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CENTRAL CITY - Billy Price Blankenship, 84, of Central City, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 12:35AM at his home, surrounded by loved ones. Mr. Blankenship was born October 16, 1929 in Muhlenberg County. He was a conductor with Illinois Central Railroad. He was of the Baptist faith and a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Korean War. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, trap shooting, and his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Mary Catherine McRoy Blankenship; and parents Kenneth and Faye Blankenship.

Survivors include his wife, Ann Vincent Blankenship; sons Doyle Blankenship of Central City, Douglas Earl (Kim) Blankenship of Drakesboro, and Kenneth Alan Blankenship of Central City; daughters Debra (Jack) Eaton of Central City and Pamela (Daniel) Haynes of Centertown; step-sons Alton (Sherry) Rickard of Central City and Troy Rickard of Bremen; brothers James Dale Blankenship of Beaver Dam and Tommy Blankenship of Simpsonville; nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 11:00AM at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City, with Rev. J.W. Haire officiating, assisted by Rev. Jewel Martin. Burial in Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday after 5:00PM at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at