI, 08May1920 - 26Nov1993]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1994, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - January 18, 1994

Elswick, Terry Lee, 31, of Christiansburg, died Saturday, January 15, 1994, in Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Jeanette Lane and his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bascom Elswick.

Surviving are his mother, Sandra Blankenship, Christiansburg; his father, Bob Elswick, Alexandria, Va.; one brother, Jimmy Blankenship, Christiansburg; sisters, Sherry Horn, Tammy Blankenship , both of Richlands; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Jessie, Pulaski.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 19, at the Richardson-Horne Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

[SSDI 31Oct1962 - 15Jan1994]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1994, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - August 19, 1994

Parker, Sylvia Eve, 2 month old, daughter of Ronald E. and Angela Dickerson Parker of Christiansburg, died suddenly Thursday, August 18, 1994 at her home.

Also surviving are her grandparents, Charles and Dorothy Dickerson, Danny and Margaret Parker all of Christiansburg; great-grandparents, Junior and Dorothy Blankenship , Salem, Alma Quesenberry, Radford; an uncle, Charles Dickerson Jr., Christiansburg.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, August 20, at the Lighthouse Baptist Church conducted by Pastor M. D. Saunders with burial in Sunset Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1994, Elliston, Montgomery Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - January 17, 1994

Starkey, Herbert Hoover, 65, of Elliston, died Sunday, January 16, 1994.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lillian G. Starkey, Elliston; three daughters, Mrs. Patsy S. Angell, Salem, Mrs. Martha S. Tolbert, Mrs. Patricia S. Pruett both of Elliston; one son, William T. Starkey, Elliston; six sisters, Mrs. Lillian Helm, Mrs. Shirley Helm, Mrs. Beulah Akers, Mrs. Evelyn Jones all of Elliston, Mrs. Ethel Jewell, Mrs. Ruth Flourney both of Salem; two brothers, Robert A. Starkey, Nelson R. Starkey both of Elliston; one granddaughter, Miss April M. Angell, Salem; two grandsons, Michael D. Blankenship , Benjamin L. Pruett both of Elliston.

Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 19, 1994, at Big Spring Baptist Church. Interment will be in Sherwood Memorial Park.

[SSDI, 02Nov1928 - 16Jan1994]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1991, Ironto, Montgomery Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - December 5, 1991

Ora Yopp Wood, age 69, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 1991.

She is survived by her husband, Charles T. Wood; five children, Gene A. Wood; Barbara W. Mills, both of Shawsville; Arthur L. Wood, Ironto; Lilly W. Blankenship, Pearisburg; Mattie W. McGuyer, Christiansburg; a sister, Bonnie Y. Cook, Shawsville; three brothers, George Yopp, Salem; Roy Yopp, Lynchburg and Charles Yopp, Shawsville; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday from the Richardson-Horne Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Rev. Jerry Shepherd with burial in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

[SSDI, 10Jun1922 - 03Dec1991]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1992, Ironto, Montgomery Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - May 1, 1992

Charles Thomas Woods, age 74, of Fox Hollow Road, died Wednesday, April 29, 1992 at Montgomery Regional Hospital.

Surviving are his children, Gene A. Wood, Barbara W. Mills, both of Shawsville; Arthur L. Wood, Ironto; Lilly W. Blankenship, Pearisburg, Mattie W. McGuyer, Christiansburg; a sister, Ruby Thornton, Roanoke; a sister-in-law, Mary Wood, Baltimore, Md.; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday from the Richardson-Horne Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Jerry Shepherd with burial in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

[SSDI, 10Mar1918 - 29Apr1992]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1993, McCoy, Montgomery Co., VA, Obituary

Roanoke Times, The (VA) - February 1, 1993

Sublett, Claude Edward, 81, of McCoy, died Saturday, January 30, 1993, at his home. Mr. Sublett was born in Pulaski County on December 8, 1911, and was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Samuel and Mrs. Ellie Sublett, and one sister. He was a veteran of World War II, serving overseas and in the National Guard for three years. After working as a coal miner for several years, he worked as a carpenter, and was a member of Centennial Christian Church in McCoy.

Surviving are his wife, Francie Hungate Sublett; one son and daughter-in-law, Alfred "Al" and Kathryn "Kay" Sublett, McCoy; five brothers, Harry Sublett, Lewis Sublett, Rev. Herbert Sublett, John R. Sublett and Mark Sublett; seven sisters, Amy S. Quillan, Eunice S. Robinette, Ruth S. Blankenship, Myrtle S. Arthur, Wanda S. Gills, Ida Mae S. Clay and Eldora S. Fleeger; one granddaughter, Trenece R. Rowley; and two grandsons, Chris Sublett and Michael Sublett. Also surviving are five very special great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 2, at Centennial Christian Church with the Rev. Gordon Lee and Mr. Bobby E. Fuller officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1994, Riner, Montgomery Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - April 30, 1994

Blankenship, Danielle Renee, 16 of died Thursday, April 28, 1994 in an automobile accident near Floyd. She was a Junior at Auburn High School, where she was a Varsity Cheerleader, played Varsity Volleyball and was a member of ""The Swing Choir"".

She was preceded in death by a sister, Tessa Blankenship and Grandfathers Leroy Phillips and Tomie Blankenship.

She is survived by her parents, Hosea & Lana Blankenship, Riner; one brother, Joshua Hosea Blankenship; two sisters, Nichole Leigh Blankenship and Ashlee Elizabeth Blankenship, all of Riner; Paternal Grandmother, Bertie Reed, Floyd; Maternal Grandmother, Myrtle Phillips, Willis; Paternal great-grandmother, Macie Blankenship, Narrows; special friend, Mary Ann Thornton; two uncles, four aunts and several cousins also survive.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at Gethsemane Baptist Church, Radford with Pastor Jerry Gibson and Pastor James Andrews officiating. Burial will follow in the Sumpter Cemetery, Willis.

[SSDI, 24Jun1977 - 28Apr1994]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1994, Walton, Montgomery Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - July 23, 1994

Blankenship, Elbert Woodrow, 79, of Walton, died Thursday, July 21, 1994, in Radford Community Hospital. He was born January 18, 1915, the son of the late George W. Blankenship and Lizzie Dobbins. He was a retired employee of the Lynchburg Foundry Company in Radford.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Mark Beaver, Walton; one stepson, Luther Blankenship, Oakland, Calif.; also survived by one grandson.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, July 24, 1994 at 2 p.m. from the Highland Memory Gardens Chapel in Dublin with the Rev. J. P. Hale officiating. Entobment will follow in the Cemetery Mausoleum.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Elbert W. 79, 1 Jan1915 - 21Jul1994, Christiansburg, Montgomery, VA, VA-227-07-6819

 

New Kent

 

New Kent Co., VA, SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi

Blankinship, Mary N. 58, 05Dec1931 - 22Mar1990, New Kent, New Kent, VA, VA-231-34-7527

 

Newport News City

 

1990, Newport News, Hampton Roads, VA, Obituary

Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - August 13, 1990

Lara W. Fairfield, 13, died Saturday, Aug. 11, in Lanexa (New Kent Co., VA). Lara was a native of Newport News. She graduated in June from Gildersleeve School and in September would have been attending the ninth grade at Menchville High School. She was a member of the dance team with the band and was a member of the honor society. Lara was a member of Denbigh Presbyterian Church and its Sunday school class.

Survivors include her father, Leonard W. Fairfield Jr. of Newport News; her mother, Sandra Fairfield of Newport News; one sister, Tara Fairfield of Newport News; maternal grandparents, David E. and Elsie Blankenship of Newport News; and her paternal grandmother, Catherine E. Fairfield of Newport News.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Denbigh Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Jerry Helms. Burial will be in Peninsula Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1991, Newport News, Hampton Roads, VA, Obituary

Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - March 23, 1991

Alice Marie Disney, 87, died Thursday, March 21, in Riverside Regional Convalescent Center. Mrs. Disney was a native of Volcano, W.Va., and had been a Peninsula resident for 18 years. She was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church and of R.S.V.P.

She is survived by a son, Raymond L. Turner of Newport News; a sister, Essie Blankenship of Charleston, W.Va.; and a grandchild.

A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in Peninsula Memorial Park by the Rev. Gregory Kandt.

[SSDI, 28Apr1903 - 21Mar1991]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1991, Newport News, Hampton Roads, VA, Obituary

Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - November 2, 1991

Joseph Garnett Gilliam, 72, a native of Lunenburg County and Peninsula resident for 52 years, died Sunday, Oct. 27. Mr. Gilliam retired in 1984 as a staff supervisor from the X30 Division of Newport News Shipbuilding after 40 years.

Survived by his wife, Elsie E. Gilliam; a daughter, Karin G. Blankenship of Crewe; a son, Ken Gilliam of Kwajalien, Marshall Islands; a sister, Gladys G. Kincaid of Orlando, Fla.; and two grandchildren.

Graveside service was held on Wednesday, Oct. 30, in Veterans Memorial Gardens, Hampton. Umphlett Funeral Home in charge.

[SSDI, 27Oct1919 - 27Oct1991]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1992, Newport News, Hampton Roads, VA, Obituary

Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - August 7, 1992

Retired Chief Warrant Officer Joseph R. Moudry, 62, a Peninsula resident for 26 years, died Tuesday, Aug. 4. He retired in 1977 from the Yorktown Naval Weapons Station after 30 years in the Navy. Mr. Moudry was a member of Disabled American Veterans, Retired Officers Association, Fleet Reserve Association and the Riverside Stroke CLub. A Frederick, Md., native, Mr. Moudry received his bachelor's degree from Christopher Newport College and was a member of Church of Christ in Norfolk.

Survived by two daughters, Catherine E. Knudson of St. Charles, Ill., and Carol A. Blankenship of Newport News; a son, Joseph R. Moudry II of Newport News; two sisters, Josephine Nelson of Frederick, Md., and Marie Nelson of Florida; a brother, Robert Moudry of New Jersey; and two grandchildren.

Funeral at 11 a.m. today at Peninsula Funeral Home. Burial in Peninsula Memorial Park with military honors.

[SSDI, 17Mar1930 - 04Aug1992]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1992, Newport News City, VA, Obituary

Greensboro News & Record (NC) - December 19, 1992

Mrs. Rosa "Mama Rose" Beason Myrick, 86, formerly of Burlington, died Dec. 18, 1992. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Riverside Funeral Home. Burial will be in Peninsula Memorial Park with Moose rites. A native of Burlington, she was a member of First Presbyterian Church and Warwick Women of the Moose Chapter 1386.

Surviving are daughter, Mrs. J. M Young of Florida; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. The family will be at the funeral home 7-8 p.m. Sunday, other times at the home of granddaughter, Jane Darlene Blankenship, 773 Bellwood Road, Hampton.

(could not find on SSDI)

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1993, Newport News, Hampton Roads, VA Obituary

Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - March 16, 1993

Beatrice D. Frazier, 67, a Peninsula resident since 1973, died Sunday, March 14. A native of Dumfries, she was a member of the Berkley South Senior Citizen Club. Mrs. Frazier was a member of Westhampton Baptist Church.

Survived by her husband, Thomas D. Frazier; a daughter, Lois A. Pollard of Newport News; two step daughters, Dale Smith and Betty Frayser of Newport News; a step son, David Frazier of Newport News; a sister, Dorothy Blankenship of Manassas; and eight grandchildren.

Funeral 3 p.m. Wednesday at Peninsula Funeral Home by the Rev. R. Furman Kenney with visitation afterward until 5 p.m. The body will be taken to Blaylock Funeral Home, Warrenton, N.C., for 11 a.m. graveside service Friday in Browns Baptist Church Cemetery.

[SSDI, 14Oct1925 - 14Mar1993]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1993, Newport News, Hampton Roads, VA, Obituary

Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - December 19, 1993

Lafayette Blankenship, 71, a retired sergeant first class, died Friday, Dec. 17. Mr. Blankenship, a native of Hurley and a Peninsula resident for 30 years, retired from the Army in 1963 after 20 years of service. He was a life member of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 6 and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War.

Survived by his wife, Andree Blankenship of Newport News; a son, Michael Blankenship of Yorktown; and two sisters, Geneva Blankenship of Hurley, and Violet B. Presley of Skygusty, W.Va.

Funeral 1 p.m. Tuesday at Weymouth Funeral Home. Visitation from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial with full military honors in Peninsula Memorial Park.

[SSDI, 24Nov1922 - 17Dec1993]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Newport News City, VA, SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi

Blankinship, C. E. 77, 27Jan1913 - 15Mar1990, Newport News City, VA, VA-226-12-6778

Blankenship, Lafayette 71, 24Nov1922 - 17Dec1993, Newport News City, VA, VA-230-18-3090

 

Norfolk City

 

1992, Norfolk, Hampton Roads, VA, Obituary

The Virginian-Pilot, (Norfolk, VA) - Saturday, February 22,

Beatrice B. Wilson, 86, of the 900 block of Brandon Ave., a retired office clerk, died Feb. 21, 1992, in a hospital. Mrs. Wilson was born in Norfolk. She had retired from American Mutual Liability Insurance Co. after 40 years. She was the widow of Joseph M. Wilson and a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

Survivors include a sister, Pearle Blankenship of Norfolk.

The graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Cedar Grove Cemetery by the Rev. Hugh C. White III.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1992, Norfolk, Hampton Roads, VA, Obituary

The Virginian-Pilot, (Norfolk, VA) - Sunday, March 15, 1992,

Edwin S. Owens Jr., 53, of the 1900 block of Moody Road, a retired utility foreman, died March 13, 1992, in a Norfolk hospital. Mr. Owens was born in Washington. He retired from Harrison & Wright Construction Co. after 15 years. He was employed for nine years in the Public Works DEpartment at Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base as a rigger. Mr. Owens was a member of Isaac Walton League, Chapter 27. He was a Catholic.

Survivors include his wife, Janet L. Owens; five daughters, Kimberly L. Christiansen, Laurie A. Fisher, Julie A. Lanier and Lynne Bevill, all of Virginia Beach, and Cory L. Blankenship of Wetumpka, Ala.; two sons, Thomas E. Owens of Virginia Beach and Michael A. Lanier of Elmore, Ala.; four sisters, Audrey Shall of Redmond, Wash., Joy Drone of Arlington, Va., Eileen Hohman of Stafford, Va., and Cheryl Dunn of Waldorf, Md.; three brothers, Robert Owens of Capitol Heights, Md., Jerry Owens of Silver Spring, Md., and Thomas Owens of Sperryville, Va.; and 15 grandchildren.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base Chapel. Burial will be in Rosewood Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1992, Norfolk, Hampton Roads, VA, Obituary

The Virginian-Pilot, (Norfolk, VA) - Tuesday, November 3, 1992

Thomas L. Blankenship Sr., 77, a retired Navy chief petty officer, died Oct. 30, 1992. Mr. Blankenship was born in Roanoke and had retired from the Navy after 33 years. He had also retired as an aviation metal smith from the Naval Air Rework Facility. He was a member of Belmont Christian Church in Roanoke. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a Pearl Harbor survivor and served on the original USS Enterprise and the USS Hornet.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn A. Blankenship ; a daughter, Sherie L. Hawthorne of Chesapeake; a son, Thomas L. Blankenship of Virginia Beach; and four grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, by the Rev. Jess Jackson. Burial will be in Hampton National Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1992, Norfolk, Hampton Roads, VA, Obituary

The Virginian-Pilot, (Norfolk, VA) - Tuesday, December 22, 1992

Evelyn A. Blankenship , 74, went to be with Jesus on Dec. 19, 1992, in a hospital. Mrs. Blankenship was a native of Roanoke, Va., and was the widow of Thomas L. Blankenship Sr. She was a member of Belmont Christian Church in Roanoke.

Survivors include a daughter, Sherrie L. Hawthorne of Chesapeake; a son, Thomas L. Blankenship Jr. of Virginia Beach; and the special joy of her life, her four grandchildren, Noel Hawthorne of Chesapeake, Jason Blankenship , Tonya Blankenship and Thomas L. Blankenship III, all of Virginia Beach.

The funeral will be conducted at noon Wednesday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel by Pastor Jess Jackson. Burial will be in Hampton National Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1992, Norfolk, Hampton Roads, VA, Obituary

The Virginian-Pilot, (Norfolk, VA) - December 22, 1992

Evelyn A. Blankenship, 74, went to be with Jesus on Dec. 19, 1992, in a hospital. Mrs. Blankenship was a native of Roanoke, Va., and was the widow of Thomas L. Blankenship Sr. She was a member of Belmont Christian Church in Roanoke.

Survivors include a daughter, Sherrie L. Hawthorne of Chesapeake; a son, Thomas L. Blankenship Jr. of Virginia Beach; and the special joy of her life, her four grandchildren, Noel Hawthorne of Chesapeake, Jason Blankenship, Tonya Blankenship and Thomas L. Blankenship III, all of Virginia Beach.

The funeral will be conducted at noon Wednesday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel by Pastor Jess Jackson. Burial will be in Hampton National Cemetery.

[SSDI, 03Oct1917 - 19Dec1992]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1993, Norfolk, Hampton Roads, VA, Obituary

The Virginian-Pilot, (Norfolk, VA) - January 8, 1993

Frank Edward Bowman, 78, a retired coal miner, died Jan. 6, 1993, in a Norfolk hospital. Mr. Bowman was born in Pike County, Ky., and had retired from Pollard Coal Co. in Kentucky after 30 years. He was the widower of Tina Bowman.

Survivors include three daughters, Ruby J. Tabor of Norfolk, Christine Whittaker of Louisville, Ky., and Josephine Brickhouse of Chesapeake; three sons, Robert L. Bowman, Henry R. Bowman and Jerry L. Bowman, all of Norfolk; four sisters, Ada Smith and Hannah Blankenship, both of Mason, Ohio, Sara Combs of Dallas and Ethel Pope of Majestic, Ky.; a brother, Godfrey Bowman of Mason; 19 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Oma Bagwell.

The funeral will be at noon Saturday in Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

[SSDI, 02Feb1914 - 06Jan1993]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1993, Norfolk, Hampton Roads, VA, Obituary

The Virginian-Pilot, (Norfolk, VA) - February 18, 1993

Melborn C. Byrd, 58, died Feb. 17, 1993, in a hospital. Mr. Byrd was born in McLain, Miss. He was a retired Navy gunners mate first class and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He retired after 22 years of service.

