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Submitted by  Blake & Pat Blankenship  

 Nathan Dale Blankenship (Jun 19, 1980 - Feb 14, 2013

Death Takes City Pioneer

Guy B. Blankenship, 79, a resident of 404 South Edith in Pauls Valley, died at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at N.H. Lindsey Memorial Hospital here. Born May 30, 1883, in Vernon, Texas, Blankenship moved to the Pauls Valley area 65 years ago. He was married 59 years to his wife, Lena, who survives him. He was a member of the Victory Baptist Church. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m., Friday at the Stufflebean Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. J.E. Young of the Victory Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Survivors, in addition to his wife, Lena J., include three daughters, Mrs. Ruby Jones of Houston, Texas, Mrs. Ruth Thompson of Galveston, Texas and Mrs. Paula Jean Ross of Galveston, Texas; three sons, Howard and Barney, both of Galveston, Texas and Milas of Houston, Texas; two brothers, Frank and Bailey of Pauls Valley; nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

 

Milas Blankenship

Funeral service for Milas H. Blankenship, 85, of Pauls Valley, will be conducted at 10 a.m., Wednesday, January 4 atn the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Torrey Curtis officiating. Burial will be held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery under the direction of Wooster Funeral Home. Blankenship was born on October 20, 1909 in Pauls Valley. He died Sunday, January 1, 1995 at the Pauls Valley General Hospital. He spent most of his life in Houston where he owned and operated his laundry and dry cleaning business. He returned to Pauls Valley upon his retirement in 1971. He was a member of the First united Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene; sister, Betty Ruth Thompson; and two brothers, Barney Blankenship and Howard Blankenship. Survivors include two sisters, Ruby Jones of Pauls Valley and Paula Gross of Galveston, Texas; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive visitors at the Wooster Funeral Home Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.

 

S.N. B lankenship Dies Friday, September 16

Funeral services were conducted for S.N. Blankenship Saturday, September 17, 1938, at Klondike school house west of Pauls Valley. Samuel Newton Blankenship died September 16, 1938 at the family residence west of the city after a lingering illness of several years. He was 81 years and 5 months of age. He was born April 16, 1857 in Louisiana. He was married to Hortense Crenshaw in 1873. To this union nine children, six boys and three girls were born. Two dying in infancy and one in service in France, and one, Mrs. J.E. Driskill of this city dying in 1932. There are four boys and one girl living. Samuel came to the state of Oklahoma in 1890 and moved to the Klondike community in 1899 where he lived until his death. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Hortense, four sons, Guy, Frank, Bailey, all of Pauls Valley and Bud Blankenship of New Mexico, one daughter, Mrs. Hal Russell also of Pauls Valley, twenty-four grandchildren and twenty-two great grandchildren. He was buried in the Klondike Cemetery with the Coonrod Funeral Home of Wynnewood in charge.

 

Death Takes Area Pioneer

John Franklin "Doc" Blankenship, 81, a longtime Garvin County resident, died at 6:30 p.m., Thursday in the Valley Estates Nursing Home in Pauls Valley. He was born September 6, 1884 in Texas. He was a resident of route one in Pauls Valley and had lived in Garvin County the last 65 years. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m., Sunday in the Stufflebean Funeral Home Chapel. rev. Don Chambers of Paoli will officiate. Burial will be in the Mt. Olivett Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Edna, one sone, Lee Blankenship of Pauls Valley; two daughters, Mrs. K.L. Aimsworth of Edina, Minnesota and Mrs. Bob Tucker of Pauls Valley; one brother, Bailey Blankenship of Pauls Valley and five grandchildren.

 

Mr. Bailey Blankenship

Funeral services for Bailey B. Blankenship, 83, will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. in the Stufflebean Funeral Home of Pauls Valley. Rev. Paul McCullough will officiate. Mr. Blankenship was born September 8, 1880 and died January 23, 1973 at Pauls Valley General Hospital. He had lived in Garvin County for 74 years and was a resident of the Klondike Community since 1930. He is survived by three daughters, Corene Caldwell of Huntsville, Alabama, Lorene Anderson of Moore, Oklahoma, Mary Jarrell of Purcell, Oklahoma; four sons, Clyde Blankenship of Pauls Valley, Sam Blankenship of Wynnewood and Jack Benny Blankenship of Oklahoma City; 37 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren.

 

Burnice Blankenship Driskill

Burnice Blankenship Driskill passed away at the family residence at 117 South Pear, Thursday, July 7, at the age of 40 years and 11 months. Mrs. Driskill was ill but a few days, having suffered an attack of ptomaine poisoning. Funeral services were held in the First Baptist Church Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. conducted by Rev. J.B. Reaves. Interment took place in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Six children, 3 sons and 3 daughters, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.N. Blankenship survive Mrs. Driskill. She was married to J.W. Driskill in 1910.

Submitted by Blake & Pat Blankenship  

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