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November 15, 2012

Obituaries — Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012

Corine Elswick Blankenship

KOPPERSTON — Corine Elswick Blankenship, 77, of Kopperston, passed away on Saturday, November 10, 2012, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice House, Winston–Salem, N.C. She was born November 29, 1934, in Lorado, W.Va., a daughter of the late Theodore “Pop” and Nealy “Mom” Elswick.

Corine was a faithful member of the Oceana Freewill Baptist Church, loving mother and friend.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Allen Murphy Blankenship, four brothers Eugene Elswick, James “Pug” Elswick, Frank Osborne and Cyrus Elswick and a sister Dovie Rollins.

Survivors include two sons Allen Junior(Gina) Blankenship of Elkton, Md., and James Edward (Cindy) Blankenship of Asheville, N.C.; three daughters, Janet Lynn Blankenship of Colonial Heights, Va., Treasa Blankenship (David) Cook of Kernersville, N.C., and Stephanie Sue (Robert) Walls of Oceana; six grandchildren, Roy Allen Blankenship of Elkton, Md., Brian James Blankenship of Elkton, Md., James Allen Blankenship of Asheville, N.C., Amanda Corine Bruce of Laurens, S.C., Sandra Michelle Murphy of Colonial Heights, Va., and Laura Gabrielle Cook of Kernersville, N.C.; four great grandchildren, Roy Junior Blankenship, Nathan Blankenship, Nicholas Blankenship, and Alanna Blankenship; two brothers, Bobby (Mary Ann) Elswick, and Ralph (Verna) Elswick; a sister, Dorothy Gayhart; and a host of other loving family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, November 16, 2012, in the Oceana Freewill Baptist Church, with Pastor Jackie Grimmett officiating. She will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny.

Friends may gather with the family from 11 a.m. until service time at the church.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at

The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.

Danny Wayne Brown Sr.

RAINELLE — Danny Wayne Brown Sr., 47, of Rainelle, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012.

Memorial services will be 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at Wallace & Wallace Chapel in Rainelle, with Pastor Bennie Kenney officiating.

Friends may call one hour prior to the services (6 to 7 p.m.) at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace of Rainelle.

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