Survivors include his wife, Jeannette J. Byrd; two sisters, Helen E. Avera of Leaksville, Miss., and Esther Blankenship of Lancaster, Calif.; and one brother, Cranford Byrd of New Orleans.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, by Navy Chaplain J. Robert Pipkin. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Military honors will be accorded at the grave.

[SSDI, 26Sep1934 - 17Feb1993]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1993, Norfolk, Hampton Roads, VA, Obituary

The Virginian-Pilot, (Norfolk, VA) - June 30, 1993

Pearle Virginia Blankenship, 85, of the 1200 block of Colonial Ave., a retired office clerk, died June 29, 1993, in a local hospital. Miss Blankenship was born in Norfolk and was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church. She was retired from Norport Supply Co. Inc.

A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Cedar Grove Cemetery by Dr. W. Emmett M. Diggs.

[SSDI, 22Jun1908 - 29Jun1993]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1993, Norfolk, Hampton Roads, VA, Obituary

The Virginian-Pilot, (Norfolk, VA) - September 27, 1993

Tom Raleigh Broadaway, 72, a retired Navy chief petty officer, died Sept. 25, 1993, in his home. Mr. Broadaway was born in Magnet, Ga.

He had retired from the Navy after 27 years. He had also retired from Civil Service at Little Creek Amphibious Base. He was a member of Bayside Baptist Church. He was also a member of Atlantic Masonic Lodge 2, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 39 in Norfolk, Bayside Hunt Club, Issac Walton Hunt Club, Fleet Reserve Association Branch 60 and was a life member of Disabled American Veterans, Old Dominion Chapter. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean war.

Survivors include his wife, Millicent Nester Broadaway; a daughter, Susan B. Daleen of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Helen Vancil of Selma, Ala. and Sannie Mae Blankenship of Cedar Town, Ga.; two granddaughters, Sheri Lynn Hogue of Virginia Beach and Heather Marie Broadaway of Poquoson, Va.; and one grandson, Sean Thomas Broadaway of Poquoson.

He was predeceased by his son, Tom R. Broadaway Jr.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, by the Rev. Paul S. Carter. Burial with military honors will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. A Fleet Reserve Association Service will be at the funeral home at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Masonic rites will be accorded at the chapel after the funeral.

[SSDI, 17Nov1920 - 25Sep1993]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1993, Norfolk, Hampton Roads, VA, Obituary

The Virginian-Pilot, (Norfolk, VA) - November 3, 1993

Carrie B. Gordon, 84, formerly of the 200 block of Sir Oliver Road, a retired registered nurse, died Nov. 1, 1993, in Harrisonburg, Va.

She was born in Stuart, Va. and was the widow of Rufus H. Gordon. She was a member of Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church and Westminster Chapter (NU) 99, Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include one son, Dr. Rufus H. Gordon of South Boston, Va.; one sister, Gladys Blankenship of Martinsville, Va.; three brothers, Herbert Burge of Buffalo, N.Y., Carl Burge of Claudville, Va., and Camden Burge of Mount Airy, N.C.; one granddaughter, Ann Lehew of Durham, N.C.; two grandsons, David Gordon of Cullowhee, N.C. and James Gordon of Charlotte, N.C.; two great-granddaughters; one great-grandson; and three stepchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Richard S. Ruggles, H.R., Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Burial will be in Rosewood Memorial Park.

[SSDI, 23Jan1909 - 01Nov1993]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1993, Norfolk, Hampton Roads, VA, Obituary

The Virginian-Pilot, (Norfolk, VA) - October 10, 1993

Elsie Wilkes Walker, 81, of the 4100 block of Bernard St., died Oct. 8, 1993, in a Norfolk nursing home. Mrs. Walker was born in Northfork, W.Va.

She retired from Giant Open Air Market and was a member of Chesapeake Avenue United Methodist Church in Chesapeake, Friendship Chapter (NU)57 Order of Eastern Star, The Daughters of the American Revolution, Goodwill Council (NU)5, and The Rebekah's. She was the widow of Reginald A. Walker, daughter of the late Mary Elizabeth Carter Wilkes and Leotie Davis Wilkes, and was also preceded in death by two sisters, Gay Cutshaw and Rubye Archer, and two brothers, John Wilkes and Henry Wilkes.

Survivors include three sisters, Dorothy Goode of Dillwyn, Va., Kathryn Blankenship of Bedford, Va., and Joyce Nichols of Huddleston, Va.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be conducted at 7 p.m. today at Frances A. Gay Funeral Home, South Norfolk, by the Rev. John Andrews. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Bedford, Va., on Monday. Eastern Star rites will be accorded in the chapel. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Carter-Tharp Funeral Home, Bedford.

[SSDI, 27Aug1912 - 08Oct1993]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1993, Norfolk, Hampton Roads, VA, Obituary

The Virginian-Pilot, (Norfolk, VA) - December 18, 1993

Verlie Washburn Hensley, 82, of the 200 block of Westonia Road, a retired textile worker, died Dec. 16, 1993, in a local hospital. Mrs. Hensley was born in McDowell County, N.C. She was a member of Bowers Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Riley A. Hensley; a son, James W. Hensley of Chesapeake; four sisters, Lillian Williamson, Myrtle Washburn, Luzeal Blankenship and Annette Morrow, all of Marion, N.C.; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Hollomon-Brown & Snellings Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel, by the Rev. Ronald Workman. Burial will be in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens.

[SSDI, Verlie M Hensley - 26May1911 - 16Dec1993]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1994, Norfolk, Hampton Roads, VA, Obituary

The Virginian-Pilot, (Norfolk, VA) - May 17, 1994

Mrs. Eugenia Faison Scott Blankenship, 84, of Dale Circle, died Sunday, May 15, 1994, in Dover, Del. Mrs. Blankenship was a native of Wallace, N.C., and was the daughter of the late Ritchie West and Eugenia Madeline Hart Scott.

She was the widow of Earl D. Blankenship Sr. Mrs. Blankenship was a member of Hunterdale United Church of Christ and its Women's Fellowship, Ladies Bible Class, and Ladies Circle of Hunterdale United Church of Christ.

Survivors include one daughter, Kathleen B. Magazu of Dover, Del.; two sons, William H. Blankenship and Earl D. Blankenship Jr, both of Franklin; nine grandchildren, Frank J. Magazu Jr., Anna Jean Toms, William H. Blankenship Jr., Michael L. Blankenship, Julie B. Grizzard, Brandon P. Blankenship, Dayna Blankenship, Dara Blankenship and Earl D. (Tre) Blankenship III; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 1994, in the Hunterdale United Church of Christ with the Rev. James X. Camak and the Rev. Allen Wentz officiating. The burial will be in Poplar Spring Cemetery.

[SSDI, 28Apr1910 - 15May1994]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Norfolk City, VA, SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi

Blankenship, Delzie K. 62, 08Oct1930 - 22Oct1992, Norfolk City, VA, VA-226-32-5398

Blankenship, Pearle V. 85, 22Jun1908 - 29Jun1993, Norfolk City, VA, VA-225-07-1092

 

Nottoway

 

1993, Blackstone, Nottoway Co., VA, Obituary

Richmond Times-Dispatch (VA) - June 3, 1993

Billy R. Blankenship, 60, retired machinist, Navy veteran, husband of Janice E. Blankenship .

[Could not find anything on SSDI]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Drama 76, 06Feb1915 - 14May1991, Crewe, Nottoway, VA, VA-225-56-5396

 

Orange

 

1992, Orange, Orange Co., VA, Death

Richmond Times-Dispatch (VA) - September 7, 1992

Wilbur Sturgell, 82, a retired farmer, husband of Georgie Blankenship Sturgell.

[SSDI, 30Jul1910 - Sep1992]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Page

 

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

Blankenship, Horace O. 74, 08Jan1920 - 14Jan1994, Shenandoah, Page, VA, VA-226-09-5971

 

Petersburg City

 

1990, Petersburg City, VA, Obituary

The Virginian-Pilot, (Norfolk, VA) - November 1, 1990

Robert Lynn ''Rick'' Blankenship, 37, of the 800 block of St. Mark Court, a salesman with Seaboard Building Supply Co., died Oct. 29, 1990, in Newport News. Mr. Blankenship, a native of Petersburg, was a member of First Christian Church, Petersburg.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Perkins Blankenship ; a daughter, Mary C. Blankenship of Richmond; a stepdaughter, Jennifer M. Ivey of Virginia Beach; two sons, Brandon A. Blankenship and Robert P. Blankenship, both of Richmond; a stepson, Jeffrey T. Ivey of Virginia Beach; his mother and stepfather, Anne M. and Ben H. Vedomske of Prince George County; a stepsister, Donna Hamm of Colonial Heights; two brothers, Richard L. Blankenship of Richmond and Thomas L. Blankenship of Prince George County; two stepbrothers, Ben Vedomske II and Steven Vedomske, both of Prince George County; and maternal grandmother, Florence Spiva of Colonial Heights.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday in First Christian Church, Petersburg. Burial will be in Southlawn Memorial Park, Petersburg. Friends may join the family from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today in E. Alvin Small Funeral Home, Colonial Heights, and other times at 911 Rosewood Terrace, Petersburg.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1992, Petersburg City, VA, Obituary

Richmond Times-Dispatch (VA) - December 13, 1992

Garland B. Blankenship, 87, a retired painting-decorating contractor, husband of Lenora Blankenship.

[SSDI, 18Sep1905 - 10Dec1992]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1994, Petersburg City, VA, Death

Richmond Times-Dispatch (VA) - September 1, 1994

Floyd W. "Sweet Pea" Blankenship Jr., 60, an Army veteran, husband of Christine Knick Blankenship.

[SSDI, 15Jan1934 - 31Aug1994]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Petersburg City, VA, SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi

Blankenship, Ethel J. 83, 10Feb1909 - 11Jun1992, Petersburg City, VA, VA-225-26-1202

Blankenship, Floyd W. 60, 15Jan1934 - 31Aug1994, Petersburg City, VA, VA-225-40-8103

Blankenship, Garland B. 87, 18Sep1905 - 10Dec1992, Petersburg City, VA, VA-227-12-8400

 

Pittsylvania

 

1993, Hurt, Pittsylvania Co., VA, Obituary

Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - September 12, 1993

Mamie Marr Owen, 98, a former Hampton resident, died Saturday, Sept. 11. Mrs. Owen was a native of Pittsylvania County and lived in Hampton for 30 years. She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church in Hampton.

Survived by a daughter, Katherine O. Warden of Hurt; a sister, Lizzie Blankenship of Altavista; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral at 10 a.m. Monday at Finch and Finch Funeral Home by the Rev. Marianne M. Bird. Graveside service by the Rev. H. Braxton Allport Jr. at 3:30 p.m. Monday in Peninsula Memorial Park.

[SSDI, 30May1895 - 11Sep1993]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Poquoson City

 

1991, Poquoson City, VA, Obituary

Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - November 12, 1991

Gloria F. Blankenship, 66, a lifelong resident of Poquoson, died Monday, Nov. 11. Mrs. Blankenship retired as a payroll specialist in the payroll department at Langley Air Force Base in 1985 after 41 years. She was a member of Tabernacle United Methodist Church.

Survived by a son, A. Dale Blankenship of Poquoson; two sisters, Arlene H. Riggins and Geraldine W. Topping of Poquoson; and a grandson.

Funeral at 2 p.m. Wednesday at funeral home by the Rev. Stephen W. Burgess. Burial in Parklawn Memorial Park, Hampton.

[No match on SSDI]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1994, Poquoson City, VA, Obituary

Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - January 13, 1994

Glenna J. Blankenship, 85, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Jan. 11. Mrs. Blankenship was a native of Java and a Poquoson resident for five years. She was a member of Calvary Methodist Church, Danville.

Survived by two sons, Bill Blankenship of Agoura Hills, Calif., and Don Blankenship of Poquoson; a brother, Alvan H. Jones of Halifax; and four grandchildren.

Graveside service 2 p.m. Friday in Peninsula Memorial Park by Tom Smith and Dennis Worsham.

[SSDI, 13May1908 - 11Jan1994]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Poquoson City, VA, SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi

Blankenship, Glenna J. 85, 13May1908 - 11Jan1994, Poquoson City, VA, VA-223-82-0362

 

Portsmouth City

 

1991, Portsmouth City, VA, Obituary

The Virginian-Pilot, (Norfolk, VA) - Monday, January 28, 1991,

Catherine Smith Hester, 82, of the 4400 block of Faigle Road, a retired teacher, died Jan. 27, 1991, in her home. Mrs. Hester, a native of Richmond, had retired from the Portsmouth public school system after 16 years. She was the widow of George O. Hester.

Survivors include a daughter, Cynthia Stelley of Norfolk; two sons, Michael M. Smith and Patrick S. Smith, both of Portsmouth; two sisters, Dorothy Pratt of California and Lillian Blankenship of Newport News; and eight grandchildren.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Simonsdale Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Melvin S. Hester. Burial will be private.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1992, Portsmouth City, VA, Obituary

The Virginian-Pilot, (Norfolk, VA) - Thursday, March 19, 1992

Donna Maria Perry, 49, a Navy first class yeoman, died March 16, 1992, in a Portsmouth hospital. She was born in Lynchburg and was a member of the Naval Air Reserve First Class Association. She was a Catholic.

Survivors include a daughter, Angela Metzger of Santa Ana, Calif.; her father, Frank A. Perry of Lynchburg; two sisters, Linda Self of Lynchburg and Deborah Raymond of Pulaski; two brothers, David Blankenship of Virginia Beach and Michael Caler of Ohio; and one grandchild.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Diuguid Funeral Home, Rivermont Chapel in Lynchburg, by the Rev. Anthony Warner. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Lynchburg.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1992, Portsmouth City, VA, Obituary

The Virginian-Pilot, (Norfolk, VA) - Sunday, March 22, 1992

George E. Godwin, 77, a retired painter, died March 17, 1992, in a nursing home. Mr. Godwin retired from the Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority.

Survivors include six daughters, Nancy L. Lowry of Kennett, Mo., Alice L. Blankenship and Ellen E. Terwilliger, both of Chesapeake, Patricia A. Hathaway and Carol S. May, both of Portsmouth, and Delores J. Willis of Norfolk; a son, James W. Godwin of Portsmouth; two sisters, Louise Hay of Portsmouth and Elizabeth Creason of Asheville, N.C.; a brother, James W. Godwin of Florida; 18 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

The graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens by the Rev. T.M. Frye.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Prince George

 

1991, Prince George, Prince George Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - January 28, 1991

Kimberly Dawn Shell, age 19, of 4900 Hall Farm Road, died Saturday, January 26, 1991 in Southside Regional Medical Center, Petersburg. She was a supervisor of the Jewelry Dept. at Best Company in Hopewell.

She is survived by her parents, Gilbert H. and Shirley Blankenship Shell, Prince George; three brothers, Gilbert H. Shell, Jr., Richmond; William Thomas Shell, Dinwiddie; Kevin Lee Dudley, Christiansburg; several aunts and uncles; several nieces and nephews; maternal grandfather, Virgil Blankenship, Pearisburg.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Home, Colonial Heights, Va. Interment will be in Southlawn Memorial Park, Prince George.

[No match on SSDI]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1991, Prince George, Prince George Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - June 7, 1991

Gilbert Hall Shell, age 59, of 4900 Hall Farm Rd., Prince George, died Tuesday, June 4, 1991, in the Medical College of Virginia Hospital, Richmond. He was a native of Chesterfield. He was a son of the late William T. and Rosetta Bosher Shell and was a technician at I.C.I.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Blankenship Shell; two sons, Gilbert H. Shell, Jr., Richmond; William T. Shell, Sutherland; stepson, Kevin L. Dudley, Christiansburg; four sisters, Sarah Golden, Chesterfield; Ruth Burfoot, Colonial Heights; Louise Garrett, Richmond; Irene Hotz, Petersburg; four brothers, Everette Shell, Chesterfield; Norman Shell, Herman (Bookie) Shell, both of Colonial Heights; Albert Shell, Ga.; his father-in-law, Virgil Blankenship, Pearisburg; three grandchildren; two step grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Home, Colonial Heights, with the Rev. Carl Weaver, the Rev. Charles Palmer and the Rev. Shawn Shearin officiating. Interment will be in Southlawn Memorial Park, Prince George.

[SSDI, 17Feb1932 - 04Jun1991]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Prince William

 

Prince William Co., VA, SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi

Blankenship, Rom J. 76, 04Mar1918 - 03Sep1994, Woodbridge, Prince William, VA, NC-237-10-8135

 

Pulaski

 

1994, Dublin, Pulaski Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - March 11, 1994

Young, Lucy Ann Carr, 93, of Route 2, Dublin, died Thursday, March 10, 1994, at the Meadowbrook Nursing Home, Shawsville, Va. She was born January 28, 1901 in White Gate, Virginia and was the daughter of the late Charlie G. Carr and Callie Thomas Carr. She was a lifelong resident of Dublin and a member of the Shady Grove United Methodist Church, White Gate, Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude S. Young and two sons, Edward Allen Young and Kenneth L. Young.

Surviving are her daughter, Marie Y. Blankenship, Fairlawn; daughters and son-in-laws, Daphne Y. an d Stanley McCormick, Dublin, Lavie Y. and Jerry Coltrane, Draper, Evelyn Y. and Clarence Quesenberry, Pulaski; son, Roy A. Young, Dublin; two sisters, Texie C. Harmon, Bramwell, W. Va., Cuba C. Maxwell, Star Route, Dublin; 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; nine step great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Stevens Funeral Chapel, Pulaski. Burial will follow in Thornspring Cemetery, Pulaski County.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1994, Dublin, Pulaski Co., VA, Death

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - August 26, 1994

Nipper, Mable Gertrude Blankenship, 78, of Dublin, (Lilly Dale Community), passed away Thursday, August 25, 1994. Arrangements by Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski.

[SSDI, 22May1916 - Aug1994]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1993, Pulaski, Pulaski Co., VA, Funeral

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - March 23, 1993

Blankenship, John Presley Sr., 83, of Pulaski, died Monday, March 22, 1993. Funeral 11 a.m. Thursday, Stevens Funeral Home Chapel.

