Archie Hall Blankenship, age 89, of Ferguson, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at his home.

He was born December 27, 1929 in Wilkes County to Philo Hall and Josephine Gross Blankenship. Archie was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Ferguson. He loved the outdoors and feeding wildlife. He also loved spending time with his grandchildren. Mr. Blankenship was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Ernest Blankenship.

Surviving are his sons, Barry Hall Blankenship of Ferguson, Rev. Brian Keith Blankenship and wife Alice of North Wilkesboro, Bobby Dale Blankenship of Ferguson; daughter, Elizabeth Ann Johnson and husband David of Ferguson; grandchildren, Deborah Eller, Tracy Hauser, Brittany Blankenship, Justin Church, Brandon Blankenship, Brenna Blankenship; great grandchildren, Kaylee, Halley, Levi, Leah, Chloe, Weston, Archer, Jackson and Kinsley; brothers, Travis Blankenship of Ferguson, Ralph Blankenship and wife Sandra of Deep Gap; and sisters, Margie Mull of Cedar Lake, Indiana, Shelby Jean Blankenship of Ferguson.

Funeral service will be held 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2019 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Ferguson with Rev. Brian Keith Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Mt. Zion Baptist Church from 2:00 until 3:00 on Sunday, prior to the service. Flowers will be accepted.

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