Hurley is located in the southwestern part of Virginia in Buchanan County. The people are friendly and proud of their heritage.
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My grand father Burl Blankenship died in this flood. I live in Columbus, Ohio and never heard a thing about this. We just so happened to find out via the internet. We were never notified because all the phone numbers and etc., were washed away with his home. This was a very sad day for me and my family. We loved him very, very much. He loved his great grandson Matthew Armitage dearly. What a horrible way to die, and what a horrible for family to find out, on the internet.I miss you grandpa, you are deep in my thoughts, and will always hold a place in my heart. I LOVE YOU!
Jennifer Davis in my own words about our grandpa,the world lost a wonderful man,we lost a wonderful grand father.he spoiled us rotten lol and loved us all dearly.its so terrible to lose a loved one,but to die the way he as well as others did is such a tragedy.i miss him very much and he will forever have a place in my heart. i love you grandpa and i miss you dearly.r.i.p.....
Teresa Bates can't get over the way that he died,no one should have to go that way,it's so sad.I will never for get him,he will always be in my heart and my mind,love and miss u grandpa..6 hours ago · Like
Burl Blankenship left behind 6 grand daughters. Deborah Jones (Me), Rose Mary (Jones) Mendana, Jennifer (Jones) Davis, Teresa (Jones) Bates, Joy (Jones)Keith, Tonya (Jones) Janey. He has left behind numerous great children. Matthew Armitage, Jose Mendana Jr, Carlito Mendana, Angela (Davis) Taylor, Emma Davis, James Davis, Michael Davis, Tonya Davis, Jennifer Hunt, Chey Jones, Jerry Jones. He has also left behind numerous great, great grand children that due to his death has not seen and will never know. The Hurley flood that took his life before his time will not be forgotten by any of his family members here. His stepson Jerry C. Jones Jr (my father) is deceased and would have really suffered knowing this happened. He was very close to my grand father and love him just like a real father. The other man that lost his life in this flood with my grand father, I feel badly for his family as well. You just never know when some thing like this will happen and you never know when it does. We didnt get the media cover here in Ohio and we found out that my grand father was taken by the flood via the internet.When we didnt hear from him for a while we knew some thing was wrong. This bothers me, it saddens me, it makes me ill, it makes me lost.
Also 2 other grand children that I missed listing on here. They are Brittany & Donnie Keese.
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