| Blacksburg -- Amanda Lee Blankenship Merrell, 28, of 161 Ridgecrest Drive, Blacksburg, passed away Saturday, October 6th, 2012 in Grover, NC.
Born in Shelby, Mrs. Merrell was the wife of Christopher Teryle Merrell of the home and the daughter of James Buren Blankenship and Donna Gwenn Evans Blankenship. She worked in construction and was a member of Nazareth Baptist Church.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Merrell is survived by one son, Matthew Merrell of the home; one daughter, A'Myah Merrell of the home; one brother, James Blankenship of Rock Hill; and maternal grandmother, Maudine Evans of Shelby, NC. She was preceded in death by one son, Jeremiah Merrell.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 from 2:00pm - 3:30pm at Gordon Mortuary. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, October 10th, at 4:00pm at Clingman Memorial Gardens with Rev. Jamie Billings officiating.
Memorials may be made to Amanda Merrell Burial Fund, c/o Gordon Mortuary, PO Box 428, Blacksburg, SC 29702.
The family will be at 117 Oconee Drive in Grover, NC.