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In Memoriam
Elizabeth "Betty" Ames Blanford
Elizabeth "Betty" Ames Blanford

PORTSMOUTH - Elizabeth Ames "Betty" Blanford, 89, passed away Oct. 3, 2011 in Suffolk. A native of Portsmouth, she was the daughter of the late Wainwright and Ruth Ames and the widow of David Blanford Jr.

She was a graduate of James Madison University and earned her master's degree at The College of William & Mary. She taught with Portsmouth Public Schools at Woodrow Wilson High School for many years. She was a member of Broad Street United Methodist Church. She is survived by her daughter, Dianne B. Martin of Portsmouth.

A graveside service will be conducted Friday at 1 p.m. at Olive Branch Cemetery with the Rev. Milford C. Rollins officiating. The family will receive friends at Snellings Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel, Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Broad Street United Methodist Church, Portsmouth. Condolences may be offered to the family at

Published in The Virginian Pilot on October 5, 2011