Wanda F. Blankenship, age 74, of 303 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, TN, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2013, at the Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
A lifelong native of Washington County, she was a daughter of the late Bruce and Debby Collins Payne. Mrs. Blakenship loved her family and was a waitress.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Pearl Miller.
Survivors include two daughters, Debbie Fitzgerald, Johnson City, and Beth Foster, Unicoi; grandchildren, Toni Fitzgerald, Tori Fitzgerald, Desmond Fitzgerald, all of Johnson City, Landon Phillips, Minnesota, Jameson Foster, Unicoi, and E.J. Foster, Unicoi; three great grandchildren, Mareic McKinney, Lily Rankin and Kerriun Fitzgerald, all of Johnson City; brother, Ralph Payne, Johnson City; sister, Nola Walker, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service for Mrs. Blankenship will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Friday, June 28, 2013, in the chapel of Woodall-Anderson & Dugger Funeral Home with Rev. Gene Deaton officiating.
The family will receive friends Friday from 12:30 until 2:00 P.M. in the funeral home chapel.
The graveside service and interment will follow at Monte Vista Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Desmond Fitzgerald, David Miller and other family and friends.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.wadugger.com.
Woodall-Anderson & Dugger Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 108 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, is serving the Blankenship family. (423) 928-6111