Blanche Spade

HARROGATE, Tenn. — Blanche Boatright Spade 98, of Harrogate, TN., passed away Feb. 18, 2014.

She was born September 3, 1915 at Cubbage, KY, the daughter of the late R.T. and Nancy Boatright.

She was a member of the first graduating class at Bell Co. High School and was the last surviving member.

She graduated from Union College and was a Bell Co. Teacher for 32 years.

In addition to her Parents she was preceded in death by her Husband: Ralph Spade, Sister: Josephine Long, Brothers: Clarence, Curtis, Suel, Robert and L.J.

Survivors Include: 2 Daughters: Donna Rose of Harrogate, TN. and Gloria Bunch of Sugar Hill, GA.

5 Grandchildren: Spade Rose, Shane (Amy) Rose both of Knoxville, TN., Scott Buis of Tazewell, TN., Ralph King of Suwanee, GA. And Lori (Greg) Porter of Broussard, LA.

3 Great Grandchildren: Gryphon Buis of Harrogate, TN., Cawood and Anna Greer Rose of Knoxville, TN.

Special Friends and Caregivers: Bonnie Bullins and Jody Lamb

Funeral services will be held at 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the Creech Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Stewart Fultz presiding.

Interment will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday at the Green Hills Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the Creech Funeral Home Chapel.

Creech Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements

Online condolences and guestbook are available at

Funeral Home

Creech Funeral Home
112 S 21St St Middlesboro, KY 40965
(606) 248-4700

Published in The Daily News from Feb. 19 to Feb. 20, 2014