Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, March 12, 2019 – Volume XIX, Issue No. 45

Joyce Blanton

1931 – 2019

A funeral service for Joyce Blanton, 87, of Emory, will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, at the Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will follow in Clifton Cemetery.

Mrs. Blanton died at her home on March 3, 2019. She was born on June 12, 1931, in Rains County, to Jonathon Ervin and Mary Nettie Richards Potts. She married John Alfred Blanton on February 6, 1954, in Oklahoma. She was a wonderful homemaker for her family. She will be greatly missed by her loving family and friends.

She is survived by her husband of Emory; daughter, Sonja Reep of Emory; son, Ronald Paul Blanton and wife Darlene of Emory; brother, Gerald Potts of Jefferson; grandchildren, Melody Godfrey, Sherree Latham, John Hill, Rhonda Donaldson and Ronald Paul Blanton Jr.; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; great-grandson, Wesley Pruitt in 2014; and 14 siblings.

A visitation will be held at 3:30 p.m., one hour prior to the service.


Jack Louis Funcheon

1947 – 2019

Jack Funcheon, 71, of Emory, Texas, died March 3, 2019, at his home.

He was born March 7, 1947, to Charles Edward and Vesta Bethina- Funcheon in Denver, Colorado.

He married Jane Louise Cuffle on May 19, 1967, in Alameda County, California. Mr. Funcheon retired from Pacific Bell 31 December, 1991. Jack also proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam war.

He is survived by his wife of Emory, Texas; sons, Jack E. Funcheon and wife Tracy Wall-Funcheon, and Richard C. Funcheon and wife Mariya Grigorova-Funcheon also from Emory; grandson, Daniel Funcheon, and wife Korrin Lewis-Funcheon and his great-granddaughter, Everleigh Grace Funcheon of Sulphur Springs, Texas; grandsons Christopher Funcheon and Collin Funcheon both of Emory, Texas; brothers, Charles D. Funcheon, Daniel R. Funcheon, and sisters, Gwennette Renko and Donna Funcheon all from Alameda County, California. He is also survived by three nephews, Billy Funcheon, David Ambrose-Funcheon and Sean Funcheon all from California

Arrangements are under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home, Emory, Texas.