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Elder Fred Earl Blanton
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Birth: Dec. 20, 1919
Lowndes County
Georgia, USA
Death: Mar. 4, 2002
Lowndes County
Georgia, USA

VALDOSTA -- Elder Fred E. (Sam) Blanton, 82, of Valdosta, died Monday, March 4, 2002 at South Georgia Medical Center. Elder Blanton was born in Lowndes County on Dec. 20, 1919, the son of the late Ellis A. and Mary Magdalene Zeigler Blanton. He served as a Primitive Baptist Minister for 30 years and was a member of the Unity Primitive Baptist Church. He retired from the Langdale Company in 1985 after 38 years of service. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Fred Jr., and Mary Blanton of Lake Park, Sidney and Donna Blanton of Valdosta; one daughter and son-in-law, Mary Kate and Jack Bennett of Brunswick; nine grandchildren, Donna Lewis of Tallahassee, Fla., Pam Barwick, Glen Bates Jr., both of Brunswick, Terri Rutland of Hahira, Lorri Maddox of Naylor, Steven Blanton, Kathy Nessmith, Jessica Blanton, all of Valdosta, and Christine Blanton of Raleigh, N.C.; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Juanita Simpson Blanton, who died on March 8, 2001, and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Carson McLane Funeral Home with Elder Jim Smith and Elder Dwight Marshall officiating. Burial will follow in McLane Riverview Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. -- Carson McLane Funeral Home 
Family links: 
  Ellis Augustus Blanton (1884 - 1924)
  Mary M. Zeigler Blanton (1889 - 1971)
  Mable Juanita Simpson Blanton (1919 - 2001)
Riverview Memorial Gardens
Lowndes County
Georgia, USA
Created by: Charles T. Zeigler
Record added: Mar 20, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87072738
Elder Fred Earl Blanton
Added by: Charles T. Zeigler
Elder Fred Earl Blanton
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