James Walter "Jimmy" Blanford (1944 - 2017)

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James Walter "Jimmy" Blanford, 73, passed away Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 at Norton Hospital in Louisville with his family by his side.
A lifelong resident of Holy Cross, he was a retired maintenance man of General Electric, a member of Holy Cross Church and hardworking farmer until the end. He was born on Oct. 26, 1944 to the late Martha Louise Cecil Blanford and Twyman Blanford. 
He was preceded in death by: his parents; a sister, Mary Marlene Blanford; and brother, Joseph Edward Blanford. 
Survivors include: his loving wife of 50 plus years, Ann Charlotte Blanford; one daughter, Laura Blanford-Simpson (Wayne); two sons, John Joshua Blanford and James "Jamie" Walter Blanford Jr. (Gina), all of Holy Cross; two grandchildren, James Walter Blanford III and Miranda Kathleen Blanford; four sisters, Wanda Louise Sutton (David), Margaret Ann Neel (Chris), both of Bardstown, Janet Marie Boone (Fred) of New Haven, and Mary Darlene Spalding (Henry) of Springfield; four brothers, Louis Twyman "Bit" Blanford Jr. of Saint Francis, Robert Leonard Blanford (Janice), Michael Wayne Blanford (Lisa), and David Scott Blanford, all of Holy Cross.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 59 New Haven Road, Loretto, with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Jason Harris will preside.
Visitation is 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Mattingly Funeral Home, 195 Holy Cross Road, Loretto with a prayer service at 7 p.m. by Deacon Joseph R. Dant.
Pallbearers are Jamie Blanford, Joshua Blanford, Wayne Simpson, Scott Blanford, Fred Boone, and Paul Smith.
Mattingly Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The Lebanon Enterprise on Nov. 8, 2017
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