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

 

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

Blankenship, Anthony S. 41, 07Feb1967 - 21Apr2008, (72), VA-226-27-8734

Blankenship, Basil L. 61, 26Dec1944 - 23Nov2006, (SI), VA-231-52-5571

Blankenship, Billy L. 20, 19Feb1983 - 13Jan2004, (72), VA-230-49-8195

Blankenship, Brenda H. 59, 28Jan1947 - 11Jul2006, (72), VA-225-62-8171

Blankenship, Carey E. 55, 18Jun1948 - 04Dec2003, (72), VA-226-64-5170

Blankenship, Christy M. 27, 24Nov1972 - 03Jul2000, (72), VA-231-39-2499

Blankenship, Daniel L. 37, 30Aug1966 - 20Sep2003, (72), VA-225-23-1445

Blankenship, David 46, 11Feb1961 - 10Mar2007, (72), VA-224-94-8146

Blankenship, David S. 61, 15Apr1945 - 22Mar2007, (72), VA-228-56-7450

Blankenship, Elbert 89, 30Dec1915 - 25Oct2005, (72), VA-225-10-8139

Blankenship, Eugene 83, 13Jan1922 - 08Sep2005, (72), VA-226-16-5056

Blankenship, Grady W. 83, 14Sep1921 - 28Jan2005, (FO), VA-225-14-9475

Blankenship, Harold D. 42, 15Aug1959 - 31Jul2002, (72), VA-228-66-8652

Blankenship, James L. 60, 16Aug1941 - 29Nov2001, (72), VA-228-52-0756

Blankenship, Joan K. 46, 26Dec1953 - 14Oct2000, (72), VA-230-84-6997

Blankenship, Joyce A. 55, 12Nov1949 - 01Feb2005, (72), VA-227-76-131

Blankenship, Kathy J. 42-41, 10Nov1959 - 10Nov2001, (72), VA-229-04-3539

Blankenship, Lynn F. 61, 22Aug1945 - 04Jul2007, (72), VA-231-56-6342

Blankenship, Mabel B. 81-82, 26Jul1922 - 09Jul2004, (72), VA-228-12-3196

Blankenship, Michael N. 44, 22Jun1962 - 26Dec2006, (FO), VA-229-08-7212

Blankenship, Nelson R. 59, 09Dec1940 - 19May2000, (72), VA-228-50-7731

Blankenship, Nicklus W. 26-27, 30Oct1979 - 27Oct2006, (72), VA-229-19-0200

Blankenship, Norman L. 50, 11May1956 - 13Dec2006, (FO), VA-230-84-2783

Blankenship, Rebecca D. 42, 28Nov1963 - 07Nov2006, (72), VA-227-17-6067

Blankenship, Reggie 63, 18Aug1943 - 20Nov2006, (72), VA-229-56-8995

Blankenship, Richard H. 25, 08Dec1977 - 01Feb2003, (72), VA-229-37-9004

Blankenship, Shawn L. 33, 24Jun1974 - 27Jul2007, (72), VA-225-08-9067

Blankenship, Steven L. 42, 23Jan1963 - 19Jul2005, (72), VA-228-08-5535

Blankenship, Troy A. 54, 02Dec1947 - 19Mar2002, (72), VA-231-56-7415

Blankenship, William C. 48, 14May1952 - 10Mar2001, (72), VA-229-72-8046

Blankenship, William K. 50, 03Jul1958 - 31Aug2008, (FO), VA-231-88-5204

Blankenship, Willie R. 82, 26Jul1919 - 07Aug2001, (72), VA-225-01-7579

 

Accomack

 

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

Blankenship, Ernestine 61, 26Jul1939 - 26Mar2001, New Church, Accomack, VA, KY-407-52-5039

Blankenship, Paul 83, 06Dec1921 - 02Nov2005, Greenbackville, Accomack, VA, WV-233-24-5349

Blankenship, William G. 39, 09Jan1962 - 16Oct2001, Onancock, Accomack, VA, VA-228-13-2880

 

Albemarle

 

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

Blankenship, Rosa B. 93, 09Sep1908 - 01Feb2002, Charlottesville, Albemarle, VA, VA-231-20-8819

 

Alleghany

 

2005, Covington, Alleghany Co., VA, Obituary

The Herald-Dispatch, (Huntington, WV) - December 31, 2005

Virginia W. Blankenship, 85, of Covington, Va., widow of William P. Blankenship, died Tuesday in Evergreene Meadows Alzheimer's Care Home in Standardsville, Va. She was a former Wayne County educator.

Private funeral service will be held.

[SSDI 01Oct1919 - 27Dec2005]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Amelia

 

Amelia Co., VA, Virginia Veterans Cem., Burial

10300 Prideville Rd, Zip 23002-0000, TX (804) 561-1475

Blankenship, Martin Riley PFC USMC,S1C USN,b.12/4/1927,DOD6/23/2003,Sec.CR1 R-2#4,WWII,K

From: Don Blankenship donblank(at)earthlink.net

 

Jetersville, Amelia Co., VA, Death

Blankenship, Donald R. Birth: 3 Jun 1920 Death: 17 Jan 2002

From: Nancy Brinly

 

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

Blankenship, Sylvia E. 74, 19Nov1934 - 27Sep2009, Amelia Court House, Amelia, VA, VA-224-38-1617

Blankenship, Annie V. 80, 22Jun1923 - 07Dec2003, Jetersville, Amelia, VA, VA-230-44-4030

Blankenship, Donald R. 81, 03Jun1920 - 17Jan2002, Jetersville, Amelia, VA, VA-227-18-3826

 

Amherst

 

+2008, Amherst, Amherst Co., VA, Obituary

http://www2.nelsoncountytimes.com/nco/news/obituaries/article/obituaries_for_the_week_of_march_20/3144/

Alberta Blankenship Campbell, 81, died on March 16 (2008). She was the wife of the late Russell Lee Campbell. Born Sept. 10, 1926, in Grundy, she was a daughter of the late Lewis and Mary Ratcliff Blankenship. She was a member of Piney River Baptist Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Mary R. Ogden, and husband, Keith, of Amherst; three sons, Mitchell A. Blankenship and wife, Donna, of Warsaw, Ind., Patrick L. Campbell and wife, Bonnie, of Roanoke, and Randall R. Campbell and wife, Sharon, of Appomattox; a sister, Eunice Sloan and husband, Roger of Warsaw, Ind.; seven grandchildren, Andy and Robin Blankenship, Rusty and Cason Ogden, Taylor Campbell, Brice and Ashely Campbell; four great grandchildren and many friends.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Honaker and Ollie Ramsey and seven brothers,
Walter, Elmer, Herbert, Mack, Robert, Carlos and Herman Blankenship.

Funeral services were conducted on March 18 at Driskill Funeral Chapel. Burial followed in the Amherst Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, John W. 73, 31Jul1931 - 23Oct2004, Madison Heights, Amherst, VA, VA-224-48-9631

 

Arlington

 

2005, Arlington, Arlington Co., VA, Funeral

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - April 15, 2005

Hilda Ann Blankenship, 69, of Arlington, Va., formerly of West Virginia, died April 9, 2005. Graveside service was 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 16, at Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville (Greenbrier Co., WV). Friends may call two hours prior to service. Burial will be in Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville.

[SSDI, 09May1935 - 09Apr2005]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

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

Blankenship, Catherine E b.: 03/12/1920, DOD 02/06/2003, Sec. 53 #1080

Blankenship, Robert R. Lt Col USAF, b.12/11/1947, DOD11/28/2001, Sec. 54 #3348, V

Blankenship, Nelson Lee SFC USA, b. 10/09/1935, DOD 05/25/2004, Sec. 38 #2889, K, V

From: Don Blankenship donblank(at)earthlink.net

 

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

Blankenship, Dorothy M. 77, 20Dec1929 - 24Jun2007, Arlington, Arlington, VA, DC-577-36-7707

Blankenship, Hilda A. 69, 09May1935 - 09Apr2005, Arlington, Arlington, VA, VA-223-50-6626

 

Bath

 

2000, Hot Springs, Bath Co., VA, Obituary

www.pocahontastimes.com

Irene Vest McLaughlin, age 80, of Hot Springs, Virginia, died Thursday, March 9, 2000, at Bath County Community Hospital. She was born October 4, 1919, in Bath County, a daughter of William and Corda Lawrence Vest. She was a member of Healing Springs Baptist Church.

Surviving her are her husband, Jack Dempson McLaughlin; two sons, Danny McLaughlin, of Droop Mountain, and Richard Blankenship, of Warm Springs; a daughter, Drema Mines, of Plant City, Florida; a sister, Edna Bogan, of Millboro, Virginia; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted March 12 at McLaughlin Funeral Home by the Rev. Tom Stanley, with burial at Union Chapel.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Bedford City

 

2009, Bedford City, VA, Obituary

http://www.lcni5.com/cgi-bin/c2.cgi?030+article+Obituaries+20090827143316030030001

Brandon Mitchell Dunbar, 24, of Bedford, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009.

Brandon was a tender loving brother and son that showed great courage his whole life. He was an accomplished Poker player and collector of basketball cards.

Left to cherish his memory are grandparents, Goldie Dunbar, George Brizendine, and Betty Barton; father, Timothy Mitchell Dunbar; mother and step-father, Trevia and Kelly Blankenship; sister, Brittany Michelle Dunbar; step-sisters, Kristen H. McFalls and Lanie D. Blankenship; very special girlfriend, Melissa Hahl; and numerous cousins and friends.

A funeral service was held on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009, at the Valley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Elmer Clemmons officiating. Interment followed at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Bedford City, VA, Obituary

http://www.lcni5.com/cgi-bin/c2.cgi?030+article+Obituaries+20091021164415030030001

Roy Jackson Mock, 79 of Bedford passed away Monday, Oct. 12, 2009 at Bedford Memorial Hospital.  He was born on Sunday, March 23, 1930 in Fairfax, a son of the late Richard J. Mock and Edna Robey Mock. He was also preceded in death by two sons, Roy Lamont Mock and Jeffery Robey and a daughter, Brenda Gilbert. He was member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Surviving is his wife, Mildred Blankenship Mock; three daughters, Carolyn Anderson, SC, Donna  Jones of Fredericksburg; Sandra Allport, Annandale; two sons, Jimmy Robey, Jr., Springfield; Robbie Robey, Moneta;  four grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009 at 1 p.m. at Quaker Baptist Church with Rev. Ray Lyons and Rev. David Timma officiating.  Interment followed in the church cemetery. 

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Bedford City, VA, Obituary

http://www.lcni5.com/cgi-bin/c2.cgi?030+article+Obituaries+20091111163504030030001

Beulah Blankenship Zimmerman BooBoo, 88, of Bedford, died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, in Oakwood Manor Nursing Home.  Born on May 28, 1921, in Bedford County, a daughter of the late James Edward Blankenship and Martha Emily Wilkes Blankenship.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, George Braxton Zimmerman; eight sisters, Lera Croy, Ida Cadd, Lola White, Lucille Padgett, Lelia Blankenship, Helen Ellis, Mae Woodward and Ethel Blankenship; five brothers, A. B. Blankenship, Henry Blankenship, Edgar Blankenship, Howard Blankenship and Ralph Blankenship.

Beulah is survived by one sister, Avis Johnson; one special brother-in-law, Richard H. Johnson; numerous nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; and great-great nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6, 2009, in Greenwood Cemetery with the Rev. Vernon DeLong officiating. 

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Fleda E. 78-79, 25Dec1924 - 24Dec2003, Bedford City, VA, VA-226-28-3328

Blankenship, Irene H. 83, 19Jul1921 - 17Nov2004, Bedford City, VA, VA-223-16-6247

Blankenship, Robert L. 74, 16Jul1927 - 15Nov2001, Bedford City, VA, VA-228-26-3536

Blankenship, Ruth B. 87, 31Dec1914 - 28Feb2002, Bedford City, VA, VA-227-64-2705

 

Bedford

 

2008, Huddleston, Bedford Co., VA, Obituary

http://www.lcni5.com/cgi-bin/c2.cgi?030+article+Obituaries+20081211120634030030001

Early Lyman Gilbert, 91 of Huddleston passed away Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008, at his residence.  He was born on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 1917, in Lansdale, PA, a son of the late Early L. Gilbert, Sr. and Vera Price Gilbert. 

He was also preceded in death by his wife of fifty-four years, Edith Roberta Bobbie Wofford Gilbert. 

He was a retired Certified Public Accountant with his fathers firm, was a member and past president of both the Lansdale, PA Jaycees and Kiwanis Club as well as past Chariman of the Board at both Lansdale United Methodist Church and Patmos United Methodist Church at Huddleston.   He was also a Captain in the U. S. Army having served during World War II and was stationed in Newport News where he met and married his wife, Bobbie. 

Surviving are his two sons, Early L. Gilbert III of Huddleston, John L. Gilbert and wife, Linda of Egg Harbour, NJ; two daughters, Janet L. Blankenship and husband, Robert of Harleysville, PA, Julee Belsterling and her husband, the late Mark Belsterling of Boyertown, PA; three grandchildren, Stephanie Blankenship, Robert E. Blankenship, Julia L. Gilbert; a great-granddaughter, Karlee Blankenship; a sister, Rae Chrone, FL; and many nieces and nephews. 

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Huddleston, Bedford Co., VA, Obituary

http://www.lcni5.com/cgi-bin/c2.cgi?030+article+Obituaries+20090902154703030030001

Lucille Morgan Kendrick, 90 of Huddleston passed away Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009, at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital.  She was born on Friday, July 18, 1919, in Bedford Co., a daughter of the late Samuel Henry Morgan and Clara Blankenship Morgan.  She was also preceded in death by her husband of sixty years, Robert Irvin Freck Kendrick; two sisters, Reva Morgan Bohn and Matleen Morgan Cox and three brothers, James Henry, Randolph Thomas and Samuel Lynwood Morgan. She was a faithful member of Mentow Baptist Church and retired from Halmode Apparel, Inc. in 1992.  

Surviving is her daughter, Melinda Kendrick Nichols of Huddleston; and an  adopted granddaughter, Dr. Dale Ellen Nichols and her two sons, Michael Quaid and Aubrey Devon Davis of Knoxville, TN.  In addition, she is survived by one sister, Marie Morgan Holland and husband, Marvin Everett Holland of Rocky Mount; two brothers, Alfred Clay Morgan of Huddleston; William Wallace Morgan and wife, Betty Goggin Morgan of Bedford. She also leaves to cherish her memories three sisters-in-law, Janie Kendrick Franklin; Lois Tuck Kendrick; Pearl Fielder Kendrick, all of Bedford, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Mentow Baptist Church with the Rev. John M. Boyles and the Rev. Wayne Murphy officiating. Interment will follow in Mentow Church Cemetery. 

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Moneta, Bedford Co., VA, Obituary

http://www.lcni5.com/cgi-bin/c2.cgi?030+article+Obituaries+2009040214034030030001

Luther Blankenship, 70 of Moneta passed away Friday, March 27, 2009, at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital.  He was born on Monday, Jan. 16, 1939, in North Carolina, a son of the late Rachel Byrum. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Judith W. Edwards Blankenship.

Surviving is his son, John Blankenship and wife, Brandy of Tulsa, OK.  Arrangements are being handled by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Ruby G. 92, 18May1911 - 20Feb2004, Forest, Bedford, VA, VA-231-76-9720

Blankenship, Roy A. 64, 25Dec1942 - 30Sep2007, Hardy, Bedford, VA, VA-226-56-6624

Blankenship, Ruth E. 80, 01Aug1921 - 24Feb2002, Hardy, Bedford, VA, VA-225-14-8242

Blankenship, Adrian B. 70, 20Sep1932 - 10Jul2003, Huddleston, Bedford, VA, VA-223-36-0989

Blankenship, Harold E. 78, 06Oct1925 - 25Feb2004, Goode, Bedford, VA, VA-227-22-6640

Blankenship, Allen R. 59, 04May1949 - ??06Feb2009, Goodview, Bedford, VA, VA-228-70-6631

Blankenship, Annie M. 90, 28Jun1917 - 25Aug2007, Goodview, Bedford, VA, VA-231-05-7923

Blankenship, Debra G. 44, 18Feb1961 - 18Sep2005, Goodview, Bedford, VA, VA-223-08-8469

Blankenship, Lucille 97, 17Jun1910 - 26Aug2007, Goodview, Bedford, VA, VA-229-60-5651

Blankenship, Laymond 90, 25Aug1916 - 17Nov2006, Moneta, Bedford, VA, VA-231-18-4419

Blankenship, Luther J. 70, 16Jan1939 - 27Mar2009, Moneta, Bedford, VA, FL-261-56-8212

Blankenship, Maurice W. 79, 11May1921 - 16Oct2000, Thaxton, Bedford, VA, VA-226-16-5322

 

Bland

 


2006, Blend, Blend Co., VA, Death
Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Monday, March 6, 2006

Alice Ruth Blankenship, 85, of Bland, Va., died Saturday, March 4, 2006 at St. Lukes Hospital in Bluefield. Arrangements by A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home in White Gate, Va.
From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Blend, Blend Co., VA, Death
Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Monday, March 6, 2006

Arberdeen Blankenship, 77, of Narrows, Va., died Saturday, March 4, 2006 at Carilion Giles Memorial Hospital in Pearisburg, Va. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fairview Cemetery in Narrows.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2007, Blend, Blend Co., VA, Obituary

Bland County News, 8/10/2007

Arvil Andrew Blankenship, Sr., 76, of Richlands, formerly of Maryland, died July 29 in a Bristol, TN, hospital, from injuries sustained in a July 4 automobile accident.
Born in Buchanan County, he and was the son the late
Thomas and Minnie Stacey Blankenship, who were from the Rowe area on Garden Creek. He was raised on Drill Mountain in Rowe and had worked as a truck driver around several area coal mines. He moved his family to Maryland in 1967 and had moved to the Richlands area in June. While in Maryland, he had worked as a mechanic and at the local paper mill before retiring. He was an avid musician who loved music and was talented enough to play most any string instrument like the banjo, mandolin and guitar. He enjoyed hunting, but most of all he loved tinkering around with engines of any kind. He was of the Baptist faith and was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Oakley Easter Blankenship, six sisters and one brother.

Survivors: daughters, Betty Byers of Philadelphia, PA, Peggy Phillips and husband, Richard, of Kenneth Square, PA, Linda Mooney and husband, Robert, of Oxford, PA, Patricia Keyes and husband, Jack, of Creston, NC, Brenda Guzman of Wilmington, DE; son, Arvil Andrew Blankenship, Jr. and wife, Betty, of Elkton, MD; 13 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.

The funeral was conducted Aug. 1 at 2 p.m. at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands with the Rev. Bill Fletcher officiating. Interment followed at the Clinch Valley Memorial Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Blend, Blend Co., VA, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 7/1/2009

 

Flora Jeanetta Jones, 89 of Bland, Va. went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 29, 2009 at Bland County Nursing and Rehab Center, Bastian. She was born July 8, 1919 at Allegheny County, Pa., the daughter of the late John and Pearl Hill Crow. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Donald O. Jones; and a daughter, Anna Pearl Jones. She was a charter member of the Bland Bible Church and served in the Bland High School cafeteria for about 10 years.

She is survived by three daughters, Flora M. Cool and husband, Donald of Atlanta, Ga., Donna J. Blankenship and husband, Jack of Bland, June Hamel of Jacksonville, Fla.; four grandchildren, Edgar Cox, Jr., Kent Cox, the Rev. Bob Blankenship and Cheryl Gillespie; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Jessie Wilkinson, Hookstown, Pa.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at A. Vest and Sons Funeral Home, White Gate with the Rev. Bob Blankenship officiating. Graveside services and burial will be in the Coraopolis Cemetery, Coraopolis, Pa. on Thursday at 3:00 p.m. The visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. prior to service at 7:00 p.m.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Blend, Blend Co., VA, Death

Roanoke Times, 1/6/2009

Henry Lee Blankenship, 68, of Bland, Va., passed away on Sunday, January 4, 2009. Funeral service 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 8, 2009, at A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home, White Gate, Va. Visitation Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Blend, Blend Co., VA, Obituary

Wytheville Enterprise Jan 6, 2009

Henry Lee Blankenship, 68, of Bland died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009, at the Lewis-Gale Medical Center in Salem. Funeral service will be held Thursday, Jan. 8, at 11 a.m. at A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Henry Allen Conley officiating. Interment will be in the Shiloh Cemetery at Hollybrook. He was born April 3, 1940, in Bland, son of the late John Henry and Maudie Mae Ramsey Blankenship. He was a retired truck driver.

He is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Pearl and Sammie Miller of Bland; and a brother, Mack Blankenship of Bland. The family will receive friends Wednesday, Jan. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Blend, Blend Co., VA, Obituary

Wytheville Enterprise, 7/9/2009

Flora Jeanetta Crow Jones, 89, of Bland died Monday, June 29, 2009, at Bland County Nursing & Rehab Center in Bastian. Funeral service was held Wednesday, July 1, at 7 p.m. at A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Blankenship officiating. A graveside service was held Thursday, July 2, at 3 p.m. at the Coraopolis Cemetery in Coraopolis, Pa.

She was born July 8, 1919, in Allegheny County, Pa., daughter of the late John and Pearl Hill Crow. She was a charter member of the Bland Bible Church and served in the Bland High School cafeteria for about 10 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald O. Jones; and a daughter, Anna Pearl Jones.

Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Flora M. and Donald Cool of Atlanta, Ga., Donna J. and Jack Blankenship of Bland and June Hamel of Jacksonville, Fla.; four grandchildren, Edgar Cox Jr., Kent Cox, the Rev. Bob Blankenship and Cheryl Gillespie; eight grandchildren; and a sister, Jessie Wilkinson of Hookstown, Pa. A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home in White Gate was in charge of the arrangements.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Blend, Blend Co., VA, Obituary

Sheila Jean Miller, 51, of Bland, died Thursday, March 5, 2009, at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville. Funeral service was held Friday, March 6, at 7 p.m. at A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home in White Gate with the Rev. Henry Allen Conley officiating. Graveside service was held Saturday, March 7, at 10 a.m. in Shiloh Cemetery in Hollybrook.

She was born March 11, 1957 in Bland. She is survived by her parents, Sammie and Pear Blankenship Miller of Bland; two sons, Tracy Edward Grady of Abingdon and Jimmy Brewer of Max Meadows; two daughters, Kayla Michelle Windle of Dublin and Brittany Nicole Hickman of Wytheville; one brother, Christopher Miller of Bland; one sister, Melissa Miller of Bland; and three grandchildren, Nathan Edward Grady, Jonathan Tray Morehead and Ryan Taylor Martin. A.

Vest & Sons Funeral Home in White Gate was in charge of the arrangements.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Bland, Bland Co., VA, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 2/22/2009

Jimmy Mack Blankenship, 63, of Bland, Va., passed away Saturday, February 21, 2009 at Wythe County Community Hospital. He was born August 1, 1945 at Bluefield, W.Va., the son of the late John Henry and Maudie Mae Ramsey Blankenship.

He is survived by his wife, Vera J. Blankenship, Bastian; one son, Joseph Sims, Bastian; one sister and brother-in-law, Pearl and Sammie Miller, Bland; three grandchildren, Jason, Justin, and Emily Sims.

Funeral services will be Monday at 7:00 p.m. at A. Vest and Sons Funeral Home, White Gate, Va. with Pastor Jim Conley officiating with burial in the Shiloh Cemetery, Hollybrook, Va.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Bland, Bland Co., VA, Obituary

http://www.swvatoday.com/news/article/bland_messenger_obituaries11/5987/

Ruby Blankenship Chandler, 93, of Bland died Monday, Sept. 7, 2009, at Wythe County Community Hospital in Wytheville. Funeral service was held Thursday, Sept. 10, at 1 p.m. at A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby Lorton officiating. Interment was in the Temple Hill Cemetery in Bland.

She was born June 23, 1916, in Bland, daughter of the late Charlie and Minnie Blankenship. She was a member of Bland United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Greever Chandler; a son, Charles G. Chandler Jr.; two grandsons, Michael Scott Chandler and Tracy Alan Hylton; three brothers, Luther Blankenship, Charles Blankenship and Jack Blankenship; and two sisters, Sadie Moody and Marie Edwards.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Jimmy Hylton; a sister, Genetta Hamblin; five grandchildren, Laura Chandler, Karen Chandler, Steven Chandler, Charles Chandler III and Samantha King and husband, Bobby; and a great-grandchild, Madison Renee King.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Ceres, Bland Co., VA, Obituary

http://www.swvatoday.com/news/article/bland_county_messenger_obituaries29/5721/

Lois Lurel Oliver Crabtree, 89, of Ceres died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009. Funeral service was held Monday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m. at the Highland Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Kathy Haga officiating.  An interment service was held Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 11 a.m. at the Sharon Lutheran Cemetery in Ceres.

She received a bachelor of science degree in home economics from Madison College, now James Madison University in Harrisonburg. She taught in Bland and Craig counties for a number of years. She was an advisor to the Future Homemakers of America. She was a member of Sharon Lutheran Church where she was secretary for a number of years. She also was a charter member of the Bland County Retired Teachers Association. She was a member of the Ceres Alumni Association.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Minor and Ethel Hypes Oliver; and two brothers, Nelson Oliver and Wayne Oliver.

Survivors include her loving husband of 62 years, Andrew Bane Crabtree of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Lynn Crabtree Pruett and H. Michael Pruett of Ceres; four grandchildren, Michael and Sarah Pruett, Erin and Phillip Buttery; two great-grandchildren, Stephanie and Andy Blankenship; two sisters-in-law, Thelma Oliver and Frances Oliver; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Ceres, Bland Co., VA, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - November 16, 2009

H. Michael "Mike" Pruett, age 62, of Ceres, Va., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 14, 2009. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Henry and Mabel Akers Pruett; brothers, Harold, Russell, Johnny and Billy; and a sister, Madalyn Copley.

He was a member of the Elbert Muncy Masonic Lodge # 298, A.F. & A.M., Bland Masonic Lodge #206, A.F. & A.M. and Rocky Gap # 154, Order of the Eastern Star. He loved masonry and attended Wytheville Masonic Lodge, Royal Arch Chapter, Lynn Commandery, Scottish Riteand Kazim Shriners. Mike was a devout Christian and a member of the Rocky Gap United Methodist Church, a devoted Republican and was to be awarded Bland County Republican of the Year on November 14th by Annie B. Crockett-Stark. He enjoyed hunting and going to Bland County sporting events.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Iris C. Pruett; children, Michael, Sarah, Erin and husband Philip Buttery; grandchildren, Stephanie and Andy Blankenship ; brothers, Donald and Della Pruett, Richard Pruett; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 7:00 p. m. at the Bland Funeral Chapel in Bland, Va. with the Reverend Jeff Callahan officiating. Graveside service will be held Thursday, November 19th at 11.00 a.m. at the Sharon Lutheran Cemetery in Ceres, Va. Elbert Muncy Masonic Lodge #298, A.F. & A.M will conduct graveside Masonic rites.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2007, Crandon, Bland Co., VA, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 5/12/2007

Raymond Kenneth Blankenship, 87, of Crandon (Bland County), passed away Thursday, May 10, 2007 at Carrington Place of Wytheville, Va. He was born Oct. 27, 1919 in Bland County, Va., and was the son of the late Charles Robert and Flora Gray Ramsey Blankenship. He was a World War II veteran, served in Germany, France and Belgium. He was a lifetime farmer, carpenter and retired from Bland Correctional Center. He was a member of Byrnes Chapel United Methodist Church, the Mechanicsburg Ruritan Club and the Bland V.F.W. No. 7969 and American Legion.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Alleta Durham Blankenship; two sisters, Lenania Gladys Blankenship and Mamie Viola Myers; six brothers, Herbert Wayne, Marvin Paul, Curtis Donald, Charles Earnest, Vance and Clinton Blankenship.

He is survived by one son, Gary Blankenship, Crandon; one daughter, Vickie Kitts and her husband, Tommy, Crandon; two grandchildren, Brooke Kitts, Crandon and Angela Blankenship, Wytheville, Va.; one sister, Zella Ruth Faulkner, Bastian, Va.

Funeral services will be Saturday (today) at 7:00 p.m. at A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home, White Gate, Va. with the Rev. Danny Shortridge and the Rev. Ted Anders officiating. Military graveside rites will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at the Mechanicsburg Cemetery by the Bland V.F.W. Post No. 7969.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Alice R. 85, 12Aug1920 - 04Mar2006, Bland, Bland, VA, VA-228-46-1967

Blankenship, Dorothy J. 81, 12Dec1923 - 23Nov2005, Bastian, Bland, VA, VA-228-38-2084

Blankenship, Henry L. 68, 03Apr1940 - 04Jan2009, Bland, Bland, VA, VA-225-50-6558

Blankenship, Herbert W. 79, 28Feb1927 - 16Jul2006, Bland, Bland, VA, VA-223-30-2414

Blankenship, Larry D. 48, 08Jul1952 - 08Feb2001, Bland, Bland, VA, WV-236-88-4907

Blankenship, Jimmy M. 63, 01Aug1945 - 21Feb2009, Bland, Bland, VA, VA-231-58-9012

Blankenship, Raymond 87, 27Oct1919 - 10May2007, Bland, Bland, VA, VA-226-28-7059

 

Botetourt

 

2005, Blue Ridge, Botetourt Co., VA, Obituary

www.newsargus.com , April 17, 2005

Eva Rose Minter, 78, of Blue Ridge, Va., passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2005. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Hattie Barnes Rose of Princeton, N.C.; brothers, Ben, Jack, Norman "Stumpy," and John Rose of North Carolina; and sisters, Naomi Mitchell, Thelma Edgerton, Annie Mae Boyd and Ethel Parrish, all of North Carolina.

Surviving are her loving and faithful husband of 61 years, Curtis Minter; one son, Vernon Darrell Minter of Hardy; daughter and son-in-law, Valerie and Ronald L. Lucas of Fincastle; daughter and son-in-law, Gloria Jeanne and Robert A. Miles Jr. of Midlothian, Va.; her beloved grandchildren, Mandeline Lucas Hetzel, Jason Lucas, Jordan R. Miles and Margaux A Miles; and step-great-grandson, Dylan Blankenship.

Eva was a long-time employee of Mick or Mack Grocery. Her passion in life was gardening, which she shared with friends and family.

Funeral services were held at Oakey's East Chapel at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, 2005, with the Rev. Kenneth Lane officiating. Interment was in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Ralph L. 56, 21Dec1945 - 22Nov2002, Fincastle, Botetourt, VA, VA-227-62-0835

Blankenship, Phyllis I. 58, 28Apr1946 - 25May2004, Hurley, Buchanan, VA, KY-406-84-5207

Blankenship, John T. 76, 01Apr1930 - 17Jan2007, Roanoke, Botetourt, VA, VA-227-34-5695

Blankenship, Oakley H. 75, 28Aug1930 - 01Nov2005, Roanoke, Botetourt, VA, VA-230-38-1135

Blankenship, Iris V. 98, 27Sep1905 - 01Apr2004, Troutville, Botetourt, VA, VA-223-34-6912

Blankenship, Larma A. 88, 11Mar1913 - 25May2001, Troutville, Botetourt, VA, VA-231-09-8660

 

Bristol

 

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

Blankenship, Betty A. 76, 06Jan1931 - 09May2007, Bristol, Bristol, VA, TN-412-46-5545

Blankenship, Charlotte G. 75, 24Apr1930 - 10Oct2005, Bristol, Bristol, VA, ME-005-40-2810

Blankenship, Hallie F. 95, 20Mar1907 - 31Oct2002, Bristol, Bristol, VA, VA-226-22-9351

 

Buchanan

 

+2004, Buchanan Co., VA

Bristol Herald Courier, Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Wanda Jean Blankenship Baker, 41 years of age, passed away Sunday, July 11, 2004, in the Buchanan General Hospital. Born in Buchanan County, Jan. 11, 1963, she was the daughter of Betty Jane (Edna) Blankenship and the late Leonard Blankenship. She was of the Christian faith, 1981 graduate of Hurley High School, a certified pharmacy technician, former employee of J. C. Pennys and currently employed by Buchanan County Rural Family Practice.

In additional to her father, she was preceded in death by one sister, Tammy Denise Blankenship; and one uncle, Cecil Blankenship.

She is survived by her mother, Betty Jane (Edna) Blankenship of Hurley, Va.; her husband of 16 years, Donald (Dude) Baker of Grundy; three sisters, Patsy Scott of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Linda Powers of Wytheville and Judy Newberry of Vansant, Va.; and three brothers, Auldia Blankenship of Hurley, Austin Blankenship of Wolford, Va., and Terry Blankenship of Hurley. She was also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Wanda Jean Blankenship Baker will be conducted Thursday, July 15, 2004, at 11 a.m. at the Mary Lou Old Regular Baptist Church, State Line Ridge 1, Paynesville, W.Va., with Elder Roscoe Crouse and Elder Junior Lester officiating. Burial will follow in the Mary Lou Cemetery on State Line Ridge, Paynesville.

Family and friends will serve as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be: Dr. Jackie Briggs and employees of Buchanan County Rural Family Practice.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2006, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph; May 13 2006

Lois Annalee Blankenship Marshall 67 born Buchanan Co. Va died May 11 2006 Buchanan Co., VA. The daughter of Byrd & Mary Blankenship, married Claude Marshall, one daughter Pam Newsome & husband Teddy, one sister Patsy Owens & husband Ronnie, six brothers Lloyd, Bob, Jerry, Larry ,Bill & Freeman, four grandchildren Amy, Brandon, Josh & Jordan Newsome
buried at Greenhills Memory Gardens, Clay Pool Hill, VA

From; June Green jgreen2801(at)cinci.rr.com

 

2006, Big Rock, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

Jessamine Journal, 12/14/2006

Lonia Church Lester, 84, died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2006, at Buchanan General Hospital. Born Dec. 3, 1922, in Pike County, she was the daughter of the late William McKinley Church and Vernie Estep Church. She was the former owner and operator of Elsie Lester Store at Big Rock and an avid gardener. She was of the Christian faith and a homemaker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elsie Lester; one sister, Olie Lester; and one grandson, Thomas E. Ramey.

She is survived by three daughters, Verna Ramey and her husband, Willard, of Big Rock, Va., Glenis Lester of Grundy, Va., and Lelia Lester Lawson and her husband, Richard, of Panama City, Fla.; one stepdaughter, Nancy Blankenship of Panama City; one son, Thurman Lester of Nicholasville.; five sisters, Ida Lester of Delbarton, W.Va., Mary Ramey of Mouthcard, Ky., Shirley Lester of Feds Creek, Ky., Glynis Gibson of Davenport, Va., and Loretta Johnson of Big Rock; four brothers, Charlie Church of Feds Creek, Otis Church of Flint, Mich., Roscoe "Ross" Church of Louisville, and James Hassell Church of Daytona, Fla.; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter also survive.

Funeral services for Lonia Church Lester were conducted Dec. 13 at noon at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel in Virginia, with Evangelist Mike Trent officiating. Burial followed at the Mountain Valley Memorial Park at Big Rock. Family and friends served as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Davenport, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

http://www.genealogybuff.com/ucd/webbbs_config.pl?noframes;read=1402

Genoa Jackson Compton, 87, of Davenport, died Oct. 30, 2005 at the home of her daughter. Born Jan. 28, 1918 in Buchanan County, she was a daughter of the late M.P. and Priscilla Boyd Jackson.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of Tiller Town Freewill Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Tivis B. Compton, two infants, and two brothers.

Survivors: sons, Estus Compton and wife, Imogene, of Lebanon, Raymond Compton and wife, Victoria, of King George, Ervin Compton, Larry Compton, and Rick Compton and wife, Renee, all of Davenport; daughters, Marie McGuire and husband, Bob, of Bristol, TN, Marcie Kishbaugh and husband, Bob, of Beech Haven, PA, Mary Blankenship and husband, Billy, of Honaker, Linda Sue OQuinn and husband, Ronnie, of Bristol, TN; sister, Emma Street of Fletchers Ridge; brother, William Jackson of Council; special friends, Shirley and Christine; 27 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. in the Tiller Town Freewill Baptist Church in Council with Rev. Kyle Ratliff and Rev. Roy Lee Wilson officiating . Interment will follow in the Jackson Cemetery on Back Hurricane.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2005, Grundy, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph;

Roger D. Blankenship, 60, of the Knox Creek area of Grundy, passed away Monday, April 4, 2005.Born in Buchanan County, Va., he was a son of the late Nicodemis and Virginia Lester Blankenship and was of the Baptist faith. He was a life-long resident of Buchanan County, a member of the North American Hunting Club, National Rifle Association, loved hunting and fishing. He was a disabled coal miner.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters: Orpha Hurley and Wanda Wojag; two brothers: Larry Blankenship and Stevie Blankenship.

 

Mr. Blankenship is survived by his wife: Kathy Matney Blankenship of Grundy; one son: Timothy Dale Blankenship of Hurley, Va.; five sisters: Sue Blankenship of Route No. 1, Grundy, Linda Light of Hurley, Judy Smith of Hurley, Paula Hackney of Hurley, Michelle Graves of Charlottesville, Va.; four brothers: Jerry Blankenship of Hurley, Bobby Blankenship of Grundy, Hufford Blankenship of Onley, Md., Elmer Blankenship of Rockville, Md.; four grandchildren: Ashley Blankenship of Hurley, Timmy Blankenship of Hurley, Gary Blankenship of Hurley, Daniel Blankenship of Hurley.

Funeral services for Roger D. Blankenship will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, April 8, 2005 at Grundy Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Paul Rife and Pastor Ronnie Rife officiating with burial to follow in Mountain Valley Memorial Park, Big Rock, Va.
From Bonnie Phillips Craftybcp(at)comcast.net

 

2005, Grundy, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

http://www.genealogybuff.com/ucd/webbbs_config.pl?noframes;read=1406

Katrina Yvonne Rose Blankenship, infant daughter of Natasha Gail Lamb of Jewell Ridge and Ryan Keith Blankenship of Grundy, died Dec. 6, 2005 at a Richlands hospital. Additional survivors: her twin brother, Randal Keith Blankenship; maternal grandparents, Ruby Lamb and Jerry Lester and Rickie Lamb, all of Jewell Ridge; paternal grandparents, Randal and Pam Blankenship of Grundy; aunt, Jessica Mitchell and friend, Richard Lester, of Abingdon; uncles, Stevie and Aaron Agent, and Rickie Lamb and friend, Tara, all of Jewell Ridge; and cousins, Daisy Lester and Gaige Lester.

The funeral was conducted Dec. 11 at 1 p.m. at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Chapel in Richlands with the Rev. Billy Ward officiating. Burial followed in Knob Cemetery at Pea Patch.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2006, Grundy, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

http://www.grundyfuneralhome.com/Obituary%20Files/rebecca_ruth_sparks_ratliff.htm

Rebecca Ruth Sparks Ratliff, 65 years of age, of Rt. 2, Grundy, VA, passed away Friday, September 15, 2006, at Buchanan General Hospital following an extended illness. Born in Buchanan County, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Ida Blankenship Sparks. She was a lifelong resident of Buchanan County and was a member of Harman Freewill Baptist Church. Mrs. Ratliff was a former owner of K.P.M. Market and also volunteered at the Buchanan County Community Center and Food Bank. She was a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother.

Mrs. Ratliff is survived by her husband: James Paul Ratliff, Rt. 2, Grundy, VA, 2-Daughters: Katrina and husband Charles Price, Pelion, SC, Paula and husband Dwayne Benge, Paintsville, KY, 1-Son: Michael Paul Ratliff, Grundy, VA, 4-Sisters: Vagil Lester, Hurley, VA, Hydreth Bell Reynold, Leemaster, VA, Belva Jean Vanover, Grundy, VA, Gay Mays, Green Cove Springs, FL, and 1-Brother: Hershel Sparks, Shelbiana, KY. Also, survived by 5-Grandchildren and 1-Great-Grandchild.

She was preceded in death by 2-Sisters: Fay Sargent and Minnie Ann Tatum; 1-Brother: Estil Sparks and 1-Daughter: Delena Gail Dotson.

Funeral Services for Rebecca Ruth Sparks Ratliff will be conducted Tuesday, September 19, 2006 at 11:00 A.M. at the Harman Freewill Baptist Church with Ministers: Ronnie Sliger, Eddie Wilson, Bobby Ratliff and Josh Bowman officiating with burial to follow in the Mudlick Cemetery, Harman, VA. Active Pallbearers will be: Charles Price, Donnie Ratliff, Ronald Millinger, Rodney Stiltner, David Owens, Kenny Bowman, Heath McClanahan and Dwayne Benge. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Robert Millinger, Sammie Ratliff, Raymond Thornburry and Glenn Vance.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Grundy, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

http://www.grundyfuneralhome.com/Obituary%20Files/dorothy_lou_bentley_blankenship.htm

Dorothy Lou Bentley Blankenship, 51 years of age, of Grundy, VA, passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2006 at the Heritage Hall Nursing Home, Grundy, VA, following an extended illness. Born in Buchanan County, she was the daughter of the late Genessee and Gracie Adkins Bentley. She was a lifelong resident of Buchanan County and was a Former Employee of Dotsons Drive Inn and Grundy Drug. Mrs. Blankenship was a loving wife and sister and was a member of the Harman Freewill Baptist Church.

Mrs. Blankenship is survived by her husband: Wheeler Blankenship, Grundy, VA, 5-Sisters: Emma Jean Fletcher, Charleston, WV, Ocie Stiltner, Grundy, VA, Barbara Hilton, Elkhorn City, KY, Sylvia Quinley, Grundy, VA, Mary Duncan, Beckley, WV, 3-Brothers: Exodus Bentley, Grundy, VA, Chester Bentley, Grundy, VA, Levi Bentley, Grundy, VA, 1-Aunt: Virgie Bentley, Marrowbone, KY, 2-Uncles: Noah Adkins, Michigan, Homer Adkins, Pikeville, KY, 1-Step Daughter: Barbara and husband David Justice, Grundy, VA; 2-Step-Sons: Danny and wife Michelle Blankenship, Grundy, VA, Wheeler Fitzgerald and wife Sherry Blankenship, Grundy, VA and 4- Step-Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by: 3-Sisters and 1-Brother.  

Funeral Services for Dorothy Lou Bentley Blankenship will be conducted Monday, October 2, 2006 at 1:00 P.M. at the Grundy Funeral Home Chapel with Ministers: E.C. Honaker and Jerry Matney and Evg. Michael Trent officiating with burial to follow in the Ratliff Cemetery near Grundy Airport, Vansant, VA.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2006, Grundy, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

http://www.grundyfuneralhome.com/Obituary%20Files/gracie_davis_blankenship.htm

Gracie Davis Blankenship, 88 years of age, of Rt. 3, Grundy, VA, passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2006, at the Buchanan General Hospital following an extended illness. Born in Buchanan County, she was a daughter of the late Garfield and Nancy Reed Davis. She was a lifelong resident of Buchanan County and was of the Baptist Faith. She was a loving Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Great-Great-Grandmother and was a wonderful homemaker. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Mrs. Blankenship was preceded in death by her husband: Morgan Blankenship, February 27, 1986. She was preceded in death by 2-Daughters: Lorraine Collins & Geraldine Lester, 2-Sisters: Lula Justus & Mazie Blankenship, 1-Brother: Frank Davis & 2-Grandchildren.

She is survived by 3-Daughters: Lois and husband Bobby Griffey, Roseann, VA, Betty and husband Jack Belcher, Hurley, VA, Joyce Justus and fianc Buck Swiney, Hurley, VA, 2-Sons: Jerry and wife Juanita Blankenship, Hurley, VA, Freddie Blankenship and fianc Wanda, Hurley, VA. Also, survived by: 17-Grandchildren, 18-Great-Grandchildren, 3-Great-Great-Grandchildren, 3-Step-Grandchildren, 2-Step-Great-Grandchildren and several Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral Services for Gracie Davis Blankenship will be conducted Friday, November 17, 2006 at 1:00 P.M. at the North Springs Old Regular Baptist Church with Elders: Josh Justus Jr., Bill McCoy, James Stacy, Gary Justus and Others officiating with burial to follow in the Conley Blankenship Cemetery on Straight Fork, near Hurley, VA.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2006, Grundy, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 6/29/2006

Fay Fields Blankenship, 83, of Grundy, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2006, at Buchanan General Hospital, Grundy following an extended illness. Born in Buchanan County, Va., she was a daughter of the late George W. and Gracie McClanahan Fields. She was a life-long resident of Buchanan County and a member of Grundy Church of Christ where she was active, working in the Nursery, the Butterfly Ladies Group, and the Choir, until her illness prevented her participation. Fay and her twin sister Elsie graduated from Mountain Mission School Class of May 1941. During the World War II years Fay and her Dad operated a General Merchandise Store at the Mouth of Lynn Camp Creek, Artia, Va. She married Virgil Blankenship in 1947 and became a homemaker except for one year teaching at the Lynn Camp Elementary School. She was an avid gardener. She and her sister Edith Yuhasz have shared a home for many years, and her kind and gentle nature will be sorrowfully missed by all who knew her. Mrs. Blankenship was preceded in death by her husband: Virgil R. Blankenship on April 9, 1966; one brother: Dorse Fields.

She is survived by: One son: Gerald (Hank) and wife: Shirley Blankenship of Grundy; one granddaughter, Kimberly M. Blankenship and husband Chris Dykes of Bristol, Va.; four sisters: Edith Yuhasz of Grundy, Opal Belcher of Fort Myers, Fla., Ruby Cline of Brevard, N.C., Elsie Cline of Lynchburg, Va.; one sister-in-law, Fern Fields of Abingdon, Va.; two nieces: Carolyn Yuhasz Lilley of Decatur, Ga., Christine Cline Payne of Concord, N.C.; five nephews: David Yuhasz of Key Largo, Fla., George Cline of Tampa, Fla., Larry Cline of Lynchburg, Craig Belcher of Plantation Key, Fla., Steven Belcher of Fort Myers.

Funeral services for Fay Fields Blankenship will be conducted Wednesday, June 28, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. at Grundy Funeral Home Chapel with Evg. Michael Trent and Evg. Mike Rife officiating with burial to follow in Mountain Valley Memorial Park, Big Rock, Va. Active pallbearers will be: Ryan Mullins, David Yuhasz, Greg Raleigh, Travis Raleigh, Chris Dykes, Herb Fields, Curtis R. Mullins and Larry Cline.
Honorary pallbearers will be: Dr. James M. Swiney, Ricky Lee, Troy Viers, Jay Raleigh, Otis Elswick, Junior Jackson, Claude Ratliff, Tex Dales, Rusty Owens, Dr. J.G. Patel, and the Elders and Deacons of Grundy Church of Christ.
From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

 

+2007, Grundy, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

The Industrial News, Iaeger, Wv

Rosa Bell Blankenship, 70, of Grundy, VA, died at Buchanan General Hospital in Grundy, VA Saturday, June 23, 2007, following a long illness. Rosa was born March 2, 1937 at Jolo, WV, a Daughter of the late Tom and Mazy Rife Thornsbury. She was affiliated with the Church of Christ, Formerly owned and operated the Blankenship Grocery Store in Jolo, and was a past president of the Bradshaw Lions Club.

In Addition to her parents, Her Husband, Doyal Blankenship; great grandson Steven Tyler Blankenship; three brothers, Ezra, Clyde and Homer Thornsbury, and two sisters, Ella Sandahl and Sarah Jane Stacy preceded her in death.

Survivors include five Daughters, Rose Day and Brenda Lester, both of Troutman, NC, Loretta Griffith of Yukon, Tammy Smith of Grundy and Pamela Seay of Sumter, SC; one son, Doyal Buddy Blankenship, Jr. and fiance, Barbara Burcham of Galax, VA; eight sisters, Ocie Shelton of Bradshaw, Hazel Blankenship and Husband, Glen of Jolo, Sue Stacy and husband, Bill of Florida, Ida Osborne and Husband, Junior of Jolo, Geraldine Evans and husband, Bob of Florida, Tessie Foster of Texas, Maxine Skinner and husband, Gary and Vinia Miessau, all of Florida; Three brothers, Douglas Thornsbury and wife, Patricia of Florida, Tom Thornsbury Jr., and wife, Amy of Jolo and Hobert Thornsbury and wife, Angela of Jolo; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, June, 27 007, at 1 p.m. at the chapel of Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger with Rev. Bobby Carter and Rev. Avery Lynch officiating. Burial will follow in the Tom Sparks Cemetery of Bradshaw Mountain Near Paynesville, WV.

Serving as pallbearers will be Joey Lester, James Smith, Jeremy Hill, Dustin Taylor, Steven Blankenship and Johnny Blankenship.

From; June Green jgreen2801(at)cinci.rr.com

 

+2007, Grundy, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

http://www.grundyfuneralhome.com/Obituary%20Files/nancy_jane_payne_smith.htm

Nancy Jane Payne Smith, 69 years of age of Grundy, VA, passed away Friday, January 19, 2007 at the Wellmont Hospice House, Bristol, TN following a short illness. Born in Buchanan County, she was the daughter of Susie Blankenship Payne, Tazewell, VA, and the late Alex Payne. She was a lifelong resident of Buchanan County and was a member of the Little Prater Church of Christ. She was a devoted Wife, loving Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother and was a wonderful Homemaker.

Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband of 51-years: Jimmy Smith, Grundy, VA, 2-Daughters: Dinah Sue Reynolds, Statesville, NC, Wanda and husband David Stafford, Ashville, NC, 1-Son: Jimmy and wife Linda Smith, Claypool Hill, VA, 5-Sisters: Juanita Cochran, Grundy, VA, Sue Garcia, Coconut Creek, FL, Jean and husband Bill Adkins, Tazewell, VA, Betty Payne, Tazewell, VA, Rita and husband Rick Baldridge, Tazewell, VA, 7-Brothers: Harold and wife Nancy Payne, Tazewell, VA, Thurman and wife Melissa Payne, Tazewell, VA, James and wife Ruth Payne, Bluefield, VA, John and wife Cathy Payne, Bluefield, VA, Ted and wife Joyce Payne, Eden, NC, Kenneth and wife Tammy Payne, Bristol, TN, Luther and wife Terry Payne, Hickory, NC. Also, survived by 1-Grandson: Jay, 4-Granddaughters: Jennifer, Beth, Kelly and Dottie Jane, 1-Step-Grandson: J.R. Rowe, 2-Step-Granddaughters: Melissa and Katrina Rowe, 3-Great-Grandchildren: Hanna, Riley and Jasmine and 1-Step-Great-Grandson: Logan.

She was preceded in death by an Infant Daughter: Nancy Kathleen Smith.

Funeral Services for Nancy Jane Payne Smith will be conducted Sunday, January 21, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. at the Little Prater Church of Christ with Evg. Michael Trent, Evg. Bobby Smith, Evg. James Ling and Evg. Jonathan Robinson officiating with burial to follow in the Greenhills Memory Gardens, Claypool Hill, VA. Active Pallbearers will be: Nephews, Ples Stiltner, Dean Glover, David Wilmouth, Jason Schuler, Virgus Blankenship, J.R. Rowe, Jeffery Church and Tim Cox. Honorary Pallbearers will be: the Ladies of Busy Bees of the Little Prater Church of Christ.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2007, Grundy, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

http://www.grundyfuneralhome.com/Obituary%20Files/timothy_dale_blankenship.htm

Timothy Dale Blankenship, 47 years of age, of the Elkins Branch section of Slate Creek, Grundy, VA passed away Monday, August 6, 2007 at Buchanan General Hospital, Grundy, VA following a brief illness.  Born in Tazewell County, he was a son of Joe Litz Blankenship, Route #4, Grundy, VA and June Justus Stacy, Rt. #1, Grundy, VA. He was a life-long resident of Buchanan County, a member of the Church of God and was a heavy equipment operator.

Mr. Blankenship is survived by his parents: Joe Litz Blankenship, Rt. 4, Grundy, VA, June Justus Stacy, Rt. #1, Grundy, VA, His Wife: Loretta Ratliff Blankenship, Grundy, VA, 1-Son: Scotty Blankenship, Bristol, TN, 1-Step-Son: Joseph Honaker, Honaker, VA, 1-Sister:     Debbie and Husband: Sanford Blankenship, Rt. #3, Grundy, VA, 1-Grandson: Kobe Blankenship, Bristol, TN, 1-Niece: Tracy Bailey, Hurley, VA, 2-Nephews: Josh Blankenship, Rt. #3, Grundy, VA. Jason Blankenship, Lynchburg, VA, 2-Great Nephews, Mother and Father-in-Law: Gorman & Peggy Ratliff, Belfast, VA.

He was preceded in death by 1-Infant Son: Joe Dale Blankenship, 1-Sister Tammy Justice

Funeral Services for Timothy Dale Blankenship will be conducted Wednesday, August 8, 2007 at 1:00 P.M. at Grundy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Doug Blankenship and Rev. Charlie Kennedy officiating with burial to follow in Greenhills Memory Gardens, Claypool Hill, VA Active Pallbearers will be: Joseph Honaker, Jimmy Smith, Josh Blankenship, Joe Ratliff, Timmy Elswick, John Whited and Clayton Stacy. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Dave Shanahan, Leanne Vanmeter, Staff and Management of Medical Park Pharmacy.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2008, Grundy, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 1/15/2008

Marjorie Mae Stacy Blankenship, 86 years of age, of Grundy, Va., passed away Monday, January 14, 2008 at Buchanan General Hospital. Born June 13, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Litz Stacy and Deliah Stacy Stacy. She was retired from Buchanan County School Board, enjoyed cooking, sewing, canning and most of all taking care of her family. A loving sister, mother and grandmother.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie E. Blankenship on September 3, 2005; one daughter, Bonnie Blankenship; one grandson, Matthew Blankenship; three brothers, Earl, Burt and Ned Stacy; two sisters, Tootsie Christian and Pearl Blair.

She is survived by four daughters, Myrtle Weir and husband Johnny of Florissant, Colo., Annie Maiorca and husband Nicholas of Haymarket, Va., Virginia Hudson and husband Jerry of Oklahoma City, Okla., Dorothy Barnett and husband Steve of Rochester Hills, Mich.; four sons, Charlie Blankenship Jr. of Wolford, Va., Harold Blankenship and wife Rebecca of Kent, Ohio, Donnie Blankenship and wife Diann of Grundy, Va., Edward Blankenship and wife Charlease of Wolford, Va.; one sister, Yvonne Hurley of Bristol, Va.; two brothers, Preston Stacy of Wolford, Va. and Bill Stacy of Bristol, Va. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, one step-grandson, and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Marjorie Mae Stacy Blankenship will be conducted Friday, January 18, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Roscoe Crouse, Curtis Crouse, Bill McCoy, James Stacy, and Junior Justus officiating. Burial will follow in the Mountain Valley Memorial Park at Big Rock, Va. Active pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be the Nursing Staff of Buchanan General Hospital and Dr. J.G. Patel.
From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2008, Grundy, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

http://www.grundyfuneralhome.com/Obituary%20Files/jerry_whiz_blankenship.htm

Jerry (Whiz) Blankenship, 59 years of age of Rt. 1, Grundy, VA, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at the Buchanan General Hospital following a brief illness. Born in Buchanan County, he was the son of the late Nicodemus and Virginia Lester Blankenship. He was a lifelong resident of Buchanan County and was of the Protestant Faith. He was a loving son and brother and was a Disabled Coal Miner.

He is survived by 5-Sisters: Miss Sue Blankenship, Rt. 1, Grundy, VA, Mrs. Linda Light and husband Billy Ray, Hurley, VA, Mrs. Judy Smith and husband Tommy, Hurley, VA, Mrs. Paula Hackney and husband Fred, Hurley, VA, Mrs. Michelle Graves and husband Randy, Charlottesville, VA, 3-Brothers: Bobby Blankenship, Hurley, VA, Hufford Blankenship and wife Janet, Onley, MD, Elmer Blankenship and wife Lauren, Rockville, MD.

He was preceded in death by: 2-Sisters: Alpha Hurley and Wanda Wajdag and 3-Brothers: Larry, Stevie and Roger Blankenship.

Funeral Services for Jerry (Whiz) Blankenship will be conducted Friday, February 1, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. at the Grundy Funeral Home Chapel with Evg. Paul Rife officiating with burial to follow in the Mountain Valley Memorial Park, Big Rock, VA.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Grundy, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - February 17, 2008

Etta Charles, age 89, of Grundy, Va., died Friday, February 15, 2008 at Heritage Hall Nursing Home, Grundy, Va. Born March 1, 1918 in Buchanan County, she was the daughter of the late Dave and Victoria Hurley Charles. She was a homemaker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by six sisters, Linnie Maynard, Lonie Cooper, Gracie Blankenship, Polly Stacy, Allie Stacy and Lillie Charles.

Survivors are two sisters, Peggy Stacy, Hurley, Va., Bertha Justus, Hurley, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Etta Charles will be held Monday, February 18, 2008 at 1 p.m. at the Blackey Church of Christ at Hurley, Va., with Evangelists Dennis Wimmer and Rick Stiltner officiating with burial to follow in the Charles Cemetery at Hurley. Pallbearers will be nephews.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2008, Grundy, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

http://www.grundyfuneralhome.com/Obituary%20Files/david_elmer_ward.htm

David Elmer Ward, 69 years of age of the Slate Creek area of Grundy, VA, passed away Friday, March 7, 2008 at his home following a brief illness. Born in Buchanan County, he was the son of the late John W. and Ollie Blankenship Ward. He was a lifelong resident of Buchanan County and was of the Pentecostal Faith. He was an avid gardener and mechanic, a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather and was a former employee of Island Creek Coal Company.

Mr. Ward is survived by his wife of 48-years: Florence Daniels Ward, Grundy, VA, 2-Sons: Richard and wife Debbie Ward, Grundy, VA, David Keith and wife Becky Ward, Lebanon, VA, 5-Sisters: Rev. Gertie Ward, Iaegar, WV, Gracie Rife , Grundy, VA, Mary Cartmall, Flint, MI, Stella Mae Baker, Gordonsville, VA, Dorothy Stiltner, Grundy, VA, 5-Brothers: Carlos Ward, Grundy, VA, Jimmy Ward, Grundy, VA, Aster Ward, Grundy, VA, Buford Ward, Grundy, VA, Perry Donald Ward, Louisa, VA Also, survived by: 4-Grandchildren, 4-Step-Grandchildren and 6-Step-Great-Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by 4-Sisters and 5-Brothers.

Funeral Services for David Elmer Ward will be conducted Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. at the Grundy Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Elmer Lee Burke and Evg. Hobert Kennedy officiating with burial to follow in the Mullins Cemetery on Compton Mountain, near Stacy, VA. Active Pallbearers will be: Brian Ward, Donald Ward, Eric Mullins, Vester Ward, Ryan Mitchell, Douglas Cole, Rogie Daniels, Terry Ward and Billy Lester. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Dr. J.P. Sutherland Jr., Eddie Rife, Nick Davis and Donald Lester.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2008, Grundy, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

http://www.grundyfuneralhome.com/Obituary%20Files/sandford_clifton_sandy_blankenship.htm

Sandford Clifton (Sandy) Blankenship, 50 years of age of the Stone Coal section of Grundy, VA, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2008, at his home following an extended illness.  Born in Buchanan County, he was the son of Sanford (Sampie) Blankenship of Manassas, VA and Elva Lorraine Clevinger Dotson of Princeton, WV.   He was a retired coal truck driver, enjoyed wood working and his family. 

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Deborah Lynn Blankenship of Grundy. Two sons: Jason and his wife, Nicole Blankenship, Lynchburg, VA, Josh Blankenship, Maxie, VA, His stepmother, Geneva Rife Blankenship, Manassas, VA, His stepfather, Earl N. Dotson, Princeton, WV, Stepsister, Kimberly and husband Ronnie Keene, Rosedale, VA, Maternal Grandmother, Edna Clevinger, Hurley, VA. One niece, Tracy Bailey, one step-niece, Ashley Keene, one nephew, Scott Blankenship and three step-nephews, Cody and Brody Mullins and Adam Keene.

He was preceded in death by one stepbrother, Johnny Ray Mullins, one sister-in-law, Tammy Justice and one brother-in-law, Timmy Blankenship

Funeral services for Sandford Clifton (Sandy) Blankenship will be conducted Wednesday March 12, 2008 at 2pm at the Grundy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Adam Keene and Rev. Doug Blankenship officiating with burial to follow in Greenhills Memory Gardens, Claypool Hill, VA.  Active Pallbearers will be: Darrell Stacy, Ralph Bailey, Donald Stacy, Ferrell Thomas, Danny Davis and Eddie Blankenship. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Doug Blankenship, Rick Rife, Scott Blankenship, Joe Honaker, Ronnie Keene and Andy Bailey.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2008, Grundy, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

http://www.grundyfuneralhome.com/Obituary%20Files/georgia_blankenship_stiltner.htm

Georgia Blankenship Stiltner, 74 years of age of the Poplar Creek Section of Grundy, VA, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2008 at the Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center, Bristol, TN, following an extended illness. Born in Buchanan County, she was the daughter of the late Conley and Pearl Charles Blankenship. She was a lifelong resident of Buchanan County and was a member of Bethlehem Old Regular Baptist Church #1. She was a devoted wife, loving Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, and was a wonderful Homemaker.

Mrs. Stiltner is survived by her husband: Robert Lee Stiltner, Grundy, VA, 1-Son: Robert Auville, Richlands, VA, 2-Sisters: Vicey King, Straight Fork Road, Grundy, VA, Cora Looney, Burkeville, VA, 1-Granddaughter: Litisha Auville, Lewisburg, WV Also, survived by 4-Great-Grandchildren: Austin Heaster, Madison Auville, Mikayla Heaster and Bailey Boone.

She was preceded in death by 1-Son: Terry Lee Stiltner, 1-Grandson: Robert Chad Auville; 3-Sisters: Goldie Baker, Helen Smith and Hazel Cooper; and 4-Brothers: Morgan, Willard, Edd and Roy Blankenship.

Funeral Services for Georgia Blankenship Stiltner will be conducted Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. at the Bethlehem Old Regular Baptist Church #1 with Elders: Jimmy Blankenship, Billy Campbell, William McClanahan, Frank Newsome and Harvey Creech officiating with burial to follow in Stiltner Cemetery near the Church on Poplar Creek, Grundy, VA. Active Pallbearers will be: Pat Stiltner, Sam Tate, Chuck Tate, Randy Lane, Darrell Lane, Tom Jones, Michael Deel, Rickey Looney, Donnie Childress, David Stiltner and Michael Looney. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Dr. J.G. Patel, Dr. M.J. Thakkar, Robert Deel, Bob Tate and Clinton Stiltner.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2008, Grundy, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

Published in the Bluefield Daily Telegraph on 8/26/2008,

Mary Jane Blankenship McClanahan, 89 years of age, of Grundy, Va., passed away Sunday, August 24, 2008 at her residence. Born September 8, 1918 in Buchanan County, she was the daughter of the late Linco Blankenship and Nancy Cooper Blankenship.

She was a former employee of Panther Coal Company and Roseann School. She enjoyed gardening, working with flowers and especially making Chicken and Dumplings. She was of the Christian faith, a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Burns Blankenship; one daughter, Debbie McClanahan; three sons, Arnold McClanahan, Roger McClanahan, and Donald McClanahan; two sisters, four brothers, one granddaughter, three grandsons, two daughter-in-laws, and two son-in-laws.

She is survived by six daughters, Bea Barnes and husband Rev. Bill Barnes of Trinty, N.C., Ann Daniels of Bristol, Va., Donna Daniels of Big Rock, Va., Sue Tichenor of Enterprise, W.Va., Judy Conn of Oakwood, Va., and Linda Potter and husband Timmy of Grundy, Va.; one son, Virgus Blankenship of Abingdon, Va.; one sister, Milly Mae Hall of Abingdon, Va.; one brother, Miles Blankenship of Grundy, Va. She is also survived by twenty-eight grandchildren, forty-one great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mary Jane Blankenship McClanahan will be conducted Wednesday, August 27, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Barnes, Evg. Mike Rife, Evg. Mark Gamindie officiating. Burial will follow in the Mountain Valley Memorial Park at Big Rock, Va. Active pallbearers will be Bobby Taylor, Greg Wallace, Bill Smith, Bobby Conn, Joe Hall, Fred Hackney, Bill Hunt, Quentin Emick, Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Lisa Fields, Tabitha Meadows, Shelby Stacy, Martha Justus, Buchanan General Home Health, Dr. Dia Owens, Dr. Erick Goss, Tonya Meadows .

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Grundy, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

http://www.grundyfuneralhome.com/Obituary%20Files/alice_ruth_stitlner_blankenship_yates.htm

Alice Ruth Stiltner Blankenship Yates, 70 years of age of the Harman Section of Grundy, VA, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, August 30, 2008 at the Buchanan General Hospital following a brief illness. Born in Buchanan County, she was the daughter of the late Dave and Chloe Slone Stiltner. She was a lifelong resident of Buchanan County and was a member of Bethlehem Old Regular Baptist Church #1. Mrs. Yates was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and worked as a Store Clerk and Caregiver.

Mrs. Yates was preceded in death by her first husband: Jim Bob Blankenship, March 1978, and is survived by her second husband: Vady Yates of Grundy, VA. She was preceded in death by 2-Sisters: Gaynell Stiltner, Leon Spahr; and 9-Brothers: Leonard, Harman, Amos, Ralph, Hassell, Lawrence, Jack, John and Fred Stiltner.

She is survived by 2-Sons: Preacher Jim Bob Jr. and wife Lisa Blankenship, Grundy, VA, Richard Dean and wife Lisa Blankenship, Dickson, TN, 4-Sisters: Brenda and husband Harley Crawford, Dickson, TN, Lucy and husband Jim Dudley, Dickson, TN, Rachel Clark, Warren, MI, Julia and husband Dave Poland, Grundy, VA, 2-Step-Children: Shelly Yates, Greensboro, NC, Michael Yates, Whitewood, VA Also, survived by 4-Grandchildren: Derek Blankenship, Amanda Blankenship, Kayla Blankenship, Abigale Blankenship; 1-Great-Grandchild: Shawn Blankenship; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services for Alice Ruth Stiltner Blankenship Yates will be conducted Tuesday, September 2, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. at the Bethlehem Old Regular Baptist Church #1 with Elders: Frank Newsome, Harvey Creech, James McClanahan, David OQuinn and Eddie Newsome officiating with burial to follow in the Frank Stiltner Cemetery, Poplar Creek Section of Grundy, VA. Active Pallbearers will be: Derek Blankenship, Marty Owens, Radford Rice, James Stump, Daniel Stiltner and Walter Sheets. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Dr. J.G. Patel, Tina Compton, Staff of Holston Valley Medical Center, Staff of Buchanan General Hospital and the Staff of Heritage Hall Nursing Home.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Found these looking for Jim Bob Blankenship, JIM

 

http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/bristol/obits/heraldcourier/2004/bnc122204.txt

Funeral services for Clarcie Stiltner Branham will be conducted Friday, Dec. 24, 2004, at 1 p.m. at Bethlehem Old Regular Baptist Church No.1 on Poplar Creek, Route 2, Grundy with Elders Arnold Bailey, Billy Campbell, William McClanahan, Jim Bob Blankenship, Theodore Looney, James McClanahan and Steve Hagerman officiating, with burial to follow in Mountain Valley Memorial Park, Big Rock,

Va.

 

http://www.virginiamountaineer.com/backissues/4-26-07/obituaries.html

Fred M. Stiltner, 67, of Maxie, died Thursday, April 19, 2007 at Buchanan General Hospital, Grundy, following an extended illness. Born in Buchanan County, he was the son of the late David C. and Chloe Slone Stiltner. He was a lifelong resident of Buchanan County and a member of the Bethlehem Old Regular Baptist Church #1. He was a disabled mine foreman.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lorraine Farmer Stiltner, April 22, 2003; one son, Freddie Stiltner Jr.; two sisters, Gaynell Stiltner and Bonnie Stumbo; and seven brothers, Amos, Ralph, John, Lawrence, Leonard, Harman and Hassell Stiltner.

He is survived by two daughters, Deborah Sue Blackburn of Grundy and Zelma Rachel Sykes and fiance', Gregory Clevinger, of Big Rock; one son, Darrell Franklin and wife, Vicki Stiltner, of Grundy; six sisters, Julie and husband, David Paland, Leon, and husband, John Spahr and Alice and husband, Vada Yates, all of Grundy, Rachel Clerk of Clawson, MI, Lucy and husband, Jimmy Dudley and Brenda and husband, Harley Crawford, all of Dickson, TN; one brother, Jack, and wife, Linda Stiltner of Bon Aqua, TN; three grandsons, Justin Lee Stiltner, DeJay Stiltner and Eric Davis.

Services were held Sunday, April 22 at Bethlehem Old Regular Baptist Church #1 on Poplar Creek with Elders Jim Bob Blankenship, William McClanahan, David O'Quinn, James McClanahan and others officiating. Burial followed in the Frank Stiltner Cemetery on Poplar Creek near Grundy. Active pallbearers were family and friends. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. J.G. Patel, Dr. J.P. Sutherland, Jr., ICU staff of Buchanan General Hospital and the nursing staff of Heritage Hall. Grundy Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

+2009, Grundy, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

http://www.grundyfuneralhome.com/Obituary%20Files/donnie_ray_stacy.htm

Donnie Ray Stacy, 54 years old of the Slate Creek section of Grundy, Virginia, passed away at his home Saturday, January 10, 2009.  Born in Buchanan County, he was the son of the late Simon and Myrtle Blankenship Stacy.  He was an avid Miami Dolphins Fan, Hunter and Nascar fan.   He enjoyed the outdoors and his grandsons.  He was a retired Coal Miner having worked in the mining industry for 34 years and was of the Christian faith.

 Mr Stacy is survived by his wife of 34 years, Dinah Rowe Stacy of Grundy, Virginia. Two daughters: Vanessa and her husband Jeff Justus, Hurley, VA, Valerie and her husband Anthony Adams, Big Rock, VA, One Son: Donnie Ray Stacy of the Home, Three Sisters: Della and her husband Tarzan McCoy, Hurley, VA, Hazel and her husband Ed Gibson, Wolford, VA, Emma Binion, Hickory, NC, Sister-in-law: Donna and her husband Danny Thompson, Grundy, VA, Brother-in-law: Jessie Rowe, Hurley, VA, Father and Mother-in-Law: Rev. Henry and Audrey Rowe, Hurley, VA, Two Grandchildren: Jared Justus and Jayden Justus, Three Step-Grandchildren: Shasta, Shane and Kenneth Adams, and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by 3 Sisters Oma Rasnick, Geneva Stacy and Pauline Young and five brothers Vestil, Earl, Carl, Bobby and Junior Stacy.

Funeral services for Donnie Ray Stacy will be conducted Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 1:00 P.M. at the Knox Creek Church of God in Jesus Name on Knox Creek with Revs., Danny Hess, Willard Grizzle and Charlie Kennedy officiating with burial to follow in the Willis Blankenship Cemetery on Knox Creek near Hurley, VA.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Grundy, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

http://www.grundyfuneralhome.com/Obituary%20Files/dennis_mccoy.htm

Dennis McCoy, 90 years of age of the Slate Creek Section of Grundy, VA, passed away Monday, March 9, 2009 at the Buchanan General Hospital following an extended illness. Born in Buchanan County, he was the son of the late Rome and Margaret Blankenship McCoy. He was a lifelong resident of Buchanan County and was a member of the Crossview Church of Christ. He was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and was a Retired Coal Miner.

Mr. McCoy was preceded in death by his wife: Laura Baker McCoy, January 4, 1993. He was preceded by 2-Sons: Larry Joe McCoy and Tommy McCoy, and 3-Brothers: Lonnie, H.C. and Edd McCoy.

He is survived by 4-Daughters: Geneva and husband Herman Ball, Grundy, VA, Margaret and husband Abe Blankenship, Grundy, VA, Athlene and husband Terry Blankenship, Hurley, VA, Connie and husband Steve Ward, Grundy, VA, 4-Sons: Bill and wife Pam McCoy, Grundy, VA, Jack McCoy, Grundy, VA, Johnny and wife Sarah McCoy, Harman, VA, Bobby and wife Diana McCoy, Vansant, VA, 1-Sister: Edna Hurley, Hurley, VA, 1-Brother: Herman McCoy, Glade Springs, VA Also, survived by 15-Grandchildren, 2-Step-Grandchildren, 7-Great-Grandchildren, 1-Step-Great-Grandson and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services for Dennis McCoy will be conducted Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. at the Crossview Church of Christ, near Paynesville, WV, with Evg. Hobert Kennedy officiating with burial to follow in the Lester Cemetery on State Line Ridge #1, near Paynesville, WV.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Grundy, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

http://www.grundyfuneralhome.com/Obituary%20Files/shirley_jean_raleigh_blankenship.htm

Shirley Jean Raleigh Blankenship, 62 years of age of the Lynn Camp Section of Grundy, VA, passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at her home following a brief illness. Born in Sullivan County, TN, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Mabel Short Raleigh. She was a resident of Buchanan County most of his life and was of the Church of Christ faith. She was a devoted wife, loved traveling, cats and was a Clerk for the International Hot Rod Association.

Mrs. Blankenship is survived by her husband of 36-Years: Gerald Hank Blankenship, Grundy, VA, 1-Step Daughter: Kimberly Blankenship and husband Chris Dykes, Bristol, VA, 1-Step-Grandson: Brantly Colton Dykes, Bristol, VA, 2-Brothers: Dave Raleigh, Kingsport, TN, Jay Raleigh, Kingsport, TN Also, survived by Nieces and Nephews: Travis Raleigh, Leslie Raleigh, Jamie Raleigh, Greg Raleigh and Katrina Raleigh.

She was preceded in death by 1-Brother: Tommy Raleigh.

Funeral Services for Shirley Jean Raleigh Blankenship will be conducted Friday, May 1, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. at the Grundy Funeral Home Chapel with Evg. Mike Rife officiating with burial to follow in Mountain Valley Memorial Park, Big Rock, VA. Active Pallbearers will be Travis Raleigh, Jamie Raleigh, Greg Raleigh, Chris Thompson, Chris Dykes, Danny Estep and Chris Justus. 

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Grundy, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - June 14, 2009

Inez (Tiny) Matney Rife, 59 years of age of Grundy, Va., went to be with the Lord, Sunday, June 14, 2009 at the Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Ky., following a brief illness. Born in Buchanan County, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Lula Blankenship Matney.

She was a lifelong resident of Buchanan County and attended the Grundy Church of Christ. Mrs. Rife taught Sunday school for 30 years and loved working with children. She was a true servant who enjoyed cooking and crafting and her chicken and dumplings were legendary. She volunteered for many organizations including Girl Scouts, Church of Christ Youth Camp (CCYC) and the Relay for Life. Tiny enjoyed traveling and recently visited the Bahamas and Mexico. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother and was a caregiver for Nell Sutherland and the late Dr. J.P. Sutherland, Sr.

Mrs. Rife was preceded in death by her husband, William (Bill) Rife, July 6, 2001.

She is survived by one daughter, Melinda and husband Bill Crigger, Vansant, Va.; one son, Ronnie Rife, Vansant, Va.; one special sister-in-law, Ann Osborne, Grundy, Va.; three sisters, Angie and husband Bob Wyatt, Vansant, Va., Kathy (Kat) Blankenship , Hurley, Va., Easter and husband Paul Rife, Pilgrims Knob, Va.; one brother, Frank and wife Jeanenia Matney, Hurley, Va.; also, survived by her special angel and granddaughter, Alayna Faith Crigger of Vansant, Va.; and grandchildren, Amy Brown, Kimberly Stith, Hope Vandyke, Jory Rife and Charity Rife.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Sharon Jean Matney; and five brothers, Anderson, Simon, Fred, Hobert and Jimmy Ray Matney.

Funeral services for Inez (Tiny) Matney Rife will be conducted Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at the Grundy Funeral Home Chapel with Evangelists Mike Rife, Paul Rife, Dennis Wimmer and William L. Neeley officiating with burial to follow in the Mountain Valley Memorial Park, Big Rock, Va. Active pallbearers will be nieces and nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be Nell Sutherland, Betty Sutherland, Shelby Stacy, T.C. Mullins, Jr. and Ruby Riffe.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Grundy, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 6/15/2009

Inez (Tiny) Matney Rife, 59 years of age of Grundy, Va., went to be with the Lord, Sunday, June 14, 2009 at the Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Ky., following a brief illness. Born in Buchanan County, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Lula Blankenship Matney. She was a lifelong resident of Buchanan County and attended the Grundy Church of Christ. Mrs. Rife taught Sunday school for 30 years and loved working with children. She was a true servant who enjoyed cooking and crafting and her chicken and dumplings were legendary. She volunteered for many organizations including Girl Scouts, Church of Christ Youth Camp (CCYC) and the Relay For Life. Tiny enjoyed traveling and recently visited the Bahamas and Mexico. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother and was a caregiver for Nell Sutherland and the late Dr. J.P. Sutherland, Sr.

Mrs. Rife was preceded in death by her husband, William (Bill) Rife, July 6, 2001.

She is survived by one daughter, Melinda and husband Bill Crigger, Vansant, Va.; one son, Ronnie Rife, Vansant, Va.; one special sister-in-law, Ann Osborne, Grundy, Va.; three sisters, Angie and husband Bob Wyatt, Vansant, Va., Kathy (Kat) Blankenship, Hurley, Va., Easter and husband Paul Rife, Pilgrims Knob, Va.; one brother, Frank and wife Jeanenia Matney, Hurley, Va.; also, survived by her special angel and granddaughter, Alayna Faith Crigger of Vansant, Va.; and grandchildren, Amy Brown, Kimberly Stith, Hope Vandyke, Jory Rife and Charity Rife.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Sharon Jean Matney; and five brothers, Anderson, Simon, Fred, Hobert and Jimmy Ray Matney.

Funeral services for Inez (Tiny) Matney Rife will be conducted Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at the Grundy Funeral Home Chapel with Evangelists Mike Rife, Paul Rife, Dennis Wimmer and William L. Neeley officiating with burial to follow in the Mountain Valley Memorial Park, Big Rock, Va.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Grundy, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

http://www.swvatoday.com/news/article/obituaries_for_the_week_of_oct._7_from_the_richlands_news_press_and_clinch_/6121/

Robert Lee Stiltner, 74 years of age of the Poplar Creek Section of Grundy, VA, passed away Mon., Sept. 28, 2009 at his home following an extended illness. Born in Buchanan County, he was the son of the late Freelin and Sara Elizabeth Griffey Stiltner. He was a lifelong resident of Buchanan County, and was a member of Bethlehem Old Regular Baptist Church #1. He was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, a retired employee of Harman Mining Company and member of Local Union #7025.

