Blanche O. McLain will celebrate her 80th birthday with family and friends this week.Ms. McLain was born April 24, 1933, in Kingsport.
She was married to Edward T. McLain, now deceased, for 35 years.
She is the mother of Jerry Allen McLain and wife Brenda of Church Hill; Ileen Fletcher of Mount Carmel; William McLain of Church Hill; Edward McLain and wife Joyce of Kingsport; Dorothy Summers and husband Lanny of Kingsport, and the late Shirley L. McLain, formerly of Johnson City.
She is the grandmother of Willie McLain and wife Kathy, Lauren Almanzor and husband Randy, Donnie McLain and wife Laura, Kevin McLain and wife Jamie, and Eric Fletcher. She has 12 great-grandchildren.
She retired from Hawkins County Head Start after 20 years of service and was employed by Church Hill Library and as a caregiver. She attends Ridgeview Baptist Church. She enjoys reading, crocheting, genealogy, her flowers and spending time with family and friends.