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Updated Thursday, March 24, 2011 6:40 PM

Blanton-60th

SADLER -- William H. "Bill" and Velma Blanton of Sherman will be honored April 2 with a 60th wedding anniversary reception. The celebration will be held from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Sadler Community Center. Hosts will be the Blanton's daughters, and the event is open to friends and family.

The Blantons were married March 29, 1951, at the Nazarene Church parsonage in Bonham by the Rev. Leon Martin. Their attendants were LaNell Apple and Harvey Jennings.

Velma Blanton was born in Bonham, the daughter of Oscar Lee and Mattie Jane Carter Jarrell. She worked as a seamstress for Pool's Manufacturing in Sherman.

Bill Blanton was born in Fannin County, the son of William Newton and Mary Ethel King Blanton. He worked at the Continental Gin Company in Dallas, where he also began his fast pitch softball career. They returned to Bonham in 1953, then moved to Sherman in 1957.

In 1964, the Blantons' bought Overman's Tin Shop, which later became Blanton Sheet Metal. They operated the business together until retiring in 1985. After retiring, they continued ranching and breeding champion pygmy and boer goats.

The Blantons' daughters are Connie Almon of Gainesville, and Caron Arensberg and Janie Sieber and her husband, Bob, of Sherman. There are four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.



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