Obituaries: Hal Emanuel Blanton, Mrs. Christy Lashawn Burks, Mr. David Lamar Griffin, Mr. Edward Olds Morris, Ms. Yolanda Y. Wright

Obituaries: Hal Emanuel Blanton, Mrs. Christy Lashawn Burks, Mr. David Lamar Griffin, Mr. Edward Olds Morris, Ms. Yolanda Y. Wright

Myrtle Hill in Rome.

 

In profound sorrow we announce the passing of Mr. David Lamar Griffin, age 63, Rome, Georgia.

Graveside services will be Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. East View Cemetery, 725 Kingston Ave NE Rome, Georgia.
All services will be private in accordance with state and federal guidelines. A live video stream will be offered on our Facebook page, Wright Mortuary.

Wright Memorial Mortuary, Inc. has full charge of the services.


Mr. Edward Olds Morris, age 81, of Silver Creek, passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at his residence.

Mr. Morris was born in Missouri on November 24, 1938, son of the late George Edward Morris and the late Virginia Olds Morris.  He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Nancy Price, Barbara Scott, and Kelly McDonald.  He was a veteran of the U. S. Airforce and was of the Catholic faith.  Mr. Morris worked for several years at Bekaert Steel and later was a truck driver for Crothall Laundry Company.

Survivors include his wife, Jery Compton Morris; three daughters, Julie Huckaby, Atlanta, Susan Shiflett, New Jersey, and Michelle Green (Michael), Silver Creek; six grandchildren, Sam Huckaby, Nashville, Tyler Shiflett, Atlanta, Casey Montjoy, Ringgold, Adam Green, Cartersville, Matthew Green, Silver Creek, and Hannah Green, Silver Creek; a sister, Kathy Haberstroh, Missouri; nieces and nephews.

In accordance with his wishes, Mr. Morris will be cremated.  No services are planned.

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, has charge of the arrangements.


Hal Emanuel Blanton, age 100, transitioned to his heavenly home from his earthly home on June 17, 2020.

Hal was the fifth child of nine of the late Erastus and Bessie Shuler Blanton. He was born on May 14, 1920 in Willets, NC. He lived in NC until 1934 when his family moved to Rome for work at Berry College. They moved to Berryhill Road in Rome and Hal attended Possum Trot School, Berry High School, Coosa High School, and later in life attended the Carol Lynn School of Business.

He met the love of his life, Esther Keith in 1939. The courtship was put on hold when he was drafted into the Army on February 2, 1942. He served in Hawaii during World War II until he returned home in 1945.

He married Esther in December, 1945. He worked at Burlington Mills and almost 30 years at Rome’s General Electric Plant from which he retired in 1985.

He was a member of the Mount Alto Church in Rome where he was a Deacon and Deacon Emeritus. He held many jobs in the church including heading up the Vacation Bible School for many years.

Hal loved music. He taught music school (shaped notes) in several churches in Rome and Calhoun as well as in Weyetta, NC and Cullowhee, NC.

He is the father of Vonny Hal (Gail) Blanton, Rome, GA; Joy (Keith) Blanton Willhamer, Canton, GA; and Philip Emanuel (Crystal) Blanton, Rome, GA. He is the grandfather of Benjamin Vonny Blanton, Alpharetta, GA; Ian Joseph Blanton, Acworth, GA; Andrew Hal (Bekah) Blanton, Rome, GA; and Hannah Lee Blanton, Dallas, TX. His has two great grandchildren, Anne Marie and Walker Lee Blanton.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Esther and daughter in law, Lee Anne (Corlew) Blanton. His brothers and sisters preceding him in death were Winford, Bedford, Charlie, Cameron, Walter Lee, Carrie Blanton Wagner, Hazel Blanton Towe, and Evelyn Blanton Gentry.

The family will have a private graveside service at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. A memorial celebration will be announced at a later date.

With gratitude the family would like to recognize Heyman Hospice Care and Helping Hands, owner Carman Crawford.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Georgia Baptist Children’s Home, these were his two favorite charities

Parnick Jennings’ Good Shepherd Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Christy Lashawn Burks, age 38, of Rockmart, Ga. transitioned June 17, 2020. Complete arrangements are forthcoming. Please allow the family time to share together.

Care and Direction entrusted to F. K. Jones Funeral Home.


 

Ms. Yolanda Y. Wright, age 58, of Rome, Ga. transitioned June 18, 2020. Complete arrangements are forthcoming. Please allow the family time to share together.

Care and Direction entrusted to F. K. Jones Funeral Home.

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