Merle J. Blanton, 90, a longtime High Springs, FL resident, passed away Tuesday at her residence. She was a native of Valdosta, GA and a member of the High Springs Church of Christ. She was a longtime employee in the cafeteria at Santa Fe High School.
Survivors include Sons: Jerry and Curtis Blanton of High Springs; Daughter: Linda Bennett of High Springs; Sisters: Avanell Blanchard, Mildred Croft, Gloria Luke and Dot Blanchard all of Valdosta, GA; Brother: Wayne Jernigan also of Valdosta, GA; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A graveside funeral service will be held Saturday, June 25 at 12:30 PM at Newnansville Cemetery with Brother Danny DeLoach officiating. Visitation will be held Saturday, June 25 at 11:00 AM-12:00 Noon at Evans-Carter Funeral Home High Springs, FL 386-454-2444.