Fannie F. Blankenship

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Fannie Frady Blankenship, 90, of 1771 Old Haywood Road, Asheville, died Monday, June 7, 2004, at Pisgah Manor Nursing Center. Mrs. Blankenship was born in Buncombe County and was a daughter of the late Will S. and Hattie Garren Frady. She was married to James Reginald Blankenship who died in 1968, and was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Tracy Sluder who died in 2004. She was retired from Highland Hospital and attended Starnes Cove Baptist Church. Surviving are one son, Michael Blankenship and his wife Carlene of Asheville; one sister, Margaret Harris of Skyland and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm Thursday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Charlie Sams officiating. Burial will be at Pisgah View Memorial Park. Her family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

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  1. Mike and Carlene,

    I’m deeply sorry for you loss. Fannie was always nice to me. I always watched her crossing the street to check the mail. I was afraid she was going to get hit. But she knew what she was doing and proved me wrong everyday. Just know she is at rest now. We love you and miss you.

  2. We wish to extend our condolences and sincere sympathy to each of you as you mourn the passing of such a fine lady. I know she will be missed by each of you as well as others. You have been blessed to have Fannie with you all these years and I know these past few months have been hard for you each of you. I pray God will wrap you in His compassionate, loving arms and shower you in His grace and mercy in the days ahead. Mike, you and Carlene have honored Fannie in the care you have provided for her over the years, you have been a good and faithful son and may the Lord bless you for it.
    Trust in Him,
    He is the healer of the brokenhearted. He is the one who bandages our wounds. Psalms 147:3

  3. Carlene and Mike,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Fannie had, and I know appreciated, the single most important thing any of us have in life. Love.

    You are in my thoughts as always,


  4. Carlene and Mike , I am so sorry that you are having to go through more grief in such a short time….Im sure Mrs Blankenship is rejoicing in heaven with Tracy tonight……we are here for you at any time day or night…..we love you

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