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Obituaries for September 6, 2012; Jere Blanton

Jere Blanton


Mr. Jere Mell “Mousey” Blanton, age 68 of Canton, Ga., died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at the residence of his niece, Sheree Len Kincaid, following a period of declining health.

Born Dec. 2, 1943 in Cherokee County, Ga., he was the son of the late Homer Alexander Blanton and Travis Miriam Gramling Blanton.  Mr. Blanton was a U.S. Army veteran having served in Vietnam, a carpenter having worked with Diversified Construction Company and was of the Methodist Faith.

Survivors include his sisters and brother-in-law, Travis and Clyde Morris, Canton, and Sonja Whitley, Holly Springs, Ga. Several nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive

The funeral service was held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Roper Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Floyd Tenny officiating with cremation following. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to the Roper Funeral Home in memory of Jere Mell “Mousey” Blanton to help with final expenses.