Dorothy Agnes Deckard Blankenship, 89, of Lafayette, TN formerly of Gamaliel passed away Tuesday, April 3 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin, TN.
She was born March 23, 1923 in Monroe County, KY to the late Alvin Smith Deckard and Alta Wood Deckard. She was a homemaker, a member of Gamaliel Homemakers and a member of Gamaliel Baptist Church. She was the widow of Wilburn Carson Blankenship.
She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law: Bobby and Judy Blankenship of Lafayette, TN, one daughter: Jeanette Hodges of Lafayette, TN, one sister: Virginia Arms of Joelton, TN, 6 grandchildren 8 great grandchildren 1 great-great grandchild.
In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by five brothers: Virgil, Lawrence, Howard, Harlie and Earl Deckard, five sisters: Ruby Nealy, Chloe Rhoten, Ruth McPherson, Myrtle Emberton and Bonnie Jackson, one son: Roy Stanton Blankenship, a son-in-law: Leroy Spencer Hodges and a grandson: John Christopher Walrath.
Funeral services were conducted Fri., April 6 at 11 a.m. at Strode’s Gamaliel Chapel in Gamaliel with burial following in the Rocky Hill Cemetery.
Visitation was held 3 p.m. on Thursday at Strode’s Gamalilel Chapel in Gamaliel.
Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.