The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 6, 2012

Obituaries — Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012

Ruby Ann Adkins

HOT SPRINGS, Va.  — Ruby Ann Adkins, 82, a native of West Virginia, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012.

A graveside funeral service was Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Warm Springs Cemetery with the Rev. Lorrie Aikens officiating. The family will receive friends at any time at the home of Matthew and Shannon Gwin at 103 Knolltree Road, Hot Springs.

Memorial contributions may be made to Eden United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 448, Hot Springs, VA 24445.

Lillian R. Blankenship

Lillian Rockwood Blankenship died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at 3:19 p.m., at her home on Lilly Street in Beckley.

Lillian was a beloved wife, loving mother, dedicated teacher, a trusted friend, and most of all a special child of God.

Lillian has one surviving child, Bruce Blankenship of Beckley.

The Rite of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Sunday, Oct. 7th, at 3 p.m. in the George W. Seaver Chapel at the Seaver Funeral Home, 1507 North Walker Street, Princeton. Rev. Randy Adkins of the United Methodist Temple, Monsignor Samuel Sacus and Rev. Mr. Donald Wise of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church and Fr. Sam Haddad of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church all of Beckley will be officiating.

Lillian will be laid to rest in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery at Monte Vista Park in Bluefield.

A rosary will be recited at 5:30 p.m. led by Tony Tipane on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at the funeral home. Lillian will lie in repose from 6 to 8 p.m. where her friends may visit her.

The honor of carrying Lillian belongs to: Lou Wills, Betty Toney, Donna Akers, Tim Brewer, Norman Fletcher, Roy Ratliffe, Tom Stickler, Leon Lane, James C. Bailey, William Michael Kovach, Ronnie McKinney, Winston Gregory, Tom Davis, John White, Doc Weiss, Pete Torrico, Marco Serge, Jack David Woodrum, Milton Webb, Albert Clark, Paul Pennington, Charles Farmer, Mike Cosco, and Doc Craddock.

Honorary pallbearers will be Cameron Herron, Charles Carl, Charles Blankenship, Johnny Syres, Ronnie Bailey, A.K. Minter, Henry Melton, Mary Webb, Danny Walker, Guy Bailey, John Ellison, Rev. Paul Zutaut, Junior Varney, Danny Jarrell, Jeff Pack, George Taylor, Lewis George, Robert Shirey, Bob Boy Shirey, Jerry DeLorenzo, John DeLorenzo, William Cooley, Tony Mamone Jr., and Charlie Mann.

Lillian’s dear friends at Seaver Funeral Home are taking care of her.

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