Frances D. Hodges
from: Ruth Walsh
Denison Hearld, August 7, 1960
(photo of Mrs. Ben F. Blanton included in
SHERIFF'S MOTHER DIES IN HOSPITAL - Funeral for Mrs.
Ben F. Blanton,
71, mother of Sheriff Woody Blanton will be held today at 4 p.m.
Rev. Finas A. Lewis, president of Southwest Bible Institute
Waxahachie, and Rev. H.E. Smithee, First Assembly of God pastor,
officiate. Burial will be in Cedarlawn Memorial Park.
Mrs. Blanton died Friday at 10 p.m. in a Sherman hospital
where she had
been a patient several weeks. She had been ill for the past
Born at Morristown, Tenn., Sept 15, 1888, Daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. W.T.
Hodges, Mrs. Blanton moved to Whitewright with her parents when
she was a
small child. Her father was a farmer in the Whitewright community
operated a service station between Denison and Sherman.
Mrs. Blanton attended Whitewright schools and married
retired Katy Railroad machinist, Jan. 2, 1910 there (sic)
they moved to
Denison 38 years ago and resided at 706 West Morgan. She was
a member of
First Assembly of God Church and the Ladies Missionary Society.
Survivors include her husband; two sons, Sheriff Woody
Blanton of Denison
and Ben F. Blanton of Richardson; two daughters, Miss Louise Blanton,
clerk of the Denison city water department, and Mrs. Dorothy Wells,
Denison; a brother, W.D. Hodges of Sherman; two sisters Mrs. Mamie
of Sherman and Mrs. Sam Cotton of Bonham; one granddaughter and
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