Mr. Stiltner was preceded in death by his wife: Georgia Blankenship Stiltner, June 1, 2008; one son: Terry Lee Stiltner; one grandson: Robert Chad Auville; two sisters: Mary Helen Stiltner and Alice Fields; one brother: Stanton Stiltner; and one sister-in-law: Delphine Stiltner.

He is survived by: one son: Robert and wife Janet Auville of Richlands, VA; two sisters: Irmal Joyce Lane of Grundy, VA, Lorraine and husband Robert Tate of Cedar Bluff, VA; one brother: Clinton and wife Florine Stiltner of Grundy, VA; one granddaughter: Litisha A. and husband Todd Boone of Lewisburg, WV; also, survived by four grandchildren: Austin Heaster, Lewisburg, WV, Mikayla Heaster, Lewisburg, WV, Bailey Booney, Lewisburg, WV, and Madison Auville, Lewisburg, WV; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Robert Lee Stiltner were conducted Wed., Sept. 30, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at the Bethlehem Old Regular Baptist Church #1, on Poplar Creek, with Elders: Jimmy Blankenship, James McClanahan and David OQuinn officiating. Burial followed in the Stiltner Cemetery on Poplar Creek near Bethlehem Old Regular Baptist Church #1.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Grundy, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - August 14, 2009,

Myrtle Beatrice Shrader Hibbitts, 78 years of age, of Slate Creek section of Grundy, Va., passed away Friday, August 14, 2009 at the Clinch Valley Medical Center, Richlands, Va. Born in War, W.Va., September 4, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Robert G. Shrader and Hallie Mae Crigger Shrader.

She was a member of the Harman Holiness Church, enjoyed fishing with her family, and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Charlie Allen McNutt; five sisters, Sister Marie McNutt, Hazel Layne, Naomi Shrader, Sadie Hamilton and Louvada Blankenship ; six brothers, Jackie, Golden, Robert, Doke, Cecil and Hobert Shrader; one grandson, James Chance Hurley.

She is survived by her husband of 30 years, James Donald (Buck) Hibbitts of Grundy, Va.; daughter, Flora Mae Owens of Grundy, Va.; son, William Henry Shrader and wife, Joann of Grundy, Va.; four sisters, Geneva Owens of Harman, Va., Nellie McNutt and husband, Robert of Harman, Va., Rosella Hess of Grundy, Va. and Naomi Fleming of Big Rock, Va.; one brother, Bobby Shrader and wife, Ellen of Harman, Va. She is also survived by three grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Myrtle Beatrice Shrader Hibbitts will be conducted Sunday, August 16, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Danny Hess and the Rev. Rudolph Sesco officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenhills Memory Gardens, Claypool Hill, Va. Active pallbearers will be Lance Hurley, Chad Ownes, Henry McNutt, Charlie Allen Altizer, Shawn McNutt, Ray Wolford and Roy Owens. Honorary pallbearers will be Max Lewis, Keaster Shortridge, Robert McNutt and Bobby Shrader.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2008, Harman, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

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Ronald Wayne Compton, 63 years of age, of Harman, Virginia passed away Thursday, July 17, 2008, at Buchanan General Hospital following an extended illness.  Born in Buchanan County, he was a son of the late Lonzo and Bercha Blankenship Compton.  He was a life-long resident of Buchanan County, a disabled Coal Miner, and a member of the Harman Memorial Baptist Church.  Mr. Compton was a devoted husband, loving father, and grandfather. 

Mr. Compton is survived by his wife of 43 years:  Linda Whited Compton.  Survived by 2-daughters: Traci Compton, Oakwood, VA, Donna Compton, Council, VA, 1-Sister: Janice Shortridge, Abingdon, VA, Special Friend: Clayton Tiller, Council, VA, 5-Grandchildren: Misty, Taleen, and Michael Raymond Jude of Oakwood, VA, Stephanie Reese of Roanoke, VA and Nicholas Keen of Whitewood, VA

Mr. Compton was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents:  Dolphus and Ida Blankenship, and his paternal grandparents:  Herbert and Ellen Compton.

Funeral Services for Ronald Wayne Compton will be conducted Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 11:00 AM at the Harman Memorial Baptist Church with. Brother Lee Upchurch and Pastor Shea Shrader officiating with burial to follow in the Owens Cemetery on Prater, VA.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2006 Hurley, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 5/18/2006

Hobert Matney, 51, of Hurley, died Tuesday, May 16, 2006 in a Kingsport, Tenn. hospital. Born May 8, 1955 in Buchanan County, Va., he was the son of the late Daniel and Lula Emma Blankenship Matney. He was a retired coal miner and was a member of the Bethany Bible Church. He loved his granddaughters, his horses and to hunt. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Anderson, Simon, Fred and Jimmy Ray Matney; and one sister, Sharon Jean Matney.

Survivors: Wife, Arlene Hurley Matney of Hurley; three daughters, Mrs. Michael (Sharon Charlene) Deel of Haysi, Va., Cheryl Renea Matney of Hurley, Mrs. J.D. (Cindi Sue) Stiltner of Hurley; four sisters, Mrs. Bob (Angie) Wyatt of Vansant, Va., Kathy Blankenship of Hurley, Inez (Tiny) Rife of Grundy, Va., Mrs. Paul (Easter) Rife of Pilgrim Knob, Va.; one brother, Frank Matney and wife Jeanenia of Hurley; two sisters-in-law, Imogene and Linda Matney of Hurley; four grandchildren, Annie, Julie, Emma Grace and Abigale.

Funeral services for Hobert Matney will be held today, May 18, 2006 at 1 p.m. at the Bethany Bible Church, Kelsa, Va. with the Rev. Paul Rife officiating with burial to follow in the Eli Blankenship Cemetery at Hurley. Pallbearers will be Steve Baker, Freddie Matney, Frankie Matney, Hobert L. Matney, Doug Matney, Alvin Matney, Craig Matney, Junior McCoy, Bryan Matney, Simon S. Matney, Brad Matney, Earnie Looney, Timothy Blankenship, Ronnie R. Rife, Jory Rife, Todd Vandyke and John Graley.

  From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2006, Hurley, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

Published in the Bristol Herald Courier on 3/18/2006.

Goldie Ann Blankenship Baker, 78 years of age, passed away Friday, March 17, 2006, at her home. Born in Buchanan County, Va., June 12, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Conley Blankenship and Pearl Charles Blankenship. She was a lifelong resident of Buchanan County, faithful member of the Sulphur Springs Old Regular Baptist Church, avid gardener and enjoyed working with her flowers. Goldie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Shirley Baker; one son, Hillard Baker; one grandson, Scottie Dean Baker; three sisters,
Laura Blankenship, Hazel Cooper and Helen Smith; five brothers, Clell, Edgar, Roy, Morgan and Willard Blankenship.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Edgar Baker of Hurley; four daughters, Sandra Fields, Patsy Bailey and Dianne Vance, all of Hurley, and Judy Meadows of Phelps, Ky.; six sons, Jimmy Baker, Roger Baker, Steve Baker, Randy Baker and Mark Baker, all of Hurley, and Edgar Baker Jr. of Grundy; three sisters, Vicey King of Wolford, Georgia Stiltner of Grundy and Cora Looney of Rice; 19 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Burial in the Baker Cemetery,

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From: Linda Hinchey appalachian_heritage(at)yahoo.com

+2006, Hurley, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

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Charles Eddie Blankenship, 60 years of age, of Hurley, VA passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2006, at Buchanan General Hospital following an extended illness.  Born in Buchanan County, he was a son of the late Ed and Bessie Tudor Blankenship.  He was a life-long resident of Buchanan County and was of the Holiness Faith.  He was a retired Coal Miner and Heavy Equipment Operator.

Mr. Blankenship was preceded in death by his wife: Phyllis Irene Justus Blankenship -May 25, 2005. He was preceded in death by 1-Brother: Millard Blankenship

Survived by 4-Sons: Chuck and Wife: Sandy Blankenship, Green Cove Springs, FL, Mark and Wife: Fran Blankenship, Keystone Heights, FL, Jeffrey and Wife: Roberta Blankenship, Vansant, VA, Timothy and Wife Marcy Blankenship, Hurley, VA, 2-Sisters: Belle Stacy, Hurley, VA, Linnie Hurd, Hurley, VA, 2-Brothers: James Blankenship, Hurley, VA, J. D. Cowan, Abingdon, VA. Also, survived by 7-Grandchildren, and 7-Great-Grandchildren

Funeral Services for Charles Eddie Blankenship will be conducted Saturday, September 2, 2006, at 1:00 P.M. at Grundy Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Donald Ashby and Minister Jessie Taylor officiating with burial to follow in the Justus Cemetery on Brushy Fork near Hurley, VA

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Hurley, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

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Bill Monroe Smith, 56 years of age of Hurley, VA, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2007 at the Buchanan General Hospital following a brief illness. Born in Buchanan County, he was the son of the late Dewey Hassell and Mary Jane Blankenship Smith. He was a lifelong resident of Buchanan County and attended the Bethel Baptist Church. He was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather and was a retired coal miner.

Mr. Smith is survived by his wife: Marie Justus Smith, Hurley, VA, 1-Daughter: Janie Smith Johnson, Hurley, VA, 2-Step-Daughters: Sharon and husband Gary Shafer, Hurley, VA, Sherry and husband Danny Estep, Hurley, VA, 2-Step-Sons: Buddy and wife Debby Gibson, Bloomingdale, IL, Billy Gibson, Franklin Park, IL, 3-Sisters: Sue and husband Rocky Justice, Panther, WV, Fern and husband Arnold Justice, Panther, WV, Marie and husband Stewart Justus, Hurley, VA, 1-Brother: Dewey Hassell Smith Jr., Panther, WV, 1-Grandson: Justin Cody Vandyke, Hurley, VA. Also, survived by 7-Step-Grandchildren, 1-Step-Great-Grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services for Bill Monroe Smith will be conducted Thursday, March 29, 2007 at 1:00 P.M. at the Word Evangelistic Outreach Church (WEO) with Evg. David Cline and Pastor Jeff Stacy officiating with burial to follow in the Annon Blankenship Cemetery, Hurley, VA. Active Pallbearers will be: Rocky Justice, Arnold Justice, Justin Justice, Wesley Shafer, Josh Gibson, Charlie Gibson, Stewart Justus Jr., James Justice, Dennis Justice, Michael Bailey, Herman Duty and Lawrence Slone. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Rick Mullins, Justin Vandyke, Harold Vandyke, Jerry Vandyke and Buddy Gibson.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Hurley, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

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William Alvie Jay Blankenship, 6 week old son of William Eric Blankenship and Pamela Lee Ann Charles of Hurley, VA, passed away at his home on Saturday, June 30, 2007.

William was survived by his parents, William Eric Blankenship and Pamela Lee Ann Charles of Hurley, VA, 1-Sister: Destiny Stacy, Hurley, VA, 2-Brothers: Braydon Charles, Grundy, VA, Elijah Blankenship OH, Paternal Grandparents: William and Debra Blankenship, Camp Creek, KY, Maternal Grandparents: Dreama Lynn Stacy, Hurley, VA, Paternal Great-Grandmother: Myrtle Wolford, Peebles, OH, Maternal Great Grandmother: Retha Justus, Hurley, VA, Step Great Grandfather: William Eugene Divers, Hurley, VA. He is also survived by several aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his Maternal grandfather Alvie Stacy, Maternal Great-Grandfather Clifford Justus, Maternal Great Grandfather Kermit Stacy, Paternal Great Grandfather Orville Blankenship and Paternal Great Grandfather Julius Wolford.

Funeral services for William Alvie Jay Blankenship will be conducted Thursday, July 5, 2007 at 12:00 Noon at the home of his Great Grandmother, Retha Justus on Davis Fork near Hurley, Virginia with Elders Gary Justus, Danny Hurley and Dave Gibson officiating with burial to follow in the Justus Cemetery on Davis Fork, near Hurley, Va.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008 Hurley, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 12/15/2008

Larry Dean Bailey, age 50, of Hurley, Virginia went to be with the Lord on December 13, 2008 following a brief illness. He was the son of Clyde and Kathleen Gibson Bailey of Hurley, Virginia. He was a life long resident of Buchanan County, was an avid sportsman and was a member of the Knox Creek Hunt Club where he received in 2007, top honors for the largest Buck and Gobbler taken for the season. He was an employee of Buchanan County as animal control officer. He was also a former employee of Nichols Line Construction. Larry had a deep love for his family and friends whom he always made the time to visit.

In addition to his father, Clyde Bailey, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, James Lewis and Gladys Blankenship Gibson; paternal grandparents, Green and Susie Marrow Bailey; and one nephew, Ritchie Blankenship. He was also preceded in death by several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Survivors: Mother, Kathleen Bailey of Hurley, Virginia; wife, Kim Rife Bailey of Hurley, Virginia; two sons, Christopher Starlin Dotson Bailey of Charlotte, N.C., Lucas Dane (Big Time) Bailey of Hurley, Virginia; two brothers, Corkey Bailey and wife Beatrice of Hurley, Va., Hassell Bailey and wife Wanda Sue of Hurley; three sisters, Anita Bailey Blankenship of Bristol, Va., Rita Hall and husband Jerry of Hurley, Va., Bubs and husband Tim Nichols of Green Springs, Va. Larry had 11 nieces and nephews of whom at birth, was his pleasure to nickname Shellie (Clell), Allen (Moe), Robbie (Sisco), Richie (Hog Jaws), Andy (Gator), Donna (Baby Moe), Jill (China Doll), Adam (Dangerfield), Nick (Nick-0), T.C (Baby Bur) and Katie (Katie Bug). Eight great-nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services for Larry Dean Bailey will be held Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the Virginia Funeral Home Chapel with Roscoe Crouse, Curtis Crouse and Doug Blankenship officiating with burial to follow in the Eli Blankenship Cemetery at Hurley, Virginia. Pallbearers will be friends. Honorary will be nephews.

  From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2008, Hurley, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

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Vivian Georgia Blankenship, 39 years of age of Hurley, VA, passed away Friday, October 3, 2008, from injuries sustained in an Automobile Accident on State Route 641. Born in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of James Blankenship, Hurley, VA, and the late Patty Blankenship. She was a resident of Buchanan County most of her life and was a wonderful Homemaker.

Ms. Blankenship is survived by 1-Daughter: Tonya Lynn Blankenship, Hurley, VA, 1-Son: James Dakota Gibbs, Hurley, VA, 2-Sisters: Patty May, Hurley, VA, Anna Lee Vansant, Clarksville, TN, 2-Grandsons: Thomas Logan Hurley, Hurley, VA, Devin Ray Justus, Hurley, VA

She was preceded in death by 1-Brother: James Blankenship and 1-Grandson: Braxton Gage Justus.

Funeral Services for Vivian Georgia Blankenship will be conducted Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. at the Bethel Baptist Church on Coon Branch, near Hurley, VA. Burial will follow in the Blankenship-Justus-Dotson Cemetery on Lesters Fork, Hurley, VA.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Hurley, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

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Braxton Gage Justus, 2 years of age of Hurley, VA, passed away Friday, October 3, 2008, from injuries sustained in an Automobile Accident on State Route 641. Born in Tazewell County, VA, he was the son of Johnny Ray Justus and Tonya Lynn Blankenship of Hurley, VA.

Braxton is survived by his parents: Johnny Ray Justus and Tonya Lynn Blankenship, Hurley, VA, 2-Brothers: Thomas Logan Hurley, Hurley, VA, Devin Ray Justus, Hurley, VA, Maternal Grandfather: Mark Dotson, Hurley, VA, Paternal Grandmother: Viola Justus, Hurley, VA, Maternal Great-Grandfather: James Blankenship, Hurley, VA Also, survived by 2-Special Aunts: Louann Dotson and Cheryl Dotson; 2-Aunts: Nadine Estep and Sylvia Hurley; 1-Special Uncle: Dakota Gibbs; 5-Uncles: Boomer Dotson, Randy Justus, Jeff Justus, Jesse Hurley and Raymond Estep; and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his Maternal Grandmother: Georgia Blankenship; Paternal Grandfather: Raymond Justus; 2-Uncles: James Justus and Jimmy Justus and Maternal Great-Grandmother: Patty Blankenship.

Funeral Services for Braxton Gage Justus will be conducted Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. at the Bethel Baptist Church on Coon Branch, near Hurley, VA. Burial will follow in the Blankenship-Justus-Dotson Cemetery on Lesters Fork, Hurley, VA.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Hurley, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

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Stella Mae Mounts Blankenship, 82 years of age of Hurley, VA, passed away Friday, January 23, 2009 at the Buchanan General Hospital following an extended illness. Born in Buchanan County, she was the daughter of the late Alex Bud and Sarah Etta Rife Mounts.  She was a lifelong resident of Buchanan County and was a member of the Little Dove Old Regular Baptist Church. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and was a wonderful homemaker.

Mrs. Blankenship was preceded in death by her husband: Fred Joseph Blankenship, February 11, 2004. She was preceded in death by 2-Sisters: Zella Justus and Tilda Mounts; 4-Brothers: Lemon, Herbert, Julius and Leonard Blankenship; 1-Grandson and 1-Great-Granddaughter.

She is survived by 2-Daughters: Goldie and husband William Justice, Hurley, VA, Brenda and husband Bobby Musick, Abingdon, VA, 1-Son: Junior and wife Liz Blankenship, Abingdon, VA, 1-Sister: Winnie and husband Earl Justus, Hurley, VA Also, survived by 12-Grandchildren and 32-Great-Grandchildren.

Funeral Services for Stella Mae Mounts Blankenship will be conducted Monday, January 26, 2009 at 1:00 P.M. at the Little Dove Old Regular Baptist Church on Guesses Fork, near Hurley, VA, with Elders: Danny Hurley, Josh Justus Jr., Larry Gibson and David Lester officiating with burial to follow in the Fred Blankenship Cemetery on Guesses Fork, near Hurley, VA. Active Pallbearers will be J. Brian Justice, Reed Justice, Marty Justice, Robby Shortridge, Scotty Musick, Greg Musick, David Blankenship and Rodrick Owens. Honorary Pallbearers will be Dr. H. Patel, Dr. D. Patel, Steven Justice, Shane Justice, Doug Coleman, Roger McCoy and Lester McCoy

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Hurley, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

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Rocky Alex Blankenship, 47 years of age of Hurley, VA, formerly of Pike County, KY, passed away Monday, April 13, 2009 at the Buchanan General Hospital following an extended illness. Born in Williamson, WV, he was the son of the late James and Maudie Keene Blankenship. He was a resident of Pike County, KY, most of his life prior to moving to Hurley, VA, and was a member of Phelps First Baptist Church. He was a loving father and was a retired Coal Miner.

Mr. Blankenship is survived by his fianc: Linda Dotson, Hurley, VA, 1-Son: James Blankenship, Grundy, VA, 1-Brother: Ricky Blankenship, Duffield, VA, 1-Special Friend: Kent Layne, Phelps, KY

He was preceded in death by 1-Sister: Jackie Sargent.

Funeral Services for Rocky Alex Blankenship will be conducted Friday, April 17, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. at the Phelps First Baptist Church, Phelps, KY, with Minister Bruce Hawkins officiating with burial to follow in the Blankenship Family Cemetery on Camp Creek, near Stopover, KY.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Hurley, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - May 7, 2009

Fayetta Deel Phillips, 59 years of age, of the Knox Creek Section of Hurley, Va., passed away Thursday, May 7, 2009 at the Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport, Tenn., following an extended illness. Born in Buchanan County, she was the daughter of the late Edgar Allen and Carsie Hill Deel.

She was a lifelong resident of Buchanan County and was a member of the Blackey Baptist Mission. Mrs. Phillips attended UVA Wise and graduated from Berea College in 1971. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and was an elementary school teacher for the Buchanan County School System for 34 years.

Mrs. Phillips is survived by her husband of 38 years, Earl Daniel Phillips, Hurley, Va.; one son, Rodney Keith Phillips, Hurley, Va.; three sisters, Shelia and husband Allen Long, Manassas, Va., Shelby Deel Blankenship , Grundy, Va., Carol and husband Donald Gene Mullins, Cedar Bluff, Va.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Raymond Deel, Jackie Deel, Roger Deel and James Samuel Deel.

Funeral services for Fayetta Deel Phillips will be conducted Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at the Grundy Funeral Home Chapel with Ministers Doug Blankenship and Jerry Counts officiating with graveside rites conducted by Elder Frank Newsome and burial to follow in Greenhills Memory Gardens, Claypool Hill, Va. Active pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearer will be Dr. Eric Goss.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Hurley, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - May 17, 2009

Vicey Blankenship King, age 79, of Hurley, Va., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 16, 2009. Born June 17, 1929 to Pearly and Conley C. Blankenship.

She was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother, and mother-in-law. She was a homemaker and former cafeteria worker for Hurley Elementary School Middle School. She was of the Old Regular Baptist Faith and a member of the North Springs Old Regular Baptist Church for more than 22 years.

In addition to her parents, Pearly and Conley C. Blankenship , she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl King; one son, Sherman "Ronnie" Justus; five sisters, Hazel Cooper, Helen Smith, Goldie Baker, Georgia Stiltner, and Laurie Blankenship ; five brothers, Morgan, Edd, Roy, Clell, and Willard Blankenship ; two sons-in-law, Gary Akers and Bobbie Eddie Cooper; and two grandsons-in-law, Charles Mitchell and Randy Trammell.

Survivors: Two daughters, Wanda Cooper and Sherry Akers of Grundy, Va.; one son, Donnie Childress and wife Brenda of Grundy, Va.; five grandchildren, Deidre Stiltner and husband Robie of Grundy, Va., Ginger Mitchell and Josh Childress of Grundy, Va., Natasha Akers Justus and husband, J. R. of Meadowview, Va., and Alisha Robinson and husband David of Richlands, Va.; six great-grandchildren, Bobbie Ann Hicks and husband Benjamin, James Edward Foster and wife Jamie, Stephanie Rife and fianc Adam Lester and Richard Rife, all of Grundy, Va., Alexandra Robinson and Kara Robinson of Richlands, Va.; three great-great-grandchildren, Dylan Lester, Brent and Kylee Trammell; one sister, Cora Looney of Rice, Va. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Vicey Blankenship King will be held Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 1 p.m. at the North Springs Old Regular Baptist Church with Elders Danny McCoy, Danny C. Justus, James Stacy, Bill McCoy, Josh Justus, Jr., Roger Coleman, Steve Baker, and Gary Justus officiating with burial to follow in the Akers Family Cemetery at Hurley, Va. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. C. Eric Goss, Millie Dale of Buchanan Hospital Home Health Care, and the compassionate care of the doctors and nursing staff of Bristol Regional Medical Center 2 West.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Hurley, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - June 11, 2009

Benny Lester, age 55, of Hurley, Va., passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at a Bristol, Tenn., hospital. Born December 23, 1953 in Buchanan County, he was the son of Jimmy (Jimbo) Lester of Rural Retreat, Va., and the late Wilma Keen Lester.

He was an employee of Alpha Natural Resources and was a 1974 graduate of Hurley High School. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his wife Patricia Lester on May 7, 2007 and one brother Berlin Lester.

In addition to his father, Jimmy (Jimbo) Lester, he is survived by two daughters. Marie (Cricket) Estep and husband Chuck of Hurley and Elizabeth Lester of Hurley; one son, James (Porky) Lester of Hurley; fiance Mary Jane Layne of Hurley; grandchildren, Chucky Ray Estep, Krista Estep, Nikki and Niklas Sargent and Olivia Lester; three sisters, Ruth Wess and husband Doliver of Tazewell, Va., Truby Blankenship and husband Finace of Rural Retreat, Va., Carol Laney and husband James of Rural Retreat; three brothers, Carson Lester and wife Vickie of Rural Retreat, Johnny Lester and wife Chrissy of Rural Retreat and Terry Lester of Rural Retreat. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services for Benny Lester will be held Sunday, June 14, 2009 at 2 p.m. At the Virginia Funeral Home Chapel at Grundy, Va., with the Rev Donnie Prater and Doug Blankenship officiating with burial to follow in the Dan Blankenship Cemetery at Hurley, Va. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be his co-workers at Alpha Natural Resources.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009 Hurley, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph, August 8, 2009

Timothy Dale Blankenship, 40 years of age of the Knox Creek Section of Hurley, Va., passed away Thursday, August 6, 2009. Born in Buchanan County, he was the son of Kathy Matney Blankenship, Hurley, Va., and the late Roger Blankenship. He was a lifelong resident of Buchanan County and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Blankenship graduated from Hurley High School Class of 1987 where he enjoyed playing many sports and attended the Buchanan County Career and Technology Center. He was a coal miner and loved fishing and hunting. He was preceded in death by his father, Roger Blankenship, April 4, 2005; his maternal grandparents, Daniel and Lula Matney; and paternal grandparents, Nickaodemus and Virginia Blankenship.

Mr. Blankenship is survived by his mother, Kathy Matney Blankenship, Hurley, Va.; his girlfriend, Sandy Blankenship, Hurley, Va.; one daughter, Ashley Nicole and husband John Hurley, Hurley, Va.; three sons, Timmy Blankenship, Hurley, Va., Gary Blankenship Hurley, Va., Daniel Blankenship, Hurley, Va. Also, survived by one granddaughter, Karissa Hurley; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services for Timothy Dale Blankenship will be conducted Sunday, August 9, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at the Grundy Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Paul Rife officiating with burial to follow in Mountain Valley Memorial Park, Big Rock, Va. Active pallbearers will be family and friends.

  From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Hurley, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

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Miles Blankenship, 87 years of age of the Davis Fork section of Hurley, VA, passed away Monday, June 1, 2009 at his home following an extended illness. Born in Buchanan County, he was the son of the late Linco and Nancy Cooper Blankenship. He was a lifelong resident of Buchanan County and was a member of the New Zion Freewill Baptist Church. Mr. Blankenship served in the United States Army in the European Theatre during World War II and was a member of the United Mine Workers of America. He was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and was a Retired Coal Miner having worked at Virginia Pocahontas #1.

Mr. Blankenship is survived by his wife of 63-Years: Thelma Stacy Blankenship, Hurley, VA, 3-Daughters: Bulah and husband Larry Crouse, Grundy, VA, Brenda and husband Thomas Sykes, Orlando, FL, Orpha Marie Blankenship, Hurley, VA, 1-Sister: Millie Mae Hall, Abingdon, VA, 1-Special Nephew: Virgus Blankenship, Abingdon, VA, 3-Grandchildren: Michael and wife Dawn Crouse, Knoxville, TN, Todd and wife Virginia Sykes, Orlando, FL, Natalie Sykes, Orlando, FL, 4-Great-Grandchildren: Elizabeth Crouse, Knoxville, TN, James Crouse, Knoxville, TN, Miles Crouse, Knoxville, TN, Connor Sykes, Orlando, FL Also, survived by several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by 2-Sisters: Ollie Ward and Mary McClanahan; and 4-Brothers: Willie, Clell, Arthur and Jim Blankenship.

Funeral Services for Miles Blankenship will be conducted Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 1:00 P.M. at the Grundy Funeral Home Chapel with Evg. Mike Rife and Minister E.C. Honaker officiating with burial to follow in Mountain Valley Memorial Park, Big Rock, VA. Active Pallbearers will be Michael Crouse, Todd Sykes, Joe Hall, Tim Potter, Ray Blankenship, Miles Edward Blankenship, Gerald Blankenship and Ronnie Blankenship. Honorary Pallbearers will be Eugene Whited, Sherry Blankenship, Lucille Charles, James Crouse, Miles Crouse, Elizabeth Crouse, Natalie Sykes, Dr. Clint Sutherland, 4th Floor Buchanan General Hospital Nursing Staff, and the Employees of Total Home Care Hospice.  Full Military Rites will be conducted at the Cemetery by members of the Childs Gentry Post #7360 of the Veterans of Foreign War. 

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

 

+2009, Hurley, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

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Mary Marinda Justus Blankenship, 70 years of age of Hurley, VA, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2009 at her home following an extended illness. Born in Buchanan County, she was the daughter of the late James A. and Mary Lester Justus. She was a life-long resident of Buchanan County and was a member of the Church of God in Jesus Name.  She was a former employee of Eastern Isles sewing factory for 13 years, and a former employee of Hiltons Grocery, and a homemaker.  She was a devoted wife, loving mother, and grandmother.   

Mrs. Blankenship was preceded in death by her husband:  James C. Blankenship on September 17, 1997. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by:  1-Daughter:  Kathy Jo Blankenship on November 10, 2001;  1-Sister:  Dora Blankenship;  5-Brothers:  Earl, Ed, Billy, Bobby, and Jack Justus.

She is survived by:  1-Daughter: Patsy and husband Donnie Stevens, Hurley, VA;   3-Sisters: Dottie Wolford, Hurley, VA, Marie Smith, Hurley, VA, Ora Hilton, Hurley, VA;         2-Brothers: Dan Justus, Hurley, VA, Harold Justus; Hurley, VA; 1-Grandson: Richard Crumb, Hurley, VA. 

Funeral Services for Mary Marinda Justus Blankenship will be conducted Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 1:00 P.M. at the Grundy Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Curtis Stacy officiating with burial to follow in the J. C. Lester Cemetery on Pounding Mill near Hurley.   

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Jewell Valley, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

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Dollie (Bonnie) Blankenship, 59, of Jewell Valley, died Jan. 21, 2006 at her home. Born May 12, 1946 in Jewell Valley, she was the daughter of the late Beve and Vernal White. She was of the Holiness faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by infant twins, Johnny and Dona Blankenship; two brothers, Button White and Andrew White; and two sisters, Mildred Rogers and Ruth White.

Survivors: husband of 43 years, Vester Blankenship; daughters, Lisa Shortridge and Christine Blankenship, both of Richlands, Teresa Underwood of Brown Mountain, Tena Sherman of Myrtle Beach, SC; sons, Vester Blankenship, Jr. of Paintlick, Beve Blankenship of Richlands; sisters, Lula Mae Ellis of Wauchula, FL, Betty Sommers of Ft. Royal; brothers, Erwin White of Dunnellon, FL, Wallace White of White Springs, FL, Thomas Fred White of Vale, NC, Carl White of Damascus, Loyd White of Summersville, WV; 12 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral and burial were private.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2007, Keen Mountain, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

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David Wayne Blankenship, 31 years of age of Keen Mountain, VA, passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at the Bristol Regional Medical Center, Bristol, Tennessee from injuries sustained in a automobile accident. Born in Buchanan County, he was the son of Warren Boyd of Richlands, Virginia and Opal Boyd of Salisbury, North Carolina. He was a 1994 graduate of Garden High School. He will be missed by all who knew him.   

Mr. Blankenship is preceded in death by his grandparents: Jessee James and Peggy Blankenship and 2- sisters: Grethal Miller and Easter Blankenship.

He is survived by 5-Sisters: Edith Barnett, Concord, NC, Rosealee Marcum, Kannapolis, NC, Ethel Kasan, Radcliff, KY, Marie Crouse, Concord, NC, Edith Keene, Lakewood, FL, 5-Brothers: Glenn Blankenship, Rowe, VA, D. J. Blankenship, Roanoke, VA, Stephen Boyd, Rockwell, NC, Christopher Boyd, Rockwell, NC, Kevin Boyd, Johnson City, TN. Also, survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services for David Wayne Blankenship will be conducted Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 11:00 A.M. at the Robinson Port Holiness Church at Rowe, Virginia with Rev. Carl Smith officiating with burial to follow in the Nuckles Cemetery, Fletchers Ridge, near Vansant, Virginia. Active Pallbearers will be: Anthony Holmes, Glenn Blankenship, Jr., Michael Eury, Matthew Eury, Billy Byrd, and Jimmy Smith. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Johnny Peck, Kevin Matney, Adam Young, Roy Humbert and Barry Humbert.  

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2008, Keen Mountain, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

Princeton Times (WV) - January 21, 2008

Ms. Sarah Morgan Pruett, age 55, of Keen Mountain, Va., formerly of Richlands, Va., passed away Sunday, January 20, 2008 in an Abingdon, Va., hospital following a lengthy illness. Sarah was born in Richlands, Va., and was the daughter of the late Peery and Zeta Morgan Pruett former Richlands natives. She had a loving and kind hearted spirit and was a blessing to her family.

In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by three sisters, Margaret Louise Newman, Pamela Coffelt, Frances Ratliff; and two brothers, John Michael Pruett and Guy Porter Pruett.

Those who survive her are her sisters: Mrs. Patricia Blankenship of Wytheville, Va., Mrs. Julia Fuchs and husband Robert of New London, N.C.; one brother: Bobby Pruett of Crestview, Fla.; sister-in-law: Patty Pruett of Richlands, Va.; two brothers in law: Oscar Ratliff of Bluefield, Va., Zane Coffelt of Front Royal, Va. Several nieces and nephews also survive along with her special friends who were the residents and staff of Baxter House, Mt. View Home and Maple Grove Nursing Home.

A memorial service will be held at Clinch Valley Memorial Cemetery in the Mausoleum on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 1:00 pm with the Rev. Randy Tedford officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Clinch Valley Memorial Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2006, Lebanon, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

Richlands News-Press/Clinch Valley News Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Darlene Blankenship, 42, of Rowe, died Nov. 7 in a Grundy hospital. Born Nov. 28, 1963 in Manassas, she was a daughter of Thelma Lockhart Blankenship of Rowe and the late Willard Blankenship. She had spent her early life in Manassas prior to moving to Buchanan County. She was an employee of Data Services of America in Vansant.

Additional survivors: brothers, James Blankenship of Rowe, David Blankenship of Manassas; special friend, Carl Adkins of Swords Creek; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral was conducted at 2 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Honaker Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ancil Childress officiating.Interment followed in the Ketron Memorial Gardens at Lebanon.

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+2006, Lester's Fork, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

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Patty Blankenship, 59, of the Lester's Fork section of Rt. 1, Grundy, died Thursday, October 5, 2006 at Buchanan General Hospital in Grundy, following an extended illness. Born in Buchanan County, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Dorothy Lester Blankenship. She was a life-long resident of Buchanan County and a member of North Springs Old Regular Baptist Church. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, James Blankenship, Jr.

She is survived by her husband, James Blankenship; three daughters, Vivian Georgia Blankenship and Patty Mae and husband, Mark Dotson, all of Rt. 1, Grundy and Ana Vanzant of Clarksville, TN; one step-daughter, Ruby Ann Wolford of Rt. 1, Grundy; two step-sisters, Misty Dawn Blankenship and Michelle Blankenship, both of Clarksville; six grandchildren, Tonya Blankenship, Louann Dotson, Cheryl Dotson, Phillip Wallace, Dakota Gibbs and Mark Dotson II; three step-grandchildren, Georgia Ann Steele, James Mullins and Justine Justice; and four great-grandchildren.

Services were held Monday, October 9 at North Springs Old Regular Baptist Church with Elders Josh Jr. Justus, Danny Ray Justus, George Baker and Danny McCoy officiating. Burial followed in the Conley and Pearl Blankenship Cemetery on Straight Fork near Hurley. Active pallbearers were Johnny Justus, Ray Stacy, Hershel Stacy, Jr., William Lester, Chris Ed Catron, Charlie Estep, Keith Salmons, Jeffery Blankenship and Timmy Blankenship. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Vish and staff at Keen Mountain Medical Association and employees of Mercy Ambulance Service.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2000, Maxie, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

Bristol Herald Courier, (Bristol City, VA)

Marie Magdalene Deel Church, 54 years of age, of Maxie, Va., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at Columbia Clinch Valley Medical Center [Richlands, Tazwell Co., VA] along with her husband, Thomas Ray Church, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Route \460 near Cedar Bluff, Va. Born in Buchanan County, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Ethel Blankenship Deel.

She was a life-long resident of Buchanan County, a member of the Old Regular Baptist Church. She was a graduate of Grundy Senior High School Class of 1964 and attended Southwest Virginia Community College. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother and was a homemaker.

Mrs. Church is survived by 1 daughter: Lisa Marie Church, Maxie, Va.; 1 son: Thomas Jason Church, Maxie, Va.; 2 sisters: Mrs. Ival Lockhart, Harman, Va., and Mrs. Beulah Hibbitts, Manassas, Va.; 3 brothers: Raymond Deel, Harman, Va., Johnny Deel, Harman, Va., and Frankie Deel, Harman, Va.; and 1 grandson: Andrew Kelly Craft, Maxie,, Va.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Steven R. Griffith; and 1 sister, Verlene Deel.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, at 1 p.m. at Bethlehem Old Regular Baptist Church \1, on Poplar Creek, Route \2, Grundy, Va., with Elders Billy Campbell, Jim Blankenship, Toby Bailey and Arnold Bailey officiating with burial to follow in Mountain Valley Memorial Park, Big Rock, Va. Active pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be: Frank OQuinn, Mattie Mullins, Dorothy Whited, Grover Dales, Tonnie Dales, aunts and uncles. There will be a service at the church Friday evening at 7 p.m.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Maxie, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - September 11, 2009

Clayton Stiltner, Sr., 86 years of age of Maxie, Va., passed away Thursday, September 10, 2009 at the Buchanan General Hospital, Grundy, Va., following an extended illness. Born in Buchanan County, he was the son of the late Roland and Delphia Belcher Stiltner.

He was a lifelong resident of Buchanan County and was a member of the Harman Freewill Baptist Church. He was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and was a retired coal miner having worked for Harman Mining Company. Mr. Stiltner was a member of the UMWA Local Union No. 7025 where he served as officer for over twenty years and was a member of the Grundy Lodge IOOF #17.

Mr. Stiltner is survived by his wife, Irene Cassell Stiltner, Maxie, Va.; two daughters, Frieda Ruble, Maxie, Va., Shelia (Shine) and husband Harry Blankenship , Pounding Mill, Va.; three sons, Clayton Jr. (C.J.) and wife Sandra Stiltner, Maxie, Va., Ronnie Lee and wife Stella Stiltner, Maxie, Va., Mickey Joe Stitlner and fianc, Rhonda Brady, Maxie, Va.; two sisters, Goldie Young, Omaha City, Neb., Marie and husband Bill McBroom, Michigan; one brother, Hassell Stiltner, Maxie, Va.

He is also survived by three special friends, Tommy and Geraldine Mullins, and Pyllis Peck; ten grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three sons, Scotty Cassell, Danny Ray Stiltner, Bobby Keith Stiltner; three sisters, Zella French, Birchie Toler and Lucille Stiltner; and one brother, Beulah Hayes Stiltner.

Funeral Services for Clayton Stiltner, Sr. will be conducted Sunday, September 13, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at the Harman Freewill Baptist Church, Harman, Va., with Ministers Ronnie Sliger, Eddie Wilson and Josh Bowman officiating with burial to follow in the Mountain Valley Memorial Park, Big Rock, Va. Active pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be members of UMWA Local Union No. 7025.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2002, Oakwood, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

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Jacqueline (Jackie) Yates VanDyke, 49 years of age, passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, at the Norton Community Hospital, Norton, following a brief illness. Born in Buchanan County, she was the daughter of Lottie White Yates of Oakwood and the late Clayton J. Yates. She was a lifelong resident of the Oakwood area, a member of the Protestant faith and a homemaker.

