2000-2005 WV, Compiled by James W. Blankenship jkblank1(at)sbcglobal.net

 

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

Blankenship, Alex D. 19, 28Jan1981 - 15Mar2000, (72), WV-234-21-7380

Blankenship, Anthony C. 50, 19Mar1954 - 15Oct2004, (72), WV/NC-232-88-5416

Blankenship, Archie C. 67, 31Mar1935 - 29Dec2002, (72), WV-235-52-6918

Blankenship, Cay F. 58, 12Jun1944 - 29Aug2002, (72), WV-236-70-1001

Blankenship, Charles M. 80, 21Oct1922 - 06Oct2003, (FO), WV-233-30-3209

Blankenship, Clark G. 58, 08Nov1944 - 30Jun2003, (72), WV-234-72-0088

Blankenship, Curtis R. 39, 22Jul1961 - 21Jan2001, (SI), WV-236-94-3856

Blankenship, Dallie 48, 12Jun1952 - 18Nov2000, (72), WV/NC-232-88-9907

Blankenship, David 55, 02Feb1949 - 01Sep2004, (72), WV/NC-232-74-1994

Blankenship, David 55, 06Apr1949 - 01Feb2005, (72), WV-234-78-4941

Blankenship, Douglas A. 48, 28Jan1952 - 07Oct2000, (72), WV-235-84-9609

Blankenship, Elizabeth J. 37, 08Jun1964 - 11Oct2001, 30157 (PE), WV-236-21-0777

Blankenship, Eric G. 24, 15Jun1975 - 10Mar2000, (72), WV-236-15-1498

Blankenship, Gary W. 45, 05Dec1958 - 09Nov2004, (72), WV-233-90-1507

Blankenship, Helen 56, 05Nov1945 - 04Nov2002, (72), WV-234-68-8873

Blankenship, James M. 20, 27Sep1982 - 03Jul2003, (72), WV-234-23-9560

Blankenship, Jeannie L. 49, 17Oct1951 - 11Mar2001, (72), WV/NC-232-74-0626

Blankenship, Jerry 46, 22Dec1955 - 17Aug2002, (FO), WV-235-92-5510

Blankenship, Joseph M. 28, 29Nov1976 - 18Aug2005, (72), WV-233-31-9129

Blankenship, Larry B. 46, 08Jul1957 - 10Apr2004, 25689 (72), WV-235-96-5124

Blankenship, Lucille N. 89, 28Jul1915 - 31Mar2005, 32080 (PE), WV-236-38-9475

Blankenship, Marcella A. 59-60, 26May1944 - 11May2004, 24886 (SI), WV-235-66-0443

Blankenship, Madeline M. 78, 29May1921 - 10Feb2000, (72), WV/NC-232-04-4517

Blankenship, Mercer L. 45, 03Jun1958 - 26Mar2004, (FO), WV-235-94-9858

Blankenship, Michael K. 49, 17Jul1950 - 25Jan2000, (72), WV-236-82-1118

Blankenship, Nancy S. 52, 08Sep1950 - 29Dec2002, (72), WV-233-80-5123

Blankenship, Nickdemos 82, 24Sep1918 - 20Dec2000, (72), WV-233-24-1437

Blankenship, Patrick W. 23, 17Mar1978 - 18May2001, (72), WV-236-13-6970

Blankenship, Robert 57, 23Oct1948 - 07Dec2005, (SI), WV-236-72-5737

Blankenship, Robert H. 79, 22Feb1925 - 09Apr2004, (72), WV-235-34-8428

Blankenship, Robin L. 41, 26Aug1963 - 05Nov2004, (SI), WV-235-88-7124

Blankenship, Ruth E. 76, 12Sep1926 - 29Jun2003, (72), WV-234-38-5927

Blankenship, Stella L. 61, 27May1943 - 17Dec2004, (SI), WV-235-76-5414

Blankenship, Terry D. 49, 17Jan1955 - 19Sep2004, (72), WV-233-88-4751

Blankenship, Troy 60, 28Jul1944 - 24Sep2004, (SI), WV-235-70-6385

Blankenship, Waldo B. 88, 18Aug1915 - 27Apr2004, (72), WV/NC-232-18-9284

Blankenship, Wayne 60, 10Jun1943 - 17Apr2004, (72), WV-233-66-3763

Blankenship, William L. 61, 23Dec1942 - 30Jan2004, (72), WV-233-68-4541

Blankenship, Woodrow W. 84, 05Feb1917 - 08May2001, (72), WV/NC-232-40-4665

 

Berkeley

 

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

Blankinship, L. E. 81, 26Jul1918 - 30Apr2000, Hedgesville, Berkeley, WV, IA-478-14-3882

Blankenship, Rheba M. 87, 17Jun1917 - 21Jun2004, Hedgesville, Berkeley, WV, TX-451-34-0050

 

Boone

 

2002, Ashford, Boone Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Apr 10, 2002

Sherman "Slim" Kirk Sr., 68, of Ashford, widower of Effie Kirk, died Sunday in Logan General Hospital. He was parts manager at Paul Cooke Ford. Survivors include two sons, Sherman Kirk II of Logan and Steven Kirk of Scottsburg, Ind.; and one daughter, Samantha White of New Albany, Ind. Funeral 1 p.m. today at Crown Holiness Church, Man; burial in Blankenship Cemetery. Collins Funeral Home, Switzer, is in charge of arrangements.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2004, Bandytown, Boone Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - September 6, 2004

Clayton W. Blankenship, 85, of Bandytown, W.Va., passed away at his home on Sept. 5, 2004. He was a member of the Church of Christ, a veteran of the 82nd U.S. Airborne during World War II, and a retired coal miner from the Armco Steel Robinhood mines at Twilight, W.Va.

He is survived by his wife, Hazel, of 57 years. He is also survived by his son, Dr. Danny C. Blankenship and his wife, Nancy, of Avon Lake, Ohio. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Greg Bratton and his wife, Lori, of Savannah, Ga., and by Leigh Ann and Clayton Joseph Blankenship of Avon Lake, Ohio.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004, at the Handley Funeral Home in Danville, W.Va. Evangelist Timmy Bailey and Ralph Jarrell will be officiating. Burial will follow at the Mid-Ferrell Cemetery at Bandytown, W.Va., with military graveside rites conducted by the Daniel Boone VFW Post 5578 of Madison, W.Va

[SSDI, 23Dec1918 - 05Sep2004]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2003, Hewett, Boone Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - October 26, 2003

Myrtle Marie Ball, 84 of Hewett, Boone County, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord, Friday, Oct. 24, 2003. Born Oct, 16, 1919, at Hewett, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Lillie Akers Aleshire. Mrs. Ball was a homemaker and an active member of the Spencer Chapel United Methodist Church for 55 years.

In additional to her parents, Mrs. Ball was also preceded in death by three brothers, Herman, Hubert, and Aaron; and by one sister, Hester.

Survivors include her husband of 69 years, Ardith Ball of Hewett; son and daughter-in-law, Edward "Bub" and Joyce Ball of Hewett; daughters and son-in-law, Betty and Dale Franklin of Burlington, Colo., Iva Blankenship of Aurora, Colo., Nancy Ball of Sulphur, La.; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Spencer Chapel United Methodist Church, Hewett, with the Rev. Roger McCauley and Earl Akers officiating. Burial will follow at the Ball Cemetery on the Missouri Fork of Hewett.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Clayton W. 85, 23Dec1918 - 05Sep2004, Gordon, Boone, WV, WV-233-24-6459

 

Braxton

 

2004, Exchange, Braxton Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - April 23, 2004

David Lynn "Baby Dave" Jack Jr., 29, of Exchange succumbed April 15, 2004, of injuries suffered while driving his 18-wheeler which crashed on I-79 near the Beckley exit, resulting from a rockslide that covered the southbound lanes. Due to his unfortunate accident, "Baby Dave" is now driving his rig in the heavens and stars. David Jr. was born Feb. 13, 1975, in Gassaway. He was the beloved son of David L. Jack Sr. and Roberta "Bobbie" Dobbins Riffle.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, William W. "Bill" and Virginia L. Jack of Exchange; paternal uncle, Lewis B. Jack; his maternal grandfather, Argyle "Bill" Dobbins of Airport Road, Sutton; maternal stepgrandfather, Noal Lester Riffle; aunt, Mary Jack, maternal stepcousin, Staci and paternal cousin, Andrew.

David Jr. is survived by his immediate family, consisting of: his mother and stepfather, Roberta and Raymond Riffle of Chapel Road, Gassaway; his father and stepmother, David L. Sr. and Barbara A. Jack of Exchange; his younger sister and her husband, Karen and Dale Abraham and their two children Jocelyn Rayne and Mason Jack Abraham; one younger brother, Daniel Riffle of Chapel Road, Gassaway; and his older stepsister and her husband, Lisa and Paul Keown and their children, Teyha, Isaac, Ian and Gracie, currently stationed in Turkey. David Jr. is also survived by his maternal grandmother, Martha "Peggie" Dobbins of Airport Road, Sutton; his maternal stepgrandmother, Irene Riffle of Buckhannon; stepsisters and their husbands, Rhonda and Tom Hahn and Rebecca and Chris Lamb, all of Weston; his paternal great-aunt, Beatrice Jack, formerly of Exchange; his maternal stepgrandparents, Burton and Ruth Villers of Heaters; and great-aunt Virginia Davis of Chapel Road, Gassaway. Also surviving are maternal aunt and uncle, Frankie and John Neeson, and cousins, Marti Gommerman, Kelly Fonner; uncle, Argyle "Tommy" Dobbins, and cousins Kenny and Billy; uncle and aunt, David and Jeanette Dobbins, and cousins Emerson and Crystal. Other survivors include his paternal uncle, Lane Jack; uncle and aunt, Henry and Dolly Jack; aunts and uncles, Lou Ann and Lloyd Gaines, Jo Ellen and Erman Smith; cousins, Jeff Smith, Andrea Posey and husband Mike, Lane Jack II and wife Sherry, Elaine Barnes and husband Tom, Donna Ray Pate and husband Rob, Danielle, Bobby Martin and wife Michelle, Jeff and Jeremy; paternal cousin, Billy B. Jack and wife Nadene; cousins, Robert Jack and Pam Wilburn, Carolyn Cruickshanks, Candy Smyth, Sherri Sergent, Sheryl Currence, Becky Smith, Colletta Blankenship and Jean Davis; maternal step-uncles and -aunts, Calvin and Jane Villers, Max and Marge Villers; aunt, Shelba Ealy; cousins, Shawna, Cheri Conn and her husband, Bill, Josh, Tracy, Amos and Joanna. In addition to David Jr.'s family, who loved and cherished him, he will be sadly missed by all the neighbors and a large host of friends.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 24, 2004, at Gassaway Baptist Church with the Rev. David Fisher, the Rev. Clara Peggs and the Rev. William Griffin officiating. Burial will follow in the Jack family cemetery, Exchange.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

2004, Frametown, Braxton Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - April 14, 2004

Johnnie Smith, 82, of Frametown, W.Va., died April 12, 2004, in the Laurel Nursing & Rehab Center, Ivydale, W.Va. He was born Oct. 3, 1921, in Cordova, Ala., the son of the late Charlie and Agnes Smith of Logan County. Johnnie was a member of the Hope Baptist Church, Frametown, where he was a Sunday school teacher. He was a United States World War II Army veteran and a 50-year member of the American Legion. He retired after 42 years of service as a store manager with Amherst and Island Creek coal companies.

Also preceding him in death were two brothers, Jimmie and Charles Smith; and two sisters, Dora Belle and Nellie Smith.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ruth Ellen Smith; two sons, Timothy Smith of Granger, Ind., and Michael Smith of Kernersville, N.C.; three sisters, Effie Brewer of Southaven, Miss., Helen Ward of Hamlin, W.Va., and Dorothy Blankenship of Mount Clemons, Mich. Also surviving are nine grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, April 15, 2004, at Hope Baptist Church in Frametown, with the Rev. Rich Demastus and the Rev. Bobby Goldberg officiating. Burial will follow at the Middle Run Church Cemetery near Frametown.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Billy R. 68, 10Dec1934 - 19May2003, Burnsville, Braxton, WV, MD-212-30-2933

 

Brooke

 

2003, Colliers, Brooke Co., WV, Death

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West Virginia, Ohio County, Deaths reported 6-19-2003, Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Thursday, 31 January 2008, at 4:54 p.m. From The Intelligencer

Young, William Blankenship, 85, of Colliers, W.Va., died Wednesday, June 18, 2003 at home.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Cabell

 

2000, Barboursville, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Oct 05, 2000

Ivan Blankenship, 69, of Barboursville, husband of Lucille Newman Blankenship, died Tuesday at home. He retired from the Kroger Co.

Also surviving are two daughters, Jeanette Morris and Marsha Poling, both of Barboursville; and three sisters, Marie Ramsey of Statesville, N.C., and Nina Shafer and Lena Wickline, both of Huntington.

Funeral 2 p.m. Friday at Wallace Funeral Home; burial in Enon Cemetery, Salt Rock.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2001, Barboursville, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jan 24, 2001

Emogene Barbour Haucke, 82, of Barboursville, widow of Clyde R. Haucke, died Sunday in Morris Memorial Nursing Home, Milton. She was a retired inspector for Corbin Ltd.

Survivors include one daughter, Peggy L. Waugh of Huntington; one sister, Gladys Blankenship of Huntington; and one grandson, William Todd Cooper of Huntington.

Funeral 12:30 p.m. Friday at Chapmans Mortuary, Huntington; burial in Ridgelawn Memorial Park, Huntington.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2003, Barboursville, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Apr 13, 2003

Hazel Virginia Kelley, 89, of Barboursville passed away Friday, April 11, 2003. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, April 14, 2003, at the Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel by Pastor James Jobe and the Rev. Richard Black. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens.

She was born May 25, 1913, in Salt Rock, a daughter of the late George F. and Mary Elizabeth Booth Vannatter. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Averil Kelley; three sisters, Vicie Crank, Della McComas and Rosie Blankenship; and six brothers, Banner, Bob, Arthur, Sherman, Jack and the Rev. Bob Vannatter. She was a member of Hebron Baptist Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Easter M. Miller of Barboursville; one son, Ralph A. Kelley of Plymouth, Ohio; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a special niece, Wilma Rees; and a special nephew, Bud McComas.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2003, Barboursville, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Apr 21, 2003

Orval G. "Jack" Blankenship, 72, of Barboursville passed away Saturday, April 19, 2003, in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2003, at Crook Chapel Church by the Rev. Ralph Houck. Burial will be in Crook Cemetery.

He was born Aug. 18, 1930, in Cabell County, a son of the late Cline and Virgie Dodson Blankenship. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Arlene Louise Burdette Blankenship. He was a member of Crook Chapel Church and worked his entire life in the wholesale grocery business.

He is survived by three sons, Jamie Blankenship of Huntington, Randy Blankenship of Barboursville and Bobby Blankenship of Washington Courthouse, Ohio; three sisters, Catherine Seitz and Shirley Waugh, both of Huntington, and Sue Russell of Barboursville; two brothers, Richard Blankenship of Cleveland, Ohio and Robert Blankenship of Glenwood, W.Va.; seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2003, Barboursville, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, May 09, 2003

David Allen Johnson, 41, of Barboursville died Thursday in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington; burial in Dock's Creek Cemetery, Kenova. He was a self employed mechanic.

Survivors include a daughter, Heather Mills of Huntington; two sons, David Mills of Huntington and Jamie Smith of York, S.C.; four sisters, Nancy Johnson, Margaret Holland and Sarah Zirkle, all of Huntington and Barbara Blankenship of Barboursville; and two brothers, Gene Johnson and Benny Johnson, both of Huntington.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2003, Barboursville, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Oct 17, 2003

Harry L. King, 89 of Dublin, Ga., formerly of Barboursville, W.Va., passed away October 15, 2003 at White Oaks Personal Care Home, Cochran, Ga. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 18, 2003 at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, by Rev. Tom Hysell. Burial will be in Forest Memorial Park, Milton, W.Va.

He was born August 17, 1914 in Barboursville, a son of the late William Allen and Cora Halley King. He was a member of Living Stone Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ardeth King; five brothers, Bert, Charles, Virgil, Stanley and Lawrence King; five sisters, Mabel Langdon, Goldie Blankenship, Virginia Wickline, Mattie Perry, and Florence Hughes.

He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Henry L. and Patty King of Dublin, Ga.; one sister, Mrs. Hurley (Nell) Hughes of Huntington.

Pallbearers will be Bill Blankenship, Hollis Blankenship, Morgan Hargas, John Gothard, George King and Bob King.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2003, Barboursville, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Dec 26, 2003

Beulah Ann Hinchman, 70, of Barboursville, W.Va., wife of Richard Hinchman, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 24, 2003. She was born December 12, 1933, in Logan County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Garrett and Rachel Moore Clark.

Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Lisa Hinchman, Kevin and Donna Hinchman and Sidney and Beverly Hinchman, all of Barboursville; she is also survived by four sisters and one brother, Helen Walls of Johnson City, Tenn., Coleen Hoffnagle of El Toro, Calif., Sylvia Starr of Johnson City, Tenn., Pat Sydnor of Huntington and Buhl Jacob Clark of Barboursville; grandchildren, Caleb Hinchman, John Hinchman, Brady Hinchman, Zane Fleming and Rory Carter; a special friend, Margaret Blankenship. She was retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Pallbearers will be Jeff Clark, Brian Clark, Jeff Williams, Ryan Williams, Brent Blankenship and Joe Blankenship. Honorary pallbearers will be Charlie Beckelheimer and Jim Castle. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 27, 2003, at the Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel, Barboursville, by the Rev. Scott Ferguson. Burial will be in the Hinchman Family Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2004, Barboursville, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jan 11, 2004

Calvin C. "Woozie" Suiter, 75, of Barboursville, W.Va., passed away at his home Friday, Jan. 9, 2004. Memorial services will be held Monday at 7 p.m. at Beard Mortuary, conducted by the Rev. Rick Glass.

He was born Dec. 25, 1928, in Huntington, son of the late John and Golda Bayes Suiter. He was a retired employee of the U.S. Postal Service in Huntington and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force in World War II. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Wendy Suiter; a granddaughter, Camry Ann Suiter; two sisters, Patricia Blankenship and Freida Brumfield; four brothers, Billy Neal, Freddy Mack and Harry and Donald "Deak" Suiter.

He is survived by 3 sons, Troy Suiter and his wife Regina of Barboursville, Scott Suiter of Huntington and Eric Tolar of Chapel Hill, N.C.; six sisters, Helen Orme of Huntington, Dorothy Peake of Cleves, Ohio, Edna Clagg of Proctorville, Ohio, Glenna Utt of South Point, Ohio, Nancy Jane Simpkins of Huntington and Ruth Ann McWilliams of Barboursville; three brothers, Frank Suiter of Plant City, Fla., Sammy Suiter of South Point and Johnny Wayne Suiter of Palm Coast, Fla.; and four grandchildren, Brittany, Leah, Kaitlyn and Drew.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2004, Barboursville, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Dec 27, 2004

Lillian Irene Dailey Cabell, 85, of Barboursville, went to meet her Savior, her family and her many friends, Friday, December 24, 2004. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 28, 2004, at the Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel by Pastor Brad Toney and Pastor Paul Holton. Burial will be in Forest Memorial Park.

She was born September 28, 1919, in Milton, W.Va., a daughter of the late Chauncey and Pearl Rose Dailey. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Douglas Cabell; a son, Baxter Cabell; a daughter, Charlotte Jeffrey; and seven brothers and sisters. She was retired from Cabell Huntington Hospital after 22 years of service and was a charter member of Roach Baptist Church.

She leaves behind a host of family and friends that will always keep her in their hearts; one daughter, Susie Hall and her husband Bob of Barboursville; one sister, Reba Bostic and her husband Virgil of Barboursville; a daughter-in-law, Thelma Cabell of Salt Rock; a son-in-law, Randy Jeffrey of Barboursville; four grandchildren, Angela Blankenship and her husband Bill, Missy Damron and her husband Keith, Scott Jeffrey and his wife Bess and Amy Beach and her husband Joey; five great-grandchildren; many special nieces and nephews, and dear friends, Ruth Skaggs and Georgia Venoy, and a special brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Frank and Opal Cabell.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Barboursville, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jan 28, 2005

Curtis Blankenship Sr., 61 of Barboursville, passed away Wednesday, January 26, 2005, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, January 29, 2005. at Wallace Funeral Home, Milton, W.Va., by Pastor Paul Meadows. Burial will be in Forest Memorial Park, Milton.

He was born September 2, 1943, in Pike County, Ky., a son of the late Gordy and Della McCoy Blankenship. He was preceded in death by his wife, Magdalene and two sons, Brian and Michael.

He is survived by four sons, Curtis Blankenship Jr., Sanford, Steve and Shawn Blankenship, all of Matewan, W.Va.; and a very special friend and caregiver, Naomi Henry of Ona.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Barboursville, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Feb 13, 2005

Pearl Cooper Hoover, 79, of Barboursville passed away Saturday, February 12, 2005. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 15, 2005, at the Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel, Barboursville, by the Rev. Richard Black. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens.

She was born Dec. 8, 1925, in Orgas, W.Va., a daughter of the late Lonnie and Della Cooper. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Hoover; one daughter, Susie Lundeby; and one brother, Anderson Cooper.

She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and Shaun Gilliam of Barboursville; one son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Aundria Hager of Lubbock, Texas; three sisters, Lucille Supanski of Orgas, W.Va., Edna Mae Long of Woodbridge, Va., and Betty Jo Payne of Charleston, W.Va.; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; her two special four-legged friends, Pookie and Sydney; and a host of friends.

Pallbearers will be Terry Payne, Brad Rowe, David Mellert, Pat Blankenship, Chris Clagg and James Alberts.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Barboursville, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Apr 18, 2005

Frances Emolene Lipscomb Hobbs, 94, of Barboursville went home to be with the Lord Saturday, April 16, 2005, in Heritage Center. Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel by Pastor Danny Ford. Burial will be in Langdon Cemetery, Getaway, Ohio.

She was born Feb. 8, 1911, in Cabell County, a daughter of the late Claude Franklin and Dorothy Steele Lipscomb. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Claude Robert Hobbs; one grandson, Seth Record; one sister, Mary Alice Cazad Fizer; and three brothers, Rufus, Claude and Everett Lipscomb. She was a former employee of Riviera and Knob Hill Golf Courses and was a member of Steele Memorial United Methodist Church.

She is survived by three daughters, Kay Record of Huntington, Dorothy Myers of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Barbara Ann Copeland of Tupelo, Miss.; three sons, Claude Hobbs of Barboursville, Carl Sparks of Sardenia, Ohio, and Larry Sparks of Jacksonville, Fla.; one sister, Jean Black and her husband, Alonzo, of Milton; three brothers, Glen Lipscomb and his wife, Katie, of Barboursville, Jack Lipscomb of Ashland, Ky., and Bobby Lipscomb and his wife, Jane, of Proctorville, Ohio; 18 grandchildren including Francie Myers, Sandra Sowards, Bethany Record and Mark Arnould; 11 great-grandchildren including two special great-grandsons, Seth and Noah; a special niece, Jo Ann Blankenship; and a host of special nieces and nephews.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2000, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, May 24, 2000

Polly E. Adkins, 78, of Huntington, widow of Homer Adkins, died Tuesday in St. Mary's Hospital. She was a retired employee of C&P Telephone and Bell Atlantic companies.

Survivors include her mother, Ella Gilkerson of Wayne County; one son, Spencer Adkins of Michigan; and two sisters, Judy Blankenship and Ruth Blankenship.

Funeral 11 a.m. Friday at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington; burial in Woodmere Memorial Park, Huntington.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2000, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, May 25, 2000

Polly E. Adkins, 78, of Huntington, widow of Homer Adkins, died Tuesday in St. Mary's Hospital. She was an employee of C&P Telephone and Bell Atlantic Companies.

Survivors include her mother, Ella Bradshaw Gilkerson of Wayne County; one son, Spencer Adkins of Michigan; and two sisters, Judy and Ruth Blankenship.

Funeral 11 a.m. Friday at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington; burial in Woodmere Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2000, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jun 04, 2000

Edward Lee Pack, 67, of Huntington, husband of Rose Pack, died Friday in St. Mary's Hospital. He was a truck driver.

Also surviving are three sons, Robin Edward Pack of Culloden, and Rodney Lee Pack and David Alan Pack, both of Huntington; two daughters, Jenetta Marie LeMaster of Hamlin and Denetta Rose Lyons of Denver; three brothers, Arthur Howard Pack of South Solon, Ohio, and Raymond Louie Pack and Bennie Ray Pack, both of Hamlin; and four sisters, Virginia Blankenship of West Hamlin, Lois Hager of Culloden, and Connie Ward and Rita Forth, both of Hurricane.

Funeral 11 a.m. Monday at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin; burial in Lawson Cemetery, Hamlin.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2000, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jun 12, 2000

Edna M. Blankenship, 87, of Huntington died Sunday in Lincoln Continuous Care Center. Survivors include one daughter, Violet Lucas of Toledo, Ohio; and four sons, Almis Blankenship of Kenova, Russell Blankenship, Raymond Blankenship and "Pid" Leslie Blankenship, all of Huntington.

Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday at Beard Mortuary; burial in Crook Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2000, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jun 13, 2000

Edna Mae Blankenship, 87, of Huntington, widow of Taylor Blankenship, died Sunday in Lincoln Continuous Care Center.

Survivors include one daughter, Violet Lucas of Toledo, Ohio; three sons, Almis Blankenship of Kenova, and Russell Blankenship and Raymond Blankenship, both of Huntington; and two brothers, Herbert Adkins of Wayne and Charlie Adkins of Phoenix.

Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday at Beard Mortuary; burial in Crook Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2000, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jun 30, 2000

Rose Anna Ward, 68, of Huntington died Wednesday at home.

Survivors include four daughters, Christine Blankenship, Brenda Meehling and Linda McComas, all of Huntington, and Tamara Love of Ona; one son, David Meehling of Wilmington, N.C.; and two brothers, Raymond Meehling of Huntington and Edward Dale Meehling of Whitesburg, Ky.

Funeral 1 p.m. Sunday at Chapmans Mortuary, Huntington; burial in Woodmere Memorial Park, Huntington.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2000, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Sep 07, 2000

James Ransom Brown, 82, of Huntington, husband of Mary Ellen Robertson Brown, died Tuesday in St. Marys Hospital. He was retired from Valley Bell.

Also surviving are one daughter, Wanda Blankenship of Huntington; two sons, James E. Brown and Harold R. Brown, both of Huntington; and one sister, Mary Adkins of Huntington.

Graveside service 1 p.m. Friday in Maple Hill Cemetery.

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2000, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Sep 11, 2000

Roy L. Ashworth Jr., 73, of Huntington, widower of Opal Dean Ashworth, died Saturday. He was a painting contractor.

Survivors include one son, Randy Ashworth of Huntington; one daughter, Wanda Blankenship of Huntington; two brothers; and four sisters.

Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday at Reger Funeral Home; burial in Kennedy-Dean Cemetery.

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2000, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Nov 20, 2000

Mary Anne Winters Poling, 95, of Huntington, widow of John L. Poling, died Saturday in Heritage Manor Nursing Home.

Survivors include four grandchildren, Mary Ann Diddle, Linda Mae Wilkerson, Rebecca Sue Blankenship and Keith E. Miller; and three great-grandchildren, Jason Bunting Wilkerson, Lauren Rebekah Blankenship and Katherine "Katie" Anne Blankenship.

Graveside service 2 p.m. Tuesday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Huntington. No visitation.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2000, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Dec 01, 2000

Mozella M. Spurlock, 77, of Huntington, wife of Charles Albert Spurlock, died Wednesday in Heritage Care Center.

Also surviving are two sons, Stephen B. Spurlock and Wayne E. Spurlock, both of Wintersville, Ohio; four sisters, Irene F. Ashworth and Fannie B. Ashworth of Huntington and Carol Blankenship of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Alice Smith of Proctorville, Ohio; and one brother, David V. Jenkins of Glenwood.

Graveside service 1 p.m. Saturday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum. There will be no visitation.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2000, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Dec 21, 2000

Jack L. Adams, 78, of Huntington, husband of Freddie Lee Martin Adams, died Tuesday at home. He was a retired foreman for Pritchard Electric.

Also surviving are two daughters, Judy Lee Spence and Deborah Adams Manning, both of Huntington; three sisters, Rosemary Curtis of Huntington, Betty Lou Blankenship of Proctorville, Ohio, and Marjorie Layne of Buffalo, N.Y.

Funeral 1 p.m. Friday at Faith United Methodist Church, Huntington; burial in Spring Hill Cemetery.

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2000, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Dec 22, 2000

Lynn Rae Slavin, 57, of Huntington died Wednesday at home. She had taught Speech and Drama at Providence College and Gannon College.

Survivors include one aunt, Jewell Bennett Ward of North Canton, Ohio; one uncle, Gail Alderson of Fredericksburg, Va.; and one cousin, Lee Ann Blankenship of Kent, Ohio.

Graveside service noon Saturday in Ridgelawn Abbey of Devotion. There will be no visitation.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2001, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jan 16, 2001

Shirley B. Smith, 86, of Huntington, widow of Howard Smith, died Monday at home. Survivors include one sister, Reba "Becky" Blankenship of Huntington.

Funeral 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville; burial in Ridgelawn Memorial Park, Huntington.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2001, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jan 24, 2001

Bobby G. Queen, 62, of Huntington, husband of Dorisa L. Freeman Queen, died Tuesday at home. He was owner of Bobs Dryall Co.

Also surviving are one daughter, Gwendolyn Dyer of Kiahsville; one son, Gregory Queen of West Hamlin; five sisters, Lucille Ledbetter of Kenova, Faye Queen of Ashland, Nila Irby of Lavalette, Glenna Blankenship of Prichard and Velma Lotter of Parma, Ohio; and four brothers, Disal Queen of Kenova, Kenneth Queen of Paintsville, Ohio, Leonard Queen of Kiahsville and Lester Queen of Mentor, Ohio. Funeral 1 p.m. Thursday at Morris Funeral Home, Wayne; burial in Mountain Home Cemetery, Lincoln County.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2001, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Apr 01, 2001

Mary E. Nease Plymale, 84, of Huntington, widow of William S. Nease and Clarence H. Plymale, died Friday in Jo-Lin Health Care Center, Ironton. She was a retired beautician with the former Jo Lynn Beauty Shop, Huntington.

Survivors include three daughters, Rosella Robinette of Richmond, Va., Betty L. Preas of Huntington and Marilyn Verch of Tucson, Ariz.; two brothers, Floyd H. Sullivan Jr. of Dayton, Ohio, and Cecil Sullivan of Huntington; and two sisters, Marie Blankenship of Glenwood and Margaret McGraw of Louisville, Ky.

Funeral 1 p.m. Monday at Reger Funeral Chapel; burial in Woodmere Memorial Park, Huntington.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2001, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Apr 13, 2001

Ben Allen Blankenship, 76, of Huntington, husband of Shirley Jean Botcher Blankenship, died Wednesday in Cabell Huntington Hospital. He was former owner and operator of Bens IGA Grocery Store in Lavalette.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Shirley Jean Botcher Blankenship; two sons, Terry Blankenship and Mark Blankenship, both of Huntington; three brothers, Henry Blankenship of Wayne, George Blankenship of Dundee, Ill., and Pierce Blankenship of Ocean Springs, Miss.; four sisters, Sara Myrtle of Wayne, Liza Fraley and Ester Justice, both of Huntington, and Lydia Yeager of La Place, La.

Funeral 1 p.m. Saturday at Morris Funeral Home, Wayne; burial in Elmwood Cemetery, Wayne.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2001, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, May 28, 2001

Mary Kathleen Blankenship, 79, of Huntington, died Saturday in St. Marys Hospital. She was retired from Butler Furniture Co.

Survivors include two brothers, Julius Dyas Blankenship of Lima, Ohio, and Ray Blankenship of Scottsboro, Ala. Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday at Chapmans Mortuary; burial in Crook Chapel Cemetery.

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2001, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jul 02, 2001

Shirley D. Talbert, 51, of Huntington, died Friday. She was a secretary at Heiners Bakery. Survivors include her parents, Eugene Graham and Ollie Campbell Graham of Huntington; one son, Terry Talbert of Henriette, N.C.; two daughters, Gina Blankenship of Huntington and Bobbi Parker of Henriette; one sister, Mary Taft; and one brother, Frankie Graham.

Funeral 11 a.m. Tuesday at Reger Funeral Chapel, Huntington; burial in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2001, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jul 21, 2001

Letha Mayes, 89, of Huntington, widow of Walter Mayes, died Friday at home.

Survivors include two daughters, Diana Lucas Caltrider and Sandra Gail Estep, both of Huntington; one sister, Kay Evans of Cleveland; and two brothers, Robert Blankenship of Huntington and Ace Blankenship of South Carolina.

Chapmans Mortuary, Huntington, is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2001, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch,

(Aug 17, 2001)

Ella Clark Aldridge, 98, of Huntington died Wednesday in Mariner Health Care. She was a retired machine operator for Adel Fasteners.

Survivors include one daughter, Nadine Blankenship of Winchester.

Graveside service 11 a.m. today at Community Memorial Gardens, Wayne. There will be no visitation.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2001, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Aug 27, 2001

Kenneth F. Shafer, 77, of Huntington, husband of Nina R. Blankenship Shafer, died Wednesday in St. Marys Hospital. He was a retired plant superintendent for Martin Steel Inc.

Also surviving are one son, Ken Shafer of Huntington; three sisters, Mary Heatherly of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Virginia Overton of North Ridgeville, Ohio, and Lana Taylor of Huntington; and two brothers, T.R. Wickline of Huntington and Al Ramsey of Statesville, N.C.

Entombment in Christus Chapel Mausoleum, White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2001, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Dec 02, 2001

T. P. Maynard, 67, of Huntington, husband of Garnett Perry Maynard, died Friday in St. Marys Hospital. He was a retired custodian at Buffalo Middle School and former employee of Ensign Electric.

Also surviving are two daughters, Pamela Maynard Blankenship of Kenova and Patsy Maynard Bleyle of Chillicothe, Ohio; and four grandchildren, Jason David Blankenship of Kenova and Ryan Bleyle, Aly Bleyle and Lory Bleyle, all of Chillicothe.

Funeral 2 p.m. today at Morris Funeral Home, Wayne; burial in Community Memorial Gardens, Wayne.

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2001, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Dec 19, 2001

James Lloyd Adkins, 24, of Huntington, husband of Kelli Bartram Adkins, died Monday. He was a Barboursville police officer. Also surviving are his parents, Donald Eugene Adkins Sr. and Bonnie L. Adkins of Huntington; one daughter, Abbigail Adkins; one sister, Anita Adkins of Burlington, Ohio; one brother, Donald E. Adkins Jr. of Point Pleasant; one stepsister, Shawnee Jefferys of Chesapeake, Ohio; and three stepbrothers, Larry Edward Blankenship of Getaway, Ohio, Lundy William Blankenship of Huntington and Christopher Daniel Blankenship of Minnesota. Funeral 2 p.m. Thursday at Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville; burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2002, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jan 15, 2002

Arthur E. McKinney, 78, of Huntington, husband of Gloria Harrah McKinney, died Monday at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Huntington. He retired from the Greater Huntington Theater Corp.

Also surviving are three sons, Arthur E. McKinney Jr. of Garden Grove, Calif., Gary D. McKinney of Highland, Calif., and Danny K. McKinney of Huntington; one daughter, Patricia Shull of Milton; one brother, Richard McKinney of Cincinnati; and one sister, Peggy Blankenship of Alabama.

Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday at Reger Funeral Home, Huntington; burial in Spring Valley Memory Gardens, Huntington.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2002, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Feb 22, 2002

Jessie C. Belcher, 62, of Huntington, husband of Juanita "Bonnie" Pyles Belcher, died Thursday in Cabell Huntington Hospital. He was a self-employed contractor.

Also surviving are one daughter, Bambie Denita Cyrus of Prichard; two sons, Jessie Bomba Belcher and Namon Burt Belcher, both of Lavalette; seven sisters, Pauline Belcher and Leodia Blankenship, both of Huntington, Janeive Miller, Della Thompson, Thelma Lucas and Alletia Thompson, all of Wayne, and Ethel Kay Robertson of Nashville, Tenn.; four brothers, William Henry Belcher of McDermott, Ohio, Jack Belcher of Columbus, Ohio, Julian "Duke" Belcher of Alachua, Fla., and James Danny Belcher of Tampa, Fla.

Funeral 2 p.m. Saturday at Morris Funeral Home Chapel; burial in Stephens Cemetery, Wayne.

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2002, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Apr 02, 2002

Ernest O. Merritt Jr., 69, of Huntington, husband of Lois Smith Merritt, died Monday in St. Mary?s Hospital. He retired from INCO. Also surviving are two daughters, Lynn Sommerville of Craigsville and Jean Anne Jones of Huntington; two sisters, Marian Ruth Adkins and Sharon Blankenship. Funeral 11 a.m. Thursday at Beard Mortuary.

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2002, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Apr 03, 2002

Elizabeth Rutherford Hale, 74, of Huntington, widow of George W. Hale, died Monday in St. Mary?s Hospital. Survivors include four daughters, Betty R. Smith of Ceredo, Brenda Blankenship of Kenova, Mary Ann Smith of Wayne and Arvie E. Flowers of Ocala, Fla.; one son, George R. Hale of Ceredo; one stepson, William Thomas Hale of Wayne; and two sisters, Betty Jo Guffy of Columbus, Ohio, and Mabel Rutherford of Ceredo.

Funeral 1 p.m. Thursday at Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova; burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Ceredo.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2002, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

The Herald-Dispatch, (Huntington, WV) - April 5, 2002

Cecil Simmons Sr., 77, of Huntington passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at his residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Reger Funeral Chapel, the Rev. Carl Lilly officiating. Burial will be in Dock's Creek Cemetery, Kenova, W.Va.

He was born on February 28, 1925, in Cabell County, W.Va., a son of the late Samuel and Mary Bailey Simmons. He was a painter with the Painters Union Local 813.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Hester Mae Lowe Simmons, and three brothers, Herman, Morris and Elza Simmons.

Survivors include a son, Cecil Simmons Jr. two daughters, Patty Nash and Barbara Crossan a grandson, James Blankenship and a sister, Ruth Pennington.

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2002, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

The Herald-Dispatch, (Huntington, WV) - April 9, 2002

Mrs. Ethel "Granny" Samson Taylor, 88, of Huntington, W.Va., widow of Charles H. Taylor, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2002, in St. Mary's Hospital. Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at The Cross Roads United Methodist Church by the Rev. Timothy W. Halloran and the Rev. James R. Chenowith Jr. Entombment will be in Woodmere Memorial Park's Corridor of Faith Mausoleum.

She was born February 8, 1914, in Wayne County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Okey and Almedia Samson. She was a member for 55 years of The Cross Roads United Methodist Church, and a member of the Guyandotte Chapter #89 Order of the Eastern Star, whose members will conduct an Eastern Star service at 8 p.m. Tuesday evening.

She was preceded in death by four brothers and five sisters.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Wanda and Albert L. Tenney Jr. of Huntington one stepson, Bill Insco of Huntington one sister, Irene Houston of Huntington and her son, Dr. Paul D. Houston of Washington, D.C. one brother-in-law, Dr. Randall Taylor and his wife Shirley of Point Pleasant, W.Va., and their daughter Sheila of Columbus, Ohio special extended family Polly and Bob Cartmill, Linda Fowler Johnson and her husband Irv, and their children Ashley and Nicholas, Steve Fowler and his wife Marsha and their daughter Molly and several nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a special thanks to a niece, Thelda Blankenship, and to Martha Lyons, who gave her loving care.

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2002, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Apr 12, 2002

Shirley D. Myers Blankenship, 48, of Huntington died Wednesday in St. Marys Hospital. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two sons, David Allen Taylor of Huntington and Shawn Allen Taylor of Pomeroy, Ohio; one daughter, Angela Lee Thivener of Gallipolis, Ohio; and three brothers, Herbie Myers and Larry Myers, both of Henderson, and Eric Myers of Apple Grove. Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant; burial in Beale Chapel Cemetery, Apple Grove.

