Johnsey Blanton

04/13/2014 12:00 AM

04/13/2014 12:05 AM

Doris Johnsey Whitley Blanton, formerly of Cary, NC, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 3, 2014.

Born in Greenville, she was the wife of the late Wallace Andrew Blanton and daughter of the late John Cleveland Whitley and Ethel Barton Whitley. Mrs. Blanton was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church in Cary, NC.

Surviving are two sons, Wallace Whitley Blanton and wife, Nancy, of Marion, NC and Timothy Andrew Blanton and wife, Carol, of Portland, Oregon; a granddaughter, Melissa Elliott and husband, Michael; a great-grandchild, Audrey Elliott; numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Jason Blanton and two sisters, Alice Gilbert and Nettie Clary Lamb.

Cryptside services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Frederick Memorial Gardens Mausoleum with Dr. Clyde Thomas officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the cryptside.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Hospice of Wake County, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.

The family will be at their respective homes.

An online guest register is available at

Blakely Funeral Home & Crematory, Gaffney, SC.

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