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William McKendree Blanton


of Spalding County

(Griffin News 1906)

William McKendree Blanton, one of the oldest and best known citizens in this county, died at the residence of his son W. P. Blanton near Zetella, on Monday night 9 o'clock and was buried at Mt. Zion yesterday at three o'clock.

Mr. Blanton was born in Oglethorpe County in 1817 and was 89 years of age. He moved to this section 60 years ago and settled near the place where he died. He was a life long member of the Methodist Church, and it is said he had not missed a camp meeting at Mt. Zion Camp Ground in forty years. He was a high minded, charitable man, who had the respect of all who new him, and his death removes one of the old landmarks besides being a loss to the community.

He also leaves two sons, W. P. and L. P. Blanton, and two daughters, Mrs. W. V. Maddox and Mrs. Jas. R. Ellis residing in this county, besides two daughters living elsewhere. Besides his family he leaves many friends to morn his death.





Blanton Cemetery on Blanton Mill Rd. Spalding Co. Ga.


William M. Blanton

May 13, 1818

March 12, 1906



Submitted by Joe Cannafax, December 3, 2004




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