Dale Marie Reynolds Blankenship, 58, of Bedford, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 at her residence. She was born July 6, 1954 in Bedford County, a daughter of the Bernice Minnick Reynolds and John Reynolds. Dale was a member of Center Point United Methodist Church and an employee of Bedford Memorial Hospital. In addition to her parents, Dale is survived by her husband of 38 years, Benny Ray Blankenship; a son, Michael Ray Blankenship; a sister, Debbie Bryant and her husband, Clint of Bedford; two brothers, Danny Reynolds and his wife, Judy and Daryl Reynolds, and her mother-in-law, Janie P. Blankenship. A celebration of Daleâ€™s life will be conducted at 11 AM, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 at Chapel of Tharp Funeral Home with Rev. Jack Davis and Rev. William Clark. Burial will follow in Quaker Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 at Tharp Funeral Home. To send condolences, please visit www.tharpfuneralhome.com
. Arrangements by Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, (540) 586-3443.