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.