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2002, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

The Herald-Dispatch, (Huntington, WV) - April 25, 2002

Gracie Yates, 77, of Huntington, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 23, 2002. Private funeral service will be held Friday. She was born on December 30, 1924, in Wayne County, a daughter of the late Scott and Johana Adkins Estep.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William P. Yates one brother, Dillard Estep, and one grandson, Gregory A. Blankenship.

Survivors include one daughter, Donna F. Blankenship of Huntington two sisters, Floria Simpkins of Huntington and Boncil Martin of Barboursville four grandchildren, Christina, Rhonda, Angie and Scott two great-grandchildren, Zakary Blankenship and Gregory Withrow six stepchildren, six stepgreat-grandchildren, and seven stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

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2002, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Aug 20, 2002

Mrs. Virginia Lee Leep Jordan, 74, of Huntington, loving mother and grandmother, passed away Monday at her residence. Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Reger Funeral Chapel by Pastor Jack Mayes; burial will follow in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Wayne.

She was born April 25, 1928, in Huntington, W.Va., a daughter of the late Oris and Oleva McNeely Leep. She was a homemaker and member of Crossroads Baptist Church. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Denver Jordan; her stepmother, Fern Leep; one sister, Charlotte Crockett; one granddaughter, Sheila Marie Saunders; and two sons-in-law, Ricky Black and Jessie Bradshaw.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Cathy Jordan of Huntington; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Jeannie and Eugene Adkins of Wayne, W.Va.; Brenda and Richard McGlone of Huntington and Robbie Black of Nebo, N.C.; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul Leep Jr. and Dorothy of Springfield, Ohio, and Ivan Wandell and Arella Leep of Wayne, W.Va.; six sisters, Reba Smith, Dema Blankenship, Janice Bradshaw, Barbara Perry, Eva Simmons and JoAnn Adkins.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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2002, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Aug 22, 2002

Mr. Cecil H. Sullivan, 77, of Huntington, widower of Anna Marie Crank Sullivan, died Tuesday at home. Also surviving are two sons, David Sullivan of Orlando, Fla., and Steve Sullivan of Kenova; two daughters, Donna McGirr of Bridgewater, Va., and Patricia Pack of Huntington; two brothers, Floyd Sullivan of Centerville, Ohio, and Ralph Murphy of Huntington; and two sisters, Marie Blankenship of Glenwood and Margaret McGraw of Kentucky.

Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Reger Funeral Home, Huntington; burial in Dock?s Creek Cemetery.

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2002, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Oct 18, 2002

Beulah Virginia Armstrong, 83 of Huntington, W.Va., died Wednesday, Oct. 16, in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at Beard Mortuary with Minister Wayne Carter officiating. Burial will follow in White Chapel Memorial Gardens.

She was born Jan. 25, 1919 in Peach Creek, W.Va., a daughter of the late Charlie Blankenship and Viola Estep Blankenship McNealy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Woodford V. Armstrong; a sister, Tootsie Graham and a brother, Carney Blankenship. She was an active member of Beverly Hills Church of Christ and was a former member of Crooked Creek Church of Christ, Peach Creek, W.Va.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Guy Clark of Huntington, W.Va.; a son and daughter-in-law, John R. and Cindy Armstrong of Logan, W.Va.; three grandchildren, Guy Vernon Clark, Janee Awad and John Scott Armstrong; four great grandchildren, Stephanie Clark, Zane Awad, Mia Awad, Grace Carolyn Armstrong; a great-great grandchild, Christopher Vernon Clark; a sister and son-in-law, Hazel and Harry Gartin of West Logan, W.Va.; she was a nanny to Katie and Clark Lewis, Angela and Matthew Smith, and Michelle Fannin.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2002, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Oct 29, 2002

Virginia Schmauch Stump, 91, died Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Mariner Health Care Center. Born in Huntington Nov. 3, 1910, she was the widow of Floyd Crittenden (Jack) Stump. She was also preceded in death by her parents, George and Alice Gray Blankenship Schmauch; her brothers, Paul, Homer, John and Carl Schmauch; and her sisters, Hazel Schmauch Ross, Helen Schmauch Lowe and Nell Schmauch McLaren.

Survivors include her daughters, Martha Stump Taylor of Lexington, Ky., and Sausalito, Calif., and Patricia Stump Griner of Riverview, Fla.; one son, Charles David Stump of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; sons-in-law, Dr. William H. Taylor II and Charles Griner; daughter-in-law, Carol Royce Stump; nine grandchildren, Dr. James Hudson Forsythe, Alison Gray Forsythe, Dr. Ann Crittenden Forsythe, Edwin James Morgan, Amy Morgan Alva, Kent Morgan, Charleen Stump, John Stump and Geraldine Stump, and numerous great-grandchildren. She was a founder of the Town and Country Garden Club and a member of First Presbyterian Church.

Graveside services will be held at Woodmere Memorial Park, Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 11 a.m. There will be no visitation. Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2002, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

The Herald-Dispatch, (Huntington, WV) - November 10, 2002

Mr. Charles Louis Blankenship, 89, of Huntington, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2002, at Heartland of Riverview, South Point, Ohio. Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 2002, at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, by the Rev. Sue Jarrett. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.

He was born Dec. 8, 1912, in Cabell County, a son of the late William Eugene and Helen Ray Blankenship. He was retired from Houdialle Industries and a member of the Pea Ridge United Methodist Church. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Zola Blankenship.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Libby and David McAllister of Huntington four grandchildren, Mark and Sharon McAllister, Lisa and Greg Brooks and Cheryl Hinerman, all of Huntington, and Vikki Bland of Stow, Ohio eight great-grandchildren, Matthew and Aaron McAllister, Candace Fraley, Eric Brooks, Jaclyn and Christina Bland and Gabriel and Brook Hinerman and a special niece, Barbara Jean Morrison of Huntington.

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2003, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Feb 11, 2003

Dorothy Mae Jordan, 74, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2003, at Heritage Center Nursing Home. She was a homemaker and lived in Huntington since 1989. She was a graduate of Man High School.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Andrew J. Jordan of Huntington, W.Va.; two daughters and son-in-law, Mary Jane and Terry Blankenship of Huntington, W.Va., and Elizabeth Belle Jordan of Huntington, W.Va.; and one son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Carla Jordan of Ona, W.Va.; one sister, Martha Jane Ellis of Logan, W.Va.; and seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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2003, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Feb 21, 2003

Martha Louise Plybon, 82, of Huntington, beloved wife of the Rev. Charles Plybon for 65 1/2 years, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003, in St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday Feb. 22, 2003, at Chapman's Mortuary with the Rev. Chuck Mills officiating. Burial will be in Susie Chapel Cemetery.

She was born Jan. 31, 1921, in Huntington, a daughter of the late Moss V. and Mary LeGrand Rowsey. She was a member of Kellogg Independent Holiness Church of God. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sons, John, Charles and Jim Plybon, four sisters and four brothers.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and J. R. Blankenship of Huntington; two daughters-in-law, Freda Plybon of Jacksonville. Fla., Judy Plybon of Streetsboro, Ohio; 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Bob Scheall, Chuck Plybon, Rick Plybon, John King, Robbie Blankenship and Jeff Blankenship.

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2003, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Mar 13, 2003

David Morris Vickers, 65, of Huntington died Tuesday in Mariner Health Care. He was a retired truck driver. Survivors include one daughter, Patricia Jones of Wilmington, N.C.; three sons, Charles Vickers of Bladenboro, N.C., Brian Vickers of Huntington and Andrew Vickers of Florida; and one sister, Frances Blankenship of Huntington. Private services will be held at a later date. Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, is in charge of arrangements.

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2003, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, May 08, 2003

Elneta Jane Davis, 57, of Huntington, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Wednesday, May 7, 2003, in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, May 9, 2003, at Beard Mortuary with the Rev. Tim Halloren officiating. Burial will follow in the Teays Hill Cemetery, St. Albans, W.Va.

She was born November 7, 1945, the daughter of the late Willard Lee Davis and is survived by her mother, Esta Florence (Summers) Davis. She was a former Cabell County Circuit Clerk and a member of the Crossroads United Methodist Church. She was also preceded in death by one brother, James Robert Davis.

She is survived by one son, Matthew Adam Davis of Huntington, W.Va.; three sisters, Oveta McMillian of Huntington, W.Va., Kitty Hackney and husband, Mike of Proctorville, Ohio, and Penny Blankenship and husband, Kenny of South Point, Ohio; two brothers, Roger Davis and wife, Janet of South Gate, Mich., and Steve Davis and wife, Patty of Huntington, W.Va.; two special friends, Mary Ann Bezio of Huntington, W.Va., and Kathleen Ravi of Bridgeport, W.Va.; several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews, Cass, Julia, Cass II and Josh McMillian, Jay, Sarah, Chase, Tyler, Bockway and Nicole Workman, Shellie and Brian Breedlove, Tara, Chris and Drake Vaughn, Meghan and Amanda Hackney, Jeremy and Stephanie Davis.

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2003, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, May 27, 2003

Mrs. Anna M. Gray Grizzel, 78, of Huntington, W.Va., died Saturday, May 24, 2003, in St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, with Dr. Gaines "Buddy" Smith officiating. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville.

Anna was born September 24, 1924, in Radnor (Wayne County), W.Va., a daughter of the late John and Lydia Blankenship Galyean. She was a retired registered nurse from the V.A. Hospital. She was a member of the First Huntington Christian Baptist Church, VFW 1064 Ladies Auxiliary, Cabell Wayne Association of the Blind and the St. Mary's Medical Center Cancer Support Group. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harlan Gray; second husband, Ervin E. "Speed" Grizzel; two sisters, Beulah Cline and Marie Blankenship; and two brothers, Moran Reynolds and Jennings Galyean.

Survivors include: two daughters and sons-in-law, Lois and Jim DeKeyser of Placentia, Calif., and Peggy and Lamar O'Steen of Callahan, Fla.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Marvin and Rose Marie Gray and James and Linda Gray, all of Huntington; two stepdaughters, Nancy Ford and Linda Grizzel; one stepson, Earl Grizzel and wife Judith of Carolina Beach, N.C.; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

The family would like to send a special thanks to St. Mary's Medical Center Staff and Hospice of Huntington.

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2003, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jun 10, 2003

Thomas Louis Allin, 91, of Huntington, W.Va., died Saturday, June 7, 2003, at his residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at Beard Mortuary with Dr. John Sauvage officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery.

He was born August 25, 1911, in Harrodsburg, Ky. He was raised in Louisville, Ky., by his grandmother, Mae Olmstead. He was a retired office manager with CIT Credit Corp., and a member of Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Sybil Gilmer Allin of Huntington, W.Va.; a son and daughter-in-law, Glen Allin and Scottie Allin of Huntington, W.Va.; three grandchildren, Terri Taylor and her family, Jimmy and Noah Taylor of Houston, Texas, Stephanie Adkins and her family, Donald, Sarah and Nick Adkins of Huntington, W.Va., and Cheryl Funderburk and Joseph Funderburk of Huntington, W.Va.; a great-grandson, Clayton Blankenship of San Antonio, Texas; sister-in-law, Ann Walters of Dayton, Ohio; brother-in-law, Ralph Gilmer of Louisville, Ky.; and a host of family, in-laws and special friends.

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2003, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jul 01, 2003

Walter Lee Harmon, 77, of Huntington, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord Sunday, June 29, 2003. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel by Dr. Jack Mayes. Burial will be in Crook Cemetery.

He was born June 26, 1926, in Cabell County, a son of the late Floyd Thomas and Lucy Blankenship Harmon. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Miller and Frances Harshbarger; and one brother, James Harmon. He was retired from Houdaille Industries and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Marines. He was a charter member of Crossroads Baptist Church, a member of V.F.W. Post 1064, Huntington, and a member of Odd Fellows Lodge #64, Huntington.

He is survived by his wife, Valeria Baisden Harmon; three daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Ronald Wright of Hurricane, Kathy and Michael McGhee of Scott Depot, W.Va., and Sue and John Pauley of Cincinnati, Ohio; two sons and daughters-in-law, John Walter and Sandy Harmon of Chino Hill, Calif., and Paul Thomas and Angie Harmon of Barboursville; one sister, Fay Thompson of Taylor, Mich.; two brothers, William Harmon of Lesage, W.Va., and Earl T. Harmon of San Bernardino, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

V.F.W. Post #1064 will conduct military graveside rites.

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2003, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jul 04, 2003

Melvin "Mel" Davis Grobe Jr., 48, of Huntington, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at his residence. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 5, at 2 p.m. at Beard Mortuary with Rev. Tom Nolan officiating. Burial will follow at Ridgelawn Memorial Park.

He was born June 16, 1955, in Huntington, the son of the late Melvin Davis Grobe and Kathryn Lou Blankenship Grobe. He was employed by the City of Huntington. Mel attended Second Presbyterian Church, was an avid sportsman and enjoyed spending a lot of time with his granddaughter Haleigh, who he affectionately called "Bebop." Mel was a loving and caring brother, father, husband, and grandfather, leaving behind many loving friends and family.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 26 years, Katherine Adkins Grobe of Huntington; a daughter and son-in-law, Kate and Joe Newman of Proctorville, Ohio; his loving brother and sister-in-law, Jim Grobe and Holly Grobe of Winston Salem, N.C.; a granddaughter, Haleigh Morgan Newman; a special Aunt Jean Christian of Huntington; cousins Thom Christian and Jane Meadows of Huntington, Jean Aylor of Florida; nephews Matthew Grobe of Henderson, Nev., and Benjamin Grobe of Cleveland, Ohio.

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2003, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Aug 23, 2003

Karl Eldridge Blankenship, 64, of Huntington, W.Va., died Thursday, August 21, 2003, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 24, 2003 at Bowen Cemetery.

He was born August 5, 1939, in Lavalette, W.Va., a son of the late Garland and Pearl Crockett Blankenship. Karl was self-employed. Also preceding him in death was a sister, Anna Ruth Blankenship and a brother, Samuel Lee Blankenship.

Survivors include three sisters, Bonnie Pruitt and her husband, Ernest of Clyde, Ohio, Jane Adkins of Huntington, W.Va., and Glenna Chaney and her husband Ben of Gallipolis, Ohio; two brothers, Garland T. Blankenship of Tiffin, Ohio and Gary C. Blankenship of Huntington, W.Va.

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2003, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Aug 24, 2003

Freida Maxine Brumfield, 70, died Wednesday, August 20, 2003, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. She retired from Cabell Huntington Hospital after 25 years of dedicated service.

She is survived by her four children, Linda Jeffers and her husband Lonzo of Newland, N.C., Jackie Morris of Liberty, N.Y., Patrick Brumfield and his wife, Patricia of Reva, Va., and Kelly Brumfield and his wife Sandra of Clinton Township, Mich.; grandchildren Christie Roush and her husband Mike of Middleport, Ohio, Jenny and Joshua Jeffers and his wife Victoria of Newland, N.C., Monica Brumfield of Reva, Va., Melissa Mruk and her husband Joshua of Culpeper, Va., Augusta Brown of New York City, Cassandra and Tami Brumfield of Clinton Township, Mich.; and seven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters, Helen Orme and Nancy Simpkins of Huntington, Edna Clagg of Proctorville, Ohio, Ruth Ann McWilliams of Barboursville, W.Va., Glenna Utt of South Point, Ohio and Dorothy Peak of Cleves, Ohio; brothers, Calvin Suiter of Huntington, Sammy Suiter of South Point, Ohio, Frank Suiter of Plant City, Fla., and John Wayne Suiter of Palm Coast, Fla.; and a very special friend, Ron Vance of Palm Coast, Fla. Also surviving are numerous nephews, nieces and cousins, including very special nephew Donnie Wayne Bare of Huntington, W.Va.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Goldie Suiter; brothers Harry, Donald, Billy and Freddie Suiter; one sister, Patricia Sue Blankenship; and one grandson, Christopher Scott Murphy. She donated her body to the Marshall School of Medicine. There will be no services.

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2003, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Oct 07, 2003

Mary Ellen Brown, 83, of Huntington went home to our Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday, October 5, 2003. She was born May 15, 1920, in Majestic, Ky., a daughter of the late Sadie Meade and Frank Robertson Sr., and was a devoted servant of God in the Pentecostal Faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by six brothers, Anderville Robertson, Frank Robertson Jr., Lester Robertson, Roland Robertson, Ira Jay Robertson and Tracey Robertson; one sister, Minnie Robertson Asbury; and two grandchildren, Mary D. Brown and Jamie A. Blankenship.

She leaves behind two sons, James E. Brown and Harold Brown of Lavalette; one daughter and son-in-law, Wanda and Dexel Blankenship of Lavalette; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Ed and Kim Blankenship of Proctorville, Ohio, Randy Blankenship, Troy and Sabrina Blankenship, Tina Blankenship, Joey and Laura Blankenship, all of Lavalette, Judy and Joe Lageman of Huntington and Jeff and Holly Brown of Massachusetts; 11 great-grandchildren, Jamie, Tashia, Corey, Kesha, Torrie, Brandie and Brandon Blankenship, J.D. Laney, Joshua Rowe, Jonathon Lagemen and Jordan Brown; one great-great-grandson due March 2004; and friends and neighbors too numerous to mention.

Graveside services will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 8, at Maple Hill Cemetery, Dock's Creek, Kenova, with the Rev. Woodrow Blankenship officiating.

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+2003, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Oct 15, 2003

Myrtle Irene Blankenship, 82, of Huntington, passed away at her residence on Monday, October 13, 2003. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 16, 2003, at 2 p.m., at Beard Mortuary with Pastor John Holland officiating; entombment immediately following in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville.

She was born February 13, 1921, in Wayne, W.Va., the daughter of the late Samuel and Sarah Rowe. Along with her parents she is preceded in death by one daughter, Eloise Thompson, two sisters, and five brothers. She was a member of the Proctorville Church of Christ and enjoyed the friendship of its loving members.

She is survived by five daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce Traylor of Lavalette, W.Va., Joan and Clyde Sansom of Wayne, W.Va., Janet Iverson of Kentucky, Reta and Bill Lockhart and Wilma and Wes Willis of Florida; six sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin and Carrie Blankenship, Billy Blankenship and Robie and Judy Blankenship all of Ohio, Donnie Blankenship of West Virginia, Randy and Stacy Blankenship of Kansas, and Sam and Betty Blankenship of Wayne, W.Va.; 33 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Minis and June Rowe of Huntington, and many wonderful church friends, neighbors, nieces and nephews.

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2003, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Oct 20, 2003

Lisa Lynn Blankenship Sorrell, 39, of Huntington passed away Friday, Oct. 17, 2003, in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday at Chapman?s Mortuary with Pastor Larry Mobley officiating. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens.

She was born April 5, 1964, a daughter of Barbara Kipp of Huntington. Additional survivors include a former husband, Gregory Sorrell of Lesage; her two young children, Kaleb and Makayla Sorrell, both age 5; her eldest daughter, Natasha Blankenship, 22, of Huntington; and her granddaughter, Alyssa Blankenship, age 2. Surviving siblings include her sister, Karen Jones of Huntington, and her two brothers, Jackie Blankenship of Tampa, Fla., and Carlos Brumfield Sr. of Huntington.

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2003, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Dec 06, 2003

Mildred H. Blankenship, 95 of Huntington, W.Va., died Friday, Dec. 5, 2003. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Beard Mortuary with the Rev. Tim Halloran officiating. Entombment will follow in Woodmere Abbey of Remembrance.

She was born Feb. 23, 1908, in Wayne County, W.Va., a daughter of the late David L. and Fannie Stith Howard. Mildred was retired from CSX with 37 years of service. She was a member of the Cross Roads United Methodist Church, National Association of Railway Business Women, and O.E.S. Chapter #8. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elba Blankenship, four sisters and three brothers.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Juanita and Robert Weeks of Huntington; a granddaughter, Sharon Porter and her husband, Jeffrey Porter, of Huntington; two great-grandchildren, Dee Dee Porter and Jay Porter of Huntington; and a special friend and caregiver, Cindy Persinger.

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2003, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Dec 13, 2003

Pauline Adams Morrison, 87, of Huntington, widow of Oscar Woodrow Morrison, passed away Thursday, December 11, 2003, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Reger Funeral Chapel by Elder Doug Booton and Elder John McSweeney. Burial will be in Jones Cemetery, Little Lynn, Wayne County, West Virginia.

She was born July 11, 1916, in East Lynn, W.Va., a daughter of the late William and Annie Frye Adams. She was an independent dayworker and a member of Spring Valley Freewill Baptist Church. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Naman Dell Morrison; a son-in-law, Donald D. Donahoe; three brothers, Moscoe, Karo and Canso Adams; and five sisters, Spicie Belcher, Mittie Burns, Nancy Kinser, Jessie Blankenship and Erie Adams.

Survivors include her twin sister, America Donahoe Aliff of Huntington; one son and two daughters-in-law, Freelin and Gail Morrison of Wilmington, N.C., and Judy Morrison of Wayne, W.Va.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Virginia Lee and Robert Phillips of Columbus, Ohio, and Anna Mae Donahoe of Huntington; 10 grandchildren, Roger and Darrell Donahoe, Robert L., Clifford, Larry and Kevin Phillips, Jeff Morrison, Darleen Morgan, Teressa Kirby and Amanda Matthews; 17 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Mildred Adams of Columbus, Ohio; a host of nieces and nephews and church family and her friends at the Bison Senior Citizen Center.

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2003, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Dec 14, 2003

Kenneth B. Waugh, 81, of Huntington died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, at his residence. He was a retired machine operator with Owens-Illinois and a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II. He attended the Ceredo Christian Baptist Church. The Rev. Cleo Watson will conduct funeral services at 11 a.m. Monday at the Reger Funeral Chapel. Entombment will be in White Chapel Mausoleum, Barboursville, W.Va. He was born on Jan. 8, 1922, in Huntington, W.Va., the son of the late Mack A. and Lilly Casey Waugh.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Mary L. Waugh. Also surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Michael Robertson and Betty and Bob Blankenship; one granddaughter, Cathy Osborne of Rock Falls, Ill.; three grandsons and spouse, Shawn Robertson, Jason Robertson of Huntington and Charles and Qwenlyn Osborne of Crown City, Ohio; four great-grandchildren, Elexandra and Tristan Robertson and Dixie and Gus Osborne; sisters and brothers-in-law and brothers and sisters-in-law, Norma Jane and Jim Moore of Maryland, Don and Fay Waugh of Georgia and Erma Lee Deppner, Nancy and BA "Boots" McComas, Judy and Raymond Carroll, Bob and Shirley Waugh and Jim and Anna Waugh, all of Huntington; and one brother-in-law, Horace Smart of Tennessee.

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2003, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Dec 17, 2003

Shirley Mae Waugh, 80, of Huntington, W.Va., went to be with her Lord on Monday, December 15, 2003, in St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m. at Beard Mortuary with the Rev. Robert Weaver and Mr. Dallas Moore officiating. Burial will follow in White Chapel Memorial Gardens.

She was born September 25, 1923, in Huntington, a daughter of the late Cline Blankenship and Virgie Dodson Blankenship. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Elizabeth Gibson and three brothers, Gene, Keith and Jack Blankenship. She was an active member of the First Church of the Nazarene, where she sang in the choir and taught Sunday School. She was a very devoted mother and grandmother, and was very active in the PTA and other organizations with them.

She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Robert Mack Waugh; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sally and Phil Coburn of Huntington and Kathi and Mike Powell of Huntington; a son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Melissa Waugh of Chesapeake, Ohio; four grandchildren, Heather Ramsey, Joshua Waugh, Zachery Waugh and Whitney Powell; and two great-grandchildren, Nathan and Lacey Ramsey. She is also survived by her sisters, Catherine Seitz of Huntington and Sue Russell of Barboursville, W.Va.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard and Virginia Blankenship of Cleveland, Ohio, and Robert and Marie Blankenship of Glenwood, W.Va.; and her special friends, Carroll and Nellie Templeton and Jarrett and Estelle Maynard.

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2003, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Dec 22, 2003

Lois Blankenship, 90, of Huntington went to be with her Lord Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, in St. Mary?s Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 23, at 2:30 p.m. at Beard Mortuary, with Pastor Randy Ward officiating; burial immediately following in Woodmere Memorial Park.

Lois was born June 22, 1913, in Iron City, Tenn. She was employed over 40 years in Huntington in various businesses, the last being H. L. Green Store and Kressge. She was a longtime member of 20th Street Baptist Church, now attending First Guyandotte Baptist Church, where she was an active member and treasurer of the Sunday School Department.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Betty Blankenship of Barboursville, W.Va.; a step-granddaughter, Cathy Osborne; step-grandson, Charlie Osborne and his wife, Qwinlyn Osborne; and two step-great-grandchildren, Dixie and Gus Osborne. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews in the Iron City, Tenn., area.

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2003, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Dec 29, 2003

Mamie Ellen (Davis) Whitmore, 97, of Huntington, born July 29, 1906, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 26, 2003. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Madison Avenue Church of God, of which she was a member, by Pastor Charles Martin. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Perry Whitmore, and two sons, James Perry Whitmore II and Donald Ray Whitmore.

Surviving are two sons and one daughter-in-law, Frank and Mary Whitmore and William Whitmore; a foster son, Harry Simmons; nine grandchildren, Denver, Frank, Daniel, David, Kimberly, William, Donald, James and Beth Ann Whitmore; 16 great-grandchildren, Matthew Aaron, Brittnie, Johnathan, Samantha, Matthew, Madison, Jessica, Jacob, Adam, Kelly, Nicholas, Travis, Laney, Makiya and Jaylin Whitmore and Justin Blankenship; and a former daughter-in-law, Nancy Shields.

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2004, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jan 08, 2004

Era Edith Davis, 79 of Huntington, passed away December 29, 2003. Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, January 9, 2004, at Gue Family Cemetery by Rev. David Cardwell.

She was born March 13, 1924, in Cabell County, a daughter of the late Alma Roy and Marietta Gue Baker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Davis.

She is survived by one daughter, Loretta Arthur of Culloden, W.Va.; three sons, Larry Michael Blankenship of Tenn., Shannon Elbert Davis and William "Willie" Davis both of Huntington; two brothers, Hancil Baker of Proctorville, Ohio and Warren Baker of Kenova, W.Va.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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2004, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Feb 05, 2004

Forest F. "Gene" Johnson, 54, of Huntington, husband of Doris Spence Johnson, died Sunday at home. He was a truck driver. Also surviving are three sons, Forest Johnson II, Eugene Johnson and Michael Johnson, all of Huntington; one daughter, Kimberly Haynes Johnson of Huntington; one brother, James "Ben" Johnson of Huntington; four sisters, Margaret Holland and Sarah Johnson, both of Huntington, and Barbara Blankenship and Nancy Johnson, both of Barboursville.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Reger Funeral Home, Huntington; burial in Docks Creek Cemetery, Maple Hill Section, Kenova.

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2004, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Apr 04, 2004

Mrs. Dora Topping, 85, of Huntington, widow of Charles Irvin Topping, passed away Thursday, April 1, 2004, in St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, April 5, 2004, at Chapman's Mortuary, with the Rev. Randall Robertson officiating. Burial will be in Forest Memorial Park, Milton.

She was born May 2, 1918, in Wayne County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Jacob and Perlina Lycins Wallace. She was a retired cook for the former Choo Choo Drive-In and a member of the Genoa Baptist Church. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by three children and 12 siblings.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Ilene and C. D. Jackson of Wayne; two granddaughters, Dora Marie Wallace of Huntington and Robin Blankenship of Wayne; three grandsons, Kevin Todd Wallace and Roy Dale Wallace, both of Tennessee, and James W. Frazier of Wayne; three great-grandchildren; and a brother, Ivan Wallace of Wayne.

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2004, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, May 12, 2004

William V. Fox, 77, of Huntington, W.Va., died Sunday, May 9, 2004, in St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 13, 2004, at Schneider-Griffin Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary L. Edwards and the Rev. Jack Collins officiating.

William was born January 4, 1927, in Huntington, W.Va., a son of the late William Bayless and Ella Dabney Fox. He was retired from the Army and a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans in Huntington. In addition to his father, William was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Blankenship Fox; one son, William B. Fox; two sisters; and four brothers.

William is survived by four children, Donald Fox of Virginia, Larry, Renee, and Tina Fox all of South Point; four stepchildren, George Blankenship of South Point, the Rev. Willard T. Blankenship of Pedro, Carol Maddix of Huntington, and Charlene Morrison of East Lynn, W.Va.; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Jerrine Fox, and Dawn Calfee.

Burial will be in Highland Memorial Gardens, South Point. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, 2004, at Schneider-Griffin Funeral Home, Chesapeake.

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2004, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

The Herald-Dispatch, (Huntington, WV) - June 14, 2004

Eudoris Dickey Williams, 84, aka "Mama Doris" and "Doe-Doe," a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, passed away Saturday, June 12, 2004, in St. Mary's Medical Center following a long and courageous battle. She was born March 14, 1920, to the late Ernest and Emma Dickey of Huntington.

She was a devoted and active member of Eastwood Baptist Church, where she will be greatly missed by her many kind and loving friends. She retired from St. Mary's School of Nursing in 1987 and was an active member of Barboursville Senior Citizens. She will forever be remembered as a beautiful woman both inside and out, a brilliant artist, a kind, wonderful, devoted mother and grandmother and a loyal and caring friend.

She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Meyer "Mike" L. Williams; two children and their spouses, Marylee Robyn and David Rooper and William D. and Carolyn Qualls; two stepchildren and their spouses, Rick and Marsha Wimbish and Danny and Linda Williams; four grandchildren, Barbara Anne Qualls, Curt William Qualls, Steven Ryan Lemaster and Gary Todd Blankenship; five step-grandchildren, Sherry Williams, Michael Williams, Stephen Wimbish, Jason Rooper and Scott Rooper; five step-great-grandchildren; and many loving and cherished friends and family. The void she will leave in the lives of those who loved her can never be filled. She will be missed forever.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 15, 2004, at Henson Mortuary with Pastor Hugh Summers officiating; burial will be in Ridgelawn Memorial Park immediately following services.

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2004, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Aug 24, 2004

Curtis H. Scarberry, 77, of Huntington, passed away Friday, August 20, 2004, at his residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday by Pastor Tom Stowers at the Reger Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at White Chapel Memorial Gardens.

He was born in Wayne County, West Virginia, the son of the late Major Thomas and Ella Swim Scarberry. He was a welder at ACF Industries and a member of the American Legion Post 16 of Kenova and the Howard P. Hall VFW Post 1064. He served in the Navy during WWII.

Survivors include three sons, Curtis Eugene Scarberry, Clifford William Scarberry and Kenneth A. Scarberry; four daughters, Wanda I. Smith, Barbara A. Pike, Deborah K. Blankenship, Lisa Ann Jenkins and Cathy L. Scarberry; 23 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Betty Daniels and Charlene Ramsey.

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2004, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Aug 28, 2004

Maxine Jones Withers, 84 of Huntington, died Wednesday, August 25, 2004, in Cabell Huntington Hospital. A graveside service was held 2 p.m. Friday, August 27, 2004, in Ridgelawn Memorial Park mausoleum, Huntington. Interment followed the service.

Mrs. Withers was born April 25, 1920, in Hebron, Ohio, a daughter of the late Homer C. and Verna Tull Jones. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a beloved son, Danny Withers; five sisters, Linifred Landers, Phyllis Quillan, Virginia Kaufman, Lois Hawthorne, Ruth Blankenship and three brothers, Marshall Jones, Bernard Jones and Rex Jones.

Maxine was a member of the Waacs in World War II. She is survived by two sisters and their spouses, Sue and Linville Adkins of Huntington, Ellen and Earl Koster of Pedro, Ohio; a brother and his wife, John P. and Norma Jones of Oakland, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.

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2004, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Oct 23, 2004

Rosa Blankenship, 89 of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Thursday, October 21, 2004, in St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m. Sunday, October 24, 2004, at Chapman's Mortuary Huntington, with the Rev. Bob Dailey officiating. Burial will be in Portersville Cemetery, Lincoln County, West Virginia.

Rosa was born February 6, 1915, in Lincoln West Virginia, a daughter of the late Allie M. and Gertie Mae Dillon Whitt. She was retired from the former C&P Telephone Company with 31 years of service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney R. Blankenship, a son Gary Roger Blankenship and a sister, Dorothy Estep.

Survivors include two sisters, Helen Adkins of Ona and Pauline Hall of Hamlin, several nieces and nephews and a special friend, Truman Watts of West Hamlin.

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2004, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Oct 25, 2004

Joana L. Blankenship, 43, of Huntington died Saturday at home. Surviving are her father, the Rev. Emmett Blankenship; one sister, Rosa Hale of Ceredo; and three brothers, Emmett Blankenship Jr. of Crown City, Ohio, Michael E. Blankenship of Kenova and Joshua D. Blankenship of Crown City. Funeral 1 p.m. Tuesday at Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova; burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Ceredo.

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2004, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Nov 16, 2004

Mary Ellen Chapman Blankenship, 73, of Huntington passed away Sunday, November 14, 2004, at her residence. Funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 17, 2004, at Beard Mortuary with the Rev. Hubert Harvey officiating. Burial will follow in Woodmere Memorial Park, Huntington.

She was born April 27, 1931, in Huntington, W.Va., a daughter of the late Clethis and Ruth White Earls. She was also preceded in death by her son, Mark Booth.

She is survived by her son, Tim Booth of Bowling Green, Ky.; two daughters, SueEllen Jent of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Missy Blankenship of Huntington; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Mary Ellen was a former office manager for Campbell, Woods, Bagley Law Firm and a member of Fifth Ave. Baptist Church. She played an active part in the Huntington High Class of 1949 reunion committee.

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2004, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Nov 17, 2004

Maude Kathryn MitchelL, 92, of Huntington, having made her home with Janey and Tom Davis, passed away Tuesday, November 16, 2004, at Heritage Center. She was born July 17, 1912, in Milton, W.Va., a daughter of the late James and Junie Harshbarger Ryalls. She was a caregiver, having worked for the state of West Virginia.

Survivors include three daughters and a son-in-law, Janet and Sam Blankenship of Barboursville, W.Va., June Cox and Joyce Mitchell both of Huntington; a son, James Mitchell of Huntington; a sister, Inez Field of Milton; two brothers, Robert Ryalls of Milton and Richard Ryalls of East Bank, W.Va.; and 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Private burial will be in Milton Cemetery.

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2004, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Dec 07, 2004

Esta Florence Davis, 88, of Huntington, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 5, 2004, at her residence. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Beard Mortuary, Huntington, with Mr. Dallas Moore from the First Church of the Nazarene and Rev. Tim Halloran from Cross Roads United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Teays Hill Cemetery, St. Albans, W.Va.

She was born September 21, 1916, the daughter of the late John Henry and Lola Salisbury Summers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Lee Davis; a son, James Robert "Bob" Davis; and a daughter, Elneta Jane Davis. She was a member of Cross Roads United Methodist Church.

She is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Oveta McMillian of Huntington, Kitty and Michael Hackney of Proctorville, Ohio, and Penny and Kenny Blankenship of South Point, Ohio; two sons and daughters-in-law, Roger Joe and Janet Davis of South Gatte, Mich., and Steve and Patricia Davis of Salt Rock, W.Va.; nine grandchildren, Cass McMillian and his wife Julia, Jay Bockway, Shellie Davis, Tara Vaughan and her husband Chris, Adam Davis, Meghan and Amanda Hackney and Jeremy and Stephanie Davis; six great-grandchildren, Nicole Workman, Cass and Josh McMillian, Chase and Tyler Bockway and Drake Vaughan.

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2004, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Dec 12, 2004

Hazel R. Knight Corum, 87, of Huntington, W.Va., died Dec. 10, 2004, in St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington. She was born March 14, 1917, in Cleveland, Ohio, to the late S. Earl and Bessie M. Conrad Baumgardner. Her first husband, Frank E. Knight and brothers, Paul C. and Phillip "Freddie" Baumgardner also preceded her in death. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Edgar A. Corum; son, Lowell L. Sharp of Huntington; daughters, Linda L. Blankenship of Lesage and Donna K. Bowman of Huntington; stepdaughter, Claudia Fetter of Forest Hills, Ill.; stepsons, Yahn Corum and Ron Corum, both of Charlotte, N.C.; grandson, Troy A. Knight of Proctorville, Ohio; granddaughter, Sherry R. Blankenship of Lesage; and great-granddaughter, Maggie A. Knight of Proctorville.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2004, at Beard Mortuary, Huntington, with the Rev. Phillip Bowen officiating. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Park, Barboursville.

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2004, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Dec 20, 2004

George T. Ponton, Jr., 55 of Huntington, died Friday, Dec. 16, 2005, at home. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005, at Arthur Family Cemetery, Ona, W.Va., with Pastor Ron Musser officiating. He was employed as a maintenance worker for Coach's Inn, Huntington.

George is survived by his wife, Terry Hutchinson Ponton; one daughter, Brandi Blankenship; one grandchild, Kaitlin Ponton; two stepgrandchildren, Faith and Mitchell Blankenship; and four brothers, Stuart Ponton, Larry Ponton, Daniel Ponton, and Douglas Ponton. Schneider-Griffin

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2005, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jan 20, 2005

Dorothea Katherine Austin, 94, of Huntington, died Tuesday, January 18, 2005, in Heritage Center. She was born November 2, 1910, at Potter, Ky., a daughter of the late Wiley Faud and Mary Catherine Blankenship Austin.

She received her education at Eastern University and Marshall University. She taught school in Lawrence County, Kentucky, Logan and Clay County West Virginia. She was a member of the South Point United Methodist Church, Delta Community Club and the South Point Chapter #404 Order of The Eastern Star. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Frederick E. Austin in 1968, three sisters and two brothers.

She is survived by a sister, Elizabeth A. Woodyard of Fairfield, Calif.; four nieces and one nephew. Services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, January 21, 2005, at Woodmere Abbey of Remembrance, Huntington, by The Rev. William A. Bentley. Interment will follow.

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2005, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Feb 10, 2005

Carroll Templeton, 78, of Huntington, W.Va., went home to be with his Lord on February 8, 2005, at St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington. He was born July 31, 1926, in Huntington, son of the late Thomas and Eliza Jane Kingery Templeton. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Opal Harshbarger and Helen Adkins Smith and brother, Clifton Templeton.

He loved God, his family, his country, and life itself. He was a lifetime member of First Church of the Nazarene, where he taught the boys youth Sunday School Class for years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, an active member of the US Navy LST 903 Reunions, an avid Marshall Thundering Herd fan, and a member of the VFW Post #9738. He coached Little League #6 and Babe Ruth for several years.

He is survived by his loving wife, Nellie G. Snider Templeton; daughters and sons-in-law, Pam (Bob) Simpkins; Sharlee (Millard "Skeeter") Henry, Lisa Shepard; grandchildren, Nikki (Brian) Louden, Tyler (Carrie) Simpkins, Marshall (Hollie Blankenship) Henry, Wes (Janet) Simpkins, Brittany Shepard, Carroll "C.J." Shepard; great-grandchildren, Ashleigh and Lauren Louden, Drew and Jacob Simpkins, Bailee Blankenship, all of Huntington; several loving nieces and nephews, family and a host of friends; special friend and Navy buddy, Bob Waugh.

Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, February 11, 2005, at Huntington First Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Jason Stevens officiating. Burial will follow in Woodmere Memorial Park, Huntington, with military graveside rites conducted by VFW Post #9738.

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2005, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Feb 18, 2005

Elvin Ronald Bishop, 62, of Huntington died Wednesday in St. Mary's Medical Center. He was a factory worker. Funeral 1 p.m. Saturday, Johnson Nichols Funeral Home, Wayne; burial in Blankenship Cemetery.

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2005, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Feb 19, 2005

La Vella Kathleen Mills Pinson, 75, of Huntington, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord Friday, February 18, 2005, at her residence. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Sunday, February 20, 2005, at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, with Rev. Paul Michael Booth officiating. Burial will be in Price-Mills Cemetery, Wayne County, West Virginia.

She was born April 8, 1929, in Wayne County, West Virginia, a daughter of the late L.R. and Inez Morrison Mills. She was a member of Walnut Hills Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Loritta Hall.

