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Emily J. Blankenship

Emily J. Blankenship, 92, of Calera, passed away Dec. 17 at Shelby Ridge of Alabaster.

She was born on Feb. 27, 1921, in Callaway, Ky., the daughter of the late Robert Newell Johnson and the late Sally Jane Winchester Johnson.

She was a homemaker, a diligent worker and prayer warrior for Christ.

She is survived by her son, James L. Blankenship of Calera; granddaughters, Stephanie Jones (Kenny) of Mississippi; Amy Nail (David) of Tennessee; Beth Blankenship of South Carolina; eight great-grandchildren; five nieces and two nephews; daughter-in-law, Anna Chandler of Thorsby.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Blankenship; son, Donald Earl Blankenship; son, Emil Gene Blankenship; sister, Flora Rowland; sister, Leta Adair; brother, John Edd Johnson; brother, Robert Johnson.

Friends will be received from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 19 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel.

Services will be held Dec. 20 at 1 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bob Majors, the Rev. Donald Jones and the Rev. Braxton Baker officiating.

Interment will follow in Thorsby Memorial Cemetery in Thorsby.

Martin Funeral Home directing.

You may leave online condolences on the guest registry for the family at www.martinfuneralhomeinc.com.