2006-2007 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, Bridgit M. 07-08, 19Nov1999 - 17Nov2007, (72), WV-233-47-6848

Blankenship, Bruce H. 51-5227Apr1954 - 09Apr2006, (72), WV/NC-232-90-5435

Blankenship, Charles E. 59, 26May1947 - 27Jan2007, (72), WV/NC-232-74-8415

Blankenship, Nancy M. 25, 10Nov1981 - 22Sep2007, (SI), WV-233-21-0797

Blakenship, Nelson L. 75, 04Aug1931 - 09Jun2007, (72), WV-234-46-2757

Blankenship, Raymond A. 40, 24Sep1966 - 12Apr2007, 24886 (72), WV-233-06-7778

Blankenship, Walter E. 65, 26Nov1940 - 23Aug2006, 25404 (PE), WV-233-66-8262

Blankenship, Wayne 61, 17Aug1945 - 18Dec2006, (72), WV/NC-232-86-6361

 

Berkeley

 

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

Blankenship, Troy J. 54, 09Jan1953 - 30Nov2007, Martinsburg, Berkeley, WV, WV/NC-232-86-5397

 

Boone

 

2006, Quinland, Boone Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - October 7, 2006

Jackie Ramsey McKinney, 68, of Quinland, Boone County, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006. Born Nov. 21, 1937, at Van, she was the daughter of Elizabeth Brown Ramsey of Quinland and the late Rev. James M. Ramsey.

Mrs. McKinney was also preceded in death by one brother, James F. Ramsey, and one sister, Grace Blankenship. Mrs. McKinney was a homemaker, a Christian and a member of Quinland Freewill Baptist Church.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 40 years, Sennett McKinney of Quinland; sisters, Helen Jarrell and Dorothy Burns, both of Quinland; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service and burial will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at Family Gardens on Low Gap Road, near Madison, with Roger Vance officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Cabell

 

2007, Barboursville, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jan 10, 2007

Baby Bolen, little angel of Samantha R. Blankenship and Eugene Bolen of Barboursville, went to be with the Lord January 6, 2007. Also surviving are grandparents Sharon K. Blankenship and Ronald Edwin Graham, Walter Calvin and Tammie Sue Bolen and godmother, Doris A. Adams. Memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 11, 2007, at the Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2007, Barboursville, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jun 24, 2007

Lawrence M. "Sam" Blankenship, 72, of Barboursville, W.Va., passed away Friday, June 22, 2007, at his home. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2007, at White Chapel Memorial Gardens by Brother Bill Adkins. He was born March 7, 1935, in Barboursville, W.Va., a son of the late Reece L. "Bud" Blankenship and Leona Cazad Blankenship. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Walter Blankenship, and a sister, Beatrice Ann Shull. He was a retired Sergeant First Class in the United States Army having served in Korea and two tours of duty in Vietnam.

He is survived by his wife, Janet Robinson Blankenship; one son, Sammy Blankenship; one stepdaughter, Janey Davis of Huntington; six sisters, Nellie Ettling of South Point, Ohio, Erma Finley of Gallipolis, Ohio, Elsie Carico of Wayne, W.Va., Irene English of San Diego, California, Rosemary Collins of Barboursville, Dorothy Chapman and her husband Odell of Barboursville; four brothers, Boyd Blankenship and his wife Jean of Branchland, James Blankenship of Missouri, Paul Blankenship of Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, and Carl Blankenship of Jacksonville, Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Dr. Matthew Harris and Dr. Wade Douglas for their wonderful care.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Barboursville, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Sep 21, 2007

Robert Price Blankenship, 78, of Barboursville, husband of Marie Blankenship, died Thursday in Heritage Center Nursing Home. He retired from the U.S. Air Force. Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Barboursville, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Sep 22, 2007

Robert Price Blankenship, 78, of Barboursville, husband of Marie Blankenship, died Thursday in Heritage Center, Huntington. He retired from the United States Air Force. There will be no service. Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, Ohio, is assisting the family.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Barboursville, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Sep 23, 2007

Robert Price Blankenship, 78, of Barboursville, W.Va., passed away Thursday, September 20, 2007, in Heritage Center. Robert was born December 11, 1928, in Huntington, W.Va., son of the late Cline and Virgie Dodson Blankenship. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son, Greg Collins; three sisters, Catherine Seitz, Mary Elizabeth Gibson and Shirley Waugh; and three brothers, Jack Blankenship, Gene Blankenship and Keith Blankenship.

Robert retired from the United States Air Force after 22 years of service, was a member of the VFW Post # 1064, member of the Huntington DAV, member of the Retired and Enlisted Association and was a graduate of Barboursville High School, class of 1947.

He is survived by his wife, Marie Blankenship; one son, Charles Edward Collins of Altizer, W.Va.; one daughter, Donita Jones of Chesapeake, Ohio; five grandchildren, Nicole Meadows, Gregory Price Collins, Tiffany Jones, Joshua Jones and Hannah Collins; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Richard Blankenship of Cleveland, Ohio, one sister, Sue Russell of Barboursville, W.Va.; a host of special nieces and nephews; and his dog, Turk.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Barboursville, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Nov 03, 2007

William Edward Christian, 68, of Barboursville, W.Va., our beloved husband, father, and "Pa", has gone to his heavenly reward Thursday, November 1, 2007. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 4, 2007, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, by Paul Hill and Earl Hill. Burial will be in Enon Cemetery, Salt Rock, W.Va.

He was born June 17, 1939, in Chapmanville, W.Va., a son of the late Alden and Fannie Painter Christian. He was also preceded in death by a son, James Michael Christian, and a brother, Harold Christian. He was a member of Centerpoint United Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Queen Christian; two daughters, Tammy Christian and her husband Tom of West Hamlin, W.Va., Patti Porter and her husband Lee of Milton, W.Va.; one son, Billy J. Christian of Barboursville; three sisters, Violet Dillon of Ohio, Venice Smith of Milton and Jo Ann Blankenship of Capitol Heights, Md.; three grandchildren, Corey Christian and his wife Amanda, Cassie Porter and Cati Christian; a special friend, Kevin Young; and special neighbors, Dennis and Debra Casey.

We will miss his wonderful heart, great laugh, tender loving care, and his smile. Go rest high on that mountain.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Barboursville, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Nov 17, 2007

Jullian Matthew Gray, ten days old, of Barboursville, W.Va., died Thursday, November 15, 2007, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, November 18, 2007, at Crook Cemetery. He was born November 5, 2007, in Huntington, a son of Malita Gray Blankenship of Barboursville and Jeffrey Scott Blankenship of Huntington. Additional survivors include one sister, Jennifer Nicole Blake; one brother, Jacob Wyatt Gray; maternal grandparents Alva Ray Gray and Polly Ann Gray of Barboursville; maternal great-grandmother Arlene Eaves of Branchland; four uncles, A.R. Gray of Key West, Florida, Joshua Gray of Barboursville, Robert Blankenship and Steve Blankenship, both of Huntington.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Barboursville, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Dec 21, 2007

Marian Adkins, 76, of Barboursville, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, December 19, 2007, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Reger Funeral Chapel by Rev. Don Walker. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Huntington.

She was born May 9, 1931, in Huntington, W.Va., a daughter of the late Ernest Orville Merritt Sr. and Pauline Bayes Merritt. She was an administrative assistant with the WV government. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death a brother, Ernest Merritt Jr.

Survivors include a son, Gene Adkins of Huntington; a daughter and son-in-law, Leona V. and John Oakes of Mt. Hollley, N.C.; grandchildren Jacob Riggs, Tracy Black, Richard Alex Davis, Jessica Davis, Patrick Davis, Phillip Adkins, Stephen Adkins and Christina Adkins; 12 great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Sharon Merritt Blankenship and her husband Larry D. Blankenship of Huntington; a sister-in-law Lois Merritt of Huntington and several nieces and nephews.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Dunlow, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Dec 13, 2007

Norina Ferguson, 89, of Dunlow, W.Va., went home to meet the Lord on December 10, 2007, at Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa, Ky. Born January 1, 1918, in Princeton, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Harvey and Gertrude Blankenship Thomas. She was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Ferguson; son Harvey Ferguson and daughter Polly Ann Ferguson, and her brothers and sisters. She was a homemaker and a member of the Fairmont Baptist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Ninnie and Elmer Bradley of Dunlow, W.Va., Bertha Mae and Harold Sturgill of Fort Gay, W.Va., and Geneva Bowens of Fort Gay, W.Va.; five sons, Clifton and Janie Ferguson of Dunlow, W.Va., Woodrow and Margaret Ferguson of Linwood, N.C., John L. and Martha Ferguson, Halcey and Debbie Ferguson of Linwood, N.C., as well as Willard and Bonnie Ferguson of Florida, as well as daughter-in-law Ida Pearl (Ferguson) Wallace of Lavallette, W.Va. She has 25 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren, and 14 great- great-grandchildren; a special friend, Doris Faye Bradley.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Fairmont Baptist Church of Dunlow with George Nelson officiating. Burial will follow in the McClellan Crum cemetery of Dunlow, W.Va.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, May 04, 2006

Devoted father of one, loving Bubby Pop, and dear friend to many, Clem Wallace "Wally" Browning, 64, of Huntington passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2006, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, May 5, 2006, at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville, by Dr. Larry Greene.

Wally was born November 26, 1941, in Logan, W.Va., a son of the late Clifford Edward and Pauline Steele Browning. SFC Browning served his country for 20 years in the United States Army. After retiring from the Army, in 1978, Wally worked for 20 years selling cars in the west end of Huntington. Wally's passions included NASCAR, especially #3 Dale Earnhardt, motorcycles, cars and the United States Army. His passion for the Army inspired his daughter Marion to follow in his footsteps and become a SGT in the United States Army.

Survivors include his daughter and son in law Marion J. Browning-Valdez and Donald Valdez of Brentwood, Calif.; a granddaughter, Marisa Ann Browning Valdez; a brother and sister-in-law, Lawrence and Frances Browning of Crown City, Ohio; two sisters, Cliffaleen Wilson and Patricia Ann Martin, both of Huntington; former wife Inge Browning of Ceredo, W.Va.; and, his companion, Shirley Blankenship of Huntington and her grandson Kody Felix.

Graveside military rites will be conducted by The American Legion Post 93 of Kenova and local active duty United States Army soldiers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, May 04, 2006

Mr. Jennings W. Blankenship, 74, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2006, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 5, 2006, at Chapman's Mortuary, with the Rev. Jarrold Lanham officiating. Burial will be in Ridgelawn Memorial Park, Huntington.

He was born June 8, 1931, in Huntington, a son of Gladys Barbour Blankenship of Huntington and the late M.L. Blankenship Sr. He was a self employed carpenter and a retired salesman with Anheuser-Busch. Also preceding him in death was a daughter, Penny Stevens; a sister, Sharon Thacker; and a brother, Marvin L. Blankenship Jr.

Additional survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Thompson of Fort Gay, W.Va.; a son, Jim Blankenship of Kenova, W.Va.; a sister, Myra Nash of Huntington; a brother, Roger Blankenship of Alabama; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and a very special friend, Pat Patterson of Huntington.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jul 07, 2006

Mary Catherine K. Blankenship, 77, of Huntington, W.Va., formerly of Jasper, Ala., went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, July 5, 2006. She was born June 26, 1929, in Double Springs, Ala., the daughter of the late Thomas F. Knight and Lena Harbin Knight. Five brothers, Lester Knight, A.Z. Knight and three infant brothers also preceded her in death, along with three sisters, Earlene Parrish, Beatrice Britton and Louvanna Sparks.

Survivors include one daughter, Martha Gail Clark of Little Rock, Ark.; a son, Billy Wayne Blankenship and wife Deborah of Lavalette, W.Va.; a sister, Hazel Sparks of Carbon Hill, Ala.; a brother, Thomas J. Knight of Woodway, Texas; four grandchildren, Melissa Aronson, Cathy Bobo, Danielle Eldridge and Philip Blankenship; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 8, 2006, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, W.Va., with the Rev. Richard Sexton officiating. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery, Wayne.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jul 25, 2006

Donald G. "Donnie" Thacker Sr., 71, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Saturday, July 22, 2006, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Reger Funeral Chapel, Huntington, by the Rev. Joe Dolen. Burial will be in Spring Valley Memory Gardens, Huntington.

He was born May 9, 1935, in Huntington, the son of the late T.H. "Tod" and Alma Barnette Thacker. He was a retired employee of HK Porter Steel Company and a member of the West Virginia National Guard. He was a former Wayne County Constable, a Baptist by faith, attended Vinson High School and he was a well-known proprietor at the Chesapeake, Ohio, Flea Market. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his former wife, Charlotte Stone Thacker; a daughter, Pamela Thacker Slavens; and a granddaughter, Kendra Jo McCoy.

Survivors include a son, Donald G. Thacker Jr. of Boston, Mass.; three grandchildren, Christi McCoy and Jonda Blankenship, both of Huntington, and Jacob Slavens of Philadelphia, Pa.; four great-grandchildren, Krystal and Kira McCoy, Brianna and Brittney Blankenship; four brothers, Gene Thacker of Florida, Johnny, Paul and Dallas Thacker, all of Huntington; three sisters, Geraline Holley and Brenda Thacker, both of Huntington and Janice Mynes of Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Aug 28, 2006

Lewis Hensley, 74, of Huntington, widower of Shirley Ann Baumgardner Hensley, died Saturday. He was a retired salesman with Gallagher Ford. Survivors include a daughter, Deborah McMillian of Huntington; two sons, Lewis Gregory Hensley of Dayton, Ohio, and Josephe Hensley of Cattletsburg, Ky.; three sisters, Frances Blankenship and Donna Lewingdon, both of Huntington, Betty Knight of Barboursville; and two brothers, James Hensley of Florida and Robert Hensley of Huntington. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ridgelawn Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Sep 03, 2006

Helen Holley Blankenship Boyce, age 59 of Huntington, wife of Lester Boyce Sr. died Saturday, September 2, 2006, at her residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Reger Funeral Chapel by Preacher Terry Wagner; burial will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Wayne, W.Va.

Helen was born August 25, 1947, in Huntington, W.Va., a daughter of the late William R. Holley and the late Victoria A. Monday and was also preceded in death by her stepfather, Virgil Money. She was a homemaker.

Additional survivors include one son and three stepsons: Kenny (Leonta) Blankenship, Lester (Patti) Boyce, Jr., Tom (Phyllis) Boyce, John (Robin) Boyce; one special granddaughter, Cayce Blankenship, four stepgranddaughters, Sheena, Megan, Ashlee and Kristin Boyce; five stepgrandsons: Del and Jonathan Hagley, John (JD), Thomas (TJ), and Scott Boyce; a stepgreat-grandson, Andrew Clark; one sister, Victoria Roberts of Kenova, W.Va., and one brother, Jerry Holley of Michigan.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Oct 14, 2006

Kenneth S. "Jake" McKeand, 73, of Huntington, W.Va., loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, went to be with his Lord, on October 11, 2006, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, October 15, 2006, at the 18th and Madison Avenue Church of Christ in Huntington, with Minister Charles Groves and Minister B. K. Marshall officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery in Kenova where members of American Legion Post #93 Kenova, where Jake was a Past Commander, will conduct graveside rites.

He was born November 18, 1932, in Kenova to the late Henry G. and Ophelia Keyser McKeand. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three infant children and three brothers, John, Danny and Ronnie McKeand. Jake was a 1952 graduate of Buffalo High School and then proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from 1953 until 1955. After the service Jake worked for Allied Chemical, from where he retired, and for the OCAW International Union, where he also served as a union representative.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Maxine Taylor McKeand; one daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Pastor Richard Hutchinson; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Keith T. and Shawna McKeand and Michael D. McKeand; grandchildren, Keisha, Shelby R. and Brooke L. McKeand and Sargent Richard "Ricky" L. Hutchinson and his wife, Melissa of Ft. Gordan, Ga., and Lora Beth Odem; great-grandson, Jude Thomas Odem; three brothers, Roy McKeand, Ralph McKeand and Robert McKeand and his wife, Donna; one sister, Sallie Robinette and her husband, James; sisters-in-law, June Davis, Donna King, Sandra McKeand, Patty Blankenship and her husband Jim, and Beverly Shelton and her husband Fred; and mother-in-law, Louise Jarrell. Jake will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Dec 07, 2006

Donald McFarland Leibee, 76, of Huntington passed away Tuesday December 5, 2006, at his residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Friday, at the Reger Funeral Chapel by the Rev. David Richards. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery, Huntington.

He was born February 28, 1930, in Huntington a son of the late Charles Alvin and Florence Anna McFarland Leibee. Don, as he was known to family and friends, enjoyed hearing and telling a good story. A 1948 graduate of Huntington High School, he was retired from the United States Postal Service and he served in the United States Air Force from 1950 to 1954. He was a member of the DAV, the Howard P. Hall VFW Post 1064 and the American Legion Post 93 of Kenova. Don also was a member of the Second Presbyterian Church of Huntington. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Charles William Leibee, his children, Donald Charles and Charlotte Ann Leibee, and by a niece, Cheri Leibee Campbell.

He is survived by his brother and sister in law, Joseph and Rose Anna Leibee of Lexington, Ky., a nephew, Charles Allen Leibee of Huntington, nieces, Pam Blankenship of Wayne, W.Va., and Suzanne Leibee of Lexington, great nephew, Morgan Campbell of Lexington, and Parker Earp of Wayne, and a great niece, Christina Campbell of Lexington.

A generous man in thought and deed, he will be missed by family and friends. American Legion Post 93 of Kenova, will perform military graveside rites.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

The Herald-Dispatch, (Huntington, WV) - December 14, 2006

Mrs. Barbara Ann Kipp, 68, of Huntington, wife of Carlos Kipp, died Tuesday in Hospice House of Huntington. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington; burial follows at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville.

Additional survivors include a daughter, Karen Sue Jones, two sons, Jackie Earl Blankenship II and Carlos Eugene Brumfield, all of Huntington; and a brother, Joseph Bowden of Barboursville.

[SSDI 06Dec1938 - 12Dec2006]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Dec 30, 2006

Marsha Jane Orr, 57, of Huntington, W.Va., went to be with her Lord on December 28, 2006. Marsha was born on January 4, 1949, to the late Ernest and Mattie Jane Eagleston Black. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 31, 2006, at the Reger Funeral Chapel in Huntington, W.Va. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Wayne, W.Va. She was devoted to her sons, grandchildren, family and friends, but most of all her God. She will be greatly missed by many. She will always be with us and we know we will see her again one day.

She is survived by her most proud accomplishments, her two sons, Mr. and Mrs. Aaron and Sheila Hodge of Laurinburg, N.C., and Scott and Carolynn Orr of Huntington; three beautiful grandchildren, Eran Danielle and Brandon Tyler Hodge and Peyton Elizabeth Orr; two wonderful sisters, Deloris Adkins and Shirley Blankenship; two special nieces and a nephew, Patti Sansom, Sherri Felix and Bill Blankenship; two loving cousins, Debbie Hoptry and Sandy Adkins; a list of amazing friends, Cecil Fry, Virginia Bowen, Betty Evans, Paul and Sandee Thacker, Linda Chaffin and Donna Frazier.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in Heaven by her brother, Robert Black. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Reger Funeral Home.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jan 02, 2007

Theldia R. Blankenship, 86, of Huntington, widow of Earl Blankenship, died Monday at Hospice House of Huntington. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington. Entombment will be in Woodmere Memorial Park, Huntington. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jan 03, 2007

Theldia R. Blankenship, 86, of Huntington, widow of Earl Blankenship, passed away Monday, January, 1, 2007, at the Hospice House of Huntington. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, January 4, 2007, at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, with Pastor Tim Halloran officiating. Entombment will be in the Corridor of Faith in Woodmere Memorial Park, Huntington. Her grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.

She was born October 14, 1920, in Wayne County, West Virginia, a daughter of the late George B. and Rosa Sansom Crabtree. Her son, Arnold Lee Blankenship, also preceded her in death. Theldia was a wonderful mother and housewife, and was a member of Crossroads United Methodist Church and the Democratic Women's Club.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, J.R. and Joyce Blankenship and Ray and Betty Blankenship, all of Huntington; two daughters-in-law, Doris Jean Hedrick of Nashville, Tenn., and Sharon Henry of Flatwoods, Ky.; seven grandchildren, Rhonda Blankenship and Cathy Payne, both of Nashville, Rob Blankenship of Huntington, Debra Hatcher and her husband Jay Hatcher, and Jeff Blankenship and his wife Cathy Blankenship, all of South Point, Ohio, Scott Blankenship of Franklin, N.Y., and Lisa Queen and her husband Teddy Queen of Charleston, W.Va.; 11 great-grandchildren, Dennis Lee Payne, Lauren Blankenship, Whitney Blankenship, Katie Blankenship, Megan Babb, Christopher Hatcher, Samantha Hatcher, Elizabeth Blankenship, Alex Blankenship, Bode Queen and Adeline Queen; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Esta Spears of Proctorville, Ohio, and Retha and Jay Neale of Huntington; a brother and sister-in-law, Odie and Helen Crabtree of San Antonio, Texas; and five nephews.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jan 05, 2007

James A. Blankenship, 63, of Huntington, husband of Sandra K. Holley Blankenship, died Wednesday at Cabell Huntington Hospital. He was a crane operator at INCO Alloys. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington; entombment will be in Ridgelawn Memorial Park, Huntington.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jan 06, 2007

James A. Blankenship, 63, of Huntington, W.Va., husband of Sandra Kay Holley Blankenship, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2007, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, January 7, 2007, at Chapman's Mortuary with the Rev. Dale Barnett officiating. Entombment will follow in Ridgelawn Memorial Park, Huntington.

He was born July 18, 1943, in Cabell County, West Virginia, a son of the late James W. and Ruth Emma Boyd Blankenship. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a member of American Legion Post #16, and was a retired Crane Operator with INCO. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Christine Legge; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Lester and Edna Blankenship, and Franklin "Buck" Blankenship; and his father-in-law, William Holley.

Additional survivors include a daughter, Kristy Blair, and son James Matthew Blankenship, both of Huntington; his granddaughter, his special "little sweet pea," Kaytlin Blair; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Barbara Gillette and Jean and Johnny France, all of South Point, Ohio; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Tom and Sherry Blankenship of Amarillo, Texas, Jack and Carolyn Blankenship of Port Orange, Fla., and John Blankenship of Huntington; two brothers-in-law, George Holley and Mike and Linda Holley, all of Huntington; four sisters-in-law, Gerri Patterson of Huntington, Fay and Sam Clay of Spring Hill, Fla., Carol and Charlie Arms of Grafton, Ohio, and Linda Blankenship of Lesage, W.Va.; his mother-in law, Georgia Holly of Elyria, Ohio; and many loving nieces nephews; and a host of friends.

Military graveside rites will be conducted by VFW Post #1064.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Feb 11, 2007

Leonard Lee Messer, 56, of Huntington passed away peacefully Monday, February 5, 2007, at his residence. Funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday at the Apostolic Life Cathedral with pastor E. S. Harper officiating. Lee enjoyed music and the arts, and was also an active member of Apostolic Life Cathedral. He was born December 7, 1950, in Cabell County, W.Va., a son of Frances Blankenship and the late Leonard Messer. He was preceded in death by Bob and Emma Jean "Jeanie" Bias, who he affectionately knew as mom and dad.

He is survived by his daughter, Debbie Jean Messer, and a son, Robert Messer, both of Zanesville, Ohio; two sisters, Peggy Waugh and her husband Michael of Huntington, and Terri Ellis of Charleston; one brother, Steven A. Gayhart; two grandchildren, Summer and Savannah Mefford; and his longtime loving companion Branda Lee Cope Messer. There will be no visitation.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Feb 23, 2007

Jefferey Hensley Biederman, 61, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away on Monday, February 19, 2007. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Beard Mortuary with Rev. Gray Hampton officiating. Burial will follow in Ridgelawn Memorial Park.

He was born May 31, 1945, in Huntington, a son of the late Louis Max and Anna Louise Blankenship Biederman. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas Biederman and Max Biederman. He was a 1967 graduate of the University of Miami, Florida, and was a member of First Presbyterian Church. Jeff was the Sr. Vice President of Smith Barney with 34 years of service.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Mary Beth Eddy Biederman; a daughter and son-in-law, Marcia and Will Hightower of Charleston, S.C.; a son and daughter-in-law, Jefferey H. Biederman Jr. and Amber of Huntington; a granddaughter, Anna Rachel Biederman; sisters-in-law, Norma Biederman Robinette; Marcia (Howard) Aulick of Huntington and Nancy (Earl) Heiner of Huntington; several nieces and nephews, a host of friends and co-workers and his special dogs.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Mar 04, 2007

Shirley Ann Black Blankenship, 70, of Huntington passed away Friday, March 2, 2007, at the Hospice House of Huntington. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Reger Funeral Chapel by Bill Blankenship; burial will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Wayne, W.Va. Shirley was born May 8, 1936, in Huntington, W.Va., a daughter of the late Ernest and Mattie Eggleston Black. Her son, Daniel Blankenship; a brother, Robert Black; a sister, Marsha Orr; and her companion of 20 years, Wally Browning, also preceded her in death.

She was a retired employee of Highlawn Pharmacy and a member of Kenova United Methodist Church. Those that survive her include one son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Pam Blankenship of Cummins, Ga.; two daughters and a sons-in-law: Patti Sansom and Gary Lewis, Sherri and J.A. Felix, all of Huntington. Shirley was also a grandmother to two grandchildren: Amy Neil and husband Craig of Venetia, Penn.; Kody Felix of Huntington; and great-grandson Logan Neil. One sister and brother-in-law, Dolores and Don Adkins of Huntington; and a host of nieces, nephews and other extended family also survive her.

Family would also like to mention her former husband William Blankenship of Ocala, Fla.; and special friends Cecil Fry, Edna Cyrus and Debbie Hoptry all of Huntington.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Mar 05, 2007

Shirley Ann Black Blankenship, 70, of Huntington, died Friday at the Hospice House of Huntington. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Reger Funeral Chapel; burial will follow at Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Wayne County.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

 

2007, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, May 08, 2007

Norma Faye Chinn, 73, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Saturday, May 5, 2007 at her home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Reger Funeral Chapel by Pastor Leon Holderby. Burial will follow in Ridgelawn Memorial Park, Huntington.

She was born January 23, 1934 in Huntington, a daughter of the late Clarence and Alemda Harrison Basenback. She was a homemaker. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Ferrell Basenback and a sister, Regina Basenback.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Lucian L. Chinn Jr.; a son, Lucian L. Chinn III and his wife Tina Chinn of Huntington; two daughters and a son-in-law, Liquita Joy and David Becker of Greeley, Colo., and Evelyn M. Chinn of Huntington; five grandchildren, Kristopher Becker and his wife Heather of Broomfield, Colo., Zachary Becker of Greeley, Colo., Heather Bailey, Derek Chinn and Jesse Wise, all of Huntington; three great-grandchildren, Ethan Becker, Adeline Becker and Beonca Bailey; two brothers, Haskell Basenback of California and Ernest Basenback of Ohio; three sisters, Ona Blankenship and Bernice Enix, both of Huntington and Bessie Lawson of California; and numerous nieces and nephews.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jun 14, 2007

Sybil Gilmer Allin, 91, of Huntington, W.Va., died Tuesday, June 12, 2007, at Wyngate Senior Living. Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 14, 2007, at Beard Mortuary, Huntington, with the Rev. Cinda Harkless officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington. Sybil was married for 65 years to Tom Allin, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Nancy Allin.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Glen and Scottie Allin of Huntington; 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, and Cheryl Funderburk and her son Joseph Funderburk of Huntington; a great-grandson, Clayton Blankenship of Austin, Texas; one sister, Ann Walters of Dayton, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jun 27, 2007

Jerry Dee Rowsey, 67, of Huntington, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Monday, June 25, 2007. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 28, 2007, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel by Pastor Janet Mounts. Burial will be in Woodmere Memorial Park.

He was born June 14, 1940, in Cabell County, a son of the late Cecil Claude Rowsey and Lillian Bellomy Rowsey. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Ileeta Lowe, and a sister-in-law, Aloha Thacker.

He is survived by his wife, Donna Thacker Rowsey; one daughter, Tammy Rowsey of Huntington; one son, Terence Rowsey of Huntington; five sisters, his twin sister Mary Lee McCreery of South Point, Ohio, Judy Murphy and Doris Crockett, both of Huntington, Deloris Arthur of Milton, and Arlene Blankenship of Kenova; three brothers, Glen Rowsey of Huntington, John C. Rowsey of Riverview, Florida, and James Billups of South Point; one granddaughter, Charity Leep; and several special friends, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Aug 24, 2007

Catherine B. "Cackie" Seitz, 87, of Huntington, W.Va., died Tuesday, August 21, 2007, in River's Bend Health Care. She was born July 2, 1920, in Huntington, a daughter of the late Cline G. and Virgie Lee Dodson Blankenship. She was a retired secretary from the WV State Fire Marshal's Office. A member of Crook Chapel Church of God-Holiness and an avid Marshall athletics supporter. She was also preceded by her husband, Ben F. Seitz; sisters Shirley and Mary Elizabeth and brothers Jack, Gene and Keith.

Surviving is her son, Larry D. Blankenship and his wife Sharon of Huntington; stepdaughter Marilyn Seitz of Massanutten, Va.; a grandson, Neil A. Blankenship of Huntington; two stepgrandchildren, Jay Crawford and Rikki Irvine and her husband Darrell; three great-stepgrandchildren, Kelley Crawford, Casey and Cameron Irvine; one sister, Sue Russell of Barboursville; two brothers, Richard Blankenship and his wife "Toots" of Cleveland, Ohio and Robert Blankenship and his wife Marie of Barboursville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, August 25, 2007, at Crook Chapel Church of God-Holiness by the Rev. Ralph Houck. Interment will follow in Crook Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Sep 05, 2007

Dorothy Harvey, 85, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Monday, September 3, 2007, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Reger Funeral Chapel by Minister Robert Huron with assistance from Rev. Paul Harvey. Burial will follow in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville, W.Va.

She was born February 23, 1922, in Lawrence County, Ohio, to the late William Harrison and Nellie Veleda Thompson Wilkes. She was a homemaker and a member of the Westmoreland Church of Christ. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold E. Harvey and a son Ronald Harvey.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Connie Harvey of Tallahassee, Fla.; a daughter-in-law, Dreama Harvey of Chesapeake, Ohio; grandchildren Ronnie Lee Harvey, Melissa Radcliffe, Doreen Gissell all of Huntington, Michelle Duffey of Tallahassee, Melanie Harvey of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Gail Harbour of Chesapeake and Kenny Blankenship of Crown City, Ohio; 13 great-grandchildren; a sister, Peggy Flack of St. Petersburg, Fla., many nieces and nephews and her special friends Judy and John Given.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Sep 13, 2007

Betty Francis Crabtree, 74, of Huntington, W.Va., formerly of Logan County, West Virginia, passed away on September 11, 2007 at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was born on March 16, 1933 in Ramage, W.Va., the daughter of the late Kelly and Callie McCormick Blankenship. Rev. George Hale will conduct funeral services on Friday at noon at the Reger Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville, W.Va.

