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Appalachian Funeral Services Chapel
Sunday November 24th, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Appalachian Funeral Services Chapel
Sunday November 24th, 2019
2:00pm - 2:30pm

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Parris Cemetery
Sunday November 24th, 2019
3:00pm - 3:15pm

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Eleanor Blankenship

Mrs. Eleanor Grace Blankenship, daughter of James Willard Keener and Grace Keener, passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2019. She was born on September 19, 1938 in Highlands, NC. She attended the public schools of Macon County and was a graduate of Southwest Community College. She was also preceded in death by her brother; James Keener.

She was married to Harold B. Blankenship. She had four sons; Robert (Susan) Crowe, Ronnie (Terri) Crowe, Kenneth (Patricia) Crowe and Brian (Dawn) Crowe. She is also survived by seven grandchildren; Brittany Crowe, Heather (Paul) Dalton, Robert (Vicky) Crowe, Jr., Ann Marie (Burton) Zimbach, Grace Crowe, Natalie Dendy and Michelle (Travis) Pendergrass, six great grandchildren, her sister Ruby Watts of Highlands and family friends; Carlos and Sharnay Vazquez. 

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Appalachian Funeral Services of Sylva, NC with Rev. Eddie Stillwell and Rev. Kenneth Carver officiating. Burial will follow in Parris Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 1:00 until 2:00 pm at the funeral home. 

Appalachian Funeral Services of Sylva, NC is serving the family. 

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Eleanor will be missed! This precious lady loved real estate and I was lucky enough to be her agent. She was full of life and knew exactly what she wanted to do. I knew her about 15 years and during that time had many really good conversations. I became to know her and love her. I will miss our talks but we all know she is in a good place with our Lord.

Patricia Stanberry Dec 30 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Eleanor Blankenship

Patricia Stanberry Dec 30 2019 12:00 AM

I always enjoyed talking with Eleanor. She had a wide breadth of knowledge, and she was a good judge of people without being judgmental. I remember how her eyes lit up when she talked about the great gas mileage she got on her VW during the 1070's She could go wherever she wanted on her affordable ride. I am thankful for my conversations with her.

Edith Peden Dec 6 2019 12:00 AM

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Friends and Family Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM