|Death: ||May 18, 2012|
Alfred Lewis Blankenship Sr., 72, of 312 Riverview Drive, Bluefield, Va., died, Friday, May 18, 2012 at Wythe Community Hospital, Wytheville, Va. Mr. Blankenship was born in Bland County, Va. and was the son of the late William Vance and Viola Mae Wright Blankenship. He worked for several years at United Piece and Dye Works and retired from N&S Railroad. He was a member of the Virginia Avenue United Methodist Church. He was a master at gardening, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, he loved his family and spending time with them.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother, J.C. Blankenship; and sisters, Sue Faulkner and Marlene Havens.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary Ann Miller Blankenship; his son, Alfred Blankenship Jr. and wife, Stephanie of Pulaski, Va.; his daughters, Beth Ann Blankenship Blanton and husband, Derrell of Shelby, N.C., Amy Blankenship of Knoxville, Tenn.; brothers, Lloyd Blankenship of Wamego, Kan., Larry Blankenship and wife, Darlene of Braithwaite, La.; sister, Debbie Akers and husband, Junior of Rocky Gap, Va.; grandchildren, Alfred Blankenship III of Pulaski, Va., Kassandra McDaniel and husband, Trampus of Louisville, Tenn., Amanda and Marcus Blanton of Shelby, N.C.; and a special grand dog, Jameson Drake.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 21, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Dudley Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Terry Goodman officiating. Burial will follow immediately at Shiloh Cemetery in Hollybrook, Va. Pallbearers will be Alfred Blankenship III, Marcus Blanton, Booker T. Baldwin, Darrell Havens, Greg Havens, Todd Havens, Rob Dillon, and Phillip Gardner. Honorary pallbearers will be Roger Puckett and R.D. Faulkner.
Friends may visit with the family today from 6-8 p.m. at the Dudley Memorial Mortuary in Bluefield, Va.
Dudley Memorial Mortuary is serving the Blankenship family.
William Vance Blankenship (1907 - 1973)
Viola Mae Wright Blankenship (1907 - 1999)
Anna Sue Blankenship Faulkner (1930 - 2012)*
Alfred Lewis Blankenship (1940 - 2012)
Created by: James Brady
Record added: May 20, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90419949
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