While living in Logan County, Betty was a member of New Hope Freewill Baptist Church in Man, W.Va., where her husband James was pastor prior to his death. In addition to her parents, her first husband preceded her in death, Rev. James Crabtree and her second husband, Rev. Andrew Crabtree; two daughters, Drema Crabtree Hackworth and Mary Francis Crabtree; two brothers, Emmitt (Chick) Blankenship and Dennis Blankenship; two sisters, Freda Maynard and Thelma Muncey.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Mark Elwood "Woody" and Jeanie Crabtree of Kenova, W.Va.; one daughter and son-in-law, Diana Crabtree Stearns and Steve Stearns of Palm Coast, Fla. Betty is also survived by her three grandchildren, Ashley Stearns of Palm Coast, Fla., Mark Adam Crabtree and Nina Crabtree Lambert of Kenova, as well as three great-grandchildren, Alexis Napier of Palm Coast, Fla., and Dakota Crabtree and Austin Crabtree of Kenova; and one stepgrandson, James Lambert of Huntington, W.Va. A sister also survives her, Lillian Hurley of Man, W.Va., and a brother, Leo Blankenship of McConnell, W.Va., as well as several nieces and nephews.

Pallbears will be Gary Lambert, Anthony Thrall, William Hale, Johnny Hale, Phillip Hale and Joshua Lusher.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Oct 11, 2007

Brenda Kay Meehling, 55, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away peacefully at the V.A. Regional Hospital, Tuesday, October 9 2007. Funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, October 12, 2007, at Chapman's Mortuary Huntington with Ernie Ritchie officiating. Burial will be in Woodmere Memorial Park. She was born August 21, 1952, the daughter of the late Roseanna Ward. Brenda was a graduate of Huntington East High School in 1971 and a proud veteran of the United States Air Force.

She is survived by Christine Blankenship of Fort Mill, S.C., Linda McComas of Huntington, Tammy and Lance Love of Ona, W.Va., and David and Rhonda Meehling of Wilmington, N.C., and a host of nephews and nieces.

V.F.W. Post 9738 will conduct military graveside rites.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Oct 30, 2007

Lester L. Boyce Sr., 64, of Huntington, W.Va., widower of Helen S. Boyce, passed away Saturday, October 27, 2007, at his residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Reger Funeral Chapel by Brother John McSweeney. Burial will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Wayne County, W.Va.

He was born January 23, 1943 in Kanawha County, West Virginia, a son of the late Harry Elsworth and Alma Oleva Thomas Boyce. He was retired from the City of Huntington, having worked as a foreman in the streets department. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters Joann Boyce and Louise Lawson.

Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Lester and Patti Boyce of Indianapolis, Ind., Tom and Phyllis Boyce and Johny and Robin Boyce, all of Huntington; a stepson and his wife, Kenny and Leonta Blankenship of Huntington; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Edward Boyce of Huntington and three sisters, Karen Erskine of Sophie, W.Va., Janice Burns of Elizabethtown, Ky., and Francis Patton of Florida.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Oct 31, 2007

Lora June Weber Cox, 64, of Huntington, W.Va., died Friday, October 26, 2007, in the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House of Huntington. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 31, 2007, at Highland Cemetery, Saltwell Road, Huntington, by pastor Dennis Morello. Lora was born December 23, 1942, in Milton, W.Va., a daughter of the late Lonzo F. and Maude Ryalls Mitchell. She attended the Light House Baptist Church in Huntington.

She is survived by two sons, Joe and his wife Ginger Weber of Ona, W.Va., Frank Weber of Huntington; three daughters, Lora Cox, Stacy Cox and Kathy Weber, all of Huntington; one brother, Jim Mitchell, and two sisters, Janet Blankenship and Joyce Mitchell, all of Huntington; 10 grandchildren, Kenny Collins, Michael Weber, Jon, Brittany, Alisha and Jacob Cox, Billy, David, Todd and Emily Martin; two great-grandchildren and a special friend, Linda Meade.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Nov 29, 2007

Darren Lee Blankenship, 47, of Huntington died Nov. 22 at home. Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Friday, Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, Ohio.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Dec 02, 2007

Kimberly Dawn Thompson, 32, of Huntington, daughter of Edna Maddox and the mother of Derek Orme and Jamie Blankenship, died in December 1998 in Greenbrier County, W.Va. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Spring Valley Memorial Gardens.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Dec 09, 2007

Charles Allen Leibee, 57, of Huntington passed away Thursday at his residence. He was born April 20, 1950, in Cabell County, W.Va., a son of the late Charles William Leibee and Norma Jean Shope Blankenship of Wayne, W.Va. He was a Petty Officer 1st Class with 23 years of service in the U.S. Navy and had worked with the Cabell Wayne Association for the Blind as a driver.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by two brothers and two sisters, Paul D. (Diane) Blankenship, Pamela K. Blankenship, Mike (Mary) Blankenship and Joann Blankenship and her husband Wayne Carriveau; several nieces and nephews; a special uncle, Joe Leibee; and a special friend, Jennifer Bailey.

Memorial services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, December 9, by Rev. Timothy Porter at the Reger Funeral Home Chapel.The Howard P. Hall VFW Post 1064 will perform military rites.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Milton, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Feb 07, 2006

Elmyra Blankenship Ferguson, 83, of Milton, widow of Gobel Ferguson, passed away Sunday, February 5, 2006, at Cornerstone Hospital in Huntington. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 8, 2006, at the Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel, Barboursville, by the Rev. Carl Merritt. Burial will be in Morrison Cemetery.

She was born August 1, 1922, in Wayne County, West Virginia, a daughter of the late F.M.(Dock) and Chaney Spurlock Blankenship. She was a homemaker and accomplished seamstress. She attended Lighthouse Baptist Church in Milton. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Bertha McCallister and Ada Bocook and one brother, Lee Blankenship.

Surviving is her devoted daughter and son-in-law, Katheryn "Kathy" and Darrell White of Milton; seven sisters, Lillian Lange of Carpentersville, Ill., Bessie Templeton of Columbus, Ohio, Martha Perry of Prichard, W.Va., Lavon Johnson of Tennessee, Dorothy Napier of Wayne, Rebecca Casteel and Geneva Willoughby, both of Huntington, W.Va.; six brothers, Albert Blankenship, Edgar Blankenship, Tolbert Blankenship, Samson Blankenship, Floyd Blankenship, all of Wayne, and Roy Blankenship of Prichard, W.Va.; and a special niece, Dianne Hoover of Milton.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Milton, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Apr 25, 2006

Jerry R. "Gary" Cooper, of Milton, W.Va., died peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family, Sunday, April 23, 2006, after a short illness. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at the Wallace Funeral Home, Milton, by Ron Brooks and Harold Blankenship. Burial will be in Maupin Cemetery.

He was an Air Force veteran, a long time Flight Instructor and had retired from the West Virginia Division of Highways as Supervisor of the Mapping Department. He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Elizabeth Rose Morgan, and his parents, Mary and Harry Cooper.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 40 years, Diana "Dee" of Milton; one daughter, Tatania Morgan of Johns Island, S.C.; two sons, Terry Cooper of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Gary Cooper of Huntington; three grandchildren, Sarah, William and Anthony Morgan; two sisters, Anna Semiklose of Lugoff, S.C., and Freda Baker of Cleveland, Ohio; one brother, Pete Cooper of Kenova, W.Va.

Military graveside services will be conducted by the American Legion, #139, Milton.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Milton, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, May 07, 2006

Helen W. "Billie" Adkins, 80 of Milton, W.Va., graduated to heaven Friday, May 5, 2006. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2006, at Portersville Cemetery by the Rev. David Vickers.

She was born September 9, 1925, in Portersville, W.Va., a daughter of the late Alley and Gertie Dillon Whitt. She was a school teacher in Lincoln and Cabell Counties and taught at Milton Elementary School until her retirement in 1987 after 31 years of service. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Rosa Blankenship, Pauline Hall and Dorothy Estep.

She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Raymond D. "Ray" Adkins; one daughter and son-in-law, Sonya and Roger Wagner of Barboursville; one son and daughter-in-law, Johnnie and Diane Browning of Milton; stepdaughter and son-in-law, Mary S. and George Salisbury of Conyers, Ga.; two stepsons and daughter-in-law, John W. and Amanda Adkins of London, England, and James R. Adkins of St. Cloud, Fla.; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren and three stepgreat-grandchildren; and also many "adpoted" children that she has helped along the way of life, and many many friends.

Billie was a devout Christian lady with the love of music and always had a willingness to teach others music and God's love and mercies. She sang with many quartets and gospel groups in Lincoln and Cabell Counties, and founded the Browning Quartet and Joyful Sounds. She attended Portersville Baptist Church.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Milton, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jul 01, 2006

Laura Lee Prichard, 80, of Milton, W.Va., went to be with the Lord June 29, 2006, in St. Mary's Medical Center. She was born July 15, 1925, in Huntington to the late Taylor Franklin and Elizabeth Sawyer Stewart. Her husband, Raymond L. Prichard, son Micheal Prichard and daughter Elizabeth Lynn Prichard also preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and a member of Hurricane Church of Christ.

She is survived by her son Rob (Carmen) Prichard of Milton; grandchildren Jennifer (Keith) Hall of Barboursville, W.Va., Jeff (Sara) Prichard of Barboursville, Michael (Angela) Blankenship of Midlothian, Va.; great-grandchildren Khloe, Keith III, Ethan, Hunter, Mikayla, MacKenzie, Makenna and Hayden; sisters Clara Shuff of Richmond, Va., Betty Crockett of Wayne, W.Va.; and her "special girls" Maggie and Danielle Wilkinson.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, July 1, 2006, at Beard Mortuary, Huntington, with Ministers Toney Stowers, Rob O'Lynn and Tom Racer officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Ona, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Feb 28, 2006

Joyce Marie Adkins, 69, of Ona went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 25, 2006. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, 2006, at the Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel, Barboursville, by the Rev. Paul Stevens and the Rev. Russell Donahue. Burial will be in Forest Memorial Park.

She was born on May 4, 1936, in Branchland, W.Va., a daughter of the late Curtis and Arlie Lawson Jeffers. She was a former employee of INCO, Perry Norvell Shoe Factory and Corbin, Ltd. She was saved at Branchland Baptist Church and baptized in Four-Mile Creek. She was a member of Midkiff United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Louie H. Adkins; three daughters and sons-in-law, Kim Adkins, Angela and Bobby Rose and Amy and Randy McComas, all of Ona; two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Pam Adkins of Huntington and Ricky and Marsha Adkins of Ona; one brother, Herman Jeffers of Ona; five grandchildren, Chris Dennison, Matthew Adkins, Kayla McComas, Hanna McComas and Travis Rose; special niece, Sabrina Blankenship; special nephews, Barry and Herman Jr., Jeffers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Ona, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, May 12, 2006

Donald Glenn Chapman, 59, of Ona, husband of Jean Blankenship Chapman, died Thursday in St. Mary's Medical Center. He was a retired sales representative for L.B. Foster. Graveside services 1 p.m. Saturday in Forest Memorial Park, Milton.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Ona, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, May 13, 2006

Donald Glenn Chapman, 59, of Ona, W.Va., passed away Thursday, May 11, 2006, in St. Mary's Medical Center. Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 13, 2006, in the mausoleum at Forest Memorial Park, Milton, W.Va., with Dr. Jack K. Mayes officiating. Entombment will follow.

He was born September 3, 1946, in Cabell County, West Virginia, a son of the late Lonzo G. and Clara Edra Pinkerman Chapman. Also preceding him in death was one brother, Gary Chapman. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, a retired sales representative for L.B. Foster, and a member of Union Baptist Church, Milton.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Blankenship Chapman; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jennifer Bailey and Basil Bailey Jr. of Crown City, Ohio and Kimberley and Mark Steele of Concord, N.C.; one son, Donald J. Chapman of Ona; one brother and sister-in-law, Ronald and Barbara Chapman of Huntington; one granddaughter, Carson Elizabeth Bailey of Crown City, Ohio; several nieces and nephews, and a host of family and friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Ona, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Oct 27, 2006

Matthew Shaun Chapman, 25, of Ona, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, October 25, 2006. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 28, 2006, at the Wallace Funeral Home, Milton, by Pastor Brett Brooks and Schoch Donahoe, friend. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens.

He was a member of the River Cities Community Church. He was born February 21, 1981, in Huntington, a son of Stewart Chapman Sr. of Huntington and Patricia Blankenship Mount of Ona, and stepson of Michael Mount of Ona. He was preceded in death by one brother, Stewart Allan Chapman Jr. He is survived by his fianc, Shauna Pauley of Lavalette, W.Va.; maternal grandparents, Lee and Thelma Blankenship of Barboursville, W.Va.; paternal grandmother, Neva Chapman of Ohio; paternal great-grandmother, Gertrude Kimball of Huntington; two stepsisters, Kim Zimmerman of Ona and Kathy Adkins of Yawkey, W.Va.; one stepbrother, Shawn Mount of Lesage; one niece, Emilie Chapman; three nephews, Tristan, Logan and Pierce Chapman; and several cousins.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Ona, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jul 09, 2007

Wesley Carroll Edmonds, 56, of Ona, W.Va., passed away Thursday, July 5, 2007, at his residence. He was born December 2, 1950, in Charleston, W.Va., a son of Boyd D. and Gathie Barnett Edmonds of Barboursville. He was a sales manager for Camel Technologies and was a Jehovah's Witness.

In addition to his parents, survivors include his wife, Peggy Wallingford Edmonds; two daughters, Beth Scheick of Charleston, W.Va., and Julie Blankenship of Beckley, W.Va.; two stepdaughters, Maisie Leftwich of Huntington and Nikki Rose of Barboursville; a sister, Tina Armstrong of Charlotte, N.C.; two brothers, Timothy Edmonds of Charleston and Daniel Edmonds of Nitro, W.Va.; and five grandchildren.

Private graveside services were held Sunday at Forest Memorial Park, Milton, W.Va., with Steve Kessick officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Wilkinson, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Logan Banner June 30, 2007
Nyokia Blankenship, 59, of Wilkinson, went home to be a beautiful flower in Gods bouquet Wednesday, June 27, 2007, at CAMC Memorial Division in Charleston. Born December 3, 1947, she was a daughter of the late Dennis and Mary Mae Copley Lackey.
Survivors include two sons, Mack (Angela) White Jr. of Ethel and
John Blankenship of Charleston; one daughter, Jackie C. (Ronald) Bentley of Yuma; four brothers and four sisters and their families; six grandchildren and a maternal aunt, Jean Copley.
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, July 2, at the Sunbeam Chapel. Burial will follow in the Lackey Cemetery at North Fork of Big Creek.Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Sunday, July 1, at the James Funeral Home.

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Blankenship, Lawrence M. 72, 07Mar1935 - 22Jun2007, Barboursville, Cabell, WV, WV-234-50-4681

Blankenship, Agnes H. 79, 01Dec1927 - 16Oct2007, Huntington, Cabell, WV, WV/NC-232-38-3939

Blankenship, Catherine K. 77, 26Jun1929 - 05Jul2006, Huntington, Cabell, WV, AL-417-36-6866

Blankenship, Darren L. 47, 30Sep1960 - 22Nov2007, Huntington, Cabell, WV, WV-235-04-6131

Blankenship, James A. 63, 18Jul1943 - 03Jan2007, Huntington, Cabell, WV, WV-234-66-4003

Blankenship, Jennings W. 74, 08Jun1931 - 02May2006, Huntington, Cabell, WV, WV/NC-232-48-7579

Blankenship, Jessie L. 68, 20Mar1939 - 19Oct2007, Huntington, Cabell, WV, WV-236-58-9418

Blankenship, Robert N. 91, 23Jun1915 - 17Mar2007, Huntington, Cabell, WV, WV-233-10-5701

Blankenship, Robert P. 78, 11Dec1928 - 20Sep2007, Huntington, Cabell, WV, WV-235-42-4445

Blankenship, Theldia 86, 14Oct1920 - 01Jan2007, Huntington, Cabell, WV, WV-236-36-5711

Blankenship, Wilda F. 74, 31May1932 - 24Nov2006, Huntington, Cabell, WV, WV/NC-232-52-6870

 

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+2006, Clay, Clay Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - June 19, 2006

Donald "PaPa" Richard Blankenship Sr. entered into rest Saturday, June 17, 2006. He was the son of the late Ceciel and Susie Nottingham Blankenship III.

Donald was preceded in death by two brothers; and one grandson, Donald Richard Blankenship III.

Donald is survived by one son, Donald Richard Blankenship Jr. of Baltimore, Md.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah Ann and Bobbie Spoonire of Pike Creek, Texas, and Linda and Amos Adkins of Clay; two sisters, Dorise Ramsey of Craigsville, and Bettey Robinson of Arden, N.C.; also, brother and sister-in-law, Howard Ray and Patra Steele of Asheville, N.C. Donald is also survived by eight grandchildren, Mary Sue of Baltimore, Md., Dawn Marie and Kimberly Ann of Baltimore, Md., Robert Allen Woody of Pike Creek, Texas, Michelle and Craig Griffiths of West Lake, Ohio, Jason Adkins of Clay, Shawn and Brittany Adkins of Clay, and Daniel Adkins of Clay; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, 2006, at Mount Vernon Cemetery, Summersville, with Minister Stanley Blankenship officiating. www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

2006, Indore, Clay Co., WV, Obituary

http://www.genealogybuff.com/wv/clay/webbbs_config.pl/noframes/read/7 , March 24 2006

Charles Henry Everett Triplett, 76, of Indore, entered into rest March 23, 2006, at his home . Born on May 28, 1929, he was the son of the late Richard and Mary Frances Triplett. He was a retired auto mechanic for Ford Motor Company and attended Sycamore Community Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Triplett of Indore; sons, Bobby Lee Triplett of Washington and John Henry Triplett of Indore; daughters, Cheryl Lynn Smith of Ivydale and Mary Ellen Estep of Iron Station, NC; brother, Nathan Lee Triplett of Clay; sisters, Nancy Pritt of Clay, Barbara Blankenship of Ivydale, and Misty Warnell of Pittsburg, Texas; 9 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 2 pm Sunday, March 26, 2006, at Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore, with Minister Paul Brown officiating. Friends may call from 12 noon til 1:30 pm at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Maysel, Clay Co., WV, Obituary

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Hollis Ray Osborne, 64, of Maysel, entered into rest March 17, 2006, at his home. Born on January 30, 2006, at Valley Fork, he was the son of the late Lawton Mack and Rebecca Jane Cline Osborne. He was a retired mechanic.

Survivors include his son, Hollis Ray Osborne, Jr. of Wellsburg, WV; daughters, Tammy Lee Parsons of Pensacola, FL and Hollie Renee Osborne of Arizona; brother, John C. Osborne of Tampa, FL; sisters, Pearl Paxton of Wallback, Anna Fay Rose of Tampa, Sterling Birchfield of Charleston, Evalee Williams of Tampa, and Loretta Blankenship of Bellbrook, OH; six grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 2 pm Sunday, March 19, 2006, at the Pine Ridge Cemetery, Valley Fork, with Minister John Osborne officiating. There will be no visitation. Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, is in charge of arrangements.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Maysel, Clay Co., WV, Obituary

http://www.genealogybuff.com/wv/clay/webbbs_config.pl/noframes/read/24 , Feb 27 2004,

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: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Donald R. 75, 30May1931 - 17Jun2006, Clay, Clay, WV, WV/NC-232-40-3305

 

Fayette

 

2006, Gauley Bridge, Fayette Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - August 5, 2006

Mrs. Josephine Cole, 86, of Gauley Bridge died Thursday, Aug. 3, at home after an extended illness. Born May 24, 1920, at Horseshoe, she was a daughter of the late Edward J. and Lilly Skaggs Boles.

She was also preceded in death by sisters, Hester Canterbury, Lottie Humphreys and Nona Marie Combs; and brothers, Dewey and Eddie Boles. She was a homemaker and a member of Gum Spring Baptist Church, Chimney Corner.

Surviving are husband, Tom Cole; daughters and a son-in-law, Elizabeth Ann Blankenship of Cain Branch and Sandra Kay and Herb Niday of Ansted; sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Vulia Tolliver and Kenneth Alvin Tolliver, all of Cain Branch, and Thomas Wayne and Josie Cole of Belva; 11 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 7, at the Pennington Funeral Home Chapel, Gauley Bridge, with the Rev. Dennis Preast officiating. Burial will be in Restlawn Memory Gardens, Victor.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Mount Hope, Fayette Co., WV, Funeral

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - December 20, 2006

Wayne Blankenship, 61, of Mount Hope died Dec. 18, 2006. Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

[SSDI 17Aug1945 - 18Dec2006]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Oak Hill, Fayette Co., WV, Obituary

Fayette Tribune (Oak Hill, WV) - September 13, 2006

Ann O. White, 74, of Oak Hill, died Sept. 9, 2006, at Plateau Medical Center. Born Aug. 24, 1932, at Harvey, she was the daughter of the late Rufus Branson Overton and Bertha Ritter Overton.

Ann also was preceded in death by her husband, John M. White Jr., on July 14, 1993; a sister, Helen Stanevich; and a brother, Frank Overton.

Surviving: her children, John Michael White III and wife Ethel of Oak Hill, Mark White and wife Marie of Oak Hill, Marshall White and wife Susan of Oak Hill, and Clara "Kitty" White and fianc John Blankenship of Edmond; a special friend, Ruth Hess of Oak Hill; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was held Sept. 12 at High Lawn Memorial Park with the Rev. Paul Basham officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Oak Hill, Fayette Co., WV, Obituary

Fayette Tribune (Oak Hill, WV) - November 15, 2006

Charles E. Ellison, 58, of Oak Hill, died Nov. 6, 2006, at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley. Born Oct. 5, 1948, in Oak Hill, he was the son of the late Alvin Harrison Ellison Sr. and Ethel Marie Campbell Ellison.

Charles also was preceded in death by three brothers, Ricky Lynn Ellison, Melvin "Sonny" Lee Ellison and Robert Ellison Sr.; and a sister, Linda Silke. A lifelong resident of Oak Hill, Charles was a self-employed mechanic. He enjoyed being with his family, especially the grandchildren. He was known by many and will be greatly missed by his beloved family and friends. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war.

Surviving: his wife, Mildred A. Blankenship Ellison; sons, David E. Ellison of Oak Hill and Charles L. Ellison and wife, Tammy, of Oak Hill; brothers, Alvin H. "Butch" Ellison and wife, Dianne, of Hilltop, Jennings K. Ellison and wife, Kathryn C., of Oak Hill, and James Ray Ellison and wife, Sharon, of Oak Hill; sisters, Ruby Jean Rose and Frank Osborne of Germantown, Md., June Archer and husband, Earl, of Lynhurst, Va., Joetta McBride of Germantown, Md., Judy K. Helton of Kilsyth, and Natella Archer of Gram, N.C.; and grandchildren, Mary Ellison, Sara Ellison and Tommy Smith, all of Oak Hill.

Service was Nov. 10 at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with the Rev. Allen Gallimore officiating. Entombment followed in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum No. 1, Beckley.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Scarbro, Fayette Co., WV, Obituary

Fayette Tribune (Oak Hill, WV) - December 13, 2007

Roxie Newhouse, 68, of Scarbro, died at home on Dec. 8, 2007, following a long illness. Born March 28, 1939, at Roanoke, Va., she was the daughter of the late Harry and Grace Dent Blankenship.

She also was preceded in death by her husbands, William F. Toney Sr. and James Newhouse; and a daughter, Cindy Lou Wriston Thompson.

Surviving: her son, William F. Toney Jr. of Scarbro; grandsons, Michael Wriston and Aaron Wriston; granddaughters, Angel Wriston and Kristen Manning; and great-grandchildren, Cody, Caleb, Hallie and JoJo.

Services were Dec. 12 at Tyree Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill, with Rev. Arthur Campbell officiating. Burial followed at Payne Cemetery, Johnson Branch.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Greenbrier

 

2006, Fairlea, Greenbrier Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - August 29, 2006

Ezra Edward "Eddie" Tincher Sr. passed away Monday, Aug. 28, 2006, at his home in Fairlea after a long fight with cancer. Born Feb. 1, 1945, at Handley, he was the son of the late Lonnie and Katheryn Tincher. He was of the Baptist faith, enjoyed restoring old cars and worked as a mechanic/welder for Acme Limestone/Martin-Marietta for 32 years.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Lonvine Tincher, and one brother, Bobby Tincher Sr.

Mr. Tincher is survived by his wife of 41 years, Clara Lucilla "Susie" Tincher; son, Ezra "Tug" Jr. and wife, Drema, of Ronceverte; daughter, Debra Jean Ayers and husband, Jeff, of Fairlea; four grandsons, Ezra Tincher III, B.J. West, Josh Tincher and Chance West; two stepgranddaughters, Stephanie and Mandy Ayers; one stepgrandson, Steven Frey Jr.; one brother, Richard and wife, Bernice, of Auto; five sisters, Velma Blankenship and husband, Walter, of Frankford, Carol Hinkle and Rick of Statesville, N.C., Maxine Trader of Lewisburg, Elizabeth Fuller and husband, Richard, of Clintonville and Ellen Hambrick and Roger of Ronceverte; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and great-nieces and -nephews. Special friends include Bobby West, Drema West, Melissa Tincher and Beth and Kevin Munson.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, at Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg, with the Rev. Andy Howdock officiating. Burial will be in Rosewood Cemetery, Lewisburg.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2006, Frankford, Greenbrier Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - April 21, 2006

Mildred H. "Midge" Simmons, 58, of Meadow Brook Estates, Frankford, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2006, at Low Moor, Va. Born June 27, 1947, in White Sulphur Springs, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Biddie McMillion Blankenship. Midge was a supervisor for Kellwood Company until its closing and was the office manager for Morgan Funeral Home for the past 10 years.

Survivors include her husband, James H. "Pat" Simmons; daughter, Samantha "Sam" Crone and husband, Lee, of Friars Hill; grandchildren, Jamie, Heather and Robbie Crone; and six sisters, Edith Hammons of Lewisburg, Myrlie Burks of Auto, Shirley Eagle and Pearl McCoy of Frankford, Nellie Bragg of Asbury and Judy Simmons of Lewisburg.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg, with the Rev. Lula Collins officiating. Burial will follow in Lewis Chapel Cemetery, Vago.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Frankford, Greenbrier Co., WV, Obituary

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James Oval Tipton, age 91, of Frankford, died Tuesday, October 9, 2007, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center in Fairlea. Born July 19, 1916, at Frankford, Mr. Tipton was the son of the late Henry and Rosie Woolard Tipton. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Troy and Handley Tipton, and sisters, Lucy Tipton and Bertha Madison. Mr. Tipton was a member of Enon Baptist Church at Frankford. He worked for the West Virginia Department of Highways and was a World War II Army Veteran.

Surviving him are his wife, Thelma Blankenship Tipton; sons, James "Buster" Tipton and wife, Rebecca, Ronnie Tipton and wife, Teresa, of Frankfort; daughters, Lillian Hammons and husband, Roger, of Frankford, and Wilma Tipton and friend, Alvin Reneau, of Dandridge, Tennessee; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; brothers, Basil Coleman, of Frankford, and Winters Tipton, of Toledo, Ohio; and foster daughter, Peggy Madison.

Service was held Friday afternoon at Enon Baptist Church in Frankford with the Rev. Steve Barnette officiating. Burial followed at the Enon Baptist Church Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2007, Rupert, Greenbrier Co., WV, Obituary

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Olen Blankenship, 62, of Rupert, died unexpectedly Monday morning, July 16, 2007, at Charleston General Hospital, from injuries received in an automobile accident. Born March 9, 1945, at Welch, he was a son of Alice Eads Blankenship of Charleston, S.C., and the late Wayne Blankenship.

He was a member of the Bascom United Methodist Church of Rupert, and a retired logger. Olen was an avid golfer, and a member of the Beckley Area Shag Club, where he loved to shag dance. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

Those left to mourn his passing are his wife, Paula Goodson Blankenship of Rupert; his mother, Alice Eads Blankenship of Charleston, S.C.; daughter, Sarah Hoke and husband Jamie of Ronceverte; son, Paul Blankenship and wife Jo Lynn of Cross Lanes; two brothers, Shelby Blankenship of Charleston, S.C., and John Blankenship of Fredericksburg, Va.; two grandchildren, Zachary and Amber Blankenship and a new grandson expected in August.

Services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, July 20, 2007 at Wallace & Wallace Chapel in Rainelle with the Rev. Stanley Clark officiating. Burial will follow at Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville. Pallbearers will be Jack Humphreys, Bob Costa, Jim Scronce, Roy Boggess, Cleveland Boggess and Harold Boggess.

 

Alice Eads Blankenship - 06Apr1913 - 24Jun2008

 

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

Blankenship, Olen W. 62, 09Mar1945 - 16Jul2007, Rupert, Greenbrier, WV, WV-236-70-6883

Blankenship, Ralph 57, 01Sep1949 - 16Dec2006, White Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier, WV, MD-215-52-3440

 

Hampshire

 

2006, Pinoak, Hampshire Co., WV, Obituary

Princeton Times (WV) - November 1, 2006

Carter Lee Kinzer, 46, of Pinoak, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006 at Princeton Community Hospital in Princeton. Born April 13, 1960 in Princeton, he was the son of Viola Shrewsbury Kinzer Wiblin of Little Rich Creek Road, Rock, and the late Noah Kinzer.

He is also survived by his stepfather, James Wiblin. Mr. Kinzer was in good standing with the Lord and his name is on the Book of Life. He was a roofer and worked in construction. He loved gardening, fishing and carpentry. He helped build his mother's house in West Virginia.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his fianc, Delores "Tina" Williams of Pinoak; one son, James Lee Kinzer of Washington, D.C.; one daughter, Diane Kinzer of Gaithersburg, Md.; one stepdaughter, Charree Mills of Pinoak; one brother, Robert "Bobby" Kinzer and Connie Jones of Romney; three sisters, Carolyn Blankenship and her husband Jerry of Ingleside, Molly Blankenship and her husband Roger of Princeton, and Sallie Beach and her husband Edward of Tazewell, Va.; one stepsister, Beatrice Shrewsbury and her husband Don of Beeson; one stepbrother, Jimmy Wiblin and his wife Janice of Princeton; one grandson, Justin Lee Kinzer of Washington, D.C.; several nieces and nephews; two great nephews and one great niece on the way.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Nov. 2, 2006 at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton. Interment will follow at the Johnnie and Lena Shrewsbury Family Cemetery at Beeson. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Hancock

 

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

Blankenship, Charles E. 86, 30May1921 - 04Nov2007, Chester, Hancock, WV, OH-280-18-5995

Blankenship, Edna M. 84, 28Oct1921 - 31Jan2006, Chester, Hancock, WV, PA-165-30-0107

 

Jackson

 

2006, Fairplain, Jackson Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - May 10, 2006

Loma Virginia Burdette, 75, of Fairplain departed this life May 8, 2006, after a short battle with lung cancer. Loma was born Sept. 9, 1930, at Fisher Ridge.

She was employed by Newbrough Photography, St. Albans, for 30 years. She moved to Melbourne, Fla., in 1987 and worked for Pitney Bowes for 15 years. After retiring, she moved back to West Virginia in 2002, enjoying gardening and life with family and friends. Loma loved her dog, King, who was a very special friend. Everyone was always welcome and she made you feel at home.

Loma was preceded in death by her parents, Rude and Freda Coleman; sisters, Leona Ashby and Glady Maxwell; brother, Walter Coleman; niece, Chesie Harper; and nephew, Robbie Maxwell.

