Callie (Bentley) Blankenship

January 11, 1934 ~ July 6, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old


Callie B. Blankenship, 89 of Phelps, KY passed away July 6th, 2023, at her sons’ residence.  She was born January 11th, 1934, a daughter of the late Firel and Isabelle “Mullins” Bentley.  In addition to her parents, Callie was also preceded by her husband, Melvin Jr., great grandson, Asher Howerton; five brothers, Carl, Jimmy, MacArthur, Rollie, and Orville Bentley; three sisters, Ollie Blankenship, Ina Granke, and Bernice Wright.

Those surviving to cherish her memory include her son, Michael (Sherry) Blankenship of Bean Station, TN; brother, Jasper (Mildred) Bentley of Myra, KY; sister, Patsy Kiser of Pikeville, KY; grandchildren, Kristin (Chris) Howerton, Jordan (Amy) Blankenship and her great grandchildren and a host of friends and family to mourn her passing.

Callie was a member of Peter Creek Presbyterian Church at Phelps, KY.  She was a long-time teacher and principal of Majestic Grade School. 

The family welcomes friends at 6:00 P.M. Saturday, July 8th, 2023, at Peter Creek Presbyterian Church in Phelps, KY with special service at 7:00 P.M. with Kelly Baldridge officiating.  Private entombment will follow at Johnson Memorial Park Mausoleum at Pikeville, KY. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Jones & West Funeral Home of Phelps, KY.  The guestbook may be viewed at

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