Dorothy Young Blanton, 87, life’s foundation was built on her reverence for the Lord

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Dorothy Young Blanton
Dorothy Young Blanton

Dorothy Young Blanton, of Castle Hayne, died Nov. 3, 2015, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. She was 87.

She was born on July 18, 1928, in Duplin County, daughter of the late George and Mary Merritt Young. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Vego Blanton.

Dorothy is survived by her daughters, Teresa Flynn (Edmund), Velvadeane Wisecarver (Tim) and Joyce Benton (Edwin); 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

The truth of her heart was revealed when she said of herself, “I hope I can be humble and submissive to the Lord as long as He gives me strength, humility to love my family and do what I can for my family.” Her reverence for the Lord was the foundation of her life that enabled her to live the “Giving Life.” Her giving life was truly evidenced by the way she gave herself willingly and wholeheartedly to her family, to church and to her 25 years work career with Belk.

A visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel, where funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will follow the service at Bordeaux Cemetery, Castle Hayne.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Andrews Mortuary.

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