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Johnnie Ray Blanton: Loris

1955 – 2021

     Johnnie Ray Blanton of Loris died Thursday, Feb. 4, in his home surrounded by his family. He was 65.

     Born Aug. 12, 1955 in Georgetown County, he was the son of the late John D. and Edna Rabon Blanton.

     He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sesley Gore Blanton of the home; two daughters, Misty Blanton Jones and her husband Chris of Conway, SC and Melissa Blanton Buffkin of Loris; a brother, Ronnie Blanton of Loris; five grandchildren, Noah Jones, Bailey Jones, Alex Buffkin, Colin Buffkin and Ryder Buffkin.

     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Diane Blanton.

     He served on the Horry County Fire Department for more than 40 years.

     Graveside services were planned for 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, in the Lake Swamp Baptist Church Cemetery, Loris.

     Visitation was planned for the hour preceding the service at the cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Horry County Fire Rescue.

     A guest register is available here.