Gaffney, S.C. - Virginia "Jenny" Newman Blanton, 88, of 137 Bridges Farm Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at her residence. Born in 1928 in Henderson County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Vernon Newman and Estelle Rogers Newman. She worked for Hamricks and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Surviving are her caregivers, Betty & Larry Maynor, Lisa & Ric Reynolds, Kenneth & Amy Maynor, Jonathan & Kayla Maynor and Nathan Maynor, all of Gaffney. The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Alfred Ezman and Hospice Care of South Carolina, especially Marie Cribbs, for their wonderful care. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Blakely Funeral Home. Funeral services will immediately follow at 2 p.m. in the Blakely Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Proctor and Rev. Al McKinney officiating. Interment will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Hospice Care of South Carolina, 1612 N. Limestone Street, Gaffney, SC 29340. The family will be at their respective homes. An online guest register is available at www.blakelyfuneralhome.com . Blakely Funeral Home & Crematory, Gaffney, S.C.
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