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Lewis David Blankenship

July 22, 2019

Lewis David Blankenship, age 81, of the Scronce Creek Community, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 22nd, 2019 at his home.  A native of Madison County, he was a son of the late MM and Zettie Davis Blankenship.  He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy Thompson.  Lewis was an amazing and compassionate person who loved his wife, children and grandchildren.  He enjoyed working outside, gardening, hiking and watching western movies.

            Surviving is his loving wife of 25 years, Lola Mae Pate Blankenship; daughters: Patricia Gaddy and husband, Mark, of Swannanoa and Angela Gouge and fiancé, Robert, of Burnsville; son, James Gouge and wife, Kelly, of Candler; grandchildren:  Jamie Thompson, Kassie Thompson, Brandy Allen, Nicholas Hill, Eric Moore, Jessica Surratt, Ashley Surratt and Rebecca Gouge; several great-grandchildren;  sisters:  Fannie Stone of Lookout Mountain, GA and Nola Harkness of Florida and brother, James Blankenship and wife, Maxine, of Kingsport, TN.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

            Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 25 in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services.  Rev. Jerry Shelton will officiate.  The family will receive friends from 2 until 3 p.m. prior to the services at the funeral home.  Private inurnment will be held at a later date. 

            In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Compassionate Care WNC at 856 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville, NC 28714.  Lewis David Blankenship, age 81, of the Scronce Creek Community, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 22nd, 2019 at his home.  A native of Madison County, he was a son of the late MM and Zettie Davis Blankenship.  He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy Thompson.  Lewis was an amazing and compassionate person who loved his wife, children and grandchildren.  He enjoyed working outside, gardening, hiking and watching western movies.

            Surviving is his loving wife of 25 years, Lola Mae Pate Blankenship; daughter, Patricia Gaddy and husband, Mark, of Swannanoa; step-daughter, Angela Gouge of Burnsville; step-son, James Gouge and wife, Kelly, of Candler; grandchildren:  Jamie Thompson, Kassie Thompson, Brandy Allen, Nicholas Hill and Eric Moore; several great-grandchildren;  step-grandchildren:  Jessica Surratt, Ashley Surratt and Rebecca Gouge; sisters:  Fannie Stone of Lookout Mountain, GA and Nola Harkness of Florida and brother, James Blankenship and wife, Maxine, of Kingsport, TN.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

            Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 25 in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services.  Rev. Jerry Shelton will officiate.  The family will receive friends from 2 until 3 p.m. prior to the services at the funeral home.  Private inurnment will be held at a later date. 

            In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Compassionate Care WNC at 856 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville, NC 28714. 

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