AMOS JAMES BLYTHE ASHEBORO, NC
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Amos James Blythe, age 87, of Asheboro, NC died Thursday, December 6, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Blythe was born May 19, 1925 in Whiting, IN, the son of Lemuel Amos and Mildred Peppiat Blythe. Amos served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Corporal from 1943 to 1946 during World War II in the South Pacific. He played in the Marine band, and was also a bugler for Revelry. Amos was a "self-made" Bible scholar, who served as a deacon, elder and Sunday School teacher. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Asheboro. He was a 1956 graduate of Purdue University with an Electrical Engineering degree, and later employed by LTV Steel in East Chicago, IN. He worked in the Utilities Department and retired after 38 years of service. Amos is survived by daughters: Sue (Doug) Griffith of Asheboro; Jeanne (Donald) Markland of Streamwood, IL; and Rebecca (Robert) Waldron of Valparasio, IN; son James Thomas (Laura) Blythe of Valparasio, IN; 10 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; half brother, Edward Dahlberg of Clinton, IN; half sister, Claudia Dahlberg of Coldwater, MI. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel, 437 Sunset Ave., Asheboro, NC. Burial will be in in Asheboro with military honors. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 133 North Church Street, Asheboro, NC 27203. Condolences may be made to the family online at: www.pughfuneralhome.com
Published in The Times on Dec. 11, 2012