Mrs. VanDyke is survived by her husband, Danny VanDyke of Oakwood; one daughter, Mandy VanDyke of the home; two sisters, Star Bishop of Rocky Gap, Va., and Rebecca Street of Richlands; and four brothers, Elmer F. Yates of Oakwood, Donnie Yates of Oakwood, Robbie Yates of Oakwood and Ronnie Yates of Oakwood. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002, at 11 a.m. at the Grundy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. T.R. Stump and Rev. Jim Clark officiating with burial to follow in the Hess Family Cemetery on Fletcher's Ridge, Va. Active pallbearers will be Tom Bishop, Chris Endicott, Kenny White, Billy Winchester, Marshall Blankenship, Mike Street, Darrell Blankenship and Travis Adkins. Honorary pallbearers will be cousins.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2005, Oakwood, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

Richlands News-Press & Clinch Valley News, 6/8/2005

Marel (Eugene) Blankenship, 71, of Oakwood, died June 1. Born Aug. 24, 1933 in Woodman, KY, he was the son of the late Harlin and Gladys Keen Blankenship. He was a retired gas well tender for Ashland Oil, Inc. with 37 years of service. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Violet Owens, Mary Ruth Blankenship, Virginia Blankenship and Hazel Blankenship; and four brothers, Arville Blankenship, Carl Blankenship, Joe Blankenship and Tom Blankenship.

Survivors: wife of 50 years, Lillian Sargent Blankenship; son, Danny Blankenship and wife, Sue, of Oakwood; daughters, Debra Stacy and husband, Larry, of Slate Creek, Denise Hyatt and husband, Robert, of North Tazewell; grandson, Brian Blankenship of Petersburg; and brothers, Robert Blankenship and James Blankenship, both of Baltimore, MD, and Ray Blankenship of Whitewood.

The funeral was conducted June 4 at 2 p.m. at Buchanan Funeral Service Chapel in Keen Mountain with Rev. Carl Harmon and Rev. Jerry Ward officiating. Burial followed in the Greenhills Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill.

  From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2007, Oakwood, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Norma Jean Blankenship, 55, of Oakwood, passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007. Born March 4, 1952, she was the daughter of Eugene Hughes and the late Nora Ellen Cook Hughes. Norma worked as a custodian for several years at Eagle Hawk Carbon and Dr. J.P. Sutherland Jr. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her brother, Jimmy Dean Hughes.

She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Cecil Wilson Blankenship of the home; her daughter, Melinda Sue Blankenship Martin and her husband Eric Alan of Strange Creek; two grandchildren, Tiffany Erica and Derek Alan Martin; her father, Eugene Hughes of Whitewood, Va.; four brothers, Jerry Wayne Hughes and his wife Dale of Pilgrims Knob, Va., David Lee Hughes of Richlands, Va., Michael Darrell Hughes and his wife Lisa of Whitewood, Abraham Hughes, also of Richlands; three sisters, Brenda Kay Harrison and her husband Larry of Lebanon, Va., Lillian Sue Yates of South Carolina, Angel Keen and her husband Terry of Jewell Ridge, Va.; a special friend and sister, Brenda Blankenship of Oakwood; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007, at Buchanan Funeral Service Chapel at Keen Mountain, Va., with the Rev. Terry Keen and the Rev. Bobby Horn officiating. Burial will follow in Blankenship Cemetery at Page, Va. Pallbearers will be Doug Roberts, Dean Hess, Richard Short, Kelly Horn, Jeffery Sparks, Shawn Short, Earnest and Jody Sweeney and Nathan McGlothlin.

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2009, Oakwood, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

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Heaven's gain was our loss when our angel was called by our Lord. Logan Daniel Stiltner, 10 months old, of Oakwood, Va., saw the eyes of Jesus on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009, in a Richlands, Va., hospital.

Logan was born in Richlands, Va., and was the beloved son of Russell Eric and Kelly Sue (Bishop) Stiltner, Oakwood, Va.

Survivors are his parents; big brother, Jacob Michael Stiltner, at home; maternal grandparents, Deborah Lynne Osborne of Oakwood, Va., and James Edward Bishop, Defiance, Ohio; paternal grandparents, Michael and Nellie Stiltner of Grundy, Va.; maternal great-grandparents, Ivan and Betty Sue Osborne of Oakwood, Va., and Lavon and Alice Bishop, Defiance; paternal great-grandmother, Lillian Cantrell of Grundy, Va.; maternal great-great-grandparents, Ivan and Connie Osborne of Cedar Bluff, Va.; Uncle Johnny and Aunt Lisa Stiltner of Pounding Mill, Va.; Uncle Brian Stiltner of Grundy, Va.; and Uncle Aaron Joseph Blankenship, Oakwood, Va.

Funeral services for Logan were held Nov. 4 in Oakwood. Interment was at Greenhills Memory Garden, Claypool Hill, Va. Hurst-Scott Funeral Home, Richlands, Va., was in charge of arrangements.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Pilgrims Knob, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

Princeton Times (WV) - April 1, 2008

Mr. Hurdle Ray Cantrell, age 62, of Pilgrims Knob, Va., passed away Saturday, March 29, 2008 at Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital in South Williamson, Ky. Born March 3, 1946 in McDowell County, W.Va. he was the son of the late Burleigh and Margie Cooper Cantrell.

In 1988, after six years of working in the coal mines for United Coal Company, Hurdle retired due to an injury he received in the mines. Mr. Cantrell was a member of the Pilgrims Knob Church of God.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Delza Vandyke Cantrell, two daughters, Michelle Elswick and husband Scott of Grundy, Va., and Tonya Cantrell of Virginia; one son, Gary Cantrell of Virginia; one brother, Ron Cantrell of Oakwood, Va.; four sisters, Norma Owens and husband Kenneth of Cincinnati, Ohio, Vivian Blankenship of Bluefield, Va., Sharon Brown of Griffin, Ga., and Deborah Price of Griffin, Ga.; one stepdaughter, Larissa Elswick of Grundy, Va., several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at Buchanan Funeral Service Chapel at Keen Mountain, Va., with Rev. Charles Hubbard officiating. Burial will follow in the Vandyke-Hinkle Cemetery at Dismal, Va. Pallbearers will be Daniel Vandyke, Jason Price, Greg Owens, James Mitchell, David Vandyke and Ron Cantrell. Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Keene, Otis Street,

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2002, Rowe, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

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Mrs. Peggy Louise Martin, 66, passed away Friday, July 26, 2002, in a Tazewell hospital. Born April 19, 1936, in Russell County, she was a daughter of the late Casey and Hattie Hess Blankenship. She was a lifelong resident of the Russell and Buchanan counties areas and was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence L. Martin; one brother, Isaac Blankenship; and one granddaugther, Megan Brown.

Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-law, Anita and Billy Helton of Elk Garden, Nancy and Ricky Brown of Rowe, Jean and Bobby Street of Swords Creek and Connie and Johnny Brown of Honaker; two sisters, Betty Hess of Rowe and Dorothy Dotson of Honaker; two brothers, Fred Blankenship of Honaker and Lucas Blankenship of Rowe; seven grandchildren, Mark Helton, Matthew Helton, Chris Brown, Dustin Brown, Adam Brown, Brandon Street and Ashley Street.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday in Honaker Funeral Home Chapel, Honaker, with Rev. Ancil Childress and Rev. Clyde Lambert officiating. Interment will follow in Baldwin Cemetery at Drill. Relatives and friends will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Rowe, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

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Lincous Smith, 76, of Rowe, died Oct. 3, 2005  in Russell County Medical Center at Lebanon. Born Jan. 18, 1929 in Rowe, he was a son of the late Johnson and Catherine Blankenship Smith. A World War II veteran, he had served in United States Marine Corps as a rifleman in Korea.He was a member of the VFW and of the Pentecostal faith. Due to declining health, he moved from his home in Ohio to Rowe in 2003 to live near his son Benny and wife, Susan.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three wives, Uller Bea Arwood Smith, Gladys Vadin Smith, and Muriel Smith; one son, Darrell Smith; four sisters, Eula Mae Hoffman, Betty Wilmouth, Geraldine Lester, and Vadie Okla Bowles; and four brothers, Berton Smith, Emory Smith, Lee Smith, and Earl Smith.

Survivors: sons, Benny Smith and wife, Susan, of Rowe, Lincous Smith, Jr. and wife, Bonnie, of Walkertown, NC; daughters, Vina Swope of Thomasville, NC, Sherry Wells and husband, Kenneth, of Greensboro, NC; sisters, Mrs. I.L. (Gladys) Wilmouth of Greensboro, Mrs. Earnest (Lois) Nuckles of Honaker, Mrs. Bradley (Linda Sue) Musick of Cleveland; brothers, J.C. Smith of Rowe, Carl Smith of Swords Creek; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral was conducted Oct. 7 at 11 a.m. in the Honaker Funeral Home Chapel, Honaker, with Rev. Ancil Childress and Rev. Leonard Meadows officiating. Interment followed in Clinch Valley Memorial Cemetery at Richlands. Military honors were conducted by American Veterans Honor Guard Association of Richlands.

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+2006, Rowe, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

Richlands News-Press/Clinch Valley News Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Arthur Lee "Mousie" Blankenship, 86, went to be with the Lord Nov. 8.He made his home in the Rowe area of Buchanan County. In recent years he and his beloved wife lived at Mountain View Adult Care Assisted Living Facility in Lebanon. Born Sept. 19, 1920 in Buchanan County, he was a son of the late Rev. David and Nora Bailey Blankenship. He was a member of UMWA and was a retired coal tipple operator. He was of the Pentecostal faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Orvil and Patton Blankenship, and two sisters, Faye Street and Lucy Belcher.

Survivors: beloved and devoted wife of 58 years, Fannie Ellen Blankenship; son, Larry David Blankenship and wife, Claudine, of Tazewell; brothers, David Junior Blankenship and wife, Barbara, of Oakwood, James Harlan Blankenship and wife, Doris, of Cedar Bluff, Billy L. Blankenship and wife, Jean, of Norton; sisters, Pastor Trula Harman and husband, Clyde, and Ruby Cox and husband, Emory, all of Oakwood, Dorothy Harman and husband, Kendris, of Tazewell; grandchildren, Dia Blankenship of Bluefield, VA, David Blankenship and wife, Natalie, of Tazewell; and great grandchildren, Madeline Blankenship and Larry David Blankenship III.

Burial followed in the Clinch Valley Memorial Cemetery at Richlands.

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+2006 Rowe, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 11/10/2006

Arthur Lee Mousie Blankenship, 86, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006. He made his home in the Rowe, Va. area of Buchanan County. In recent years he and his beloved wife lived at Mountain View Adult Care Assisted Living Facility in Lebanon, Va. Born Sept. 19, 1920 in Buchanan County, Va., he was a son of the late Rev. David and Nora Bailey Blankenship. He was a member of UMWA and was a retired coal tipple operator. He was of the Pentecostal faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Orvil and Patton Blankenship and two sisters, Faye Street and Lucy Belcher.

He is survived by his beloved and devoted wife of 58 years, Fannie Ellen Blankenship; one son, Larry David Blankenship and wife Claudine of Tazewell, Va.; three brothers, David Junior Blankenship and wife Barbara of Oakwood, Va., James Harlan Blankenship and wife Doris of Cedar Bluff, Va., Billy L. Blankenship and wife Jean of Norton, Va.; three sisters, Pastor Trula Harman and husband Clyde of Oakwood, Mrs. Ruby Cox and husband Emory of Oakwood and Mrs. Dorothy Harman and husband Kendris of Tazewell; two grandchildren, Dia Blankenship of Bluefield, Va. and David Blankenship and wife Natalie of Tazewell; two great grandchildren, Madeline Blankenship and Larry David Blankenship III also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006 at Buchanan Funeral Service Chapel at Keen Mountain, Va. with Pastor Jerry Harmon officiating. Burial will follow in the Clinch Valley Memorial Cemetery at Richlands, Va. Pallbearers will be Michael Cox, Ronnie Belcher, Donnie Belcher, Greg Blankenship, Jeff Blankenship, Ricky Blankenship, Hodge Chambers, Steven Blankenship and James Harman. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. James McVey, Bill VanDyke and Lawrence Horne.
  From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2006, Vansant, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

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Barbara Ann Blankenship Boyd, 61, of Route 1, Vansant, died June 1, 2006  in a Grundy hospital. Born Feb. 14, 1945 in Buchanan County, she was a daughter of the late Jay Hugh Blankenship, Sr. and Goldie Marie Compton Blankenship. She was a lifelong resident of Buchanan County and was a member of the Cranes Nest Primitive Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Jay Hugh Blankenship, Jr., two half-brothers and three half-sisters.

Survivors: husband, Arthur F. Boyd; daughters, Hope Leigh Boyd and Penny Boyd and husband, Michael, all of Vansant, Colleen Dunford and husband, David, of Manassas; son, Gregory Boyd and wife, Rebecca, of Winchester; grandchildren, Phantasa Boyd, Tanner Boyd, Shawn Dunford, Katie Dunford, Megan Dunford, and Douglas Arthur Boyd; sister, Janet Ratliff of Davenport; brother, Teddy Blankenship of Honaker; special caregiver, Jennifer Rife; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral was conducted at 1 p.m. June 3 in the Honaker Funeral Home Chapel, Honaker, with Elder Garnell Gilbert, Elder Roger Fuller, Elder Price Viers, and Elder Jimmy Lee Smith officiating. Interment followed in Ketron Memorial Gardens at Lebanon.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Vansant, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

Princeton Times (WV) - December 8, 2006

Verlie Duty Bowling, 94, of Vansant, passed away Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006 at her residence with her loving daughter by her side. Born July 18, 1912 in Johnson County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Russell Bowling and Bessie Musick Bowling. She was a homemaker and a member of the Deel Church of Christ for 57 years. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Curtis Bowling; two sisters; five brothers; one daughter, Billie Shortridge.

She is survived by one daughter, Judy Blankenship of Vansant; one sister, Ruth King of Atlanta, Ga.; three grandchildren, Barbara Flannary, Michael Shortridge, and Jenesia Jackson; four great-grandchildren, Dewayne Shortridge, Matthew Shortridge, Stephanie Whitt and Jeffery Bowling; seven great-great grandchildren, Brooke Jackson, Erinn Jackson, Macy Whitt, Katie Shortridge, Tyler Shortridge, Hunter Bowling, and Kyle Bowling.

Funeral services for Verlie Duty Bowling will be conducted on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at the Deel Church of Christ with Evg. Fred Osborne and Elder Bob Yates officiating. Burial will follow in the Mountain Valley Memorial Park at Big Rock, Va. Active pallbearers will be grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Deel Church of Christ.

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+2007, Vansant, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - December 14, 2007

Richard Lee Coleman, 67 years of age, of the Leemaster section of Vansant, Va., passed away at his home Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007 following an extended illness. Born in Buchanan County, Va., he was the son of the late Ferlie Marcus and Rosa Blankenship Coleman. He was a member of the Big Prater Baptist Church and a retired coal miner.

He is survived by his wife: Lorraine Stacy Coleman of Abingdon, Va.; one daughter: Kim and husband Eddie Lindsay of Vansant, Va.; one son: Eric Coleman of Vansant, Va.; eight sisters: Georgia Boyd of Baltimore, Md., Bernice Elswick of Grundy, Va., Nola and husband Bill Skeens of Abingdon, Va., Sylvia and husband Ronnie Frank of Radford, Va., Greathel Frank of Abingdon, Va., Peggy and husband Kenneth Bayne Vandyke of Vansant, Va., Reginia and husband Jeff Church of Abingdon, Va., Brenda Coleman of Pulaski, Va.; two brothers: James Coleman of Vansant, Va., Freddie and wife Audrey Coleman of Vansant, Va. He is also survived by six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son: Ritchie Coleman; one sister: Joan Tiller; two brothers: Harold (Bear) and Josh Coleman.

Funeral services for Richard Lee Coleman will be conducted Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. at Grundy Funeral Home Chapel with Ministers Eddie Lindsay, Mike Rife and Larry Ratliff officiating with burial to follow in the Coleman Cemetery on Gent Branch at Leemaster, near Vansant, Va. Active pallbearers will be Joe Howell, Roger Yates, Paul Yates, Ronnie Coleman, Jake Hagy, Ralph Rowe, Tim Elswick, David Elswick, Brian Elswick, Greg Clevinger, Kres Vandyke, Roger Coleman, Shawn Coleman, Keith Coleman and Gary Boyd. Honorary pallbearers will be Bayne Vandyke, Bill Skeens, Harold Tiller, Ronnie Frank, Tivis Deel, George Kinder, Eddie Tiller, Lonnie Boyd, Fonnie Boyd, Rex Tiller and Billman Elswick.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Vansant, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - October 12, 2009

Frankie Mae Mullins Street, 81 years of age, of Dry Fork section of Vansant, Va., went to be with the Lord, Sunday, October 11, 2009, surrounded by her family at her residence. Born in Buchanan County, December 22, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Milton Mullins and Mary Catherine Looney.

She enjoyed quilting, loved to cook, was a charter member and founder of the Victory Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and was a member of the Tuesday Morning Ladies Group. She was a former member and President of the Vansant Chapter of Tops, active supporter of the American Cancer Society, devoted Christian and enjoyed witnessing to people about Christ. She was a loving wife, mommie, mamaw and great-mamaw.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one son, Donald Drew Street.

She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Joseph Wilson Street of Vansant, Va.; four daughters, Lois Ann Clarke and husband Larry Alan of Bristol, Tenn., Reva Carol Fields and husband, Jerry of Vansant, Va., Jan Blankenship and husband, Ralph of Vansant, Va. and LaDonna Boardwine of Bristol, Tenn.; three sons, Joe Gary Street and wife Lanette of Vansant, Va., Jimmie Allen Street of Bristol, Tenn. and Michael Street and wife Bertha of Vansant, Va.; two brothers, Basil Looney of Pilgrims Knob, Va. and Dan Looney of Alamo, Texas. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren, Frank Glasscock, Alan Clarke, Jodi Reynolds, Jessica Savage, Jonathan Street, April Dalpiaz, Brandi Clevinger, Heather Thomas, Josh Street, Dr. Dia Owens, Jeremy Fields, Marc Blankenship , Dr. Shawna Blankenship , Joey Powers, Tanner Boardwine; and 17 great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life for Frankie Mae Mullins Street will be conducted Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Larry D. Ratliff, Sr. and Pastor Philip Cook officiating. Private committal will be held at the Street Family Cemetery on Dry Fork, Vansant, Va. Grandsons will serve as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Ratliff, Terry Looney, Kenneth Horne, Dr. Dia Owens, Dr. Michael Bible, Ralph Blankenship and Cade Thomas

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Vansant, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

Bristol Herald Courier , December 23, 2009

Mr. Lawson S. Blankenship, age 90, of the Murphy Road section, passed away Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, in a Richlands, Va., hospital. Born Dec. 22, 1918, in Skeggs, Va., he was a son of the late Sparrell and Dora Whitt Blankenship. A lifelong resident of Buchanan County, he had been a member of the Free Christian since 1977 and had served as deacon. He attended Sunday school for 24 consecutive years without missing a day. He was a World War II Army veteran, having served in Germany and was present at the Siegfried Line where he survived a freezing winter in the German forest. A retired coal miner, he was a member of the UMWA and American Legion of Grundy, Va.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, James L. Blankenship; three sisters, Lona Street, Carrie Blankenship and Ilean Stanley;, and three brothers, Arnold Blankenship, Clifford Blankenship, and Willard Blankenship. Lawson was the oldest of 14 children.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Faye Blankenship; one son, Carlos Blankenship and wife Narcie of Murphy Road, Vansant; two daughters, Janice Busic and husband Eldrige of Honaker and Teresa Sells of Abingdon; four brothers, E.O. Blankenship and wife Ruth of Alexandria, L.D. Blankenship and wife Marie, Harlan Blankenship, and Curtis Blankenship and wife Patty, all of Rowe; three sisters, Mozelle Kampouris and husband Nick of St. Louis, Mavis Martin and husband Frank of Lebanon, and Daisy Burress and husband James of Abingdon; nine grandchildren, Billy Edd Blankenship, Joan Boyd, Junior Blankenship, Danny Blankenship, Gary Lee Owens, Judy Busic, Jonathan Owens, Chandra Parris and Kasie Sells; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Honaker Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ancil Childress, Rev. Edward Tiller, and honorary minister, Rev. Clyde Lambert officiating. Interment will follow in Greenhills Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill, Va. Military honors will be conducted by American Legion of Grundy, Va. Pallbearers will be Wayne Yates, Howard Yates, Roger Hurley, Dickie King, Rick Breeding and Charles Stevens. Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Free Christian Church, Barry Miller and Logan Hale.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Whitewood, Buchanan Co., VA, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - April 20, 2009

Mr. Bobby Ralph Wimmer, age 56, of Whitewood, Va., passed away Saturday, April 18, 2009 at his home following a brief illness. He was born in Richlands, Va. and was the son of Laura Dotson Wimmer of Whitewood, Va. and the late Hubert Wimmer. He had made his home in the Whitewood area for the past 24 years and attended the Whitewood House of Prayer.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, are: His wife, Judy Kendrick Wimmer; one daughter, Kristal Allen and husband, James of Statesville, N.C.; one son, Bobby Wimmer, Jr. and wife, Tonya of Statesville, N.C.; three sisters, Phyllis Shelton and husband, Adam of Michigan, Carla Blankenship of Richlands, Va., Stephanie Blevins and husband, Brad of Statesville, N.C.; four brothers, Coy Wimmer and wife, Diane of Tennessee, Roger Wimmer and wife, Brenda of Pounding Mill, Va., Allen Wimmer of Whitewood, Va., Lonnie Wimmer and wife, Tonja of East Bend, N.C.; five grandchildren, Shane Wimmer, Matthew Allen, Ceseley Wimmer, Madison Wimmer, and Sarah Wimmer; brothers-in-law, Doug Kendrick and wife, Delores, Jr. Kendrick and wife, Christine, William "Doodle" Kendrick and wife, Sharon, and Clifford Kendrick and wife, Linda all of Raysal, W.Va.

Funeral services for Bobby Ralph Wimmer will be conducted Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at the Family Worship Center in Jolo, W.Va. with the Rev. Charlie Rose, the Rev. Jimmie Cole, and the Rev. McGinnis Rife officiating. Interment will follow at the Tom Sparks Cemetery on Rock Ridge near Paynesville, W.Va. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Shirley J. 62, 21Oct1946 - 29Apr2009, Big Rock, Buchanan, VA, TN-413-74-4698

Blankenship, Jay H. 57, 25Apr1943 - 11May2000, Davenport, Buchanan, VA, VA-231-54-6594

Blankenship, Charles E. 86, 21Nov1918 - 03Sep2005, Grundy, Buchanan, VA, VA-230-10-5378

Blankenship, Clinton 72, 02Dec1931 - 30Jun2004, Grundy, Buchanan, VA, VA-227-36-7437

Blankenship, David 67, 10Nov1935 - 12Apr2003, Grundy, Buchanan, VA, VA-228-46-4683

Blankenship, Dorothy L. 51, 04Dec1954 - 27Sep2006, Grundy, Buchanan, VA, KY-406-82-3288

Blankenship, Etta F. 75-76, 27Sep1929 - 14Sep2005, Grundy, Buchanan, VA, VA-228-94-0743

Blankenship, Fay F. 83, 17Jan1923 - 24Jun2006, Grundy, Buchanan, VA, VA-226-17-1794

Blankenship, Gary L. 59, 18Feb1943 - 19Jan2003, Grundy, Buchanan, VA, OH-297-38-3327

Blankenship, Gertrude 62, 13May1944 - 17Oct2006, Grundy, Buchanan, VA, VA-223-04-8264

Blankenship, Hassel 57, 24Dec1949 - 01Jan2007, Grundy, Buchanan, VA, VA-225-68-0050

Blankenship, J. M. 71, 08Jun1928 - 08Feb2000, Grundy, Buchanan, VA, VA-227-36-5687

Blankenship, Jackie H. 45, 19May1954 - 28Feb2000, Grundy, Buchanan, VA, KY-406-82-4854

Blankenship, Jerry 59, 18Jan1949 - 29Jan2008, Grundy, Buchanan, VA, VA-225-70-6335

Blankenship, Jerry W. 67, 22Mar1941 - 16Jun2008, Grundy, Buchanan, VA, VA-226-52-7511

Blankenship, Johnny D. 43, 26Oct1961 - 29Sep2005, Grundy, Buchanan, VA, WV-235-04-5787

Blankenship, Luevernie 66, 16Jun1934 - 09Sep2000, Grundy, Buchanan, VA, VA-227-92-0223

Blankenship, Marjorie M. 86, 13Jun1921 - 14Jan2008, Grundy, Buchanan, VA, VA-230-30-1146

Blankenship, Melvin J. 70, 05Jan1930 - 23Sep2000, Grundy, Buchanan, VA, VA-227-36-5481

Blankenship, Millard E. 56, 21Jul1947 - 09May2004, Grundy, Buchanan, VA, VA-223-64-2530

Blankenship, Nicodemus 89, 14Feb1914 - 25Oct2003, Grundy, Buchanan, VA, VA-226-18-5669

Blankenship, Norma B. 75, 19Aug1933 - 11Mar2009, Grundy, Buchanan, VA, VA-228-54-1579

Blankenship, Patty 59, 13Dec1946 - 05Oct2006, Grundy, Buchanan, VA, TN-410-78-0306

Blankenship, Roger D. 60, 30Oct1944 - 04Apr2005, Grundy, Buchanan, VA, VA-225-56-6531

Blankenship, Rosa B. 70, 02Mar1937 - 23Jun2007, Grundy, Buchanan, VA, WV-235-56-6098

Blankenship, Sandford C. 50, 07Jun1957 - 08Mar2008, Grundy, Buchanan, VA, VA-225-96-1819

Blankenship, Sarah 79, 07Oct1929 - 16Sep2009, Grundy, Buchanan, VA, WV-234-90-9503

Blankenship, Timothy D. 40, 19Jan1969 - 06Aug2009, Grundy, Buchanan, VA, VA-224-96-3563

Blankenship, Timothy D. 47, 28Dec1959 - 06Aug2007, Grundy, Buchanan, VA, VA-230-92-8042

Blankenship, Virgie A. 65, 13Oct1937 - 07May2003, Grundy, Buchanan, VA, VA-223-92-3256

Blankenship, Vivian G. 39, 05May1969 - 03Oct2008, Grundy, Buchanan, VA, VA-231-92-0310

Blankenship, Auldia L. 60, 05Mar1948 - 20Oct2008, Hurley, Buchanan, VA, VA-224-70-2841

Blankenship, Bural 86, 03Mar1916 - 02May2002, Hurley, Buchanan, VA, VA-223-12-5867

Blankenship, Charles E. 60, 10Sep1945 - 30Aug2006, Hurley, Buchanan, VA, VA-223-62-7286

Blankenship, Charles J. 62, 26Feb1938 - 08Mar2000, Hurley, Buchanan, VA, WV-235-56-7429

Blankenship, Edgar 72, 11Jan1932 - 19Jan2004, Hurley, Buchanan, VA, VA-225-38-1352

Blankenship, Erma 71, 15Nov1928 - 26Apr2000, Hurley, Buchanan, VA, VA-226-52-4575

Blankenship, Fred J. 81, 29Jul1922 - 11Feb2004, Hurley, Buchanan, VA, WV-234-24-5180

Blankenship, Gracie D. 88, 02Dec1917 - 14Nov2006, Hurley, Buchanan, VA, VA-225-21-6900

Blankenship, Leonard 72, 23Nov1927 - 04Mar2000, Hurley, Buchanan, VA, VA-225-36-3456

Blankenship, Mary M. 70, 24Dec1938 - 27Jun2009, Hurley, Buchanan, VA, VA-229-46-6824

Blankenship, Miles 87, 29Dec1921 - 01Jun2009, Hurley, Buchanan, VA, VA-226-18-5883

Blankenship, Noah 84, 18Sep1921 - 26Nov2005, Hurley, Buchanan, VA, WV-234-22-1027

Blankenship, Rocky A. 47, 12Jun1961 - 13Apr2009, Hurley, Buchanan, VA, OH-278-70-1779

Blankenship, David W. 31, 05Mar1976 - 24Oct2007, Keen Mountain, Buchanan, VA, VA-224-17-2645

Blankenship, Peggy 89, 28Feb1912 - 02Nov2001, Keen Mountain, Buchanan, VA, KY-402-54-8030

Blankenship, Larry D. 53, 11Jul1955 - 26Oct2008, Mavisdale, Buchanan, VA, VA-228-94-3970

Blankenship, Clones E. 71, 18Mar1930 - 27Oct2001, Maxie, Buchanan, VA, VA-230-30-0396

Blankenship, Mary L. 83, 02Dec1918 - 17Feb2002, Maxie, Buchanan, VA, VA-225-56-6240

Blankenship, Howard 76, 30Mar1927 - 29May2003, Oakwood, Buchanan, VA, VA-230-24-5213

Blankenship, Marel E. 71, 24Aug1933 - 01Jun2005, Oakwood, Buchanan, VA, VA-231-36-1601

Blankenship, Norma J. 55, 04Mar1952 - 01Sep2007, Oakwood, Buchanan, VA, KY-400-78-9568

Blankenship, Virginia 92, 19Apr1907 - 24Mar2000, Oakwood, Buchanan, VA, VA-225-92-1903

Blankenship, Willard B. 66, 02Jul1939 - 28May2006, Oakwood, Buchanan, VA, VA-225-52-2821

Blankenship, Jimmy W. 47, 23Aug1955 - 11Jun2003, Pilgrims Knob, Buchanan, VA, WV-236-88-4639

Blankenship, Bertha V. 88, 07Feb1920 - 13Feb2008, Raven, Buchanan, VA, NC-243-02-7717

Blankenship, Bessie L. 91, 25Aug1912 - 01Aug2004, Raven, Buchanan, VA, VA-224-46-5342

Blankenship, Jackie L. 64, 01Apr1941 - 12Feb2006, Raven, Buchanan, VA, OH-281-38-0875

Blankenship, Jerry 51, 13Aug1954 - 19May2006, Raven, Buchanan, VA, VA-230-92-5438

Blankenship, Myrtle 76, 28Feb1930 - 30Apr2006, Raven, Buchanan, VA, VA-227-66-8606

Blankenship, Arthur L. 86, 19Sep1920 - 08Nov2006, Rowe, Buchanan, VA, VA-224-18-5956

Blankenship, Romia M. 86, 28Jun1921 - 18Nov2007, Rowe, Buchanan, VA, VA-228-70-4069

Blankenship, Willard 67, 29Nov1934 - 24May2002, Rowe, Buchanan, VA, VA-227-44-3189

Blankenship, Emily G. 87, 03Jul1919 - 22Oct2006, Vansant, Buchanan, VA, VA-224-74-8892

Blankenship, Gladys C. 79, 05Mar1925 - 17Dec2004, Vansant, Buchanan, VA, KY-403-78-7395

Blankenship, Lawson 90-91, 22Dec1918 - 21Dec2009, Vansant, Buchanan, VA, VA-230-01-2214

Blankenship, Acie 69, 19Nov1932 - 16Jun2002, Wolford, Buchanan, VA, VA-227-36-5686

Blankenship, Dora E. 63, 23Feb1937 - 25Oct2000, Wolford, Buchanan, VA, VA-228-72-6345

Blankenship, Okey L. 58, 09May1948 - 25Jul2006, Wolford, Buchanan, VA, VA-229-70-9618

 

Buena Vista City

 

 

+Lexington, Rockbridge Co., VA, Rockbridge Memorial Gardens

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=86548343

Blankenship, Thelma Ramsey, Sep. 25, 1913 - Feb. 24, 2006

Obituary:

Thelma Ramsey Blankenship, 92, of Buena Vista, died Friday, February 24, 2006 in the Stonewall Jackson Hospital. Mrs. Blankenship was born on September 25, 1913 in Rockbridge County, a daughter of the late Stuart Lee Ramsey and Anna Coffey Ramsey. She was a member of the First Brethren Church in Buena Vista and retired from Burlington Industries.

Mrs. Blankenship was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Lee Blankenship and was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Survivors include a daughter, Aileen R. Clark of Buena Vista; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the graveside in the Rockbridge Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Christian Becker officiating.

 

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

Blankenship, Thelma R. 92, 25Sep1913 - 24Feb2006, Buena Vista City, VA, VA-225-32-1467

 

Campbell

 

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

Blankenship, Carl E. 77, 10Oct1928 - 13Feb2006, Evington, Campbell, VA, VA-224-52-7279

Blankenship, Esther W. 87, 04Apr1915 - 13Nov2002, Rustburg, Campbell, VA, VA-226-03-2800

Blankenship, Paul W. 84-85, 23Nov1919 - 12Nov2004, Rustburg, Campbell, VA, VA-228-32-5255

 

Caroline

 

2008, Milford, Caroline Co., VA, Obituary,

www.fredericksburg.com , 6/3/2008

Alice G. Cook, 65, of Milford died Sunday, June 1, 2008, at her home. Born in Wise County, she was the widow of Guy Ralph Cook. Survivors include four children, Susan Cook and her companion, Timmy Fortune, of Milford, Alva Cook of Tennessee, Dee Holsten and her husband, James, of Milford, and Valerie Campbell and her companion, Travis Barr, of King George; two sisters, Jeanette Blankenship of Ashland and Helen Roberts of Greenville; a brother, Robert Adams of Bristol, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren, David Cook and his wife Deedra, Alice Satterwhite, Vanessa Foster and her husband, Brian, Samantha Johnson and her husband, Jason, James Holsten, Rhonda Alexander and her husband, Kevin, Paul Kelly and his wife, Carla, Kevin Kelly, Wayne Lancaster and Cody and Tyler Estelle; nine great-grandchildren, Dana and Nathan Cook, Nicholas Satterwhite, Kayla Collins, Caleb Guy Edward Foster, Matthew Holsten, Junior Johnson, Cierra Alexander and Brook Kelly.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, June 4, at 7 p.m. at Storke Funeral Home, Bowling Green.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Norman L. 69, 01Apr1937 - 12Jun2006, Corbin, Caroline, VA, VA-224-44-0366

 

Carroll

 

2006, Hillsville, Carroll Co., VA, Obituary

Sign Guest Book , Delton Blankenship (April 15, 1936 - June 26, 2006)

Delton Blankenship, age 70 of Hillsville, passed away Monday, June 26, 2006 at his residence. Mr. Blankenship is survived by his son & daughter-in-law Danny & Crystal Blankenship of Hillsville; a special aunt Hettie Gravley; three grandchildren Kasey Blankenship, Abigail Blankenship and Cody Mason; and one great grandson Joshua Blankenship.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 28, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. at Shiloh United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ray Bolen officiating. Burial will follow in the Shiloh Cemetery. Military Rites will be conducted by the Hillsville V.F.W. Post 1115. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2:00 P.M. at the church on Wednesday prior to the funeral service.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+Carroll Co., VA, Mount Lebanon Cem.,

http://www.newrivernotes.com/carrollcems/mtlebanoncem.htm

Lester, Cloa B. 15 Jul 1909 15 Dec 2008

d/o Levi Blankenship & Rosa Bell Meadows; w/o John L. Lester

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Delton D. 70, 15Apr1936 - 26Jun2006, Hillsville, Carroll, VA, VA-227-44-7902

Blankenship, Lura B. 88, 22Jun1912 - 10Jul2000, Hillsville, Carroll, VA, VA-223-98-1094

 

Chesapeake City

 

2004, Chesapeake City, VA, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - April 19, 2004

Charlotte Marie Dolin, 70, of the 1800 block of Buffle Head Road, died Sunday, April 18, 2004, at her residence. Born in Spring Hill, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late George Blankenship and the late Edith Moses Williams.

She was also preceded in death by a son, Larry Shelton and a daughter, Elaine "Tink" Heater. Mrs. Dolin was a very active member of the South Norfolk Lodge No. 947, Women of the Moose where she achieved many of the organization's top honors.

Survivors include her husband of 45 years Russell L. Dolin; three daughters, Diane Fisher and husband, Randy, Vicki Tonkin and husband, Don, and Rhonda Dolin; three sons, Tony Shelton and wife, Pat, Skip Shelton and wife, Jeannine, and Ty Dolin and wife, Rita; 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, 2004, in the chapel of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, Great Bridge Chapel, 653 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, Va. Chaplain Bron Forrester will officiate. Interment will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston.

[SSDI, 16Oct1933 - 18Apr2004]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2007, Chesapeake City, VA, Obituary

www.grahamfuneralhome.com

Polly Perry Blankenship, 87, formerly of Hemple Street, went to be with the Lord Feb. 10, 2007. A native of Wayne County, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Ballard and Fair Belle Smith Perry and the wife of the late Charles G. Blankenship Jr. She was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church, Virginia Beach.

She is survived by three daughters, Charlotte Jones and Phyllis Mizelle, both of Zuni, Va., and Pat Bell and her husband Robert of Chesapeake; a son, Carlos Gene Blankenship and his wife Gay of Greenup, Ky.; two sisters, Brookie Maynard of Kanover, W.Va. and Lou Kirk of Dunlow, W.Va.; one brother, Allie Perry of Wayne, W.Va.; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other loved ones. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Bobby Jay Blankenship, six brothers and six sisters.

A funeral will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Graham Funeral Home, Greenbrier Chapel, with Pastor Elston Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Norfolk. The family will receive friends today from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2007, Chesapeake City, VA, Obituary

Hampton Roads, The Virginian-Pilot; Aug 12, 2007

Juanita Marslender Blankenship, 84, of Redstart Avenue, went to be with the Lord Aug. 10, 2007, in Norfolk. A native of Pitt County, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence M. and Lona Cleo Cannon Marslender and the wife of the late George King Blankenship. She was a member of Great Bridge Church of Christ.

Surviving are a daughter, Paulette Blankenship Smith of Chesapeake; two sons, Kenneth E. Blankenship and his wife, Donna of Williamsburg, Va., and Geoffrey King Blankenship and his wife Barb of Cincinnati; one sister, Louise Cupitt of Chesapeake; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Bruce R. Smith.

A funeral will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Graham Funeral Home, Greenbrier Chapel, with the Rev. Bill Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Memorial Park. The family will receive friends in the funeral home Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and at the residence at all other times.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2008, Chesapeake City, VA, Obituary

Virginian Pilot 31Aug2008, Sec #B, Page #6

Phyllis Jacqueline Mizelle, 65, of the 1400 block of Hazel Ave., went to be with the Lord Aug. 11, 2008, in Chesapeake. A native of Giles County, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Charles G. and Polly Perry Blankenship. She worked as a nurse for many years at Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville, N.C., and had recently been attending Chesapeake Vineyard Christian Fellowship.

She is survived by two sisters, Charlotte Jones and Pat Bell and her husband Robert, all of Chesapeake; a brother, Carlos Gene Blankenship and his wife Gay of Greenup, Ky.; three aunts, two uncles, and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

A funeral will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. in Graham Funeral Home, Greenbrier Chapel, with Pastor Elston Brown officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. A graveside service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Mount Carmel Christian Church Cemetery, 27882 Walters Highway, Carrsville, Va.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Chesapeake City, VA, Obituary

Hampton Roads, The Virginian-Pilot, Jan 26, 2008

Franklin G. Ausmus Sr., 79, went to be with the Lord Jan. 24, 2008, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

He joined the Marine Corps in 1945 at the age of 17 and retired at the rank of gunnery sergeant after 21 years. He served with the 1st Marine Division during the Korean War and survived the battle at the Chosin Reservoir. After retirement from military service, he worked in electronics for many years and later worked for Sears in the paint and hardware department, a job he truly loved. Frank had a love for people and was well-liked by many. He was a member of Grace Bible Church in Chesapeake. He was predeceased by his wife, Helen in June 2007.

