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Patricia Gail Blanton Laney

October 2, 1948 ~ December 28, 2021 (age 73)


   Patricia Gail Blanton Laney, age 73 of Shelby, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, December 28, 2021.

   She is survived by a daughter, Lindsey Kiser Sutton (Daniel) of Ellenboro, NC, a brother, William “Bill” Blanton of Shelby, NC, and numerous nieces and nephews.

   Born October 2, 1948 in Cleveland County, Gail was the daughter of the late Albert William Blanton and Elizabeth Bryant Blanton and was preceded in death by a daughter, Kiley Elizabeth Laney, a grandson, Jace Barrow, and her brothers and sisters, Alice Faye Blanton Hager, Jimmy White Blanton, Sr., Carroll Jennings Blanton, Lavanda “Sister” Blanton Powell, and Kenneth Ray Blanton.

   Gail was loved by many friends and family.  She loved the Lord with all her heart.  Gail especially enjoyed spending time with her family, bringing a smile to their faces every time they were together.  There were many times Gail would make them laugh.  She will be missed by those that knew her.

   A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm Sunday, January 2, 2022 at Cleveland Funeral Services Chapel conducted by Chuck Rinehardt.  A visitation will be held from 2:00 – 3:00 pm prior to the service at the funeral home and other times at the house of Bill Blanton.

   In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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January 2, 2022

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Cleveland Funeral Services Chapel
2518 West Dixon Blvd
Shelby, NC 28152

Celebration of Life
January 2, 2022

3:00 PM
Cleveland Funeral Services Chapel
2518 West Dixon Blvd
Shelby, NC 28152


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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