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Death of Mrs. James Blackwood
Died, on Saturday, February 4, 1899, Mrs. James Blackwood, at her home in Huntington, after an illness of two weeks.  Mrs. Blackwood's friends felt no fears for her recovery until Thursday before she died.  She was conscious until Saturday, when about noon her husband, aunt and sister, Miss Sallie Morris, who were with her, realizing the end was near, dispatched for Mrs. Blackwood's father, James R. Morris, and sister, Miss Girtie, and brothers, and Mr. Blackwood's family, who owing to lateness of train did not get down in time to see Mrs. Blackwood before death.  Her remains were conveyed to Milton Sunday morning on No. 14, accompanied by many friends from Huntington, and after a touching discourse by Rev. Dr. Walker, of Huntington, assisted by Rev. Kirtner, at the Baptist church here, at 11 a.m., the remains were interred at the Milton cemetery.  Deceased was about forty-four years of age, and leaves a husband, two small children, father, two sisters, and six brothers, who have the sympathy of many friends in their sad bereavement. -Cabell Record, Milton, W. Va., Thursday, February 9, 1899, pg. 1

BLAKE, Grace Pearl, Mrs. Seventy-five years old, of Lesage, died in a Huntington hospital yesterday morning.  Born on September 6, 1888, at Lesage, she was a daughter of the late Taylor and Catherine Meehling Clark, and was the widow of Otis Blake.  She was a member of Mount Union Baptist Church on Big Seven-Mile Creek.  Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Lillian Poynter and Mrs. Ruth Waugh of Chesapeake and Mrs. Freida Tassen of Lesage; four sons, Paul Blake of Huntington, Arvel Blake of Chesapeake, Robert Blake of Ona and William Blake of Lesage; 28 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.  The body is at Chapman's Mortuary. -The Huntington Herald-Dispatch, Wednesday, June 3, 1964

BLAKE, Joana Mrs. Joana Blake, aged 82, one of the oldest and most respected women of that section of the county, died yesterday at her home on Cabell creek of the disease incident to old age.  She has been a life long resident of the county and was well known by the older citizens. -The Huntington Advertiser, Friday, August 22, 1902

BLAKE, John B. Sixty-seven years old, a carpenter, died at 11:55 P.M. Saturday at his home in Culloden.  Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. tomorrow at the Culloden Baptist Church, with the Rev. Raymond Musser, pastor of the Milton Methodist church officiating.  Burial will be in the Culloden cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Allen Booth, Raymond Handley, C. J. McDaniel, J. J. Jimison, John Stevens and John Sabry.  The body was taken from the Heck and Danford Funeral Home at Milton to the residence yesterday afternoon.  Mr. Blake is survived by a daughter, Mrs. C. M. Keatley of Charleston, two sons, John and James Blake of Culloden; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Tom Blake of Huntington, and James Blake of Kincaid, W. Va., and three sisters, Miss Anna Blake and Mrs. H. J. Rowsey, both of Huntington, and Mrs. W. A. G. Bryan of Birch Island, British Columbia, Canada. -The Herald-Dispatch, Monday Morning, February 23 1942

BLANKENSHIP, Sidney Ernest
SIDNEY ERNEST BLANKENSHIP Forty-eight years old, of Chillicothe, O., formerly of Huntington, who died Wednesday in Charleston, will be buried in Elmwood Cemetery at Wayne following funeral services at 1:30 P. M. today at the Reger Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Joseph P. Byrd officiating.  The body is at the Reger Funeral Home.  Pallbearers will be Roscoe Childers, Alfred Earls, J. W. Hannan, Thurman Sansom, L. P. Blankenship, and Verlin Blankenship. -The Huntington Herald-Dispatch, Friday, Nov. 27, 1953, pg. 21

BLEDSOE, Benjamin
BENJAMIN BLEDSOE Seventy-three years old, died yesterday at 11:35 A. M. at his home at Salt Rock. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2 P. M. at Enon Baptist Church, to be conducted by the Rev. G. C. Hutchinson.  Burial will be in Enon Cemetery.  Surviving are two sons, Hawkins Bledsoe of Huntington and Bronson Bledsoe of Salt Rock; two daughters, Mrs. Rose Beach and Mrs. Ruth Venoy, both of Barboursville; three brothers, Walter, Hendrix and T. C. Bledsoe, all of Milton and ten grandchildren.  The body was taken to the residence of Mrs. Beach, 641 McClung Street, last night from the Wallace Funeral Home at Barboursville. -The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, W. Va., Monday, June 14, 1948