She is survived by two sons, David Edward Pinson and his wife Jocelyn of Wilmington, N.C. and John Charles Pinson and his wife, Shinobu of Huntington; five grandchildren, Michael Pinson, Karen Pinson and Denise Stewart of Wilmington, N.C., and Julia Pinson and Sarah Pinson of Huntington; two brothers, Raymond and Lee Roy Mills of Wayne County, West Virginia; and three sisters, Victoria Blankenship and Eva Booth, both of Wayne, W.Va., and Audrey Willis of Covington, Ohio.

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2005, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Apr 15, 2005

Babes Damron, 55 of Huntington, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 13, 2005. Services will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington. Burial will follow. She was born February 2, 1920, in Huntington, a daughter of the late Bobby Lee and Minnie Burns Lanham. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Frances and Rosalee and a brother, Robert Lanham.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Tiffany and Shawn Blankenship of Huntington and Kristin and Chip Schilling of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; a son, Louis "Jr." Lanham of Huntington; six grandchildren, Dane, Drake and Ally Blankenship, Ava Schilling, Derek and Devon Lanham; She is also survived by a special friend "Joe"; a sister and brother-in-law, Sheila and Rick Chapman of Barboursville, W.Va.; three brothers, Foy Lanham and his wife Bettye and Lewis "Bubby" Lanham of Huntington and Gary Lanham of Terra Alta, W.Va. She was loved by all who knew her and will be sadly missed.

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2005, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Apr 16, 2005

Edna Rose Blankenship, age 73, passed from this life to life eternal Wednesday, April 13, 2005, in Cabell Huntington Hospital. She had fought a long, hard cancer battle with laughter and a sense of humor. Edna Rose was born March 14, 1932 in Huntington, W.Va., the oldest daughter of the late Harold and Mabel Boster. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Lester Lee and her brother James Dale. Edna was a life long member of Apostolic Life Cathedral in Huntington.

She is survived by her four daughters Kathy Sue Adkins of St. Petersburg, FL, Beverly Ann Knight, Marcia Kay Black and her husband Rodney of Huntington, W.Va., Nanette June Holley and her husband Clinton of Lesage, W.Va.; 10 grandchildren, Timothy, Russell and Kandice Knight, Rev. Rob Holley and his wife Jessica, Matthew Holley, Cassandra Fields and her husband Tony, Jason Alexander and Christopher Black, Andy and Holly Adkins; two great-granddaughters and one great-grandson she had hoped to see in June; one sister, Ruth Kitchen of Nicholasville, Ky.; and two brothers, Raymond Boster and his wife Tina of Proctorville, Ohio and Kenneth Boster of Cary, N.C.

She will also be greatly missed by her closest friends, Clarice Davis, Nancy Beasley, Irene Taylor, and many, many others. Everyone is invited to bring her laughter, not their tears, to a memorial service as we celebrate her life at Apostolic Life Cathedral, 350 Staunton Street Huntington, W.Va. on Saturday April 16, 2005 at 2 p.m. by Pastor E.S. Harper. Entombment will be at a later date at Forest Memorial Park Milton, W.Va.

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2005, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Apr 19, 2005

Gallie Raymond Cyrus, 81, of Huntington went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 16, 2005. He was born in Wayne County, West Virginia, on April 25, 1923, the youngest of nine children born to Charles W. and Christina Fraley Cyrus. Of these nine, only one remains, Mrs. Nina Blankenship of Wayne.

Gallie was a disabled veteran having honorably served his country in World War II throughout the European Theater, including the Battle of the Bulge and the Ruhr Valley of Germany. He was discharged from the Army in 1946, and was a member of American Legion Post 93. He was retired from Owens-Illinois Glass Company with 34 years of service to a job he dearly loved.

In addition to his sister Nina, survivors include one son, Larry Cyrus of St. Louis, Mo.; three stepchildren, Sharon Price of Lincoln Park, Mich., Chris Long and William "Corky" Asbury of Huntington; four grandchildren, Vicki Pack, Renee Long, Andrew and Savannah Asbury; and one great-granddaughter, Amanda Pack. Other survivors include loving nieces and nephew, Sally Reeves and Lee, Trina and Ashley Reeves.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at Morris Funeral Home, Wayne, where funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. Bill Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery.

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2005, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, May 10, 2005

Frances Maxine Vickers Blankenship, 83, of Huntington, widow of Gene Blankenship, died Monday in Cabell Huntington Hospital. She was a retired registered nurse. Funeral 1 p.m. Thursday, Reger Funeral Chapel, Huntington; burial in Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington.

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2005, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, May 11, 2005

Frances Maxine Vickers Blankenship, 83, of Huntington died May 9, 2005, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. She was born October 20, 1921, in Montgomery, W.Va., the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Laird Vickers of Montgomery, W.Va. She was preceded in death by her brothers, James Granville, Don Curtis, Arnold Dale and David Morris Vickers. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday 1 p.m. at the Reger Funeral Chapel, Huntington, by Pastor Jerry Matt; burial will follow at Spring Hill Cemetery.

She is survived by her sister in heart for 51 years, Jane Vickers; a sister-in-law, Catherine Seitz; a brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Virginia Blankenship; a brother-in-law, Bob Blankenship; a sister-in-law, Sue Blankenship; her beloved nieces and nephews and spouses, Charles Vickers, Brian Vickers and Sherill, Andrew Vickers and Claudia, Patricia V. Jones and Daniel, Glen Vickers, Robert Vickers, Don Vickers and Lisa, Carey Vickers, Jane Blair Vickers, Julia V. Styer and Thomas, Kevin Vickers and Roberta, Valeria Vickers, Eleanor V. Anders and Scott and Ralph Vickers and Wendy; beloved great-nieces and nephews, Luke, Sean, Kelli, Mary Cate and Will Styer, Michael and Sara Anders, Chenoa Vickers and Alex Vickers; 25 very special great-nieces and nephews and seven very special great-great-nieces and nephews.

Frances graduated from Montgomery High School and was a graduate of the St. Mary's School of Nursing in 1947. She retired from the VA Hospital in 1973 after 26 years of service to our nation's veterans. She did volunteer work for the Red Cross for many years and was a dedicated supporter of animal rights and the missionaries of her church, Grace Gospel.

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2005, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jul 11, 2005

Robert Weeks, 80, of Huntington, went to be with his Lord on Friday, July 8, 2005, in St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m. Monday, July 11, 2005, at Cross Roads United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tim Halloran officiating. Entombment will follow in Woodmere Abbey of Remembrance.

He was born March 7, 1925, in Benoit, Miss., a son of the late Benjamin R. and Bessie Baker Weeks. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Bennie, Roy, Jesse and his twin brother, Paul Weeks. He was retired with 41 years of service as a local Public Accountant. He was an active member of Cross Roads United Methodist Church, where he taught Sunday school, was a lay leader, a member of the United Methodist Men and the Big Green Club. He served as a former President of the District Board of Trustees and treasurer of the Asbury Woods Church Camp, IOOF Lodge 64, and was a member of the WV Public Accountants Association.

He is survived by his wife, Juanita "Needie" Blankenship Weeks; a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon Lynn and Jeffrey Porter of Huntington; two grandchildren, DeeDee Porter of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Jay Porter of Huntington; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends, including Susan Hage and Mary Wallace.

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2005, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jul 12, 2005

Imo Ashworth, 88, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Friday, July 8, 2005, at Holzer Senior Care Center, Bidwell, Ohio. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2005, at Rome Church of Christ, Proctorville, Ohio, of which she was a member, with Minister Steve Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Rome Cemetery, Proctorville.

Imo was born November 25, 1916, in Lawrence County, Ohio, a daughter of the late Merrill and Olive Ellis Graham. She was a retired sales clerk for the former Anderson-Newcomb Department Store. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Ashworth; one granddaughter; one sister; and one brother.

Imo is survived by three daughters, Carolyn Blankenship of Wayne, W.Va., Barbara Raynor of Gallipolis, Ohio, and Donna Barber of Jacksonville, Fla.; eight grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and one sister.

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+2005, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Aug 07, 2005

Reba 'Becky'' Blankenship, 87, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Friday, August 5, 2005, at her residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, August 8, 2005, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel by the Rev. David Cardwell. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens.

She was born March 13, 1918, in Cabell County, a daughter of the late Albert O. and Maggie Mae Dillon Blankenship. She was preceded in death by one sister, Shirley Smith; four brothers, Albert 'Doc'' Blankenship, Marlin 'Slim'' Blankenship, Lawrence 'Bud'' Blankenship, and Ernest 'Bill'' Blankenship. She is survived by special nephews, Bob and Tyler Blankenship.

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2005, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Funeral

The Herald-Dispatch, (Huntington, WV) - August 8, 2005 (Monday)

Katherine Blankenship Rose, 84, of Huntington, widow of Norman Rose, died Saturday (06Aug2005) at home. She was a former waitress in the Huntington area. Incomplete arrangements by Chapman's Mortuary.

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2005, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Aug 24, 2005

Emma Jean Bias, 68, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Monday, August 22, 2005, at her residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, August 25, 2005, at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, with Pastor Arnold C. Clary officiating. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville.

She was born June 16, 1937, in Cabell County, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Lewis and Lula Mae Mills Hensley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Bias and a brother, Herbert Hensley. She was a member of the Twenty-Sixth Street Baptist Church.

Survivors include: three sisters, Frances Blankenship, Betty Knight and Donna Lewingdon, all of Huntington; three brothers, Lewis Hensley and Robert Hensley of Huntington, and James Hensley of Vero Beach, Fla.; and a special nephew, Lee Messer of Huntington.

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2005, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Sep 05, 2005

Arletta Dempsey, 79, of Huntington, wife of James Dempsey, passed away Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005, in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005, at Chapman's Mortuary, with Pastor L.W. Bill Holley, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Miller Memorial Gardens, Miller, Ohio.

Arletta was born Feb. 25, 1926, in Huntington, a daughter of the late Ed and Hattie Grizzell Spears. Also preceding her in death were her first husband, Charles L. Blake, her two sons, Berry Blake and Jerry Blake, and her brother, Frank Spears. She was a member of Grace Gospel Church and had been a greeter at Wal-Mart in South Point, Ohio for the past 13 years.

In addition to her husband, survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Susie Blake of Huntington; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Sandra and Glenn Spencer of Huntington, Harriett Lamneck of Ashland, Ky., and Sherry and Gary Hatfield of Milton; eight grandchildren, Marlana Estep, Jennifer Pratt, Jeff Blake, Elizabeth Coleman, Amber and Nathan Hatfield, Chuck Blankenship, and Butch Walker; 13 great-grandchildren; five stepchildren; her special neighbors, Kim and Dave Thompson, and all her Wal-Mart family and friends.

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2005, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

The Herald-Dispatch, (Huntington, WV) - October 8, 2005

Henry Joe Winters, 68, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Friday, October 7, 2005, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 9, 2005, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel by the Rev. Sherwood Thompson. Burial will be in Green Valley Cemetery.

He was born November 9, 1936, in Branchland, W.Va., a son of the late Thurman and Thelma Prichard Winters. He was retired from INCO and was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force. He was a member of Gethsemane United Baptist Church, a member of Western Star Lodge #11 A.F. & A.M., Guyandotte, and a member of R.A.M. #10, Huntington.

He is survived by his wife, Odeline Cremeans Winters; three sons, Bobby Joe Winters of Norfolk, Virginia, Terry Lee Winters and his wife Susan of Huntington and Brian Scott Winters of Huntington; two sisters, Deloris Gene Esque of Huntington and Phyllis Blankenship of Richmond, KY; one brother, Thurman Winters Jr. of Barboursville; and two grandchildren, Terry Lee and Joseph Franklin Winters.

Pallbearers will be Odell Adkins, Joey Adkins, David Tomlin, Ed Blankenship, Robert Newman and Freddy Lane.

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2005, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Nov 13, 2005

Richard L. Blankenship, 57, of Huntington, W.Va., went to be with the Lord November 11, 2005. Richard was born February 12, 1948, son of the late James and Della (Nelson) Blankenship of Kenova, W.Va. He was owner of Wayne County Construction. A loving husband, a very good son-in-law of the late Icy Belcher of Wayne, he kept her last wish to his last breath. He was a loving father and best friend to his daughter and granddaughter, a very caring brother and a friend to all that knew him. He was preceded in death by a brother, Benny Blankenship.

Richard leaves behind a loving wife, Mary Blankenship; a daughter, Lita Spears; a granddaughter, Devin Spears; brothers Enos Blankenship, Ed Blankenship, and Herbie Blankenship; sisters, Paula May Smith and Betty Blankenship; loving nieces and nephews; and one special sister-in-law, Pauline Belcher. Memories are forever.

Funeral services 2 p.m. Monday, November 14, 2005, at Ceredo-Kenova Funeral Home. Burial at Maple Hill Cemetery.

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2005, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Nov 14, 2005

Richard L. Blankenship, 57, of Huntington died Friday in St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Ceredo-Kenova Funeral Home; burial in Maple Hill Cemetery.

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2005, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Dec 04, 2005

Marlene L. Burdette Crook, 73, of Huntington, passed away Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, 2005, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel by the Rev. E.R. Houck. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

She was born Oct. 30, 1932, in Huntington, a daughter of the late J.B. and Bernice Tanner. She was also preceded in death by her father, Marden Burdette; her husband, Carl Crook Jr; three sisters and brother-in-law, Arlene and Jack Blankenship, Judy Robinson, Eloise Sharpe. She was a member of Crook Chapel Church.

She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Bruce Adams of Huntington; three sisters and brother-in-law, Mary and Jack Cusick of Jacksonville, Fla., Peggy Turman and Jennifer Tanner both of Huntington, grandchildren, David Adams, Beth and W.T. Bradley, Kala Adams; two great-granddaughters; special nieces, Linda Hensley and Mary Ann Coalson; special nephew and his wife, Jamie and Jeannette Blankenship.

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2005, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Dec 07, 2005

Kathleen "Katie" E. Robson, 85, widow of Robert E. Robson, passed away at home on Monday, December 5, 2005. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday at the Reger Funeral Chapel, Huntington, by the Rev. Thaddaeus Allen. Burial will follow at Woodmere Memorial Park, Huntington.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her father, Robert Erle Crowder and her mother, Grace Cridlin Crowder. She was a long time member of Madison Avenue Christian Church and Westmoreland Woman's Club.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Kathy Robson of Findlay, Ohio; two daughters and son-in-law, Bobbie and Dan Durfee of Zanesville, Ohio and Kathy and Michael Clagg of Huntington; six grandchildren, Heather and Brian Porter, Shannon and Jermoy St. Clair, Robbie and Michelle Robson, Nikki Clagg, Hailee Robson and McKenzie Robson; five great-grandchildren, Ethan St. Clair, Caitlyn Porter, Brock Porter, Annessa Robson and Raelyn Stevens; several nieces and nephews, and special caregivers, Sherry Blankenship and Debbie Peck.

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2005, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Dec 09, 2005

Robert "Bobby" Blankenship, 57, of Huntington died Wednesday at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was a painter.

Surviving are a daughter, Tammy Kitz of Waxhaw, N.C.; two sons, Christopher Blankenship of Wilmington, N.C., and Shawn Blankenship of Weddington, N.C.; a sister, Doris Haun of Huntington; and three grandchildren, Lauren Kitz, Taylor Kitz and Clara Blankenship.

Graveside funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday at White Chapel Mausoleum, White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville.

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2003, Inez, Cabell Co., WV, Funeral

The Herald-Dispatch, (Huntington, WV) - December 6, 2003

Earnest Allen Kennedy, 84, of Inez, husband of Magdalene Hinkle Kennedy, died Thursday in King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. He was a coal miner. Funeral 2 p.m. today, Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inez burial in Blankenship Cemetery.

[SSDI, 13Feb1919 - 04Dec2003]

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2003, Milton, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Mar 01, 2003

Maxine Ross Pruitt, 74, of Milton, W.Va., formerly of Kenova, died Wednesday February 26, 2003, at Mariner Nursing Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 2, 2003, at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova with Rev. Larry Mullens officiating. Burial will follow in Dock's Creek Cemetery.

She was born August 13, 1928, in Wayne County, a daughter of the late Lawrence and Mary Ellen Blankenship Ross. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Pruitt; one son, Larry Joe Valldez and one sister Mary Lee DeCarr.

She is survived by: one son and two daughters-in-law: Roger and Susan Young of Barboursville, W.Va., Libby Valldez of Prichard, W.Va.; two grandsons: Michael Joe and Mark Allen Valldez of Prichard; two great-grandchildren; four sisters: Ruby Perez of Miami, Fla., Helen Marke of Denver, Colo., Ailene Jordan of Ceredo, W.Va., Betsy Deemer of Laffette, Ga.; and one brother: Walter Ray Ross of Statesville, N.C.

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2004, Milton, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jan 11, 2004

Essie "Tootsie" Hatfield Clagg, 82, of Milton, loving mother, grandmother and sister, went to be with the Lord and loved ones who've gone on before her Friday, Jan. 9, 2004, at her residence. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday at Heck Funeral Home, Milton, with Minister W.R. "Bud" Lucas officiating. Burial will follow in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville.

She was born Feb. 1, 1921, a daughter of the late James Albert and Chloe Hatfield. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Morrison Clagg; her son, Paul Hatfield; two brothers, James Albert Jr. and Robert Jefferson Hatfield; and two sisters, Violet Meadows and Mary Lillian Hatfield.

She is survived by her three daughters, Karen Leggett of Summersville, W.Va., Gloria Wyant of Milton and Betty Waugh of Shoals, W.Va.; one son, Michael Clagg of Milton; three sisters, Lessie Moses, Myrtle Chapman and Bessie Holley, all of Milton; one brother, Harold Lloyd Hatfield, also of Milton; 15 grandchildren, Diana Hatfield, Paula Blankenship, Tate Prasser, Anna Marie Ragula, Rick Leggett, Chris Leggett, Tony Waugh, Troy Waugh, Tim Waugh, Mark Wyant, Stephen Wyant, Lori Clagg, Christina Clagg, Michael Clagg and Rodney Kirby; 30 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

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2004, Milton, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, May 24, 2004

Jane Adkins, 67, of Milton passed away Saturday, May 22, 2004, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Graveside services will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, 2004, in Forest Memorial Park, Milton, with Ernest Pruitt officiating.

Jane was born July 16, 1937, in Wayne County, a daughter of the late Garland and Pearl Crockett Blankenship. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Anna Ruth Blankenship, and two brothers, Samuel Lee Blankenship and Karl Blankenship. Jane was a retired employee of St. Mary's Hospital.

She is survived by one daughter, Connie Sue Venoy, and her companion, Phillip McCormick; one son and daughter-in-law, Micheal E. and Pam Adkins of Proctorville, Ohio; two sisters, Bonnie Pruitt of Clyde, Ohio, and Glenna Chaney of Gallipolis, Ohio; two brothers, Tim Blankenship of Tiffin, Ohio, and Gary Blankenship of Lavalette; three grandchildren, Matthew Venoy and Yvonne Adkins, both of Milton, and Bethany Adkins of Proctorville; one great-granddaughter, Rhea M. Rideout of Huntington; two step-grandchildren, Jeffery Harmon of Proctorville and Sherry L. Powell of Louisiana; and a host of nieces and nephews.

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2004, Milton, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jun 30, 2004

Raymond Garcia, 81, of Milton, husband of Rena Blankenship Garcia, died Saturday, June 26, 2004, at his residence. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Friday, July 2, 2004, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton with Father Bert Valdes officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date at Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Calif.

Ray was born July 17, 1922, in Frederick, Colo., a son of the late Max and Josephine Montez Garcia. He was also preceded in death by his beloved Chrisina Renay; sisters, Matilda Vigil, Elsie Beaubien and Rita Rowley; brothers, Max and Rueben Garcia.

Ray served as a Pharmacist Mate in the Navy during World War II and as a Military Police in the Army during the Korean Campaign. He was a member of the American Legion Post 139, Milton and the DAV, and retired from Chemical Leaman Tank Lines.

Along with his wife, Ray is survived by his three daughters and son-in-laws, Anita and Russell Copodonna and granddaughters Brittney and Jeni of Milton, Lisa and Randy Park and children Kimberly and Kevin of Phelan, Calif., Karen and David Hall and children Taylor and Trevor of Richmond, Ind.; two sons, Darrin Garcia at home and Raymond Garica II of Las Vegas, Nev., and granddaughter Kayla Garcia of Riverside, Calif.; stepsons, Dana Tyler of Milton and Dwight Tyler of St. Albans; three brothers, Ted Garcia of La Mirada, Calif., Tony Garcia and Frank Garcia of San Bruno, Calif.; his loving sister, Doris Childers of Burney, Calif.; godchildren, Raymond Pacheco, Antonette Ellis, Rebecca Deutch and Heather Hutchinson.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2004, Milton, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Dec 28, 2004

Gobel Ferguson, 81, of Milton died Sunday, December 26, 2004, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 29, 2004, at the Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel by Rev. Jimmy Lester. Burial will be in Morrison Cemetery.

He was born February 13, 1923, in Wayne County, West Virginia, a son of the late Golden and Lucy Stevens Ferguson. He retired with 43 years of service from Columbia Gas. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Irvin Ferguson; and a sister, Dova Steele.

He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Elmyra Blankenship Ferguson; a daughter, Katheryn "Kathy" Ferguson White and her husband Darrell H. White of Milton; a sister, Ermal Lam and her husband Fred; a sister-in-law, Wilma Ferguson, all of Huntington; and a special niece and nephew, Dianne and Ed Hoover.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Milton, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jan 02, 2005

Stewart Allan Chapman Jr., 30, of Milton, passed away December 30 2004. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, January 3, 2005, at the Wallace Funeral Home, Milton by Pastor Jerry Cline and Pastor Paul Meadows. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville.

He was born December 21, 1974, in Huntington, a son of Stewart Chapman, Sr., of Huntington and Patricia Blankenship Mount, of Ona. Also surviving are his wife, Kerri Cochran Chapman; one daughter, Emilie Chapman; three sons, Tristan, Logan and Pierce Chapman; one brother, Matthew Chapman of Barboursville; two stepsisters, Kim Zimmerman of Virginia, and Kathy Adkins of Yawkey, W.Va.; one stepbrother, Shawn Mount of Ona; sister-in-law, Jaime Spangler of Milton; stepfather, Michael Mount of Ona; maternal grandparents, Lee and Thelma Blankenship of Barboursville; paternal grandmother, Neva Chapman of Ohio, paternal great-grandmother, Gertrude Kimball of Huntington; and several nieces and nephews.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Milton, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Mar 01, 2005

Charles Edward Hatfield, 54 of Milton went home to be with his Lord, Sunday, February 27, 2005, at his residence. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton. Burial will follow in Hatfield Cemetery, Coal Mountain.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert "Buster" and Florence Poe Hatfield. He served his country in the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army. He was married for 34 years to his loving wife, Erma Meadows Hatfield.

He is also survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Marlena and Billy Blankenship; three grandchildren, Robert, Daniel and Cheyenne Blankenship; seven brothers, Harry Glenn, Frank, Rodney, Buddy, Steve, Ricky and Richard Hatfield.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Milton, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Nov 16, 2005

Irene H. Grubbs, 84, of Milton, W.Va. died Sunday, November 13, 2005, at her residence. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 16, 2005, at Henson Mortuary by the Rev. Mark Fisher. Interment follows in Forest Memorial Park, Milton.

She was born September 23, 1933, in West Hamlin, W.Va., daughter of the late John and Margaret Dillon Hodges. She was a homemaker and member of Bethesda United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Clyde L. Grubbs in 1985; a twin sister Ruth "Jerry" Napier, and Helen Flora, and two brothers.

Survivors include her children Clyde Grubbs Jr. of Huntington, Ronald Grubbs of Milton and Charlene Blankenship and her husband Harold of Milton; sisters Virginia Maniaci of Bradenton, Fla., and Peggy Harris of Temperance, Mich.; grandchildren Denise Grubbs Sharif, Melissa Grubbs, Michael Blankenship and Aaron Grubbs; and great-grandchildren Matthew Grubbs, Hunter, Mikayla, Mackensie, Makenna and Hayden Blankenship.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2004, Ona, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Apr 25, 2004

Woodrow W. Wilson, 88, of Ona, husband of Jewel Blankenship Wilson, died Saturday in Putnam General Hospital, Hurricane, W.Va. Funeral 2 p.m. Monday at Heck Funeral Home, Milton; burial in Forest Memorial Park, Milton.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2004, Ona, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Oct 07, 2004

Roy B. Preston, 65, of Ona passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2004, at his residence. Funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m., Friday, October 8, 2004, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton. Burial will follow in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville.

He was born July 29, 1939, in Wayne County, West Virginia, a son of the late Oscar and Lula Mills Preston. He was owner and operator of Preston's Piano Service.

He is survived by his lifelong companion, Gathel Jordan; one sister, Leta Blankenship of Wayne; one son, Roy Toney Preston; and one grandson. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday at Heck Funeral Home, Milton.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2002, Salt Rock, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, May 18, 2002

Elmer Blackburn White, 85, of Salt Rock, husband of Dahlia Beckett White, died Thursday in St. Mary?s Hospital. He was a retired finisher with Blenko Glass. Also surviving are a daughter, Barbara Kay Blankenship of Salt Rock; a son, Billy Roger White of Little Rock, Ark.; three brothers; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral 2 p.m. Monday at Beard Mortuary, Huntington; burial in White Chapel Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2003, Salt Rock, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Aug 04, 2003

Jackie Ray Lambert, 50, of Salt Rock, W.Va., husband of Charlene Wilson Lambert, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2003, in Cabell Huntington Hospital. He was a self-employed carpenter.

Additional survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Marlena and Bill McNeely and Susan Blankenship, all of Huntington; a brother and sister-in-law, Ronnie and Ellen Lambert of McDowell County, W.Va.; two grandchildren, Margaret Reneé Ellis and Garrett Austin Blankenship, both of Huntington; special friend, Charles Thompson; sister-in-law, Debbie Wilson; and lots of nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Highland Cemetery, Huntington.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2004, Salt Rock, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Nov 07, 2004

Freda I. Scarberry, 68, Salt Rock, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, November 3, 2004, at her residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Monday at the Reger Funeral Chapel by Pastor Tom Stowers. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens.

She was born October 26, 1936, in Zanesville, Ohio, a daughter of the late Thomas and Zelma Barker McDaniel. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include three sons, Curtis Eugene Scarberry, Clifford William Scarberry and Kenneth A. Scarberry; five daughters, Wanda I. Smith, Barbara A. Pike, Deborah K. Blankenship, Lisa Ann Jenkins and Cathy L. Scarberry; 23 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and a brother, Thomas McDaniel of Florida.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Curtis 61, 02Sep1943 - 26Jan2005, Barboursville, Cabell, WV, WV-236-66-1026

Blankenship, Ivan 69, 15Dec1930 - 03Oct2000, Barboursville, Cabell, WV, WV/NC-232-40-5522

Blankenship, Orval G. 72, 18Aug1930 - 19Apr2003, Barboursville, Cabell, WV, WV/NC-232-40-5958

Blankenship, James L. 77, 13May1923 - 16Apr2001, Culloden, Cabell, WV, WV-236-24-5499

Blankenship, Ben A. 76, 03Mar1925 - 11Apr2001, Huntington, Cabell, WV, WV-235-26-4933

Blankenship, Charles L. 89, 08Dec1912 - 08Nov2002, Huntington, Cabell, WV, WV-234-05-4218

Blankenship, Clyde 87, 25Jan1914 - 22Jul2001, Huntington, Cabell, WV, WV-234-16-7051

Blankenship, Edna M. 87-88, 12Jun1912 - 11Jun2000, Huntington, Cabell, WV, WV-234-22-8852

Blankenship, Edna R. 73, 14Mar1932 - 13Apr2005, Huntington, Cabell, WV, WV-236-46-2344

Blankenship, Frances V. 83, 20Oct1921 - 09May2005, Huntington, Cabell, WV, WV-236-18-1101

Blankenship, James R. 68, 30Aug1932 - 15Oct2000, Huntington, Cabell, WV, WV/NC-232-48-0012

Blankenship, Karl E. 64, 05Aug1939 - 21Aug2003, Huntington, Cabell, WV, WV-236-66-6105

Blankenship, Lois 90, 22Jun1913 - 20Dec2003, Huntington, Cabell, WV, KY-406-22-9670

Blankenship, Mary K. 79, 11Oct1921 - 26May2001, Huntington, Cabell, WV, WV-234-30-2612

Blankenship, Mildred H. 95, 23Feb1908 - 05Dec2003, Huntington, Cabell, WV, WV/NC-232-28-9210

Blankenship, Myrtle 82, 13Feb1921 - 13Oct2003, Huntington, Cabell, WV, WV-233-30-2595

Blankenship, Rosa 89, 06Feb1915 - 21Oct2004, Huntington, Cabell, WV, WV-236-36-3652

Blankenship, Shirley D. 48, 28Jan1954 - 10Apr2002, Huntington, Cabell, WV, WV-233-88-7580

Blankenship, Dollie R. 55, 08May1949 - 11May2004, Procious, Clay, WV, WV-235-78-3146

 

Calhoun

 

2005, Bigbend, Calhoun Co., WV, Obituary

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Berlon Parsons, 68, of Big Bend, died Monday, Mar. 28, 2005, at his residence. He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Harrison and Aggie Parsons.

Surviving are his wife, Anna Mae Cogar Parsons; one daughter, Mary Radcliff and husband Larry of Big Bend; one sister, Leatha Lame of Lockney; two brothers, Doy Parsons and Roy Parsons, both of Five Forks; two grandchildren, Deavin Blankeship and James Forrest Blankenship II, both of Big Bend; grandson-in-law, Tony Smith; nieces, Janice Smith, Carol Lyons, Louise Wolverton, Anita McCumbers, Patsy McCumbers, Lettie Parsons, Kathy Kerby, Linda Holbert and Kathren Parsons; and nephews, Richard Dowell, Donnie Dowell, James D. Parsons, William H. Parsons, Ron Allen Parsons, Doy Ray Parsons, Ricky Parsons, George Parsons, Holly Parsons, Cecil Parsons and James R. Parsons.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Kay Webster and Eula Parsons; two brothers, Jim Parsons and George Parsons; and one grandson, Benjamin Lee Corrdale Blankenship.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mike Kirby officiating. Burial was in Hunt Cemetery, Big Bend.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com 

 

2001, Grantsville, Calhoun Co., WV, Obituary

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Elsie Riddle, 75, of Grantsville, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2001, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown. She was the daughter of the late McKinley and Anthie Mae Blankenship Bailey. She attended Church of God, Cyclone.

Surviving are three sons, Charles Riddle and wife Patty of Cyclone and James Riddle and George Riddle, both of Grantsville; two daughters, Gladys Toler and husband Jimmy of Cyclone and Kathy Bailey and husband Dennis of Mt. Zion; one brother, Johnny Bailey of Cyclone; three sisters, Arminie Stapleton of Oceana, Mirna Toler of Cyclone and Nellie Paner of Metheney; 12 grand-children; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Riddle, in 1994; two sons, William and Jimmy Dean Riddle; one daughter, Patricia Gail Riddle; three sisters; and five brothers.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Louis Villers officiating. Burial was in Clayton Stump Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com 

 

2003, Grantsville, Calhoun Co., WV, Obituary

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Nellie Bailess, 93, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003, at home. She was the daughter of the late Oak and Clara Ferrell. She was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one son, Bob Bailess and wife Julia of Briston, Va.; five daughters, Geraldine Diehl of North Olmstead, Ohio, Mary Collins of Mantua, Ohio, Janet Orozco and husband Bob of Laguna Hills, Calif., Nancy Taylor of Grantsville and Linda Blankenship and husband Neil of Grantsville; one brother, Glen Ferrell of Davisville; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earnest O. Bailess; one sister; and four brothers.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial was in Broomstick Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com 

 

2005, Grantsville, Calhoun Co., WV, Obituary

www.calhounchronicle.com

Glena L. Hardman Pitts, 82, of West Little Kanawha Highway, Grantsville, died Friday, Dec.
30, 2005. She was born at Chestnut Lick, Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Homer and Georgia Radcliff Hardman. MeMe, as she was known to her family and friends, was a 1941 graduate of Normantown High School and a graduate of Glenville State College with a teaching degree, which led her to her teaching career at Byrd School (one-room school), Cabot Station, and then to Grantsville Grade School and Pleasant Hill School, where she retired after 35 years. She held memberships in many civic organizations, was a Scout Den Mother, and member of Order of Eastern Star, Grantsville Chapter, and First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are her husband, Loranza G. Jack Pitts, whom she married Jan. 11, 1947; one daughter, Jackie Blankenship and husband Ron of Grantsville; two sons, Rick M. Pitts and wife Sharon and B.K. Pitts and wife Melissa, all of Grantsville; seven grandchildren, Paige Toney, Cam Blankenship, Ashley Pitts, Dylan Baker, Brandon Baker, Tyler Walling and Brianna Pitts; one great-grandchild, Bradyn Toney; one brother, Harry Hardman of Elyria, Ohio; and two sisters, Millie Frank of Glen Bernie, Md., and Betty Boggs of Hillard, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Porter and Jack Hardman; and two infant siblings.

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., of Glenville, with Pastor Kevin Church officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com 

 

Clay

 

2002, Clay Co., WV, Obituary

http://www.genealogybuff.com/wv/clay/webbbs_config.pl/noframes/read/32 , August 21, 2002

Weavlean Liddy Graham, 78 died Monday August 19, 2002. Survived by sons, Harry T., Tarance H., and Daniel L.; daughters, Kay G. Lyons, Gay I. Thompson, Liddy Weavlean Hobby, Linda Louise Smith, and Lorna Walters; brothers, Charles Triplett, Nathan Triplett; sisters, Misty Warnell, Barbara Blankenship, and Nancy Pritt

Funeral service 1 pm Friday August 23, 2002, Burial Sunset Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Clay Co., WV, Obituary

http://www.genealogybuff.com/wv/clay/webbbs_config.pl/noframes/read/16 , April 28 2005

Sarah Jane Gibson Salisbury, 79, of Clay, entered into rest on April 26, 2005, at CAMC-General Division after a long illness. She was the daughter of the late Harlen and Laura Krantz Gibson. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Harley Salisbury; brothers, James and Bill Gibson, and sisters, Ida Hamrick and Tessie Fitzgerald. She was a born-again believer, attended Lick Fork Baptist Church, and was a volunteer at the Christian Clothing Center, Clay.

Survivors include one son, Denver Salisbury and his wife, Connie, of Newton Falls, OH; three daughters, Carolyn and husband, Alva Blankenship, of Canvas, WV; Sharon Ramsey of Bomont, Charlotte and husband, Lloyd Davis, of Maysel; sisters, Marie Irvin of Lake Placid, FL, Genneive Eagle of Ashtabula OH, and Delphia Meadows of Richwood; 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 1 pm Friday, April 29, 2005, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Alva Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow in the Salisbury Cemetery, Enoch. Friends may call from 6 to 8 pm on Thursday at the funeral home.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Bickmore, Clay Co., WV, Obituary

http://www.genealogybuff.com/wv/clay/webbbs_config.pl/noframes/read/11 , Dec 8 2005,

Annie Myrtle Marling, 92, of Bickmore, entered into rest on December 6, 2005, at Montgomery General Hospital. Born on March 20, 1913, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late James and Samantha Keith Nottingham. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Jacob Phillip Marling and two sons, George W. Marling and Henry L. (Doc) Marling. She was a homemaker, and a Baptist.

Survivors include sons, James P. Marling of Bickmore and Luther K. (Peewee) Nottingham of Duck; daughters, Maggie V. (Toots) Neff of Bickmore, Ollie S. Neff of Bickmore, Abbie K. Grose of Duck, Linda Sue Blankenship of Frametown, and Hazel F. Boggs of Clay; 27 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, l great-great-grandchild.

Funeral service will be 10 am Saturday, December 10, 2005, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Freddie Schoolcraft officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore. Friends may call from 6 to 8 pm on Friday at the funeral home.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2004, Ivydale, Clay Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - February 19, 2004

Louis "L.P." Means, 73, of Ivydale joined his family in Heaven Feb. 16, 2004. He was born April 24, 1930, in Charleston, son of the late Rufus G. and Norma Bailey Means.

He was also preceded in death by the mother of his children, Dorothy Louise Means; and a son, Gary Lee Means. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force and the Kanawha County Board of Education. He was a member of Rush Fork Community Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Douglas Means of Ivydale; two sons, Robert Gene Means of Homestead, Fla., Tony Steven Means of Norfolk, Va.; two daughters, Deborah Ann Frazier of Spanish Fork, Utah, Terry Lynn Means of Hurricane; stepson, Jeremy Ray Gardner of Wiscasset, Maine; stepdaughter, Mary Lucinda Curry of Duck; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; a niece, Diana Johnson of Grand Rapids, Kan.; and a nephew, David Blankenship of Charleston.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at Rush Fork Community Church with the Rev. Harry Dobbins and the Rev. Frank Goff officiating. Burial will follow in Boggs Cemetery, Big Otter, with graveside military rites conducted by VFW Post 4419, Clay.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2004, Maysel, Clay Co., WV, Obituary

http://www.claywestvirginia.com/, Feb 27 2004  

Maysel Marie Blankenship, 70, of Maysel, died Wednesday, February 25, 2004, at CAMC-General Divison.  She was born on December 20, 1933, in Clay, WV, to the late Robert Kirby and Ida Jane Dawson Chapman.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by brothers and sisters.  She was a homemaker and a retired self-employed caregiver. She was a member of Maysel Missionary Baptist Church. 

She is survived by her husband, David Morgan Blankenship of Maysel; son and daughter-in-law, David Wayne and Jennifer Blankenship of Harpers Ferry, WV; daughters and son-in-law, Ruth Hamrick Royal of Charleston and Kathy Hamrick Walker and John of Scott Depot; grandchildren, Elizabeth Royal, Susan Marie Walker, Zachary Morgan Blankenship and Joshua David Blankenship; brothers, Everett and Arthur Chapman, both of Orrville, OH, and Paul Chapman of Blue Creek, WV; sisters, Goldie Young of St. Albans, and Dorothy Daniels of Mounds, IL. 

Funeral service will be l pm Sunday, February 29, 2004, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with Rev. Barnett officiating. Burial will follow in the Blankenship Memorial Cemetery, Maysel.

From: Walter Jenny, Jr. wjenny(at)oklahoma.net

 

2002, Procious, Clay Co., WV, Obituary

http://www.genealogybuff.com/wv/clay/webbbs_config.pl/noframes/read/31 , Oct 24, 2002,

Jesse "Chuck" Blankenship, 44, of Procious, died Tuesday Oct 22, 2002. Survived by wife, Carol McMahill Blankenship; sons, David Ray,Jared Thomas, and Daniel Ryan; Mother, Shirley Studivon, four brothers and three sisters

Visitation 6 to 8pm Friday Oct 25, Graveside service, Saturday Oct 26, 11am, Burial Chuck Blankenship Cemetery

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2004, Procious, Clay Co., WV, Funeral

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - May 14, 2004

Dollie Ruth Cutlip Blankenship, 55, of Procious died May 11, 2004. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 15, at Moorefork Cemetery, Ivydale. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 14, 2004, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay.

[SSDI, 08May1949 - 11May2004]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2004, Procious, Clay Co., WV, Obituary

http://www.genealogybuff.com/wv/clay/webbbs_config.pl/noframes/read/22 , May 15 2004

Mrs. Dollie Ruth (Cutlip) Blankenship, 55, of Procious, was taken to be with the Lord on May 11, 2004, at St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, WV. She was born on May 8, 1949, to Jack and Mary Cutlip of Big Otter, WV. She was a homemaker and the proud mother of six children.

She is survived by her spouse of 20 years, Billy Deems, of Procious; children, Eddie and Connie Scherrer of Orlando, Fl, Linda and Darrell Yoder of Barberton, OH, Scott and Shel Carte of Baberton, OH, Roger and Judy Blankenship of Clay, Timothy M. and Loretta Blankenship of Clay, and Crystal and Mark Coulter of Clay; 15 grandchildren; sisters. Freda Coad of Procious, Sarah Cook of Litchfield, OH, Avis Davis of Lansing, IA; brother, James Cutlip of LaCross, WI, Delmar Cutlip of Cleveland OH. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Timothy M. Blankenship II.