She is survived by a daughter and her husband, Patty and Charles Monk of Ripley; sisters and her husband, Voneedic and Basil Burdette of Kenna; grandson, Scott Blankenship of Melbourne, Fla.; granddaughter and her husband, Cathy Jo and Adam Kirk of Ripley; great-grandchildren, Ramsie, Wyatt and Brook; great-uncle, Walter Thomas; and ex-husband and his wife, Harold and Evene Burdette.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 11, at Long & Fisher Funeral Home, Sissonville, with the Rev. Jerry Dooley officiating. Burial will follow in Milam Cemetery, Fisher Ridge.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Kenna, Jackson Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - July 16, 2006

Harold Edward "Pop" Burdette, 80, of Kenna passed away suddenly July 13, 2006, of injuries received in an automobile accident. Born March 9, 1926, in Jackson County, he was employed with Burdette Asphalt and Paving Company. Harold served as a superintendent for Burdette Oil & Gas Company and retired from American Energy Company in 1991. He and his wife were owners and operators of Burdette General Store and Burdette Saddle & Variety Shop, both in Kenna, from 1982 to 2003.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Odie and Biddie Berry Burdette; brother, Hank Burdette; sisters, Emogene Kidd and Marjorie Hinzman; and his former wife, Loma. Harold was a beloved husband, treasured father and special grandfather and great-grandfather who will be greatly missed by his wife of 32 years, Evene Slater Burdette; and daughter and her husband, Patty and Charles Monk of Fairplain. Charles was also Harold's best friend. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Scott Blankenship of Melbourne, Fla., and Cathy Kirk and her husband, Adam, of Fairplain; his great-grandchildren, Ramsie and Wyatt Kirk of Fairplain and Brooke Kirk of Georgia; three brothers, L.G. "Lefty" and Foster Burdette of Cross Lanes and Wendell Reynolds of Kenna; his sister, Freda "Blanche" Burdette Larch of Cross Lanes; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

The services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 17, at Long & Fisher Funeral Home, Sissonville, with the Rev. Gerald Sayre and the Rev. David Spencer officiating. Burial will follow in Goff Cemetery, Romance, Jackson County.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Ravenswood, Jackson Co., WV, Obituary
Charleston Gazette, 10/19/2006

Selena Dailey Adkins, 82, of Evans passed away Oct. 14, 2006, at Ravenswood Village, Ravenswood. Selena was a homemaker and a loving wife and mother who will be missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hiram and Mae Humphrey; brothers, Shelly, Claude, Jack and Carl Humphrey; and sister, Betty MacPherson.

Selena is survived by her husband of 50 years, James Adkins; son, Deron Adkins of Evans; sister, Wanda Allberry of Newark, Ohio; and nephews and nieces, Jack and Laura Allberry of Newark, Claudine and Richard Harrison and Barbara Cumpton, all of Huntington, Charles Blankenship of San Jos, Calif., and Peggy and Wayne Brooks of Fallon, Nev.; as well as numerous cousins, other family members and friends.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at Chapman Funeral Home, 3624 Winfield Road, Winfield, with the Rev. Gerry White officiating. Burial will follow in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Clarence L. 82-81, 01Sep1925 - 01Sep2007, Ripley, Jackson, WV, OH-293-20-7388

 

Kanawaha

 

2006, Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - February 11, 2006

Mary Eloise "Mollie" Rogers Smith, 87, of Charleston, formerly of Bomont, died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006, at her home after a long illness. Born May 6, 1918, she was the last surviving daughter of the late William L. and Stella May Perrine Rogers. Mollie was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur A. "Buck" Smith; infant daughter, Carol May Smith; son, Wilbur Allen Smith, who was killed in Vietnam; brothers, Oscar, Joe and Virgil Rogers; and sisters, Rena Burdette, Donna Stephenson and Janie Blankenship.

Surviving: daughters, Stella "Sis" Jarrett and husband, Paul, of Coopers Creek and Shelby Smith of Charleston; grandson, Greg Hunt of Charleston; and many nieces and nephews who were very dear to her, including Michael I. "Bubs" Smith, who she loved like a son.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Hafer Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry Conrad officiating. Burial will be in the Smith family cemetery, Bomont.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - February 21, 2006

Charles Calvin Paynter, 93, of Charleston, formerly of Cyclone, went to be with the Lord Feb. 20, 2006, at his home after an extended illness. Born Nov. 30, 1912, at Madison Creek, he was the son of the late Benjamin Harrison and Bertha Burgess Paynter.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Gaye Paynter; his second wife, Dorothy Jane Paynter; two sisters, Pearl and Goldie Edith Paynter; and six brothers, Arnold, George, Dexter, Eugene, Leonard and John Henry Paynter. Calvin was a retired coalminer, formerly employed by Powellton Coal Company, and was a former logger. He was a member of the UMWA. Calvin was the oldest male member of Mallory Church of God, which he attended for over 40 years. He loved to sing and play gospel music on his guitar and harmonica.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Thelma Canterbury Paynter of Charleston; seven children and their spouses, Lois Brown of Greenville, Tenn., Kathleen and the Rev. James Walker of Oceana, Joyce and the Rev. Phillip L. Cook of Monticello, Fla., Carole Cook of Cyclone, Robert and Judy Paynter of Oceana, Charles and Wendy Paynter of Cyclone and Joseph and Dorothy Paynter of Pineville; one stepdaughter, with whom he made his home, Billie Jones and husband, Jerry, of Charleston; four sisters, Donzel Blankenship of Turkey Creek, Mary Ruth Elkins of Mallory and Bonnie Eldridge and Nancy Miller, both of Cyclone; 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; and several stepgrandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at Mallory Church of God, Mallory, with the Rev. James Walker, the Rev. Phillip Cook, the Rev. James Lafferty and the Rev. Eugene Sparks officiating. Burial will follow in Cook Cemetery, Cyclone.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - July 23, 2006

Dannie K. Lanham, 58, of Charleston, passed away Friday, July 21, 2006, of cancer at the home of Tammy and Don Chandler in St. Albans. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dallas T. and Viola Hicks Lanham.

Surviving are wife, Yvonne Erwin Lanham; children, daughter, Robin and husband John Caudill; son, Brian and wife Jamie Lanham; grandchildren, Maddy Caudill and Michael Lanham; stepchildren, Rick and Melonie Blankenship, Tammy and Don Chandler, Lisa and Harold Payne, and Angie Thornton; step-grandchildren, Bobby Thornton Jr., Chelsea Thornton, and Nathan, Michael, and Shana Blankenship; brothers and sisters, George T. and Sylvia J. Lanham, Natchee W. and Wanda Lanham, Dallas W. and Melanie Lanham, Iva Lou and Bruce Foster, Ida Mae and Paul G. Lanham, and Aretta A. Bell.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 24, 2006, at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, with the Rev. Rick Sovine officiating. Burial will be at Hodges Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - August 8, 2006

Harold E. Lucas, 69, of Charleston, passed away at Hubbard Hospice House Saturday evening, August 5, 2006. Harold was born in Charleston, a son of the late Harold A. and Louise Matheny Lucas.

He retired in 1999 from Valley Bell Dairy, where he was the plant manager. He attended the Elk River Church of the Nazarene, graduated from Charleston High School and attended Morris Harvey College. Harold loved the beach and was an avid golfer.

He is survived by his children and their spouses, Terry and Valerie Lucas of Scott Depot and Carrie and Jeff Blankenship of Big Chimney; grandchildren, Tyler, Madison, and Samantha Blankenship and Amanda Lucas; and sister, Joan Schatz of Charleston.

Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 9, at Wilson Funeral Home of Charleston with the Rev. Randy Ledsome officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

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Jayden McKenzee Heath Sims, our sweet little angel, departed this life on December 19, 2007 from CAMC Women & Childrens Hospital in Charleston. Born on December 19, 2007 in Charleston she was the daughter of Terry Michael Sims II and Brittany Heath.

She was preceded in death by her maternal great-grandparents: Otis & Edna Hatfield; paternal great-grandparents: Lawerence Lester and Robert & Mary Sims; and a special uncle, Gary Hatfield.

In addition to her parents those left to love and cherish the memory of Jayden are: her maternal grandparents: Carolyn Heath of Gilbert and Robert Heath of Keyser; paternal grandparents: Terry Sims of Frankfort KY and Zelphia Lester of Baisden; her maternal great-grandparents: Paul and Patsy Heath of Marion VA; her paternal great-grandmother, Bertha Lester of Baisden; her uncle, Jamey (Valerie) Lester of Baisden; her three aunts: Tabitha Brown of Marion VA, Alisha (Jason) Hatfield of Bruno, and special aunt, Allison Heath of Gilbert; her eight cousins: Kelly Brown of Marion VA, Jenna & Dayton Hatfield of Bruno, Hayley Lester of Baisden, Staci & Cameron Hatfield of Justice, and Brandon & Bradley Blankenship of Gilbert; her god-parents, Homer & Kristie Blankenship of Gilbert; and a host of other family and friends who love and miss her.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, December 27, 2007 at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Homer Blankenship, Jr. officiating. Burial followed in the Cline Cemetery at North Spring. Pallbearers were: Homer Jr. & Brandon Blankenship and Cameron & Greg Hatfield.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, South Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - September 19, 2006

Jordan William Brison, 81, of South Charleston passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006, at Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston.

He was retired from C&P Telephone Company after 40 years of service. As an inventive and creative person, C&P patented some of the technology that Bill developed. He also was one of the founders and the first president of TEROC, a recreational area that was developed for C&P employees. Bill was a proud Navy veteran of World War II, having served as a Naval radio airman and a member of the Atomic War Veterans, where he observed and participated in atomic testing which was called "Operation Crossroads" during World War II. As an amateur radio operator, he communicated and made friends with people all over the world; his call sign was K8JSV. In his retirement, Bill enjoyed a wide range of activities and hobbies, such as camping, hunting, fishing, gardening and ceramics. As a woodworking and metal craftsman, he was an unheralded inventor and designer of many types of tools. In his later years, Bill enjoyed water gardens and participating in various water pond tours. Bill was particularly proud that all of his children graduated from college. He attended Elizabeth Memorial Methodist Church, Charleston.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bryan and Margaret Woodyard Brison, and a brother, Richard E. Brison.

Surviving: wife, Patricia Ann Brison; sons, Gary C. Brison of Canton, Ohio and Michael A. Brison of Hurricane; daughters, Linda C. Brison of Charleston and Amy B. Carson of Fairfax, Va.; brothers, Thomas M. and David L. Brison; sisters, Barbara Blankenship, Jane Plott, Martha Summerville, Phyllis Brison and Janet Connell; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, with the Rev. Frank Shomo officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Chesapeake, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary
The Virginian-Pilot Feb 13, 2007
    Chesapeake - Polly Perry Blankenship, 87, formerly of Hemple Street, went to be with the Lord Feb. 10, 2007. A native of Wayne County, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Ballard and Fair Belle Smith Perry and the wife of the late Charles G. Blankenship Jr. She was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church, Virginia Beach.
    She is survived by three daughters,
Charlotte Jones and Phyllis Mizelle, both of Zuni, Va., and Pat Bell and her husband Robert of Chesapeake; a son, Carlos Gene Blankenship and his wife Gay of Greenup, Ky.; two sisters, Brookie Maynard of Kanover, W.Va. and Lou Kirk of Dunlow, W.Va.; one brother, Allie Perry of Wayne, W.Va.; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other loved ones. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Bobby Jay Blankenship, six brothers and six sisters.
    A funeral will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Graham Funeral Home, Greenbrier Chapel, with Pastor Elston Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Norfolk. The family will receive friends today from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
From: diane dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Elkview, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - December 3, 2006

Eulah Corinne Rogers, 85, of Elkview died after a long illness on Dec. 1, 2006, at 1 p.m. She was a Christian and a member of Elkview Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Kellis and Ella Lilly; husband, John W. Rogers; son, John W. "Sonny" Rogers Jr.; son-in-law, Harold L. Stover; granddaughters, Jennifer L. Stover and Melissa Dawn Mills; and sister, Neta Brown.

Surviving: son and his wife, Michael and Jo Rogers of Elkview; daughters and their husbands, Betty Stover of Elkview, Joan and Herb Blankenship of Poca and Meirlyn Kip, Jerry Anderson, and Nancy Strick of Elkview; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was active in her church and community. She was loved by her family and many friends and is now rejoicing in the Lord. She was a former employee of the Bible Book Shop and retired from the offices of Dr. Harry Jackson and John W. Byrd of Charleston.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 4, at Elkview Baptist Church with the Rev. Bobby Sizemore and the Rev. David Keeney officiating. Entombment will follow in Elk Hills Memorial Mausoleum, Big Chimney.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Sissonville, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - August 2, 2006

Gracie Mae McMillion Cobb, 94, of Sissonville passed away peacefully on July 31, 2006, at her residence. She was preceded in death by her husband, Romey Cobb. Gracie was a homemaker and a member of Walker Chapel Baptist Church since 1940.

Left behind to cherish her memory are her children and their spouses, Theodore and Margaret Cobb of Evans, James and Ruth Cobb, Mary Lou and Gilbert Layne of Charleston, Linda Slater of Nitro, Everett and Debra Cobb of Sissonville and Mearly and Ronald Blankenship of Charleston; stepdaughters and their husbands, Aretta and Warren Kiser and Freda and Everett Skeens, all of Charleston; sister, Irma Tate of Kanawha City; and brother, Leroy McMillion of Charleston. Gracie is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, at Long & Fisher Funeral home, under the direction of the Rev. Nick Bird. Visitation will be Wednesday, Aug. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Cobb family cemetery, Tuppers Creek, Sissonville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, St. Albans, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - March 5, 2006

Joan Smith, 63, of St. Albans, passed away at home Friday, March 3, 2006, after a courageous battle with cancer. Joan was retired from Broughton Foods Company with 23 years of service and was a member of Teamsters Local 175.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents, H. I. "Bob" and Sarah Warner; grandson, Jamie Blankenship; great-grandson, Austin Blankenship Hill; sister, Olive Holley; and half-brother, Jim Reeves.

She is survived by her son, Eddie Blankenship of Hurricane; daughter, Mary Beth Hamilton of St. Albans; granddaughters, Joaleen Blankenship of Cross Lanes, Danielle and Amanda Blankenship of Hurricane; great-granddaughter, Hannah Culbertson of Nitro; half-sister, Mary Winters of Hometown; half-brother, Chuck Reeves of Buffalo. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Special people in Joan's life were Sandra, Daniel, Adrian, Stacy, Peggy, T. J., Shirley, and Bethy.

Private services will be held Tuesday, March 7, 2006, at Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, 110 B Street, St. Albans, is in charge of arrangements.

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From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, St. Albans, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - November 11, 2006

Ethel Marie Hively Burns, 73, of St. Albans went home to be with her son, Lisle Eugene Jr., her parents, Glen and Lina Hively, two brothers, Larry and Ernest, and her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Maude and Elihue Burns on Thursday, November 9, 2006, at her home. Ethel was a former Church of the Nazarene member and a homemaker for over 53 years.

Surviving are her husband, Lisle "Jack" Burns; sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth "Buddy" and Dianna of St. Albans, David and Robin of West Hamlin, Jim and Helen of St. Albans and Eddie and Tammy of Buffalo; daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Kenny Lacy of St. Albans and Jackie and Michael Blankenship of Charleston; 19 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; and brothers, Otis of Point Pleasant and Clarence and Donald of St. Albans.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, November 12, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, 409 Sixth Avenue, St. Albans, with the Rev. Dave Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Center Point Cemetery, Liberty.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Gary L. 68, 22Oct1938 - 20Aug2007, Glasgow, Kanawha, WV, WV-236-58-5923

 

Lewis

 

2006, Jane Lew, Lewis Co., WV, Obituary

Fayette Tribune (Oak Hill, WV) - September 7, 2006

Donald E. Tate, 57, of Jane Lew, died Sept. 4, 2006, at his residence. Born Nov. 28, 1948, in Coalwood, he was the son of the late Branson Tate and Pearl (Matney) Tate.

He also was preceded in death by three brothers, Dennis Blankenship, Glen Blankenship and Leo Tate. Mr. Tate was a Baptist. He worked with Bell Atlantic for 25 years. Since 1993, he owned and operated Tate Communications. Mr. Tate was a member of The Rocky Mountain Horse Association and owner of the Mountain Gait Farm in Jane Lew. He was a big supporter of the 4-H Club especially in Lewis County.

Surviving: his wife, Linda (Light) Tate, whom he married on Dec. 31, 1987; daughters, Deborah Tate of Mount Hope, and Rebecca Tate Burns of Fairmont; sisters, Sandy Powell of New Port Ritchie, Fla., and Joann Smoot and Janice Hudson, both of Barnsville, Ga.; brothers, Branson Tate Jr. of Hollybrook, Va., and James Tate of Abingdon, Va.; grandchildren, Toni Marie and William Harrison; and several nieces and nephews and many dear friends.

A private funeral service was held at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, Clarksburg, with Pastor Charles Madaus presiding.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Lincoln

 

2006, Alkol, Lincoln Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Feb 23, 2006

Shirley Blankenship, 65, of Alkol, widow of Elmer Blankenship, died Tuesday. She was a homemaker. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Bulger Community Church, Alkol; burial follows in Hager Cemetery, Alkol. Visitation is after 6:30 p.m. Friday at the church. Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin, is assisting the family.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Hamlin, Lincoln Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Oct 29, 2006

Rosie Mae "Ray" Midkiff, born May 15, 1932, passed away Friday, October 27, 2006, at Cabell Huntington Hospital, W.Va., at the age of 74 years, five months and 12 days old. She was the daughter of the late Alice Beaulah "Toler" and John Henry Ray. She was a homemaker and a member of Branchland United Baptist Church, Branchland, W.Va. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Elmo Blankenship, Vic Ray and Fleetwood Ray; and one sister, Arnedith Childers.

She is survived by her husband, Vernon Midkiff of Branchland, W.Va.; four sons, Freddie Ray of Cleveland, Ohio, Roger Ray of Elyria, Ohio, Danny Ray of Cleveland, Ohio, and Glen Midkiff of Louisville, Ky.; one sister, Sylvia Jean Messer of Medina, Ohio; and one special friend and sister-in-law, Virginia Ray of Branchland, W.Va.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, October 30, 2006, at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin, W.Va., with the Rev. Freddie Ray and the Rev. Russell "Buck" Adkins officiating. Interment will be at Midkiff Cemetery, Branchland, W.Va.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2006, West Hamlin, Lincoln Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Apr 13, 2006

Virginia Frances Blankenship, 83, of West Hamlin, wife of Troy Blankenship, died Wednesday at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was a homemaker. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin; burial follows at Enon Cemetery, Salt Rock.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2006, West Hamlin, Lincoln Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Apr 14, 2006

Virginia Pack Blankenship of West Hamlin, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2006, at the age of 83 years, in St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va. She was born October 28, 1922, and was the daughter of the late Jim and Alma Roberts Pack. She was a member of the Mount Moriah Baptist Church, Fall Creek, W.Va. She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Arnold, Howard, Louie and Ed Pack.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Troy Blankenship; two sons, Larry Blankenship and his wife Hazel and Terry Blankenship and his wife Jackie; two daughters, Jo Ann Gosnay and her husband Greg and Linda Messinger and her husband Gary; nine grandchildren, Sabrina and Heath Halstead, Shane and Danielle Messinger, Justin and Christie Blankenship, Jared and Sara Blankenship and Joni Gosnay; seven great-grandchildren, Kam and A.J. Messinger and Cath, John, Elizabeth, Dakota and Levi Blankenship, and mamaw's wish was granted, future baby Halstead; three sisters, Rita Forth, Lois Hager and her husband Bob, and Connie Ward; and one brother, Benny Pack. A special thanks is extended to Dr. Brad Richardson, his nurse Jackie and staff.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 15, 2006, at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin, W.Va., with the Rev. Zachary Bills officiating. Interment will be at Enon Cemetery, Salt Rock, W.Va.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2007, West Hamlin, Lincoln Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Mar 10, 2007

Geraldine Rose Bailey, of West Hamlin, W.Va., passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2007, at home with her family by her side. She was born April 11, 1934, in West Hamlin, W.Va., a daughter of the late Jesse and Irma Blankenship Butcher. She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Myrle Edward Bailey, on June 7, 2003; her sisters Sadie, Freeda, Elma and infant Ada Deloris; her brothers Baxter, Harold, and Dale Butcher; and a very special nephew, Troy Bias.

She is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Eric Lionel and Terry Butcher of Woodstock, Ga., and his children Eric Eugene and Sara Beth Butcher of Augusta, Ga.; her son Bret Edward Bailey of South Beloit, Ill., and his children Todd Edward, Scott Edward, and Bretney Kay of Salt Rock, W.Va.; Quentin Boyce "Tiny" Bailey of West Hamlin, W.Va., and his children Bobbi Jo and Jamie Lee Bailey of West Hamlin; her daughter and son-in-law, Paula Lynn and Ricky Clay of Chesapeake, Ohio, and her children Stephanie Marie and James Thompson of Scottown, Ohio, Jonathan Dale Kraft of Huntington, W.Va., and Nicholas Andrew Clay of Chesapeake, Ohio; one great-grandchild, Jacob James "Jake" Thompson; sisters Violet Dillon, Lora Dove Butcher and Barbara Turley of West Hamlin; and a very special nephew, Gene Bias of Columbus, Ohio; and a multitude of family and friends.

She was employed for 25 years at Perry Norvell Shoe Company (Kinney Shoes) in Huntington and retired after 10 years of service from White Way Laundry (Artistic Cleaners) of Huntington, W.Va.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 11, 2007, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, by Rev. Russell "Buck" Adkins. Burial will be in Enon Cemetery, Salt Rock, W.Va.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, West Hamlin, Lincoln Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jun 17, 2007

Clifford Bills, 78, of West Hamlin, W.Va., passed away June 14, 2007, at Lincoln Continuous Care Center, Hamlin, W.Va. He was a retired heavy equipment operator. He was born May 17, 1929, in Harts, W.Va. and was the son of the late Earl and Alice Adkins Bills. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters; Jewell Bias and Barbara Adkins.

Clifford is survived by the mother of his children and friend, Doris Bills; one daughter, Hazel and Larry Blankenship of West Hamlin, W.Va.; four sons, Michael and Terry Bills of Milton, W.Va., Charles and Betty Bills of Branchland, W.Va., Rickey and Melinda Bills of Hamlin, W.Va., Robert and Annette Bills of West Hamlin, W.Va.; and eight grandchildren, Sabrina Halstead, Contessa Wallace, Haley Bills, Kara Duncan, Stevie, Chuck and Jason Bills and Justin White; four great-grandchildren, Lexi and Hunter Duncan, Eathan Bills, Shelbi Halstead; four sisters, Verna Workman, Sue Mullins, Linda Holton, and Charlotte Radcliff; two brothers, Danny and Ted Bills.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, June 18, 2007, at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin, W.Va., with the Rev. Zachary Bills and Rev. Russell "Buck" Adkins officiating. Interment will be at Franklin Cemetery, Branchland, W.Va.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Shirley 65, 27Jan1941 - 21Feb2006, Alkol, Lincoln, WV, WV-236-70-0031

Blankenship, Virginia 83, 28Oct1922 - 12Apr2006, West Hamlin, Lincoln, WV, WV-236-36-3916

Virginia Francis Pack Wife of Troy Edsil Blankenship

 

Logan

 

2007, Accoville, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

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Belinda Jean Jeannie Angle, 43, of Accoville, departed this life on Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at her home. Born on June 25, 1964 at Man, she was the daughter of the late Everette Monroe and Melva E. (Tiller) Mounts. Jeannie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend and was of the Church of God faith.

Those left to love and cherish the memory of Jeannie are: her husband, Troy G. Angle of Accoville; her son, Michael (Karen) Hall of Justice; her two daughters: Kelly Jo (J.C. Jake) Backus of Man, and Kristen (Adam) Harrison of Okalahoma; her three grandsons: Mikey, Matthew, and Caiden Hall; her three granddaughters: Casey Hall, and Abby and Marissa Harrison; her three sisters: Benita (Larry) Barnett of South Williamson, KY, Jowanna (Robert) Kennedy of Accoville, and Stephanie (Audie) Blankenship of Gilbert; her brother, Kevin (Donna) Bartram of Union; and a host of family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 pm on Sunday, December 9, 2007 at the Verner Community Church with the Rev. Walt Grimmett and the Rev. Joey Kennedy officiating. Burial followed in the Browning and Lester Cemetery at Spice Creek section of Verner. Family and friends served as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Alkol, Lincoln Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - February 23, 2006

Shirley Blankenship was born January 27, 1941, and went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006, at the age of 65 years and 25 days. She was the daughter of the late Kelly and Jewell Bays Hager and was a homemaker.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Blankenship; one brother, Harold Hager; and one sister, Betty Elkins.

She is survived by two sons, Timmy (Sharon) Hager and Donald Hager; two daughters, Doris "Sissy" Hager and Anna (Jackie) Adkins; four brothers, Franklin (Glenna,) Gene (Lottie,), Kelly Jr. (Norine) and Lee (Becky) Hager; and seven grandchildren, Whitney, Kelly, Joey, Carmella, Michaela, Emily and Allison. She will be missed by many nieces and nephews. All the family is from Alkol.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Bulger Community Church with the Rev. K.D. Bragg officiating. Interment will be in Hager Cemetery, Dog Bone Road, Alkol.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Chapmanville, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - February 25, 2006

Ancil Ray Bell, 60, of Chapmanville, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006, at Logan Regional Medical Center. He was born Aug. 25, 1945, in Chapmanville, and was the son of the late Clarence and Rachel Bell.

Ancil was preceded in death by his brother, Julius Bell; one grandson, Corey Bell; and one special niece, Debbie Hall Browning. Ancil attended the First Church of Christ of Chapmanville and was employed by Arch of WV. He was totally committed to his family, closest friends, work, and most of all, God. Ancil was an avid outdoorsman. He loved hunting, horseback riding and working with cattle.

He is survived by his beloved wife and best friend for 42 years, Judy Bell; three precious sons and daughters-in-law, Ancil Jr. and Sherry Bell, Mike and Christa Bell, Eddie and Michelle Bell, all of Chapmanville; three sisters, Ollie Woodall and Anna Blankenship both of Bossivain, Va. and Mary Hall of Peach Creek; and five nephews and six nieces. Those who were the light of his life were his five precious grandchildren, Susan, Brittany, Casey, Cole, and Raelynn. Special friends who were like his brothers are Mike Hill of Hubert Hill Rd. and Roy Stanley of Charleston.

Services will be conducted on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 2 p.m. at the First Church of Christ with Pastor Robbie Thompson officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens on Old Logan Road at Pecks Mill. Pallbearers will be Mike Huffman, Jerry Price, Rusty Booton, Tyler Chapman, James Deel, Charlie Shreves, Frankie Stover and Greg Butcher. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Hill, Roy Stanley, Ronnie Hainor, Roger Hainer, Burt Compton, Arlen Sperry, and Paul Stover.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Davin, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - December 27, 2007

Eula Mae Felty Sturgell, 71, of Davin, departed this life to begin a new life with the Lord Saturday, December 22, 2007, at Logan Regional Medical Center. Born March 21, 1936, at Amieagle, she was a daughter of the late Elmer and Mary Felty.

Also preceding her in death were two sons, Roger and Bradford Sturgell; three brothers, Raymond, Clarence and Elmer Guy Felty, and three sisters, Judith Ann, Olitta and Brenda Felty. Eula Mae was a member of the Greenbranch Freewill Baptist Church. She was a disabled school bus driver for handicapped children in Logan County. Eula Mae was the heart beat and guardian angel of her family. She taught those close to her to laugh, love and hold life sacred. A truly loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother, Eula Mae was dear to all those who knew her.

Those left to cherish her memory include her beloved husband of 53 years, Isaac Sturgell; four sons, Clifford (Libby) Sturgell of Virginia, Jackie (Kim) Sturgell of Accoville, Sherwood Sturgell of Charleston and Ray Sturgell of North Carolina; five daughters, Gisele (Lee) Blankenship of Cyclone, Gwen (Donald) Toler of Bolt, Mary (Ronnie) Daniels of North Carolina, and Sally (Scott) Ferrell and Kitty (John) Dempsey, both of Six Mile; her special angel, Libby Sturgell of Virginia; four sisters, Frances (Fred) Covert of Greenview, Beulah (Hoot) Gibson of Ohio, Beverly Chambers of Hewitt and Helen (Jim) Ferrell of Griffithsville; one brother, Lewis Felty of Six Mile; 30 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren; many beloved nieces and nephews, and a host of friends and neighbors.

Services will be held at 6 p.m. today, December 26, at the Greenbranch Freewill Baptist Church at Man with Rev. Sid Moore officiating. Burial will be held Thursday at the Vance Cemetery at No. 7 Holden.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Ethel, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - October 25, 2006

Juanita Bunch, 78, of Ethel died peacefully at the home of her son-in-law, Walter Pennington, on October 23, 2006, with her family by her side.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Bunch; mom and dad, Vesta and Orville Craddock; her sisters, Eva Gail and Lois Blankenship; and her brother, Jimmy Craddock.

She is survived by one daughter, Coodie Pennington; one son, Brad Bunch; four grandchildren, Kenny Pennington, Charlie Pennington, Bradley Gene Bunch and Bradi Faye Bunch; four great-grandchildren, Skylar and Reid Pennington and Adan and Logan Pennington; her sisters, Ann (Dee) Cantrell of Ethel, Freda (Dale) Meeks of Ethel, Rhea (Joe) Grano of Tampa, Fla., Phyllis Belcher of Ethel and Velva Dean Adkins of Midkiff; her brothers, Bill Craddock of Ethel and Lee (Teddi) Craddock of Plant City, Fla.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at James Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Baldwin Cemetery, Hewett. Pallbearers will be Kenny Pennington, Charlie Pennington, Walter Pennington, Rank Cantrell, Dee Cantrell and Lonnie Dale Meeks.

[SSDI Juanita F. Bunch 06Sep1928 - 23Oct2006]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Kistler, Logan Co., WV, Funeral

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - November 8, 2006

Leo Blankenship, 73, of Kistler died Nov. 7, 2006. Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at Kistler Freewill Baptist Church, Kistler. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home, Man. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill.

[SSDI Leo J. Blankenship 06Sep1933 - 07Nov2006]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Kistler, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

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Terry Rat Wayne Mounts, 49, of Kistler, departed this life on Thursday, October 4, 2007, at Logan Regional Medical, Logan, WV. Born, July 31, 1958, at Welch, he was the beloved son of Boyd and Barbara Mounts of Browning Fork section of Gilbert.

Terry was preceded in death by an infant brother, Michael Boyd Mounts, his Maternal Grandparents, Kelly and Ettie (Harrison) Hatfield; and his Paternal Grandparents, Floyd and Lilly Mounts. He was a disabled coal miner and of the Baptist Faith.

Those left to love and cherish the memory of Terry are his loving wife of 13 years, Kristi Michelle Mounts; his two sons: Tyler Wayne Mounts and Jeremy Shane Grimmett both of the home; his three sisters: Benita (Joe) Blankenship and Tonya (Roger) Hatfield, both of Browning Fork; and Tammy (Brad) Fenster of Lexington, KY; his niece, Amy Leigh Fenster of Lexington, KY; his nephew, Adam Brewster of Browning Fork; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Sandy and Tim Robertson of Groveport, OH; his mother-in-law, Norma Jean Grimmett of Accoville; and a host of friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, October 8, 2007, at the Freedom Full Gospel Assembly House of Prayer, with the Rev. Diamond Carter and the Rev. Lowell Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill. Pallbearers will be: Tim Robertson, Shaun Grimmett, Rick Hatfield, Curtis Hatfield, Lanny Hatfield, Aaron Brown, Adam Brewster, and Kenny Cline.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Logan, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

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Lana Kay Mitchell, 36, of Logan, departed this life on Saturday, May 26, 2007, at her residence. Born, April 19, 1971, in Cleveland, Ohio, she was the daughter of Linda (Blankenship) Kazee McCoy of Madison and the late, Earl Kazee.

