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Johnson "Boss" Blankenship
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Birth: Feb. 2, 1889
Death: Sep. 12, 1936

From the LaFollette Press, Tuesday, September 15, 1936:

Boss Blankenship, age 47 years, newly elected magistrate in the fourth district, passed away at a Knoxville hospital Saturday morning at 10:45. He had been seriously ill for a week, and was operated on twice for ailments. He steadily grew weaker, and the end came Saturday morning.

Reports here Saturday morning said Mr. Blankenship was seriously ill and was not expected to live. He was elected magistrate and was sworn in along with other officials September 1. He led the ticket in his district with 648 votes, testifying to the high esteem in which he was held. He was a member of the Elk Valley Baptist Church and a Junior.

Near relatives surviving are his widow, Mrs. Belle Lay Blankenship; a son, Verldon, a daughter, Azalee, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Blankenship, 4 brothers, H.D. and N.A. of Jellico, and M.C. of Elk Valley, and Hubert, and four sisters, Mrs. Zora Mitchell and Mrs. O. Stanfill of Elk Valley, Mrs. Creed Cord of Wiscoal, Ky., and Miss Rosetta Blankenship of Harlan, Ky.

Funeral services were conducted Monday at two o'clock at the Baptist Church at Elk Fork, the Rev. Samuel Garrett in charge. Burial was in the cemetery there.

Pallbearers were Frank Gibson, Robert Henry, James Brown, George Davenport, Claude Baird and Wyner Sharp. Honorary pallbearers were G.B. Brown, David Reynolds, R.B. Scott, S.D. Queener, W.D. Gibson, W.A. McCullah, L.D. Lowry, T.E. Martin, Frank Lay, George Lay, James Murray, Sam Baird, Lloyd Baird, Paul and Tom Francis, and J.T. Huey.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Abraham Lincoln Blankenship (1862 - 1949)
  Elizabeth Lawson Blankenship (1864 - 1948)
 
 Spouse:
  Belle Lay Blankenship (1888 - 1977)*
 
 Children:
  Verldon Blankenship (1915 - 1996)*
 
 Sibling:
  Johnson Blankenship (1889 - 1936)
  McKinley Blankenship (1901 - 1946)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Valley View Cemetery
Elk Valley
Campbell County
Tennessee, USA
 
Maintained by: Spaceman Spiff
Originally Created by: Larry & Edie Doepel
Record added: Jul 17, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28335796
Johnson Boss Blankenship
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Boss Blankenship was my grandfather. I never knew him as he died before I was born. I am the daughter of Azalee Blankenship Stout.
- Judy Cates
 Added: Nov. 15, 2013

- Neil B (John 3:16)
 Added: Apr. 29, 2013
R.I.P., cousin.
- Spaceman Spiff
 Added: Nov. 16, 2012
 
 
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