|Death: ||Aug. 9, 2012|
GRUNDY, Va. — Thelma Stacy Blankenship, 86 years of age, of Grundy, Va., passed away Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 at her home following an extended illness. Born in Buchanan County, she was the daughter of the late Dave and Mollie Stacy. She was a lifelong resident of Buchanan County and was a member of New Zion Freewill Baptist Church. Thelma loved life and was an elegant, classy lady. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Mrs. Blankenship was preceded in death by her husband, Miles Blankenship, June 1, 2009.
She is survived by three daughters, Beulah and husband, Larry Crouse, of Grundy, Va., Marie Blankenship of Grundy, Va., Brenda and husband, Tom Sykes, of Orlando, Fla.; three grandchildren, Natane and husband, Edward Nitto, of Oviedo, Fla., Michael and wife, Dawn Crouse, of Knoxville, Tenn., Todd and wife, Virginia Sykes, of Orlando, Fla.; five great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Crouse of Knoxville, Tenn., James Crouse of Knoxville, Tenn., Miles Crouse of Knoxville, Tenn., Connor Sykes of Orlando, Fla., Joseph Nitto of Oviedo, Fla. Also, survived by special nephew, Vergus Blankenship.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Mazie Charles, Rosie Charles, Brizie Potter and one infant sister; five brothers, Oliver Stacy, Mack Stacy, Auldie Stacy, Plez Stacy and Cleve Stacy.
Funeral Services to celebrate the life of Thelma Stacy Blankenship will be conducted Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Grundy Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. E.C. Honaker and Curtis Crouse officiating with burial to follow in the Mountain Valley Memorial Park, Big Rock, Va. Friends may call at the Grundy Funeral Home Chapel Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. with services at 7:00 p.m.
Active pallbearers will be Michael Crouse, James Crouse, Joseph Hall, Andrew Quinley, Ray Blankenship, Kenny Ray Charles, Junior Blankenship, Stewart Charles and Sonny Blankenship.
Honorary pallbearers will be Faye Lester, Ella Mae King, Diedra King, Sherry Blankenship, Joanne Charles, Lucille Charles, Mary Quinley, Lois Griffey, Jennifer Hensley and the Employees of Special Care Hospice.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.grundyfuneralhome.com
Grundy Funeral Home of Grundy, Va. is in charge of all arrangements
Dave Stacy (1891 - 1962)
Mollie B. Stacy Stacy (1890 - 1970)
Thelma Stacy Blankenship (1926 - 2012)
Pleas Stacy (1932 - 2004)*
Mountain Valley Memorial Park
Created by: Vernon Miller
Record added: Aug 11, 2012
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