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Jesse William Blanton

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Jesse was born on May 26, 1923 and passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017.

Jesse was a resident of Georgia at the time of passing.

Mr. Blanton graduated from Thomasville High School in 1942 and volunteered and served 3 years in the United State Marine Corps during World War II.

During that time he was stationed for 21 months in the Southwest Pacific and the Philippine area of operations, and was the recipient of the following awards: Navy Unit Commendation Medal with two Bronze Stars, Philippine Liberation Medal with two Bronze Stars, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with three Bronze Stars, and the World War II Victory Medal.

In lieu of flowers, Mr. Blanton requested donations be given to the First Presbyterian Church of Thomasville, GA, 225 East Jackson St., Thomasville, GA 31792 or to the Thomas County Historical Society, P O Box 1922, Thomasville, Ga 31799.