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Ella Mae Blanton

May 13, 1926 ~ March 20, 2018 (age 91)

Mrs. Ella Mae Blanton, 91, of Lake City, passed away peacefully early Tuesday morning, March 20, 2018, at the Solaris HealthCare in Lake City after an extended illness. She was born in Wellborn, FL, on May 13, 1926 to the late Perry Smith and Nannie Harper Smith. She has lived in the Lake City area all of her life and worked for more than 25 years with General Electric Co. She was also a member of Southside Baptist Church and loved to sew, crochet and spend time with her family. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Esmond Edward Blanton and a son-in-law, John Wendell Staten.


Survivors include her sons, Ed Blanton of Mount Dora, FL, and Tommy Blanton (Diane) of Lake City; daughter, Judy D. Staten of Lake City; sister, Jubilee Tyre of Tallahassee, FL. Five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren also survive.


Private graveside funeral services for the family will be conducted at a later date.

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