Obituary- Earl Blanton (1949 – 2020)


Earl Blanton of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life, Tuesday, September 15, 2020, in Waldron, Arkansas. Earl was born September 16, 1949, in Fox Town, Kentucky to Buddy Blanton and Alpha (Baker) Blanton. He was 70 years old.

Earl was a member of Winfield Baptist Church. He was a truck driver for Tyson Foods for many years before retiring. He was a hard worker and loved his family.

Earl leaves behind to cherish his memory two grandchildren: Audra Blanton and Katelyn Ferren and numerous great grandchildren. Earl is also survived by his siblings: Mary Walton, Kathy Yarber, Geraldean Biggs, Ada Taylor, Vess Blanton and Cecil Blanton. Earl will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including a host of extended family, friends and neighbors.

Earl was preceded in death by his parents, Buddy and Alpha, his wife Brenda, one daughter, Lasha Johnson, one son Richard Blanton and one brother Don Blanton.

Earl’s graveside life celebration will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 18, 2020, at the Kirk Cemetery in Cauthron, Arkansas with Rev. William Crelia officiating. Interment will follow.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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