GRUNDY, Va. – Polly S. Kennedy, age 91, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008, at Heritage Hall Nursing Home at Grundy.
Born Sept. 15, 1916, in Buchanan County, she was the daughter of the late Jim and Cosby Blankenship Stacy. She was a cook at the Hurley High School for 19 years and also cooked at the Church of Christ Youth Camp for 25 years. She was a homemaker and was also a member of the Vansant Church of Christ.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Kennedy, and one son, Jim Bob Blankenship. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Larry (Sandra) Fields, Abingdon, Va.; one son, Bill Kennedy Jr. and wife Norma, Knoxville, Tenn.; one daughter-in-law, Alice Yates, Harman, Va.; four grandsons, Jim Bob and Ricky Blankenship, Laddy Fields and Stephen Kennedy; one great-grandson, Derek Blankenship; and three great-granddaughters, Amanda Blankenship, Kayla Blankenship and Abbey Blankenship.
Funeral services for Polly S. Kennedy will be held Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008, at 1 p.m. at the Virginia Funeral Home Chapel, with Evangelists Mike Rife, Jerry Bliffen and Jim Bob Blankenship officiating, with burial to follow in the Mountain Valley Memorial Park at Big Rock, Va. Friends may call on Monday at the funeral home after 6 p.m., where a service will be held at 7 p.m.
Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons, Jimmy, Ricky and Derek Blankenship, Laddy Fields, Stephen Kennedy and Truitt Justus.
Special thanks to Dr. J.G. Patel for his years of care and to the staff of Heritage Hall Nursing Home.
Virginia Funeral Home of Grundy is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Bristol Herald Courier on Feb. 18, 2008.