Yvonne R.’Lucy’ Blankenship age 84 ,passed away Sunday January 20, 2013 at Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville. Lucy Blankenship was born July 25, 1928, in Clay County to the late Elma Thornton and A. P. Ray. She retired from Knickerbocker and Big Yank clothing factory. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church. She was a member of the Tibbee Volunteer Fire Dept. for 20 years.
Funeral services are today, Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Faith Baptist Church with the Rev. Ben Yarber officiating. Burial will follow in Mayhew Cemetery. Pallbearers are Gary Dedeaux, John Blankenship, Allen Langley, Wayne Kerkendall, Kevin Elfring, Donnie Dominio, Doug Arick. Honorary pallbearers are Bill Ladd, Lamar Wilburn, Tony Cates, Allen Wood, Dr. John Hollister.
She is survived by her husband, Bill Blankenship of West Point, sons, J.C. ‘Bud’ Johnson of Columbus, Charles Therroin Johnson (Nancy) of West Point, Mickey Blankenship (Dianne) of Alverado, Texas, niece, Debbie Cox (Dave), nine grandchildren, Tammy Langley (Allen), Christy Estes (David), Jetaime Booth, Tim Johnson (Dawn), Michelle Solomon (Jame), Kim Gore, Angela Blankenship, Stacey Blankenship, Jeffrey Blankenship, 24 great- grandchildren; 3 great-great- grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Lane Blankenship, sister, Elva Mae Wallace, and grandson, Garry Johnson.
Memorials may be made to Faith Baptist Church. Friends may leave condolences online at robinsonfh.net.
Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.