In addition to her mother she is survived by her husband, John Mitchell of Ohio, two sons: Hunter and Camron Paul Mitchell and one daughter, Savanna Mitchell, all of Ohio; and one brother, Earl Kazee, Jr., of Garfield Heights, Ohio.

As requested the body was cremated.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Mallory, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

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Kathern Louise Cochran Bowens, 71, of Mallory, WV, departed this life on Sunday, March 11, 2007 at Logan Regional Medical Center, Logan, WV. Born January 18, 1936 at Poke County, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late George & Sylvia Purdue Cochran.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Robert (Bob) Bowens, 3 grandchildren; Matthew & Jamie Bobby Church and Robert Lee Bowens, Jr., 1 great-grandchild: Dalton Cole Gibson and 1 brother; James Cochran.

Survivors include 2 sons; George (Fay) Bowens of Mallory, Robert Lee (Tammy) Bowens of Davin; 4 daughters; Chassie (Loren) Blankenship of Dayton, VA, Iras Brown & Sylvia (Bill) Rogers of Mallory and Nancy (Woody) Murphy of Delbarton; 5 sisters; Ruth Deal and Virginia Lefferd of Georgia, Vernette Taylor & Vivian Cheadem of Tennessee and Izetta of Florida. She was a good and loving grandmother to April & Darrin Maynor, Debrajene & Rodney Gibson, Stacy & Jason Hedrick, Kathern & Todd Terrance, Kristy Coleman, Michael & Kathern J. Bowens, Heath Cline and Luke Brown and a great-grandmother to Brandon, Dustin & Alshley Maynor, Michael Hedrick, Dania Brook McQuithy, Brandon and Justin Cline, Abbigail and Terry Bowens.

Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, March 14, 2007 at 1 PM at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Belcher officiating. Burial followed at Highland Memory Gardens at Godby Heights, Pecks Mill, WV. Active pallbearers were: Michael, Jason, Rodney, Heath, Darrin, Mark, Luke and Loren. Honorary pallbearers were: Willie, Willie Paul, Bill, Elwood, Robert and Greg.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2007, Mallory, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner Thursday, June 28, 2007
Jo Mae Blankenship, 81, of Mallory, departed this life Monday, June 25, 2007, at Logan Regional Medical Center. Born May 30, 1926, at Baileysville, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Goldie Toler Harding.

Preceding her in death was one daughter, Geizel GG Blankenship Banks, and six brothers, Jake, Leslie, Troy, Ray, Bob and Howard Harding.
Jo was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to all who knew her. She was of the Church of God faith.
Those left to love and cherish the memory of Jo include her loving husband of 51 years,
L.C. Blankenship; her four sons, Glenis (Soyla) Blankenship of Houston, Texas, L.C. Blankenship (Gaye) of Kentucky, Donnie Blankenship of Clarksville, Tenn., and Gary (Robin) Blankenship of Greenvalley; her daughter, Jo Ann Morgan of Greenvalley; her daughter-in-law, Tina Blankenship; her grandchildren, Rebecca, Crystal, Karen, Chad and Kim, Nikki and Mike, Avery, Joshua and Megan, Bryson, Ryan, Little Gary and Donnie Jr.; her great-grandchildren, Braydon Fowler, Alex and Savannah Hatfield, Derrick, Teara, Richard, Kevin, Nikki, and Ronnie; three sisters-in-law, Geneva, Joyce and Evelyn; and special friends, Belinda Lawrence, Rose Gibson and Randi Fowler.
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, June 29, at the Mount Funeral Home Chapel at Gilbert with Rev. Jerry Davis officiating. Burial will follow at the Davis Cemetery at Justice. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.blankenship/1932/mb.ashx

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2007, Pecks Mill, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

Ann Lee (Noe) Ellis, 63, of Pecks Mill, WV, departed this life on Saturday, June 2, 2007, at Logan Regional Medical Center. Born, February 19, 1944, at Mallory, she was the daughter of the late Rev. William and Martery (Whitaker) Noe. Anna was of the Freewill Baptist Faith and a retired factory worker, having worked for T. I. Industries.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Rev. Ralph Mitchell; 2 brothers: Hurston and Franklin Noe; Mothers-in-law: Lula Mitchell and Brook Ellis; and 2 sisters-in-law: Irene and Shirley Noe.

Survivors include her husband, James O. Ellis of Pecks Mill; 2 daughters: Debra (Casper) Andrews of San Diego, California, and Kimberly (Thomas) Risko of Pecks Mill; 2 step-daughters: Cherie (Tim) Beheler of Gilbert and Belinda Blankenship of Virginia. Additional survivors include: 2 sisters: Pauline (Tennis) Hatfield of Gilbert, and Carol (Don) Roberts of Santa Clara, Utah; 2 brothers: Charles and Harold Noe of Gilbert; and a very special friend, Toby.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, June 6, 2007, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Lester and Rev. Roscoe Chafin officiating. Burial followed in the Hollywood Cemetery, Gilbert. Pallbearers were: Tim Beheler, Tim Beheler, Jr., Casey Beheler, Billy (BJ) Beheler, Gary Hatfield and R. L. Cash.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Nyokia 59, 03Dec1947 - 27Jun2007, Ethel, Logan, WV, WV-235-76-7321

Blankenship, Leo J. 73, 06Sep1933 - 07Nov2006, Kistler, Logan, WV, WV-236-46-7287

Blankenship, Lewis B. 75, 17May1932 - 08Jul2007, Kistler, Logan, WV, WV-235-46-0049

Blankenship, Jo M. 81, 30May1926 - 25Jun2007, Mallory, Logan, WV, WV-233-21-3761

Blankenship, Karen S. 56, 16Jan1950 - 13Oct2006, Mallory, Logan, WV, WV-235-86-6840

Blankenship, Gary L. 60, 18Feb1947 - 05Apr2007, Verdunville, Logan, WV, CA-559-60-4998

 

Marshell

 

2007, Benwood, Marshall Co., WV, Obituary

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Patricia Anna (Olnick,) Diehl, 76, formerly of Benwood, W.Va., passed away Monday, October 29, 2007, at her daughters home in Bridgeport, Ohio, after a courageous battle with cancer. Patricia was born March 22, 1931 in Moundsville, W.Va., a daughter of the late Joseph Paul and Mary Jane (Anderson) Olnick. She was retired from the former Fostoria Glass Co., Moundsville; and was a member of St. James Catholic Church, McMechen.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John R. Diehl in 2004; four brothers, Edmund, George Jay, Leo and Harold Olnick; and three sisters, Mary Blankenship, Jessie Olnick and Freda Rejonis.

Patricia is survived by her daughter, Michelle Nolan and her husband, Jerry, of Bridgeport; three sons, Paul Ishmel McCombs, Issac Newton McCombs and Harold Gregory Olnick; three sisters, Evelyn Starkey of Moundsville, Trudell Krenzel of Lexington, Ky. and Yvonne Bonnie Hartley and her husband, Don, of Glen Dale; a brother, Joseph Olnick of Indianapolis, Ind.; four grandchildren, Jerry Jr., Sean, Gabrielle and Nicholas Nolan; a very close nephew, Joseph Wilson Oldaker of Homewood, Ill.; and several other grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, and 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood- McMechen Chapel, 214 Marshall Street, McMechen, where a Vigil service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Saturday, November 3, 2007, at St. James Catholic Church, McMechen, with the Rev. Joseph Hayden, S.J. as celebrant. Interment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

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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

 

Mason

 

2007, Glenwood, Mason Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, May 30, 2007

Roger Dale Clagg, 55, of Glenwood, W.Va., passed away Monday, May 28, 2007, at his residence. Graveside services will be conducted 10 a.m. Thursday, May 31, 2007, at Templeton Cemetery with Rev. Windell Shull officiating. Roger was born June 25, 1951, in Cabell County, West Virginia, a son of the late Charles Everette and Vernia Sheppard Blankenship Clagg. He is also preceded in death by two brothers, Virgil and Vernon Clagg.

He is survived by three brothers, Wesley, Elmer and Jim Clagg; five sisters, Elizabeth Caldwell, Ema Edmunds, Susie Carter, Patsy Chapman and Bobbie Scarberry; and several nieces and nephews.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Mason, Mason Co., WV, Obituary

Point Pleasant Register (WV) - May 30, 2006

Ernest R. Reed, 81 of Mason, went to be with the Lord on on Friday, May 26, 2006, at his residence. He was retired as a furnace tapper for the Foote Mineral Corp. Reed was a member of the Smith-Capehart American Legion Post 140, Stewart-Johnson Veterans of Foreign War Post 9926 and the Wahama Athletic Boosters. He was a coach for many years in the Mason Youth Baseball League, a World War II Army veteran of the 9th Infantry, who invaded the beaches at Normandy. He was born Aug. 5, 1924, in Hartford, son of the late James Reed and Mina (Lavender) Reed.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Reed; granddaughter, Tina Chandler; grandson, Brent Reed; and brothers, Bill and Cecil Reed.

Survivors include his daughter, Patricia Blankenship of Mason; daughter/son-in-law, Diana (Larry) Connor of Eustis, Fla; sons/daughters-in-law, Robert (Debbie) Reed of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, David (Judy) Reed of Mason, and Charlie Reed of Mason; grandchildren, Joanna (Steve) Dangerfield, Andrea (Bruce) Bumgardner, Chessie Pyatt, Jeff Pyatt, Lisa Gray, David Reed II, Donna Reed, Chance Reed, Josh Reed and Stephen Reed; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Edna Grimm of New Haven, Edith Wolf of Huntington; many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today at Foglesong- Tucker Funeral Home in Mason, with Rev. Billy Zuspan officiating. Burial to follow in Sunrise Memorial Gardens. Military graveside rites will be performed by American Legion Post 140 and VFW Post 9926.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

 

2006, Point Pleasant, Mason Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jan 15, 2006

David Blankenship Taylor, 31, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., husband of Betsy Taylor, died Jan. 12, 2006, at home. Funeral 1 p.m. Monday at Deal Funeral Home, burial in Beale Chapel Cemetery. Visitation 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

McDowell

 

2007, Iaeger, McDowell Co., WV, Obituary

Kathryn Marie Blankenship, 72, of Panther, Died Monday June 4, 2007, at her residence. Mrs. Blankenship was born December 1, 1934 at Panther, WV, a daughter of the late Julius and Lauria Justice Hunt and was a Homemaker. In additions to her parents, four brothers, Wayne, Everett, Earl and Willis and two sisters Alma and Louise, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband, Oliver Blankenship of the home; one daughter, Drema Day of Winston Salem, NC; one granddaughter, Kimi Day of Winston Salem, NC; a special Niece, Sue Bailey of Wytheville, VA; Four brothers, Russell Hunt of Panther, Wille Hunt of Peterstown, Estil Hunt of Mohawk and James Alex Hunt of Panther; and one sister Dora Wise of Bluefield, WV.

Funeral Services were Conducted Friday, June 8, 2007, at 1 p.m. with Elder Kermit Lester and Elder David Gibson Officiating at the chapel of Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger. Burial followed in the Hunt Cemetery at Panther, WV.

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2006, Jolo, McDowell Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - November 20, 2006

Carolyn Sue Kennedy, 62, of Jolo, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006, at Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C. Born April 1, 1944 in Rockridge, Carol was the daughter of Lillie Powell of Rocky Gap, Va., and the late Hassel Powell. Carol was a retired cook from the McDowell County School System, where for 26 years, she found great joy in all those she worked with, especially the school children.

Left to cherish her memory, in addition to her mother, are her husband of 46 years, Homer Kennedy; two daughters: Denise Vance and husband David, and Rhonda Church, all of North Carolina; two grandchildren: Megan and Tyler Vance, also of North Carolina. Other family members include three brothers: Orville Powell and wife Beth of Springville Va., David Powell and wife Linda, and Kenny Powell and wife Joyce, all of Beckley; two sisters: Martha Blankenship and husband Green of Rocky Gap, Va., and Charlotte Short and husband David of Centerburg, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

The family, along with Pastor Bob Blevins and wife Oakie, will receive friends today, Tuesday, Nov. 21 at The Bradshaw Mountain Community Church in Paynesville from 6-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held and officiated by Pastor Blevins at the church on Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow in the Mullins Cemetery on Coon Branch Mountain in Iaeger. Serving as pallbearers will be family and friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Panther, McDowell Co., WV, Obituary

Courier News , January 18, 2007

Glenda Sue King Blankenship, 65, of Panther, West Virginia died Tuesday, January 16, 2007 in Princeton Community Hospital. Glenda Blankenship was...

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2007, Panther, McDowell Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 6/7/2007

Kathryn Marie Blankenship, 72, of Panther, died Monday, June 4, 2007, at her residence. Mrs. Blankenship was born Dec. 1, 1934 at Panther, a daughter of the late Julius and Lauria M. Justice Hunt and was a homemaker. In addition to her parents, four brothers, Wayne, Everett, Earl, and Ellis, and two sisters, Alma and Louise preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband, Oliver Blankenship of the home; one daughter, Drema Day of Winston Salem, N.C.; one granddaughter, Kimi Day also of Winston Salem; a special niece, Sue Bailey of Wytheville, Va.; four brothers, Russell Hunt of Panther, Willie Hunt of Peterstown, Estil Hunt of Mohawk, and James Alex Hunt of Panther; and one sister, Dora Wise of Bluefield.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, June 8, 2007 at 1 p.m., with Elder Kermit Lester and Elder David Gibson officiating at the chapel of Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger. Burial will follow in the Hunt Cemetery at Panther. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Panther, McDowell Co., WV, Obituary

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Minnie Ree (Dotson) Lockhart Bailey, 58 of Panther, went home to be with her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, on Friday, October 19, 2007, at her residence. Born on December 2, 1948 at Mohawk, she was the daughter of the late Hannibal and Alafair (Coleman) Dotson.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Oliver Lockhart, Jr., and one brother, Jinks Dotson. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend, and a member of the Greenbrier Freewill Baptist Church at Panther.

Those left to love and cherish the memory of Minnie are her husband, Vernon Bailey; her daughter, Sandra (Terry) Blankenship; her grandson, Terry (Santana) Blankenship, all of Panther; her two step daughters: Cathy Lockhart of Panther and Debbie (Garland) Cline of Mohawk; her step son, Larry Bailey of Panther; her two step grandchildren: Gennell Cline of Bluefield and Joshua Cline of Mohawk; her two step great grand children: Kaylee and Caden Cline of Bluefield; her two sisters: Phyllis (Ralph) Riley of Panther and Bonnie (Teddy) Cline of Lincolnton, NC; two special friends and caregivers: Susan Blankenship, Patsy Estep, and Lora Blankenship; and a host of family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at the Greenbrier Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Lawyer Bailey, Jr., and the Rev. Delbert Hurley. Burial followed in the Blankenship Cemetery at Panther. Family and friends served as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Paynesville, McDowell Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - December 10, 2007

Joseph Ellis Jones, 80, of Paynesville, died Sunday, December 9, 2007 at his home following an extended illness. Born June 15, 1927 in Buchanan County, Va., he was the son of the late Abraham and Jane Baker Jones. He was a retired coal miner having worked for Fowler and Chaney Coal Company and was also owner of Jones Grocery on Panther Ridge Road.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one infant brother, Vincent, and four sisters, Stella, Vicey, Ollie and Gracie.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Ida Mullins Jones of Paynesville; two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Brenda) Waddell of Grundy and Mrs. Jackie (Karen) Lester of Grundy; five grandchildren, Richie and wife, Vanessa Waddell of Watauga, Tenn., Michael Waddell and fiancee, Angela McNutt of Lebanon, Va., Kellie and husband, Jeremy Lester and Jessica Lester and Katelyn Lester, all of Grundy, Va.; four great-grandchildren, Brady, Brandon, Emily and Logan Ball, all of Grundy; one sister, Sarah Blankenship of Paynesville.

Funeral services for Joseph Ellis Jones will be held Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at 12 noon at the Summitt Missionary Baptist Church at Paynesville with the Rev. Larry Gene Addair officiating with burial to follow in the Blankenship -Mullins Cemetery on Panther Ridge Road, Paynesville. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Paynesville, McDowell Co., WV, Obituary

The Register-Herald, (Beckley, WV) - December 13, 2007

Lark Morgan Jr., 68, of Pineville, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007, in Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, Va., following a short illness. Born March 10, 1939, at Simon, he was the son of the late Lark Morgan Sr. and Tressie Kennedy Morgan. Mr. Morgan was a lifelong resident of Wyoming County, a retired coal miner, a member of the UMWA, and owner and operator of Morgan's Delivery Service of Pineville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Bernice Toler Morgan, on Dec. 10, 2003; a sister, Geneva Blankenship; and two brothers, Herman Morgan and Bobby Blankenship.

Survivors include two sons, Greg Morgan and his wife, Frances, of Matheny and William Morgan and his wife, Dawn, of Kernersville, N.C.; a daughter, Lesa Patton and her husband, Steve, of Princeton; two brothers, Calvin Morgan of Chicago, Ill., and Burley Morgan of Long Branch; and two sisters, Donna Cosetino and her husband, Joseph, of Talcott and Emmie King and her husband, James, of Mullens. Left to cherish his memory are four grandchildren who were his pride and joy, Miranda Morgan Brunty and Hannah Morgan, both of Matheny, Ashley Patton of Princeton and Evan Morgan of Kernersville.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Calfee Funeral Service Chapel, Pineville, with the Rev. Larry Lester and the Rev. Lonnie Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2006, Premier, McDowell Co., WV, Obituary

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Sherrie (Blankenship) Deskins, - Age 41, went to be with the Lord May 25, 2006 at her residence in Premier, W.Va. from diabetic compilcations. She attended Flint schools and was a member of Central Assembly Church of God.

Surivivng are: husband, Jackie Deskins; son, J. L. Deskins (Tiffiney); grandson, Blayton; parents, Millie and Elmer Blankenship; brother, Alvin and wife Rosemary Blankenship; sisters, Debi and husband Dallas Sulzmann, Karen and husband Frank Smith, Pamela Crafts and husband Grant; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends; special friend, Kathy Anderson.

 

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

Blankenship, Thelma J. 78-79, 19Feb1927 - 03Feb2006, Bartley, McDowell, WV, WV-236-86-5595

Blankenship, Agnes 58, 10Dec1948 - 28Aug2007, Iaeger, McDowell, WV, WV-234-92-2200

Blankenship, Glenda S. 65, 30Dec1941 - 16Jan2007, Panther, McDowell, WV, IL-344-34-5354

Blankenship, Katherine M. 72, 01Dec1934 - 04Jun2007, Panther, McDowell, WV, WV-236-60-5504

Blankenship, Edna E. 81-82, 20Jul1924 - 11Jul2006, Welch, McDowell, WV, WV-233-34-8928

Blankenship, Ruthie 56, 25Jan1950 - 25Jan2006, Welch, McDowell, WV, WV/NC-232-78-0326

 

Mercer

 

+2007, Bramwell, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Robert James Riggs, 84, of Route 1 Box 401, Bramwell, died on Monday, Jan. 15, 2007 at his residence. Born on March 30, 1922 in Montcalm, he was a son of the late Benjamin and Molly Blankenship Riggs.

He retired from U.S. Steel in Pennsauken, NJ. with more than 20 years of service and was a member of AMVETS Post 101 in Delair, NJ. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served during World War II.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mabel Riggs; companion, Hattie Mae Vickers; a daughter, Barbara Jean; four brothers and six sisters.

Survivors include: Two sons: Larry Hodges of Montcalm and Michael D. R iggs of Pennsauken, N.J.; four daughters: Carol Spano of Hamilton, NJ., Diana Jarvis of Bluefield, Ann Rochelle Kish of Rock, Leta Riggs of Bramwell; 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; three sisters : Nina Black of Princeton, Gladys Dobson of Church Hill, N.J., Helen S heets of Princeton.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007 at 11:0 0 a.m. at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home Chapel in Bluewell with the Rev. R. C. Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluewell with Kevin Thompson, Bobby Johnson, Chris Riggs, Michael Grossi, Carl Johnson, and Richard Jarvis serving as pallbearer s.

Posted by Ricky Weinberg

 

2006, Bluefield, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Nannie Louise Blankenship, 92, of 161 Moonlight Lane, Bluefield, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006 at Ridge Care Assisted Living in Princeton. Mrs. Blankenship was born on May 31, 1913 in Madisonville, Tenn. to the late Robert Moses and Martha Jane Birchfield Moses. Mrs. Blankenship had been a resident of Brushfork for 25 years and had made her home in Crumpler before moving to Brushfork. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Bluewell United Methodist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,
Garvin A. Blankenship; four brothers, Woodrow, Charles, Albert and John Moses and three sisters, Susie Myers, Maggy Kirkland and Elizabeth Moses.
Survivors include: Daughter,
Janice K. Wilson and husband William J. of Princeton; sister, Dixie Blankenship of Glenwood Park Nursing Home, Princeton; grandchildren, Kim Pilkins and husband Charlie of Princeton, Scott Wilson and wife Deborah of Charleston, S.C.; great-grandchild, Chase Pilkins.
Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens on the Courthouse Road in Princeton.
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+2006, Bluefield, Mercer Co., VA, Obituary

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Robert A. Bob Blankenship Sr., 63, of Route 5, Box 266, Airport Road, Bluefield, formerly of Welch, went to be with Jesus on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006 at his residence. Born Oct. 30, 1943 at Big Sandy, he was the son of George Blankenship Jr. of Bluefield and the late Helen Lambert Blankenship. When he was able, he attended the Pentecostal Revival Center in Princeton, Pastor Roger Walker, he worked eight years at HC Lewis Oil Company in Welch before going to work at No. 50 US Steel Mining for 28 years, Pineville. He was a main line motor man and load out operator. He was a member of Local Union 1713 Pineville and served his country in the U.S. Army and received an Honorable Discharge in the 1960's. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by one brother, Billy Ray Blankenship.

In addition to his father, George Blankenship Jr., survivors include his loving wife and best friend of 41 and a half years, Rosella Swick Blankenship of the home; one son, Robert Bobby Blankenship Jr. and wife Teresa of Elkins; one daughter, Terri Lynn Mullins and husband Robert of Route 20, Bluewell; brothers, Michael Blankenship and wife Sandy of Millington, Tenn., Kenneth Blankenship and wife Nancy of Gastonia, N.C.; sisters, Betty Richards and husband Fred of Hardy, Va., June Roger Martin and husband of Coalwood; grandchildren, Beau, Heather, Amy Lynn, Megan Rose, Amber, Marissa, Ashley, and Greg; great-grandchildren, Jaiden and Adam; special brother-in-law, Steve Toshi of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; special friends like brothers, Tommy Stevens of Welch, Steven Walker of Twin Branch and Ron Foster of Bluewell, plus many more.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006, at Cravens-Shires Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Roger Walker and the Rev. Steve Walker officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Bluewell, where the Mercer County Veterans Council will conduct military graveside rites. Ron Foster, Beau Bailey, J.P. Surface, Robert Mullins, Ross Burks, Tommy Stevens, and Bruce Fowler will serve as pallbearers.

 

2007, Bluefield, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Friday, March 09, 2007
Angel Blankenship Adams passed away Thursday, March 8, 2007 at her residence, 1342 Augusta Street, Bluefield. She was born May 12, 1930 to Josh Blankenship and Lula Burton Blankenship. She was the last survivor of her immediate family. Mrs. Adams was preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather, Sidney Sexton; her husband, Sylvas Adams and one son, the love of her life, William Bucky who died at 18 years of age in a car accident. Three brothers also preceded her in death, Glen, Thaddis and David Blankenship; two sisters, Linnie Goldie Whitlow and Pearlie Poslof.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews and special loving and caring niece, Linda Hylton; a special nephew, Richard Blankenship and special great nephew, William Chuck Sesco; two sisters-in-law, Letitia Blankenship and Joyce Blankenship; and two special friends, Emma Pokorney and Thada French. She attended schools in Bluefield and lived in Buena Vista, Va. for over 20 years. She worked at E.R. Moore Manufacturing Company as a machine operator.

Services will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. in the Mercer Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tim Boyd officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton. Serving as pallbearers will be Steve Hylton, William Chuck Sesco, Chris Sesco, Randall Earnest, Kenneth Sesco and Hank Stover.

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2007, Bluefield, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - December 11, 2007

India "Lucy" Walker Godsey passed away to be with our Lord and Savior on Monday, December 10, 2007 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital after weeks of battling illness. Born on October 8, 1931 in Maitland, she was the daughter of the late Lity Lee Walker and Martha Elizabeth England Walker.

She is survived by her husband of 50 some years, James S. Godsey of Bluefield; only daughter, Barbara Jean Blankenship and her husband Rev. David O. Blankenship of Bluefield, Va.; three grandchildren, Kimberly Jewell and Michael of Mobile, Ala., Neal England of Raleigh, N.C. and Jamie Grimm of Jacksonville, Fla.; four great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Kaitlinn, Kourtney and Joseph; many good friends and neighbors; two sisters, Alice Hayes and her husband Jerry, Patsy Peake and her husband Fred of Jacksonville, Fla.; many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Paul Walker; sister, Lady Walker and her infant brother, Odell Ray Walker. Mrs. Godsey was a lifelong member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Bluefield. She was a wonderful golfer and loved her family and friends. She will be missed by all.

Graveside services will be conducted on Thursday, December 13, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at the Monte Vista Park Cemetery with the Rev. Forrest Fitzpatrick officiating. Those wishing to attend the services are asked to meet at the cemetery by 2:00 p.m.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Lashmeet, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - November 5, 2006

JoAnn McKinney, 74, of Mt. Olive Road in Lashmeet, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006 at Princeton Community Hospital. Born in Caretta March 18, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Tennessee Mahone Hardin. She was a member of the Princeton Church of God. JoAnn dearly loved her large family and was a mother to many of them in her lifetime.

In addition to her parents, one daughter, Shirley Whitt, one grandson, Donald Nicholson, and several brothers and sisters, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband, Willard McKinney of Lashmeet; four daughters, Patti McKinney of Princeton, Leslie Darlene McKinney of Boston, Mass., Ronja Kress and her husband Kalvin of Princeton, and Shawna Blankenship and her husband Kevin of Lashmeet; four sons, Opie McKinney, Douglas McKinney and his wife Tammy, and James Whitt and his wife Terri, all of Princeton; 13 grandchildren, Ronald Lee Nicholson, Glen Nicholson, B.J. Nicholson, Misty McKinney, Justin Blankenship, Madeline Blankenship, Harlee Blankenship, Tyler Whitt, Hannah Kress, Micah Kress, Russell Nicholson, Amanda Nicholson and Curtis Nicholson; three brothers, Harvey Hardin Jr., Cecil Hardin and his wife Bonnie, and Fred Hardin and his wife Susie, all of Princeton; five sisters, Lorene Hearld, Gladys Underwood and Eula Hardin Shorter, all of Princeton, Joyce Winters of Ripley, and Ruby Murphy and her husband Robert of Ohio.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006 at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton with the Rev. Douglas Williams officiating. Burial will follow. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2007, Lashmeet, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

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Elaine K. Midkiff, 53, of Lashmeet, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007 at Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston [Kanawha Co., WV]. Born Sept. 16, 1953 in Princeton, she was the daughter of the late Charles Pete Harmon and Anetta Blankenship Harmon Collins. Mrs. Midkiff was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include her husband, Eddie Midkiff of the home; one son, Eddie Midkiff Jr. of Lashmeet; one daughter, Tanya Webb and her husband Butch of Montcalm; two brothers, David Collins and his wife Becky of Spanishburg and Dennis Collins and his wife Krista of Matoaka; three sisters, Carol Tooley of Montcalm, Aretta Baker and her husband Joe of Lake Bottom and Patricia Ballard and her husband Rusty of Peterstown; and four grandchildren, Tabatha Dinger, Samantha Midkiff, Sabrina Midkiff and Zachary Webb.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007 at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV with the Rev. Ronald Richards officiating. Family will serve as pallbearers. Fri ends and family attending the graveside service are asked to meet at the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton at 10:45 a.m. today.

Posted by Ricky Weinberg

 

+2007, Lerona, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - December 8, 2007

Mrs. Patty Rose Thompson, 65, of the Old Lerona Road died Friday, December 7, 2007 at her home. Born October 8, 1942 at Isaban, she was the daughter of Nadine Blankenship Freeman of Sandy Hook, Miss., and the late Marvin King. Patty was a member of the Lerona Church of Christ at Lerona and was a loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother.

Survivors, in addition to her Mother, Husband, Arnold R. Thompson of Lerona; Sons, Marvin O. Thompson of Lerona, Joshua R. Thompson of Lerona; Grandson, M. Taylor Thompson of Lerona; Several half brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 10, 2007 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Danny Hazelwood officiating. Entombment will follow in the Apostles Garden Mausoleum of the Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2007, Matoaka, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007

Pauline Blankenship, 90, of Route 1, Matoaka, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007 at Patty Branscome's Care Home in Princeton. Born Oct. 1, 1916 at Beartown, she was the daughter of the late (Christopher) Columbus Bailey and Viola Stanley Bailey.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Edward Blankenship in 1994; four brothers, Cover Bailey, Howard Bailey, Frank Bailey and (Holland) Boyd Bailey; and two sisters, (Mayme) Mamie Beavers and Thelma Blankenship. Mrs. Blankenship retired as a cook at the Herndon Grade School after 17 years and was a member of the Beartown Memorial Church.

Survivors include one son, Paul Edward Blankenship and his wife Yvonne of Princeton; four daughters, Carol Greer of Route 1, Matoaka, Norma Gaye Hancock and her husband Jimmy of Route 1, Matoaka, Patty Dyer and her husband Robert of Fredericksburg, Va., and Ruth Ann Hill of Falls Church, Va.; one brother, Foster Bailey and his wife Pauline of Dayton, Ohio; one sister, Dorthey Christian of Renick; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and four caregivers, Patty Branscome, Lillian Bailey, Jane Graham and Kim Graham.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007 at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Clyde Patrick officiating. Interment will follow at the Bailey Cemetery at Beartown. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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2006, Montcalm, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - December 14, 2006

Ivory Floretta Riggs, 91, of P.O. Box 156, Montcalm, died on Monday, Dec. 11, 2006 in a Southfield, Mich. hospital. Born on March 29, 1915 in Montcalm, she was a daughter of the late James and Olie Palmer Blankenship. She had been a lifelong resident of Montcalm and was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness church. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hobert Mason Riggs; two sons; one daughter; and five grandchildren.

