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Obituaries

Donnie Blankenship
Services for Donnie Blankenship, 65, were held Oct. 13, 2011, at Roselawn Funeral Home. Internment to follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens with Military Honors. Officiated by Pastor Rich Crecelius.
Blankenship was born Dec. 30, 1945, in Sulphur Springs, and died Oct. 9, 2011, in Dallas.
He served his country in the Army and with two terms in Vietnam. Blankenship received the Soldiers Medal, one of the highest honors given in peace time.
Blankenship was preceded in death by parents Clayton and Ladell Moffitt, his grandparents, and brothers Harold Blankenship and Gilbert Moffitt.
Survivers include loving wife of 48 years Delana Blankenship, son Darrel Blankenship, daughters Tina Spence and Sissy Kirkwood and husband Bobby, grandchildren Danny, Jessica, Darrell Jr., Taylor, Tessa, Darrell III and Robby, great grandchildren K.K., J.J., Kyleigh Poo, Drake, Mattie and Kason, sister Mary Moffitt and brother Glen Blankenship and wife Mary.

Billie Jo Duke
Services for Billie Jo Duke, 82, Kemp, are set for 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at the First Baptist Church in Kemp with Rev. Russell Bryan, Vidal Jones and David Nowell officiating.
Duke was born Jan. 17, 1929 in Fort Worth, to Euna Eudell Jenes and William Eugene Watkins and died Oct. 12, 2011, in Gun Barrel City.
She married to Kenneth Duke on Oct. 18, 1954, in Dallas and had three children.
Duke was a member of the First Baptist Church in Kemp and a very successful real estate agent in the Cedar Creek Lake area for many years. She served as the Henderson County Director of Texas Association of Realtors.
Duke was recently honored by the Henderson County Board of Realtors with an award and plaque of appreciation for membership and long time community service.
She was named a million dollar producer several times throughout her career in real estate. She also was a volunteer with the local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts in the lake area.
Duke was preceded in death by her parents and loving husband.
Survivors include her children, Joanna Slaton and husband Roy, Kemp; Brynadell Gunn and husband Stan, Fort Worth; and Kenneth Duke Jr., Tomball; grandchildren Thomas Trevino, Weatherford; Jeffrey Gunn, Dallas; and Lauren Slaton, College Station; great grandchild Monica Trevino, Weatherford; and Brothers John Ayers, Sealy; Jack Jenes, Athens; and sister, Ruth Ann Ferris, Miami, Okla.; as well as numerous other friends and family.

 

 

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