RALPH “BENNIE” BLANKENSHIP, 85, of Ironton, husband of Kay (McKee) Blankenship, died Jan. 9 in Ashland Community Hospice Care Center. He worked at Tri-State Industries. Mass will be 11 a.m. Jan. 14 at St. Joseph Catholic Church; burial follows in Woodland Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before Mass at the church. Arrangements are being handled by O’Keefe Baker Funeral Home, Ironton.

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