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From Ruth Walsh
Sherman Democrat, November  2, 1972
 HAROLD DOSS - Whitewright - Services were held Monday in Earnheart Chapel for Harold Doss, 72, retired Whitewright city secretary who died Sunday in a Sherman hospital.  Rev. William Rogan officiated and burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery. // Mr. Doss was born Nov. 27, 1899 in Blue Ridge, the son of Mr. and Mrs. E.T. Doss.  He married Mrs. Kugga (nee Blanton) Hansard Oct. 9, 1954 in Whitewright.  He was a member of the Presbyterian Church.  He was city secretary here for 25 years.  // Survivors include his wife of Whitewright; three stepsons, Jack Hansard of Sherman and Ray and Granvolee Hansard, both of Irving; four sisters, Mrs. Mabelle Owens of Sabinal, Mrs. Elbert Thompson of Pilot Point,  Mrs. Joe Clark and Mrs. Gene McIvers, both of  Bonham; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  // Pallbearers will be Russell
Summers, D.B. Brooks, Charles Skaggs, Newell Skaggs, J.T. Holloway and Floyd Bassett.  (Research note:  Kugga Blanton was daughter of Claude M. Blanton and Fannie Ann Hunter.  She was the granddaughter of William Howell Blanton and Alive V. Nicholson.) 

Herald Democrat, May 7, 1997
FLORA MAY LAY - Greenville, Texas.  Graveside services for Flora May Blanton Lay, 99, of Sherman, who died Sunday, May 4, 1997, at Post Oak Rehabilitation Center, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8, 1997, at West Hill Cemetery.  The Reverend Tom Price of Bonham will officiate.  // Arrangements are under the direction of Dannel funeral
Home.  // Mrs. Lay was born January 16, 1989, in Fannin County, the daughter of W.F. Blanton and Jennie Wrenn Blanton.  She attended schools in Oklahoma and Texas and graduated from Wesley College in Greenville.   She earned her Bachelor of Arts at Southern Methodist University.  // She was a teacher and housewife and resided in Sherman for over 50 years.  // She married Wilford W. Lay on June 17, 1930 in Sherman. He preceded her in death in 1952.  // Mrs. Lay was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sherman and was the church librarian for many years.  She was a member of the United Daughters of  Confederacy.  // Surviving is her sister, Nadine Blanton of Sherman.  // The family will be at Mrs. Blanton's residence at 310 W. Middleton Street in Sherman. (Researcher?s note:  Flora May Blanton Lay was the granddaughter of
Thomas J. Blanton and Elizabeth Jane Locke.)

Sherman Democrat, September 30, 1997
J. P. BLANTON - Sherman - J.P. BLANTON, 81, of Denton and formerly of Sherman died Monday, Sept. 29, 1997, at Columbia Plaza Medical Center in Fort Worth. // Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Mulkey-Mason Jack Schmitz and Son Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Bryan and the Rev. Bob Joyce officiating.  Burial will be in Burns Cemetery
in Trenton. // Surviving are his wife, Ethyl Lee (Morris) Blanton of Denton; sons, Jack Blanton of Denton and Randy Blanton of Norman, Okla.; sisters, Christine Walker of Ventura, Calif. and Kugga Doss of Whitewright; and four grandchildren.  // Memorials may be made to Cooper Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, Route 5, Box 175A, Denton,
Texas 76205.  (Researcher?s note:  J.P. Blanton was son of Claude M. Blanton and Fannie Ann Hunter.  He was the grandson of William Howell Blanton and Alice V. Nicholson.)

Herald Democrat, p. A6, November 19, 1998
 KUGGA DOSS - WHITEWRIGHT - Kugga Doss, 97-year-old Whitewright Nursing Home resident, died November 17, 1998 at Wilson N. Jones  Regional Health System. // Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 19, 12998, in the Earnheart Funeral Home Chapel in Whitewright.  The Reverend Michael L. Rutledge, Presbyterian minister, will officiate.  Burial will be in Oakhill Cemetery.  // Mrs. Doss was born March 15, 1901, in Whitewright to Claude and Fannie Blanton.  She married Earl Hansard on September 18, 1918, in Bells, Texas.  He preceded her in death August 29, 1945.  She married Harold Doss, October 9, 1954, in Whitewright.  He preceded her in death November 9, 1972.  // She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Granvolee and Osalee Hansard of Tom Bean, Jack and Frances Hansard of Sherman and Ray and Mary Hansard of Irving; seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; and a half sister, Christine Walker of Ventura, California.  // The family received friends at the Earnheart Funeral Home in Whitewright from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 18, 1998.   (Kugga Hansard Blanton was  the daughter of Claude M. Blanton and Fannie Ann Hunter.  She was the grandson of William Howell Blanton and Alice V. Nicholson.)

Herald Democrat, Nov. 1, 1999
 CHARLES BLANTON - Whitewright - Charles Earl Blanton, 87, of Whitewright, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999, at Whitewright Nursing Home. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1999 at Earnheart Chapel in Whitewright, with Rev. Van Lazaroff and Rev. Neale Oliverofficiating.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Whitewright with
Earnheart Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.  // Survivors are his wife, Al Eva Blanton, and one daughter, Becky Blanton young, both of Whitewright.  Family visitation will be Monday, Nov. 1, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Earnheart Funeral Home. (Charles Earl Blanton was son of Charles Samuel Blanton and Priscilla Cowen.  He was the grandson of Benjamin  F. 'Frank' Blanton and Julia Ann Blanton.)

