November 8, 2022
COLUMBUS — Raybon Dee Blanton, 82, died Nov. 5, 2022, at Windsor Place.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today, at Dowdle Funeral Home, with Mike Dalton and Melvin Mordecai officiating. Burial will follow at Ebenezer Cemetery in Millport, Alabama. Visitation is one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Dowdle Funeral Home of Millport is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Blanton was born Jan. 31, 1940, in Millport, to the late Freeman Blanton and Opal Bolen Blanton. He was a veteran of the United States Army and was formerly employed as a mechanic with Mt. Vernon Mills. He was a member of McBee Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Janie Sue Blanton; brothers, Jerry and Bobby Joe Blanton; and sister, Cathey Bell.
He is survived by his brother, Wayne Blanton of Columbus; and sister, Jo Ann Sullivan of Clarksville, Tennessee.
Pallbearers will be Berry Davis, Mark Slane, Jeff Sullivan, Jason Smith, Corey Davis and Shae Slane.