[SSDI, 29Jun1909 - 22Mar1993]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Virginia M. 73, 08May1920 - 26Nov1993, Dublin, Pulaski, VA, NY-123-12-8753

Blankenship, John P. 83, 29Jun1909 - 22Mar1993, Pulaski, Pulaski, VA, VA-226-12-3420

 

Radford City

 

+1991, Radford City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - January 27, 1991

Douglas Cover Blankenship, age 83, died Saturday in a Radford hospital. He was a retired employee of the Radford Army Ammunition Plant.

Surviving are his wife, Marie Y. Blankenship, Radford; one daughter, Jean Blankenship Junkin, Stone Mountain, Ga.; one stepson, Gerald M. Dillon, Moneta; two stepdaughters, Diane D. Simpson, Radford; Drema D. Nester, Frederick, Md.; one sister, Hilda B. Sigmond, Radford; one brother, Ralph K. Blankenship, Russell, Ky.; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday at the DeVilbiss Funeral Chapel with Dr. William H. Jackson officiating. Entombment will follow in Highland Memory Gardens.

[SSDI, 10Jun1907 - 26Jan1991]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1991, Radford City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - June 23, 1991

Bessie Yopp Dillon, age 72, of Archway Lane died Saturday, June 21, 1991, at Heritage Hall Health Care Center, Blacksburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Zibe A. Dillon.

Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Hazel and Terry Blankenship, Christiansburg; Betty and James Gwinn, Forest Hill, W.Va.; two stepsons, Arnold Dillon, Dublin; Frank Dillon, Edgewater, Fla.; two sisters, Ola Wood, Bonnie Cook, both of Shawsville; three brothers, Charles Yopp, Shawsville; Roy Yopp, George Yopp, both of Salem; two step grandchildren, six step great grandchildren and two step great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday from the Richardson-Horne Chapel conducted by the Rev. Richard H. Horne with burial in Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin.

[No match on SSDI]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1992, Radford City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - October 14, 1992

Flossie Mitchell Hart, age 86, died Monday in a Radford hospital.

She was preceded in death by a son, Jesse C. Carr, Jr.

She is survived by two daughters, Mary Lou McCatty of West Stockbridge, Mass.; Marguerite Gunn of Radford; one son, Joseph T. Carr of Bland; one brother, Trubie Mitchell of Bristol, Tenn.; one sister, Lula Blankenship of Bland; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Radford with the Rev. Joe E. Burton officiating. Interment will follow in White Gate Cemetery in Giles County.

[SSDI, 06Jan1906 - Oct1992]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Radford City, VA, SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi

Blankenship, Douglas C. 83, 10Jun1907 - 26Jan1991, Radford City, VA, VA-227-09-5849

 

Richmond City

 

+1991, Richmond City, VA, Obituary

Richmond Times-Dispatch (VA) - July 8, 1991

A funeral for Dr. Rex Blankinship, a former official of Westbrook Psychiatric Hospital here, will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Bennett Funeral Home, 3215 Cutshaw Ave. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, 4000 Alma Ave. Dr. Blankinship died yesterday at his home. He was 88.

A native of Virginia, he attended Hampden-Sydney College and received his bachelor's degree from Beloit College in Beloit, Wis. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in 1929. He was an intern at Tampa Municipal Hospital in Tampa, Fla., and did postgraduate work at the student health department at the University of Wisconsin from 1930 until 1931. From 1931 until 1935, Dr. Blankinship worked at the Vanderbilt Clinic Psychiatric Department in New York City. He was an assistant professor of psychiatry at Columbia University and was a staff member of Craig House in Beacon, N.Y. Dr. Blankenship joined the staff at Westbrook Psychiatric Hospital Inc. here in 1935 and became medical director in 1948. He was named president and treasurer of the corporation in 1961. He served in those two positions until his retirement in 1981. He became a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in 1942. In the 1950s, he served as a member of Gov. Thomas B. Stanley's advisory board on mental hygiene. He also was an associate professor of neurological psychiatry at Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Blankinship was a past president of the Neurological Psychiatric Society of Virginia, the Virginia Association for Mental Health Professionals, the Seaboard Medical Association and the National Association for Private Mental Hospitals. He also was a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. From 1968 until 1972, he served on the advisory board of the Henrico County Mental Hygiene Clinic and the Richmond Community Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services Board, which honored him with the distinguished service award in 1977. In 1975, Beloit College honored him with a distinguished service citation for outstanding professional and civic leadership.

He was the widower of Mrs. Gertrude Farrell Blankinship, who died in 1964.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Jean B. Faglie and Mrs. Joan B. Neese, both of Richmond; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

[SSDI, 08Sep1902 - 07Jul1991]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1992, Richmond City, VA, Obituary

Richmond Times-Dispatch (VA) - September 26, 1992

A funeral for Avalon Gray "Bob" Hutchins, owner of Hutchins Body Shop in South Richmond, will be held at 11 a.m. today at Joseph W. Bliley Funeral Home's Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull Street Road. Burial will be in Dale Memorial Park. Mr. Hutchins died Wednesday in a local hospital. He was 68 and lived in Richmond.

He opened his shop in 1960 on Chamberlayne Avenue. It was one of the first independent body shops in the city. By 1970, he had moved his shop to South Richmond to 21st and Stockton streets. During the 1980s, Mr. Hutchins opened the area's first estimating center on Hull Street. He also opened another body shop in Petersburg. A Davie County, N.C., native, he grew up in Winston-Salem, N.C. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He served in the Pacific Theater, including a stint on Saipan.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Edna Blankenship Hutchins; two sons, Paul B. Hutchins and Richard E. Hutchins; and a daughter, Mrs. Betty Shipman, all of Richmond; and 10 grandchildren.

[SSDI, 01Aug1924 - Sep1992]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1993, Richmond City, VA, Death

Richmond Times-Dispatch (VA) - December 22, 1993

Minson, Mrs. Anne Blankenship, 83, of Richmond, widow of William A. Minson Sr.

[SSDI, 25Aug1910 - Dec1993]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1994, Richmond City, VA, Death

Richmond Times-Dispatch (VA) - September 11, 1994

Blankenship, Ms. Alice Johnson, 89, of Richmond. [SSDI, 07Aug1905 - 09Sep1994]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1994, Richmond City, VA, Death

Richmond Times-Dispatch (VA) - November 13, 1994

John Roscoe Blankenship, 88, a retired farmer, widower of Drama Blankenship.

[SSDI, Roscoe J. Blankenship, 02Sep1906 - 11Nov1994]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1994, Richmond City, VA, Death

Richmond Times-Dispatch (VA) - November 22, 1994

Blankenship, Miss Alice V., 104, of Richmond. [SSDI, 10Nov1890 - 20Nov1994]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Richmond City, VA, SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi

Blankenship, Charley 91, 20Apr1903 - 16Nov1994, Richmond City, VA, WV-234-14-2582

Blankenship, Edith J. 90, 20Sep1900 - ??Nov1990, Richmond City, VA, VA-223-01-5050

Blankenship, Meta B. 86, 24Nov1904 - 23May1991, Richmond City, VA, RR-718-18-3121

 

Roanoke City

 

1990, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - January 26, 1990

Eldridge Leonard Wright Jr., age 66, of Roanoke, died Tuesday, January, 23, 1990.

He attended Westminster Presbyterian Church in America, was a retired employee of N&W Railway, and was a World War II army veteran.

He was predeceased by his wife, Rachel B. Wright in 1988 and by his parents, Eldridge L. Wright Sr. and Flossie V. Wright.

He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Robert E. and Theresa R. Wright, Roanoke; one grandson, Paul S. (Hinkle) Wright; five sisters and four brothers-in-law, Lititia and Ross Atkinson, Mary and Jim York, all of Richmond; Martha Blankenship, Christiansburg; Dorothy and Bill Brammer, Vinton; Margaret and Wesley Carter, Roanoke; two brothers and two sisters-in-law, James H. Wright, Roanoke; John L. and Nira Wright, Albuquerque, N.M.; Mrs. William Edward (Lena) K. Wright, Roanoke; a large number of nieces and nephews; a beloved friend, Mabel French, Roanoke.

Funeral services will be conducted from Oakey's North Chapel, 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 26 with the Rev. Lonnie W. Barnes officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1990, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - March 20, 1990

Mrs. Vilree H. Nichols, age 75, of Roanoke, died Sunday, March 18, 1990. She was a member of the Hollins Road Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Edward R. Nichols; a son and daughter-in-law, Edward R. Nichols, Jr., and Becky D. Nichols, Atlanta, Ga.; sisters, Vernelle Anderson, Richmond; Vilma Blankenship, Salem; one brother, George G. Hale, Jr., Buchanan; grandchildren, Debbie N. Meadows, Stevenson Ranch, Calif.; Jennie N. Neal and Laura L. Nichols, both of Roanoke; two great-granddaughters.

Services will be from Oakey's North Chapel at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. William E. Hungate officiating. Interment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1990, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - April 10, 1990 (Tuesday)

Mrs. Gertude L. Gillespie, age 83, of Roanoke died Sunday (08Apr1990) in a local hospital.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Ella and Francis Radford, Roanoke; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Jenni Gillespie, of Mass.; a granddaughter and her husband, Frances and Michael Blankenship, Rocky Mt.; grandson and wife, Robert and Laura Radford, Roanoke; granddaughter, Linda Pacheco, of Mass.; three great-grandsons; a sister, Vianna Gleason; and a brother, Vernon Hash, both of Md.; a brother in law and wife, Jacob and Nita Gillespie, Roanoke.

Funeral services will be conducted from Oakey's Vinton Chapel at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, 1990 with the Rev. Ed McClaine officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1990, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - May 6, 1990

Mary Sue Peters, age 49, died Friday, May 4, 1990.

Surviving are two sisters and brothers-in-law, Janet and Butch Blankenship, Ferrum; Linda and J.B. Edwards, Rocky Mount; one brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Judy Peters, Ferrum; three nieces, Sharon and Shelli Blankenship , Emily Edwards; a special aunt, Ora Gillispie; special friends, Iris and Grover Blankenship, Lora Ferguson, and Rachel Poff.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Lynch Chapel with the Rev. Harold Draper officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1990, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - June 27, 1990

Hale, Wanda R. Wanda Rice Hale, age 48, of 6535 Trevillian Rd., N. E., died Tuesday, June 26, 1990, in a local hospital.

She is survived by her husband, Douglas Alvin Hale, two daughters and sons-in-law, Melanie H. and Earl T. Wilson, Karen H. and Johnny L. Whitt; three grandchildren, Mindy Wilson, Preston and Jacob Whitt, all of Roanoke; her parents, Henry C., Sr. and Bertha L. Rice, Pembroke; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Sharon and Leon Carbaugh of Pembroke; Reba and Danny Smith, Roanoke; Lois and Gene Blankenship, Roanoke; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul and Linda Rice, Roanoke; Henry C., Jr. and Lynne Rice, Roanoke; Mark Rice and Judy, Pembroke; seven half brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be conducted from Oakey's North Chapel 1:00 p.m. Thursday, June 28, 1990, with the Rev. Eddie Kendell officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1990, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - July 19, 1990 (Thursday)

Marvin Wayne Lawhorn, age 38, of Roanoke, died Tuesday. (17Jul1990) He was a welder for Wessway Sprinkler Company.

Surviving are sons, Scott Wayne Lawhorn, Keith Allen Lawhorn, both of Hardy; mother, Frances Horne Lawhorn, Hardy; father, Marvin Willis Lawhorn, Bedford; maternal grandmother, Berta Horne, Hardy; brother, Tony L. Lawhorn, Roanoke; sister and brother-in-law, Ginger and Duane Seagle, Wytheville; mother of his children, Donna Blankenship , Hardy.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel with the Rev. Sam Crews officiating. Interment will follow in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1990, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - July 29, 1990 (Sunday)

Mrs. Ruby Cox King of Roanoke died Friday (27Jul1990) in a Salem hospital. Mrs. King was a former employee of the VA Medical Center.

She was the widow of Jesse D. King and is survived by three daughters and one son-in-law, Shirley and Garland Goodwin, Jessups, Md.; Lelia Sweet and Jessie Hale, both of Roanoke; a son, Calvin D. King, Roanoke; two brothers, Jake Cox, and Jabe Cox, both of Roanoke; two sisters, Mrs. Toye Puckett and Mrs. Marcella Blankenship, both of Roanoke; six grandchildren, Ronnie Sweet, Joanne Lapole, Donnie Bailey, Dianne Kingery, Eddie Goodwin, and Jesse Goodwin; also surviving are seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted from Lotz Roanoke Chapel 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 30, 1990, with the Rev. Carter Sloan officiating. Interment in Evergreen Burial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1990, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - September 10, 1990

Mrs. Ludie T. McBride, age 80, passed away Sunday, September 9, in Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bailey W. McBride.

Surviving are three sons and four daughters-in-law, Willard and Ruby McBride, Bonnie M. Hubbard, all of Glade Hill; Allen and Mary McBride, Rocky Mount; Herbert and Burbie McBride, Boones Mill; four daughters and sons-in-law, Rachel and Thomas Campbell, Salem; Joyce and Don Nichols, Roanoke; Bernice and Raymond Blankenship , Ruth and Donald Preston, all of Glade Hill; one sister, Naomi T. Dowdy, Greensboro, N.C.; one brother, Raymond Turner, Glade Hill; one half sister, Scarlet T. Cornette, Richmond; one half brother, Eldridge H. Turner, Rocky Mount; eight grandchildren, Pauline, Nelson, Mark, Keith, Brian, Sarah, Lynn, and Theresa; five great-grandchildren, Tara, Tia, Greg, William and Cassandra; a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday in Lynch Chapel with the Rev. Earl Harrelson officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1990, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - September 24, 1990

Mary G. Sharpe, age 81, of Roanoke, died Friday in a local nursing home. She was the widow of Charlie C. Sharpe.

Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Louise and Randolph Cole, Roanoke; one son and daughter-in-law, Andy and Holly Sharpe, Parker, Texas; three grandsons, Steve, Mark, and Alan Cole; six great-grandchilren, Jenifer, Sayward, Tahra, Courtney, Whitney, and Luke Cole; one brother, Herman D. Nicholson, Smith Mountain Lake; two sisters, Irma Blankenship , Radford; Lucille Moir, Virginia Beach.

Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday in Evergreen Burial Park with the Rev. Arthur E. Grant officiating. The family will receive friends after 12:00 noon Sunday at Oakey's South Chapel.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1990, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - September 28, 1990

William Lynwood Dowdy, age 79, of Roanoke, died Thursday night at his home.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Julia Blankenship Dowdy. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Kazim Shrine Temple.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Donna D. and Jack Woodson; one grandson, Jeffrey Woodson; one great-grandson, Jason Ryan Woodson; three sisters, Evelyn Stott, Edna Brumberg and Mary Minton; one brother, Shannon Dowdy, all of Roanoke.

Graveside services will be held in Sherwood Burial Park at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Friends may call at Oakey's South Chapel from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Friday.

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1990, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - October 25, 1990

Thomas A. (Big Daddy) Cox, age 78, of Roanoke died Tuesday, October 23, 1990 at his home.

He is survived by his wife, Lillie May Harrison Cox; two sons and a daughter-in-law, William T. Cox and Danny L. and Bonnie P. Cox, all of Roanoke; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara C. and Charles St.Clair, Roanoke; Eloise and Charles Young, Bent Mountain; Peggy and John Miller, Salem; Mary Jo and Curtis LaPrade, Roanoke; Fran and David Thomas, Salem; Bonnie and Terry Graham, Roanoke; and Brenda Hayes of Vinton; 24 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one brother, Jabe Cox, Roanoke; two sisters, Mrs. Marcella C. Blankenship and Mrs. Toye C. Puckett, both of Roanoke.

Funeral services will be held at Oakey's South Chapel 11:00 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Ben Peyton officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Burial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1990, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - November 10, 1990

Paul Candler Childress, age 68, of Roanoke, died Friday, November 9, 1990. Mr. Childress had retired after 33 years at Singer Furniture.

He is survived by one son, William C. Childress, U.S. Marine Corps; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary C. and Mark Blankenship , Roanoke; Linda and James Bedsaul, Roanoke; three brothers, James C. Childress, William H. Childress, Edward M. Childress, all of Roanoke; one sister, Mrs. Virginia Hunziker, Roanoke; five grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday, November 12, 1990 at 1:00 p.m. at the Lotz Roanoke Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Wright officiating. Interment will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1991, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - March 27, 1991

Jessie Malcomb Blankenship, age 71, of Roanoke, died Monday.

Surviving are his wife, Stella Rigney Blankenship; his sons and daughters-in-law, M. Wayne and Pat Blankenship; Billy Reid Blankenship; Nancy Clark Blankenship, all of Roanoke; Dennis E. and Pat Blankenship, Callaway; Timmy E. Blankenship; Roanoke; daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon Sue and Lee Altice, Roanoke; Carol and Gary LaPrad, Vinton; eight grandchildren, Ronnie and Bo Blankenship; Donna and Tony Blankenship; Missy and Robbie Blankenship; Rick Altice; Brett LaPrad; three brothers, Maurice Wray Blankenship, Thaxton; Herbert H. Blankenship, Roanoke; Doc B. Blankenship, Gastonia, N.C.; two sisters, Vernelle Eakin; and Iva Duff, both of Roanoke.

Funeral services will be conducted from Lotz Roanoke Chapel at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 29, 1991. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park.

[SSDI, 04Oct1919 - 25Mar1991]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1991, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - April 9, 1991

Hawthorne Isaac (Hoppy) Austin, age 65, departed this life Monday, April 8, 1991, in the Roanoke Memorial Hospital after a short illness. Left to cherish his memories is his loving wife, Alice Wilson Austin. Born in Rockbridge County on March 31, 1926, he was the son of Mrs. Clemmie Austin Newcomb of Buchanan and the late Isaac Austin.

He was a devoted member of the Arnolds Valley Southern Baptist Church where he served in the choir and the Board of Deacons. He was a Naval veteran of World War II and a former employee of Modine Manufacturing.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mrs. Mary Mildred Austin, and two sisters, Sadie Tolley and Linda Shafer.

Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are three daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Richard Manspile, Natural Bridge; Shelia and Warren Kutz, Buena Vista; Marjory and James Blankenship , Moneta; a step daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Bob Walker, Lynchburg; two brothers, John O. Austin, Buchanan; Lindsey M. Austin, Fincastle; three sisters, Mrs. Isabelle Robinette, Roanoke; Mrs. Virginia Flint, Natural Bridge; Mrs. Alice Wells, Raphine; ten grandchildren; five step grandchildren; a host of other relatives and many devoted friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, 1991, at the Arnolds Valley Southern Baptist Church officiated by the Rev. Donald W. Stine and Dr. D.B. Martin. Burial will follow in the Rockbridge Memorial Gardens.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1991, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - May 18, 1991

Arnold Carr Wiley, age 69 of Roanoke, died Thursday in a Roanoke hospital. Mr. Wiley was a retired Iron worker, Local 697, an army veteran of World War II. He belonged to the Am Vet Club Post 40 and Lakeland Lodge #190, AF & AM.

Surviving are his wife, Louise Blankenship Wiley; a son, Rondall Spicer, Roanoke; three grandchildren, Kimmerly Grant, Fort Collins, Colo.; Rondall C. Spicer, Jr., Rocky Mount; Connie Spicer, Haggarstown, Md.; a sister, Mabel Wright, Princeton, W.Va.; two brothers, Harry Wiley and James Wiley, both of Glen Lyn, Va.

Funeral services will be conducted at Lotz Roanoke Chapel 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 19, 1991 with Rev. Carter L. Sloan officiating and Masonic Rites by Lakeland Lodge #190 AF & AM. A military graveside service will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Monday at Elgood Cemetery, Elgood, W.Va

[SSDI, 27Oct1921 - 16May1991]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1991, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - May 20, 1991

Willis Harvey Blankenship, age 75, of Roanoke died Saturday. Mr. Blankenship was a retired carpenter.

Surviving are a son, Willis Jimmy Blankenship, Roanoke; a daughter, Jinnie P. Clark, Spartanburg, S. C.; five grandchildren, Connie Clark, Freddie Clark, Ivan Clark, Vickie Clark, and Angela Eisele; one great grandchild; four brothers, Elwood Blankenship, Charles Blankenship, Buford Blankenship, all of Roanoke; Cecil Blankenship, West Virginia; three sisters, Mary Harler and Martha Guffey, both of Roanoke; Kay Weaver, Thomasville.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday 1:00 p.m. at Yager Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, W.Va.

[SSDI, 13May1916 - 18May1991]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1991, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - July 7, 1991

Juanita Faye Handy Viskup, age 59, of southwest Roanoke, died Saturday.

She is survived by her husband, John; three daughters, Susan J. Saunders, Layunia J. Blankenship, both of Bedford; Cynthia J. Meredith of Clover, S.C.; two sons, G/Y Mark K. Johnson, G/Sgt., Hawaii; Eric K. Johnson, Bedford; mother, Dora M. Handy; brother, William H. Handy, Roanoke; sisters, Helen H. Langley of Tampa, Fla.; Layunia H. Fain of Newport News; Donna H. Gabbard of Libertyville, Ill.; twelve grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 8, at the Lotz Salem Chapel by the Rev. James Riach with entombment services to be held 2:00 p.m. Monday at the St. John's Episcopal Church in Bedford, Va., after which the family will receive friends in the fellowship hall.

[No match on SSDI]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1991, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - July 12, 1991

Marion J. Huddleston, age 58, of 3011 Richard Ave., N. E., died Thursday, July 11, 1991, in a local hospital. He attended Valley View Wesleyan Church.

Surviving are his wife, Frances Journell Huddleston; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Greg Blankenship, Moneta; step daughter, Wanda Conner, Salem; step son and daughter-in-law, James C. and Kathleen Journell, Roanoke; six grandchildren; three brothers, Melvin Huddleston; Hubert Huddleston; Bobby Huddleston, all of Roanoke; five sisters, Christine Swain, Chamblissburg; Lerline Sheehan, Daytona Beach, Fla.; Earcel Simmons, Caldwell, Idaho; Bertha Mae Lyman, Raleigh Durham, N. C.; Shirley Agra, Roanoke.

Funeral services will be at Oakey's Vinton Chapel, 12:00 noon Saturday, with the Rev. Randy J. Garner officiating. Interment will be in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

[SSDI, 12Oct1932 - 11Jul1991]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1991, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - August 14, 1991

Catherine Dudley Turner, age 78, of Roanoke, died Monday in a local nursing home. She was the widow of Herbert J. Turner and was a longtime member of Belmont Baptist Church.

She is survived by two sons, James H. Turner, Richard D. Turner, both of Roanoke; a daughter, Mary Anne Thompson, Roanoke; three grandchildren, Christopher William Blankenship, Desiree Michelle Turner, Angela Marie Turner; two sisters, Mary D. Gillespie, Baltimore, Md.; Martha Dudley, Roanoke; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel, 10:30 a.m. Thursday with the Dr. Thomas S. Cribb officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Burial Park.

[SSDI, 08Mar1913 - Aug1991]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1991, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - August 23, 1991

Lena May Lamb, age 82, of Roanoke died Wednesday, August 21, 1991. She was a native of N. C.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Page William Lamb.

She is survived by two daughters, Kay Blankenship of Roanoke; Gertrude Lamb of Fletcher, N. C.; one son, Harold R. Lamb of Cape Coral, Fla.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Odrie Maynard.

Graveside funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Cemetery in Ashville, N. C. with Rev. James Lamb officiating.

[SSDI 11Sep1909 - Aug1991 - Age 81]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1991, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - November 10, 1991

Erma Bell Meador St.Clair, age 74 of Roanoke, died Saturday.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Christine Hall.

She is survived by her sons, David G. St.Clair, Roanoke; Raymond H. St.Clair of Blue Ridge; Waymond A. St.Clair of Vinton; daughters, Sheena Amos of Bedford; Candy St.Clair of Roanoke; Shelby Blankenship of Thaxton; Judy Krantz of Roanoke; Martha Stanley of Bedford; Louise Williamson of Roanoke; Audrey Tuggle of Roanoke; Lola Mae Hunt, Ohio; seven brothers, one sister, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Glade Creek Cemetery by the Rev. Chip Corbin.

[SSDI 25Jan1917 - 09Nov1991]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1991, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - December 3, 1991

Hubert Howard Dillon, age 70 of Roanoke, died Sunday evening, December 1, 1991 at a local hospital. He was a retired self-employed Carpenter, a member of the Loyal Order of Moose and was an Army Veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Cleo Huffman Dillon; sisters, Kathleen Henderson, Elizabethton, Tenn.; Viola Baily, Princeton, W. Va.; half brother, Clark Henry Hill, Falls Mill, Va.; two grandsons, Robin and Benny Blankenship, Roanoke; a granddaughter, Rosesca (BeBe) Blankenship, U.S. Air Force, Texas; three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted from Oakey's North Chapel 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 4, 1991, with the Rev. John D. Cochran officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

[SSDI, 16Jun1921 - 01Dec1991]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1991, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - December 17, 1991

Mabel Blankenship Akers, age 89, of Showalter Rd., N.W. died Monday, December 16, 1991 at her home. She was the widow of Norborne H. Akers and was a member of the Virginia Heights Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons and one daughter-in-law, Forrest D. and Irene J. Akers, Temple Hills, Md.; Gene Franklin Akers, Columbia, S.C.; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Helen A. Martin, Roanoke; Mary (Betty) and Hal A. Crotts, Troutville; Judith Ann Dobe, Columbia, S.C.; Linda A. and Sonny Robertson, Roanoke; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at Oakey's North Chapel 11:30 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Dr. Daniel E. Scott and the Rev. Dr. George K. Bowers officiating. Interment will be in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

[SSDI, 28Jun1902 - 16Dec1991]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1992, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - January 4, 1992

Grover Lee Hundley, age 78, of Roanoke died Thursday in a local hospital.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Mary Looney Hundley. He was a member of the Roanoke Moose Lodge #284, a former employee of Richard Wayland and the Roanoker Restaurant and former owner of Dowdy Electric Company.

He is survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Ira and Eunice Hundley of Roanoke; Clarence Ed and Jettie Lee Hundley, Sr. of Roanoke; two sisters and brother-in-law, Ella M. Dana of Salem; Loraine Hundley and William Kinsey of Roanoke; two sister-in-laws, Iris Hundley Blankenship and Hazel Hundley, both of Roanoke; a number of nieces and nephews, also other relatives and a host of many friends; a special friend, Mac Mason.

Funeral services will be from Oakey's Roanoke Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Monday with the Rev. John Cochran officiating. Interment will be in Haymaker Town Cemetery, Botetourt County.

[SSDI, 20Sep1913 - Jan1992]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1992, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - January 4, 1992

Calvin C. "Buddy" Thomas, age 70, of Roanoke, died Thursday. He was a retired cement contractor.

Surviving are one daughter, Barbara T. Blankenship, Salem; two grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Shirley T. and William A. Manspile, Sr., Roanoke; sister-in-law, Mildred Thomas, Ind.; three nieces; one nephew.

Graveside services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Saturday in Fair View Cemetery by the Rev. Troy B. Webb.

[No match on SSDI]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1992, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - January 9, 1992

Mr. John William Brookman, age 97, of Roanoke, died Tuesday, January 7, 1992.

He is survived by his wife, Opal Grantham Brookman; his daughter, Martha Bell Janney, Roanoke; grandchildren, Henry T. Farmer, Vinton; Betty Lou Lefler, Kania, Alaska; several great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Stella Anderson, Kingsport, Tenn.; F. E. (Pete) and Isabell Blankenship, Roanoke; Burman and Helen Grantham, Pulaski; Thomas and Peggy Grantham, Texas; Ione Grantham, Roanoke; Betty Grantham, Maryland; Gertrude Gibbs, Pulaski; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the Lotz Roanoke Chapel by Rev. Doug Paysour with interment at 12:00 noon in the Thorn Springs Cemetery, Pulaski.

[SSDI, 23Feb1894 - 07Jan1992]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1992, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - January 12, 1992

Mrs. Jeanette Wyper Smith, age 78, of Roanoke died Saturday, January 11, 1992, at her home. She was past president of the Woman's Club of Roanoke, a member of the Thursday Morning Music Club, and the Roanoke Symphony. She was a volunteer at Community Hospital of the Roanoke Valley.

Surviving are her husband, Walter Cecil Smith; two daughters and a son-in-law, Betty and John Hundley, Daleville; Joan S. Blankenship, Roanoke; three grandchildren, Elaine and her husband, Barry Montgomery, Scruggs; Diana and her husband, Linley Hackworth, Roanoke; John W. Blankenship, Gaithersburg, Md.; two great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens 2:00 p.m. Monday with the Rev. James Beverley officiating.

[SSDI, 22Jan1912 - 11Jan1992]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1992, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - March 31, 1992

Gracie Mae DeLancey Shifflett, age 91, of Roanoke, died Sunday.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathleen DeLancey.

She is survived by her sons, Paul DeLancey, Vinton; Myran L. Shifflett, Daleville; her daughter, Myra S. Johnson, Roanoke; brother, Eligah Shifflett, Vinton; sister, Viola Blankenship , Boones Mill; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Lotz Funeral Home, Roanoke with burial at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

[SSDI, 23Sep1899 - Mar1992]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1992, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - May 1, 1992 [Friday]

Lewis Elmer Blankenship, age 76, of Shenandoah Homes, passed away Wednesday [29Apr1992]. He was retired from Norfolk & Western Railroad.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Roy Blankenship, Jack Blankenship; his parents, Otha G. and Minnie Pentecost Blankenship.

Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Louis Thomas and Joan S. Blankenship, Roanoke; Kenneth Richard Blankenship, Vinton; one brother, Fred E. Blankenship, Roanoke; a very loving and caring sister and brother-in-law, Cathryn and Richie Bennett, Roanoke; other sisters, Margaret Fleshman, May Smoot, both of Roanoke; three grandchildren, Richard Darin Blankenship, Donna Marie Dickerson, Esther Ellen Blankenship; two great-grandchildren, Amber Renee Dickerson, David Thomas Dickerson.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 2, 1992, at the Lotz Vinton Chapel. The Rev. Mark Washington and the Rev. George Stevenson will officiate. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery.

[Could not find a match on SSDI]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1992, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - May 8, 1992

Irma N. Blankenship, formerly of Roanoke, died Thursday in a Montgomery County hospital. Mrs. Blankenship was the widow of Aubrey F. Blankenship. She was a member of Greene Memorial United Methodist Church and was a former teacher in the Franklin County school system.

Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn B. and L. Allen Bowman, Blacksburg; grandchildren, Michael E. Tilley, Virginia Beach; Martha T. Edmonds, Blacksburg; Lynne T. Butz and husband, William J. Butz, Sumpter, S.C.; one great-grandchild; sister, Lucille N. Moir, Virginia Beach; brother, Dillard Nicholson, Smith Mountain Lake.

Services will be 3:00 p.m. Friday at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel with the Rev. Walter M. Lockett, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Burial Park.

[SSDI, 15Mar1908 - 08May1992]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1992, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - May 31, 1992

Grace T. Morgan, 83 of 3014 Collindwood Avenue and formerly of Moneta, died Saturday, May 30, 1992 in the Community Hospital of Roanoke Valley. She was born June 23, 1908 in Bedford County, a daughter of the late Everett Overstreet and Alice Craighead Overstreet. Her husband was the late Lonzie Morgan.

She is survived by one daughter, Carlene (Billy) McGeorge, Roanoke; two sons, Ferris E. Blankenship, Moneta; John T. (Junior) Blankenship, Roanoke.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Updike Funeral Home, Bedford.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1992, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - June 28, 1992

Miss Goldie L. Hurt, age 80 of Roanoke, died Saturday. She was a member and pianist at Clearbrook Grace Brethren Church for fifty years. Miss Hurt was retired from Norfolk and Western Railway.

Surviving is a devoted sister-in-law, Addie Hurt; her nieces, Regina Spangler, Edwina Hogan, and Bobbie Blankenship; her great-nieces and great-nephews, Sheila Clasbey, Sharon Trumble, David and Tanya Hogan, Eric Hogan, Carl Hurt, Billy Hurt, Kent Hurt and John Hurt.

Services will be from Oakey's South Chapel at 11:00 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Fred Devan will officiate. Interment will follow in the Campbell Cemetery, Roanoke County.

[SSDI, 28Nov1911 - 27Jun1992]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1992, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - June 29, 1992

Glenna Irene Lanter, age 66 of 1029 Hershberger Rd., N.W., died Saturday, June 27, 1992. She was a member of Grandview Heights Church of the Nazarene.

She is survived by her husband, Roy D. Lanter, two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael Earl Jones and wife, Dianne, Thomas Paul Jones and wife, Karen, all of Roanoke; one brother, George Madagain, Goodview; one sister, Frances Lane, King, N.C.; five grandchildren, Denise Jones, Richmond, Kane Jones, Roanoke; Vicki Blankenship, Phoenix, Ariz.; Melinda Craighead, San Jose, Calif. Scott Crosswhite, Roanoke; and one great grandson, Dylan Blankenship, Phoenix, Ariz.; one aunt, Mrs. Clay Hunt, Roanoke; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted from Oakey's North Chapel 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 30, with the Rev. Mike Coleman and the Rev. Freeman Hambrick officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

[No match on SSDI]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1992, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - July 28, 1992

John Allen Blankenship, Jr., age 25, of Roanoke, died Sunday in a local hospital.

Surviving are his mother, Kathleen Blankenship, Roanoke; father, John Allen Blankenship, Elliston; sister, Sheila Blankenship , Roanoke; a devoted aunt, Elaine Thompson, Asheville, N.C.; aunt, Helen Coleman, Herndon, Va.; uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Blankenship, Salem; nephew, Joshua Blankenship , Roanoke; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Moyer Blankenship, Salem; devoted friend, Tina Affendakes, Elliston; many devoted friends in the community.

Graveside services will be at Coyner Springs Cemetery, 10:30 a.m., Wednesday with Rev. Keith A. Merkey officiating.

[No match on SSDI that I could find]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1992, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - September 20, 1992

Alice W. (Tommie) Thomas, age 96 of Roanoke, died Friday, September 18, 1992 in a local hospital. She was the widow of Albert H. Thomas. She served 55 years with the Salvation Army and was a very familiar face in downtown Roanoke at Christmas time ringing bells for the Salvation Army.

Surviving are three sons and daughter-in-law, George Tyree Thomas, Clarence Buford and Dorcus Ruth Thomas, Roy Melvin Thomas, all of Roanoke; daughter and son-in-law, Rachael and Ralph Blankenship, Roanoke; twelve grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren. Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at Oakey's Vinton Chapel 1:00 p.m. Monday with Major James Hipps and the Rev. George E. Stevenson officiating. Interment will be in Sherwood Memorial Park.

[SSDI, 07May1896 - 18Sep1992]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1992, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - October 13, 1992

Vera Smith Meador, 77, died Monday, October 12, 1992 in a Roanoke Hospital. She was born June 15, 1915 in Franklin County, a daughter of the late Charles Smith and Alice Rose Pendleton Smith. She was a member of Central Baptist Church, Roanoke.

She is survived by her husband, Clifton Glenwood Meador; three sons, Barry G. Meador, Chilhowie; Edward A. Meador, Roanoke; Charles R. Meador, Pulaski; one daughter, Linda M. Wells, Roanoke; one sister, Mabel Smith Blankenship, Covington; six grandsons; one great-granddaughter.

A private memorial service will be held by the family.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1992, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - November 29, 1992

McGuire, Della Davis Blankenship, 85, of Roanoke, died Friday, November 27, 1992. She was a member of the Waverly Place Baptist Church. Mrs. McGuire was retired from Roanoke City School Cafeterias. She was the widow of Ira F. McGuire.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sarah Lillian and Carl Blankenship, Roanoke; sons and daughters-in-law, Ira Stewart and Martha Williams McGuire, Roanoke, Edward Wayne and Nancy Jane English McGuire, Vinton. She is also survived by eleven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, November 30, 1992 at 11 a.m. at Waverly Place Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Hoffler officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

[SSDI, 14Feb1908 - 27Nov1992]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1993, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - January 20, 1993

Ayers, Carrie Rodgers, 81, of Roanoke, passed away January 19, 1993 in a local hospital. She was a retired employee of Roanoke Mills and a member of Emmanuel Wesleyan Church. She went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 59 years, Carl Ayers; daughter and son-in-law, Wanda and Earl Bostic, son and daughter-in-law, Wilson ("Bill") and Helen Ayers, all of Roanoke; son and daughter-in-law, Gene and Pat Ayers, Poway, Calif.; grandchildren and their spouses, Pam Bostic, Joy and Richard Smith, Karen and Bob Killen, Melanie Bostic, Tim Bostic, Carl and Melissa Ayers, Dawn and Juan Reyes, Crystal and Kevin Saunders; four step grandchildren, Shelia Robb, Billy Blankenship, Jimmy Blankenship, Pete Nance; five great-grandchildren, two sisters and a brother-in-law, Jenny and Teddy Propst, Covington, Nola Malcomb, Richmond; four sisters-in-law, Lillie Ayers, Bedford, Virginia Morgan, Winchester, Lou Rodgers, Warm Springs, Gladys Rodgers, Saluda; a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at Emmanuel Wesleyan Church, 2 p.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Aaron Rummage, the Rev. Albert Massey and the Rev. Orlando Gonzalez officiating.

