Donald Nelson Blanton, 87

Published 3:48 pm Tuesday, November 27, 2012

CULLEN, November 27 – Donald Nelson Blanton, 87, of Cullen, passed away Sunday, November 25, 2012 in his home. He was the husband of Margaret D. Blanton.

He was a retired contractor and was a highly decorated U.S. Marine veteran having served in the Asian Pacific Theater during WWII and Korea. His duty included combat at Iwo Jima where he was wounded and was awarded numerous commendations including a Purple Heart.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 28 in Deep River Cemetery, High Point, NC. There will also be a memorial service at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 1 at the Cullen Fire Department.

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Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.

Shorter Funeral Home, Farmville, is serving the family. Condolences may be made at