The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 30, 2007

Obituaries for Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Lake Elmer Anderson

PICKAWAY — Lake Elmer Anderson, 69, passed away Monday, Oct. 29, 2007.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Longanacre Funeral Home Chapel, Fairlea. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Longanacre Funeral Home, Fairlea.

Helen Louise Bishop

Helen Louise Bishop, 83, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2007, at Logan Regional Medical Center, Logan.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Mounts Funeral Home Chapel, Gilbert. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert.

William Hansford ‘Hank’ Blankenship

SWISS — William Hansford “Hank” Blankenship, 82, of Swiss, Nicholas County, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2007, at home after an extended illness.

He was retired from the Fayette County Board of Education. He was a member of Holly Gospel Church, Swiss, a licensed barber, a World War II Navy veteran and a member of Gauley Bridge VFW Post 8366. He was born Dec. 3, 1924, at Clendenin.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Deloris L. Blankenship, and his parents, William A. and Carrie E. Huffman Blankenship.

Survivors include his daughters, Wanda Martin and husband, David, of Camden-on-Gauley, Millie Gonzalez of Fayetteville and Sharon Williams and husband, Mike, of Pratt; son William Paul Blankenship and wife, Shelvy, of Swiss; sisters. Ruth Acord of Swiss, Florence Tucker of Swiss, Ester Acord of Keslers Cross Lanes, Martha McAtee of Brownsville and Dolly Treadway of Belva; brother, Woodrow Blankenship of Swiss; grandchildren, Lori Diann Shaffer, Lesley Denise Ridenour, David L. “D.J.” Martin Jr., Kristina W. Goforth, Stephen Myles Wheatley II, Makenzie A. Gonzalez, James M. Williams Jr., Daniel P. Williams, Tina L. Huffman, Heather R. Blankenship and Cassandra L. Blankenship; 17 great-grandchildren; an uncle and five aunts.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at Pennington Funeral Home Chapel, Gauley Bridge, with the Rev. James Armentrout and grandson Jimmy Williams officiating. Interment will be in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow.

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