[SSDI, 22Mar1911 - 19Jan1993]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1993, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - January 24, 1993

Woodford, Pearl Blankenship, 89, of Roanoke, died Friday, January 22, 1993.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Albert Woodford; and a son, Calvin L. Woodford.

She is survived by a step son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth R. and Linda J. Woodford, Knoxville, Tenn.; step daughter, Helen W. Shelor, Roanoke; step daughter-in-law, Estelle D. Woodford, Vinton; two sisters, Lola B. Ferguson, Roanoke, Lucille B. Ennis, Hampton; ten step grandchildren; eighteen step great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted noon Monday at the Lotz Roanoke Chapel with Rev. R. C. Wilson officiating with burial in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

[SSDI, 18Jun1903 - 22Jan1993]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1993, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - January 29, 1993

Dillon, Cleo Huffman, 71, of Roanoke, died Thursday, January 28, 1993. She was the widow of Hubert Howard (Matt) Dillon.

She is survived by two grandsons, Robin and Benny Blankenship, both of Roanoke; one granddaughter, Rosesca (Be-Be) Blankenship, Texas; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mabel Oss, Newport News, Topsy Anderson, Fincastle, Christine Hopper, Simsonville, S.C.; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted from Oakey's North Chapel, 10 a.m. Saturday, January 30 with the Rev. John D. Cochran officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

[SSDI, 13Aug1921 - 28Jan1993]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1993, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - February 3, 1993

Dudley, Martha Anne 71, of Roanoke, died Tuesday, February 2, 1993 in a local hospital.

Surviving are a sister, Mary Gillespie of Baltimore, Md.; two nieces and husbands, Rebecca and Ray Dyer of Baltimore, Md., Mary and Jerry Thompson of Roanoke; two nephews, James Herbert Turner and Richard Dean Turner, both of Roanoke; a great-niece, Michelle Turner of Roanoke; a great-nephew, Christopher Blankenship of Roanoke.

Funeral services will be at Oakeys Roanoke Chapel 3 p.m. Friday, February 5, 1993 with the Rev. Chris Rakestraw officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Burial Park.

[SSDI, 08Jan1922 - 02Feb1993]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1993, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - February 17, 1993

Dudley, Marian R., 71, of Roanoke, died Monday, February 15, 1993.

Surviving is her husband, Paul E. Dudley; three sons, Juniouss R. Jones Jr., David L. Jones, and Rodney E. Jones; one daughter, Corliss J. Whorley, all of Roanoke; 17 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Adrian Blankenship, Bedford, Maurice Blankenship, Roanoke; one sister, Anne B. Keene; Bedford.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday in the Quaker Baptist Church Cemetery, Bedford County. The Rev. Carter Sloan will officiate.

[SSDI, 21Oct1921 - 15Feb1993]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1993, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - February 19, 1993

Beckner, Myrtle McPherson, 80, of 684 Montrose Ave., Roanoke, formerly of Callaway, died Thursday morning, February 18, 1993, in a Roanoke hospital.

She was the widow of Thomas A. Beckner and was also preceded in death by a sister, Elsie Presley, and a brother, James P. McPherson.

She is survived by two sisters and a brother-in-law, Virginia and Carl Blankenship, Sterling, Ill., Margaret Brown, Roanoke; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert B. and Greta McPherson, Edward L. and Irene McPherson, all of Callaway, William Roy and Betty McPherson, Ferrum; a special nephew and his wife, Dan and Liz McPherson, Callaway; 47 additional nieces and nephews, as well as many great-nephews and great-nieces also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Flora Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ron Hill and the Rev. Troy B. Webb officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Memorial Park, Boones Mill.

[Could not find any match on SSDI]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1993, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - May 19, 1993

Huffman, Gladys June, 71, of Roanoke, died Monday, May 17, 1993.

Surviving is her husband, Ernest Hall Huffman; her children and spouses, Edith Carter and husband, Woodrow, Margaret Huffman, Francis Carter and husband, Dallas, Melvin Huffman, Charles Huffman, Evelyn Altice and husband, Jerry, Linda Pollard and husband, Don, Brenda Smallwood and husband, Charlie, Gilbert Huffman and wife, JoAnn, Cecil Huffman, all of Roanoke; one sister, Elsie May Blankenship; one brother, Jackson Collie Gregory; 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, seven nieces, eight nephews; a sister-in-law, Marie Webb.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday from Oakey's Roanoke Chapel. John Chambers will officiate. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery, Vinton.

[SSDI, 09Jul1921 - 17May1993]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1993, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - June 7, 1993

Sowers, Garman W. Sr., ("Honey"), 81, of Roanoke, died Saturday, June 5, 1993, at a local hospital. He was born in Floyd County and was a retired carpenter. He was a member of Patterson Memorial Grace Brethren Church.

Surviving are his wife, Ruby Riley Sowers, Roanoke; three sons and daughters-in-law, Bernie and Kathryn Sowers, New Castle, Garman Jr. and Dorothy Sowers, Plainfield, Ind., Richard and Peggy Sowers, Roanoke; grandson, Thomas B. Sowers Sr., Roanoke; two great-grandchildren, Janice and Tommy Jr. Sowers; two brothers, Gordon and Lester Sowers; two sisters, Larma Blankenship and Elizabeth Hodges, all of Roanoke.

A funeral service will be conducted from Oakey's North Chapel Tuesday, June 8, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Donald E. Eshelman officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

[SSDI, 23Jun1911 - 05Jun1993]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1993, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - June 15, 1993

Parrish, Robert M. ("Bob"), 78, of Roanoke, died Sunday, June 13, 1993. He was retired from Roanoke County Schools, and R.M. Parrish Landscaping.

Surviving are his wife, Edna Russell Parrish; son and daughter-in-law, Marvin R. and Dean C. Parrish, Roanoke; daughter and son-in-law, Gladys Ann and Gary L. Hopkins, Roanoke; five grandchildren, Laura Ann Wade, Roanoke, John W. Parrish, U.S. Air Force, Minot, N.D., Michael R. Parrish, Botetourt Co., Tracy Lynn Hopkins, Priscilla Ann Hopkins, both of Roanoke; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Harry E. Parrish, Centerville; three sisters, Beulah P. McAllister, Roanoke, Claudia P. Ayers, Rockbridge Co., Ruth P. Blankenship, Hopewell.

Funeral services will be conducted 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel by the Rev. Charles Hoffler. Interment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

[SSDI, 25Jul1914 - 13Jun1993]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1993, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - June 24, 1993

Wilson, Claudine Blankenship, ("Tootsie"), 65, of Roanoke, passed away Monday, June 21, 1993, in Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She was an active member of Oakland Baptist Church and the Gleaners Sunday School class. She was a retired employee of C&P Telephone Co.

She is survived by her husband, Corbin L. Wilson; two daughters, Pamela Wilson Provow, and husband, Kevin, Chesapeake, Dottie Wilson Wallace, and husband, Rick, Newport News; five grandchildren, Nancy Capps Lee and Melissa Capps, both of Norfolk; Bradley Provow, Chesapeake, Chad and Carlie Wallace, Newport News; her mother-in-law, Josie Wilson, Roanoke; numerous aunts; and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted from Oakland Baptist Church 2 p.m. Thursday, June 24, with the Rev. Kelly Dampeer officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

[SSDI 05Dec1927 - 21Jun1993]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1993, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - June 27, 1993

Schoonover, James P. ("Jimmy"), 74, of Roanoke, passed away Friday, June 25, 1993, at the VA Medical Center in Salem. He was retired from the City of Roanoke, served with the U.S. Army during World War II, and was a faithful member of East Gate Church of the Nazareth.

Survivors include his wife, Nadine Allie Schoonover; daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Louis (Tommy) Blankenship of Roanoke; son and daughter-in-law, Michael W. and Linda C. Schoonover; granddaughters and husbands, Donna and David Dickerson, Esther and Brian Langford; great-granddaughter, Amber and Thomas Dickerson; sisters and brother-in-law, Nellie Paxton of Moneta, Rachel and Bruce Martin of Roanoke; brothers and sister-in-law, Norris and Carolyn Schoonover, Emerson and Ruth Schoonover, Roscoe and Mary Schoonover, all of Salem, Gerald and Dorothy Schoonover, Roanoke; a special brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dewey and Blanche Allie.

Funeral services will be held noon Monday, June 28, 1993, from the Lotz Vinton Chapel. The Rev. George Stevenson and the Rev. Paul Lockhart will officiate. Burial to follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

[SSDI 19Apr1919 - 25Jun1993]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1993, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - July 20, 1993

Blankenship, Lewis Malcolm, ("Mack"), 53, of Roanoke, died Sunday, July 18, 1993.

He is survived by his wife, Marcella C. Blankenship ; stepson, Douglas Weeks Jr.; step daughters, Debra Schilling, Melody Graham, Susie Clement, Tammy Stewart, all of Roanoke; his sister, Janet Baker, Alexandria; brothers, Garland Blankenship , Roanoke, Walter Blankenship , Narrows; 14 step grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lotz Roanoke Chapel by the Rev. Fred R. Rakes, with burial in Cedar Lawn Burial Park.

[No match on SSDI]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1993, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - July 23, 1993

Blankenship, E. M. ("Pat"), 79, of Roanoke, died Thursday, July 22, 1993, in a local hospital. He was a member of Virginia Heights Baptist Church, the Lakeland Masonic Lodge #190 A.F. & A.M., and a charter member of Hidden Valley Country Club. Mr. Blankenship was a cofounder of Blankenship and Davis Opticians.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret M. Blankenship ; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Jane Blankenship, Roanoke; daughters and sons-in-law, Karen Sue and Ralph Rood, Springtown, N.J., Gail Lee and Wayne Key, Graham, N.C.; five grandchidren.

A memorial service will be conducted 3 p.m. Saturday at Oakey's North Chapel by the Rev. John P. Blankenship Jr.

[SSDI, Eual M Blankenship - 29Mar1914 - 22Jul1993]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1993, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - August 2, 1993

Lawson, Emma Bobbitt, 76, of Roanoke, passed away, Saturday, July 31, 1993. She was the widow of Reggie Bobbitt and was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law Frances B. and George A. Blankenship, Roanoke; four grandchildren and their spouses, George A. Blankenship II and wife, Marsha, Lisa B. Wolfe and husband Jim, Gloria Ferris and husband Tom, Doris Akers and husband Jim, all of Roanoke; eight great-grandchildren.

A graveside funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, August 3, 1993 at Epworth United Methodist Church Cemetery in Franklin County. Rev. Carter Sloan will officiate.

[No match on SSDI]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1993, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - October 12, 1993

Gray, Mary A., 59, of Roanoke, died Saturday, October 9, 1993.

Surviving are her husband, James R. Gray; four daughters, Debora Turner, Katherine Blankenship, Vickie Baker, Demetria Gray, all of Roanoke; one son, David Turner, Roanoke; six grandchildren; one brother, George Dyer, Tacoma, Wash.; four sisters, Florence Dame, Tacoma, Wash., Shirley Pugh, Salem, Ruby Harrington, Roanoke, Martha Palmer, Collinsville. Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. Carter L. Sloan officiating.

[SSDI, 24May1934 - 09Oct1993]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1993, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - November 6, 1993

Ayers, Carl, 88, of Roanoke, passed away Friday, November 5, 1993, at his daughter's home. He went home to be with the Lord and his loving wife, Carrie, who preceded him in death in January. He was a member of Emmanuel Wesleyan Church and a retired employee of J. H. Fralin & Son Contractors.

He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Wanda and Earl Bostic, Roanoke; two sons and daughters-in-law, Wilson and Helen Ayers, Roanoke, Gene and Pat Ayers, Poway, Calif.; grandchildren and spouses, Pam Bostic, Roanoke, Joy and Richard Smith, New Castle, Karen and Bob Killen, Roanoke, Melanie and Doug Reynolds, New Castle, Tim Bostic, who is serving in the U.S. Army, Military Police in Korea, Dawn and Juan Reyes, Carl and Melissa Ayers, and Crystal and Kevin Saunders, all of Poway, Calif.; four step grandchildren, Shelia Robb, Billy Blankenship, Jimmy Blankenship, and Pete Nance; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Virginia Morgan, Winchester; sister-in-law, Lillie Ayers, Bedford; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Teddy and Jenny Propst, Covington; sister-in-law, Gladys Rodgers, Saluda.

Funeral services will be held at Emmanuel Wesleyan Church 3 p.m. Sunday, with the Rev. Aaron J. Rummage, the Rev. W. A. Massey, and the Rev. Orlando Gonzalez officiating. Interment will be held on Monday, at 3 p.m. in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

[SSDI, 08Jul1905 - 05Nov1993]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1993, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - November 7, 1993

Thomas, Roy Melvin, ("Skeets"), 67, of Roanoke, died Friday, November 5, 1993.

Surviving are two sons, Roy Clyde Thomas and Robert Maxwell Thomas, both of Roanoke; one sister and brother-in-law, Rachel and Ralph Blankenship, Roanoke; two brothers, George Thomas and Clarence B. Thomas, both of Roanoke; sister-in-law, Ruth Thomas, Roanoke; two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Oakey's Vinton Chapel, with Maj. Helen Padgett and Maj. Dan Delaney officiating. Interment will be in Sherwood Memorial Park.

[SSDI, 13May1926 - 05Nov1993]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1993, Roanoke City, VA, Funeral

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - November 30, 1993

Blankenship, Cecil Eugene, 68, of Roanoke, died Saturday, November 27, 1993. Graveside services Tuesday, 10 a.m., Halls Church Cemetery, Ironto. Arrangements by Lotz Salem Chapel.

[SSDI, 25Feb1925 - 27Nov1993]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1993, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - December 7, 1993

Blankenship, George A., ("Bucky"), 57, of Roanoke, died Sunday, December 5, 1993, in a local hospital.

Surviving are his wife, Frances Bobbitt Blankenship; son, George A. Blankenship II and wife, Marsha; daughter, Lisa Blankenship Wolfe and husband, Jim; four grandchildren, Brian Lee and Stacy Leigh Wolfe, Amber Nicole and Lauren Taylor Blankenship, all of Roanoke; three sisters, Dorothy Draper, Mary St.Clair, Martha Baker; eight brothers, Willie R. Jr., David E., James L., Ralph L., Aubrey R., Eugene, John R., Norman F. Blankenship, all of Roanoke; 22 nephews; 17 nieces.

Funeral services will be at Oakey's North Chapel 1 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. George E. Stevenson officiating with interment in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

[SSDI, 11Jun1936 - 05Dec1993]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1993, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - December 18, 1993

Sowers, Gordon E., 83, of 4403 Old Virginia Street, Roanoke, passed away Friday, December 17, 1993. He was a member of Patterson Memorial Grace Brethren Church.

He was predeceased by his wife, Allie Clement Sowers and one son, James E. Sowers.

He is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Beverly and Barry McCarty, Vinton, Irene and Clarence Weddle, Vinton, Louise and Lewis Creasey, Moneta; one son and daughter-in-law, Everette and Kathryn Sowers, Vinton; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Larma S. Blankenship and Elizabeth S. Hodges, both of Roanoke; one brother, Lester Sowers, Salem.

Funeral services will be conducted from Oakey's North Chapel 11:30 a.m. Monday, December 20 with Pastor Don Eshelman officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

[SSDI, 28May1910 - 17Dec1993]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1993, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - December 27, 1993

Fleshman, Margaret W., 73, of Roanoke, died Friday, December 24, 1993.

Mrs. Fleshman is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, William and Sandra Drewery of Rockford, Ill.; grandsons, Keith Drewery of Rockford, Ill., Kevin Drewery of Greensboro, N.C.; sisters, Della Smoot and Catherine Bennett; a brother, Fred Blankenship, all of Roanoke.

There will be a private family service held at a later date.

[SSDI, 27Jun1920 - 24Dec1993]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1994, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - January 25, 1994

Fisher, Frances Blankenship, 78, of Roanoke, passed away, Sunday, January 23, 1994. She was the widow of J. Cecil Fisher and a member of the South Roanoke United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law; Barbara Fisher and Larry Vinson, Petersburg; a grandson and his wife, David Fisher and Susan Scheiber Vinson, Virginia Beach; three sisters, Mrs. J. B. Naff, Roanoke, Mrs. J. O. Shively, Rocky Mount, Mrs. Craig Hamilton, Roanoke and one brother, Arthur L. Blankenship, Covington.

Funeral services will be conducted from the graveside, Sherwood Burial Park, at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Edward J. Taylor, Jr. officiating.

[SSDI, 30Jul1915 - 23Jan1994]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1994, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - April 17, 1994

Blankenship, Edna Louise, 62, of Roanoke, died Thursday, April 14, 1994, in a Roanoke hospital.

She is survived by three sons and a daughter-in-law, Danny Michael and Eleanor Blankenship, Carry Eugene Blankenship, Garry Lee Blankenship; one sister, Georgia Gibson; four brothers, Wallace Barton, Raymond Barton, Ward Barton, Jimmy Barton; two grandchildren, Wendy Craft and Charlie Blankenship.

Graveside services will be held Monday, April 18, 10 a.m. at Halls Church Cemetery in Ironto with the Rev. Bill Banks officiating.

[SSDI, 10Jul1931 - 14Apr1994]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1994, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - May 1, 1994

Blankenship, George Albert II, 33, of Roanoke, died Friday, April 29, 1994, at his home.

He was preceded in death by his father, George A. Blankenship Sr.

