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Died July 5, 2006

LUCAMA -- Mary B. Blakenship, 64, of 7212 Raymond Road, died Wednesday at Wilson Medical Center.

The funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Coley Funeral Home. The Rev. Mike Capps will officiate. Burial will be in Moore's Chapel Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Blankenship is survived by her husband, Herbert Lee Blakenship; two daughters, Karen B. Renfrow of Wilson and Penny S. Markulis of Maryland; six sisters, Adeline Clark, Beverly Mayes, Helen McDonald and Linda Simms of Maryland, Carrie Bolin of Kenly and Carolyn Smith of Florida; one brother, Charles Bean of Maryland; and three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 until 9 at Coley Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 11 S. Boylan Avenue, Suite 221, Raleigh, N.C., 27603.

Published in Obituaries on July 7, 2006 2:05 PM