Blanche Leake Lawhorn, 91, of Lucasville, died Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at Hill View Healthcare in Portsmouth. Born July 28, 1920, a daughter of the late Henry T. and Goldie Blanche Richards Leake, she had worked at Williams Manufacturing in Portsmouth and retired from SOMC. She was a graduate of Stockdale High School and a member of Madison Missionary Baptist Church.
She is survived by three sons, Jerry Lawhorn, Sr. of Lucasville, Roger (Janice) Lawhorn of West Jefferson, Kenny (Norma) Lawhorn of Wheelersburg; one daughter, Judy Holbrook of New Boston; seven grandchildren, Jerry (Sondra) Lawhorn, Jr., Jeff (Danette) Lawhorn, Dennis (Kim) Lawhorn, Gary (Dayna) Lawhorn, Melissa (Danny) Stevenson, Kathy (Dee) Vogler, Chris (Monica) Holbrook; seventeen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and one sister, Hazel Crabtree of Minford.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ottis Lawhorn; a son, Tom Lawhorn; and a brother, Ford Leake.
The family would like to thank the staff at Hill View Retirement Center and SOMC Hospice for their kindness and care.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Madison Missionary Baptist Church near Minford with Pastor Kevin Gullion officiating. Burial will be in White Gravel Cemetery in Minford. Friends may call at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hill View Retirement Center, 1610 28th Street, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662.