Willie Green Blankenship
and Manila Tackett

William Blankenship and Manilla Tackett
L-R Back: Homer, Bennie and Estill Blankenship. L-R Front: Hazel, Ladine and Eva Mae Blankenship
William Green Blankenship (aka Willie) b 2 May 1895 Teaberry KY d 20 May 1969 buried Blankenship Cemetery, Weeksbury, Floyd Co KY; s/o Robert Blankenship and Spicey Hamilton. William Green Blankenship m. 18 Oct 1917 Weeksbury, Floyd Co KY to Manila Tackett (aka Manilla) b 2 Aug 1899 Weeksbury, Floyd Co KY d 14 May 1975 Blankenship Cemetery, Weeksbury, Floyd Co KY; d/o Alvin Duvall Tackett (aka Douval) and Abigail Johnson. Children of William Green Blankenship and Manila Tackett;

1. Hazel Blankenship b 15 Mar 1918 Weeksbury, Floyd Co KY d 10 Jun 2000 Weeksbury, Floyd Co KY; buried Blankenship Cemetery, Weeksbury, Floyd Co KY; m. 4 May 1935 Weeksbury, Floyd Co KY to Sherman Gooden b 19 Apr 1916 Dayton, Rhea Co TN d 28 Dec 1987 Weeksbury, Floyd Co KY; buried Blankenship Cemetery, Weeksbury, Floyd Co KY;

Obituary: Hazel Blankenship Gooden, 82, of Weeksbury, died Saturday, June 10, 2000, in the Pikeville Methodist Hospital, following a brief illness. Born on March 15, 1918, in Weeksbury, she was the daughter of the late W.M. Blankenship and Manilla Tackett Blankenship. She was a member of the Weeksbury Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sherman Gooden. Survivors include one brother, Bennie Blankenship, Prestonsburg; two sisters, Ladine Moore of Virgie, and Eva Mae Hall of Weeksbury. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 12, at 1 p.m., at the Weeksbury Church of Christ, with the clergyman, Mike Hall, officiating. Burial was in the Blankenship Cemetery, Weeksbury, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Tim Blankenship, Phil Blankenship, Brad Hall, Eugene Blankenship, Ronnie Moore, James C. Justice and Chris Moore.

2. Homer Blankenship b 13 Nov 1919 Weeksbury, Floyd Co KY d 25 Oct 1976 Weeksbury, Floyd Co KY; m. Opal Ray b 9 Feb 1921 d 14 Mar 1986; d/o Emory Ray and Matilda Jane Hamilton. (Source). (alternate parents of Opal Ray listed as Dennis Ray and Fannie Tackett.) Children of Homer Blankenship and Opal Ray;

i. Carlos Dean Blankenship b 10 May 1941 Pike Co KY d 29 Aug 1986 Wheelwright, Floyd Co KY; m. Female Tackett

ii. Barbara Blankenship; m. 21 Sept 1964 to Tom Roop

iii. Female Blankenship

3. Estill Blankenship b 27 Apr 1921 Weeksbury, Floyd Co KY d 6 Nov 1986 Jackson Co OH (Norwalk, Huron Co OH); m. 14 Sept 1940 Robinson Creek, Pike Co KY to Mildred Johnson b 9 Jun 1923 Speight, Pike Co KY.

4. Ladine Blankenship (aka Ladeane or Ladene) b 17 Aug 1923 Floyd Co KY; m. 10 Jan 1941 Virgie, Pike Co KY to Carl C Moore b 11 Jun 1921 d 26 Oct 1996 Virgie, Pike Co KY. Child of Lodina Ladean Blankenship and Carl C Moore;

i. Nancy Lou Moore b 12 Jan 1942 d 12 Jan 1942 Weeksbury, KY; buried Blankenship Cemetery, Weeksbury, KY

5. Ellen Blankenship b 21 Jul 1925 Weeksbury, Floyd Co KY d 28 Jul 1926 Weeksbuty, Floyd Co KY; age 1 year; buried Tackett Family Cemetery, Weeksbury, Floyd Co KY.

6. Eva Mae Blankenship b 17 Nov 1926 Weeksbury, Floyd Co KY d 24 Jun 2002 Weeksbury, Floyd Co KY; buried Blankenship Cemetery, Weeksbury, Floyd Co KY; m. 13 May 1943 Gulfport, Harrison Co, MS, to Sid Hall b 19 Dec 1921 Weeksbury, Floyd Co KY d 15 Aug 1985 Weeksbury, Floyd Co KY; buried Blankenship Cemetery, Weeksbury, Floyd Co KY; s/o Thomas Hall and Millie Hun Johnson.

7. Bennie Franklin Blankenship b 18 Dec 1928 Weeksbury, Floyd Co KY d 9 Dec 2002; buried Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, near Prestonsburg, KY. Bennie Franklin Blankenship m. Wanda Fleming; d/o John Henry Fleming and Triney Compton. Children of Bennie Franklin Blankenship and Wanda Fleming;

i. Phillip Blankenship m. Greta Unknown

ii. Darrell Blankenship m. Brenda Unknown

iii. Timothy Blankenship m. Caroline Unknown

iv. Diane Blankenship; m. Jimmy Fish.

Obituary: BLANKENSHIP, Bennie Franklin Age 73, of Prestonsburg, passed away Monday, December 9, 2002, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, following an illness of one year. He was born December 18, 1928, at Weeksbury, a son of the late William G. and Manilla (Tackett) Blankenship. He was married to Wanda (Fleming) Blankenship, who survives him. He was the minister of the Prestonsburg Church of Christ. He is survived by three sons and their wives; one daughter and her husband, Darrell and Brenda Blankenship of Mount Juliet, Tennessee; Phillip and Greta Blankenship of Witchita, Kansas; and Timothy and Caroline Blankenship of Prestonsburg; Diane and Jimmy Fish of Prestonsburg; one sister, Ladeane Moore of Virgie; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, December 12, at 1 p.m., from the Prestonsburg Church of Christ, with Evangelist Greg Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel. Visitation will be at the Prestonsburg Church of Christ; Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Active pallbearers will be the elders and deacons of the Prestonsburg Church of Christ. Honorary pallbearers will be all men of the Prestonsburg Church of Christ. All arrangements under the direction of Burke Funeral Home, Prestonsburg.


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