The Times West Virginian


June 15, 2013

Joyce Blankenship

Joyce Ann Hilling Blankenship, 44, of Elkins and formerly of Fairmont, passed from this life Wednesday (June 12, 2013).

She was born in Fairmont on Dec. 23, 1968, a daughter of the late Wayne and Irene Ferrell Hilling.

Joyce had attended East Fairmont High School. She enjoyed spending time with her family.

Ms. Blankenship is survived by three daughters, Jodi, Helen and Tiffany Blankenship, all of Fairmont; a granddaughter, Jessa K. Martin of Fairmont; two sisters, Louise Boyce of Fairmont and Bessie VanGilder of Kingwood; and four brothers, Gary Ferrell, William Hilling and David Hilling of Fairmont and Robert Hilling of Salem.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Clifford Ray Hilling.

Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to offset funeral costs at: P.O. Box 895, Fairmont, WV 26555.

Friends may call at the Frey Home For Funerals (Addition Chapel) 320 Madison St., Fairmont, Sunday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Services will be held in the funeral home Sunday at 1 p.m. with Evangelist Brent Gallagher officiating. She will be laid to rest in the Summers Cemetery, Mountain Heights Road, Morgantown.

Condolences may be sent to the family at or

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