He is survived by three sons, Franklin G. Ausmus Jr. and wife Margaret of Chesapeake, Lionel C. Cabaniss and wife Mary of Beaufort, S.C., and William C. Cabaniss and wife Carolyn of Wilmington, N.C.; four sisters, Marilyn Blankenship of Yellowstone, Wyo., Mary Little of Anderson, Calif., Gail Schultze of Roseburg, Ore., and Paige Howard of Riddle, Ore.; a brother, Merle Blankenship of Penrose, Colo.; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Grace Bible Church Building Fund. The family would like to offer a special thanks to Bon Secours Hospice nurses, Paulette Parker and Kim Foreman for their care and kindness, Felicia the scrub lady, Talmadge Hassell and her daughter Nancy Sitar for their love, kindness and apple pies, and to Franks sister, Gail, who traveled across the country and made it possible for him to spend his final days at home and for her love, care and self sacrifice we are deeply grateful.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Chesapeake City, VA, Obituary

Virginian Pilot Nov 16, 2008

Ruth Jackson Parker, 75, died Nov. 13, 2008, in a local hospital. She was born in Bluefield, W.Va., and was the daughter of the late Joseph and ODell Jackson. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde H. Parker.

Ruth is survived by a daughter, Nancy B. Freeman and husband L. G.; a son, Stan Blankenship, all of Chesapeake; two sisters, Nancy Farrell of Princeton, W.Va., and Beth Hicks and husband Danny of Bluewell, W.Va.; two brothers, David Jackson of Matoaka, W.Va., and Steven Jackson of Chesapeake; two grandchildren, Stacey F. Vogl and Justin S. Freeman, both of Chesapeake; and two great-grandchildren, Dylan S. Vogl and Madison R. Freeman. She was predeceased by a son, Charles G. Blankenship.

A cryptside service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum by the Rev. Ernest L. Trueblood. There will be no viewing or visitation in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel.

Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com

From: diane dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Chesapeake City, VA, Obituary

Virginian Pilot, 01Jun2009,

Candice K. ‍Blankenship, 50, (March 20, 1959 - May 31, 2009) of the 1000 block of Alexander Lane, went to be with the Lord after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Tacoma, Wash., she was the daughter of James B. and Arlene A. Lambert of Chesapeake. Candice was formerly the co-owner of Paradise Tans, Chesapeake.

Including her parents, Candice is survived by a son, Jeffrey S. Harris and wife Shannon of Chesapeake; a sister, Cheryl L. Lambdin of Chesapeake; a niece, Jennifer Narron and husband Kyle of Fayetteville, N.C., and a great-niece, Avery; as well as beloved aunts, uncles and cousins.

A graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. Chaplain Chris E. Fosback will officiate. There will be no viewing. The family will receive friends at the Great Bridge Chapel of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, 653 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday prior to the service. The family would like to thank the nurses with Sentara Hospice for their loving care, Renee, Barbara, and a special thanks to Charlotte

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Chesapeake City, VA, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - November 28, 2009

Marlene Kay "Kaky" Buck, 59, of Chesapeake, formerly of Kayford, passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2009, at Hubbard Hospice House. She was retired from CAMC Memorial Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Martha Clere Workman; and a sister, Arbutus Workman.

She is survived by her husband, James Buck of Chesapeake; son, Mark Workman and wife, Joni, of Cabin Creek; daughters, Carrie Blankenship and husband, Brian, of Cabin Creek, Kelly Volitin and husband, Ronald, of Bridgewater, Va., and Julie Martin and husband, Bill, of Buffalo; sisters, Sharon Jarrett and husband, Larry, of Thompson, Ohio, and Darlene Cantley of Chesapeake; brothers, Terry Workman and wife, Myra, of Cabin Creek and Billy Workman and wife, Doris, of Cabin Creek; grandchildren, Trevor, Brian, Cody, Adam, Nick, Jordon, and Trinity; and very special four-legged companion, Pooker. She is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Pryor Funeral Home with Pastor Ollie Parsons officiating. Burial will follow in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Candice K. 50, 20Mar1959 - 31May2009, Chesapeake City, VA, VA-224-96-7374

Blankenship, Juanita M. 84, 07Nov1922 - 10Aug2007, Chesapeake City, VA, VA-228-20-7093

Blankenship, William T. 67, 12May1934 - 20Sep2001, Chesapeake City, VA, GA-252-52-0164

 

Charlottesville City

 

+2009, Charlottesville City, VA, Obituary

http://www.sungazette.com/page/content.detail/id/524482.html

Michael Aldish, 88, of Charlottesville, died peacefully Monday March 16, 2009 at the University of Virginia Hospital. He was born July 7, 1920, in McDowell County, WV, and was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Mary Aldish.

Mike is survived by his wife of 62 years, Susan Diggan Aldish; his four children, Mike Aldish of Raleigh, NC, Pam Bracey and her husband, Lucius, of Charlottesville,VA, Beth Hough and her husband, Stephen, of Lancaster, PA, Susan Grigg and her husband, Jon, of Wellsboro, PA. Mike had a very special bond with his five grandchildren, Keturah and Daniel Bracey, both of New York, NY; Sarah Grigg, of Ennis, MT, Hunter Grigg of Boston; and Taylor Grigg of State College, PA. He has one surviving sister, Helen Blankenship of Ardmore, OK.

Mike served his country as a member of the Army Air Corps during World War II. He resided in Muncy, PA until retiring to Charlottesville, VA in 1982. During his career in Muncy, he was a private business owner, a Vice President and board member of Commonwealth Bank and Trust Company, and a director of the Citizen's Bank. For many years, he was a member of the Muncy School Board, serving eight years as President. He was active in many charitable organizations and was a member of St. Andrew's Lutheran Church.

Upon retiring to Charlottesville, Mike thoroughly enjoyed working as a starter and a ranger at the Farmington Country Club golf course. Mike was an ardent sports fan, an avid reader, and he loved a good game of cards. He was energetic and maintained an active lifestyle even throughout his later years. Mike had an outgoing personality, loved challenges, and had a caring spirit. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and he always cherished the times when he was surrounded by his entire family.

Services will be private.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Chesterfield

 

2005, Midlothian, Chesterfield Co., VA, Obituary

The Fayetteville Observer, (NC) - November 17, 2005

Mrs. Vivian Elaine Stallings Knight, 78, of Midlothian, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005. Mrs. Knight and her late husband, Andrew M. Knight, owned and operated the K"M Office Supply Co. in Fayetteville, N.C. for 45 years.

Survivors include three daughters and their husbands, Joan and David Blankenship, Debbie and the Rev. Richard Church, and Wanda and Dr. Michael Lake; a son, Andrew C. Knight; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

The funeral was held at 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005, at the Bennett Funeral Home, 14301 Ashbrook Parkway, Chesterfield.

[SSDI, Elaine S. Knight - 09Jan1927 - 09Nov2005]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Clarence R. 76, 16Nov1932 - 05Sep2009, Chester, Chesterfield, VA, VA-228-34-0154

Blankenship, John E. 82, 19Oct1923 - 06Dec2005, Chester, Chesterfield, VA, VA-228-36-1613

Blankenship, Margaret L. 84, 06Aug1922 - 29Aug2006, Chester, Chesterfield, VA, VA-225-26-0844

Blankenship, Pearl R. 91, 29May1915 - 28Oct2006, Chester, Chesterfield, VA, VA-227-01-7241

Blankenship, Verne J. 81, 17Sep1920 - 31Mar2002, Chester, Chesterfield, VA, VA-230-05-5420

Blankenship, Dennis R. 64, 22Dec1939 - 25Mar2004, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, VA, VA-231-48-3131

Blankenship, Ellen M. 85, 13Apr1924 - 09Oct2009, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, VA, NJ-155-18-4520

Blankenship, Sandra C. 42, 09Apr1964 - 13Mar2007, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, VA, VA-228-04-0749

Blankenship, Andrew D. 94-95, 08Jan1906 - 04Jan2001, Midlothian, Chesterfield, VA, VA-224-03-2389

Blankenship, Jessie M. 87, 17Sep1912 - 15Feb2000, Midlothian, Chesterfield, VA, VA-231-48-4228

Blankenship, Richard N. 78, 09Apr1930 - 05Aug2008, Midlothian, Chesterfield, VA, VA-230-30-3197

Blankenship, Lois N. 84, 29Sep1919 - 11Mar2004, Moseley, Chesterfield, VA, MD-217-03-6832

Blankenship, Charles J. 66, 23Nov1936 - 31May2003, Richmond, Chesterfield, VA, VA-228-44-3613

Blankenship, Charlie 78, 09Apr1930 - 08Mar2009, Richmond, Chesterfield, VA, WV-234-42-0750

Blankenship, Elsie B. 93, 12Apr1913 - 15Jul2006, Richmond, Chesterfield, VA, VA-229-50-3150

Blankenship, George C. 89, 19Dec1911 - 14Jan2001, Richmond, Chesterfield, VA, VA-223-07-8479

Blankenship, Gladys N. 74, 13Jan1926 - 20Feb2000, Richmond, Chesterfield, VA, VA-227-20-8159

Blankenship, Grace K. 76, 26Nov1926 - 06Nov2003, Richmond, Chesterfield, VA, WV/NC-232-38-0410

Blankenship, Mary Lou L. 76, 05Mar1931 - 19Feb2008, Richmond, Chesterfield, VA, WV-234-52-6197

Blankenship, Mervin R. 74, 30Dec1930 - 11Mar2005, Richmond, Chesterfield, VA, VA-227-30-9874

 

Clifton Forge City

 

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

Blankenship, Lona F. 81, 29Mar1921 - 09Nov2002, Clifton Forge City, VA, VA-229-78-9124

Blankenship, Virginia T. 90, 09Jul1916 - 05Mar2007, Clifton Forge City, VA, VA-227-36-4765

 

Colonial Heights City

 

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

Blankenship, Malcolm D. 83, 31Aug1924 - 02Jun2008, Colonial Heights City, VA, VA-225-26-4643

 

Covington City

 

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

Blankenship, Lacy W. 72-71, 04Oct1929 - 05Oct2001, Covington City, VA, VA-224-36-6611

 

Craig

 

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

Blankenship, Fannie B. 91, 11Mar1917 - 26Jan2009, New Castle, Craig, VA, VA-231-74-8823

 

Danville City

 

2008, Danville, Pittsylvania Co., VA, Obituary

http://www.norrisfuneral.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=218841&fh_id=10631

Danville, Virginia - Noah Jonathan Blankenship died Thursday, April 24, 2008 in Memorial Hospital of Martinsville/Henry County. He was the infant son of Kirk Blankenship and Michelle Soderholm Blankenship of Danville.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Naomi and Lydia Blankenship, one brother, Kenneth Blankenship, all of the residence. He is also survived by his maternal grandparents, Peter and Judith Soderholm of Fredericksburg and his paternal grandparents, James and Jane Blankenship of Martinsville.

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 28, 2008 at 4:00 p.m. at Norris Funeral Services Chapel, 3995 Franklin Tpke, Danville, VA with the Rev. Robert L. Smith, III officiating. A private interment will follow.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Bobby L. 71, 06Jun1936 - 03Mar2008, Danville City, VA, VA-223-44-9470

Blankenship, Dorothy D. 84, 27Dec1915 - 14Jun2000, Danville City, VA, VA-225-03-7994

Blankenship, John 48, 12Oct1958 - 27Jan2007, Danville City, VA, VA-227-90-8518

 

Dickenson

 

+2002, Breaks, Dickenson Co., VA, Obituary

http://www.genealogybuff.com/va/washington/webbbs_config.pl/noframes/read/117

General Jedeth "Jed" Blankenship, 80, passed away, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, in Buchanan General Hospital following an extended illness. A native of Buchanan County, he was a son of the late Zekliah and Rebecca Coleman Blankenship.

He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Olive Deloris Belcher Blankenship; sisters, Wilma Oquinn, Annarae Hamilton and Florence Deel and one sister who died in infancy.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, a retired UMWA mine worker and attended the Old Regular Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Loretta Gay Blankenship; a son, David Wade Blankenship of Breaks; two granddaughters, Elizabeth and Shannon Blankenship of Breaks; two stepdaughters, Vickie Swiney of Breaks and Tina Sykes of Prater; one stepson, Larry Eugene Looney of Breaks; three step-grandchildren, Joshua Looney of Breaks, Jordon Sykes of Prater and Cynthia Duffy of Lexington, Ky.; one brother, Curtis Blankenship of Garden City, Mich.; and two sisters Edith Charles of Breaks and Alma Gay Hadwick of Cleveland, Ohio.

The funeral service will be Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, at 1 p.m. at Little Jocie Church at Breaks with Elders Frank O'quinn, David O'quinn and Jerry Newsome officiating. Burial will follow in the Little Jocie Church Cemetery. Friends and family will serve as pallbearers. American Legion Post 164 of Grundy will conduct military graveside rites.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2002, Clintwood, Dickenson Co., VA, Obituary

Bristol Courier, Tuesday, April 30, 2002 edition

Hillard Blankenship Sr., 69, of Route 1, passed away at the Dickenson County Medical Center on April 29, 2002. Born in Kentucky, (ca 1933) a son of the late Jarvie and Lizzie Blankenship, he was a musician and a former bus driver for Dr. Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Revie Mullins and Lexie Owens.

Survivors include his wife, Opal Mullins; one son, Hillard Blankenship Jr., Clintwood; one brother, Earl Blankenship, Haysi; one sister, Gilvie Dingus, Clintwood; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, May 2, 2002, at Haysi Funeral Home with Darrell Milgrim and Jerry Vitatoe. Burial will follow in the Owens Cemetery, Route 1, Haysi, Va. Pallbearers will be Greg Edwards, Lacy Edwards, Junior Edwards, David Blankenship, Rodney Davis and Cody Ireson. Honorary pallbearers will be Carlie Jean Mullins, George Mullins, K. J. Mullins, Cline Edwards, Larry Owens and Dr. Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys.

Phyllis Knusta pak2(at)shawneelink.net

 

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

Blankenship, Wilburn 70, 13Jun1939 - 01Dec2009, Birchleaf, Dickenson, VA, VA-231-48-7399

Blankenship, Arthur C. 80, 18Jul1922 - 07May2003, Breaks, Dickenson, VA, VA-229-16-2689

Blankenship, Chloa 73, 23Jul1934 - 11Mar2008, Breaks, Dickenson, VA, VA-230-92-7779

Blankenship, Frances C. 85, 09Dec1922 - 10Nov2008, Breaks, Dickenson, VA, MI-376-20-5529

Blankenship, Jedeth G. 80, 04Feb1922 - 11Dec2002, Breaks, Dickenson, VA, VA-229-16-2957

Blankenship, Rebecca 100, 24Feb1901 - 21Jun2001, Breaks, Dickenson, VA, VA-226-92-3835

Blankenship, Hillard 69, 27Oct1932 - 29Apr2002, Clinchco, Dickenson, VA, VA-227-36-6456

Blankenship, Joanna 66, 19Oct1933 - 01Jul2000, Clintwood, Dickenson, VA, GA-255-48-3337

Blankenship, Bonnie S. 57, 18Mar1952 - 02Jul2009, Haysi, Dickenson, VA, KY-404-76-3298

Blankenship, David E. 49, 01Feb1958 - 18Aug2007, Haysi, Dickenson, VA, VA-230-88-0541

Blankenship, Earl 78, 11Jun1928 - 10Jul2006, Haysi, Dickenson, VA, VA-230-30-1418

Blankenship, Jessie 77, 24Nov1924 - 14Apr2002, Haysi, Dickenson, VA, VA-230-24-6852

Blankenship, Margie A. 92, 05May1910 - 05Nov2002, Haysi, Dickenson, VA, VA-228-44-0872

Blankenship, Sammy J. 58, 18Sep1942 - 10Nov2000, Haysi, Dickenson, VA, VA-228-52-6174

Blankenship, Willard B. 59, 08Aug1948 - 26Dec2007, Haysi, Dickenson, VA, VA-225-70-6281

 

Emporia City

 

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

Blankenship, L. D. 80, 07Sep1923 - 21Jan2004, Emporia City, VA, VA-224-26-8841

Blankenship, Mary M. 89-90, 23Aug1915 - 09Aug2005, Emporia City, VA, WV-235-28-5258

 

Fairfax

 

+2007, Vienna, Fairfax Co., VA, Obituary

The Montrose Daily Press, (CO) - May 16, 2007

Beatrice Gertie Blankenship Bunyan , June 27, 1911 -- May 8, 2007 VIENNA, Va. -- Former Montrose resident, Beatrice Gertie Blankenship Bunyan, died on Tuesday, May 8, 2007, in Vienna, Va., at the age of 95. Beatrice was born on June 27, 1911, the eldest child of Effie Mae Shain and Arthur Garland Blankenship.

Surviving family members who were proud to share Beatrice's life include her sister, Josephine Tharp Ramey; her daughter, Kay Marie Bunyan Foechterle; grandchildren: Marie Foechterle Vincent, Sariah Anne Foechterle, David Andrew Foechterle and wife Julie Roderick Foechterle, and Leah Diane Foechterle Heiss and husband Jason Haycox Heiss; and great-grandchildren: Andrew Scott Vincent, Aaron David Foechterle, Samuel Lee Vincent, Rebecca Lynn Foechterle, Sarah Elizabeth Vincent, Renee Nicole Foechterle, Emily Marie Vincent, Kimberly Michelle Foechterle, and Daniel Adam Edward Foechterle.

Bernice was preceded in death by her parents; her siblings: Pauline Blankenship Carnell, Minta Blankenship Foster Dobbs, Edith Marie Blankenship, Arthur Garland Blankenship Jr., and Francis Marie Blankenship; her husband, Traverse Lee Bunyan; and her son-in-law, Edward Richard Foechterle.

A funeral service to honor and celebrate Beatrice's life will be officiated at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 18, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel, 1521 Hillcrest Drive, in Montrose. Interment will follow the service in the Grand View Cemetery, west of Montrose.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Vienna, Fairfax Co., VA, Obituary

www.atchisonglobeonline.com , 11/19/2008 10:00:00 AM 

Shirley D. Gallagher, 73, Vienna, Va., died Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, in Virginia. A Concelebrated Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, at St. Benedict's Church, Atchison, with Rev. Gerard Senecal, OSB as principal celebrant. Interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Shirley was born Sept. 29, 1935, the daughter of Raymond and Bessie Ima Wommack McCurdy. She attended school in Springfield, Mo., graduating from Pleasant Hope High School, Pleasant Hope, Mo., and Drawn's Business College, Springfield, Mo. Prior to her retirement, she served as an accounting specialist for Amoco Oil. She and William Gerard Gallagher were united in marriage on Aug. 3, 1960. Mr. Gallagher preceded her in death. She was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Rio Rancho, N.M., until moving to Virginia.

Survivors include a daughter, Kimberly Ann Brox, Vienna, Va., two sisters, Margie Rookstool and Patricia Blankenship, three grandchildren, Thomas Michael Brox, Mary Katherine Brox and Anne Marie Brox, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Maxine Hill, Molly Stockstill and two brothers, Wayne McCurdy and David McCurdy.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Herndon, Fairfax Co., VA, Obituary

Hopewell News, 4/9/2009

Robert Edgar Barber, Sr., age 82, of Carson, Virginia, passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2009. He was born in Mullens, West Virginia, son of the late Hugh and Lettie Dixon Barber. He was also preceded in death by a son, Robert E. Bobby Barber, Jr. Mr. Barber enjoyed yard work and was good with his hands. He was an electrician for many years, finishing his career at Phillip Morris. He was also a WWII veteran in the U.S. Army. Mr.

Barber is survived by his loving wife, Martha K. Barber; children, Patty J. Cook and husband, Laymon, Terry D. Barber, Judy L. LeMire and husband, Chris, Christine L. Harcum and husband, Dean, P. Mark Barber, Connie E. Johnson and husband, Mike, and Jason Barber and wife, Shanna; step-children, Norman J. Crowder and wife, Michelle, Michael W. Crowder and wife, Jessica, and Debra M. Hunter and husband, Brian; daughter-in-law, Jeanne Barber; 19 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; brothers, Frankie, Roger and Darrell Barber; and sisters, Maxine Hughes and Janice Blankenship.

A funeral service will take place in the Chesterfield chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home on Friday, April 10, 2009 at 11:30 a.m. with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, Chester.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Lenual L. 77, 27Apr1922 - 07Mar2000, Springfield, Fairfax, VA, KY-403-24-1737

 

Floyd

 

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

Blankenship, Tobie C. 89-90, 27Jan1915 - 19Jan2005, Willis, Floyd, VA, VA-226-10-9133

 

Fluvanna

 

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

Blankenship, Thomas I. 66, 30Aug1934 - 22Jun2001, Troy, Fluvanna, VA, VA-225-38-9026

 

Franklin City

 

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

Blankenship, Alice W. 87, 12Dec1917 - 13Jun2005, Franklin City, VA, VA-224-05-8069

 

Franklin

 

+2002, Franklin, Franklin Co., VA, Obituary

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/roanoke/obituary.aspx?n=reid-allen-blankenship&pid=120786003#fbLoggedOut

Published in Roanoke Times from November 30 to December 1, 2008

Reid Allen Blankenship, 82, of Ferrum, died Saturday, November 29, 2008. He was born on August 25, 1926, a son of the late Henry Z. and Frances Ferguson Blankenship.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Woods Blankenship who passed away April, 12, 2008; sister, Mildred Wade Peters; brothers, Donald Blankenship and Tommy Blankenship. Mr. Blankenship was retired from Ronile, Inc. and was a lifetime member of St. James United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Leverne Blankenship; daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Sherrard Flora; seven grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; sisters, and brother-in-law, Nancy and W. D. Young, Carol Ledbetter and Betty Robertson; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Blankenship.

Funeral services will be conducted from St. James United Methodist Church 2 p.m. Monday with Rev. Mary S. White and Rev. Liz Lazenby officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2002, Franklin, Franklin Co., VA, Obituary

The News Herald , 6/19/2002 ,Willoughby OH

A celebration of life service for Philip Norman Stitzel, 68, of Franklin, Va., a native of Painesville, was held Sunday at West Suffolk Baptist Church in Suffolk, Va.

Mr. Stitzel died June 13, 2002, at Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Va. Born Feb. 12, 1934, in Painesville, he lived in Amelia Court House, Va. before moving to Franklin, Va. four years ago. He was a member of West Suffolk Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and taught the Sunday School Adult Class. Mr. Stitzel retired after 23 years of service with the U.S. Postal Service.

Survivors are his wife of 50 years, Lois Sweet Stitzel; daughters, Janette S. Anderson and Patricia S. Blankenship, both of Cortland, N.Y. and Sandra S. Smith of Weedsport, N.Y.; sons, Jonathan Stitzel of Hamlin, N.Y. and Norman Stitzel of East Homer, N.Y.; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and brothers, Richard Stitzel of Burlington, Colo. and C. Lee Stitzel of Concord Township.

His son, Benjamin Allen Stitzel; and parents, Charles Philip Stitzel and Mary Jean Thoirs Stitzel, are deceased.

Visitation was Saturday at Harrell & Hill Funeral Home in Suffolk Va., and at other times at the residence. The Rev. Ben Schofield officiated at the service. Burial was 10 a.m. Monday at Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Powhatan, Va.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2004, Glade Hill, Franklin Co., VA, Obituary

The Herald-Sun, (Durham, NC) - March 2, 2004

Doye Lee Blankenship, 52, went to be with the Lord Sunday, February 29, 2004. A peaceful death after a lengthy illness.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lindy (Bunny) Blankenship. He was a U.S. Army Veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Blankenship; sons, Issac Blankenship and Doye Lee Blankenship II; a daughter and son-in-law, Sharyn Ann and Brad Manville; his mother, Shirley Ann Blankenship; step-father, Bruce Mangum; a brother and sister-in-law, James and Phyllis Blankenship, and their children; and a sister, Debra Ann Wynne and her daughter, Summer; best friends, Steve and Loretta Mason; and a number of nieces and nephews.

The funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 3, 2004, at Crafts United Methodist Church with the Rev. Larry Mann officiating. Interment to follow in the family cemetery.

[SSDI, 25Sep1951 - 29Feb2004]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Penhook, Franklin Co., VA, Obituary

Greensboro News & Record (NC) - October 25, 2007

Douglas Joe Haskins, 63, of 75 Anthony Ford Road, Penhook, Va., died Friday, October 19, 2007, at his home.

A funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, October 22, at Penhook United Methodist Church by the Rev. Judy Short.

Born February 14, 1944, in Pittsylvania County, Va., he was a son of Guydie Blankenship Haskins of Rocky Mount, Va., and the late Samuel Douglas Haskins. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, attended Penhook United Methodist Church, and was an avid Civil War historian, golfer, and hunter. Mr. Haskins retired from B&W in 1995 and later was the owner of Haskins Builders, LLC.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Geraldine Vaughan Haskins and a son, Keith Douglas Haskins.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Norris Haskins. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a son, Bryant Douglas Haskins and his wife, Leslie of Altavista, Va.; a daughter, Kimberly H. Hudson and her husband, Charlie of Hurt, Va.; a stepson, Christopher S. Norris and his wife, Lesli of Greensboro; two stepdaughters, Melanie L. Smith and her husband, Steve of Greenwood, Ind., and Jennifer L. Norris of Burlington; a brother, Jerry L. Haskins of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; three sisters, Janet Crouch and her husband, C.H. of Hurt, Va., Joan Wolfe and her husband, Mike of Goldsboro, and Connie Wray and her husband, Mike of Rocky Mount, Va.; five grandchildren, Kara Hudson, Madeline Smith, Ian Norris, Jakob Douglas Haskins, and Colby Bryant Haskins; and his father-in-law, W. Gattis Lee and his wife, Shelby of Clayton.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2000, Rocky Mount, Franklin Co., VA, Obituary

http://www.genealogybuff.com/ucd/webbbs_config.pl/noframes/read/2030

E. Paul Jefferson, age 84, died Saturday, June 17, 2000 in Rocky Mount. Mr. Jefferson was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Lee and Cora Lee Dillon Jefferson; his first wife, Pearl G. Jefferson; and a sister, Ernestine Brooks. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service and was a well-known Bluegrass musician and a banjo player extraordinaire.

Surviving are his wife, Linda G. Jefferson, Rocky Mount; two daughters, Doris J. Kirby, Marion, and Barbara J. Quinn, Rocky Mount; one granddaughter, Kimberly B. Florio, Rocky Mount; two grandsons, Keith Brooks, Rocky Mount, and Chad Quinn, Newport News; two sisters, Gladys Bible and Josie (Joe) Blankenship Settles, both of Rocky Mount; one niece, Bonnie Wimmer; three nephews, David Bible, Kenneth Bible and Michael Blankenship.

Funeral services were held Monday, June 12, at 1 p.m. at Flora Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Melvin Harris officiating. Interment was in Franklin Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2002, Wirtz, Franklin Co., VA, Obituary

The Roanoke Times, (VA) - February 5, 2002

Betty Caulfield Blankenship, of Wirtz, daughter of John William and Ada Appleyard Caulfield, born May 19, 1926 in Darby England went home to be with the Lord this day, February 3, 2002, following a long battle with cancer. She was a member of First Christian Church, Narrows, Va. for 55 years and attended Villa Heights Baptist Church in Roanoke for many years.

Surviving are her husband of 55 years, J. Leslie Blankenship; two daughters and sons-in-law, Dwan and Gary Fulcher, Beach and Jeff Chewning of Rocky Mount; one son, Darrel Blankenship of Florida; eight grandchildren, Tim, Josh and Ward Underwood, Lewyn, Tyson and Travis Poage, Brent and Tammy Blankenship; three great-grandchildren; one sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Harry Witt of Narrows; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Craig of Narrows; and many friends. The family would like to express their appreciation for the care given to her at Franklin Health Care Center.

Funeral services will be conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel 11 a.m. Tuesday with Dr. Tim Martin officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Nellie R. 88, 03Nov1919 - 06Mar2008, Boones Mill, Franklin, VA, VA-230-16-7580

Blankenship, Dorothy J. 85, 03Aug1922 - 12Apr2008, Ferrum, Franklin, VA, VA-227-52-0039

Blankenship, GroveR L. 76, 11May1924 - 10Apr2001, Ferrum, Franklin, VA, VA-227-16-7437

Blankenship, Iris D. 79, 22Mar1925 - 07Sep2004, Ferrum, Franklin, VA, VA-226-28-0945

Blankenship, John R. 76, 23Oct1930 - 11Jun2007, Ferrum, Franklin, VA, VA-230-34-2431

Blankenship, Reid A. 82, 25Aug1926 - 29Nov2008, Ferrum, Franklin, VA, VA-231-14-7830

Blankenship, David R. 44, 29Aug1960 - 03Jan2005, Gladehill, Franklin, VA, VA-225-94-4121

Blankenship, Dorothy F. 58, 18Apr1941 - 18Jan2000, Gladehill, Franklin, VA, VA-224-56-1245

Blankenship, Doye L. 52, 25Sep1951 - 29Feb2004, Gladehill, Franklin, VA, NC-242-90-8962

Blankenship, Janice C. 63, 17Feb1939 - 08Aug2002, Gladehill, Franklin, VA, VA-223-50-4787

Blankenship, Davis 95, 29Sep1913 - 24Apr2009, Penhook, Franklin, VA, WV-NC-232-12-4977

Blankenship, Herbert 83, 01May1922 - 05Oct2005, Penhook, Franklin, VA, VA-226-30-0297

Blankenship, Lisa F. 34, 13May1966 - 19Jan2001, Penhook, Franklin, VA, VA-225-27-8409

Blankenship, Betty C. 75, 19May1926 - 03Feb2002, Rocky Mount, Franklin, VA, VA-223-30-6188

Blankenship, Donald L. 77, 25Sep1930 - 02Sep2008, Rocky Mount, Franklin, VA, VA-228-30-7599

Blankenship, Dorothy 78, 29Sep1927 - 15Oct2005, Rocky Mount, Franklin, VA, VA-228-30-8803

Blankenship, Ester M. 75, 24Nov1932 - 05Feb2008, Rocky Mount, Franklin, VA, VA-223-38-9735

Blankenship, Okie J. 76, 22Feb1928 - 12May2004, Rocky Mount, Franklin, VA, VA-231-30-8066

Blankenship, Hattie B. 88, 21Mar1921 - 25Nov2009, Wirtz, Franklin, VA, VA-225-12-9711

 

Frederick

 

+2005, Frederick Co., VA, Obituary

The Industrial News, Iaeger, WV

Dacy Blankenship Bailey 79 of Stafford, Va died May 14 2005 in a hospital, Born  Oct. 2 1925 in Hurley, VA d/o Burb & Rebecca Blankenship. Preceded in death by husband Lawyer Bailey Sr. 2 brothers Conley & Walker Blankenship, 5 sisters Eva, Lidie, & Hattie Blankenship, Virginia Mitchell  & Ida Sparks.

Survivors are daughter & husband Sue & Wayne Heatwole of Stafford, Va 3 sons Reverend Lawyer Bailey Jr.,& wife Glenda of Mohawk, WV Ray Bailey & wife Patsy of Wilmore, WV & Carter Bailey of Stafford, Va.

Burial in the Bailey cemetery on Bull Creek, WV

From; June Green jgreen2801(at)cinci.rr.com

 

2008, Frederick Co., VA, Obituary

http://obitsforlife.com/obituary/100672/Bailey-Dale.php

Dale Jason Bailey, 68, of Frederick County, VA died Monday, October 13, 2008 at his home. He was born September 2, 1940 in LaMarr, West Virginia; the son of Joseph Moss and Della Roberts Bailey.

Mr. Bailey retired from the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, Bethesda, Maryland, after twenty nine years of service as a machinist, apprentice instructor and supervisor. He was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church in which he served the Lord in many areas of the church. He had been a member of the Hamilton Baptist Church where he served and was ordained as deacon. He served his country in the US Army from 1963-1965 and fought in the Vietnam War.

He is survived by his wife of forty-four years, Lenora Ann Poston Bailey whom he married on June 14, 1964 in Purcellville, VA.

Surviving with his wife are a son, Brian Dale Bailey and his wife, Michelle of Frederick County; two precious grandsons, Jonathan Robert and Matthew Jason Bailey of Frederick County; brothers, Dewey Bailey of Matoak, WV, Jack Bailey of Winchester, Howard Bailey of Purcellville, VA; sisters, Ann Marie "Bonnie" Houchins of Orange Park, FL, Gussie Blankenship of Spencer, OH; sisters in law, Edna Bailey of Middletown, OH, Irene Bailey of Maxie, VA, Shirley Poston of Stephens City, Joanne Poston of Purcellville, VA; brothers in law, Paul Shirley Poston and wife Nancy of Frederick County, and G. Frank Poston and his wife June of Winchester; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends that he has touched in his journey to the Promised Land.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Pay, Frank, Lonnie and Donald Bailey and one sister, Versie Youther.

A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, October 17, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will follow at 3:00 p.m. at Hillsboro Cemetery in Purcellville, VA.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2000, Gore, Frederick Co., VA, Obituary

http://www.genealogybuff.com/va/frederick/webbbs_config.pl/noframes/read/73

Milton Harold Mac McDonald, 84, of 230 Gore Road, Gore, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at his home. Mr. McDonald was born March 2, 1916, in Paw Paw, W.Va., the son of Deskin F. and Maude Loy McDonald.

He worked for Frederick County Public Schools as a school bus mechanic and was a member of United Commercial Travelers. He married Vada Youngblood on Dec. 31, 1953, in Winchester.

Surviving with his wife are two sons, Keith M. McDonald of Dallas and Eric H. McDonald of Capon Bridge, W.Va.; two daughters, Alicia Lawrence of Gerrardstown, W.Va., and Denise McConnell of Winchester; two sisters, Mary C. Mann of Great Cacapon, W.Va., and Florine Blankenship of Falls Church; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hebron Baptist Church, Gore, with the Rev. George Reed and the Rev. Jack Wardrope officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Marshall Snapp, Donald Snapp, Kenneth Reynolds, Julius Whitacre, Norman Anderson, and Kenny Light.

Memorials may be made to Gore Volunteer Fire and Rescue, P.O. Box 146, Gore 22637.

Arrangements are being handled by Giffin Funeral Home, Capon Bridge.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2000, Stephens City, Frederick Co., VA, Obituary

http://www.genealogybuff.com/va/frederick/webbbs_config.pl/noframes/read/94

George Kelly Gates, 59, of Lakeridge Drive, Stephens City, formerly of Niagra Falls, N.Y., died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, at his home. Mr. Gates was born May 29, 1931, in Smyth County, the son of Arthur and Pansy Sparks Gates.

He served as a sergeant during the Korean War. He was a member of the Eagles No. 824.

Surviving are seven daughters, Linda Lowe of Portland, Ore., Premadonna Judware of Lockport, N.Y., and Rose Blankenship, Susan Bowen, Darlene Toarmino, Juanita Sirianni, and Kim Langman, all of Niagra Falls; five sons, Arthur Gates, Robert Gates, Lee Gates, Joey Langman, and Jimmy Langman, all of Niagra Falls; two sisters, Lila Emmons and Wanda Gilmer, both of Winchester; a brother, Jim Gates of Georgia; 26 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

A funeral will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Jones Funeral Home. The family will receive friends after the service until 9 p.m.

Memorials may be made to George K. Gates Burial Fund, c/o Jones Funeral Home, 228 S. Pleasant Valley Road, Winchester 22601.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2001, Winchester, Frederick Co., VA, Obituary

http://www.genealogybuff.com/va/frederick/webbbs_config.pl/noframes/read/10

Ursula Altman, formerly of Warrenton, died Monday, March 19, 2001, in Winchester Medical Center.

Surviving are her husband, Ralph Altman; a daughter, Sandra Blankenship of Winchester; and a sister, Irene Sutphin of Warrenton.

A funeral will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Jones Funeral Home Chapel/Winchester with Bob Hughes officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Fredericksburg City

 

2002, Fredericksburg City, VA, Obituary

Free Lance-Star, 10/17/2002

Ervin Daniel "Danny" Kennedy Sr., 54, of Fredericksburg died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002, at Mary Washington Hospital. He was born in Bradshaw, W.Va., on Jan. 28, 1948, and was the son of the late Jacob and Eva Payne Kennedy. He was employed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington and had served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Fort Eustis Virginia Pistol Team. He was a believer in the Primitive Baptist doctrine and had faith in salvation through Christ. He was an avid listener of country and bluegrass gospel music.

Survivors include his wife, Connie Sue Mullins Kennedy of Fredericksburg; son, Ervin Daniel Kennedy Jr. and his wife, Jennifer; daughter, Nicole Danielle Kandill and her husband, Eric; two granddaughters, Peyton Kennedy Kandill and Layna Renay Kennedy, all of Stafford; two brothers, Gerald Kennedy of Culpeper and Gene Kennedy of Iaeger, W.Va.; sisters, Joyce Cooper of Catlett and Sally Blankenship of Richlands; and a large family of loving in-laws and countless friends.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, with Elders Junior Davis of Grundy and Aaron Williams of Abingdon officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tony Kennedy, Kent Smith, Jacob Kennedy, Scott Rife, Greg Mullins, Cliff Rowe, Vince Blankenship and Rocky Davisson. Honorary pallbearers will be Brian and Devin Mullins, Michael, Orville S. and Mark Lester, Bart McIntyre and Jesse Horn, all nephews of Mr. Kennedy.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2002, Fredericksburg City, VA, Obituary

Free Lance-Star, 7/3/2002

Arthur Gerald Sturgell, 72, of Fredericksburg, formerly of Frankford, W.Va., died Sunday, June 30, 2002, at Mary Washington Hospital. Born in Pocahontas County, he was the son of the late Bennie and Ethel Blankenship Sturgell. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a daughter, Savanna Anderson, and a sister, Donna Belle Walker. Mr. Sturgell had retired as a plumber and was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors include his companion of 25 years, Barbara Davis of Fredericksburg; a daughter, Tina of New York; sons, Nathan of Maryland, Benny and Sidney of Frankford; sisters, Irene Dotson of Lebanon, Tenn., Lucille Blankenship of Cherryville, N.C., Marie Hildebrand and Betty Boyd of Richmond; brothers, Cecil of Woodstock, Darrell of Centreville, Curtis of Tampa, Fla., Herman of Ronceverte, W.Va., and Carlton of Frankford, W.Va.; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Morgan Funeral Home in Lewisburg, W.Va., with the Rev. Lula Collins officiating. Burial will follow in Greenbrier Memorial Gardens, Lewisburg.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2002, Fredericksburg City, VA, Obituary

Free Lance-Star, 6/8/2002

A graveside service for Mary Adeline Blankenship, 71, of Ferry Farms subdivision in Stafford County will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Quantico National Cemetery. The Rev. Paige Young will officiate. Mrs. Blankenship died at her residence Tuesday, June 4, 2002. Born in Orange County, she is survived by her husband, Harold T. Blankenship; a son, Harold Dennis Blankenship of Heidelberg, Germany; a sister, Hazel Hutchinson of Falmouth; one niece and two nephews. Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, is handling the arrangements.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2002, Fredericksburg City, VA, Obituary

Free Lance-Star, 8/6/2002

Harold Dennis Blankenship, 42, of Fredericksburg and Heidelberg, Germany, died Wednesday, July 31, 2002, in Alexandria. He was the Chief of Projects and Programs for the U.S. Army Headquarters in Europe. He was a member of Ferry Farm Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Lynne Hargest Blankenship of Falls Church; his father, Harold T. Blankenship of Fredericksburg; and his paternal grandmother, Evelyn L. Blankenship of Orange County. He was preceded in death by his mother, Adeline Blankenship. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Oak Hill Cemetery, with the Rev. Paige Young officiating.
From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2002, Fredericksburg City, VA, Obituary

Free Lance-Star, 8/15/2002

Oscar Franklin Quann, 89, of Falmouth died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2002, at Mary Washington Hospital.He was a World War II Navy veteran and had retired from the Virginia Department of Transportation. He was a member and deacon of Hollywood Church of the Brethren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Quann in 1996, and a son, Leon Quann in 1969.

