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Obituary for Ernestine Ellis Blanton

Ernestine Ellis Blanton age 78, of Lenoir City, passed away Friday August 4, 2017. Ernestine was member of Sixth Avenue Church of God. She was a lover - she loved her family, her children and her church. Ernestine worked at Parkwest Hospital for 28 years, where she loved on all her patients like family. She was a nurturer who welcomed anyone to her home and table to make them feel like family also. Her garden was a joy in her life, a place where she prayed and pondered. The kitchen was her favorite place where she enjoyed expressing her love and concerns through her meals.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Neal Blanton; grandson, A. J. Blanton, and parents, Robert W. Ellis and Nora Holbrook Ellis; sisters: Thelma Hill, Wanda Ross, Ailene Preston, and Sharon Ellis; brothers, Leroy Ellis and Dan Ellis. Survived by her daughters, Eve Mynatt and husband, Joe and Yvette Blanton-Shellabarger and husband, Ross; sons, Adam Blanton and wife, Tish, David Blanton and wife, Kim; 6 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; brother, Claude Ellis; sister, Irma Wakefield; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 6th at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. Funeral services will follow at 5 p.m. with Rev. Fred Cook officiating. Family and friends will gather at the funeral home by 9:30 Monday morning and proceed to Lakeview Cemetery for 10 a.m. graveside services. Memorials may be made to Sixth Avenue Church of God.

Click Funeral Home, 109 Walnut Street, Lenoir City is in charge of arrangements.


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Visitation

Sunday

6

Aug

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Click Funeral Home

109 Walnut Street
Lenoir City, TN 37771

The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday at Click Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Sunday

6

Aug

5:00 PM
Click Funeral Home

109 Walnut Street
Lenoir City, TN 37771

Funeral services will follow at 5 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday

Graveside

Monday

7

Aug

10:00 AM
Lakeview Cemetery

City Park Drive
Lenoir City, Tennessee 37772

Family and friends will gather at the funeral home by 9:30 a.m. on Monday and proceed to Lakeview Cemetery for 10 a.m. graveside services.

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