BLANTON, Alice Louise, 82, of Varina, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2013. She was born in Rush, Pa. Alice was preceded in death by her parents, Clair and Norene Edwards. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Amel H. Blanton; children, Kelley Blanton (Susan), Dennis Blanton, Debra Blanton (Lisa) and Garry Blanton (Andrea); grandchildren, Robin, Erin and Nicholas Blanton, Sara Illig, Cary Ann and Cy Seago-Blanton; great-grandchildren, Nash and Corbin Illig; brothers, Wayne Edwards, Larry Edwards and Bucky Edwards-deceased. Mrs. Blanton was a retired librarian for the Henrico County School System. The family will receive friends at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, Va., on Thursday, May 16, from 1 to 2 p.m., followed by a service at 2 p.m. in the Chapel. Interment will follow at Washington Memorial Park, Sandston, Va. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Good Neighbor Village, P.O. Box 38413, Richmond, Va. 23226.
This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.