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EARL "JR" BLANKENSHIP, 74, of Huntington, died Friday August 15, 2014, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, with Dr. David B. Lemming officiating. Burial will be in Woodmere Memorial Park. JR was born March 8, 1940, in Wayne County, a son of the late Earl and Theldia Crabtree Blankenship. He was retired from INCO Alloys and then was an Independent Construction Contractor. JR served on the Cabell County Board of Education for 10 years and on the Cabell County Commission for 6 years. He was a member of the IOOF Huntington Lodge #64 and the USW Local Chapter 23-4. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Arnold Blankenship. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Joyce Plybon Blankenship; two sons, Rob Blankenship and Jeff Blankenship (Cathy) of South Point, Ohio; five grandchildren, Lauren Werthammer (Nick) of Huntington, Whitney Blankenship of Caen, France, Katie Blankenship of Huntington, Elizabeth Blankenship of Amissville, Va., and Alex Blankenship of Magnolia, Del.; two great-grandchildren, Kyleigh Blankenship of Va. and Lilly Kate Werthammer of Huntington; one brother, Ray Blankenship (Betty) of Huntington; and special friends, Glen and Bernice Dent of Huntington. Pallbearers will be Scott Blankenship, Jay and Christopher Hatcher, Roger Johnson, Darren Cunningham and Rick Hoosier. Friends may call at Chapman's Mortuary from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, August 18, 2014. Online condolences may be sent to www.chapmans-mortuary.com.
Published in The Herald-Dispatch from Aug. 17 to Aug. 18, 2014
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