Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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January 4, 2008

Saturday, January 05, 2008


Susie Payne, 89, of North Tazewell, Va., died Friday, Jan. 4, 2008 at Princeton Community Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Peery & St.Clair Funeral Home of Tazewell, Va.

Rebecca A. Walls, 67, of Blue Dove Lane (Lake Bottom), Rock, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2008, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete at Memorial Funeral Directory & Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.


Thomas William “Tommy” Blankenship

PRINCETON — Thomas William “Tommy” Blankenship, 47, passed away Friday, December 28, 2007 at the Princeton Community Hospital.

Born August 18, 1960 in Bridgeport, Conn. to the late William Boyd “Bill” Blankenship and Jeannette Keating Blankenship of Princeton. Tommy served in the U.S. Army and had been employed at the Blankenship and Sons sawmill.

Tommy was preceded in death by his father, William, whom he loved dearly.

Survivors: Mother, Jeannette Blankenship; sisters “His Protector”, Laura and husband Don Bowles of Cheesy Creek, Beth Nowlin and companion John Phillips of Bluefield; “Younger” brother, Stephen Blankenship of Princeton; wife, Suzette Blankenship of Bluefield; six nieces and nephews, Christopher Bowles, Kenneth Bowles, Donald Bowles, Rebecca and husband Charlie McFadden, Kayla Blankenship and Ryan Blankenship; one great-niece, Taylor Bowles; four great-nephews, Jordan Bowles, Patrick Bowles, Dakota McFadden and Matthew Bowles. He was loved by all including aunts: Lucille B. Maye and Lorraine Peterson both of Connecticut; uncles, cousins, friends and extended family.

Memorial Services will be held today (Saturday), January 5, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor Ginger Neely officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to services today (Saturday) 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.

Joe A. Cooper

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