Sherman Democrat, May 18, 1959
L. O. BLANTON, SR. DIES AT 81; RITES TUESDAY, 2 P.M.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. in Daniel Funeral Home for L. O. Blanton, Sr. 81, of Sherman route 2, who died at 10 a.m. Sunday in Fort Worth after a long illness. He was past president of the Dallas Cotton
Exchange. // Rudolph Tatisch, past of Central Christian Church, will conduct the services. Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery. // Pallbearers will be R. H. Goble, R. L. Hall, S.A. Grafft, Harry Hudgins, and Adm. W. K.
Phillips, all of Sherman, and Lee Massey of Pilot Point. // Mr. Blanton was born March 23, 1878 in Kentuckytown, a son of Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Blanton. On Oct. 25, 1899 he married Miss Delia Brown in Whitewright. He was a member of the Central Christian Church. // Mr. Blanton was a member of the
Dallas Cotton Exchange for 25 years. He was in the cotton business in Saint Jo for many years before moving to Dallas shortly after WW I. He had operated cotton gins and compresses and had land interests in several places in Texas. He was a past president of compress companies in McKinney, Gainesville, and Sherman. // Survivors are his wife; three sons, Roy Blanton of Gainesville, Don Blanton of Dallas, L. O. Blanton, Jr. of
Sherman; one daughter, Mrs. H. E. DeLee of Corpus Christi, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
L. O. BLANTON (JR.) DIES IN HOME - Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m.
Tuesday in Daniel Funeral Chapel for L. O. Blanton Jr., 59, long time Sherman rancher and real estate man, who died at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in his home on Route 2. // Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery. // Mr. Blanton
was born Aug. 9, 1904, in Saint Jo, the son of Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Blanton Sr. He came to Grayson County from Dallas in 1937. // Property where the Western Hills housing development is located was formerly owned by Mr.
Blanton. // Surviving him are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Peter J. Ferini of Sacramento, Calif., and Mrs. Bob Euring of Durant, Okla; his mother of Sherman, two brothers, Don Blanton of Dallas and Roy Blanton of Gainesville; one sister, Mrs. H. E. DeLee of Corpus Christi; four grandchildren, and one nephew.
Dell Brown BlantonSherman Democrat, May 10, 1965
MRS. L. O. BLANTON, SR. DIES IN CORPUS CHRISTI - Mrs. L. O. Blanton, Sr.
died Saturday in Corpus Christi. // Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M.
Tuesday in Daniel Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Blanton was born May 19, 1880 in Orangeville. She married Mr. Blanton October 25, 1899 in Whitewright. He died in 1959. He was a past president of the Dallas Cotton Exchange and a past president of Sherman-McKinney Compress. Mrs. Blanton lived in Sherman until 1964. // Survivors are two sons Roy Blanton of Gainesville and Don Blanton of Dallas; one daughter, Mrs. H. K. DeLee of Corpus Christi; two brothers, Tom Brown of Whitewright and Harry Brown of Trenton; one sister, Jess Muirhead of Trenton; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.