James Blankenship

STAR CITY — Mr. James Ralph Blankenship, 78 of Star City, died Monday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born June 24, 1934 in Alabama to the late John Melvin and Elsie Inez Maples Blankenship.

Also preceding him in death were two sons; Mickey Ray Blankenship and Michael Dean Blankenship.

Survivors include one son; Rick Blankenship of Glendora, Calif., one daughter; Kathy Woods of Covina, Calif., nine grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Local visitation is 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Funeral services will be announced at a later date in California.

Local arrangements by Griffin Funeral Service in Star City. Online guestbook at www.griffinfuneralservice.net.