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Ft. Worth Star Telegram, p. 3A, July 7, l971
  Funeral services for Mr. and Mrs. Jack Blanton of 3537 Willing will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Lake Worth Assembly of God with burial in  Bluebonnet Hills.  // TheBlantons, both deaf, were injured fatally shortly after 1 p.m. Monday when their car was in collision with the Texas Chief at Ryan Avenue and Biddison.

DEATH NOTICES - Ft. Worth Star Telegram, July 7, l971
BLANTON - Jack Vernon Blanton, 60, 3537 Welling, passed away Tuesday.  Survivors:Daughter Mrs. Bonnie Brockway, Euless; brother Bert F. Blanton, Vernon, sister Mrs. Alto Jackson, Oklahoma City, Rubye Meirant Wellington, Kansas; three grandchildren.
Services 2 p.m  Thursday Lake Worth Assembly of God Church.  Rev. A. H. Roebler officiating.  Interment Bluebonnet Hills.  Arrangements Ray Crowder Funeral Home, 2200 Hemphill, 335-1213. (Researcher's Note:  Jack Vernon Blanton was the son of John Stephen Blanton and Nannie Rebecca Jones.  He was the grandson of Benjamin F. "Frank" Blanton and Julia Ann Blanton.  His paternal grandparents were Benjamin Edward Blanton and Mary Feagans of Rutherford Co., NC.  His maternal grandparents were Stephen Fletcher Blanton and Sarah McDaniel.)


DEATH NOTICES -  Ft. Worth Star Telegram, July 7, l971
 BLANTON, Mrs. Lelia Vinita Blanton, 56, 3537 Willing, passed away Tuesday.
Survivors: Daughter Mrs. Bonnie Brockway, Euless; brother Bert F. Blanton, Vernon, sister Mrs. Alto Jackson, Oklahoma city, Rubye Meirant Wellington, Kansas; three grandchildren; mother Mrs. Lola  Becknell Cleluason.  Services 2 p.m Thursday Lake Worth Assembly of God Church.  Rev. A. H. Roebler officiating.  Interment Bluebonnet  Hills.  Arrangements Ray Crowder Funeral Home, 2200 Hemphill, 335-1213
(Researcher's Note:  Lelia Bicknell and Jack Vernon Blanton were  married March 20,1940 in Oklahoma City, OK.)



Sherman Democrat, p. 11, December 27, 1976
  MRS. TOM BLANTON - Graveside services were held Monday at Cedarlawn Memorial Park for Mrs. Tom Blanton, 59, of 2302 Rex Cruse Drive.  She died Christmas Day apparently of a heart attack.  // Services were conducted by Dr. Tom Brandon of the First Baptist Church, with burial under direction of the Waldo Funeral Home.  Mrs. Blanton was born in Grayson County, daughter of the late Tandy C. Morris and the present Iva Grigg Morris.  She was Gwendolyn Morris before her marriage on Dec. 23, 1937, in Sherman.  She attended Sherman Public Schools  and was a member of the First
Baptist Church.  // Survivors are her husband and mother, both of Sherman; son Bob Blanton of Houston, brother, A.C. Morris of Fort Worth, and three grandchildren.
(Researcher's note:  On December 23, 1934, in Grayson County, Texas, Gwendolyn Jacque married Tom R. Blanton, son of William Foster Blanton and Rebecca Virginia Wrenn.)


Fort Worth Star Telegram, May 28, 1987, p.A25
ELIZABETH STEELE BLANTON - In her 83rd year.  Proceeded in death by her husband Oscar L. Blanton.  Member University Christian Church.  Survivors:  Daughter, Betty Blanton Crabtree, Granbury; sister, Margaret Lowe, Fort worth; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.  Graveside services 11 a.m. Friday Mount Olivet Cemetery.  Dr.
Charles H. Sanders officiating.  Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Granville Walker Scholarship Fund at University Christian Church.  Arrangements Shannon's South.  (Susan Elizabeth Steele married Oscar L. Blanton, son of William Foster Blanton and Rebecca Virginia Wrenn, on November 6, 1921.)


Sherman Democrat, April 13, 1989, p. 14  ROY GLENN BLANTON - Whitewright -Funeral for Roy Glenn Blanton, 89, of Whitewright, who died Tuesday in a Denison hospital, will be at  2 p.m. Friday in Earnheart Chapel, with the Rev. Rodney Stanford officiating.  Burial will be in Oakhill Cemetery. // Blanton was born July 14, 1899, in Indian Territory, Ardmore, Okla, son of Charles Samuel Blanton and Priscilla Virginia Cowan.
He married Gladine Gates June 26, 1932 in  Kingston, Okla.  Blanton, a World War I veteran, was a retired rural mail carrier and a First National Bank of Whitewright  employee.  He attended Whitewright schools and Austin College.  // Surviving are his wife; son, James Barrie Blanton of Whitewright, two daughters, Shirley Glyn Mitroff of Tarentum, Pa, Priscilla Ann Williams of Lewisville; brother, Earl of Whitewright; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.  // The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8 tonight
 (Researcher's note:  Roy was the grandson of Benjamin F. 'Frank'Blanton and  Julia Ann Blanton.)



Sherman Democrat, p. A10, March 31, 1992
   TOM R. BLANTON - Graveside services for Tom Robert Blanton, 76-year-old retired postal employee of Sherman will be held at 2 p.m.  Wednesday in Cedarlawn Memorial Park. He died Sunday at Wilson N. Jones Hospital. // The Rev. Tom Price of the First United Methodist Church will officiate.  // Waldo funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  // Mr. Blanton was born in Savoy, a son of William Foster Blanton  and Rebecca Virginia Wren Blanton.  He graduated from Sherman High School and attended Austin College.  He married Gwyn Morris.  After  her death, he married Julia Morris.  //
He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service from 1941-to 1972 and retired after 31 years of service.  Two  years of this time, from 1943 to 1946, he was in the U.S. Navy, serving in the Pacific with Admiral Halsey's 7th fleet. //  He also taught a piano   tuning course at Grayson County College.  He was a member of the Plano Technicians of America, Texoma Bass Club, Veterans of Foreign   Wars, American Legion and First Baptist Church.  He organized the Bob Blanton Dance Orchestra, which performed in the Sherman area for several years.  // Surviving are his son, Robert "Bob" Blanton of Fort Worth; sisters, Nadene Blanton an Flora Lay, both of Sherman; three  grandchildren and one great- grandson.  // Pallbearers will be Olan Atherton, Harold Schuster, Jackie Stowe, Golden Gentry, Carl Adams, and Rex E. Shelton.   // The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. today and other times at the family residence, 2310 W. Middleton St.  // Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer Foundation, 70 East Lake Street, Suite 600, Chicago, Ill., 60601.
(Tom was the grandson of Thomas J. Blanton and Elizabeth Jane Locke and the great grandson of Josiah Blanton and Lucy Westbrook.)


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