Graveside funeral service will be 11 am Saturday, May 15, 2004, at Moorefork Cemetery, Ivydale, with Minister Bruce Cubbedge Officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 9 pm on Friday at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Fayette

 

2005, Alta, Fayette Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - July 18, 2005

Charles B. "Chuck" Harmon, 64, of Alta, Fayette County, W.Va., died Saturday, July 16, 2005, at home following an extended illness. Chuck was born January 12, 1941, at Beards Fork, W.Va., to the late Charles W. and Sadie Bowyer Harmon. He was a retired coal miner, a lifelong member of the UMWA, a master barber since 1964, and owner of Chuck's Barber Shop in Brownsville, W.Va.

Surviving is his wife, Lillie A. Blankenship Harmon of Alta, W.Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Steve Grose Jr. of Lockwood, W.Va.; sister, Phyllis Smith and husband, David, of Vero Beach, Fla.; and brother, Arlen R. Harmon and wife, Sharon, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.

The funeral service will be 11 a.m. July 19, 2005, at Pennington Funeral Home Chapel, Gauley Bridge, W.Va., with the Rev. Charles Blankenship officiating. Interment will be in the Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow, W.Va.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2004, Chimney Corner, Fayette Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - May 2, 2004

Hollie E. Blankenship, 68, of Chimney Corner, Fayette County, died Friday, April 30, 2004, at CAMC General Hospital, following an extended illness. He was a retired coal truck driver and attended the Brownsville Holiness Church. He was born Sept. 25, 1935, at Brownsville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Orla O. and Carrie Morton Blankenship; and brothers, Arnold "Peach" Blankenship and Garley "Shorty" Blankenship.

Survivors include his wife, Dora Pearlie Anderson Blankenship ; daughters, Virginia Lohr of Concord, N.C., Martha Hamrick of Hughes Creek, Regina Coffey of Durham, N.C., Vida Jean Roy of Jane Lew; sons, Wilbur Blankenship of Indiana, Leon Blankenship of Kannapolis, N.C., Aaron Ray Blankenship of Beaver, Ohio; sisters, Lillie Harmon of Alta, W.Va., Doris Sparks of Martinez, Ga., Katheryn Clark of Richton, Miss., Linda Bor of Freemont, Ohio; brothers, John Blankenship of Chimney Corner, Bill Blankenship of Ludlow, Pa.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, 2004, at Pennington Funeral Home Chapel, Gauley Bridge, with the Rev. Charles Blankenship officiating. Burial will be in Montgomery Memorial Park, London.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2005, Fayetteville, Fayette Co., WV, Funeral

Charleston Gazette (WV) - July 16, 2005

Clayton A. Blankenship, 89, of Fayetteville, W.Va., died July 14, 2005. Service will be 2 p.m. Monday, July 18, at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at the funeral home.

[SSDI - 04May1916 - 14Jul2005]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2013, Mount Hope, Fayette Co., WV, Obituary

http://www.wvgenweb.org/raleigh/blankO70.htm

Monroe Blankenship, 64, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, in a Beckley hospital following a long illness. Born June 12, 1936, in Pie, he was the son of the late Leonard and Ella Mae Skeens Blankenship. Mr. Blankenship retired from Ford Motor Co. and was a member of United Auto Workers Local No. 1250.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Myrtle L. Adkins Blankenship; two sisters, Carrie Belle Blankenship and Anna Marie Crum; and a brother, Roy Blankenship.

Survivors include his wife, Novella Lee Blankenship; a stepson, Luke Hess and his wife, Rita Karen, of Bradley; seven brothers, Andy and his wife, Pat, of Hickory, N.C., Bill and his wife, Betty, of Cleveland, Donald and his wife, Belva, of Omar, Troy of Delbarton, Paul and his wife, Kathy, of Delbarton, Roger and his wife, Betty, of Rossmore and Larry Bruce and his wife, Sherry, of Stirrat; two sisters, Brenda Fox and her husband, Lloyd, of Raleigh, and Linda Faye Hatfield and her husband, Bill, of Gilbert; and a step grandson, Luke Earl Hess, II.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home Chapel, Beckley, with the Rev. Phillip Lilly officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.

 

+2005, Oak Hill, Fayette Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - May 1, 2005

Tressie Harris, 81, of Oak Hill, W.Va., formerly of Sandusky, Ohio, died April 30, 2005. She was born Oct. 29, 1923, in Mingo County, West Virginia, and was the daughter of the late Greenway and Etta Louise Mounts Blankenship.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandson, Steven M. Black.

Surviving are daughters, Linda Black of Fayetteville, W.Va., and Lou E. Mitchell of Ashville, N.C.; five grandchhildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Service and burial will be later in the week in Sandusky, Ohio. O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, is in charge of arrangements.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Oak Hill, Fayette Co., WV, Funeral

Charleston Gazette (WV) - July 10, 2005

Jewell Ann Wilson Blankenship, 47, of Oak Hill, W.Va., died July 7, 2005. Joint service with her brother, Donald Wilson, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville. Joint visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, at the funeral home.

(found nothing on SSDI)

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Powellton, Fayette Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - April 16, 2005

Connie M. Duncan, 58, of Powellton, Fayette County, died Wednesday, April 13, 2005, in Montgomery General Hospital. Born Aug. 19, 1946, she was the daughter of the late Clyde B. and Josephine Kinder Linville.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clarence "Jack" Duncan Sr.

Surviving: sons and their wives, Clarence Jr. and Karen Duncan of Powellton and Richard J. and Elizabeth Duncan; daughter, Jeanette Endicott of Powellton; brothers, Clyde "Butch" Linville of Lewisville, N.C., Ronnie Linville of Powellton, Mike Linville of Whitesville and Tommy Linville of Valdosta, Ga.; sisters, Joyce Harmon of Yadkinville, N.C., Barbara Blankenship of Powellton and Rebecca Hoover of Pratt; and five grandchildren.

Service will be 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with the Rev. John Hurley officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Smithers, Fayette Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - April 12, 2005

Kathleen Ann Thomas, 93, of Smithers died Sunday, April 10, 2005, in Montgomery Elderly Care. She was born June 10, 1911, in Crown Hill, Kanawha County and was the daughter of the late Walter and Emma Bowen.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Ivan Thomas; her daughter, Rita Russo; and son, Bobby Ben Thomas. She was a member of the Oakland Church of God, Smithers and she was a lifetime member of the Women of the Church of God. She was a former piano teacher in Smithers.

Surviving daughters, Brenda Crookshanks and her husband, Kenny, of Taylors, S.C. and Jennice Blankenship of Monticello, Ark.; sons, James Ray Thomas and his wife, Shirley, of Oakland, Calif., Keith Ivan Thomas and his wife, Phyllis, of Glen Ferris and Eddie Frank Thomas and his wife, Patty, of Statesville, N.C.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oakland Church of God with Rev. Bob Vanfossen and Dr. Bill Ellis officiating. Burial will follow in Montgomery Memorial Park at London.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Hollie E. 68, 26Sep1935 - 30Apr2004, Gauley Bridge, Fayette, WV, WV-233-56-0874

Blankenship, Monroe 64, 12Jun1936 - 26Sep2000, Mount Hope, Fayette, WV, WV/NC-232-56-9891

 

Grant

 

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

Blankenship, Emmett L. 80, 20Aug1923 - 04Mar2004, Petersburg, Grant, WV, VA-224-34-4537

 

Greenbrier

 

2003, Clintonville, Greenbrier Co., WV, Obituary

www.pocahontastimes.com

Clara Bell "Sally" Williams, 71, of Sinking Creek Road, Clintonville, passed away Sunday, December 7, 2003, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center in Fairlea. She was born January 24, 1932, at Spring Creek, a daughter of the late George Washington and Lillie Zimmerman Blankenship. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lomon Williams, October 21, 1986, and a brother, Charles "Jim" Blankenship.

She is survived by three daughters, Joyce Williams, of Clintonville, Lola Grace Batton, of White Sulphur Springs, and Diane Buzzard, of Huntersville; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Morgan Funeral Home in Lewisburg with the Rev. Mike Tincher officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2005, Fairlea, Greenbrier Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - May 1, 2005

Pauline Virginia Ramey, 81, of Fairlea, W.Va., died Friday, April 29, 2005, at her home. Born April 22, 1924, at Matewan, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Custer and Pricey Blankenship Kennedy.

Survivors include her companion, Carroll Williams of Fairlea, W.Va.; a son, James Ramey Jr. of Vienna, W.Va.; daughters, Virginia Ramey Tanner of Charleston, and Mary Ann Napier of Lewisburg, W.Va.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at Morgan Funeral Home in Lewisburg, W.Va., with the Rev. Kenny Baker officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2003, Rainelle, Greenbrier Co., WV, Funeral

Charleston Gazette (WV) - February 19, 2003

Blankenship, Rosetta M., 1 p.m., Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.

[SSDI, Blankenship, Rosetta M., 27Nov1958 14Feb2003 44 (Jonesville, Yadkin, NC) SS #230-90-9783]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2004, Rupert, Greenbrier Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - March 12, 2004

Gladys Eleanor Hedrick, 84, of Kessler Road, Rupert, died March 9, 2004, in Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, following a sudden illness. Born March 27, 1919, at Kieffer, she was the daughter of the late Jennings Ray and Zenna Marshall Walkup Hunter.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Scott Hedrick, Dec. 11, 2003; five sisters, Dorothy Hunter, Gertrude Quick, Margie Walkup, Ruth Lauer and Jackie Eilts; three brothers, Roy, Ray and Marvin Hunter; and two great-grandchildren, Chad Fleeman and Justin Winfrey. She was a member of Beaver Creek Baptist Church, Kieffer, and a homemaker and truly enjoyed raising all her children and spending time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Survivors include five daughters and their husbands, Geraldine and Jerry Jacobs of Hurricane, Gladys Carroll and Bo Gibson, Sandra Ann Walkup, Ruth Lynn and Dwight Hanson and Debra Gaye and Gary Deitz, all of Rupert; one son and his wife, Marvin Lewis and Teresa Hedrick of Rupert; one sister, Gay Eilts of Wabash, Ind.; three brothers, Robert Hunter of Crawley, Carl Hunter of Rupert, Kirby Blankenship of Kieffer; 23 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle, with Pastor Dennis Morrello Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Pleasants Church Cemetery, Sinks Grove.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Charles R. 68, 15Mar1934 - 16Mar2002, Alderson, Greenbrier, WV, WV-234-56-6137

Blankenship, Lester C. 89, 07Jul1911 - 22Jul2000, Lewisburg, Greenbrier, WV, WV-236-40-4764

Blankenship, Earl 77, 30Jun1922 - 05Mar2000, Renick, Greenbrier, WV, WV/NC-232-02-8836

Blankenship, Tyler W. 08, 14Sep1993 - 28Nov2001, White Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier, WV, WV-234-41-8296

 

Hancock

 

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

Blankenship, Wasel W. 66, 12Nov1935 - 22Feb2002, Weirton, Hancock, WV, WV-236-52-9617

 

Harrison

 

+2004, Clarksburg, Harrison Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - November 20, 2004

Lylloth "Jerry" Woodall, 79, of Clarksburg, formerly of Tioga, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004, in United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, after a brief illness. Born July 12, 1925, in Nicholas County, she was the daughter of the late Ernie and Genevieve Curry Blankenship.

She was also preceded in death by her first husband, William L. Bennett; second husband, Fred Woodall; a daughter, Brenda Lee Williams; and three brothers. She was a member of Moose Lodge 409 since April 10, 1972, and received life membership in 2001. She was star recorder of the board at Mooseheart and past deputy grand regent for 1990 to 1991 in the state of West Virginia. She held all offices in the Clarksburg Ladies of the Moose Chapter 409 and a member of the Harrison County Senior Citizens and Harrison County Democratic Women.

Survivors: son, William L. Bennett of Cypress, Calif.; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, at Adams-Reed Funeral Home, Cowen, with the Rev. Keith Williams of Camden-on-Gauley officiating. Burial will follow in Black's Chapel Cemetery, Camden-on-Gauley.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Jackson

 

2004, Kenna, Jackson Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - March 12, 2004

Delphia Rhodes Casto, 83, of Kenna, Jackson County, died March 11, 2004, in Eldercare, Ripley. She was born July 15, 1920, in Jackson County, a daughter of the late George and Ollie Hunter Rhodes.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Denny Casto. She was a housewife and attended Pleasant View Church.

She is survived by three sons, Billie Eugene and Robert P. Casto, both of Ripley, John W. Casto of Sissonville; daughter, Judy C. Blankenship of Ripley; brother, Doc Rhodes of Kenna; sister, Audrey Taylor of California; six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, March 14, at Parsons-Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley, with Pastor David Spencer officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery on Fisher Ridge, Jackson County.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Kenna, Jackson Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - February 28, 2005

Lorene A. Blankenship, 77, of Kenna, W.Va., departed this life Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, at the home of her sister, Katheryn Skeen, following a long illness. She was born Oct. 6, 1927, in Jackson County, a daughter of the late James and Litha Monday Miller.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert Blankenship. Lorene was a homemaker, and a member of the Walker Chapel Baptist Church, where she was the treasurer.

Survivors include her son, Stephen Ray Blankenship of South Charleston; three sisters, Margaret Cobb and husband, Theodore, of Sissonville, Katheryn Skeen and husband, Donald, of Kenna, W.Va., and Lovie Rollins of Melbourne, Fla.; and one brother, James K. Miller of Charleston.

The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at Long & Fisher Funeral Home, Sissonville, with the Rev. Al Mendez officiating. Burial will follow at Floral Hills Garden of Memories, Sissonville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Ravenswood, Jackson Co., WV, Funeral

Charleston Gazette (WV) - March 5, 2005

Margaret Blankenship, 73, of Ravenswood died March 3, 2005. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood. Burial will be in Ravenswood Cemetery. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

(could not find on SSDI)

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2004, Ripley, Jackson Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - October 17, 2004

James Herbert "Herb" Sharp, 84, of Ripley, W.Va., departed this life on Oct. 14, 2004, in Eldercare of Ripley, following an extended illness. He was born June 30, 1920, in Jackson County, a son of the late James Albert and Ruby Mae Pringle Sharp.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Walter. James was a World War II Army veteran, and was retired from Libby-Owens-Ford Company in Kanawha City. Following his retirement, he served as the grounds keeper for the Parchment Valley Baptist Conference Center for 20 years. He was a member of the AFL-CIO, and attended the Bethel Community Church, Leon.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Freda Marie Anderson Sharp; sons and daughters-in-law, Roger Sharp of Ripley, W.Va., Kenny and Tia Sharp of Kenna, W.Va., and Gary and Connie Sharp of Leon, W.Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Don Goodson of Albany, Ohio; brother, Dwain Sharp of Cincinnati, Ohio; sisters, Lucille Walton and Jo Ann King, both of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Cordelia Blankenship of Ripley, W.Va.; grandchildren, Donald Goodson, Teresa Riley, Barbara Conn, Barry Sharp, Brian Sharp, Lori Sharp, and Kati Sharp; great-grandchildren, Matthew Riley, Marshall Riley, Ashley Conn, and Logan Conn.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 18, 2004, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, W.Va., with the Rev. James Lewis officiating. Burial will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville, W.Va., with military honors provided by the Jackson County veterans' groups.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Arnold J. 71, 22Aug1932 - 07Sep2003, Millwood, Jackson, WV, WV-234-44-1288

 

Kanawaha

 

+2001, Alum Creek, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jan 29, 2001 [Monday]

James C. Blankenship, 84, of Alum Creek, died Friday [26Jan2001] in Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division. He was a retired painter and a former coal miner.

Survivors include three daughters, Dora Ann Headley of Weatherford, Texas, Patricia Nunn of Alum Creek and Kristy Canfield of Alkol; three sisters, Audrey Robinson of Coco, Fla., Guynith McClure of Alum Creek and Geraldine Wade of Hurricane; and three brothers, Ralph J. Blankenship of Pennsboro, Delmar R. Blankenship of Scott Depot and Thomas W. Blankenship of Allentown, Pa.

Funeral 2 p.m. Tuesday at Curry Funeral Home Chapel, Alum Creek; burial in Orchard Hills Memory Gardens, Yawkey.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2005, Alum Creek, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - April 30, 2005

Enoch Dennis Bragg, 94, of Alum Creek went to be with the Lord Friday, April 29, 2005, at home after a long illness.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Ivy Guthrie Bragg; daughter, Christine Pauley; son, Damon Bragg; parents, James and Belle Blankenship Bragg; sisters, Annie, May, Nina and Pearl; and brothers, Jim, Basil, Frank, Earl and Carnis. He was a retired insulator from Union Carbide, South Charleston, and a member of the Alum Creek Church of Christ.

He is survived by his daughters, Connie (Greg) Raines of Nitro, Ethel (Paul) Barker and Stella Cecil, all of Sod, and Janice (Glenn) Midkiff of Alum Creek; sons Leroy Bragg of Hurricane, Zenith (Erma) Bragg of Alum Creek, Stanley (Sandy) Bragg of Yawkey and Clinton (Dorie) Bragg of Alum Creek; 34 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday, May 2, at the Alum Creek Church of Christ with Minister Richard Runyan officiating. Burial will be held in Orchard Hills Memory Gardens, Yawkey.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Belle, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - February 23, 2005

Henry Lee "Tom" Hancock Sr., 75, of Belle departed this life to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Feb. 21, 2005, at his home after a long illness. He was born May 27, 1929, at Long Acres, a son of the late Henry John and Ella Mae Blankenship Hancock.

Mr. Hancock retired from the West Virginia Department of Human Resources. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and a life member of VFW Post 5269, Belle.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Kenneth; his daughter, Eva; his grandson, Samuel; and his brothers, Winford and Thomas Eugene.

Henry is survived by his wife of 51 years, Euretha; and their children and spouses, Cheryl and Donald Johnson of South Charleston, Henry Jr. and Diana Hancock of Malden, John and Carolyn Hancock of Belle, Therese and Hobert Johnson of South Charleston, Deborah and Mark Armes of Belle, Wanda and James Leavitt of Rand, Cherie and Danny Hobbs of Belle, Ronald Hancock and his companion, Melody Burkhart, of Belle, Samuel and Jewell Hancock of Handley, Zellia and Michael Bishop of Pinch, and Michael Hancock, whom he raised as a son, and his wife, Christine, of Pinch; son-in-law, Karl Whatley of Garland, Texas; and one sister, Doris Petros of West Branch, Mich. 32 grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 18 step-great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; a special family friend, Ruby Mercer; many nieces and nephews; and a host of friends also survive him.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, 4203 Salines Drive, Malden, with the Rev. Randall Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens, Dunbar, with military graveside rites.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2003, Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - November 13, 2003

Janice Marie Campbell, 63, of Charleston died Nov. 12, 2003, in CAMC Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Jack Harold Campbell; her father, Clayton Ellis Blankenship; and a brother, Clayton Melvin Blankenship. Mrs. Campbell was a member of Dry Branch Community Church on Dry Branch, Campbells Creek. She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Campbells Creek.

Surviving are sons, Robert Wentz of Charleston, Jeff Wentz of Belle, Jerry Wentz of Easley, S.C., Todd and Jackie Campbell, both of Charleston; daughters, Kay Goff and Kristie Campbell, both of Charleston; her mother, Gladys Blankenship Carr of Charleston; brothers, Michael Blankenship of Ravenswood, James Blankenship of Charleston; sisters, Dreama Davis of Elkview, Linda Halstead, Lana Campbell and Brenda Crowder, all of Charleston; 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at Dry Branch Community Church on Dry Branch, Campbells Creek, with the Rev. David Crowder officiating. Burial will be in Elk Hills Memorial Park, Big Chimney.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2004, Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - January 29, 2004

Nancy Sue Blankenship Cooper of Charleston passed away Jan. 26, 2004, in CAMC Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family and friends. Nancy was born July 15, 1958, in Lorain, Ohio, a daughter of the late Herman L. and Mary F. Blankenship.

She was also preceded in death by her brother, David Blankenship.

Surviving are her husband, Herschel "Hershey" Cooper; son, Herschel Cooper III of East Bank; daughters, Marsha Cooper of Kellys Creek, Melissa Cooper at home; grandchildren, Brice Cooper and Seth Hager; sisters, Charlotte Brogan of Charleston, Frances Links of Texas City, Texas, Gloria Blankenship of East Bank; and brothers, Jimmy and Wade Blankenship of Charleston, Johnny Blankenship of North Augusta, S.C.

Service will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at J.E. Johnson Funeral Home, Kanawha City, with Pastor Mike Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Graceland Memorial Park, South Charleston.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2004, Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Feb 24, 2004

Theodore Roosevelt "Teddy" Black Jr., 60, of Charleston, W.Va., formerly of Barboursville, W.Va., died Sunday, February 22, 2004, in Charleston Area Medical Center. Funeral service noon Wednesday, February 25, 2004, at Henson Mortuary, Pastor David Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Memorial Park, Milton.

Mr. Black was a retired physical therapist for the state of West Virginia at Institute and a member of Bible Center Church, Charleston. He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore Roosevelt Black Sr. and Mary Ellen Blankenship Black.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Schell Fortunato; a daughter, Angela Davis and her husband Hollie of Barboursville; a son, Michael Sowards and his wife Rachel Sowards of Milton; three sisters, Joan Black and Barbara Elam, both of Barboursville, and Dottie Black of Princeton; two brothers, Everett Black of Greenbottom, W.Va., and Bill Black of Milton; and eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2004, Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - March 6, 2004

Anna Marie Landers, 55, of Charleston died March 4, 2004, at home.

Mrs. Landers is survived by her children, Virginia McCormick of Sod, Randy, Bobbie, Garnet and Garmie Blankenship, all of Charleston, Susan and Johnathon Blankenship; sisters, Betty Williams of Poca, Goldie Mann of Ohio, Effie Harris of Milton, Carol Bowles of Georgia; brothers, Herman Williams of Griffithsville, George Williams of Vandalia Ridge, Jay Williams of Red House, Elvis Williams of Ohio, Wesley Williams of Charleston; and seven grandchildren.

Service will be 4 p.m. Sunday, March 7, at Barnett Chapel Church, Liberty. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

[SSDI, 04Jul1948 - 04Mar2004]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2004, Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - November 8, 2004

Dustin Michael Beane, 26, passed away Nov. 5, 2004, in Charleston. Dusty was a 1996 graduate of Ripley High School, and a student at West Virginia University in Morgantown.

He was preceded in death by his father, Warren W. Beane; a brother, Billy Beane; paternal grandparents, Warren and Dorthy Beane; and his maternal grandparents, Cecil and Lucille Blankenship.

Dusty is survived by his mother, Patricia G. Beane of Charleston; sisters and brothers-in-law, Melissa Beane and Eric Coleman of Charleston, Kim and Paul Stamper of Millwood, W.Va., Jo Beth and Don Smith of Ripley, W.Va.; nieces and nephews, Jamie Coleman, Lance and Miranda Stamper, Chase and Carly Smith, and Kristy and Rachel Beane; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Dusty was adored by his family, and will be sadly missed by many good friends who were very dear to him.

The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Fairplain Cemetery, Fairplain, W.Va.

[SSDI, 13Dec1977 - 05Nov2004]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - February 8, 2005

Marjorie Charlotte Blankenship, 76, of Charleston died Feb. 5, 2005, at home after a sudden illness. She was born in Charleston on Feb. 27, 1928. She was a graduate of Charleston High School and retired from the West Virginia Tax Department in 1988.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Charles William "Bill" Blankenship; her mother, Elsie Louise Boggess; and her stepfather, Pete Myers.

She is survived by her son, Larry G. Blankenship of Charleston; daughter and her husband, Billie Lynn and Howard Smith of Charleston; three granddaughters and one great-grandson; one aunt, Nettie Crawford; two brothers-in-law, Robert E. Blankenship and wife, Vernell, of Mooresville, N.C., and Thomas W. Blankenship of Charleston; three sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Ann Hayes of Dunbar, Nancy L. Albert and husband, Frank, of Dunnellon, Fla., and Goldie E. Blackwell and husband, Richard, of Peoria, Ariz.; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

It was her wishes that her body be donated to the Human Gift Registry at the West Virginia University Medical Center, Morgantown. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, at J.E. Johnson Funeral Home, Kanawha City.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2005, Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - March 28, 2005

Laura D. Hunt, 87, passed away March 25, 2005, in St. Francis Hospital. She was born Oct. 31, 1917, the daughter of the late J. B. and Laura Eads in Mercer County, W.Va.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry O. Hunt.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, James Stanley and Martha Hunt of Tampa, Fla.; her daughter, Rita G. Hunt of Charleston; five granddaughters, Pamela Miller and Laura Martin, both of Tampa, Fla., Sandra Buggeln of Boca Raton, Fla., Wanda Whatley of Nashville, Tenn., and Laura G. Hunt of Charleston; and 12 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are three sisters, Sarah A. Moses of Cincinnati, Ohio, Alice Blankenship of Princeton, W.Va., and Mary Epling of Bradley, W.Va.; and numerous nieces; and nephews. Mrs. Hunt was a member of the First Christian Church congregation, and a retired secretary, working at several places.

The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, at the Wilson Funeral Home with Dr. Terry Elkins officiating. Burial will follow in Elk Hills Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, South Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - May 26, 2005

Velma T. Bowles Hoffman, 80, of South Charleston died Tuesday, May 24, 2005, at Hubbard Hospice House. She was born in Rock Castle, Jackson County, and retired from CAMC General Hospital.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Jennings, Herman and Marion Bowles; and sisters, Oma Bowles Casto, Mae Bowles Blankenship, Reatha Turley, Erma Hayes, Belle Guillot and Hattie Patton.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Moss Chapel Church, Given, with Ezekiel Wharton and Dr. Boyd Purcell officiating. Entombment will be in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2004, Clendenin, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - July 5, 2004

Shawn M. Pauley, 33, of Clendenin, died Friday, July 2, 2004, in CAMC General Hospital, after a sudden illness. Mrs. Pauley was a homemaker, a former beautician, and a 1989 graduate of Herbert Hoover High School. She was a loving wife and mother.

She is survived by her husband, Randolph J. Pauley Jr.; sons, Anthony J. Pauley at home, and Mathew Ryan Pauley at home; daughter, Natasha Ann Pauley at home; father, Henry Lee Jarrell of Amma; mother and stepfather, Lois E. and Larry Blankenship of St. Albans; brother, Henry Lee Jarrell Jr. of St. Albans; sister, Sherri Davis of Poca; father in-law and mother-in-law, the Rev. and Mrs. Randolph J. Pauley Sr. of Bomont; sisters-in-law, Lisa A Pauley of Manassas, Va., and Deloris Keaton of Bomont; grandmother, and Anna Marie Brown of Elkview.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at. Myers Funeral Home Chapel, Elkview, with the Rev. George Stricklen officiating. Burial will be in Pauley Cemetery, Bomont.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2004, Cross Lanes, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - February 8, 2004

In memory of our beloved son, Austin James Blankenship Hill, who was stillborn on Feb. 5, 2004. He will be sadly missed. Austin is survived by his parents, Joaleen Blankenship and Shane Hill of Cross Lanes; maternal grandparents, Jeffrey and Mary Hamilton of St. Albans; and paternal grandparents, John and Lisa Hill of Cross Lanes. He will forever be in the hearts of all who love him. May the heavens watch over him.

A private family service was held Feb. 7, 2004, at Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans, with the Rev. Rick Wade officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Cross Lanes, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - June 14, 2005

Robert M. "Bob" Lewis, 72, of Cross Lanes died on June 10, 2005, at Cleveland Clinic. He was a member of St. Albans Moose Lodge and retired from Echlin Manufacturing.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, John Raymond and Maude Ross Lewis, formerly owners of Lewis Pie Company, Portsmouth, Ohio.

He is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Suella Lewis; daughter, Nicole Blankenship of Portsmouth; son, Bryan Lewis of Portsmouth; six children in California; sister, Mrs. William (Sara) Meyers of Portsmouth; 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home with Father David Shaw of St. John Orthodox Church, Charleston, officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Portsmouth.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2003, Elkview, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

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Della (Triplett) Salisbury, 84, of Elkview, W.Va., formerly of Holmesville, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003, at her residence after a long illness. Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Wood-Kortright Funeral Home in Ravenna, with the Rev. Jack Taylor officiating. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, Ravenna.

She was born to Lee "Poppy" and Lula Rose Triplett and married Autie Salisbury. He died previously. She had made her home in Holmesville for 30 years and was a member of Freewill Baptist Church in Ravenna.

Surviving are children, Eddie Blankenship of Atwater, Alfred Blankenship of Frametown, W.Va., Barbara Parsons of Bolivia, N.C., Elizabeth Young of Bellevue, Iona Legg of Duck, W.Va., and Bonnie Ward of Elkview, W.Va.; stepchildren, Delma Oiler of Langsville, Bonnie Nelson of Yorktown, Va., and Roger Salisbury of Streetsboro; 18 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; several step-grand- and great-grandchildren; brothers, Carl Triplett of Clay, W.Va., Kenneth Triplett of Baltimore, Md., and James Triplett of Glendale, Ariz.; and sisters, Nova Young of Baltimore, Md., Irene Nelson of Clay, W.Va., and June Stover of Middletown.

In addition to her husband, a son, Keith Salisbury, three sisters and two brothers died previously.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2004, Elkview, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - July 27, 2004

Tressie O. Copenhaver, 89, of Elkview, passed away Sunday, July 25, 2004, at the Oakridge Center Genesis Elder Care [Charleston, WV]. She was a homemaker and a member of the Leatherwood Primitive Advent Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Curtis Copenhaver, who passed away on June 29, 2004; son, Charles Copenhaver Jr.; parents, Earl and Bertha Blankenship Kay; great-granddaughter, Lisa Copenhaver; sisters, Neva McCollum, Mary Folder Loy, Inez Patterson; brothers, James Kay and Russell Kay.

Surviving are her children, James E. Copenhaver and wife, Nancy of Orlando, Fla., Betty Sampson and husband, Jim, of Elkview, Donna King and husband, Wesley of Elkview; sister, Ruby Stoddard of Charleston; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, 2004, at the Hafer Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James A. Walther officiating. Burial will be in the Elk Hills Memorial Park, Big Chimney.

[SSDI, 19Jul1915 - 25Jul2004]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2004, Elkview, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - August 14, 2004

John Wesley Rogers, 87, of Elkview passed away Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004, at his residence. He was a retired truck driver from Bell Lines and Smith Transfer and was a retired member of Teamsters Local 175. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John H. and Amanda Mines Rogers; son, John W. Rogers Jr.; half brother, Edward Smith; half sister, Edna Ward; son-in-law, Harold Stover; and granddaughters, Melissa Mills and Jennifer Stover.

Surviving: his wife of 66 years, Eulah Rogers; son and his wife, Mike and JoAnn Rogers of Canton, Ga.; daughters and their husbands, Betty Stover of The Woodlands, Texas, Joan and Herb Blankenship of Poca, Kip and Jerry Anderson and Nancy Stricker, all of Elkview; daughter-in-law, Judy Rogers of Charleston; half brother, David Smith of Georgia; sister, Harriett Masters of White Sulphur Springs; half sisters, Cathern Matheney and Annabell Creasey of Virginia; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15, at the Hafer Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Sizemore and the Rev. David Keeney officiating. Entombment will be in Elk Hills Memorial Mausoleum, Big Chimney.

[SSDI, 26May1917 - 10Aug2004]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2004, Elkview, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - December 8, 2004

Kester R. Tawney, born March 19, 1939, departed this life to be with the Lord on Dec. 5, 2004, after an extended illness. He was a graduate of Clendenin High School Class of 1957; employed by the Food Machinery Corp. in his early years and as a shoe repairman in his later years.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Kathy Campbell Tawney; mother, Hilda M. Harper Tawney; and brother, Gerald N. Tawney.

Survivors include three sons and a daughter-in-law, Larry and Patty Baldwin Tawney of Elkview, Laken O. and Clifford R. Tawney, both of Indianapolis, Ind.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Christopher and Joyce A. McBrayer and Woodrow and Janet L. Townsend of Elkview, Eddie and Vickie Blankenship of St. Albans; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; father, Russell G. Tawney; brothers and sister, Burl C., Virgil R., James F. Tawney and Nancy L. Tawney Sepos, all of the Akron-Canton, Ohio, area. Kester was a kind and generous person who cared about everyone he met. He will be sorely missed by all whose lives he touched.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, 2004, at the Hafer Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor John Davis officiating. Burial will be in the Harper Family Cemetery, Clendenin.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview is in charge of arrangements.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2004, Eskdale, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - March 2, 2004

Violet Mae Araujo, 59, of Eskdale, W.Va., passed away Feb. 29, 2004, following a long illness. She was born May 8, 1944, at Eskdale, a daughter of the late Thomas and Carrie Sutphin Haywood.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Benito Araujo. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her daughter, Nadia Stamper; two sons, Terry Blankenship and Timothy Blankenship, all of Eskdale; two brothers, Jerry Haywood of Eskdale and Tommy Haywood of New Jersey.

Service will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 2. 2004, at Pryor Funeral Home, East Bank. Her body will be cremated.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2001, Green Valley, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jun 07, 2001

Avery Charles "Chuck" Morgan Sr., 42, of Greenvalley, husband of Jo Ann Blankenship Morgan, died Wednesday in St. Marys Hospital. He was a heat pump installer for Collins Heating and Cooling in Man.

Also surviving are one daughter, Glenda Nicole Toler of Bruno; one son, Avery Charles Morgan Jr. of Greenvalley; five sisters, Anna Gentry of Morristown, Tenn., Violet Jarrell and Teresa Toler, both of Greenvalley, Mary Rose Craddock of Stollings and Deborah Bartley of Bowling Fork, Ky.; and two brothers, Robert Franklin Morgan of Man and Alfred Morgan of Virgie, Ky.

Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday at Kistler Freewill Baptist Church; burial in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2004, Holly Grove, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

There is a Holly Grove in Upshur Co., WV, East Bank is in Kanawha, so I put this one as the Holly Grove in Kanawha Co., WV, JIM

Charleston Gazette (WV) - July 3, 2004

Mildred G. Jarrett, 72, of Holly Grove departed this life Wednesday, June 30, 2004, at CAMC General following a sudden illness. She was born January 20, 1932, at Powellton, a daughter of the late Henry L. and Rebecca Jane Darr McMillan. Mildred was a homemaker and a member of the East Bank Church of God. She was a loving mother and will be missed by family and a multitude of nieces and nephews and friends.

Survivors include her loving husband, Denver L. Jarrett; two daughters, Sandra Slater and husband, Charles, of Holly Grove, Debra Jarrett of Holly Grove; one son, Denver F. Jarrett and wife, Elaine, of Holly Grove; three grandchildren, Chuck Slater of Holly Grove, Robert Slater and wife, Lynn, of Standard and Abigail Jarrett of Holly Grove; one great-grandchild, Terry Blankenship of Standard; three sisters, Garnet Detrow of Maryland, Adelie Toler and husband, Bill, of Groton, Connecticut, and Drema Housh of West Palm Beach, Fla.

Funeral service will be conducted Sunday July 4, 2004, at 1 p.m. at the East Bank Church of God, East Bank, with the Rev. John Sprouse officiating. Burial will follow at Montgomery Memorial Park, London.

Friends may call after 1 p.m. Saturday at the residence of Mildred Jarrett at Holly Grove, and one prior to the service at the church on Sunday. Pryor Funeral Home, East Bank, is in charge of arrangements.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2005, Loudendale, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - May 3, 2005

William Jacob "Bill" Blankenship, 83, of Loudendale, formerly of Marmet, died at the home of his son and daughter-in-law on May 1, 2005, after a long illness.

William was a member of the Marmet Apostolic Church, Marmet. A retired postal worker, he was a decorated veteran of the United States Army, serving his country in WWII.

William is survived by, sons, William and his wife, Dreama, of Oak Hill and Michael and his wife, Jackie, of Charleston; and daughters, Judy Alford and her husband, Judd, and Carolyn Blankenship , all of South Charleston, and Pansy Phillips of Kanawha City. He is also survived by 3 sisters, 1 brother and several nieces and nephews. William also leaves behind 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Hilda Blankenship, on August 31, 1999.

The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 4, at J.E. Johnson Funeral Home, Kanawha City with the Rev. Allen Konkle officiating. Burial will be at Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston, immediately following.

[SSDI, 16Aug1922 - 01May2005]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2005, Marmet, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - May 18, 2005

The Rev. Harrious J. Blankenship, 77, of Marmet went home to be with his precious Lord Jesus Christ on Monday, May 16, 2005, at home after a short illness. He was born June 6, 1927, the son of the late Harrious Greely and Vicie Blankenship.

Also preceding him in death were four sisters and four brothers. He was a retired truck driver from Smith Transfer Company, Belle. He was a pastor for 36 years and ministered at Kanawha City Apostolic Church and East Point Apostolic Church. He served in the U.S. Marines for two years and was a member of the Teamsters Union.

Surviving are his loving wife of 54 years, Betty Blankenship of Marmet; daughters and a son-in-law, Sherry Morrison of Marmet and Tami and J. D. James of Ashford; a son and his wife, Allen and Connie Blankenship of Teays Valley; son-in-law, Melvin Morrison of Pinch; sister, Cressel Duty of Brooksville, Fla.; two stepsisters and one half sister; eight grandchildren and two stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren and five stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be 1 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet, with Pastor Ken Carter officiating. Entombment will follow in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2004, Nitro, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - July 8, 2004

Thomas D. "TD" Robinson, 61, of Nitro, died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at home. He was employed by the Kanawha County Board of Education and was an Army veteran.

He was preceded in death by a son, Thomas D. Robinson Jr. and a half brother, James L. Robinson.

Surviving: former wife of 30 years, Joyce Robinson; son, Mike Robinson of Cross Lanes; daughter, Beth Blankenship of Fairplain; brothers, John C. Robinson of Tampa, Fla., William H. "Butch" Robinson of South Charleston; sister, Laura Greene of South Charleston; half sister, Naomi Ballengee of Pinch; three grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday, July 9, at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, with Rev. Randy Ledsome officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston.

[SSDI, 14Jul1942 - 06Jul2004]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Nitro, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - December 15, 2005

David W. Beckwith, 47, of Nitro passed away Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, at Cabell Huntington Hospital after a short illness. David was a Protestant and lived most of his life in Kanawha County. He worked as a laborer in the construction field.

David was preceded in death by his mother, Lena Parson Beckwith, and sister, Delores Capehart. Surviving: father, George Beckwith Sr. of Nitro; daughters, Brittany and Brooke Beckwith, and former wife, Lois Beckwith, all of Virginia; brother, George Beckwith Jr. and his wife, Linda, of Nitro; sisters, Kathy Blankenship and her husband, Larry, of North Carolina and Beth McDonald of Nitro; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, Nitro, with Pastor Rob VanFossen and Pastor Bruce Young officiating. Burial will follow the services in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

[SSDI 13Sep1958 - 12Dec2005]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2004, Sissonville, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - June 18, 2004

Warren C. (Butch) Miller, 55, of Sissonville departed this life Monday, June 14, 2004, at CAMC General Hospital following a long illness. He was born April 10, 1949, at Charleston.

He was preceded in death by his parents William and Mildred Miller Canter; two brothers, Harold "Frosty" Canter and Kenneth Eugene Canter. Warren was a 1967 high school graduate of Stonewall Jackson. He was a retired manager for Frosty Chevron and a member of the Green Valley Church of God, St. Albans.

Survivors include his loving wife Sherri Burton Miller; two daughters, Amy McCray and Christie Miller, both of Sissonville; one son, Scot Lowe of Marmet; three grandchildren, Morgan and Ryan Harrison of Sissonville, Trenton Lowe of Marmet; one sister, Wanda Layne of Sissonville; one half sister Mary Mickle of Hillsboro; three foster sisters, Sandy Patton and Tina Parker both, of Charleston, and Cathy Critchfield of Kenna: one foster brother, Christopher Fields of Charleston; sisters-in-law, Violet Canter of Belle, Joan Blankenship of Poca; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday June 18, at l p.m. at Long & Fisher Funeral Home, Sissonville, with the Rev. David Bowen officiating. Burial will follow at the Miller Cemetery, Second Creek.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2004, St. Albans, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - July 7, 2004

Judith Frances Miller, 58, of St. Albans, died Monday, July 5, 2004, at the University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville, Va., after a long illness. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Mrs. Miller was preceded in death by her parents, Woodrow and Ester Simmons Morris.

