Linda J. Blankenship

February 16, 1949 ~ March 5, 2019 (age 70)


Linda J. Blankenship

Sylacauga, AL - Mrs. Linda J. Blankenship, 70, of Sylacauga went home to be with the Lord on March 5th 2019, she passed away after an extended illness.

She is a graduate of Nunnelly State Technical College.  She was employed by McKay and Campbell attorneys at law for many years and also Mr. Don Lang, attorney at law for many years.

Mrs. Blankenship is preceded in death by her parents, Delma Cybil Creekmore and Daniel Webster Broadwater of Opelika, AL.  She is also preceded in death by her late husband, Edmond Terrell Griffith and her grandson, Alexander Wade Hoagland.

She is survived by her husband, James E. Blankenship; her cherished daughter, Leisa A. Gable of Sylacauga and son-in-law, Robert L. Gable.  Robert was her "Western watching Buddy".  He could always make her laugh regardless of how sick she was.  She is also survived by her loving sister, Wanda L. Cleveland (Tim) of Hanover,AL.; 3 grandchildren, Stephanie N. Lang of Sylacauga, Stephan A. Lang (Amanda) of Sylacauga, Zachary D. Hoagland (Maddie) of Sylacauga; 5 great-grandchildren, Evan Christopher Lang of Sylacauga, Tanyon Andrew Lang of Sylacauga, Bailey Butler of Sylacauga, Erin Butler of Sylacauga and Kaithlyn Smith of Sylacauga; nieces, Tennille Powell of Sycamore and Rachael Edwards (Craig) of OK; and special friends, Tangela Denman of Childersburg and Shirley Pardue of Sylacauga.

The family wants to thank Amedysis Hospice of Sylacauga for making momma as comfortable as possible in the last days of her life.  There are not enough words to convey how much we appreciate Ms. Rosalyn Salter, Mr. Fred Hill, Mrs. Cynthia Green and Mr. Demetrius Hoyett.  God Bless you all.

Visitation will be Friday, March 8, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. at Radney-Smith Funeral Home in Sylacauga, AL.   Funeral Service will be Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Radney-Smith Chapel with Bro. Joe Camp officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association @ or donations may be mailed to the Alzheimer's Association home office, 225 W. Michigan Ave, F1 17 Chicago, IL 60601.

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Radney-Smith Funeral Home in Sylacauga, AL will direct the services.



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March 8, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Radney-Smith Funeral Home
320 N. Elm Ave.
Sylacauga, AL 35150

Funeral Service
March 9, 2019

2:00 PM
Radney-Smith Chapel
320 N. Elm Ave
Sylacauga, AL 35150

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