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Thomas B. Blanton
Sherman Democrat, July 23, 1961
   WHITEWRIGHT - Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at the
Earnheart Funeral chapel for Thomas B. Blanton, 83, who died at 6:40 p.m.,
Friday at a Savoy Rest Home.  He was a retired farmer.
   Rev. Larry Ravert, pastor of the Marvin Methodist Church, will conduct
the services.  Burial will be in Oakhill Cemetery.
   Mr. Blanton, a Whitewright resident, was married to the former Cordelia
Nicely of Savoy.
   He is survived by five sons, Roland Blanton of Bakersfield, Calif., Ewing
Blanton and Emmett Blanton of Wasco., Calif., Irving Blanton of Fort Worth,
and Clarence Blanton of Wichita, Kan; three daughters, Mrs. Lee May of
Sherman, Mrs. R.E. Walt of Whitewright and Mrs. Virgil  Ward, Wichita, Kan.;
two brothers Foster Blanton of Sherman, and Ben Blanton of Denison; one
sister, Mrs. Charlie Layman of Whitewright; 32 grandchildren and 34
great-grandchildren.  (RESEARCH NOTE: Thomas B. Blanton was the son of
Thomas Jefferson Blanton and Louisa Jane Locke.  He was the grandson of
Josiah Blanton and Lucy Westbrook.)

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