GAFFNEY, SC-- Nellie Lucille Painter Blanton, 94, formerly of 132 Berry Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at Peachtree Centre.
Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Ellis Carlton Blanton Sr. and the daughter of the late William June Painter and Clarissa Estelle Godfrey Painter. She was co-owner/operator of Blanton's Cleaners and loved to cook. Mrs. Blanton was a member of Temple Baptist Church, where she faithfully served as a Nursery worker.
Surviving is a son, Ellis Carlton Blanton Jr. and wife, Wanda of Gaffney; a daughter, Patricia Nell Blanton LeCroy of Gaffney; a brother, James W. Painter and wife, Joyce of Gaffney; a sister, Evelyn Farish Webber of Gaffney; four grandchildren, Christopher Blanton and wife, Jamie, Amber Blanton, Max LeCroy and Olivia LeCroy; and two great-grandchildren, Lane and Jase Blanton. Mrs. Blanton was preceded in death by three brothers, Paul Painter, Ralph Painter and J. Earle Painter; and a sister, Irene Painter Gossett.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Blakely Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Temple Baptist Church with Rev. Tracy Ivester and Rev. Warren Fowler officiating. Interment will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. 1886 Gaffney, SC, 29342.
The family will be at the residence.
An online guest register is available at www.blakelyfuneralhome.com
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