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DATELINE: MARION, VA
Baker William Blevins, age 89 passed away Thursday September 13, 2012 at the Johnston Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Smyth County to the late Eli & Gertie Eldreth Blevins and was preceded in death by his brothers: Smith Blevins, Albert Blevins, Willard Blevins & Lillard Blevins. He was the proprietor of Blevins Grocery for many years and had worked at Brunswick for several years. He was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Patton Crosswhite V.F.W. Post in Bristol.
Daughters: Judy Hounshell & husband Jerry, Marion Kathy McClure & husband Larry, Chilhowie Rita Blevins, Marion
Former wife and friend: Shirley Blevins, Marion
Grandchildren: Kevin McClure, Chilhowie Angie Donovan, Killeen, TX Teri Gilley, Chilhowie
Great Grandchildren: Daniel Donovan, Joshua Donovan, Kayla Donovan, Landon McClure, Levi Gilley, Addison McClure
Sisters: Jean Bonham, Chilhowie Thelma Poe, Marion Louise Leslie, Marion
Brothers: Wade Blevins, Chilhowie Ralph Blevins, Chilhowie
Several Nieces & Nephews
Funeral services will be held at 8:00 PM Saturday September 15, 2012 at the Bradley’s Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Blevins officiating. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday at Rose Lawn Cemetery with full military honors being rendered by the Francis Marion V.F.W. Post 4667. The family will receive friends Saturday from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Flowers will be appreciated or memorial contributions can be made to the Adwolfe Volunteer Fire Department, 104 Thomas Bridge Road Marion, VA 24354. Expressions can be sent the family at www.bradleysfh.com. Bradley’s Funeral Home is serving the Blevins family