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Floyd Lamar Blanton
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Obituary for Floyd Lamar Blanton

Dr. Floyd Lamar Blanton, age 90 of Carrollton, passed away May 4, 2018. He was born February 4, 1928 in Ray City, Georgia son of the late James Austin Blanton and Ora Lou Moore Blanton. He spent 61 years as an educator including, Hillard Florida High School, Berrien County Schools, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, West Georgia College, Oak Mt. Academy, Heritage School, Carrollton High School and his home office tutoring. He was also a member of St. Andrew Methodist Church for 49 years. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his grandson, Little Ernie Blanton. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Mary Kathleen “Kitty” Murray Blanton of Carrollton; his three children, Debbie Blanton of Cedartown, Nona and Brian Smith of Tifton, and Ernie and April Blanton of Carrollton; cousin-brother, Ferrell Herring of Ray City; grandchildren, Amanda and Paul Duke, Tara and Chris Thomason, Caleb and Katie Smith , Noah and Morgan Smith, Daniel and Michaela Smith, Katie Blanton, Natalie Blanton, and Alex Blanton; and great grandchildren, Austin Duke, Gabby Thomason, Maddie Duke, Avery Smith, and Jaxson Duke; and special friends, Boots and Pronda Ector. Funeral service will be conducted Monday, May 7, 2018 at 2:00 PM from Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel with Rev. Karen Kagiyama and Rev. Carol Snipe Crawford officiating. Interment will follow in Carroll Memory Gardens with Rev. Sam Dawkins performing graveside service. His grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Men of St. Andrew Methodist Church. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Bristol Hospice at or 2849 Paces Ferry Road, SE, Ste 380, Atlanta, GA 30339. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel of Carrollton has charge of the arrangements.

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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Martin & Hightower Funeral Home

1312 South Park Street
Carrollton, GA 30117





2:00 PM
Martin & Hightower Funeral Home

1312 South Park Street
Carrollton, GA 30117

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Carroll Memory Gardens

914 Stripling Chapel Rd
Carrollton, GA 30116


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