Saturday, October 18, 2014

Gene Blanton

Gene Blanton, 69, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, October 18, 2014, at The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi.  Visitation will be Monday, October 20, 2014, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at Murphy Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Junior Davis and Rev. Mark Mayo officiating.  Interment will follow in Murphy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Blanton was born on May 22, 1945, to Paul and Louise White Blanton.  He was a member of Murphy Creek Baptist Church, and he retired from Georgia Pacific Maintenance Department.  Following his retirement, he worked at Monroe Tuf-Line in Columbus and also at Outdoor Technologies in Macon.

Gene is survived by his wife of 46 years, Pat Hatcher Blanton; and his son, Lance Blanton and wife, Crystal, all of Louisville, Mississippi.  He enjoyed being “PawPaw Gene” to three grandsons: Hayden, Beaux, and Ty Blanton.  He is also survived by two sisters, Bobbie Nell King and husband, Mack Paul, of Louisville; and Paula Blanton of Memphis, Tennessee.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Serving as pallbearers will be Duane Culpepper, Mike Eaves, Joe Fleming, Bill Stewart, Bobby Stewart, and Junior Stewart.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to Murphy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 1637 Boon Road, Louisville, MS 39339 or to Murphy Creek Baptist Church 5420 Bond Road, Louisville, MS.

Services are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS.  Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at