Ana Sylvia Orozco Blankenship

Born: Thu., Jun. 11, 1942
Died: Sun., Dec. 11, 2005

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Ana Sylvia Orozco Blankenship, 63, of White Plains, Georgia died Sunday, December 11, 2005 at St. Mary''s Hospital in Athens. She was born in El Salvador in Central America on June 11, 1942, the daughter of the late Rafael Orozco and Lucila J. Cordoba Orozco. She attended a private school in New York and graduated from St. Rose Academy in San Francisco. Shortly after graduation she became a United States citizen and later received an Associate Degree from the College of Charleston in South Carolina. She was a homemaker and was of the Catholic Faith. Shopping, decorating, antiques, ceramics and collecting were some of her favorite things and she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Robert D. Blankenship, Sr., of White Plains, GA; four daughters, Ivonne Studds of Huntsville, AL, E. Carmen Blankenship of Baltimore, MD, Sylvia Elena Gaidowski of Milledgeville, GA and Chloe Haidet and husband Douglas of Atlanta, GA; four sons, James Blankenship and wife Trina of White Plains, GA, Luis Blankenship of Nashville, TN, Joe Blankenship and wife Jennifer of Huntsville, AL and Robert Blankenship Jr. and wife Amy of White Plains, GA; a sister, Ivonne Orozco of Phoenix, AZ; two brothers, Leopoldo Herrera of New York, NY and Bernard Herrera of Virginia; thirteen grandchildren, Michael and wife Meredith, Ryan, Stephanie and husband Ryan, Brittany, Joel, Caleb, Brandon, CloAna, Celina, Daniel, Kevin, Alyssa and Samantha; one great grandchild, Madilyn; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, December 14, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at White Plains Baptist Church with Rev. Curtis Moore officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are James Blankenship, Joe Blankenship, Robert Blankenship Jr., Ryan Studds, Brandon Blankenship and Daniel Blankenship. Honorary pallbearers are William "H. B." Greer, Douglas Haidet and Charles Caddell. The family will receive friends Tuesday night from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Fran Keelen
   Posted Mon December 12, 2005
Our deepest sympathy to all the family in your loss. Sylvia was a kind, compassionate, very loving and generous woman. She will be greatly missed. Love, Fran,Rob and Shane

The Rodgers
   Posted Mon December 12, 2005
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. ~From a headstone in Ireland

Kelly Brown
   Posted Tue December 13, 2005
My thoughts are with you and your family.

Susan Spaulding
   Posted Tue December 13, 2005
Bob - Doug and I wish to express our condolences. My dad passed in September and I know how hard this time is for you and your family. I have fond memories of Sylvia and the other Pulsecom wives at the Sales Meetings. She sure knew how to have a fun time. Take care, Susan

Melinda Barnhart Walker
   Posted Fri December 16, 2005
We were so saddened to hear of your loss. Sylvia was a dear, lovely lady. Our prayers are with you all. Melinda, Ellen & Jamie

Callie Mitchell Dye
   Posted Mon January 09, 2006
Bob, I am so sorry for your loss, I hope you are doing Ok, your wife was a beautiful woman.

Rita (Jessie) Doherty
   Posted Wed January 11, 2006
Bob, I am your Aunt Peggy's daughter Rita, and I am so sorry to hear this sad news. God Bless you and your family.

Joe Blankenship
   Posted Tue January 17, 2006
Pappy, now that Momma is peaceful in Heaven, thank you for loving her so much while she was with us. I look forward to loving Jennifer that much. You two will always be a great inspiration in my life. When you need us, we're not far. Momma would want us to be strong and carry-on, as we carry her abundant love in our hearts forever. love, son

Ivonne Studds
   Posted Tue January 17, 2006
I have a lot of good memories about mom. She loved life. She shall be missed. This is a wonderful tribute to her. She would appreciate knowing that people think about her.

Chloe Haidet
   Posted Wed January 18, 2006
I can only hope and pray that time can heal this emptiness and pain that we feel, until then, what pieces of me I have to give, I offer to my family. Please reach out, I am here for you.

MaryLynne Capen
   Posted Mon February 15, 2010
I had the pleasure of Phyllis's company many times in Scouting/Flintlock events. She always had a smile and a funny story to tell. May she be blessed in the hereafter and rewarded for her kindness on earth. My sincere condolences to you,Stan and your family.

Deborah Cagle
   Posted Tue February 16, 2010
Aunt Phyllis, the peace I have is that you are no longer in pain. Your family already misses your warmth and kindness but we feel blessed to have known you and to have been loved by you. You will live on in our hearts forever.

Lorraine & Tom Mullen
   Posted Sun February 21, 2010
Dear Stan, We were so very sorry to hear the sad news about Phyllis. It seems like only yesterday when we were watching the kids performing in the WHS orchestra as well as going off to scout camp, or discussing where we were going to go skiing. Phyllis was such a beautiful, cordial, and charming lady --- it was a pleasure to have known her and will always cherish those fond memories of years past. Please extend our very sincere sympathy to your family. Tom and Lorraine Mullen

   Posted Sun July 10, 2011
I miss my mom and think about her everyday. She was my friend

Edith Blankenship
   Posted Mon June 25, 2012
Mom, I miss your smile, your strenght and your love. I know that your in a beautiful place. Thank you for being such a precious mother, friend , encourager, and someone who really believed in me. Your missed more then words can express. I love you