Benjamin F. Blanton
Sr, Hubert Parks Blanton
Sherman Democrat, p. 8, May 18, 1965
BLANTON SERVICES SET
Denison - Funeral services will be held at 2:30
p.m. Wednesday in Johnson-Moore Funeral Chapel here for Ben F.. Blanton,
76, retired Katy Railroad machinist, who died Monday in Katy Hospital here.
Rev. H.E. Smithee, minister of the first Assembly of
God Church, will conduct the services. Burial will be in Cedarlawn
The family will be at the funeral home from 7:30 to
8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Mr. Blanton is the father of Sheriff
Woody Blanton and Miss Louise Blanton, secretary to the Denison City Manager.
Sherman Democrat, May 17, 1965
BEN F. BLANTON, SHERIFF'S FATHER DIES IN DENISON
Denison - Ben F. Blanton Sr., 76, of 706 W. Morgan, father of Grayson
Sheriff Woody Blanton, died at 9:45 a.m. Monday in Katy Hospital here after
a short illness.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Johnson-Moore Funeral
Home. Mr. Blanton was a retired Katy Railroad machinist. He
was born July 3, 1888. On Jan 2, 1910, he married Miss Frances Della
Hodges. She died in 1960. He was a member of the First
Assembly of God Church.
Mr. Blanton made his home with the sheriff and a daughter
Miss Louise Blanton, secretary to the Denison city manager.
Survivors besides the Sheriff and the daughter are
another son, Ben F. Blanton and another daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Wells, both
of Denison. (Benjamin Franklin Blanton was born on July
3, 1888. Ben was the son of
Thomas Jefferson Blanton and Eliza Jane Smith. He was the grandson
of Fannin Co., TX pioneers Josiah Blanton and Lucy Westbrook.)
San Antonio Express, Sunday June 3, 1956, p. 2C
Mr. Hubert Parks Blanton, 417 Calebra Ave., passed
way in a local hospital Wednesday, May 30th, at the age of 69 years.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Mary Ethel Blanton, city; sisters, Mrs. Grace
McLean, Albuquerque, N. Mex., Mrs. Mabel Layman, Whiteright (sic), Texas;
brother, Ben F. Blanton, Sr., Denison, Texas; also 3 half-brothers (Josiah
B Blanton, William Foster Blanton and Thomas B. Blanton). Funeral
services will be
held in the Alamo Revival Center, Monday, June 4th at 2:00 p.m.
with Rev. Bill Guild officiating. Interment will be in Roselawn Memorial
Park. Mr. Blanton was a member of Local No. 694, Amalgamated Assn.
of Street Elect. & Ry. Motor Coach Employees of America. Arrangements
by ALAMO FUNERAL HOME CA 6-5357.
Hubert P. Blanton was the son of Thomas Jefferson Blanton
and Eliza Jane Smith. He was the grandson of Fannin Co., TX pioneers Josiah
Blanton and Lucy Westbrook.)
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