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Barbara Blankenship (4-20-17) service 4-23-17

Barbara Blankenship, of Savannah, was born on July 5, 1933, the daughter of the late Elton Bernis and Ruth Bain Shaw Shea. She married Dr. Henderson Donald Blankenship Jr., who preceded her in death on Dec. 17, 1999.
Barbara departed this life on Thursday, April 20, at the age of 83 years, 9 months and 15 days.
Barbara attended First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Savannah. She lived in Hardin County all her life and was a homemaker and office manager for her husband’s practice. Barbara enjoyed gardening, planting flowers, reading and cooking. Barbara was very active in the church and enjoyed participating in church activities.
Barbara is survived by her sons, Henderson Donald Blankenship III and his wife Kay of Adamsville and Kevin Brian Blankenship of Savannah; daughters, Jane Anne Hunsucker and her husband Phillip of Somerville, Tennessee, Julie Elizabeth Blankenship of LaVergne, Tennessee, and Joy Melinda Blankenship of Nashville; a brother, Jim Shea of Heber Springs, Arkansas; a sister, Mary Lou Williams of Savannah; and a grandchild, Henderson Donald Blankenship IV.
Services were held on Sunday, April 23, at 3 p.m., at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Savannah  with Helen Hamilton officiating with burial in Savannah Cemetery.

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