BLANKENSHIP Charlie October 1, 1922 June 29, 2019 Charlie Blankenship, 96, of Sandy Level, Va., passed away at his home on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Charlie was a World War II United States Army Veteran and retired from Lane Furniture Company in Altavista. After retirement, Charlie did lawn care for many residents in the area and around Smith Mountain Lake. He was born October 1, 1922 a son of the late William Thomas and Bertha Perdue Blankenship and was also preceded in death by his siblings, Otie Blankenship, Roy Blankenship, Davis Blankenship, Myrtle B. Gregory and Ola B. Edwards. He is survived by his one nephew and four nieces, William Edgar Blankenship (Mildred), Clovis, N.M., Mary Ellen Chaddha (Roshan), Ashburn, Va., Barbara Kidman, Vinton, Va., Jo Shelton, Eden, N.C., Donna Johnson, Ruffin, N.C. He is also survived by his caregivers who are like family, Greg and Shirley Roberts, Sandy Level, Va. Graveside services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2019 at Mount Zion Cemetery (Waters Edge @ Smith Mountain Lake) with Elliott Scott officiating. His family will receive friends Friday, July 5, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the funeral Home and then process to the cemetery. Arrangements by Lynch Conner-Bowman Funeral Home (Town Chapel) 140 Floyd Avenue, Rocky Mount. www.connerbowman.com

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