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Era J. McBride
Mrs. Walter Badgett
Orbia Blanton
Mary Blanton
Zada Bowling
Oscar L. Blanton

by Ruth Walsh
Sherman Democrat, January 5, 1977
 ERA J. McBRIDE - Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Waldo Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Eva Josephine McBride, 79, formerly of 110 N.  Cleveland, who died Tuesday in a Sherman hospital.  // Services will be
conducted by Rev. Leon Verphal of Hillsboro First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Cedarlawn Memorial Park.  // Mrs. McBride was born in Trenton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Merlon  Thomas Blanton (sic  should read
Marion Thomas Blanton).  She was married to the late Elmer Elex McBride (sic - aka Sherman E. McBride) in January 1914 at Bonham.  She was a member of the Wolfe City First Christian Church.  // Survivors are a son, Tom McBride of Wichita Falls; brother, Wright  Blanton of Bells, sisters, Mrs. Ora Lee Murry (sic Murray) and Mrs. Lewis Chenualt (Fayola Blanton McFarland Chenualt) both of Hobbs,N.M.; three grandchildren and six
great-grandchildren.  // The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday and other times at the  Holiday Inn. Pallbearers will be Hal Tingle, William Blanton, Roscoe Blanton, Othel Blanton, Guy Owenby, Joe Cox and Cecil Cowan.
(Researcher's Note:  Era Josephine Blanton was the daughter of Marion Thomas Blanton and Josephine Argenia Mathis (aka N.J. Matthews). She was the granddaughter of Rev. Benjamin F. Blanton and Sarah L. Boone. Her paternal great-grandparents were Josiah Blanton and Lucy Westbrook. Her gg-grandparents were Jeremiah Blanton and Sarah Rebecca Womack of Rutherford Co., NC.)

Denison Herald, October 12, 1978
MRS. WALTER BADGETT - Denison - Funeral for Mrs. Walter A. Badgett,94, who died Wednesday at a local hospital, will be Friday at 10:30  a.m. in Johnson-Moore Chapel with burial in Fairview Cemetery.  // Rev. Joe D.
Ray will officiate.  // She was born Dec. 8, 1883, in Bethel, Tex.,  daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B.F. Blanton.  She was married on Sept. 26, 1905, to Walter A. Badgett.  He died Dec. 30, 1944.  She was a music  teacher and a member of the First Baptist Church.  // Survivors include three sons, Howard, College Station, James R. (Bud), Lordsburg, N. Mex., and Joe, Austin, one daughter, Lucille, Denison; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren,  // Pallbearers will be Ward Marlow, Winfield Brannon, Kenneth Wilson, Mike
Sammon, Ray Trimble and Franklin Yarbrough.  // Family will be at the funeral home today from 7 to 8 p.m.  (Researcher's Note Maggie Alice Blanton married W.A. Badgett on 9-17-1905 in Whitewright, Grayson Co., TX.  Her paternal grandparents were Benjamin Edward Blanton and Mary Feagans of Rutherford Co., NC.  Her maternal grandparents were Stephen Fletcher Blanton and Sarah McDaniel. Her maternal great-grandparents were Jeremiah Blanton and Sarah Rebecca Womack of Rutherford Co., NC.

Orbia Blanton
San Antonio Express, April 2 1979
TMI INSTRUCTORS FUNERAL SLATED - Services for the last surviving member of the original faculty of Texas Military Institute are scheduled for 3 p.m. Tuesday at Porter Loring Mortuary.  // Orbia Blanton, 81, of 227 Millwood Lane, died Sunday.  // He served in the cavalry  in World War I and later joined the founding faculty of the military prep school.  // Blanton was at the school until his retirement in 1962.  // Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Addie Blanton, a son, John C. Blanton and two grandchildren, all of San Antonio; two brothers, Roy and Earl Blanton, of Whitewright; and a sister, Mrs. Irline Stephens of Orange.  // Entombment will be at Sunset Memorial Park.
(Researcher's note:  Orbia was the son of Charles S. Blanton and Priscilla Virginia Cowen.  His paternal grandparents were Benjamin F. "Frank" Blanton and Julia  Ann Blanton. )
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Sherman Democrat, p. 15, March 23, 1981
 MARY BLANTON - Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in West Hill Cemetery for Mary Taliaferro Blanton, 72, a retired teacher, of 1205 Western Hills, who died Friday in a Sherman hospital.  Rev. Jack Gibson of the First United Methodist Church will officiate assisted by Rev. James W. Gerrard of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church.  Burial will be under the direction of Dannel and Horton Funeral Home.  // Born in   Madill, Okla, she was the daughter of William N. and Mary Eliza Null Tallaferro.  She moved to Sherman at the age of 12, attended Sherman schools, Randolph- Macon College and the University of Oklahoma.  She was married to L.O. Blanton Jr. in Sherman.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Sherman Service League, Current Book Review Club, Pi Beta Phi Sorority and was a board member of Grayson County Society for Crippled Children and Adults.  // Surviving are step-daughters, Mrs. Donnita Rhodes of Santa Maria, Calif., and Mrs. Bob Ewing of Durant, Okla.  // Pallbearers will be great-nephews.  Memorials may be made to the donor's favorite charity.  // The family will be at the residence, 1205 Western Hills.

Sherman Democrat, February 16, 1984, p. B9
  ZADA BOWLING - Collinsville - Services for Mrs. Zada Bowling, 95-year-old Collinsville housewife who died Wednesday at Medical Plaza Hospital in Sherman, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Huff Funeral Chapel
in Whitesboro.  // The Rev. Carroll Coddell will officiate and burial will be in West Hill Cemetery in Sherman.  // Mrs. Bowling was born in Texas, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sigel Creech, and married George Bowling in
August 1924 in Sherman.  // She was a Methodist and a member of the Order of Eastern Star.  She served 10 years as a grandmother for the State School in Denton.  // Surviving are her sons, Henry Arthur Blanton of Fort
Worth, Virgil Blanton of Collinsville and David W. Blanton of Bakersfield, Calif.; daughter, Mrs. Paul (Edna) Johnson of Forney; half-sister, Ada King of Haltom City; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and eight
great-great-grandchildren.  // The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday.   (Zada Creech Bowling, widow of David Elijah Blanton, married George Bowling in August 1924.)

Ft. Worth Star Telegram, March 23, 1987
OSCAR L. BLANTON - Oscar L. Blanton, who was a Boy Scout leader for 30 years, died Sunday at a Fort Worth hospital.  He was 87.  //Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at University Christian Church, where he was a member.  Burial will be private.  Shannon's South Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  / Mr. Blanton was born in Savoy, Fannin County, and moved to Fort Worth in the 1930's.  He worked in Boy Scouts for 50 years and was named executive director of the Longhorn Council of the Boy Scouts of America before he retired in the 1960's.  He remained a member of the executive board of the council until his death. // Mr. Blanton was honored with the Silver Beaver Award in 1940 for his volunteer work.  Mr. Blanton was a past president of the Fort Worth chapter of Civitan International and a charter member of the Fort Worth chapter 1430 of the American Association of Retired Persons.  // Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Elizabeth Steele Blanton of Fort Worth; one daughter, Betty Blanton Crabtree of Granbury; one brother, Tom Blanton of Sherman; two sisters, Flora Lay and Nadine Blanton, both of Sherman, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.     (Researcher?s note:  Oscar was son of William Foster Blanton and Rebecca Virginia Wrenn.  His paternal grandparents were Thomas Jefferson Blanton and Elizabeth Jane Locke.)
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