Linda Evon Blanton


RED BAY, AL – Linda Blanton, 80, went to her heavenly home on February 15, 2021. She was born, Linda Evon O’Rear, in Fulton, MS on December 31, 1940 to Novie O’Rear and Norma Adams O’Rear.  She married George Wrefford Blanton on August 16, 1957 and they were married 48 years when he passed away.  Their marriage was blessed with three sons.  Linda was a great cook and she enjoyed cooking the favorites for her family.  She especially enjoyed taking care of and spoiling her grandchildren. She also enjoyed sewing, quilting, and gardening.  She raised chickens for many years but was primarily a homemaker.  She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be Sunday, February 21, 3 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Vina, AL with Bro. Billy Nichols and Nelson Elrod officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements. 

Linda leaves behind her sons, Kenneth (Kathy), Mike (Sharyn), and Jeff (Janet); her grandchildren, Sommer Hamilton (Barron), April Lowery (Randy), Kyle Blanton (Haley), Kayla Blanton, Jonathon Barnette, Jacob Barnette (Gina), Juli Ann Barnette-Jones (Ryan), and Jana Barnette-Anderson (Dougie).  She was richly blessed with twenty-two great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by her brothers Dexter O’Rear (Jana) and Addis O’Rear (Joan) and sister Glinda Sue Elrod (Nelson). 

She was preceded in death by her spouse, brothers, Lial, Lealon, Leburn, and Lionel O’Rear, and sisters Eva Lois O’Rear, LaRue Stanford, and Lila Ruth Holland and a grandson, Michael Blanton. 

The pallbearers will be Brady Page, Jeff Burks, Kevin O’Rear, Pat Elrod, Dougie Anderson, and Ryan Jones. 

Visitation will be on Sunday February 21st from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Vina, AL.