Survivors include: Seven sons, Vincent Riggs of New Era, Mich., James Riggs of Townsend, Del., Samuel Riggs of New Castle, Del., Roger Riggs of Ridgeway, Va., Daniel Riggs of Morris, Ill., Benny Riggs of Montcalm, Johnny Riggs of Bluefield; three daughters: Zola Johnson of Westland, Mich., Wanda Muncey of Wayne, Mich., Phyllis Miller of Montcalm; 46 grandchildren; 79 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home Chapel in Bluewell with the Rev. Omar Burns and the Rev. Steve Kosinar officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton where grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Oakvale, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Princeton Times (WV) - December 27, 2007

Eldridge Dean Christian, 57, of Oakvale, died Wednesday, December 26, 2007, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Beckley. Born in Bluefield August 15, 1950 he was the son of the late Elmer L. and Ida Blankenship Christian. He was a retired maintenance technician for an apartment complex. He was a 1968 graduate of Narrows High School. He loved his grandchildren and was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed camping and fishing. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a lifelong resident of the area.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Smith Christian of Fayetteville, Ga.; two sons, Kenan Christian and his wife Heather of Charlotte, N.C., and Dustin Christian and his wife Christie of Clemmons, N.C.; one daughter, Allison Burdette and her husband Paul of Peachtree City, Ga.; two grandchildren, Jacob and Rachel Burdette of Peachtree City, Ga.; one brother, Charles R. Christian of Pearisburg, Va.; two sisters, Barbara Perdue and her husband Bob of Narrows, Va., and Drema Smith and her husband E.W. of Oakvale; one aunt, Zella Blankenship of Spartanburg, S.C.; one uncle, Kermit Blankenship and his wife Zelma, Narrows, Va.; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

In keeping with his wishes the body has been cremated. Memorial services will be conducted 7:00 p.m. today (Friday, December 28, 2007) at the Oakvale United Methodist Church in Oakvale with Pastor Bill Crawford and Pastor Olen Robertson officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph Friday, March 17, 2006

Dixie Mae Blankenship, 97, of Glenwood Retirement Village, Princeton, formerly of Crumpler and Bluewell, passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2006 at Glenwood Retirement Village, Princeton. She was born on Aug. 26, 1908 in Madisonville, Ind. to the late Robert Moses and Martha Jane Birchfield. She was a member of the Bluewell United Methodist Church, Bluewell where she was active in the Choir and Ladies Bible Class.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,
Lonnie Blankenship; four sisters, Nannie Louise Blankenship, Susie Myers, Maggy Kirkland and Elizabeth Moses; four brothers, Woodrow Moses, Charles Moses, Albert Moses and John Moses. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Survivors: She will be sadly missed by special niece and caregiver, Janice K. Wilson and husband William J. of 15 Morningside Dr., Princeton; great-niece, Kim Pilkins and husband Charles and their son Chase of Princeton; great-nephew, Scott Wilson and wife Deborah of Charleston; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, sister-in-law and brother-in-law.
Burial at the Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton.
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2006, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

The Industrial News, September 20, 2006, Vol. No. 80, No.02, Page 2   

Irene Eliabeth Chaffins Blankenship. 66, of Princeton, formerly of Hensley, passed away Friday, September 15, 2006, in Princeton Community Hospital, Princeton, West Virginia. Born March 12, 1940, in Iaeger, she was the daughter of the late Wallace (Red) Chaffins and Clemie May Rowe Chaffins.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,
William C. Blankenship, Sr.; a brother, Ira Chaffins; two sisters, Rita Mae Roberts and Ruby Bailey.
She is survived by two sons,
William C. Blankenship, Jr., and wife, Regina, and Brian K. Blankenship of the home; two sisters, Betsy Rose of Brushfork and Virginia Dudleson of Coalwoods; two brothers, George A. Chaffins of Hensley and Carl T. Chaffins of Brushfork; three grandchildren, who were her life, Samantha D. Blankenship and William C. Blankenship III, both of Roderfield, and Brittany Nicole Blankenship of Eckman; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was a very loving person and will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
    Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, September 20, 2006, at 11 a.m. at the Roderfield Community House of Prayer with the Rev. Johnny Akers and
Brenda Blankenship officiating.  Burial followed in Mitchell Cemetery, Hensley.
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2006, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 6/17/2006

Peggy Ann McPeak Blankenship, 68, of 613 Kirby Street, Princeton, died Thursday, June 15, 2006 at her residence. Born Aug. 17, 1937, at Hemphill, she was the daughter of the late Paris and Virginia Rakes McPeak. Peggy was educated in McDowell County and a member of the Faith Tabernacles Church in Princeton. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Jackson Blankenship, along with all her siblings: Minnie Hurley, Andrew, Garnett, Charles, Calvin and Alvin McPeak.

Survivors: Her loving children, Patsy Blankenship and husband Glen, Tana Flynn all of Princeton, Tim Blankenship and wife Drema of Winston-Salem, N.C.; grandchildren, Tim, David, Vanessa, Deanna and Evan; great grandchildren, Keanna, Miranda, Courtney and Alexis; a host of nephews and nieces.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 19, 2006, from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor Allen Click officiating. Burial will follow in the Elgood Cemetery at Elgood. Serving as pallbearers are Calvin and Richard McPeak, Tony Dawson, Stacey Combs, David Williams and James Woodrum. Serving as alternative, Evan Blankenship and David Flynn.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Princeton Times (WV) - November 9, 2006

Ruth L. Mann, 78, of the Bailey Hollow Road, Princeton, died peacefully Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 7, 2006 at the Princeton Community Hospital. Born Sept. 4, 1928, at Princeton, she was the daughter of the late Pobst R. and Pansy Lilly Burcham.

Mrs. Mann was a retired cook for the Mercer County Board of Education, retiring from Melrose Elementary School. She was a member of the Mt. Jackson Regular Baptist Church in Athens. Mrs. Mann loved to cook, enjoyed quilting, reading and flowers. For many years, she collected boxes, and boxes of recipes. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and sister.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Francis Mann, 1964.

Survivors: Her children, William F. "Willie" Mann of Cooks Run, near Lindside, Patricia Ann Chambers and husband Len of Princeton, Mark S. Mann and wife Cindy of Lerona, Emily Ellen Mann of Bluefield, Va.; eight grandchildren, Caleb, Lucas, Erin, Ashley, Michael, Sarah, Virginia and Marcus; four great grandchildren; siblings, Harold Burcham and wife Ruby of Spotsylvania, Va., Anna Mae "Tottie" Blankenship and husband Willis of Windsor, Va.

A service to celebrate the life of Ruth Mann will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, 2006 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor Richard Hodges officiating. Burial will follow in the Keaton Family Cemetery, Greenville. Serving as pallbearers will be family and friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Princeton Times (WV) - November 28, 2006

Roger "Randy" Shorter, 55, of 380 Bray Road, Princeton, passed peacefully Sunday night, Nov. 26, 2006 at the Baptist Hospital, Winston Salem, N.C. with his wonderful family surrounding him with love. Born June 24, 1951, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Orville E. and Gladys Belcher Shorter.

Randy was a former employee for the Wilson Tree Service, and was currently a foreman for Lester's Tree Service in Princeton. Randy loved his work, enjoyed the great outdoors, and was a loving person. Randy was an avid farmer, he truly enjoyed working with his cattle and being with his family. Randy will be remembered for his kindness, his willingness to help others and the smile that he wore on his face at all times.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Johnny Shorter.

Survivors: His loving and devoted wife of 36 years, Patricia "Pat" Blankenship Shorter; two daughters, Bridget Shorter of Bluefield, Deborah "Debbie" Lynn Hill and husband Shorty of Smithville, N.C.; three precious grandchildren that he loved dearly, Little Randy, Shelby and Megan; siblings, Jack Shorter and wife Jane, Lewis Shorter, Alice Harry, Nancy Jones and husband Sanford Jr., all of Ingleside, Roy Shorter of Bluefield, Barry Shorter and wife Tammy of Middleboro, Ky., Gay Widener and husband Darrell of Ada, Dana Shorter of Lerona; a host of nephews and nieces.

On Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006, at 1:00 p.m., we will celebrate the life of Randy Shorter from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastors Terry Weatherly and Glen Wiley officiating. Burial will follow in the Elgood Cemetery at Elgood. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2007, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph Sunday, Jan. 14, 2007

Watt Blankenship Jr., 77, of Athens Road, Princeton, died late Friday night, Jan. 12, 2007, at Princeton Community Hospital. Born Feb. 24, 1929 at Kegley, he was the son of the late Emmett Watt Blankenship and Gladys Mahala Neal Blankenship.

Educated in Mercer County, Junior was a retired logger and timberman. He was a former employee for the WV Department of Highways with 10 years of service. Junior loved the outdoors, he was an avid hunter, enjoyed going to the market for the cattle sales and to see all his friends. Junior Blankenship was a down to earth person, was honest and a hard worker.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Danny Blankenship, two brothers, Robert and Doug Blankenship and a great grandchild, Tristan Blankenship.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Billie Steele Blankenship; a daughter, Linda Cox and husband Roger of Princeton; five grandchildren, Danny Jr., Anthony and Randall Blankenship, Joshua Cox and Jamie Kidd; great grandchildren, Danny III, Devon, Megan, Jay, Trystan, Cole, Ava and Jayden; two sisters, Patty Bradley of Princeton and Aileen Bailey and husband Harless of Archdale, N.C.

Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens on Courthouse Road in Princeton. Danny Blankenship Jr., Josh Cox, Randall Blankenship, Michael Kidd, Terry Bradley and Jimmy McKenzie will serve as pallbearers.

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2007, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007

Sarah Margaret Runion, 85, of Spanishburg, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007, in Princeton.Born Nov. 2, 1921 at Alpoca, she was the daughter of the late T. R. Blankenship and Ada Walls Blankenship. Mrs. Runion was retired from fashion merchandising. She was a member of Spanishburg United Methodist Church where she was past president of the United Methodist Women.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, J.D. White; second husband, C.G. Runion; one son, Dr. M.G. Runion; one brother, Paul Blankenship; and three sisters, Duvall Bailey, Pauline Crawford and Edith Blankenship.

Survivors include one son, Dr. J.D. White of Matoaka; one daughter, Rose Marie Davidson of Overland Park, Kan.; one brother, Jack Blankenship and his wife Marvis of Spanishburg; one sister, Augusta Stinnett and her husband Robert of Franklin, Tenn.

There will be a private graveside service at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Christiansburg, Va., with the Revs. Casper Dalton and David Damewood officiating.

From Ricky Weinberg RickyNJ58(at)msn.com

2007, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Charles Edward Chuck Blankenship, 59, of 701 Washington Avenue, Princeton died suddenly Saturday, January 27, 2007 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital following an apparent heart attack. Born May 26, 1947, at Princeton, he was the son of Charles & Bevadell Blankenship of Wood Street in Princeton. Chuck was educated in Princeton, was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict serving with the U.S. Armed Forces under the 1st Infantry Division and the 101st Airborne Division. He received many forms of recognition for his service including: the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Sharp-Shooting Badge, Combat Infantrymans Badge and several commendation medals. Chuck had been employed by the West Virginia Department of Highways for 39 Years.

Survivors His son, Charles Eddie Blankenship of Princeton Mother & Father Bevadell & Charles Blankenship of Princeton Two Siblings Connie Dobbins and Ronald Blankenship both of Princeton Three nephews and nieces Kevin Dobbins of Ohio Charles Blankenship of Princeton Kellie Hedrick of Princeton Several Great Nieces and Nephews He is also remembered by his special friend, Cora Viers of Princeton, his former wife, Diane Blankenship of Virginia and step daughter, Stephanie Simpkins of Virginia. A memorial service will be held 8:00 P.M. Tuesday (today) from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton. A eulogy will be given by Charles Mathena. Entombment will follow at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at the Resthaven Memorial Park Mausoleum in Princeton. Those wishing to attend are requested to meet at the funeral home on Wednesday by 10:30 AM. Military Funeral Honors will be conducted by the WV Honor Guards.

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+2007, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 3/11/2007

Henry Blankenship Jr., 83, of Old Bluefield Road, Princeton, formerly of Maitland, died early Friday morning, March 9, 2007, at Princeton Community Hospital. Born Dec. 15, 1923 in Iroquois, he was the son of the late Henry and Rinda Milam Blankenship. Mr. Blankenship was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Navy. He held a lifetime membership in the American Legion Post No. 8 of Welch.
Mr. Blankenship retired from the McDowell County Board of Education in the Maintenance Department. He was a member of Airport Church of God, Bluefield. Henry loved playing musical instruments, making music, and listening to bluegrass and gospel music. He had moved from Maitland to Princeton in 2002.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Marushia Blankenship, along with three brothers, Cecil, Eddie and Johnny Blankenship.

Survivors include his only child, Libby Rotenberry and her husband Jay of Princeton; two grandchildren, Jill Hensley and Andrea Rotenberry, both of Princeton; two great grandchildren, Shane and Brooke Hensley; siblings, Stella Akers of Fayetteville, N.C., Thelma Sliger and David Blankenship, both of Lakeland, Fla., Shelby Haskins and Elmer Blankenship, both of Flint, Mich., Teddy Blankenship of Tennessee, Jimmy Blankenship of Premier, Buddy Blankenship of Welch; a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 12, 2007, from the Burns Wornal Chapel of Memorial Funeral Directory on Athens Road in Princeton with Pastors Dana Hambrick and Virginia Russ officiating. Entombment will follow in the Chapel of the Wildwood Mausoleum of the Roselawn Memorial Gardens on Courthouse Road in Princeton. Serving as pallbearers will be family members and friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

 

2007, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Blandcountynews.com , Thu, 26 Apr 2007

Annie Marie Bivens Rudd, 81, of Princeton, W.Va., died Tuesday, April 3, 2007, at Princeton Community Hospital. Funeral service was held Wednesday, April 4, at 8 p.m. at the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory in Princeton, W.Va., with Pastor Glen Hornbuckle officiating. A graveside service was held Thursday, April 5, at 10 a.m. at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton, W.Va.

She was born Nov. 5, 1925, at Nidie, a daughter of the late Luther and Mertie Lee Blankenship Bivens. She was a graduate of Rocky Gap High School and taught school in Rocky Gap during the 1940s and 1950s. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Carl Rudd; two brothers, Edward Bivens and Ernie Bivens; two half brothers, Milton Bivens and John Bivens; two half sisters, Bessie Clark and Linnie Lambert; and two sisters-in-law, Jean Bivens and Florence Bivens.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Doris and Robert Belknap of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; a brother, Harold Bivens of Bastian; sister-in-law, Ethel Bivens of Marion; and several nieces and nephews.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2007, Princeton, Mercer Co., VA, Obituary
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Thomas William Tommy Blankenship, 47, passed away Friday, December 28, 2007 at the Princeton Community Hospital. Born August 18, 1960 in Bridgeport, Conn. to the late William Boyd Bill Blankenship and Jeannette Keating Blankenship of Princeton. Tommy served in the U.S. Army and had been employed at the Blankenship and Sons sawmill.

Tommy was preceded in death by his father, William, whom he loved dearly.

Survivors: Mother, Jeannette Blankenship; sisters His Protector, Laura and husband Don Bowles of Cheesy Creek, Beth Nowlin and companion John Phillips of Bluefield; Younger brother, Stephen Blankenship of Princeton; wife, Suzette Blankenship of Bluefield; six nieces and nephews, Christopher Bowles, Kenneth Bowles, Donald Bowles, Rebecca and husband Charlie McFadden, Kayla Blankenship and Ryan Blankenship; one great-niece, Taylor Bowles; four great-nephews, Jordan Bowles, Patrick Bowles, Dakota McFadden and Matthew Bowles. He was loved by all including aunts: Lucille B. Maye and Lorraine Peterson both of Connecticut; uncles, cousins, friends and extended family.

Memorial Services will be held today (Saturday), January 5, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor Ginger Neely officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to services today (Saturday) at the funeral home.
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2007, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 9/25/2007

Harless Flap Blankenship, 53, of 310 Low Gap Road, Princeton, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007 in Hinton as the result of a motorcycle accident. Born Sept. 28, 1953 at Swords Creek, Va., he was the son of Cecil and Agnes Stoots Blankenship of Beechwood. Mr. Blankenship worked at ICG Coal Company of Beckley and was a member of the U.M.W.A. In his spare time, he loved to ride his Harley. He was of the Pentecostal faith and was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in Korea. He was a very respectful and honest man. He was a loving, devoted husband, son, dad and grand dad. He is now an angel living in the many homes of the Lord watching down and protecting those he left behind.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Rhonda Fortner Blankenship of the home; one daughter, Angel D. Phillips and her husband Robert of Warsaw, Va.; one son, Steven W. Blankenship of Statesville, N.C.; two brothers, Thomas Lee Blankenship of Nyssa, Ore. and Robert Lynn Blankenship of Crab Orchard; six sisters, Audrey Marie James of Kansas City, Mo., Rosa Turner of Oak Hill, Nancy Jane Bolen of North Carolina and Kathy Ann Blankenship, Zone Gail Manley and Mary Lou Blankenship all of Beechwood; four grandchildren, Jordan Blankenship, Bethany Blankenship, Kyra Inglett and Harley Phillips; and his special little buddy, Phoenix Parker.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007 at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Carl R. Underwood officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Serving as pallbearers will be Greg Turner, Rusty Blankenship, Roger Fortner, Tim Fortner, Edwin Bolanos and Billy Evans.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 8/5/2007

Edna Lucille Wimmer Blankenship, 87, of Douglas Avenue, Princeton, died peacefully Thursday evening, Aug. 2, 2007, at her residence. Born May 21, 1920 at Kegley, she was the daughter of the late James Edward Ed and Lina Worrell Wimmer. Lucille was a charter member of Silver Springs Baptist Church in Princeton and a member of Appalachian Highlands Music Association.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Clifford Blankenship in August of 2000; her son, Daniel Jack Blankenship in May of 1965; a grandson, Brandon Kanode; brothers, Elbert, Troy and George Wimmer; sisters, Ruby Howell and Beulah Keaton; and a half brother, Randall Wimmer.

Survivors include her two daughters, Janet Snow and husband Kenneth of Pipestem, and Dora Earnest of Princeton; 11 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; half sister, Ruth Dunham of Ann Arbor, Mich.; half brother, Stanley Wimmer of Arlington, Texas.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6, 2007, from the Burns Wornal Chapel of Memorial Funeral Directory on Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor Gerald McKinney officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens on Courthouse Road in Princeton. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
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+2007, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 9/28/2007

C. W. Bob Blankenship, 73, of 1255 Elgood Road, Princeton formerly of Iaeger and Gilbert, went to be with Jesus, Thursday, September 27, 2007, following a fatal injury from a farm tractor accident. Preceded in death by his first wife, Loretta Waugh Blankenship; father and mother, William Clarence and Ethel Muncy Blankenship; two brothers, S. L. Vance and Kyle Blankenship and one sister, Freddie Jean Seeto.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife Patsy Brant Blankenship; five sons, Robert of Coal City, Michael of Lakeland, Fla., Joey and his wife Johnnie of Princeton, Mark and his wife Debbie, Michael Bowles and his wife Sarita of Max Meadows, Va.; three daughters, Lisa of Jefferson City, Tenn., Sarah of Stockbridge Ga., and Jennifer Muncy and husband Toby of Princeton; one brother, Green and his wife Martha of Rocky Gap, Va.; one aunt, Bess Kissinger of Iaeger; a special niece, Judy Ledford, of Lakeland, Fla. A special cousin, Clifford Church and his wife Nancy, of Tarpon Springs, Fla.; 14 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews and many, many friends.

C.W. attended Mount Jackson Baptist Church in Athens. He was a Major in the Mercer County Civil Air Patrol, a member of Concord Lodge No. 48 AF&AM. Athens Chapter No. 26, Royal Arch Mason, Beni Kedem Shrine, Charleston, Chairman of the Southern Soil Conservation, Gideons, Mercer County Farm Bureau Board of Directors, and the VFW. He served four years active and four years inactive duty in the Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He retired in 1996 from Farm Family Insurance Company and previously worked as a railroad conductor and was the Executive Vice-President of Hauley Fuel and a mine owner in Mingo County.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 1, 2007 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastors Gene Harmon and Charley Rice officiating. Burial will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens on the Courthouse Road in Princeton. Members of the Mercer County Civil Air Patrol and men of the Mt. Jackson Baptist Church will serve as pallbearers. Masonic and Military graveside services will be conducted at the cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - December 2, 2007

Marie Shrewsbury, 80, of 1107 Harrison St., Princeton, died Thursday, November 29, 2007 in Princeton. Born January 3, 1927 at Basin, she was the daughter of the late Overton Whitt and Martha Monk Whitt. Mrs. Shrewsbury was a homemaker and a very active member of the Immanuel Baptist Church in Princeton. She was a member of the Eastern Star and enjoyed sewing and quilting. She was a wonderful wife and mother.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Arvil Whitt; and one sister, Bernice McKinney.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Wintfrey "Wimpy" Shrewsbury of Princeton; one daughter, Sheila Croy of Huntington; two grandsons, Stephen Croy and his wife Ashley and Jonathan Croy, all of Princeton; three great-grandchildren, Laken Saddler, Zac Croy and Madison Sullivan, all of Princeton; three brothers, Evert Whitt and his wife Gretzel of Atlanta, Ga., and Mason Whitt and his wife Yvonne and Berman Whitt and his wife Melda, all of Beckley; one sister, Arleen Hearn of Roanoke, Va.; two sisters-in-law, Rema Blankenship and her husband Charles of Matoaka, Sharon Rose Hoffman and husband Cliff of Paradise, Calif.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 3, 2007 (today) at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Revs. Dan Jividen and Ralph Calfee officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Princeton. Deacons of Immanuel Baptist Church will serve as pallbearers.

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2007, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Princeton Times (WV) - December 3, 2007

Oberita Hazelwood Wade, 83, of Spruce Drive (Sunny Meadows), Princeton, formerly of Mullens, died Sunday, December 2, 2007, at Princeton Community Hospital. Born October 29, 1924, at Narrows, Va., she was the daughter of the late John Floyd Hazelwood and Macie Gray Lucas Hazelwood.

Mrs. Wade was a former employee for the Celanese Corporation in Narrows, Va., and the G.C. Murphy Company and was a telephone operator with the C & P Telephone Company, both of Mullens, this was a job she truly enjoyed. While living in Mullens, she was an active member of the First Baptist Church on Highland Avenue in Mullens where she was a member of the Church Choir. Upon moving to Princeton in July of 1990, she became a member of the First Baptist Church in Princeton. Mrs. Wade loved her family, she was a devoted wife and mother, early on in the life of her family, she enjoyed making clothes for her children and grandchildren. She was an avid Princeton Devil Rays fan, while her health permitted, she did quilting and ceramics and loved to read.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond and Hobert Hazelwood.

Survivors: Her faithful and loving husband of 58 years, Lindy Charles Wade; four daughters and their spouses, Sandra Kay and Luther Blankenship of Lynchburg, Va., Susie and Dean Morgan of Princeton, Annette and Stan Presley of Shady Springs, Teresa and Nick Nicholson of Mullens; nine grandchildren, Wendy Elder, Lee Blankenship, David Simmons, Noel Morgan, Brian Presley, Jessica Morgan, Christopher Presley, Dustin Nicholson and Jacob Morgan; one sister, Lena Mae Clemons and husband Bobby of Glen Lyn, Va.

Services to celebrate the life of Mrs. Wade will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 5, 2007 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor Gilbert Dodson officiating. Burial will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens on the Courthouse Road in Princeton. Mrs. Wade's grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2007, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

The Register-Herald, (Beckley, WV) - December 15, 2007

Basil L. Bailey, 85, of Princeton, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 14, 2007, at Bluefield Regional Medical Center following a two-month illness. Born Dec. 21, 1921, in Herndon, he was the son of the late Oscar Bailey and Verlie Milam Bailey.

Mr. Bailey served in the U.S. Army for four years. He was a bus driver in Wyom-ing County for 38 years and a police officer in Mullens for 20 years. He was a mechanic at a Buick garage in Mullens and a maintenance worker for the town of Mullens. He was a member of the DMA Group at Johnstons Chapel in Princeton and the RSVP in Princeton. He was a member of Shawnee Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mabel Roberts Bailey; a sister, Mildred Smith; and a son-in-law, Wayne Blankenship.

Survivors include wife of seven years, Christine Bodenheimer Reed Bailey; a daughter, Wanda Bailey Blankenship of Mullens; stepchildren, Wayne Reed and his wife, Elouise, of Princeton, Lonnie Reed of Herndon, Dale Reed and his wife, Robin, of Lashmeet, Hazel Jewell and her husband, Jason, of Herndon, Larry Reed and his wife, Becky, of Oceana, Carol Lusk and her husband, Eugene, of Lashmeet and Lula McKinney and her husband, Rickey, of Fairview; two brothers, Gene Bailey and Jimmy Bailey, both of Ocean City, Md.; five sisters, Carmen Bailey of Route 1, Matoaka, Genalee Arnold of Pineville, Bonnie McKinney of Giatto, Peggy Adams of Route 1, Matoaka, and Gertrude "Snook" Cameron of North Carolina; and, as Basil said, "a tribe of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews."

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, at Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home, Princeton, with the Rev. Ron Richards officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton, where military honors will be conducted by the West Virginia National Guard Honor Guard and the Mercer County Veterans Council. Serving as pallbearers will be Eugene Lusk, Curtis Martin, Jason Jewell, Dale Reed, Jamie Morgan, and Larry Reed.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Princeton Times (WV) - December 27, 2007

Virginia Jane Harris, 87, of Princeton, died Wednesday, December 26, 2007 at Princeton Community Hospital in Princeton. Born December 29, 1919 at Matoaka, she was the daughter of the late Millard Walls and Dollie Blankenship Walls. Mrs. Harris was a homemaker and a very active member of First United Methodist Church in Princeton, where she sang in the choir and was on the church newsletter staff. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening and quilting.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, James (Jerry) Harris in January 2007; and one brother, Quinton Walls.

Survivors include one son, Ron Harris and his wife Kathy of Athens; and two grandchildren, Adam Harris of Houston, Texas, and Amanda Harris of Athens.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 29, 2007 at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Revs. Casper Dalton, Jr., and Randy Adkins officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Men of the church will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2007, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Princeton Times (WV) - December 31, 2007

Pastor Loay J. "Jack" Ball, 85 of 1131 Old Athens Rd. in Princeton died Saturday, December 29, 2007, at Princeton Community Hospital. Born in Buchanan, Va., June 17, 1922 he was the son of the late Matt Perry and Bessie Perkins Ball.

He retired after 30 years of service as a heavy equipment operator for Consolidated Coal Co. He was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church and faithfully served in the ministry for 54 years. "Jack" proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War ll. He served in Company A, 715th Railway Operating Battalion in North Africa and Italy.

In addition to his parent's his wife, Opal Mae Blankenship Ball; one son, Michael R. Ball; and several brothers and sisters preceded him in death.

Survivors include one daughter, Sue Smithson and her husband David of Princeton, with whom he made his home; four sons, Loay Dennis Ball and his wife Betty of Bland, Va., Perry W. Ball and his wife Elsie, Billy Joe Ball and his wife Jo Ann and Steven R. Ball and his wife Sandy, all of Princeton; 17 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren, one sister, Stella Belcher of Princeton.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 1, 2008, at the George W. Seaver Chapel of Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton with Pastor Casper Dalton officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Pallbearers will be David Smithson, Brandon Ball, Wesley Ball, Keith Richardson, Bob Foley, Gerald Saunders, Jeff Ball and David Saunders. The Mercer County Veterans Council and the West Virginia National Guard will conduct military graveside rites.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, War Eagle, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

The Industrial News, September 20, 2006, Vol. No. 80, No.02, Page 2

Billy Ray "Bicycle Bill" Blankenship, 65, of War Eagle, West Virginia, passed away Monday, September 11, 2006, at Welch Community Hospital. Mr. Blankenship was born February 26, 1941, at Bull Creek, a son of the late Buddy and Pauline Stanley Blankenship.  He was previously employed as a factory worker and was of the Church of God Faith.
In addition to his parents, one brother,
Carl Blankenship, and three sisters, Juanita, Ruth and Agenes Blankenship preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife,
Linda Kay Hines Blankenship of the home; one son, Michael Hunt, address unknown; three sisters, Easter Estep of Beckley, Polly Walker of Gary and Alice Ynacay of Panther; three brothers, Darrell and Harold Blankenship, both of Panther, and Robert Blankenship of Beckley; three grandchildren; and a very special friend, Donald Berry of War Eagle.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, September 16, 2006, at 11 a.m. at the residence of the deceased at War Eagle with the Rev. Roger "Pete" Woods and Brother Jeremy Compton officiating.  Burial followed in the Estep Cemetery on Greenbrier Mountain.

From Dreama D. Sinkkanen dsinkk(at)ma.rr.com

 

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

Blankenship, Irene E. 66, 12Mar1940 - 15Sep2006, Bluefield, Mercer, WV, WV-236-60-7316

Blankenship, Mary K. 82, 23Dec1924 - 23Mar2007, Bluefield, Mercer, WV, WV-235-30-8287

Blankenship, Robert A. 63, 30Oct1943 - 16Dec2006, Bluefield, Mercer, WV, WV-233-68-4321

Blankenship, Mildred 83, 29Jul1923 - 16Feb2007, Lashmeet, Mercer, WV, WV-233-30-8976

Blankenship, Pauline 90, 01Oct1916 - 22Feb2007, Matoaka, Mercer, WV, WV-234-64-0133

Blankenship, Clarence W. 73, 30Aug1934 - 27Sep2007, Princeton, Mercer, WV, WV-233-48-9209

Blankenship, Dixie M. 97, 21Aug1908 - 16Mar2006, Princeton, Mercer, WV, WV-236-86-3450

Blankenship, Hank R 33, 30Dec1972 - 13Aug2006, Princeton, Mercer, WV, WV-234-08-6052

Blankenship, Harless 53-54, 28Sep1953 - 23Sep2007, Princeton, Mercer, WV, WV/NC-232-86-2749

Blankenship, Lucille 87, 21May1920 - 02Aug2007, Princeton, Mercer, WV, WV-234-32-6078

Blankenship, Nannie L. 92, 31May1913 - 07Feb2006, Princeton, Mercer, WV, WV-235-98-5267

Blankenship, Peggy A. 68, 17Aug1937 - 15Jun2006, Princeton, Mercer, WV, WV/NC-232-58-9826

Blankenship, Thomas W. 47, 18Aug1960 - 28Dec2007, Princeton, Mercer, WV, WV-234-11-1518

Blankenship, Watt 77, 24Feb1929 - 12Jan2007, Princeton, Mercer, WV, WV/NC-232-34-1934

 

Mingo

 

2007, Delbarton, Mingo Co., WV, Funeral

The Herald-Dispatch, (Huntington, WV) - December 1, 2007

Troy Blankenship Jr., 54, of Delbarton, husband of Jeannie Tiller Blankenship , died Friday in Williamson Memorial Hospital. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Rogers Funeral Home, Belfry, Ky.; burial follows at Dotson Cemetery, Beech Creek.

[SSDI Troy J. Blankenship 09Jan1953 - 30Nov2007]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Gilbert, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

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Amos Lewis Belcher, 64, of Browning Fork section of Gilbert, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 28, 2007, at Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston. Born, June 28, 1943, at Gilbert, he was the son of the late Wayne and Mona (Hatfield) Belcher. Amos was a member of the Browning Fork House of Faith.

Those left to love and cherish the memory of Amos are his four sisters, Marie (Billy) Lester and Ellen Blankenship of Browning Fork, Alice Hatfield of Coal Mountain, and Florence Allie Belcher of Gilbert; his two brothers, Verlin (Glenda) Belcher and Herman (Diane) Belcher of Browning Fork, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 pm , on Sunday, July 1, 2007, at the Browning Fork House of Faith with the Rev. Diamond Cater and Rev. Lowell Smith officiating. Burial followed in the Carter Cemetery at the Browning Fork section of Gilbert. Nephews served as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Gilbert, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

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Grover Thomas, 84, of Gilbert, passed away on Thursday, August 2, 2007 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington, WV. Born, June 11, 1923, at Hanover, Wyoming County, he was the son of the late John Henry and Mary (Mullins) Thomas. He was a retired timber man and of the Freewill Baptist Faith.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth (Blankenship) Thomas.

