Mr. Glenn Blankenship, age 82, of Cumming passed away Monday, May 14, 2007. He was a WW II Navy Veteran and member of the 704 Club. He was aboard the aircraft carrier, The USS Franklin, in the South Pacific when it was bombed. Out of 3300 men, only 704 escaped – hence the name of the club. He was preceded in death by his parents Govan & Grace Blankenship and brother, Wayne Blankenship.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Nettie McAbee Blankenship of Cumming; daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda and Ben Houston of Cumming; grandchildren, Meredith and Dr. Aaron Carr of Decatur, Adam and Leslie Houston of Cumming; great granddaughter, Evi Grace Houston of Cumming; brother, Harold Blankenship of Burnsville, NC.
Graveside Services will be held Thursday, May 17, 2007 at 3:00p.m. at the Cane Creek Cemetery in Fairview, NC. The family will receive friends at Ingram Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 from 5:00p.m. until 8:00p.m.
Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory, Cumming, Georgia in charge of arrangements.