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Doris Ernestine Blankenship Davis

Doris Ernestine Blankenship Davis, 88 of Pikeville, Tennessee went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Friday, April 28, 2023 at home with her loving family by her side.

Doris loved her family, was a member of Sampson Freewill Baptist Church, a preachers wife, a born again Christian; who taught Sunday School. She worked by her husband’s side building houses and painting for forty years. She loved cooking, sewing, quilting, gardening, and watching her grandkids and great-grandkids. Doris always loved people in her home, and having parties for her family.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents, John and Anna Lou Simmons Blankenship; son, James Mikey Davis; grandson, Heath Davis; great-grandson, William Reed Capps; brothers, Earl and Landon Blankenship; sister, Wilma Hodges; son-in-law, Terry Olinger; brother-in-law, J C Hodges; sisters-in-law, Lorene, Nina, and Betty Blankenship.

Doris is survived by her loving husband of 72 years, Hubert Carl Davis; sons, Roger (Aundrea) Davis, Tony (Cyndi) Davis; daughter, Sandra Olinger; grandchildren, Dena (Keith) Capps, Willie Davis, Amanda Lee, Rhyan (April) Davis, Zephanie (Andrew) Hudson, Garrett Olinger, Makena Davis; great-grandchildren, Zoey and Avah Capps, Silas and Rhylea Davis, Caine Lee; brothers, Johnny Blankenship, Wayne (Annette) Blankenship, Gary (Peggy) Blankenship; several nieces; nephews, cousins; and a host of friends.

A celebration of life was held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at Sampson Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Bill Montandon and Bro. Jamey Pack officiating. Burial followed in Blankenship Cemetery. Pallbearers were Rhyan Davis, Keith Capps, Garrett Olinger, Willie Davis, Silas Davis, and Caine Lee. The family received friends from 1:00-9:00 p.m. at the funeral home Saturday, April 29, and Sunday 9:00 a.m. until service time at Sampson Freewill Baptist Church.

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Pikeville Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.

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