Ruby Mae Blankenship Herron (2018-12-10 14:47:31)

Ruby Mae Blankenship Herron, age 100 of 400 S. Independence Avenue, Independence, VA passed away Friday, December 7, 2018 at Grayson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Independence, VA.

She was born July 14, 1918 in Bluefield, West Virginia to the late James and Ellen Grant Blankenship. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Herron, Sr.; one daughter, Joan Linda Herron Hickam; one grandson, Gary Wayne Brown, Jr.; three brothers, Junior Blankenship, William Blankenship, David Blankenship; one sister, Stella Carroll; two sons-in-law, Gary W. Brown, Sr., and Fred Hickam. Ruby loved her Preacher Dean and her church family. She loved to play bingo and listen to gospel music. She is survived by one brother, Robert Lee Herron, Jr., and wife Liz of Roanoke, VA; one daughter, Roberta Herron Brown Davis and husband Bobby of Laurel Springs; two grandchildren, Christopher Herron of Roanoke, VA, Gregory Herron of Atlanta, GA; one sister, Mildred Cox and husband Winchell of Salem, VA; several nieces and nephews also survive.

The family requests the honor of your presence at the funeral service to honor the life of Ruby at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church with Pastor Mark Wagg and Pastor Dean Eaton officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of Grayson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Grandview Memorial Funeral Home is proudly serving the Herron family and if you wish, online condolences may be submitted to the family at

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