Ora Blanton 78, passed away on January 6, 2017, at home. Ora was born in Lynch, Ky to the late Rev. James Sr. and Virginia Thomas. Ora worked for the Indianapolis School System: as a teacher. She retired from Thomas D. Gregg #15 in 1996. Ora is survived by her husband Kermit Blanton; (4) brothers: James Thomas Jr. of Ft. Pierce, Florida; Bennie Thomas of Huntington, West Virginia; Ronald Thomas of Indianapolis, Indiana; and Jerry Thomas of Indianapolis, Indiana; (3) sisters: Norma Banks of Chesterfield, Virginia; Floretta Garside of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Carolyn Whitney of Bloomingdale, Ill. Ora's viewing will be at Crown Hill Funeral Home, 700 W. 38th St. Indianapolis, Indiana: on Thursday January 12, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The Homegoing Celebration will immediately follow the viewing.
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