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James Blankenship, Russell Co., KY (1926-2012)

He was the patriarch of a large, respected Russell County, KY, family. He leaves 51 direct living descendants. He was a farmer and a United States Army veteran of World War II

James Blankenship,85, Blankenship Road, Jamestown, KY, died at 5:20pmCT, Thursday, January 5, 2012 at the Russell County Hospital in Russell Springs, KY.

The funeral will be at 2pmCT, Sunday, January 8, 2012, at the H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel, 202 N. Main Street, Jamestown, KY, with Bro. Earl Wooten officiating. Burial will be in the Hadley cemetery, Jamestown, KY. Visitation will be Saturday, January 7, 2012, after 5pmCT, at the memory chapel.

James Blankenship, Russell Co., KY (1926-2012)

He was born Saturday, October 30, 1926, in Jamestown, Russell County, KY. He was the son of the late Lemuel Levy Blankenship and the late Altha Helm Blankenship. He died Thursday, January 5, 2012, in Russell Springs, Russell County, KY, at the age of 85 years, 2 months, and 6 days.

He worked as a farmer. He served in the U.S. Army as a private in World War II.

He is survived by the following:
  • Two daughters: Marcella Shaffer and Brenda Coe, both of Jamestown, KY

  • One sister: Hazel Cundiff, Russell Springs, KY

  • Thirteen grandchildren

  • 36 great grandchildren
The H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel , 202 N. Main Street, Jamestown, KY in charge of arrangements.

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