DALLAS - Paul A. Blankenship, 86, of 219 Florham Drive, died May 11, 2013.
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He was born in Swain County, son of the late Andrew Jack and Maude Rowland Blankenship.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Green Blankenship; two sons, Tommy and Paul Blankenship and one daughter, Paula Blankenship.
He was a US Navy Veteran of WWII.
He is survived by one son, Victor A. Blankenship and wife Mitze of Dallas; one brother, Tommy Blankenship of Sylva; four grandchildren, Jes-sica Hinson and husband Joseph, Victoria Kiser and husband Bryan, Brent Blankenship and wife Laura, Lindsay Roberts and husband Jonathon and eight great-grandchildren.
A memorial graveside service to celebrate the life of Mr. Blankenship will be held 1 p.m. Friday at Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery with Pastor Ritchie Doss officiating.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Gaston County, PO Box 3984 Gastonia NC 28054.
Condolence messages may be left at www.woodlawnfuneral.org.
Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mount Holly is serving the family.
Woodlawn Funeral Home
375 Woodlawn Avenue
Mount Holly, NC 28120
Published in Gaston Gazette from May 16 to May 17, 2013