Survivors include three step daughters, Bonnie Frazier of Fredericksburg, Camilla Messer of Spotsylvania and Deborah Leggett-Blankenship of Fredericksburg; one stepson, Douglas Taylor of Remington; one sister, Ruth Snellings of Stafford; one brother, Irvin Quann of Stafford; five stepgrandchildren; one great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters, Mamie Sulllivan and Edna Thompson, and two brothers, Amos and Ben Quann.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at Hollywood Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Rick Ritchie officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2002, Fredericksburg City, VA, Obituary

Free Lance-Star, 4/5/2002

Donna Jene Arbogast, 48, of Spotsylvania County died Thursday, April 4, 2002, at her home after a long illness. Born in Alexandria, Mrs. Arbogast was a teller for Wachovia Bank.

Survivors include her husband, Roger Arbogast; two sons, Larry Michael Woolfrey and Jacob Gabriel Woolfrey, both of Spotsylvania; six sisters, Cheryl Lee Lykins of Manassas, Lorna Ann Schmidt of Sandy Lake, Pa., Tonie Marie Barker of Dale City, Tara Lynn Blankenship of Sandy Lake, Pa., Nicole Lane Green of Spotsylvania and Bobby Jo Blankenship of Richmond; two brothers, Clyde Eugene Blankenship Jr. and Ronald Allen Blankenship, both of Manassas; and three grandchildren.

A funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Monday at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Spotsylvania Chapel.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2002, Fredericksburg City, VA, Obituary

Free Lance-Star, 4/5/2002

Virginia Belle Johnson, 81, of Culpeper died Thursday, April 4, 2002, at the Autumn Care Nursing Home in Madison. Ms. Johnson was a member of the Miracle Tabernacle Church of God in Culpeper. She was the widow of Glenn Richard Johnson.

Survivors include two sisters, Hazel Dennis Hutchinson and Adeline Dennis Blankenship, both of Fredericksburg; three nephews and one niece. A funeral will be held 3 p.m. Sunday at the Preddy Funeral Home, Orange, with burial in the Graham Cemetery. The Rev. K.C. Younts will officiate.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2004, Fredericksburg City, VA, Obituary

Free Lance-Star, 2/3/2004

June Stone Hopkins, 82, of Fredericksburg passed away Friday, Jan. 30, 2004, at Woodmont Center. She had previously been a longtime resident of Virginia Beach. Mrs. Hopkins was born in Petersburg and was the daughter of the late Elmer Leroy Stone and Grace Louise Smithey Stone. She was the widow of John Curran Hopkins and the mother of Mary Louise Hopkins.

Survivors include her cousins, Patrick and Valerie Palmore, Elsie Blankenship, Jackie Cross and Grace Miller McLeod.A graveside service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, in Blanford Cemetery in Petersburg, by the Rev. Daniel Hale.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Fredericksburg City, VA, Obituary

Free Lance-Star, 9/18/2005

Retired United States Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Dallas Lloyd, 59, of Sparta died at his home Friday, Sept. 16, 2005. Dallas was a loving, devoted husband and father and was a supervisor for the U.S. Postal Service, Brook Road, Richmond. He retired after 26 years with the U. S. Marine Corps, having served in the Vietnam conflict. He also attended Salem Baptist Church. Dallas loved his family, the land and, above all, peace.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Lee Lloyd; two sons, Martin Dallas Lloyd and Evan Roger Lloyd; four brothers, Trivett "Tim" Lloyd of Fayetteville, N.C., Ricky Lloyd of Claypool Hill, Johnny Lloyd of Grundy and Teddy Lloyd of Pounding Mill; three sisters, Edna "Bonnie" Lloyd of Pounding Mill, and Anna Rae Blankenship and Kim Combs, both of Hiddenite, N.C.; his mother-in-law, Mary G. Martin of Bowling Green; three sisters-in-law, Charlotte Heffler and Frances Beazley, both of Milford, and Terry Southworth of Sparta; and his loving family, friends and coworkers.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Salem Baptist Church, Sparta, with the Rev. Kevin James officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2005, Fredericksburg City, VA, Obituary

Free Lance-Star, 3/29/2005

Jerry L. Blankenship, 64, of Milford in Caroline County died Friday, March 25, 2005. Survivors include his wife, Lyda Jeanette Blankenship.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, in Lakewood Cemetery, Bowling Green.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Fredericksburg City, VA, Obituary

Free Lance-Star, 7/7/2006

Ruth Summerfield Crawford, 92, of Fredericksburg died Wednesday, July 5, 2006, at her home. She was born in Concho, W.Va., on Sept. 18, 1913, a daughter of Seth M. and Rosie Clendenin Summerfield, and lived much of her life in Fayette and Nicholas counties, W.Va. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elwood Odell Crawford, and a daughter.

Mrs. Crawford is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas O. and Linda L. Crawford of Harrington, Del.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia C. and Bill B. Callahan of Milford, Del., and Rosemary C. and S. Arthur Blankenship of Fredericksburg; four grandchildren, Shawn M. Callahan and his wife, Dianna, Kelly J. Crawford, Pamela Callahan Dejneka and her husband, Matthew, and Clay O. Callahan and his wife, Julie; and six great-grandchildren, Conor and Jon Callahan, Jessica, Zachary and Abigail Dejneka and Samantha Callahan.

She leaves behind a legacy of love, hard work and determination. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 7, at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel.A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 9, at the funeral home. Burial will take place in West Virginia on Monday, July 10, in Huse Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Fredericksburg City, VA, Obituary

Free Lance-Star, 6/14/2006

Norman Blankenship, 69 [1937], of Corbin passed away Monday, June 12, 2006. He is survived by his wife, Gail; and his children, Norman Blankenship Jr., Mark Stewart, Steven Roberts, Norman Roberts, Glenn Stewart, Pam Stewart and Cheri Roberts.

There will be no viewing. A private funeral will be held for the family.
From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2006, Fredericksburg City, VA, Obituary

Free Lance-Star, 12/11/2006

Loya Jay "Buddy" Altizer, 70, of Stafford County died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006, at the University of Virginia Hospital. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and a member of Stafford American Legion Post 290. Mr. Altizer retired as a fireman for the federal government at Quantico. He was a life member of the Falmouth and Mountain View fire departments. Buddy served for several years with the Fredericksburg Special Police. He was a member of AARP and was an instructor for several years for the Defensive Drive Course for AARP. Mr. Altizer was a member of the Fredericksburg Senior Citizens and a former member of the Stafford Lions Club.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Guy Altizer; a son, Troy Jay Altizer and his wife, Cecilia, of Stafford; two grandchildren, Logan Jay Altizer and Morgan Bay Altizer; and three half-brothers, Elliott Blankenship of West Virginia, Donald Blankenship of Alabama, and Lonnie Blankenship of Maryland.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, with the Rev. Gordon R. Putnam officiating. Burial will follow with military honors in Quantico National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mark Doyle, Bruce Sullivan, Jimmy Raines, Brian Thompson, Danny Null, Joe Tolson, Mark Seymour and Sidney Stevens. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Mountain View, Falmouth and Quantico fire departments.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Fredericksburg City, VA, Obituary

Free Lance-Star, 2/17/2006

Freda June Aylor, 64, of Locust Grove went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006, at University of Virginia Medical Center. Mrs. Aylor was a loving wife, grandmother and great-grandmother. Before she passed away, she opened her eyes and smiled because she was at peace. June knew that she would be with the Lord that day.

Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Kelly Mountsier Aylor of Locust Grove; two sons, Charles E. Williams Jr. and his wife, Tina, of Virginia Beach, and James M. Aylor and his wife, Carol, of West Virginia; and two daughters, Christine L. Aylor of Unionville and Kelly Lynn Aylor of Locust Grove. She also leaves behind her beloved grandchildren, Tiffany Blankenship, Mary Carr and her husband, Devan Carr, Deric Vaudo and his wife, Mandy Vaudo, Catherine Barnes and her husband, Keith Barnes, Phillip Williams, Kathleen Wells, Jamie Aylor, John Aylor, Angel Aylor, Daniel Ferguson, Patrick Ferguson, Caroline Grubb, Laura Aylor and Crystal Fletcher; and great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Carr, Morgan Blankenship, Elijah Vaudo, Nathan Carr, Yasmin Vaudo, Dominick Williams, Kyle Wil-liams, Kevin Barnes, Charlize Barnes and another Barnes great-grandchild on the way; her mother, Freda Rinehart; a sister, Ruth Caplinger and her husband, Micheal; three brothers,
 Gerald Rinehart and his wife, Susan, Kenneth Rinehart and his wife, Cynthia, and Robert Rinehart and his wife, Elizabeth; and a brother-in-law, Larry Aylor and his wife.

She was preceded in death by her father, Garland Fritz Rinehart. A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Antioch Baptist Church, Unionville, with visitation starting at noon. The Rev. Brian Harfst will officiate and interment will be in the Aylor family cemetery in Unionville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2007, Fredericksburg City, VA, Obituary,

www.fredericksburg.com , 10/17/2007

Anna Mae Presley, 81, of Fredericksburg passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2007, at Mary Washington Hospital. She was the widow of Raleigh J. Presley.

She is survived by her sons, James Presley and his wife, Theresa, of Fredericksburg, and Dennis Presley and his wife, Debbie, of Woodbridge; her daughters, Pat McClellan and her husband, Terry, of Jacksonville, N.C., and Carol Smith and her husband, Wayne, of Fredericksburg; brothers Leonard Martin, Walter Martin Jr. and Clayton Martin; a sister, Betty Blankenship; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel. The service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth R. Brooks officiating. Burial will follow in Fairfax Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Fredericksburg City, VA, Obituary

Free Lance-Star, 7/21/2008

Thula Blankenship Martin, 86, of Fredericksburg died Saturday, July 19, 2008, at her residence. Ms. Martin was a member of Spotswood Baptist Church. She worked very hard in the restaurant business, beginning in 1968. From 1979 through 1990, she owned and operated Battlefield Restaurant. In 1995, she opened Martin's Family Restaurant with her daughter until she sold the business in 1999. She enjoyed spending her free time with her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include her son, Roland E. Merilic and his wife, Elizabeth, of Spotsylvania County; her daughter Thelma J. Wright and her husband, Roy, of Spotsylvania; four sisters, Grethel Faw, of Ohio, Lois Kanaday of Virginia, Lula Insley of Virginia and Edith Christian of West Virginia; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Phyllis A. Luck. A service will be held at noon Wednesday, July 23, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, with the Rev. Jack Marcom officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Fredericksburg City, VA, Obituary,

www.fredericksburg.com , 12/27/2008

Howard Kenneth Sullivan, 70, of Fredericksburg died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2008, at Mary Washington Hospital. Mr. Sullivan had retired from Quantico in 1990 as a water purification operator. He was a member of Fredericksburg Baptist Church and the Paytes Hunt Club. He enjoyed socializing with his many friends and had a special fondness for his cats, especially Sassy.

Survivors include his wife, Hope A. Sullivan; his mother, Bertha Oesterheld Sullivan of Fredericksburg; his stepson, Robert C. Williams Jr. and his wife, Sheila, of Stafford County; his brother, Edward "Tunny" Sullivan and his wife, Judith, of Beaverdam; his sister, Vernell Sullivan of Arlington; and his stepgranddaughter, Ashley Lane Williams. He was preceded in death by his father, Vernon Hughes Sullivan and his sister, Sandra Faye Blankenship.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, with the Rev. J. Larry Haun officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Randolph Thompson, Robert Houck, Scot Sullivan, Dave Sullivan, Wayne Tolson and Patrick Massie.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Fredericksburg City, VA, Obituary,

www.fredericksburg.com , 12/9/2009

Virginia Blankenship Cummins, 78, of Fredericksburg passed away Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital.

Virginia is survived by her sons, Douglas Cummins of Fredericksburg and Bruce L. Cummins of Florida; her daughters, Caroline Rothenberg of Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Bonnie Humphrey of Tuxedo Park, N.Y.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas T. Cummins Sr.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at the U.S. Naval Academy Chapel in Annapolis, Md. Inurnment will follow in the Naval Academy Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Jerry L. 64, 17Feb1941 - 25Mar2005, Fredericksburg City, VA, VA-230-48-7738

 

Galax City

 

2006, Galax City, VA, Obituary

Salisbury Post (NC) - June 22, 2006

Charles Bradford LaRue, of Galax, died Saturday, June 17, 2006, at North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem, N.C. Mr. LaRue was born in Galax, on Nov. 9, 1931, to the late Harvey J. LaRue and Thelma Alma Funk LaRue.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Clayton & Horace & LaRue, Howard Frederick & Fred LaRue and Harvey Jehu LaRue Jr.; and great-grandson Charles Joseph & C. J. Waller.

Survivors include his wife, Clara Byrd LaRue; daughters and son-in-law Lisa Utt Blankenship of Fries, Sherrie and Tom Feamster of Salisbury, N.C.; son and daughter-in-law Coby Shawn and Emily LaRue of Sparta, N.C.; brothers and sister-in-law Dr. John Harper LaRue of Danville and Frank Davis and Phyllis LaRue of Galax; grandchildren Heather and Allen Bobbitt, Jenifer Utt, Tory and Joey Waller, Rylie LaRue and Trinity LaRue; great-grandchildren Hayley Bobbitt and Savannah Waller; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service was held Tuesday, June 20, 2006, at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church in Fries with the Rev. Ken Blevins, the Rev. James Williams and Dr. John Harper LaRue officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Galax City, VA, Death

Roanoke Times, 2/28/2009

Bertie Lee Blankenship, 86, of Galax, Va., passed away on Friday, February 27, 2009. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. on Monday, March 2, 2009, at Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home Chapel, Galax, Va.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Galax City, VA, Obituary

Bertie Lee Blankenship age 86 of Galax, Virginia passed away Friday, February 27. 2009 in Sunbridge of Alleghany. Mrs. Blankenship was born in Wythe County, Va. on December 4, 1922 to Charles & Nellie Clark Repass. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two daughters Dena Bullins and Erma Blankenship.

She is survived by her husband H. Earl Blankenship of Galax, Va.; son & daughter-in-law Wayne & Martha Blankenship of New Canton, Va. ; daughters & sons-in-law Lora & Harry Frost; Velva & Dennis Bullins all of Galax, Va.; eleven grandchildren; seventeen great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held Monday, March 2, 2009 at 2:00 pm in Vaughan-Guynn Chapel with Rev. Ted Bartlett officiating. Burial will follow in Felts Memorial Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

Sunbridge of Alleghany is in Sparta, Alleghany Co., NC, JIM

 

+2009, Galax City, VA, Obituary

Roanoke Times, June 30, 2009 

H. Earl Blankenship, 88, of Galax, Va., passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2009, at his home. Mr. Blankenship was born on December 24, 1920, in Wythe County, Va., to William and Lora Cannoy Blankenship. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bertie Lee Blankenship; and daughters, Dena Bullins and Erma Blankenship.

He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Lora and Harry Frost, and Velva and Dennis Bullins, all of Galax, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Martha Blankenship, of New Canton, Va.; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, 2009, in Vaughan-Guynn Chapel with the Rev. Ted Bartlett officiating. Burial will follow in Felts Memorial Cemetery. From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Galax City, VA, Death

Roanoke Times, 7/1/2009

H. Earl Blankenship, 88, of Galax, Va., passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2009. Funeral service will be held 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, 2009, in Vaughan-Guynn Chapel, Galax, Va.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Galax City, VA, Obituary

Galax Gazette, 12/2/2009

Trooper Wayne Linville, four-month-old infant son of Kristie R. Linville of Galax and Robert Craig Leagens of Galax, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009, at Twin County Regional Hospital.

Survivors include his parents; two sisters, Emma Padgett and Sunshine Blankenship, both of Galax; maternal grandparents, Connie Wayne and Judy Padgett of Lambsburg; paternal grandmother, Wanda Leagens of Fries; maternal great-grandmother, Estel Lee Padgett of Galax; special great-uncle, Jack Padgett; Godfathers, James Nester and Brandon King; and special friend of the family, Bobby Brooks.

A graveside service was held Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Richard Fitzgerald officiating at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Carroll County.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Bertie L. 86, 04Dec1922 - 27Feb2009, Galax City, VA, VA-223-12-3829

Blankenship, Erma F. 53, 30Nov1949 - 09Jan2003, Galax City, VA, NC-243-88-0837

Blankenship, Glenna G. 67, 09Oct1940 - 24Mar2008, Galax City, VA, VA-231-72-4707

Blankenship, Hassel 65, 26Jul1934 - 09Jan2000, Galax City, VA), WV-236-48-5697

Blankenship, Henry E. 88, 24Dec1920 - 28Jun2009, Galax City, VA, VA-230-05-2552

 

Giles

 

+2007, Glen Lyn, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

http://hosting-22456.tributes.com/show/leland-i.-blankenship-81946321

Leland Iris Blankenship, 80 of Glen Lyn went home to be with the Lord on Monday, October 29th, 2007 at Princeton Community Hospital. He was born in Mercer County, West Virginia on April 2nd, 1927 and was the son of the late Charles Gillespie and Fairy Daisy Mae Meadows Blankenship. Leland was the most precious father to all of his children, raising his children by himself.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, November 1st, 2007 at 2 PM at Fairview Cemetery in Narrows with Rev. Shahn Wilburn officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2004, Narrows, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

http://hosting-22456.tributes.com/show/emmett-blankenship-92105710

Emmett Lee Blankenship, 80, of Narrows, died Thursday, March 4, 2004 in the Highland Ridge Rehab Center, Dublin, Va. He was born on August 20, 1923 and was the son of the late William Franklin and Lilly May Clark Blankenship.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Frank, James, Benjamin, George and Marvin Blankenship; three sisters, Zella Williams, Drema Whittaker, Betty Snuffer.

He is survived by a sister, Helen Taylor, Owego, N.Y.; numerous nieces and nephews; a special niece and her husband, Lois and Ned Harvey, Peterstown, W.Va.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, March 7, 2004 at 2 p.m. at Riffe's Funeral Chapel in Narrows, with the Rev. John Jennings officiating. Burial will follow in the Dotson Clark Cemetery, Bland County.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2004 Narrows, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 5/4/2004

Eula Gertrude Hale, 69, of Narrows, went home to be with the Lord Saturday May 1, 2004 at Montgomery Regional Hospital, Blacksburg, Va. Born Sept. 20, 1934 at Narrows, she was the daughter of the late Ernest Paul and Carrie Evelyn Ratliff Blankenship. Mrs. Hale was a homemaker and member of the Kellysville Church of God, Kellysville.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her daughter, Dreama Dawn Haywood; five brothers, Bobby Joe, Bill, Jesse, Charles, and Ronnie Blankenship; and two sisters, Carol Bouldin and Bernice L. "Shorty" Blankenship.

She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, William Hale; three sisters, Louise Wiley of Roanoke, Va., Brenda Cyrus of Narrows, and Evelyn Blankenship and husband, Johnny of Rileysville, VA., two brothers; Ernest Paul Blankenship, Jr. and wife, Ester of Peterstown and Cover Jack Blankenship and wife, Bertie of Narrows, several nieces and nephews and a special friend, Peggy Fraley of Narrows.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Kellysville Church of God at Kellysville with the Rev. Franklin Adkins officiating. Burial will follow at the Sunrise Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Rich Creek, Va.

  From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Narrows, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

http://kendallfuneralhome.com/main/index_c.php?m2=obits&m3=show_obit.php&fh=Kendall2&offset=8&id=29

Bertie Jane Blankenship, 69, of Locust St. in Narrows went to be with the Lord Monday morning January 24, 2005 at her home in the loving care of her family. Born in Rock Camp, WV on December 1, 1935 she was a daughter of the late James Frank and Bernice Canterbury Lowery. Bertie had been active and was a member of VFW Post 6000 Ladies Auxiliary and American Legion Post 68 Ladies Auxiliary.

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband C. J. Jack Blankenship; four daughters and sons-in-law Patty and Jimmy Niece of Pembroke, Debbie and Darrell Akers of Narrows, Jackie and Melvin Dalton of Narrows, Janetta Collins of Pearisburg; a beloved sister Betty Lowery of Salem; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; nephews Gary Lowery and Bill Lowery of Narrows and Charles Lowery of Salem; a niece Rosetta Neice of Ripplemead; and a special nephew Freddie Syrus of Narrows.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday January 27, 2005 at 2:00 PM in the Kendall Funeral Home at 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke with burial following in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2005, Narrows, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

http://hosting-22456.tributes.com/show/gertrude-chambers-blankenship-23121797

Gertrude Chambers Blankenship, 74 of Narrows went home to be with her Lord on Monday, October 3rd, 2005 at Carilion New River Valley Medical Center [Radford, VA]. Born in Princeton, West Virginia on June 3rd, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Charles Lugar and Lou Sophie Sarver Chambers.

In addition to her mother and father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Jack Blankenship; one brother, Charles H. Chambers; and three sisters, Mary K. Dent, Lula Dean Chambers and Nena Chambers. She thoroughly loved her family and especially enjoyed all the times spent together, especially on holidays and get-togethers with her entire family, where everyone shared a laugh with her. She truly had a great heart.

She is survived by three sons, Perry and Lola Blankenship of Narrows, Charles and Dreama Blankenship of Narrows, and Jeffrey and Karen Blankenship of the Lurich community in Giles County; five daughters, Gloria Blankenship of Narrows, Teresa and Allen Riddle of Narrows, Kay and Thomas Lang of Pearisburg, Lisa King of Ripplemead, and Rhonda and Buddy Sanders of Narrows; nine grandchildren, Christopher and Cindy Lang, Jonathan and Regina Blankenship, Jeremy Lang, Crystal and Jamie Burton, Jason Blankenship, Carman Blankenship, Thomas Lang, Keshia Sanders, and Jaki Blankenship; two great-grandchildren, Dakota Blankenship and Jacob Burton; and "special" children, Lewis Bostic, James Bouldin, Gary Lee Bouldin, and Larry Bouldin.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, October 6th, 2005 at 2 PM in Sunrise Memorial Gardens in Rich Creek with Rev. Jim Bailey officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005 Narrows, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 12/23/2005

Doris Meadows Blankenship, 76, of Narrows, Va., died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005 at Carilion Giles Memorial Hospital in Pearisburg, Va. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows. Burial will follow in Angel's Rest Cemetery.

  From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Narrows, Giles Co., VA, Death

Roanoke Times, 12/22/2008

Walter Jackson (Walkie) Blankenship, 39, of Narrows, passed away Sunday, December 21, 2008. Arrangements by Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2006 Narrows, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 10/12/2006

Freddie Lee Paw Blankenship, 73, of Narrows, passed away Friday, Oct. 6, 2006 at the Princeton Community Hospital. He was born in Rocky Gap, Va., the son of the late Ernest and Letha Nelson Blankenship. He was a former Chief of the Rocky Gap Fire Department, and was the head of the Blue Grass Express Band.

Mr. Blankenship is survived by his wife, Winnie Maw Blankenship of the home; A daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Michael Mickey Holt of Narrows; a son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Jeannie Blankenship of Rocky Gap; a brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Edith Blankenship of Bastian, Va.; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren; and a host of family, friends and neighbors also survive.

A graveside service will be held Monday, Oct. 9, 2006 at 2 p.m. at the Dodson-Clark Cemetery in the Round Bottom community, Va., with the Rev. Phillip Nelson officiating.
  From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2006 Narrows, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 7/20/2006

Margaret Lindamood Blankenship, 70, of Narrows, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 18, 2006 at her home, surrounded by her children. She was born in Smyth County on Aug. 8, 1935 and was the daughter of the late William and Florene Spence Dillow Lindamood. In addition to her mother and father, she was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, Arvin Eugene Blankenship; a grandson, T. J. Vaughn; and two sisters, Barbara Ann Lindamood and Annette Kidd. She was a member of Round Bottom United Methodist Church, and was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who cherished her family.

She is survived by four daughters, Karen Conley and husband James of Narrows, Cheryl Dykes and husband Jeff of Bastian, Va., Pam Willis of Rich Creek, Va., Anita Dunnack of Bastian; three sons, Arvin Eugene (Gene) Blankenship Jr. of Narrows, Jeffrey Todd Blankenship and wife Amy of Wytheville, Va., Brian Scott Blankenship and wife Samantha of Narrows; one brother, Sammy Lindamood and wife Joyce of Ceres, Va.; two sisters, Marietta Looney and husband Otho, and Helen Carter, all of Bastian; 16 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and three special friends, Sissy Dykes of Bastian, Lorraine Wolfe of Narrows, and Lynne Conley of Bland, Va.

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 21, 2006 at 2 P.M. in the Chapel of Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows with the Rev. Donnie Bailey officiating. Burial will follow in the Shrader Cemetery at Niday in Bland County, Va.

  From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2006 Narrows, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

Lena Perdue Buckland, 80, of Narrows, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 22, 2006 at Carilion Giles Memorial Hospital in Pearisburg. She was born in Bland County on October 11, 1926 and was the daughter of the late Raleigh Hendricks Blankenship and Lillie Hare Blankenship.

In addition to her mother and father, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Lincoln Buckland, one son, Perry Perdue, six brothers, Arvin Blankenship, Claude Blankenship, Clarence Blankenship, Raymond Blankenship, Gilbert Blankenship, and Harry Blankenship, and five sisters, Opal Clark, Magdeline Blankenship, Grace Blankenship, Virginia Blankenship and Evelyn Conley. She was a very loving wife, mother and grandmother, and will be dearly missed by everyone who knew her.

She is survived by three sons, Charles (Chuck) Perdue and wife Nellie of Prattville, Alabama, Eddie Perdue of Narrows, and Mark Perdue and wife, Melissa Perdue of Narrows; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 28, 2006 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows with the Rev. Tim Lacy officiating. Burial will follow in the Shrader Cemetery at Niday in Bland County.

From: Ricky Weinberg RickyNJ58(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Narrows, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

http://hosting-22456.tributes.com/show/cristy-lynn-blankenship-92105804

Cristy Lynn Blankenship, 28 of Narrows was called away from her Earthly home on Thursday, May 10th, 2007. She was born in Blacksburg on April 4th, 1979 and is the daughter of Dewey and Bobbie Blankenship of Narrows.

She was preceded in death by her brother who she loved and missed dearly, Marvin Blankenship.

In addition to her parents, she leaves with us a special little boy, Jacob Alvin Blankenship of Narrows, and the love of her life, Calvin (C. J.) Meador. She also leaves to cherish her memory, two brothers, Randy Blankenship and wife Lois; and Michael Blankenship, all of Narrows; two sisters, Pamela Hilton and husband Billy of Pembroke; and the most special loving sister Cristy could have had, a twin, Misty Blankenship of Narrows; and so many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews who Cristy loved so much.

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 14th, 2007 at 2 PM at the North Narrows Tabernacle of the Lord Jesus Christ Holiness Church with Rev. Paul Terry and Rev. Lee Martin officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Narrows. The family will receive friends at Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows Sunday from 6-8 PM.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2008, Narrows, Giles Co., VA, Funeral

Princeton Times (WV) - February 16, 2008

Dorothy Muriel Blankenship Craig, 84, of Narrows, Va., died Friday, Feb. 15, 2008. Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows is serving the Craig family.

[SSDI 31Dec1923 - 15Feb2008]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2008, Narrows, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 28 May 2008.

Irene Blankenship Harris, 85, of Narrows, better known as Granny by her family and community went home to God on Tuesday, May 27t h, 2008. A lifelong resident of Narrows, she was born on September 8th, 19 22 and was the daughter of the late James Carbin and Mary Ratcliff Blankenship. From an early age, she was raised by an aunt and uncle, Nannie and Wirt Clark.

In addition to her mother and father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Arvel Harris whom she married in June 1938; a grandson, two great-grandsons, and five brothers. Together with her husband, she raised four children. As a family, they worked together operating Harris Grocery in Narrows. She attended the Narrows Pentecostal Holiness Church. But she will best be remembered for her care, love, faith devotion, support, joy and laughter for her family and for all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by a daughter, Sarah Jeanette Fletcher; three sons, Luther Jerry Harris and wife Evelyn, Larry C. Harris and wife Sandy, all of Narrows, and Marlon D. Harris and wife Waynette of Christiansburg. To the delight of Granny, the family grew to include 18 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 30th, 2008 at 2 p.m. at Cornerst one Pentecostal Holiness Church in Narrows with the Rev. Dr. Connie Bowles officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Narrows.

 

2008, Narrows, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

Princeton Times (WV) - February 22, 2008

Betty Jean Shannon, 70, of Narrows, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2008 at her home. She was born February 1, 1938 at Elgood, the daughter of the late Herbert and Mary Clemons.

She was also preceded by her husband, Carl Howard Shannon and a son, John Shannon.

She is survived by two daughters, Ethel and Al Ferrell, Ester and Paul Blankenship all of Narrows; one son, Herbert (Jimmy) Shannon of Narrows; two sisters, Frances and husband Phillip Parcell of Rich Creek, Va., Evelyn and husband Chuck Reedy of Winston-Salem, N.C.; seven grandchildren, Jessica and Crystal Ferrell, Louise Shannon, Rachel, Carl, Hope and Jennifer McAllister.

Funeral Services will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home, White Gate, Va. with the Rev. Kelly Jones officiating. Burial in the Clemons Cemetery, Elgood.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2008, Narrows, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - March 30, 2008

Verena Lou Blankenship Vaughn, 91, of Narrows, Va., died Saturday, March 29, 2008 from Riverview Nursing Home in Rich Creek, Va. Riffe's Funeral Service of Narrows is in charge of arrangements.

[SSDI, Vernnie L. Vaughn - 16Sept1916 - 29Mar2008]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2003, Pearisburg, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/blairsvilledispatch/obituaries/index.html?mode=view

William Lewis Blankenship Sr., 63, of Pearisburg, Va., passed away Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003, in Carilion Giles Memorial Hospital in Pearisburg. He was born Feb. 10, 1940, in Bluff City, Va., a son of the late Wirt Franklin and Helen Mae Stump Blankenship. He was a 14-year veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Vietnam War; a former employee of the Virginia Lime Plant in Gold Bond, Va., a member of Giles Lodge 106 AF&AM, and he was a member of the Pearisburg Church of Christ.

Mr. Blankenship is survived by his former wife and best friend, Emma Jane Blankenship of Pearisburg; one son, William L. Blankenship Jr. of Pearisburg; one daughter, Debra Lang and fiance George Jennelle Jr. of Pearisburg; two sisters, Libby Underwood and husband Dailey of Pulaski, Va., and Bernice Parker and husband Curtis of Christiansburg, Va.; one brother, Buddy Blankenship and wife Janice of Pearisburg; three grandchildren; 15 nieces and nephews; and many special friends.

Friends will be received Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Givens Funeral Home, 110 Woodrum St., Pearisburg, Va. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Eddie Kendall officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park, Pearisburg. Military rites will be accorded by VFW Post 6000 and a Masonic service will be conducted by Giles Lodge 106 at the grave.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Pearisburg, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

http://kendallfuneralhome.com/main/index_c.php?m2=obits&m3=show_obit.php&fh=Kendall2&offset=8&id=141

Carol Jean Brumfield Blankenship, 55, of Beckner Road in Pearisburg, departed this life Tuesday morning April 11, 2006 at Giles Memorial Hospital in Pearisburg. Born in Giles County on January 8, 1951 she was a daughter of the late Janie Brumfield. She was a 1972 graduate of Giles High School , was retired from the Celanese Celco Plant, and a member of the Glen Lyn Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her beloved and caring grandmother Maggie Martin Brumfield and a brother Bobby McCraw.

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband Darrell A. Blankenship; four brothers Barry McCraw of Pearisburg, Bernie and wife Karen McCraw of Pearisburg, Billy and wife Tammy McCraw of Dublin, and Ricky Manning of Goldbond; a sister and her husband Ann and Curtis Stafford of Pembroke; her mother-in-law Hilda Fletcher of Ripplemead; sisters-in-law Donna Bratton of Ripplemead and Rhonda Quesenberry of Ripplemead; brother-in-law and his wife Garland and Lisa Blankenship of Rich Creek; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2:00 PM in the Kendall Funeral Home at 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke with Pastor Eddie Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Pearisburg, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

http://hosting-22456.tributes.com/show/brenda-joyce-haldren-blankenship-92105790

Brenda Joyce Haldren Blankenship, 59 of Pearisburg passed away Tuesday, July 11th, 2006 at her home. A lifelong resident of Giles County, she was born on January 28th, 1947 and was the daughter of the late Arvin Albert and Vada Meadows Haldren.

In addition to her mother and father, she was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Lee Haldren. Joyce was employed at Virginia Tech, where she worked in housekeeping. She was a good person, a great friend and a hard worker. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and co-workers.

She is survived by her children, Wanda Gray and husband Charles of Blacksburg, Jimmy Terry and wife Hope of Loranger, Louisiana, Michael Terry and wife Kristina, of Ponchatoula, Louisiana; six grandchildren, Jessica and Amber Gray of Blacksburg; Ashley, Katie, Samuel Terry of Loranger, Louisiana and Kennedy Terry, of Ponchatoula, Louisiana; three brothers, Bill Haldren and wife Marlena of Oaks, Pennsylvania, Lewis Haldren and wife Sandie of Rich Creek, Ed Haldren and wife Hope, and a niece, Diana Haldren, all of Royersford, Pennsylvania.

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 14th, 2006 at 11 AM in the Chapel of Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows with Pastor Reginald Tuck officiating. Burial will follow in Sunrise Memorial Gardens in Rich Creek.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2006, Pearisburg, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

http://hosting-22456.tributes.com/show/thelma-m.-blankenship-78299933

Thelma M. Plymale Blankenship, 81 of Pearisburg went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday morning, August 24th, 2006 at Radford Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Wayne County, West Virginia on January 28th, 1925 and was the daughter of the late Okey and Alma Mae Skeens Plymale.

In addition to her mother and father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Frederick Blankenship; a son, Gilbert L. Blankenship; three brothers and four sisters. She was a member of Church of Christ-Williams Chapel and a retired employee of Virginia Tech, where she worked as the supervisor in the Dietrick Dining Center.

A loving mother and grandmother, she is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Darlene and Johnny Adkins of Narrows, Barbara and Jimmy Midkiff of Pearisburg; seven grandchildren, Chris Boren, Jennifer Adkins, Scott Blankenship, Kimberly Carter, Stephanie Vaught, Heather Midkiff and Melanie Midkiff; four great-grandchildren, and several special nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, August 27th, 2006 at 2 PM in the Chapel of Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows with Richard Brown, Minister, officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Pearisburg, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

http://kendallfuneralhome.com/main/index_c.php?m2=obits&m3=show_obit.php&fh=Kendall2&offset=8&id=265

Thelma Lunna Austin, 82, of Caudill St. in Pearisburg departed this life at her home Saturday evening May 19, 2007 to join her late husband Charles Lee Austin who passed away on May 1, 2007. Born on May 24, 1924 she was a daughter of the late Henry Cecil and Nellie Gray Janney Rice and step-daughter of the late Bertha Lawson Rice.

She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, New River Ward in Pembroke and attended Bethel Chapel Church in Clendennin where she grew up. She was a business woman who had worked as a waitress, seamstress, had established a thriving rental business, and was proud to be a licensed CNA and did extensive private duty nursing in homes, in hospitals, and nursing homes.

She was preceded in death by a son George C. Austin, sisters Louise Ratcliffe, Eula Selmer, Alice Stewart and a half-sister Wanda R. Hale, brothers Dolford, Frank and Manuel Rice.

She leaves to cherish her memory a son and daughter-in-law Jerry and Doris Austin of Pearisburg; daughters and sons-in-law Linda and Pleg Hubbard of Montcalm, WV and Violet and Donald Epling of Pearisburg; brothers Watha C. Rice of Peterstown, WV, Mason Rice of Dublin and half-brothers Paul Rice of Roanoke, H.C. Rice of Salem, and Mark Rice of Pembroke; sisters Cleo R. Tate of Pearisburg, Ethel R. Burkholder of Salem and half-sisters Lois Blankenship of Roanoke, Reba Smith of Roanoke, Sharon Carbaugh of Pembroke; twenty-four grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:00 PM in The Kendall Funeral Home Chapel at 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Pembroke, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

Roanoke Times , November 11, 2009,

Andrea Landry Boyd Blankenship, 63, formerly of Pembroke, Va., passed away Monday, November 9, 2009. Funeral Services will be conducted Thursday, at 1 p.m. in the Kendall Funeral Home in Pembroke.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2004, Rich Creek, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/BLANKENSHIP/2003-01/1041744411

Carrol Eleanor Bouldin, 64, of 305 Giles Avenue, Rich Creek, went home to be with her Lord Thursday morning, January 2, 2003, after a long and courageous battle with cancer at Princeton Community Hospital in Princeton, W.Va. Born in Giles County on August 12, 1938, she was a daughter of the late Earnest P. and Carrie Ratcliff Blankenship of Narrows.

She was of the Pentecostal Holiness faith and was blessed with dear friends at Faith Temple Pentecostal Church in Pearisburg and Word of Faith Pentecostal Holiness Church in Rich Creek, where she attended until her passing.

She was preceded in death by one son, Charles Bouldin, four brothers Bill Blankenship, Bobby Jo Blankenship, Jesse Blankenship, Charles Blankenship and one sister, Shortie Blankenship.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, William Eugene "Gene" Bouldin, Sr. of Rich Creek; three daughters, Carolyn Richards and husband, Mitchell of Rich Creek, Kathy Blankenship and Rosa Langlass; two sons, William Eugene "Billy" Bouldin, Jr. and wife, Mae of Ballard, W.Va., Allen C. Bouldin and wife, Shelia of Staffordsville; two sisters, Louise Willey of Roanoke and Evelyn Blankenship of Rileyville; two brothers, Jack Blankenship of Narrows and Paul Blankenship of Peterstown, W. Va. And eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, January 4, 2003 at 1 p.m. in the Kendall Funeral Home at 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke with the Rev. David Lawson, the Rev. Dennis Haga and the Rev. Allen Bouldin officiating. Burial will follow in Sunrise Memorial Gardens in Rich Creek.

 

+2004, Rich Creek, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

http://hosting-22456.tributes.com/show/Kermit-Matthew-Hudson-92105729

Kermit Matthew "Huck" Hudson, 29 of Rich Creek left us on Tuesday, September 14th, 2004. A lifelong resident of Giles County, he was born September 12th, 1975, he was the son of Juanita Faye Blankenship Hudson, the late Arnold Matthew "Shorty" Hudson, and the late Sherman Fisher.

