“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7
Geraldine Blevins, 68, of Hampton, died Saturday, May 11, 2013, at Watauga Medical Center in Boone, N.C., following an extended illness.
A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late John Arthur and Essie Banner.
Mrs. Blevins was a homemaker and attended Upper Gap Creek Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Sheila Blevins; a sister, Juanita Montgomery; and three brothers, Clyde, Charles and Kelly Banner.
Mrs. Blevins is survived by her husband, E.J. Blevins, with whom she just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on February 3, 2013; a daughter, Lisa Childers and husband, Kenny, Roan Mountain; a son, Terry Blevins and wife, Linda, Hampton; a grandson, Jonathan Blevins, Nashville, Tenn.; a step-granddaughter, Abbey Weaver and husband, Ryan, Elizabethton; a step-grandson, Justin Childers and wife, Brittany, Elizabethton; three step-great grandchildren, Madison, Katlyn and Kendra; a brother, Carl Banner and wife, Dottie, of West Virginia; a sister, Janice Street, Hampton; and a special nephew, Ray Montgomery and wife, Debbie, Hampton. Several additional nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service for Mrs. Blevins will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services with Rev. Richard Blevins officiating. Music will be under the direction of Patti Hodge, soloist. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service, or at the residence other times. The graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to travel together in procession. Active pallbearers will be Donnie Laws, Robert Blevins, Glen Phillips, Anthony Avery, Ray Montgomery, Matthew Laws, Keith Williams and Dexter Perkins. Honorary pallbearers are Frank Childers, Von Fritts, Jerry Alford, Wendall Williams, Raymond Montgomery and Richard Church. Condolences may be sent to the family and viewed by visiting our website at www.hathawaypercy.com.
Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the Blevins family. Office (423) 543-5544.