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Naomi Blankenship Hillis

    Naomi Blankenship Hillis, 71, of Crossville died Tuesday morning, June 23, 2009 at an area hospital. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grand-mother. She was of the Baptist faith.
    She was preceded in death by her husband Joe Hillis and sister Clara Jolly.
    She is survived and will be missed by her son Bill (Connie) France; daughters Paula (Gordon) Boring and Pamela Hankins, all of Crossville; two sisters Maxine (Leslie) Hickey and Jean Johnson, both of Pikeville; 13 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.
    A celebration of her life will be held in the funeral home chapel at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 26 with Rev. Freddie Savage officiating. Burial will be in Blankenship Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday.
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    Arrangements were made by Pikeville Funeral Home.

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