Betty Blankenship Centers, age 65, Erwin, passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and daughter of the late Robert "Bob" and Zora Higgins Blankenship. Betty worked for twenty-three years as an LPN for Erwin Healthcare and Asbury Center before retiring in 1990. She was of the Baptist faith. Betty was an avid reader and always had children around her. She loved to keep her nieces and nephews, enjoyed taking them to the park and participating in all things that made kids happy.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Johnny and Ralph Blankenship; four sisters: Inez Offins, Bernice Jenkins, Hazel Riddle and Grace Cook.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her forever fiance, Travis Jackson; two sisters: Lois Nugent, Castleton, VA and Mary Greene, Stone Mountain, GA; numerous nieces and nephews; very special "Heart Family": Rhonda and Jeremy Lincoln; their children: Nathan and Brandon Kristacey Lincoln.
Graveside service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, February 23, 2018 in the Evergreen Cemetery. Preacher Levi Carver will officiate. Everyone is asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:20 A.M. Friday.
Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Blankenship/Centers family through our complimentary, interactive Book of Memories at www.ledfordfuneralhomes.com.
Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Blankenship/Centers family. (423) 743-1380.