Thomasville Times Enterprise

February 22, 2014

Michael T. Blanton


CNHI

— Michael T. Blanton, 57, of Whigham, Ga., passed away Friday, February 21, 2014, at his residence. The funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 23, 2014, at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Gary Blanton and Emory Carlton officiating. Interment will be at Pisgah Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Blanton was born April 20, 1956, in Hollywood, Fla., the son of Norman Evan Blanton and Lois Merlene Bridges Blanton. He was a graduate of Taylor High School in Perry, Fla., and Lively Vocational and Technical College with a degree in forestry. Mr. Blanton was a diesel mechanic with Knight Forestry and was a member of Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Jenny Blanton of Whigham, Ga.; his children, Daniel Blanton and his wife, Selena, of Perry, Fla., Katie Blanton of Perry, Fla., Heather Holley and her husband, Scott Stocker, of Thomasville, Ga., David Stocker and his wife, Tasha, of Thomasville, Ga., and Rachel Blanton of Perry, Fla.; his siblings, Janice Ross and her husband, Nelson, of Perry, Fla., June Whiddon of Climax, Ga., and Wayne Blanton and his wife, Patricia, of Climax, Ga.; his mother, Lois Blanton of Climax, Ga.; his grandchildren, Jasmine, Shai-la, Haley, Greenlee, Shai-an, Keith, Imani, and Amya; and his special cousin, Larry Blanton. Mr. Blanton was preceded in death by his father, Norman Evan Blanton. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Sunday, February 23, 2014, at Ivey Funeral Home, prior to the service. Memorial donations may be made to: Bethany Hospice, 17 Bemiss Road (Suite D), Valdosta, Ga. 31602. Online visitors may sign the guest register at www.iveyfuneral.com. — Ivey Funeral Home