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Bobby Ray Blanton

June 14, 1935 ~ April 9, 2022 (age 86)

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     Bobby Blanton, age 86, of Ellenboro, passed away Saturday, April 9, 2022 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills.

     Bobby was born Friday, June 14, 1935 in Cleveland County to the late Carl Green Blanton and Docia Patterson Blanton.  Bobby loved fishing, hunting, camping, he was a true outdoors person. He served honorably in the U.S. Navy and worked for PPG for over thirty years. Bobby was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother. He was a “dad” to anyone that needed one.  Bobby was a member of Corinth Baptist Church.

     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, CG, Bill, Jack, Louis, Finley, and Don Blanton; sisters, Janie Harris, Elizabeth Brewer and Nellie Kimbrell, and a son Alvin Blanton.

     Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of sixty years, Blanche Williams Blanton; a son, Dennis Blanton (Cindy); a brother, Sam Blanton (Liz); grandchildren, Brittany Blanton (Will), Austin Blanton, Dylan Blanton (Whitney), Dustin Blanton, Nate Blanton, Stacey Bychowski (Mike), Charlie Conner (Madison); great grandchildren, Kaidence, Vanessa, Will, Carsyn, James Dylan, Zach, Zowi, and Lincoln.  Bobby, also left a host of nieces and nephews.

   The funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at the Corinth Baptist Church with Reverend Mike Conner and Reverend Ad Hopper officiating. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery with military honors being provided by the Rutherford County Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm on Monday at the funeral home.

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April 11, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Harrelson Funeral & Cremation Services
1251 US Highway 221 Alt.
Forest City, NC 28043

Funeral Service
April 12, 2022

3:00 PM
Corinth Baptist Church
767 Pinehurst Road
Ellenboro, NC 28040

April 12, 2022

4:00 PM
Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery
767 Pinehurst Rd.
Ellenboro, NC 28040

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