Claude Hudson Blanton Jr.
CLAUDE HUDSON BLANTON JR. Claude Hudson Blanton Jr. of Wilmington died Tuesday October 11, 2016 at Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove. He was born June 27, 1922 in Ellenboro, NC the son of the late Claude Hudson Blanton Sr. and Mildred Coffield Blanton. Surviving is his wife Margaret J. Blanton of Wilmington, son Claude Hudson Blanton III and wife Joy of Wake Forest, NC, daughter Susan B. Joyner and husband Gilbert of Wilmington, grandsons Matthew Joyner and wife Tracey of Durham, NC and Andrew Joyner of Rockingham, NC. Claude was a member of St. Andrews Covenant Presbyterian Church. He retired from CSX Railroad serving for forty one years. He was a World War II Army veteran serving seventeen months on the Island of Luzon in the Philippines. A funeral service will be held 11am Thursday October 13, 2016 at St. Andrews Covenant Presbyterian Church by Rev. Robert H. Lapp and Dr. Robert W. Bardeen. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to St. Andrews Covenant Presbyterian Church 1416 Market St. Wilmington NC 28401 or to the Shriners Hospital for Children 2900 Rocky Point Dr. Tampa, Florida 33607. Condolences to the family at www.andrewsmortuary.com . Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel
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