Blankenship, Janice Stafford

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Janice Fay Stafford Blankenship, 70, of Pearisburg, Va. went to be with the Lord Saturday evening, April 8, 2017 at her home. Mrs. Blankenship was born on September 5, 1946 in Pearisburg and was a daughter of the late Henry Stuart Stafford and Mary Sadler Stafford. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Harvey Gene Stafford and James Edward Stafford; and, brothers-in-law, William Blankenship and Curtis Parker.

Mrs. Blankenship attended Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church in Bane, Va. She retired from Long Airdox in Pearisburg in 1998.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory: her loving husband of 51 years, Buddy Lee Blankenship; her daughters, Angela and Mark Palmer, April and Glenn Myers, Christina Blankenship, all of Pearisburg; her grandchildren, Alexia Burton, Stuart Myers, Tarah Carrico, Trevor Myers, Luke Palmer, and Hope Palmer; her great-grandchildren, Aria Biggs and Pacey Carrico; her sister, Kathryn and Frank Brown of Pearisburg; her brothers, Robert and Diane Stafford of Oliver Springs, Tenn., and William and Linda Stafford of Pearisburg; her sisters-in law, Shirley and Paul Underwood of Pulaski, Va., and Bernice Parker of Christiansburg, Va.; and, her many nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church in Pearisburg with the Rev. Donald Swift officiating with burial following in the Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church from 12-2 p.m. on Wednesday.

Arrangements by Givens Funeral Home in Pearisburg.