Dorothy Andrews Blankenship

Mrs. Dorothy Andrews Blankenship, 98, recently of Cartersville, formerly of Rome, died September 9, 2021, following a brief illness.

Mrs. Blankenship was born February 10, 1923, in Bartow County, Georgia, eldest child of Vernon Wilson Andrews, of Hall Station, and Mattie Myrtle Craddock Andrews, of Kingston. Her parents worked at Celanese, and she grew up a Tubize Kid. She worked twenty years at Burlington Industries, Shannon. She married  John W. Blankenship Jr. in 1946 and was a member of Oostanaula Methodist Church.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Ben, Boyd, James (Jimmy) and an infant brother, Donald Max.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Linda Kay Grogan (David Sr.), of Cartersville; son, John, of Rome; grandchildren, Laurie Strange (Derek) of Cartersville, David Grogan Jr. (Rhonda), of Rockmart; great-grandchildren, Kristen Woody (Jeremy), of Cartersville, Brandon Strange (Lauren), of Dalton; Trey Grogan and Gracie Grogan, of Rockmart; great-great-grandchildren, Karson and Paisley Woody, of Cartersville, and Dominic, Jeremiah and Nora Strange, of Dalton;  several nieces and nephews also survive.

Graveside services were held Sunday, September 12, 2021, at Oostanaula United Methodist Church Cemetery with Pastor Mark Schaeufele officiating.

Pallbearers include David Grogan Jr., Trey Grogan, Derek Strange, Brandon Strange, and Jeremy Woody.

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R. Dudley Barton & Son Funeral Home, Adairsville, is in charge of funeral arrangements for Mrs. Dorothy Andrews Blankenship.