Surviving are his wife, Marsha O. Blankenship; two children, Amber Nicole Blankenship and Lauren Taylor Blankenship; mother, Frances B. Blankenship, Roanoke; sister and brother-in-law, Lisa B. and Jim Wolfe; niece, Stacey L. Wolfe; nephew, Brian L. Wolfe; mother and father-in-law, Ann and Donald Osborne; two brothers-in-law, Thomas and Ronald Osborne; sister-in-law, LeAnn Osborne, all of Roanoke.

Funeral services will be at Oakey's North Chapel, 1 p.m., Monday, May 2, 1994, with Rev. George E. Stephenson officiating. Internment will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

[SSDI, G. A. Blankenship, 17Mar1961 - Apr1994]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1994, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) Date: May 18, 1994

McGhee, Taylor Early, 98, of Roanoke, formerly of Martinsville, died Tuesday, May 17, 1994.

Mr. McGhee, before coming to Roanoke, owned and operated Main Street Dry Cleaners in Martinsville. In 1958 he moved to Roanoke and opened the Breeze Motel in Hollins. He was a member of Oakland Baptist Church.

Mr. McGhee is survived by a daughter, Juanita M. Harner of Roanoke; a son, Reaford B. McGhee of Roanoke; grandchildren, Diane M. Blankenship, of Roanoke, Chuck Mitchell of Greenville, S.C.; three great-grandchildren, Kristen Blankenship of Roanoke, Graham and Avery Mitchell both of Greenville, S.C.

Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, May 19, 1994 at Oakey's North Chapel with Dr. J. Howard Powell officiating with burial to follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1994, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - May 21, 1994

Blankenship, Otie, 89, of Roanoke, died Wednesday, May 18, 1994. Mr. Blankenship was a retired farmer and a member of Hollins Road Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Ola C. Blankenship ; his sons and daughters-in-law, William E. and Mildred Blankenship, Clovis, N.M., Ervin E. and Frances Blankenship, Vinton; his brothers, Charlie Blankenship, Penhook, Davis Blankenship, Snow Creek; his sisters, Myrtle Gregory, Ola Edwards, both of Martinsville; his grandchildren, William E. Blankenship Jr., Rebecca Shober, David Blankenship; four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at Oakey's North Chapel Saturday, May 21, 1 p.m. with the Rev. Mark Washington officiating. Interment in Franklin Memorial Park.

[SSDI, 23May1904 - 18May1994]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1994, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - July 23, 1994

Blankenship, Phyllis Nadine, 67, of Roanoke, passed away Thursday, July 21, 1994.

She was preceded in death by her parents, C. S. and Ruth Keen.

She is survived by one daughter, Beverly Taylor; a son and daughter-in-law, Herbert E. and Terri Blankenship; three grandchildren, Phillip Taylor, Timo thy Pendleton, Ivy Pendleton; a sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Roy Alfred; a brother and sister-in-law, Silas and Ann Keen. Phyllis was a retired Navy nurse, a graduate of the Jefferson Hospital School of Nursing, and graduated with two degrees from Roanoke College. One of her greatest joys was leading the Alpha-Omega Bible Study Group.

A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Monday, July 25, 1994, at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel with Dr. Thomas Cribb officiating.

[SSDI, 18Nov1926 - 21Jul1994]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1994, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - August 10, 1994

Meeks, Emmett L. 92, of Roanoke, died Tuesday, August 9, 1994 in a local hospital.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Judy Jones Meeks.

Surviving are three sons, Clyde E. Meeks, Oscar S. Meeks, Ernest R. Meeks, all of Roanoke; six daughters, Rachel Blankenship , of Moneta, Mary Hartman, Violet Flora, both of Boones Mill, Ruby Meeks, Lucille Wright, both of Roanoke, Virginia Osterbind, of Richmond; 37 grandchildren; 38 great grandchildren; 9 great great grandchildren; a sister, Edna M. Wise, of Mebane, N.C.

Funeral services will be conducted from Oakey's Vinton Chapel at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 11, 1994 with the Rev. Larry E. Sprouse officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Ivy Christian Church Cemetery, Franklin County.

[SSDI, 07Dec1901 - 09Aug1994]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1994, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - August 13, 1994

Craft, Carl L. (TEX), 46, of 701 Dale Avenue, Roanoke, (formerly of New Castle), died Friday, August 12, 1994, at Lewis Gale Hospital. He was the son of the late C. Willard Craft and Mary M. Craft.

He is survived by his mother, Mary M. Craft, New Castle; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara Ann and Billy Perkins, Hardy, Doodie and Kerwin Blankenship, New Castle; two brothers and sister-in-law, Jimmy C. Craft, Charlie and Sylvia Craft, all of New Castle; five nieces, two nephews, three great-nieces.

Funeral service will be Sunday, 3 p.m., at Biotnott Funeral Home Chapel, Jim Morris officiating. Interment will follow in Brickey Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1994, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - August 25, 1994

Thomas, Annie Elizabeth Wood, 81, of Roanoke, passed away Tuesday, August 23, 1994, in a local hospital. She was the widow of Raymond C. Thomas Sr. and a member of Northview United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, Raymond C. Jr. and Rosemary Thomas, Botetourt Co., James J. Thomas, Vancouver, British Columbia, David W. and Pamela T. Thomas, Roanoke; three grandchildren, Captain William C. Thomas, Colorado Springs, Colo., Charles J. Thomas, Princeton, N.J., Steven M. Thomas, Roanoke; sisters, Myrtle W. Ewers, Madison Heights, Gertie Mae Blankenship, Salem; a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday at Oakey's North Chapel by Dr. Carl E. Savage. Internment will follow in Evergreen Burial Park.

[SSDI, 29Oct1912 - 23Aug1994]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1994, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - September 23, 1994

Blankenship, Virginia Sink, (''Sis""), 67, of Roanoke, died Thursday, September 22, 1994, at her home. She was a member of Waverly Place Baptist Church and a retired employee of Bell Atlantic.

Mrs. Blankenship was preceded in death by a son, Tommy Blankenship and brothers, Buford and Clyde Sink.

Surviving are her husband, James L. Blankenship; daughter and son-in-law, Monnie B. and Ronald Spangler; two granddaughters, Heather Spangler and Nicole S. Griffin, both of Roanoke; a great-granddaughter, Alexandria Griffin; brothers and sisters-in-law, Eldridge and Daphena Sink, Charlotte, N.C., Wallace W. and Opal Sink, Roanoke, Clifton H. (Bill) and Betty P. Sink, Vinton, Elmer Hogan, Roanoke; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Carlton Witt, Roanoke.

A funeral service will be conducted at Oakey's Vinton Chapel 11 a.m. Monday, September 26, 1994, with the Rev. Charles Hoffler officiating. Interment will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

[SSDI, 01Jan1927 - 22Sep1994]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1994, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - November 3, 1994

Ferguson, Jennie Mae Blankenship, 85, of Roanoke, passed away Wednesday, November 2, 1994. She was the widow of Jesse Franklin Ferguson.

Survivors include one daughter, Jane Elizabeth Stevens, Chamblissburg; four sons, James L. Ferguson, Newport News, Jackie B. Ferguson, Jerry F. Ferguson and Joey L. Ferguson, all of Roanoke; devoted daughters-in-law, Chun Ja (''Skipper'') Ferguson, Mamie Rose Delp Ferguson, Teeinna Ferguson; a devoted son-in-law, Kenneth L. Stevens; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 5, 1994, from the Lotz Vinton Chapel. The Rev. Robert L. Painter and Elder W. T. Conner will officiate. Burial to follow in Sherwood Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1994, Roanoke City, VA, Funeral

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - November 5, 1994

Ferguson, Jennie Mae Blankenship, 85, of Roanoke, passed away Wednesday, November 2, 1994. Funeral 10 a.m. Saturday, Lotz Vinton Chapel. Burial to follow in Sherwood Memorial Park.

[SSDI, 07May1907 - 02Nov1994]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1994, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - November 20, 1994

Stump, Ennis, 78, of Roanoke, passed away Saturday, November 19, 1994 at his home. He was a veteran of World War II and was a retired employee of Graves-Humphries Hardware.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Lillie Mae Stump; four daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Norman Blankenship, Mary and John Maynard, all of Roanoke, Susan Hobbs, Cathy and Curtis Walker, all of Vinton; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Ruby Whitehead, Roanoke Co., Zora Elmore, Roanoke.

Funeral services will be at Oakey's Vinton Chapel 11 a.m. Monday, with the Rev. Carter Sloan officiating. Interment will be in Sherwood Memorial Park.

[SSDI, 26Oct1915 - 19Nov1994 - Age79]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1994, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - December 6, 1994

French, Dr. John David, 67, of 3432 Londonderry Ct., Roanoke, died Saturday, December 3, 1994, in Community Hospital, Roanoke. He was born in Bluefield, W.Va., on May 10, 1927, and was a son of the late George French and Elizabeth Torbet French. Dr. French was a practicing pediatrician in Martinsville and was the founder of the Children's Medical Center in Martinsville.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Miles French, of the home; daughters, Margaret French Blevins, Martinsville, Betty French Blankenship, Matthews, N.C.; sons, David Nelson French, Martinsville, Paul Robert French, Blacksburg; stepson, John David Cronise, Richmond; brother, Rober t T. ""Captain"" French, Martinsville; five grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday 2 p.m. at Broad St. Christian Church with Dr. James A. Dickerson officiating. Interment will be private.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1994, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - December 13, 1994

Thacker, Virginia Burroughs, 62, of Roanoke, died Sunday December 11, 1994, in a local nursing home. She was the widow of Ralph J. Thacker. A retired employee of Community Hospital of Roanoke Valley. A member of Central United Methodist Church, Salem and The Rebecca Lodge.

Surviving are a daughter, Rachel Thacker Huddleston and her husband, Rick, of Roanoke; son, Dr. Wayne Thacker and wife, Teresa of Ona, W.Va.; four grandchildren, Chase, Beth and Clay Thacker, Ona, W.Va., Nikki Huddleston, Roanoke; twelve brothers and sisters, Jack Burroughs, Fred Burroughs, both of Pulaski, Harry Burroughs, Stephen City, Charles Burroughs, Morrow, W.Va., Orin Burroughs, Odessa, Wash., John Burroughs, Bonnesville, Ky., Mable Morris, Bluefield, W.Va., Maxine Eaton, Wanda Blankenship, Betty Lane, all of Bland, Dorothy Vest, Dublin, and Frances Parcell, Poplar Hill.

Funeral services will be from Oakey's Roanoke Chapel noon Wednesday with the Rev. Dr. William A. Davis Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

[SSDI, 31Jul1932 - 11Dec1994]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1994, Roanoke City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - December 25, 1994

Knox, Ruby Furrow, 83, of Roanoke, died Friday, December 23, 1994. Ruby was a former employee of American Viscose Corp and had been a child care worker for many years.

She was widow of Oakley Wilson Knox and is survived by a daughter, Ivy Pruitt of Roanoke; granddaughters, Linda Harris, Kathy Pruitt, Vickie Hubbard and husband, Jeff, Debby Blankenship and husband, Danny all of Roanoke; grandson, Lewis Pruitt Jr., Roanoke; great-grandchildren, Scott, Tanya, John, Lloyd, Darren and Drew; great-great-grandson, Cory; brother, Ernest Furrow of Boones Mill; sisters, Hazel Nichols of Copper Hill and Nita Spradlin of Vinton.

Funeral services will be held at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel noon Tuesday with the Rev. Ken Wright officiating. Interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Park.

[SSDI, 16Jul1911 - 23Dec1994]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Roanoke City, VA, SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi

Blankenship, Cecil E. 68, 25Feb1925 - 27Nov1993, Roanoke City, VA, VA-224-24-9963

Blankenship, Edna L. 62, 10Jul1931 - 14Apr1994, Roanoke City, VA, VA-231-24-9364

Blankenship, Eual M. 79, 29Mar1914 - 22Jul1993, Roanoke City, VA, VA-226-01-1004

Blankenship, George A. 57, 11Jun1936 - 05Dec1993, Roanoke City, VA, VA-225-44-2039

Blankenship, Jessie M. 71, 04Oct1919 - 25Mar1991, Roanoke City, VA, VA-223-24-0098

Blankenship, L. M. 53, 17Mar1940 - 15Jul1993, Roanoke City, VA, VA-223-50-0446

Blankenship, Otie 89-90, 23May1904 - 18May1994, Roanoke City, VA, VA-227-34-4471

Blankenship, Phyllis N. 67, 18Nov1926 - 21Jul1994, Roanoke City, VA, VA-230-28-2149

Blankenship, Virginia S. 67, 01Jan1927 - 22Sep1994, Roanoke City, VA, VA-231-24-5759

Blankenship, Willis H. 75, 13May1916 - 18May1991, Roanoke City, VA, WV-235-52-6042

 

Roanoke City, VA, Evergreen Burial Park

http://www.webcemeteries.com/evergreenburialpark/search.asp

Blankenship, Irma Nicholson 12/8/1902 - 5/7/1992

Blankenship, Richard Lynn 9/13/1953 - 6/2/1997

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Roanoke

 

1990, Vinton, Roanoke Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - October 18, 1990

Robert A. Wood, age 67, of 701 Kenyon Road, Vinton, formerly of Lexington, died Wednesday, October 17, 1990. He was the former operator of the Greyhound Bus Terminal at Lexington.

Surviving are sons, Robert Ben Wood, Richmond; Lynn Rodney Wood, Franklin, Tenn.; daughters, Rena W. Austin, Vinton; Ann W. Mankie, Christiansburg; ten grandchildren, one great-grandchild, companion and friend, Callie Wood Robinette, Roanoke; four sisters, Bertha W. Wilkerson and Myrtle R. Ewers, both of Madison Heights; Annie W. Thomas, Roanoke and Gertie M. Blankenship, Salem.

Funeral service will be at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel 12:00 noon Saturday with Pastor Chester Lykins, officiating. Interment will be in the Fire View Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1991, Vinton, Roanoke Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - December 5, 1991

Kathleen Sink St. Clair, age 72, of Vinton, passed away Wednesday morning in a local hospital. She was a beautician for the past 50 years.

Surviving are her husband, Hubert O. St.Clair; one son, Woodrow W. Obenchain, Roanoke; two daughters, Nancy Ellen Brumfield, Darlene Kaye Hacker, both of Vinton; two brothers, Albert E. Truman, Bassett; William S. Truman. Rt. 1, Wirtz; Joyce Ann Waid, Rocky Mount; grandchildren, Laura Ann Taylor, Jennifer Marie Taylor, Cindy Leigh Blankenship, Jeannie Marie Rigney, Dave Edwin Brumfield; great-grandchildren, Brandin Wayne Blankenship, Matthew Aaron Rigney, Joshua Kane Brumfield, Katie Brook Brumfield.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 6, 1991 from the Lotz Vinton Chapel. Dr. Flavy Brown, Rev. Ricardo Rodriguez, and Rev. William Barlow will officiate. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery.

[No matches found on SSDI]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1992, Vinton, Roanoke Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - June 15, 1992

Otey McCabe Heck, Jr., age 44 of Vinton, passed away suddenly Saturday. He was plant manager at Grumman Emergency Products.

Surviving are his wife, Sandra Blankenship Heck; one daughter, Kelly Lynn Heck, and one son, Corey McCabe Heck, both at home; his mother, Mary Heck Doyle, Vinton; two brothers, Robert Allen Rider and Walter H. Heck, both of Vinton; and two sisters, Mable Semones and Sue Arnold, both of Vinton.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, 1992, from the Lotz Vinton Chapel with Dr. William L. Ross and Dr. Flavy Brown officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

[SSDI, O. M. Heck - 23Sep1947 - Jun1992]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1992, Vinton, Roanoke Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - December 11, 1992

Jackson, Frank James, 63, of Vinton, passed away Wednesday, December 9, 1992 in a local nursing home.

He is survived by his wife, Ruby Doss Jackson; one son, Clifford Jackson, Roanoke; three daughters, Brenda Collins, Murphysboro, Tenn., Sharon McLain, Vinton, DeLois Collins, Hardy; two brothers, Robert Jackson and Walter Jackson, both of Roanoke; four sisters, Rachel Blankenship, Salem; Mary Weeks, Goode, Va.; Rosa Land, Roanoke and Frances Bond, Salem; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, December 11, 1992 from the Lotz Vinton Chapel with the Rev. Irvin W. Sloan officiating. Interment will be in Old Dominion Memorial Gardens.

[SSDI, 20Sep1929 - 09Dec1992]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1993, Vinton, Roanoke Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - June 2, 1993

Shockley, Mattie Bohon, 85, of Roanoke County (Mount Pleasant Community), died Monday, May 31, 1993.

She was the widow of Marshall Shockley and was preceded in death by her sons, John Thomas and Grover Junior Shockley.

Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, Charlie and Geraldine Shockley, Thaxton, Lonnie ("Tick") Shockley and his friend, Rose Brown, Roanoke County, William ("Bunk") and Betty Shockley, Vinton; two sisters, Frances Blankenship, Bertha Weeks, both of Roanoke County, 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and a special friend, Gertrude Bush.

Funeral services will be held at Oakey's Vinton Chapel, Thursday, June 3, 2 p.m. with the Rev. Claude Dykes, the Rev. Gene Arnold, and the Rev. Carter Sloan officiating. Interment will be in Alcorn Family Cemetery, Roanoke County.

[SSDI, 16Jul1907 - 31May1993]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1993, Vinton, Roanoke Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - December 22, 1993

Blankenship, Maynard Lee, 56, of Vinton, died Tuesday, December 21, 1993, in a Roanoke hospital.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Likens Blankenship; his mother, Fannie B. Blankenship, New Castle; three stepchildren, Roger Likens, Salem, Butch Likens and Bonnie Tate, both of Roanoke; one brother, Kennith Blankenship, New Castle; two sisters, Janice Hannah, Salem, and Rita Springer, New Castle; two step grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, December 23, at Boitnott Funeral Home. Interment will be in Huffman Memorial Park.

[SSDI, 17Feb1937 - 21Dec1993]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1994, Vinton, Roanoke Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - July 14, 1994

Combs, Tommy A., 62, of Vinton, died Wednesday, July 13, 1994, in a local hospital. He retired from the Kroger Co. and was a Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict.

Surviving are his wife, Mary C. Combs; daughters and sons-in-law, Rhonda Hill, Lake City, Tenn., Phyllis Alderson, Vinton, Penny and Kenny Graham, Troutville, Denise and Perry Blankenship, Rocky Mount; four granddaughters and one grandson; one great-granddaughter; sister, Mary Barker, Bristol, Tenn.