Surviving are her husband, Robert M. "Bob" Miller; daughter, Laura Anna Blankenship of St. Albans; two grandchildren, Rachel Ann Blankenship and Hannah Marie Blankenship ; brother, Thomas E. Morris of South Charleston; and former sister-in-law, Nancy Morris of Charleston.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston with the Rev. Charles LaRue officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

[SSDI, 22Sept1945 - 05Jul2004]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2004, St. Albans, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - June 21, 2004

Dorothy V. "Granny" Goodall, 83, of St. Albans, passed away June 19, 2004, at her residence with her family by her side. She was retired from St. Albans Floral with 30 years of service. She also was the former co-owner of River's Edge Restaurant, which she continued to be a part of throughout her life. She was a member of First Baptist Church, St. Albans and the Meadors Sunday School Class. She was active in her church and overseas mission trips. She was a lifelong resident of St. Albans.

She was preceded in death by her son, Ralph E. Goodall; parents, John S. and Florence Smith; sisters, Bernice Allen and Marie Dunlap; brother, Clarence Smith.

Surviving are her loving husband of 64 years, Bernard H. Goodall Jr.; daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Carl Frame of St. Albans, Connie and Jim Fleming of Scott Depot; son and daughter-in-law, Huston and Anna Goodall of St. Albans; grandchildren, Scott and Brian Goodall, Elissa Shell, Kelli Blankenship, Donnie and Cory Frame; great-grandchildren, Cassidy, Cole, Chaz, Kory Beth, Landon, Timberlyn, Kayla.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 22, 2004, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans with the Rev. Joel M. Harpold officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

[SSDI, 06May1921 - 19Jun2004]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2005, St. Albans, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - November 16, 2005

Mary Katherine Bird, 77, of St. Albans died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2005, at her residence. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Lee Bird Sr.; and her brother, William Blankenship.

She is survived by her son, Billy Lee Bird Jr. of Grandy, N.C.; daughter, Teresa Gail Bird of Sissonville; her sisters, Phyllis Stewart of Ohio and Gladys Fleming of Jacksonville, Fla.; and brother, Leroy Blankenship of Ozark, Ala.

Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

[SSDI Katherine Bird 04Sep1928 - 13Nov2005]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, St. Albans, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - December 19, 2005

Robert Moore "Bob" Miller, 54, of St. Albans, died Dec. 12, 2005. He was born Jan. 16, 1951, a son of the late John M. and Virginia M. Miller.

In addition to his parents, his wife, Judith Miller, and sister, Nancy Keesee, preceded him in death. He was a graduate of St. Albans High School, attended West Virginia State College, and was retired from Appalachian Electric Power.

Survivors include brothers, John M. Miller Jr. of North Hollywood, Calif., Samuel O. Miller of Morehead, Ky., and William H. Miller and his wife, Wanda, of St. Albans; sister, Julia Epperson; stepdaughter, Laura and her husband, George Blankenship; grandchildren, Rachel and Hannah Blankenship; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20 in the Chapel of St. Andrew United Methodist Church, St. Albans, with the Rev. Loretta Isaiah officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Charles W. 77, 17Feb1926 - 07Sep2003, Charleston, Kanawha, WV, WV-236-30-6934

Blankenship, Harrious J. 77, 06Jun1927 - 16May2005, Charleston, Kanawha, WV, WV-236-30-9593

Blankenship, Hazel 86, 07Jun1913 - 17Apr2000, Charleston, Kanawha, WV, WV-233-38-3009

Blankenship, James C. 74, 29Feb1928 - 15Jul2002, Charleston, Kanawha, WV, VA-225-34-1366

Blankenship, Jesse 44, 01Jul1958 - 22Oct2002, Charleston, Kanawha, WV, WV-233-92-6227

Blankenship, Lorene 77, 06Oct1927 - 26Feb2005, Charleston, Kanawha, WV, WV-236-40-4992

Blankenship, Marjorie C. 76-77, 27Feb1928 - 05Feb2005, Charleston, Kanawha, WV, WV/NC-232-40-4506

Blankenship, Ruth E. 75, 01Apr1925 - 29May2000, Charleston, Kanawha, WV, WV-236-22-4018

Blankenship, William J. 82, 16Aug1922 - 01May2005, Charleston, Kanawha, WV, WV-233-22-6872

Blankenship, Darrell 55, 13Apr1944 - 22Jan2000, Saint Albans, Kanawha, WV, TX-456-72-6502

 

Lincoln

 

+2003, Branchland, Lincoln Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jun 20, 2003

Pearl McComas Davidson, 98, of Branchland, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2003, in Sun Bridge Nursing Home, Teays Valley, W.Va. She was born March 28, 1905, at the mouth of Wolfe Pen Creek, East Lynn, W.Va., a daughter of the late Elba and Eliza Blankenship McComas. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Lawrence Davidson; sisters, Erie Adkins and Maypel Clay; brothers, Woodrow W. McComas and Leo McComas.

She, along with her husband, were owners and operators of A.L. Davidson General Store. She was a Christian for 91 years and a wonderful, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, and a friend to all who knew her. She belonged to the Branchland United Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School and was a member of the Church Choir. She had many friends from the Liberty United Baptist Church.

She is survived by three children, Elba Davidson of Branchland, W.Va., Kathryn Davidson Morgan of Huntington, W.Va., and Kathleen Davidson Sanders of Midkiff, W.Va.; eight grandchildren, Shelia "Butchie" Burns, Constance "Kay-Kay" Smith, Monica McMellon, Randy Davidson, Jill Allen, Sherry Handley, Beverly Sanders, Greg Sanders; 10 great-grandchildren, B.J. Handley, Ashley Sanders, Kelli Burns, Chris Burns, Matthew Burns, Kendra Williford, Kara McMellon, Sandy Davidson, Nicky Parsons, Aaron Hunting; 10 great-great-grandchildren, Gannon Davidson, Carson Parsons, Nathaniel Hunting, Connor Hunting, Blayke Cyfers, Kayla Birch, Chloe Birch, Morgan McMellon, Levi Smith, Savannah Handley.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 21, 2003, at McGhee-Handley Funeral Home, West Hamlin, W.Va. Burial will follow in the Dial Cemetery, Branchland, W.Va.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Branchland, Lincoln Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, May 11, 2005

Ray "Bubby" Campbell, 48, of Branchland, W.Va., died Sunday, May 8, 2005. He was born April 17, 1957, at Mason, W.Va., a son of the late James and Margaret Blankenship Campbell.

He is survived by two daughters, Yvona Kay Slone of Dalton, Ga., and Tonya Williamson of Harts, W.Va.; two stepdaughters, Tina Berry of Putnam County, West Virginia and Tammy Hager of Lincoln County, West Virginia; three sisters, Gennie Leach of Syracuse, Ohio, Kathy Carter of Ranger, W.Va., and LaDonna Baker of Ranger, W.Va.; one brother, Jimmy Campbell of Branchland, W.Va.; grandchildren Chelsie Berry, Tyler Lucas, Jasmine Slone, Draven Monroe Slone, Madison Williamson and Adron Slone.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2005, at McGhee-Handley Funeral Home, West Hamlin, W.Va., with Jack Marcum officiating. The burial will follow in the Campbell Family Cemetery, Branchland, W.Va.

[SSDI, Ray C. Campbell, 17Apr1957 - 08May2005]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2003, Dogbone, Lincoln Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - December 16, 2003

Betty Elkins, 68, of Dogbone Road near Alkol, Lincoln County, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003, at her residence with family and friends by her side. Born Oct. 6, 1935, in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Kelly and Jewel Bays Hager.

Mrs. Elkins was also preceded in death by an infant son, Donald Ray Adkins; and one brother, Harold Hager. Mrs. Elkins was a homemaker and a member of the Bulger Community Church on Dogbone Road near Alkol.

Survivors include her son, Roger and wife, April Adkins, of Medina, Ohio; daughters, Tammy and husband, Ricky Bowman, of Alkol, Lena and husband, Ronnie Bowman, of Weston, Louise and husband, Brian Smith, of Morrisvale; brothers, Kelly Hager Jr., Franklin Hager, Gene Hager and Lee Hager, all of Alkol; sister, Shirley Blankenship of Alkol; grandchildren: Roger Adkins, Robin Spiker and Nick Adkins, all of Ohio, Shaun Bowman of Mud River, Shelly Smith of Yawkey, Kim Dean and Kevin Bowman, both of Weston, Vince Smith of Morrisvale; great-grandchildren; and best friend and beloved sister-in-law, Norine Hager.

Funeral service will be noon Wednesday at the Bulger Community Church on Dogbone Road near Alkol with the Rev. K. D. Bragg officiating. Burial will follow at the Hager Cemetery, Alkol.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2001, Hamlin, Lincoln Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Dec 08, 2001

Raymond "Louie" Pack, 73, of Hamlin, husband of Thelma Pack, died Friday at his home. Also surviving are two sons, Raymond Carl Pack of Coal Grove, Ohio, and James Edward Pack of Newark, Del.; four daughters, Cathy, Karen, Rachel and Roberta, all of Newark, Del.; two stepsons, Roger Neil of Hartford and Steven Neil of Hamlin; a stepdaughter, Linda Adkins of Hamlin; and four sisters, Connie Ward and Rita Forth, both of Hurricane, and Lois Hager of Culloden and Virginia Blankenship of West Hamlin.

Funeral 2 p.m. Sunday at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin; burial in Harveys Creek Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2001, Hamlin, Lincoln Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Dec 09, 2001 [Sunday]

Raymond "Louie" Pack, 73, of Hamlin, husband of Thelma Pack, died Friday at home. Also surviving are two sons, Raymond Carl Pack of Coal Grove, Ohio, and James Edward Pack of Newark, Del.; four daughters, Cathy, Karen, Rachel and Roberta, all of Newark, Del.; two stepsons, Roger Neil of Hartford and Steven Neil of Hamlin; a stepdaughter, Linda Adkins of Hamlin; one brother, Bennie Pack of Hamlin; and four sisters, Connie Ward and Rita Forth, both of Hurricane, and Lois Hager of Culloden and Virginia Blankenship of West Hamlin.

Funeral 2 p.m. today at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin; burial in Harveys Creek Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2002, Hamlin, Lincoln Co., WV, Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Dec 08, 2002

Shonnon Tennille "Woo" Hunting, 26, of Palm Beach, Fla., formerly of Hamlin, died Dec. 6, 2002. She was born April 24, 1976, in Logan, W.Va. She was a 1994 graduate of Hamlin High School and 1998 graduate of Marshall University. She is survived by her Momma and Pop, Jo and Ollie Hunting of Hamlin; father and stepmother, Elmer and Vanessa Mayhorn of Logan; My Granny, Irene Hunting of Branchland, W.Va.; Grandma, Wilma Mullins of Logan; brother and sister-in-law, Aaron Duane and Hope Hunting of Huntington; half-brother, Cody Mayhorn of Logan; nephews, Korey Blayke Cyfers, Nathaniel Aaron Hunting and Connor Grey Hunting, all of Huntington; many, many special aunts, uncles, cousins and friends; the rest of her big family, too many to name; and a special friend, Brent Blankenship.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, 2002, at Handley Funeral Home, Hamlin, with David Burch officiating. Burial will follow in Franklin Cemetery, Branchland.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2003, Pleasant View, Lincoln Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Mar 13, 2003

Alene McComas Roy, 73, of Pleasant View, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Tuesday, March 11, 2003, at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was born Jan. 29, 1930, at Midkiff, W.Va., a daughter of the late Lonnie and Dorcie Mae Parsons McComas. She also was preceded in death by a brother, James McComas and two brothers-in-law, Willis Kiser and Clyde Powell.

She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Jack Roy; a daughter and son-in-law, Jacquelyn and Terry Blankenship of West Hamlin, W.Va.; a son and daughter-in-law, Joey and Hope Pratt Roy of Barboursville, W.Va.; grandchildren, Justin and his wife, Christie Beckelheimer Blankenship, Jared and his wife, Sarah Montroso Blankenship, Jonathan Roy and Stephen Roy; great-grandchildren, Catherine and John Blankenship and Dakota Hutchison; sister, Geneva Powell of Dayton, Ohio, and her twin sister, Lorene Kiser of South Shore, Ky.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Tom and Lucille Roy of West Hamlin, W.Va., E.J. and Anne Cummings of Barboursville, W.Va., and Doris McComas of Dayton, Ohio; uncle, Eddie McComas of Branchland, W.Va.; a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Friday, March 14, at Lincoln Baptist Church, located on State Route 10, Pleasant View, W.Va., with Milton E. Clem Sr. officiating. The burial will follow in the Slone Cemetery, Pleasant View, W.Va.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2003, West Hamlin, Lincoln Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jan 14, 2003

Troy E. Bias, 56, of West Hamlin, W.Va., died Saturday, January 11, 2003. He was the son of the late Okey and Sadie Butcher Bias and was also preceded in death by a son, David Bias. He was employed by Wendell Transport Co., was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam conflict, and a trustee and choir leader at Portersville Missionary Baptist Church, where he was a member.

Surviving are a son, Gene Bias of West Hamlin; a daughter-in-law, Jocelyn Bias Morrison of East Lynn, W.Va.; a brother, Gene Bias of Circleville, Ohio; grandchildren, Jason, Andrew, Amber and April; nephews Okey J., Brian and Troy; girlfriend Melissa Auvil; aunts Lora Dove Butcher, Rose Bailey, Violet Dillon and Barbara Turley; great aunt and uncle Troy and Jeannie Blankenship, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 15, 2003, at Koontz Funeral Home with the Rev. Sidney Clay officiating. Interment will be in Dan Bias Cemetery, West Hamlin, W.Va.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Logan

 

2001, Accoville, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jun 16, 2001

Marion Jimerson Damron, 66, of Accoville, husband of Brenda Evans Damron, died Thursday in Logan General Hospital. He retired from Guyan Transfer and Sanitation Co.

Also surviving are two daughters, Clara Bell Damron and Joyce Ann Damron, both at home; two sons, Marion Wilson Damron of Davin and Bobby Lee Damron, at home; one brother, Donald Damron of Kistler; and two stepbrothers, Leo Blankenship and Chip Blankenship, both of Logan.

Funeral 1 p.m. today at Mount Olive Freewill Baptist Church, Accoville; burial in Highland Memory Gardens, Godby.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2004, Accoville, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, May 16, 2004

Addilee Blankenship Gilco, 75, of Accoville, widow of Tom L. Gilco Sr., died Friday at home. She was a homemaker. Funeral 2 p.m. Monday at Mount Olive Freewill Baptist Church, Accoville; burial in Highland Memory Gardens, Godby, W.Va. Visitation after 6 p.m. today at the church. Arrangements by Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home, Man, W.Va.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2000, Barnabus, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Sep 15, 2000

Robert Lee Blevins, 76, of Barnabus, husband of Veardean Blevins, died Wednesday in Logan General Hospital. He was a retired coal miner.

Also surviving are seven sons, Virgil L. Blevins and Robert Blevins Jr., both of Omar, Leslie T. Blevins and David Blevins, both of Logan, Lloyd Blevins of Chapmanville, Toby Blevins of Whitman and Millard Blevins at home; five daughters, Katherine Kazee and Patricia Brumfield, both of Omar, Janet L. Ellis of Ohio, Linda K. Gaidurgis of California and Betty Blankenship of Rossmore; one brother, William Blevins of Omar; and three sisters, Nora Thacker of Omar, and Dollie Jarrells and Julia Jarrells, both of Lake Charles, La.

Funeral 2 p.m. Saturday at Pine Creek Freewill Baptist Church; burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2001, Crown, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Dec 14, 2001

The REV. Thomas "June" Chapman, 72, of Crown, husband of Sylvia Brewster Chapman, died Tuesday at home. He was a disabled coal miner and local minister.

Also surviving are five daughters, Sylvia Cruz-Morgan of Madison, Patricia Anderson of Crown, Alice Blankenship of Huntington, Tometta Serfass of Decatur, Ill., and Courtney Chapman at home; four sons, Timothy Chapman of Baton Rouge, La., David Chapman of Cleveland, Terry Chapman of Crown and Bruce Chapman of Dobson, N.C.; one stepson, Virgil Ball of Chapmanville; three sisters, Leota Vance of Chesapeake, Ohio, Garnet Vance of Crown and Thelma Davidson of Chicago; and three brothers, Bill Chapman of Huntington, John Chapman of Cleveland and Leroy Chapman of Phoenix.

Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday at Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home, Man; burial in Highland Memory Gardens, Godby.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2001, Ethel, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, May 12, 2001

Wanda Jean "Susie" May, 51, of Ethel, wife of John May Sr., died Friday at home. She was a homemaker. Also surviving are one son, John May Jr. of Logan; one daughter, Susan "Annie" Jones of Ethel; two sisters, Pearl Dalton and Debbie Blankenship, both of Virginia; and one brother, Roy Blankenship Jr. of Macon County, Ga.

Funeral 11 a.m. Monday at Collins Funeral Home, Switzer; burial in Highland Memory Gardens.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2002, Mallory, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Apr 24, 2002

Carlos Junior Brickles, 58, of Mallory died Sunday in Logan Park Health Care. Survivors include one son, Keith Allen Brickles of Virginia; three brothers, Dennie Brickles and William Robert Brickles Jr., both of Cleveland, and Virgil Brickles of Cyclone; and four sisters, Georgia Paugh of Mallory, Maggie Blankenship of Green Valley, Patricia McCoy of Ranger and Deloris Sanders of West Hamlin. Funeral 2 p.m. Thursday at McGhee-Handley Funeral Home, West Hamlin; burial in Sanders and Vance Cemetery, West Hamlin.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2002, Man, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Mar 17, 2002

Elester Hurley, 78, of Man, husband of Lillian Blankenship Hurley, died Friday in Logan General Hospital. He was a retired coal miner with Amherst Coal Co. Also surviving are two daughters, Terri Burgess of Man and Phyllis Sides of Bluefield; one son, Glen Hurley of Man; two sisters, Gladys Lockhart of Medina, Ohio, and Mary Mutters of Mt. Gay; and two brothers, Acey Hurley of Man and Oscar Hurley of Lyburn.

Funeral noon Monday at Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home Chapel, Man; burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2003, McConnell, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Aug 26, 2003

Stella Mae Estep Hall, 89, of McConnell, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 22, 2003, at Logan Regional Medical Center. She was born October 18, 1913, in Paynesville, W.Va. She was the daughter of the late David and Martela (Blankenship) Estep. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Ernest M. Hall, three infant children, Virginia Alice, Ernest Miller Jr. and Estel Milton; one sister, Pearlie Estep and three brothers, Everett, Nick and Lee Estep.

She is survived by one daughter, Everetta (George) Boyd of Barboursville; one son, Robert Lee (Ramona) Hall of Chapmanville; one sister, Delsie Kennedy of Jolo, W.Va.; and five brothers, Howard Estep of Richlands, Va., Don Estep of Grundy, Va., Bransome Estep and Garnie Estep, both of Bradshaw, W.Va., and Lyman Estep of Jolo, W.Va.; five grandchildren, Robin (Donovan) Hendricks, Crystal (Ben) Casey, Robert Ernest Hall, all of Chapmanville, Mark (Jamie) Boyd, Elisabeth Boyd, both of Barboursville; and four great-grandchildren, Makenzie Ann Boyd, Madison Elisabeth Boyd, Miller Jackson Boyd and Garrett Ryan Casey.

Services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 26, 2003, at Freeman Funeral Home at Chapmanville with Pastor John Godby officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill. Pallbearers will be Mark A. Boyd, Robert E. Hall, Donovan Hendricks, Walter Scott Ellis, Scott Ellis and Max Henry. Honorary pallbearer will be Ben Casey.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2002, Mohawk, Logan Co., WV, Obituary
The Logan Banner, Sunday, February 03, 2002

Clifford Eugene Blankenship, 72, of Bull Creek of Mohawk, passed away

Thursday, January 31, 2002, at Bluefield Regional Hospital. He was born May 18, 1929, at Argo, Ky., a son of the late Harve and Lonnie Hurley Blankenship.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two infant daughters; four brothers,
Troy Blankenship, Clarence Blankenship, Charlie Blankenship and Everette Blankenship, and two sisters, Alma Blankenship and Mae Sansom.
Mr. Blankenship was a retired coal miner, a member of the UMWA and of the

Freewill Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife,
Maggie Hunt Blankenship; three sons, Eugene Junior (Penny) Blankenship of Bucyrus, Ohio, Clee (Ernestine) Blankenship of Argo and Adam Blankenship of Bull Creek; two daughters, Brenda Asby of North Wilksberg, N.C., and Rachael Blankenship of Bull Creek; two brothers, Neil Blankenship of Panther and Rutherford Blankenship of Bucyrus; six grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at the Mt. Zion Old Regular Baptist Church at Bull Creek with Rev. Larry Riffe, Rev. Hassel Riffe, Rev. Michael Casey, Rev. Willie Coleman and Rev. Delburt Hurley officiating. Burial will follow at the Hunt Family Cemetery at Briar Branch of Bull Creek.
Mounts Funeral Home of Gilbert is in charge of the arrangements.
From; June Green jgreen2821(at)cinci.rr.com

2001, Omar, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, May 31, 2001

Mattie Adkins, 83, of Omar, widow of Golden Adkins, died Monday in Logan General Hospital. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include five sons, Allen Adkins and Jimmy Adkins, both of Cow Creek, Golden Adkins of Nashville, Tenn., Austin Adkins of Parkersburg and Autry "Jack" Adkins of Hanover; one daughter, Mary Blankenship of Amherstdale; one brother, Everett Carter of Kopperston; and two sisters, Virginia Simpson and Carrie Perry, both of Justice.

Funeral 1 p.m. Thursday at Collins Funeral Home, Switzer; burial in Highland Memory Gardens.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2001, Pecks Mill, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Nov 25, 2001

Bessie Jewell Blankenship White, 82, of Pecks Mill, widow of Don White, died Friday in Logan Park Care Center. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include six grandchildren, Gary White of Stollings, Larry White of Willow Wood, Linda Fry of Pecks Mill and Donna McNeely, Rebecca McNeely and Robert McNeely, all of Chicago; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral 2 p.m. Tuesday at Evans Funeral Home, Chapmanville; burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mills.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2000, Phico, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jun 07, 2000

Marie Curry Collins, 74, of Phico, widow of Clyde Curry and Arthur Collins, died Monday in Logan General Hospital.

She was a homemaker. Survivors include six daughters, Joyce Ingram of Florida, Mary Collins, Audrey Blankenship and Jackie Scaggs, all of Chapmanville, Juanita Darby of Whitman, and Lori Workman of Phico; and one son, Ricky Curry of Phico.

Funeral 2 p.m. Friday at Evans Funeral Home, Chapmanville; burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2002, Robinette, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Apr 02, 2002

Pearl Ruby Walls, 77, of Robinette, widow of Clarence Walls, died Sunday in Logan General Hospital. Survivors include two daughters, Patricia "Sis" Maura of Cleveland and Karen Sue Blankenship of Mallory; two sons, Danny Walls of Cleveland and Jack "Apple" Walls of Robinette, with whom she lived; one adopted grandson, Danny Ray Walls of Cleveland; five sisters, Exie Dunham of Plainsflat, Tenn., Betty Mays of Marion, Va., Margaret Perkins of Pennsylvania, Sue Hughes of Thomasville, N.C., and Mary Stine of High Point, N.C.; and two brothers, Dennie Coe of Atlanta and Sonnie Coe of High Point, N.C.

Funeral 11 a.m. Wednesday at Becco United Baptist Church, Amherstdale; burial in Highland Memory Gardens, Godby.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2003, Whitman, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jun 15, 2003

Sylvia Blankenship, 79, of Whitman, widow of Leonard Blankenship, died Saturday at the home of Joyce Jeffrey, Whitman. She was a homemaker. Graveside services 11 a.m. Monday in Highland Memory Gardens, Godby, W.Va.

There will be no visitation.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Ace J. 79, 03Apr1923 - 07Oct2002, Chapmanville, Logan, WV, OH-282-26-6094

Blankenship, Betty D. 76, 01Oct1925 - 10Aug2002, Chapmanville, Logan, WV, OH-300-14-9523

Blankenship, Judy A. 46, 22Feb1959 - 13Apr2005, Lake, Logan, WV, PA-204-56-2467

Blankenship, Violet R. 69, 16May1934 - 19Aug2003, Logan, Logan, WV, WV-234-96-9192

Blankenship, Donald M. 63, 05Jul1942 - 19Oct2005, Omar, Logan, WV, WV-234-68-1629

Blankenship, Roger D. 51, 29Dec1952 - 25Feb2004, Omar, Logan, WV, OH-274-54-6846

Blankenship, Charlie E. 53, 25Mar1952 - 28Dec2005, Peach Creek, Logan, WV, WV/NC-232-86-5532

Blankenship, Nettie M. 62, 15May1939 - 08Apr2002, Stollings, Logan, WV, WV-234-60-7503

Blankenship, Sylvia 80, 14Apr1923 - 14Jun2003, Whitman, Logan, WV, WV-234-48-0843

 

+Holden, Logan Co., WV, Vance Cemetery

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=42568081

Blankenship, Ellen Estep, 31Mar1924, 19Jun2000,

W/o Ed Blankenship (1911 - 1990)

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Marion

 

2005, Pleasant Valley, Marion Co., WV, Obituary

Point Pleasant Register (WV) - November 23, 2005

Myrtle L. Bennett, age 94, left this life for a better one early in the morning of Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005. A Pleasant Valley Nursing home resident for eight years, she was a patient at Pleasant Valley Hospital at the time of death. Bennett was born on July 22, 1911, on Cow Creek in Putnam County, the daughter of the late Riley Crocket and Laura Jane Poff Simpkins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Frank Richard Bennett Jr., and their sons, James Franklin and Paul Ray. Others preceding her were brothers, Carl Clay, Forest Vernon, Oscar Glenn and an unnamed infant sister, Anna Laura Watkins. Also, an infant granddaughter, Latisha Renee Jones.

Family left behind are son, John Leslie (Jane) Bennett; daughters, Lois (Dayton) Shinn and Jean Swanson; grandchildren, Rebecca (Vernon) Keefer, Roger (Khristina) Shinn, Curtis (Ruth Ann) Shinn, Byron (Tammi) Shinn, Frank Joseph (Krissine) Bennett and Rhonda Rae Fournier of Arizona, Chrystal Blankenship of Huntington, CWO 2 John Richard (Melissa) Swanson and Bobbi Ann Gaul; great-grandchildren, Randall (Delana) Keefer, Paige (Keith) Adkins, Myra Dawn (Robert) Hoffman, Jared Shinn, Micah (Susan) Shinn, Emily Carpenter, Joshua Shinn, Katy Shinn, Noah Dayton Shinn, Robert, Alan and Scott Prisco, Sharon Elizabeth McClarty, twins Harry and Thomas Fournier of Arizona, Samuel, KC and Jason Gaul and Julia Swanson; great-great-grandchildren, Zachary Keith and Sydney Paige Adkins, Benjamin Keefer, Cameron and MacKenzie Grace Hoffman; special nieces, Myrtle Simpkins Watson of Columbus and Mary Wilcoxen of Point Pleasant; special grand-nephews, Mike Bennett of Grafton and Carl Swisher of Point Pleasant; and sister-in-law, Helen Bennett Edwards of Point Pleasant. Other loved nieces and nephews too numerous to mention and many precious family and in-law connections.

Bennett was first of all a Christian who loved her God and His church. She was a dedicated and faithful member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Point Pleasant as long as her health permitted and had been a devoted helpmate to her husband during his years of ministry in local country churches such as Shiloh, Creston and Tabor. She continued to participate in church services at the nursing home and enjoyed sharing the gift of poetry that God had given to her. She began writing poetry at the age of 10 and blessed many with her readings of the same. She was awarded a Poetry Award of which we were all proud. She loved music and played many instruments including the piano, accordion, harmonica, and pump organ during her youth. Bennett was the last charter member of Mason County Chapter No. 3192 of the AARP. She was also a member of the Fort Randolph Quilters for many years. We will miss her but would not wish her back from her long-awaited journey. Instead, we will cherish the time we had together and live to meet her someday.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Marshell

 

Moundsville, Marshall Co., WV, Engagement

www.theintelligencer.net

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Blankenship of Moundsville announce the engagement of their daughter, Shera Dawn Blankenship, to Michael Robert Rogers, son of Gina Ricciardelli of Dover, N.H., and Dana Rogers of Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Blankenship is a 1999 graduate of John Marshall High School and attended West Liberty State College. She is employed as the office manager for Roof Concepts in Port St. Lucie.

Rogers is a 2002 graduate of the New York Military Academy. He attended Utah Valley State College in Orem, Utah. He is employed as a diesel technician at American Custom Yachts in Stuart, Fla.

An Aug. 11 wedding is planned.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

Aug 23, 200?, Moundsville, Marshall Co., WV, Marriage

www.theintelligencer.net

Tracy D. Best and Philip H. Miller were united in marriage at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug, 23, in Moundsville with the Rev. John Flynn officiating. Parents of the bride are Jim and Pat Hudkins of Moundsville. Parents of the groom are John and Mary Alice Miller of Moundsville. Stacy Riggle, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Joe Owens served as best man. Other attendants were Heather Curfman; Eddie Blankenship; Patricia Best, daughter of the bride; Emily Riggle and Brenna Jo Riggle. A reception was held at the Limestone Community Building.

The bride is a 1996 graduate of John Marshall High School and a 2006 graduate of West Virginia Business College with a diploma in accounting. She is employed by Mail America as an administrative assistant.

The groom is a 2000 graduate of John Marshall High School. He is owner of M&H Logging in Moundsville. After a wedding trip in West Virginia, the couple will reside in Moundsville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Moundsville, Marshall Co., WV, Obituary

http://www.altmeyer.com/_mgxroot/page_10863.php?id=750964

Blankenship, Mary L., 87, of Moundsville, WV died Wednesday, July 13, 2005 in Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Wheeling, WV. She was born March 21, 1918 in Moundsville, a daughter of the late Joseph P. and Mary Jane Anderson Olnick. Mrs. Blankenship was a retired employee of Figarettis, Wheeling and a Catholic by faith. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three brothers, Edmond, Harold and Leo Olnick and a sister, Freda Rejonis.

Surviving are two brothers, Joseph Olnick, Indianapolis, Ind., George Jay Olnick and his wife Margaret, of Moundsville four sisters, Trudel Krinzel, Wheeling, Evelyn Starkey, Moundsville, Patricia Diehl of Benwood and Yvonne Hartley and her husband Don of Glen Dale; a sister-in-law, Peggy Olnick of Moundsville; several nieces and nephews.

Friends received from 9 am until time of service at 11 am, Friday, July 15, 2005 at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville, WV 26041 with the Rev. Thomas E. Schiffer officiating. Interment in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park, Sherrard, WV.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Howard B. 90, 05Oct1911 - 14Jan2002, Moundsville, Marshall, WV, OH-272-16-1824

 

Mason

 

2004, Apple Grove, Mason Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jun 23, 2004

Delores M. Davis, 73, of Apple Grove, W.Va., passed away at her home on Monday, June 21, 2004. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 24, 2004, at Ashton (W.Va.) Baptist Church with Max Spurlock officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Kenova, W.Va.

She was born May 1, 1931, in Clifton Forge, Va., a daughter of William and Evelyn Larman Nicely. Mrs. Davis retired from the Mason County Board of Education as a school bus operator and was a member of Ashton Baptist Church, Royal Order of Easter Star at Buffalo, W.Va., and the Women's Fellowship of Ashton Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, James E. Davis; a son and his wife, Jimmy and Linda Davis of Point Pleasant, W.Va.; daughters and sons-in-law, Dee and Darrell Stover of Henderson, W.Va., Loretta and Randy Fuls of Freemont, Ohio, and Karla and Gene Blankenship of Circleville, Ohio; a sister, Phyllis Clark of Clifton Forge; brothers and sisters-in-law Darius and Helen Nicely of Hopewell, Va., Wayman and Faye Nicely of Nashville, Tenn., and Garland and Darlene Nicely of Virginia Beach, Va.; and grandchildren Aimee Stover Stein, Cameron Stover, Jacob Powers, Garret Blankenship, A.J. Blankenship, Kelcie Blankenship, Travis Davis, Shayla Davis and Morgan Davis.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2000, Gallipolis Ferry, Mason Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Dec 09, 2000

Thomas Eugene Fellure, 39, of Gallipolis Ferry died Friday in OBleness Hospital, Athens, Ohio.

Survivors include three sons, Thomas Eugene Fellure II and Dustin Lee Fellure, both of Middleport, Ohio, and Brandon Jeffers, of Point Pleasant; a stepson, Charles Neal of Gallipolis Ferry; his mother, Maxine Chapman of Point Pleasant; one brother, Russell Powers of Syracuse, Ohio; a half-brother, Rusty Chapman of South Carolina; and eight sisters, Rosie Meeks of Huntington, Joann Thorton of Leon, Treva Byrd of Point Pleasant, Eva Blankenship of Leon, Kathy Osborne of Rock Hill, S.C., Helen Humphreys and Karen Chambers, both of Point Pleasant, and Marion Bird of South Carolina.

Funeral 1 p.m. Monday at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant; burial in Mount Union Cemetery, Pliny.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2002, Gallipolis Ferry, Mason Co., WV Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Oct 16, 2002

Johnny L. Blankenship, 55, of Gallipolis Ferry, died Tuesday in Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio. Funeral 1 p.m. Thursday, Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant. Visitation 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2000, Mason, Mason Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Sep 18, 2000

Lucille Reed, 74, of Mason, wife of Ernest R. Reed, died Sunday in Pleasant Valley Hospital. She was a homemaker.

Also surviving are two daughters, Patricia A. Blankenship of Mason and Diana L. Pyatt of Eustis, Fla.; three sons, Robert M. "Bob" Reed of Mount Vernon, Ohio, and Charlie E. Reed and David W. Reed, both of Mason; three sisters, Sue DeLaRosa and Dorothy Russell, both of Mason, and Bernice Cole of Lockport, Ill.; and two brothers, Wendell Barker of Mason and Ronald Barker of Joliet, Ill.

Funeral 1 p.m. Wednesday at Foglesong Funeral Home; burial in Sunrise Memorial Gardens, New Haven.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2001, Point Pleasant, Mason Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, May 08, 2001

Sonia Joan Decker, 58, of Point Pleasant died Sunday in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant. She was a former river cook and homemaker.

Survivors include two daughters, Cathy Simpkins Blankenship of Gallipolis, Ohio, and Melissa M. Simpkins Wolfe of Leon; and four sons, Carl David Simpkins of Racine, Ohio, John "Crockett" Simpkins of Point Pleasant, Todd Hamilton Simpkins of Peninsula, Fla., and Clifford Clay Simpkins of Hendersonville, N.C.

Funeral 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant; burial in Union Cemetery, Letart.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2002, Point Pleasant, Mason Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Feb 02, 2002

Carl Andrew "Sonny" Simpkins, 60, of Point Pleasant died Thursday. He was a river captain with American Electric Power River Transportation. Survivors include his parents, Carl W. and Zelda Simpkins of Point Pleasant; three daughters, Cathy J. Blankenship of Gallipolis, Melissa M. Wolfe of Leon and Kayla Sommer Simpkins of Point Pleasant; four sons, Carl David Simpkins of Racine, Ohio, John "Crockett" Simpkins of Point Pleasant, Todd Hamliton Simpkins of Peninsula, Fla., and Clifford Clay Simpkins of Hendersonville, N.C.; four brothers, Billy Simpkins, Harry "Moke" Simpkins and Richard Simpkins, all of Point Pleasant, and Wesley "Tom" Simpkins of Nicholasville, Ky.; and four sisters, Elizabeth Stewart and Debbie Stewart, both of Point Pleasant, Carolyn "Sue" Roach of Melbourne, Fla., and Tammy Grimes of Letart.

Funeral 2 p.m. Sunday at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant; burial in Union Cemetery, New Haven.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Franklin G. 70, 25Feb1933 - 05Aug2003, Leon, Mason, WV, WV/NC-232-50-5280

 

McDowell

 

2000, McDowell Co., WV, Obituary

Old Regular Baptist Church Minutes, 2000 Book

Hassel Wm. Blankenship b. Oct 21 1951 d. Jan. 11 2000 s/o Nickdemos & Susie (Mullins) Blankenship
4 children
Wm.- Christopher-Isreal & Shauna 2 brothers Rufus & Leslie 4 sisters Octavia Blankenship-Beulah Mullins- Vada hurley & Fannie Tackett his grandparents were Amos & Melinda Blankenship  1 bro. dead Amos Clayton Blankenship 1 sister dead Telia Sharon Dotson

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

 

2003, McDowell Co., WV, Obituary

Old Regular Baptist Church Minutes, 2004 Book

Hazel Dixon Blankenship b. May 15 1916 Wyoming Co. WV d/o Wm. & Della (Tilly) Dixon d. Sept. 16 2003 md Hiley Blankenship 8 children Rodney, Verne, Herbert, & Harold BlankenshipJanice Lane, Shirley Phillips, June Cline, Louise Adams, & Betty Kuppusami

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

 

2005, Bradshaw, McDowell Co., VA, Obituary

Bluefield Dailey Telegraph , May 15th 2005

Robert Dean Bowen, 50, of Bradshaw, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2005 at his home. Born in McDowell County, Oct. 23, 1954, he was the son of the late Oscar Bowen and Rachel Blankenship Bowen. He was a lifelong resident of McDowell County, of the Baptist Faith, loving husband and father.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Ernest Baker, Norman Baker and Perry Lee Bowen. He is survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Barbara Payne Bowen of Bradshaw; one son, Phillip Aaron Bowen of the home; one sister, Janet Ward and husband, Roger of Princeton; one brother, Hershel Baker of Jolo; four nieces, six nephews and a host of friends.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday, May 16, 2005 at 1 p.m. at the Family Worship Center at Jolo, with Pastor Charles Rose officiating. Burial will follow in the Lester Cemetery on Stateline Ridge No. 1, Paynesville.