He was also preceded in death by two half-brothers, Greg and Wayne Fisher.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by one son, Logan Matthew Hudson; two sisters, Brandi and Barry Cumbee, Stephanie Hudson and Randy Blankenship; two very special nieces, Carol and Danille Cumbee; a half-sister, Terri and Wayne Munsey; a half-brother, Cory Fisher; and grandparents Kermit and Zelma Blankenship.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, September 18th, 2004 at 1 PM in the Chapel of Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows with Rev. Jim Hagy officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Narrows.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2008, Rich Creek, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

http://www.broyles-shrewsbury.com/index.cfm

Rebecca Jane Neely Blankenship, age 46 of Rich Creek, VA, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at Christiansburg, VA. She was the daughter of the late Walter F. and Katherine Stafford Neely. Mrs. Blankenship was a 1979 Graduate of Narrows High School, and was a registered nurse.

She is survived by her husband, Greg Blankenship; and her father and mother in-law, Hugh and Evelyn Blankenship. Memorial services will be 7:30 P.M. Friday evening, February 29, 2008 at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown, WV.

Friends may call from 6:00 P.M. until time of services at the funeral home. Burial will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, March 1, 2008 at the Roselawn Memorial Garden Cemetery, Princeton, WV.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Rich Creek, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

http://hosting-22456.tributes.com/show/gary-wayne-blankenship-84596106

Gary Wayne Blankenship, 48 of Rich Creek passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Thursday, November 6th, 2008. A lifelong resident of Giles County, he was born in Pearisburg on November 4th, 1960 and was the son of the late Howard McKinley Blankenship and Virginia Wilson Robertson.

In addition to his mother and father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Theresa Lynn Blankenship. He was a former employee of Celanese Acetate in Narrows with over 25 years service. He'll best be remembered for his love, always willing to help family and friends at any time.

He is survived by a daughter and her husband, Tiffany and Brandon St. Clair of Narrows; a brother and his wife, Marcus and Wendy Blankenship of Duluth Minnesota; a stepmother, Doris Blankenship of Peterstown; a stepfather, Clarence Robertson of Narrows; a nephew, Joshua Blankenship; a niece and her husband, Amber and Christopher Burch; a great niece, Brooklyn Burch; a great nephew, Tiegan Burch, all of Duluth, Minnesota. He'll be sadly missed by many family members and friends.

The family will receive friends at Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows Wednesday, November 12th, 2008 from 5 to 7 PM. At the request of the family, there will be no public viewing.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Rich Creek, Giles Co., VA, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph 9/13/2009 - 9/14/2009

Hugh Scott Blankenship, 84, of Federal Street, Rich Creek, Va., formerly of Mercer County, died Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at his residence. Born March 25, 1925, at Panther, he was the son of the late A. Scott Blankenship and Maggie Collins Blankenship. Mr. Blankenship was a graduate of Princeton High School and a member of the First Baptist Church in Princeton. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific. While serving his country, he received the Asiatic/Pacific Medal with One Star, The Philippine Liberation Medal with One Star and the World War II Victory Medal. Mr. Blankenship retired from the Moore's Super Store Corporation as a Regional Credit Manager. He had been a resident of Giles County for many years and as a hobby he enjoyed woodworking. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Rebecca Neely Blankenship; along with a brother, Shelby Blankenship.

Survivors: His devoted and loving wife, Evelyn Parker Blankenship; one son, Greg Blankenship of Riner, Va.; one sister, Margaret Ellen Hambrick of Waynesboro, Va.; and a very special friend, Patty Meadows of Rich Creek, Va.

Graveside services will be held 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 15, 2009 in the Chapel of the Wildwood Mausoleum at Roselawn Memorial Gardens on the Courthouse Road in Princeton with Dr. David Dockery officiating. Those wishing to attend are requested to meet at the mausoleum by the service hour. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Family and friends may share online condolence via www.memorialfd.comThe Blankenship family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory and Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.

From: diane dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Arberdeen 77, 06May1928 - 04Mar2006, Glen Lyn, Giles, VA, VA-231-32-5099

Blankenship, Leland I. 80, 02Apr1927 - 29Oct2007, Glen Lyn, Giles, VA, VA-229-24-1665

Blankenship, Amos O. 65, 25Aug1936 - 31Jan2002, Narrows, Giles, VA, VA-227-44-1106

Blankenship, Arvin E. 67, 12Jan1933 - 28Jul2000, Narrows, Giles, VA, VA-231-36-8153

Blankenship, Bertie L. 69, 01Dec1935 - 24Jan2005, Narrows, Giles, VA, VA-228-42-9530

Blankenship, Cristy L. 28, 04Apr1979 - 10May2007, Narrows, Giles, VA, VA-225-21-3952

Blankenship, Doris M. 76, 22Mar1929 - 22Dec2005, Narrows, Giles, VA, VA-223-30-5300

Blankenship, Edna Pearl 91, 13Feb1911 - 13Jul2002, Narrows, Giles, VA, VA-231-24-1239

Blankenship, Florence N. 76, 17Oct1931 - 15Sep2008, Narrows, Giles, VA, VA-225-50-7119

Blankenship, Freddie L. 71, 11Dec1934 - 06Oct2006, Narrows, Giles, VA, VA-227-44-1108

Blankenship, Gertrude E. 74, 03Jun1931 - 03Oct2005, Narrows, Giles, VA, VA-230-56-7871

Blankenship, James D. 63, 09Oct1937 - 24Feb2001, Narrows, Giles, VA, VA-225-48-1657

Blankenship, Margaret R. 70, 08Aug1935 - 18Jul2006, Narrows, Giles, VA, VA-230-42-3662

Blankenship, Mildred C. 66, 24Nov1933 - 15Mar2000, Narrows, Giles, VA, VA-224-36-7227

Blankenship, Walter 38, 24Feb1970 - 21Dec2008, Narrows, Giles, VA, VA-226-21-8019

Blankenship, Carol B. 55, 08Jan1951 - 11Apr2006, Pearisburg, Giles, VA, WV-236-88-2766

Blankenship, Fulton V. 91, 25Apr1912 - 15Nov2003, Pearisburg, Giles, VA, VA-231-16-1031

Blankenship, Thelma M. 81, 28Jan1925 - 24Aug2006, Pearisburg, Giles, VA, VA-224-32-4481

Blankenship, William L. 63, 10Feb1940 - 02Nov2003, Pearisburg, Giles, VA, VA-225-50-6486

Blankenship, Gary W. 48-47, 04Nov1960 - 06Nov2008, Rich Creek, Giles, VA, WV-235-90-6040

Blankenship, Hugh S. 84, 25Mar1925 - 09Sep2009, Rich Creek, Giles, VA, WV-234-32-7514

Blankenship, Rebecca N. 46, 10Jul1961 - 27Feb2008, Rich Creek, Giles, VA, VA-223-94-3300

 

Gloucester

 

2009, Gloucester, Gloucester Co., VA Obituary

Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - Tuesday, March 17, 2009,

Lewis Edward Brumfield, peacefully died in his home on Sunday, March 15, 2009, comforted by his family. He was 42 and had been fighting cancer. Lewis was employed by Rouse Sirine Associates in Virginia Beach as a Surveying Crew Chief for the past 14 years. He was a practical man who had great faith and loved the simple pleasures in life; fishing, camping cultivating his vegetable garden and most graciously hosting his weekend barbecues with family and friends. Lewis was also known by his daughters as a 'Jack of all Trades' and passed his knowledge on to them. A great provider, husband and father, may your wonderful spirit and kind heart live on and your memory be eternal.

His father, Lewis Brumfield, preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Frankie Brumfield; daughters, Kaitlyn Zora Brumfield and Jacquelyn E. Heath; mother, Deane M. Brumfield; sisters, Brenda Blankenship and husband, Jerry, Donna Brumfield, Debbie Stevenson and husband, Marcus, Sheila Brumfield and husband, John, Lisa Wigley and husband, Dave, Faye Peter and husband, Sean; brother and best friend, Richard Brumfield and wife, Pam; and 'Lady' his faithful Canine.

Graveside services conducted by the Rev. Robert Melone Jr., will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Williamsburg Memorial Park, 130 King William Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23090.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Goochland

 

2003, Goochland, Goochland Co., VA, Obituary

http://www.genealogybuff.com/uco/webbbs_config.pl?noframes;read=1836

Timothy Edward Amos Sr., 42, of Goochland, died Friday, January 10, 2003. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 15 at the Staples Mill Chapel of Bliley Funeral Home. Interment was in West-hampton Memorial Park.

He is survived by his wife, Cindy Amos; two sons, Christopher T. Amos and Timothy E. Amos Jr. and his wife, Amber; two daughters, Cassie Jenkins and Crystal Brumfield and her husband, Walt; five grandchildren, Lia, Jonathan, Hunter, Jessica and Taylor; his mother, Jean Amos; stepmother, Joann Amos; brother, Gary Amos; two sisters Debbie Freeman and her husband, Punky, and Angel Richmond and her husband, Jamie; three nieces, Ashley, Beth and Brianna; two nephews, David and Gary; and friends Keith Bains and Jessie Blankenship.

Mr. Amos was preceded in death by his grandmother, Doris Amos; his father, Thomas Amos; and his brothers, David and Jerry Amos. He was a member of Shady Tree Bass Masters and an organ donor.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Craig

 

2008, New Castle, Craig Co., VA, Obituary

Paitsel Funeral Home, http://www.paitselfh.com/

Hatfield, Hazel Craft, 92 of New Castle passed away Sunday, August 3, 2008. She was an employee of Paitsel Funeral Home for 32 years and was a life member of New Castle Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband Jim Hatfield and sister Ruth Reynolds.

She is survived by her daughter Carol and husband Bill Zaionczkowski; grandchildren Kim Blankenship, Jeff Blankenship, and Bobby Blankenship; and special friend Robin Wright.

Funeral Services will be held 1:00 PM Wednesday, August 6, 2008 at the New Castle Christian Church with Dr. Ernie Johnston officiating. Interment will follow at West View Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, New Castle, Craig Co., VA, Obituary

Paitsel Funeral Home, http://www.paitselfh.com/

Blankenship, Fannie Belle, 91 of New Castle passed away on Monday, January 26, 2009.

She is preceded in death by her husband Robert K.(Roy) Blankenship; two children Alpha Jean Hancock, and Maynard Blankenship; and one grandchild.

She leaves behind one sister Mary Huffman and three children, Kenneth Blankenship and wife Pauline, Janice Hannah and husband Dennis, and Rita Springer. She leaves behind a proud legacy of 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren and a special friend Ben Shank.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, January 29, 2009 at Paitsel Funeral Home with Pastor Danny Kesler officiating. Interment will follow at Huffman Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Grayson

 

+2006, Independence, Grayson Co., VA, Obituary
http://www.genealogybuff.com/ucd/webbbs_config.pl?noframes;read=1419

Eunice Blankenship Street, 81, of Independence, formerly of Buchanan County, died Apr. 27 in an Independence nursing facility. Born Mar. 7, 1925 in Buchanan County, she was a daughter of the late William McKinley and Rhoda Lily Belle Blankenship. She had spent most of her life in the Buchanan County area moving to Independence eight years ago. She was formerly employed as a cook at the Derby Caf and the Rainbow Restaurant. She was of the Holiness faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Street; one son, Harlis Edward Street; six brothers and sisters, Pearlie Blankenship, Grace Street, Virgie Street, Ora Street, Velva Duty and Pershing Blankenship; and two grandchildren.

Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Marvin Ratliff of Ivanhoe; son, James Elbert Street of Spring Hill; brother, Roosevelt Blankenship of Saltville; sisters, Leathia Street of Tazewell, Vida Street of Cedar Bluff, Pauline Chaffins of Mouthcard, KY, Ola Gay Morris of Glen Allen; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral was conducted at 1 p.m. Apr. 30 at the Rowe Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. Ancil Childress and Rev. Arvil Arwood officiating. Interment followed in the Street Cemetery at Rowe.
Honaker Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

The below obit says date of death is 4/27,but SSDI says 4/28/2006.Diane

 

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

Blankenship, Lawrence R. 81, 04Jul1919 - 18Nov2000, Elk Creek, Grayson, VA, VA-226-12-3712

 

Greensville

 

2005, Emporia, Greensville Co., VA, Funeral

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - August 11, 2005

Mary Blankenship, 89, of Emporia, Va., died Aug. 9, 2005. Service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill. Information was provided by Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home, Man.

[SSDI - Mary M. Blankenship, 23Aug1915 - 09Aug2005]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Halifax

 

+2009, South Boston, Halifax Co., VA, Obituary,

www.gazettevirginian.com

Mrs. Louise Henderson Blankenship of Rosehill Drive, South Boston died Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, at The Woodview nursing home at the age of 101. She was born in Pittsylvania County on June 29, 1908 to the late Daniel and Emma Myers Henderson and was married to the late Eugene Blankenship. She was a homemaker and a member of Woodberry Hill Baptist Church.

Mrs. Blankenship is survived by a son, Fred Blankenship of Alton; two daughters, Faye Kuykendall and husband Dean of Madison, GA, and Judy Gillespie and husband John of Louisburg, NC; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by 12 brothers and sisters.

Funeral services for Mrs. Blankenship will be held Monday, Nov. 16, at 2:30 p.m. at Wrenn-Yeatts North Main Chapel in Danville. Interment will be in Highland Burial Park, Danville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Hilda W. 65, 30Dec1937 - 06Jun2003, Alton, Halifax, VA, VA-229-48-4807

Blankenship, Louise 101, 28Jun1908 - 13Nov2009, South Boston, Halifax, VA, VA-223-46-2034

Blankenship, Phyllis M. 84, 06Jun1919 - 15Jun2003, South Boston, Halifax, VA, VA-229-05-9455

 

Hampton City

 

2005, Hampton City, VA, Obituary

Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Nancy Jane Stacy, 56, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005. Born in Galax, Va., she had been a Peninsula resident since 2003 and a member of First United Methodist Church, Hampton.

Mrs. Stacy is survived by her children, Timothy Henry Stacy of Newport News, Sandra Marie Stacy Dye of Mavisvale, Va., Ronald Allen Stacy and Steven Matthew Stacy, both of Newport News, and Rebecca Jane Stacy Dye of Grundy, Va.; a sister, Jo Ann Meadows of Elkton, Md.; and three grandchildren, Lanthan Matthew Dye, Caitlyn Anne Dye and Cynthia Nicole Stacy.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lanthan H. Stacy, and son, Howard Junior Stacy.

A funeral service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, at First United Methodist Church, Hampton, by the Rev. Stanley Wright and the Rev. William R. Kyle. The family will receive friends at the church just prior to the service. The interment will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Harland Blankenship Cemetery, Wolford, Va.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Hampton City, VA, Obituary

Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Rudolph Frank Kubicek, 84, beloved husband and father, passed away in Hampton Sentara CarePlex on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005. He was born in Philadelphia, PA on July 15, 1921, to the late Rudolph and Marie Kubicek. Rudolph was a retired U.S. Air Force veteran with 20 years service and retired from the U.S. Postal service after 20 years. A member of American Legion Post 1112 for 12 years and also a member of the Peninsula Retired Men's Club Band for 15 years

Mr. Kubicek was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Renee R. Kubicek whom he married Dec. 12, 1950, 55 years ago. He is survived by his daughter, Marie A. Stewart, and companion, Curt Blankenship, of Virginia Beach; and one brother, John Kubicek of Germany

Cremation services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005, at the Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home Chapel with inurnment to immediately follow at Hampton Memorial Gardens.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Hampton City, VA, Obituary

Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - Wednesday, February 1, 2006

Timothy "Timmy" Sheets, 32, went to be with our Heavenly Father on Jan. 28, 2006. He was a native of Hampton and worked for Casey Chevrolet in the parts department for many years.

He is survived by his loving wife Elizabeth and two beautiful daughters, Daphney and Allyson. He is also survived by his parents, David and Peggy Sheets; his best friend and brother, Davy Sheets; and sister, Angie Blankenship, and her husband, John; grandmother, Hazel Cullop; and Tim was also very loved by his nieces and nephews, Dylan, John, Justin, Dalton, Jordan and Paige. He will be greatly missed by everyone that was blessed enough to know him.

A graveside service will be conducted 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006, in Parklawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Hampton City, VA, Obituary

Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - Wednesday, December 19, 2007

James William Averill passed away on Dec. 17, 2007. He was born June 24, 1918, in Roanoke, Va., but soon moved to Bluefield, Va., where he resided for 34 years. He graduated from Graham High School with his classmate and good friend, Bill Dudley. He graduated from McLean Business College in Bluefield, W.Va. He then served in World War II. After that, he began his banking career and served as Vice President of the Bank of Amelia from 1953 to 1956. From 1956 to 1960 he was manager of Peoples Finance Company in Lexington, Va., where he was instrumental in the establishment of the Lexington-Buena Vista Credit Union and served as president for two years. In 1960, he became Vice President of the Bank of Victoria. He served on the Board of Directors of the bank for 24 years. He retired from, what eventually became, the Bank of America in 1982. He served as President of the Board after retirement. He was a 39-year resident of Victoria, Va.

Jim was a member of Victoria United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir and served as treasurer for 25 years. He was a member of both the Lions Club and Rotary Club for many years and served in leadership roles in both. He served as President of Southside Virginia Banker's Association; served as member of Victoria Town Council for eight years; and held the office of Mayor for two terms. He was Chairman of the Victoria Industrial Development Authority and served on the Board of the Lunenburg Health Services, Inc. for 15 years. He also served as president of both the Chamber of Commerce and the Victoria Community Center. He helped establish the Lunenburg Central High School Booster's Club and was president for two years. He has been a resident of the Devonshire since 1999 in Hampton, Va. During his life, Jim enjoyed music, sports, and was an avid golfer.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Lena Blankenship Averill, and two brothers, Wallace Averill II and Clyde Averill. He is survived by two daughters, Linda Ventura and her husband, William, of Richmond and Donna Francis and her husband, Hunter, of Hampton; five grandchildren, Averill Trotter, Lisa Parsons, and James William Ventura of Richmond, Alison Sheppard of Yorktown and Catherine Francis of Newport News; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at Victoria Methodist Church. Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Victoria.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Hampton City, VA, Obituary

Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - Thursday, January 29, 2009

Brenda Deal Jaquay, 63, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009. She was born in Martinsville, Va., and was a resident of Hampton. Mrs. Jaquay received an Associate Degree from TNCC and a BS Degree from CNU. She worked for Newport News Shipyard for 20 years and retired in 2007 from AMSEC after nine years of service. She was a member of the AMSEC Angels Relay for Life.

Mrs. Jaquay was preceded in rest by her father, Charlie Deal; mother, Mary Louise Blankenship Deal; and brother, Larry Deal.

She is survived by her husband, Paul L. Jaquay of Hampton; son, Leonard Henline of Hampton; daughter, Joyce H. Stevens-Bell of Hampton; stepdaughters, Heather J. Bonham of Williamsburg and Francine N. Jaquay of Hampton; grandchildren and spouse, Aimee and Joey H. Ackerman of Hampton, Emily L. Stevens of Hampton, Casey L. Bell of Hampton, Andrew J. Bonham of Williamsburg, and Kaylee R. Bonham of Williamsburg; great-grandchild, Naomi K. Brashier; and sisters, Debbie D. Ellyson of Clarksville and Nancy D. Stanley of Martinsville.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Hampton City, VA, Obituary

Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - Friday, July 31, 2009

Wayne A. Speas, 78, died Wednesday, July 29, 2009. Born in Iowa, Mr. Speas had been a Hampton resident since 1996 and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. He had served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and had worked many years in feed sales in the mid-west.

Mr. Speas is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Speas; daughters, Cynthia Walker and husband, Brent, Michal Scroggins and husband, William; sons, Daniel Speas and wife, Kim, and Matthew Speas; sisters, Iva Gene Beckett, Ruby Blankenship , Marie Ellingston, Joyce Hartz; brothers, Merrill Speas, Gerald Speas and Keith Speas; sister in law, Phyllis Parker; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, at Bethel Baptist Church, Hampton, by Pastor Lloyd V. Donica with interment to follow in Oakland Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Arville F. 61, 07Feb1941 - 11Nov2002, Hampton City, VA, FL-262-60-1937

Blankenship, Nelson L. 68, 09Oct1935 - 25May2004, Hampton City, VA, WV-235-50-7979

 

Hanover

 

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

Blankenship, Gaston L. 71, 24Mar1932 - 09May2003, Mechanicsville, Hanover, VA, VA-227-36-0840

Blankenship, Zella S. 65, 27Mar1938 - 27Oct2003, Mechanicsville, Hanover, VA, TN-411-58-3978

 

Harrisonburg City

 

+2009, Harrisonburg City, VA, Obituary

http://www.kygers.com/current-obituaries-topmenu-38/45-november-2009/591-exie-c-life

Exie Clesetine Life, 86, of Harrisonburg, passed away on Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, at her residence. She was born in Rockingham County on Dec. 10, 1922, and was a daughter of the late Hilbert and Ruby Blankenship Fry.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Randolph Thomas Life, in 1992 after 50 years of marriage. Mrs. Life was a homemaker, had recently attended Harrisonburg Baptist Church and was a member of the Spotswood Garden Club. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and enjoyed spending time with family, friends and neighbors.

She is survived by her daughter, Anna Mae Henderson and husband, Gary, of Stuarts Draft; two grandchildren, Laurie S. Biser and husband, Joshua, of Stuarts Draft and Christie S. Horn and husband, Jay, of Weyers Cave; three great-grandchildren, Sarah Kay Biser, Brandon P. Horn and Jacob R. Horn; two sisters, Clara Colvin of Wolftown and Annie Eddins of Harrisonburg; and one niece, two nephews and three great nieces.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009, at Mount Olivet Cemetery in McGaheysville with the Rev. Robert Life officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Virginia W. 86, 01Oct1919 - 27Dec2005, Harrisonburg City, VA, WV-236-26-8285

 

Henrico

 

2002, Glen Allen, Henrico Co., VA, Obituary

Winston-Salem Journal (NC) - December 19, 2002

Mr. Guy Hunter Balsley, 69, the husband of the late Carolyn Miller Balsley, died Dec. 17, 2002. Mr. Balsley was the son of the late Delbert and Lydia Balsley.

He is survived by two daughters, Debbie Broadway of Mocksville and Diane Blankenship of Richmond, Va.; a son, Jeff Balsley of Mocksville; a brother, Billy Balsley of Hadensville, Va.; six grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Mr. Balsley was a retired senior auditor with USF&G Insurance Co., with 20 years of service. He was a past president of Auditor's Assoc-iation, a past president of the Bethlehem Little League and served on various other boards.

The funeral service will be 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1771 Parham Road, Richmond, Va. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Greenmount Cemetery in Harrisonburg, Va.

[SSDI, 25Jun1933 - 17Dec2002]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2007, Glen Allen, Henrico Co., VA, Obituary

http://www.cremation-america.com/obituary.aspx?MemberId=28633&MName=Lucille%20LaPrade%20Blankenship

In Loving Memory of Lucille LaPrade Blankenship, 2/15/1916 - 6/5/2007. Mrs. Lucille Blankenship, beloved mother and grandmother, died June 5, 2007. She was born February 15, 1916 and enjoyed sewing, gardening, and cooking. She was a loyal, active member of First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for a number of years. She worked at Leggetts Department Store before retiring. She will be missed by all her family and friends.

Mrs. Blankenship was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Dellie Blankenship and is survived by her daughter, Mary Ann Chisholm and husband, Charles of Glen Allen; her son, Wayne Blankenship and wife, Laverne of Chase City; five grandchildren, Donna Coleman, Mitch Blankenship, Trudy Baugh, Waldon Chisholm and Leslie Chisholm Penn; four great grandchildren, Stephanie and Chris Coleman, Charlotte Penn and Matthew Chisholm; two great-great grandchildren, Aiden and Dylan Coleman.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Wood Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Gene Burris conducting the service. Interment will follow in Woodland Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Glen Allen, Henrico Co., VA, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - April 21, 2009

Mary Susan Blankenship age 58, of Glen Allen, Va., formerly of Sprigg, W.Va., departed this life on Wednesday April 15, 2009, at Glen Allem, Va. Born on April 18, 1950, in Wray Colorado, Mary was the daughter of the late Edward G. Gant and Viola Gant.

In addition to her parents Mary is preceded in death by many loyal and loving pets whom she cared for as her children, Flower; Her little Prince; Peanut; Blackie; Black Jack; Sawyer; Trixie; Fritz; and Sam to name a few and many others.

In addition to being a loving mother to her children and the animals in which she held so very close, Mary was a caring sister; friend; and niehgbor. Mary was a homemaker and also worked to rescue animals in need, her concern for the well being of animals was an amazing attribute.

She leaves to honor her loving memory and mourn her passing her son John (Heather) Blankenship of Knoxville, Tenn.; daughter Jennifer (Keith) Gibson of Sprigg, W.Va.; sisters Linda Bearly of California and Margret (Preston) Martin of Washington, DC. Mary is also survived by her precious dog, Samantha whom she loved dearly. Mary will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

A memorial service will be held in Mary's honor on Wednesday April 22, 2009, at 6:30 p.m., with Bro. Virgil Hamilton residing. The family will begin receiving friends on Wednesday April 22, 2009, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Chambers Funeral Home chapel. Honoring the request of Mary, she will be cremated.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Richmond, Henrico Co., VA, Obituary

The Virginian-Pilot Mar 18, 2007

Horace J. Traylor, formerly of Virginia Beach, died March 16, 2007, at Henrico
Doctors Hospital after a brief illness. He is survived by a daughter,
Betty Lou Blankenship and husband Charles E. Blankenship Jr.; son, Thomas H. Traylor and his wife Bess W. Traylor, all of Richmond; six grandchildren, David DuVal and his wife Cari, Suzanne Copley and her husband John, Kim Kelley and her husband Randy, Keith Blankenship and his wife Debbie, Leslie Traylor and Bryan Traylor; and great-grandchildren, Nicole and Mollie Blankenship, and Lillian and Traylor DuVal.

While in Richmond, Mr. Traylor was active in Mount Vernon Baptist Church as a deacon with a close association with the Rev. Cecil Anderson. He was a retired employee of Philip Morris and received national recognition as Worker Father of the Year in 1951, joining such notables as Estes Kefauver, Eddie Cantor, James Steward, Robert Alda and Phil Rizzuto, receiving this honor. Having lived in Richmond for more than 60 years, he retired to Virginia Beach and later married Betty Williams, now deceased. Volunteering with food deliveries to homeless shelters and playing golf occupied his time there. Thirty years later, he returned to Richmond to live at Imperial Plaza Retirement Community. He leaves behind many friends at Imperial Plaza, especially Dottie Garretson.
    The family will receive friends today from 4 to 7 p.m. at the West Chapel of the Bennett Funeral Home, 11020 W. Broad St., also where a funeral will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. Interment in Westhampton Memorial Park.

From: diane dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2006, Sandston, Henrico Co., VA,

Princeton Times (WV) - November 23, 2006

Sandra S. Wiley, 66, of Sandston, formerly of Kegley, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006 at her home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Mattie Blankenship Wiley. Sandra was a graduate of Spanishburg High School class of 1958, and was a retired supervisor for the DuPont Company in Richmond, Va. She was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by five brothers, Thomas Wiley and his wife Jessie of Midlothian, Va., Frank Wiley of Princeton, Mason Wiley and his wife Connie of Pipestem, Roger Wiley and his wife Jean of Kernersville, N.C., and Kermit Wiley of Princeton; two sisters, Phyllis Ratliff and her husband J. C. of Prince George, Va., and Maxine Richards and her husband Joe of Princeton; 14 nieces and nephews; 27 great-nieces and nephews; two great-great-nephews; four aunts and two uncles, Mamie and her husband Enoch Bridges, Lillian and her husband Chapman Rutledge, Clorine Blankenship and Mildred Blankenship; and a goddaughter, Michele Borrell.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006 at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Revs. Ralph Calfee and Ron Richards officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Bluewell

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Doris T. 92, 22Jan1915 - 11May2007, Richmond, Henrico, VA, VA-224-12-1150

Blankenship, Edward W. 31, 26Feb1971 - 26Mar2002, Richmond, Henrico, VA, VA-228-15-6758

Blankenship, Edward W. 73, 04Sep1926 - 18Aug2000, Richmond, Henrico, VA, VA-230-26-3136

Blankenship, Florence I. 83, 23Sep1923 - 02Oct2006, Richmond, Henrico, VA, VA-231-12-0752

Blankenship, Frances C. 75, 16Oct1929 - 31Jul2005, Richmond, Henrico, VA, VA-226-36-8233

Blankenship, James W. 87, 08Jul1920 - 11Mar2008, Richmond, Henrico, VA, VA-223-28-9814

Blankenship, Lane C. 72, 15Jan1935 - 23Dec2007, Richmond, Henrico, VA, VA-229-36-7554

Blankinship, Laura L. 94, 20Sep1906 - 19Mar2001, Richmond, Henrico, VA, VA-227-46-9327

Blankenship, Lottie H. 73, 15May1929 - 07Feb2003, Richmond, Henrico, VA, VA-226-32-2371

Blankenship, Richard E. 60, 21Sep1949 - 09Oct2009, Richmond, Henrico, VA, VA-224-68-9159

Blankenship, Samuel K. 76, 20Dec1925 - 10Jul2002, Richmond, Henrico, VA, VA-226-20-5277

 

 

Henry

 

+2001, Bassett, Henry Co., VA, Obituary

http://www.martinsvillebulletin.com/obituaries.cfm?ID=13943

Dec 2, 2001

James Lewis Blankenship Sr., 60, of 50 Young Avenue, Bassett, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, at his home. He was born Aug. 16, 1941, in Stanleytown to Herbert Blankenship, who died June 16, 1983, and Nannie Clifton Blankenship, who died Oct. 31, 1998. He belonged to Collinsville Pentecostal Church, and he served with the Army in Vietnam.

Surviving are two sons, James Lewis Blankenship Jr. of Nottoway and Jerry Lee Blankenship of Bassett; one daughter, Christina Dillon of Roanoke; and six grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Collinsville Pentecostal Holiness Church by Pastor Joe M. Beck. Burial will be in Henry Memorial Park. The family will be at Bassett Funeral Service from 7 to 9 this evening and at other times at the Blankenship home.

 

Dec 4, 2001

The funeral for James Lewis Blankenship Sr., 60, of 50 Young Avenue, Bassett, who died Nov. 29, 2001, was held Monday at Collinsville Pentecostal Holiness Church with Pastor Joe M. Beck officiating. Burial was in Henry Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Kermit Allen, George Coleman, Wesley Wright, Billy Dillon, Tim Prillaman, Joshua Blankenship, Raymond Blankenship and Eric Dillon.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2004, Ridgeway, Henry Co., VA, Obituary

Martinsville Bulletin, Feb 1, 2004

William Larry Blankenship, 61, founder and president of L & B Props Inc. of Ridgeway, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2004, at his home in Ridgeway. Born in Cyclone, W.Va., on Dec. 23, 1942, he was a son of the late William Riley Blankenship and Sue Bailey Blankenship. He also was preceded in death by a brother, Norman Riley Blankenship.

He graduated from Oceana High School in Oceana, W.Va., and attended West Virginia University. Blankenship started the propeller business in his back yard in 1979, and moved it in 1986 to its present location on Lee Ford Camp Road. At the time of his death, the company had more than 4,000 customers nationwide. Called the "Prop Master" by friends, he was featured in a number of publications for his skill in refurbishing boat propellers and was recognized as one of the best in the marine industry. In addition to his business endeavors, he was president of the Old Salt Bassmasters, a charter member of the Virginia BASS Federation, a member of Bass Angler Sportsman Society and a charter member of the Henry County Bassmasters. He also sponsored many youth fishing events and conservation programs. He was a member of Fontaine Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Joan Wheeler Blankenship of the home; two daughters, Laura Hope Peters of Ridgeway and Pamela Sue Rorrer of Stuart; one son, William Todd Blankenship of Ridgeway; a stepdaughter, Ruth L. Cove of New York City; a stepson, David L. Cove of Ripley, Tenn; one sister, Pat Cook of Pineville, W.Va.; six grandchildren; and one step-grandchild.

The funeral was held Saturday at McKee-Stone Funeral Services chapel. The Rev. Jerry Cook, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Oceana, officiated. Burial was private.
From: Ricky Weinberg RickyNJ58(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Henry J. 77, 11Mar1928 - 07Jul2005, Ridgeway, Henry, VA, VA-226-30-1514

Blankenship, Ida M. 92, 17Mar1909 - 04Jan2002, Spencer, Henry, VA, VA-230-10-7359

 

Hopewell City

 

+2008, Hopewell City, VA, Obituary

The Sanford Herald, (NC) - March 27, 2008

Herman Lee Scarberry, 82, died Wednesday (3/26/08) at his residence. He was born in Thacker, W.Va., son of the late Sherman and Ollie Blankenship Scarberry.

He was a retired operator for Allied Signal Corp., a veteran of World War II serving in the South Pacific, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion, a past member of Hopewell Moose Lodge, and a member of Prince George Senior Golf Association.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Scarberry of Hopewell, Va.; a son, Billy Scarberry of Nashville, Tenn.; daughters Shirley Pitchenik of Miami, Fla., Wnada Lee Genson and husband Daniel of Atlanta, Ga., Bonnie Sue Hayes of Atlanta, Ga,. and Shannon Wedo of Virginia Beach, Va.; a stepson, Patrick Eubanks and wife Renee of Surry County, Va.; a stepdaughter, Erin Moore and husband Randy of Disputanta, Va.; a sister, Kathleen Watkins of Birmingham, Ala.; brothers Sherman Scarberry Jr. of Big Stone Gap, Va., and Cornelius Scarberry and wife Ilet of Florence, Ore.; 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Christian Chapel Church in New Hill with the Rev. Carl Dixon officiating.

[SSDI, 24Mar1926 - 26Mar2008]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Jerry H. 59, 07Dec1940 - 13Mar2000, Hopewell City, VA, VA-229-50-3856

Blankenship, Martin R. 75, 04Dec1927 - 23Jun2003, Hopewell City, VA, VA-226-20-2032

 

Isle of Wight

 

+2008, Smithfield, Isle of Wight Co., VA, Obituary

Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - Sunday, July 20, 2008

Mrs. Ruth Eva Camper departed peacefully July 17, 2008, in Smithfield after a brief illness. Born July 26, 1919, to Harve M. and Mary Bower Blankenship in Princeton W.Va., Eva leaves two sons, Donnie Camper of Smithfield and Mike Camper of Newport News and six grandchildren: Amy Camper, Angela Bowman, Andrew Camper of Smithfield and Eric, Justin and Nicole Camper of Newport News. Eva was also blessed with six great grandchildren: Caleb, Macy and Charlie Camper in Carrolton and Kaitlyn, Kristen and Matthew Camper of Smithfield.

She is survived by her loving sister, Ruby Dudley of Roanoke, and her three children, Delores Neighbors, Curtis Dudley and Connie Vaughn.

Eva was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years Charles E. Camper in 1989. Three brothers; Charlie, Andrew and Paul - and two sisters, Thelma and Ellen also went before her.

The memorial service will be held there on Sunday at 2 p.m. with graveside services to follow at the family grave site in Newcastle, Va.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Smithfield, Isle of Wight Co., VA, Obituary

Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - Wednesday, December 10, 2008

George Cleveland Murphy, Jr., 74, passed away at Consulate Health Care, Windsor, after a lengthy illness. George was a native and lifelong resident of Isle of Wight.

Preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Edwards Murphy, he is survived by his daughter, Brenda Blankenship and her husband, Leonard of Bland, Va.; his son, George D. Murphy of Smithfield; his sister, Catherine Marie Murphy Lentz and her husband, Robert of Raeford, N.C.; two grandsons, Lionel Blankenship and Kris Blankenship ; grandchildren, Kimberly Grace Blankenship , Karrie Faith Blankenship and Nate Houseman.

A graveside funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, in St. Luke's Memorial Park, with Pastor Donald K. Watkins officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Isle Of Wight Co., VA, SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi

Blankenship, Polly P. 87, 23Aug1919 - 10Feb2007, Zuni, Isle Of Wight, VA, VA-231-14-6756

 

Lee

 

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

Blankenship, Jimmie R. 61, 18Nov1944 - 05Mar2006, Jonesville, Lee, VA, MI-365-48-9016

Blankenship, Virginia 56, 11Apr1948 - 08Feb2005, Jonesville, Lee, VA, MI-367-50-4161

 

Lynchburg City

 

+2003, Lynchburg City, VA, Obituary

The Charlotte Observer, (NC) - July 27, 2003

Herbert M. Blankenship, 56, of Lynchburg, died July 24, 2003 in Richmond, VA. He was the husband of Elizabeth (Betty Mac) Hutter Blankenship. Mr. Blankenship was born January 15, 1947 in Charlotte, NC, a son of the late Van Lee Blankenship and the late Pauline Ferguson Blankenship.

He was a member of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church. Herbert was a disabled veteran who served in the Marine Corps with a tour of duty in Vietnam and was a recipient of two Purple Hearts. He was very proud of his military service to his country. He was the Chaplain of the Lynchburg Chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart and he was a member of the Devil Dawgs and the Marine Corps League in Lynchburg.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by his brother, Robert Van Blankenship and his wife, Traci, of Alpharetta, GA; a stepdaughter, Elizabeth Ann Barbour of Lynchburg; a sister-in-law, Ann Carter Hutter of Lynchburg; two nephews; and one great nephew, of Charlotte, NC.

A funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, July 29, at 11:00 AM at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, with the Reverend John C. Scott and the Reverend C. Lloyd Lipscomb officiating. Interment will follow at Spring Hill Cemetery with military honors conducted by the United States Marine Corps.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Lynchburg City, VA, Death

Roanoke Times, December 27,2008

Lloyd Sherman Blankenship, 84, of Lynchburg, Va., died on Wednesday, December 24, 2008. Arrangements by Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, Va.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Lynchburg City, VA, Obituary

Lynchburg News & Advance, 6/13/2009

Susie Florence Crump Roberts, 91, of Lynchburg, died Thursday, June 11, 2009, at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Arthur Roberts Jr. for 33 years. Born in Chester on Aug. 10, 1917, she was a daughter of the late George Washington Crump and Susie Wooldridge Crump. She was a member of Court Street United Methodist Church and the garden club, United Methodist Women, and enjoyed knitting and baking. She never missed a family's birthday.In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Pauline C. Petty and Evelyn C. Halder, and six brothers, Russell, Clyde, Milton, Wilson, Willard and Garland Crump.

She is survived by two sons, Arthur (Buddy) Roberts III and wife, Peggy, of Lynchburg and George W. Roberts of Miami, Fla.; a daughter, Nora Jane Blankinship and husband, Terry, of Raleigh, N.C.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews, including David T. Petty Jr., Beverly Petty and Pauline Wimer of Lynchburg.

A graveside funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, June 15, 2009, in Spring Hill Cemetery by the Rev. Katharine Chase.
From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Lynchburg City, VA, Fort Hill Memorial Park

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=blankenship&GSiman=1&GScid=50271&GRid=83400818&

Blankenship/Tucker, Blanche Shannon

Jan. 24, 1927, Keystone, McDowell Co., WV, Oct. 22, 2002, Landmark, Campbell Co., VA,

D/o Samuel Douglas Shannon & Bessie Lindsey, W/o Richard Blankenship And John Franklin Tucker

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+Lynchburg City, VA, Fort Hill Memorial Park

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=blankenship&GSiman=1&GScid=50271&GRid=7302661&

Blankenship, Jannie Powell Apr. 26, 1906, Mar. 17, 2003,

W/o Millard E. Blankenship 1895 - 1977

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Lynchburg City, VA, Fort Hill Memorial Park

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=blankenship&GSiman=1&GScid=50271&GRid=97428405&

Blankenship, Paul W. 1919 - 2004

H/o Elizabeth 1922

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+Lynchburg City, VA, Fort Hill Memorial Park

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=blankenship&GSiman=1&GScid=50271&GRid=14493226&

Blankenship, Jane Elizabeth Hudson Jun. 25, 1925, Campbell Co., VA, May 19, 2006, VA,

Obituary:

On May 19, 2006, Jane Elizabeth Hudson Blankinship, 80, beloved wife of Grafton E. Blankinship, Jr. for 60 years, and loving mother of Lynn, Blanks, Laura, and Mary Jane, went joyfully to the garden to be with our Lord. Born June 25, 1925 in Campbell County, she was a daughter of the late Blanche Hazel Saulsbury Hudson, and the late Walter Robert Hudson; in addition, her brother Walter R. Hudson, Jr. also preceded her in death.

