Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at Collier-Butler Funeral Home for Jewel D. Blanton, 83, of Gadsden, who passed away on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. The Rev. Lawrence Patterson will officiate. Burial will be in Crestwood Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.
She was a lifelong resident of Etowah County. She was a 1948 graduate of Gadsden High School. She recently retired from Martin's in 2011. She was a loving mother and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hoyt P. Blanton; parents, Iver and Jessie Vice; and brother, Wayne Vice.
She is survived by her son, Hoyt (Crystal) Blanton; grandchildren, Ashley (Brandon) Crossley, Brianna Blanton and Hannah Blanton; brothers, James (Christine) Vice and Jerry (Nancy) Vice; sister, Vickie Lunsford; sisters-in-law, Bobbie (Wendell) Hicks, Kathryn (Joe) Phillips and Joyce (Bob) Luker; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Mark Baker, Wendell Ray Hicks, Brandon Crossley, Jeremy Miller, Keith Phillips and Josh Williams.
Special thanks to the CCU unit at Riverview Regional Medical Center.
Visitation will be Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012 from noon to 2 p.m., prior to the service.
Online condolences may be made at www.collier-butler.com.