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James Bertland Blankenship Jr., 70

James Bertland Blankenship Jr., 70, a Rock Island resident and Warren County native, was born Oct. 17, 1942 and died Jan. 23 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville following an extended illness.
He was a retired employee of Century Electric, and son of the late James Bertland and Janie Lee Clendenon Blankenship Sr. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, Edwin Blankenship and sister Audine Dotson.
He is survived by son, Jim (Jennifer) Blankenship of Manchester; daughter, Donna Sue Blankenship of McMinnville; four grandchildren, Justin Hester of Murfreesboro; Cody Blankenship of Rockvale; Alec Villain and Adain Overall of McMinnville; sister Mamie (Gene) Prater of McMinnville, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. today in High’s Chapel with Wayne Cantrell officiating. Interment will follow at Webb Cemetery at Bluff Springs. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until time of service Sunday at High’s.
High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Jan. 27, 2013


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