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Diane Elizabeth Blankenship
August 26, 1955 ~ December 6, 2023 (age 68) 68 Years Old
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Diane Elizabeth Blankenship, 68 of Oakvale died late Wednesday evening, December 6, 2023 at her residence. Born on August 26, 1955 in Forsyth County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Sollie “Sam” Kiger and Mary Coley Kiger. Diane retired for the Celanese Corporation in Narrows after 22 years of service. She loved flowers, gardening, birds, butterflies, drawing and most of all spending time with her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Jerry James Davis and two brothers, Jimmy and Jerry Kiger. Survivors include her husband, Ronnie Blankenship, two daughters, Corina Davis and Mandy Lucas and husband Tony. Four grandchildren, Laiken Lucas, Seth Lucas and wife Alyssa who devoted her time to take care of Diane, Noah and Jeff Estes. One Great Grandchild, Josiah Lucas. One sister, Shirley Kiger and two brothers, Larry and Ronald Kiger. A Very Special Cousin, Gail Melton. Several Nieces and Nephews also survive. Funeral services to celebrate the life of Diane Blankenship, will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, December 9, 2023, from the Chapel of Fredeking Funeral Service in Oakvale with Pastor David Pendleton officiating. Burial will follow in the New Zion Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Friends may visit with the family Saturday from Noon until the service hour at the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared with the family via www.fredekingfs.com. Arrangements by Fredeking Funeral Service, Oakvale.