Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

August 18, 2013

Ryan W. Blankenship

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

PRINCETON — Ryan W. Blankenship, 17, of White Oak Drive, Princeton died early Wednesday morning, August 14, 2013 at Princeton Community Hospital.

Born December 9, 1995, in Bluefield, he was the son of Susan Renee Graham and Stephen Boyd Blankenship both of Princeton.

Ryan was a student at Princeton Senior High School as a Senior.

Ryan loved music and spending time on the Internet.

Ryan was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, William Blankenship and maternal grandfather, Raymond Graham along with his uncle, Thomas “Tom” Blankenship.

Survivors in addition to his mother and father, siblings, Lacey Graham, Kayla Blankenship all of Princeton; nephew, Kyler McFadden; paternal grandmother, Jeanette Blankenship; maternal grandmother, Frances Wimmer; several aunts and uncles.

The family is honoring Ryan's request, he will be cremated. There will be no services at the funeral home.

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The Blankenship family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory & Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.