Jane was a resident of "Timberlake" for 50 years, a faithful and long time member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, the Timbrook Women's Club, the Timberlake Garden Club, the Retreads Motorcycle Club, an avid bridge player, and a devoted member of the "Thursday Morning Breakfast Club".

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Lynn B. McFaden and husband Ted, Grafton E. "Blanks" Blankinship, III and wife Carla, Laura Childress and husband Rodger, Mary Jane Davis and husband Gene; her sister, Nancy H. Gunter and husband Jim; 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

A graveside funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 22, 2006 at Fort Hill Memorial Park, with the Rev. Chuck Willoughby, the Rev. David Etheridge, and the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Rogers, officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Lynchburg City, VA, Fort Hill Memorial Park

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=blankenship&GSiman=1&GScid=50271&GRid=28170399&

Blankenship, Peggy Ayers Jul. 11, 1931, Lynchburg City, Jun. 3, 2008, Lynchburg City,

Obituary:

Daughter of the late Luther James Ayers and Flossie Bailey Ayers and widow of Robert Lee Blankenship, she was a member of Sandusky Baptist Church and retired from Craddock Terry Shoe Corporation.

She was preceded in death by one son, Ronald Wayne Blankenship; one granddaughter, Angie Blankenship; and two brothers, Luther James Ayers, Jr., and Buddy Ayers.

She was survived by one grandson, Rodney W. Blankenship; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Elsie Ayers Bailey; one brother, Gene Ayers; and an extended family of relatives and friends.

Her graveside service was held June 6, 2008, with The Rev. Ralph Jackson officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Barbara A. 63, 05Apr1941 - 09Dec2004, Lynchburg City, VA, VA-227-54-7376

Blankenship, Basil W. 85, 27Sep1918 - 18Dec2003, Lynchburg City, VA, VA-230-18-9121

Blankinship, Betty F. 79, 19Apr1928 - 15Jan2008, Lynchburg City, VA, VA-223-32-6836

Blankenship, Catherine P. 72, 08Apr1929 - 13May2001, Lynchburg City, VA, VA-225-36-5815

Blankinship, Charles A. 55, 02Oct1947 - 30Aug2003, Lynchburg City, VA, VA-229-68-7626

Blankenship, Donald C. 61, 08Nov1946 - 26Nov2007, Lynchburg City, VA, VA-227-60-4933

Blankenship, Emily L. 95, 05Jun1905 - 24Jun2000, Lynchburg City, VA, VA-225-03-7089

Blankenship, Evelyn M. 90, 20May1916 - 31Mar2007, Lynchburg City, VA, VA-226-03-3201

Blankenship, Evelyn R. 86, 25Feb1921 - 26Apr2007, Lynchburg City, VA, VA-225-01-978

Blankenship, Geneva M. 58, 01May1943 - 22Aug2001, Lynchburg City, VA, VA-224-74-6187

Blankenship, Iva L. 67, 21Sep1934 - 28Jan2002, Lynchburg City, VA, VA-227-40-3541

Blankinship, Jane H. 80, 25Jun1925 - 19May2006, Lynchburg City, VA, VA-225-24-9449

Blankenship, Joseph P. 84, 07Nov1917 - 22Oct2002, Lynchburg City, VA, VA-229-09-0574

Blankenship, Lloyd S. 84, 19Feb1924 - 24Dec2008, Lynchburg City, VA, VA-223-20-5421

Blankenship, Peggy A. 76, 11Jul1931 - 03Jun2008, Lynchburg City, VA, VA-226-34-5149

 

Manassas City

 

2009, Manassas City, VA, Obituary

Dorothy Louise Blankenship, age 80, passed away on June 12, 2009 at Potomac Hospital. Born May 31, 1929, in Manassas, Virginia. Ms. Blankenship is preceded in death by her Parents, Charles "Jack" and Carrie Davis and her sister Beatrice Frazier of Newport News, Va. Dorothy lived a Great Life and she loved her Family and Friends. She often said that her grandchildren were her medicine that keep her going and to never give up! She loved to dance, listen to music, to have family gatherings and to take a drive every now and then.

Survivors include two sons, Clyde Davis of Manassas and Ray Blankenship of Triangle; six daughters, Barbara of Spring Lake, N.C. and Frances of Manassas, Linda Sisk of Woodbridge, Mary Abel of Stafford, Jeannie Gantt of Stafford and Brenda Barton of Fredericksburg and eighteen grandchildren and twenty- two great-grandchildren.

The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Mark E. Hanna officiating. Interment will be held at Woodbine Baptist Church in Manassas.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Manassas Park City

 

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

Blankenship, David F. 78-79, 26Feb1930 - 15Feb2009, Manassas Park City, VA, DC-578-42-9261

 

Martinsville City

 

+2002, Martinsville City, VA, Funeral Service
Martinsville Bulletin, Jan 7, 2002
The funeral and visitation for Ida M. Blankenship. 92, of 316 Union St., Martinsville, who died Jan. 4, 2002, has been postponed. The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at McKee-Stone Funeral Services Chapel.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

From: diane dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2003, Martinsville City, VA, Obituary
Martinsville Bulletin, May 30, 2003

N. Katherine Blankenship, 74, of 670 Chatmoss Court, Martinsville, died Thursday, May 29, 2003, at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. She was born April 18, 1929, in Richlands, a daughter of the late Martha Alta Honaker and the late James Carroll Cox. She also was preceded in death by 12 brothers and sisters. She was a member of Villa Heights Baptist Church and the Dorcus Sunday school class.

Surviving are her husband of 54 years, Harold D. Blankenship of the home; one son, Donald Wayne Blankenship of Stuart; three grandchildren; and three nieces.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Villa Heights Baptist Church with the Rev. Keith Spangenberg officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Burial Park.

From: diane dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2003, Martinsville City, VA, Obituary
Martinsville Bulletin, Aug 6, 2003

Harold Donald Blankenship, 75, of 670 Chatmoss Court, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2003, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. A native of Richlands, he was born April 9, 1928, a son of the late William J. "Bud" Blankenship and Mildred Witt Blankenship Fortner. Also preceding him in death were his wife, Nellie Katherine Blankenship; brothers, Kenneth, Joe and Billy Blankenship; and sister, Faye Johnson. An Army veteran, he retired from American of Martinsville, and he was a member of Villa Heights Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Donald Wayne Blankenship of Stuart; three grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Morgan of Richlands and Betty Shelton of Gastonia, N.C.; one brother, James Blankenship of Martinsville; and three nieces.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Villa Heights Baptist Church with the Rev. Keith Spangenberg officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Burial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2004, Martinsville City, VA, Obituary
Martinsville Bulletin, Feb 1, 2004

William Larry Blankenship, 61, founder and president of L & B Props Inc. of Ridgeway, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2004, at his home in Ridgeway. Born in Cyclone, W.Va., on Dec. 23, 1942, he was a son of the late William Riley Blankenship and Sue Bailey Blankenship. He also was preceded in death by a brother, Norman Riley Blankenship.

He graduated from Oceana High School in Oceana, W.Va., and attended West Virginia University. Blankenship started the propeller business in his back yard in 1979, and moved it in 1986 to its present location on Lee Ford Camp Road. At the time of his death, the company had more than 4,000 customers nationwide. Called the "Prop Master" by friends, he was featured in a number of publications for his skill in refurbishing boat propellers and was recognized as one of the best in the marine industry. In addition to his business endeavors, he was president of the Old Salt Bassmasters, a charter member of the Virginia BASS Federation, a member of Bass Angler Sportsman Society and a charter member of the Henry County Bassmasters. He also sponsored many youth fishing events and conservation programs. He was a member of Fontaine Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Joan Wheeler Blankenship of the home; two daughters, Laura Hope Peters of Ridgeway and Pamela Sue Rorrer of Stuart; one son, William Todd Blankenship of Ridgeway; a stepdaughter, Ruth L. Cove of New York City; a stepson, David L. Cove of Ripley, Tenn; one sister, Pat Cook of Pineville, W.Va.; six grandchildren; and one step-grandchild.

The funeral was held Saturday at McKee-Stone Funeral Services chapel. The Rev. Jerry Cook, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Oceana, officiated. Burial was private.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Martinsville City, VA, Obituary

The Herald-Sun, (Durham, NC) - May 10, 2005

Phillip Grayson Murphy, 68, husband of Margaret Jean Evans Murphy, died Sunday, May 8, 2005, in Martinsville Memorial Hospital. Mr. Murphy was the son of Albert F. and Ethel Newton Murphy. Prior to owning and operating Grayson's Barber Shop, Mr. Murphy was a truck driver for more than 20 years.

In addition to his wife and mother, Mr. Murphy is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Williams Blankenship; sons, Darrell Grayson and John Benjamin III.

[SSDI, 29Oct1936 - 08May2005]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2005, Martinsville City, VA, Obituary
Martinsville Bulletin, Jul 17, 2005

Samuel Garlin Blankenship, 85, of 1025 Owens Road, Martinsville, died Thursday, July 14, 2005, at the Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center at Oak Summit, Winston-Salem, N.C. He was born in Floyd County on May 12, 1920, to Giles Elery and Trudy Conner Blankenship. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Fannie Conner, Theodra Conner and Rlee Houchins; a brother, Odell Blankenship and a granddaughter, Rebecca Lynn Blankenship.

During World War II, he served with the Army in the European Theater at Anzio Landing and received the Purple Heart with Cluster. Blankenship retired after 40 years as an optician, having co-founded Martinsville Optical Co. Inc. in 1951. He was a member of Martinsville Primitive Baptist Church on Rives Road where he served as a deacon.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Claudine Agee Blankenship of the home; sons, James E. Blankenship of Martinsville, Herbert R. Blankenship of Winston-Salem and Samuel L. Blankenship of Charlotte, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Norris Funeral Services Chapel with Elder Clarence Stone officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Burial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2006, Martinsville City, VA, Obituary

Herman Denver Blankenship, 82, of 110 Greyson St., Martinsville, died Friday, March 31, 2006, at his home. He was born May 15, 1923, in Fork Mountain, to James Granville Blankenship and Henrietta Keys Blankenship. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Inez Nunn; and four brothers, Curtis Blankenship, Russell Blankenship, Kenneth "Tenny" Blankenship and Henry Junior Blankenship.

He served in the Army's 252nd Combat Engineers Battalion in the European Theater during World War II. He worked for the former Bowman Motor Sales for a period and retired as a band saw operator at W.M. Bassett Furniture. He was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Margarette Parker Blankenship; a son, Gerald Denver "Jerry" Blankenship of Martinsville; a daughter, Margaret "Mickey" Blankenship Beck of Martinsville; a sister, Marie Blankenship of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and a brother, Jesse Blankenship.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today at Norris Funeral Services chapel with Dr. Calvin Rains and Pastor Mike Smith officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Burial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2007, Martinsville City, VA, Obituary

http://www.norrisfuneral.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=177463&fh_id=10631

John Davis (J.D.) Blankenship, 76, of Martinsville, VA died Monday, December 31, 2007, at Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville, VA. Born on October 4, 1931, he was a son of the late Homer Blankenship and Helen Cobler Blankenship.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, Roosevelt Blankenship. Mr. Blankenship was a member of Rich Acres Christian Church. He retired from the U. S. Air Force and received the Korean Service Medal with five Bronze Stars. After retiring from the Air Force, Mr. Blankenship worked for Bassett Walker Knitting Company.

Surviving are: his wife, Gladys Burge Blankenship, of the home; two daughters, Sherrie Conner of Rocky Mount, VA and Dana Blankenship; one son, Jerry Blankenship of Fort Sill, OK; one step-son, Robert B. (Bobby) McKinney of Charlottesville, VA; one sister, Nellie Branscome of Ridgeway, VA; five brothers, William H. (Bill) Blankenship of Bassett, VA, Charlie Blankenship and Clifford Blankenship, both of Collinsville, VA; Stuart Blankenship of Stuart, VA and Raymond Blankenship of Axton, VA; and three grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 4, 2008, at Rich Acres Christian Church, with Minister Tim Hunt officiating. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA at a later date.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Martinsville City, VA, Death

Roanoke Times, 4/11/2009

Beulah Blankenship, 89, of Martinsville, Va., died Friday, April 10, 2009. Arrangements by Norris Funeral Services, Inc. & Crematory, Martinsville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Martinsville City, VA, Obituary

http://www.martinsvillebulletin.com/obituaries.cfm?ID=22432

Apr 12, 2009

Beulah Mary Blankenship, 89, of 1009 Adele St., Martinsville, died Friday, April 10, 2009, at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville. She was born in Franklin County on May 18, 1919, to Early Moore and Jennie Bolling Moore. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Teeny Blankenship; two sisters; and two brothers. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are five daughters, Virginia Birge of Smith, Ala., Brenda McNeil of Sanford, Fla, Linda Faye Allen of Roanoke, Lois Lombardi of Gerardstown, W. Va., and Mary Lee Dove of Martinsville; two sisters; four brothers; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Norris Funeral Services Chapel in Martinsville with the Rev. Mike Hatfield officiating.

Apr 15, 2009

The funeral for Beulah Mary Blankenship, 89, of Martinsville, who died April 10, 2009, was held Tuesday at Norris Funeral Services with the Rev. Mike Hatfield officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Burial Park. Pallbearers were Bill Lombardy, Noel Blankenship, James Nunn, Larry Odell, L.T. Odell, Tony Harter, Larry Nunn, Robert Dove and Michael Lombardy.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Martinsville City, VA, Obituary

http://www.martinsvillebulletin.com/obituaries.cfm?ID=23066,

Jul 1, 2009

Laura Leigh Blankenship, 40, of 415 Forest St., Martinsville, died Monday, June 29, 2009, at Select Specialty Hospital at Forsyth in Winston-Salem, N.C. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Community Funeral Home in Stuart. The family will receive friends for one hour before the service at the funeral home.

Jul 2, 2009

The funeral for Laura Leigh Blankenship, 40, of 415 Forest St., Martinsville, who died June 29, 2009, at Select Specialty Hospital at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., will be held at 1 p.m. today at Community Funeral Home in Stuart. Dr. Mike Hatfield will officiate. Burial will be in the Ferris family cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home for one hour before the service today.

She was born in Martinsville on July 15, 1968, to Eugene Marvin Blankenship and Gerdean Roop Blankenship of Martinsville. She had volunteered as a coach for several softball teams and also volunteered at Martinsville Leisure Services as a coach. She had been a Girl Scout leader. She worked at Belk in Martinsville as a sales clerk for five years before becoming disabled. She was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving, in addition to her parents, are, one daughter, Courtney Shea Blankenship of the home; and a sister, Cathy Lynn Blankenship of Martinsville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Martinsville City, VA, Obituary

Martinsville Bulletin, Wednesday, July 29 2009

Betty B. Robertson, 73, of 2284 Virginia/North Carolina Road, Spencer, died Friday, July 17, 2009 at Pioneer Community Hospital in Stuart. She was born November 14, 1935, in Franklin County, Virginia to the late Henry Blankenship and the late Frances Ferguson Blankenship.  

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, William Irvin Robertson, Four Brothers:  Reed Blankenship, Donald Blankenship, Tommy Blankenship and James Russell Blankenship, and Two Sisters:  Mildred Peters and Audrey Kate Blankenship.  She was a self-employed hairdresser for over 23 years, and was a member of Stanleytown Baptist Church.  

Surviving are Three Sons:  Kenneth Ken D. Robertson, Sr., of Bassett, and Kenneth Kenny D. Robertson, Jr, of Bassett, and Russell Dwayne Daniel of Spencer and Two Daughters:  Freda Williams of Spencer and Rhonda Boyers-Tucker of Oak Ridge, NC.  Five Grandchildren and Six Great Grandchildren, Two Sisters:  Joyce Carol Leadbetter of Roanoke and Nancy Young of Maryland.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, July 20, 2009, 2:00 P.M. at Bassett Funeral Service with the Rev. Brad Wilson and the Rev. Ed Hartman officiating.  Burial will follow in Roselawn Burial Park

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2009, Martinsville City, VA, Obituary

Martinsville Bulletin, Wednesday, July 29 2009

Janice Marie Rigney Blankenship, age 67, of 4136 Sunset Drive, Martinsville, died on July 24, 2009 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville/H-C.  She was born on August 25, 1941 in Franklin County to the late Acie Rigney and Connie Mae Rigney.  In addition to her parents she was predeceased by a brother, Wilson Rigney and three sisters, Brenda Turner, Ethel Blankenship, Elizabeth Dillon. She was a member of Clearview Baptist Church and retired from Sara Lee Knitting with over 25 years service.

She is survived by her husband of 24 years, Eugene Blankenship of the home, two daughters, Molly Lane of Figsboro and Doris Valderrama of Leatherwood, one brother, Herbert Rigney of Ridgeway, three sisters, Wynona Smith of Horsepasture, Paulette Law of Rocky Mount and Jewel Rigney of Roanoke, three grandchildren and six great-grandchilden.

The funeral service will be held on Monday, July 27, 2009 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Roselawn Funeral Home with the Pastor Ron Gardner officiating the service.  Interment will follow in Roselawn Burial Park.  

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Martinsville City, VA, Death

Roanoke Times, 7/26/2009

Janice Marie Rigney Blankenship, 67, of Martinsville, Va., died July 24, 2009. Funeral services 11 a.m. Monday, July 27, 2009, Roselawn Chapel Funeral Home, Martinsville.
From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Martinsville City, VA, Obituary

http://www.martinsvillebulletin.com/obituaries.cfm?ID=24228

Nov 30, 2009

James R. Sonny Blankenship, 69, of Martinsville, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009, at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville. He was born in Henry County on Sept. 2, 1940, to Joseph Russell Blankenship and Sallie Columbia Cobbler Blankenship. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Blankenship.

Surviving are a daughter, Brenda Turner of Bassett; a son, Sonny James Turner of Bassett; a sister, Sarah Kirby of Buffalo Junction; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be at 8 p.m. today in the South Chapel of Bassett Funeral Service with Pastor Gary Martin officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Elsie H. 90, 29Sep1915 - 17Jun2006, Martinsville City, VA, VA-224-22-6415

Blankenship, Guss S. 74, 06May1929 - 31Oct2003, Martinsville City, VA, VA-227-32-6390

Blankenship, Herman D. 82, 15May1923 - 31Mar2006, Martinsville City, VA, VA-224-22-5537

Blankenship, Harold D. 75, 09Apr1928 - 04Aug2003, Martinsville City, VA, VA-227-28-8464

Blankenship, James R. 69, 02Sep1940 - 28Nov2009, Martinsville City, VA, VA-229-50-1403

Blankenship, Janice M. 67, 25Aug1941 - 24Jul2009, Martinsville City, VA, VA-227-50-1117

Blankenship, John D. 76, 04Oct1931 - 31Dec2007, Martinsville City, VA, VA-224-36-1293

Blankenship, Katherine C. 74, 17Apr1929 - 29May2003, Martinsville City, VA, VA-225-34-2086

Blankenship, Laura L. 40, 15Jul1968 - 29Jun2009, Martinsville City, VA, VA-226-21-7473

Blankenship, Madie M. 79, 16Sep1921 - 01Mar2001, Martinsville City, VA, VA-225-26-6992

Blankenship, Roosevelt 68, 13Jun1934 - 08Aug2002, Martinsville City, VA, VA-228-38-8528

Blankenship, Sallie C. 89, 06Jul1910 - 17Apr2000, Martinsville City, VA, VA-225-01-3027

Blankenship, Samuel G. 85, 12May1920 - 14Jul2005, Martinsville City, VA, VA-226-12-3411

 

Mecklenburg

 

2007, Nelson, Mecklenburg Co., VA, Obituary

The Courier-Times, (Roxboro, NC) - September 12, 2007

The funeral for Daniel Davis Cole, 82, of Box 4164 Hwy. 49, Nelson, Va., who died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007 at his home, will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Sept. 12, in the Brooks Funeral Home Chapel in South Boston, Va. by the Rev. Raymond McGarr. Burial will be in the Shady Grove United Methodist Church cemetery.

Mr. Cole was a native of Halifax County, Va., the son of the late Robert Daniel Cole and Mary Seat Cole Elder. His late son was Wayne Cole and his late daughter was Linda Cole. His late sister was Eunice Lowery and his late stepson was Stanley R. Julian.

He was a technician for Burlington Industries in Clarksville, Va. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II. He was a member of Shady Grove United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Annie Hite Cole; two daughters, Mickey Laws and husband, Mike, of Hurdle Mills and Teresa Bowes of Roxboro; a son, Danny Cole Jr. and wife, Diana, of Virgilina, Va.; two stepdaughters, Connie Blankenship of Oxford and Shirley Julian of Henderson; two brothers, Ralph F. Cole and Otis W. Cole, both of Virgilina; three sisters, Clara C. Elliott and Sylvia Lowery, both of South Boston, and Eula Fuller of Buffalo Junction, Va.; seven grandchildren, Robin Oakley, Wendy C. Spivey, Megan Cole, Ashley Laws Fletcher, Jennifer C. Bowen, Autumn Bowes and Carsen Bowes; two step grandchildren, Randy Blankenship and Autumn Julian; and four great-grandchildren, Lauren Oakley, Cole Bowen, Tyler Spivey and Daniel Spivey.

[SSDI, 15Feb1925 - 09Sep2007]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Lucille L. 91, 15Feb1916 - 05Jun2007, Chase City, Mecklenburg, VA, VA-227-01-9138

 

Montgomery

 

2009, Blacksburg, Montgomery Co., VA, Obituary

http://obitsforlife.com/obituary/155081/Blankenship-Teresa.php

Teresa Lynn "Goonie" Blankenship, 35, of 190 Danny Lane, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2009. Born in Hyattsville, MD, Ms. Blankenship was the daughter of the late Gerald Eugene Blankenship and Coleen Carol Ryan Blankenship of Blacksburg. Ms. Blankenship worked as a cashier at the Dollar Tree.

In addition to her mother, Ms. Blankenship is survived by three sons, Dillon Shane Blankenship, Justin Adam Blankenship, Jose Auturo Blankenship, all of the home; a daughter, Brittany Michelle Blankenship of the home; five brothers, Gerald Eugene Blankenship, Jr. of Blacksburg, Billy Devon Blankenship of Smyrna, Lance Blankenship of Cowpens, Clifton Blankenship of Smyrna, and Randy Blankenship of Smyrna; and two sisters, Jody Elizabeth Wyatt of Blacksburg and Melony Blankenship of Smyrna.

A memorial service for Ms. Blankenship will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2009 at three oclock at Smyrna Baptist Church with Rev. Lester Haney officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

 2009, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., VA, Obituary

Wytheville Enterprise, October 14, 2009

Sandra Jane Jessie Blankenship, 62 of Christiansburg, died Mon., Oct. 5, 2009. The daughter to the late William Jessie and Jeanette Lane. She was also preceded in death by her son, Terry Lee Elswick.

She is survived by her son, Jimmy Blankenship, Jr. of Christiansburg, VA; daughters, Sherry Horn and Tammy Blankenship of Richlands, VA; step-mother, Pearl Jessie of Pulaski, VA; brothers, Roger Jessie and his wife Janice of Christiansburg, VA, Don Jessie and his wife Peggy of Pulaski, VA, Michael Jessie and his wife Suzette of Wytheville, VA; sisters, Theresa Ososki and her husband John of Livonia, MI, Linda and her husband Michael Coleman of Richlands, Connie Stilwell, Genny Rose, Gearldine Hampton also of Richlands; three aunts, Lula, Ruby and Millie all of MtClemens, MI. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

A memorial service was held at 7 p.m. Wed. in The Horne Funeral Home Chapel.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Martha L. 80, 07Jun1921 - 20Feb2002, Blacksburg, Montgomery, VA, VA-224-24-5559

Blankenship, Beverly S. 86, 03Jun1914 - 16Sep2000, Christiansburg, Montgomery, VA, VA-226-18-3627

Blankenship, Christine S. 81, 13Nov1920 - 15Aug2002, Christiansburg, Montgomery, VA, VA-228-12-3916

Blankenship, Elizabeth W. 82, 09Oct1920 - 25Mar2003, Christiansburg, Montgomery, VA, VA-223-12-4182

Blankenship, Sandra J. 62, 02Feb1947 - 05Oct2009, Christiansburg, Montgomery, VA, VA-229-68-1803

 

Nelson

 

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

Blankenship, Jannie 96, 26Apr1906 - 17Mar2003, Lovingston, Nelson, VA, NY-083-18-5735

 

Newport News City

 

+2005, Newport News City, VA, Obituary

Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - March 17, 2003

David E. Blankenship, 82, died Friday, March 14, 2003. A native of Giles County, Va., he had been a Peninsula resident for 52 years.

Mr. Blankenship retired from Newport News Shipbuilding in 1982 as a Locomotive Engineer after 33 and 1/2 years of service. He served in the U.S. Army and the Maritime Service during World War II. Mr. Blankenship was a member of West Hampton Baptist Church for 50 years, where he served on the Board of Deacons and taught Sunday School. He was also a member of Warwick Lodge #336, A.F. & A. M.

Mr. Blankenship was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Lara W. Fairfield.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Elsie Blankenship; two daughters, Joyce B. Thomas and her husband, James, and Sandra B. Fairfield and her husband, Bucko; a sister, Elizabeth Roach of Emporia; two brothers, L. D. Blankenship and Ted Blankenship of Emporia; granddaughter, Tara F. Porter and her husband, Steve; great-grandchildren, Aryn and Cole Porter; and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank everyone at James River Nursing Center for their special care and kindness to David and the family.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, at West Hampton Baptist Church by Dr. Danny Owen. Burial will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.

 

2005, Newport News City, VA, Obituary

Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Alva Carlene Pike passed away Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005, at the Hampton Sentara Careplex Hospital. A native of Ararat, Va., Carlene was a long time Peninsula resident who enjoyed working as a manager at Hornes Coliseum Inn and was known by all who loved her as a strong-willed and independent woman.

Preceded in death by her loving husband of 32 years, Fred C. Pike, Carlene is survived by her daughter, Barbara Brewster and her husband, William; sons, James F. Pike and his wife, Kimberly, and Claude Slate Jr. and his wife, Linda; grandchildren, Mary Pike, Jason Slate, Debra Neel and her husband, Mike, Janice Cureton and her husband, Russell, Danny Cline, Steven Stewart and his wife, Bonnie, and Bruce Blankenship and his wife, Irine; great grandchildren, Michael Jr., Susan, Alisha, Briana, Shane, Lauren, Brook and Zoe as well as many other loving relatives and dear friends.

A life celebration service will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home Chapel with the burial immediately following in Peninsula Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Newport News City, VA, Obituary

Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - Monday, January 22, 2007

Perry W. English Jr., 72, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007, in Riverside Regional Medical Center. Born Sept. 28, 1934, in Franklin Co., he was the son of the late Perry W. English Sr. and Doris Ramsey English; he moved to Newport News at age six. Mr. Perry graduated from Smithdell Massey Business College in Richmond, and was retired from Barr Lumber Company in Southern California. He moved back to Newport News in 1988 to care for his mother until her death in 1991. He was a member of Ivy Farms Church of the Brethren. In retirement, he enjoyed yard work and reconditioning cars until his health began to fail. He spent most late afternoons and evenings with his friends at Newport News Moose Lodge #1119, where he was a member since 1974.

Survivors include his daughters, Rhonda Becknell and her husband, Kenny, of Portland, Tenn., and Cheryl Pernell and her fiance, Bobby Hunt, of Newport News; grandchildren, Ryan and Jackie Pernell of Newport News, Meredith Blankenship of Bowling Green, Ky., and Brett Lewis of Richmond; three great-grandchildren; and numerous aunts and cousins. A brother, Gary English, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, in Peninsula Funeral Home with interment to follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. Moose rites will be rendered at the graveside. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Newport News City, VA, Obituary

Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - Friday, April 6, 2007

"Glommer" Guy Cameron Ellis Jr., 77, died Monday, April 2, 2007, at his home. Born in Lee Hall, he was a lifelong Newport News resident. He was a graphic illustrator for the civil service. He enjoyed photography and was an avid sportsman.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews, including Kenneth Gilliam of Newport News and Karin Blankenship of Crewe.

A memorial service was conducted Thursday, April 5, at Veterans Memorial Gardens.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Newport News City, VA, Obituary

Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - Friday, April 6, 2007

Elsie Ellis Gilliam, 85, died Monday, April 2, 2007. She was born in Warwick County and had resided in Newport News her entire life. She worked for civil service in an administrative security position.

She is survived by her son, Kenneth Gilliam of Newport News; her daughter, Karin Blankenship and her husband, Toby, of Crewe; her two grandchildren, Aimee Dalton and her husband, Trevin, of Arlington and Brian Blankenship and his wife, Mary, of Willow Spring, N.C.; and her two great-grandchildren, Barclay Ann Blankenship and Ellis Andrew Blankenship , both of Willow Spring, N.C.

A graveside service was held Thursday, April 5, at Veterans Memorial Gardens.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2007, Newport News City, VA, Obituary

Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - Sunday, October 7, 2007

Hugh Alphus Blankenship , 87, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007. A native of Seymour, Mo., he had been a Peninsula resident since 1962. He retired from the U.S. Army after 22 years of service. He served during World War II, Korean Conflict and Vietnam. He was also stationed in Germany and France.

Mr. Blankenship was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Maria Blankenship, and son-in-law, Donald J. Piele.

Survivors include his daughter, Silvia Piele of Newport News; two grandchildren, Jimmy Steen and wife, Elaine, of Newport News and Michele Morris and husband, Zane, of Pueblo West, Colo.; and three great-grandchildren, Jessica and Jacob Steen and Chaz Morris.

A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8, in Hampton Memorial Gardens.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Newport News City, VA, Obituary

Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Robin C. Smith 60 passed away May 25, 2008. She was born to the late Percy and Edythe Goldberg Smith. She was a longtime Newport News resident and a past member of the Temple Sinai Sisterhood.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Phillip and Eric Smith.

She is survived by her son, Adam Blankenship; two grandchildren; a sister, Nancy Diehl; and a brother, Ivan Smith; nieces and nephews and many dear friends.

There will be a graveside service at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, at the Hebrew Cemetery in Hampton

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Newport News City, VA, Obituary

Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - Friday, July 18, 2008

Marcus L. Arthur Jr. went to be with the Lord on July 16, 2008 at the age of 74, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving wife of 21 years and the rest of his family.

Marcus was preceded in death by his parents, Marcus Arthur Sr. and Gladys; and brother, Donnie Arthur.

He leaves to cherish his blessed memories his wife, Faye Arthur; his children, Rick Arthur (Debi), Mike Arthur (Belinda), Doug Arthur (Shelley), Ronn Hill (Angel), and Becky Campbell (Robert); grandchildren, Chris, Jessica, Lauren, Jordan, Lindsay, Travis, Stephaney and Kodee; sister, Mary Lou Blankenship (Alvin); brothers, Richard Arthur (Joyce), Frank Arthur (Charlotte), Gene Arthur (Carol), Samuel Arthur (Carolyn); sister-in-law, Helen Arthur; a host of other loving relatives and caring friends.

Mark was raised in Gap Mills, W.Va. He relocated to Virginia to work at Newport News Shipyard, where he remained until he retired after 47 years. He was a faithful member of Liberty Baptist Church and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was known for his kind heart and gentle spirit and touched the lives of many.

His family expresses gratitude to Dr. Kessler, Kathy Pearson, CNP and Personal Touch Hospice Services, who helped Mark to pass with comfort and dignity.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 19, at Peninsula Funeral Home, with interment at Peninsula Memorial Park immediately following the service

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Anna M. 78, 02Nov1925 - 20Dec2003, Newport News City, VA, MD-212-44-6807

Blankenship, David E. 82-83, 24Mar1920 - 14Mar2003, Newport News City, VA, VA-228-10-1009

Blankenship, Edna D. 78, 13Aug1922 - 05Jun2001, Newport News City, VA, KS-511-16-3075

Blankenship, Hugh A. 87, 30Jul1920 - 03Oct2007, Newport News City, VA, MO-491-32-9678

Blankenship, Keith T. 53, 17Sep1951 - 08Apr2005, Newport News City, VA, VA-229-76-5593

Blankenship, Sarah J. 80, 28Jan1921 - 14Sep2001, Newport News City, VA, VA-229-32-3332

 

Norfolk City

 

2008, Norfolk City, VA, Obituary

Virginian Pilot 31Aug2008, Sec #B, Page #6

Myrianthe (Mary) Pavlides, 102, went to join her beloved husband Christ, in heaven Aug. 28, 2008. Born July 18, 1906, in Nicosia, Cyprus, she was the last survivor of 12 siblings. She came to the U.S. in 1930 and five years later married Christ. They were married for more than 60 years before his death in 1995. She was a member of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Norfolk and the Golden Years Club. She was also a member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Virginia Beach.

Mary leaves behind a legacy of love and devotion for her family. Her beautiful smile and her famous stuffed grape leaves will be forever remembered.

She is survived by her daughter, Florence Blankenship of Virginia Beach, who did more to make her comfortable and content than anyone can imagine; her daughter, Irene Wood and son-in-law Bob; granddaughters, Marian Mace (Bob) and Christine Comus (Louis); and seven great-grandchildren, all from Arizona. She is also survived by a special niece, Helen Kanakis, and numerous other nieces and nephews overseas.

Our gratitude to Dr. Nabil Tadros for his many years of love and care. A special thanks to her caregivers of many years, Laverne Wheeling, Rosie Patterson, Chris Hall, Vernell Curry and Joann Clough and to her caring neighbors and many friends.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 621 First Colonial Road, Virginia Beach, by Father James Pavlow. A Trisagion service will be held Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Bayside Chapel of Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, where the family will remain to receive friends until 8 p.m. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk after a reception at the church. May her smile, love and memory be eternal.

From: diane dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Norfolk City, VA, Obituary

Virginian Pilot October 7, 2009

Edna V. Smith, 71, passed away Oct. 2, 2009, at Norfolk Health Care. She   was born April 1, 1938 in Accomack County, Virginia, and was a graduate of Booker T. Washington   High School. She retired from Sentara Norfolk General Hospital as a nurse after 30 years of service. She was later employed with Norfolk Public Schools for five years.

Edna was predeceased by her husband, James F. Smith. She is survived by two daughters, Valerie R. Wiggins and Lisa M. Smith; four sons, Ricardo, Christopher, Gregg and Steven; two sisters, Gracie Skinner and Evelyn ‍Blan‍‍kenship; 23 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Metropolitan Funeral Service, 120 W. Berkley Ave. Interment will be at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Norfolk. Family and friends will assemble at 1719 Campostella Road one hour prior to service for procession to the chapel. Condolences may be offered at www.metropolitanfuneralservice.com.  

From: diane dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Northampton

 

+2007, Nassawadox, Northampton Co., VA, Obituary

Alda B. Blankenship, 94, formerly of Ringgold, Georgia died on April 18, 2007 in Virginia. She was born in Flat Rock, Alabama on March 6, 1913.

Prior to moving to Virginia to be near her daughter, she lived most of her life in and around the Chattanooga, Tennessee and Ringgold, Georgia area. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Charles Lee Blankenship. She was a member of Ringgold First Baptist Church and Deborah Sunday School Class, which she helped organize in 1962 and taught for 11 years. She was also a member of the PTA for most of her adult life and also a life member and past president of the Catoosa County Council of PTA. At the age of 62, she started art lessons and enjoyed oil paintings until the age of 87. She was a member of the Civic Art League and Regional Art Alliance of Chattanooga.

Her husband, Charles, daughter, Betty Shelby, son, Charles (Tommy) Blankenship; grandson, Barry Shelby; brothers, Clark Byers and Alva Byers; and sisters, Dolly Smith and Isabel Fox preceded her in death.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Dianne and Wilson Leggett of Cape Charles, Virginia and brother, Robert Kay Wilson of Chattanooga, Tennessee, son-in-law, Jack Shelby of LaFayette, Georgia; daughter-in-law, Bobbye Blankenship of Ringgold, Georgia. She is also survived by seven granddaughters,Teresa (Shelby) Johnston, Lori Shelby, Lisa (Blankenship) Prutsman, Sara (Blankenship) Gilliam, Gina (Blankenship) Duva, Renee Gattis, Michelle (Gattis) Lovatt and 10 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and three special friends, Katie and Darby Moraitakis and Anne Smitherman who she fondly referred to as her adopted granddaughters.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:00 P.M. in the chapel of Wilson Funeral Home Wallis-Stewart Chapel in Ringgold, Georgia with Rev. Bruce Sloan officiating.. Interment will follow at Anderson Memorial Gardens.

The Virginian-Pilot; Apr 24, 2007 listed the Death and Funeral Home the Obituary is from the web site of the Wilson Funeral Home. JIM

 

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

Blankenship, Alda B. 94, 06Mar1913 - 18Apr2007, Cape Charles, Northampton, VA, GA-256-30-0027

 

Nottoway

 

2009, Crewe, Nottoway Co., VA, Obituary

Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - Sunday, August 16, 2009,

Jessica Faye Thomas, age 20, left her earthly home for her Heavenly home Aug. 14, 2009. She will be dearly missed, but will remain in our hearts forever.

Her sister, Margaret Lorean Thomas and grandfather, Alfred Thomas Sr. preceded her in death.

She is survived by her loving parents, George and Katherine Thomas; brother, George P. Thomas Jr.; maternal grandmother, Margaret J. Blankenship ; step-grandfather; Billy Blankenship ; maternal grandfather, Robert A. Voss; paternal grandmother, Lorean Thomas; a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Monday, at Hogg Funeral Home, followed by a graveside service at Providence Baptist Church Cemetery, at 4 p.m., officiated by the Rev. Dr. Richard Croxton.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Orange

 

+2003, Unionville, Orange Co., VA, Obituary

Free Lance-Star, 2/8/2003

Thomas Earl Lee, 85, of Unionville died on Friday, Feb. 7, 2003, at his residence He was born on Aug. 2, 1917, in Unionville, and was the son of the late Tom Lee and Vergie Hughes Lee. He is also preceded in death by his first wife, Gertrude Young Lee; a brother, Willie Fred Lee; and a brother-in-law, Thomas H. Blankenship.

He is survived by his wife, Gertrude Aylor Lee of Unionville; three daughters, Susan Lee Ratcliffe and her husband, Glenn, of Unionville, Selena Lee Rave and her husband, Rick, of Lake of the Woods, and Tommie Lee Critchfield and her husband, Michael, of Vienna; six grandchildren, Thomas F. Lumsden and his wife, Tara, of Madison, Yvonne Dawson and her husband, Carter, of Lahore, Jessica C. Rave and Patrick T. Rave of Lake of the Woods, Jamie L. Critchfield and Stacy M. Crutchfield of Vienna; three great-grandchildren, Brianna A. Beere and Leigh Erin Lumsden of Madison,