Those left to love and cherish the memory of Grover are his three sons: Larry (Tammy) Thomas, Robert (Michelle) Thomas and Charles Thomas, all of Gilbert; two daughters: Wanda Bentley and Gloria (Randy) Poe of Gilbert; one brother, Woodrow Thomas of Gilbert; seven grandchildren: Angela, Joshua, Larry Thomas, II, and Juston Thomas all of Gilbert, Shawn Clay of Girffithville, WV, Melissa Wiley of Oceana, Ruby and Phillip Lewis a great grand son-in-law of Winfield. Additional survivors include, five great grandchildren: Terri Nichole, Rebecca Leann, and Melody Renea, all of Griffithville, WV, Michael and Christopher Wiley of Oceana.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Sunday, August 5, 2007 at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Denny May and the Rev. Tommy Cline officiating. Burial will follow in the Thomas Memorial Cemetery at Riverview, Gilbert. Pallbearers will be Junior Hatfield, Chris Stevens, Leslie Clay, Mike Wiley, Kevin Blankenship, Doyle Richards, David Richards, Jason Ball, Larry Hatfield, and Danny Ray Ball II.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Gilbert, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

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Onnie Mitchell, 94, of Gilbert, where he made his home for the last 87 years, departed this life on Wednesday, September 19, 2007 at Riverview Hospital in Carthage [Smith Co.,] Tennessee. For the past several months he had been living with his daughter, Dr. Elizabeth Dale Mitchell and his son Rodger L. Mitchell both of Tennessee. Born, March 19, 1913, at Emmett, WV, Logan County, he was the son of the late Micajah G. Mitchell, born September 24, 1842 and died March 1929, and Cora (Toler) Mitchell, born 1880 and died 1930.

In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his loving wife of 59 years, Hattie (Cline) Mitchell; a son, Onnie Edward Mitchell; a grandson, Casey Mitchell; 3 borthers: fraternal twin brother, Connie Mitchell; Cager "Little Cage" Mitchell; and Johnny Mitchell; 2 sisters: Rindy (Mitchell) Browning and Lula Mitchell; 6 half brothers and 5 half sisters. Onnie was something of a rarity he was what was known as a real son of a Civil War soldier. His father was a soldier in the American Civil War.

Those left to love and cherish the memory of Onnie are his dear children: Shirley (Paul) Shrewsberry of Mooresville, NC; Rodger L. Mitchell and Beverly Churchill of Lebanon, TN; Bonnie Mitchell of Gilbert; Reuben (Robin) Mitchell of Baisden, WV; Dr. Elizabeth Dale Mitchell and Randy Tarpley of Brush Creek, TN; and Debbie (Kenny) Mitchell of Chandler AZ; his 9 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild, Ana Renee Hernandez; 2 special nieces: Linda Blankenship and Roxanna Sloan; and a host of family and friends.

Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 pm on Sunday, September 23, 2007, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Cresong officiating. Burial followed in the Justice Cemetery, Justice WV. Pallbearers were: Shane Mitchell, Cody Mitchell, Kenny Mitchell, Mack Blankenship, Keith Mitchell and Jeff Pierson

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Gilbert, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

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Rosa Lee Dean, 75, of Riverview section of Gilbert, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, October 31, 2007, at Logan Regional Hospital. Born on May 28, 1932, at Mud Fork section of Logan, she was the daughter of the late Ira and Ruby (Wimmer) Stevens.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Saul Buster Dean; one son, Larry Joe Dean; her Maternal Grandmother, Annie Robinson; her brothers: Gordon and Lee Robinson; her granddaughter, Michelle Browning; and several other family members and friends. Rosa was a homemaker and a member of the Riverview Freewill Baptist Church.

Those left to love and cherish the memory of Rosa are: her five sons: Bobby (Linda) Dean of Medical Lake, WA, Tommy (Ruth) Dean of Bruno, Johnny (Dianna) Dean of Verner, Pete (Sandra) Dean and Billy Joe (Dee) Dean all of Riverview; her six daughters: Loretta (Chris) Toler of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Evelyn (Enos) Blankenship, Jeannie (Drewey) Wolford, and Lisa (Michael) Browning, all of Riverview, Belinda (Darryl) Dye of Douglasville, Georgia, and Phyllis (Dennis) Miller of Winston, Georgia; her eight grandsons: Joey Browning of Brunswick, Georgia, Eric Dean of Medical Lake, WA, Luke (Kim) Dean of Baisden, Jeffery Wolford, Nicholas and Joshua Dean all of Riverview, Matthew Dye of Douglasville, Georgia, and Austin Miller of Winston, Georgia; her four granddaughters: Katrina Dean (Matt Sinner) of Prosser, WA, Hope (Brian) Browning of Bolt, Rose (JR) Salmons of Riverview, and Katherine Dye of Douglasville, Georgia; her seven great grandchildren: Jared and Rylee Browning of Bolt, and Gina and Richie Smith of Baisden, Brooke, Shelby and Jessie Nicholas of Savannah, Georgia; her brother, Buddy (Pam) Robinson; her four sisters: Geraldine Huddleston of Waynesboro, Georgia, Zola (Eugene) Toler of Palestine, Melvie (Tom) Cline of Verner, and Jo Ann (J. B.) Sowders of Tennessee; and a great host of family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 3, 2007 at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with Brother James Grimmett and Brother Gary Browning officiating. Burial followed in the Hollywood Cemetery at Gilbert. Active Pallbearers were her Grandsons and Family. Honorary pallbearers were: Bobby Dean, Tommy Dean, Johnny Dean, Pete Dean, Billy Joe Dean, Enos Blankenship, Michael Browning, Drewey Wolford, Darryl Dye, Dennis Miller, Danny Ball, and Jerry Grimmett.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Gilbert, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

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Boyd Ward Elkins, 73, of Gilbert, the beloved husband of Audrey (Blankenship) Elkins, departed this life on Tuesday, May 8, 2007, at Logan Regional Medical Center. Born, November 24, 1933, at Gilbert, he was the son of the late Johny & Verdie (Harrison) Elkins.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, John Elkins, Jr, and an infant sister.

In addition to his wife he is survived by a son, Bill (Sharon) Elkins of Hanover; a granddaughter, Stacey Blankenship of Hampden; a great grandson, Ryan Blankenship of Hampden; one brother, Jimmy Elkins of Oceana; and two sisters: Macie Harless of Oceana and Mildred Glover of Grove Port, Ohio.

Graveside services were conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 13, 2007 at the Hatfield Cemetery , Sharon Heights, Hampden.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Hampden, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - December 26, 2007

Jayden McKenzee Sims of Hampden died Wed., Dec. 19, 2007 at CAMC Women and Children's Hospital in Charleston. Born Dec. 19, 2007, Jayden was the daughter of Terry Michael Sims II and Brittany Heath.

She was preceded in death by maternal great grandparents Otis and Edna Hatfield, one special uncle Gary Hatfield and paternal great grandparents Lawerence Lester and Robert and Mary Sims.

In addition to her parents, Jayden is survived by maternal grandparents Carolyn Heath of Gilbert and Robert Heath of Keyser, great grandparents Paul and Patsy Heath of Marion, Va., paternal grandparents Terry Sims of Frankfort, Ky. and Zelphia Lester of Baisden, great grandmother Bertha Lester of Baisden, uncle Jamey (Valerie) Lester of Baisden, aunts Tabitha Brown of Marion, Va. and Alisha (Jason) Hatfield of Bruno, special aunt Allison Heath of Gilbert, cousins Kelly Brown of Marion, Jenna and Dayton Hatfield of Bruno, Hayley Lester of Baisden, Staci and Cameron Hatfield of Justice and Brandon and Bradley Blankenship of Gilbert, godparents Homer and Kristie Blankenship of Gilbert.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007 at the Mounts Funeral Chapel in Gilbert, with Bro. Homer Blankenship Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Cline Cemetery at North Spring. Pallbearers will be Homer Jr. and Brandon Blankenship, Cameron and Greg Hatfield and a host of other family and friends who love and miss her.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Justice, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - December 3, 2006

Marsha Lester of Justice departed her earthly life at her home, surrounded by her family and friends, to join her Lord and Savior on Friday, December 1, 2006, after a long illness. She was born May 3, 1944, at Justice to the late Claude and Freda Justice. She was married to the Rev. Joesph Lester and was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was a member of Sprattsville Freewill Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Patty Litchmanski of St. Claire Shores, Mich. Survivors include her husband of 46 years, the Rev. Joesph Lester; three sons, Joesph (Michelle) Lester of Ikes Fork, Richard (Twila) Lester of Tazewell, Va., and David (Katrina) Lester of Gilbert; one daughter, Rosemary (Greg) Bailey of Hurricane; one sister, Sharon (Omer) Blankenship of Justice; one brother, Danny Paul Justice of Justice; eight grandchildren, Josh Lester and Natalie Lester of Barboursville, Kaitlin Lester and Matt Tolley of Gilbert, Hannah, Kyle and Karson Lester of Tazewell, Va., Bobbie Jo Bailey of Hurricane; and several nieces; nephews; and many friends who loved her dearly.

The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, December 4, 2006, at Sprattsville Freewill Baptist Church, Sprattsville, with the Rev. Cecil Johnson and the Rev. Walter Grimmett officiating. Burial will be in Wilson Cemetery, Justice. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Dale Blankenship , Jerry Dale Browning, Todd Lester, Jimmy Dingess, Josh Dingess, and Matt Tolley. Honorary pallbearers will be Mack Lester, Clyde Lester, Roger Dingess, Ron Dunnigan, and Dale Cohenour.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Wharncliffe, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

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Tina Lynn Poe (Woods) Chaffins, 35, of Wharncliffe, formerly of Isaban, departed this life on March 2, 2007 at her residence. Born June 19, 1971 at Welch, she was the daughter of Ruby Cline of Isaban and Jimmy Dale Poe, Sr, of Gilbert.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Glen Chaffins, Jr, of Wharncliffe, and her grandparents: Vada Jones and Jimmy Muncy.

In addition to her parents she is survived by her grandfather: Buck Jones, Sr, of Isaban, her grandmother: Hattie Blankenship of Gilbert, ex-husband: Randy Woods, 2 sons: Derek Lamar Acosta and Christopher Roger Woods, 1 daughter: Brandy Jean Woods, all of Black Lick, Ohio; 1 sister: Melissa Kay (Keith) Browning of Isaban; 1 brother: Jimmy Dale (Chance) Poe, Jr, of Gilbert; 2 nephews: Ryan and Dustin Browning of Isaban; 1 special loving friend: Dott Justice of Isaban; 2 special cousins: Jimmy Eugene (Tonya) Griffey and son Scotty, Cutie Lester and sons James and Greg Lester , al of Isaban; 2 uncles: Buck (Deborah) Jones, Jr, of Isaban and Clinton Sidney (Kathy) Ferrell of Long Pole.

Funeral services were conducted at the Isaban Church of God on Thursday, March 8, 2007 at 1 PM with the Reverends: Roger Pete Woods and Steve Ron May officiating. Burial followed at the Four Pole Cemetery at Mohawk, WV. Family and Friends served as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Justice, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

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John "Johnny" Luther Bryant, 49, of Justice, departed this life on Saturday, May 5, 2007, at his residence. Born, May 5, 1958, at Welch, he was the son of the late, John Bryant and Goldie Baker Bryant Cline.

In addition to his father he is preceded in death by 1 son, Jonathan Bryant; 2 brothers: Edward & Bunyon Bryant; step-father, Alderson Cline and special nephew, Dewayne Blankenship. John was of the Church of God faith and a disabled Business Owner.

Survivors include his mother, Goldie Baker Bryant Cline of Bramwell; his wife, Kimberly Standifur of Justice; 4 daughters: Brittany Bryant and fiance` Barry Browning of Wharncliffe, April Blankenship of Thomasville, NC, Kassie Bryant of High Point, NC, Crystal Hance of Statesville, NC; step-daughter, Jenny Carbaugh of Columbia, TN; 3 grand children: Kylie Faith Bryant of Mohawk, Allison Balnkenship of Thomasville, NC, Elijah Hance and an expected grandson of Statesville, NC; and one step granddaughter, Hannah Brooke Maynard of Columbia, TN. Additional survivors include 3 brothers: David (Vicky) Bryant and William (Wayma) Bryant of Roderfield, and McGee (Beverly) Bryant of Justice; 4 sisters: Eleanor (David) Chambers of Bramwell, Sina (Ray) Lowe of Woodlawn, VA, Ann Branham of Princeton and Barbara Roberts of Big Fork, Montana; special nephews: Greg Bryant, Michael Coleman, Larry Bryant and Rex Branham; special friend, Regina Wilson; and a host of family and friends.

Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, May 10, 2007, at 11 am at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Clifford Rawls, Rev. Carl Wolford and Rev. William Bryant officiating. Burial followed at the Iaeger Memorial Cemetery at Roderfield. Family and friends served as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Billy 65, 26Feb1941 - 11Sep2006, Gilbert, Mingo, WV, IL-327-56-9743

Blankenship, Lenford 79, 14Sep1927 - 27Oct2006, Gilbert, Mingo, WV, WV-236-34-3458

Blankenship, Tommy W. 67, 01May1939 - 25Mar2007, Kermit, Mingo, WV, MD-212-36-9371

Blankenship, John W. 67, 25Oct1940 - 29Oct2007, Matewan, Mingo, WV, WV/NC-232-64-9710

Blankenship, Franklin 52, 20Feb1955 - 23Nov2007, Rawl, Mingo, WV, WV-236-96-2448

Blankenship, Virginia M. 83, 30Jun1924 - 03Dec2007, Williamson, Mingo, WV, OH-280-30-0520

 

Monroe

 

2006, Ballard, Monroe Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - December 22, 2006

David Booth Jr., 70, of Ballard, passed away Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006 at Princeton Community Hospital, Princeton. He was born May 19, 1936 at Lindside, and was the son of the late David H. and Bertha F. McGhee Booth. Mr. Booth was a truck driver having last worked at Fairchild International in Glen Lyn, Va. He was a member of the Peterstown United Methodist Church, and was an avid football fan, a loving husband, father and grandfather.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, James Henry Booth and Dennis Booth; one sister, Willie Louise Wilson.

He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Mescal Mann Booth; four sons, Steve Booth and wife Abby of Austin, Texas, Tim Booth and wife Eliska of Lindside, Mark Booth and wife Tina of Radford, Va., Chris Booth and wife Mary Ann of Peterstown; one daughter, Lisa Meadows and husband Barry of Peterstown; three brothers, Roger Booth of Bear, Del., Teddy Booth of Lindside, and Eddie Booth of Fredericksburg, Va.; three sisters, Mary Midkiff of Rich Creek, Va., Jean Spence of Lindside, and Sandy Blankenship of Narrows, Va.; his mother-in-law, Sadie Mann of Ballard; four grandchildren, Sabrina Stutts and husband Garry, Cory Booth, Joey Booth, and Elijah Booth; five step grandchildren, Adam and Kayla Mann, Ethan Hinton, Sara Bolin, and Jeremy Jones; two special great-grandchildren, Jada and Matthew Stutts.

Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. Saturday evening, Dec. 23, 2006 at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel, Peterstown, with the Rev. Andy Howdock and the Rev. Melissa Shortridge officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Peterstown, Monroe Co., WV, Obituary

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Katherine (Kathy) Clark Blankenship went to her heavenly home on Saturday November 17, 2007.Born April 22, 1945 she was 62 years young.

She leaves to cherish her memory her devoted husband of 30 years, Leonard Blankenship. She leaves behind five sons and daughter-in- laws, David Estep and friend Tereasa, Brian Estep, Larry and Mary Estep of Pulaski, VA, Johnny and Brandi Blankenship of Rich Creek, VA., Rusty and Jennifer Blankenship of Ballard, WV One daughter and son-in-law, Wanda and Conrad Ridpath of Pulaski, VA She leaves behind ten granddaughters. Jessica Estep, Ava, Shayla, and Sydney Blankenship all of Narrows, VA Betty Jean Estep, Jennifer Chewning and Megan Ridpath all of Pulaski, VA. Bell of Rich Creek, VA Hannah and Leah Blankenship of Ballard, WV. She leaves seven grandsons L.A., Zakk Estep, Cameron Chewning and Caleb Ridpath all of Pulaski, VA. Dylan Estep of Narrows, VA Nathaniel Blankenship of Rich Creek, VA and Dustin Blankenship of Ballard, WV. She also leaves behind one very special grandson in the Marine Corp. that she is very proud of and loved very much, Scooter Estep. She also leaves one great grandson Jakolby. She also leaves to cherish her memory a sister and brother-in-law Mary Ann and Raymond Hagy of Bastian, VA, a brother and sister-in-law Bobby and Jeannie Sarver of Rustburg, VA. She loved them very much. She also leaves several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, November 21, 2007at the Word of Faith Pentecostal Holiness Church, Rich Creek, VA, with Pastor Dennis Haga officiating. Burial will follow at the Blankenship family cemetery.

At her request she wanted only immediate family and special friends to attend her services. Pallbearers will be Jerimiah, Alex, Edgar, Andy, LA and Zakk Estep.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Peterstown, Monroe Co., WV, Obituary

http://www.broyles-shrewsbury.com/index.cfm

Hazel Jane Blankenship, 64 of Peterstown, passed away Friday December 7, 2007 at her home. Born November 6, 1943 at Peterstown, she was the daughter of Janice Dillon Buckland of Peterstown, and the late Garfield Buckland. Ms. Blankenship was a retired employee of the Celanese Corporation in Narrows, VA.

In addition to her father she was preceded in death by her twin brother Azel Buckland.

Additional survivors include two sons, Shannon Blankenship and wife Chris and Jody Blankenship all of Peterstown; one sister Lois Mitchem of Ballard, WV., three grandchildren, Brandon, Danielle, and Stevie Blankenship.

Graveside services and burial will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday December 9, 2007 at the Peterstown Cemetery, with Minister Henry Conley officiating. There will be no visitation.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, James M. 64, 14May1942 - 12Feb2007, Ballard, Monroe, WV, WV-233-64-9708

Blankenship, Anna L. 63, 07May1944 - 27Aug2007, Gap Mills, Monroe, WV, WV-236-72-2233

Blankenship, Carl R. 80, 02Oct1927 - 28Nov2007, Greenville, Monroe, WV, WV/NC-232-34-8690

Blankenship, Hazel B. 64, 06Nov1943 - 07Dec2007, Peterstown, Monroe, WV, WV-233-70-0745

 

Nicholas

 

2006, Craigsville, Nicholas Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - December 10, 2006

Wilson Thayer Harter Jr., 60, of Craigsville, Nicholas County, died Thursday, December 7, 2006, in the VA Medical Center at Beckley. Born September 5, 1946, at Baltimore, Md., he was a son of Wilson Thayer and Ina Kathleen Blankenship Harter Sr. of Westminster, Md. He was a painter and a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, are six children, Sandra Lee Harter, Bryan Harter, Jesse Harter, Daniel Harter, William Harter, and Steven Harter; one brother, Charles Harter; one sister, Peggy Cox; and six grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 11, 2006, in White Funeral Home at Summersville with the Rev. David Sommerville officiating. Interment will follow in the Mount Vernon Cemetery at Glade Creek.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Fenwick Mountain, Nicholas Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - June 27, 2006

Beulah Elaine Collins, 73, our loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed away at her home on Fenwick Mountain on June 25, 2006. She was born on January 19, 1933 at Saxman.

"Beaut," as her friends called her, was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Eldon; her parents, Glenn and Myrtle Seabolt; one sister, Mildred Roby; and one brother, Ronald Seabolt. She taught school at Nixon, Carl Grade, Little Laurel, the old and new New Hope grade schools and adult basic education at Canvas. Leaving the field of education, she later went to work at the Richwood Pack Rat, Montgomery Ward, and J.C. Penney. Beaut was an active member of Macedonia Memorial United Methodist Church. She was a willing worker and loving friend and will be a great addition to singing in the heavenly choir. She was a devoted and wonderful mother and grandmother.

She is survived by a son, Eldon "Bub" Collins Jr. and wife, Lora, of Canvas; daughters, Ginger at home and Shelley and husband, Willie Boyce, of Fenwick Mountain. Her grandchildren include Ellisha Little of Allen Park, Michigan, Eldon Jerome "Jeremy" Collins III of Athens, Nikki and husband, Doug Crites, of Erbacon, Preston Boyce, stationed at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Tristan Boyce, residing at Concord University in Athens, and Felicia Tucker and Harminie Collins, both of Canvas; and a special niece, Spring and husband, Eric Blankenship, of Eleanor. She is also survived by brothers, Joey Seabolt of Craigsville, Freddie and wife, Karen, of Canvas and Glenn Jr. and wife, Eula, of Belton, South Carolina. Sisters include Kandy and husband, Mike Hicks, of Fenwick Mountain, Karen and husband, Don Peyton, of Port Richie, Florida, Leona Bramble of Ocean City, Maryland, Helen and husband, Norbert Muckelbauer, of Silver Spring, Maryland. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a special "Thank you" to Beulah's Home Health nurses and aides and to Dr. Trenbath, Dr. Judy Spencer, and all of her therapists.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, June 29, at Macedonia Memorial United Methodist Church, Fenwick Mountain, with the Rev. Harold Duskey officiating. Interment will be in Collins-Spencer Cemetery, Fenwick Mountain.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Mount Lookout, Nicholas Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - July 10, 2006

Sylvia Pearl McCutcheon, 97, of Mount Lookout, died Sunday, July 9, 2006, in the Fayette Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at Fayetteville. Born December 7, 1908, at Hominy Falls, Nicholas County, she was a daughter of the late Emory and Mary Bell Amick O'Dell.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her first husband, C. Ernest Blankenship; second husband, Fred A. McCutcheon; and a son, Robert "Bobbie" Blankenship. She was raised in Hominy Falls, a member of the Penile Methodist Church at Hominy Falls, was a homemaker and farmer, and had lived many years in the Mount Lookout community. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her.

Survivors include a sister, Clovia Trout; daughter-in-law, Betty Blankenship; and her grandchildren, Bob and Sherry Blankenship, Brenda Blankenship, Peggy Blankenship, Betty Lou and Delbert Lewis, and Victor and Natasha Blankenship. She also raised her youngest stepson, Donald McCutcheon. She has 14 stepchildren and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 11, 2006, in the White Funeral Home at Summersville with the Rev. Garlin Groves officiating. Interment will follow in the Dotson-Simpson Memorial Cemetery at Keslers Cross Lanes.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

C. Ernest Blankenship m. 1931 in Nicholas Co., WV

 

2006, Richwood, Nicholas Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - December 27, 2006

Clyde E. Blankenship Sr., 62, of Richwood passed away Sunday, Dec. 24, 2006, in Summersville Memorial Hospital after a long illness. Born April 18, 1944, at Swiss, he was the son of the late Frank and Mary Blankenship. He was retired from the Campbell Soup Company, Camden, N.J.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Phillip Blankenship, and a granddaughter, Abbee Rose Blankenship. Surviving: his wife of 44 years, Virginia Madison Blankenship; two sons, Clyde Jr. of Tennessee and Charles of Georgia; three daughters, Holley Blankenship of Summersville and Brooke Blankenship and Nikole Craytor, both of Richwood; three brothers, Alva of Canvas, Dale of Richwood and Frank Blankenship of Keslers Cross Lanes; 12 grandchildren; and John Pilkin, who helped him so much during his long illness.

At his request, there will be no viewing or funeral service. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Summersville, Nicholas Co., WV, Obituary

http://www.claywestvirginia.com/, June 19 2006 

Donald PaPa Richard Blankenship Sr. entered into rest Saturday, June 17, 2006.  He was the son of the late Ceciel and Susie Nottingham Blankenship III.  

Donald was preceded in death by two brothers; and one grandson, Donald Richard Blankenship III.  

Donald is survived by one son, Donald Richard Blankenship Jr. of Baltimore, Md.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah Ann and Bobbie Spoonire of Pike Creek, Texas, and Linda and Amos Adkins of Clay; two sisters, Dorise Ramsey of Craigsville, and Bettey Robinson of Arden, N.C.; also, brother and sister-in-law, Howard Ray and Patra Steele of Asheville, N.C. Donald is also survived by eight grandchildren, Mary Sue of Baltimore, Md., Dawn Marie and Kimberly Ann of Baltimore, Md., Robert Allen Woody of Pike Creek, Texas, Michelle and Craig Griffiths of West Lake, Ohio, Jason Adkins of Clay, Shawn and Brittany Adkins of Clay, and Daniel Adkins of Clay; and 10 great-grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, 2006, at Mount Vernon Cemetery, Summersville, with Minister Stanley Blankenship officiating.  

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

 

2006, Summersville, Nicholas Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - September 18, 2006

Mary Margaret Fairchild, 84, of Summersville, died Friday, September 15, 2006, in the Summersville Memorial Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Oliver "Bunk" and Agnes Murphy Williams and was born at Cabin Creek August 3, 1922. She was a retired registered nurse of 40 years, and a 1945 graduate of Saint Mary's Hospital. She was a former Nicholas-Webster Home Health Administrator and served as a health nurse in Nicholas County Schools for 17 years. She was a member of the Saint John's Catholic Church in Summersville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Jeffery Fairchild; and brother, Charlie Bob Williams.

Survivors include her husband, E.C. Fairchild; two sons, Steve Fairchild and wife Pat, and Derek Fairchild, all of Summersville; three daughters, Diana Lynne Feig and husband Marc of Clearwater, Fla., Danalea Blankenship and husband Tom, and Robin Fairchild, all of Summersville; brother, Ed Williams and wife, Deloris of Summersville; five grandsons, Lance Fairchild and wife Melanie, Shane Fairchild and wife Brianne, Eric Blankenship and wife Spring, Mark Blankenship and Cody Fairchild; three granddaughters, Melissa Goderre, Marilee Blankenship and Adrian Fairchild; three great-grandchildren, Evan and Landen Fairchild, and Jeffery Goderre; and one expected great-grandchild of Eric and Spring Blankenship .

The Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 20, 2006, in the Saint John's Catholic Church at Summersville with Father Jerome Rawa S.M. officiating. Burial will follow in the Walker Memorial Park at Summersville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2006, Swiss, Nicholas Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - January 11, 2006

William Edward Acord, 78, of Swiss, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2006, at his home after an extended illness. He was the son of the late James Anderson and Esther Jane Hypes Acord and was born at Swiss June 30, 1927. He was a retired coal miner, member of the UMW and a Baptist by faith.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Blankenship Acord; son and wife, William Acord Jr. and Linda of Swiss; four daughters and husbands, Judy Collins of Oak Hill, Sue Willis and Charles of Drennen, Linda Sparks and Randall, and Sandra Kincaid and Mike, all of Summersville; and four grandsons, Charles Willis Jr., Jason Sparks, Justin Acord, and Nathan Kincaid.

Funeral service will be conducted Thursday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. in the Waters Funeral Chapel, Summersville, with the Rev. Manford Hypes officiating. Burial will follow in the Zoar Cemetery at Keslers Cross Lanes.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2007, Swiss, Nicholas Co., WV, Obituary

Fayette Tribune, (Fayette, WV)

William Hansford Hank Blankenship, 82, of Swiss, Nicholas County, died Oct. 29, 2007, at home after an extended illness. Born Dec. 3, 1924, at Clendenin, he was the son of the late William A. and Carrie E. Huffman Blankenship.

He also was preceded in death by his wife, Deloris L. Blankenship. Mr. Blankenship was retired from the Fayette County Board of Education. He was a member of Holy Gospel Church, Swiss, a license d barber, a World War II Navy veteran and a member of Gauley Bridge VFW Post 8366.

Surviving: his daughters, Wanda Martin and husband, David, of Camden-on-Gauley, Millie Gonzalez of Fayetteville, and Sharon Williams and husband, Mike, of Pratt; son, William Paul Blankenship and wife, Shelvy, of Swiss; sisters, Ruth Acord of Swiss, Florence Tucker of Swiss, Ester Acord of Keslers Cross Lanes, Martha McAtee of Brownsville, and Dolly Treadway of Belva; brother , Woodrow Blankenship of Swiss; grandchildren, Lori Diann Shaffer, Lesley Denise Ridenour, Da vid L. D. J. 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; 17 great-grandchildren; an uncle and five aunts.

Service was Nov. 2 a t Pennington Funeral Home Chapel, Gauley Bridge, with the Rev. James Armentrout and grandson Jimmy Williams officiating. Interment was in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow.

 

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

Blankenship, Clyde E. 62, 18Apr1944 - 24Dec2006, Gilboa, Nicholas, WV, WV/NC-232-68-1517

Blankenship, William H. 82, 03Dec1924 - 29Oct2007, Swiss, Nicholas, WV, WV-234-28-4647

 

Ohio

 

2007, Wheeling, Ohio Co., WV, Obituary

www.theintelligencer.net

Myers, Dorena Mae Grieves, 80, of National Road, Wheeling, W.Va., died Saturday, August 25, 2007, in Belmont Manor, St. Clairsville, Ohio. She was born July 25, 1927 in Wheeling, daughter of the late Harry and Alice Blankenship Grieves. She was a retired school secretary at the former Edgington Lane and Woodsdale Elementary Schools; a member of Wheeling AARP; and the Covenant Community Church.

Surviving are her husband of 60 years, Clarence Pee Wee Myers; a son, Jay A. Myers of Wheeling; a daughter, Joyce M. Kalkreuth and her husband, John, of Wheeling; five grandchildren, Jay A. Myers II and Amy Woodford, Jayna L. Bowlin and her husband, Brandon, and Ryan Patrick Myers, all of Salisbury, N.C., and Krista and Kara Kalkreuth of Wheeling; and three great-grandchildren, Destiny, Collin and Braydon. Also surviving are a special friend and aunt, Lila Blankenship of Wheeling.

Friends will be received at the Kepner Funeral Home, National Road at Bethany Pike, Wheeling on Monday, August 27, 2007 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m., where services will be held on Tuesday, August 28, 2007 at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Don McKelvey officiating. Interment in Park View Memorial Gardens, Wheeling.
From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

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

Blankenship, Helen V. 91, 04May1915 - 10Jun2006, Wheeling, Ohio, WV, WV-233-01-5382

 

Pocahontas

 

2007, Cass, Pocahontas Co., WV, Obituary

www.pocahontastimes.com

Dice Earl Sharp, age 80, of Cass, died Thursday, March 22, 2007, at Carillion Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Virginia. He was born at Fairview April 21, 1926, the son of the late Dency Eddie and Gosha Underwood Sharp. In addition to his parents, a grandson, Marcus Joel Sharp, and sisters, Georgia Hutchings and Mary Tersigni, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Ellen Doyle Sharp; two daughters, Diane Sharp and Debbie Sharp, both of Cass; two sons, Robert Sharp, of Raphine, Virginia, and Larry Sharp, of Cass; three sisters, Myra Blankenship and Betty McPaters, both of Marlinton, and Violet Banton, of Durbin; a brother, Dency Sharp, Jr., of Canton, Ohio; four grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and two step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was held at VanReenen Funeral Home Sunday afternoon with Sam Felton officiating. Burial was at Mountain View Cemetery, in Marlinton.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Marlinton, Pocahontas Co., WV, Obituary

www.pocahontastimes.com

Grace M. Blankenship, age 77, of Marlinton, died Sunday, July 2, 2006, at home. She was the daughter of Ernie and Ethel McMillion Stanley and was born at Renick January 17, 1929. Mrs. Blankenship was a dietician. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church.

