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Savilla Aline Blanton Murphy, Eliza Jane Smith Blanton Barnett,
Charles Samuel Blanton, Priscilla Virginia Cowen Blanton

From Ruth Walsh
Sherman Democrat, June 4, 1931, p.10
  MRS. DONALD MURPHY - Funeral services for Mrs. Donald Murphy  27, of Melrose, N.M. and formerly of Sherman, were held at 4 p.m.
      Thursday at the residence of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Blanton, 310 W. Middleton street.  Dr. O. T. Cooper of the Travis Street  Methodist Church, assisted by the Rev. E. H. Crandall of the Key Memorial Methodist church, officiated.  Interment was in Memorial Park.  The Dannel-Scott company directed arrangements.  // Mrs. Murphy died Wednesday morning at a local sanitarium where she had been for about a  week following an operation.  She lived here before her marriage, having been graduated from Sherman High school and Kidd-Key college and having attended Austin college.  O. L. Blanton and Tom Blanton, brothers, are other survivors living in Sherman besides the parents.
-- (Researcher's note:  Mrs. Donald Murphy was the former Savilla Aline Blanton . Texas death records indicate a twin, who either  was stillborn or died soon after birth, predeceased her. Other survivors unnamed in the obit were sisters, Flora May
Blanton Lay and Nadine  Blanton.  Her deceased grandparents were Thomas Jefferson Blanton and Elizabeth Jane Lock.)

Newspaper Unknown, (probably Sherman Democrat) ? copy of obituary was found in the
records of the late Nadine Blanton
  MRS. H.B. BARNETT - WHITEWRIGHT - Mrs. H.B. Barnett, 81, charter member of the Marvin Methodist church, died at her home in the Enterprise community east of here
at 1:30 a.m. Thursday after a short illness.  Funeral services are to be held at 3 p.m. Friday at the Marvin church, conducted by the Rev. M.E. Miller and the Rev. G.C. Randolph of Ector.  Earnheart will direct internment in Oak Hill cemetery,  grandsons will be pallbearers and granddaughters will handle flowers.  // Mrs. Barnett was born as Eliza Jane Smith in Tennessee Aug. 16, 1858,  a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Smith.  She came to Texas 60 years ago.  After her first husband died, she married Mr. Barnett, March 14, 1920.  // Surviving are her husband; two sons, Ben Blanton of Denison and Hubert Blanton of San Antonio; two daughters, Mrs. Charley Layman of Whitewright and Mrs. Grace McLean of Albuquerque, N.M.; three step-sons, Tom Blanton of Whitewright, Foster Blanton of Sherman and J.B. Blanton of Sabinal; three brothers, M.R. Smith and Lon Smith of Whitewright and Charley Smith of Denison; 46 grandchildren  and ..............
(Researcher?s note:  Eliza Jane Smith wed Thomas Jefferson Blanton on 7-27-1882 in Fannin County, TX.  T.J. Blanton died in 1912.
       The widowed Eliza (aka Lisa) Smith Blanton married Harless B. Barnett in Fannin County on 3-1-1920.)

Sherman Democrat, December 14, 1944, p. 15
 WHITEWRIGHT - Charles Samuel Blanton, 68, died at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at his home here following an illness of four days.  Funeral services  will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Baptist church with the Rev. E. P. Wootten officiating, assisted by the Rev. R. Duke Barron, Methodist pastor.  Internment will be in Bethel cemetery, Glen Earnheart directing.  // Born Nov. 14, 1876 at Porters, three miles east of Whitewright he was  the son of B. F. and Julia Ann Blanton.  He was married in July 1896 to Miss Pricilla Cowan.  He attended Bethel school and Grayson college and was a farmer.  The last three
years he has been mail messenger for the local postoffice.  His wife died four and one-half years ago and he was making his home with his 97-year-old mother, Mrs. B. F. Blanton. He was a member of the Baptist church.  // Survivors include his mother,   three sons, Orbia Blanton of San Antonio, Roy Blanton of Whitewright, Sgt. Charles E. Blanton of Camp Hood; a daughter, Mrs. Claud   Stephens of Jacksonville; Three brothers, J.A. Blanton of Houston, W.A. Blanton of Oklahoma City, two sisters, Mrs. N.C. Sweatt of  Whitewright, Mrs. W.A. Badgett of Denison and six grandchildren.  // Pallbearers will be
Mallie Williams, Cloy Horton, J.P. Darwin, O.G. Bow,  B.W. Newman and Taylor Autrey.

Sherman Democrat, August 1, 1940, p.4
    MRS. C.S. BLANTON - Whitewright - Mrs. Charley S. Blanton, 60 resident of the Bethel community south of here died at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday at Jacksonville at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Claude Stephens.  Funeral services were to be held at the Bethel Baptist church at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, conducted by the Rev. E.P. Wooten of Whitewright and the Rev. Howard McSpedden of Pilot Grove.  // She is survived by her husband, three sons, Orbia Blanton of San Antonio, Roy Blanton of Whitewright and Earl Blanton of Longview and one daughter, Mrs. Stephens.  There are four grandchildren.  // Mrs. Blanton was born in Alabama March 20, 1880, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. N. Cowan.  She was married to Mr. Blanton in 1897.  She was a member of the Whitewright Baptist Church.  // Pallbearers selected were B.W. Newman, Cloy
Horton, Percy Darwin, M.V. Williams, Taylor Autrey, and Oscar Bow.  Earnheart arranged for burial at Bethel.  (Researcher?s note:  Priscilla (aka  Prescella) Cowen was the daughter-in-law of Benjamin F. ?Frank? Blanton and Julia Ann Blanton.)

 Whitewright Sun, Whitewright, Texas, August 2, 1940, p.5
 MRS. PRISCILLA-VIRGINIA BLANTON - Mrs. Priscilla Virginia Blanton, wife of Charles S. Blanton of the Bethel community, four miles south of Whitewright, died suddenly at Jacksonville Tuesday at 11:30 p.m.  She had gone to Jacksonville to visit her daughter, Mrs. Claud Stephens. She had been ill for six weeks preceding her death.
The body was prepared for burial by the Gerald-Scoggins Funeral Home at Jacksonville and brought to the home of her son, Roy Blanton, Wednesday.  // Funeral services are to be held at the Bethel Baptist Church Thursday afternoon  at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. E.P. Wooten, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Whitewright, assisted by Rev. Howard McSpedden,  pastor of the Bethel Church.  Pallbearers will be Cloy Hoton, B.W. Newman, J.P. Darwin, Mallie Williams, Taylor Autrey and Oscar Bow. Funeral arrangements are in charge of Glen Earnheart.  Internment will be at the Bethel
Cemetery.  // Mrs. Blanton was born March 20, 1880 near Birmingham, Ala., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.M. Cowan.  She came to Texas with her parents in 1888 and was married in 1896 to C.S. Blanton of Whitewright.  She had been a member of the Baptist Church for a number of years and at the time of her death was a member of the First
Baptist Church of Whitewright.  // Mrs. Blanton is survived by her husband and four children, Orbia Blanton of San Antonio, Roy Blanton  of Whitewright, Mrs. Claud Stephens of Jacksonville and Earl Blanton of Longview, and three grandsons and one granddaughter.  She is survived by a brother and three sisters, Glenn Cowan, Oriana, Texas; Mrs. Dave Lewis, Van Alstyne; Mrs. John Miller, Whitewright, and Mrs. M.A. Cunningham of California.

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