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

 

2004, Fanning, McDowell Co., WV, Funeral

http://obituaries.citizen-times.com/obituaries/obit.php?id=15819 , 2004-07-13

Marie Blankenship of Fanning, W.Va., passed away Saturday, July 10, 2004. Local survivors include a daughter, Patricia Shook of Franklin, N.C. The funeral service will be held at noon Tuesday at Fanning Funeral Home in Welch. This annoucement is courtesy of Bryant Funeral Home in Franklin, N.C.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Gary, McDowell Co., WV, Obituary

John Mark Blankenship, 43, of Route 2, Bluefield, and formerly of Princeton, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005 at the McDowell Continuous Care Center in Gary.
Mr. Blankenship was born on April 21, 1962 in Princeton, a son of
Rev. R.C. Blankenship of Route 3, Bluefield and the late Francis Farmer Blankenship. Mr. Blankenship had been a resident of Route 2, Bluefield for two years and had formerly made his home in Princeton. He had worked for Cargo Oil Company for five years, had been employed by the Mercer County Board of Education as a bus driver for two years and he and his brother were the former owners of T & M. Trucking. He was a member of the Upper Room Church in Montcalm where he was Superintendent of the Sunday School, Sunday School Teacher, Youth Director and was on the Board of Trustees. He was a former member of the Green Valley Fire Dept.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a brother,
Danny Blankenship and his grandparents, John and Odell Blankenship and John Rader Farmer and Myrtle Farmer.
Survivors include his father,
Rev. R. C. Blankenship and his wife Hazel of Route 3, Bluefield; companion of three years, Debra Dillard Bibey of Route 2, Bluefield; daughters, Amanda Bailey of Princeton and Miranda Blankenship of the home; stepdaughters, Ashley Bibey of Route 2, Bluefield and Brandi Johnston of Princeton; stepson, Christopher Bibey of Route 2, Bluefield; brother, Terry Blankenship of Glenwood; sister, Deborah Beckner of Glenwood; two grandchildren, Daniel Bailey and Bradley Thomas; stepbrothers, Keith Corner of Montcalm, Lucas Cochran of Winston-Salem, N.C., Homer Jones of Glenwood; stepsisters, Karen Holland of Winston-Salem and Christina Rotenberry of Bluefield.
Graveside rites will be held on Thursday morning at 9 a.m. in Roselawn Memorial Gardens on the Courthouse Road in Princeton where Jimmy Lilly, Jimmy Lilly Jr., Mark McPherson, Dean Beckner and Jerry Perkins will serve as pallbearers.
http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec?htx=message&r=rw&p=surnames.blankenship&m=1763

From the Blankenship Board, Author:  Ricky Weinberg

 

2000, Hensley, McDowell Co., WV, Obituary

Old Regular Baptist Church Minutes, 2001 Book

Dempsey Wayne Crabtree b. Apr.8 1928 d. Feb. 11 2000  b. at Hensley, WV s/o Lewis & Clarissa (Blankenship) Crabtree md Bessie Collins 51 yrs ago.  7 children

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

2004, Johnny Cake, McDowell Co., VA, Obituary

Mamie Cline Blankenship 89 of Johnny Cake, WV died March 11 2004 in McDowell Co. Continous Health Center. Born Nov, 4 1914 at Sandy Huff  , WV d/o Ance & Kentucky (Potter) Steele. Preceded by 2 husbands Adam Cline & Willis Blankenship. No children by Blankenship buried at Cline Cem. Ikes Fork, WV

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



+2005, Jolo, McDowell Co., VA, Obituary

Bluefield Dailey Telegraph , Oct. 23rd 2005

Lula Blankenship Mullins 85 of Jolo, WV died Oct. 23 2005 at home d/o Taylor & Nancy (Stacy) Blankenship born in Buchanan Co. VA. Member of Bee Branch Old Regular Baptist church for 39 years.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by husband Rev. Harvey J. Mullins March 7 1996, 2 sons Terry & Jerry Mullins, one grandson Phillip Todd Mullins, 3 son in laws Barnest Mounts, Thomas Goldsborough & James Plymal 5 brothers
Richard, Virgus, Edgar, Homer & Hobart Blankenship
Survived by 5 daughters Thelma Mounts, Ruth & husband Herman Mullins,Velda & husband Swanson Blankenship, Merly Plymal & Shirley Goldsborough  1 son Lowell & wife Joan, 2 sisters Susie Payne & Georgia Mounts, 3 brothers
William T. & wife Hilda, Kenneth & wife Ruby &  Robert Blankenship
Buried at Ambrose Mullins cemetery on State Line Ridge, Paynesville, WV

From; June Green jgreen2821(at)cinci.rr.com

 

2005, Jolo, McDowell Co., WV, Obituary

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Lula Blankenship Mullins, 85, of Jolo, West Virginia, died October 23, 2005 at her home after an extended illness. Born in Buchanan County, Va., she was the daughter of the late Elder Taylor and Nancy Stacy Blankenship. She was a member of the Bee Branch Old Regular Baptist Church for the past 39 years and a homemaker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Harvey J. Mullins; sons Terry Mullins and Jerry Mullins; grandson Phillip Todd Mullins; sons-in-law Barnest Mounts, Thomas Goldsborough and James Plymal; brothers Richard Blankenship, Virgus Blankenship, Edgar Blankenship, Homer Blankenship and Hobart Blankenship.

Survivors: daughters, Thelma Mounts of Gray, TN; Ruth Mullins and husband Herman of Jolo; Velda Blankenship and husband Swanson of Jolo; Merley Plymal of Bostwick, FL; and Shirley Goldsborough of Deale, FL; a son, Lowell Mullins and wife Joann of Palatka, FL; sisters, Susie Payne of Tazewell and Georgia Mounts of Grundy; brothers, William T. Blankenship and wife Hilda of Hurley, Kennith Blankenship and wife Ruby of Wolford, and Robert Blankenship of Wolford; 21 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren.

The funeral was conducted Oct. 25 at 11 a.m. at the Bee Branch Old Regular Baptist Church with Elders Roscoe Crouse, Curtis Crouse and James Stacy officiating. Burial followed at the Ambrose Mullins Cemetery near Paynesville, WV.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2004, Maybeury, McDowell Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 12/30/2004

Essie Slusher Blankenship, 91, of P.O. Box 245, Maybeury, died on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004 at her residence. Born on June 20, 1913 in McDowell County, she was a daughter of the late Dan and Lilly Carter. She had been a lifelong resident of McDowell County and formerly worked at Peerless Laundry in Welch.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Blankenship; a son and his wife, John (JD) and Lois Slusher; two brothers, Guy and Hobart Carter; and a sister, Laura Wilson.

Survivors include: one son, Lee Slusher and wife Carol of the home; two daughters, Hedy Hamilton and husband Ben of Flint, Mich. and Dorothy Wheeler and husband Charlie, also of Flint; 16 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; and one sister, Hazel Nave of Princeton.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005 at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell with the Rev. Ronald Miller officiating. Entombment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum in Bluewell with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2004, Mullens, McDowell Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 20 Apr 2004.

Wayne Blankenship Jr., 60, died Saturday, April 17, 2004, in a Beckley hospital following a short battle with cancer. Born June 10, 1943 at Hensley, he was the son of the late Wayne Blankenship Sr. and Rosa Mullins Blankenship.

Wayne was owner and operator of Wayne's Supermarket and Wayne's Market in Mullens since 1975. He attended the Welton Bible Chapel at Allen Junction. He served on the Board of Directors of the McDowell County National Bank and Southern Highland Community Health. He was a member of the Mullens Masonic Lodge No. 151 AF and AM, the Admiral Chapter of Mullens, Mullens Chapter No. 100 Order of the Eastern Star, the Bluefield Commandry, the Beni Kedem Shrine of Charleston, and the Mullens Moose Lodge.

In addition to his parents, he was prerceded in death by four brothers, Walter, Aster, and Harm Blankenship and an infant brother, Lewis Blankenship; 10 sisters, Eunice Lambert, Emma Stickland, Oletha Stanley, Clarisse Crabtree, Myrtle Pyles, Mary Crabtree, Naomi Steele, and infant sisters, Mandy, Gracie and Iris Blankenship.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda Bailey Blankenship; a son, Chris Blankenship and wife, Tina of Corinne; a grandson, Christopher W. Blankenship II of Corinne; and two sisters, Ida Turpin and husband, Bobby of Delaware and Sue Smith of Mullens; neices and nephews, Petey Blankenship, Rhonda Blankenship, Binki McGraw, Jeff Turpin, Danny Turpin, Vicky Minor, Mandy Whelan, Crissy Gray, and Eugene Blankenship.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First Pentecostal Holiness Church, Mullens, with David Pollock, the Rev. Gary Eskins and the Rev. Lewis Arnold officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton. Pallbearers will be Charlie Ross, Jessie Oneal, Sam Oneal, Rick Jarrell, Buck Haga and Roger Carter. Honorary pallbearers will be Andy Earehart, Howard Mollohan, Hubert McKinney, Grady Handy, and C.B. Bowling.

Posted by Fred Bailey

 

2004, Panther, McDowell Co., VA, Obituary

Mastin P. Blankenship 82 of High Point NC formerly of Panther, WV  died July 11 2004. Born March 1 1922 at Panther, WV s/o Ance & Elsie Blankenship, preceded by wife Pansy Short Blankenship July 13 2003. Survivors are 2 sons Little Joe England & Larry Gene England 3 daughters Shirley Thornsbury, Mary Wanda Hiatt, & kathy Spivey. 4 brothers Joe, Bill, Everett, & Smith Blankenship burial at Short Breeding cem. Steeles, WV

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

 

2004, Superior, McDowell Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - May 13, 2004

Marcella A. Blankenship, 59, of Superior, McDowell County, W.Va., died Tuesday in CAMC Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

She is survived by son, Raymond of Welch; mother, Margaret Sorah of Superior; sister, Sheila Belcher of Bluefield; and brother, Nelson Sorah of Charleston.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Fanning Funeral Home, Welch, with the Rev. Ollie Parsons officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Bluewell, W.Va.

[SSDI, 26May1944 - 11May2004]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2004, Welch, McDowell Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - May 27, 2004

Bob N. Jack, 74, of 76 Maple Ave., Welch, passed away May 24, 2004, after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson's disease. Mr. Jack was born Oct. 15, 1929, in Richwood, a son of the late Chares Edward and Minnie Rose Jack.

He was also preceded in death by a sister, Doris Blankenship.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Carolyn Shrout Jack; daughters, Catherine Jack of Welch, Rebecca Jack and husband, Jeff Cook, of Hokes Bluff, Ala.; son and his wife, Bob and Laura Jack of Kingsport, Tenn.; and grandchildren, Christopher, Allison, Meredith and Benjamin Jack of Kingsport, Robby and Travis Cook of Hokes Bluff.

A celebration of Mr. Jack's life will be noon Friday, May 28, at First Baptist Church, Welch, with the Rev. William Spencer officiating, assisted by the Rev. Clay Phillips. Entombment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Bluewell.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Leona M. 82, 26Mar1922 - 10Jul2004, Big Sandy, McDowell, WV, WV-234-92-0901

Blankenship, James M. 13-14, 23Mar1988 - 07Mar2002, Bradshaw, McDowell, WV, WV/NC-232-37-5166

Blankenship, Johnny L. 55, 31Jan1947 - 15Oct2002, Gallipolis Ferry, Mason, WV, WV/NC-232-72-8955

Blankenship, J. G. 91, 11Jul1910 - 29Aug2001, Gary, McDowell, WV, WV-233-22-7103

Blankenship, Pearl 86, 01Oct1913 - 14Sep2000, Gary, McDowell, WV, WV/NC-232-02-4997

Blankenship, Lawer 49, 04Nov1951 - 20Aug2001, Iaeger, McDowell, WV, KY-406-80-1228

Blankenship, Mat 83, 08May1917 - 31Jan2001, Iaeger, McDowell, WV, WV-234-20-3500

Blankenship, Fred 75, 01Jan1925 - 09Oct2000, Isaban, McDowell, WV, WV-234-34-2016

Blankenship, Lola 51, 28Feb1951 - 19Apr2002, Jolo, McDowell, WV, WV/NC-232-88-8207

Blankenship, Martha 80, 10Oct1924 - 31Jul2005, Jolo, McDowell, WV, WV-233-54-5893

Blankenship, Essie 92, 20Jun1912 - 28Dec2004, Maybeury, McDowell, WV, WV-235-28-1457

Blankenship, Hassel W. 48, 21Oct1951 - 11Jan2000, Mohawk, McDowell, WV, KY-403-80-4151

Blankenship, Howard B. 90, 05Oct1911 - 14Jan2002, Moundsville, Marshall, WV, OH-272-16-1824

Blankenship, Doria 81, 10Sep1921 - 11Jul2003, Panther, McDowell, WV, WV-234-02-7508

Blankenship, Clifford E. 72, 18May1929 - 31Jan2002, Panther, McDowell, WV, KY-407-30-9750

Blankenship, Helen J. 64-65, 15Sep1936 - 14Sep2001, Panther, McDowell, WV, WV-233-70-7908

Blankenship, Perry L. 54, 03Mar1951 - 18Sep2005, Panther, McDowell, WV, WV-234-78-4141

Blankenship, Roy 58, 20Jun1942 - 10Aug2000, Panther, McDowell, WV, KY-407-54-2851

Blankenship, Mamie 88, 04Nov1915 - 11Mar2004, Premier, McDowell, WV, WV/NC-232-06-3977

Blankenship, Everett 50, 16Sep1950 - 29Sep2000, Raysal, McDowell, WV, WV-234-86-3251

Blankenship, Betty J. 76, 17Oct1924 - 07Nov2000, Welch, McDowell, WV, WV-236-26-0461

Blankenship, Dennis O. 76, 12May1925 - 19Sep2001, Welch, McDowell, WV, WV-236-26-0009

Blankenship, Lucille 84, 10Aug1920 - 25Sep2004, Welch, McDowell, WV, WV-234-68-9089

 

Mercer

 

2003, Bluefield, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - November 2, 2003

John Chmara, 71, of 402 Ridgecrest Road died Oct. 28, 2003, in a Roanoke, Va., hospital. Born Aug. 21, 1932, in Minden, he was a son of the late Filmon and Mary Zolmerchuck Chmara.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Paul Chmara. Mr. Chmara was a member of the West Virginia Athletic Coaches Association, a charter member of the Board of Mercer County Coaches Association, and a member of the Virginia High School Coaches Association, the National Federation of High School Coaches and the National Football Coaches Association.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Mary E. Blankenship Chmara at home; a son and his wife, John Thomas Filmon II and Kristin Noel Langton Chmara of Bluefield; sister, Nellie Chmara of Oak Hill; and nephews, Dr. Paul Chmara of Cranberry Township, Pa., John Chmara of Yorba Linda, Calif.; Gary Chmara of Santa Ana, Calif.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at Edgemont Baptist Church with the Rev. Ken Owens and the Rev. Dan Jividan officiating. Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday in Monte Vista Park, Bluefield. Serving the family as pallbearers will be Pete Sarver, Fred Simmons, Randy Albert, Jeff Boyles, Tom Ferrell and Bill Albert. Honorary pallbearers will be Glen Carlock, Tony Colobro, Gerald Jones, Lowell Stanley, Carl Nutter, Jim Swierczik, Al Modena, Chuck Martin, Tommy Buzzo, James Stone, Bob Beaman and Pete Wood.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Bluefield, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

The Industrial News, Iaeger, WV

Chloe Lester 74 of Panther died March 31 2005 at Bluefield, WV born Aug. 8 1930 at Panther d/o Johnny & Bertha (Cline) Blankenship. Preceded by parents and husband Noah G. Lester Oct. 30 1992 also six sisters and three brothers.

Survivors are two sons Edward & Clayton Lester one daughter Maxine Blankenship seven grandchildren four sisters Mary Cline, Bernice Justice, Glennis McGuire & Genevie Wood, one brother Ray Blankenship. Burial was in Tom Lester Cemetery near Panther, Wv

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

+2005, Bluefield, Mercer Co., VA, Obituary

Iaeger Industrial News, 20 July, 2005

Noah Blankenship, Jr. 51, of Hanover, died Monday July 11, 2005, at Bluefield. Born Dec. 4, 1953, at Iaeger, he was a son of the late Noah and Madgie Jones Blankenship. Mr. Blankenship was a graduate of Iaeger High School. He served his country as a member of the 101st Airborne receiving an Honorable Discharge in 1979. He was of the Pentecostal Holiness Faith and had been a trucker driver for Black Furniture of High Point, NC. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Donnie and a sister, Yvonne.

He is survived by his son Dusty A. Blankenship and wife Robin of Asheboro, NC. His Daughter, Manda Joanne Blankenship, His granddaughter, Destiny Brandy and his grandson, Jacob Blankenship, all of Asheboro, NC, His sister, Deyon Leffew and husband Larry Michael of Hanover; and his brothers, James and Ronnie Blankenship, both of Johnson City, TN.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, July 16, 2005, at 12 noon from the chapel of Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, with Rev. Melvin Muncy and Rev. Wimmer Muncy officiating. Burial followed in the Tom Sparks Cemetery at Paynesville with family and friends serving as Pallbearers.

From: Brenda bk7m7(at)yahoo.com

 

+2005, Bluefield, Mercer Co., VA, Obituary

Iaeger Industrial News, 20 July, 2005

Jeanette Blankenship Long, 47 of Bluefield, died Monday, July 11, 2005, at her residence. Born March 29, 1958 at Bradshaw, she was the daughter of late Noah and Madge Jones Blankenship. She was A graduate of Iaeger High School and A home maker. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by an infant son; brother Donnie Blankenship and a sister, Yvonne Bailey.

She is survived by her Daughter Crystal Howell and Husband, Steffan of Princeton; Her sister Deyon Leffew and husband, Larry Michael of Hanover; and two brother, James and Ronnie Blankenship, both of Johnson City, TN.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, July 16, 2005, at 12 noon from the Chapel of Fanning Funeral Home of Iaeger, with Rev. Melvin Muncy and Rev. Wimmer Muncy officiating. Burial followed in the Tom Sparks Cenetery at Paynesville with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

From: Brenda bk7m7(at)yahoo.com

 

2003, Bluewell, Mercer Co., WV, Funeral

http://www.genealogybuff.com/ucd/webbbs_config.pl?noframes;read=1190

Betty L. Blankenship, 62, of Windmill Hill Road, died Monday, July 28, 2003, at Princeton Community Hospital in Princeton.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton. Interment will follow at New Zion Cemetery near Princeton.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2002, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Wednesday, April 24, 2002

Opal Mae Ball, 75, of 1159 Old Athens Road in Princeton, went to be with her Lord on April 22, 2002 at the residence of her daughter. Born Aug. 21, 1926, in Princeton, she was the daughter of the late William 'Bill' Blankenship and Faye Lambert Blankenship.

Opal was a devoted homemaker and a faithful member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Princeton.

In addition to her parents, one son, Michael Ray Ball and one brother, William Randolph Blankenship preceded her in death.

Survivors include her devoted and loving husband of 56 years, Loay J. Ball; one daughter, Sue Smithson and husband, Paul David of Princeton; four sons, Loay Dennis Ball and wife, Betty of Bland, Va., Perry W. Ball and wife, Elsie, Billy Joe Ball and wife, Joanne, and Steven R. Ball and wife, Sandy all of Princeton; 17 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; and two brothers, Fred Blankenship and Ted 'Harold' Blankenship both of Princeton.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at the George W. Seaver Chapel of Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton with Pastor Paul David Smithson and Pastor Eddie Pettrey officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Posted by Betty bcroy(at)citlink.net

 

 

+2004, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

From the Bluefield Daily Telegraph in Bluefield, West Virginia ... May 14, 2004

Mrs. Barbara Jean Hylton, 45, of Cheesy Creek, Princeton, died early Monday morning, May 10, 2004 at the Princeton Community Hospital. Born July 24, 1958 at Princeton, she was the daughter of the late Joseph E. and Madeline M. Skeens Blankenship.

Educated in Mercer County, she was a devoted wife, mother, sister and homemaker. She was a member of the Roger Street Community Church in Princeton.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, James E. Blankenship and Joseph Allen Blankenship; and two sisters, Linda Blankenship and Christina Simmons.

Survivors: Her husband, Randall Lee Hylton; four children: Stacy Lee Hylton and Christina Nichole Matherly, Billy Gene Hylton and wife Tonya, Jesse James Hylton and wife Marion, and Melissa Dawn Hylton all of Princeton; 10 brothers and sisters: Jamie May Lambert, Sandra Sue Long, Carol Marie Farley, Joyce Ann White, Roger D. Blankenship, Jerry Lee Blankenship, Judy Elaine Blankenship, Teddy Richard Blankenship all of Princeton, Ralph Daniel Blankenship of Maryland, and Karen Lynn Hutchinson of Lerona; an aunt, Katherine Canterbury; 15 grandchildren; a host of nephews and nieces; and special friends, Sandy and Terry Watkins.

Services for Mrs. Hylton will be held at 2 p.m. today from the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with the Rev. Gene Pennington officiating. Burial will follow in the Brown Cemetery at Hardy. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

From Linda Thompson lintho(at)frontier.com

 

2004, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 3/4/2004

Mrs. Opal Wimmer Blankenship, 84, of Quail Valley Drive (Quail Valley Estate), Princeton, died peacefully early Monday morning, March 1, 2004 at her residence. Born July 20, 1919 in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Bud William and Flossie Winfrey Wimmer. Educated in Mercer County, she was a life long resident, a member of the Kegley United Methodist Church, a devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard D. Blankenship; along with two sons, Kenneth Larry Blankenship and Skippy Ray Blankenship; three brothers, B.W., Ralph and Hayden Wimmer; and two sisters, Lucille Sizemore and Joanne Stinnette.

Those left to cherish her memory: Her two sons, Shelby Blankenship and wife Dottie of Princeton, Dwight Blankenship of Marsing, Idaho; three grandchildren, Greg Blankenship and wife Reshinda, Lisa Montgomery, and Lynda Matos and husband Julio; eight great grandchildren, Brandi, Danielle, Andrew, Nicholas, Julia, Kassidy, Kristian and Derek; special caregivers, Reshinda Blankenship and the Mountaineer Home nursing staff.

Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. today from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with the Revs. Gary Swogger, Paul Hall and C.T. Lilly Jr. officiating. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday from the Roselawn Memorial Gardens on the Courthouse Road in Princeton, in the Garden of Good Shepherd, second entrance. Pallbearers will be Larry and Jerry Wimmer, Josh and Jared Jessee, Tommy Stinnette and Troy Machnic. Honorary pallbearers will be Lynn Dishner and Danny Barie.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 12/23/2005

Mrs. Shirley M. Akers, 65, of 706 Ritchie St., Princeton died Thursday Dec. 22, 2005 at the Princeton Community Hospital. Born Sept. 18, 1940 in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Cebert and Pearl Gray Sisk. Shirley was a devoted mother, sister and friend In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Bobby Sisk.

Survivors include son, Jimmy R. Akers of Princeton; sisters, Gloria Beggs and husband Alfred of Spanishburg, Shelby Blankenship of Princeton; brother, Cebert Sisk Jr. and wife Juanita of Cool Ridge; special friend, Dee Dee Shelton of Oceana.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005 at 11 a.m. from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton. Burial will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens on the Courthouse Road in Princeton.
From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2005, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Frances 'Duvall' Bailey, 84, of The Havens in Princeton, formerly of Spanishburg, died Sunday, April 24, 2005 at Princeton Community Hospital in Princeton. Born May 27, 1920 at Echols, she was the daughter of the late Roy Blankenship and Ada Walls Blankenship. Mrs. Bailey was a homemaker and member of the Spanishburg Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Orville M. Bailey; and two sisters, Pauline Crawford and Edith Blankenship.

Survivors include one son, Bob L. Bailey and his wife Shirley of Princeton; three grandsons, Bruce Bailey and his wife Betsy of Georgetown, S.C. and their children, Beth Ann, Tyler and Rachel; Steven Bailey and his wife Celeste of Ruffin, N.C. and their children, Austin and Patrick; and Brandon Bailey and his wife Colleen of Greenville, S.C. and their daughter, Emma; two brothers, Jack Blankenship and his wife Marvis of Spanishburg and Paul Blankenship and his wife Lucille of Baltimore, Md.; and two sisters, Margaret Runion of Spanishburg and Augusta Stinnett and her husband Bob of Franklin, Tenn.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. today at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Paul Hall and Scott Hodge officiating. Interment and graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton.

From: Lorene Mancuso lorenefm(at)wildak.net

Submitted by June Green jgreen2801(at)cinci.rr.com

 

 

2005, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Mrs Hattie Dyer., 72, of 200 Church Lane, Mercer Manor, Princeton, died peacefully Friday evening, April 22, 2005 at her residence. Born Aug. 24, 1932, at Freeburn, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Wyatt and Nancy Wolford Blankenship. Mrs. Dyer was a devoted mother and homemaker and a member of the Full Gospel Assembly Church in Princeton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Darrell Dyer, along with a brother, Wheeler Blankenship, and two sisters, Janie Sampson and Bessie Montgomery.

Survivors include eight children, Denver Dyer and wife Margie of Tyler, Texas, Elizabeth Redden and husband Curtis of Princeton, Terry James and companion Sonny Sizemore of Columbus, Ohio, Bobby Dyer and wife Marlene, Gene James and wife Crystal all of Denver, N.C., Allen James and wife Sylvia of Powell, Ohio, Tina James and companion John Griffith of Princeton, Tammy Asbury and husband Tim of Tazewell, Va.; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Teresa James of Columbus; two sisters, Kathleen Blankenship and husband Anthony of Edgarton and Carol Gibson and husband Roger of Mullens.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2005 from the Full Gospel Assembly Church on Fayette Street, Princeton with Pastor James Coburn officiating. Entombment will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Garden Mausoleum on the Courthouse Road in Princeton.
From: Lorene Mancuso lorenefm(at)wildak.net

Submitted by June Green jgreen2801(at)cinci.rr.com

 

2005, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

http://www.the-dispatch.com/article/20050528/OBITUARIES/505280332

Mary Louise Hedrick, 92, of Island Street died Friday, May 27, 2005, at Princeton Community Hospital. Graveside services will begin at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Salem Cemetery in Organ Cave, W.Va., by the Rev. Gene Pennington.

Mrs. Hedrick was born July 30, 1912, in Ronceverte, W.Va., to John Franklin and Mary Susan Surgent Surgeon. She was a member of Princeton Presbyterian Church, a charter member of the Douglas Bible Class and a member of Women of the Church. She was a homemaker and a member of the Elgood Home Demonstration Club. She had been a resident of Princeton since 1944, moving there from Greenbrier County. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Hedrick; two brothers, Lawrence Surgeon and Harold Surgeon; and two sisters, Margaret Lois Surgeon and Dessie Pearl Austin.

Surviving are three daughters, Betti Sue Hedrick of Princeton, Maggie Shrewsbury and her husband, Glen, of Lexington, N.C., and Mary Lou Rice and her companion, Dr. Charles Mann, of Princeton; six grandchildren, Connie Sauls and her husband, David, Dale Rice, Leisha Cook and her husband, Bob, Kurt Rice and his companion, Tanda, Tabitha Jenkins and her husband, Jay, and Angelia Rummage and her husband, Marty; five great grandchildren, Lindsay, Justin, Jarred, Joshua and Tyler; and special friends, Irene H. Stevens and Lillian and Bruce Blankenship.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Hardy, Mercer Co., WV, Brown Cemetery

+Blankenship, Madeline M. 29May1921 10Feb2000

Madeline Skeens wife of Joseph Everett Blankenship

+Blankenship, Joseph A. 1942 2001

Son of Joseph Everett Blankenship & ?

http://files.usgwarchives.org/wv/mercer/cemetery/brown2.txt

From: diane dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Betty L. 62, 11Oct1940 - 28Jul2003, Bluefield, Mercer, WV, WV-233-64-7721

Blankenship, Christophe A. 24, 01Jul1978 - 17Jan2003, Bluefield, Mercer, WV, WV-236-15-5336

Blankenship, Glen D. 76, 27Jul1927 - 28Sep2003, Bluefield, Mercer, WV, WV-233-40-7305

Blankenship, Helen C. 75, 19Jan1925 - 04Jun2000, Bluefield, Mercer, WV, WV-233-58-9130

Blankenship, John M. 43, 21Apr1962 - 18Dec2005, Bluefield, Mercer, WV, WV-233-11-4928

Blankenship, Mildred E. 81, 31Oct1922 - 15Jan2004, Bluefield, Mercer, WV, WV-234-44-8655

Blankenship, James W. 84, 29Apr1921 - 02May2005, Lashmeet, Mercer, WV, WV-233-24-4448

Blankenship, Claude E. 83, 26Oct1919 - 28Dec2002, Matoaka, Mercer, WV, WV-234-12-5206

Blankenship, Nannie 97, 02Apr1903 - 09May2000, Montcalm, Mercer, WV, WV/NC-232-96-5030

Blankenship, Cleo 69, 18Apr1936 - 07Jul2005, Princeton, Mercer, WV, WV-233-52-7167

Blankenship, Ellen J. 77, 02Nov1925 - 15Sep2003, Princeton, Mercer, WV, WV-233-60-0370

Blankenship, Faye A. 83, 19Sep1917 - 19Oct2000, Princeton, Mercer, WV, VA-231-24-4090

Blankenship, Howard 89, 26Feb1912 - 12Jan2002, Princeton, Mercer, WV, WV/NC-232-14-2505

Blankenship, Howard D. 28, 20May1974 - 08Jun2002, Princeton, Mercer, WV, WV-235-08-6086

Blankenship, Jack C 82, 21May1918 - 06Aug2000, Princeton, Mercer, WV, WV-234-14-1413

Blankenship, Joseph A. 58, 27Dec1942 - 26May2001, Princeton, Mercer, WV, WV-236-64-2084

Blankenship, Lewis 79, 31Dec1922 - 17Mar2002, Princeton, Mercer, WV, WV-236-28-7860

Blankenship, Lucy B. 77, 21Jul1922 - 22Feb2000, Princeton, Mercer, WV, WV-235-60-3826

Blankenship, Madgie 68, 18Jan1934 - 09Apr2002, Princeton, Mercer, WV, WV-234-98-6374

Blankenship, Mildred V. 90, 22Sep1913 - 02Oct2003, Princeton, Mercer, WV, WV-234-44-7968

Blankenship, Richard A. 73, 10May1929 - 28Jul2002, Princeton, Mercer, WV, WV-234-40-5796

Blankenship, Harry M. 76, 18Jul1925 - 01Jun2002, Rock, Mercer, WV, WV-233-40-5832

 

Mingo

 

+2000, Edgarton, Mingo Co., WV, Funeral

Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) - December 31, 2000

Howard Blankenship, a retired general laborer, husband of Phyllis Sanson Blankenship, died Friday. Services 11 a.m. Monday, R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, Phelps Chapel.

[SSDI, 10Apr1928 - 29Dec2000]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2001, Edgarton, Mingo Co., WV, Funeral

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

Vernon Blankenship, 72, Edgarton, W. Va., died Thursday.

Services 1 p.m. Sunday, Phelps Funeral Services.

(no match on SSDI)

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2001, Duncan Fork, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jan 24, 2001

Nettie Jewell Newsome, 40, of Duncan Fork, wife of Okey Newsome Jr., died Monday in Williamson Memorial Hospital. She was a homemaker.

Also surviving are two sons, Okey Newsome III and James R. Newsome, both of Duncan Fork; four brothers, George Hager and Riley "Hack" Hager, both of Dingess, Charlie Hager of North Carolina and Robert "Bo" Allen Hager of Charleston; seven sisters, Della Ruggles, Rebecca "Becky" Blankenship, Barbara "Polly" Hager and Christine Hager, all of Chapmanville, Brookie Williams of Indiana, Mary Caldwell of Huntington and Lucille Avis of Logan; and five adopted sisters, Alberta Vance, Comella Baisden and Ethel Marcum, all of Dingess, Virginia Ann Bryant of Logan and Angela Willis of Chapmanville.

Funeral 2 p.m. Thursday at Duncan Fork United Baptist Church; burial in Ooten Family Cemetery, Myrtle.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Gilbert, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - October 25, 2005

Carl B. Lambert Jr., 74, died Oct. 22, 2005, at Cabell Huntington Hospital after suffering a severe stroke. He was the son of Carl Sr. and Florence Davis Lambert.

He leaves behind his wonderful wife of 54 years, Phyllis Davis Lambert. They have one daughter Pamela A. Lambert and her husband, James L. Joyce Sr., a lawyer in the town of Gilbert, and one grandson, David Anthony Joyce, whom he loved so much that it extended his life, with help from God, by several years. Carl had one sister, Virginia "Jenny" Blankenship, and one half brother, Terry Lambert and his wife, Dee. He had two nephews, Lynn Wender and attorney James Blankenship, both of Oak Hill.

Carl graduated from Man High School and entered the business world soon thereafter. He was a graduate of the West Virginia School of Banking, the Louisiana School of Banking and Davis & Elkins College. He ran American Finance, Man, for 21 years. He then became president of Gilbert Bank and Trust, which was one of the most successful and fastest growing banks in West Virginia for many years. Carl and Phyllis, a teacher, ran a successful motel, Laurel Lodge, and a restaurant, Pambo's, for several years. After retirement, they both worked together to keep up numerous rental, residential and commercial properties. Carl will be very sadly missed by his family, friends and all his critters, which were very precious to him. Anyone who had the pleasure of meeting Carl Lambert immediately became his friend, as Carl treated everyone with the utmost respect and consideration. Carl knew no strangers and always helped anyone in need, including many stray animals he took in over the years. He was a member of the Iaeger Masonic Lodge 148 AF&AM and the Gilbert Kiwanis.

Visitation will be on Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Freedom Full Gospel Assembly House of Prayer, Hampden. This will be a singing service by the Claypool United Methodist Church Choir. Carl and his wife joined Claypool United Methodist Church in early 2002. Carl loved music and was a trumpet player. He said, "Every song has a sermon," so he would be very appreciative of this effort by his church.

Funeral services will be conducted by Pastors Arville Cline, David Fisher and Cab Wolford, Freedom Full Gospel Assembly House of Prayer at noon Wednesday, Oct. 26. Entombment will follow at Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny. Pallbearers will be Vaughn Queen, Jerry Evans, Linus David, Don Arnold, Terry Lambert and Jackie Jessie. Honorable pallbearers will be Clayton Meade, Amos Hatfield, Clifford Hatfield, Jim Roach, Bill Cline, Estil Stacy, Joe Toler and James C. Blankenship.

[SSDI Could not find his record]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2001, Kermit, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Mar 04, 2001

Betty McNealy, 69, of Kermit, widow of Jack McNealy, died Thursday at home. She was retired from Ohio Packing.

Survivors include one stepson, Jeffrey McNeely of Alabama; one stepdaughter, Jenny Hurest of Alabama; two brothers, Curtis Whitt and Harold Whitt, both of Kermit; and three sisters, Ruth Blankenship and Chirstine Flora, both of North Manchester, Ind., and Helen Meade of Kermit.

Funeral 11 a.m. today at Warfield Chapel; burial in Newsome Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2000, Lenore, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jun 22, 2000

Ellen Estep Blankenship, 72, of Lenore, widow of Ed Blankenship, died Monday at home. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include four sons, Wallace Ray Blankenship of Streamwood, Ill., Johnny Blankenship and Bill Blankenship, both of Lenore, and Matthew Blankenship of Joliet, Ill.; four daughters, Dorothy King of Lenore, Mary Christian of Delbarton, Brenda Sue Curry of Chapmanville and Stephanie Hammons of Salem, Va.; two brothers, William Thomas Estep of Milton and George B. Estep of Tampa Bay, Fla.; two half brothers, John E. Sheppard of Chapmanville and Virgil Sheppard of North Carolina; and two half sisters, Betty Dulcie of Marianna and Elizabeth Collins of Bob White.

Funeral 10 a.m. today at Parsley Bottom Freewill Baptist Church; burial in Vance Cemetery, Holden.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2003, Red Jacket, Mingo Co., WV,

Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) - May 16, 2003 [Friday]

Barbara Blankenship, 50, Red Jacket, W.Va., Pike County native, homemaker, daughter of Lillian Norman, Hardy, died of cancer Wednesday.

Services noon Sunday, Woodman Community Church. V

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2004, Williamson, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Aug 06, 2004

Grethel Faye Norman Blankenship, 71, of Williamson, widow of Carlos Blankenship, died Wednesday in Williamson Memorial Hospital. She was a homemaker. Funeral 10 a.m. Saturday, Rogers Funeral Home, Belfry, Ky.; burial in Mount View Memory Gardens, Huddy, Ky.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Audrey A. 50, 04Mar1953 - 21Sep2003, Baisden, WV, WV/NC-232-90-5583

Blankenship, Harriet 74, 19Jan1930 - 11Feb2004, Baisden, Mingo, WV, WV-234-98-2484

Blankenship, Irven B. 71, 06Jan1932 - 10Aug2003, Baisden, Mingo, WV, WV-235-44-5802

Blankenship, Lydia 79, 16Jun1920 - 17Mar2000, Baisden, Mingo, WV, WV-236-04-1798

Blankenship, Verlie 73, 19Dec1930 - 03Mar2004, Baisden, Mingo, WV, WV-235-96-7674

Blankenship, Henry 48, 13Mar1957 - 21Mar2005, Delbarton, Mingo, WV, WV-234-94-1987

Blankenship, Howard 72, 10Apr1928 - 29Dec2000, Edgarton, Mingo, WV, OH-290-22-0277

Blankenship, Opal 78, 01Feb1925 - 05Nov2003, Edgarton, Mingo, WV, TN-408-38-7471

Blankenship, Pearl 88, 10Aug1917 - 29Aug2005, Edgarton, Mingo, WV, WV-235-04-8486

Blankenship, Troy 75, 11Jun1924 - 04Apr2000, Edgarton, Mingo, WV, WV-235-32-2434

Blankenship, Virginia 62, 07Oct1938 - 01Jan2001, Edgarton, Mingo, WV, KY-401-23-0723

Blankenship, Edward C. 78, 08Aug1926 - 18Jul2005, Gilbert, Mingo, WV, WV-236-38-5194

Blankenship, Local 87, 02Dec1912 - 16Jan2000, Gilbert, Mingo, WV, VA-228-03-1681

Blankenship, Rose M. 50, 24Feb1955 - 21Jun2005, Gilbert, Mingo, WV, WV-236-98-0052

Blankenship, Ellen 76, 31Mar1924 - 19Jun2000, Lenore, Mingo, WV, WV-233-66-0372

Blankenship, Lizza 95, 04May1908 - 14Dec2003, Matewan, Mingo, WV, WV/NC-232-82-6843

Blankenship, Shirlene 42, 30Jan1958 - 10Nov2000, Matewan, Mingo, WV, WV/NC-232-02-3459

Blankenship, Alma 81, 23Feb1922 - 15Nov2003, Meador, Mingo, WV, WV-233-58-1810

Blankenship, Burgess 77, 24Jun1922 - 26May2000, Meador, Mingo, WV, WV-234-20-8829

Blankenship, Emma 89, 29May1914 - 13Nov2003, Meador, Mingo, WV, WV-236-66-8566

Blankenship, Louis 68, 08Dec1934 - 04Dec2003, Rawl, Mingo, WV, WV-236-52-3337

Blankenship, Vonda 77, 16Apr1928 - 13Sep2005, Rawl, Mingo, WV, WV/NC-232-88-3217

Blankenship, Barbara A. 50, 08Sep1952 - 14May2003, Red Jacket, Mingo, WV, WV-234-90-5237

Blankenship, Danny K. 47, 17Jun1952 - 15Apr2000, Thacker, Mingo, WV, WV-235-86-6774

Blankenship, Jessie C. 62, 12Feb1943 - 11May2005, Thacker, Mingo, WV, WV-234-98-4895

Blankenship, Ethel 94, 18May1905 - 11Feb2000, Williamson, Mingo, WV, WV-234-40-2072

Blankenship, James 74, 03May1930 - 14Jun2004, Williamson, Mingo, WV, WV/NC-232-40-8441

Blankenship, Ruth 70, 21Aug1932 - 03May2003, Williamson, Mingo, WV, KY-401-42-5480

 

Monongalla

 

2003, Morgantown, Monongalia Co., WV, Obituary

www.calhounchronicle.com

Benjamin Lee Cordell Blankenship, infant son of Deavin Ann Blankenship Smith and Preston L. Ball, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

Surviving in addition to his parents are step-father, Tony Smith of Five Forks; maternal grandparents, Mary and Larry Radcliff of Big Bend and James Blankenship and Beth Watson of Elizabeth; great-grandparents, Anna Mae and Berlon Parsons of Big Bend; paternal grandparents, Ted Ball of Creston and Sherry Carpenter of Elizabeth; and uncle, James F. Blankenship II of Big Bend.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Snyder Chapel Church Cemetery, Annamoriah.
From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2003, Morgantown, Monongalia Co., WV, Obituary

http://www.hurherald.com/obits.php?id=9540/ , Mt. Zion WV, 10-25-2003

Benjamin Lee Cordell Blankenship, infant son of Deavin Ann Blankenship Smith and Preston L. Ball, passed away at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown October 22nd, 2003.

Surviving in addition to the parents are step-father, Tony Smith of Five Forks, maternal grandparents, Mary and Larry Radcliff of Big Bend, James Blankenship and Beth Watson of Elizabeth, great grandparents are Anna Mae and Berlon Parsons of Big Bend; paternal grandparents are Ted Ball of Creston and Sherry Carpenter of Elizabeth; an uncle James F. Blankenship, II of Big Bend.

Funeral services will be held 12 noon Tuesday, October 28 at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Interment will be in the Snyder Chapel Church Cemetery at Annamoriah. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to services.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Monroe

 

2004, Lindside, Monroe Co., WV, Funeral

Charleston Gazette (WV) - April 8, 2004

Vivian L. Blankenship, 79, of Lindside died April 6, 2004. Service will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 9, at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Broyles Cemetery, Lindside

[SSDI, 03Jul1924 - 01Apr2004]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Raymond E. 47, 19Jul1953 - 18Apr2001, Lindside, Monroe, WV, VA-224-82-0949

Blankenship, Vivian L. 79, 03Jul1924 - 01Apr2004, Lindside, Monroe, WV, WV-236-32-4715

Blankenship, Louise C. 82, 05Feb1921 - 10Mar2003, Peterstown, Monroe, WV, WV-234-28-3084

 

Nicholas

 

2004, Belva, Nicholas Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - August 14, 2004

Karen M. Hanshaw, 37, of Belva, Nicholas County, died Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004, in Montgomery General Hospital, Montgomery, after a sudden illness. Born Sept. 29, 1966, at Dixie, she was the daughter of the late Lillian M. Blankenship Pritt. She was a homemaker and was of the Holiness faith.

