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Rites held for Virgie Blankenship

Funeral services for Virgie M. Blankenship, 82 were held April 3 at the Neon First church of God. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine.

She died April 1 at her home at Jenkins.

A daughter of the late Walter and Srilda Phillips Smallwood, she was the widow of Ralph ‘Pean’ Blankenship, and mother of the late Terry Lee Briggs and Evelyn Darlene Hall.

Surviving are two sons, Richard Eugene Briggs of Burdine, and Paul Briggs of Jackson; a daughter, Yetta Collier of Neon; a sister, Minnie Belle Strong of Springfi eld, Oh.; a half-sister, Shirley Coffee of Flint, Mich.; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Letcher Funeral Home of Whitesburg had charge of arrangements.

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