ICARD- Patsy Shull Blanton, 81, of Icard, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at Frye Regional Medical Center, after a period of declining health.
Mrs. Blanton was born July 8, 1932, in Cleveland County, a daughter of the late Cone and Louise Howell Shull. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Mountain View and retired as a payroll clerk.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, James Bridges; and a sister, Mickey Izzi.
Surviving are her husband, Willie Blanton of the home; three sons, James A. Bridges,Jr. and wife Laura of Spindale, Gary Bridges of Shelby, and Kevin Bridges and wife Mary of Raleigh; a step-son, Tommy Blanton and wife Cindy of Hickory; a step-daughter, Lisa Cranford and husband Kent of Icard; and a brother, Gordon B. Shull and wife Jane of Rock Hill, S.C.; also surviving are her grandchildren, Lauren, Devin, Michaela and Sully Bridges, Ashton Swearingen and husband Jai, Jarred Blanton, and Zack and Tucker Cranford.
Visitation: The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Heritage Funeral Service, Valdese.
Funeral service: 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Chapel of Heritage Funeral Service
Officiated by: The Rev. Charles Kyker
Internment: Will follow in Sunset Cemetery
Funeral home: Heritage Funeral Service is serving the family.
Online guestbook: www.heritagefuneralservices.com