Surviving are her husband, David L. Hanshaw; daughter, Felisha Dawn Hanshaw at home; sisters, Gladys Auxier of Swiss, Viola Danberry of Brownsville, Sharon Turner and Mary Pritt, both of Peytona, Lisa Pritt of Swiss, Tressie Meeker of Foster; and brothers, Charlie Pritt of Albion, N.Y., Sherman Pritt, address unknown, Donald Pritt of Boomer.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15, at the Pennington Funeral Home Chapel, Gauley Bridge, with the Rev. Charles Blankenship officiating. Burial will be in Restlawn Memory Gardens, Victor.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2003, Craigsville, Nicholas Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - November 13, 2003

Lewis Gerald Blake, 96, of Craigsville departed this life Nov. 11, 2003, in Summersville Memorial Hospital, Summersville, after an extended illness. He was a member of Craigsville Church of Christ, Craigsville.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Thelma Blake of Craigsville; two daughters and a son-in-law, Carolyn Groves of Summersville, Pam and Rick Bell of Parkersburg; three sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Claudia Blake of Ripley, Larry and Ruby Blake of Poe, Rodney and Linda Blake of Craigsville; nine grandchildren, Kevin, Debbie and Christ Groves, Billy and Heather Schartiger, Jon and Jessie Blake and Brandon and Alex Blake; two great-grandchildren, Matthew Groves and Parker Schartiger; two brothers, Darius Blake of Lexington, Ky., Bonnie Blake of Craigsville; three sisters, Madge McCafferty of Craigsville, Nadine Blankenship of Medina, Ohio, Kathleen Womack of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at Craigsville Church of Christ, Craigsville, with Bob Kessinger and Evangelist Sam Gwinn officiating. Interment will be in West Virginia Memorial Gardens, Calvin.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Nettie, Nicholas Co., WV, Obituary

www.pocahontastimes.com

Russell Dean Broyles, age 80, of Nettie, died Monday, January 3, 2005, in Richwood Area Community Hospital, Richwood, after a short illness. He was a member of Olive Branch Baptist Church in Nettie. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the United Mine Workers of America. Mr. Broyles was preceded in death by his wife, Orda Louise Broyles; two grandchildren, Christopher Broyles and Gabrielle Fields; three brothers, Larry Broyles, Bobby Broyles, and Pete Broyles, and two sisters, Polly Dilly and Lilly McClure.

Surviving him are four sons, Douglas Broyles, of Clyde, Ohio, Richard Broyles, Russell Broyles, Jr., and Kevin Broyles, all of Nettie; five daughters, Linda Alderman, of Marlinton, Yvonne Daff, of Richwood, Karen Blankenship, of Fenwick Mountain, Jennifer Cook and Jessica Fields, both of Nettie; 21 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Bernard Broyles, of Marlinton; six sisters, Marie Hanna, of Oceana, Peggy Landis and Patty Puffenbarger, both of Hillsboro, Nancy Broyles, Barbara Broyles and Brenda Broyles, all of Marlinton; four step-children, Tommy Burgess, of Nettie, Penny Brown, of South Dakota, and Ronald and Randy Kolleman, both of Wisconsin; and three step-grandchildren.

Services were held Wednesday morning in Simons-Coleman Funeral Home in Richwood by the Rev. Larry Gawthrop. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery at Nettie.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2000, Richwood, Nicholas Co., WV, Obituary

www.pocahontastimes.com

Mary Ann Given, age 48, of Richwood, died Monday, June 5, 2000, in CAMC, General Division, after a short illness. She was an employee of Watergate Inn, Richwood, and attended Little Laurel Baptist Church, Richwood.

Survivors include companion, Charlie Jackson; son, Jimmy, of Richwood; brother, Bill Spencer, of Bessemer City, North Carolina; sisters, Shirley Worrell, of Marlinton, Kathryn Hamrick, of Craigsville, Cleta Spencer and Debbie Myers, both of Richwood.

Services were held Thursday at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood, by the Rev. Stanley Blankenship. Burial was in West Virginia Memorial Gardens, Calvin

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2004, Summersville, Nicholas Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - September 14, 2004

Velma O. Graham, 81, of Summersville died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, at her home following an extended illness. She was born Jan. 8, 1923, at Dunkard, Pa., the daughter of the late Charles Ancil and Jenettie Florence Taylor Adkins.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hampton P. Graham; three brothers, Junior, Raymond and James "Bill" Adkins; and two sisters, Jean Sammons and Louise Blankenship. She was a homemaker and attended Persinger Baptist Church.

Surviving: two sons, Lanta Graham of Craigsville, Lonnie Graham of Grove, N.C.; foster daughter, Yovanna Hale of Las Vegas, Nev.; two brothers, Charles and John Adkins, both of Summersville; two sisters, Sarah Margaret Butcher of Dille, Della Lucy Salisbury of Richwood; eight grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, at Waters Funeral Chapel, Summersville, with the Rev. Oscar Spinks officiating. Burial will follow in West Virginia Memorial Gardens, Calvin.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2004, Summersville, Nicholas Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - September 30, 2004

Roger Alan Miles, 54, of Summersville went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2004, in Summersville Memorial Hospital following an extended illness. He was born Dec. 27, 1949, at Buckhannon, the son of the late Audrey and Maxine Wallen Miles.

He was also preceded in death by one sister, Sherriden Miles. He was retired from the West Virginia Division of Highways and a former volunteer coach for the Summersville Little League and the Summersville Little Bears. He was a member of the Summersville Baptist Church and, most of all, a loving and caring husband and father.

Surviving: wife, Carol Blankenship Miles; son and his wife, Matt and Darcy Miles; and daughter, Sarah Miles, all of Summersville.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, at Summersville Baptist Church with Dr. Phil Smith, the Rev. Joseph Brown and the Rev. Bud Truman officiating. Burial will follow in Walker Memorial Park, Summersville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2005, Summersville, Nicholas Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - April 30, 2005

Elizabeth Carol Miles, 51, of Summersville died Friday, April 29, 2005, in Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, following an extended illness. She was born June 7, 1953, at Gauley Bridge, a daughter of the late Hiram and Lucille Kincaid Blankenship.

She was a schoolteacher with 29 years of service, a former cheerleading coach at Summersville Junior High School and a volunteer with the Summersville Little League. She was a member of Summersville Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roger Alan Miles; and brother, Jack Blankenship.

Surviving are her son and his wife, Matt and Darcy Miles of Summersville; daughter, Sarah Miles at home; three brothers, Tom Blankenship of Summersville, Stanley Blankenship of Moundsville and Claude Blankenship of Lockwood; and sister, Becky Sackreiter of St. Petersburg, Fla.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, May 2, at Summersville Baptist Church with Dr. Phil Smith and the Rev. Joe Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Walker Memorial Park, Summersville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Swiss, Nicholas Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - March 18, 2005

Mrs. Deloris L. Blankenship, 74, of Swiss, Nicholas County, died Wednesday, March 16, 2005, in CAMC General Hospital, Charleston. Born Jan. 18, 1931, at Ward, she was the daughter of the late Delphan Paul and Mildred Violet Tucker Ferrell. She was a homemaker and a member of Holly Gospel Church, Swiss.

Surviving are her husband, William Hansford "Hank" Blankenship ; daughters and their husbands, Wanda and David Martin of Camden-on-Gauley, Millie Gonzalez and fiance, Pat McKinney, of Fayetteville, and Sharon and Mike Williams of Pratt; son and his wife, William Paul and Shelvy Blankenship of Swiss; sisters, Doris Jean Wilson of Bridgeton, N.J., Margaret Ann Williams of Columbus, Ohio, and Ella Sue Berry of Cleveland, Ohio; brothers, John Ralph and Harold O. Ferrell, both of Campbells Creek; grandchildren, Lori Diann Shaffer, Lesley Denise Ridenour, David L. "DJ" Martin Jr., Kristina W. Goforth, Stephen Myles Wheatley II, Makenzie A. Gonzalez, James M. Williams Jr., Daniel P. Williams, Tina L. Huffman, Heather R. Blankenship and Cassandra L. Blankenship; 13 great-grandchildren; two uncles and one aunt.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at the Pennington Funeral Home Chapel, Gauley Bridge, with the Rev. James Armentrout and the Rev. Jimmy Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2004, Tioga, Nicholas Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - August 23, 2004

Roy B. Krantz, 88, of Tioga, Nicholas County, W.Va., died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004, at the Richwood Area Community Hospital at Richwood. Born Dec. 23, 1915, at Tioga, W.Va., he was the son of the late Benjamin Earl and Rosa Florence Young Krantz. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Esther Blankenship. He was a disabled coal miner, an Army veteran of World War II and a VFW member.

Survivors include his wife, Gatha Russell Krantz; five daughters, Vonda and her husband, Roger Dorsey, of Runa, Edith and her husband, Warren Beam, of Mount Nebo, Libby and her husband, Bill Hurst, of Tioga, Starla and her husband, Dan Lindey, of Grove City, Pa., and Inace and her husband, Denver Riffle, of Tioga; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2004, in the White Funeral Home at Craigsville, with the Rev. Keith Williams officiating. Interment will follow in the West Virginia Memorial Gardens at Calvin.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Arnold R. 65, 20Jan1938 - 21Mar2003, Dixie, Nicholas, WV, WV-235-58-0156

Blankenship, Robert 69, 08May1932 - 23Apr2002, Leivasy, Nicholas, WV, WV-235-46-7723

Blankenship, Lucille M. 84, 07Nov1915 - 10Apr2000, Summersville, Nicholas, WV, WV-236-76-5560

Blankenship, Virginia K. 55, 23Jan1945 - 19Jul2000, Summersville, Nicholas, WV, WV-233-78-7360

Blankenship, Deloris L. 74, 18Jan1931 - 16Mar2005, Swiss, Nicholas, WV, WV-236-42-5650

 

Ohio

 

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

Blankenship, J. Robert 79, 28Feb1926 - 19Nov2005, (Wheeling, Ohio, WV), WV-235-24-9717

Blankenship, Conrad C. 83, 13Oct1916 - 25Feb2000, Wheeling, Ohio, WV, WV-234-22-5466

 

Pocahontas

 

2003, Green Bank, Pocahontas Co., WV, Obituary

www.pocahontastimes.com

George L. Burgess, age 33, of Green Bank, died Saturday, January 4, 2003, at home. He was a timber cutter and a member of the Church of God. Born at Marlinton June 24, 1969, he was the son of Virginia Tyree Burgess, of Marlinton, and the late Patrick W. Burgess.

Surviving him are his mother; his wife, Daphine Burgess; a son, Wesley Burgess, of Beverly; six sisters, Helen Harlow, of Selma, Virginia, Wanda Blankenship and Kitty Miller, both of Marlinton, Linda Wilson, of North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, Susan Castle, of Virginia, Vada Boback, of Morgantown; four brothers, Ethan Burgess, of Marlinton, Rocky Burgess, of Lake Butler, Florida, Billy Pennington, of North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, and Tom Pennington, of Jane Lew.

Preceding him in death in addition to his father were a sister, Peggy Vandevender, and brothers, James Pennington and Ronald Pennington. Burial was in the Cochran Cemetery Tuesday afternoon. A memorial service will be held at the Church of God on Beard Heights Friday night at 7 p.m.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2004, Hillsboro, Pocahontas Co., WV, Obituary

www.pocahontastimes.com

Dora Bell Lane, age 70, of Hillsboro, died Monday, December 6, 2004, at the home of her daughter near Mill Point. Mrs. Lane was born at Leonard May 26, 1934, the daughter of the late Fred and Ada Rose Clutter. Her husband, John Henry Lane, preceded her in death. Also deceased are a daughter, Creola Lane, a son, Audy Lane, three sisters, Verda Williams, Olive Mick, and Hester Adkison, and two brothers, Billy and Loman Clutter.

Surviving her are three daughters, Cynthia Blankenship, of Maxwelton, Adelen Mace, of Mill Point, and Henrietta Tripi, of Renick; a son, Billy Rickey Lane, of Hillsboro; three sisters, Myrtle Workman, of Cornstalk, Ileta Madison, of Richwood, and Nancy McFerrin, of Renick; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at VanReenen Funeral Home, with burial in the Ruckman Cemetery.
From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Hillsboro, Pocahontas Co., WV, Obituary

www.pocahontastimes.com

Loretta Sue Rexrode Blankenship, of Hillsboro, passed away May 24, 2005, at her home on Droop, after a short battle with cancer. Born April 10, 1957, at Elkins, she was the daughter of the late John Sterl and Mary Austean Thompson Rexrode. Loretta was an employee at Pocahontas Medical Clinics. She attended the Mt. Olivet Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by one brother, Arthur 'Keyster' Rexrode, and one sister, Thelma Catherine Maurer.

Survivors include her husband of 30 years, Danny R. Blankenship, one daughter, April Blankenship, of Snowshoe, and one son, David Blankenship, of Hillsboro; five sisters, Hallie Sharp, of Cleveland, Ohio, Wilma Warner, of Durbin, Linda Sheets, of Green Bank, Maxine Warner, of Bartow, Barbara Taylor, of Green Bank; five brothers, John Thompson, of Bartow, Charlie Rexrode, of Thornwood, Jefferson 'Pete' Rexrode, of Thornwood, Kenneth Rexrode, of Durbin, Terry Rexrode, of Avoco, Minnesota, and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held Thursday at VanReenen Funeral Home, Marlinton, with graveside services Friday at Mountain Gate Cemetery, with the Rev. Hershel O'Quinn.
From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2000, Stamping Creek, Pocahontas Co., WV, Obituary

www.pocahontastimes.com

Bertha May Blankenship Peyton, age 90, of Stamping Creek, near Hillsboro, died July 2, 2000, at Nicholas County Health Care Center at Richwood. She was a homemaker and a member of Stamping Creek Tabernacle. The daughter of the late Gabriel and Sarah Lewis Blankenship, she was born at Spring Creek, Greenbrier County, July 5, 1909. Her husband, McDaniel Peyton, is deceased.

Surviving her are two daughters, Sandra L. Peyton Murray, of Stamping Creek, and Thelma Faye Binns, of Fairmont, and two grandchildren.

Services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Stamping Creek Tabernacle by Pastor Jack Burks, with burial in the Sharp Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Loretta S. 48, 10Apr1957 - 24May2005, Hillsboro, Pocahontas, WV, VA-227-84-6125

Blankenship, Edgar A. 73, 20Jan1930 - 23Sep2003, Marlinton, Pocahontas, WV, WV/NC-232-46-2486

 

Putnam

 

2003, Buffalo, Putnam Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - November 5, 2003

Mary E. Garrison, 80, of Buffalo passed away Nov. 3, 2003, in Putnam General Hospital following a short illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Haskell D. Garrison.

Survivors include a daughter, Dottie Warren of Buffalo; sons, Dwane Garrison of Red House, Carl Garrison of Buffalo, Mike Garrison of Leon, Larry Garrison of Buffalo; brother, Bob Blankenship of Texas; sister, Ruby Boycle of Circleville, Ohio; 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and three stepgrandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, 2003, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with Pastor Mike Tucker and Pastor Randy Parsons officiating. Burial will be in Buffalo Memorial Park.

[SSDI, 06Apr1923 - 03Nov2003]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2004, Buffalo, Putnam Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - July 19, 2004

Mary Ann Craig Blankenship, 53, of Buffalo passed away Saturday, July 17, 2004, at home following a long illness. She was a homemaker and lifelong resident of the Buffalo, W.Va., area.

She was preceded in death by her father, James Craig.

Survivors include her mother, Dorothy M. Craig; husband, Bob Blankenship ; sons, Andrew Kent and his wife, Angelia, of Lynchburg, Va., Jerry Kent and his wife, Shelia, of Nitro; daughter, Melissa Shull and husband, Brian, of Salt Rock, W.Va.; brothers, William Craig, and Glenn Craig, both of Buffalo, W.Va.; sisters, Suzie Knapp of Johnstown, Ohio, Connie Craig, and Sharon Sowers, both of Buffalo, W.Va.; grandchildren, Shawn Kent, Bradley Kent, Brandon Shull, and Josh Kent.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 20, 2004, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, W.Va., with the Rev. Brycle Douglas officiating. Burial will be at CraigDouglass cemetery, Rt. 62, Leon, W.Va.

[SSDI, 27Feb1951 - 17Jul2004]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2000, Culloden, Putnam Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Sep 30, 2000

Hulbert Glenwood Edwards, 81, of Culloden, formerly of St. Albans, husband of Christine Blankenship Edwards, died Friday in St. Marys Hospital. He was a retired ironworker.

Also surviving are two daughters, Sharon Edwards of Roanoke, Va., and Tammy Edwards of Winfield; and three brothers, Estell Edwards of Fort Myers, Fla., and Nelson Edwards and Vernon Edwards, both of St. Albans.

Funeral 2 p.m. Sunday at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane; burial in Edwards Cemetery, St. Albans.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2001, Hurricane, Putnam Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Apr 20, 2001

James Leslie Blankenship, 77, of Hurricane, husband of Brenda Johnson Blankenship, died Monday in Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston. He was a heavy equipment operator.

Also surviving are his father, Lenard Blankenship of St. Albans; three sons, Dallas Blankenship of California and Phillip Blankenship and Dale Blankenship, both of Oklahoma; five daughters, Rena Garcia and Patsy Chapman, both of Milton, Gail Spurlock of Barboursville, Donna Tucker of Hurricane and Bobbie Scarberry of St. Albans; three stepdaughters, Michele Wright of Leesburg, Fla., Denise Tucker of Hurricane and Jeanne Jeffries of Arena, Wis.; three brothers, Ronald Blankenship of Ohio and Harvey Blankenship and Gary Blankenship, both of St. Albans; and three sisters, Christine Edwards and Minnie Mynes, both of Culloden, and Necil Stutler of Ohio.

Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin; burial in Sansom Cemetery, Griffithsville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2001, Hurricane, Putnam Co., WV, Obituary

http://www.genealogybuff.com/ucd/webbbs_config.pl/noframes/read/2792

James Wesley Blankenship, 77, of Hurricane, husband of Brenda Johnson Blankenship, died Monday, April 16, 2001, in Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston. He was a heavy-equipment operator.

Also surviving are his father, Leonard Blankenship of Gallipolis, Ohio; three sons, Dallas Blankenship of California, and Phillip Blankenship and Dale Blankenship, both of Oklahoma; five daughters, Rena Garcia and Patsy Chapman, both of Milton, Gail Spurlock of Barboursville, Donna Tucker of Hurricane and Bobbi Scarberry of St. Albans; three stepdaughters, Michele Wright of Leesburg, Fla., Denise Tucker of Hurricane and Jeanne Jeffries of Arena, Wis.; three brothers, Ronald Blankenship of Ohio, and Harvey Blankenship and Gary Blankenship, both of St. Albans; and three sisters, Christine Edwards and Minnie Raynes, both of Culloden, and Nesle Sutler of Ohio.

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 21, 2001 at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin; burial in Sansom Cemetery, Griffithsville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2003, Hurricane, Putnam Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jun 18, 2003

James E. "Rob" Smith, 44, of Hurricane passed away June 14, 2003, at home, leaving behind his mother, Anoway "Mary" Smith of Hurricane; his father and stepmother, Frank and Betty Smith of Apple Grove; one sister and brother-in-law, Bontia and Keith Tomblin of Culloden; four children, Justin, Michael, Brittany and Jamie; a special niece and nephew, Lara and Ryan Blankenship; lifelong friends, Kenny Clark and Jeff McCallister; and a special uncle, Bill Smith.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 19, at Heck Funeral Home with Pastor Ronnie Marcum officiating. Burial will follow in Smith-Mays Cemetery, Glenwood. He was born September 26, 1958, in Cabell County, West Virginia.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Hurricane, Putnam Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jun 04, 2005

Walter F. Wade, 81, of Hurricane, husband of Geraldine Blankenship Wade, died Friday. He was a former pastor and retired from Kaiser Aluminum Plant, Ravenswood, W.Va. Funeral 11 a.m. Monday at Allen Funeral Home Chapel, Hurricane; burial in Valley View Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Scott Depot, Putnam Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Sep 10, 2005

Robert Clarence Potter, 82, of Scott Depot, W.Va., died September 6, 2005, in Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, W.Va. Born March 2, 1923, he was a son of the late Clarence and Retha Potter. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Jessie Lambert Potter and his son, Robert Clarence Potter II.

He was a retired professional mechanical engineer, working with several area companies, and served his country proudly with the United States Army Air Force. He was a Methodist. He was a graduate of West Virginia University.

Surviving are his daughter, Alleta Potter Machmer of Milton, W.Va.; his sons, John Gregory Potter of Winston-Salem, N.C., and William David Potter of Barboursville, W.Va.; and his grandchildren, Jessica Ann Machmer, Kathryn Machmer Lunsford, Cynthia Diane Machmer, Jonathan Potter, Jennifer Potter and Robert Blankenship.

A private funeral service will be held. Entombment will be in Forest Memorial Park, Milton.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Pamela E. 53, 04Nov1949 - 27Nov2002, Bancroft, Putnam, WV, WV-236-84-4624

Blankenship, Clara M. 74, 01Feb1926 - 18Apr2000, Eleanor, Putnam, WV, WV-235-82-7631

 

Raleigh

 

2000, Beckley, Raleigh Co., WV, Obituary

http://www.genealogybuff.com/oh/wayne/webbbs_config.pl/noframes/read/108

Maria Theresa (Nolletti) Torlone, 85, of West Locust Drive, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, in a hospital in Beckley, W.Va., after a long and full life, on her daughter's birthday. A Funeral Liturgy was celebrated Saturday, Oct. 14, at St. Francis deSales Catholic Church. Peggy Hughes was soloist. The Rite of Committal followed at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery Mausoleum A, Beckley, W.Va. Pallbearers were Earl Carter, Ronnie Hughes, Rob Rappold, Eddy Ford, Ramon Jereza MD, Mike Massinople, Michael Misiti, Bruce Blankenship, Larry, David and Peter Roscana.

She was born Feb. 21, 1915, in Wooster to Domenico and Olivia Nolletti.

Surviving are a son-in-law, Anthony J. Misiti Jr.; grandchildren, Lawrence Anthony (Leslie) Misiti of Beckley, W.Va., Mary Ruth Richardson Misiti of Charleston, W.Va., Patsieann Theresa Misiti of Alexandria, Va., Anthony John (Elizabeth) Misiti II of Houston, Texas, Paula Marie Misiti (Alan) Hall of Seattle, Wash., and Vincent Stephen (Marianne) Misiti of Mentor; 17 great-grandchildren; honorary grandchildren, Stephanie and Ashley Liu; sisters, Dorothy (Nolletti) Rayburn and Angelina (Nolletti) Zappala; a brother, Umbert Nolletti; her caregivers, Margaret and Marie Farmer, Linda Hylton, Karen Kruchek, Yvonne Martin, Margaret Pack and Jane Hancock.

Her husband, Lorenzo Torlone, died previously.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2001, Beckley, Raleigh Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jul 16, 2001

Gertrude D. Blankenship, 86, of Beckley, formerly of Johnson County, Ky., widow of Edgar Blankenship, died Saturday in a Fayette County health care facility. She was a retried licensed practical nurse with Beckley Hospital.

Survivors include five daughters, Minnie Lou Chafin of Barboursville, Barbara Bray of Springfield, Mo., Maysha McKinney of Terre Haute, Ind., Amy Burrow of Myrtle, Miss., and Van Blankenship Dawkins of West Palm Beach, Fla.; two sons, Thomas D. Blankenship of Marietta, Ga., and Robert R. Blankenship of Marion, N.C.; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral 11 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church Beckley; burial in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Beckley, Raleigh Co., WV, Obituary

Beckley Register Herald newspaper 

Louise M. Davis Blankenship, 78, of MacArthur, went home to be with her Lord on Friday, Nov. 27, 2005. Louise was born May 11, 1927, in Beckley. She was the biological daughter of the late Garnett and Carrie Clyburn Short, who passed when she was a toddler, and the adoptive daughter of the late Clarence and Brooke Wright. Louise was a member of the Regular Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school and sang in the choir. She loved gardening and growing beautiful roses. She graduated from Clear Fork High School and worked for Embies and Montgomery Ward.

In addition to her parents, Louise was preceded in death by her first husband, Calvin Davis, and two brothers, Coe Allen and Blaine Wright. Those left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 33 years, John Blankenship; a daughter, Kathy Bowles and husband, Rick, of Aikin, S.C.; two sons, Calvin G. Davis and wife, Peggy, of Richlands, Va., and Charles Davis and wife, Nancy, of Beckley; two brothers, James Wright and wife, Ruth, of Charleston and David Wright and wife, Janet, of Beckley; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, with Pastors Jason Knapp and Chris Grimstead officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Tabor Cemetery.Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, is serving the family.

From: diane dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Gertrude D. 86, 21Oct1914 - 14Jul2001, Beckley, Raleigh, WV, KY-407-30-9993

Blankenship, Margarette S. 87-88, 28Feb1917 - 06Feb2005, Beckley, Raleigh, WV, WV/NC-232-82-6184

Blankenship, Ina M. 62, 16Aug1937 - 22Jul2000, Crab Orchard, Raleigh, WV, WV-234-86-3182

Blankenship, Mildred L. 80-79, 01Oct1925 - 09Oct2005, Fairdale, Raleigh, WV, MD-220-24-1852

Blankenship, Violet V. 74, 27Jan1931 - 25Aug2005, Glen Daniel, Raleigh, WV, WV-233-92-3154

Blankenship, Mary M. 62, 28Sep1941 - 02Dec2003, Mabscott, Raleigh, WV, KY-400-74-8709

Blankenship, Louise M. 78, 11May1927 - 25Nov2005, Mac Arthur, Raleigh, WV, WV-233-42-0828

Blankenship, Herman J. 74, 25Jun1929 - 19May2004, Midway, Raleigh, WV, WV-235-34-8811

 

Randolph

 

2004, Elkins, Randolph Co., WV, Obituary,

www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com

Anthony C. Tony BlankenshiP, age 50 years, a resident of 112 East Fifth Street, Elkins, West Virginia, departed this life Friday evening, October 15, 2004 at the Ruby Memorial Hospital at Morgantown, West Virginia. Death was unexpected. He was born Monday, March 19, 1954, at Dade City, Florida a son of the late John Calvin Blankenship and Willodean Moore Blankenship, who survives at Elkins.

On September 24, 1993, at Randolph County, he was married to the former Kyle Haynes, who survives. Also surviving are one stepson, David Valentine, Elkins, one stepdaughter, Tracey Valentine, Elkins, two brothers, Joe Blankenship and wife Sue, Beverly, Mark Blankenship and wife Sharon, Beverly, three sisters, Shelva See and husband David, Montrose, Debbie Mitchell and husband Eddie, Elkins, Jenny Poling and husband John, Beverly, his mother in law, Mildred Moats, Elkins, several nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews.

Tony was a Chipper Operator for Coastal Lumber Company, was a member of Aerie# 2344, Fraternal Order of Eagles and was a protestant by faith.

Final Rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel, Thursday, October 21, 2004 at 1 PM. The Reverend Robert L. Lowther will officiate and interment will follow at the Weese Family Cemetery at Beverly, West Virginia.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2004, Mill Creek, Randolph Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - August 16, 2004

Drema Ann Davis, 67, of Mill Creek, passed away Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004, in CAMC General Hospital [Charleston, WV]. She had worked for NAPA Warehouse in Kanawha City, Lester Raines Automotive in South Charleston and for the Department of Motor Vehicles. She was a devoted wife, mother and granny who lived her life for her husband, children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence F. Davis; father, Clayton Blankenship; brother, Clayton Melvin Blankenship; and sister, Janice Campbell.

Surviving are her mother, Gladys Carr of Charleston; daughters, Pam Davis of Charleston, Tina Branham of Scott Depot, Terry Davis of Charleston; sisters, Linda Halstead of Charleston, Brenda Crowder of Charleston, Lana Campbell of Charleston; brothers, Michael Blankenship of Ravenswood, Jimmy Blankenship of Charleston; grandchildren, Michael White of Oklahoma, Marissa Cowden of Charleston, Cara Branham and Shane Branham, both of Scott Depot, Krista Cowden of Charleston; great-grandchildren, Taylor and Nicholas White of Oklahoma, Keziah White of Teays Valley, Christopher Dillon White of Charleston.

Service will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, at the Hafer Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ted Tawney officiating. Burial will be in Elk Hills Memorial Park, Big Chimney.

[SSDI, 08Apr1937 - 14Aug2004]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Ritchie

 

2003, Harrisville, Ritchie Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Apr 11, 2003

Mae Blankenship, 80 of Harrisville, wife of Buster Blankenship, died Tuesday in Camden Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg. Also surviving are two sons, Willis Clay of Ashtabula, Ohio, and Ron Blankenship of Davisville; one daughter, Diane Blankenship of Harrisville; one brother, Woodrow Clay of Branchland; two sisters, Goldie Browning of Huntington and Helena McComas of Branchland; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. today at Liberty United Baptist Church, Branchland; burial will be in Watson Cemetery, Four Mile.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Mae 80, 02Jan1923 - 08Apr2003, Harrisville, Ritchie, WV, WV-233-62-7450

Blankenship, Buster 82, 02Feb1922 - 31Mar2004, Harrisville, Ritchie, WV, WV-235-26-1814

Blankenship, James 58, 26Aug1942 - 06Apr2001, Petroleum, Ritchie, WV, WV-233-66-0298

 

Summers

 

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

Blankenship, Lacy F. 90, 19Sep1910 - 13Feb2001, Sandstone, Summers, WV, WV-233-16-7050

 

Upshur

 

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

Blankenship, Karlene M. 81, 26Apr1923 - 16Mar2005 Buckhannon, Upshur, WV, WV-235-34-9138

Blankenship, Marjorie 89, 17May1915 - 15Dec2004, Buckhannon, Upshur, WV, WV-234-26-6111

 

Wayne

 

+2001, Ceredo, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jun 30, 2001, [Saturday]

Atwell "Gene" Blankenship, 72, of Ceredo, husband of Mae McGinnis Blankenship, died Friday [29Jun2001] in Kings Daughters Medical Center. He was retired owner of G&M Auto Parts in Ceredo.

Also surviving are one daughter, Debby Cornwell of Wilmington, N.C., and one sister, Sadie Adkins of Louisville, Ky.

Funeral 1 p.m. Monday at Ceredo-Kenova Funeral Home, Ceredo; burial in McGinnis family cemetery, Smith Creek, Ky.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2002, Ceredo, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Mar 23, 2002,

Ada L. Blankenship Bocook, 67, of Ceredo, widow of Donald Bocook, died Friday in St. Mary?s Hospital. Ceredo-Kenova Funeral Home, is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2005, Ceredo, Wayne Co., WV, Death

Herald-Dispatch, Feb 03, 2005, [Thursday]

Ida Mae Blankenship, 75, formerly of Ceredo, widow of Atwell Gene Blankenship, died Tuesday [01Feb2005] in Wilmington, N.C. Arrangements incomplete at Ceredo-Kenova Funeral Home.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Ceredo, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Apr 13, 2005

Mary G. Slone, 59, of Ceredo, W.Va., loving mother and wife, went home on Sunday, April 10, 2005. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 14, 2005, at Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova, with Rev. Pat Burdette officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. She was born December 27, 1945, in Huntington, a daughter of the late Junior Pennington and Madgeline France Pennington Haynes. She worked for the Wayne County Department of Human Services as a caregiver.

She is survived by her husband, Robert H. Slone; children Lynn, Bobby, Steve, Wes, Frankie and Donna; stepchildren Terry, Trish and Angie; a brother, Earl Pennington; a sister, Brenda Blankenship; 18 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2000, Dunlow, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Oct 21, 2000

Lowell James Workman Jr., 32, of Dunlow died Wednesday at home.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Rhoda Adams Workman Perry and Dewey Perry; six sisters, Della Wiley of Harts, Tempie Young of Godby Heights, Elizabeth Williams of Whitman, Lonnetta Blankenship of St. Albans, Marlena Perry and Donna Perry, both at home; one half sister, Michelle Workman of Ohio; three brothers, Ollie Workman of Big Creek, Charles Frye of Logan and Dewey Perry Jr. at home; and one half brother, James Allen Workman of Harts.

Graveside service 11 a.m. Monday in Highland Memory Gardens, Pecks Mill.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2005, Dunlow, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

The Herald-Dispatch, (Huntington, WV) - August 26, 2005

Ollie Blankenship, 86, of Dunlow, W.Va., formerly of Huntington, W.Va., widow of Kermit Blankenship, passed away Thursday, August 25, 2005, in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa, Ky. She was born August 22, 1919 in Dunlow, W.Va. a daughter of the late Ballard and Belle Smith Perry.

She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Lorene Brown, Jewell Adkins, and Maxie Mathis; and a brother, John Perry. She was a seamstress at the former Pilgrim Laundry and was a member of Dunlow Fairmont Church.

Survivors include: three sisters and a brother-in-law, Polly Blankenship of Chesapeake, Va., Brookie Maynard of Kenova, W.Va., and Rhoda Lou and Howard Kirk of Dunlow; a brother, Aily Perry of Wayne, W.Va.; and caregiver Charlene Jarrell of Dunlow.

Funeral services will be conducted 12:30 p.m. Saturday, August 27, 2005, at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, with the Rev. David Clark officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Huntington.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, East Lynn, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Oct 01, 2005

Louise Mae Steele, 91, of East Lynn, entered into eternal life, in St. Mary's Medical Center, Sept. 30, 2005. She was born June 11, 1914, the daughter of the late Virgie Roberts Taylor and William Taylor, Louisa, Ky. She is survived by Elder Youngea V. Steele, her husband of 73 years. She was preceded in death by one son, Mont Ville Steele.

She is survived by five sons; Glenn Robert Steele, Clearmont, Fla.; Youngea V. Steele, Jr., Shoals, W.Va.; James David Steele, Fort Gay, W.Va.; Samuel J. Steele, Fort Gay; and Carl W. Steele, Wayne. She is survived by ten daughters; Eloise Rinehart, Fort Myers, Fla.; Ann Marie Parsons, Lavalette; Jessie Loraine Williamson, Crown City, Ohio; Betty Fay Williamson, Punta Gorda, Fla.; Eulah Mae Duff, Columbus, Ohio; Arbra Della Blevins, Reynoldsburg, Ohio; Virgie Ruth Oshel, Huntington; Charlotte Louise Lucas, Salt Rock; Wanda Lanette Watts, Wayne; and Naomi Arlene Blankenship, Shoals, W.Va. She is also survived by a brother, Ernest L. Taylor, Kenova, and a sister, Naomi Jordan, Circleville, Ohio. She leaves behind 29 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.

A lifelong Christian, Louise Steele was a founding member, Sunday School teacher, and the first treasurer of Steele Memorial Freewill Baptist Church, East Lynn, W.Va. A devoted wife and mother, she will be remembered by friends and family as a lady of great love and kindness who found good in everything and everybody.

Funeral will be 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, 2005, at Johnson-Nichols Funeral Home, with Bro. Everett Medding and Bro. Herman Stacy officiating. Burial will be in Skeens Cemetery, East Lynn.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2004, Fort Gay, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Sep 10, 2004

Grethel Blankenship Lampert, 94, of Fort Gay, W.Va., died Wednesday at J.J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa, Ky. Services will be from 5 till 9 p.m. Saturday at Young Funeral Home. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2002, Kenova, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Mar 19, 2002

Darrell C. Blankenship, 53, of Kenova, formerly of Holden, died Saturday in St. Mary?s Hospital. Survivors include his father and stepmother, Leo and Mabel Blankenship of McConnell; two sons, Darrell Jason Blankenship of Holden and Darrell Wayne Blankenship of Texas; one daughter, Crystal Poston of Logan; and one brother, Donald Blankenship of Wilkinson. Funeral 2 p.m. today at Collins Funeral Home, Switzer; burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2002, Kenova, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Aug 02, 2002

Roy Mitchell Hitchcock, 85, of Kenova, W.Va., passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2002, in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova by the Rev. Kenneth Vaughn. Burial will follow in Docks Creek Cemetery, Kenova.

He was born March 23, 1917, in Paintsville, Ky., a son of the late Charles Hitchcock and Rhoda Hughes Hitchcock Pruitt. He was a retired foreman for Neighborgall Construction and a member of Laborers Local #543 in Huntington, W.Va. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was also preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.

Survivors include his wife, Caroline Scaggs Hitchcock; one daughter, Joyce Ann Hardeman of Ashland, Ky.; four sons and daughters-in-law, James Edward and Harriett Hitchcock of Seguin, Texas, Leroy and Judy Hitchcock of Huntington, W.Va.; Charles and Karlene Blankenship of Huntington, W.Va.; and Bobby and Janet Blankenship of Harleysville, Pa., and several grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2003, Kenova, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, May 15, 2003

Mr. Harry Kip Smith Sr., 76, husband of Anna Mae Smith of Kenova, W.Va., went to be with his Lord and Savior on May 13, 2003, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova, W.Va., with the Dr. W. Ford Price officiating and assisted by Ron Trabandt. Burial will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery.

He was born June 17, 1926, in Boone County, W.Va., the son of the late Floyd and Delilah Smith. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II; owned and operated Smith's Donut Shop and retired from the Norfolk and Southern Railroad as an engineer after serving 33 years. He was preceded in death by four sisters, Lucille Jean Webb Andrews, Ruby Blankenship, Opal Fannin and Bessie Hamilton and three brothers, Bernard, Floyd Jr. and Frank C. Smith.

He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law Harry Kip Jr. and Tamara L. Smith of Huntington, W.Va., Larry F. and Nina D. Smith of Kenova and Brenda J. Ralph of Pedro, Ohio; two granddaughters, Mary Ann Burns of Huntington, W.Va. and Kristen R. Smith of Kenova; two grandsons, Jeremy K. Smith of Huntington, W.Va. and Jason A. Smith of Kenova; one great-grandchild, Kelsey S. Burns; two special nephews, Roger D. Hamilton and Michael Webb both of Huntington, W.Va., and a host of loving friends and neighbors.

He was a faithful Christian who attended Kenova United Methodist Church and he dearly loved and enjoyed his family.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Kenova, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Dec 01, 2005

Andrew Romans, 59, went to be with his Lord on Monday, November 28, 2005, at his home. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday, December 2, 2005, at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova with Pastor Lenny Romans and Pastor Grant Sammons officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Valley Memory Gardens in Huntington.

He was born April 15, 1946, in Crum, W.Va., a son of the late William Dennis Romans and Myrtle Louise Stephenson Romans. He attended England Hill Freewill Baptist Church. He worked for American National Rubber for 32 years. He was a member of Buena Vista Lodge #60 Whites Creek whose members will conduct graveside rites.

He is survived by his wife, Charlene Pennington Romans; two daughters and sons-in-law, Charlene Louise (Eddie Joe) Perry of Prichard, W.Va., and Tonya Mae (Greg) Sowder of Buffalo; one son, Andrew Jefferson Romans and Melissa Blankenship of Barboursville; 10 grandchildren, Molly Sowder, Justin Andrew Sowder, Emily Soward, Ryan Sowder, Corey Romans, Jake Romans, Halie Blevins, Mack Blankenship, Hannah Blankenship and Samantha Ross; one sister and brother-in-law, Terri and Paul Pennington; his mother-in-law, Mae Pennington; and a very special friend, Tubby Spry.

The family would like to thank Dr. Kimmey and his staff for their special care; the home health nurses Susan Bryan and Greg Racer, and his caregiver Bonnie Adkins for all of their kindness to Andrew and the entire family.

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2000, Lavalette, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Oct 10, 2000

Everette Harmon Brown, 65, of Lavalette died Sunday at home. He was a railroad retiree.

Survivors include three daughters, Virginia Mae Brown and Mary Blankenship, both of Huntington, and Lori Maree of South Carolina; one son, William Keith Brown of Huntington; and two half brothers, James B. Bowen of North Carolina and Orville Bowen of Lavalette.

