Finley Y. Blanton, age 80 of Ellenboro, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2018.
He was born October 8, 1937 in Rutherford County and was a son of the late Carl G. and Docia Patterson Blanton. Finley was a graduate of Ellenboro High School and a member of Campfield Memorial Baptist Church. He worked for the Mental Health Department in both Tennessee and Morganton, NC for many years. Finley served in the Army National Guard, was a former member of the Woodmen of The World, loved to garden and taught himself how to crochet in later years.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Deborah, five brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Grace Hudgins Blanton, a son, Jerry Blanton of Tennessee, brothers, Bobby Blanton and Sam Blanton both of Ellenboro, a sister, Janie Harris of Ellenboro. There are four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Campfield Memorial Baptist Church. Rev Scott Huffman officiated. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Campfield Memorial Building Fund, 369 Campfield Church Road, Ellenboro, NC 28040.
The Padgett and King Mortuary & Crematory is in charge of arrangements.