September 4, 1940 - December 3, 2019
Lois (Rice) Blankenship, age 79, of Erwin, passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at her home. A native of Flag Pond, Lois is a daughter of the late Jasper Slola and Linda Aldora Rice. She is a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church. Lois enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her great-grandson, Noah. In addition to her parents, Lois is preceded in death by her husband of 54 ½ years: Homer Blankenship; sisters: Omega Smith and Sylvia Wison; brothers: Love Rice, Dove Rice and Dorsey Rice. Lois Blankenship leaves behind to cherish her memory: Children: Bonita Hash and husband, Roger, of Advance, NC, Homer Wayne Blankenship and wife, Cathy, of Wilmington, DE, Elva Lester and husband, Anthony, of Knoxville; Grandsons: Randall Blankenship, of the home, Christian Walker and wife, Carmen, Robert Wayne Blankenship and wife, Hilary, Justin Blankenship and wife, Aubri, Bryan Walker and wife, Bethany; Granddaughter: Sara Blankenship; Great-grandchildren: Noah Blankenship, Bingham Walker, Bayla Walker, Bryson Walker, Cassidy Grantham; Several nieces, nephews and special friends. The family would like to offer special thanks to special friend, Clyde Edwards and to Lois' neighbors, Les and Amy Honeycutt and Jerry and Susie Ludrosky. The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Lois Blankenship in a funeral service to be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, December 7, 2019, in the chapel at Valley Funeral Home. Brother Bob McCurry will officiate. A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 12:00 pm on Saturday and will continue until service time in the chapel at Valley Funeral Home. A committal service will be held in the mausoleum chapel at Evergreen Cemetery following the funeral. Those attending will meet at Valley Funeral Home by 1:00 pm on Saturday for the service. Serving as active pallbearers will be: Randall Blankenship, Robert Wayne Blankenship, Justin Blankenship, Roger Hash, Clyde Edwards and Les Honeycutt. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Lois' name to Spring Creek Baptist Church, Bakersville, NC. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at www.valleyfuneralhome.net or on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ValleyFuneralHomeErwin. These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Lois Blankenship through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.
Lois (Rice) Blankenship, age 79, of Erwin, passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at her home. A native of Flag Pond, Lois is a daughter of the late Jasper Slola and Linda Aldora Rice. She is a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church. Lois enjoyed... View Obituary & Service Information
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