The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 29, 2012

Obituaries — Thursday, March 29, 2012

Heather Noell Spade Adkins

PIPESTEM — Heather Noell Spade Adkins, 36, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at the Cabell Huntington Hospital.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time. The body is at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors.

Sarah Nickole Adkins

OAK HILL — Sarah Nickole Adkins, 36, passed away Monday, March 26, 2012, at Bowers Hospice House.

Condolences may be sent to

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

Terry Dale Blankenship

BOLT — Terry Dale Blankenship, 60, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at Bowers Hospice House.

Born August 31, 1951, in Williamson, WV, he was the son of the late Otis and Lovis Norman Blankenship. Terry was a mobile equipment operator for Peabody Coal. He enjoyed playing guitar, hunting, fishing, the outdoors and riding his horse “Lil Man.” Terry loved spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda Sue Blevins Blankenship; daughter, Terri (Nikki) Blankenship of Bolt; sons, Stephen Blankenship and wife Stephanie of Ashland, Ky., James Blankenship of Bolt; granddaughters, Ashley, Haley, Kaitlin and Emma Blankenship and sisters, Margie Madden, Betty Spencer and Pam Blankenship.

Following Terry’s wishes, his body will be cremated. The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date.

The family suggests that donations in Terry’s memory be made to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.

Online condolence can be left at

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

Sandra Kay Blevins

We celebrate the life of Sandra Kay Blevins, 64, of MacArthur, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2012.

Born August 8, 1947, she was the daughter of the late William and Lottie Gray Riddle.

Sandra enjoyed reading, painting, playing piano, puzzles and spending time with her family and grandchildren. Sandra was president of the Mark Twain High School Reunion and had been previously employed with Raleigh General Hospital for several years.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, James Blevins of MacArthur; daughters, Barbara Whitehair and husband Timmy of Mt. Hope, Jerri Zepeda and husband Mike of Spartanburg, S.C.; grandsons Jimmy Whitehair, Brandon Whitehair; granddaughters, Jennifer Whitehair, Lauren Pennington, Morgan Zepeda; great-grandson, Brayden Whitehair; brother Bill Riddle and wife Toni and sister Sally Janutolo and husband John.

A celebration of Sandra’s life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 30, 2012, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home. Entombment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Friends may gather with the family Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations may be made to the Raleigh Regional Cancer Center, 275 Dry Hill Road, Beckley, WV.

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, WV.

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