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Merle J. Blanton, 90, a longtime High Springs, Florida resident, passed away Tuesday at her residence. She was a native of Valdosta, Georgia and a member of the High Springs Church of Christ. She was a longtime employee in the cafeteria at Santa Fe High School.

Survivors include sons Jerry and Curtis Blanton of High Springs; daughter Linda Bennett of High Springs; sisters Ava Blanchard, Mildred Croft, Gloria Luke and Dot Blanchard all of Valdosta, Georgia; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A graveside funeral service will be held Saturday, June 25 at 12:30 p.m. at Newnansville Cemetery with Brother Danny DeLoach officiating. Visitation will be held Saturday, June 25 at 11 a.m. - 12 Noon at Evans-Carter Funeral Home High Springs, FL 386-454-2444.