Elder William 'Verne' Blankenship


Elder William "Verne" Blankenship, 75, of Lester, passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2019.
Born April 14, 1944 in Maben, WV, he was the son of the late Hiley Homer and Hazel Dixon Blankenship.
He was a former manager of Tomchins Furniture in Mullens. Verne loved gardening and especially spending time with his grandchildren.
He was a member of New Zion Baptist Church. Verne had a servant heart and his love in life was serving God.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann Fain Blankenship; son, Jerry of Lester; daughter, Milena Belcher and husband Brian of Welch; grandchildren, Holly Blankenship of Beckley, Brianna Meade of Lester, Marissa Beckner of Beaver, Andrew Blankenship of Lester, Blake Meade of Lester, Jaime, Jenna and Kaylee Belcher all of Welch; great-granddaughter, Emery Beckner; brothers and sisters, Rodney Blankenship (Joan) of Las Vegas, Janice Lane (Claude) of Rural Retreat, VA, Shirley Phillips of Saulsville, June Cline (Edward) of Welch, Louise Adams of Coal City, Betty Kuppusami (Kuppy) of Bluefield, VA and Harold Blankenship (Gloria) of New Richmond.
Services will be 11 am Sunday, September 15, 2019 in the Calfee Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Russell McCoy, Gene Green and Roger Walker officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Friends may visit with the family from 6-9 p.m. Saturday.
Online condolences may be left at www.callfeefh.com.
Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home.
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Published on September 12, 2019
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Danny Tyree
Sep 13, 2019
Harold I’m sorry for your loss. God bless. Your old friend, Danny Tyree.
paulette tucker & family
Sep 13, 2019
Milena, My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I pray that precious memories will help ease the pain of this difficult time, for we know God has promised a brighter tomorrow.
Delois Jordan
Sep 12, 2019
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