Whitewright Sun, Nov. 4, 1999
CHARLES EARL BLANTON - Services for Charles Earl Blanton, 87, of Whitewright who died October 30, 1999, at Whitewright Nursing Home  were held Tuesday, November 2, at 2 p.m. in Earnheart Chapel in Whitewright with Rev. Van Lazaroff and Rev. Neale Oliver officiating.  Internment followed at Oak Hill Cemetery in Whitewright.  Earnheart
Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.  // Mr. Blanton was born May 30, 1912 in Whitewright, Texas, the son of Charles and Priscilla Blanton.  He graduated from Whitewright High School and attended Texas Tech University and the University of Texas before serving his country during World War II in a tank division.  // In 1941 he married Al
Eva McMillan in Greenville, Texas.  // After the war Mr. Blanton returned to Whitewright where he opened and operated Blanton Home and Auto  Store for a number of years.  He later sold this business and became an agent for Southland Life Insurance Co. until the time he retired.  Mr.  Blanton was a member of the first Baptist Church and a past president of the Whitewright rotary Club.  // He was a strong supporter of the Whitewright Tigers.  He and the late Martha Nossaman organized the first Whitewright Pigskin Club, and for a number of years he was the announcer for the Whitewright Tiger
football games.  // After their retirement Earl and his wife did extensive traveling in both the United States and abroad.  // Survivors are his wife of 58 years, Al Eva Blanton and one daughter Becky Blanton Young, both of Whitewright.  // Family visitation was Monday evening, Nov. 1, at Earnheart Funeral Home.  // Pallbearers were Patrick McLocklin, Dr.
Robert Cox, David Johnson, Will Cox, Dr. Steve Sullivan and Murry Bryant.  Honorary Pallbearers were Tom Sears, Cliff Emerson and Bob Cox.

Herald Democrat Aug. 9, 2000
 BILLY LOUISE "DINK" Blanton - De - Graveside services will be held August 11 at 10 a.m. at Cedarlawn Memorial Park.  Rev. Joe D. Ray will conduct the ceremony.  // The funeral will be under the direction of Johnson-Moore Funeral Home.  / Louise better known to family and close friends as "Dink" was 81 and passed away Monday, August 7
at Texoma Medical Center where she had been a patient for two weeks.  She had  been in declining health for several years. // "Dink " was born near Whitewright, Texas on Nov. 28, 1918 to Benjamin Franklin Blanton and Francis Hodges Blanton.  She was preceded in death by both her parents, a sister, Dorothy Blanton Wells, and a brother George W. "Woody"  Blanton.  // She is survived by one brother, Ben F. Blanton and wife, Jean of Denison, a niece, Carolyn Wells Dickson, a great-niece Laurie Dickson Dyer and husband Sean all of Elk in N.C., a great nephew David Carter Dickson III and his wife Cindy of Mount Airy, NC; two great-great nieces, "Dink's" namesake, Bevin Louise Dyer and Darcle Ellen Ever, and two great-great nephews, David Carter Dickson IV and Jack Wells Dickson.  (Researcher?s note:  Dink was the granddaughter of Thomas J. Blanton and Eliza Jane Smith.)

 Herald Democrat, September 10, 2002
NADINE BLANTON - Sherman - Graveside services for Nadine Blanton, retired Sherman educator, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept.  11, 2002 at West Hill Cemetery.  The Rev. Tom Price, Methodist minister, will officiate.  // Arrangements are under the direction of Dannel Funeral Home.  // Nadine Blanton died Friday, Sept. 6, 2002,
in Sherman, Texas.  She was born in Savoy, Texas on Nov. 4, 1909, the daughter of William Foster and Jennie Wrenn Blanton.  // In 1918 the family moved to Sherman where she received her early education, graduating from Sherman High School.  She attended Kidd Key College and received her B.A. Degree from Austin College.  As a career woman, she worked as a secretary in the U.S. Probation Office in both Sherman and Tyler. She taught in several small schools in the area and retired as a history teacher  at Piner Middle School in 1975.  // Nadine began her pursuit of genealogy when she was very Young.  It was an interest she carried  throughout her entire life.  She collected information on the Wrenn and Blanton families and soon was helping other family members in their research.  She was a life-long member of the first United Methodist Church.  She was also a member of the United Daughters of Confederacy, and the Magna Carter Dames.  //
Surviving is a niece, Mrs. Charles Crabtree of Granbury and an nephew, Bob Blanton of Houston; seven great-nieces and nephews and four great-great-nieces and nephews.  // Miss Blanton will lie in state at Dannel Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 10 from 10a.m. until 8 p.m.  (Researcher's note:  Nadine was the granddaughter of Thomas J. Blanton and Elizabeth Jane Locke.)

Herald Democrat, July 10, 2002
ETHYL LEE BLANTON - Denton - Ethyl Lee Blanton, 84, of Denton, died Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at Denton Community Hospital.  She was born Oct. 25, 1917, in Whitewright, Texas to Issac Sanders and Nora Elizabeth (Miller) Morris.  She attended public schools, and was a member of the West Sherman Baptist Church in Sherman, Texas.  She married
J.P. Blanton on August 18, 1935 in Whitewright, Texas.  He died September 19,1997.  // Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 11, 2002, at the Burns Cemetery in Trenton, Texas with the Reverend Bob Joyce officiating.  Interment will follow in the Burns Cemetery.  // Mrs. Blanton is survived by two sons, Jack Blanton of Denton, Texas  and Randy Blanton of Norman, Oklahoma; two sisters, Virgie Samborn of Arizona and Bertha Anderson of Sherman, Texas; four grandchildren and one Great- grandchild.  // Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.   (Researcher's note:  J.P. Blanton was the son of Claude M. Blanton and Fannie Ann Hunter.  He was the grandson of William Howell Blanton and Alice V. Nicholson.)

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