BLEDSOE, Lambert B.
LAMBERT B. BLEDSOE, 85 of Barboursville Rt. 2, who died Saturday, will be buried in Enon Cemetery at Salt Rock after funeral services Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church.  Friends may call at the Wallace Funeral Home at Barboursville. -The Herald-Dispatch, Monday, Nov. 17, 1969, pg. 6

M. F. Bledsoe, a young man of Fudge's creek, died August 6, 1898. -The Cabell Record, Milton, W. Va., Thursday, August 11, 1898, pg. 1

BLOSS, Leander Sixty-two years old, of Harveytown, who died at his home Monday afternoon following an illness of several months, will be buried from the Mount Vernon church in Wayne county, at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Burial will be at the family cemetery there. Mr. Bloss was born at Dickson, Wayne county, and came to this city 18 years ago. He was an employe of the Owens Bottling Co. Surviving are the widow, six sons, Arthur, Frank, Garland, Henry and Lawrence Bloss, of Huntington, and Rufus Bloss, of Charleston; five daughters, Lucille, Irene and Dora, at home, Mrs. Henry Sizemore and Mrs. Bernie Simmons, of Huntington; four brothers, John and Lewis Bloss, of Huntington; George Bloss, of Wayne, and Fred Bloss, of Sandy Hook, N. J., and two sisters, Mrs. Will Smith, of Wayne, and Mrs. Will Teel, of Columbus Junction, Ia. -The Herald-Dispatch, Wednesday Morning, February 8, 1928

BLUME, C. A. Mrs. Mrs. Gertrude Virginia Blume 21 years old, died yesterday morning at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Petit, 804 Washington avenue. Her death followed an illness resulting in the birth two weeks ago of a baby boy, Billie Joe.
Surviving are her parents, her husband, C. A. Blume, 1947 Ninth avenue, and infant son; one sister, Miss Ouida Petit; two brothers, Bernard Petit, of Huntington, and Lawrence Petit, of Moline, Ill.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at the parents home. Dr. B. F. Caudill, pastor of the Twentieth Street Baptist church, will officiate and interment will be in Oaklawn cemetery.
-The Huntington Herald-Dispatch, Thursday Morning, August 5, 1926

BLUME, Claud
Claud Blumb, one of Barboursville well known young men, died yesterday morning at ten o'clock and thirty minutes. He was about 24 years of age and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Blumb. His death was due to inflammatory rheumatism, the disease being contracted while working in a lumber camp in Putnam county. He was a young man of good habits and had a host of friends throughout this county. The funeral service was held this afternoon and the remains were interred at the Barboursville cemetery.
-The Huntington Advertiser, Monday Evening, March 21, 1898

Note: The surname is misspelled in the article as Blumb, but the correct spelling is Blume. The title also incorrectly names the deceased as E. W. Blume.

End Came Yesterday to E. W. Blume in His Ninety-Third Year.
Funeral of Nonogenarian Will Take Place Sunday Afternoon
E. W. Blume, the oldest man in Barboursville, and one of the oldest in the county, died yesterday afternoon at the home of his son, James Blue, on Central avenue, Barboursville. He would have been ninety-three years old had he lived until January.
He came to Barboursville from Virginia long before the war and was for a time engaged in the saddlery business. Later he opened a hotel on Main street, known as the Burnett house, which he conducted until after the county seat was moved to Huntington in 1887. Thereafter he engaged in the mercantile business, in which he continued until recent years.
Three years ago his eyesight failed him. He was an extremely vigorous man, even in his advanced years, and it was only after he was injured by a fall last July that his health began to fail. Thereafter he declined gradually.
In the early sixties he married a Miss McKendree, a sister of the late George McKendree. To this union a large family was born, four members of which survive. Mrs. Blue died several years ago. The surviving children are A. J. Blume of Texas, Henry Blume of Pittsburgh, Fred Blume of Huntington, and James Blume of Barboursville.
Mr. Blume was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, South. His funeral will take place Sunday and he will be buried in the old Barboursville cemetery.
-The Herald-Dispatch, October 16, 1915

Note: There is a misspelling of the surname Blume in this article.

BLUME, George R.
The funeral of George R. Blume, who died yesterday evening at Guyandotte, will occur Saturday afternoon. The remains will be taken from Guyandotte to Barboursville on No. 16 C & O train Saturday. The funeral will be under the auspices of the Masonic order, of which he was an honored member, and all lodges in this section are invited to be present.
Mr. Blume was an exemplary citizen and his demise had caused much sorrow among his acquaintances.
-The Huntington Advertiser, Thursday Evening, January 16, 1902

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