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Linda Dale Blankenship Shannon

Linda Dale Blankenship Shannon, 60, the widow of Buddy Chester Shannon, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, August 18, 2016 at her residence.
Mrs. Shannon was born the daughter of Frank Edward Blankenship, Sr. and Martha Della Lou Barrineau Blankenship on December 18, 1955 in Georgetown.  She attended Pamplico High School where she was the leader of the Chorus.  In 1990, she received her GED from Horry Georgetown Technical College and continued her education by receiving her degree as a registered nurse in 1991. Mrs. Shannon was a retired employee with Georgetown Memorial Hospital System.  She was a member of Rock Pentecostal Holiness Church and United Christian Outreach.  While attending Rock PH Church, she served as Women’s Ministry President for 5 years and was a leader in the Girls Auxiliary.  As leader in the Girls Auxiliary, she helped raised money by picking up cans to furnish the church with new pews.  She was a devoted wife, loving mother, cherished grandmother, caring sister and a faithful friend. 
Buddy and Dale were married on October 5, 1973 and celebrated 42 years together.  Their home was blessed with:  two children, Elizabeth “Beth” Dale S. (John) Long and Buddy Chester (Cathy) Shannon, Jr.; and eight grandchildren, John William “JW” Long III, Brittany Martha Elizabeth Long, Buddy Chester Shannon III, Jordyn Brailey Long, Chelsey Brooklynn-McKenzie Shannon, Lovie Bridgette Samantha-Gracyn Long, Chandler Durant Shannon, and Journey Lindsey-Dale Long.  She also leaves behind:  four brothers, Frank E. (Phylis) Blankenship Jr., Steve A. Blankenship Sr., Ronald G. (Donna) Blankenship and Glenn A. (Chrissy) Blankenship; five sisters, Elizabeth Ann (Johnny) Avant, Linda B. (Richard) Smith, Jane (Joey) Kennedy, Geraldine (Jessie) Griffin, and Pat (Gene) Herrington; and a numerous nieces and nephews. 
She was predeceased by:  her parents; her husband; and a brother, Louis Blankenship.
A Home Going Celebration will be 3PM, Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the United Christian Outreach, 1414 Gilbert Street, Georgetown SC.   Committal Service will follow at 5PM in the Elmwood Cemetery directed by the Georgetown Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home. 
The Shannon family will receive family and friends immediately after the service in the church sanctuary. 


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