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Dora Esther "Aunt Dick" Blankenship Buchanan
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Birth: Jan. 8, 1888
Death: Aug. 31, 1967

Individual Note:
"Dora Esther was referred to by everyone as "Dick " or "Aunt Dick" all of her life. There was a Dickie Darnell and another Dick who visited her family when she was a small child. She said she thought it was the prettiest name she had ever heard and that's what she wanted her name to be. So they called her Dick for the rest of her life. Her eyes were brown and her hair was a auburn brown.
She lived the majority of her life in Green County, KY." --Frank Buchanan 1997

Obituary:
1st Wed. in September, 1967 Greensburg Record-Herald:
Mrs. Dora Buchanan, daughter of the late Mr. Billy Mike Blankenship and Mrs. Emily Hartfield Blankenship, was born January 8, 1888 in Green County and died at 4 P.M. Thursday, August 31, 1967 at the Metzmeier Nursing Home in Campbellsville. She was 79, seven months and 23 days of age. Mrs. Buchanan is survived by six sons and one daughter: James Leslie Buchanan, J. W. Buchanan, Robert A. Buchanan, Frank Harden Buchan and Alva Royce Buchanan all of Greensburg; Twyman Buchanan, Cincinnati; and Mrs. Shirley Kelly, Greensburg. Mrs. Buchanan is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. E. B. Altman, Mrs. Walter Lile, both of Greensburg; and Mrs. V. P. Pierce, Campbellsville; 17 grand children and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:30 P.M. Saturday, September 2, 1967 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home with burial in the Family Cemetery at Fry. Revs. Albert Gisler and Owen Logsdon officiated. Pallbearers were Dale Buchanan, Donnie Buchanan, Jerry Buchanan, Kenneth Buchanan, Ray Pickett and Joe Davenport. Honorary pallbearers were Larry Curry, Leo Curry, Simp Acree, Dallas Blankenship, Omar Sullivan and Cova Lile. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Michael Blankenship (1847 - 1919)
  Emily Hartfield Blankenship (1854 - 1938)
 
 Spouse:
  Hansel Ulysses Buchanan (1880 - 1945)
 
 Children:
  William Berry Buchanan (1912 - 1913)*
  James Leslie Buchanan (1913 - 1982)*
  John Wesley Buchanan (1915 - 1983)*
  Gracie Lee Buchanan Kelly (1917 - 2002)*
  Robert Austin Buchanan (1919 - 2010)*
  Frank Hardin Buchanan (1921 - 2004)*
  Oscar Ray Buchanan (1923 - 1966)*
  Twyman Buchanan (1924 - 1997)*
  Alvie R Buchanan (1926 - 1972)*
  Arthur D Buchanan (1929 - 1930)*
 
 Siblings:
  Susan Blankenship Shively (1876 - 1958)*
  John Isaac Blankenship (1878 - 1947)*
  Mollie Blankenship Altman (1883 - 1981)*
  Emma Lee Blankenship Lile (1886 - 1968)*
  Dora Esther Blankenship Buchanan (1888 - 1967)
  Cora Hester Blankenship Sullivan (1888 - 1950)*
  Effie Myrtle Blankenship Pierce (1899 - 1973)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Buchanan Cemetery
Green County
Kentucky, USA
 
Created by: April Morrison
Record added: Jun 12, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71214643
Dora Esther Aunt Dick <i>Blankenship</i> Buchanan
Added by: Clint & Deborah Buchanan Brizendine
 
Dora Esther Aunt Dick <i>Blankenship</i> Buchanan
Added by: Clint & Deborah Buchanan Brizendine
 
 
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- LoRetta Hughes
 Added: Jul. 20, 2014
Birth information is correct on the page heading but incorrect on the cemetery stone.
-Anonymous
 Added: Oct. 20, 2013
We were buddies and I loved you, Grandma Dick.
-Anonymous
 Added: Feb. 22, 2012
 
 
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