Surviving her are her husband, Winters Dice Blankenship; daughter, Emma Jean Blankenship, of Marlinton; two sons, Paul Winters Blankenship, of Buckeye, and Clark Lee Blankenship, of Laquey, Missouri; a sister, Zeda Wilfong, of Marlinton, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Harold Stanley and Jessie Stanley, and a grandson, Eric Lee Blankenship. Funeral services at noon Wednesday at Grace Baptist Church by Pastor Brian Treadway, with burial in the Cochran Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Grace M. 77, 17Jan1929 - 02Jul2006, Marlinton, Pocahontas, WV, WV-236-72-1424

 

Raleigh

 

2006, Beckley, Raleigh Co., WV, Obituary

Beckley Register Herald newspaper 

Willard Blankenship born June 6 1943 Blackie, VA, son of Cloyd & Ocie (Stacy) Blankenship died March 31 2006 at Beckley, WV
He married Tommie Jean King Children; 
Deborah Kay Hughes, Willard Jr., Daniel Ray & wife Tonya, Ricky & wife Heather. Sisters, Violet Lester, Lois Audet & husband Dennis, Etta Perdue & husband Larry. Brother; Hillard & wife Magdalene
preceded by parents and several siblings.
Burial in Birchfield Cem. Maben, WV

From June Green jgreen2821@cinci.rr.com

 

+2006, Beckley, Raleigh Co., WV, Obituary

Princeton Times (WV) - November 27, 2006

Ruby Hazel Blankenship Perkins, 88, of Heartland of Beckley, formerly of Princeton, died Sunday morning, Nov. 26, 2006 at her residence following a long illness. Born May 31, 1918, at Newhall, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Ida Davis Blankenship.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Perkins; two sisters, Etta Mae Edwards and Roxie Phillips; two brothers, William T. Blankenship and Claude E. Blankenship along with a niece, Elaine Blankenship Yost.

Ruby was a Licensed Practical Nurse, Alumni of the Clinch Valley Clinic Hospital in Richlands, Va. She worked for many years at Princeton Community Hospital. She resided in Beckley after the death of her husband, at 150 Autumn Lane until her health declined. She was a member of the United Methodist Temple in Beckley and a member of the Adult Sunday School Class.

Survivors: A host of nieces and nephews, Shirley Minter and husband A.K. of Beckley, Joan Neel and husband Joe of North Tazewell, Va. and Frost Proof, Fla., Charles Phillips and wife Judy of Salem, Va., June Perkins of Vinton, Va., Hazel Wagner, Margaret Deckler, Carol Brent Bowden, Curtis Bowden, Donnie Christian, Ronnie Perkins, Bill Blankenship Jr., David Owen Blankenship; several great, and great, great nieces and nephews; and a very faithful friend, Norma Frost.

A service of celebration will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006 from the United Methodist Temple in Beckley with Pastors Dan Johnson and Ellen File officiating. Burial will follow in the Grandview Memory Gardens on the Bluefield/Tazewell Road, Bluefield, Va. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Beckley, Raleigh Co., WV, Obituary

The Register-Herald Monday, December 4, 2006

Robert Junior Blankenship, 79 years old, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006, at Raleigh General Hospital, following a long illness. Born Sept. 10, 1927, in Iaeger, WV, he was the son of the late Abraham Blankenship and Jenny Asbury. Mr. Blankenship served in the Army, was a coal miner for several years, and a Baptist minister for approximately 40 years. Mr. Blankenship was a proud member of the Pikeview Christian Church in Beckley, WV.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Blankenship was preceded in death by a sister, Jerry Rambo.

Survivors include his wife, Loretta Blankenship of Beckley, WV, for the past 58 years; five daughters, Patricia McClure of Beckley, WV, Cathy Eastridge of Daniels, WV, Bonnie Kiser of Cool Ridge, WV, Carol Phillips of Shady Spring, WV, and Kimberly Blankenship of Beckley, WV; a brother, Jim Blankenship of Man, WV; two sisters, Juanita Cline of Gilbert, WV, and Maria Webb of Russell, KY; other survivors include nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and several nephews, nieces, family, and friends all whom will miss him.

Services will be Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2006, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Rev. Gary Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.

Pallbearers will include the following grandsons, Robbie McClure of Parkersburg, WV, Michael McClure of Beckley, WV, Scott Eastridge of Crab Orchard, WV, Cameron Kiser of Cool Ridge, WV, Brandon Phillips of Shady Spring, WV, and friend, Shawn Rice of Cool Ridge.Honorary Pallbearer will be Jeremy Dean Phillips, grandson in Colorado.

Friends may gather with the family from 5 until 7 p.m. today, Dec. 4, 2006, at the funeral home.

http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.blankenship/1904/mb.ashx

 

2007, Beckley, Raleigh Co., WV, Obituary

Register Herald, February 14, 2007

James MacArthur Blakenship, 64 of Marie, died at 4:25 p.m. Monday Feb. 12, 2007, at his home following a long illness. Born May 14, 1942, at Princeton, he was the son of the late James L. and Ruth Lilly BlankenshipMr. Blankenship was a welder and was a United States Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam Conflict. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by a brother, Mercer L. Blakenship

Survivors include his wife, Louella Clement Blakenship; a son, David Gravely and wife, Ginny, of Peterstown; three daughters; Sherry Cozort and husband, Stoney, of Red Sulphur Springs, Belinda Flug of Marie and Kimberly Cales and husband, Michael, of Forest Hill; a grandson he reared, Jamie Cozort and wife, Emily, of Hinton; three brothers, Carl Blakenship, Clifton J. Blankenship and James J. Blankenship, all of Wyoming County; five sisters, Fredia M. Hash, Carolyn Lafferty, Dreama F. Blakenship, Melissa M. Gieseking and Victoria F. Francis, all of Wyoming County; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside service and burial will be noon Thursday Feb. 15, at Lilly-Crews Cemetery, Nimitz, with Minister John McCain officiating. There will be no visistation. The procession will leave Pivont Funeral Home at 11:45 a.m. Thursday for those wishing to attend the service.Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.

From: diane dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Beckley, Raleigh Co., WV, Obituary

Register Herald, February 24, 2007

Pauline Blankenship, 90, of Route 1, Matoaka, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007, at Patty Branscomes Care Home in Princeton. Born Oct. 1, 1916, at Beartown, she was the daughter of the late Columbus Bailey and Viola Stanley Bailey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Edward Blankenship, in 1994; four brothers, Cover Bailey, Howard Bailey, Frank Bailey and Boyd Bailey; and two sisters, Mamie Beavers and Thelma Blankenship. Mrs. Blankenship retired as a cook at Herndon Grade School after 17 years and was a member of Beartown Memorial Church.

Survivors include a son, Paul Edward Blankenship and his wife, Yvonne, of Princeton; four daughters, Carol Greer of Route 1, Matoaka, Norma Gaye Hancock and her husband, Jimmy, of Route 1, Matoaka, Patty Dyer and her husband, Robert, of Fredericksburg, Va., and Ruth Ann Hill of Falls Church, Va.; a brother, Foster Bailey and his wife, Pauline, of Dayton, Ohio; a sister, Dorthey Christian of Renick; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and four caregivers, Patty Branscome, Lillian Bailey, Jane Graham and Kim Graham.

Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, at Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home, Princeton, with the Rev. Clyde Patrick officiating. Interment will follow at Bailey Cemetery, Beartown. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home, Princeton, is in charge of arrangements.

From: diane dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Beckley, Raleigh Co., WV, Obituary

Register Herald, 4/9/2007

Zelpha McGrady Baldwin, 78, of Phenix City, Ala., formerly of Mabscott, died Tuesday, April 3, 2007, in Phenix City, Ala. Born at Hanover, W.Va., on April 10, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Isaiah and Elsie Newcomb Short. She was a homemaker, and was of the Baptist faith. She had made her home in Phenix City, Ala., for the past two years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude William McGrady; brothers, Jason Short, Lacy Short, and Earn Short; and a sister, Pansy Blankenship.

Survivors include a daughter, Nancy McGrady Miller and husband Wesley of Phenix City, Ala.; a brother, Lige Short of Mabscott; a sister, Vertra Smith of Hinton; two grandchildren, Samuel Hundley of Atlanta, Ga., and Paula Largen of Las Vegas, Nev.; five great-grandchildren; and Mrs. Baldwins present husband, Aaron Baldwin of Mt. Hope.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Pad Fork Freewill Baptist Church at Pad Fork, with Rev. Earl Brewer officiating. Burial will follow at the Short Cemetery at Huff Creek. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Bradley, Raleigh Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - November 23, 2006

Mary Grace Epling, 82, of Bradley died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006, in Raleigh General Hospital after an extended illness. Born Oct. 13, 1924, at Camp Creek, she was the daughter of the late Jiltson Bryant and Laura Lee Lilly Eads.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Ervil Epling, and one daughter, Judy Damron. She was a homemaker and a Christian.

Surviving: two sons, David Epling of Cook Ridge and Jim Epling of Summersville; three daughters, Debra Paxton of Summersville, Ann Spenia of Parkersburg and Cindy Dudding of St. Petersburg, Fla.; sister, Alice Blankenship of Mount Pleasant, S.C.; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, at the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Prosperity, with Pastor Gene Campbell officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Loretta F. 75, 23Sep1931 - 27Aug2007, Beckley, Raleigh, WV, IL-354-24-1768

Blankenship, Robert J. 79, 10Sep1927 - 02Dec2006, Beckley, Raleigh, WV, WV-235-36-9188

 

Randolph

 

2006, Mill Creek, Randolph Co., WV, Obituary
The Register Herald, Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Mill Creek - Kimberly Lafferty, 42, of Brenton, went to be home with her Lord and to sing with the Angels at her home. She was born Aug. 1, 1964, at Mullens, a daughter of the late Calvin Henry Blankenship and Emma Jean Allen Blan-kenship of Mill Creek. She was an LPN and a member and church clerk of the Mill Creek Freewill Baptist Church. A daughter, Tina Jean Walker, and a sister, Rose Mary Wimmer, also preceded her in death.

Survivors include two daughters, Deanna Dawn Westfall and husband, David Glenn Westfall II, Amanda Rena Coleman and fianc, Charles Thomas Haynes; four sisters, Patty and Larry Hayes of Middletown, Ohio, Jeanette and Michael Saunders of Red House, Audrey and Roger Jennings of Saulsville, Serena and Harlon Blankenship of Mill Creek; two brothers, Coy and Karoline Blankenship of New Baltimore, Mich., Eddie and Charlotte Blankenship of Mill Creek; a host of nieces and nephews; two grandchildren, Charles Calvin Westfall and Tina Ann Westfall; special nephew, Timothy Blankenship and great niece, Andrea Hall.

Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny.

From the Blankenship Board   Author:  Ricky Weinberg rickynj58(at)msn.com

 

Ritchie

 

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

Blankenship, Louise K. 78, 08Apr1928 - 21Oct2006, Pennsboro, Ritchie, WV, WV-233-44-0706

 

Summers

 

2007, Marie, Summers Co., WV, Obituary

Register-Herald
James MacArthur Blakenship, 64 of Marie, died at 4:25 p.m. Monday Feb. 12, 2007, at his home following a long illness. Born May 14, 1942, at Princeton, he was the son of the late James L. and Ruth Lilly Blankenship. Mr. Blankenship was a welder and was a United States Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam Conflict. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by a brother, Mercer L. Blakenship.
Survivors include his wife,
Louella Clement Blakenship; a son, David Gravely and wife, Ginny, of Peterstown; three daughters; Sherry Cozort and husband, Stoney, of Red Sulphur Springs, Belinda Flug of Marie and Kimberly Cales and husband, Michael, of Forest Hill; a grandson he reared, Jamie Cozort and wife, Emily, of Hinton; three brothers, Carl Blakenship, Clifton J. Blankenship and James J. Blankenship, all of Wyoming County; five sisters, Fredia M. Hash, Carolyn Lafferty, Dreama F. Blakenship, Melissa M. Gieseking and Victoria F. Francis, all of Wyoming County; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside service and burial will be noon Thursday Feb. 15, at Lilly-Crews Cemetery, Nimitz, with Minister John McCain officiating.

http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.blankenship/1913/mb.ashx

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2006, Pipestem, Summers Co., WV, Obituary

Princeton Times (WV) - December 19, 2006

Jahue T. Meador Jr., 84, of Pipestem, died at 8:00 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18, 2006 at his home, following a courageous battle with cancer. Born April 28, 1922 at Lick Creek, he was the son of the late Jahue Tolliver Meador Sr. and Luzzannie Bell Blair Meador. Mr. Meador was a retired jeweler, a trade he practiced for the past 60 years and was a past member of the Speedway Gospel Tabernacle.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Calvin Meador in 1994 and several brothers and sisters.

Survived by his wife of 58 years, Evelyn L. Meador; two daughters: Drema Ritchey and husband Doug of Bluefield and Sharon Irene McBride and husband Richard of Pipestem; four grandchildren: Calvin Meador Jr., Michelle Meador Browne, Wesley E.T. McBride and Cary G. Hubbard; four great grandchildren: Matthew and Josh Hubbard, Megan Brown and Jacob Blankenship; and one sister: Rhoda Irene McNiel of Daniels.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel in Hinton with the Rev. Roy Dale Martin officiating. Burial will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton.

Friends may call at the funeral parlors from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday (today). Pallbearers: Richard McBride, Cary Hubbard, Doug Ritchey, C. J. Meador, Lee Meadows and Jonah Bowen.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Timothy L. 52, 01Jan1954 - 31Oct2006, Forest Hill, Summers, WV, WV-234-84-4993

 

Wayne

 

2007, Dunlow, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

The Herald-Dispatch, (Huntington, WV) - December 13, 2007

Norina Ferguson, 89, of Dunlow, W.Va., went home to meet the Lord on December 10, 2007, at Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa, Ky. Born January 1, 1918, in Princeton, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Harvey and Gertrude Blankenship Thomas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Ferguson; son Harvey Ferguson and daughter Polly Ann Ferguson, and her brothers and sisters. She was a homemaker and a member of the Fairmont Baptist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Ninnie and Elmer Bradley of Dunlow, W.Va., Bertha Mae and Harold Sturgill of Fort Gay, W.Va., and Geneva Bowens of Fort Gay, W.Va.; five sons, Clifton and Janie Ferguson of Dunlow, W.Va., Woodrow and Margaret Ferguson of Linwood, N.C., John L. and Martha Ferguson, Halcey and Debbie Ferguson of Linwood, N.C., as well as Willard and Bonnie Ferguson of Florida, as well as daughter-in-law Ida Pearl (Ferguson) Wallace of Lavallette, W.Va. She has 25 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren, and 14 great- great-grandchildren; a special friend, Doris Faye Bradley.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Fairmont Baptist Church of Dunlow with George Nelson officiating. Burial will follow in the McClellan Crum cemetery of Dunlow, W.Va.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, East Lynn, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jul 17, 2006

Milton Mills, 72, of East Lynn, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 15, 2006. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2006, at Wolf Pen Church of Christ with Pastor Russell Gue, Brother Thomas Watts and Pastor Eddie McComas officiating. Burial will follow at Mills Family Cemetery, Beech Fork Road.

He was born June 28, 1934, a son of the late Lyndsay and Josephine Mills. A former employee of Heiner's Bakery and member of Beech Fork Chapel, Milton was preceded in death by two sisters, Elizabeth Mills and Bonita Lester; one brother, Henry Mills; and one grandson, Jonathon Taylor.

Survivors include his loving wife of 50 years, Nevada (Watts) Mills; four daughters and sons-in-law, Debra and Daniel Paul of Huntington, Charlotte and Greg Carter of Branchland, Nan and Jamie Blankenship of Prichard and Robin and David Miller of West Hamlin; three sons and two daughters-in-law, David Ray "Joe" Mills, still at home, Milton Lee and Vanessa Mills and Thomas and Angela Mills, all of East Lynn; 16 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Dixie Clay and Linda Davis, both of Easy Lynn.

Serving as pallbearers are grandsons Ricky Hale, Scotty Paul, David Paul, Josh Smithson, Aaron Mills, Shawn Mills, Kelly Davis and Brian Mills. We will miss and love him very much.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Fort Gray, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Feb 24, 2006

Mary Helen Porter, 87, of Fort Gay, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2006, in Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville, Ky. Mrs. Porter was born December 1, 1918, at Little Lynn Creek, W.Va., the daughter of the late Ralph and Letha Adkins Pyles. She was a retired employee of the Department of Human Resources at Wayne, W.Va., and a member of the Radnor Church of God for more than 60 years. Mary was preceded in death by her husband Henry Stewart Porter, who died in September 1959; three grandchildren, Samantha Porter, Jimmy Porter and Margie Binion; a sister, Esther Porter; three brothers, Namon Pyles, Elton Pyles and Fisher Pyles; three sons-in-law, Pete Pratt, Alpha Tabor and George Light; a daughter-in-law, Phyllis Porter; and two brothers-in-law, J. D. Pratt and Kelly Blankenship.

She is survived by six daughters, Freda Pratt of Shiloah, Ohio, Betty Preece and her husband Jim of Fort Gay, Lorraine Lewis and her husband Larry of Roseville, Calif., Linda Salmons and her husband of Wilts of Fort Gay, Mary Walker of Grayson, Ky., and Aletha Collins and her husband Stomper of River, Ky.; four stepdaughters, Bessie Blevins and her husband Chester of Fort Gay, Lutie Tabor of Mansfield, Ohio, Jenny Ratcliff and her husband Tom of Columbia Station, Ohio, and Hazel Light of Brunswick, Ohio; four sons and daughters-in-law, Henry Stewart Jr. and Brenda Porter, Ralph and Sharion Porter, Don and Teresa Porter and Rick and Susan Porter, all of Fort Gay; three stepsons and spouses, Ray and Wanda Porter of Arcadia, Fla., Fred and Ethel Porter of Cleveland, Ohio, and Bernard and Betty Porter of Fort Gay; two sisters, Arbutus Pratt of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Fern Arrowood and her husband Hank of Lavalette, W.Va.; two brothers, Jennings Pyles and his wife Sally of Wayne, W.Va., and Alpha Jay Pyles and his wife Vickie of Mansfield, Ohio. She leaves 39 grandchildren, 73 great-grandchildren and a host of great- great-grandchildren.

She loved to sing, watch the birds and flowers, but above all she loved her children. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. The Rev. Doug Wilhite and Brother Raymond Preece will conduct funeral services in her honor on Sunday, February 26, 2006, at 11 a.m. at the Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial will follow in the Workman Cemetery on Mill Creek at Fort Gay, W.Va.,

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Kenova, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, May 27, 2007

James Oscar "Bo" Brooks, 50, of Kenova, W.Va., husband of Sharon Joy Blankenship Brooks, died Saturday at Cabell Huntington Hospital. He was a self-employed carpenter. Funeral 2 p.m. Tuesday at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne; burial will follow at Mt. Vernon Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Kenova, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Nov 25, 2007

Enos Blankenship, 64, of Kenova died Thursday. Ceredo-Kenova Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Kenova, Wayne Co., WV, Funeral

The Daily Independent, (Ashland, KY) - November 26, 2007

Enos Blankenship, 64, of Kenova, died Thursday in Wayne County.

A memorial service will be at a later date. His ashes will be buried at sea by the U.S. Navy.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Kenova, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Nov 27, 2007

Enos Blankenship, 64, of Kenova died Thursday in Wayne County. Memorial service at a later time. His ashes will be buried at sea by the U.S. Navy.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

 

2007, Lavallette, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jul 13, 2007

Edna M. Lawhorn Graham, 75 of Lavalette, West Virginia passed away Thursday, July 12, 2007 in St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Reger Funeral Chapel by Rev. Eugene Ralph Houck. Burial will be in Spring Valley Memory Gardens, Huntington.

Edna was born April 6, 1932 in Cabell County, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Louis Edward and Rachel Elizabeth Wells Elkins. Her first husband, David Frank Lawhorn Jr. also preceded her in death. She was a retired employee of the housekeeping department of the Huntington State Hospital and a Baptist by faith.

Survivors include her husband Clovis Graham; one son and daughter-in-law, Michael Lee and Sabrina Lawhorn of Huntington; three daughters and one son-in-law, Dreama and Randall Houck of Hudson, Fla., Tressie Lawhorn of Lavalette and Verna Davis of Huntington; and stepchildren Cindy and Jeremy Howard, Richard and Jackie Graham, Captain Billy and Robyn Graham and Ewayne and Luetta McCallister. Grandchildren are Mary Alice and Jason Erlewine of Gallatin, Tenn., Joy Holland of Oronogo, Mo., Lee Davis of Huntington; and two great-grandchildren, Christopher Blankenship and Jacob Erlewine; stepgrandchildren Brian Howard, LD and Andrew Graham, Katy, Elizabeth and Christopher Graham, Patrick, Stephanie and Joshua McCallister; brother James Elkins of Culloden, W.Va.; and two sisters, Evelyn Hamlin of Glenwood, W.Va., and Ruth Sawyers of Ashland, Ky.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Lavallette, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Nov 27, 2007

James Everette Brown, 69, of Lavalette, W.Va., went home to be with his Heavenly Father on Friday, November 23, 2007. Memorial services will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 28, 2007, at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, Ohio, with Pastor Pete Davidson officiating. Jim was born August 22, 1938, in Huntington, W.Va., a son of the late James and Mary Ellen Robertson Brown. Preceding him in death was an infant sister, Josephine Brown. He was a member of Local 302 Carpenters Union.

He is survived by his loving wife, Sonya Henry Brown; a daughter, Judy Lageman of Huntington, W.Va.; a son, Jeffery M. Brown and his wife Holly of Massachusetts; one sister, Wanda and husband Dexel Blankenship; and one brother, Harold Brown. Also surviving are three grandsons, Joshua Roe, Jonathon Lageman and Jordon Wyatt Brown; four stepchildren also survive, Alicia and husband James Hesson, Chassidy Szesokman, Danny McComas and Mandy Hoffman; and five stepgrandchildren, Christina, Shelby, Sean Michael, Tyler and Kirstin. Other surviving family members are nephews Eddie, Troy and Joey; a special nephew and friend, Randy Blankenship; a niece Tina Blankenship; several great-nieces; brothers-in-law David and Helen Henry, Alva Henry Jr. and Anita, Ronnie and Phyllis Henry, and Howard and Diane Henry; a sister-in-law, Debbie and Terry Blake; along with a host of family and friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Prichard, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jan 02, 2007

Ray "Poppy" "Ray Boy" Lovins, 70, of Prichard, went to meet the Lord on Sunday, December 31, 2006, at St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 3, 2007, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, by Pastor Bill Boblett. Burial will follow at the Sam Damron Cemetery, Dunlow, W.Va.

He was born February 15, 1936, at Dunlow, a son of the late Verdic and Georgia Napier Lovins. A sister, Myrtle Sword, and two brothers, Leonard and Thornton Lovins, also preceded him in death. Ray was a retired construction worker (crane operator) for Neighborgall Construction Co. of Huntington and was a member of the International Union Operators Engineering Local #132. He also worked for Washington Roofing Sheet and Metal. He was a member and caretaker of the Wayne County Zip Little Chapter, Isaac Walton League. He loved fishing, hunting and being with his family and friends. Ray received Jesus in his heart on December 9, 2006, and was baptized the next day at Locust Grove Baptist Church, where he was given honorary membership.

He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Mary Jo Stamper Lovins, whom he married August 5, 1956; three daughters, Cindy Lyvonne Staley and husband, John, Tammy Jo Wolfe and Lisa Sue Lovins; two sons, Danny Ray and Gregory Neal Lovins and wife Katherine Ann; a godchild, Susan Garrettson; his grandchildren, Jamie Paul Wolfe, Jennifer Lyvonne Blankenship and husband, Mark, Tiffani Nicole Lovins, Jason Wade Lovins and wife, Jana, William Jeremy Ray Wolfe and wife, Ashley, Christopher Michael Ball, Danny Ray Lovins II, Ashlee Danielle Lovins, Joseph Tanner Lovins; a great-grandson, Landyn Ray Lovins; seven sisters, Opal Meade, Jenny Mae Vanover, Marie Heaberlin, Leona Little, Otta Lee Kelly, Frances Roark, Georgia Meade; and a brother, Luther Lovins. Ray Boy was known and loved by all who knew him every day of his life and now we can rejoice knowing that he will be walking through the pearly gates. And many thanks to those who helped in taking care of our Dad while he was in the hospital.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Wayne, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jan 19, 2006

Mary Eplin, 65, of Nokomis, Fla., formerly of Huntington, wife of Howard Daniel Eplin, died Sunday in Florida. She was a homemaker. Funeral service is 2 p.m. today at Johnson Nichols Funeral Home, Wayne; burial in Blankenship Cemetery, Wayne.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Wayne, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

The Herald-Dispatch, (Huntington, WV) - February 20, 2006

Damron Napier, 84, of Wayne, formerly of East Lynn, W.Va., went to meet her Lord Friday, Feb. 17, 2006, at home. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, W.Va., by Mark Jarrell and the Rev. Herbert Varney. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery, Wayne.

She was born Oct. 12, 1921, in Wayne, a daughter of the late Jay and Myrtle Dean Damron. She was a homemaker and was Baptist by faith. An infant brother, Lace Edward Damron, also preceded her in death.

Survivors include four children, Oscar Gary Napier and wife, Carolyn Stewart Napier of East Lynn, W.Va., Ama Faye Napier Neal and Patricia "Patty" Napier Blankenship and husband, Raymond L., all of Wayne, W.Va., and Judith "Judy" Lynn Napier Webb and husband, Rodney of Lavalette, W.Va.; a brother, Jay Glenn Damron of Wayne; two sisters, Daisy Marie Damron of Wayne and Ruth June Chapman and husband, Joe of Lavalette; eight grandchildren, Marcella Arlene Napier, Kimberly Dawn Napier, Ralph Daniel Bailey, Lora Anne Bailey Moore, Brett Alex Webb, Veronica Rae "Roni" Webb, Heather Nichole Blankenship Kennedy and Heath Tayton Blankenship , five great-grandchildren, Caleb Allen Napier, Gary Austin Napier, Payton Taylor Bailey, Aaryn Kyle Webb and Shelby Grace Webb, a special great-grandchild due in August 2006; and a special sister-in-law, Doris Jean Napier Dial of Lavalette.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Wayne, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Feb 20, 2006

Opal Ama "Mimmy" Damron Napier, 84, of Wayne, formerly of East Lynn, W.Va., went to meet her Lord Friday, Feb. 17, 2006, at home. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, W.Va., by Mark Jarrell and the Rev. Herbert Varney. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery, Wayne.

She was born Oct. 12, 1921, in Wayne, a daughter of the late Jay and Myrtle Dean Damron. She was a homemaker and was Baptist by faith. An infant brother, Lace Edward Damron, also preceded her in death.

Survivors include four children, Oscar Gary Napier and wife, Carolyn Stewart Napier of East Lynn, W.Va., Ama Faye Napier Neal and Patricia "Patty" Napier Blankenship and husband, Raymond L., all of Wayne, W.Va., and Judith "Judy" Lynn Napier Webb and husband, Rodney of Lavalette, W.Va.; a brother, Jay Glenn Damron of Wayne; two sisters, Daisy Marie Damron of Wayne and Ruth June Chapman and husband, Joe of Lavalette; eight grandchildren, Marcella Arlene Napier, Kimberly Dawn Napier, Ralph Daniel Bailey, Lora Anne Bailey Moore, Brett Alex Webb, Veronica Rae "Roni" Webb, Heather Nichole Blankenship Kennedy and Heath Tayton Blankenship, five great-grandchildren, Caleb Allen Napier, Gary Austin Napier, Payton Taylor Bailey, Aaryn Kyle Webb and Shelby Grace Webb, a special great-grandchild due in August 2006; and a special sister-in-law, Doris Jean Napier Dial of Lavalette.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Wayne, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jul 31, 2006

Basil Franklin Cyrus, 49, of Wayne, W.Va., passed away Thursday in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Morris Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Cyrus Family Cemetery, Wayne. Basil was a retired truck driver.

Survivors include a daughter, Stacy Bowens and husband, Chris of Wayne; a son, Steven Cyrus and wife, Rebecca of Wayne; a sister, Patricia Blankenship and husband, Travis of Wayne; two nieces, Shandra and Andrea Blankenship of Wayne; and one very special grandson, Ethan Bowens.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Wayne, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Aug 07, 2006

Basil M. Cyrus, 78, of Wayne, W.Va., died Saturday in Wayne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Morris Funeral Home Chapel by Brother Paul Michael Booth. Burial will follow at Cyrus Family Cemetery on Wilson Creek Road, Wayne. Basil was retired from the West Virginia Department of Highways.

Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years, Viola Runyon Cyrus; a daughter, Patricia Blankenship and husband, Travis of Wayne; and four grandchildren, Stacy Bowens and husband, Chris, Shandra Blankenship, Steven Cyrus and wife, Rebecca, and Andrea Blankenship, all of Wayne.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Wayne, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

The Herald-Dispatch, (Huntington, WV) - November 25, 2006

Claude Richard Canterbury, 82, of Wayne, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Wednesday, November 22, 2006, at Hospice House of Huntington. Funeral services will be conducted 3 p.m. Sunday, November 26, 2006, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel by Pastor Michael Dillon and the Rev. Jim Plyburn. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery with the American Legion Post #93 conducting military graveside rites.

He was born May 18, 1924, in Wayne County, West Virginia, a son of the late Frank and Bethel Adkins Canterbury. Claude received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Marshall University. He was a retired teacher and assistant principal at Wayne High School, was an administrator for the Wayne County Board of Education and an insurance agent for State Farm. He was also a member of the Lick Creek Baptist Church, a U.S. Army World War II veteran, and a member of the American Legion Post 93 and the VFW Post 1064. Claude was very active in youth athletics for many years.

Survivors include his loving wife of 60 years, JoAnn Smith Canterbury; a daughter, Janet Blankenship and husband Roy G. of Lavalette, W.Va.; two sons, Claude Richard "C.R." Canterbury II of Wayne, Warren T. Canterbury and wife Cheryl of Wayne; three grandchildren, Jenna Rochelle Satterfield and husband Ryan of Fairmont, W.Va., Bryan Blankenship of Lavalette and Elizabeth Ann Canterbury of Wayne; and a host of relatives and friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Wayne, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Nov 26, 2006

Wilda Faye Blankenship, 74, of Heritage Manor, formerly of Wayne, W.Va., died Friday. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Morris Funeral Home.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Wayne, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Nov 27, 2006

Wilda Faye Blankenship, 74, of Heritage Manor, formerly of Wayne, W.Va., entered her heavenly home on Friday, November 24, 2006. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 28, 2006, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, W.Va., by Bill Blankenship and Michael Dillon. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery, Wayne.

She was born May 31, 1932, in Wayne County, a daughter of the late Basil and Bessie Lucas Watts. She was a former pastry cook for Leslie's Restaurant and was a member of the Spurlock United Methodist Church. Her husband, Arthur Blankenship, two brothers, Howard Watts and Basil Watts Jr., and a brother-in-law, George Allen Bocook, also preceded her in death.

