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Gladys Blankenship, Adair County, KY native (1932-2018)

She was a native of Adair County, KY, and a resident of Grayson County, KY, at the time of her death. She was a member of a beloved, very popular, very large family, whose ancestral roots are deeply planted in Adair County, KY, but are now largely centered, besides Adair County, KY, in Grayson County, KY; various communities of Illinois, and in Georgia.She was the daughter of the late Ray & Myrtle Karnes Curry, and the widow of Condy Blankenship. With her passing, fourteen of the seventeen children born to Ray & Condy Blankenship survive. She leaves seven direct living descendants. She was a member of the Columbia Baptist Church. Her final resting place will be in the Columbia Cemetery on Campbellsville Street in Adair County.
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Gladys Blankenship, 86, formerly of Columbia, KY, died Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 2:22pmCT, at the home of her son in Leitchfield, KY.

Funeral service will be at 2pmCT, Saturday, June 2, 2018, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Arnold Moon officiating. Burial will be in Columbia Cemetery, 315 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 11amCT, Friday, June 1, 2018, at the funeral home.



Gladys Blankenship, Adair County, KY (1932-2018)

She was born April 22, 1932, in Adair County, KY. She was the daughter of the late Ray and Myrtie Karnes Curry. She died Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Leitchfield, Grayson County, KY, at the age of 86 years, one month, and eight days.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Condy Blankenship, in 1993; one son, Ricky Blankenship, in 2017; and two sisters, June Preston Curry and Carolyn Ann Curry.

She was a member of Columbia Baptist Church and a homemaker.

Survivors include:
  • Two sons and daughters-in-law - Danny and Brenda Blankenship of Leitchfield, KY; and Jeff and Angela Blankenship of Columbia

  • Two grandchildren - Johnthan and Holly Blankenship

  • Three great-grandchildren - Hailey Stivers, Autumn Bland, James Wesley Conn Blankenship

  • Fourteen siblings: Juantia Karnes of Leitchfield, KY; Mary Frances Tucker of Leitchfield, KY; Betty Louise Humphres of Effingham, IL; Mayrene Powell of Lenox, GA; Sammie Ray Curry of Mason City, IL; William Lewis Curry of Maroa, IL; Jerry Nathan Curry of Fairchild, WI; Joan Rachel Cunningham of Paris, IL; Linda Sue Augustus of Paris, IL; Howard Wayne Curry of Illinois; Delorise Kay Parrent of New Baden, IL, Mitchel Curry of Belvidere, IL; Charles Luther Curry of Leitchfield, KY; and Sharon Gray of Auburn, IL

  • Several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Send condolences to the family of Gladys Blankenship

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, is in charge of arrangements.


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Gladys Blankenship, Adair County, KY native (1932-2018)



2018-05-31 - 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo from Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY.

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