The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


February 15, 2013

Danny Blankenship

— Danny Joe Blankenship, 46, of Athens passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at UAB in Birmingham.

Mr. Blankenship was born Aug. 8, 1966, in Limestone County to Billy Joe Blankenship and Mary Jane Haggermaker Blankenship. 

The funeral for Mr. Blankenship will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home. Burial will be in Reunion Cemetery with Wayne Kent and Marshall Norman officiating. 

Visitation is from 6-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Survivors include his wife, Melissa Blankenship; daughters, Kayla Dempsey and husband Jason, Tabitha Blankenship Taylor and husband Kyle, and Danielle Blankenship; brother, Gilbert Blankenship and wife Robin; sisters, Donna Dempsey and husband Donnie, Debbie Montgomery and husband Tim and DeWanda Blankenship; parents, Billy Joe “Jody” and Mary Jane Blankenship.

He was preceded in death by Walter and Lura Blankenship and Henry and Alma Haggermaker.

Pallbearers are Roy Blankenship, Doug Sides, David Sides, David Moss, J.J. Dempsey, Matt Dempsey, Ronnie Dempsey and Freddie Dempsey.

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