A graveside service will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park by the Rev. Fred Devan.

[SSDI, 28Mar1932 - 13Jul1994]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Roanoke Co., VA, Mt Pleasant Cemetery

http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/roanoke/cemeteries/

Janney, Shirley Mae 29 Apr 1964 - 23 Aug 1991 Div Donald,

Dau of Willie Lee Woods & Elsie Mae Blankenship

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Maynard L. 56, 17Feb1937 - 21Dec1993, Vinton, Roanoke, VA, VA-224-52-6327

 

Salem City

 

1990, Salem City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - March 2, 1990 (Friday)

Edna Gertrude Carroll Hale, age 64, of Salem, passed away Thursday (01Mar1990) in a local hospital. She was predeceased by a son, Leonard Gerald Hale.

Surviving are four sons, Gary T. Hale, Stewartsville; Glen L. Hale, Ironto; Noah C. Hale, Salem; Michael A. Hale, Ironto; three daughters, Brenda C. Goff, Salem; Elizabeth A. Mills, Dottie Faye Blankenship, both of Elliston; two brothers, Marvin Carroll, Matt Carroll, both of Salem; twenty one grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday from the Lotz Salem Chapel with the Rev. Samuel Huntley officiating. Interment will be in Sherwood Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1990, Salem City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - May 25, 1990

Jessie Wilson Robertson, age 75, died May 24, 1990, at the V.A. Medical Center, Salem.

Surviving are his wife, Gracie Blankenship Robertson; two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and James Reynolds, Martinsville; Virginia and Mike Austin, Rocky Mount; four sons and daughters-in-law, J. W. and Doraine Robertson, Steve and Delores Robertson, William Earl Robertson, all of Glade Hill; David and Cheryl Robertson, Rocky Mount; Vicky G. Robertson, Rocky Mount; four sisters, Viola Campbell, Catherine Campbell, Nanny Campbell, all of Glade Hill, Beulah Meeks, Rocky Mount; one brother, Lewis Robertson, Rocky Mount; two sisters-in-law, Virginia Camp, Rocky Mount; Lizzie Robertson, Wirtz; one brother-in-law, Joe Henry Meeks, Rocky Mount; seven grandchildren, Cynthia Martin, Eric Reynolds, Landon Robertson, Jarret Robertson, Angela Austin, Julian Austin and Lorrie Ann Robertson, four stepgrandchildren, one great-grandchild.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday in Lynch Chapel with the Rev. Richard Harrell officiating. Interment will follow at the Blankenship Family Cemetery near Dugwell.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1990, Salem City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - May 28, 1990 (Monday)

Alvin Lewis Brown, age 64, of Salem, died Saturday (26May1990) in a Salem hospital.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nellie Howard Brown; his mother, Mrs. Lessie B. Brown, Salem; two brothers, Vernon Brown and Arnold Brown, both of Salem; four sisters, Mrs. Lois Moses, Pennington Gap; Mrs. Betty Turner, Salem; Mrs. Dorothy Blankenship , Huddleston; Mrs. Mary Lou Wells, Salem; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 29, at 11:00 a.m. at Lotz Salem Chapel with the Rev. David Neal officiating. Interment will be in Sherwood Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1990, Salem, City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, The (VA) - June 12, 1990 (Tuesday)

William Francis Gillespie, age 87, of Salem, died Sunday (10Jun1990).

He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Doris and Woody Blankenship, Salem; a granddaughter, Linda Green; a grandson, Michael Blankenship ; three great-grandchildren, Jeffrey Green, Michael D. Blankenship, Michael C. Blankenship.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday, June 12 at 3:00 p.m. at Sherwood Memorial Park with the Rev. Sam Huntley officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1990, Salem City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - August 27, 1990

Robert Lee Archer, age 62, of 1538 Longview Ave., Salem, passed away Saturday. He was retired from Russell Transfer and served with the U.S. Army during World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Gladys Wright Archer; one daughter, Betty Ann Teaford, Eagle Rock; his mother, Eva Doris Archer, Wytheville; one brother, Frank Allen Archer, Mt. Airy, N.C.; a sister, Pansey Blankenship , Wytheville; two granddaughters, Gina Bradley and Kathy Reese.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Monday from the Lotz Salem Chapel. The Rev. Henry S. Moody Jr. will officiate. Interment will be in Sherwood Memorial Park. Friends may call at Lotz Salem Chapel.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1991, Salem City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - July 11, 1991

Lula Lewis McCormick, age 56, of Salem died Wednesday, July 10, 1991 in the Friendship Manor Convalescent Center. She was born January 3, 1935 at Renick, W.Va. the daughter of the late George Lewis and Mary Ethel Lewis of Williamsburg, W.Va.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Nelson T. McCormick, Salem; two sons, Richard K. Lewis, Roanoke; Steven W. Lewis, Lewisburg, W.Va.; six brothers, Hobert Lewis, Alderson, W.Va.; Sidney Lewis, Harry Lewis, and Orville Lewis, all of York, Pa.; Bradford and Robert Lewis, both of Williamsburg, W.Va.; three sisters, Bethleen McCoy and Wanda Blankenship, both of Williamsburg, W.Va.; Mary Walton, Droop, W.Va.; one grandson.

Graveside services will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Rosewood Cemetery in Lewisburg, W.Va. with the Rev. Leroy Crane.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1991, Salem City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - November 7, 1991

Henry Cecil Rice, age 99, died Wednesday morning at the home of his daughter in Salem. A native of Monroe County, W. Va., he was the son of the late William Cecil and Ann Thomas Rice. He was formerly employed at Celco Fibers Company, a self employed farmer and for many years a member of the Church of Jesus Christ.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Frank Rice and the Rev. Manuel Rice and two daughters, Wanda Hale and Alice Stewart.

He is survived by his wife, Bertha Lawson Rice; six sons, Dolford Rice, Radford; Watha Rice, Peterstown; Mason Rice, Pearisburg; and Paul Rice, Salem; H. C. Rice, Jr., Salem; Mark Rice, Pembroke; nine daughters, Sharon Carbaugh, Pembroke; Reba Smith, Roanoke; Lois Blankenship, Roanoke; Louise Tickle, Pembroke; Eula Noble, Jacksonville, Fla.; Cleo Tate, Pearisburg; Thelma Austin, Pearisburg; Ethel Flowers, Salem; and Teresa Wilson, Pembroke; one brother, Luther Rice, Peterstown; one sister, Daisy Goad, Newport, N. C.; forty-four grandchildren, seventy great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:00 p.m. in the Kendall Funeral Home Chapel, Pembroke. Burial will be in the McClaugherty Cemetery in the Clendennin Community near Narrows.

[SSDI 15Jun1892 - 06Nov1991]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1992, Salem City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - February 12, 1992

David Edward Dickson, age 27, of Salem, died Monday in a Roanoke hospital.

He is survived by his father, Jerry M. Dickson; his stepmother, Elizabeth B. Dickson; his mother, Gail R. Cagle, Tenn.; step grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Adrian Blankenship, Huddleston; grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. John Harris, Roanoke; grandmother, Hazel Shrader, Ky.; special friends, Chris and Shawn; and a close companion, Judge.

Funeral services will be held Thursday February 13 at 12:00 noon at the Lotz Salem Chapel with the Rev. I.W. Sloan officiating. Interment will be in the Quaker Baptist Church Cemetery, Bedford County.

[SSDI, 24Jun1964 - 10Feb1992]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1992, Salem City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - February 17, 1992

William Otey (Jr.) Goad, age 67 of Salem, died Saturday, February 15, 1992. He was retired from the U. S. Navy and the VA Medical Center. He was a life time member of the V.F.W. and the Fleet Reserves.

He is survived by two sons, William O. Goad, III, William E. Topple; one daughter, Rena L. Blankenship, and one daughter-in-law, Nancy Topple; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Mavis Grubb of Roanoke; Gladys and Everett Owen and Frances Broughman of Salem; two grandsons, Todd Topple and John K. Baker; three granddaughters, Jennifer Topple, Mary Johanna Dickinson and Joanne Dickinson; one great-grandson, Justin A. Dickinson; four nieces and three nephews.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home Chapel, Salem, with the Rev. Dee C. Flory officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Lawn Burial Park.

[SSDI, 21Apr1924 - 15Feb1992]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1992, Salem City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - May 21, 1992

Bertha B. Shanks, age 79, of Salem, died Wednesday, May 20, 1992, in a Salem hospital. She was a member of Cook Chapel in Leona, W.Va.

She is survived by her husband, Alvin Shanks; fours sisters, Wavey Pack, Blacksburg; Gevena Blankenship, Pearisburg; Nona Meadows and Ruby Law, both of Leona, W.Va.

Funeral services will be held Friday, 2:00 p.m. at Cook Chapel in Leona, W.Va. Arrangements by Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton, W.Va.

[SSDI, 15Nov1912 - May1992]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1992, Salem City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - October 22, 1992

Howard Clifton Stewart, age 83, of, died Tuesday. Mr. Stewart was a retired brick mason.

Surviving are his wife, Nora Bolton Stewart; a son and daughter-in-law, Phillip and Millie Stewart, Roanoke; a sister, Edith Blankenship, Roanoke; three granddaughters, Julie Stewart, Roanoke; Lori Gibson and husband Greg, Centreville, Va.; Kim Holmes and husband, Woodrow, Herndon, Va.; three great-grandchildren, Zachary, Tayler, and Tanner Gibson; also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at Lotz Salem Chapel, 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 23, 1992 with Rev. Karl Crowe officiating. Interment in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

[SSDI, 04Jul1909 - 20Oct1992]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1993, Salem City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - June 19, 1993

Gillespie, Ida Bain Bryant, 76, of Salem, passed away Friday, June 18, 1993, in the Lewis-Gale Hospital. She was a homemaker and member of Straightway Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Survivors include her husband, David Park Gillespie; two sons, Richard Lee Bryant, Salem, and Bennie Park Gillespie, Florida; three daughters, Helen Irene Pate, Boones Mill, Betty Jo Blankenship, Roanoke, Ethel W. Wilhelm, Salem; 15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday in the Strait Way Holiness Church by the Pastor B. B. Wright. Burial will follow in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

[No match on SSDI]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1994, Salem City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - March 18, 1994

Brown, Arnold Edwin, 67, of Salem, died Thursday in a Salem hospital.

He is survived by his wife, Lois Lee Brown; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael Edwin and Debbie Brown of Clarksville, Ga.; a son, Tony Steven Brown of Roanoke; two daughters, Norma Diane Brown of Salem, Linda Gail Brown of Naples, Fla.; mother, Lessie B. Brown of Salem; one brother, Vernon Brown of Salem; four sisters, Lois Moses of Pennington Gap, Betty Turner of Salem, Dorothy Blankenship of Huddleston, Mary Wells of Salem; a special little buddy, Justin Russell Sargent.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, March 19, at 1 p.m. at Sherwood Memorial Park with the Rev. Art Hearne officiating.

[SSDI, 25Jan1927 - 17Mar1994]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1994, Salem City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - April 21, 1994

McDaniel, James C. Jr., 72, of Salem, died Tuesday, April 19, 1994 in Lewis-Gale Hospital. He was a life long Salem resident and had been the owner of Jay-C Distributing Company for many years. He also was a Navy World War II veteran and he was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Blankenship McDaniel.

Survivors include a sister, Kathleen McDaniel Young of Salem; two brothers, J. Owen McDaniel of Cheraw, S.C. and Dr. Edward C. McDaniel of Jacksonville, Fla.; a special niece, Lisa Sharpe, and several other nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, April 22, 1994 at 11 am in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens with the Rev. R. Stuart Carlton.

(no match on SSDI)

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

Eva Blankenship, b. 11 Oct 1922, d. 18 Jan 1975 Roanoke Co, VA

 

+1994, Salem City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - April 22, 1994

Clark, Victoria Vaden Huffman, 68, of, died Monday, April 18, 1994.

She was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Clifton Huffman; a daughter, Judy Carolyn Huffman.

She is survived by her husband, Elbert J. Clark; sister, Dot Martin; sons and daughters-in-law, Barry and Nancy Huffman, Christiansburg, Don and Janell Huffman, Roanoke, Steve and Alice Clark, Colorado Springs, Colo., Phillip and Donna Clark, Roanoke, Tom Clark, Roanoke; daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Thaddis Blankenship, Princeton, W. Va., Brenda Butcher, Roanoke, Vickie and Ken Dodd, Vinton; 19 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held 1 p.m. Thursday, at the John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home Chapel, Salem, with the Rev. Bob Herdman officiating. Interment follow in Butt's Cemetery.

[SSDI, 07Aug1925 - 18Apr1994]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1994, Salem City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - April 25, 1994

Angles, Annie Trivett, 75, of Salem, died Saturday, April 23, 1994.

Mrs. Angles was a member of Hollins Road Baptist Church and is survived by her husband of 55 years, Peery Monroe Angles Sr.; her son and daughter-in-law, Peery M. Jr. and Barbara F. Angles, Roanoke; her daughter and son-in-law, Naomi A. and Jack E. Gilbert, Carlsbad, New Mexico; her grandchildren, Regina Lawarance, Lafayette La., Jackie and Paul Gilbert, Carlsbad, New Mexico, Donna Blankenship , Moneta; eight great-grandchildren; her brother, William (Bud) Trivett, Florence, Ky.; her sisters, Dora Peery, Roanoke, Vivian Mulkey, Lillian Hoops both of North Tazewell, Va., Elora Whittaker, Boone, N.C., Mary Rader, Radford.

Funeral services will be held at Oakey's North Chapel, Wednesday April 27, 1994, 1 p.m. with the Rev. Charles Doyle officiating. Interment in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

[SSDI, A. T. Angles 17Oct1918 - 15Apr1994 (dod differs????)]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1994, Salem City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - June 18, 1994

Davis, Lettie Roberts, 80, of Salem, formerly of Paynesville, W.Va., died Thursday, June 16, 1994. She was the widow of Joseph H. Davis.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Wilfred G. and Inez Davis of Hardy; daughter and son-in-law, Jerilyn F. and Walter Blankenship of Narrows; two brothers, Morris Roberts of Bluefield, W.Va. and Herman Roberts of Bradshaw, W.Va.; a sister, Mrs. Hattie R. Collins of Paynesville, W.Va.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be conducted 7 p.m. Saturday, June 18, 1994 at Oakey's North Chapel with the Rev. Lanny W. Carter officiating. Burial will be 2 p.m. Sunday, June 19, 1994 at Collins ridge Family Cemetery. McDowell Co., W.Va.

[SSDI, 01May1914 - 16Jun1994]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1994, Salem City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - December 1, 1994

Butterworth, Geraldine Elizabeth, 63, of Salem, died Wednesday, November 30, 1994, at her home.

She was preceded in death by her husband, H. Lacy Butterworth, her son, Stephen Butterworth, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter H. Clark, Sr., brother, Walter H. Clark, Jr., and sister, Mary Frances Clark.

She is survived by a daughter, Tami Lea Shadeck, Salem; a sister, Merle C. (Kitty) Chisom, Roanoke; grandchildren, Crystal Burch, David Burch, II, Joseph Shadeck; sister-in-law, Ethel W. (Sue) Clark, Roanoke; two nieces, Nancy C. Blankenship, Roanoke, Charlotte C. Wells, Louisa; one nephew, Wayne H. Clark, Roanoke.

Graveside services will be held Friday, December 2, 1994, at 2 p.m. at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Robert Sadler officiating.

[SSDI, 16Apr1931 - 30Nov1994]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1994, Salem City, VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - December 26, 1994

Brown, Frances Lessie Mae Burris, 91, of Salem, passed away Saturday, December 24, 1994. She was born July 18, 1903 in Grayson County, the daughter of the late George M. and Missouri E. Martin Burris.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Lewis Brown; two sons, Alvin L. Brown and Arnold E. Brown; two grandchildren.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Vernon L. and Thelma Rhodes Brown of Salem; four daughters and sons-in-law, Lois and E. J. Moses of Pennington Gap, Betty Turner of Salem, Dorothy and Adrian Blankenship of Huddleston, Mary and Buddy Wells of Salem; two daughters-in-law, Nell Howard Brown and Lois Parker Brown, both of Salem; sister, Bess Burris of Salem; brother, Charle s Burris of Elliston; 18 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 27, 1994, at Lotz Salem Chapel with the Rev. Irvin Sloan and Chaplain Thomas Clay officiating. Interment will be in Sherwood Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Shenandoah

 

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

Blankenship, Hazel L. 74, 10Oct1919 - 15Jan1994, Strasburg, Shenandoah, VA, MA-016-34-7253

 

Suffolk City

 

1991, Suffolk City, VA, Obituary

The Virginian-Pilot, (Norfolk, VA) - Tuesday, September 3, 1991

Virginia Bush Blankenship , 78, of the 1500 block of White Dogwood Trail, died Sept. 1, 1991, in a hospital. Mrs. Blankenship was born in Crittenden and was the widow of the Rev. James Leonard Blankenship Jr. She was a graduate of Medical College of Virginia School of Nursing where she later served as a supervisor of the emergency room and taught surgical nursing. She was a lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corp during World War II. She was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two stepdaughters, Jane E. Bradshaw of Portsmouth and Mary E. Hux of Canada; a stepson, Warren C. Blankenship of Portsmouth; two sisters, Louise Bailey of Suffolk and Violet Balderson of Waynesboro; four brothers, Henry Bush and Bernice Bush, both of Suffolk, Leslie Bush of Richmond and Clifford Bush of Chesapeake; and three stepgrandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in Ebenezer United Methodist Church by the Rev. R. Eugene Larkin. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1992, Suffolk City, VA, Obituary

The Virginian-Pilot, (Norfolk, VA) - Sunday, October 18, 1992

Lucille Blankenship Crutchlow of the 200 block of W. Constance Road, died Oct. 16, 1992, in her home. Mrs. Crutchlow was born in Danville. She was a retired chief operator with C&P Telephone Co. after 30 years and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. She was the widow of I.B. Crutchlow and was a Methodist.