Survivors include four sisters, Julia Mae Bocook and Nancy Margaret Watts of Ceredo, W.Va., Mary Elizabeth Baumgarner and husband, Lewis, and Florence Watts, all of Barboursville, W.Va.; three brothers, Billy Joe Watts and wife, Doris of Proctorville, Ohio, Charles T. Watts and wife, Charlotte of Uniontown, Pa., and David L. Watts and wife, Jennifer of Worthington, Ky.; and a host of nieces and nephews.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Wayne, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Dec 26, 2006

Jay Glen Damron, 81, of Wayne, W.Va., passed away Sunday, December 24, 2006, at St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington, WV. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 27, 2006, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, W.Va., by Rev. Herbert Varney. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery, Wayne.

He was born February 26, 1925, in Wayne, a son of the late Jarrett Franklin "Jay" and Myrtle Dean Damron. Jay Glen was a veteran of World War II, having served with the Merchant Marines and the United States Army. He was a retired parts manager and partner of W & J Chevrolet in Wayne. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Nila Elizabeth Booton Damron, a sister, Opal Napier, and an infant brother, Lace Edward Damron.

Survivors include his daughter, Glenna Wellman and husband, Richard of Huntington, W.Va.; two sisters, Daisy Marie Damron of Wayne, W.Va., and Ruth June Chapman and husband, Joe of Lavalette, W.Va.; three grandchildren, Stacie Elmore and husband, Ralph of Madison, AL, Jennifer Canter and husband, Steve of Canton, Ga., and Chris Wellman and wife, Amanda of Huntington, W.Va.; seven great-grandchildren, Noah and Lauren Elmore, Katie Beth, Madison and Micheline Canter, and Hannah and Ainslee Wellman, and many nieces and nephews including his nephew and dear friend, Jimmy Dow Wilson.

The family extends special thanks to his niece and her husband, Patty and Raymond Blankenship, and to his neighbors Dale and Dorothy Simpkins for their loving care during his illness.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Wayne, Wayne Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jul 02, 2007

Lucille Maynard Tabor, 76, of Wayne, W.Va., passed away Saturday, June 30, 2007 at St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2007 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel by Pastor Larry Blankenship. Burial will follow at Community Memorial Gardens.

Lucille was born April 27, 1931 in East Lynn, W.Va., a daughter of the late Frank and Nola Napier Maynard. She was a homemaker. Her husband, Glenn Tabor also preceded her in death, along with three sisters, Doyle Ross, Glenna Blankenship and Janice Morris; two brothers, Newman Maynard and Frank Maynard.

Survivors include her four children, Kathy Osburn, Dianna Adkins, David Tabor and wife, Christi, Rose Strogen and husband, Matthew; four grandchildren, Nick Tabor, Katie Adkins, Amoritia Strogen and Alex Strogen; three brothers, Donald Maynard and wife, Eva Mae, Glen "Pete" Maynard and wife, Audrey, Charles Maynard and wife, Paula; two sisters, Dorothy Buskirk and husband, Golden, Eileen Napier and husband, Larry.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, July 2, 2007 at Morris Funeral Home, Wayne. The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Dr. Kevin Yingling and Dr. William Beam, along with the wonderful nurses and staff in the medical intensive care unit at St. Mary's Medical Center. We appreciate the care and patience that you have extended to our family and our dear mother.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, Shirley A. 70, 08May1936 - 02Mar2007, Ceredo, Wayne, WV, WV-234-76-1306

Blankenship, Enos 63-64, 30Nov1943 - 22Nov2007, Kenova, Wayne, WV, WV/NC-232-70-8203

 

Webster

 

+2006, Cowen, Webster Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - August 15, 2006

Roy O'Dell, 89, of Cowen died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2006, in Webster Memorial Hospital, Webster Springs, after an extended illness. Born Aug. 21, 1916, at Erbacon, he was the son of the late James L. and Rosa Blankenship O'Dell.

He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Opal O'Dell; and son, James O'Dell. He was a building contractor for Monsanto Chemical and in the Kanawha Valley and Summersville. He was a former member of the International Order of Odd Fellows and an avid participant at Arcola Community Church. He had also lived in the Kanawha Valley, Summersville and Dunnellon, Fla.

Survivors include his wife, Sibyl Dean Cunningham O'Dell of Cowen; daughters, Shirley O'Dell Lilly of Buffalo, Emogene O'Dell Aguari of Ohio and Rose O'Dell Thomas of Poca; stepsons, Roger and Bill Holcomb, both of Cowen; stepdaughters, Joyce Bean and Judy Deel, both of Cowen; and several grandchildren.

Service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, at Arcola Community Church with the Rev. Larry Cochran officiating. Graveside service and burial will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Wirt

 

2007, Elizabeth, Wirt Co., WV, Obituary

http://www.hurherald.com/obits.php?id=26421/, Mt. Zion WV, 12-08-2007,

James A. Blankenship, 67, of Elizabeth, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. He was born in Nitro, W.Va., the son of the late Dorr Blankenship and Maxine Moore Blankenship Pennington. He was an Army veteran of 22 years, having served in Korea, Thailand, France, Germany and Okinawa, also in the States at Texas, Alabama and Boston.

Surviving is his wife of 40 years, Nancy Zapf Blankenship; two daughters, Katherine Blankenship of Clarksburg, W.Va., and Kay (Ernest) Ornellas of Charleston, W.Va.; a sister, Kay Lanier of Fayetteville, N.C.; and two grandchildren, Jennifer and Jared Ornellas.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Matheny Whited Funeral Home of Elizabeth with the Rev. William Delmas Stutler officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery (Ground Hog) of Wirt County.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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

Blankenship, James A. 67, 01Feb1940 - 05Dec2007, Elizabeth, Wirt, WV, WV-234-62-2987

 

Wood

 

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

Blankenship, Mary F. 76, 24Jan1930 - 19Dec2006, Vienna, Wood, WV, WV/NC-232-40-8880

 

Wyoming

 

2007, Alpoca, Wyoming Co., WV, Obituary

Princeton Times (WV) - December 17, 2007

William A. "Buck" Lusk, 72, of Alpoca, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 16, 2007 at his home following a long illness. Born July 21, 1935 in Bud, he was the son of Hazel Ball Lusk of Alpoca and the late Erie Lusk. He was a retired coal miner of Slab Fork Coal Co. of Alpoca, a member of the UMWA, member of the New Zion Baptist Church and a Korean War veteran.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Vernie Blankenship and Goldie Jennings.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 49 years, Juanita McKinney Lusk; his mother, Hazel Ball Lusk of Alpoca; two sons, Michael Lusk and his wife, Delilah of Bud Mountain and Jerry Lusk and his special friend, Shirley Demham of Arlington, Texas; two daughters, Sharon Norman and her husband, Greg of Pineville and Angela Coleman and her husband, William of Herndon; two sisters, Ona O'Neal of Alpoca and Mildred Treadway of Beckley; six grandchildren, Michael and Melvin Lusk, Amber Norman, Natashia Kirk, Jeff and Adam Coleman.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Alpoca Methodist and Regular Baptist Church with Elder Bryce Phillips and Elder Lonnie Mullins officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton. Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2007, Clear Fork, Wyoming Co., WV, Funeral

The Register-Herald, (Beckley, WV) - December 28, 2007

Clearfork -- Betty Blankenship, 77, departed this life Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007. Service will be 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, at Adam Toler Memorial Chapel, Oceana. There will be no visitation. Arrangements by Adam Toler Memorial Funeral Home, Oceana.

[SSDI Betty L Blankenship 20Apr1930 - 27Dec2007]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2007, Clear Fork, Wyoming Co., WV, Obituary

The Register-Herald, (Beckley, WV) - December 30, 2007

Clear Fork -- Betty L. Compton Blankenship, 77, went peacefully home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007, at the Bowers Hospice House in Beckley, surrounded by her family, following a long illness. Mrs. Blankenship was born April 20, 1930, at Moundsville, W.Va. Mrs. Blankenship was a member of the First Church of God, Oceana. She was loved by all who knew her and she will be dearly missed.

She was preceded in death by her late husband, Filbert Compton.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, King Blankenship of Clear Fork; three daughters, Cheryl Dixon and husband, Dale, of Beckley, Bonnie Rasnake and her companion, Bill Lugar, of Gap Mills, and Darlene Sook and her husband, Glen, of Looneyville, W.Va.; five grandchildren, Melissa Walker and her husband, Steve, of Goode, Va., Hollie Delong and her husband, Tony, of Kopperston, Valerie Sayre and her husband, Chris, of Looneyville, W.Va., Kris and Eddie Dixon of Beckley; six great-grandchildren; four stepchildren, Phyllis Boyd and her husband, Randall, of Hernshaw, Delores Blankenship of Florida, Gary Blankenship and his wife, Diana, of Pineville, and Debra Jeffery and her husband, Roger, of Florida; seven stepgrandchildren; 11 stepgreat-grandchildren; and a host of friends. A special thank you to Bowers Hospice House of Beckley for the care they gave to Betty.

A celebration of Mrs. Blankenship's life will be 1 p.m. today, Dec. 31, 2007, at the Adam Toler Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. William Wagnor officiating. She will be laid to rest at the Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny. Casketbearers will be Glen Sook, Bill Lugar, Tony Delong, Kris Dixon, Eddie Dixon, and Chris Sayre. Honorary casketbearer will be Seth Walker.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2006, Cyclone, Wyoming Co., WV, Obituary

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Inez Vada Blankenship went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006, at the age of 94 years, seven months and 20 days, at her residence, surrounded by her family, following a long illness. Born April 29, 1912, at Cyclone, she was the baby daughter of 10 childr en of the late D. M. Clell Brown and Fannie Bell Bailey Brown. Inez was the longest living member of Bright Prospect Missionary Baptist Church where she became a member at the age of 17. She was baptized May 29, 1929, by the Rev. Bruce Bailey. Inez was loved by all who knew her; she will be dearly missed.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Lee Blankenship; a son, Stacey Lee Blankenship; five sisters, Maggie Harless, Nettie A. Brown, Nellie Jane Toler, Icie Bell Brown and Nancy Stella Toler Garten; four brothers, Dewey A. Brown, Leonard H. Brown, Lacey R. Brown and wife, Jane, and Sherman Wade Brown; two grandsons, Freddie Franklin Daniels and Bobby Lee Brown Jr.; son-in-law, Bobby Lee Brown Sr.; a granddaughter, Lois Ann Daniels; two great-granddaughters, Erin Mikkal Cobb and Christina Hope Blankenship; and a nephew, Nathan Toler, and niece, Bradie Mae Garten, who were raised by Clell and Fannie Brown.

Those left to cherish her memory are three daughters, Shirley Mavis Brown of Cyclone, Geraldine Perry and her husband, Michael, of Cyclone and Netta Janice Daniels and her husband, Frank, of Matheny; a son, Earl Gene Blankenship and his wife, Donna, of Cyclone; brother-in-law, Calvin Blankenship Jr. and his wife, Betty, of Kopperston; sister-in-law, Gladys Brow n; 14 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; five nieces, Vivian Justice and her husband, LeRoy, of Charleston, Vernia Browning of Cyclone, Glendene Burns and her husband, Guy, of Florid a, Karleen Slaughter and her husband, Harry, of Whinfield and Donna Jean Brown of Huntington; two dear friends, Statt and Marie Hannah; and a host of other dear family and friends.

A celebration of Inezs life will be 1 p.m. today at Adam Toler Memorial Chapel, Oceana, with the Rev. Steven Walls, the Rev. John Toler, the Rev. Merl Walls and dear friend Minnis Osborne officiating. Burial will follow at Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny. Casketbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Hanover, Wyoming Co., WV, Obituary

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Dennie J. Jake Hurley II, 20, went to be with the Lord on April 24, 2007, from injuries received in a motorcycle accident. Born September 26, 1986, at Logan, he was the son of Dennie Sr. & Tammy Brown Hurley of Hanover.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Alda & Esther Hurley of Simon; grandmother, Garnet Brown of Marion, OH, and Floyd McCoy of Beckley. Dennie was a 2004 graduate of Westside High School, a member of the Coal Mountain Community Church, a member of the Hanover Fire Department and a police officer Gilbert Police Department.

In addition to his parents he is survived by 2 sisters: Marlena (Aaron) Blankenship of Marmet, and Jennifer Hurley of Cedar Creek; Aunts and Uncles: Luke & Lisa Whitaker of Marion, OH, James & Linda Bowers of Manassis, VA, Dennie & Brenda Cline of Simon, Berty West of Ikes Fork, Billy & Murlene Hatfield, Arland & Judy Toler and Billy Hurley all of Rockhouse, Bennie Hurley of Bull Creek, Elkar & Randy (Babe) Hurley of Simon, Arnold & Beatrice Toler of Man, Bobby & Joetta Hurley of Tennessee, Vencil & Drema Walls of Simon, Arnold & Betty Ann Hatfield of Gilbert, Misty & Dougie Lester of Hanover, Lewis & Martha Brown of Coal Mountain, Jim & Helen Morgan, Ken & Betty Morgan, and Dale & Barb Wells all of Marion, OH; his girlfriend, Laura Hatfield of Simon, several nephews, nieces and a host of friends. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Full Firemans Funeral services were held at 2 pm on Sunday, April 29, 2007 at the Coal Mountain Community Church with the Rev. Andy Bo Kennedy and Rev. Benny Hurley officiating and singing by the Praise Team. Pallbearers were members of the Hanover Fire Department and the Gilbert Police Department. Honorary pallbearers were: Bernie Harper, Tracey Cline, Shane Christian, and Ronnie Toler, Sr. He was escorted to the Hurley Cemetery, Long Branch, Simon, WV, by the Firefighters and Police Departments

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Lynco, Wyoming Co., WV, Obituary

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Alvin Henry "Curly" Burke, 81, of Lynco, WV, passed away Friday August 3, 2007 at Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, WV. Curly was born December 28, 1925 in Belgium Hollow, Virginia a son of the late Harrison and Myrtle Cooper Burke. After 42 years as a coal miner in West Virginia and Kentucky he retired from Peabody Coal Company and was a member of the U.M.W.A. His grandson Chris Wells also preceded him in death.

Survivors include three daughters Onia Gibson and companion Steve Blankenship of Lynco, WV, Katherine Miller and husband Larry of Lakeland, FL and Anna Wells and husband Wesley of Greenwood, IN; two sons Alvin Burke of Lynco, WV and Christopher "Chris" Burke and wife Cheryl of Bartow, FL; eleven grandchildren Teddy Gibson, Karina Cline, Melissa Troiano, Stephanie Haney, Samantha Shelley, Mack Wells, Alinna Wells, Alvin Burke, Jr., Leah Burke, Lacey and Clayton; fifteen great grandchildren Whitney, Austin, Jaiden, Dystanie, Kenny, Audrey, Fara, Morgan, Ashlyn, Jadyn, Madisyn, Gavin, Miguel, Brayden and Braylea; Alvin had fourteen sisters and brothers; a very special friend Claudette Thomas of Lynco, WV; his faithful dog Lucy and a host of other loving family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Tuesday August 7, 2007 at the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Hannibal Blankenship, Jr. officiating and eulogy by Scotty Lusk. Entombment will follow in the mausoleum of Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2007, Lynco, Wyoming Co., WV, Home Comming

The Register-Herald, (Beckley, WV) - December 27, 2007

Jerry Stafford has come home. "It's been an adventure, but I'm glad to be back at home," he emphasized. Owner of Stafford Family Funeral Home in Lynco, the funeral director/embalmer had been working in Huntington, he and wife Lisa raising their children. "I'd been praying about it for years," Stafford said of his desire to bring his family back to Wyoming County. "I knew the good Lord would put me where He wanted me to be, and if He okayed it, it would be okay."

Stafford faced no small task in opening his own funeral home. Along with his dad, Jacob, the two began turning his father's old machine shop into a new business. "We gutted it," he said, pointing out the gleaming floors, newly covered walls, and brightly lit rooms. There remains no sign a machine shop was ever housed in the building. While Stafford and his father did much of the work, they also had to have a contractor. They found it difficult explaining how they wanted the building renovated. "It was like building a house in a house," Stafford said of the renovations. "Fifteen years ago, I would never have believed I would be doing this," he said. "Now, I can't see doing anything else.

"I love to sit down with a family and do what I can to help. "I really like what I do," he emphasized. Stafford was an honor graduate of the Cincinnati school, earning the top award for excellence in his class, but funeral director wasn't his first choice. He began medical school, then decided it wasn't for him. Stafford had learned to weld and work on equipment from the time he was a boy in his dad's machine shop. When the shop closed, he went to work in the mines as a chief mechanic. His love of biology and anatomy, however, eventually drew him back to a business in which he could help people in their darkest hours. "The downside of being a hometown funeral director is you know just about everybody that comes here," he explained. "The upside is helping people. What most people don't realize is, I'm a memory maker. They will never forget that final pass by their loved one. So I can create a good memory for them, or a bad memory," Stafford explained.

Stafford's business is thriving and he credits God with that success. "Everything you see here, everything at my house, God provided it," he emphasized. Fishing is Stafford's favorite relaxation. He recalls numerous fishing trips with his grandparents, especially his grandfather, McGarvey Blankenship, at R. D. Bailey Lake campground and Horse Creek Lake, among other locations. "Daddy had to make a living and Pappaw was retired," he said. "We fished all over the place." Family is important to Stafford and he jokingly notes, "We are the epitome of Westside." The high school consolidated students from Baileysville and Oceana high schools. His wife is a graduate of Baileysville, while he graduated from Oceana. His dad graduated from Baileysville, while his mom graduated from Oceana, and so it is for Lisa's parents. The first piece of property they looked at upon returning to the county straddled the boundary line between Baileysville and Oceana school districts, he said with a laugh. "If the good Lord calls me home today, I've had a good life," he said.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, North Spring, Wyoming Co., WV, Obituary

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Rhonda Kay "Susie" Toler Jackson, 49, of North Spring, WV, went home to be with the Lord on August 16, 2007 at Charleston Area Medical Center from injuries sustained in an ATV accident. She is the daughter of Joyce D. Toler of Lynco, WV and the late David M. Toler.

She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter Tanisha Chyenne Conn, paternal grandparents Garland and Martha Toler and maternal grandparents Jocie P. Blankenship and Lee Morgan.

Survivors include two sons Adam L. Toler and wife Becky of New Richmond, WV and Kelly S. Conn and wife Natasha of Simon, WV; a daughter Valeria D. Pennybaker and husband James of Newark, OH; two sisters Donita Lester of Oceana, WV and Maretta Higley and husband Joel of Roanoke, VA; three brothers Jeffery Toler and wife Virgie of Lorado, WV, Delmas Toler and fiancee` Tonya of Lynco, WV and Arland Toler and wife Judy of Hanover, WV; nine grandchildren, several nieces and nephews; husband Tennis "Chess" Jackson of North Spring, WV; two step-sons Josh and Jeremy Jackson; and a host of other loving family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday August 21, 2007 at Long Branch Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Barry Brooks, Bro. Richard Massey and Pastor Lonnie Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow in Toler Cemetery, Rock House, WV.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Oceana, Wyoming Co., WV, Obituary

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Boyd Prichard, Jr., 57, of Oceana, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday August 30, 2007 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born August 26, 1950 at Kopperston, WV, a son of the late Boyd and Gracie Prichard. He was the owner of Boyd's Fencing and loved collecting antiques, gardening, hunting and fishing, but nothing compared to his love for spending time with his grandchildren and other family and friends.

Along with his parents, his sister Mary Alice Pelphrey and a brother-in-law Connie Blankenship also preceded him in death.

Survivors include his loving wife Mary Stapleton Prichard; a daughter Karen Kay Milam and husband Mike of Turkey Creek, WV; a son Michael Ray Prichard of Oceana, WV; two granddaughters Brooke and Molly; four grandsons Justin, Kameron, Michael Boyd and Aiden; five sisters Ruth Lovins and husband Willard of Keyrock, Maggie Blankenship, Delma Stacy and husband Lonnie and Janet Hicks and husband Ricky all of Oceana, Reva Goodwin and husband Charles of Cyclone; four brothers Earl Prichard and wife Gloria and Doug "Mack" Prichard and wife Betty Jo all of Oceana, Ernest Prichard and wife Peggy of McGraw and Michael Prichard and wife Belinda of Glen Fork; two sisters-in-law Nancy Jones and husband Harlee of Pickerington, OH and Bonnie Williams and husband Dale of Reynoldsburg, OH; a special cousin-in-law Kay Runyon of Delbarton, WV; a special uncle Robert James of Oceana, WV; many more uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins; and a host of other loving family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Monday September 3, 2007 at the Oceana Freewill Baptist Church with Pastor Jackie Grimmett, Rev. Ron Harvey, Bro. Timmy Brewster and Evangelist David Cook officiating. Entombment will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Matheny, WV. Pallbearers will be his four brothers: Earl, Doug, Ernest and Michael and his two brother-in-laws Harlee and Dale.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Oceana, Wyoming Co., WV, Obituary

The Register-Herald, (Beckley, WV) - December 17, 2007

Ruth Marie King Harless, 72, went home to be with her Lord and Saviour on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007, at her residence following a sudden illness. Born Dec. 27, 1934, at Iaeger, she was the daughter of the late Jesse King and Frances Roberts King. Mrs.

Harless was a member of the Oceana Methodist Church; she was also a former employee of the Oceana Medical Center. She loved to paint and crochet, and was crazy about her dog, Zoe. Mrs. Harless loved her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three brothers, George King, Joe Glen King and Marvin King; one sister, Lila Murphy; and three infant siblings.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Billy Harless of Oceana; two sons, Larry Harless and his wife, Norma, of Hixson, Tenn., and William Harless and his wife, Carol, of Dana, Ky.; one brother, Jesse King of Hanover; two sisters, Sue Blankenship of Statesville, N.C., and Linda Vass of Birmington, Ala.; three grandchildren, Lori Harless Stenger and her husband, Ben, of Chattanooga, Tenn., Rusty McCoy and his wife, Heather, of Virginia, and Eric Harless of Kentucky; two great-grandsons, Jackson and Noah McCoy of Virginia; two very special friends, Betty Roach of Oceana and Loretta Tilley of Oceana; and a host of friends.

A celebration of Ruth's life will be noon Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007, at the Adam Toler Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Gerald Kincaid officiating. Ruth will be laid to rest in the Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny. Casketbearers will be family and friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2005, Pineville, Wyoming Co., WV, Obituary

http://www.wyomingcountyheritage.com/ohsaa/memorial/blankenshipcurtis.htm

Curtis Blankenship, 82, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2005, in Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital following a long illness. Born July 23, 1922, at Guyan, Wyoming County, he was the son of the late W. F. "Buzz" and Ethel Shannon Blankenship.

Mr. Blankenship was a lifelong resident of Wyoming County and had been a six-month resident of Wyoming Continuous Care, New Richmond. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, having received the Bronze Star and other ribbons. He was the owner of the Rite-Way IGA Food Market, Pineville, and had been employed by Pure Oil Co., Pineville. He was a former elementary school teacher and a graduate of Concord College. Curtis loved to walk the trails at Twin Falls State Park and was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish and hunt.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Blankenship, on Sept. 18, 1998; and three sisters, Betty Blankenship, Gladys Browning and Anna Laxton.

Survivors include three sons, Danny Blankenship and his wife, Karen, of Randleman, N.C., Jerry Blankenship and his wife, Kathy, of Pineville and Eddy Blankenship of Rockview; a daughter, Peggy Baldwin and her husband, Larry, of Rockview; five grandchildren, Chris Baldwin and his wife, Martha, Erik Baldwin and his wife, Tanya, Jonathan Baldwin and his wife, Stefanie, Kim Toler and her husband, Edwin, and Tommy Blankenship and his wife, Kim; a step granddaughter, Jennifer Farley; and six great-grandchildren, Gabe and Mary Beth Baldwin, Daniel and Joshua Baldwin, Auron Baldwin and Daniel Toler.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Calfee Funeral Service Chapel, Pineville, with the Rev. Silas Mullins Sr. officiating. Entombment will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Matheny. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Military rites will be conducted by the Wyoming County Honor Guard.

 

+2007, Pineville, Wyoming Co., WV, Obituary

http://calfee.tributes.com/our_obituaries/Edith-Blankenship-Farley-84741568

Edith Blankenship Farley, 82, of Pineville, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, July 5, 2007, at the home of her daughter, Rebecca Cook, in Grandview. Born March 13, 1925, in Paynesville, WV, she was the daughter of the late Clark and Allie Baker Blankenship.

Mrs. Blankenship Farley was a retired seamstress and had a sewing machine repair business for many years in Wyoming County. She was an active member of the Pineville Church of the Nazarene where her interest included encouraging people with her card ministry. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend who will be missed by all that knew her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Walter Blankenship and Denvil Farley; a brother, Lacy Blankenship; and a sister, Norma Hoert.

Survivors include six daughters, Joan Gupta and her husband, Vijay, of Springfield, VA, Peggy Mutton and her husband, Thomas, of Burke, VA, Phyllis Rowland and her husband, John, of Manassas, VA, Betty Jewell and her husband, David, of Pineville, Robin Green and her husband, DeWayne, of Princeton and Rebecca Cook and her husband, Bradley, of Grandview; nine grandchildren, Thomas Mutton of Ashburn, VA, Roger Gupta of Blacksburg, VA, Melanie Richey of Gainesville, VA, Steven Gupta of Bristow, VA, Robert Rowland of Iraq, John David Rowland of Fairfax, VA, Aaron Green of Princeton, and Justin Bradley Cook and Kara Nicole Cook, both of Grandview; five great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Benjamin, Emily and Abigail Mutton, all of Ashburn, VA, and Alexandra Gupta of Bristow, VA; four sisters, Edna Blankenship of Hurley, VA, Hazel Quesenberry of Radford, VA, Nell Payne of Huntsville, AL, Media Winters of Florence, SC; four brothers, Vernor Blankenship of Paynesville, WV, Elmer Blankenship of Huntsville, AL, Claude Blankenship of Brentwood, TN and Arnold Blankenship of Baltimore, MD; many nieces and nephews; and a special nephew, Auldia Blankenship of Hurley, VA.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2007, Ravencliff, Wyoming Co., VA, Obituary

The Register-Herald Thursday, July 19, 2007

Ravencliff Oliver Bucky Blankenship, 49, died Wednesday, July 18, 2007, at his residence, following a long illness. Born March 9, 1958, at Welch, he was the son of Delsey Lester Blankenship of Ravencliff and the late Ulice Blankenship. Mr. Blankenship was a former auto mechanic in Cleveland and was a great and loving father, son and brother.
In addition to his father, he is also preceded in death by a son,
Christopher Ritchie; a brother, Tommy Blankenship; maternal grandparents, Arthur and Ida Lester; and paternal grandparents, Cloyd and Ocie Blankenship.
Those left to cherish his memory include his mother,
Delsey Lester Blankenship; a daughter, Sabrina Blankenship of Ravencliff and her children, Cody Dwayne and Dwight Aaron Justice; a son, Bucky Ryan Blankenship and his companion, Sharon Kay Allen of Pineville; two stepchildren, Robert Earl Allen and Sherry Collins, both of Oceana; a sister, Joyce Lafferty and her husband, Calvin, of Ravencliff; and two additional grandchildren.
Service will be noon Friday at the residence of Joyce and Calvin Lafferty, Ravencliff. Burial will follow at the Blankenship Family Cemetery, Ravencliff.

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2007, Simon, Wyoming Co., WV, Obituary

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Delno T. Conn, 61, of Long Branch, Simon, WV, departed this life on Monday, April 30, 2007, at Ansted Center, Ansted, WV. Born May 5, 1945, at Coal Mountain, he was the son of the late John & Elouise Kenneda Conn.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 1 infant sister, Shelba Jean Conn; 1 sister, Elizabeth Conn Barnett; and 1 nephew, Brandon Conn.

Survivors include 1 son, Jonathan (Miranda) Conn; 1 grandson, Jayden Conn; 1 step-daughter, Glenna Blankenship; 1 step-son, Jessie Dunford and 5 step-grandchildren, all of Taylorsville, NC. Additional survivors include, 2 brothers: Joseph (Hazel) Conn and Addlee (Mary) Conn all of Long Branch; 2 sisters: Eleanor (Burns) Osborne of Long Branch, and Texanna (Carlos) Bailey of Glen Fork; 11 nieces & nephews and 16 great nieces & nephews.

Funeral services were held at 1 pm on Thursday, May 3, 2007 at the Long Branch Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Lonnie Blankenship officiating. Burial followed in the Conn Family Cemetery at Long Branch, Simon, WV. Pallbearers were: Kendell, Bradley, & Richard Osborne, Jerry Dale & Kelly Conn, and Adam Toler.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Steeles, Wyoming Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - October 22, 2006

Earl Mansfield Lockhart, 76, of Steeles, near Hanover, passed away, October 20, 2006, in Duke University Hospital. Mr. Lockhart was born September 26, 1930, at Longpole near Iaeger, a son of the late Loranzo and Genette Cline Lockhart.

He worked over 31 years in the coal mines retiring from Robinson and Phillips Coal Company and was a life member of the United Mine Workers of America. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Korean War. He also was a member of the Bethany Regular Baptist Church at Ikes Fork, and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Mansfield was a 12- 1/2 year lung transplant survivor.

In addition to his parents, three brothers, John, Creed, and Cecil Lockhart preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Wanda Riffe Lockhart of the home; three sons, Robert Mansfield Lockhart and wife Kim of King's Mountain, N.C., Richard Dow Lockhart of Gastonia, N.C., and Ryan Earl Lockhart and wife Crystal of Winfield; one brother, Shirley Lockhart of Newark, Del.; two sisters, Pearl Burdette of Iaeger and Joanne Blankenship of Rural Retreat, Va.; two grandchildren, Erin and Randal Lockhart of King's Mountain, N.C.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, October 23, 2006, with Elder Edward L. "Eddie" Cline, Elder Jack Cook, Elder Roger Walker, and the Rev. Ronnie Lester officiating at the chapel of Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger. Burial will follow in the Riffe Cemetery at Hanover, where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Sandy River American Legion Post No. 175, Bradshaw, and the VFW Post No. 1144, Iaeger. Robert, Richard, Ryan, and Randal Lockhart, Grant Morris, Henry E. Riffe II, and Billy Holcomb will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Roger Wimmer and Doak Handy.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Matheny, Wyoming Co., WV, Palm Memorial Gardens

Blankenship, Curtis

b.23Jul1922, Guyan, Wyoming Co., WV, d. 20Mar2005, Beckley, Raleigh Co., WV,
S/o William French Blankenship & Ethel M. Shannon, H/o Marie Harvey

Father/o, Danny, Jerry, Eddie, & Peggy
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Wyoming Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Truby C. 89, 02Apr1918 - 16Oct2007, Clear Fork, Wyoming, WV, WV-234-98-9810

Blankenship, Inez V. 94, 29Apr1912 - 19Dec2006, Cyclone, Wyoming, WV, WV/NC-232-86-5570

Blankenship, Beatrice R. 81-82, 07May1924 - 05May2006, Hanover, Wyoming, WV, WV-234-24-6127

Blankenship, Oliver 49, 09Mar1958 - 18Jul2007, McGraws, Wyoming, WV, WV/NC-232-94-6127

Blankenship, Betty L. 77, 20Apr1930 - 27Dec2007, Oceana, Wyoming, WV, OH-293-24-7472

Blankenship, Luvenia D. 86, 09Apr1921 - 15Aug2007, Oceana, Wyoming, WV, WV-236-96-5359

Blankenship, Ruth M. 89, 25Apr1916 - 07Mar2006, Oceana, Wyoming, WV, WV-235-98-1938

Blankenship, Levi E. 86, 20Apr1920 - 30Jul2006, Simon, Wyoming, WV, WV-234-24-7150