David L. Blake, 61, of Gallipolis, died Friday, July 9, 2010 at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born May 17, 1949 in Wheeling, W.Va., a son of the late Hubert and Mary Louise Hoffman Blake.

He was preceded in death by his parents Hubert and Mary Louise Blake. Mass of Christian Burial was held July 12, 2010, at the St. Louis Catholic Church with Msgr. William Myers officiating. Burial followed in the St. Louis Catholic Church Cemetery.

Wills Funeral Home, Gallipolis was in charge of arrangements. A full obituary will appear in the next edition of the Harrison News-Herald.