Survivors include six daughters, Lucille E. Hagan of Keystone Heights, Fla., Nather C. Gray of Chesapeake, Nancy C. Coley of Franklin, Lena A. Ellis and Dorothy P. Crutchlow, both of Suffolk, and Susan C. Stewart of Portsmouth; a son, I.B. Crutchlow Jr. of Marathon, Fla.; three brothers, Asbury Blankenship of Danville, Horace Blankenship of Shenandoah and Fred B. Blankenship of Virginia Beach; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Sidney F. Harrell Funeral Home by the Rev. James X. Camak VI. Burial will be in Southampton Memorial Park, Franklin.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Suffolk City, VA, SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi

Blankenship, Virginia B. 78, 07Oct1912 - ??Sep1991, Suffolk City, VA, VA-224-01-1223

 

Smyth

 

1993, Sugar Grove, Smyth Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - July 5, 1993

Slemp, Phyllis Rutherford, 58, of Sugar Grove, died Saturday, July 3, 1993, at her home.

She is survived by her husband, Dan A.(Abe) Slemp, Sugar Grove; one son and daughter-in-law, Dan A. Jr and Kim Slemp, Sugar Grove; two daughters and one son-in-law, Terri and Joe Blankenship, Marion, Beth Lawrence, Marion; her mother-in-law, Margaret Slemp, Sugar Grove; and six grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 6 at 11 a.m. at the Ebenezer Lutheran Church, with Pastor James H. Bangle officiating. Burial will follow in Slemp cemetery in Sugar Grove.

[No match on SSDI]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Tazewell

 

1990, Richlands, Tazewell Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - January 25, 1990

Charles R. (Coonie) Blankenship, age 57, of Richlands, Va., passed away Tuesday, January 23, 1990, in a Richlands hospital.

He was a 1950 graduate of Richlands High School and was a graduate of East Tennessee State University. He received his Masters Degree from the University of Virginia and attended Vanderbilt University. He had taught in several Virginia schools. He taught Biology and Science at Richlands High School and was employed by a number of years by the Virginia State Air Pollution Control Board.

Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Sarah Blankenship , Richlands; one daughter, Mrs. David Beckner, Roanoke; three brothers, R. E. (Bliss) Blankenship and Jack B. Blankenship, Sr., both of Richlands; Ed (Honeybear) Blankenship, Wytheville; one sister, Miss Phyllis Blankenship , Richlands; two granddaughters.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 12:00 noon at the Singleton Funeral Chapel in Cedar Bluff with the Rev. Kelvin Seabolt officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenhill Memory Gardens at Claypool Hills, Va.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1992, North Tazewell, Tazewell Co., VA, Obituary

Greensboro News & Record (NC) - December 18, 1992

Mrs. Willie J. Minton, 80, of North Tazewell, Va., formerly of Greensboro died Dec. 17, 1992, in Bluefield, W.Va. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Peery & Saint Clair Funeral Home in Tazewell, Va. Burial will be in Grandview Memory Gardens. A native of Richlands, Va., she was a member of the Dunfordton Church of God in Tazewell, Va.

Surviving are son, James B. Minton of Kanosh, Utah; daughters, Mrs. Madge Pendry of North Tazewell, Va., Mrs. Linda M. Levy of Climax; sisters, Helen Blankenship of Greensboro, Pauline Evans of Oak Hill, W.Va.; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.

[SSDI, 26Jan1912 - 17Dec1992]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Georgia E. 86, 28Oct1906 - 11Dec1992, Bluefield, Tazewell, VA, WV-234-09-3997

Blankenship, Ruby M. 48, 08Jan1946 - 08Aug1994, Bluefield, Tazewell, VA, IL-323-38-5256

Blankenship, Donald J. 57, 01Jun1935 - 14Jun1992, Doran, Tazewell, VA, VA-227-40-0257

Blankenship, W. 79, 17Oct1914 - 09Jan1994, Pounding Mill, Tazewell, VA, VA-225-18-8452

Blankenship, Charles R. 57, 09Oct1932 - ??Jan1990, Richlands, Tazewell, VA, VA-226-30-4705

Blankenship, Earl W. 74, 12Sep1915 - 02Apr1990, Richlands, Tazewell, VA, VA-224-01-1335

Blankenship, Eulis 66, 17Jan1928 - 03Nov1994, Richlands, Tazewell, VA, VA-224-32-4580

Blankenship, H. Warren 81, 14Dec1910 - 10Nov1992, Richlands, Tazewell, VA, VA-230-09-1674

Blankenship, Marie V. 84, 13Feb1907 - 02Dec1991, Richlands, Tazewell, VA, VA-230-17-3048

Blankenship, Basil D. 89-90, 28Mar1901 - 22Mar1991, Tazewell, Tazewell, VA, VA-230-58-4192

Blankenship, Estel C. 69, 20Oct1920 - ??Sep1990, Tazewell, Tazewell, VA, VA-226-06-8245

 

Virginia Beach City

 

1991, Virginia Beach City, VA, Obituary

The Virginian-Pilot, (Norfolk, VA) - Thursday, February 28, 1991

Ethel Elizabeth Galloway, 90, of the 4000 block of Bakerfield Road, died Feb. 26, 1991, in her home.

Mrs. Galloway, a native of Noonday, Texas, had retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture at Livingston, Texas, after 26 years. She was a member of Noonday Baptist Church and the Order of Eastern Star in Livingston. She was the widow of Clarence C. Galloway.

Survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth G. Blankenship of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Virgie Prim of Dumas, Texas and Katherine Reed of Lancaster, Texas; a brother, Robert Rushing of Pearland, Texas; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The body will be sent from Kellum Funeral Home, Bonney Road Chapel, to Burks-Walker-Tippit Funeral Home, Tyler, Texas, for services and burial.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1991, Virginia Beach City, VA, Obituary

The Virginian-Pilot, (Norfolk, VA) - Sunday, June 9, 1991

Helen B. Felton, 72, died June 7, 1991, in Orange Park. Mrs. Felton was a member of Bayside Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Judith Y. House of Orange Park; seven sisters, Zora Hathcock of Clewiston, Fla., Mary Stephens of Quinton, Betty Whitlow of Kellysville, W.Va., Janice Blankenship and Joyce Hill, both of Glen Lyn, and Dainese Belcher and Zelma Dutton, both of Virginia Beach; a brother, Bob Blankenship of Michigan; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Forest Lawn Cemetery by the Rev. Ralph M. Halliwill.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1991, Virginia Beach City, VA, Obituary

The Virginian-Pilot, (Norfolk, VA) - Tuesday, August 27, 1991

Margaret Tweedy Sipe, 75, of the 300 block of Diamond Road, died Aug. 25, 1991, in a nursing home. Mrs. Sipe was born in Amherst County, Va. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Salem. She was the widow of Winton S. Sipe.

Survivors include two daughters, Peggy S. Wade of Suffolk and Shirley S. Robelotto of Martinez, Ga.; a son, Kerry W. Sipe of Virginia Beach; five sisters, Altha Lee of Madison Heights, Va., Verna Herndon of Concord, Va., Lura Lankford of Chattanooga, Tenn., Virginia Blankenship of Chase City, Va., and Ida Bolling of Lynchburg; two brothers, Rector W. Tweedy and Ira R. Tweedy, both of Madison Heights; a half brother, Robert B. Tweedy of St. Albans, W.Va.; and seven grandchildren.

The body was sent from Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Road Chapel, Virginia Beach, to Lynchburg. The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Whitten Funeral Home by the Rev. Stuart Carlton. Burial will be in Fort Hill Memorial Park, Lynchburg.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1991, Virginia Beach City, VA, Obituary

The Virginian-Pilot, (Norfolk, VA) - Tuesday, October 15, 1991

Eleanor E. Thomas, 59, died Oct. 13, 1991, in a hospital. Mrs. Thomas was born in Norfolk. She was a former member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary in South Norfolk.

Survivors include her husband, Raymond P. Thomas; four daughters, Mary Ann Kuykendall of Tyner, Eleanor E. Blankenship of Roanoke, Va., and Dorothy M. Dissell and Joyce L. Madden, both of Chesapeake; three sisters, Catherine Dudley of Norfolk, Audrey Basham of Lawrenceville, Va., and Dorothy Gregory of Texas; a brother, George Gregory of Chesapeake; and seven grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel, by the Rev. Danny W. Davis. Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1991, Virginia Beach City, VA, Obituary

The Virginian-Pilot, (Norfolk, VA) - Sunday, November 17, 1991

Thomas A. Lupton Jr., 60, of the 4100 block of 4th St., a diesel mechanic, died Nov. 16, 1991, in his home. Mr. Lupton was born in Norfolk. He was employed with Southgate Trucking and was a Protestant.

Survivors include his wife, Myrna Lupton; four daughters, Emily Mae Parker, Brenda L. Blankenship , Sarah F. Lupton and Theresa A. Lupton; and two sons, Thomas A. Lupton III and Joseph P. Lupton, all of Chesapeake; two sisters, Evelyn M. Pfoff of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Geraldine L. Boelter of Virginia Beach; and eight grandchildren.

The graveside service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday in Rosewood Memorial Park by the Rev. Thomas Mercer.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1992, Virginia Beach City, VA, Obituary

The Virginian-Pilot, (Norfolk, VA) - Thursday, January 2, 1992

John E. Butler Jr., 65, of the 3700 block of Donnawood Court N., a retired Navy chief petty officer, died Dec. 31, 1991, in a Portsmouth hospital. Mr. Butler was born in Texas. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War and had retired after 20 years.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara J. Butler; four daughters, Jackie Bruso and Deborah Chandler, both of Virginia Beach, Beverly Norton of Tennessee and Faye Plumb of Oklahoma; a son, John E. Butler III of Virginia Beach; three sisters, Juanita Blankenship , Frances Behrens and Ella May Campbell and a brother, Jack Butler, all of Texas; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Services are private.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Virginia Beach City, VA, SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi

Blankenship, Evelyn A. 75, 03Oct1917 - 19Dec1992, Virginia Beach City, VA, VA-225-16-4585

Blankenship, Thomas L. 77, 06Jul1915 - 30Oct1992, Virginia Beach City, VA, VA-224-09-2680

 

Westmoreland

 

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

Blankenship, Salas C. 82, 07Dec1907 - 07Aug1990, Colonial Beach, Westmoreland, VA, DC-578-07-2834

 

Williamsburg City

 

1991, Williamsburg City, VA, Obituary

The Virginian-Pilot, (Norfolk, VA) - Wednesday, June 26, 1991

Phillip Luther Shaw, 70, of the 2900 block of Galberry Road, a retired service representative, died June 24, 1991, in Williamsburg.

A native of Raleigh, N.C., Mr. Shaw had retired from Monarch Marking Co., Dayton, Ohio. He was a member of the Police Association of Virginia and was a Coast Guard veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth M. Shaw; a daughter, Carol A. Moxley, and a son, David H. Shaw, both of Chesapeake; four sisters, Mary Bean and Margaret McGinn, both of Norfolk, Jean Blankenship of Colonial Heights and Ann Turner of Portsmouth; a brother, Hubert Shaw of Charlotte, N.C.; and two grandchildren.

The graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens by the Rev. T.M. Frye.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1994, Williamsburg, Hampton Roads, VA, Obituary

Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - July 18, 1994

Martha McPherson Nunn, 69, died Monday, July 17, 1995, in her residence. A native of Hartford, Conn., she had been a Williamsburg resident since 1987. She was a member of Jamestown Presbyterian Church; the Mayflower Society, Edward Doty and Stephen Hopkins lines; and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Surviving are her husband, DeWitt A. Nunn of Williamsburg; three daughters, Christine Pongratz of Boonesboro, Md., Constance Miller of Richmond and Teri Bryan of Eglin Air Force Base, Florida; one son, DeWitt Nunn Jr. of Charlotte, N.C.; one sister, Joan Blankenship of Peacham, Vt.; 14 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Simon John McPherson.

A memorial service will be conducted in Jamestown Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 20, by Dr. Zane Alexander and Rev. Samuel Hart. Burial will be on Saturday, July 22, in Lawrenceville Cemetery, Lawrenceville, N.J.

(no match on SSDI)

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Wise

 

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

Blankenship, Charles E. 77, 14Aug1917 - 15Dec1994, Coeburn, Wise, VA, TN-413-16-1830

 

Wythe

 

1991, Cripple Creek, Wythe Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - March 26, 1991

Ossie Burris Wright, age 87, of the Cripple Creek Community, died Monday in the North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem. She was the daughter of the late C. T. (Lum) Burris and Flora Roberts Burris of the Fallville Community in Grayson County.

She was a member of the Crockett's Chapel United Methodist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Wright, and one son, Pierce Wright.

She is survived by eight daughters, Mrs. Harold V. (Helen) Frye of Cripple Creek, Va.; Mrs. Don (Rosetta) Parker of Mt. Airy, N.C.; Mrs. Henry (Wanda June) Blankenship of Ridgeway, Va.; Mrs. Dan (Pauline) Moore of Black Mountain, N.C.; Mrs. Don (Iris) Moore of Christiansburg, Va.; Mrs Jimmy (Carol) Thompson of Tobaccoville, N.C.; Mrs. Gray (Rita) Morrison of Pilot Mountain, N.C.; Mrs. Frank (Evon) Fisher of Crockett, Va.; one son and daughter-in-law, Beauford and Louise Wright of Pulaski, Va.; four sisters, Mrs. Maude Bourne of Elk Creek, Va.; Mrs. Ressie Sage Hall and Mrs. Rozelle Grubb, both of Galax, Va.; Mrs. Fairye Hash of Independence, Va.; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Kathleen Wright of Elliston, Va.; twenty-four grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Crockett's Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Joe Carrico officiating. Interment will be in the Bethany Lutheran Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1990, Wytheville, Wythe Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - July 28, 1990

Florence Davis Halsey, age 89, died Thursday, July 26, 1990 in the Wythe County Community Hospital in Wytheville, Va. Mrs. Halsey was born in 1900 in Wythe County, the daughter of William T. and Permelia Anne Davis. She was the widow of Carl Cecil Halsey, Sr.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Roxie Davis, Edith Blankenship, Edna Buchanan; and four brothers, Henry Millard, William and Russell Davis.

Mrs. Halsey was a retired food service worker at George Wythe High School of Wytheville and the former owner of White Front Cafe, a Wytheville Restaurant. She was a resident of Asbury Center at Birdmont in Wytheville.

The survivors include two daughters, Gladys Halsey Alvis of Hillsville; Mrs. Basil B. (Helen) Gordon of Wytheville; two sons, James William Halsey of Clinton, Tenn.; and Carl Cecil Halsey, Jr. of Orange Park, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Odell (Nellie) Hoback of Wytheville; and Mrs. Luther (Bessie) Felty of Wytheville; ten grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 29 in the St. Lukes Lutheran Church in the Cove Section of Wythe County. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1990, Wytheville, Wythe Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - August 17, 1990

James Henry (Jim) Poston, age 75, of 140 Cassell Road, Wytheville, Va., died Wednesday, August 15, 1990, in the Wythe County Community Hospital.

He was a retired employee of the Wytheville Packing Company and was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Lucien and Agnes Mae Jones Poston; two sisters, Willie Poston Rider; and Sarah Lucille Poston.

He is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law, Delores Poston; Linda and Carl Suthers, both of Wytheville, Va.; one sister, Ruth Poston, Wytheville, Va.; one brother, Frank Poston, Wytheville, Va.; two grandchildren, Clifford and Tyler Suthers, Wytheville, Va.; and two nieces, Nancy Lambert, Virginia Beach, Va.; and Gail Blankenship , Richmond, Va.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 18, 1990 at 11:00 a.m. at the Barnett Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Norman Whilhoit and the Rev. Tal Stanley officiating. Interment will be in the West End Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+1991, Wytheville, Wythe Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - January 25, 1991

Laura Repass Allison, age 84, of 905 Withers Rd., died Thursday in a local rest home.

She was the widow of Frank P. Allison, Sr., and was preceded in death a son, Boyd C. Allison.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Corrine and Edward Thompson; Brenda and Larry Bradberry, all of Wytheville; one son and daughter-in-law, Frank P., Jr. and Peggy Allison, Wytheville; three sisters, Rachel Blankenship, Rick Creek; Mary Grubb, Clinton, S. C.; Bertie Blankenship, Galax; one brother, Woolen Repass, Groseclose; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren, also survive.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Dale Wyrick and the Rev. Rae Mullins with interment to follow in the church cemetery.

[SSDI, 22Nov1906 - Jan1991]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1993, Wytheville, Wythe Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - September 24, 1993

Parcell, Geneva Robertson, 78, of 955 W. Franklin St., Wytheville, died Wednesday, September 22, 1993, at the Giles Memorial Hospital in Pearisburg. She was born in Wolf Creek, the daughter of the late Elby V. and Cindy Thornton Robertson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl W. Parcell; and a son, Carl Clegg Parcell.

She is survived by six daughters, Ethel Hare, Staffordsville, Thelma P. Gilmore, Winston-Salem, N.C., Janice P. Roark, Wythveville, Wanda P. Rhodes, Pearisburg, Sandra P. Moser, Wytheville, Debra N. Parcell, Wytheville; two sons, Donald M. Parcell, Blacksburg, Chuck Parcell, Wytheville; three sisters, Mrs. Zella Thornton, Delaware, Mrs. Clemons Hamblin, Pulaski, Mrs. Tessie King, Wytheville; two half sisters, Mrs. Irene Brunk, Mrs. Dolly Blankenship, both of Wytheville; one half brother, Ed Robertson, Wytheville; 22 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Barnett Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens.

[SSDI, 09Mar1914 - 22Sep1993]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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1991, Grafton, York Co., VA, Obituary

Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - December 1, 1991

Grafton - Courtney Ellen Walters Moudry, 60, a native of Frederick, Md., and a Peninsula resident for 26 years, died Friday, Nov. 29. Mrs. Moudry retired from Fort Eustis as a Budget Assistant in 1991 after 10 years. She was a member of Church of Christ in Norfolk.

Survived by her husband, Joseph R. Moudry; two daughters, Catherine E. Knudson of St. Charles, Ill., and Carol A. Blankenship of Newport News; a son, Joseph R. Moudry II of Newport News; a sister, Marie E. Smith of Ijamsville, Md.; and three brothers, Charles A. Walters, Harry L. Walters and Martin A. Walters, all of Frederick; and two grandchildren.

Funeral at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the funeral home by the Rev. Clarence Hilling. Burial in Peninsula Memorial Park.

[No match on SSDI]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com