Gaffney, SC
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Raiford Blanton

Gaffney, SC — James Raiford Blanton, 57, of 210 York Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at his residence.

Born in Oahu, Hawaii, he was the son of May Ella Lipscomb Blanton and the late James Henderson Blanton. He was a graduate of Gaffney High School, attended Limestone College and Ruteledge Business College and a member of the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation. He loved his family, model airplanes and ships, video games, and was a computer enthusiast.

Surviving in addition to his mother is a sister, Christina Smith (Brian) of Grovetown, GA; an uncle, Jonathan Blanton of Gaffney; a niece and nephew, Alaina Smith and Holden Smith.

No services are scheduled.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.

The family will be at their respective homes.

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