Blanche Irene Neilson, 94, of Dugger, passed away at 10:15 p.m. on Sunday, August 22, 2010 at Miller's Merry Manor in Sullivan.
She was born in Sullivan County, Ind. on January 4, 1916, the daughter of Hezzie Turpin and Luxie Brodie Turpin.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Neilson in 1991, one infant son, William Richard Neilson, and two sisters, Oleta Yentes and Berneice Wolfe.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Dugger.
Survivors include two daughters, Reba J. Boyd (Fred) of Dugger and Shirley A. Hall (Joe) of Georgia, 11 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at Newkirk's Funeral Home in Dugger with Bro. J. B. Smith officiating. Interment will be in the Dugger Cemetery. Friends may call from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday.