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  • ID: I102187
  • Name: Cora Elizabeth Ranlett
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 1919 in New Orleans City, LA
  • Death: 27 APR 2011 in Bay St. Louis, Hancock Co., MS
  • Reference Number: 102187
  • Note:
    2011, Bay St. Louis, Hancock Co., MS Obituary
    Published in The Times-Picayune on May 1, 2011
    Cora Elizabeth Ranlett Blankenship Beach, of Bay St. Louis, MS, peacefully passed to be with her Lord on Wednesday, April 27, 2011, surrounded by her loving family at the age of 92. She was the matriarch of the Blankenship family. Cora was born in New Orleans, LA to the late Thomas Jenkins Semmes Ranlett and Adele Olive White Ranlett. After their premature deaths she and her siblings were reared by her great-aunt "Nana", Hannah Olive White and grandmother "Nanine", Cora Semmes Ranlett.
    She was preceded in death by her first husband, Eugene A. Blankenship; second husband, Paul M. Beach; brothers: Thomas Jenkins Semmes Ranlett, Jr., and Albert Sidney Ranlett III; sisters: Adele Olive Ranlett Ferguson, and Theodora Ranlett Schmalz; daughters: Eleanor Blankenship Hyman, and Jean Marie Blankenship; and grandchildren: Jeannine Cavalier and Scott Blankenship.
    She is survived by her sister, Marie Ranlett Hutsler Rolf of Los Angeles, CA.; children: Thomas Jenkins Semmes Ranlett Blankenship (Sherry), Cora Blankenship Macormic, Lynn Blankenship Mahoney (John), and Barbara Blankenship Mattix Ferguson (Scott); 16 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
    She attended McMain High School and Newcomb College. She is the 9th generation of "Semmes America" by Anderson Humphreys and Curt Guenther. She loved her family, and enjoyed life to the fullest. An avid history buff who enjoyed teaching and learning new things, particularly anything about New Orleans. Her favorite past time activities included cooking, reading mysteries and cookbooks, eating seafood at New Orleans restaurants, shopping in the French Quarter, and watching Antiques Road Show, Jeopardy and Justin Wilson on TV.
    Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home Chapel, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. at 1:00PM on Tuesday, May 3, 2011. Interment will follow at Lake Lawn Park.
    From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)

    Father: Thomas Jenkins Semmes Ranlett
    Mother: Adele Olive White

    Marriage 1 Abraham Eugene Blankenship b: DEC 1909 in Orleans Parish., LA
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      Marriage 2 Paul M. Beach
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