Funeral 1 p.m. Wednesday at Johnson Nichols Funeral Home, Wayne; burial in Jones Cemetery, East Lynn.

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2001, Lavalette, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jun 15, 2001

Della Marie Sifford, 93, of Lavalette, widow of Everett Earlie Sifford, died Wednesday in Wayne Continuous Care Center. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include one son, Frank Sifford; three daughters, Phyllis Blankenship, Gladys Dunkle and Jean Riggio, all of Lavalette; and nine grandchildren, Beverly Burgess, Vicki Cassidy, Aurellia Smith, Chris Dunkle, Lisa Nemith, Anthony Riggio, Jason Riggio, Eric Sifford and Whitney Sifford.

Funeral 1 p.m. Saturday at Reger Funeral Home, Huntington; burial in Mays Cemetery, Lavalette.

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2001, Lavalette, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jul 24, 2001

Clyde "Big Rooster" Blankenship, 87, of Lavalette, widower of Ellen Marie Walters Blankenship, died Sunday. He retired from American Car Foundry.

Survivors include two daughters, Quilla Ratcliff of Lavalette and Anna Maynard of Crown City, Ohio; four sons, Dexel Blankenship, Clyde Densol "Denny" Blankenship, Autho Blankenship and Adrian Blankenship, all of Lavalette; and two sisters, Sarah Isaacs and Sabra Rowe of Huntington.

Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday at Johnson Nichols Funeral Home, Wayne; burial in Spring Valley Memory Gardens, Huntington.

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2002, Lavalette, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, May 14, 2002

Clarence Brown, 83, of Lavalette, husband of Georgie Scott Brown, died Saturday at home. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, a brakeman for Norfolk and Western Railway and a self-employed barber. Also surviving are two daughters, Patty Maynard of Huntington and Ginny Blankenship of Wayne; two brothers, Clyde Brown of Ceredo and Alvis Brown of Bardstown, Ky.; and a sister, Muriel Salyers of Ceredo. Funeral 1 p.m. today at Reger Funeral Home, Huntington; burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville.

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2004, Lavalette, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Mar 19, 2004

REV. Roby R. Fraley, 76, of Lavalette, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2004, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, March 20, 2004, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel by Dr. Bill Wilson, Rev. Jim Richards, Rev. Herbert Varney, Rev. Thom Chaffin, Rev. Cass Hutchinson. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery, Wayne.

He was born January 24, 1928 in Wayne, W.Va., a son of the late John Cleveland and Pearl Toney Fraley. Mr. Fraley was retired from the United Steel Workers of America, active clergy with the United Methodist Conference for 45 years, currently serving the Fort Gay United Methodist Church, pastorates served in Cabell, Mason and Wayne Counties, and served on the Board of Directors for Goodwill Industries and Habitat for Humanity. A son, James Allen Fraley also preceded him in death, along with a sister, Imogene Tabor and a brother, Lyle Fraley.

Survivors include his loving wife, Liza Blankenship Fraley; two daughters, Dinah Fraley of Lavalette, W.Va., Marsha Fizer and husband, Sam of Dunedin, Fla.; two sons, Michael Fraley and wife Beth of Huntington, W.Va., Scott Fraley of Lavalette, W.Va.; a sister, Carol Webb of Prestonsburg, Ky.; five grandchildren, Brian, Angela, Nicole Fizer, James and Katherine Fraley. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Morris Funeral Home, Wayne.

Pallbearers will be Brian Fizer, James Fraley, Danny Tabor, Carlton Tabor, Ronald Tabor, James Lee Reeves, William Fraley and David Morris.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2004, Lavalette, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Apr 21, 2004

Mrs. Betty Gene Graham, of Lavalette, W.Va., wife of Jack W. Graham, died Monday, April 19, 2004, at her residence. Funeral services will be conducted 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 22, 2004, at Chapman's Mortuary with the Rev. Richard Hogg Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Docks Creek Cemetery.

She was born September 29, 1929, in Huntington, a daughter of the late Elmer Alfred and Lona Blankenship Irby. A brother, Elmer Alfred Irby Jr., also preceded her in death. She retired as a supervisor for Kelly Services, and was a member of Lavalette United Methodist Church, and the Lavalette Woman's Club.

In addition to her husband, survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Linda A. and Richard Burns of Lavalette; two grandchildren, Zachary Burns and Sarah Burns, both of Lavalette; and a brother and sister-in-law, Jon and Margaret Irby of Owings, Md.

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2005, Lavallette, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Oct 02, 2005

Mabel F. Sexton Parsons, 77, of Lavalette, W.Va., passed away Friday, September 30, 2005, at her residence. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday, October 3, 2005, at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, with Willis Mills officiating. Burial will be in Berry Cemetery, Lavalette.

She was born May 22, 1928 in Lavalette, a daughter of the late Millard and Gracie Graham Sexton. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Edward Trenton Berry; three sisters, Ada Roberts, Sarah Adkins and Louise Chinn; and four brothers, Emmett, Buck, Gene and Bill Sexton.

She was Protestant by faith and had attended Camp Creek Church for years. She was a retired seamstress for the former Huntington Manufacturing Company.

She is survived by her husband, Charles "Sam" Parsons; one son, Edward Leroy Berry of Houston, Texas; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Lois Berry of Lavalette, Barbara and Jim Puffinburger of Winchester, Va., and Doris and Bill Wheeler of Catlettsburg, Ky.; a sister, Emma Mullins of Huntington; a nephew, whom she considered a son, Lonnie Berry of Lavalette; and two other special "sons," Russell Acord of Summersville, W.Va., and Don Damron of Waverly, Ohio; 14 grandchildren, Patricia Bittner, Bobby Blake, Michelle Sturgill, Tiger Berry, Jessica Berry, Tina Ferrell Blankenship, Keith Shepard, Kimberly (Pest) Holland, Michael Sifford, Tim Sifford, Jamie Puffinburger, Sheri Puffinburger, Stefanie Acord and Russell Acord; 22 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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2001, Prichard, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jan 23, 2001

Curtis Ray Blankenship Sr., 39, of Prichard, husband of Mary Blankenship, died Sunday in St. Marys Hospital. He was self-employed.

Also surviving are one daughter, Sabrina Blankenship of Prichard; two sons, Curtis Blankenship and Mark Brandon Blankenship, both of Prichard; one sister, Evelyn Adkins of Prichard; and two brothers, Terry Lee Blankenship and Bruce Allan Blankenship.

Funeral 1 p.m. Wednesday at Johnson-Nichols Funeral Home, Wayne; burial in Docks Creek Cemetery, Kenova.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2001, Prichard, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jul 04, 2001

Vicie Mary Boone, 62, of Prichard, wife of John Daniel Boone, died Monday. She was a homemaker. Also surviving are one daughter, Delomia Pendleton of Prichard; four sons, John Alfred Boone of Cross Lanes, and Daniel Eugene Boone, Gerald D. Boone and Tronnie D. Boone, all of Prichard; seven sisters, Geraldine Phillips, Bess Parker, Jan Hendricks, Betty Ernest, Virginia Blankenship Walls, Kay Mullins and Shenna Sydnor, all of Gilbert; one brother, Walter Grimmett of Gilbert.

Funeral 11 a.m. Thursday at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa, Ky.; burial in Docks Creek Cemetery, Docks Creek.

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+2002, Prichard, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

The Herald-Dispatch, (Huntington, WV) - August 31, 2002

Mr. Cay Franklin Blankenship, 58, of Prichard, West Virginia, passed away Thursday, August 29, 2002, in a construction accident. He was born June 12, 1944, at Wayne, West Virginia, a son of the late Hiram and Thelma Lockhart Blankenship. Cay was a member of USWA Local 14614 for 22 years and was employed by Mountain Enterprises for 14 years.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Gail Wright Blankenship two daughters, Deana and Nicole, both of Prichard two very special grandchildren, Tenesha and Justin, whom he loved dearly five sisters, Irene Artrip of Huntington, Sue Dierdorff of Barboursville, Sylvia Luther and Lillian Lowe of Kenova, and Leota Adkins of Wayne five brothers, James L. Blankenship of Lavalette, Hiram Blankenship Jr. of Kenova, Ellis Blankenship of Huntington, Willis Blankenship of Barboursville and Sidney H. Blankenship of Mooresville, N.C.

Graveside services will be conducted 1 p.m., Sunday, September 1, 2002, at the Christian Cemetery, Prichard, W.Va., by Brother Ron Scarberry. Honorary Pallbearers will be Scott Wright, Donald Wright, Steve Blankenship, J. R. Luther, Russell Johnson, Jimmy Dale Blankenship , Robert Johnson, Dennis Ferguson, Andrew Parsons, Jamie Wright, Wesley Wright and Johnny Perry.

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+Wayne, Wayne Co., WV, Blankenship Cemetery

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSob=c&GSlh=1&GRid=103145274&

Blankenship, Alex Douglas, 28Jan1981, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, 15Mar2000, Burlington, Lawrence Co., OH,

Obituary;

Alex Douglas Blankenship, 19, of Wayne, WV, in Burlington, Ohio. Born January 28, 1981 in Huntington, WV., a son of Dwight Allen Blankenship of Wayne, WV., and Iris Linete (Ross) Blankenship also of Wayne, WV.

Preceded in death by great-grandfather, Brian Bradshaw; and great-grandparents, Francis Marion "Dock" and Chanie Lea (Spurlock) Blankenship.

Survivors include one sister and brother-in-law, Mona Rene' and Cody Davidson; one brother, Dwight Allen Blankenship, Jr.; step-mother, Debra K. Blankenship; two step-brothers, Donald Ray Vanatter and Charles Curtis Vanatter; paternal grandparents, Floyd and Ruth Blankenship; maternal grandparents, Bertha Brown and David Ross; great-grandmother, Ella Gilkerson.

Burial March 20, 2000 in the Blankenship Family Cemetery, on Cherry Branch in Wayne, WV.

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SSDI; Blankenship, Ruth J., 73, 26Jan1919 - 12Sep1992, Huntington, Cabell, WV, WV-234-24-2552

 

2001, Wayne, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Feb 19, 2001

Margaret Ann Stephenson, 61, of Wayne, wife of Calvery Stephenson, died Saturday in Cabell-Huntington Hospital. She was a former employee of Corbin Manufacturing and Marshall University.

Also surviving are one daughter, Tamarah Blankenship of Wayne; two sons, Timothy R. Stephenson of Moncks Corner, S.C. and Calvery Stephenson, II of Tocoma, Wash. and three brothers, Donald Jenkins and William "Bill" Jenkins of Huntington, and Carl Jenkins of Ariz.

Funeral 11 a.m. Tuesday at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne; burial in Blankenship Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2001, Wayne, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Mar 13, 2001

Ilene Cyrus Blankenship, 57, of Wayne, wife of Jennings Lee Blankenship, died Saturday at home. She was a homemaker.

Also surviving are two sons, Dallas Dwayne Blankenship and Charles "Chuck" Donald Blankenship, both of Wayne; three sisters, Betty Haggerman of Wooster, Ohio, Katherine Starr of Huntington and Flora Starn of Shreve, Ohio; and two brothers, Lee Cyrus of Gallipolis, Ohio, and Carlos Cyrus of Wayne.

Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday at Booton-Millers Fork United Baptist Church, Wayne; burial in Price-Mills Cemetery, Wayne.

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2001, Wayne, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Aug 05, 2001

Lawson "Lee" Napier, 66, of Wayne, husband of Dorothy Napier, died Friday in Wayne Continuous Care Center.

Also surviving are his stepmother, Dorothy F. Napier; three daughters, Diedre Diane Bashre, Barbara McChesney and Jody Napier; two sons, Jeffrey Lawson Napier and Josh David Napier; and two stepsons, Randall Walker and Deron Walker.

Funeral 1 p.m. Monday at Johnson Nichols Funeral Home, Wayne; burial in Blankenship Cemetery, Wayne. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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2001, Wayne, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Sep 10, 2001

Henry Lee Blankenship, 85, of Wayne, husband of Nina Ardella Blankenship, died Saturday at home. Morris Funeral Home, Wayne, is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.

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2001, Wayne, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Sep 11, 2001

Henry Lee Blankenship, 85, of Wayne, husband of Nina Cyrus Blankenship, died Saturday at home. He was a retired welder for ACF Industries and a farmer.

Also surviving are three daughters, Gypsy Fields, Sally Reeves and Hazel Fields, all of Wayne; four sisters, Sara Myrtle of Wayne, Liza Fraley and Ester Justice, both of Huntington, and Lydia Yeager of LaPlace, La.; and two brothers, George Blankenship of Dundee, Ill., and Pierce Blankenship of Ocean Springs, Miss.

Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday at Morris Funeral Home, Wayne; burial in Elmwood Cemetery, Wayne.

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2001, Wayne, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Oct 02, 2001

Warren H. Thompson, 80, of Wayne, widower of Madeline Ferguson Thompson, died Sunday. He was a school bus driver for the Wayne County Board of Education.

Survivors include one daughter, Joyce Blankenship of Wayne; and one son, Gary Thompson of Lavalette.

Funeral 1 p.m. Wednesday at Johnson Nichols Funeral Home, Wayne; burial in Mount Vernon Cemetery.

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2001, Wayne, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Oct 23, 2001

Minnie Bing Blankenship, 101, of Hebron, widow of W. Francis Blankenship, died Saturday at her daughter?s home in Hebron. She was a retired school teacher.

Survivors include six daughters, Mary Motz of Hebron, Winifred Adkins of Akron, Helen Finch of Columbus, Kathleen Cremeans of Wayne, Patricia Graham of Proctorville and Jean Chapman of Ona; four sons, Charles Blankenship of West Salem, Carlyle Blankenship of Polk, Jack Blankenship of Flora, Ill., and Roger Blankenship of Port Richie, Fla.; 17 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral 2 p.m. today at Morris Funeral Home, Wayne; burial in Blankenship Cemetery, Wayne.

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2001, Wayne, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Dec 17, 2001

Maxie Mathis, 87, of Wayne, widow of Boyd Mathis, died Saturday in Wayne Continuous Care Center. She was a homemaker. Survivors include one son, James F. Mathis of Crown City, Ohio; one daughter, Mary Sue Ferguson of Wayne; one brother, Aily Perry of Wayne; and four sisters, Ollie Blankenship of Huntington, Polly Blankenship of Chesapeake, Va., Brooke Maynard of Kenova and Rhoda Lou Kirk of Dunlow. Funeral 2 p.m. today at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne; burial in Hillcrest Cemetery, Kenova.

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2001, Wayne, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Dec 21, 2001

Charles Walter Bradshaw, 90, of Wayne, widower of Cora Adkins Bradshaw, died Wednesday at home. He was a retired truck driver for the West Virginia Department of Highways.

Survivors include three daughters, Freda Stephens, Rethil Marshall and Beulah Stephens, all of Wayne; one son, Charles Robert Bradshaw of Wayne; and nine grandchildren, Jeannie Scott, Robin Meddings, Valerie A. Blankenship, Tanya Napier, Amy Fields, Jennifer Booton, Lisa Ramey, Paula Bledsoe and Chuck Marshall.

Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday at Morris Funeral Home, Wayne; burial in Community Memory Gardens, Wayne.

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2002, Wayne, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jan 31, 2002

Vesta McComas Blankenship, 82, of Wayne, widow of Andy Blankenship, died Tuesday. Survivors include two sons, Audrey "Bo" Blankenship of Wayne and Arthur Blankenship of Rush, Ky.; four daughters, Catherine Epling and Marlene Thompson, both of Wayne, and Maxine McCreadie and Evelyn Edmonds, both of Lavalette; and one sister, Vina Triplett of Branchland.

Funeral 11 a.m. Friday at Johnson Nichols Funeral Home, Wayne; burial in Community Memorial Gardens, Wayne.

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2002, Wayne, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Apr 03, 2002

Inez Idora Mills, 91, of Wayne died Monday in St. Mary?s Hospital. She was a homemaker. Survivors include four daughters, LaVella Pinson of Huntington, Victoria Blankenship and Eva Mae Booth, both of Wayne, and Audrey Willis of Covington, Ohio; two sons, Ray Mills of Lavalette and Lee Roy Mills of Wayne with whom she lived; and one brother, Truman Morrison of Wayne. Morris Funeral Home, Wayne, is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.

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2002, Wayne, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Apr 28, 2002

William Albert "Will" Runyon, 57, of Wayne, husband of Deborah Blankenship Runyon, died Friday at home. Also surviving are two daughters, Norma Christina Pilkington of Pikeville, N.C., and Deborah Dawn Runyon of Wayne; four sons, Kenny Runyon of Harrells, N.C., Albert Runyon of Wayne, Anthony Stamper of Ashland and Eddie Joe Stamper of Prichard; eight sisters, Betty Blair of Leander, Ky., Gloria Sue Nelson of Chapmanville, Mary Smith of Lavalette, Karen Hopkins and Joyce Mitchell, both of Princeton, N.C., Marilyn Jean Arko of Phoenix and Lana Hundley and Martha Erickson, both of Fort Gay; and three brothers, William May of Conover, Ohio, Elva Ray Runyon of Mt. Gay and Samuel Runyon of Smithfield, N.C. Morris Funeral Home, Wayne, is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.

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2002, Wayne, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Oct 07, 2002

Mrs. Gertrude C. Tabor, 79, of Wayne went to be with the Lord Sunday, Oct. 6, at her residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel by Pastor Larry Blankenship. Burial will follow in Jones Cemetery, East Lynn, W.Va.

She was born Oct. 14, 1922, in Wayne, a daughter of the late Melvin and Clara Miller Carter. Mrs. Tabor was a homemaker. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Achree Tabor; a son, Charles Edward Tabor; three brothers, Gordon, Carl and Menifee Carter; and two sisters, Beatrice Staley and Violet Marks.

Survivors include four daughters, Bernice Maynard and husband Larry Joe of Wayne, Betty Varney and husband David of Huntington, Dottie Blankenship and husband Larry of Wayne and Judy Adkins and husband Orvel of Genoa, W.Va.; a sister, Helen Bailey and husband Chancy of Wayne; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

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2003, Wayne, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jun 28, 2003

Norma Rowe, 91, of Wayne, W.Va., died Friday, June 27, 2003, at St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington, W.Va. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Sunday, June 29, 2003, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, W.Va., by Elders Sherwood Thompson and Ashley Blankenship. Burial will follow at the Edgar Maynard Cemetery, Genoa, W.Va.

She was born February 26, 1912, in Wayne County, a daughter of the late Jeff Adams and Josephine Watts Adkins. She was a homemaker and member of the Tom's Creek United Baptist Church. Her husband, Ray Rowe, three daughters, Opal Cyrus, Roberta Rowe, and Doris Flowers, a son, Ray Rowe, Jr., and four sisters, Tennessee, Ida, Ellie and Ilene, also preceded her in death.

Survivors include three daughters, Lorene Hogsett and Joyce Stephens of Wayne, W.Va., and Ruby Jones and husband, Rev. Gary Jones of Cleveland, Ohio; three sons, Leo Rowe and wife, Donna of Burbank, Ohio, Thurman Rowe and wife, Diana of Lavalette, W.Va., and Gary Rowe and wife, Brenda of Huntington, W.Va.; five sisters, Ona, Lillian, Nannie, Sirrilda, and Mary Lee; two brothers, Billy and Robert; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

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2004, Wayne, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Feb 04, 2004

Robert J. Alexander, 53, of Wayne died Sunday at home. He was a retired construction worker. Funeral 11 a.m. Thursday, Morris Funeral Home, Wayne; burial in Blankenship Cemetery.

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2004, Wayne, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, May 05, 2004

Calvery Bruce Stephenson, 69, of Wayne, West Virginia, died Monday, May 3, 2004, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, May 6, 2004, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel by Pastor Michael Dillon. Burial will follow at the Blankenship Cemetery, Wayne, West Virginia.

He was born April 27, 1935, in Wayne County, a son of the late Sidney Russell and Emma Mae Lucas. He was a retired Maintenance Engineer at Marshall University and was a member of the Lick Creek Baptist Church. He was also a U.S. Army veteran. His wife, Margaret Ann Jenkins Stephenson, and two brothers, Lonnie and Homer Stephenson, also preceded him in death.

Survivors include a daughter, Tammy Blankenship and her husband Dennis of Wayne, West Virginia; two sons, Timothy Stephenson and his wife Laura of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, and Calvery Bruce Stephenson II of Wayne, West Virginia; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; seven sisters and four brothers.

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2004, Wayne, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Aug 06, 2004

Garry Osburn, 60, of Wayne, W.Va., went to be with his Lord Wednesday August 4, 2004 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 7, 2004, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, with Willis Mills officiating and eulogy offered by John Michael Earley, Sr. Burial will follow in Mose Asbury Cemetery, East Lynn, W.Va.

He was born December 12, 1943, in East Lynn, W.Va., the son of Marie Blankenship Osburn of Wayne, W.Va., and the late Edgar Osburn. Garry served Wayne County for 28 years as the Wayne County Assessor and a Wayne County Magistrate. He was also a barber for 11 years in Wayne, W.Va.

Survivors also include his loving wife of 35 years, Faye Marie Lycans Osburn; an uncle, Pearl Blankenship of East Lynn, W.Va., special mother-in-law, Josephine Lycans of Wayne, W.Va., sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, cousins, nieces, nephews and a host of friends including his very special office staff.

Pallbearers will be John Michael Earley Sr., Willard Mills, Judge Robert Chafin, Glen Newsome-Whited, Eric Lantz Hodges, Rard Adkins, Kenneth David Rhodes and Ronnie Preston. Honorary Pallbearer will be Clifford Adkins.

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2004, Wayne, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Aug 12, 2004

Evelyn E. Blankenship Toney, 77, of Wayne, W.Va., died Tuesday, August 10, 2004, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, August 13, 2004, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel by Pastors Don Irby and Herbert Varney. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery.

She was born June 22, 1927, in Wayne, W.Va., a daughter of the late Burl and Lucy Dean Blankenship. Evelyn was a homemaker and member of the Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church. Also preceding her in death were two sisters, Jacqueline "Hilda" Waggoner and infant Loretta Merle Blankenship.

Survivors include her loving husband, Don R. Toney; two daughters, Donnetta Pratt and husband, Larry, of East Lynn, W.Va., Teresa Toney of Wayne, W.Va.; a son, Mark Toney and wife, Sandra, of Wayne, W.Va.; three sisters, Elenor Fry and husband, Andrew, of East Lynn, W.Va., Sally Ann Moore and husband, Sherman, of Roanoke, Va., Karen Blankenship of Wayne, W.Va.; a brother, Larry Blankenship and wife, Dottie, of Wayne, W.Va.; four grandchildren, Jeff Pratt and wife, Chanda, Matthew, Justin and Allison Toney, all of Wayne, W.Va.; a great-grandson, Grayson Pratt; and many nieces and nephews.

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2004, Wayne, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Sep 23, 2004

Georgia Mae Blankenship, 51, of Route 1 Wayne, W.Va., passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2004, at home after a long illness. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Ceredo-Kenova Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Crabtree officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery, Docks Creek.

She was born May 3, 1953, in Logan, W.Va., a daughter of the late John Henry and Lizzie Bryant Workman. She was also preceded in death by five sisters and brothers, Nin, Lena, Junior, Willie and Edgar Workman. She was a Telesales Representative with Telespectrum, Huntington, W.Va., and a member of Spirit of Faith Church in Kenova.

Survivors include her husband, Ed Blankenship; two sons, Travis and Jeff Blankenship, both at home; five sisters, Judy Evans, Betty McCloud and Lulie Meade, all of Verdunville, W.Va., Fannie Adams and Maxie Bryant, both of Harts, W.Va.; two brothers, Frank Workman of Branchland, W.Va., and Elmer Workman of Harts, W.Va.; one aunt, Goldie Tomblin of Harts, W.Va.; and a host of friends and relatives.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2004, Wayne, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Nov 09, 2004

Don Ramsey Toney, 81, of Wayne, West Virginia, died Sunday, November 7, 2004, at St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington, West Virginia. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 10, 2004, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, West Virginia, by Rev. Herbert Varney and Rev. Don Irby. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery at Wayne.

He was born September 6, 1923, in Wayne County, West Virginia, a son of the late Alden and Cassie Adkins Toney. He was a retired teacher and supervisor for the Wayne County Board of Education, and was a member and deacon of the Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church. Don served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn E. Blankenship Toney; two sisters, Eliza Toney Asbury and Erma Toney; and five brothers, Clyde Toney, Bert Toney, Lynn Toney, Bob Toney and infant Carl Toney.

Survivors include two daughters, Donnetta Pratt and husband Larry of East Lynn, W.Va., and Teresa Toney of Wayne, W.Va.; a son, Mark Toney and wife Sandy of Wayne, W.Va.; four grandchildren, Jeff Pratt and wife Chanda of Wayne, W.Va., Matthew Toney, Justin Toney and Allison Toney, all of Wayne, W.Va.; a great-grandson, Grayson Pratt; three sisters, Olive Booth and husband Noah of Sanford, Fla., Ilene Brumfield and husband George, and Mae Crockett, all of Wayne, W.Va.; and four brothers, Alden Toney and wife Betty of Palm Harbor, Fla., Kyer Toney and wife Corine of Cumming, Ga., Jim Toney and wife Dorothy of McKinney, Texas, and Gary Toney and wife, Judy of Brighton, Mich.; and a host of other family and friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Wayne, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jan 21, 2005

Darryl Joe Maynard II, 21, of Wayne died Wednesday at St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Morris Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Community Memorial Gardens, Wayne.

Survivors include his parents, Darryl Joe and Wanda Watts Maynard; three sisters, Linda Blower of Lavalette, Betty Jo Marcie Stroud of Wayne and Jessica Blankenship of Huntington; two nephews, Bryan Carson Blower and Kasey Alexander Blankenship; and one niece, Telissa Dawn Stroud.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Wayne, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Feb 26, 2005

Willis Gene "Copperhead" Cline, 71, of Wayne, W.Va., passed away Thursday, February 24, 2005, at home with his family at his side. Funeral services will be held Sunday, February 27, 2005, at 1 p.m. at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, W.Va., with Rev. Johnnie Jackson officiating. Burial will follow at Cline Cemetery, Wayne, W.Va.

He was born May 11, 1933, in Wayne, West Virginia, a son of the late Clarence and Hazel Ross Cline. He retired from Owens-Illinois as a machine foreman, a member of Newcomb Creek Church of God and a U.S. Army veteran. His brother, Ted Cline and a brother-in-law, Don Eagleston, also preceded him in death.

Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of almost 50 years, Shelba Stephens Cline; three daughters, Pamela Ross and husband Jeffery, Rhonda Blankenship and husband Michael, and Tina Marshall and husband Wally all of Wayne, W.Va.; two sons, Tim Cline and wife Patricia, and Corky Cline and wife Valerie, all of Wayne, W.Va.; seven sisters, Patsy Lucas of Calif., Mildred Cline of Wayne, W.Va., Emma Gay Banks of Calif., Geraldine Daly of Va., Eva Joe Quackenbush of Illinois, Lucille Eagleston of Michigan, and Zella Adkins of Ashland, Ky.; four brothers, Hubert Cline, who was also his best friend, of Wayne, W.Va., Ray Cline of Nevada, Darrell Cline of Wayne, W.Va., and Ronnie Cline of Ohio; 12 grandchildren, Adam, Amber Andrew and Jared Cline, Joanna Sanders and husband L.R., Eric and David Blankenship, Jeremy, John and Taylor Marshall, Grant and Shaleena Ross; and a host of other family and friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Wayne, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Feb 27, 2005

Mary Elizabeth "Mickey" McCoy, 69, beloved wife of Charles L. McCoy of Lavalette, ended the journey of her life on Feb. 25, 2005, in Cabell Huntington Hospital. She was a devoted wife and mother and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was born Sept. 9, 1935, in East Lynn, W.Va., the eldest daughter of the late Andrew J. and Artie A. Fry. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Roy Leslie "Les" Fry and William Pendelton Fry.

In addition to her loving husband of more than 50 years, she is survived by her devoted daughter Melissa Ann "Mitzi" Blankenship and her husband, Ronald, of Wayne; her two loving sons, Charles L. McCoy II of Huntington and Samuel J. McCoy of Kenova; and her three wonderful grandchildren, Ronald Daniel "Daniel" Blankenship of Lavalette, Rachel Victoria Blankenship of Wayne and Jessica Burton of Huntington. Additional survivors include her very special sister, Rosa Lee "Dot" Gillette and her husband, Donald, of Shoals, as well as her brothers and their wives, who she loved like sisters, Andrew J. and Elenor Fry of East Lynn, Harrold M. and Lovella Fry of Wayne and Lucian "L.T." Fry of East Lynn. She is also survived by her in-laws, who she felt were her brothers and sisters, James and Barbara McCoy of Davenport, Fla., Jack McCoy of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Evelyn McCoy of Lavalette and a host of beloved nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be conducted 2:30 p.m. Monday, February 28, 2005, in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Wayne, by the Rev. Leo Gibson.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Wayne, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, May 11, 2005

Iva Leta Ellison, 60, of Wayne, W.Va., died Monday, May 9, 2005 at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billie D. Ellison and her father, Lee Blankenship.

She is survived by her mother, Leta Preston Blankenship; one sister, Thelma "Trudy" Kelly and her husband Lyle Wayne, of Newport News, Va.; five brothers, Jennings L. Blankenship of Wayne, W.Va., Kenneth Ashley Blankenship and wife Joyce of Wayne, W.Va., Lloyd Blankenship and wife Diana of Waycross, Ga., Lionel Blankenship and Carl Richard Blankenship and wife Virginia of Huntington, and a special friend, Pete Lowe of Wayne, W.Va.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2005, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Jimmy Lester officiating. Burial will be in Price Mills Cemetery, East Lynn.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Wayne, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Aug 17, 2005

Clyde H. Tabor, 75, of Wayne, West Virginia, died Tuesday, August 16, 2005, at St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington, West Virginia. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 18, 2005, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, West Virginia, by Pastor Johnny Jackson and Paul Michael Booth. Burial will follow at the Napier Cemetery on Wilson's Creek Road, Wayne.

He was born April 21, 1930, at East Lynn, West Virginia, a son of the late Charlie W. and Hettie Asbury Tabor. He was a security officer for the Massie Agency. Clyde served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from 1950-1953 and was a life member of DAV Post 52. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Hazel M. Napier Tabor, a son, Clyde H. Tabor, Jr., a sister, Lucille Adkins, and three brothers, Achree, Carlos, and Clarence Tabor.

Survivors include three sons, Michael Tabor and wife Carolyn, David K. Tabor, and Robert Tabor, all of Wayne, West Virginia; 10 grandchildren, Laura Tabor, Columbus Damron, Amanda Tabor, Shawan Tabor, Shandra Tabor Blankenship, Dakota Tabor, Hazel Tabor, all of Wayne, West Virginia, Robert Tabor, II and Cassidy Tabor of Hampton, Virginia, and Kyla Tabor of Wamsutter, Wyoming; three great-grandchildren, Jaired Blankenship and Olivia Mort of Wayne, West Virginia, and Elijah Tabor of South Carolina; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. A special friend and physical therapist Hector Pittore.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Wayne, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Aug 27, 2005

Brenda Blankenship, 58, wife of Jesse J. Blankenship, died Friday in St. Mary's Medical Center. She was a homemaker. Funeral service 1 p.m. Sunday, Johnson Nichols Funeral Home, Wayne; burial in Blankenship family cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Wayne, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Sep 01, 2005

Lois Blankenship, 68, of Wayne, wife of Audrey Blankenship, died Tuesday in Cabell Huntington Hospital. She was a homemaker. Funeral 1 p.m. Saturday, Johnson Nichols Funeral Home, Wayne; burial in Community Memorial Gardens, Wayne.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2005, Wayne, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Nov 16, 2005

Tamela Rene Brooks Workman, 41, of Wayne, went to be with the Lord November 12, 2005. She was born January 19, 1964, in West Hamlin. She was preceded in death by a very special aunt, Mary Smith. She was the beloved wife of Fred Workman and the mother of James Randall "Jamie" Maynard, both of Wayne.

Also surviving are her mother and stepfather, Donna and Clyde Dennie Blankenship of Lavalette; her father and stepmother Douglas and Peggy Brooks of East Lynn; and her stepfather, Clyde Dennie Blankenship of Lavalette; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Scott and Kim Adkins of Huntington and Don and Tina Ferguson of Wayne; three nieces, Brianna Toney of Huntington, Stephanie Ferguson of Wayne and Ruthie Adkins of Huntington; one nephew, Matthew Ferguson of Wayne; a very special uncle, John "Danny" Smith of Wayne; a very special friend, Sherri Mills Taylor of Wayne; one stepbrother, Tim Blankenship of FuQuay, S.C.; two stepsisters, Tammy Coville of Milton and Cristy McClellan of Chesapeake, Ohio; and very special friends and neighbors too numerous to mention.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Sherrie Taylor and Jannie Workman. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 6, 2005, at Johnson-Nichols Funeral Home with John McSweeney officiating. Burial will follow in the Smith Family Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Atwell E. 72, 26May1929 - 29Jun2001, Ceredo, Wayne, WV, WV-234-40-8638

Blankenship, Ida M. 75, 09Jan1930 - 01Feb2005, Ceredo, Wayne, WV, KY-405-38-9615

Blankenship, Ollie 86, 23Aug1919 - 25Aug2005, Dunlow, Wayne, WV, WV-236-28-7710

Blankenship, Darrell C. 53, 06Feb1949 - 15Mar2002, Kenova, Wayne, WV, WV-234-78-4586

Blankenship, Carl E. 59, 07Nov1940 - 10Jul2000, Wayne, Wayne, WV, WV/NC-232-64-6794

Blankenship, Georgia M. 51, 31May1953 - 21Sep2004, Wayne, Wayne, WV, WV-235-86-6663

Blankenship, Henry L. 85, 29Feb1916 - 08Sep2001, Wayne, Wayne, WV, WV-233-12-3631

Blankenship, Lois J. 68, 19Oct1936 - 30Aug2005, Wayne, Wayne, WV, WV-234-58-3296

Blankenship, Vesta 82, 03Sep1919 - 29Jan2002, Wayne, Wayne, WV, WV-236-80-9077

 

Webster

 

+2004, Cowen, Webster Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - January 2, 2004

Burnell Boggs, 75, of Cowen died Dec. 30, 2003, in Summersville Memorial Hospital, Summersville, after an extended illness. Born Jan. 11, 1928, in Boggs, he was a son of the late Estel and Margaret Blankenship Boggs.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Wavelene Sanson Boggs; a son, Edward Dale Boggs; and a stepson, Roger Selman. He was a coal miner, a member of the UMWA and a Protestant.

Surviving are his son, Martin Boggs of Cowen; daughter, Alma Boggs of Cowen; sisters, Polly Miller of Cowen, Joann Stallard and Betty Fowler of Boggs, Mary Baughman of Webster Springs; grandsons, Rodney and Michael Travis and Kevin Davis; granddaughters, Cindy Fisher, Tina England and Bonnie Selman; and nine great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, at Adams-Reed Funeral Home, Cowen, with the Rev. Carmel Sanson of Cowen officiating. Burial will follow in West Virginia Memorial Gardens, Calvin.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Kenneth E. 64, 11Aug1938 - 25May2003, Cowen, Webster, WV, WV/NC-232-62-1352

 

Wirt

 

2003, Creston, Wirt Co., WV, Obituary

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Seaward R. Lynch, 96, of Creston, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003, at Roane General Hospital. He was the son of the late Charles and Diantha Buck Lynch. He was retired from Weaver Oil Co. and was a welder for Pipe Fitters Local 565, Parkersburg.

Surviving are two sons, Robert Lynch and Rodney C. Lynch, both of Creston; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Emma Blankenship Lynch; one son, Randall Lynch; three brothers; and two grandsons.

Services were held at Matheny Pomroy Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. David Morris officiating. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Wood

 

+2005, Parkersburg, Wood Co., WV, Obituary

http://leavittfuneralhome.com/_mgxroot/page_10729.php

Bryan Delmont "Pete" Blankenship Sr. 80 of Parkersburg died October 4, 2005 at the Camden Clark Memorial Hospital. He was born in Deerfield, VA on Nov. 27, 1924, the son of the late John H. and Margaret H. Corbitt Blankenship.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II serving in campaigns in Normandy and Central Europe and was the recipient of the Purple Heart. He had retired from the Union Carbide Company and was a member of the 14th. Avenue Gospel Mission Church. He was a very talented musician and enjoyed playing the guitar and singing. He also loved wood working.

He is survived by his wife, Garnet V. Lyons Blankenship of Parkersburg, His children, John Blankenship and his wife Sharon of Atlanta, GA. Bryan Blankenship Jr. and his wife Sherri of Summersville, S.C. Jacqueline "Jackie" Walters and her husband Steve of Parkersburg and Jeffrey "Jim" Blankenship and his wife Melnie of Vienna, WV. Four Grandchildren and Four Great Grandchildren. His sisters, Juanita Mathers of N.C. Pauline Runion and her husband Robert of Boaz, WV. Dorothy Charles Miracle and her husband of Washington, WV. and Nancy Davis of Melbourne, FL.

He was preceded in death by two infant brothers.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 11:00 Am the Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg with Pastor Tim Burch officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery with full military rites by the Parkersburg American Legion Post #15.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Bryan D. 80, 27Nov1924 - 04Oct2005, Parkersburg, Wood, WV, WV-235-22-3602

Blankenship, Opal V. 62, 29Aug1937 - 31Jan2000, Parkersburg, Wood, WV, WV-233-56-5561

 

Wyoming

 

2003, Brenton, Wyoming Co., VA, Obituary

Gertrude Beatrice Lester 79 of Brenton, Wv died Aug. 8 2003 in Welch Hosp.  Born Oct 7 1923 in Beckley, WV, d/o Noah & Pearl (King) Blankenship, preceded by husband Sampy Hugh Lester in 1988, a sister Vivian Allen & 4 brothers Raymond, Andrew, Ira, & Clyde Blankenship survivors  are 12 children Patsy Gunther, Dolly Scheele, Joyce Gibson, Sharon Pierce, Nina Lester, Beatrice Riffe Ronnie, Donald, Eugene, Philip, Sampy & Jeffrey Lester 2 sisters Betty & Naomi Collins buried at Paris Lester Cem Ikes Fork, WV

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

 

2002, Hanover, Wyoming Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Oct 18, 2002

Angela Kay Blankenship, 32, of Hanover, sister of Deborah Sherwood, recently of Huntington, died Wednesday at home. She was a homemaker. Funeral 1 p.m. Saturday, Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert; burial in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2001, Matheny, Wyoming Co., WV, Obituary

The Register-Herald , Aug 13, 2001

Betty Jane Blankenship, 60, of Matheny, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 10, 2001, at her sister's residence at Davin [Logan Co., WV]. Born April 5, 1941, at Pine Knob, she was the daughter of Stollie Parsons of Matheny and the late Earl Parsons. Mrs. Blankenship was a homemaker and a member of the Oceana Church of God. She was employed by the Wyoming County Opportunity Council and Palm Memorial Gardens.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles H. Blankenship; and a son, Jonathan Blankenship.

Survivors include a son, Charles Blankenship and fiancee Nikki of Lexington, Va.; a daughter, Charlene Cohen and her husband James of Beckley; a brother, James Parsons and his wife June of Macedonia, Ohio; a sister, JoAnn Harless and her husband Oral of Davin; and three grandchildren, Aleisha Childers, Cindy Childers, and Tristan Childers.

Service will be 12 noon Tuesday at the Oceana Church of God with the Revs. Randy Bowles, Eugene Sparks and J.L. Riffe officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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Posted by Cathy Meder-Dempsey meder-dempsey(at)pt.lu

 

2003, Mullens, Wyoming Co., WV, Obituary

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Betty Lou Monday Blankenship, 77, died Tuesday, July 29, 2003, at Duke University Hospital, Durham, N.C. Born Feb. 14, 1926, at Maben, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Alice Banton Monday. Mrs. Blankenship was a homemaker and a faithful member of Highland Avenue Baptist Church, Mullens, where she had formerly held several positions. They included Deaconess and Deacon Board, Board of Christian Education, Social and Flower Committee, and she had helped with Vacation Bible School and Christmas plays. She was an active member of the Adult Sunday School Class and Ladies Circle of the Church. She was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Monday.