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“Just one day before my birthday Aunt Madeline, wish i would have got to know you a little better, Say hi to mom and dad and the rest of the family in...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: melissa younas - baltimore, MD

“So sorry to hear about Madeline she was always good to me!!! I loved her!! ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Darlene French - Rich Creek, VA

“Aunt Madeline you rocked me as a baby, loved me as a child and guided me with your words of wisdom as a adult.My love for you is unmeasurable. My...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Lisa Blankenship/Amick - Dover, OH

“Madeline loved Anthony so much. There is nothing her and H would not have done for him. He used to race Motocross when he was a teenager. We would go...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Penny Brown - Peterstown, WV

“May you fly high with with eagles as an angel and watch over those you leave behind.Harriett, I only met your mom a couple of times, but she was so...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Marilyn Holt - Narrows, VA

“My Deepest Sympathy ! ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Gregory Smith - Pearisburg, VA

“Aunt Madeline I havent seen you since I was a child but the memories are great. I wish i could have been around you as an adult. Your always in my...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Lori Blankenship - Baltimore, MD

“Aunt Madeline, rest in peace and send all the family in heaven my love ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Melissa Blankenship - Baltimore, MD

Madeline Blankenship Gautier, 76 of Narrows, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 24th, 2016.

A lifelong resident of Giles County, she was born on April 16th, 1940, and was the daughter of the late Gilbert Houston and Gladys Stebers Blankenship. In addition to her mother and father, she was preceded in death by her husband of many years, Harry Green Gautier; a son, Harry Wayne Gautier; and numerous brothers and sisters.

A loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, she will be deeply missed.

Left to cherish her memory are a daughter, Harriett Gautier Shrader of Narrows; a grandson, Anthony Dewayne Gautier; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and many special friends.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at 2 PM in the Chapel of Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows with Pastor Paul Terry officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Narrows. The family will receive friends at Riffe's Funeral Service Wednesday from 6 to 8 PM. Friends and family will gather at the home of Joyce Warner at 156 State Line Road in the Wayside Mountain community near Narrows, Virginia.

The family is being served by Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows, (540) 726-2442, and online at

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Fairview Cemetery

Riverside Avenue Narrows, VA 24124