Lilly, Sylvia Blankenship Stables
Sylvia Blankenship Stables Lilly, 87 of Narrows passed away Friday, March 30th, 2012 at Carilion Giles Community Hospital in Pearisburg. A lifelong resident of Giles County, she was born on September 12th, 1924 and was the daughter of the late Gilbert Howard and Gladys Steber Blankenship, the second of twelve children.
In addition to her mother and father, she was preceded in death by her first husband of 36 years, Sherman Leslie Stables; her second husband of twelve years, Mason Chapman Lilly; three sisters, and four brothers.
Sylvia was a faithful member of Central Christian Church in Augusta, Georgia while living with her daughter. An honorary member of American Legion Post #68 Ladies Auxiliary, she is a former “Woman of the Year” award recipient from that organization.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Linda Stables Tiller and husband Ed of Narrows; her son, Ronald Stables and wife Carol of Rich Creek; four grandchildren, Edwin Tiller and wife Lynn of North Augusta, South Carolina, Dee Sanborn and husband Richard of Warrenville, South Carolina, Leslie Stables and wife Lisa, and Sherman Lee Stables and companion Kelli Ratcliff, all of Rich Creek; six great-grandchildren, Michael Stables, Lindsey Stables, Jessica Tiller, Ashley Tiller, Bryson Tiller and Tyler Sanborn; two sisters, Helen Greenlief of Pearisburg and Madeline Gautier of Narrows; two brothers, Billy Blankenship and Gary Blankenship, both of Baltimore, Maryland; Mason Lilly’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many special friends.
The family will receive friends at Riffe’s Funeral Service in Narrows Sunday from 2:30 to 3:30 PM, followed by a graveside service at Fairview Cemetery in Narrows at 4 PM with Rev. Ed Tiller and Pastor Timothy Cox officiating.
The family requests that those sending memorial contributions, please consider the Church of God of Blacksburg, c/o P.O. Box 306; Rich Creek, Virginia 24147.
The family is being served by Riffe’s Funeral Service in Narrows, (540) 726-2442, and online at riffefuneralservice.com.