Jean Patricia “Patty” Blanton, 94

Posted on March 27, 2015

Jean Patricia “Patty” Blanton, 94, of  Meridian, Miss., and a former Ossian resident, passed away at 4:05 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2015, at Bedford Care Center in Marion, Miss..
Patty was born on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 1924, in Ossian, the daughter of the late Halden Lewis and Lena R. (Holmes) Hatfield. She was a graduate of Ossian High School, Class of 1939. Patty married Richard Lewis Blanton Jr., March 10, 1943, in Lake Charles, La.; he preceded her in death May 5, 1984.
Patty had lived in Rochester, N.Y., South Bend, Indianapolis, and Memphis, Tenn. and has spent the last 63 years in Meridian, Miss..
Patty is survived by her children, Carol Lynn Aguilar of San Diego, Calif., and Richard Lewis Blanton Jr. of Madison, Ala.; sister-in-law Carol Hatfield, Union City, Mich.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and several nephews and nieces.
Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Rex Wendell Hatfield on July 10, 1995, and daughter, Patricia Louise Walters on Jan. 28, 1970.
Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery in Ossian. Burial arrangements have been entrusted to the Stephens Funeral Home in Meridian.
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