Russell Blankenship
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Russell Blankenship

February 25, 1951 - February 01, 2012

Russell Blankenship

February 25, 1951 - February 01, 2012


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In today’s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, “Honoring a Life” allows for family and friends to plant a memorial tree in honor of their loved one and friend. The purchase of a tree creates a beautiful permanent record on the Honoring a Life website, Each tree is planted through the efforts of Forestry Services throughout North America who determine where the greatest needs for reforestation are. Once planted, the geographical location where the tree is planted will be added to the record. A beautiful card is also sent to the family signifying your thoughtful gesture.

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Obituary for Russell Blankenship

Russell Blankenship, Age 60, Hurley, Virginia passed away, Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at his home. Born February 25, 1951 in Buchanan County, he was the son of the late Troy and Erma Cole Blankenship. He was formerly self employed with B & B Paving Company. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 Brother, Troy Arnold Blankenship, 3 sisters, Brenda Gail, Pearl and Shirl Blankenship and 1 Nephew Damon Blankenship. SURVIVORS INCLUDE His wife – Annie Blankenship of Hurley, Virginia Son Russell Lee Blankenship and wife Crystal of Oakwood, Virginia Daughter Trish Endicott and Fiancee Jeff Waynick of Vansant, Virginia 2 Granddaughters Madison Elizabeth Blankenship and Adrianna Elise Blankenship Sisters Linda Blankenship & Husband Otis of Hurricane Creek, Kentucky Debbie Slone & Husband Paul of Hurley, Virginia Donna Estep and Husband Barry of Roanoke, Virginia Brother Robert Allen Blankenship & Wife Christy of Big Rock, Virginia Also surviving are several Nieces and Nephews Stephanie, Teresa, Linda, Amanda, Bobby, Gary, Alex, Erin and Braden Funeral services for Russell Blankenship will be held on Sunday, February 5, 2012 At 2 PM at the Virginia Funeral Home Chapel at Grundy, Virginia with Kenny Jackson, Michael Casey and Willie Coleman officiating with burial to follow in the Blankenship Cemetery at Hurley, Virginia. The family will receive friends Friday evening at 6 PM at the Virginia Funeral Home A service will be held at 7 PM both Friday and Saturday evening. Serving as Pallbearers will be Barry Estep, Family and Friends. Honorary Pallbearers will be the former employees of B & B Paving Company Virginia Funeral Home of Grundy is in charge of arrangements.

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