The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


November 13, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, November 14, 2013

Shelva Louise Marie Blanks

Mrs. Shelva Louise Marie Blanks, 85, of Oak Hill, died Nov. 3, 2013.

Born May 18, 1928, in Glen Jean, she was the daughter of the late Jack Leftwich and Valara M. Minnis Wilson. She also was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, George L.S. Blanks; daughter, Phyllis M. Blanks; stepson, George Blanks Jr.; and brother, George D. Rose.

She was a housewife, mother, and member of First Baptist Church of Harlem Heights and also a graduate of Dubois High School.

Surviving: her children, George A. Blanks of Middleport, Ohio, Rev. Stanley F. Blanks of Bradley, Phillip M. Blanks of High Point, N.C., Kenneth L. Blanks of Pueblo, Colo., Shelva M. Gwinn of High Point, N.C., and Joyce A. Blanks of Harlem Heights; brothers, Daniel Wilson of Gulfport, Miss., and Raymond J. Wilson of Minden; sister, Joanne Wilson of Minden; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service was Nov. 9 at First Baptist Church of Harlem Heights, Broadway Avenue, Harlem Heights, Oak Hill, with Rev. Stanley F. Blanks officiating. Burial followed in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

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Arrangements by Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Elizabeth A. Hall

Elizabeth A. Hall, 71, died Oct. 26, 2013.

Born in Fayetteville, she was daughter of the late Thomas Jennings and Edith Slater Radford.

She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.

Surviving: her devoted husband of 49 years, Elmer F. Hall; daughters, Christina L. Scott and Rebecca A. Christmas; brothers, Thomas J. Radford and Jerry L. Radford; grandchildren, James R. Hall, Zachary T. Scott, Anthony M. Hall, Jessica S. Hall, and Angela M. Christmas; and great-grandchildren, Ayden J. Hall and Tristan Z. Hall.  

A visitation was held Nov. 1 at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin, Jacksonville, Fla.

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