BLANKINSHIP, CHARLOTTE ADAMS, (89), a long-time resident of Annapolis, died on March 14, 2011. Charlotte was born in Danville, Virginia on September 26, 1921. She attended Averett University in Danville and graduated from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. Charlotte taught high school in Danville until she married Keister Adams and moved to Annapolis in 1945. In Annapolis, Mrs. Blankinship taught Home Economics and Science at Annapolis Junior High School for many years. She also worked as a secretary for local doctors, as a sales associate in real estate and in the operations division of Farmers National Bank. In 1984 Charlotte married Dr. William A. Blankinship who died in 1998. Mrs. Blankinship was a member of Heritage Baptist Church. She enjoyed flower arranging, interior decorating, photography and music. She belonged to the Hospital Auxiliary, The Severn Town Club and the Arundel County Association of Realtors. She is survived by one sister, Sara Mylum Burton of Severna Park, Maryland, six nieces and nephews and twelve grandnieces and grandnephews. Her sister, Helen Mylum Simmer died in 2000. Charlotte donated her body to the State Anatomy Board of Maryland. The family held a private memorial service for her from a boat off the shores of her beloved Annapolis. Memorial contributions may be made to Heritage Baptist Church in Annapolis, MD.
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Published in The Capital on Sept. 29, 2013