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James "Jim" David Blankenship

August 1, 1935 June 19, 2019
James "Jim" David Blankenship
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Roper Funeral Home and Crematory
206 Holly St
Jasper, GA 30143
(706) 253-7500
(706) 253-0040
www.roperfuneralhome.com

James (Jim) Blankenship, 83, of Nelson, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on June 19, 2019. He was born August 1, 1935 in Altoona, Pennsylvania to Reverend Charles H. and Alice Tribune Blankenship. He was in the Marine Corp from 1953 to 1959.

Jim is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Judy C. Blankenship; sons and daughters-in-law, James and Dawn Blankenship of Statham, John and Stacie Eubanks of Canton; daughters, Denise Miller of Lewisburg, Tennessee, Karla Lunsford of Ball Ground; grandchildren, Tanya Fore (Jason), Ryan Miller, Blake and Taylor Eubanks; great-grandchildren, Delaney and Mackenzie Fore; sister, Edna Jean Long of Baldwin, Florida; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Blankenship of Cumming; special cousin, Dorcas Gallimore of Arlington, Tennessee; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, George and Susan Armstrong.

After retirement from years in the construction business, Jim continued to pursue his life-long passion for woodworking. He made beautiful bowls, swings and useful pieces of furniture. He was a member of Nelson Baptist Church. His beautiful, strong voice blessed the congregation during many services. He will always be fondly remembered for his moving rendition of How Great Thou Art.

Jim was affectionately known by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren as PawPaw. While battling cancer and declining health over the last several years, his youngest grandchildren, Blake and Taylor, spent countless hours by his side or in his lap loving on him or helping their grandmother (they fondly call her "Honey") to care for him.

Jim's Funeral Service will be held at Nelson Baptist Church on Friday, June 21, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Leroy Kelley, Reverend Jimmy Andrews, and John Eubanks officiating.

The family will receive friends at Roper Funeral Home on Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday, June 21, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Nelson Baptist Church; PO Box 117; Nelson, Georgia 30151 or The Wounded Warrior Project; PO Box 758517; Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Staff of Roper Funeral Home and Crematory.

Online condolences may be made at www.roperfuneralhome.com.



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1875 Kennesaw Avenue
Nelson, GA 30151

Nelson Baptist Church
1875 Kennesaw Avenue Nelson 30151 GA
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