James A. Blankenship, 67 - Elizabeth

James A. Blankenship, 67, of Elizabeth, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Nitro, W.Va., the son of the late Dorr Blankenship and Maxine Moore Blankenship Pennington. He was an Army veteran of 22 years, having served in Korea, Thailand, France, Germany and Okinawa, also in the States at Texas, Alabama and Boston.

Surviving is his wife of 40 years, Nancy Zapf Blankenship; two daughters, Katherine Blankenship of Clarksburg, W.Va., and Kay (Ernest) Ornellas of Charleston, W.Va.; a sister, Kay Lanier of Fayetteville, N.C.; and two grandchildren, Jennifer and Jared Ornellas.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Matheny Whited Funeral Home of Elizabeth with the Rev. William Delmas Stutler officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery (Ground Hog) of Wirt County.

Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. until time of service Sunday at the funeral home.