Lillian F. Blankinship, 88, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2013, in a Chattanooga hospital.
She was a member of Lebanon Baptist Church. She was retired from C.C. Blankinship & Sons Construction Company where she was a bookkeeper for 35 years. She was a former member of the Home Demonstration Club. She loved being outside, working in her flowers and picking her blueberries.
She was preceded in death by her husband, C.C. Blankinship; parents, George E. and Byrdie Monger Fann Sr.; brothers: George Fann Jr., B.A. Fann, Denton Fann and Butch Fann.
Survivors include her children: Charles E. Blankinship (Judy) of Georgetown, James F. “Jim” Blankinship (Gwen), Sandra “Sam” Rogers (Don), Cheryl Inscore (Don), and Susan Goodwin (Peter, all of Cleveland; stepdaughter, Charlene Orr (Leo) of Hartselle, Ala.; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sisters: Mildred Jordan of White Bluff and Durene “Tootsie” Ridenour of Marietta, Ga.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013, in the chapel of Fike Funeral Home with Pastor Allan Lovelace officiating.
Interment will follow in Lebanon Cemetery with Tyler Lawson, Chad Lawson, Michael Blankinship, Jason Blankinship, Ben Inscore and Andy Rogers serving as pallbearers. Kevin Blankinship will serve as honorary pallbearer.
The service will conclude with a white dove release ceremony.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Blankinship family guest book at www.fikefh.com.