Molly Marie Blankenship

February 2, 1929 ~ December 5, 2020 (age 91)


Molly Marie “Smith” Blankenship 91, a resident of the Good Shepherd Community Nursing Center of Phelps, KY for the last six years, passed away Saturday December 5, 2020 at the Pikeville Medical Center. She was born February 2, 1929 at Phelps, KY the daughter of the late Wilburn and Marcellia “Hackney” Smith.

Besides her parents Molly was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years: Hollie Blankenship, a son: James Perry Blankenship, seven brothers: Dallas, Freeland, Richard, Harrison, Floyd, Wheeler, and Jessie Smith and three sisters: Mary Charles, Minnie Casey, and Bithie Stevenson.

Molly was a loving homemaker who enjoyed gardening, cooking, and reading the Bible. She loved going to church and was the oldest member of the Lynn Freewill Baptist Church of Lynn WV.  One of the most important things to Molly was her family.

Survivors remaining to cherish her memory include a son: Donald (Pearl) Blankenship of Majestic, KY, three daughters: Joy Dotson of Winchester, KY, Alice (Donnie) Dotson and Ruby Daniels (Terry Compton) both of Majestic, KY, a sister: Delphia (Stirl) Smith of Phelps, KY, a brother: Phillip Smith of Blackberry, KY, eight grandchildren: Ruby Bartley, Patricia Neighbors (Danny), Angie Justice, James Dotson (Melanie), Donald Blankenship Jr., Mikey Daniels (Michelle), Kevin Dotson, and Diane Potter (Bradley), great- grandchildren: Justin & Noah Bush, Corey, Erney, & Kelley Justice, Michael Smith, Faith Potter, Alexis & Macaila Blankenship, Brittany Neighbors and Allison Dotson, great great-grandchildren: Chloe & Emilia Pearl Justice.

Private funeral services will be conducted at the Jones & West Funeral Home with Reverends Odis Blankenship and Bill Mosley officiating.  

Burial will follow in the Buddy Mounts Cemetery at Majestic, KY

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